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Fulton, MS Church Serves Fields of the Wood

Fulton, MS Church Serves Fields of the Wood

Fulton Church of God of Prophecy youth are living examples of the meaning of servanthood.  They make a trip each summer to FOW, and July 25-26, 2015 was no exception to this annual event.  They arrived Wednesday evening and started early Thursday morning scraping and painting the Psalms of Praise wall, Archway to Prayer Mountain, Arise Shine Marker, Adjacent Marker to Arise Shine, Directional Compass Marker, Archway to Ten Commandment Mountain, Archway to Bookstore, and the All Nations Cross Marker. They worked like the Energizer Bunny, non-stop, until everything was scraped and painted for another year.  Temperatures were in the high 90s but they never wavered from the task at hand.

Brother Winters and his youth leaders have encouraged their young people to give the gift of time to this great heritage.  Faces have changed through the years but the dedication has not.  These young people are our future leaders and we are so proud of them!  Even though some, from years past, have grown up and are now married, away at school or working and can’t make the pilgrimage, I’m sure they feel pride when they visit Fields of the Wood in knowing they had a hand in keeping this tradition alive.

As said by Pastor Tim Winters, “It is a privilege to make this journey each year to Fields of the Wood to work and do our part to maintain the Integrity and Heritage of our beginnings. This was our third year to make this our mission. We look forward to next year when we will return in June to labor for the Lord here in Fields of the Wood.”

If you would like to volunteer your services, we will arrange for your group to stay in the bunkhouse.  It’s equipped with 18 beds, a refrigerator and microwave oven. The men’s bath is equipped with a shower and three stalls and the women’s has four stalls.  Just this year, a shower has been installed in the women’s bath also.  The funds for the new shower were donated by the Spring Place Church in Cleveland, Tennessee.  Thank you Spring Place!

Liberia Construction Project Progresses

Liberia Construction Project Progresses

On behalf of the membership of the Prophetic Word Assembly, Church of God of Prophecy located in the Battery Factory community in Liberia, we would like to express thanks and appreciation to our Harvest Partners for their contributions to the construction work of the church. Through your financial and spiritual contributions and by the grace of God, the church infrastructure project keeps getting better. This would not have been possible without your support and gift of life from the Almighty to whom we owe everything. The congregation in Liberia is grateful and will always be grateful for your continuous support.

Due to Harvest Partners’ continual support to the work, the building has been successfully roofed. 

The next phase of the project is the installation of window bars, iron doors, casting of the floor, plastering of the walls and white-washing of the walls. Commitment from the office of the National Overseer, Bishop Weah, will provide some extra support from the quarterly allotment from the International Office to Liberia, coupled with the local congregation’s contributions and continuous support from our Harvest Partners, the church believes in God to begin divine worship service in this building by December, 2015. Once again, thanks to all of our Harvest Partners for the support to the work in Liberia and to Sister Cathy Payne and the rest of the team at the International Offices for their support and coordination. We will continue to keep you updated on our ministry and activities in Liberia. May God bless us all as we work in His vineyard.

Reported by: Kelvin N. Doesieh National Secretary 

Thank you, Harvest Partners, for the bread and water support you generously give to support Liberia through your monthly Mission Giving (HPL1). The ministry of Liberia is deeply grateful for your love, encouragements, and faithful support. Churches and Individuals can also give to special needs through Project Giving (HPL2 or HH) by designating your gifts for a specific project. If you would like to know more about Project Giving for Liberia, please contact the Global Missions office. All gifts are tax deductible and 100% of your gift is applied to the need you specify.

Harvest Partners Ministry
Church of God of Prophecy International Offices
PO Box 2910
Cleveland, TN 37320-2910
423.559.5207
harvestpartners@cogop.org

Local Churches Visit, Support Work in Paraguay

Local Churches Visit, Support Work in Paraguay

Image 1We had a great team come down from North Carolina and Georgia. They spent 4 days trying to get here with plane delays, a missed plane and rerouting. The purpose for this team was the construction at the camp and a children’s soccer tournament. The forecast for their time here was cold with a lot of rain. Rosa Catalina, the cook’s daughter, got sick and was in the hospital, so Rosa couldn’t come that week which meant I was in the Home to cook and not able to join the team working. One of the young ladies arrived sick and had to go to the doctor.

