Israel Report by Curtis McGehee

We are witnessing in Israel a rapid and strong growth, with the gathering of Arab speaking people coming to Christ. Working together with Pastor Marwan Beem, we have seen the Lord open doors across Israel. The majority of the Pastors of the churches we are associated with in Israel, have received the Baptism of the Holy Spirit and believe in the power and gifts of the Spirit.

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These pastors and churches are on the front line of evangelism; many of them in Muslim neighborhoods and in the West Bank. So many of these churches face considerable persecution for their commitment to Christ. In the news we hear much about the recruitment of young men and women to the demonic-inspired terrorist movement called ISIS. The Holy Spirit of God is also recruiting and calling young people to Christ and His Church.

We know the plan of God is the local church. There is a strong Arab Pentecostal church in Israel. This church believes the same as you and me. These are churches that depend on the power of the Holy Spirit. The majority of these are first generation believers; they have no Azusa Street revival or any Pentecostal history to look back to, yet, like the pioneers of the American Pentecostal movement, they have a deep-rooted faith in the promises of God.

The value of the Arab Pentecostal church in Israel is indescribable. I am humbled in the presence of these precious people; I am awed at their courage and devotion to our Lord Jesus Christ. These churches are working alongside the Christian Jewish community in Israel. These Arab speaking congregations are strong supporters of the State of Israel and many of their sons and daughters serve in the Israeli military.

A flood of refugees from across the Middle-East has come into Europe. Most of these are Muslims, and many of them are coming to the churches in Europe looking or answers. These pastors in Europe do not speak the Arab language, but have contacted the ministers we work with in Israel, and have requested that the ministers come to Europe and preach the Gospel to the refugees. These ministers from Israel are going to Europe and, as a result, many are coming to Christ.

God’s promise is through Isaac, and we must stand with Israel. The Church is often viewed as anti-Arab, but we must never forget our Christian Arab speaking brothers and sisters or the Jewish Christians and others who are caught in this conflict. Millions on both sides need to hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

The way we bless Israel is by taking the Gospel of Jesus Christ to this nation.

Myanmar Report by Andrea Sekhin

We had a great School of Christ in Magway which is in Central Myanmar. The students were made up of pastors, leaders, and young people. This was our second SOC in this area. Our first School was one year ago, and we have seen a great harvest for Christ.

Christianity is very weak in this part of Myanmar. The area is filled with many Buddhist Temples, and the Christians that are there need support. Through the School of Christ, the Lord has worked in the hearts of these students and their spiritual lives have changed. They all returned to their hometowns filled with the Holy Spirit.

The SOC has had a great influence on the young people, because in Myanmar, Buddhists can take young people away from their families and turn them into monks. We praise God that these young students in the School of Christ had an opportunity to get a very good foundation for their Christian lives. I believe they will become good vessels in the hands of our God, and the Word of God that was planted in their hearts will bear great fruit.

I’m very grateful for your prayers and material support for the School of Christ in South East Asia.

Vietnam Report by David Jacobson

The Day Brother Clendennen went home to be with the Lord, he uttered, “Fruit, fruit, fruit everywhere.”

Looking back over the School of Christ we just finished, we can testify that his utterance was even more prophetic than we could have imagined for Vietnam. The nation of Vietnam was very special to Brother

Clendennen. Years before the Vietnam War, the Lord spoke to him in a prayer meeting in Eagle Lake, Texas, just one word—Saigon. He went to a map to find out where it was located. In 1968 he and his wife, Janice, traveled to minister in Saigon, Vietnam for the first time.

The first School of Christ was taught in 2008 by Brother Ken Geisendorfer in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Other Schools followed, not only in Ho Chi Minh, but also in the Northern part of Vietnam.

At the request of the Inter-Evangelistic Movement, we returned to teach the School to their senior pastors and leaders. They were so hungry for the Word of God. Right from the beginning of this School, you could feel the seriousness and attentiveness of the class. Students were greatly touched during the morning and evening prayer meetings. The interpreter was so on fire for God, and was so devoted, that when he received our offering to him, he gave it back to the SOC. His only focus is Jesus and the Kingdom of God.

