Hey guys 2014 here we come
A year for Gisborne Church to live hard, preach hard, serve hard, die to ourselves, love Jesus and bring Glory to his Wonderful name.
After a 4 week break over Christmas and New Years, AHKC Gisborne were straight back into the swing of things and full steam ahead in mid January.
In February AHKC Gisborne deployed two groups of Gospel Force soldiers to Open Air preach in Wairoa which is an hours drive South of Gisborne. We travelled down to blitz Wairoa with the Love of Jesus. What an amazing way to stick it to the devil and bring in the New Year, it also greatly provoked our disciples to rise up to each ones Mighty Call.
In Wairoa we saw the cry of God’s Heart and the cry of the lost people who don’t know Jesus or have not seen it walked out.
In Gisborne, Wairoa, and all over New Zealand, it is the same. Real people, real lives - perishing, oppressed, bound by the devil, having no purpose and needing the Love of God to come transform lives.
Whether people recognize it or not we “The people” need Jesus, we need a Saviour, we need God!
“ Save the Planet, Save the Whales, Save the Rainforest, Global warming…”
What about “Save the lost people that walk our streets, neighbourhoods and work places!”
Mankind have an eternal spirit, we are made in the image of God. We will go to one of 2 places when we die or Jesus returns - “Heaven or eternal damnation in Hell”. Mankind needs a Savior and His name is Jesus, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords
The two teams did two strikes in Wairoa and went with a few things in mind. To unleash the Holy Ghost, break fear off our lives and shine bright for Jesus. We are the hands and feet of God and have a message to tell the World. Jesus needs laborers, believers, disciples, lovers of God to go preach the Gospel
Romans 10:14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?
And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!”
AHKC Gisborne continues to preach the uncompromised Word of God faithfully every week, we train and equip ordinary men and women to live the extraordinary through Christ. Mighty vessels of God, fit for the Master’s use, using the Precious Word of God.
We will see the Kingdom of God come - starting with our home and city Sunny Gisborne and the surrounding areas, we will see them won for Jesus.
God continues to move Powerfully in our area touching and transforming lives, exposing the lies of the demon and delivering people from bondages. We have the Victory in Jesus name Woooohoooo!!
It’s testimony time.
No one can deny the Goodness of God towards His people…
“One of our young disciples prayed for healing on her unsaved dad. He had a headache, she prayed and he was instantly healed in Jesus name!”
“One of Gisborne’s disciples lost $50 while shopping one day, she committed it to the Lord praised Jesus and carried on and forgot about it. 3 weeks later she received $100 in an envelope”
“Another disciple has her household hot water run on a gas bottle. One gas bottle usually lasts 3 months maximum for her household. Closing in on 3 months she ordered a replacement to swap over when it ran out. We are now closing in on 7 months and it is still the same gas bottle! She has checked it twice and both times when she rocks it once it is light, then she rocks it a second time and it is full” C’mon Jesus!
“While Open air preaching in Wairoa, a disciple from Gisborne had a random local guy ride past and say “your Reg’s son”. Which in actual fact was the open air preacher’s grandfather! While Reg was alive he was well known in the Wairoa community for Loving Jesus and preaching the Gospel to that town, just as his father Wiremu Paul, had done while he was alive. Though never having seen each other before, (the open air preacher and the guy on bike), clearly this guy recognized something familiar. The Great Holy Ghost and the same Gospel! This is now the 5th generation from that Whanau running hot for Jesus” Freedom of the Gospel!
“Another disciple’s fuel was low after running around town doing business. She had used the fuel that was meant to last a week in 2 days and had 5 days left till the next top up. Parked the car up and the next morning jumped in turned the car on and there was half a tank of petrol”. Go the Supernatural petrol J Jesus Reigns
“3 Disciples transferring to Gisborne Church from Auckland.
Previously moving from Te Puke to Auckland 2 years earlier (which is a 2 hour 30 minute drive) - Cost them $3000 for: hiring moving trucks, petrol and house bond.
Moving from Auckland to Gisborne is a 7 hour trip. Firstly they were able to borrow a work truck to move their household goods, so they only had to pay for the mileage from Auckland to Gisborne and back which came to $60, and to take it back with a full tank. Petrol down and back, plus mileage, came to a total of $224.
