October 2016 Newsletter

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closed road

Pitch dark dead road to Aurora (above left) as it ended once at the edge of what looked like a lake and (above right) Tony searching for the road ahead!

Aurora province

We made it to the venue in Aurora and the seminar began the next day!

Aurora trip
Perilous journey to Aurora!
Seven of us left Manila about 11:00 AM for a trip in the Dunamis van into northern Luzon. It was only to last 6 or 7 hours, but after some wrong turns and misinformation we found ourselves driving for 12 hours. The last 4 or 5 of that were after dark on an extremely winding road that had been labeled a “dead road” by the locals we later learned. In other words it was closed to regular vehicles. The only traffic we encountered were huge hauling trucks and road working equipment. The few workers we met along the way looked at us as if we were crazy! But at the same time they encouraged us that it was still passable ahead. Looking back at it we would have to agree we were crazy for being out there!
Committed: The point of no return from the beginning!
The further we went the more we knew we could not turn back. We had gone down a steep muddy incline at the beginning of the dead road section and knew the van could never make it back up. We were committed – no turning back!

As we were calling ahead to our destination in Aurora province, the pastor and his wife were shocked that we were on the “old road”. The new one would have had us there in half the time. No one used this road anymore. They immediately began interceding for us and believe me, we were already praying! We were thankful we had begun the trip in our driveway in Manila in prayer for the Lord’s protection on the trip.

It was raining lightly, praise God it was not coming down any worse, we could have never made it. There was mud, landslides, rocks, short spurts of concrete that would just end abruptly and drop off to the mud and rocks again. There were places the so called “road” would disappear under running water. Every so often we would have to get out and look for the road before we could continue, using the head lights and our cell phones as flashlights. But praise the Lord, He brought us through safely! Miraculously the van sustained only minor damage as we scraped the bottom time and again and spun the wheels in all kinds of sticky mud. Praise God we made it! Thank you Jesus!! – Calli

Van sliding in sticky mud with deep ravines and cliffs 100’s of feet deep
Calli, forgot to tell you that the road was in perilous mountains with winding roads that wound through the mountains with deep ravines and cliffs that were 100’s of feet deep, our tires sliding to and fro. Once we were told to go under a bridge to find the road. When we came to it we crossed a creek to the other side and went under the bridge. Then we came upon a small lake and couldn’t go any further. Pitch dark and you could see the road construction everywhere yet no road. One of the staff got out and walked to where there was little light and found one of the workers. He took a lantern and went and located the road for us and we drove reluctantly to where he was. Sure enough there was a narrow muddy road going back up into the foreboding mountains. Another hour and a half later we finally came out on the other side. The diversion took about 4 ½ hours to get through. I know the angels were pushing us from side to side, up and down and round and round to deliver us to safety. The van sustained about $150 worth of damage but we were safe and the van survived the event.

Was it worth it you might say? Well, I believe that the 800+ people that were born again during the seminar makes it a wonderful YES! We were able to train 15 pastors and impact their churches in a region where there has been very little evangelism thrust until now. They want us to come back and do another seminar with a larger group. I will go as long as our driver knows how to take the new road, Amen! – Tony

3 Short testimonies from Aurora!
We haven’t been able to get through all the testimonies from Aurora yet, but here are a few excerpts so far from Pastora Remy. Pastor Carlito had a previous bad experience with evangelism while he was in the Bible School, but has now overcome it thru Stealth Evangelism because the 357 Magnum tool is so friendly and non-confrontational. Pastor Eduardo said he is now addicted to soul winning because of this tool! After the first practicum Ptr Artemio could not sleep well anymore because he was burdened with winning souls, and got up at 4am to start sharing the Gospel!
A Note from Pastor Tony & Calli!
I know after reading some of these testimonies that your heart is moved! Maybe you think that this is all out of reach for you to help. Let me tell you, whatever monthly gift you could send would help us to do more of these powerful trainings. You would be sowing into all these souls being saved every month through the actions of these pastors in the end-times harvest. Today is the day of salvation and you could give something. Skip a latte or cappuccino each month and win some souls by sowing into the Harvest! Tony and Calli
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Bohol
The Chocolate Hills of Bohol are covered in green grass that turns brown like chocolate during the dry season, hence their name. Bohol is also home of the Philippine tarsier. It is one of the smallest known primates, no larger than a man’s hand.
Bohol
Sept. 20-22 Students in Bohol win 1,707 souls!
Bohol is the tenth largest island of the Philippines. It was devastated by a 7.2 magnitude earthquake only 3 years ago.