With all the negatives, let me tell you the positives. Since the team was delayed, Dan was able to participate in a course teaching how to use a new product. The normal cement mixture limits the height of wall put up each day because it has to dry first. This new product is more of a glue that dries quickly. Dan is now certified in this form of construction and taught Gustavo and his construction team how to use it. Gustavo and Dan decided after the first day that they are changing to use this system only. Two brick layers and two helpers can normally put up 24 square meters per day. With this product, we put up 44 square meters the first day, almost double.

The team worked through the cold and drizzle to get the walls almost to roof level. When it was too much to work outside, the group and Dan moved his tools and supplies from our little shed to his new workshop. They cleared an area and set up his new table saw. I am super excited about this because of a great project Dan wants to do for the Home but hasn’t had the time, space, or tools to do it. Now all he needs is the time!

The Saturday of the tournament the forecast was calling for a lot of rain with thunderstorms. The Lord blessed with a gorgeous sunny day. There was a good turn out and the kids were served empanadas (meat pies) and juice for morning snack and hot dogs and juice for lunch. Each of the 3 schools invited received a soccer ball and pump for their schools. My teen girls wanted to play so they challenged the guys to a game. Thankfully, the men took it easy on them, but we still had a lot of laughs. Before the kids were served their lunch, Cade, Youth Pastor from Ward Ave, NC, did a devotional with the kids.

Our kids enjoyed hanging out with the group. Since I was cooking in the Home, it actually was a bonus to have everyone eat here, to spend more time together. The girls and ladies had a few nail sessions. Abigail, the youngest here, quickly adopted Bailee as HER friend. The kids enjoyed a few guitar lessons, some photo shoots, quality time and lots of hugs. We had a bonfire together and sang all the church songs we could think of in English and Spanish. After a while we just started getting silly, singing whatever anybody thought of. We sang Christmas songs, children’s songs, and the theme song to Barney in both languages.

Thank you to all who helped make this trip possible. We know that there was a lot of fundraising and prayers for this team. For those that donated boys clothes and clothes for Abigail which were really needed, a special thank you. Thanks Life Impact church in Winston Salem for the Bibles for our younger ones and devotionals for the older ones. Also, for the Life Impact t-shirts and flip flops for everyone. For our special friends who sent us cheddar cheese, peanut butter, and mixed nuts, thank you!

Jessica brought some books for the kids which was a great blessing. The kids are on a 2-week winter break now. We have had a few days with a lot of rain. Monday morning I was working in the office and came to the Home to get a receipt and Rosa was the only one I saw. I immediately thought the kids were profiting from the fact that I wasn’t in the Home and were sleeping. I went into the girl’s bedroom and found all the girls in their beds reading the new books. They had gotten up, had their breakfast, done their chores and gone back under the covers to be warm and cozy to read. I was telling them how jealous I was as I opened the bedroom to the other girl’s room and what did I find…..they were in their beds reading too. Thank you, Jessica, because I LOVE seeing kids read!

Last night Dan and I watched “Blindside” with the kids. In the movie the mom was reading “Fernando” to the kids in the bed. That just happens to be one of the books that Jessica brought down. One of my teens asked me if I would read it to them tonight at bedtime. You are never too old for a bedtime story and some quality time

We have some amazing news to announce in this newsletter!!! Help is on the way!! Last year I felt the Lord pulling us away from the work of the camp. I told Dan and cried because it broke my heart. I love the cleaning, grass cutting and gardening. I call it my therapy. I knew that Dan needed to be freed up from the 24/7 commitment that it is. On August 19th, our youngest son, Kyle, and his wife, Dani, will be arriving. God has laid it on their hearts to be the caretakers with a 2-year commitment. Since we live in the Children’s Home now, the caretaker’s house is free for them. The kids do not know about this so please don’t say anything about it on Facebook.

