Workshop endorsements

We have added some comments about the Workshop at the GFI web site / Training page. Remember, the next one is scheduled for August 15-17, 2012 in Pigeon Forge, TN.!

Comments from participants:

[I benefitted most from:]

  • “Videos of examples and reinforcement of basic information and how to present it. Excellent.”
  • “The in-depth discussion of specific topics”
  • “Clarification of the diagrams as well as the practice sessions”
  • “Repetition and practice led to learning quickly and gaining ability to be used”

“The Cross is the Answer to people’s emotional problems.”

“Personal application was helpful and facilitated working with and meeting other participants.”

“Words cannot express that I have learned and experienced.”

“This workshop has been very educational and inspiring. We have been truly blessed by it. It not only demonstrated but also illustrated the total life of Christ. This has been a spiritual adventure and our lives have been changed through this workshop. The Instructors were very knowledgeable and wise in teaching. Thank you very much.”

“I was able to deepen and broaden my understanding of the exchanged life; I learned an effective counseling model that can be used to help others. Outstanding and comprehensive as presented – well organized, interesting, excellent presentations.”

“All the concepts were helpful. Nothing was missing. It could not have been presented any better than it was. Thank you so much for helping me to understand the Exchanged Life and my new identity! I now have the tools to study and practice to be able to tell others how to experience Christ’s life of victory, peace and freedom. I will continue to pray for you your team, and Grace Fellowship International in the ministry God has placed you in.”

Conference Now Available Via Webinar

The GFI Exchanged Life Conference is now available by on-demand webinar.

Access to view the six one hour sessions by Dr. Charles Solomon and Dr. John Woodward and PDF conference manual and can be ordered at the GFI online store. Now view the conference without the travel costs (for less than half the price of the conference DVD album).

The conference will still be conducted as a live event. (The next one is August 13,14th in Pigeon Forge, TN.)

Completing the Reformation

Tract in Nepali

Dr. Timothy has revised the translation of “The Wheel and Line” tract into Nepali.

Tract in Nepali

It is available for free download at May God bless the 15,000 copies that are being printed for use in that region.

How to Be a Child of God

David Howell has published an evangelistic booklet titled, How to Be a Child of God. We are delighted that this presentation also includes the other dimension of the Cross–the believers co-death with Christ. It also reveals the potential of victorious living with our new identity in Him. See a new online video edition here:

Taught by the Holy Spirit

Just a note to say thank you, Dr. Solomon, for sharing the truth in your message today. I will pass this on to my Pastor as it is good truth! I am thankful that the Holy Spirit taught me from the beginning and still does, or I would be a mess…but He never gives up on me and He keeps teaching me, and we are changing. Praise His Holy name. Thanks again,

– Emily and J. S.

Tract Translation Projects

Perfecto Mumar, a GFI missionary in the Philippines, is ready to print the Wheel and Line tract in Tagalog. $300 will be needed to provide 6000 copies.

In Nepal, T. is completing the editing the GFI tract. He wrote an introduction and simplified it to make it more user friendly in a non-Christian environment. He can get 10,000 copies for $300. He will be training people for Nepal and Bhutan; he is also fluent in Hindi so he could expand and do some training in India in the future… He is planning a counseling/training center there, and I believe his wife is also trained in counseling; he now has a Ph.D. in psychology and teaches in university and pastors a church.

The church in Burundi wants [GFI staff member] to come and conduct a crusade there next month…. I am hoping he could combine that with a trip to Rwanda to reduce the travel expense.

Martin in Myanmar wants to print the GFI tract in his first language, Mizo (he already has it translated), but only 60,000 speak that language; and we have it in Burmese. However, if we get an excellent contact in Mizoram, a bordering state in India, it might be strategic to have it in the language. Mizoram is the Mizo kingdom with about 1 million speaking the language. Martin is still trying to get it translated in Lao which is the only language lacking on the southeast Asia peninsula.

International tracts are available online at

Contributions for GFI missions projects through contacting GFI online, by phone, or mail.


Testimony and Prayer Request

Hi Catherine,

I am the guy who came by the office to visit your dad [Chuck Solomon] some time ago and he autographed a copy of the Handbook for me. I didn’t have money for the book at the time but your dad was gracious enough to give me a copy which I paid for later.

Anyway, the reason I’m writing is because I must share a little of my testimony with you and your dad. I was married to one lady for thirty years who recently divorced me. I hurt really bad, and still do, but I just wanted to let you know how great our God Is. Since that unhealthy relationship ended, it’s as if God has taken full control of my life and become closer than any friend can be. The deeper my pain, the deeper His grace.

I have sons who haven’t spoken to me in over nine months. I have recently reconnected with both of them and it has been a miracle. They both went on a long awaited vacation with their dad and our time together was awesome. God literally parted the Red Sea in what seemed like impossible circumstances. We just have one more person to come back to complete this wonderful new thing that God is doing. I am believing and claiming in Jesus’ name that God is going to do something new in my ex wife’s heart, because He is the God of the impossible. Will you pray and believe with me?. . . I love you guys and God bless. . .

[name withheld]

Escape Suicide

GFI recently created a dedicated web/blog site related to suicide prevention. A book by a former board member addresses this vital subject in a unique way.

The book engages those tempted or impacted by this issue and effectively communicates the relevant hope provided through knowing Christ as Savior, Lord, and Life. The site is:

The book can be ordered from GFI online or by phone.


Blog site opened

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