Please join us in giving thanks and praise to God for His wonderful grace and mercy. The last few months have been very difficult for the Believers on Mindanao. Torrential rains and landslides have devastated many areas. We have had 2 churches destroyed and the homes of many of our people washed away, including one of our pastors. But what the enemy meant for evil, God has turned around and used for good and for His glory. On Feb. 27, the pastors and leaders gathered for 3 days of fasting and prayer, recognizing their failure to serve God from a pure heart. God met with them in a powerful way. Then March 12 - 14, they held a 3 day Holy Spirit conference for their people in the mountains. Again God showed up in great anointing. Many backsliders repented and came back to the Lord and many others were born again. Two days later, we received an unexpected phone call from a pastor in Colorado. God had been speaking to him about us and the ministry on Mindanao. He told us we needed to be in Mindanao for the 11th anniversary celebration and that the Holy Spirit told him to pay our way!! As a direct result of the fasting, prayer, and repentance of the Believers on Mindanao, God has opened a door He had closed in the past. We will be leaving March 29 to fly to California and then on to Mindanao on April 4 to celebrate Resurrection Sunday and the 11th anniversary of the ministry of Church Triumphant among the tribal people of Mindanao. We will be returning home to Omaha on April 25.
Please cover this entire trip with your prayers. Pray for God's hand of protection and provision upon us as we travel and upon the tribal people as they gather for the celebration. Pray for favor, wisdom, and discernment as we go and as we minister to God's people all along the way. Pray for a fresh anointing as we share God's heart with His people. May this truly be a season of resurrection and celebration as the Kingdom of God is established among the tribal people in a deeper and more powerful way. Thank you in advance for your faithful support in prayer for this time of ministry. Blessings!
GOD LOVES YOU!!!
Rev. Howard & Barbara Gard