Friday, June 3, 2011

Spring-Summer 2011 Newsletter

Dave and Debbie Johnson
Assemblies of God Missionaries to the Philippines
PH:(616) 558-1889

Spring-Summer 2011 Newsletter

Hello Friends,

As we have traveled from church to church, we sometimes sing hymns and songs together, expressing grateful hearts to the Lord who died and rose again for us.  He made us His children and gave us a place in this great end time harvest, along with friends and churches that so lovingly support us in prayer and giving.  We are so grateful to Him for so many open doors to share our ministry.  During the past months we have spoken in churches throughout the Great Lakes region as well as California, Washington, and Pennsylvania.  We have been encouraged to see how the Holy Spirit is moving His church to reach out, plant churches, and seek His presence with a whole heart.  We have seen that God is raising up many church members and equipping them to be a great army to accomplish His purposes in these days.  It is also a joy to talk to people who love the Lord so much and are seeking His face and His presence.  There is no greater association on earth than the church of our Lord Jesus Christ.

We have been humbled and so touched by the loving sacrifice of pastors and their families who minister and give to us in a time of financial difficulty.  And we are touched by our church family members who do the same.  How very grateful we are for God’s great goodness that we experience through the churches.  We can only say with all our hearts, thank you and God bless you.  Despite the generosity of churches and individuals, however, we still have a ways to go before we can leave.

Budget Needs
Our target departure date for the Philippines is September.  In order for us to go, our cash and monthly pledge budget must be raised—the greatest challenge being our monthly pledge support.

Monthly Pledges: $1,937.32 still needed
Cash: $43,818.03 ($28,000.00 of this is for our evangelistic outreaches)

There are several ways to help.  First, and most importantly, please pray that this need will be met.  We are in recession, but God is not!

Two, if you are a member of an Assemblies of God church, please channel your support through your church, designated for Dave and Debbie Johnson, Philippines, AGWM Acct. No. 2256006.

Third, for others, you may send your offering to AGWM
1445 Boonville Ave. Springfield MO 65802
designated the same as above, or you can give online at

Fourth, if you would like to make a monthly pledge (for four years as the Lord enables), you may fill out the enclosed pledge form or download one at (a pledge form will be attached to the email edition of this newsletter).  Again, if you are a member of an Assemblies of God church, please do this in consultation with your church’s leadership team.
Our Evangelistic Team
Our evangelistic team in the Philippines has been working hard while we have been gone.  Almost every week they are holding outreaches in basketball courts and various outdoor public places in the towns and barrios around the Bicol region of the Philippines.  People are hungry for the Word.  God is drawing hungry hearts to Himself.  We are so very thankful for what the Lord is doing. 

It is harvest time and we believe that the greatest harvest, the greatest days for the church are yet to come.  “And it shall come to pass afterward that I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy. Your old men shall dream dreams. Your young men shall see visions. And also on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days” (Joel 2:28-29 NKJV).  This scripture has been from Acts 2 to the present. 

House Churches
There have been many prophecies regarding a great revival to come to the Philippines.  The cry that has been on our heart has been the cry to “GET READY!”  It was a prayer for wisdom from God to get ready for this harvest that took Debbie on a journey last term that led to the establishment of 15 church planting schools to train church members to plant house churches around our region.  We can only estimate, but we believe that the Lord and these house church planting students have planted between 100-200 house churches. We are looking for hundreds more because the harvest is so great.  Pray with us for laborers.  The harvest is white.

When we return we believe the Lord would have us study what is happening and strengthen the teachers and students in order to prepare for a much greater harvest.  God has a strategy.  We believe He is building a net to harvest an abundant catch of fish for His glory.  Please pray with us that God will raise up many more laborers to work in His harvest in the Philippines and that the Lord will pour out His Spirit on them.

We thank you so much for standing with us in prayer and giving.

Dave and Debbie Johnson

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