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God’s Surprises

GOD’S SURPRISES

Snapshots of God’s surprises during our short-term mission trips.

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God’s Surprises summarises key events in 20 countries. It’s a brief summary of information in my books Journey into Mission (most detail) and Journey into Ministry and Mission (condensed autobiography). 

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Details of mission adventures in 20 countries, given in historical order.

It includes early days as a single and then married teacher in Papua New Guinea and teaching in Australia and other countries.

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CONTENTS OF GOD’S SURPRISES – Chapters:  1 Australia, 2 PNG, 3 Canada:Toronto,  4 USA: Pensacola,  5 Brazil,  6 Ghana,  7 Kenya,  8 China, 9 Nepal, 10 India, 11 Sri Lanka, 12 Myanmar/Burma, 13 Malaysia, 14 Thailand, 15 Philippines, 16 Solomon Islands, 17 Vanuatu, 18 Fiji, 19 Germany, 20 Israel 

Africa

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Kibera slum in Nairobi

“Can I take some bread home?” asked a tattooed young man at our communion service in the slums of Nairobi in Kenya, East Africa. God’s Spirit had prompted me to buy a few loaves of bread, bottles of drink and plastic glasses for the congregation.

We shared real drink and two loaves of bread together among 30 people in their corrugated iron shed where I was the guest preacher.

“It’s your bread,” I answered. “You decide.” He quickly shoved a handful of bread into his pocket. Then most of the others did the same. Two weeks later, Frank, the young pastor, emailed me: “I’ve visited the slum homes of those people and they are still eating that bread. It’s still fresh.” Apparently God multiplied it.

Frank and his wife Linda then offered free bread and drink each Saturday for hungry, skinny slum people, usually catering for about 50 people. Sometimes many more turned up but they always had plenty. Apparently God kept multiplying it as needed.

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A young pastor in Ghana in West Africa invited me to hold meetings there. So I arrived with three others from Brisbane during our college break in July, forgetting it was monsoon time in Ghana. We flew into a deluge of rain on the Monday. Our hosts planned night meetings in the market from Tuesday, with morning teaching in a local church.

“Can we hold the night rallies in the church?” I suggested.

“Oh, no,” they said. “Only church people go there. Meetings in the market attract the crowds.”

“What about the rain?” I asked.

“God sent you, so he’ll do something,” they responded, full of faith.

We drove for over an hour in pouring rain from Accra, the capital, to the town of Suhum in the hills for our first meeting on Tuesday night. The heavy rain had flooded the power station there so the whole town was in darkness. We prayed earnestly, asking God to take over.

Within 15 minutes the rain stopped, the town lit up with power, and we began. Those excited Africans sang and danced for over two hours, attracting hundreds to the service. All that week we had clear skies and large crowds. Church teams prayed for hundreds of people. Many were saved. Many were healed. One man testified, “I came to this meeting blind, but while you were singing I found I could see.”

Heavy monsoon rains began again the day after our meetings ended.

Nepal

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Pastors and leaders in West Nepal

A friend of mine worked with the United Nations in Nepal. He loved to help and support pastors and leaders there. We visited him many times and I spoke at pastors and leaders meetings in Kathmandu, in West Nepal and in East Nepal. Some of those pastors walked for two or three days across the high ranges just to attend.

Their churches are saturated in prayer. I prayed in their “Power House”, the upstairs prayer rooms of their church in Kathmandu. Those small upper rooms, open 24 hours a day, had many people going there to fast and pray, sometimes for many days. 

We saw God’s Spirit move beautifully and powerfully in those meetings. Many were filled with the Spirit and healed. I heard a young man from one of their church bands praying eloquently in beautiful English – but he cannot speak English. They pray for one another with strong faith, expecting God to save, heal, deliver and anoint them.

The dedication of those Christians impressed me. Most of them have been imprisoned for their faith many times. One young pastor conducted a Christian wedding which infuriated relatives so they complained to the police and he spent a month in prison for disturbing the peace. Our host had been severely beaten while in prison.  Two young evangelists were shot to death when we were there. They had returned from Bible College in India and were accused of spying. God gives those Christians amazing peace and joy amid the persecution, just as in the Book of The Acts.

India

Grace Bible College students wave pages

Our team visited Grace Bible College in New Delhi founded by Dr Paul Pilai. Paul had stayed in our home in Brisbane when he visited Australia. He was converted after a young Christian girl prayed for his healing while he was very ill in hospital and he recovered miraculously.

He told us how his students and teams started new churches in villages and towns. They often faced angry opposition. One fanatical group burned their meeting tent and attacked them, hitting them with clubs, trying to kill them. They broke Paul’s arm and burned the tent. Suddenly some handsome Indian men surrounded Paul’s team and miraculously moved them away to a safe place nearby.  The team could see their burning tent in the distance. Those angels told Paul that God would send him back there. A few years later they were invited back and started a church there in a home.

Grace Bible College, the largest in India with around 600 students, trains people to evangelize and plant churches, especially among unreached peoples. Their graduates often face persecution and some have been martyrs. What a humbling privilege it was to pray with the staff there and speak to the crowded hall full of such committed students.

The Philippines

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Philippines jeepney

I taught on revival at a seminary in Manilla in the sweltering heat of the Philippines. An assignment I gave my M.Th. students was to report on revival and miracles. One pastor, who was also a police inspector, reported that a church he visited sent groups of young people to sing and speak at hospitals and nursing homes.

One of those teams held monthly meetings in a mental hospital. The staff said that their patients may not understand much, but those patients did enjoy the singing. Over 40 came to the first meeting. The team offered to pray for anyone who would like prayer. They prayed personally for 26 people. The next month when the team returned, all those 26 had been discharged and sent home.

China

House church

I visited China with a student from college. His parents worked there. The woman pastor-evangelist of a house church invited us to her church in a high-rise unit. The young man who met us at the gate could speak English.

He feared that the security guard might ask awkward questions, but as we walked in around 7pm, the guard had his back to us, talking to someone else.  When we left after midnight, the guard was gone, probably sleeping.

Around 30 people sat on the floor and sang softly in worship. We spoke and then found that no one would leave until we had prayed for them personally. That took a while! They were happy to slip away one-by-one, just as they had come. Most were new Christians who believed because a Christian prayed for their healing. They believed in prayer and miracles just as in the Book of The Acts. Their simple, strong faith and humility moved and challenged me deeply.

