News and Updates
David Copeland · December 1, 2021
Newsletter · Volume: 21 Issue: 12
Thank you to everyone who sowed a special offering for the Kenya ministry trip we are currently on. We arrived in Nairobi on Tuesday night November 23 and have been in non-stop ministry since we arrived.
The hunger is real.
After almost two years of restrictions, cancelations, hindrances, closures, and quarantines, we were able to travel to Kenya East Africa for the first Schools of Ministry we have been able to be a part of since December 2019. Once again, God has NOT disappointed us.
Mike Joyner, Tim Williams, and myself spent our Thanksgiving ministering in a conference sponsored by the Pentecostal Evangelistic Fellowship of Africa (PEFA). The conference was held in the small village of Navakholo (not far from the Uganda border) with well over 200 in attendance. That is not a very big number in many people’s eyes, but if you could see the road we had to travel to get there, you would have gotten out of the vehicle and walked back to the guesthouse. We were told at the end of the first day that we were the first missionaries to ever enter that village and preach the Gospel. God moved in a tremendous way and many leaders left greatly encouraged.
Saturday November 27, we ministered to over 300 orphans that are being cared for by the Musungu PEFA Church; then in the afternoon we ministered to two soccer teams that are being sponsored by the church. Many of the young men on the soccer team raised their hands for salvation after we preached the message. Then on Sunday, our team fanned out around the area and ministered in three different churches. At least 20 people gave their lives to Jesus, and many responded to the altar call seeking a closer walk with Jesus.
As I write this, we have just begun the Malava School of Ministry and on the first day the venue is already packed to capacity. Many times, in the past, Mondays were always the lowest day in attendance due to so many people having to travel from afar off. Many of our students came to us telling us they are so hungry for the teaching of the Word, they had to be here early. That hunger has been evident in the sessions.
Again, the hunger is real.
The Malava School will continue through Friday December 3rd, then on Saturday December 4 we will travel to Kilgoris for the School of Ministry there.
After twenty years of mission’s & traveling ministry, still in the United States I get challenged on why Pam and I spend so much time ministering in other countries. I hate to say this, but we have spent most of our married life ministering to people that are not interested in the things of God, nor interested in drawing closer to Jesus. When you encounter people in another nation who are hungry & thirsty for God and His Word and are willing to sit for 8-10 hours a day listening, writing notes, being instructed in the things of God, you are willing to give up everything to follow His call to the nations.
2021 marked twenty years of mission & traveling ministry. Ministry travel has taken us to over 22 countries on four continents and we have seen thousands commit their lives to Jesus. We have been able to reach, teach, train, & release thousands of pastors & leaders around the world, sharpening their skills to go back to the rural areas of the world and reach their villages for Jesus.
Our primary assignment continues to be to plow in the rural areas of the world to reach, teach, train, & release men and women into their assignment. The people on the back rows (rural areas) of the world are just as important of the people on the front rows (major cities) of the world.
My heart is so overwhelmed at the prayers, finances and love you have shown us these many years. We CANNOT do what we do without people believing in and sowing into the vision Revival Now International carries for the nations. Thank you again for standing with us, and to those who will continue to stand with us, may the seed you continue to sow cause the greatest harvest to come to you and your family.
Let the hunger be real in you.
Because the best IS yet to come!
David & Pam
from The Copelands