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Thursday
Nov202014

Uganda Update—Fruit Abounds

Andrew addresses the 2014 graduating class of Charis Bible College Uganda (Click to enlarge)Andrew attended the 2014 graduation for Charis Bible College Uganda. Celebration was the theme of the day, and it was obvious that the graduates had gotten hold of the Word of God and their lives had been changed. Andrew addressed the crowd and congratulated each graduate as they made their way across the stage.

First-year graduates snap a photo with Andrew as they look forward to the coming year of studying at CBC Uganda (Click to enlarge)Andrew congradulates the graduates as they make their way across the stage and receive their diplomas
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Grounded in the Word of God, we can plainly see the fruit of Andrew Wommack Ministries and Charis Bible College around the world! (Click to enlarge) Graduates celebrate a wee-earned accomplishment. Here's to many more to come as they step out in faith!
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Andrew also held a Gospel Truth Rally at Glory of Christ Church with his good friend, Pastor Herbert. People were touched as they heard the Word, and many lives were changed. What a great time of fellowship and encouragement!Andrew ministers at the Gospel Truth Rally with Pastor Herbert (Click to enlarge)Preparations and greetings are made outside the church before the service begins (Click to enlarge)Every seat was full as every ear tuned into the stage
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Andrew and Pastor Herbert work together to bring the love and grace of God to the people of Kampala
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Hands raised in colorful surrender to the same God who created us all in His image
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The love is spread as Andrew is recognized more in Kampala than in any other city in the world (Click to enlarge)
Worship was a wonderful time of praise and refreshing (Click to enlarge)Many hearts responded to the love of God
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Monday
Nov172014

Walking in Dynamic Relationship with God

Carol Odenwald (center) worshipping the Lord and ministering the love of God every chance she gets (Click to enlarge)Traveling through the Yunnan province of China, Carol Odenwald sat mesmerized by the verdant scenery and beautiful mountainsides. Suddenly transported back to 1997, Carol remembered dreaming on the night she was filled with the Spirit: “I dreamt I was soaring with God over lush, green hills and valleys,” she shares. “I felt giddy—like a little kid. Every time we’d come down, I’d ask to go up again. At the time, I compared my dream to the landscape of Kentucky or Tennessee, having never seen such exquisitely green hills.”

Even though she hadn’t thought of that dream in years, Carol realized that the Chinese landscape outside her window perfectly depicted what she’d seen in her dream. While listening to her iPod, she heard the Lord say, “This is where we were, Carol. This is your home. It’s time to begin to say goodbye to the United States.” With tears flowing freely, Carol raised her voice and hands in surrender to God and worshiped Him, singing, “I will rise, on eagle’s wings, before my God, fall on my knees and rise.”

Yunnan, a province of China, is a perfect depiction of Carol's dream from 1997 (Click to enlarge)After her experience, Carol felt a permanent connection with mainland China, but the Bible college she was helping Andrew Wommack Ministries plant was in Hong Kong. Knowing she was walking the path God had laid out for her, she didn’t understand how her two visions were going to connect. But she just kept walking and trusting Him to take her there.

While in Hong Kong, God began stirring Carol’s heart to write songs. “All my life, music was a part of me. When I returned to the Lord in ’97, I left a part of that life behind because of my history of drug and alcohol addiction. But in Hong Kong, God showed me that others who come into relationship with Him don’t have to give up their giftings and professions. I realized it was time for me to wholeheartedly return to mine and allow God to use me wherever and with whomever He determines.”

One day, while worshiping God with her guitar in front of a western-style restaurant and pub, Carol had the opportunity to minister to a self-professing atheist. After listening to his story, Carol began to share hers. Then, picking up her guitar, she sang “My Chains Are Gone” and marveled as tears began streaming down his face. “You make me want what you have,” he told her.

Carol broadcasting the unconditional love of God to thousands in Hong Kong
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Carol’s willingness to abandon formulas and develop a dynamic relationship with God brought her into contact with a Buddhist radio host. After hearing part of her story, he asked Carol to be a guest on his broadcast to “bring hope” to others in Hong Kong. Thousands of people tuned in and heard about the unconditional love and grace of God!

After laying the groundwork for Charis Bible College Hong Kong, Carol turned leadership of the school over to Cindy Pearson and returned to her ministry headquarters in the United States. “I still believe that the vision and heart for China God gave me has yet to be realized, but I know there is more to the plan! I will return to China, likely to the Yunnan province of my dream, where I believe I will spend the latter years of my life.” In the meantime, Carol is continuing to minister wherever God opens the door and writing and fine-tuning original songs to record.

Her ministry—God Is Good—shares with the nations the message of God’s unconditional love and the finished work of Christ. By focusing on the positive ministry of the Holy Spirit, through music and teaching, Carol is showing the world that love is a person. His name is Jesus!Carol Odenwald's ministry, God is Good (Click to enlarge)  

Thursday
Nov132014

Uganda Update—Far and Deep 

Andrew discusses Idi Amin's broadcast tower with Station Manager, Gary Everett (Click to enlarge) Thanks to the friends and partners of Andrew Wommack Ministries, a former source of lies and terror is being used to set people free. Today, Andrew visited Lighthouse Television in Kampala, where he has been broadcasting a special Ugandan version of Gospel Truth since 2005. The widespread success of Discipleship Evangelism, of Charis Bible College Uganda and of the new Karamoja outreach, is a direct result of this investment in broadcast television. Ironically, the television station was originally built by Idi Amin Dada, in collusion with communist China, as a propaganda machine to subdue the voice of the people who were brutally slaughtered from 1971 through 1979. In 1997, Calvary Cathedral International of Ft. Worth, Texas, acquired the station. This is the church pastored by Andrew Wommack board member Bob Nichols.

Everyone gathers together as Andrew prepares to give a much needed gift to a group of pastors (Click to enlarge)Broadcasting Gospel Truth from this facility twice each day (Click to enlarge)Today, thanks to the support of his partners, Andrew buys time on the station twice per day, at 8:30 a.m. and again at 8:30 p.m. In his travels, he is recognized more often on the streets of Kampala than in any other city of the world. This is testimony to the fact that Lighthouse Television is the preferred source of Christian programming in Uganda.

Kampala Satellite (Click to enlarge)Andrew gives six motorcycles to rural ministers
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With a reliable form of transportation, the pastors in Karamoja will be able to travel more efficiently and safely as they carry the Gospel with them (Click to enlarge)Andrew saw a crowd of 2,000 in Victoria Hall for two nights in a row, mostly drawn from his television audience in Kampala. The message of grace was labeled a cult in this city a decade ago, but since Andrew began teaching twice daily on Lighthouse Television, the message has found wide acceptance, even among many religious leaders. Each night, more than 200 responded to Andrew’s invitation to receive Jesus as Savior, and the baptism of the Holy Spirit. At the end of the meeting, Charis Bible College students lined up to minister healing to the sick. Many lives were forever changed.Every eye was fixed on the stage as they listened to a man they had only ever seen on television (Click to enlarge)Andrew addresses a crowd of over 2,000 in the heart of Kampala (Click to enlarge)From cult to captivating, the message of grace has completely captured the hearts of the people in Kampala (Click to enlarge)