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September 2018

PRAISE JESUS!

For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you plans to give you hope and a future. -- Jeremiah 29:11

Our newsletter this month is a testimony from Hazel. Hazel was 14 when she repented and received the love of God in Christ Jesus at the Refuge House!

I'm Hazel Joy Vizon, 21 years old. I have 5 brothers and 1 sister, but she passed away last 2015. It was the hardest time of my life. (( *Note See Below About This *)) My family is just poor. My mother is a fish vendor, and my father is a fisherman. We live in a small bamboo house.

When I was young, I experienced hardship in life, helping a lot my family for us to survive. I love going to school but to be able to continue to go school me and my brother are working every time we don't have class. We go to sea side that there are corals looking for shells and sale it to provide our school projects. My brother is fishing to help my mother to buy food. When I was young, I don't know about Jesus Christ. Every day I help house chores, take good care my youngest siblings, go to school and help my mother. I felt sad and alone. Sometimes I am happy, but most of the time I feel sad because of our situation.

But one day a foreigner came in our village, and they build a Refuge House, and they have feeding. One day one of their companions invites us to come, and I told my cousins and my brothers. We went to that feeding, and we are very happy because we ate and we are full. After that we go back again and again because we don't have much food in the house. One meeting the pastor asked who wants to accept Jesus Christ to be a savior. And I lift my hands up because I really want a savior in my life and in my family.

When I start attend the bible study and feeding, I feel happiness in my heart, I learn a new song for Jesus, and I learn how to pray. When I received Jesus Christ in my heart, I experienced a lot different. I am happy and I am excited every time we have activity at Refuge House. I continue serving our Lord Jesus Christ by helping the other kids to know about Jesus. I go to church and my brothers and mother go to church too and it was the greatest happiness in my life knowing that I have savior in my life and even in every struggle that we can face every day.

I also let my life be used in the church by leading praise and worship. I love to sing praises to our Lord Jesus Christ. And I am so thankful because Pastor Harrell is giving me opportunity to stay at Refuge House and help feeding and teaching the children in some of the schools that have feeding. I learn a lot and taught me to serve other people, and I'm very happy and thankful to our Lord Jesus Christ for being my savior.

Time come my aunt offered me a chance to go to college, and I want to be a pastor and I commit my life to serve our heavenly father and my life be use for His kingdom and let other people know about Jesus, because I felt that since I accept and believe that he is my savior in my life I experienced that all is going well and even we encounter some problems he always makes a way to be okay. I went to other island travel by boat for 2 days and 1 night and I'm very excited to start going to school being a Pastor.

When I'm in first year I have experienced new lesson and learn a lot but I encounter problem that I almost quit, **when my sister died** I felt so sad and broken and some days I cry but I remember that I have commitment and I need to be strong because I believed that our heavenly father is always good to me and to my family. And I continue my studies and now I'm in third year I have a chance to come back to the Refuge House to be apprentice and I'm very excited to help to continue to share the salvation that I received, and help the youth and kids activities and I'm so thankful for the opportunity to come back. I am thankful so much Pastor Harrell and Pastora Lolita for your life for being so kind to me and to my family. Thank you so much and God Bless you!

((Note ** Hazel’s Sister, Eva Mae was 11 years old when she went home to Jesus.)) It was our first year starting the school sponsorship program. Lolita & I were in the USA asking people to be school sponsors when her parents sent her to the city to be a working student. We did not know this at the time. When our Lord gave us a sponsor, we called the Philippines and were told she had been gone two months. We told them immediately go get her home. We, to this day, do not know what happened, but she was not the same when they went and got her.

Doctors could not understand what was wrong. She just was not the same bright, active, precious little girl. During the year she seemed to get little better. Lolita & I returned to the USA to share and ask for help for more children, when we received a call that she had went home to the Lord. We were all heartbroken. That is why we are always urgently asking for you to pray about being a part of the Sponsorship Program -- so a child can stay home where they are safe! PLEASE PRAY!! It could save a child’s life!!

Also please pray for provision for Hazel a salary to continue doing our Lord's work at the Refuge House and being a permanent member of the Refuge House Team.


CHRISTMAS GIFTS

If you have any gifts to send, please let us know! Also please pray for the provision to ship the gifts!


IN CLOSING

I thank everyone of you for continual prayer for Lolita’s complete healing. We thank you for the love of Jesus that flows through you!! We continually mention you in our prayers. Thank you for your faithfulness, encouragement, compassion & love!

