18 Churches Planted by 2010 SOC Graduate

SOC Vice-President Brian Larsen (Left), Pastor Antonio Balmacedo and wife (Center), and SOC Worker/Translator Maxi Mitano.

 

My name is Antonio Balmaceda, and I am a missionary/pastor along with my wife, working in Posadas, Misiones, Argentina.

In 2010, I found myself without the strength to continue in the ministry, and was at the point of choosing to leave the ministry entirely. During that difficult time in my life, I met a pastor from Bolivia who told me about the School of Christ and how it changed his life, so I contacted the SOC Director, Brian Larsen, over Argentina. I applied immediately to be a part at the School that was beginning in February 2010, and I was accepted.

To me, every prayer meeting and every lesson was unique. A change and transformation took place inside of me that, after some time, was manifested outwardly.

After I finished the School of Christ, God took me to different places in South America, and everywhere I went, if I had an opportunity to preach the Word of God, I would use the lessons from the School of Christ manual.

Since I graduated, and until today, I have planted 18 churches. I am also in charge of supervising 7 of those churches, as well as a prayer site on a hill overlooking the Parana River. God is helping me to train brothers who feel the call of God to be a pastor or worker. On April 30, 2018, I started a SOC night video School. The classes are filled with pastors and leaders from local churches in my area.  I am teaching, preparing, and establishing them with the basics, and focusing on the restoration of Pentecost and revival.

I am thankful to God for the School of Christ! Pray for the pastors and workers in Argentina and South America.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Antonio Balmaceda

 

India School of Christ Reunion

When Pastor Osborne called to ask if the School of Christ could help financially with the expenses of the India SOC Reunion, I immediately felt this was ordained of God. These three men of God preached, encouraged, prayed, and fellowshipped with the attending pastors and workers, all former graduates of the SOC.  The work of God, through the School of Christ, continues in India.                   Robert Turnage – SOC President

 

Pastor Jeff Osborne (Left), Daren Downs (Center), and Fred Wynn (Right).

 

On Thursday, April 12, 2018, I set out on a journey to meet up with Brother Fred Wynn and Brother Daren Downs in India. We landed in Trivandrum on Saturday, and on Sunday the 15th we were in service with a local Pastor. What a blessing it was to see the people praising and worshipping the Lord in a wonderful way.

Our next stop was Adoor, India, where we began the School of Christ Reunion on April 16th. It was a three-day event that proved to be a very memorable experience. It had been 13 years since I had been in this very facility and now to be back in the same building, meeting with many of the former students of the School of Christ  that had attended  the SOC Reunion 13 years earlier, was amazing! The Lord showed Himself strong every day; the messages were powerful, the prayer meetings wonderful, and the outpouring of the Spirit was  life-changing. The devil tried to stop the meeting but God prevailed! By the last night we had over 200 in attendance.

From Trivandrum we made our way across the country to Bantumilli Andhra Pradesh, home of Mizpah Pentecostal Church, Noel Victor, and his family. We had a special service on Friday night, April 20th, and the Lord moved wonderfully.

We must pray for this work! Surely the hand of the Lord is upon these men as they endeavor to reach the unreachable.

Pastor Jeff Osborne

“And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come” –  Matthew 24:14

 

 

First SOC Graduation in the UAE

First graduating SOC class in the United Arab Emirates.

 

The first class of the School of Christ International in the United Arab Emirates was a success. We had forty-one graduates on May 25, 2018, after three months of evening classes. These forty-one students came from the Emirates of Dubai, Sharjah, and Abu Dhabi. It was so amazing how the Lord put them all together since most of them work on different schedules, but, the Lord made a way for them to finish the School of Christ classes.

The entire class is now wanting to share with others what they have learned from the School of Christ.  God has also placed in the hearts of these graduates the desire to be part of the promotion of the second class of SOC in UAE. Because of their eagerness, we are now looking at three venues so we can run the SOC at all three locations simultaneously starting on October 11 and graduating on December 7.  The three areas are in the Emirates of Dubai, Sharjah, and Fujaira. Students will be coming from five of the seven states of UAE namely from Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Fujaira, and Abu Dhabi. Praying that before we start the next Class in October, we can penetrate the remaining two Emirates of UAE.

We are also praying that next year, from UAE, we can start SOC in the countries of Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and other Arab countries.

Thank you very much for your continued support and prayers for us. Praying for you always. We Love you both.

Your partner in the ministry of SOC,

Bro. Fernando Reyes

Fernando Reyes – SOC Field-Worker

 

SOC President Robert Turnage greeting graduates and friends, by video, at the first SOC graduation in the UAE.

Mission Message

 SOC President – Robert Turnage

At times phrases such as “cutting edge” and “front line” are used to describe a particular thing that is beyond the ordinary. It brings attention to the fact that what is being referenced has excelled or even gone far beyond the expected goal, or even a hoped-for goal, beyond what is common, or even excelled. It refers to something that is beyond ordinary expectations, and it is even harder to explain what the truth of its indescribable success is. 

When you are working with the Almighty God and His work, many times you are not only thrilled and blessed, but amazed at what God has done and is continuing to do. This is the testimony of His work being done through the School of Christ International. SOC has always been, and continues to be, on the “cutting edge” and “front line” of reaching the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We who work on a daily basis with this great ministry, and see how God is leading and working His Will, we are excited and humbled to witness this great move of God. 

God led Pastor B.H. Clendennen, the founder of the School of Christ, to begin this anointed work of God. Nothing has been added or deleted from the SOC material since his death. To delete from it would be to rob from its depth of truth, and to add to it would be an impossible venture.  

In the next several months I will be able to share with you some reasons for my great excitement. You will greatly rejoice with me at the expansion of the Gospel reaching even more peoples of the world.  

Thank you for your continued prayer and financial support. Both are the reason for the great testimonies we share with you in this publication, and our ability to propel around the world the work of the School of Christ.