Aug 15

Newsletter from Jen Cook in Honduras

Dear Friends;

Please find the latest news attached.  It is a summary of the last 4 months since the move from mainland to island.

Thanks for remembering Joy and I in regular prayer as we are adjusting to a new environment, a new culture, more than 1 language, some newer foods and spiritual warfare as we make headway with the work.  Yes, it’s really hot at sea level despite trade wind breezes. And though we are not complaining, it can tax our energy if we do not pace with the work, drink plenty of fresh, pure water and eat foods rich in vitamins and minerals.

Please feel free to email should you have any specific questions about culture, the work, and even any specific prayer requests of your own.

It’s hard to believe that we have already been on Roatan for close to 4 months now.

Many Blessings!

Thanks for reading and for prayers.  We prayer agree with you also!

Jen

Click the links below to view newsletter:

jen cook update 1

jen cook update 2

Jul 20

Praise God for Another Historical Moment for TMCI.

Another Historical Moment for TMCI. Glory be to God! On July 7, Jim and Irene Reyes, Yesinia, our Mexico lawyer, and I attended a Religious Charter Ceremony in Mexico. This is the charter we have been praying for, for over 5 years.

With this religious charter, LIMI (the Missionary church international in Spanish), will be able to ordain Mexico pastors. We are now officially recognized by the Mexican Government as a denomination. We have the same standing in Mexico as we have here in the United States.

With the Religious Charter we will be able to reach out to independent pastors in Mexico and give them the credentials to make them legal in Mexico, and will be able to help them to fulfill the call God has on their lives.

Praise God for his faithfulness,

Bishop Bob Coulter

May 22

‘You’ meant evil; God meant good: Kneeology from Bro. Mike for May 18

A Little Kneeology….. Genesis 50:20 (NASB) You meant evil against me, but God meant it for good in order to bring about this present result”.

Last week, Tuesday morning, my daughter Michelle, who manages the missions side of Rushing Wind went out to open our shower trailer for use by the homeless only to find out that the power cord had been cut, sawed off.

 

They had removed about 25 feet of some very expensive wire that powered the a/c, water heater, lights and fans. We had to turn away several people over a three-day period due to an inoperable shower. But when the word hit the street, immediately the local television station responded by doing a spot on the local news and twelve electrical companies also responded.

 

The company that did the work did not charge us a dime and not only repaired it but added security lighting that was badly needed as well. Each company told us that if we ever needed anything to call them. I must admit that when we first discovered the vandalism, I was upset. However, the Holy Spirit told me to sit and chill.

 

One of our clients said, “I bet you would like to just have five minutes with whoever did ya’ll wrong, huh?” It appears I had been asked that question several times during the next couple of days in one form or another. I even had several describe what would happen if the street people would find who had cut the wire because it was hurting them.  As I was sitting and thinking about the whole mess, his words and like statements echoed in my mind.

 

I then asked myself, “What would I do with those five minutes?” My daughter asked, “Dad, what are you feeling?” I replied by telling her that if I had five minutes with whoever, I would share Jesus with them in hopes that their heart would be changed. I would not wish them harm but a transformed heart.  One person said that they did not understand why I didn’t get angrier and asked why I was taking it so calmly? I replied that my anger and subsequent action would have interrupted God’s plan. I explained that the Holy Spirit told me that God had a plan to take what was meant for evil against His work and use it as an example of how He would use it to display goodness in the hearts of men (the responders) and for His glory.

 

It witnessed to me that far too often we allow our flesh, anger and revenge, in this case, to interrupt God’s plan. It is my hope that the offender will see how God used this situation to demonstrate His glory and it all be used to change their heart.

 

I give praise to God that His Holy Spirit hobbled this “ol’ hoss” with an anointing of wisdom. He deserves all the glory.  Amen?

NOTW, Bro. Mike

May 15

Major Growth in TMCI-Liberia Computer School

According to our record, May 12, 2017 the total number of persons who have registered at the computer school are 31 persons! Because of the large enrollment now, on Saturday we will broke down two of the walls on my school building on the left-hand side of the cafe to create a bigger classroom space.