Blessings,
Harrell, Lolita and Refuge House Team

Thank You & God Bless You for your Prayers, Encouragement and Support! We are so very Thankful for your Love!

I AM BORN AGAIN MINISTRIES
PO BOX 525
Micanopy, FL 32667-0525

501-C3


August 2018

PRAISE JESUS!

For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you plans to give you hope and a future. -- Jeremiah 29:11

We have been so blessed this month and we thank you for your prayers and support for our Lord’s ministry!! We are so thankful to our Heavenly Father for His mercy and grace!! He told us in His word to have faith and trust Him in every situation for His mercy endures forever!! A-MEN!!


MISSION TEAM

A two man team blessed the Refuge House this last month. Kyle and Mike came and installed a solar panel light. They also visited a school and feeding program. They met the kids and teachers and some of the parents also. They really encouraged the kids. We are so thankful to our Lord Jesus that He had them choose to go to the Refuge House. We are so thankful to our Lord Jesus Christ for the solar light. It is a great help as many nights there are blackouts and we had no light. Now Teresa and the kids are so happy with the solar light that they can see to eat dinner and do their homework and assignments even in brownouts. The week after they left every night for a week there were brownouts and the solar light worked great, PRAISE JESUS! All the team and kids at Refuge House were so Thankful to our Lord Jesus to have the opportunity to be servants to serve these 2 men knowing they were doing it as if they were serving Jesus. Everyone was so blessed for the chance to serve them and all the Kids want to know when they are coming back! They loved having them! They are praying for our Father to bless them mightily!


REFUGE HOUSE

We are so blessed to have Hazel Joy back from Bible College. This is her last year in Bible College and she has to do one year as apprentice at the Refuge House. She has learned so much and grown so much in the Lord Jesus since she received Him as her Lord about eight years ago when we first arrived. She does a wonderful job of teaching the kids and is a great help with the youth as they all know her. She also is even better than before her studies, with the Elementary School discipleship. She also goes and monitored the youths home churches! She has learned so much while away at Bible College and we hope and pray the Lord will provide for her to stay on our team after her year of internship.


FEEDING

The feeding in schools is doing great. The food we shipped is on the way but we will cut back a little till it arrives hopefully this month. Everyone is so thankful for the food with all the vitamins and minerals the kids need!


CHRISTMAS PRESENTS

Praise Jesus we are getting our presents ready to ship. We will be picking up from Antioch UMC and Isaiah 6:8 Ministries in the next few days to pack for shipping. If you need pickup, please call (229)326-9239. Please Pray for provisions for the shipping.


PERSONAL

Our newsletter is a little short this month. My Precious Princess Lolita had some kind of attack on her and had to stay in a hospital for a week. She has never in her whole life been in a hospital and has never taken any medicine stronger than an aspirin. Those of you who know her well, know she is the most gentle sweet level-headed person I have ever met. Our Lord God Almighty brought her through it and was glorified by her witness of Jesus in the hospital. She is out and doing great now, PRAISE JESUS, THANK YOU JESUS!! We are not sure how and/or who was used by our enemy to hurt my sweet Lolita. But I know this, she was orphaned at age 5 and became His daughter -- and He said -- I AM a Father to the Fatherless and a Defender of the Fatherless and Widows. And we have the victory in Jesus!! THANK YOU JESUS!!! I want to say to everyone who knew and was Praying: Thank you so much!!! Our precious Lord heard your prayers and answered!!

Thank you for all the encouragement and compassion and love you shared for her. You all are truly wonderful!! Please be in prayer for her complete recovery!!! THANK YOU!!
Lolita sends her love back to all of you and a humble thank you for your love for her!!


We love you & pray blessings to you!! Thank you again!!

solar panels

Kyle & Mike with Solar Panel Installed at Refuge House!! It is a great blessing to have Light with all the brownouts at Refuge House!!


bicycles
Bicycles and More for Refuge House Kids


Antioch UMC
from Brother & Sisters full of the love of Jesus at Antioch UMC in Adel, GA


solar panels
Christmas gifts, Colorful Shoes made by Kids at VBS


We also just picked up yesterday presents from Isaiah 6:8 Ministries in St Marys, GA and hope to have pictures next month.

Blessings,
Harrell, Lolita and Refuge House Team

Thank You & God Bless You for your Prayers, Encouragement and Support! We are so very Thankful for your Love!

