SOC Moving Forward in Columbia

 Richard Goebel – SOC Director

God bless you and may the peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be upon you.

The work of the School of Christ is growing in Columbia. In 2017 we were able to run ten School of Christ Schools in seven different regions of the country.

In the indigenous Cauca Region of Columbia we ran three Schools in 2017, and we are seeing a great move of God in the hearts of these people. This is a very remote and hard area to reach, but we are seeing many souls saved under the direction of Pastor Yalandra. We are planning to run two more Schools in the Cauca Region in 2018.

In Santa Marta, Cartegena, Barraquilla, and Pereira the work of the SOC is continuing to move forward in small groups. It is difficult in many of these areas, and the pastors need our prayer and encouragement.

Pastor Zea, a former School of Christ graduate, has contacted us and requested that we bring the SOC to his area. He pastors a church in Zipaquira, about an hour from the city of Bogota. He has twenty–five pastors and leaders that would like to attend the School of Christ. We are making preparations to run a SOC there.

The work of the School of Christ, under the direction of Pastor Tundeno, is moving forward in Columbia. Thank you for your prayers and financial support for the work of God. Together we can reach our generation for Christ.

First SOC Begins in United Arab Emirates

 Field Director – Fernando Reyes

My only thought was the opening of the 1st School of Christ class in Dubai, UAE, but the Lord had a better plan. After only four days into the Dubai School, ministers contacted me requesting that the SOC be run in the states of Sharjah and Abu Dhabi. All three locations are now set up and training men and women of the United Arab Emirates.

Indeed, the Lord is doing great and mighty things through the School of Christ International in the lives of our 59 students. All of them are excited about what they have learned through the lessons in the SOC, and they are very eager to share the teachings with others. As a result, there are already those who are waiting for the next class to begin.

Ministering the Word of God in an Arab community may not be easy, but the Lord allowed us to go there through the Filipino communities, and through them, to other nationalities in the United Arab Emirates.
The best plan is God’s plan. If we live under the anointing and the leadership of the Holy Spirit, God will take care of everything.

April Mission Message

 Robert Turnage

I have had the privileged of being a part of the School of Christ International from the very beginning. Pastor B. H. Clendennen initiated what would, and now has become, one of the greatest missionary works in world history. The phenomenal blessings of God continues to defy description. One evidence of the soon return of Christ is the fulfilling of Scripture that the Gospel would be preached in ALL OF THE WORLD (Matthew 21:14) before the end comes.

We will be sharing with you more details of the testimonies we receive on a daily basis in our office. I have just received reports of students going into God-hating regions of the earth to preach the Word. They are going, knowing the possible fate that awaits them if they are discovered. We have not reported many of these experiences in the past, over concern for the safety of our workers and those to whom they minister. We will, and must, use discretion, but you will be amazed at the price some are paying to spread the Good News of the Gospel of Christ. It will also stir your spirit for the need of urgent prayer. Being a part of God’s work is like reading a thrilling novel or a moving documentary, telling of the price paid by generations who preceded us.

Of course, not all directors and ministers are under this threat, but all are paying a great price to answer the call of God. Amazingly, there is no earthly glory or recognition for what they do, and even their names are unknown to most people. But God knows everything about them, the sacrifice they are making, and when He comes He will bring a reward with Him; their reward will be great and remain for all eternity.

Please remember to pray for all the saints working with and for the School of Christ International.

 

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