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Quotes to Ponder:

"Where you get the best benefit is by collaborating and  partnering with local leadership in doing training." - TimRice

"The beautiful thing is that the nurses, in conjunction with  churches in the villages, have both a health role as well as a discipling role, hand in hand with churches." - Kathy Rice

 

Focus Notes:

  • The needs of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • A family's call
  • Dr. Dan Fountain
  • Fragile Infrastructure
  • Vanga Evangelistic Hospital
  • Building a vision for the future 
  • Partner with the Rice's in Mission and Ministry
  • Mentoring and Encouraging 
  • Sponsor a Medical Lecture

Summary:

Dr. Tim and Kathy Rice have been endorsed to serve as medical missionaries at the Vanga Evangelical Hospital in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Rices are from Saint Louis, MO, where Tim is on the faculty of the School of Medicine at Saint Louis University. Through the ministry of their Presbyterian church, the New City Fellowship and then through making the acquaintance of Dr. Dan Fountain and IM missionaries in the Congo, Tim and Kathy have already served short-term at Vanga. They now look forward to long-term service contributing to the training of nursing and medical students for Christ-centered, whole person care. 

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Quote to Ponder:  "During true revival, thousands of lost are suddenly swept into the kingdom of God.  Scenes of the lost coming to the Savior in great, and unprecedented numbers, are common.”  - Henry Blackaby, Pastor & Author
 
 
 

 

Our Guest:

Missionary to the Nations
 

Focus Notes:

  • Kathyrn Sears – a small frame and a big faith
  • 22 years of international ministry and missions
  • How God called an English lady to Liberia
  • Word and Deed Ministries is the Gospel + humanitarian aid
  • 42 gallon container shipments sent monthly with scripture and aid 
  • Building Churches, supporting local Pastors
  • Entrepreneur for small business for Liberian Christians
  • A cell phone in every mud hut!   Solar cellphone charging booths
  • Video clubs generate revenue and the Gospel
  • Planning a 6th trip to Liberia, West Africa
  • Liberia a country bought to it's knees
  • Over 14 years of civil war and centuries of idol worship bring no answers
  • Good News in 2012: 3,000 come to Christ in 3 weeks in the remote Interior of  Liberia
  • God's Word, Church and Christians where there were none.
  • February 2013 going further into the interior of Liberia and beyond to Guinea
  • P.S. Faith and prayer are still brings miraculous healings here in Cleveland, Ohio
 

Summary:

Don't say, “I can't personally impact the nations with the Gospel.”  Join us for this inspiring interview with our guest Kathryn Sears.  She was saved in 1979, at the age of 19.   She studied God's Word intently.  Her ministry was birthed in prayer on her knees rather than by any sending
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Quote to ponder:  “They thought we were worth it.”  Reflections of an adult orphan from Russia regarding those Christians who came to stay, not just to visit.

 

 

 

Our Guest:

Katrina Yoder - Reflections of Hope

Missionary to the Orphan

Chita, Siberia

Focus notes:

  • Recapping one year later after our 1st interview, Episode # 13
  • Chita, Siberia – another 6 ½ hour flight east from Moscow
  • Katrina' 2nd year serving the orphan in Chita
  • Social orphans of drug addiction and alcoholism
  • Foster care option a new paradigm
  • Minimal adoptions, a life without hope
  • Emotional poverty, the walking wounded
  • Aging out of the orphanage with vulnerabilities
  • Dormitories of young adults with the same woundedness
  • Only 1 in 10 will make it in the world outside the orphanage
  • What is different about the one who makes it?
  • Who will be the one to make that difference?
  • Building relationships now that will be a bridge when they leave
  • Where there is someone waiting there is hope

Summary:

Never heard of Chita, Siberia?  It is often God who introduces us to places we would otherwise never hear about.  Chita seemed to find Katrina, and now she is seeing this city more and more as home.  

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Quote to Ponder:

 “..and distribution was made to every man according to his need.”  Luke's reported as the Holy Spirit was poured out on the church.   Act 3:35
 
 
 

 

Focus Notes:

  • Eagles Rest has landed!
  • Janene Buckley-Ala in Ohio during the month of October
  • A mission work of servants serving the servant
  • Southeast Asia native Pastor's challenges: overworked and under supported, bearing the shame of poverty
  • Eagles Rest a unique re-cooperative care facility
  • A family affair – Janene, Rommmel and their 4 children  
  • Restoring God's servants to their work
  • Mending hearts and families
  • Big vision for this much needed ministry

 

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International China Concern – A God Story
 
Quote to ponder - “When I came to earth, I came into the midst of brokenness to bring life”  -  The message the Lord spoke to our guest Tracy Imbach as she viewed one impoverished community who had planted garden plots in the midst of a broken rubble heap in China.
 
Incarnational Ministry – Jesus came and walked among us and we are called to do the same.
 

