|October 2012Dear ISOM Family, Partners and Friends,Following our 2010 Regional Center (RC) Conference, I received the most unusual letter from a missionary couple who were attendees at the gathering. The letter contained a remarkable prophecy received back in 1997 from a pastor in the Midwest whom they had never met.
That key was the ISOM and God supernaturally had 100 VHS tapes dropped at their door within a month of their return to China. ISOM now is affecting literally millions in China. The sharing of this prophecy happened as a result of our 2010 RC Conference. It is difficult to describe what happens when frontline missionaries, pastors, ISOM students, business people and partners come together. The friendships and partnerships forged are rich and powerful. I share this to encourage you not to miss the upcoming RC Conference February 7-9, 2013. Please register today on our website and if you can’t make the whole conference, please attend the banquet on Saturday, Feb 9th at 6:30pm.
Although Lisa and I attend many ISOM graduations, most are done by others who take the initiative to use ISOM in their own church training programs and missions’ ventures. Here is a testimony from Chris Gondringer, the missions director of a local California church.
Vision 2020 for the DR Congo
YouthBytes on TV in South Africa
Thousands Reached with the Gospel
Prophecy regarding China
Within weeks of this Uganda graduation, Lisa and I were in Kinshasa, DR Congo attending a graduation of nearly 60 French-speaking leaders. The excitement was palpable as they danced, blew whistles and rejoiced for over 2 hours. The following day I presented a Vision 2020 set to our leader in the Congo, Michel Dianga. It will be used for at least four schools in that country, the poorest nation on earth. The testimonies of how God is utilizing the Vision 2020 equipment continue to encourage our hearts. Eternity will tell the full story, but join us also at the RC Conference or banquet to get a glimpse from the frontlines.
Finally, in South Africa during September, we joined Chad in doing outreach meetings to tens of thousands of youth in 23 schools and 9 crusades. The news reached the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) and they did a report on a school outreach. Their cameraman also got a taste of YouthBytes. 14 follow-up viewing centers have been established and three more outreach trips are planned for next year. We literally saw thousands of young people touched with the Gospel message! On another front, we just signed a license agreement with Enlace and Enlace Juvenil (youth programming), two of the largest television networks spanning most of the Spanish-speaking world. They soon will start airing JovenBytes (YouthBytes in Spanish) on those networks. Additionally, in October we finished mastering our full 40 episodes of YouthBytes in Mandarin. Praise God!
Thanks to those who continue to stand with us in the ISOM vision. Please don’t stop helping us with your prayers and giving. Heaven alone will reveal your reward.
In Christ’s Love, for the Nations to be Discipled,
Berin, Lisa and the Entire Good Shepherd Team