MUCH MORE IS COMING- Convention 2022 Letter
Matthew 24:6 "And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet."
I have been in contact with a few of our directors who have ministered and taught the School of Christ International both in Russia and Ukraine. God blessed Pastor Clendennen and a good number of Holy Ghost filled people that cooperated and assisted with him to plant the Gospel of Jesus Christ in that region of the world. Pastor Clendennen's teaching and the students who were changed and called by God to take the Gospel to their country will see God do a quick short work to lead others to Jesus.
The last time Brother Andrey Syrisko, and his wife Luda, preached for me while I was pastoring Victory Temple, they were on their way to the state of Florida. They were opening a facility where they would train ministers to take the School of Christ and Bible into their native homeland, which is Ukraine. Again, God provided a need we did not see coming. The work in Florida is going forward for the Glory of God. God is revealing Himself in Ukraine in outstanding miraculous ways. Brother Syrisko told me of a woman with seven children (not all were her children) stranded in a bombed-out building with no food or water. God protected their lives and met all their needs. It is a beautiful testimony that would touch you greatly.
Another Ukrainian Brother was arrested and taken to be shot. Their weapons to kill him failed to fire, so they beat him and let him go. This Brother had a small two-bedroom house with a larger room that would seat 50 people he used to train workers. God saved him alive and would not let the devil kill him.
Because they worked together, paying the price, were strong and bold, the Lord reached in and performed a victory by delivering them from momentary and eternal death and destruction.
As I write this correspondence to you, Brother Joel Pledge and Brother Andrey Sekhin are teaching the School of Christ in Kyrgyzstan. I will share some of the limited texts I have received during the last several days and seek your prayers for these workers and brothers.
Text that I received from Brother Pledge
Monday, March 7th, 2022 @ 9:03PM
Just to let you know, all is well here in Kyrgyzstan. Meeting daily with 45 people, great prayer times, encouraged and changed lives. We are safe, though Andrey is stranded temporarily due to flight cancellations. I don't know about mine but flying through Turkey should be ok. His Visa card won't work in RU. So, we are trying to get the money out of his account to use it for future schools. Continue to pray.
Brothers, I have desired to hear from you since you left. Great report on number in school. Praying for all of your needs. Is there a way to get some needed money to you?
We are working through his money issues; nothing can be done, hopefully, politics will calm down, but it will be hard to get any money to Russia in the future. He can use his Visa card outside of RU, so we are using it now instead of spending cash, which I brought, so it is working. I will give him all my money as I leave.
I understand, but it is my intention to always do our heavenly calling to furnish money to reach every man everywhere with the Gospel.
Amen, blessings, I lose connection soon. Only have the internet at the hotel. So, continue to pray for us.
More information will follow, but I wanted to get a portion of his work and needs before you as an encouragement to pray for him.
Thank God for what He is doing through this School of Christ worldwide. Please keep the workers and students in prayer. I do not know when the end will come, but I do know what His call is to us. Mark 16:15 says, "And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature."
Even as faithful Christians joined Pastor Clendennen, I ask you to join me as we have a responsibility to continue in this great missionary effort.