We will have all of the computer school students come to class together for now for the Theoretical aspect of the lesson and split them into two or more sections later for the practical. That way each will have access to a computer hopefully.

In His service
by His grace,

Bishop Kantan

May 12

A Little Kneeology: Bro Mike – Jealousy will destroy a work and kill a revival

A Little Kneeology…..1 Corinthians 3:3 (NLT) “ for you are still controlled by your sinful nature. You are jealous of one another and quarrel with each other. Doesn’t that prove you are controlled by your sinful nature? Aren’t you living like people of the world?”

Paul speaks of a tool of destruction used on a regular basis by the enemy to destroy ministries and their leadership, that of jealousy.

I am reminded of a good example of how jealousy between ministries can be detrimental. In our community, some of the churches got together and invited an awesome youth evangelist to come to one of cities in our region along with several Christian bands and other speakers. The crusade drew youth from communities beyond expectations and the numbers of responses for Christ were fantastic every night with the altar call lasting for a couple of hours. Contact cards were completed for follow up. A few weeks later as I attended a meeting of the ministerial alliance in that community, I asked how the follow up was going? One of the pastors responded by saying we are trying to figure out who gets the cards. The problem, as it seemed, was if the youth who responded were going to join a church, shouldn’t it be the one who sponsored the larger part of the event?  I choked! My response was that I didn’t care where they would go just as long as they would be going and that they would come to know Jesus. Two years later no one knew where the follow up cards were. Jealousy has won its victory.

The enemy wins every time we allow jealousy to interfere in our ministries and what is supposed to be a unified effort to introduce people to Christ Jesus.  I have always found that churches and ministries that are jealous for their own are full of fear and a sense of security.  They are certainly not content and are focused on what they consider theirs instead of the Kingdom.  When the enemy detects envy, jealousy, and greed, guess where he is going to attack. Those who are jealous for their own seem to lose focus of the actual ownership of the ministry.  We must guard against such envy and jealousy by developing a strong union in purpose with other ministries in the effort to not only tell others about Jesus, but to show Him in our actions as well.

I recently told a friend that I would not want to have the only church in town, as not only would it be such an over whelming experience, but I know that I could not care for the needs of everyone.

Recently, the Lord gave me a word saying, “It not about needing more churches but the churches uniting in their effort and being instruments of the Kingdom.”

I truly believe that TMCI is a splendid example of that word as it is composed of many ministries that are independent but connected in the effort to bring Jesus to people and the people to Jesus.

May we all find our peace in unity and our identity not in our ministries but in Christ Jesus. Amen?
NOTW, Bro. Mike

Apr 11

Missionaries to Nigeria: Rick & Ty Wiggins from Nigeria

Good Day our TMCI family, this is Rick & Ty Wiggins from Nigeria

Below is our first newsletter for the year and two new clips we made for YouTube. Just click on any of the link it will take you to YouTube.

Sincerely in His grip.

Apr 03

MEN: Let us be the Spiritual Warriors God called us to be for our families and our nation.

Deadline is May 15th. Bring a friend and get equipped for SURVIVAL

Reminder: Get Registered by April 15 for a special prize drawing!

Pass it on! | TMCI 2017 First Annual Men’s Retreat; June 2-4, 2017

Dear Friends,
As I registered for the Men’s Retreat, I remembered a men’s fellowship we had in Indiana. I remember the friendships that were made, but the thing I remember most was the power we felt as we prayed for each other, our families and our nation.

There seems to be a special move of the Holy Spirit when men come together to encourage and pray for and with each other.

So, let’s fulfill Heb 10:25 And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near. NTL

Now, more than ever, we need to come together to encourage and strengthen each other so we can be the Spiritual Warriors God called us to be for our families and our nation.