I AM BORN AGAIN MINISTRIES
PO BOX 525
Micanopy, FL 32667-0525

501-C3


July 2018

PRAISE JESUS!

For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you plans to give you hope and a future. -- Jeremiah 29:11

Praise Jesus, it is so good to give thanks to our Great and Wonderful Savior Jesus Christ in all of our challenges of life. Though it seems hard sometimes, our Heavenly Father is faithful to never leave us or forsake us. He will make a way when there seems to be no way so we can enjoy the Joy and Peace that he gives every day!


SCHOOL SPONSORSHIP

We thank and praise our Lord Jesus, for His love that flows through you to help our precious children go to school. What a tremendous blessing you are! The kids are now in school and very excited! Most have a new teacher and meeting new friends. They are so thankful to our Father for you!! They say the work is harder, but they are determined to do well! We know with our Lord’s help they will excel in school just as they did last year! It seems every year we hear the same thing about how hard their school work is to start the year!! (LOL!!)
If anyone else wants to be a part of school sponsorship this year, please let us know asap!


MISSION TEAM

There will be a mission team at the Refuge this month. As most of you know, when we first built the Refuge we had no electricity or running water. If you remember, the Lord touched our dear brother, Bob McMillan, to send us everything we needed to get running water. Just before that, we got electricity. We have so many brownouts (loss of electricity) at the Refuge House that our Precious Jesus is sending us someone to install a solar panel. It will be just a small amount of electricity but, praise Jesus, we are not ashamed of small beginnings! The whole Refuge House started as a small beginning!! Now eight years later, "Look what the Lord has done!!!"
All Glory, Honor, and Praise be unto Him!!! We will bring a report next month on the solar.


REFUGE YOUTH

The Youth continue to excel in the ways of the Lord! They continue going two by two to the 11 homes to minister. I want to share about one of the widows they help also. Mrs. Maxima had a stroke two years ago. All she did was just lay on the floor. The Refuge Youth have been going to her house, praying for her healing, doing chores around her house, and getting water from far away for her. She is now able to sit up and we are believing for complete healing.
On the video below, you can hear the joy of the Lord in the Refuge Youth, which comes from being a blessing to someone who really needs it!!

We shared this video about a week ago, but were asked to share it again.
James 1:27 KJV Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.

youth helping

YOUTH CAMP

It is amazing what our Father can do when we start serving Him! There was a one-night youth camp in Puerto Princessa, and our youth wanted to go! There was a small problem. We didn't know about it until just before the night of the camp. We would not be able to get the money they needed to them in time. Because of all the unselfish works of love that the Refuge Youth have done over the past few years, when all the elected officials and people in the area heard about this, our Lord Jesus spoke to their hearts to give so the youth could go to the camp!!! It is a testimony that our Father can change a King’s Heart!!


SHIPPING FOOD

We have shipped the second shipment of food, and praise Jesus for the help packing it!!

food packing


CHRISTMAS GIFTS

We will ship Christmas gifts during the month of August. Please contact Cathy Helton at (352)472-2418 or Harrell & Lolita at (229) 326-9239 for information on gifts. Please leave a message or we will not return your call (too many robot calls). To send money for us to buy gifts, please put on check (Christmas Gifts). For help shipping, please put on check (Shipping). Thank you and God bless you!!


PRAYER REQUEST

We are so thankful for our Father’s love & faithfulness in all of our lives. We encourage every one of you to proclaim the promises of our Father in your lives! We continue to mention you in our prayers and pray Psalms 41: 1, 2, and 3 over you! Stay Strong in the Faith!
Our Deep Heart felt Love we send to you!!


IN CLOSING

I am so grateful for all the things that our Heavenly Father has done, is doing, and is going to do. All the Glory, Honor, and Praise are to Him who gives us protection and strength to serve our Lord Jesus! We are thankful to our Heavenly Father who encourages us with his word to be moved by love and compassion to help others and to never forget His Great Love that He has shown us by His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ.

We continue to pray blessings of our Father to chase you down. We love you! God bless you! Thank you!

Blessings,
Harrell, Lolita and Refuge House Team

Thank You & God Bless You for your Prayers, Encouragement and Support! We are so very Thankful for your Love!

I AM BORN AGAIN MINISTRIES
PO BOX 525
Micanopy, FL 32667-0525

501-C3


June 2018

PRAISE JESUS!

