06 Jan 2011

New in Liberia

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Apostle Clinton & familyWe welcomed Apostle Eric Clinton, and his wife, Minister Vera, into our Lion and Eagle family today as new affiliates.

Eric Clinton is Apostle and Senior Pastor over God’s Empowering Holistic Outreach Ministries (GEHOM) which he and his wife founded in April 2006. They are based in the DuPort Road  suburb of Monrovia, the capital. They also have a rural project in Grand Gedeh County.

They join Apostle Paul Okere and his wife, Mother Youngor, the leaders of Faith Assembly Outreach Ministries (FAOM) located in the Gardnerville suburb of Monrovia.

GEHOM’s mission is two-fold: first, to reach the unreached through tent revival meetings and house-to-house home cell fellowship, and second, to establish a training school for pastors and leaders to go and train others. They seek to plant churches.

GEHOM has many of the same aims and objectives as FAOM – much needed in Liberia today: reaching out to orphans and widows and displaced people both young and the elderly; seeking to impart job skills through occupational training and to empower people to be job creators. GEHOM seeks to establish agricultural projects to provide people with work as well as to grow food for the hungry. They also seek to provide basic education and medical assistance. One stated objective is to establish a 50 bed pediatric medical center.

12 Dec 2010

Marketplace Apostle

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Springfield, Ohio

We ordained Miguel Ten into our church and ministry today as a marketplace apostle and pastor. We are releasing him to the church at large and to the “business mountain” – one of the seven Eric leading the servicemountains of influence that God identified separately to the late Bill Bright (Campus Crusade for Christ), Loren Cunningham (Youth with a Mission) and the late Francis Schaeffer (American theologian) in 1975.

This year, his company, which he founded in 2002, was recognized by the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce as the Minority Owned Business of the Year and for outstanding attainment by both the House of Representatives and Senate of the State of Ohio. He is a specialist in human resources and a humble man indeed, giving all the glory to Jesus Christ, His Lord and Saviour.

A true apostle, he is a wise master builder laying spiritual foundations and establishing people and good things in the business realm and in the church (1Cor.3:10). He is a “spiritual father” in the faith both in business and in the church (1Cor. ordination4:14-15). He is a biblical counselor, and perfects and encourages the saints. He has all the other biblical qualities that mark him out as an apostle and pastor.

Over the past year, Miguel Ten has counseled three church pastors, six business-owners, and four young men whom he is helping to develop their own businesses, in addition to everything else he does in the church and as President and CEO of his company. God has called him, shaped him, and now commissioned him.

The ordination service took place in Springfield in the beautiful sanctuary of New Hope Foursquare Church by kind permission of Pastor Kevin Moehn. Apostle Miguel will continue at RiverSong Church, Springfield under Pastor Jim Britton for as long as God keeps him there. Pastor Jim fully approved of hiCertificate of Ordinations ordination and indeed assisted in the worship part of the service. Pastor Jim, Pastor Kevin, and others, including several of Miguel’s colleagues and employees, and members of his family, prayed for Miguel during a moving time of open prayer.

We believe God is pleased that we have taken this step and commissioned Miguel to take the business mountain in line with the strategy He revealed in 1975.

The apostle Paul is the supreme example of a marketplace apostle. He was equally at home in a church as in the marketplaces of key towns and cities; and spent little time in a church in his 30-plus years of ministry. His longest stay in any one church was 2 years in Ephesus.

28 Nov 2010

House of Worship

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We ministered at the House of Worship Church of God, Kenton, Ohio, at the invitation of Pastor Doral Sharp.

With Pastor Doral & wife PaulaEric preached on healing and all kinds of ministry followed his message, e.g. he prayed for a lady with osteoporosis in Jesus’ name and through the power of God  she straightened up; he prayed for a sight problem in one eye and was told, “It’s better… I can see through it now.”

As well as ministering healing, LaVonne also gave prophetic words for the church and for individuals. She sang prophetically over a lady who received it with tears of emotion. One woman was demonstrably delivered of something; another received the Baptism of the Holy Spirit.

Pastor Doral wants us to return in February to teach some healing classes and maybe that will lead to some classes on the prophetic too.

He shared that the Lord told him He was sending  him a couple to help birth some new ministries in his church. We are that couple. We give thanks and all the glory to Jesus!