After prayer one morning I was asked if some of the students could give the testimony about the revival in Ca Mau, Vietnam. They reported to us that the revival spread so quickly in Ca Mau that believers that had only been saved for six months were placed over as sixty new converts. Others that had been saved as little as eight months, have been placed over one hundred new converts. Over the last three years, three thousand people have received Christ, and one thousand are faithfully attending church. Because many lived too far away to attend the church, they have created approximately one hundred cell churches. Many of the cell churches are running up to one hundred people. There is a great need in this area for leadership training.

During a SOC lunchbreak, I asked the Ca Mau students approximately how many people were receiving Christ each day in that area. They told me that as many as thirty to forty people were coming to Christ during healing services; and during personal witnessing as many as two or three per day.

The students from Ca Mau that were attending the School testified that this revival was brought about by prayer that the SOC taught. When they first started to pray, they knew they had to go out and witness. Only a few received Christ; but they began to pray 24/7, and now people are drawn to the church by the Spirit to get saved.

Several days into the School, the pastor of the church where the revival started came. He was a graduate from the 2008 class taught by Brother Geisendorfer. The pastor testified to the SOC students the importance of prayer and its effect on the ongoing revival. The pastor said that at first, getting up at 6:00 am was very difficult. After a while it became a way of life and he could not wait to get to prayer each morning. He testified how important the Blood Series is, due to the multitude of deliverances that they have been challenged with.

He told how the neighbors that lived next door to the church became very angry with them because of the commotion, and would throw rocks at the people. After a while they moved and the church now has the house, and they are using it to house people that have come for prayer. People are coming to the church that need healing and deliverance, and they come to stay until their needs have been met. Their greatest desire is that we return to have a special School for the Ca Mau leaders who desperately need the training.

The people that God used to bring this revival were totally illiterate. They could not read or write their own Vietnamese language. They have now led businessmen, doctors, lawyers, dentists, and all other professionals, along with the everyday worker to the Lord.

The pastor of the Ca Mau church expressed his gratitude to Brother Clendennen for leaving the Vietnamese this gift, to the SOC for continuing in the work, to Brother Ken Geisendorfer for coming and teaching, and to us who are continuing to bring the School of Christ to Vietnam. Please keep this work in your prayers.

India Report by Noah Middleton

What a time we had in India! It was not an easy road as no one has been to India for quite some time with the School of Christ. The superintendent who had invited me had never heard of Brother Clendennen, but he had heard of the School of Christ.

We had 30 students—half were pastors, and the remaining students were praise and worship leaders, Sunday School teachers, and other ministry leaders. The students had a very difficult time with the discipline of the School, but by the third day the Lord began to move in their hearts. The class swelled to over 40 students as the word went out about what was taking place in the School. Some even sat against the outside of the church walls and listened while we preached the Word of God.

We went out into the village and laid hands on many people that were sick. The following day we had two ladies come saying they had been healed of fever after we prayed.

The end of the first week, on Friday afternoon, we had a van full of Hindu radicals come to kill me and to cause trouble. Praise God, the superintendent’s son saw them and we had about fifteen minutes to clear the place out. When they found an empty church with nothing happening, they all left. I instructed everyone to study the book of Romans over the weekend, and we started the School up again on Monday. We added an extra lesson a day to make up for the lost time.

The village where we were is very dangerous (for safety reason we are not including the name of the village). The pastor of the church we used had recently been murdered, but the Lord protected us while we were there. I just received an email from the new pastor saying that eight new souls have been added to the Kingdom of God and have been baptized since we ran the SOC in that village! Praise God!!

The Lord is so very faithful. We are looking forward to what the Lord will do in India and the surrounding areas as the Lord moves us forward and puts us in touch with the right people.