Australia

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Djiniyini Gondarra

We visited Elcho Island in the north where revival broke out and spread through Aboriginal communities all across northern Australia. We invited a team from Elcho Island for a Pentecost weekend in Brisbane. Two dozen came! They told us about the revival and prayed for people after each meeting that weekend, just sitting on the carpeted platform floor, aboriginal style.

That revival began after aborigines on Elcho Island prayed desperately for revival amid increasing crime, drink and drugs. The night their pastor, Djiniyini Gondarra (photo), returned from a holiday they met for Bible Study and prayer in his home. God’s Spirit fell on them as they united for the closing prayer. That prayer and ministry went all night. People were filled with the Spirit, discovered many spiritual gifts, and saw healings and reconciliations. Everywhere their teams went they saw God moving on the people in local revivals.

South Pacific Islands

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Bible School Chapel on Pentecost Island

Many revival movements have swept the South Pacific islands. I saw some. God’s Spirit fell on the Law School of the University of the South Pacific just after Easter 2002. The Law School is in Port Vila, the capital of Vanuatu. Many law students were saved and transformed at their open-air rally.

Those committed students went on missions to other South Pacific nations and to Australia. Now they are lawyers and leaders. A president of their Christian Fellowship became a Member of Parliament in Fiji.

Some of those teams came with me to Pentecost Island in Vanuatu. God has been moving there in unusual ways for a hundred years. Vanuatu people first evangelized the island, one becoming a martyr. A wife of the highest ranking chief returned to life after she died and told them that she had seen God and they should leave their heathen ways and become Christians. Many revival teams have served God there in local revivals. Large numbers repent, are filled with the Spirit, and receive many spiritual gifts including revelations, words of knowledge about hidden magic or sins, and deliverance and healings.

God poured out his Spirit on children and youth in the Western Solomon Islands from Easter 2003. They loved to sing and pray daily in the church after school. God gave them visions, revelations, words of knowledge about hidden sins and bad relationships and they received many other spiritual gifts such as healings and speaking and singing what God revealed.

God revealed to a young boy the name of a man who stole a chain saw from the timber mill. A church member had been wrongly accused of that crime and sacked. He was reinstated after the man who stole it was confronted and confessed.

A mother asked me what it meant when her young boy had a vision of Jesus with one foot in heaven and one foot on the earth. I immediately remembered Matthew 28:18 – All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.

We saw God touch around 1,000 youths at a National Christian Youth Convention in 2006. One night at the convention they responded, running to the front of the open-air meeting. For half-an-hour their worship team sang “He is Lord” while we prayed for them. They fell like dominoes. Many testified to healings, visions and revelations. One young man returned to his village that night and found his mother ill, so laid hands on her and prayed for her. She was healed. His brother then asked for prayer and he too was healed. The young man had never done that before. A whole group from the Kariki Islands, further west, saw revival begin in their islands on their return. God moved powerfully in every meeting they held and in their personal prayers.

My book Journey into Mission PDF link – gives more details.

I discovered that we Westerners are often too busy to pray, too worldly to listen to God, too proud to repent, and too unbelieving to see revival. We Christians – called by the name of Christ – need to take God’s promise seriously:

If my people who are called by name will humble themselves, and pray and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. (2 Chronicles 7:14)

You can do that right now – at your computer or with your phone. You could take time right now to pray and seek God, to pray and obey.

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Times of Refreshing

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John 3:16 was the highest-ranked Google search term over the next 24 hours, generating over 92 million searches, after Tim Tebow wore it.

Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off—for all whom the Lord our God will call (Acts 2:38-39).

Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord (Acts 3:19).

Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever, Amen (Ephesians 3:20-21).

Brief examples and illustrations from a message prepared for Sunday 30 April.
Podcast of Message, beginning with readings from Psalm 116 and Acts 2.

In every revival, God’s people repent and pray, & trust and obey
1. Repent  –  means turn  –  turn to God
2. Pray  –  anytime, anywhere  –  thinking, responding
3. Trust  –  just believe  –  knowing God hears & knowing God acts
4. Obey  –  falling in love  –  “If you love me you will obey”

Links to a few accounts of Times of Refreshing:

Eternity

Arthur Stace could barely write his own name, but wrote Eternity on the pavements of Sydney, commemorated on the Sydney Harbour Bridge on 1 January 2000.

1979 – March: Elcho Island, Australia (Djiniyini Gondarra)

Djiniyini Gondarra

Djiniyini Gondarra

The Lord poured out the Holy Spirit on Elcho Island in northern Australia on Thursday, 14 March, 1979. Djiniyini Gondarra was then the Uniting Church minister in the town of Galiwin’ku at the south of the island. He had been away on holidays to Sydney and Brisbane, returning on the late afternoon Missionary Aviation Fellowship flight.

He was travel weary and just wanted to unpack and get to bed early. Many of the people, however, had been praying for months, and especially every day while he had been away, so they wanted to have prayer and Bible study with him in his home. This is his account of that Pentecost among Australian Aborigines in the Arnhem Land churches across the north of Australia:

After the evening dinner, we called our friends to come and join us in the Bible Class meeting. We just sang some hymns and choruses translated into Gupapuynu and into Djambarrpuynu. There were only seven or eight people who were involved or came to the Bible Class meeting, and many of our friends didn’t turn up. We didn’t get worried about it.

I began to talk to them that this was God’s will for us to get together this evening because God had planned this meeting through them so that we will see something of his great love which will be poured out on each one of them. I said a word of thanks to those few faithful Christians who had been praying for renewal in our church, and I shared with them that I too had been praying for the revival or the renewal for this church and for the whole of Arnhem Land churches, because to our heavenly Father everything is possible. He can do mighty things in our churches throughout our great land.

I then asked the group to hold each other’s hands and I began to pray for the people and for the church, that God would pour out his Holy Spirit to bring healing and renewal to the hearts of men and women, and to the children.

Suddenly we began to feel God’s Spirit moving in our hearts and the whole form of our prayer suddenly changed and everybody began to pray in the Spirit and in harmony. And there was a great noise going on in the room and we began to ask one another what was going on.

Some of us said that God had now visited us and once again established his kingdom among his people who have been bound for so long by the power of evil. Now the Lord is setting his church free and bringing us into the freedom of happiness and into reconciliation and to restoration.

There was a great revival that swept further west. I would describe these experiences like a wild bush fire burning from one side of Australia to the other side of our great land. The experience of revival in Arnhem Land is still active in many of our Aboriginal parishes and the churches.