For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you plans to give you hope and a future. -- Jeremiah 29:11

Praise Jesus, We are thankful to our Lord Jesus Christ for his great love to us and the encouragement we get every day through his word. Our Heavenly Father always is reminding us to be strong and courageous because he is our help our strength our defender our healer our provider our avenger a very present help in time of need.

It is June and the start of the school year. Please be in prayer about helping a child with their schooling for this year. There is always an opportunity to be a part of the school sponsorship program and to be a blessing to a precious child to be able to go to school. Thank you and God bless you. Please call 352-672-7511 and leave a message for information.

We have received the macaroni and cheese with the vitamins and minerals to ship to the refuge house. We thank our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for Marcia Conwell and Bread of the Mighty! Mrs. Marcia and everyone there have such a big heart to feed hungry people.

We Praise Jesus for everyone at Brookfield UMC and Glory UMC for helping to pack the food into the shipping boxes!
Blessings, Lolita

Lolita sharing2    Lolita sharing1
Lolita sharing how much a blessing to help feed children and Some of the Brothers and Sisters Helping


REFUGE HOUSE

One of the member’s mother-in-law passed away. At the funeral, the granddaughter shared Jesus to about 300 people many of whom were touched and drawn by HOLY SPIRIT!!

This month we had VBS at the Refuge! 60 plus kids came. Some of the kids were away, visiting at relatives, but when they heard of the VBS they came home so they could be in it. They were so excited for the Bible Activities! Singing Praises, and Teachings and of course the games!

Hazel & Diana were home from bible college and they helped with the VBS! Everyone was so glad to see them!! Some Kids experienced for the 1st time the real relationship with JESUS!!

Also this month Jesus is Lord Church had summer camp here. 50 plus youth came from different areas, Cuyo Island, Coron, El Nido, Ilo Ilo, Puerto Princessa, Narra and Aborlan. Everyone was so Amazed at the Refuge for the Presence of the LORD here! Our Lord did great things with the youth!

All the other ministries are doing well and the kids are ready for school to start this month. Our Kia truck and yellow school bus are in good shape and ready to take the kids to school! Doy Doy our bus driver is ready also, He says he misses hearing the kids Praying and singing on the way to school! We thank our Father in Heaven for being able to help the children with school!
Blessings,
Teresa


IN USA

We were just Blessed this last month as we were able to share at First Christian Academy both to the Elementary and High School! We were so so blessed by the Elementary Students as they sang Action Praise Songs; It was like our own Kids in Refuge House! They were so Joyful singing Praises to Jesus!! They are a great testimony of our Lord JESUS working His love through the teachers and staff there!! We Thank Jesus for them!!

Also We were Blessed to help Pastor Ashley at Lumber City Baptist with food during the Sermon on Mount outreach to drug rehab folks. We Praise Jesus for our Lords Love Working through them to reach out to the Lost and Hurting!

We were also Blessed to be able to give food to the Methodist Children Home. All of these things, you are a partaker with us!! We thank Our Lord Jesus for His Love through you!
Blessings, Lolita


PERSONAL NOTE

I was so Joyful and Blessed, 2 of my Grandsons, Gavin & Dylan were water Baptized at Hart Springs this month!! When Jessica called and told me, Tears of Joy rolled down my face at our Fathers Faithfulness!! THANK YOU, JESUS!! Hallelujah Harrell

baptism


PRAYER REQUEST

We are so Thankful for our Fathers Love & Faithfulness in all of our lives. We encourage every one of you to proclaim the Promises of our Father in your Lives! We continue to mention you in our Prayers and Pray Psalms 41: 1- 3 over you! Stay Strong in the Faith! Our Deep Heart felt Love we send to you!!
Blessings,
Harrell, Lolita and Refuge House Team

Thank You & God Bless You for your Prayers, Encouragement and Support! We are so very Thankful for your Love!

I AM BORN AGAIN MINISTRIES
PO BOX 525
Micanopy, FL 32667-0525

501-C3


May 2018

PRAISE JESUS!

For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you plans to give you hope and a future. -- Jeremiah 29:11

We just thank you Jesus, for all your goodness in our life! It is summer at the Refuge House, very hot and the grass has turned brown. Some of the children and youth have gone on vacation, to relatives in other towns. But lots of others spend a lot of time here at the Refuge House.

They have lots of activity here, Bible games, prayer, sharing Jesus, along with other times to have fun, swimming, and playing. Lots of kids work very hard at home doing their chores so their parents will give them permission to come to the Refuge House. Their chores include cleaning, washing clothes, bringing drinking water to the house, finding firewood and cutting it up and other things also.

