Greetings to our precious family,
We have had a lot happen in the last month. The curriculum is in its final editing stages for print, and as we near that finish line, we are getting more requests for the curriculum. We are so blessed to be able to put the principles imparted by the Holy Spirit through Rev. Agnes I. Numer, into a platform that can be used anywhere. The curriculum will provide a way for people to teach and reach their own people, in a way that is easily understandable. Nigeria, Zambia and other countries are waiting for this resource and we can’t wait to share the final product with our family! You have labored with us through prayers and support, and isn’t it exciting to see God’s Kingdom expand?
We had the opportunity to share the vision of All Nations International and its different extensions with a class from College of the Canyons, taught by Linda Vasquez. The class is working on a community service project, where they will come up with a plan for raising funds for a non-profit that they choose. Gordon Skinner shared about Antelope Valley Disaster Relief Network (AVDRN) and the work with Sister Pauline in Nigeria. Annella Whitehead shared about Sommer Haven Ranch, Ashley Flores shared about All Nations and NEEPUganda. The students enjoyed themselves and took away a lot of information that will help them see where they can help. We appreciate Linda and her class taking their time to be with us. We love to share what All Nations does with people and see how they can connect with the vision while stepping into the vision God has for them.
April 16th, we went to the 1st Annual War Conference, put on by the First Youth Nations. Virginia Duenaz had asked if All Nations could bring the deserts, enough for 200. Teresa knew exactly what to use, and who she could call on. That morning Carrie came over and helped us make more than 200 deserts. The deserts were ready and packed in the car just in time!
Also that day, Kathy Jones came over and helped Annella cut and package lamb. The job is not an easy one, nor is it clean. Kathy is an amazing woman who is always ready and willing to help, with a smile!
So a very big thank you to Carrie Duren and Kathy Jones, our Volunteers of the Month, for their faithful service! We love to stop and take time to thank those who not just help us, but go above and beyond the call of service for His kingdom. Carrie Duren and Kathy Jones are two of those people.
Recently, Dr. Beth Say, one of our All Nations Board Members, took a trip to Laoag, Philippines. Dr. Beth has a beautifully ministry where she helps provide wheelchairs, walkers and crutches to those who have no access to equipment and resources they need.
Here is her report:
“All Nations International Wheelchair Harvest Project (WHP) together with God Is Able.org “GIA”, based in Manila, conducted a family retreat in April 2016 with the Stimulation Therapeutic Center “STAC” in Laoag, Philippines. STAC provides rehabilitation services to children and youth with special needs at no cost. There were 151 attendees who participated in the family retreat with the theme “Joy of the Lord is my strength” (Nehemiah 8:10b). The attendees consist of 34 children and youth (from 2-17 years of age) along with their families. 34 volunteers and short-term missionaries (STM) served as Jesus’ hands and feet to assist families in practical needs throughout the retreat. This family retreat provided a vacation bible school and outdoor activities. Allow the parents to attend group discussion, listen to biblical teaching and to find hope in Jesus. Along with wheelchair distribution and training conducted during previous year. This is part of a follow up work to minister the works and the word of Christ.”
The last year has been a bit of a heavy one for us, as we watch Heaven gain new members in that great cloud of witnesses. Sister Gertrude Kabatalemwa, Kathy Vanzandt. While we grieve, we know that they are doing much needed work with the Father. In April, we again said good-bye to two very special Generals who went to join their Lord.
With more than 50 years in existence, it is difficult to understand the impact All Nations International has had. Almost as difficult as answering, “How many trees are in an apple seed?” Many leaders have been given a vision, trained, developed, encouraged and supported. These leaders then have gone and have spawned many ministries around the world. They received a vision, a hope, a plan and principles of God’s Kingdom which work and then they passionately put what they had received into practice.
On April 14th, Reverend Amy Wang went to her reward. Amy Wang, who has written a book sharing the impact that this ministry had on her life, had a million dollar church reaching the homeless and raising them up to be leaders. Her ministry is located just down the street from Los Angeles Union Rescue Mission. She traveled to China, Brazil, Tawain and many other countries declaring the Gospel of the Kingdom and raising up other ministries and leaders. Her son Pastor Gabriel Wang now carries her vision forward.
On April 23rd, Omer Jeffrey went to be with his Lord and Savior. They both had a passion and fire to spread the Gospel, to show the map that lead to peace, restoration, wholeness and life. The fruit of their lives were evident at their funerals. God used them as vessels for His glory, and so many people’s lives were changed because of these two. Because of a simple “yes”, a “yes” to teach Truth, God’s love was demonstrated. We will miss both of these great Generals, and will continue to pray for their families.
Omer’s Wife, Brenda Jeffrey and his family are asking that anyone who would like to donate on behalf his memorial would give a donation to Pauline Mmaduakor and the work in Nigeria for the school, the widows and the livelihood project for the Water Well.
Donations may be sent to:
All Nations International
44505 90th St West
Lancaster, CA 93536
or donate on our secure online donation page: http://allnationsis58.org/donate-now/
We are so grateful for our family of volunteers, supporters and prayer warriors. It takes unity to accomplish His work, and it’s a blessing to have so many in unity with us. We love you all.
Until next time,
Your Family at All Nations