November 16, 2011
God moved in powerful ways despite opposition from the enemy, and our team of Steven Stockwell, Paul Vick, Beka Hawkins, Amy and I had a glorious time on our mission in The Philippines, along with our NEST (National Evangelist Support Team) partners. Pastors Roland and Gene did a great job as always preparing and organizing for our ministry on the ground. What a joy to spend time with these great friends, and brothers in the Lord!
Our Leadership Development & Evangelism Training Conference was blessed with the presence and power of the Holy Spirit, as God spoke deeply into the lives of the 150 attendees. Long-time friend Paul Vick brought powerful messages about our need to be "desperate" for God's presence and power, and for the salvation of souls. Steven Stockwell taught about how to give a simple, yet thorough, presentation of the Gospel of Christ, including God's Holiness, our sin, and our need for repentance and real faith in Jesus as Lord and Savior. When I taught on having "A Passion For Souls," and then on "Brokenness," people filled the altars crying out to God in surrender for His presence and power. As Amy, Beka and Paul sang and led in worship, the atmosphere was filled with the presence of God Almighty.
As our American and Filipino teams went with purpose and determination into the Laguna region with the Gospel, we were able to reach more than 30,000 people with the life-changing message of Jesus Christ and His love. More than 20,000 people prayed the Sinner's Prayer, and publicly declared their commitment to follow Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior!
We continue to be amazed at the doors that God has opened for us in public schools around the world. We were able to talk about drug and alcohol abuse, sexual purity, to give testimonies, then take out the Scripture and present the Truth of the Gospel in more than forty school programs. I wish you could have seen the faces of thousands of students and faculty as they heard the Good News, and turned to Christ in faith. Pray for the pastoral and evangelistic follow-up teams from our conference as they are going back into those places with the Book of Hope, a discipleship training manual and scripture portion, to teach, train, disciple, and win more to Christ.
Our CityCelebration, a community outreach crusade event, held in an impoverished area populated by refugees from typhoons and flooding, near the Philippine National Railroad and an infamous garbage dump, was a miraculous event, as more than 2,000 people listened to the message of
Jesus Christ and responded with joy. When Amy sang "How Great Thou Art," I sensed an extra anointing from the Lord, just to bless those hurting people who seem not very important to this world, but are so important to God, that His
|Filipinos crowd toward the altar, eager to pray to receive Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord!|
Only Begotten Son died for them. The "Shekinah-Glory" Presence of the Lord was so overwhelming, I felt as if I were about to fly off the stage! I stood in awe during the invitation as multitudes of men, women, and young people came to confess Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
All of these things and more are only possible because of your prayer and support. Thank you so much for standing with us as we take the Good News to the nations.
I am so glad that I get to be...your friend and partner in the Gospel,
"For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God unto salvation, for everyone who believes!" Romans 1:16
P. S.: Click here to visit our website and view photos from the Laguna, Philippines Mission!
David Stockwell Evangelistic Association
P. O. Box G, Katy, TX 77492 USA