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New Doors Open in Mongolia for SOC by Joel Pledge

New Doors Open in Mongolia for SOC by Joel Pledge

Pastor Darkhan Mukhko listened to the School of Christ on MP3 in 2013. The Lord really touched his life and he was determined to attend a School when he could. In the spring of 2014 we held a School in the south of Mongolia. Even though Pastor Mukhko lives in the north he traveled by car across Mongolia to attend the School. He was stirred in his heart after each lesson and he knew he must bring the School of Christ to his city. In the fall of 2014 we held a School in Darkhan, Mongolia. He came and felt we should bring the School of Christ to Northeast Mongolia near the Russian border to the city of Sukhbaatar.

We saw the Lord move from the very first day of the School.  The students came from sixteen locations in Mongolia and the local people came to hear the lessons in their spare time. One woman testified that on the second day of the School she was freed from the habit of smoking and others testified of healings. Their lives were changed because of the true foundation taught by the School of Christ.

Every morning and evening during an hour of individual prayer, students fervently prayed to receive the revelation of what they had heard from the SOC lessons. One woman came to tell us that God had called her to go to China as a missionary to preach the Gospel to the Mongolians who live there.

Once again we saw the Lord bring life into the hearts of His people through the School of Christ. Leaders were filled with the power of the Holy Spirit and revived. They left to go back to their churches to bring revival to their people.

We have already finished the translation of the School of Christ into the Mongolian language. It is only in the electronic format now, but we are currently working on the written format.  The videos of SOC are available on YouTube in the Mongolian language for all to view. I have heard testimonies from Christians who have been blessed by viewing the SOC on the internet. Each student upon graduation was given a flash card and MP3 disk with the SOC teaching to take home with them.

Thank God for His work in Mongolia, so many lives have been touched by the School of Christ. We are seeing more doors open up for ministry.

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China Report by Andrew Sekhin

We were invited to the Anhui Province in Eastern China to run a School of Christ. This is a very poor Province in China and is often referred to as the “Appalachia of China.”

Persecution of the churches is on the rise in China and, because of this, we encountered some problems with running this School of Christ. The church where we had planned to have the School experienced an increased and unwanted attention from the government lately and, as the result, the leaders had reasonable doubts that they might get arrested. We had to change the location at the last moment.

Our new place did not have a heating system and it was snowing outside. That made the temperature outside and inside almost the same. There were sixty leaders from local churches. Everyone had to dress very warm to keep the body temperature bearable, and we took short breaks for hot tea to warm us up. We still had classes all day long, and the people were very hungry to hear the Word of God. The cold did not bother them

Students told me, during the breaks, that they had once had revivals in their churches. Many people were saved, but something happened and the churches just became lukewarm. I believe that the Lord sent us to this place to change the situation in these churches with the ministry of the School of Christ.

These people were so eager to hear the Word and, on the last day, the Lord poured out His Spirit abundantly. People were crying out loud repenting, some were grabbing my hands and laying them on their head, and did not let go until I intensely prayed over them, many were healed.

At the end they begged us to come back again. We left them the School of Christ teachings on SD Cards and DVD’s. Praise the Lord for His miraculous work. He revived the leaders and they will bring revival to the people they are called to minister to.

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Kazakhstan & Uzbekistan Native SOC Team Being Formed

Praise the Lord for what He is doing in this region of the world through the School of Christ. Our missionary workers, known only as the “Ukraine Brothers,” report a growing demand for the SOC teaching. They have just graduated a School in Kyrgyzstan with forty-one ministers in attendance. Sixteen ministers were from Uzbekistan and twenty-five were from Kyrgyzstan.  The Brothers report that they are now forming a native team of workers made up of pastors and bishops who support the School of Christ and its teachings The “Ukraine Brothers” will train and oversee the work.  The work is growing and God is supplying the workers through SOC graduates called of God to be missionaries to their own people.

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The door has just opened up for us to work in the southern part of Kyrgyzstan where we have never worked before.  We will run our first SOC in the area later this year and fifty pastors have registered to attend. After the School a group of graduates will make a missionary trip to the Pair Mountain area which is located on the Chinese and Afghani border. They will minister to the unreached people of Tajikistan. The work of the School of Christ is now reaching into the south of Kazakhstan. These men of God, the “Ukraine Brothers,” have given themselves to taking the Gospel into areas that are closed to most of the outside world. They are helping to reap the end-time harvest while it is still day.

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