When they are through with their chores they get permission to come. Also lots of them get permission to stay over the weekend. They are so excited to be able to be a part of all the activities for our Lord Jesus Christ at the Refuge House.
Lolita



On Sundays we are so blessed by hearing the word of God from the Bible. At Prayer warriors and Bible studies, we are so thankful to our Lord because in our prayer times our Father is showing us visions and we are increasing in strength to pray without ceasing.

We know in prayer and praise we are victorious and in peace in every situation that we may encounter in our everyday lives. Thank you Jesus!

This month we have had no rain, it's very hot. The farmers could not plant their crops because the land is so dry and it's hard as a rock. But we are thankful to our Lord Jesus who is faithful to provide ! The parents are so thankful for the continual feeding because they cannot provide three meals a day because a lack of crops. Thank you and God bless you!

Also we had a church (Jesus is Lord with Pastor Dave) come and had a God Encounter Retreat here at Refuge House. There were 40 youth and adults that came. Most of them were the first time to experience Jesus in their lives. The activities went very well and everyone experience the presence of Holy Spirit! So very many of them had very empty lives, but after the activities, good teaching from The Bible, Life testimonies from the leaders and when they surrendered their lives to Jesus, they were filled Full of Love, Joy, Peace and Hope in their hearts.

The pastor and leaders are so very thankful and blessed to be able to come to the refuge House and minister to the lost sheep. Again we thank you and Praise the Lord for you!
Teresa


PRAISE REPORT

Praise Jesus, We have been blessed with the $3500.00 to ship the food for the coming year. Our Father is faithful, he tells us we will not lack in doing any good thing. We give him all Thanksgiving and Praise for his provisions! We continue to ask also for an increase in Jesus name! A-Men! This is Good Ground to sow into for a Big Harvest of Souls to Your Account and Tremendous amount of Treasures being stored in Heaven!!! We Thank our Father and Praise Jesus for the Power of Holy Spirit in our lives to Declare, Decree and Proclaim That JESUS is LORD of Heaven & Earth! A—MEN!!
Blessings, Hallelujah Harrell


IN CLOSING

Thank you so much for all your prayers for us, the Refuge team and all the children!
Thank you for your faithful support of our Lord's ministry at the Refuge House. We always Pray that you may Encounter the Abundant Blessings our Father promises, for helping the least of these his little ones. His word will not return void! We Thank you for all you do for Building our Fathers Kingdom. Because of your Faithful Obedience many People, Adult , Youth and Children experience the Love of our Father in Jesus Christ !!!

We Love You, God Bless You Mightily in Jesus Name
Harrell, Lolita and Refuge House Team

We Pray for Great Favor, Provisions, Blessings in Your Life and Your Family! We Pray that all the Promises in Psalms 41: 1- 3 are made Manifest in your Life!

Blessings,
Harrell & Lolita

Thank You & God Bless You for your Prayers, Encouragement and Support! We are so very Thankful for your Love!



April 2018

PRAISE JESUS!

For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you plans to give you hope and a future. -- Jeremiah 29:11

Praise Jesus!! HE IS ALIVE FOREVERMORE!

As you read this all the children are finishing their exams and projects for the school year. With the help of Holy Spirit, we know they will complete everything to pass their grade!! They are excited for their summer break to visit relatives and friends in other towns. Also the Refuge Team is very excited they will have more time to share Jesus!!


SCHOOL SPONSORSHIP

We just thank and praise Jesus for all of you!! Our hearts are just full of gratitude for your love to help keep these children SAFE!! They are writing their thank you letters for your love and support, and we will send them to you the 1st of May. We cannot say enough how thankful they are and how blessed they are to have you as their School Sponsor Prayer Partner!! Please be in prayer for this next year for even more Prayer Partner Sponsors!!

School starts back in June, and we have many new children that are ready to start elementary school and some who are already in school. We know our LORD is faithful, We trust that He will provide!! THANK YOU JESUS!!!


FEEDING MINISTRY

Please be in Prayer for the Provisions to ship the Manna Pak and Mac & Cheese that has all the vitamins and minerals the children need to grow healthy for this next year. We are blessed to feed 12,000 to 15,000 meals each month, and always other schools and churches are asking for this ministry.

As you know we are allowed to teach and disciple in the schools about our Precious Jesus! Our discipling and feeding in schools will start back in June. Churches, Gospel outreach areas, home churches and Refuge House will continue without stopping.

