Mission Completed: Quezon City & Laguna, Philippines: October 31-November 17, 2013
Steven Stockwell and the NEST (National Evangelist Support Team) Philippines Team reached thousands of people with the Good News of Christ during our November campaign in Quezon City and several towns in Laguna, Philippines. The NEST Philippines Team, lead by Pastors Roland and Gene, did an outstanding job of coordinating with the Department of Education and hosting more than thirty school programs in schools throughout the region. Students were encouraged to turn away from drug and alcohol abuse, sexual promiscuity, and other social and moral ills, and to turn to Christ and follow Him! The response was overwhelming, and the team reported many thousands of students praying to receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
This campaign came during a time of national disaster, as Typhoon Yolanda swept through the Visayas Islands in the central region of the Philippines, causing many deaths and much destruction. We praise God for the opportunity to minister during a time when help was so desperately needed. Please pray for the many Filipinos who were affected by this terrible storm, and also for those who prayed to receive Christ!
Fields of Faith FCA Rally, October 9, 2013
A crowd of more than 450 young people, along with coaches, teachers and administrators, attended the Fields of Faith Event in Sugar Land, Texas, where David Stockwell was the featured speaker on October 9, 2013. Most of those in attendance indicated their strong desire to follow Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord! We praise God for these incredible young people -- please pray with us that God will use them mightily as they being their walk of faith in Jesus Christ as Lord!
Mission Completed: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, September 5-17, 2013
Amy and David Stockwell traveled to Brazil September 5-17, leading an evangelistic mission in Queimados, an area in the northwest part of Rio de Janeiro, in partnership with Igreja Batista Nazare' in Jaceruba. Pastor Marcelo, church leadership, and outstanding translators, Joao Luiz, Mirian, and Alvaro did a super job of hosting and ministering with the DSEA team, and organized numerous school and outreach programs.
Steven Stockwell also joined the team, and spoke to many students through his Youth Education Strategies school programs. Please pray for all those who heard the Gospel preached and prayed to receive Christ during this mission! More information on this mission coming soon.
Mission Completed: Hoedspruit, Acornhoek, & Bushbuckridge, South Africa, July 16-30
The DSEA Team has just returned from South Africa, where more than 17,347 people were reached with a clear presentation of the Gospel! The DSEA Evangelism Team partnered local pastors for a mission outreach in the towns of Hoedspruit, Acornhoek, and Bushbuckridge in the northeastern Limpopo Province, speaking in more than thirty schools. The DSEA team was thrilled to see Gideons distribute 6,568 Gideon New Testaments (with Psalms, Proverbs and the Plan of Salvation included) in these same schools. David Stockwell, his wife, Amy, and son, Steven, along with several other team members, spoke in schools, led an evangelism training conference, and participated in a community outreach tent meeting in conjunction with activities and preparations made by the NEST South Africa evangelism team. Pray for the thousands of people who heard the Gospel, and indicated their desire to become Christ-followers. More campaign details and photos to follow soon!
Mission Completed: Lusaka and Copperbelt, Zambia, May 10-June 3
Steven Stockwell traveled to the capital city of Lusaka and the Copperbelt area of Zambia for a mission during which he spoke to more than 26,000 students and school administrators, and saw more than 15,000 people indicate their desire to follow Christ through public profession of faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Steven, with the help of local Gideons, was also able to distribute New Testaments and more than 5,000 gospel tracts to be used by Christian groups in the schools. A local news crew also attended and filmed his programs, and broadcasted a two-day report on the school ministry. Pray for the many people who prayed to receive Christ, that God will help them to grow in their Christian faith through Bible study, prayer, fellowship with other Christians, and involvement in a local Bible-believing church. The DSEA NEST Team will continue the work of discipleship and follow-up in these areas of Zambia, to help students in their walk with Christ.
2013 Mission Guatemala: April 11-16
Amy and David Stockwell traveled to Guatemala City for an outreach mission in rural areas of Guatemala. Working with local Christians, the Stockwells had the privilege of presenting the Gospel to more than 6,000 people, many thousands of whom prayed to receive Christ, and indicated their desire to follow Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior publicly. Please pray for the people of Guatemala!
2013 Mission Bulawayo & Mutare, Zimbabwe: February 21-March 19, 2013
David Stockwell and son, Steven, traveled to Bulawayo and Mutare, Zimbabwe for an evangelistic mission which included presenting the Gospel to more than 40,000 people! Through school programs, a four-day open-air crusade, ministry in local churches, and ongoing evangelism training with the DSEA NEST Team, David and Steven saw many thousands of people pray to receive Christ as Lord and Savior. Please pray for the people of Zimbabwe!