Bangladesh Graduates Second School Among the hill Country Tribes

 David Jacobson – SOC Director

 

Daren Downs – SOC Director

 

Daren Downs and myself just returned from graduating the second School of Christ class in Bangladesh among the tribe leaders in the Hill Country. There  are 77 different tribes in the nation of Bangladesh, and leaders from 9 tribes have attended the School of Christ. Our Bengali Director is working with over 50 of these tribes to bring them the School.

Each student took notes and listened to the SOC lessons intensely. You could see and feel the urgency in their prayer time. There is so much discouragement among the pastors and leaders because of the persecution against Christians in their tribes. Most of the population in these tribes are Muslim, Hindi, Buddhist, or Spiritism. However, the Bawm Tribe is the smallest tribe in Bangladesh, but they are almost all Christian. They go to the church every day at 4:30 a.m. to pray. They are dedicated to the cause of Christ. At the end of the School things had changed, pastors and leaders were revived, encouraged, and equipped to do the work God has called them to do.

God has given us the best possible School of Christ Director to be over Bangladesh, K. L. and his wife. They are sending missionaries with the Gospel into the refugee camp of the Rohingya people fleeing Myanmar. Life is very difficult for these people. They are forced to survive by basically living in the open air with no water or toilets in the camp. The refugees must wash dishes, clothes, and take a bath in the same stream that flows alongside their makeshift community. Many are sick or injured upon arrival. Many become sick from lack of fresh water after they arrive. There is also a great need for medical treatment. But, Praise the Lord, SOC workers are there with the Gospel!!

“I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work” John 9:4. Pray and give to this School of Christ outreach as approximately 700,000 potential souls are dependent upon it!

David Jacobson – SOC Director

Cuba Continues to Grow Despite Opposition

 SOC Director

 Delvis Mercado – Field-Worker

 

Delvis Mercado, SOC Field-Worker, reports that Pastor Reynosa Labori, and his team, continue to work throughout Cuba expanding the message of Pentecost. In 2017, they ran the School of Christ Schools in Santiago, Baracoa, Havana, Punta de Maisi, and Moa. A total of 120 pastors and leaders have graduated from the SOC from these five areas.

When Pentecost is preached the power of Holy Spirit will destroy all manifestations of the flesh. Therefore, they face many challenges from other Councils that have rejected the teaching of the School of Christ, because they consider the teaching to be very dangerous to their religious system. The Pentecostal group in Baracoa have branded Pastor Clendennen as a very radical preacher. The Council of the Pentecostal Christian Churches of Cuba circulated a letter to all its churches to prohibit their pastors and leaders from attending the training at the SOC Schools.

This year, 2018, despite all the opposition, they are going to hold Schools in three very important cities: Holguin, Punta de Maisi, and Guantanamo. These areas allow them to reach a new groups of pastors and leaders who are searching for the True Gospel. They currently have 150 pastors and leaders attending these three Schools.

We must work while the Harvest is ripe. Please continue to pray that the grace and favor of God will be with us in this great work.

Richard Goebel – SOC Director

Amid Witchcraft and Poverty, SOC Changes Lives in Haiti

 Richard Goebel – SOC Director

We were witness to the presence of the Holy Spirit moving in the hearts of each SOC student in Veladero, Haiti. Testimonies from the 41 graduating pastors and leaders was that they were touched by each lesson. The area where we held the School is filled with witchcraft. The population has to deal with many economic shortages and there are many internal problems in the church. The graduates stated that they are committed to spreading the message that they learned at the School, because they know it is the answer to all their problems. Their lives have been changed and even their homes have been changed. To God be the glory!

Conviction was so strong that one young man named Wuesler, repented and asked the Lord for forgiveness because he was not living right. Pastor Karl said he was touched and changed by the SOC teachings, and Sister Pierre said that God spoke to her through every lesson.

Pastor Francouis said, “Thank you Lord for allowing the SOC directors to bring the School of Christ to our area. It was life changing.”

There are many open doors in other villages. Our plans are to run two more Schools in Haiti in 2018. Poverty is extreme and the workers are young, but with much prayer, supervision, and the guidance of the Holy Spirit, the work will continue to grow.

Jamie Tundeno – SOC Field-Worker

 

Part of the Graduating Class

March Mission Message – Robert Turnage

 Robert Turnage – SOC President

People who know God and how to pray, are the hope of this generation. Sometimes we are overwhelmed by events and circumstances, and we take these events as a call to intercessory prayer. God has faithfully given us, in His Word, how His people responded to days such as we are now living in.

In Ezra, chapter 9, this man of God, Ezra, received reports of the unbelievable conditions of the people and lands. As he sat astonished He described his reactions. He began calling upon God for His help. In verses 8 and 9 this holy man said, “And now for a little space grace hath been shewed from the Lord our God, to leave us a remnant to escape, and to give us a nail in his holy place, that our God may lighten our eyes, and give us a little reviving in our bondage. For we were bondmen; yet our God hath not forsaken us in our bondage, but hath extended mercy unto us in the sight of the kings of Persia, to give us a reviving, to set up the house of our God, and to repair the desolations thereof, and to give us a wall in Judah and in Jerusalem.”

I am asking God’s people to enter into a time of urgent prayer for His work in these last and astonishing times. Pray especially for the work and workers of the School of Christ International, that He will bring a restoration and reviving to the peoples of the earth that we have the privilege to minister to.