To maintain our current feeding for all of next year, the shipping cost will be $3,500.00. Whatever our LORD provides over that will allow us to add other schools. This is good ground to sow seed for an abundant harvest of souls to your account and lots of treasure in Heaven. It also causes lots of praise and thanksgiving to our LORD for you, as these precious hungry kids get their food -- sometimes the best they get that day -- raise their voice in humble grateful thanksgiving for food to eat. Along with parents and teachers also --Thank You & God Bless You!!!


REFUGE YOUTH

The youth continue to be servants, getting out of self and helping others! One Widow this month was Maxima Sendo, 68 years old. Her husband died last year, and she was working hard to provide her needs. Sadly she had a stroke and was unable to do any work. The youth have been helping her last month, and Praise Jesus some of her family have come to help her. Mrs. Maxima is so thankful for help, care and love our youth showed her! Please be in prayer for her healing!


GOSPEL OUTREACH

As you Know we go with many different churches to do Gospel outreaches and feeding. This month a Methodist Pastor came and asked if we would go to a Tribe approximately three hours away. The Tribe was the Tagbanua Tribe near Quezon on west side of Palawan. This is what Teresa said about this.

The outreach was amazing! Pastor William was very sure that they heard and understood the Word of God! It was so amazing that the people were so excited to hear about Jesus! The children just ate and ate and ate after the outreach. Everyone there was so thankful we came and shared the Good News of Jesus that through repentance and His blood we can be reconciled with our Father in Heaven. They were crying out to us to please come back and teach them more. Pastor William is going every week now to teach them about Jesus!!”


CLOSING

Thank you so much for the love and compassion you have to help these Precious children. Everyone at the Refuge House prays for you daily and thanks our LORD JESUS for YOU!! We know you will be richly rewarded by our Father!! Please pray for souls to be saved, healed and delivered from bondage, on fire for Jesus as Harrell will soon be doing two and three night services at different churches.

We pray for great favor, provisions, blessings in your life and your family! we pray that all the promises in Psalms 41: 1, 2, 3 are made manifest in your Life!

Thank You & God Bless You for your Prayers, Encouragement and Support! We are so very Thankful for your Love!

Blessings,
Harrell & Lolita


March 2018

PRAISE JESUS!

For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you plans to give you hope and a future. -- Jeremiah 29:11

I was only home a few days from the Philippines, before Harrell loaded me on a plane for Cuba. We had a great time meeting brothers and sisters in the Lord in Cuba. Our Lord allowed Harrell to bring revelation messages to the brothers and sisters. Sir Doug shared some great teaching from the Bible and Sir Thomas also shared great teaching and encouragement. It was a very blessed time. Harrell had been praying for quite a while to be able to witness to the president of Cuba. Our Lord did not open the door for this on this trip. Harrell is still praying!

We also went to Grenada. We were only in Grenada a few days, but we were able to see several people that we were pastors to years ago.


REFUGE HOUSE

The Man (Ty Ty) who sold us the land for the Refuge House has died. The last night of the waiting period till burial in their custom, there were 200 + family and friends at the home behind the Refuge House. Pastor Odgie and the Refuge Team ministered to everyone and shared Jesus. Many repented with tears and even those who were drunk were crying out to our Lord Jesus. We Praise Jesus for what His Spirit did that night. They were so thankful for us coming to minister. We believe lots of angels are rejoicing in heaven.


REFUGE TEAM

Our Refuge Team spent a lot of time ministering this month to the widows and elderly in the area. There are many who are sick, some just lying in the bed. Our team went to their houses, cleaned their houses and brought food for them to eat. They all want prayer for healing. As our Refuge Team prayed with them, they could see tears in their eyes, and they were so thankful for our team to come to their home.


REFUGE WORSHIP SERVICE

At one service this month during Praise & Worship, the presence of our Lord was so strong that everyone ended up on the floor crying out to our Father in Heaven. Our Praise & Worship usually goes on for an hour or more before there is any preaching. They did not even get through the worship because even the keyboard player went to their knees crying out to our Father. No one could even bring a message as everyone was on their knees and faces. It was around two hours before anyone could get up. Everyone felt such a great love and peace and thankfulness as the Holy Spirit took over the service!

Afterwards everyone was shouting and singing praises for such a great encounter with our Lord! Crying with joy and thanking Him for His goodness! Everyone was overflowing with joy of the Holy Spirit working in their hearts! GLORY TO GOD OUR FATHER!!