More amazing news in this newsletter!!! More help is on the way!!! In September, Jessica and Stephen Schaeffer, from Ward Ave Church, NC, will be moving here. They will start out living here at the camp until they get settled. The building that the team was working on is where they will stay. Dan and the crew will be putting the roof on the building tomorrow and then working on finishing the inside to have it ready to move into.

Image 2The kids know that next year is our time of furlough and they have asked us not to look for new house parents, but to just have someone cover the time we are away. Only the Lord knows what the future holds, but He is sending us reinforcements to fulfill it.

These 2 couples will need prayers and financial support. Any monthly or one-time offerings for Kyle and Dani can be sent along with our offerings, but marked “Kyle and Dani.” If you would like to have Stephen and Jessica come to your church to talk about this last trip and their plans for Paraguay please contact them. I will include their contact information below.

We have a camp coming in Monday for the week with food provided. Dan already warned the group that we are in construction mode here, but we will not be bothering them. After the camp, I will be painting the last few rooms in the caretaker’s house for Kyle and Dani to move into. Dan will continue on with the Casita “where Jessica and Stephen will stay.” We have a group from Canada coming in September to build small homes for the less fortunate. Their goal is to build 10 homes while they are here. Now that Dan knows of this new form of construction, we believe it is possible. 

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The roof going on our church building in Quyquyho.

Stephen Robert Schaefer and Jessica Wilkes Schaefer can be found on Face book. They can also be reached through the High Point, Ward Ave. Church of God of Prophecy.

Kyle Miller and Dani Miller can also be found on Face Book and they can be reached through the Journey Community Church (COGOP) in Collingwood, Ontario, Canada. 
Dan- misionero9501@hotmail.com
Gwen- gwen.m.miller@hotmail.com

Harvest Partners Ministry
Church of God of Prophecy International Offices
PO Box 2910, Cleveland, TN 37320-2910
423.559.5207
harvestpartners@cogop.org
All gifts are tax deductible and 100% of your gift is applied to the need you specify.

Local Ministry in Quito, Ecuador Continues to Grow

Image 03We would like to share with you, who participate in this work through your prayers and offerings, what the Lord has done in these [past] 16 months in Quito. 

We are renting a building in the central zone of Quito. We meet twice a week—on Sundays (for Sunday School) and on Wednesdays (for Bible study). Also, we have home-based discipleship groups meeting on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

We have 18 covenant members, 10 believers in the process of being discipled, 5 regular visitors, and 7 children. 

Image 04We have also purchased 19 plastic chairs with the cooperation of all the members and believers.

We have participated in Missions Drive by making a special offering for Ukraine and Nigeria. Our Mission is to continue supporting missionary work by our prayers and offerings.

Brother Fernel Martinez has begun the training process for the work of ministry. I am honored to be his mentor. 

We believe that the mission in Quito is ready to be an organized church, and have so notified the National Overseer.

Image 02We, as a missionary family, came to Ecuador on temporary visa. The great need among the people produced a great desire in us to remain here. Unfortunately, however, our visas have lapsed, and we have been unable to renew them; we need prayers for wisdom as to how to resolve this situation correctly. It was never our intention to disregard the laws of this beautiful country.

Blessed be our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, who has given both you and us the priviledge of being collaborators in His work. To Him be the glory and the honor forever. Amen. 

Thank you.

Fredy Guillén and Family 

Image 08Fredy Guillén and his family are solely supported by mission efforts of our COGOP members and friends. Local Churches can help support this missionary and church planting effort in Ecuador through Project Giving (HPL2). And, individuals can assist them through Helping Hand (HH). Please designate any gift of love as follows: Ecuador – Guillén, Missionaries.

If you would like to know more about Project Giving for Ecuador, please contact the Global Missions office.

PRAYER REQUESTS

  1. Pray for our spiritual life, and that God may lead us in doing His will.
  2. Pray for the spiritual life of the congregation.
  3. Pray for the solution of our migratory status.
  4. Pray that the mission in Quito become organized as a local church.
  5. Pray for the ministerial body of our local congregation.
  6. Pray for the persecuted Church around the world.
  7. Pray for each missionary and their families around the world.
  8. Pray for each person and church that make offerings for the work in Quito.
  9. Pray for each one of our prayer warriors. 