Please register as quickly as possible so we will know how many beds we need. No registration will be accepted after May 15; however, IF YOU REGISTER BY APRIL 15TH YOU WILL BE ENTERED INTO THE DOOR PRIZE ($50 VISA CARD) DRAWING.

Please note when you register, only a $25 nonrefundable fee is required to reserve your room and meals. You can pay the $100 balance monthly or at the door. Advance registration will allow us to make appropriate arrangements for all.

Looking for a great empowerment from God at this Men’s Retreat.
Bishop Bob Coulter

For more details and to Register, CLICK HERE
Or Copy and Paste into Browser:
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We have already filled up 1 building and reserved a second building!
MEALS ARE INCLUDED

Apr 03

990N due May 15: ministries (not Churches) under $50,000

NOTE: CHURCHES, and TMCI affiliates who are ordination only DO NOT FILE THIS FORM

MINISTRIES: CLICK to FILE
LINK to file: https://sa.www4.irs.gov/eauth/pub/login.jsp?Data=VGFyZ2V0TG9BPUI%253D&TYPE=33554433&REALMOID=06-000ca231-ad53-16bc-8663-483c0adb40e7&GUID=&SMAUTHREASON=0&METHOD=GET&SMAGENTNAME=UOkC7yx4eMTO24FGxPfBRb5q3Mj3Xh3pyXfBEjYyHJ97nGCXu16wx5MzFHjfZmlG&TARGET=-SM-http%3a%2f%2fsa%2ewww4%2eirs%2egov%2fepostcard%2fsecure%2fhome%2f

Information Needed to File e-Postcard

Completing the e-Postcard requires the eight items listed below:

Employer identification number (EIN), also known as a Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN). Tax year
* Legal name and mailing address
* Any other names the organization uses
* Name and address of a principal officer
* Web site address if the organization has one
* Confirmation that the organization’s annual gross receipts are $50,000 or less
* If applicable, a statement that the organization has terminated or is terminating (going out of business)

________________________________
FYI
LINK to INFO below: https://www.irs.gov/charities-non-profits/annual-electronic-filing-requirement-for-small-exempt-organizations-form-990-n-e-postcard

Annual Electronic Filing Requirement for Small Exempt Organizations — Form 990-N (e-Postcard)

Planned Outage: April 2, 2017
This service will be unavailable on Sunday, April 2, 2017, from approximately 1 a.m. until approximately 1 p.m. Eastern time, due to planned maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience.

How to file

To electronically submit Form 990-N, Electronic Notice (e-Postcard) for Tax-Exempt Organizations Not Required to File Form 990 or Form 990EZ, use the Form 990-N Electronic Filing System (e-Postcard).

The Form 990-N electronic-filing system moved from Urban Institute’s website to IRS.gov in February 2016. All filers must register at IRS.gov prior to filing their next Form 990-N. This is a one-time registration; you won’t be asked to register again when filing next year.

Form 990-N must be completed and filed electronically. There is no paper form.

Form 990-N filers may choose to file a complete Form 990 or Form 990-EZ instead.

Use the Form 990-N Electronic Filing System (e-Postcard) User Guide while registering and filing.

For filing system and website issues, see How to File: Frequently Asked Questions. If site issues are unresolved, call TE/GE Customer Accounts Services at 877-829-5500. A representative will file your Form 990-N information.

Organizations should continue efforts to file, even if late.

Prior to filing your form, please review the following information:
Who must file

Most small tax-exempt organizations whose annual gross receipts are normally $50,000 or less can satisfy their annual reporting requirement by electronically submitting Form 990-N if they choose not to file Form 990 or Form 990-EZ instead.

Exceptions to this requirement include:

Organizations that are included in a group return,

Churches, their integrated auxiliaries, and conventions or associations of churches, and

Organizations required to file a different return

Form 990-N filing due date

Form 990-N is due every year by the 15th day of the 5th month after the close of your tax year. You cannot file the e-Postcard until after your tax year ends.