REFUGE TEAM OUTREACH

Our newest outreach area on Sunday now has around 30 to 40 kids every meeting and growing! Praise Jesus!


ROOF REPAIR UPDATE ON UPPER ROOM

We have most of the money, Praise Jesus! We have ordered the roofing materials but not sure how long before it arrives, hopefully soon!


IN CLOSING

All the many churches , elementary schools , home churches , outreach areas and everyone here at Refuge House all continually pray for all of you who are part of I Am Born Again Ministries. We pray for great favor, provisions, blessings in your life and your family! We pray that all the promises in Psalms 41: 1, 2, 3 are made manifest in your life!

Thank You & God Bless You for your Prayers, Encouragement and Support! We are so very Thankful for your Love!

Blessings,
Harrell & Lolita


February 2018

PRAISE JESUS!

For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you plans to give you hope and a future. -- Jeremiah 29:11


REFUGE HOUSE

We had a great time at the Refuge House, seeing all the youth so excited about our Lord Jesus — praying, praising, worshipping, and going out sharing Jesus! They have grown so much not only spiritually but also physically! They are now young men and women! We also have a new group of Kids that are now being discipled.

All the Ministries are doing so well at the Refuge, we just Praise Jesus! Prayer warriors meet on Wednesday Night. Prayer Meeting is on Friday night. Saturday morning is Children’s Bible study. Saturday Night is Adult Bible study. We also have Saturday afternoon outreach area Bible study and some Home church meetings. On Sunday morning is Worship Service followed by Sunday evening Home churches!

I felt so blessed going to all the church activities, seeing the great things our LORD is doing with our Youth and seeing our Lord using them to touch so many lives. I felt so blessed to be able to share with them how much our Father loves them, and encourage them to stay rooted and grounded in His Word and to stay strong in the faith of what our Lord Jesus has done for us! Feeling Blessed cannot even really describe the way I felt! I wish every one of you could see how your gift of love has had such a great impact on so many many people! The Love of Jesus that flows through you is so precious and life changing! Every one of us is working together to build our Fathers Kingdom! We Thank You, Lord Jesus!

There were three typhoons while I was there, two went north as normal but one went straight to us — very unusual. Please be in prayer for all the families of the ones who lost their lives and homes. Refuge House lost some of the roof on the Upper Room Prayer area, but no structural damage and no one hurt! Thank you, Lord Jesus, for protection! Hopefully we will have provisions this month to fix the roof.


SCHOOL FEEDING AND SPONSORSHIP

We have more video of feeding at the schools that we will share this month. I want to tell all of you how so very Thankful I am for your support of School Sponsorship for the kids! As most of you know, it is so dear to my heart! Knowing that our kids do not have to leave their homes to go to the city to be working students is such a great BLESSING!! Knowing they are safe from many dangers of the enemy of our soul and knowing that they are protected from all types of exploitation, my heart is so thankful!

GOD BLESS YOU & THANK YOU for being a School Sponsor!! Also the discipling and feeding at the schools is one big blessing! I wish you could hear the thank you from the kids and the excited voices as they eat! The parents and teachers so thankful for the Lord’s Blessing! It warms your heart as you know you are receiving abundant treasures in Heaven. When we give to one of the least of these little ones, we give to our Precious Jesus!


CUBA OUTREACH

When you get this newsletter, please pray in agreement with Harrell & me for Acts 4:29–30, that our Father will draw many to Himself as we share the Gospel of reconciliation and for favor with officials as we probably are still in Cuba. We will send an update on this next month.
(Update: We just got back!)


IN CLOSING

We give thanks to our Father when we pray for you! We pray with such joy as you have been partners with us as we spread the Good News of Jesus Christ! Our Father knows how much we love you and how you have a special place in our hearts! We continue to pray the blessings of Psalms 41:1–3 in your lives! We pray that your love will overflow more and more!

Thank You & God Bless You for your Prayers, Encouragement and Support! We are so very Thankful for your Love!

Blessings,
Harrell & Lolita

January 2018

PRAISE JESUS!

For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you plans to give you hope and a future. -- Jeremiah 29:11

Praise Jesus! I am so blessed and joyful to be here at the Refuge House, being with our kids, sharing Jesus at schools and home churches! The kids are so grateful and thankful for the love of Jesus in you! Praying that you have a Blessed Jesus Birthday, and 2018 will be a Blessed, Prosperous New Year!