All gifts are tax deductible and 100% of your gift is applied to the need you specify

Harvest Partners Ministry
Church of God of Prophecy International Offices
PO Box 2910, Cleveland, TN 37320-2910
423.559.5207
harvestpartners@cogop.org

Reaching Children, Youth, and Women in Belarus

Reaching Children, Youth, and Women in Belarus

Image 1Greetings to you our dear friends!

It was a very blessed month! We especially want to share with you our impressions about the trip to Ukraine.

Our team went on a missionary trip to Ukraine on July 1. The next day, we started a program for children. About 30 children came every day. Some of them were not believers. We played with them, did face-painting, crafts and had a quest for them. We also, most importantly, did interesting Bible studies with them every day.

We also had a special ministry for women. In this place where we have a lot of women working on the ground, we decided to bless the hands of these women, so each woman had a hand massage. They were amazed, because before that they never had a hand massage. We gave them gifts and did crafts with them. They were happy and blessed!

Image 2On the last day of our trip, our team had a youth ministry. Young people came – even from other villages. We played active games, and we shared testimonies and singing. In the evening, we went to the streets to evangelize. There were interesting meetings and conversations with passers. We gave them cards with verses from the Bible and simple inspiring entries. We hope that it touched people.

This trip was a great blessing for the local church. We are happy that we were able to please children and adults and were able to invest seeds in the people that will grow with time.

Image 7Another important event was the Mogilev water baptism. Four people made a decision to conclude a covenant with God. It was a wonderful moment and a feast for all the participants.

Thank you for your prayers and support!

Thank you, Harvest Partners, for the bread and water support you generously give to support Belarus through your monthly Mission Giving (HPL1). The ministry of Belarus is deeply grateful for your love, encouragements, and faithful support. Churches and Individuals can also give to special needs through Project Giving (HPL2 or HH) by designating your gifts for a specific project.

If you would like to know more about Project Giving for Belarus, please contact the Global Missions office.
Best regards,
Hennadzi Kernazhytski
Pastor and Overseer of Belarus

All gifts are tax deductible and 100% of your gift is applied to the need you specify.

Harvest Partners Ministry
Church of God of Prophecy International Offices
PO Box 2910
Cleveland, TN 37320-2910
423.559.5207
harvestpartners@cogop.org

Continued Growth, Development, and Open Doors in Azerbaijan

Continued Growth, Development, and Open Doors in Azerbaijan

Image 01July 5, we rented a cottage for a Sunday meeting. The meeting was very interesting and there were new people. Many talked, prayed and had lunch together. Then we went to the sea, to hold a baptism. Four people had decided to give their lives to Jesus Christ. We are planning for some time in the month of August for another 6 people (maybe more) to be baptized.

Pray for our ministry. We are looking for a place for the meeting. Azerbaijan is difficult to rent a room without registration, but you pray for us that the Lord will help us.

Image 07July 8-9, I went with Brother Vagif to Georgia to meet with our missionaries from the association of churches. We took part in the Alpha Course in the city of Marneuli. During this Alpha course only Azerbaijanis attended. These people had recently repented and now they were getting initial training. At the end of the service, we prayed for healing and many people were healed. One woman for more than a year could not hear in one ear. We prayed for her and she began to hear. All Glory to God! Then we communicated with our missionaries from the association of house churches. They talked about their ministry in Marneuli and how The Lord had brought new people to the meetings. We believe that after this wonderful healing even more people will come to the meeting. At the end of the month, we’re going to send some people from the church in the town of Rustavi for an evangelistic ministry to help our missionaries in Georgia. Pray that our people could find the finance and solution for the short trip to Georgia for evangelization. 

Image 10One family from our church (the disciples) went to a rural area in Khachmaz, July 12-15. Their relatives live there, and they sometimes go to visit them. This time, they visited another relative, communicated with them, have described Jesus Christ, handed out brochures and CDs, along with the movie “Jesus.”

Now there are five families who have accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord. Now we will go 1-2 times each month to this region to further bring the Gospel and to hold Alpha Course with the new believers. Pray for this area: that people have their mind opened to the gospel of God, for the healing of people, and for the work in the region. 

