News and Updates
David Copeland · April 1, 2019
Newsletter · Volume: 19 Issue: 4
As I write this month’s newsletter, I am completing a week of ministry in Piapro, Trinidad, West Indies. God has not disappointed any of us as Holy Spirit poured Himself out in a tremendous way all week long. Pastor Jack Chancey from New Life Worship Center, Samson, Alabama traveled with me this week and he was tremendously used by the Lord in every service around the island.
March actually began with a bang in Midland City, Alabama at Sanctuary of Praise Church with Pastors Ricky and Melissa Martin. The nightly revival services were tremendous and on Saturday we were honored to speak at the SE Regional AEGA Conference as ministers came from across Alabama for fellowship, refreshments and some time in the Word. That night we were able to help lay hands on all the ministers and members of the congregation for a fresh impartation of the Holy Spirit.
Sunday March 3rd a series of destructive tornadoes came through our area of East Alabama, smashing into the community of Beauregard, Alabama, killing twenty-three people. Our region is still reeling from this destructive storm system and Revival Now was able to reach out with water and physical help to some of the victims of these storms. Thank you to the friends and partners who gave a special gift for the East Alabama Disaster Relief. It was and is greatly appreciated.
Sunday March 17, Real Life Church in Moulton, Alabama, with Pastors Brent & Heather Gillespie presented Revival Now with a check for $12,700.00 for the Hope Centre Children’s Home in Nyangusu/Kilgoris, Kenya. These monies will help us repair one of the well pumps at the Children’s Home that is broken, and also help us begin Phase Two of the Hope Centre Project which will be the building of the second dormitory and bathhouse. When completed, this second phase will increase the Children’s Home capacity to one hundred children. Thank you Real Life Church and thank you Pastors Brent & Heather and all our church family in Moulton for your sacrificial giving to Hope Centre!
Our ministry here in Trinidad began with a one-night youth conference in the St. Mary’s area of the South-Central region of Trinidad. The church was filled to capacity and there was even an overflow tent set up outside the front door that was filled with people as well. The Presence of the Lord hovered over the meeting and almost ¾ of the congregation of youth responded to the altar call; many for salvation and many to rededicate their lives to Jesus.
Last Sunday, we were honored to be the keynote speaker for the 36th Anniversary of the Christ Crusaders Assembly Church in Piparo. Christ Crusaders is a network of seven churches strategically located across the South-Central region of Trinidad, with twenty-eight branch churches across the interior of NW Guyana. CCA Piparo happens to be the only Spirit Filled Church in the village of Piparo. The theme of the Anniversary week was Unity and there was wonderful unity evident from the very first service.
On Tuesday night, there was a tremendous shift in the Spirit during the service that was confirmed by several different people afterwards in the congregation. It was so distinct it almost felt like an small earthquake to me. Several people received the Holy Spirit Baptism, and every night, even with the services not ending till almost 9:30pm, people lingered for fellowship and more prayer. It was almost as if people didn’t want to go home. God is moving with signs and wonders confirming His Word for this hour!
On April 4th, I will lead a team back to Kenya for our April Kenya Schools of Ministry. This month we will conduct the Schools of Ministry in Malava, Kilgoris, and Narok as well as lead Sunday services all around the towns in which the Schools are held. I very seldom make a major push for finances, but with the addition of the Narok School of Ministry, our budget has tremendously increased. There have been over 600 pastors and leaders graduate from the Ministry Schools since we began in 2010. These 600 plus leaders are impacting over 50,000 people across East Africa. Not just in Kenya, but the SOM influence is being felt in Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi. These Schools really are meeting a tremendous need in that region of the world.
We have a greatly qualified team of teachers who travel with us from the United States for these meetings who are sacrificially giving of their own time and resources to help us teach and train these rural pastors from across East Africa. We are very happy that Mike Joyner Ministries International and Bibles For Africa are partnering with us to make sure these leaders have Bibles for themselves as well as some Bibles to share with their congregations. But we need help in sponsoring the expenses for the Schools of Ministry. Any gift you can give is greatly appreciated and will be used to feed and house these frontline workers of God’s Kingdom from over thirty-five different denominational groups.
Thank you for being obedient to whatever God tells you to sow into our part of the Great Commission.
David & Pam