Lolita


FEEDING

Praise Jesus! It’s wonderful to give our thankfulness to our Lord Jesus for His mighty work through the feeding program here in Palawan, as I witness the thankful hearts of everyone.

The teachers always support us as we help their pupils, teaching the word from the Bible and feeding time. The parents are very thankful and supportive for the manna pack rice and mac and cheese that are full of vitamins for their children. The parents cannot provide the vitamins that their kids need. That is why the feeding is a great help. And the teaching from the Bible is so important for their spiritual growth.

The children do their part listening to the Bible teaching and memorizing Bible verses and avail the nutritious food to become healthy physically.


GIVING GIFTS

Everyone is very thankful and excited to receive their gifts! The parents are so thankful to our Lord Jesus for all the blessing that their children have experienced. Knowing that most of the parents could not afford to buy toys or dolls for their kids because their income is just enough for their everyday needs, all of the children are very thankful even in a small toy they could play with. That is why when the children receive their gifts, they are amazed and very happy, and very excited and cannot wait to play with them!


WE CELEBRATE JESUS’ BIRTHDAY

The parents, youth and children are very excited to celebrate our Jesus’ birthday at the Refuge House. Everyone brings different kinds of food to share. Every family brings a harvest from their farm like banana, cassava, sugar cane, papaya, guava, pineapple, coconut, different kinds of root crops and different kinds of fruits for their tithes and offering to the Lord.

The youth and children offer a dance presentation. Pastor Odgie shares about salvation and asks everybody to renew their relationship to Jesus. Everyone follows the simple prayer and let Jesus be always the savior in everyone’s heart. Parents bring their children to be dedicated to our Lord Jesus on that day, and we pray with the pastor and his wife to dedicate the children. After the service, Pastor Odgie offers a free wedding if somebody wants one.

I am so thankful for your life to our Lord Jesus for being part of I Am Born Again Ministries. It’s always been a great blessing especially to the poor and hungry children. While their physical needs are provided by feeding, their spirits are also is growing. As these children grow, their faith in Jesus will grow by teaching them the word from the Bible. Each of these special kids will know more about Jesus in their lives.

Today, Mother Vergie, Israel, and I went to feeding at Apoc Apoc Elementary school. I talked to the principal, and she has lots of compassion for all the children in school. As of now, they have 120 pupils, and most of the little ones – Kindergarten to First Grade – are malnourished because the source of the income of that village is very low. That is why the principals, parents and teachers are so thankful for the feeding from I Am Born Again Ministries.


TWO TESTIMONIES

Grace Ombion is 36 years old and has four children, one girl and three boys. She began a Bible study in her home and is very thankful. Since she began prayer and Bible study in her home, she experiences peace in her home, and her children no longer have to go to the hospital. Before that, her children were always sick. That is why she is very thankful for the prayer and Bible study at their house.

Romiroz is a 60-year-old woman, and one of her daughters is a youth here at Refuge House Church. She asked the group to come to their house to have Bible study and now their fishing nets are catching some fish. She is very thankful because she knows that our Heavenly Father answered her prayer.

The people that accept prayer meetings and Bible studies always say that they are very happy and thankful when the group from I Am Born Again Ministries visits them and prays for them.

I am so thankful for the goodness of our Lord Jesus. I feel grateful for the house-to-house Bible study. I see improvement in each and everyone. We had Bible study at the Refuge House as well as we had training for more ideas for how to use in our house-to-house Bible study. I’m so glad because our Heavenly Father is teaching everyone to grow deep in faith so that even a youth can share the word boldly to others. Some lead the prayer, some lead praise and worship and vice versa.

I am so thankful because the people open their doors for us, and every one of them is thankful too. Since we start prayer at their houses, they experience the goodness of our Heavenly Father and receive answers to their prayer. Others are thankful for the healing of their children. All we heard is they are happy and thankful for the activity at their houses. Some houses prepare food for us to snack on. We are happy too. But we are thankful because we had a chance to share the love of Jesus to other people and we did it heartily as to the Lord.

I am thankful to the Lord Jesus for YOU being a part of I Am Born Again Ministries. Thank you for the prayers and support!

I am thankful because of the Love of Jesus in You. Being a Partner allows us to teach more deeply kids and adults to grow and stand firm on faith in our Wonderful Lord Jesus Christ.

Thank You & God Bless You for your Prayers, Encouragement and Support! We are so very Thankful for your Love!

Blessings,
Harrell & Lolita

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