Image 11Our team of 8 people went to Istanbul, Turkey for a youth conference, “Our Vision.” In the beginning, the team went to Georgia in the town of Gardabani. On July 19-20 teams from Georgia, Armenia, North Caucasus and Azerbaijan went by bus to Istanbul.

The conference began on July 22 and ended on the 26th. The conference was very interesting. The team was very inspired. The conference was attended by a lot of teams from different Islamic countries: Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Tunisia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Syria, Jordan, Turkey, Nigeria, Kenya, Morocco, countries of Central Asia, as well as, China and other countries. At the conference, there were more than 1,500 participants from more than 35 countries.

The team then returned July 27th to Rustavi, Georgia. There they joined other members of the team from Azerbaijan, went to the city of Rustavi and Azerbaijani villages, carried out evangelization and also invited people to the Alpha course. The Alpha course was held in the city of Rustavi, July 28-31. After a youth conference for 4 days, the team expressed that it was a real experience to serve the people.

Sincerely, Brother Jeyhun 

Your prayers are vital to us in Azerbaijan. Should you research the religions of our nation, you will find there are very few Christians. As Brother Jeyhun mentions in this news, there is a huge need for the Gospel to be represented. Please pray for laborers in this vast Harvest region.

Thank you, Harvest Partners, for the bread and water support you generously give to support Azerbaijan through your monthly Mission Giving (HPL1). The ministry of Azerbaijan is deeply grateful for your love, encouragements, and faithful support. Churches and Individuals can also give to special needs through Project Giving (HPL2 or HH) by designating your gifts for a specific project. If you would like to know more about Project Giving for Azerbaijan, please contact the Global Missions office.

All gifts are tax deductible and 100% of your gift is applied to the need you specify.

Harvest Partners Ministry is a division of Global Missions Church of God of Prophecy International Offices PO Box 2910
Cleveland, TN 37320-2910
423.559.5207
harvestpartners@cogop.org


Church Planting Course, Growth, and Construction Projects for Tanzania

Church Planting Course, Growth, and Construction Projects for Tanzania

Image 04In May, 2015, a Church Planting Training Course was conducted in Tanzania with 67 church planters and pastors. The course was spearheaded by Pastor Michael Silas, the Multiplication Network Ministries Director for Africa. A graduation ceremony, plus the graduation for those who took the Foundations Course, is planned for the first week of September, 2015.

The school was held in the Southern Zone of Tanzania to better accommodate the participants—pastors and church planters. The nation s praying for a helping hand in running this upcoming graduate school which will cost around $3,000 to complete necessary credentials of these students.

Image 14The Mbarali Church building was constructed several years ago with the assistance received through Global Missions. National Overseer, Eric Mwambigija, recently shared, “We praise God for this worship building, however, we now face a good problem—we have outgrown its capacity. It is no longer sufficient enough to accommodate our increasing congregation. As we prayerfully consider how to achieve the much needed space for this congregation, won’t you consider joining us through prayers and fund- raising efforts. We treasure your partnership, love, and prayers as we move forward for the Lord.”

Image 15There is also a great need concerning the parking area for the national project as well. This National Project will be vital in helping the nation to become self- sustaining financially. They continue trusting the Lord for an open door of funds to finish this project. It is their belief that once the parking lot is paved, shops will rent out more quickly, thus providing us with necessary income to bless our national COGOP ministry throughout the nation of Tanzania. 

A visit by the national overseer to the new mission field in North Tanzania, Arusha, was made in the month of March 2015. This New Mission Field was jointly started by the National Women’s Ministry when they organized an evangelistic meeting. The land on which the services are held is rented with a payment of $50 per month—presently being contributed by the ladies in the nation. These ladies also bought the iron sheets for roofing, but  need to buy their own land first which may cost us about $10,000 in this area. Please join them in seeking the Father to help them be able to have our own property and worship building.

Image 18In the month of March, Bishop Mwambigija also made a visit to the Kilimanjaro Region. The congregation there have already bought land on which they are about to construct their church building. They have made the bricks, as can be seen in the photos, but they are in dire need of a helping hand to purchase iron sheets for their roof, add windows, doors, seating, etc. 

