Tuesday, March 22, 2011

San Diego, California

 March 18-20 I ministered in San Diego for Pastor Joaquin and Rose Orosco. They, along with their 2 sons hve been laboring in San Diego for 6 years and are seeing tremendous impact for the Gospel. Their church has steadily grown, they have quality disciples that want to do something for God and in April they are sending Pastor Joaquin to France and Africa to do revivals as an investment in World Evangelism.
 We saw a great move of God in the 4 services we had over the weekend. We saw many respond to salvation and we saw God move powerfully in the altar times as special needs of deliverance, words of knowledge and healing went forth.  One of Pastor Joaquin's friends from when he was in school got saved Sunday morning and was back in church on Sunday night.
 Please be in prayer for the Orosco's as they labor in San Diego. They have a real need for a building right now and this is always a challenging situation in California (high prices and lots of red tape). A building would free them up to do so many things, they have already started a building fund and just need favor and the mind of God for the right one.

McMinnville, Oregon

 March 13-16 I preached a revival in McMinnville, Or. Though I have seen some of the saints from McMinnville during the years in conference and other places, I had not been to this church in 21 years. My family was pioneering in the Northwest in the late 80s and this was (and still is) the conference church for our fellowship and we made many trips here. It was a great blessing to see many of the same saints still serving God as zealously as they were 21 years ago. There is nothing like longevity. There were many new faces and many of the children who were babies and toddlers back then are now ministering in various capacities such as pioneering a church, music and acting and serving in the church.
  God gave us a wonderful revival I would truly describe as a "time of refreshing" that comes from the presence of the Lord. Each night there was a wonderful presence of God and the fellowship afterwards was just as great. Pastor Kevin and Janet Foley are currently Pastoring here and they, as well as all of those laboring in the Northwest need our prayers. This has been a hotly contested harvest field with many battles but yet many precious souls that are being redeemed by God.
Monday, March 7, 2011

San Antonio, Texas Revivals

I just returned Friday from a series of meetings in San Antonio, Texas. It truly was a fruitful and rewarding time.
 Revival 1.  I began with a meeting February 20-24 with Pastor Isaac Cortez. Isaac and wife Doris, along with their 3 children are currently laboring in this church which they pioneeered in 1992. After doing a missionary stint in South Africa, they returned to assume the pastorate of this church. The highlights of the revival were that God began to stir the saints to believe God for those around them that are lost. One young lady witnessed to her schoolmate and she got saved one night and filled with the Holy Ghost the next night. God is raising up a new generation of young people in this work. The final night we saw 7 or 8 people filled with the Holy Ghost. We also saw several people healed and personal words of knowledge go forth. One couple battling heroin addiction attended every service and were greatly helped to break free of this bondage.(nothing is too hard for God!) This church has been a tremendously fruitful church that has been rising to the call of supporting World Evangelism and planting new churches in San Antonio. Please pray for the Cortez' as they continue to take ground for Jesus in Texas and abroad!

 Revival 2. I was able to do an opening revival Pastor Fernando Bononcini in the southern part of San Antonio. Fernando, his wife Lisa and 2 daughters are pioneering new ground there. God has given them a great building with a lot of exposure and in our 3 short services we saw a stream of visitors as the saints from Pastor Cortez' church came and labored in outreach. Sunday morning was a real highlight as Fernando's father came to the service and rededicated his life to Jesus. Pray for the Bononcini's as they get established there, favor with city offficials, etc.

 Revival 3. The final meeting was with Pastor Rudy Estrada. Rudy and wife Brenda just welcomed newborn twins (boy and a girl) the week before revival so it was a stretching time for them. God rewarded them with a great revival! Throughout the week we saw several visitors, people saved and new converts begin to catch the vision of what God has brought them into. Pastor Rudy proclaimed "This revival is going to go out with a bang". Those words were prophetic as we saw 3 people saved and several filled with the Holy Ghost and others healed of various sicknesses and injuries on the final evening. The Estrada's have been laboring there for 3 1/2 years and are really experiencing a season of breakthrough. Pray for them that God would bring a rooting and grounding to the young converts that have recently been touched by God. This revival took place February 27-March 3.