We would like to share these experiences in many white churches where doors are closed to the power of the Holy Spirit. It has always been my humble prayer that the whole of Australian Christians, both black and white, will one day be touched by this great and mighty power of the living God.

1965 – September: Soe, Timor (Nahor Leo, Mel Tari)

Mel Tari

On Sunday night, September 26, 1965, in Soe, Timor, people heard the sound of a tornado wind and saw flames on the church building which prompted police to set off the fire alarm to summon the volunteer fire fighters. Many people were converted that night, many filled with the Spirit including speaking in tongues, some in English who did not know English. By midnight teams of lay people had been organized to begin spreading the gospel the next day. Eventually, about 90 evangelistic teams were formed which functioned powerfully with spiritual gifts.

Nahor Leo, the young man who testified that night in the Reformed Church, chose 23 young people who formed an evangelistic group, Team 1. They gave themselves full time to visiting churches and villages and saw thousands converted with multitudes healed and delivered. In one town alone they saw 9,000 people converted in two weeks.

Another young man, Mel Tari witnessed this visitation of God and later became part of Team 42. He reported on this revival in two widely read books, Like a Mighty Wind and The Gentle Breeze of Jesus. Healings and evangelism increased dramatically. Specific directions from the Lord led the teams into powerful ministry with thousands becoming Christians. They saw many healings, miracles such as water being turned to wine for communion, some instantaneous healings, deliverance from witchcraft and demonic powers, and some people raised from death through prayer.

The teams were often guided supernaturally including provision of light at night on jungle trails, angelic guides and protection, meager supplies of food multiplied in pastors’ homes when a team ate together there during famines, and witch-doctors being converted after they saw power encounters when the teams’ prayers banished demons, rendering the witch-doctors powerless.

1989 – Henan and Anhul, China

Dennis Balcombe

Dennis Balcombe, pastor of the Revival Christian Church in Hong Kong, regularly visits China. He has reported on revival there.

In 1989 Henan preachers visited North Anhul province and found several thousand believers in the care of an older pastor from Shanghai. At their first night meeting with 1,000 present 30 were baptized in the icy winter. The first baptized was a lady who had convulsions if she went into water. She was healed of that and other ills, and found the water warm. A 12 year old boy deaf and dumb was baptized and spoke, “Mother, Father, the water is not cold the water is not cold.” An aged lady nearly 90, disabled after an accident in her 20s, was completely healed in the water. By the third and fourth nights over 1,000 were baptized.

A young evangelist, Enchuan, 20 years old in 1990, had been leading evangelistic teams since he was 17. He said, “When the church first sent us out to preach the Gospel, after two to three months of ministering we usually saw 20-30 converts. But now it is not 20. It is 200, 300, and often 600 or more will be converted.”

1951 – June: City Bell, Argentina (Edward Miller)

Ed Miller

Edward Miller tells of revival breaking out in Argentina after God told him to call his small church to pray every night from 8 pm to midnight beginning on a Monday. Their little group prayed for three nights, mostly silently except for their missionary Ed Miller. No one seemed to have any leading, except one lady felt she was told to hit the table, but she wouldn’t do anything so strange. On the fourth night, Ed Miller led the group in singing around the table, and hit it as they sang. Eventually others did the same. Then the lady did. Immediately the Spirit of God fell. They were baptized powerfully in the Spirit. They heard the sound of strong wind. Their little church filled. People were convicted, weeping, and praying.

By Saturday teams were going out in powerful evangelism. A young man, Alexander and his band of rebels sat in the front row of a revival meeting aiming to disrupt it. God convicted him and he repented. His gang began to leave but fell under the Spirit on the way out. All were converted. Two of them went to the Bible School.

Ed Miller taught at the Bible Training Institute in 1951 in the little town of City Bell, near Buenos Aires. In June he was led to cancel lectures so the whole Bible School could pray every day. He announced this on the first Sunday in June. That night Alexander, the former rebel leader, a teenager of Polish descent, was praying long after midnight out in the fields when he sensed something pressing down on him, an intense light surrounding him and a heavenly being enfolding him. Terrified he ran back to the Institute.

The heavenly visitor entered the Institute with him, and in a few moments all the students were awake with the fear of God upon them. They began to cry out in repentance as God by his Spirit dealt with them. The next day the Spirit of God came again upon Alexander as he was given prophecies of God’s moving in far off countries. The following day Alexander again saw the Lord in the Spirit, but this time he began to speak slowly and distinctly the words he heard from the angel of God. No one could understand what he was saying, however, until another lad named Celsio (with even less education than Alexander), overcome with the Spirit of God markedly upon him, began to interpret… These communications (written because he choked up when he tried to talk) were a challenge from God to pray and indeed the Institute became a centre of prayer till the vacation time, when teams went out to preach the kingdom. It was the beginning of new stirrings of the Spirit across the land.

Prophecies given to the Bible School told of God filling the largest auditoriums and stadiums in Argentina and in other countries.

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In 1952 Tommy Hicks was conducting a series of meetings in California when God showed him a vision. While he was praying he saw a map of South America covered with a vast field of golden wheat ripe for harvesting. The wheat turned into human beings calling him to come and help them.

He wrote a prophecy in his Bible about going by air to that land before two summers would pass. Three months later, after an evangelistic crusade, a pastor’s wife in California gave that same prophecy to him that he had written down. He was invited to Argentina in 1954 and had enough money to buy a one way air ticket to Buenos Aires.

Hicks with Peron

On his way there after meetings in Chile, the word Peron came to his mind. He asked the air stewardess if she knew what it meant. She told him Peron was the President of Argentina. When he went to make an appointment with Juan Peron, the dictator President, he prayed for a guard who was healed and so the guard arranged an appointment with Peron.  Through prayer the President was healed of an ugly eczema and gave Hicks the use of a stadium and free access to the state radio and press.

The revival campaign shifted into the Argentina’s largest arena, the Hurricane Football Stadium, seating 110,000 which overflowed. During nightly meetings over two months 300,000 people registered decisions for Christ and many were healed at every meeting.

2003-2017 Pentecost on Pentecost Island

Some of the signs of revival we saw there included a whole mountain ‘on fire’ (with nothing burned) during revival meetings at their Bible College, witchcraft items revealed then removed and destroyed by prayer teams, everyone prayed for in ‘custom’ villages healed, and angels filling a village church with songs in the night in a small village where the worship had been strong, lasting for many hours.  Everyone prayed for in that village was healed and all unbelievers repented during the worship and many were baptized.