Bishop Mwambigija shares this urgent plea “Harvest Partners, won’t you please join us in prayerful support that our God will, indeed, help supply and meet these many needs mentioned in this newsletter. Certainly, we rejoice at what God is doing and as we all work together, we will realize that our combined efforts will be multiplied very quickly to see these projects come into fruition for God’s glory. Thank you in advance for considering us in Tanzania, and most especially, for your faithful prayers.”

Image 17To Assist with These Projects

Your monthly Mission Giving [HPL1] literally provides the budgeted support necessary for our people in Tanzania. And, your Project Giving [HPL2] helps accomplish so many other needs as mentioned in this newsletter. We truly thank you for your dedicated faithfulness in prayers and love for your Harvest Partner nation. Local churches can contribute through Harvest Partners Project Giving [HPL2] and individuals can give through Helping Hand Project Giving [HH]. Please be sure to list the specific designation you are choosing to support, e.g. Tanzania—National Property Paving Project.

Note that all gifts are tax deductible and 100% of your gift is applied to the need you specify. 

Harvest Partners Ministry
PO Box 2910
Cleveland, TN | 37320-2910
harvestpartners@cogop.org 

Ukraine Provides Assistance to Thousands in War Zones, Pays Ransoms for Orphans

Ukraine Provides Assistance to Thousands in War Zones, Pays Ransoms for Orphans

Image 02In the recent May/June 2015, One Child Fund newsletter we gave the following report:

We are grateful for the home that’s been provided to house a number of the orphans in Ukraine that could not be placed elsewhere. A few days ago we received word from Bishop Vitaliy concerning many children who have been caught in the violence. Please pray for discernment as our people negotiate safe transport and placement of these children into loving homes. Please keep the orphanages of Ukraine in your prayers as they embark on new opportunities. Prayers for guidance and wisdom are deeply appreciated. The following is an update from Bishop Vitaliy:

I greet you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ!

My heart is overflowing with gratitude for your support to us in this difficult time. Through your prayers and financial support we were able to help thousands of people in a war zone, as well as to continue sponsoring two centers that provide humanitarian assistance to temporarily displaced persons. The work done to date has made it possible to lead hundreds and thousands of people to salvation in Christ, and we give all the glory to the Lord.

Image 07Recently the curator of our orphanages requested help to take children out of the area of ATO, but soldiers of the self-proclaimed republic made ransom demands of $100 per child. We are now trying to take out as many children as possible.

As a church, we feel responsible for these children. These are the children who are left without  parental care as a result of the parents’ death during the war (children of our orphanages were taken out a year ago). Please do not misunderstand me; I’m not asking for this amount, I understand that it’s very large. Now we are trying by all possible means to take out all the children. We pray for God’s miracle, as there is a great risk. But we know that for God nothing is impossible, and as He has brought us this far, He won’t abandon us ever.

Our brother is now looking for opportunities of adoption of children by families in Ukraine and other European countries. Some children have no valid identification documents, and this complicates document processing. We are taking legal advice to find out how we can help children here.

We are delighted to tell you that, as of today, 37 children have already been taken out of the war zone and are now undergoing adaptation and rehabilitation in the children’s camp. We already have a list of families from Poland who are willing to adopt these children. We are still trying to take out as many children as possible from the military area while there’s still an opportunity.

Image 04Additionally, this year we have already held three training courses on chaplaincy. And we already have dozens of testimonies of God’s glory revealed through our brothers who minister on the front line saving our soldiers. April 20th-25th, the express training course on chaplaincy developed by Interdenominational chaplaincy team and NGO “Ukrainian Chaplaincy” was held in the Emmanuil Spiritual Center. The aim of this course was to familiarize the participants with mission and tasks of chaplaincy and to teach them basic knowledge and skills necessary to begin working as a chaplain. Lecturers of the course are ministers with extensive practical experience in chaplaincy in Ukraine and abroad. Training was based on findings and recommendations on the organization of the chaplain service in NATO countries where history of chaplaincy stretches back more than two centuries.