They were blessed with $200 by some disciples who knew nothing of their expenses J,so to move the bulk of their furniture from Auckland to Gisborne via a 7 hour trip, came to a Grand total of only $24!!!”
“One of our disciples recently got a job working in the lettuce fields. One of his work mates was moaning and complaining about having a sore back. It was giving him so much grief that he had people stand on his back to try click it back in place. The disciple, who is known in the work place as one who Loves Jesus, saw his work mate in pain and prayed in his mind “Be healed in Jesus Name”. He then asked his work mate “can I pray for you?” The work mate said “You have already prayed haven’t you, because my back is 100% healed. All pain is gone!”
It was then time for lunch break and the man who was just healed was raving on about his healing to a group of 10 people. Another work mate came and was complaining to the guy who just got healed about his back pain. And the guy said “Go see that guy, he prayed and I’m healed now!” He went over to the disciple who rebuked the devil and the next man was instantly healed as well” Glory to God!
“Bonus buys for one disciple. One faithful disciple felt to bless and help out a sister in need with $50. Stepping out in faith she trusted in God to come through. Her weekly shopping normally comes to a total of $150. Only having now $105 to spend she went in and everything she normally buys had been dramatically slashed in price. Same fresh produce, at a fraction of the price. She spent $105 on shopping with no lack. In fact it was more than $150 could normally buy” You are amazing Lord!
“A disciple from Gisborne had a re occurrence of a skin condition she had while she was younger. Then by faith in God she was fully healed. Aug 2013 the same skin condition came back and by the end of Sept 2013 it was serious she had raw skin in places all over her body. A stand of faith was taken in Jesus name and by Dec 2013 she was completely healed and her skin is soft and beautiful”
The favor of God for his people never ceases to amaze. It is always awesome to be grateful and thank God. He is Jehovah Jireh the Lord our Provider, He is Jehovah Rapha the Lord our Healer. He is our El Shaddai the all sufficient one. You will be shocked at how much we take things for granted. Just think about it for a few minutes. “Gas multiplied, fuel multiplied, money multiplied, vehicles made available, bonus buys while shopping, healings” and this is just a few testimonies. To be honest, there will not be room enough to fit all of the wonderful testimonies God has done here in Gisborne on this blog. Stay tuned for more exploits for Jesus!
“All Glory to Your Name, for Wondrous are Your ways, In Majesty You Reign, For You are Holy”
Be encouraged and filled with His Spirit in Jesus Mighty Name!
Pastor Charity Paul, AHKC Gisborne
Hey guys, Jesus is King!!! Another year has rolled around and rather quickly I might add. Just goes to show how time is short and that we need to get the truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ out there into the streets of NZ. Starting in our own backyards. Here in AHKC Manurewa we have just celebrated our 3rd birthday as a church. It is amazing to think about what God has done in these 3 years. Also another reminder to the devil that we’re here to stay, 3 years evangelising the lost with the uncompromised Gospel, praying hard in the Spirit and allowing people to come into our church to pursue God and His chosen model to be grown up from a babe to maturity through Biblical discipleship.
We have been stirred up to go hard in our area and evangelise the lost. The Bible tells us that we have been given power to be a witness so we’re eager to utilise the great Holy Ghost that we have been given to demonstrate God is real. Disciples here have testimonies each week about different encounters they have had with the lost, saved and religious. Sharing these keeps us all stirred up and on fire to go hard for Jesus.
Each of us have been called here by God and our heart is to be faithful with all that He has given to us. Disciples here in our church have come back from the holiday break keen to grow and mature in God so they can be used by him. We have 2 of our soldiers heading down to AHKC Gizzy to continue their discipleship down there, they are super excited and we are all believing in God for a house, jobs etc. This is why we must have our lives laid down at the alter because by doing so we allow God to have His way in our lives and that he can do what he wants to do with them. Life is the best when we do things Gods way. We have just started our Foundations Course for this year and it is seriously awesome. We have 2 new ladies coming along to this course and each time they leave they are absolutely blown away with what they have learned about their faith (Christianity) in such a short time. By these different changes happening in our church this is causing other disciples to step up and take more responsibility. Which is good, again this is God growing his children. Some have made decisions to learn to play the guitar, others have taken on the challenge to overcome things they never thought they would like worship leading. Right now for us though it is head down and bums up for the Gospel, so until next time
God bless you all in the Mighty Name of JESUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Pastor Crystal Tuhaka
HEY ALL!! Time to boast in Christ the King because it’s ALL about JESUS!!