Photo Report – Mission teams in Vanuatu 2003-2010
Photo Report – Grant Shaw on Mission in Vanuatu 2006
Photo Report – Joel Shaw and team on Mission in Vanuatu 2013
Photo Report – Andrew and others on Mission in Vanuatu 2012-2015
Photo Report – Pentecost on Pentecost Island 2003-2016

This 60 kilometre long, narrow island, sighted and named on the Day of Pentecost, 1764, by French explorer Bougainville, was also seen by Captain Cook in 1774.

A Pacific1Part of this account is background information from my book South Pacific Revivals (in paperback and ebook).

Martyr for the Gospel

Tomas Tumtum had been an indentured worker on cane farms in Queensland, Australia. He was converted there and returned around 1901 to his village on South Pentecost Island. He came with his friend, Lulkon, a new young disciple from a neighbouring island. They arrived when the village was taboo because a baby had died a few days earlier, so no one was allowed near the village. Ancient tradition dictated that anyone breaking taboo must be killed, so they were going to kill Tomas, but his friend Lulkon asked Tomas to tell them to kill him instead, so that Tomas could live and evangelize his own people. Just before he was clubbed to death at a sacred Mele palm tree, Lulkon read John 3:16, then closed his eyes and prayed for them.

Tomas became the pioneer of the church in South Pentecost, establishing many Churches of Christ in the villages there. Revival movements have increased there since the 1980s, continuing to now.

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We had revival teaching at their Bible College and every weekend revival teams led meetings in village churches. Many of these village revival meetings went late as the Spirit moved on the people with deep repentance, reconciliation, forgiveness, and prayer for healing and empowering.

The Bible College buildings in the bay (photo) are surrounded by mountains. We saw those mountains filled with supernatural fire one night.

Ranwadi High School on Pentecost Island

A law student team from Port Vila, led by Seini Puamau, Vice President of the Christian Fellowship, had a strong impact at the High School on South Pentecost Island with big responses at all meetings. Almost the whole residential school of 300 responded for prayer at the final service on Sunday night October 17, 2004, after a powerful testimony from Joanna Kenilorea. The High School principal, Silas Buli, has prayed with some of his staff for many years from 4 a.m. each morning, praying for the school and nation. Silas became a Member of Parliament for South Pentecost in 2016.

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Bible College Chapel on Pentecost Island, Vanuatu

Mathias, a young man who repented deeply with over 15 minutes of tearful sobbing, became a main worship leader in revival meetings. When he was leading and speaking at a revival meeting at the national Bible College, a huge supernatural fire blazed in the hills directly opposite the Bible College chapel in 2005, but no bush was burned. They told us it was supernatural fire, with no smoke and nothing physical being consumed by the fire.

More details and many more accounts are given in Flashpoints of Revival and Revival Fires.
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Story-tellers of Good News

Story-tellers of good news ~ Results in healed families, freedom, love, less violence and addiction, redemption, hope, divine favour, grace, they pray and God moves.

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Storytellers

West Africa: Dramatic transformation among Muslim peoples.

“Dramatic transformation is the key to rapid multiplication of churches among Muslims,” says Jerry Trousdale of missions organization CityTeam International.

He relates the story how one time their West African ministry partners were having their midday prayers, when they suddenly were surrounded by Muslim leaders. The team had been seeing breathtaking breakthroughs among highly resistant Muslim peoples, so they had anticipated opposition. They had reason to be fearful, but kept praying. Surprisingly, the Muslims just stood around them observing the proceedings and making no signs of hostile intentions.

“We beg you: could you please send us the story-tellers?”

When the Christian leaders finished praying, the group approached and turned out to be a delegation of Muslim civic leaders from a distant region. They had come with their imam and with a request. They said: “We have not come to harm you, but we beg you – could you please send us the story-tellers?” They meant the Christian workers who were making disciples by telling stories. The Muslim leaders from this community had observed other communities in their area that had become Christian, and they had noticed a dramatic change in people’s lives. They wanted the same thing in their community!

After some rearranging of schedules and responsibilities, the ministry was able to send out a team of storytellers to the distant village. Nobody imagined at the time that events like these would be repeated again and again, and that even entire mosques would come to faith in Christ. “When Muslims observe the types of dramatic transformation that only the gospel can bring in individuals, families and whole communities, they are often jealous to experience the same,” explains Trousdale.

MARKS OF TRANSFORMATION

What does transformation look like among Muslim-background believers? These are some of the most common changes seen among Muslims who accept Christ:

1. Healed families.
In families where women and children have been treated almost as slaves, wife beating becomes no longer acceptable, and love begins to heal broken marriages. Children are given permission to attend schools and are treated with new appreciation. Fighting between parents and children diminishes. Polygamy is no longer the choice of Christian men, and prostitution dies out.

2. A Spirit of Freedom.
When people discover freedom, it affects everything in their lives. They find release from fatalism, they are willing to try new things, and they expect God to bless their lives.

3. A Spirit of Love.
Many Muslim people report that God puts love in their hearts for the first time. In many cases, they have a new passion for fellow Muslims who are still in the mosque.

4. Diminished violence.
There have been instances in which, upon becoming Christians, former Muslims refuse to participate in ongoing ethnic warfare. In one case, when the Christian men were called to account for why they no longer ‘supported the tribe’, they shared the message of Jesus. This caused tribal elders to rethink their reasons for fighting, and the fighting stopped. Today, the two men who stood up for their conviction, are church planters.

5. Less addiction.
The levels of addiction to alcohol, khat, and other things that consume people’s lives are greatly diminished as these people receive prayer for deliverance.

6. Redemption and hope.
Historically, when lost people become obedient disciples of Jesus, they typically exchange fatalism for optimism, have new energy and initiative, and become more productive people. In addition, they abandon expensive addictions, and they see the blessings for God on their family situation.

7. Evidences of Divine favour.
Many new Christians share with joy how, after they became followers of Jesus, and during a time of prolonged drought, the Lord caused it to rain on their farms or on the pasture where their livestock was, but not on their neighbors’ land. And it became so obvious that the Muslim neighbors came to them to find out why these Christians had such favor. Farmers in every region that City Team International workers have interviewed report that, since they have become Christians, they have begun praying over their fields and have ceased using Muslim or spiritist blessings on their land, and their harvests have dramatically increased.

