Training in India

Exchanged Life Family Training: July 14th – 20th 2019

The Training program started on 14th evening with the opening message by Bro. Sam C Samuel on the topic “Prayer Warriors are essential these days”, challenging the participants from Eph.6:18 to pray without ceasing.

  • Practice the presence of God (Bro. Lawrence);
  • Prayer is essential to fight against the heavenly forces of darkness;
  • with all kinds of prayer (ACTS – Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving & Supplications);
  • on all occasions (in Worship or in Workplace);
  • praying in the Spirit (Rom.8:26, 27) and intellectually (the Newspapers will give us the fuel for prayer);
  • Watch & Pray (perseverance in prayer) till we get the answer;
  • for all saints (including me).

God sought for a man to makeup the hedge and stand in the gap before Him for the land, that He should not destroy them (Ez.22:30); but since He found none, God had to pour out His indignation upon them and consumed them with fire of His wrath; We are 9 here; let us pray in agony leading to fervent prayer.

Sam C Samuel, the pioneer in UESI, worked with Every Home Crusade, as Director of “School of Prayer”, now works with Agape Ministries at his 76 years. He was one of the first to attend the Exchanged Life Seminar in 1973, preaching the Exchanged Life and the Message of the Cross whenever he gets opportunity…

– Prayers and best wishes from P. P. Thomas, Cherian Zachariah and Capt. Cherian Thottathil.

IAM tv

Don Steve with producer, Bob Denney

Internet TV Programs

Weekly programs are being produced at the new IAM tv studio in Pigeon Forge, TN.  The episodes are broadcast live on this internet (and Roku) TV station.  There are now two GFI programs: Don Steve’s “Uncommon Recovery” (usually Thursday mornings at 9:45 and 10:30) and John Woodward’s “Glimpses of Grace” (usually Friday mornings at 9:45 and 10:30). See www.facebook.com/iamtv.us/ for these live and recorded videos.

Virginia Seminar

We’re thankful for a good “Navigating the Recovery Journey” seminar at Annandale, Virginia on June 8th. Some of the leaders came from Iowa and Missouri who had benefited from Dr. Solomon’s training decades ago. And we also had some in their 20’s who were relatively new to the Galatians 2:20 Counseling approach. Thanks to Ray and team for their hosting and hospitality!

Ohio Seminar

A Grace Fellowship seminar was presented in Ohio on Saturday, April 27th: Living Grace: Entering into the Wonder of the Christ Life. The event related Christ-centered discipleship to the ministry of soul care. It was hosted hosted by Parkside Church in Chagrin Falls. The content of this seminar is expanded in John Woodward’s Christ is Life Conference, which is available on audio CD in GFI’s store. We give thanks for the 70 who attended and for the organizing committee (pictured here).

 

Arizona Seminar

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John Woodward had the opportunity to present an Exchanged Life Seminar in Litchfield Park, Arizona last Saturday. About 35 people attended. It was also an opportunity to meet and network with Lee Turner (Grace Discipleship Ministries), John & Sharon Lynch (Freedom Foundation Fellowship), Linda Gammon (Cross to Life Discipleship Ministries) and some from Victorious Christian Living International. John Lynch and Susan Bates gave testimonies. A big thanks to the team who sponsored and hosted the ministry weekend there.

Radio Interview

Faith Radio in Minneapolis, Minnesota broadcasts a weekday program, “Afternoons with Bill Arnold.” On April 5th Bill invited John Woodward to return to this program for a conversation about Christ-centered discipleship:

“In this pain-filled world, young people are looking for help, connection, and healing. Dr. Alex McFarland reveals why only Jesus can take away our pain. Then we learn to reject the lies of our past and walk forward in victory with Dr. John Woodward of Grace Fellowship International.”

The audio recording of the broadcast is online here: myfaithradio.com/program_podcast/jesus-hope-learning-live-victoriously/

Malawi Leadership Training

 

Pastors Conference Group – Malawi, Africa

Last month our Grace Fellowship associates, Hans and Elly Timmermans, had a fruitful trip to their mission base in Malawi, Africa. They report:

“…During the team meetings we talked about the future of the DCI work in Malawi. The work is growing so quickly it is hard for the Team to keep up. They are sending New Testaments and Discipleship materials in large quantities to the various coaches. For example, there were 21 coaches at the conference. Those 21 had 32 coaches under them and 913 Life Groups. Eight other coaches did not attend the conference, but they also have trained coaches to help with the large numbers of Life Groups. These 21 coaches took 3000 ShareWord New Testaments and an equal amount of discipling materials back to their areas to begin discipling people who have been waiting for these materials…

“We were blessed to meet these brothers and sisters again, some go back to 2011 and 2012 when we began the DCI work in a more focused way. God is saving a people in Malawi. We estimate somewhere from 25,000 – 40,000 people are involved in the DCI discipleship, looking intentionally for others to disciple. Churches are being planted by the leaders the DCI Team has trained. The work is growing in ways and directions that the DCI Team could never have envisioned, but the Holy Spirit is guiding His people to where the Good News can take root and flourish.

Charles Ambaka, the Grace Fellowship International Africa director from Kenya, came and taught the exchanged life for three mornings and the teaching was received with joy and even tears…

Read the full report at DCImalawi.com