Disciples of AHKC Levin totally enjoyed catching up with everyone at the New Year celebration in Gisborne, big up’s to you guys!! We all brought home huge pieces of Christ - it was amazing!!
AHKC Levin kick started back 2014 in our new venue and we love it. It is bigger and allows us to worship and preach loud without upsetting other groups nearby (lol). It’s everything we asked for and more. Prayer is dynamite. Our God is never late when it comes to answering prayer.
Together as the Church we continue to combat the spirit of religion and the powers of darkness through preaching the Uncompromised Gospel!!
Jesus is a reality. He lives and continues to draw all men unto himself (John 12:32).
Here are just some of the testimonies coming out of Levin….
Before coming along to Church a young man decided to give up the parties, drugs, and alcohol to pursue Christ. Less than a month ago Holy Ghost led him to a Sunday service with us. He was hit to the heart and since then he made a decision for Jesus. After receiving prayer and prophecy at Bible Study he said “wow I feel really good” and “I’ve never felt like this before”. Last Sunday the enemy had been giving him a hard time but Praise Jesus regardless of that, he still chose to come along to church on time to hear the Word of the Lord. He was so blessed to hear the Truth and have a good time of fellowship with believers. Jesus is alive!!
Disciples met a young mother on the streets who had recently given up her previous life of horrific pain, hurt and many worldly lusts in hopes of becoming a better mum. After coming to Church she testified that “even though this is a little church it feels like there are thousands here”. She said she had been to many churches but never in her life had she encountered God’s Love the way she had that day!! As she began to share her heart she said “I’ve never been so open before I’m not usually like this even with my kids”. Praise God for Jesus!! Through ministry of the Word, prayer, prophecy and fellowship Jesus was able to minister to her at church meetings and bible studies.
A disciple’s husband and almost all her children came down with either vomiting or diarrhoea. After receiving Holy Ghost prayer at church in Jesus name the sickness left and Glory to God the disciple did not get sick at all. Jesus is King!!
A young boy in our church put his hand on a hot oven element. He cried out in pain “Jesus help me, Jesus help me!!” After a few hours under water with Holy Ghost prayer and then worship he went to sleep. When he woke in the morning he said “Mum I’ve got no pain!!” Jesus HEALS!!
Divine appointment on the streets
A disciple met a guy who had just come home to New Zealand after 20 years living it up overseas. He had had enough and his words were ‘I’ve done everything you can think of and it’s wrecked me’!! After hearing the Gospel he said ‘this is what I need to hear!!’ After prayer he received a Bible and testified that he had been thinking about going to church for a long time, but after meeting someone to share the faith on the streets he is sure he wants Jesus. Go Jesus!!
Please join with us in prayer for the souls in Levin. There are so many bound in addictions and dead-end lifestyles and each week more open their hearts to hear the Gospel on the streets. Many have testified that they have never heard the full Gospel before even though this country town is full of churches. Like many places around NZ there are not many churches sharing the Gospel with the lost or discipling believers. While we seek to be faithful Jesus continues to touch lives. THE GOSPEL WINS!
We look forward to seeing more fruit across Levin this year. There are so many lost souls and flocks without shepherds, and this breaks the heart of God!! They are literally waiting for encounters.
God wants to take back the Church. It’s all of our job to do it so COME ON Church what are you waiting for?? What is your life anyway?? For to me to live is CHRIST, and to die is gain!! (Philippians 1 :21). If you’re not already - get into a biblical Church today and get discipled.
Until next time much love and God Bless you all in JESUS MIGHTY NAME!!
Missionary Priscilla Otukolo
According to the Great Commission of Jesus Christ as recorded in Matthew 28:18-20; Advancing His Kingdom Ministries Inc. exists to plant Biblical Christian Churches and Ministries across the earth, seeking to Evangelize and Disciple every individual whilst demonstrating the supernatural power of God.