8. Grace in persecution.
Many new Christians in Muslim areas face harsh persecution. But these believers, though persecuted in cruel ways, have been transformed so deeply that they find the courage to speak a blessing on their persecutors. This forgiveness in the face of persecution can, over time, be the way that God gets into a persecutor’s heart to transform it as well. Numerous Muslims who formerly persecuted the Muslim-background Christians in their areas have come to faith as a result of those whom they persecuted responding with grace and kindness to the evil things done to them.

9. Freedom from demonic oppression.
Many Muslims have experienced years of torment from demonic powers. But when they repent of sins and receive Jesus as Lord, those spirits are successfully cast out. These deliverances are very tangible witnesses of the power of the gospel in Muslim families.

10. The power of individual prayer.
Common people discover that they can pray and God moves. Even the Muslims see this and thank God for the changes in the communities, as many who used to disturb them are now peaceful Christians.

Source: Jerry Trousdale
Joel News International 872.

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Teaching Them to Obey in Love

‘Those who love me will keep my word’

Great Commission series
by Geoff Waugh (2016)

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Contents:

Introduction

1 Love God:
Faith in God – God our Father
Follow Me – Jesus our Lord
Filled with the Spirit – God’s Spirit our Helper

2 Love Others:
Love one another
Serve one another
Encourage one another

Conclusion

Introduction

Jesus was wholly obedient in different ways at different times as a child, a student, a carpenter, a teaching rabbi, a healer, a sacrifice. We can obey in our different situations.   

The Great Commission is a call to obey everything Jesus commanded. That’s not easy! But Jesus reminded us that he now has all authority in heaven and on earth and he is with us to the end of the age:

‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.’ (Matthew 28:18-20)

This book is about learning to obey Jesus as we love God who loves us totally.  Jesus said, “If you love me you will keep my commandments” (John 14:15, 23).  The greatest commandments of all are to love God and love others.   …

We encourage Christians, especially leaders, to obey what Jesus told us to do. All Christians love to speak and sing about Jesus but we may not follow his instructions. So I wrote a mission book about how Jesus trained his followers: Jesus the Model for Short Term Supernatural Mission.  It’s the first in my Great Commission Series and this is the second book in that series.

Jesus taught his followers to do what he did.  He commanded them to love one another as he loved us. He sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God, to heal the sick and to cast out unclean spirits.  I hope this book will help you do what Jesus told us to do. 

Jesus said that all the commandments could be summed up in two: loving God and loving others.

‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it:

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 ‘You shall love your neighbour as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets (Matthew 22:37-40).

Jesus described our neighbour as anyone, especially those in need.  He said that we would keep his commandments because we loved him.

Those who love me will keep my word, and my Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. (John 14:23)

God our loving Father expects us to believe in Jesus, his Son, to trust him and to obey his teaching and instructions.

And this is His commandment: that we should believe on the name of His Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as He gave us commandment (1 John 3:23).

What is obedience?

Jesus told a parable about two sons whose father told them to work in his vineyard (Matthew 21:28-32). One son said he would go but he did not. The other son said he would not go but changed his mind and went. The one who said ‘No’ but then went was more obedient than the one who said ‘Yes’ but didn’t go.  The story shows how we can repent, change our mind and obey.

Jesus’ parable of the two sons encourages us to repent, turn around, and obey even if previously we did not. Often we may feel guilty that we are not obeying Jesus fully and wholeheartedly.  When we pray we may remember how we disobeyed or were half-hearted or reluctant to obey. We can repent, and obey.

Some of Jesus commands seem hard for us to obey: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you; whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me; carry no purse, no bag, no sandals; sell your possessions, and give alms; those of you who do not give up everything you have cannot be my disciples (Luke 6:27-28; 9:23; 10:4; 12:33; 14:33). And that’s just a few of his instructions!

We’re not all called to be Saint Francis or Mother Teresa. But we are called to follow Jesus – and that’s a challenge. Jesus’ instructions can shape our attitudes and actions. We may live it out in different ways in different places, but his commands will always guide us as we are led by his Spirit. Jesus was wholly obedient in different ways at different times as a child, a student, a carpenter, a teaching rabbi, a healer, a sacrifice. We can obey in our different situations.   

Our obedience springs from love and flows strong in God’s love.  We love Him because he first loved us (1 John 4:19).

Jesus reveals himself to those who obey him in love: “The person who has My commands and keeps them is the one who [really] loves Me; and whoever [really] loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I [too] will love them and will show (reveal, manifest) Myself to them. [I will let Myself be clearly seen by them and make Myself real to them.]” (John 14:21 Amplified)

 

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Great Commission Series books include:
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A Jesus the Model Globe

 An Incredible Journey by Faith

The Great Commission Series

A Great Commission MissionGreat Commission Mission
The Teaching of Jesus on Mission
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2 The Disciples’ Mission and Ministry

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A Your Spiritual Gifts2Your Spiritual Gifts:

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Chapter 1 – Your Spiritual Gifts

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1  The Titles of Jesus
2  The Reign of Jesus
3  The Life of Jesus
4  The Death of Jesus
5  The Resurrection of Jesus
6  The Spirit of Jesus
7  The Lion of Judah
Selection from (1) The Titles of Jesus:  Aslan – The Lion of Judah
Selection from (2) The Reign of Jesus:  Appendix – China Miracle
Selection from (3) The Life of Jesus:  Prayer, Crowds and Healing
Selection from (4) The Death of Jesus:  The Tree
Selection from (5) The Resurrection of Jesus:  Biblical accounts

Selection from (6) The Spirit of Jesus:  Testimonies
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Part 1:  Best Revival Stories
Power from on High, by John Greenfield 
The Spirit told us what to do, by Carl Lawrence
Pentecost in Arnhem Land, by Djiniyini Gondarra
Speaking God’s Word, by David Yonggi Cho 
Worldwide Awakening, by Richard Riss 
The River of God, by David Hogan
 
Part 2:  Transforming Revivals
Solomon Islands
Papua New Guinea
Vanuatu
10  Fiji
11  Snapshots of Glory, by George Otis Jr
12  The Transformation of Algodoa de Jandaira
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Blogs Index 2: Mission

Blogs Index 2: MISSION

General Blogs Index

Blogs Index 1: Revivals (briefer than Revivals Index)

Blogs Index 2: Mission (international stories)

Blogs Index 3: Miracles (supernatural events)

Blogs Index 4: Devotional (including testimonies)

Blogs Index 5: Church (Christianity in Action)

Blogs Index 6: Chapters (Blogs from Books)

