Pastor Steve, Phyllis, Cherri, Joe & John

Conference in New York

Pastor Steve, Phyllis, Cherri, Joe & John

Pastor Steve, Phyllis, Cherri, Joe & John

A GFI Exchanged Life Conference was presented April 25-26 in Oneanta, NY. Pastor Steve Estes and his team at West Davenport Free Baptist Church spread the word so that the church was full and other pastors and Christian school leaders also attended. We thank the Lord for testimonies of personal and marital renewal shared during the weekend.


South Africa Conference

A English / French conference was presented at Word of Life Church in Cape Town South CapeTown_SA_3_14Africa, concluding on March 2nd. The teacher, pastor Jacques Ngaliema, has been trained at GFI, TN with an internship at our sister ministry, Curare (with Hendrik and Nehlsie DeBruto). God touched and guided many to “cross the Jordan River” by appropriating their co-crucifixion and co-resurrection with Christ. Participants were also from Nigeria, Namibia, Congo, and Gabon. Pray for Jacques as he counsels and teaches the victorious life in various places.


French / English Seminar Presented

GFI_QC_3_28_14On March 29th, a French & English GFI Exchanged Life seminar was presented in Montreal. The event was hosted by Grace Ministries International (church). The event was taught by Mr. Dominique Gallou. He and his wife, Eileen, are GFI- trained lay counselors who now direct GFI Quebec. An English seminar is being planned for June hosted by Bethel Chapel. Pray for God to grow this equipping ministry that is greatly needed in that province.
The French ministry’s web site is

Brazil Fermata Retreats

Spiritual Clinics in Brazil

Two “Fermata” spiritual retreats for pastoral couples were conducted recently in NE Brazil. The ministry was sponsored by Churches in Mission. John Woodward co-taught the sessions with event leader, Edmund Spieker. The pastors received Portuguese

Fermata group at Juazeiro do Norte, Brazil April 3, 2014

Fermata group at Juazeiro do Norte, Brazil April 3, 2014

literature and digital resources to equip them to share the fuller message of the Cross in public ministry, discipleship, and pastoral counseling. Please pray the family of Pedro dos Santos. This precious team leader was called home to be with the Lord just two days after completing the second event. A photo album of the trip is online here.