Our Quest:

Tracy Imbach
Development Officer
 

Focus notes:

  • ICC Founder David Gotts – from banker to orphan care for special needs kids
  • The last room – kids waiting to die
  • God's reply, “You're part of the solution”
  • 1993 to now 350 kids being cared for
  • Holding children:  Time and Touch = Transformation
  • The universal language of love
  • Underfunded, understaffed state-run orphanages
  • 3 ICC facilities – Changsha, Hengyang, Sanmexia
  • A partnership of 89 international and 200 local staff providing 24 hour care
  • Partnering with China's government for the orphan
  • Outreach equips and supports 200 families to care for their special needs child
  • ICC - openly Christian organization living out the Gospel
  • Sponsorship based ministry - $ 35 per child sponsorship
  • “Walk the Wall” - annual fundraiser 10Kwalk on September 22nd
  • 12 US and 31 international events– symbolically walking the Great Wall of China
  • 900 strong!  Government officials walk hand in hand this year with ICC children to promote awareness in China
 
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Quote to ponder:

[For revival] “The pastors and leaders have to pay the price of prayer and preach in the streets.”  – Pastor Maria Rodriquez
 
"I have set before you an open door and no man can shut it."  Rev 3:8
 

 

Our guest:                                 Translator:

Pastor Maria Rodriquez                          Pastor Darlene Moss
Founder of Alpha Omega Churches    New Beginnings Four Square Gospel Church
Havana, Cuba                                           Canton, Ohio
 

Focus Notes:

  • From idolater to pastor
  • Celebrating 20 years of ministry on September 19
  • Planting and sustaining 25 churches over 20 years
  • 300-member house church in Havana
  • An Alpha Omega Church in Miami under apostle Dr. Alberto
  • Longstanding friendships in the US
  • Getting 300 people in one house - “It's easy when you want to serve the Lord.”
  • Taking out walls, standing on the porch, leaning in the windows
  • Buying a bigger house – only $25,000 to expand
  • Revival – It's a matter of the heart!
  • A closing prayer for the American and Cuban church

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Quote to ponder :  

“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because they have rejected knowledge” said God to the prophet Hosea (4:6)
“Everyone is effected by abortion” - Pastor Walt Moss
 
 

 

Our Guest:

Pastor Walt Moss
New Beginnings Four Square Gospel Church
Canton, Ohio
 

Focus Notes:  

  • A Black Pastor's heart for the unborn
  • A daughter's out of wedlock pregnancy brings the issue closer to home
  • The miracle of Ania – She is a girl, black, and given life to bless this world
  • Only 3-4% of African American churches speak out for the rights of the unborn
  • Blacks are 12% of the population, with a 44% abortion rate
  • Hispanics overtake African Americans in the census
  • Gender preferences – girls aborted at 20-22 week gestation
  • Abortion a form of racial genocide – ear marking donations
  • 50 million babies not born in America – who were they?
  • The sacrifice to the American idol of convenience.
  • Silent no more – the hidden victims
  • “Beautiful Life” - Song by Rapper Trip Lee
  • Jesus came for sinners like us
  • People in our churches hurting
  • Crisis for profit – abortion as a money making industry

Summary:

Pastor Moss is completing a pamphlet he wrote entitled “Why I am a black pro-life Pastor”.  You'd be stunned at how rare he is in the African-American church. 
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Quote to ponder:  

“There is no healing of our land until we get right with God.  It's a personal responsibility...It starts with us.”      - Ross Hill

 

 

 

Our Guest:  

Ross Hill - Founder & CEO of Bank 2,  Co-founder Circle 7:14

Focus Notes:

  • Breaking down 2 Chronicles 7:14 for rival in our land
  • The 40 day Lent experiment in Washington DC
  • The book “Circle Maker” by Mark Batterson
  • A vision to see millions on their knees twice a day
  • Claim the verse
  • Change our life personally
  • Pray for revival
  • Join an army of almost 10,000 and growing
  • Ross Hill- 1st business man for pilot project, the Giant Experience/ founder Ray Sanders
  • Bank CEO becomes a missionary to emerging countries
  • An entire banking staff making a difference in the lives of families and nations
  • Make a connection, make a commitment to “pray through”

Summary:

How radical it is to find a bank that actually exists to help people.  It's founder and CEO, Ross Hill, shares with us how business and God's work go hand in hand.  He sees a great need for revival in our land.  Revival has never occurred without the persistent prayer of God's people who have repented and began to call on God in prayer.  Inspired by Mark Batterson' 7:14 Lent prayer experiment in Washington D.C. and Mark's book “Circle Maker”, Ross has set out to invite millions to join him in prayer at 7:14 AM and PM, to pray through for healing of our land with the Circle 7:14 project.  Ross now travels the world taking other business leaders with him to see the needs of the third world and allow God to give them their own vision as change makers.  As a prayer partner you can chose from over 40 countries to begin praying for.  Remember it starts with you!
 

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