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Amazing Mission Blogs

All Blogs are amazing accounts of God’s actions, but these are very surprising.Carl Lawrence & David Wang

 
The Spirit told us what to do
Two teenage girls plant many churches

Excerpt from The Coming Influence of China
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Ch 3: People of the Trees

 
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Hostile tribe’s chief died and met Jesus

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Ch 2: Mountains of Mystery

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Recent Mission Blogs

eoy-field-testimony-blog-1118-350x221Witch doctor sought to destroy Bible group – God had other plans

Philippines-1-696x464The Bible – the most read book in the Philippines

BAMBusiness as Mission

RussiaWorld Cup: Churches reach millions

SilenceJapan: Christian sites nominated for World Heritage

Bonnke LagosReinhard Bonnke’s Final Crusade in Africa

1 Asia: Love on Fire – drunk transformed

2Nepal: Hindu priest embraces Jesus

AIDS Uganda: God saves and heals including HIV

A picture of a young beautiful opera singer performing over black background Opera singer plants church in Vienna among Muslims & Buddhists

BG2 Billy Graham (1918-2018) – in his own words

vomjail Christian missionary tortured in prison led 40 to Christ

1 A woman in the marketplace starts 3 churches in 6 months

2  Laos: A church for the So

1 Jesus Well: life-giving and living water in India

Korea Koreans evangelized their own nation

IranHope in Iran’s notorious Evin Prison

Egypt Egypt opening to the Gospel amid persecution

Iraq Historic Christmas in Iraq

Yansi-crossing-river Missionary thought he was a failure: now churches thrive

1 Uganda Mission Trip

FrontlinesThe Faithful on the Frontlines

Bridge of Hope Bridges of Hope

Binoras-father-baptismSon of witchdoctor sees 65 brothers and sisters converted with Jesus Film

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Young man reading the Bible  Iraq: Muslim from Ninevah discovered the Bible’s magnetism

A Mongolia: Russian Christians bringing God’s love to the steppes

Korea North Korean believers meet underground

North Korea North Korea: The blessing of forced solitude with God

MissionsBiblical Basis for Mission

20170716_091009Team Visit to Pentecost Island, July 2017

village-church-1Pentecost on Pentecost Island, Vanuatu, South Pacific

young muslim woman at  Mosque in Kuala Terengganu, MalaysiaSouth East Asia: From fear to freedom

BabyChina: Life-changing Miracle

DuckIndonesia: Sacrificial duck – a witnessing tool

Sth Africa Almost 1,000,000 pray together, South Africa

Boys weed a field of bambara nut close to Segou, Mali on August 25 2011.The ‘Unqualified’ Farmer, West Africa

StorytellersStory-tellers of Good News, West Africa

3Christians reach out to Muslims in UK

BangladeshChristianity exploding in Bangladesh

Aboriginal 5000Our Mob, God’s Story – Indigenous Australians

PPPower to Change – university of PNG

ugandaSheikh sent to assassinate pastor, converted

dr-jason-faderOutstanding medical missionary in Africa

life-in-desertJesus and Muslims: Life in the Desert

iraqChristian Refugees in Iraq – Beauty and Bravery

jesus-netJesus.net – over 12 million decisions for Christ

duststormGod protects new believers

womanWoman returns from the dead to tell about Jesus

when-the-alcoholics-son-prayed-3The Alcoholic’s Son Prayed

childrenChildren’s Prayer Movement in Indonesia

1Influential Buddhist Monk Receives Jesus

Manobo Philippine Village Embraces Christ

1 IndiaDoes Jesus live here?

6 screenshot-www.youtube.com-2016-02-09-06-13-36Revival Breaks Out in China’s Government Approved Churches

Cairo chThousands gather in Egypt

Iran Iran – fastest growing evangelical population

China house churchChinese turning to Christianity

messianic-congregation-Israel-1024x582Jews finding Jesus in Israel

Also: Israeli Jews and Bibles

Also: Christian Passover Service

Syrian-Outreach-400x267-300x200Many Muslims are Turning to Christ

KoreaEscaping North Korea

GFA2Filth and Fertile Ground in Asia

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ConferencePraiseNew Wave of Revival in China

Radical revival sweeps China’s

government controlled churches

 
 

Blessings Bible

Atheist Author Recognizes Global Faith Revival

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thai-65 Common Misconceptions between Foreigners and Thais

General Mission Blogs

MonksJesus invaded a Buddhist Monastery
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Mission on Pentecost Island

Vanuatu

South Pacific

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A Jesus the Model Globe The Disciples’ Mission and Ministry

Chapter 2 of Jesus the Model for

Short Term Supernatural Mission

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Tommy Hicks’ Revival Vision

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Transformation through Prayer

Evangelicals Grow from 7% to 45% in 7 years

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See also: Great Revival Stories

Survey of Revivals (Geoff Waugh)

Revival Adventures (Geoff Waugh)

Atheist Author Recognizes Global Faith Revival

Jesus.net – over 12 million decisions for Christ

Australia – Pentecost in Arnhem Land (Djiniyini Gondarra)

Australia – Fire of God among Aborigines (John Blacket)

Australia – Our Mob, God’s Story

Australia – Pilgrimage in Renewal (John-Charles Vockler)

Australia – Young Christians sharing Good News in Brisbane

Australia & South Pacific – Healing Evangelism (Geoff Waugh)

South Pacific – The Timor Revival (Mel Tari)

South Pacific – Bougainville Revival (Royree Jensen)

South Pacific – Acts 3 in faith in PNG (Johan van Bruggen)

South Pacific – Solomon Islands: Hostile Chief dies and meets Jesus

South Pacific – Vanuatu Revival Meetings (Geoff Waugh)

South Pacific – 21st Century Revivals in the Pacific (Geoff Waugh)

South Pacific – Pentecost on Pentecost Island (Geoff Waugh)

South Pacific – Pentecost Bungalows

South Pacific – Papua New Guinea, Power to Change

Asia’s Maturing Church (David Wang)

Asia – Woman returns from the dead to tell about Jesus

Asia – Bridges of Hope

Asia – Love on Fire: Drunk transformed

Mongolia – Russian Christians bringing God’s love to the steppes

China – The Spirit told us what to do (Carl Lawrence)

China – Revival in China (Dennis Balcombe)

China – House Churches (Barbara Nield)

