Prison Report

We are seeing a great revival come to the prisons through the School of Christ Correspondence Course. The School of Christ is sent free to all who are currently in prison. If you know of someone who would like to receive the SOC material send us their mailing information. Here are two testimonies we received from inmates in the last few weeks whose lives have been changed.

“I want to thank you for allowing me to do this intense Bible study. I am so grateful the Lord used you as a vessel to help me find the Lord I have been seeking.” – Donald

“I want to be a true servant of God and a true disciple. This course has pointed me in the right direction and changed my life.” – Roy

We would like to share some testimonies from students going through the School of Christ Correspondence Course.

“I really enjoyed this program. Your School of Christ book helped me grow in God’s Word. Thank you for making a difference in the world.” – DD

“I am happy to inform you that I am still fighting the good fight of faith. I write to inform you that I am still studying the School of Christ course which I graduated from over 5 years ago.” – David

“This study has been a blessing. God has been moving in my life. I am more mature in the things of God and the Lord has baptized me in the Holy Spirit. I am so thankful for the School of Christ, and the late B. H. Clendennen” – Wilber

“I want to thank you for the study course. I could not put it down. It renewed the Spirit of Christ in me.” – Kenny

“I wanted to tell you I have been truly blessed by the study of your correspondence course. Thank you so much for blessing me with this program.” – Wade

India Report by SOC Fieldworker

What a time we had in India! It was not an easy road as no one has been to India for quite some time with the School of Christ. The superintendent who had invited me had never heard of Brother Clendennen, but he had heard of the School of Christ.

We had 30 students—half were pastors, and the remaining students were praise and worship leaders, Sunday School teachers, and other ministry leaders. The students had a very difficult time with the discipline of the School, but by the third day the Lord began to move in their hearts. The class swelled to over 40 students as the word went out about what was taking place in the School. Some even sat against the outside of the church walls and listened while we preached the Word of God.

We went out into the village and laid hands on many people that were sick. The following day we had two ladies come saying they had been healed of fever after we prayed.

The end of the first week, on Friday afternoon, we had a van full of Hindu radicals come to kill me and to cause trouble. Praise God, the superintendent’s son saw them and we had about fifteen minutes to clear the place out. When they found an empty church with nothing happening, they all left. I instructed everyone to study the book of Romans over the weekend, and we started the School up again on Monday. We added an extra lesson a day to make up for the lost time.

The village where we were is very dangerous (for safety reason we are not including the name of the village). The pastor of the church we used had recently been murdered, but the Lord protected us while we were there. I just received an email from the new pastor saying that eight new souls have been added to the Kingdom of God and have been baptized since we ran the SOC in that village! Praise God!!

The Lord is so very faithful. We are looking forward to what the Lord will do in India and the surrounding areas as the Lord moves us forward and puts us in touch with the right people.

Russia Report by Joel Pledge

vphli7eWest Russia has been greatly impacted by the School of Christ and the revival fire of the Holy Spirit. Last December we preached the first week of the School of Christ in Smolensk, Russia. The local pastor, Andrey Vladimervich, graduated in 1997 from a School of Christ in Kemerovo, Russia, which was taught by Pastor B.H. Clendennen. His roommate at that School was Andrey Sekhin, our Field Director. Pastor Vladimervich was baptized in the Holy Spirit during the School in 1997. He testified that the School literally changed his life and ministry. His wife testified that after attending the School he came home a completely different person.

Andrey Sekhin went on to work with the School of Christ in Siberia and Asia, but recently contacted his old friend about having a School in the West Russia region. We have had two sessions: the first in December, 2015, and the second in April, 2016. There is no doubt that God has changed lives in the Smolensk Region. Many churches came together to participate in the School. There were 50 plus students every day in the prayer meetings and preaching sessions. In the evening the meetings were focused upon the teaching on the Holy Spirit, and they were open to the entire community. The church was filled with people eager to learn about the Holy Spirit and His work in their lives. Some 30-40 people were baptized in the Holy Spirit during these two weeks of the School of Christ.

Many people were healed. A large number of people made first-time commitments to Christ! Two men brought an unbelieving woman from their community to the School. God saved her and filled her with the Holy Spirit. She was a completely new person. We saw revival come to West Russia.

The excitement of the revival in Smolensk spread to other areas as well. In April we had a session in the city of Bryansk, just 200 miles south of Smolensk. The churches in this area have struggled in the past, but God rained down a refreshing of His Spirit. Many people were baptized in the Holy Spirit for the first time. One woman who had been in the church for years, received the Holy Spirit and could not stop speaking in tongues for days! She wasn’t sure what was happening in her life, but the pastor assured her it was the Holy Spirit of God working in her life. Another woman was under doctor’s care for problems with her kidneys. When she went back to the doctors after the meetings, she testified that the doctors could find nothing wrong. All of her tests were normal. She was praising God for a healing. Each night the altars were filed with people who were seeking God. Oh, that we all would hunger and thirst for God’s presence. He will draw nigh to us if we will only draw nigh to Him.

Please continue to pray and give to the School of Christ. God is making a difference in the lives of people everywhere through this ministry. One woman wrote that 300 lives would never be the same because of the ministry of the School of Christ. I believe that these 300 will affect many more lives as they minister and pray in the power of the Spirit!