DEAR FAITHFUL PARTNERS
Vicky and I want to thank every one of our faithful partners for your prayers and support. It was because of your generous end of the year gifts that we were able to end 2012 debt free and accomplish so much. It also allowed us to move forward in the first quarter of 2013 with the funds needed to travel and serve. This was a huge answer to prayer. Your generous financial support not only allows us to bring the gospel to the lost, but to train and equip leaders & pastors to reach their city or village with the gospel.
We are excited to bring to you this most recent prayer letter update. We know that it is God and God alone who goes before us and opens doors. We are his servants and want to show love and kindness to a world who is in need of the love of Christ.
Partnering with other organizations that are already established and working in the area has been a key strategy for accomplishing the mission of CitiVision. Vicky and I were handed an open door with TCON (The Children of the Nile) and we are excited about future ministry trips.
TCON, founded by David & Mark McPherson, in 2005 was originally trying to help orphans, but quickly found out that helping the widows who care for the children was more efficient and effective. They have been distributing seeds to the widows who each care for be five to seven children. Each bag of corn seed will reproduce 400 percent and will provide $1,000 dollars of annual income. These widows live on 15 cents a day; this is a dangerous poverty level, which amounts to $50 dollars per year. These women are helping to change the face of poverty in their region.
TCON and CitiVision partner!
The partnership plan is that I will be sharing the gospel with the women who come to receive their seed donations. We recently ministered to 3400 widows over the course of three days. We distributed seeds and shared the gospel with them.
Vicky and I were welcomed with open arms and never have experienced such an outpouring of joy and love as we received from these women.
The poverty and devastation is everywhere. TCON will meet the physical need and CitiVision will meet the spiritual need. Below is a link to a TCON video of the most recent seed distribution trip that Vicky and I were a part of.
One of the main reasons we went to Uganda was to spread the gospel and to connect these widows and children with pastors and leaders who can support them as they grow in their faith. We had two days of seed distribution and meetings. On the first day there were 1400 widows in attendance and between 500-700 widows prayed to accept Christ into their lives. On the other day there were 2000 in attendance with around 1000 decisions made to accept Christ.
Vicky and I were overwhelmed at the response and praise God for allowing us to be a part of it.
PASTORS VISION-PASSION CONFERENCES
The other part of our trip was to host a Pastors Vision-Passion conference for the 406 pastors and 100 leaders from the surrounding towns and villages.
CitiVision, through the generous donation, was able to bring 500 Bibles to distribute to each pastor in attendance. Most of these pastors have not had their own Bibles and rejoiced to receive a study Bible like this. The word of God is very precious to them and they were praising God as they received their Bibles. It was a beautiful example of how precious the word of God is to them.
I preached for many hours and they still wanted more. The greatest need is for them to have training materials and manuals which we hope to make available this year.
CONCERT OF PRAYER Greater NY
Each year on the last week of January, several hundred pastors and leaders gather together for a three day meeting called the Concerts of Prayer Summit.
I had just landed in NYC the day before and was still adjusting to the time changes from my trip to Uganda. Nothing could have been more refreshing than those three days of prayer with other pastors and leaders from New York City.
During my time at the Concert of Prayer, Mac Pier, who is the founder of both the Concerts of Prayer Greater NY, and the New York Leadership Center, asked me to join a Committee of over forty national leaders. This team will meet for the next couple of years to plan for a large event for global leaders being held in NYC in 2016.
The Pastors and Leaders had a meeting last week held at the American Bible Society. It was during this meeting that I felt God answered two specific prayer requests in our ministry.
While at the meeting last week I connected with the President of a very large Christian Camping organization. He expressed interest in the camp and visited the CitiVision camp property. Our prayer is that this property will go to an organization with a similar vision and mission. This would be a huge answer to prayer!
I also met the president of Prison Fellowship and connected with him about how we can share the Angola Revival videos that contain information on all that has been going on at Angola Prison. The videos also contain teaching and training by John MacArthur and me, to the men in the seminary program at Angola (Louisiana State Penitentiary). We hope to be able to get a copy of the videos to Prison Chaplain’s in the USA.
FEBRUARY TRAVEL PLANS
Feb 15-19th Boca Raton and Naples FL
I will be meeting with donors and leaders to share the Vision of CitiVision.
Feb 22-26th Colorado meet with David & Tammy McPherson (Tcon founding President) and their families.
If you would like to make a donation to the ministry, please make your check payable to CitiVision. All donations are tax deductible.
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New York, NY 10034
1. We are in great need of a staff member who can help to format the training and teaching materials into manuals for pastors and leaders who need them.
2. God would help us pass the torch of our camp property to a ministry with a similar mission and Vision.
3. Adding monthly financial supporters who want to accomplish our vision. We are actively involved in Equipping and Empowering of Pastors & Leaders to teach and preach the gospel. We are also passionate about bringing the gospel to the lost.
4. Transformation Life Center is looking to hire a new Director. Pray that God would bring the perfect man for the job to NY, and that he would have a passion for transforming the lives of the recovering addicts, through the power of the gospel.
Founding President, CitiVision
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