Example: If your tax year ended on December 31, the e-Postcard is due May 15 of the following year. If the due date falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, the due date is the next business day.

If your 990-N is late, the IRS will send a reminder notice to the last address we received.

While there is no penalty assessment for filing Form 990-N late, organizations that fail to file required Forms 990, 990-EZ or 990-N for three consecutive years will automatically lose their tax-exempt status. Revocation of the organization’s tax-exempt status will happen on the filing due date of the third consecutively-missed year. Watch this IRS YouTube presentation for more information.
Information you will need when filing Form 990-N

Form 990-N is easy to complete. You’ll need only eight items of basic information about your organization.
(same as at the top)

▪ Employer identification number (EIN), also known as a Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN)
▪ Tax year
▪ Legal name and mailing address
▪ Any other names the organization uses
▪ Name and address of a principal officer
▪ Web site address if the organization has one
▪ Confirmation that the organization’s annual gross receipts are $50,000 or less
▪ If applicable, a statement that the organization has terminated or is terminating (going out of business)

Mar 22

Stas Karpenko- UfaBible Ministries- Russia

UfaBible Ministries–Spanning continents for Christ

www.ufabible.info

In the past months we have had several people profess faith in Christ at Ufa Bible but it
seems that 5 or 6 of them are rather shaky in their faith, wavering between Christ and
this world. As always in this culture, friends and family are playing big role in this.
Please pray for them to become firmly grounded in Christ and for wisdom for church in
following up with them, encouraging them in the right way.
It was a sick month! Both of our kids were sick with bronchitis which required hospital
visits. In the case with Tim we stayed in hospital overnight and with Christina we left
the same day. Hospitals in Russia sometimes are eerie places, under-equipped with no
control on what doctors do to you. They are notorious for being places with high
corruption. Although virtually everyone has healthcare insurance for a better care
doctors expect a little extra. Sometimes folks become doctors here without proper
education and training. Both Tim and Christina are well now. Tim is home schooled and
loves to learn new things.
Lord continues to bless our men’s club. We have good attendance and every meeting
makes deep impressions on guys. Once or twice we had not quite sober attendees but
they were well behaving so we let them to remain with us. Please continue to pray
about our men’s club for new men to come and for existing to grow.
A few months ago we asked you to lift in prayer our brother Ruslan for his desire to
gather former drug addicts into a group and try to make it regular. As it is always the
case with fresh ministers Ruslan have had his back and forth moments, trying to discern
God’s will. Finally this desire started to take a form of a regular meetings. Another
brother from our church – Maxim, is helping with this group as well. Please pray for
regularity of these meetings with such specific people’s group as former drug addicts.
Many of them were freed from the bondage but discontinued to follow the Lord.
I am leaving for Athens, Greece on Friday. Thank you for praying about funds to cover
this trip. Our Lord continues to amaze and has proved to be ultimate provider and all
necessary funds for the trip came in. Please pray for travel mercies as well as for Spirit
of the Lord be at work during the conference. Pray that the Lord would continue to
mold and sharpen our vision and that we would be a soft clay in His hands.
Let’s write another chapter,
Stas Karpenko
You can make tax deductible contribution to Ufa Bible Ministries which is recognized by the IRS as a 501c3
non-profit organization. Make checks payable to:
Ufa Bible Ministries (UBM)
518 Green Ave SW
Massillon, OH 44647

Mar 22

Chris & Larena Johnston – TMCI Missionaries to Galway, Ireland

Hope Ireland Missions-

Greetings loved ones! Coming to you once again with

another update from Galway! This month we’ve been working and

planning and prepping for plans God has put on our hearts, and

we’ve also seen the Lord move on the hearts of His people!

In the beginning of February, Chris spoke about

restoration at Galway Christian Fellowship. He has started

preaching every month, sometimes twice a month. He spoke on

how the love of Christ covers all of our shortcomings. It was a

powerful message and at the end, he had an altar call. 2

Individuals gave their hearts to Jesus for the first time, and

numerous others re-dedicated their lives to Jesus! It was beautiful.

