Due to the continuing unrest, many Americans have been banned from traveling to Venezuela. Missionaries have also been arrested. Yet in the midst of the unrest God has helped us to set things in order in case this day came. We through the School of Christ International, forewarned them to plant crops, raise animals, fast, pray, and continue to run the School of Christ. They prepared themselves and are continuing to do the work of the Lord through the School of Christ.
I met the Elder Pastor of New Life Church at a Conference where I was preaching a message from the School of Christ. The teaching touched the heart of the Pastor and he invited me to a Conference at their Assembly, where I had an opportunity to share more teachings from the School of Christ.
Then the Pastor invited me at the beginning of their missionary school, so I could lay the great foundation from the School of Christ for the future missionaries. I was teaching the topics like Person of Jesus, Conflict, Repentance, and Almighty Blood. All the missionaries were blessed because they had never heard such a deep teaching. They were very happy that they were able to hear the teaching in the beginning. I believe that the School of Christ will have an influence on all their lives, and the Lord will use them not only in Russia to plant churches, but He can send them in other countries. Why not? Our God is Almighty. Once through the School of Christ, He opened the door to China for me. We have been able to teach more than 3000 pastors and leaders in China. In addition we have held many Conferences and services in churches. May the Lord bless these students and future missionaries, that God’s plan will be fulfilled in their lives. May everyone of them become a vessel of God.
When you pray for the School of Christ, remember these missionaries. I praise God that He is still calling workers who are willing to listen.
Germany has been a long time burden for me. I first went there at the age of 18 as a British soldier in service to the Queen but returned there soon after as a preacher of the Gospel in service to the King. For several years we faced numerous problems in connection with translation work, fellow labourers, and a variety of other things with the School in Germany. During that time, however, we held conventions, meetings and weekend Schools as well as having German students attend almost all the European Schools held in Ireland.
In May, 2014, we held our first proper School in that land with great blessing. Sixteen pastors, preachers, missionaries and believers gathered in from different towns and cities in Germany for a very precious School. There was a remarkable sense of the Lord, and wonderful liberty in preaching and teaching. Some wept, others rejoiced; some were challenged to their very depths, others were set free. To gather in this environment of intense preaching and prayer on German soil has been my great burden and an answer to many prayers.
One leader said “What a life-changing time it was for me.” Another said “Praise the Lord for having the School of Christ here in Germany, and for hearing the Word of God and spending time in his presence in prayer!” Others thanked us with tears in their eyes. They had not realised how far they had strayed. Some who had only previously heard the teaching in English were amazed to now have it in their own tongue.
We also had a wonderful team of translators who were very gifted and precise in the task as well as an expert camera crew who offered their services free. One of the translators has since pioneered a new church with others involved with a similar work. One very good friend in attendance is active in evangelism on the streets of Berlin. To stand for this message in Germany means standing alone or at least isolated in the present church climate.
Germany is the biggest and one of the most important nations in the European Union (EU). We are living in the very days in which the Bible prophesied that the harlot church would ride upon the back of a scarlet beast–that is a revived Roman Empire (Rev.17). These are indeed the last days but, at the very heart of this political end-day system, we are seeking to prepare a pure and holy Bride for Christ. There are 90 million German speakers in this region, and we intend to give the churches of this German world a clear uncompromising message that will inspire them to return to Pentecost just one more time.
We have just returned from a week of preaching in Germany in January with several believers booking in for the next school which we will run in May 2015. Please pray for us that the Word of God may have free course and run in this land in the days ahead.
The following is an email report received from Bro. Ko Aung concerning the result of the February School of Christ held in Keng Tung, Myanmar. Continue to pray for the county of Myanmar, as we know the time is short and we want to be found working for the Lord.
Brothers and Sisters in Christ:
Greeting in our Lord’s name. I hope and pray that all of you and your families and ministries are well in His grace and power. Church planters from our organization attended the School of Christ in Myanmar. I have seen such a change in their prayer life and they are now boldly sharing the Good New of Christ by the power of Holy Sprit. Many people accepted Jesus and were baptized. We are very blessed by all of the School of Christ workers who came and brought the School of Christ teaching. The photos are of my church planters baptizing the people that accepted Christ. God bless you all.
-Ko Aung, SOC Field Director
We rejoiced as we conducted our first School of Christ on the island of St. Lucia. This was a great breakthrough because we have been praying for the past three years for doors to open. But God’s timing is perfect. St. Lucia is ripe and open to the Gospel of Truth. A restoring of Pentecost took place in the lives of the first-fruit graduates. During the teachings you could hear groans coming from the students as the Word of God was chastening them, and there was brokenness as the Holy Spirit stripped them of all their presupposition. We had three days of fasting on water only; some said they had never fasted for such a long time on water only, and others said this was their first time to fast.
A pastor said that he never regretted, not for a second, that he came to this School. He said he was paying a lot of money for Bible School, but in the School of Christ he was receiving the Truth, which was much deeper than the seminary. The testimonies remain the same all over the Caribbean and in St. Lucia, of brokenness, repentance, and being built up in Christ. Here are just a few testimonies of their experience in the own words.
“The impact of SOC upon me as a pastor has influenced me to begin envisioning, in the Spirit realm, the change taking place in my immediate community in an effort to make Christ-like disciples, filled with His Holy Spirit, who will reproduce an ongoing revolution by this new revelation from God’s Word.”
“Before coming to the School I was spiritually dead, living in sin, and thought I was still in the Will of God; only to realize that I was fooling myself, and my prayer life was gone. I only prayed in church when called to do so, having a form of godliness but denying the power thereof. I can say my Christian and spiritual life was in a mess. The classes really opened my eyes in various topics such as: tithing, who Jesus Christ is as a person, and different aspects of the Holy Spirit. I can truly say that I was rejuvenated and set free.”
“Now it is nearly the end but my new life with God has just began; truly a great turn around and life-changing for me. Thank God for his servant Pastor B.H. Clendennen.”
“The School has changed my life, my attitude towards God, my prayer life, my way of fasting and my tithing. My eyes have been opened spiritually.”
We thank God for opening the door for us, to plant a new the School of Christ on this island in the Caribbean. The natives are hungry for the truth. They are already asking what is the date of the next School. We ask for your continual pray. God bless the administrators of School of Christ, who have enabled us financially, to go and plant SOC in the region of the Caribbean. We thank God for Pastor Clendennen’s life experiences because his testimony has become a strength and pillar to the body of Christ. Thank you.