China – New Wave of Revival

China – Chinese turning to Christianity

China – Revival Breaks Out in China’s Government Approved Churches

China – Life-changing Miracle

Korea – Koreans evangelized their own nation

Korea – North Korean believers meet underground

Korea – The Blessing of forced solitude with God

Japan – Christian sites nominated for World Heritage

Philippines – Village Embraces Christ

Laos – A church for the So

Myanmar – Buddhist village comes to Christ

Nepal – Revival Meetings (Raju Sundas)

Nepal – Influential Buddhist Monk Receives Jesus

Nepal – Jesus Invaded a Buddhist Monastery

Nepal – Hindu priest embraces Jesus

India – Filth & Fertile Ground

India – One Touch from Jesus

India – Reading to his father

India – The Alcoholic’s Son Prayed

India – Christianity exploding in Bangladesh

India – Jesus Well: life-giving and living water

Russia – Speaking God’s Word (David Yonggi Cho)

Russia – World Cup: Churches reach millions

UK – Alpha in Prison

UK – Christians reach out to Muslims

Europe – Seven Signs of Hope (Jeff Fountain)

Europe – Two Unlikely People in Rome

EuropeOpera singer plants church in Vienna

North America – Pensacola Revival (Michael Brown)

North America – Baltimore Revival (Elizabeth Moll Stalcup)

North America – Mobile Revival (Joel Kilpatrick)

North America – Smithton Revival (Joel Kilpatrick)

North America – Gangsters in the Doorway (Robby Dawkins)

North America – Interrupted by God (Robby Dawkins)

North America – 20th Anniversary – Toronto Blessing (Randy Clark)

North America – Billy Graham – in his own words

Mexico – The River of God (David Hogan)

Central America – Missions at the Margins (Bob Ekblad)

South America – Snapshots of Glory (George Otis Jr)

South America – Revival in the Amazon among “Skull Splitters”

South America – Almolonga, the Miracle City (Mell Winger)

South America – Prison Revival in Argentina (Ed Silvoso)

South America – Argentina Revival (Guido Kuwas)

South America – Bogotá Revival, by Guido Kuwas

South America – Revival Impacted Bolivia (Ruth Ruibal)

South America – Brazil: Transformation by Prayer (Inger Logelin)South America – Brazil: Transformation through Prayer (George Otis)

South America – Christian Light filling Columbia’s Black Hole

South America – Cali Transformation (George Otis Jr)

Israel – Jews finding Jesus in Israel (God Reports)

Muslims and Jesus: Life in the Desert

Middle East – Many Muslims are Turning to Christ

Middle East – Isis losing control

Middle East – God sends dust storm to protect new believers

Iran – fastest growing evangelical population

Iran – Hope in Tehran’s notorious Evin Prison

Iraq – Christian Refugees – Beauty and Bravery

Iraq – Muslim from Ninevah discovers the Bible’s magnetism

Iraq – Historic Christmas in Iraq

Arabia – Sheiks import Bibles

Egypt – opening to the Gospel amid persecution

Egypt – Miracles in Garbage City, Cairo (Joel News)

Egypt – Thousands gather

Egypt – Modern Day Daniel

Africa – Reinhard Bonnke’s beginnings

Africa – Reinhard Bonnke’s Final Crusade in Africa

Africa – “This Disco is a church” (Reinhard Bonnke)

Africa – Congo: Before they call I will answer (Helen Roseveare)

Africa – Congo: Missionary thought he was a failure

Africa – Mozambique: The Primacy of Love (Heidi Baker)

Africa – Ghana: He woke up totally healed (Daniel Kolenda)

Africa – West Africa: The church on the camel’s path

Africa – West Africa: Story-tellers of Good News

Africa – West Africa: The ‘Unqualified’ Farmer

Africa – West Africa: A woman in the marketplace starts 3 churches

Africa – South Africa: Almost 1 million pray together

Africa – Burundi: Outstanding Christian medical missionary

Africa – Sudan: Missionary tortured in prison led 40 to Christ

Africa – Uganda: Sheikh sent to assassinate pastor, converted

Africa – Uganda: God saves and heals including HIV

Africa – Uganda Mission Trip

Africa – Son of witchdoctor sees 65 brothers and sisters converted

Africa – Ghana Miracles (Geoff Waugh)

Africa – Kenya Mission (Geoff Waugh)

Renewal Journal Facebook Mission Albums

Moravian Revival, Herrnhut, East Germany

Germany,with David – July-August 2013

Transformed Communities – Latin America & more

Brazil Transformation – Conference, 2008

USA and Caribbean – 2008 & 2012

Alaska – Catch the Wave Conference, 2009

Ghana Mission – 1995

Kenya Mission – 2005-2007

Light Home, India – Elisha Chowatapilli

Mission in Darjeeling, India – 1998-2000

Mission in Nepal – 2004-2015

Mission in Thailand – 2011

Mission in Malaysia – 2010

Myanmar (Burma) Mission Trip – 2015-2016

Mission in Myanmar – 2008-2012

Solomon Islands – 2007

Solomon Islands with Gideon – 2007

Grant in Solomon Islands – 2007

Solomon Islands Convention – 2006

Solomon Islands with Vanuatu team – 2006

Solomon Islands – 2004-2006

Vanuatu Mission – 2012-2015

Vanuatu Revival Mission Teams – 2013

Grant in Vanuatu – 2006

Pentecost Island, Vanuatu – 2005-2006

Vanuatu – Port Vila & Tanna – 2003-2004

Fiji, with Kenmore Church – 2008-2009

Priscilla on Mission in Australia – 2002

Seini on Mission in Australia – 2002

Romulo on Mission in Australia – 2002

South Pacific Mission Team in NSW Australia – 2002

South Pacific Mission Team in Queensland, Australia – 2002

 

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BLOGS INDEX 1: REVIVALS (BRIEFER THAN REVIVALS INDEX)

BLOGS INDEX 2: MISSION (INTERNATIONAL STORIES)

BLOGS INDEX 3: MIRACLES (SUPERNATURAL EVENTS)

BLOGS INDEX 4: DEVOTIONAL (INCLUDING TESTIMONIES)

BLOGS INDEX 5: CHURCH (CHRISTIANITY IN ACTION)

BLOGS INDEX 6: CHAPTERS (BLOGS FROM BOOKS)

BLOGS INDEX 7: IMAGES (PHOTOS AND ALBUMS)

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Blogs Index 1: Revivals

 Blogs Index 1: REVIVALS

General Blogs Index

Blogs Index 1: Revivals (briefer than Revivals Index)