23 Nov 2010

Open Hearts

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LaVonne was PennLaVonne and Penny Reeves on the set of Open Heartsy Reeves’ guest today on Open Hearts, a new Christian women’s television talk show that presently goes out over the internet on live stream from Harvest Television Network’s studios in Springfield, Ohio. The video is available on demand and  here is a link to  it. Today’s show was on the importance of prayer.

This new series is presently being piloted on the internet: HTN expect to air them on live TV real soon. When they start going out over regular TV, they want LaVonne to come back for another show. They also indicated they want us both for another Living Faith show before long.

22 Nov 2010

Miami Valley Hospital

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We were at the Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio, to pray for a young man aged 24 at the request of his family. He has been battling cancer for the last 3-4 years and was having further surgery today for a tumor on his spine. It was high risk and the medical prognosis poor. We led him to rededicate his life to Jesus and ministered at his bedside before the operation. His mother later called to say it was a miracle that 99 per cent of the tumor was removed by the surgeon without damaging his ability to walk. Praise God! Please join your faith with ours in agreeing that Jesus has killed all cancer in his body and he is a new creation in Christ. He shall not die but live and declare the works of the Lord! (Psalm 118:17)

14 Nov 2010

Hilltop Seniors Village

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Floyd & Dorthea exchange wedding vowsHilltop Seniors Village is a community of 200 residences for the over 55s on the west side of Columbus, Ohio. A retired pastor, a resident, was conducting services there on Sunday afternoons until forced to discontinue on health grounds. We have now taken over from him as an outreach of Lion and Eagle Christian Center. Our first service there was today.

It was a blessing!

An even greater blessing was to be asked to conduct the wedding of an elderly couple, Floyd and Dorthea, immediately after the service!

12 Nov 2010

Extended Ministry

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LaVonne is visiting a young woman in a correctional facility’s drugs rehabilitation center. She recently gave her heart to Jesus and LaVonne has been discipling her in the basics of the faith.

Today, on her usual visit, she was intercepted by another young lady, an inmate, who had a brighter countenance than others around her and who asked her, “Are you Wendy’s* pastor?” LaVonne said that she was. The  young woman told her that after each discipleship session Wendy has been passing on what she’s been learning to her sister inmates, of whom she is one, and they have been greatly blessed.  [*Wendy is not her real name.]

We have also been discipling a young couple in our church. Using what they learned in the session on evangelism, they led their house-mate to Christ; and he came with them to our Sunday morning service. Now they are going to be discipling him!

09 Nov 2010

Mid-Ohio Foodbank

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We went along to the Mid-Ohio Foodbank in Grove City, Ohio to help with the sorting and packing of free food for distribution to needy families throughout Ohio. It was a very rewarding and educational time.

31 Oct 2010

Missionaries return

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Missionaries Howard & Barbara Gard returned to us after six months – they must love us! They spoke with particular regard for the Church in America to wake up to the threat from Islam within its borders.

We do NOT want America to go the way of the UK. It will, unless the country re-asserts and promotes its Christian heritage as a country founded on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Freedom of religion is not guaranteed by Islam. Sharia law is.

Islam will avail itself of the freedom of religion until it is in a position to deny it to other faiths.  Just witness the persecution and driving out of Christians from Iraq, and how difficult it is to practise Christianity in Islamic nations. The threat is obvious. It’s frightening that it is being ignored in hopes it will simply “go away;” but it will NOT just “go away;” it will grow unless something is done.

02 Oct 2010

Columbus Prayer Summit 2010

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Held on October 2nd at the University Plaza Hotel, Pastor Eric led prayer for Europe and for European nationals in the city of Columbus.

Pastor Eric speaking at the Columbus Prayer Summit

He spoke of: (a) the economic belt-tightening that is increasingly taking place in Europe leading to strikes and civil unrest; (b) the increase and appeasement of Islam while Christians are denied the freedom freely to propagate the Gospel, publicly practise their faith and even wear a cross at work; (c) civil liberties being withdrawn and an undemocratic EU increasing in influence; (d) the lowering of the reputation of the Church as a whole through the immorality of some clergy; and (e) the darkness over Europe where fewer and fewer people are Church attenders and fewer still are true Christians.

He strongly warned against the same trends in America and prayed for revival in both Europe and America. He called on the Church in Europe and America to wake up and earnestly contend for the Christian faith and our basic freedoms.

The next speaker, who spoke on the Middle East, an eminent man of some distinction, indorsed all that Eric said and thanked him for speaking the truth. He too pleaded for pastors and Christians in America to wake up to the serious issues that threaten Christianity in the West.