Abundant Life Church in Sagbayan, Bohol was the training venue for Batch 128, with 39 graduates of the Stealth Evangelism Training. They won 1,707 souls to the Lord during the seminar. Representing 32 churches, these graduates have formed the Reapers Club of Bohol.

“From Cold to Bold!”
Our Boholano students expressed their heartfelt gratitude for blessing them with the 357Magnum Technique. I heard stories like “From Cold to Bold” which was narrated as some of them before the training were cold/not caring at all, or timid in sharing the Gospel, or simply excused themselves from doing the Great Commission with reasons like lack of time, lack of knowledge and not knowing what to say or do. Graduating from the training made them BOLD to share because they discovered that it was easy, simple, quick to use the tool and it empowered them to reach out to the lost. They were taught how to approach a stranger, when and what to say and when to fire the bullets(Word of God) of the 357 Magnum, their new atomic weapon in Evangelism, which hits the hearts of a lost soul directly and is un-debatable or “argument proof” since these are the very words of Jesus. Pastora Mary Ann admitted she was timid, constantly in a battle with her fear of rejection and her not knowing how to start or what to say despite her training in a Bible School on Evangelism, she failed to win lost souls, but praise God, in her 4 practicums she won more than 30 new souls which was a great breakthrough for her.

During the last practicum the students were compelled to reach out to the forgotten people that they come into contact with on a daily basis such as their neighbors, brothers and sisters, grandparents and parents. Those who used to reject them before are now willing to accept Jesus in their hearts! Even the stubborns and hard headed devouts cannot resist nor escape the call of the Lord for them to be born again. Halleluiah! This is a very strong and potent tool that hits the very heart of a person.

Pastor Renato claims he used to be discouraged and impatient on the growth of his church. In addition to this he was battered with a lot of hardships and obstacles. He said, “Attending this seminar is like finding a rainbow after a storm!” He now envisions an increase in his workers and membership through training them in the Stealth Evangelism training, which later on will produce exponential growth in his church through the harvest of men’s souls, thus more members…more finances for more ministries….Glory to God!

Brother Roel was surprised to discover himself, now he knows how to share the Gospel in an easy way. Though he is not a pastor, he realized the urgency of winning souls and that the mandate of the Lord covers all believers, regardless of their status in life.

Over all, this batch is a blessing. I have been blessed to see them transformed into active and aggressive soul winners, their passion revived, their hearts challenged to have the heart of Jesus that beats for lost souls. Truly, the program has not only achieved its purpose: to cause their addiction to soul winning, but also changed their values, habits and mindsets towards the Great Commission. It has given them hope and a vision that their life, their ministry and their churches are destined to a major breakthrough in all aspects.

Glory to God for ever and ever!!

Ptra Remy T. Mordeno

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Demolition
Demolition of the old mission center nearly done!
After the beams and debris are cleared away, they will dig the foundations out which will take another two weeks, so in a month we should be ready to begin building the new mission center. We are very weary of the wait for the insurance company to pay the claim. Things move very slowly here. I’ve really been stressed with dealing with the insurance company and trying to finish the plans for the new center. It will be really nice, but dealing with the requirements of the insurance company has stressed us to the max. Would you all please pray for our claim to be expedited through all the red tape and that they would have the grace to settle the claim ASAP, so we can get our lives back together? We do know that His grace is sufficient for us! We praise the wonderful name of Jesus for carrying us through this difficult time in our lives.
The only thing we can take to heaven when we die is the souls of men! Tony Poole
Another prayer is that we will have the money to do at least 2 mobile seminars every month which means we need to have a $2,400 a month increase in our partner giving. That would be no problem if many of you would do what you can to help train these pastors so their churches will grow through the harvest. The eternal rewards are phenomenal to those that financially sow into these trainings because your rewards will multiply exponentially through the efforts of the pastors that receive the training. Every church that is impacted by the training will create a stream of new souls getting born again and coming into their churches for years to come. Please don’t think that your gift would be too small to help. That is a lie of the devil. Whatever God tells you is all you need to do if it’s $5 or $50 or $100 or more it will help us get the job done. For every $1,200 we can do another seminar. If you know someone that loves souls tell them about us and they will appreciate hearing about us. Thank you all for your much needed prayers. They are what keeps us strong even in the midst of great tragedy.

God Bless you all,
Tony and Calli

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