January 2019 Newsletter

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house and Felicity

Felicity Privado (1983-2016) would be happy to see Dunamis rising from the ashes!

Dunamis Mission Center rises from the ashes
3 years after tragedy!

21 days from today marks the 3rd anniversary of the tragic fire that took the life of our precious daughter Felicity and destroyed our mission center here in Manila. Felicity is in heaven with Jesus and all our loved ones that have gone before us. It’s been very difficult to rise up out of those ashes and continue on without her. But with God’s merciful love and guidance we are rising up stronger than ever. Save our broken hearts from the loss of our daughter that grew up into a beautiful and powerful missionary that served God to the last minute of her life on February 17, 2016.

It’s taken more than 3 years to build the mission center back and it will be upon completion a symbol of the resilience, strength and power of our mighty God in our lives and all those that have supported us in prayer and more. We can’t tell you how much your prayers mean and have meant to us during these trials we have suffered through rising up from total destruction thou our hearts be thorn out and exposed, yet putting on the whole armor of God that we could stand against the wiles of the devil and all the host of wickedness in heavenly places that tried to destroy our family and ministry on that fateful day. We have continued to stand, girding ourselves with truth, putting on the breast plate of righteousness, having shod our feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace, taking the shield of faith which we have been able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one, which there have been many! And we have put on the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit which is the precious word of God; praying always in all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and boldly speaking the word of God since that life changing day, we have risen to fight again even from the that very devastating time. Six days after the mission center burned to the ground, we went to Cagayan de Oro on Mindanao Island, and did a mobile training seminar to strike back at the enemy that had dealt us such a blow. During that 3 day seminar more than 3,100 souls were saved during the class practicums in that city. We stood and continue to stand for the perpetuation of the Gospel, with all our hearts! Praise be to God for His strength to continue to fight the good fight, Amen!

tony and art

Conferring with architect and foreman on roof deck (left) and on the 2,600 gallon cistern (right)

“What a God!”

It has been a long battle getting our mission center built back, it seems like every inch has been a struggle, yet truly the word of God prevails in that “All things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” Every delay birthed changes that were beneficial to the final result. God is amazing. We gripe about the delays and want everything to be done, “NOW”! Yet, every time we are delayed something good comes out of it! Duh!!!!!
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Revival Fire Ministries International
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In Philippines, deposit directly in BPI account:
Bank : Bank of the Philippine Island
Account Name: Dunamis International School of Missions to Asia
Account No. : 1761-0035-81
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Tony checking the house

Tony giving instructions upstairs

Prayers Answered “Back to work”!

After 5 weeks of shut down, we are back to building the center. Ironically, the Lord’s Word held true again, in that thou there have been force fed changes made because of height restrictions we have ended up again with more and better as a result of the trauma! There is no way those changes that are so good would have happened if we had not run into a snag and stopped the construction! By now we would have already gone way too far on the construction to have been able to correct what needed to be corrected. We estimate 4 months to completion. I hope some of you will come and visit after we are through. You’d love it! We are enclosing a few pictures that give you an idea of the construction, but you’ll have to wait and see the final result to a appreciate just how wonderful the center will be and all the uses. Main thing, this will be Dunamis International School of Evangelism headquarters. This will be a permanent thorn in the devils eye ball! We will deliver, care of God’s Angels, a devastating blow to the kingdom of darkness to as much of the world as possible in our life times and beyond. Dunamis will not die with us, it will go on, just as it is right now. While we are covered up with the construction, our team is in Mindanao doing two seminars that have yielded more than 3,000 souls and that is just the beginning of the wave of evangelism that more than 70 pastors will launch from the training on that Island. The fight will not end when we are gone my friends. We are placing the weapons of warfare in the hands of these pastors and leaders to spread the Gospel throughout the world, Amen!
calli and brianna

Calli and Bree in living area lower level (left) Unfinished Kitchen (right)

upstairs

2nd floor stairs to roof deck (left) Living area and bedroom (right)

There are about 20 to 25 workers on site each day, a lot going on, and we have 2 foremen overseeing it all. We can tell right now that the completion of the project will take more money than we originally contracted for. We had let some people go that we started with due to mishandling and errors that had to be corrected. We are confident in our work force now and things are moving the way they should. Errors, changes, and mishandling we estimate cost will be about $69,000 more than budgeted. We were ready for the around $20,000 over, so we are going to be about $49,000 short to finish. Good news we don’t owe anything on the land or the building so far. We wanted to be debt free at the end of the project with a permanent presence here in the Philippines! Please pray about helping eliminate the overage. Remember this center will live on after we are gone, continuing the fight for men’s souls till Jesus comes, Amen y’all! You will be sowing into a perpetual river of souls generated by the training school that will live on far after we are all gone. After the center is gone to dust, the river of souls will continue because we are training pastors and leaders and they multiply themselves. Never, I say Never ending till the Lord returns, Amen! Please join us in this battle for men’s souls! Help us build the Kingdom of God!

Love you all,
Tony, Calli, Erick & kids

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Or you may send your tax deductable contribution to:
In U.S. Send your tax deductable contribution to: 
Revival Fire Ministries International
P.O. Box 30487 Amarillo, TX 79120
In Philippines, deposit directly in BPI account:
Bank : Bank of the Philippine Island
Account Name: Dunamis International School of Missions to Asia
Account No. : 1761-0035-81