Chairman’s Update – January 2011

Greetings to you in the name of the Most Holy One, our Lord God almighty. Today I am
reminded of the words of Isaiah, given by the Lord, ‘Behold I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth…’ Is. 43:19 I trust and pray that today you are holding onto the promises of God. I pray that as we now move firmly into the new year of 2011, you will be open to and seeking the Lord for the freshness of a new thing, an enlarging of your tent, an expansion of His will through you as His vessel. The word of God is ‘Yea, before all time, from all eternity, I am God’. May our almighty, all knowing and all powerful God direct and guide you today!

Far and Near…… Visions for the work of the Lord

In months past, we brought to you the progress of the Ranch of Hope Ministries and Pastor
Kevin Donahue’s bid to acquire a vacant church building facility in the town of Williamstown, NY. The negotiations for acquisition of this facility are now in the final stages with the NY Archdiocese leadership. Full Gospel is looking to see this church become the next NY Full Gospel church to open in the year 2011. We ask that you keep this vision in your prayers for the perfect timing and the will of God to be made manifest for His glory!

let the prayers go before the Lord – a new mission goal

After much prayer for opening of Full Gospel ministry to the land of India, Full Gospel
Assemblies (FGA) has partnered with Bethel Gospel Ministries of India with 45 congregations to assist in leading the ministry efforts of Full Gospel throughout the country. With congregations in the states of Delhi, Punjab, Utter Predesh, Orissa, and Chattisgarb, Bethel Gospel Ministries is poised to touch a multitude of new believers. Our first joint objective will be to provide a solid Biblical training to the pastors and church workers. The FGA ministry Meditate On The Word, of Smyrna, GA has provided the first 50 Bibles for training pastors. Pastor Alex Itty, representation for FGA has reported back from the state of Chattisgarb, that the pastors and churches are excited to see the reality of the first Full Gospel Bible Institute training center take form there. Plans are to have this center open with the training of 10 pastors beginning as soon as the monthly support is realized. The program will bring a two year indepth program whereby students training will meet weekly for block study led by local instructors for 9 months out of the year. You can support this first ministry effort to India for $400.00 per year for one pastoral student. Your help is needed today. Note India school of ministry on all ear marked donations (monthly $45.00 or yearly $400.00).

The Alliance of Full Gospel Pentecostal Churches – The Philippines

The Alliance of Full Gospel Pentecostal Churches – Philippines has evolved as the Full
Gospel Assemblies ministry throughout the land of The Philippines. After many years of
working independently with congregations and ministries there, the vision was born in 2009 for 2. The building of an alliance of Philippine Full Gospel Pentecostal congregations and fellowships together to bring Christ to the Nation. I presented that vision at our 2009 Negros Occidental Summit for leadership. Praise God, today I am happy to report that over the past 1.5 years, as we have worked diligently with the groundwork for this alliance of ministries, the Lord has brought together Bishops, Pastors and other church leadership representative of congregations from the North to the South of the country. All with the hunger to see the work of the Lord reach the lost and dying of the Nation. Your prayer is requested for the month of May as leadership and new parters gather in the city of Dumaguete, Negros Oriental, May 4-7, with focus of promoting nationwide ministry for taking the gospel to the unchurched throughout 2011. Further Philippine ministry information and newsletters of the Alliance of Full Gospel Pentecostal Churches –
Philippines may be found at the Full Gospel Assemblies web site (www.fgai.org).

Your reports are of great importance

Recently, annual ministry reporting forms have been forwarded to all affiliate and partner
ministries of Full Gospel Assemblies. All reports are due in the month of February. The annual reports are of utmost necessity in order to insure that Full Gospel Assemblies is in compliance with all regulations and in order that the scope of ministry may accurately be assessed for the year of 2011. To God be all praise for His mighty and wonderful works.

Coming soon

 At the National Ministers Conference of Full Gospel Assemblies held October 2010, the ministry to be known as the ‘Celebration of the Day of Pentecost’ was kicked off. The ministry goal will be to unite the people of God, to glorify God and go forth with the message of the gospel of Christ Jesus, in celebration of the Day of Pentecost. The transcript of that presentation as well as ministry objectives and challenge for the Full Gospel congregations and partners of Full Gospel Assemblies to join together with one voice and goal to reach the unchurched, will be coming to you soon. Watch for this ministry information in your mail box!!

May the Lord continue to bless you as you reach out to the world through the window of your church fellowship, Full Gospel Assemblies. The ministry of the church fellowship is supported only by the giving of FGA congregations, pastors and ministers. Your monthly support makes possible the continuation of ministry day to day. ‘Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.’ Luke 6:38.

May the love of God shine through you today.

Sincerely,
Pastor Simeon Strauser
Full Gospel Assemblies

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