DWhile December is often a time of pause for many ministries, it continued to be fast-paced for RBDNA!
We were privileged to travel to West Bridgewater, MA in December to hold an RBDNA Training Seminar. We not only enjoyed training a core group of leaders of the church pastored by Bro. James A. & Sis. Carolann Parker, but also had at least two other churches represented during this training. God is positioning this church to move forward with a strategic growth plan that will result in taking dominion over the territory that God has called them to take. The energy and excitement of this team was refreshing and we look forward to sharing many great reports from them over the upcoming months!
We were blessed to be able to follow up and minister to the church on Sunday morning, even though Mother Nature threw us a weather punch. At least six inches of snow fell overnight, but temps did warm up as dawn approached, turning the snow into a quagmire of slush. This did impact the crowd, but the presence of God was with us in a marvelous way! We thank Him for His protection upon us as we traveled over 2,000 miles during a time of uncertain weather!
Pastor Mike Schmelzer, Winona, MN, shares that they continue to see first-time guests in their services every Sunday. While they are still completing some of their initial training, God is responding to their fervor and desire by opening doors for new contacts and Bible Studies to be accomplished ! They are currently holding two different House Church meetings each week!
McCormick’s Creek UPC, in Spencer, IN, is continuing to train new disciples in their House Church and will be launching the team into Course 2 training this month. One of the attendees in the House Church is being trained via Skype! There are creative ways necessary sometimes to build the Kingdom of God!
Ottawa Lighthouse Church in Ottawa, IL reports that they are seeing their team challenged as they proceed through Course 1A training. Pastor Glenn Townsell shares that there is great expectation for what the new year will hold for the Church as they move forward into revival.
Pastor Randall Pitts in Duncan, OK shares that they will launch a group into Discipleship Training this month as they prepare them to move into RBD training later this year.
The Sharp’s, in Del City, OK, share that dozens have experienced the infilling of the Holy Ghost this year! They will be launching a new team effort into Course 1A shortly, as they continue to impact their territory.
In DeKalb, IL, Pastor Greg Davis reports that following a tremendous Holy Ghost Rally in early December, they are now finalizing preparations to launch five House Churches in Discipleship Training! They also reported that at least six notable miracles were reported from their rally.
Crossroads Apostolic Church in White Plains, MD is seeing great results as they progress in their initial training. Pastor Curtis Eaby shares that they currently have two House Churches training their new disciples, with the possibility of establishing two additional groups in the very near future. The church team is already putting into practice the concepts and principles that they are learning through the Course 1A training and are seeing significant results in their services!
Pastor Tim Pickard in Toronto, Ontario reports that over the past two months they have had 15 people in active Bible Studies. Evangelism efforts continue on a regular basis to prepare the Church for the next phase of growth. There have also been six people baptized, and one received the Holy Ghost, during this time.
Our recently launched Training Center in Orillia, Ontario shares that they are wrapping up Course 1A training at this point. God has miraculously opened many doors for new contacts already during initial training phase. As a confirmation of God’s favor on this church plant, they were recently given permission to erect their own permanent sign along the street of the church they are currently renting! Look out Orillia, when this team launches into evangelism in March!
The RBDNA Training Center in Lindsay, OK reports that as they have begun the launch process in their church that God is already opening doors! Pastor Scott Wilbourn shares that they have recently welcomed two new families to the church! In addition, a young couple that they had lost contact with nearly two years ago, recently reconnected and they are now being taught a Bible Study! How exciting Revival is!
Finally, our Training Center in Ellettsville, IN experienced the harsh results of a flood recently. This has resulted in extensive damage to the Educational area of the church building, along with the fellowship hall. A significant portion of the parking lot was substantially damaged as well. This resulted in the church being forced to cancel its schedule of services the Sunday before Christmas. When the doors were reopened for service on the last Sunday of the year, the sanctuary was nearly packed to capacity as an awesome presence of the Holy Ghost filled the building. During worship service that morning, the mother of a young man made her way to the altar where God wonderfully refilled her with the Holy Ghost! They had one other baptized and another filled with the Holy Ghost this past month. Try as he might…the devil cannot stop a genuine move of REVIVAL! Please keep Pastor Ron Hawkins and Turning Point Apostolic Church in your prayers as they deal with the realities of clean-up and restoration.
We give God great praise for these reports! We stand on the brink of an Apostolic outpouring as we continue to spread the Gospel and make disciples! We encourage you to share these reports with others in order that the Kingdom would be glorified!