On another note, we are thrilled to announce that as of

right now, every single one of our youth have a relationship with

Jesus! This has been 2 years in the making, and we’ve prayed, and

given opportunity after opportunity for those that we knew did

not have a relationship, to finally take that step! We are delighted

in this wonderful news!! However, we don’t want to stay there!

Now, our prayer is how do we reach more youth for Jesus? Please

stand in prayer with us as we pray in more youth, come up with

ideas to implement how to reach them, and then minister to them

with the love of Christ.

As we mentioned in last month’s newsletter, we have our

lovely Jordyn Ferraro who is currently raising support to come

and be a part of this work on a full time basis. With Jordyn’s help,

we will be brainstorming about future plans, and how to connect

with more youth outside the church. She will also be instrumental

in helping us develop and execute our hopes for our new college

ministry coming this Spring. We hope to have a service once a

month for all of our current college aged young adults to invite

their friends. The service would have worship, fellowship and

dynamic teachings. We cannot wait for Jordy to be here with us.

Please keep her in your prayers, that the Lord will provide for her

to do this work!

We are kicking off our college aged ministry by taking

about 12 of our young adults to Dublin on the weekend of March

10th & 11th to St. Mark’s Church. They are putting on a college

conference to inspire, build into and empower these individuals to

be lights to their universities. We will stay overnight in a Hostel

together, and go to the 2 day conference. We know the Lord has

great plans in store for these young adults! We see so much fruit

from them already, we can’t wait to watch it all unfold as time goes

on!

We were also able to have a wonderful guest speaker

who came from Dublin to share with the youth. His name is

Jordan, and he was a youth that we met over 3 years ago at PULSE

youth camp. He is so on fire for Jesus, and is now a youth leader

at his home church. We invited him out to speak and he did a

wonderful job of telling the youth about God’s great love for them.

It’s so refreshing coming from someone close to their age, and also

someone who they know as a friend. It was a real joy to have him

with us!

Chris continues to study and has had real amazing

breakthroughs in planning for new types of services to hold at

TORCH to reach new levels of relationships with one another,

with the youth and leaders, and even with their daily walk with

God. We are excited to start trying some of these new service

types, and see how they develop our youth even further. We also

hope to have some nights where the youth are able to invite their

unsaved friends.

Lastly, wanted to share a little bit about a woman who

walked into GCF one night at prayer. Her name is Brenda. She

walked into the church and said it was her last hope. She was

contemplating taking her life that night. She was walking her dog,

and felt lead to come to the church. It was during a week of prayer,

so it was a wonder that we were even in the church that night. She

walked in and received prayer, and even asked Jesus into her

heart! It was an amazing moment, and we were just praying that

the Lord would use us to lead others to Himself…and He answered

so quickly! That night, everything changed for Brenda! Praise

God!!

Thank you for praying for these opportunities. We feel

your prayers ALL the time, and we KNOW that God is opening

doors here for these things to happen! Thank you for helping us

do this work by praying, supporting and sending us! We could

not do this work without those who feel lead to give and partner

with this work! We did reach our goal for our 2017 budget,

however if you can pray as we then lost a couple of donors at the

start of the year. We didn’t calculate that into our budget, but we

know that God provides and He puts us on the hearts of others,

and we know He hears your prayers and answers! Thank you for

praying for us, for this work and for this little baby who is growing

as well! As of today, I am almost 5 months pregnant!! This little

miracle baby is a gift, brought about by prayer and love, and all

of your praying has made this journey so much more wonderful!

Thank you!! By next month, I hope to have news if we are having

a little boy or girl! We love you all with all our hearts! ~Larena

 

Support Information

If you would like to team up & contribute to this

important mission, please make checks out to:

 

Hope Ireland Missions

229 W. Exchange St.

Crete, IL 60417

(Chris & Larena Johnston

on the memo line)

 

Or simply go to:

www.hopeirelandmissions.com

& click on “donate.”

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