Blogs Index 2: Mission (international stories)

Blogs Index 3: Miracles (supernatural events)

Blogs Index 4: Devotional (including testimonies)

Blogs Index 5: Church (Christianity in Action)

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REVIVALS

Recent Revival Blogs

0 0 Jurney M2 Revival Reports – biographical

0 0 A Journey MissionRevival Highlights from Journey into Mission

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f-akersRevivals Across the South of USA

Virginia2Revival Fires in West Virginia

ASUCurrent Revival in America’s Largest University

Blessings Bible Atheist Author Recognizes

Global Faith Revival 

General Revival Blogs

Carl Lawrence & David WangThe Spirit told us what to do

Two teenage girls plant many churches

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p1Transformation in Juarez, Mexico

A faceRevivals in the Middle East

RICOHPentecost on Pentecost Island

0 revive-us-again-1Revival Quotes

Chuck Smith Lonnie FrisbeeJesus People Revival

Mel TariMel Tari on the Timor Revival

Syrian-Outreach-400x267-300x200Many Muslims are Turning to Christ

Weat AfricaThe church on the camel’s path
 
ConferencePraiseChina – New Wave of Revival
 
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Transformation through Prayer

Evangelicals Grow from 7% to 45% in 7 years

Revival Summaries

Condensed from Flashpoints of Revivals and Revival Fires

Biblical Background

Pentecost to the Reformation

The Great Awakenings

Eighteenth Century Revivals: The Great Awakening

Early Nineteenth Century Revivals: Frontier and Missionary Revivals

Mid-nineteenth Century Revivals: Prayer Revivals

Early Twentieth Century Revivals: Worldwide Revivals

Mid-twentieth Century Revivals: Healing Evangelism Revivals

Late Twentieth Century Revivals: Renewal and Revival

Final Decade, Twentieth Century Revivals: Blessing Revivals

Twenty First Century Revivals: Transforming Revivals

Revival stories – inspiring accounts

See also: Great Revival Stories

Survey of Revivals (Geoff Waugh)

Revival Adventures (Geoff Waugh)

Revival Reports (Geoff Waugh)

Atheist Author Recognizes Global Faith Revival

Australia – Pinnacle Pocket Revival, North Queensland

Australia – Pentecost in Arnhem Land (Djiniyini Gondarra)

Australia – Fire of God among Aborigines (John Blacket)

Australia – Pilgrimage in Renewal (John-Charles Vockler)

Australia – Young Christians sharing Good News in Brisbane

Australia & South Pacific – Healing Evangelism (Geoff Waugh)

South Pacific – Bougainville Revival (Royree Jensen)

South Pacific –Acts 3 acted out in faith in PNG (Johan van Bruggen)

South Pacific – Vanuatu Revival Meetings (Geoff Waugh)

South Pacific – 21st Century Revivals in the Pacific (Geoff Waugh)

South Pacific – Pentecost on Pentecost Island

Indonesia – Mel Tari on the Timor Revival

Asia’s Maturing Church (David Wang)

China – The Spirit told us what to do (Carl Lawrence)

China – Revival in China (Dennis Balcombe)

China – House Churches (Barbara Nield)

China – New Wave of Revival

China – Chinese turning to Christianity

Nepal – Revival Meetings (Raju Sundas)

Nepal – Jesus Invaded a Buddhist Monastery

India – Filth & Fertile Ground

India – One Touch from Jesus

India – Reading to his father

Russia – Speaking God’s Word (David Yonggi Cho)

UK – Alpha in Prison

Europe – Seven Signs of Hope (Jeff Fountain)

Europe – Two Unlikely People in Rome

North America – Jesus People Revival

North America – Students ignite Charismatic Movement

North America – Pensacola Revival (Michael Brown)

North America – Baltimore Revival (Elizabeth Moll Stalcup)

North America – Mobile Revival (Joel Kilpatrick)

North America – Smithton Revival (Joel Kilpatrick)

North America – Gangsters in the Doorway (Robby Dawkins)

North America – Interrupted by God (Robby Dawkins)

North America – 20th Anniversary – Toronto Blessing (Randy Clark)

North America – An Unfolding Revival: Pine Ridge

North America – Revival Fires in West Virginia

North America – Revival in America’s Largest University

 

Mexico – The River of God (David Hogan)

Mexico – Transformation in Juarez, Mexico

Central America – Missions at the Margins (Bob Ekblad)

South America – Snapshots of Glory (George Otis Jr)

South America – Revival Impacted Bolivia (Ruth Ruibal)

South America – Brazil: Transformation through Prayer (George Otis)

South America – Christian Light filling Columbia’s Black Hole

South America – Cali Transformation (George Otis Jr)

South America – Almolonga, the Miracle City (Mell Winger)

South America – Prison Revival in Argentina (Ed Silvoso)

South America – Argentina Revival (Guido Kuwas)

South America – Bogotá Revival, by Guido Kuwas

South America – Revival Impacted Bolivia (Ruth Ruibal)

South America – Brazil: Transformation by Prayer (Inger Logelin)

Israel – Jews finding Jesus in Israel (God Reports)

Middle East – Revival in the Middle East

Middle East – Many Muslims are Turning to Christ

Iran – fastest growing evangelical population

Arabia – Sheiks import Bibles

Egypt – Miracles in Garbage City, Cairo (Joel News)

Africa – Reinhard Bonnke’s beginnings

Africa – “This Disco is a church” (Reinhard Bonnke)

Africa – Congo: Before they call I will answer (Helen Roseveare)

Africa – Mozambique: The Primacy of Love (Heidi Baker)

Africa – Ghana: He woke up totally healed (Daniel Kolenda)

Africa – The church on the camel’s path

Africa – Ghana Miracles (Geoff Waugh)

Africa – Kenya Mission (Geoff Waugh)

Links to revival resources

Renewal Journal and Geoff Waugh on Facebook – regular updates

Tommy Hicks’ Revival Vision

Authors of Renewal Journal articles

Revival Library – revival-library.org

Revival Quotes

GENERAL BLOGS INDEX

Blogs Index 1: REVIVALS (Briefer than REVIVALS INDEX)

Blogs Index 2: MISSION (International stories)

Blogs Index 3: MIRACLES (Supernatural events)

Blogs Index 4: DEVOTIONAL (Including testimonies)

Blogs Index 5: Church (Christianity in Action)

Blogs Index 6: CHAPTERS (Blogs from books)

Blogs Index 7: IMAGES (Photos and albums)

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