This week we will send off a car with food for our churches in the war zone. For over a year now we have fed the hungry and sent humanitarian aid to this region in Ukraine.

Wishing you every blessing,

Vitaliy Vozniuk, National Overseer

Mission Teams Bring Prayer, Healing to Azerbaijan

Mission Teams Bring Prayer, Healing to Azerbaijan

The following report was sent to Global Mission Ministries from our missionaries serving in Azerbaijan. Your prayers are vital to us in Azerbaijan. Should you research the religions of our nation, you will find there are very few Christians. As Brother Jeyhun mentions in this news, there is a huge need for the Gospel to be represented. Please pray for laborers in this vast Harvest region.

Greetings to you in the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ! May 7-11, my brother, Vagif, and I went together with a team from the nation of Georgia (2 people) and the city of Nalchik (3 people), Cherkessk to the North Caucasus. May 9-10, we held a seminar on “World Mission and Evangelism Unreached Peoples.”

Basically, we challenged the church to have a vision for the peoples of the North Caucasus. During our service to the people, three people repented, two of them were from the Circassians. We went from house to house and served the people by praying for healing.

Thank God, the ministry was very good. We’re going to go there again, serve in this church and raise a team to jointly serve the peoples of the Caucasus. We also have a desire to go to another city, Ust-Djugut near of Cherkessk, to have more evangelism opportunities.

At the end of May, it was our third time to go to North Caucasus in the city Cherkessk. This Karachay-Cherkess Republic is in North Caucasus. More than 10 million live in North Caucasus. People, including more than 6 million natives and 45 language groups inhabit the mountainous regions of the Caucasus in southern Russia between the Black and Caspian Seas. Besides them, there are tons of other nationalities. This is the multi-national region of Russia. Non-Christian nations remain mostly not reached by the gospel for several reasons: the constant tensions, bureaucracy, bribery, deep-rooted non-Christian traditions, the most difficult languages in the world, geographical remoteness and mountainous regions are closed. For these reasons, there are very few missionaries. People have a very strong need of God’s grace. In this region, there are a little more than 5,000 believers from local nationalities. Among the representatives of 23 nations in North Caucasus, there is no faith in Jesus Christ. The people of the North Caucasus are in great need of prayer, especially laborers who could teach others, and also translations of the Bible in their language.

Pray that we could more often go with the team at North Caucasus and serve the local peoples and also that we can raise missionaries for the region.

June 9-11, my brother and I went to Georgia in Marneuli. The main purpose of our trip was to go to our missionaries from the association of house churches, to encourage them, pray with them and find out their needs. Georgia is considered a Christian country. There are more than 250 evangelical Christian churches and also many Orthodox churches. In Georgia, with a population of about 4 million are more than 600,000 non-Christians, most of them Azeris, then Ajara (non-Christian Georgians), Chechens, Avars, Iranians, Kurds and others.

Among our Christian churches, only one church consists of Azerbaijanis (15-20) and the work among non-Christians is weak. Just a few missionaries from other countries (8 persons from Azerbaijan) are among these peoples. Please pray that our local churches will raise missionaries who could serve among the non-Christian peoples of Georgia, as well as, missionaries come to Azerbaijan for church planting. Our missionary, Adeliya, helps in children’s ministry, youth ministry, is involved in the Vision School, as well as, making home visits to friends, and the newly saved. “Glorifying God through prayer, the harvest, and leadership development.”

Sincerely, Brother Jeyhun


 

Thank you, Harvest Partners, for the bread and water support you generously give to support Azerbaijan through your monthly Mission Giving (HPL1). The ministry of Azerbaijan is deeply grateful for your love, encouragements, and faithful support. Churches and Individuals can also give to special needs through Project Giving (HPL2 or HH) by designating your gifts for a specific project. If you would like to know more about Project Giving for Azerbaijan, please contact the Global Missions office.

All gifts are tax deductible and 100% of your gift is applied to the need you specify.

Church of God of Prophecy International Offices PO Box 2910
Cleveland, TN 37320-2910 Phone: 423.559.5207
Fax: 423.559.5238 harvestpartners@cogop.org