December 2013 Newsletter

by larrybrown on January 3, 2014

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Merry Christmas – Happy New Year

From our family and ministry to yours, we wish you a Merry Christmas as we remember our Savior’s birth. Thank you Jesus. You are the reason for the season.

Fifteen Years

December marks the completion of fifteen years of full time traveling ministry. Prior to that Larry had traveled 4 years on a part time basis.

Website Upgrades

During the late summer our ministry was blessed by someone to receive some website upgrades and changes. You can now donate to our ministry on our website. Our new ministry web address is: www.larrybrownministries.org You can also donate to our missionary daughter Larissa on our website that is listed above.

 Thank You! Thank You!

Dear Ministry Partners,

Thank you so much for all of your assistance this year. Your financial support has resulted in souls being added to God’s Kingdom. Your prayers have availed much. We give God the glory for the healings, infillings of the Holy Spirit and much more. Your assistance in supportive ministry has eased our ministry work load in several ways. Your encouraging words have inspired us and touched our hearts deeply.

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There is an article about Larissa and Larry in the January 2014 Word of Faith Magazine. The article can also be found online at: http://www.rhema.org/pdfs/wof/2014_Janwof.pdf. Risen Magazine also did another article on Larry for their Fall 2013 issue: http://www.risenmagazine.com/

 

Recent Ethiopia Mission Trip: Teaching at Victory Bible College

Pictures from September – November 2013 at Victory Bible College (VBC) Ethiopia: Day students in the city of Addis Ababa. There are also Victory campuses in 4 other cities of Ethiopia and night students in all 5 cities.

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Larry’s recent mission trip to Ethiopia was from September 12th – November 13th. Victory Bible College (VBC), that Larry helped pioneer, is growing well from the 121 students it began with in September 2006. Now in its 8th year, there are about 435 students, with campuses in 5 cities of Ethiopia. Additionally there are now 16 churches that are part of the ministry also in Ethiopia, with 2 more churches in Egypt and Lebanon.

Pictured left are Victory Bible College Ethiopia night students & to the right day students. The flags left to right are of Ethiopia, Egypt and Lebanon.

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There are also VBC students, former students and graduates from Botswana, Ghana and Eritrea. We also have Ethiopian students and graduates who came from the USA to attend VBC. Other Ethiopian students are with us from Sudan and Israel. One Eritrean student came to us from France.

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Above are more photos of VBC Ethiopia. In the center of the middle photo is VBC administrator Rev. Charles Schlentz. In the photo to the right is VBC founder and director Dr. Mikal Baissa (in white and blue). In the far right photo, wearing a white necktie, is VBC Ethiopia graduate and new teacher, Tim Monyatsi, who is from Botswana. The flags left to right are of Botswana, Ghana, Sudan, Eritrea, Israel, France and the USA.

 

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Above are more photos pf VBC’s day and night students in Addia Ababa, Ethiopia.

 

Ministry to Widows and Fatherless Children in Ethiopia

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During Larry’s September – November mission trip he was able to minister to 235 widows and fatherless children. On an earlier trip to Ethiopia this year, God graced Larry to financially help 40 of these widows begin their own businesses. Additionally, 10 of the widows sons asked for money fro shoe shine kits. All of the boys earned enough money this summer to buy their own school uniforms for the new school year. During Larry’s ministry time with the widows and children in October, he was able to encourage them from God’s word and minister healing to the sick.

 

Ministry in Ethiopian Churches

Though Larry taught day and night classes at VBC Ethiopia from Monday – Saturday, he was able to minister in churches there on Sundays. Pictured below are some photos from some of the Sunday services.

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Larry’s Next Mission Trip

Larry is scheduled to return back to Ethiopia during the 1st week of April and will be there until early June. If you would like to help with his trip financially you can send your donation to our address on the Contact page of our website or donate directly from the Giving Online page.

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August 2013 Newsletter

by larrybrown on August 5, 2013

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Hello Everyone,

Thank you so much for your support. It is really making a difference. Larry returned from Ethiopia in East Africa in June. He was gone for about 11 weeks (10 weeks in Ethiopia, with a 5 day stopover in DC). He had a very busy, but fruitful trip. Below are the details of the trip. The newsletter is mostly photos of what God was doing while he was there.

Ethiopia Mission Trip Spring 2013

 

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VBC GRADUATION CEREMONY:
Larry’s recent Ethiopia trip was March 27th – June 5th. He went there to teach at Victory Bible College (VBC) Ethiopia again in the city of Addis Ababa. This year’s graduation was on June 1st where 142 students graduated with a diploma from the 2 year program. This was the 1st year for night school students to graduate. Below are classroom pictures of VBC, day and night students.

 

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During the 8 week, 4th term at Victory Bible College Ethiopia, Larry taught 7 courses, 6 days a week. He taught about 3 hours per morning, Monday-Friday; 1 and 1/2 hours, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday nights; and 3 hours on Saturday afternoons.

 

Ministry to Muslims

 

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Pictured above and below are photos of a predominately Muslim region of Ethiopia. Larry has been doing an outreach there for the past 4 ½ years. Our ministry has been helping support a school for 163 children there that one of the VBC grads started. That has led to open doors of ministry for Larry there. Over the course of Larry’s visits around 300 people have come to Christ. The pictures here are of an Easter weekend outreach that he did. In the outreach approximately 300 people were fed a full meal and the gospel was again preached.

 

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The man Larry is holding in the photo below accepted Christ. Prior to the service, he had been the main persecutor of the VBC grad’s school outreach there. Everybody was excited when this man boldly and publicly accepted Christ. It was a glorious time!!!

 

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Youth Ministry

 

Below are photos from some of the Saturday youth ministry in Ethiopia. Saturday morning Larry did 3 hours of training for pastors,church workers & parents on ministry to children and teens. That afternoon he and his team had a big youth rally for the youth. 15 to 20 churches were involved in the program that day. The host church’s youth group has increased by 75% since the conference!

 

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Church Services

 

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Larry ministered in church services throughout his time in Ethiopia. The power of the gospel manifested in salvations & rededications, instant healings, the baptism in the Holy Spirit, the joy of the Lord being restored, prophetic ministry and more. Below are photos from some of those services. Larry ministered in 4 different cities, towns or villages in Ethiopia.

 

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Helping Widows and Fatherless

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Over the past 4 years our ministry has been partnering with another VBC graduate who ministers to 200 widows and fatherless children in Ethiopia. We have helped buy school uniforms for the children and other needed items for them and their families. On Easter Sunday we blessed the 200 plus with a wonderful Easter meal. In addition to that, children were awarded with various practical prizes and awards. Everyone in attendance was thrilled. We were also able to help about 40 widows get started in small businesses. We were also able to help 10 of the boys start shoe shine businesses. We are thanking God for all of his wonderful grace for this provision.

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US Travels

Over the summer months Larry’s ministry schedule has included ministry in Washington DC, California, Louisiana and Oklahoma. In August he has ministry in New York and Oklahoma. In late August and early September he and our daughter Larissa will travel and minister together in Mississippi and Louisiana.

Next Mission Trip

Larry is scheduled to minister again at Victory Bible College Ethiopia in mid-September. Airfare for the trip is between $1,400.00 and $1,900.00. If you would like to help with this expense or with any of the ongoing outreaches we do there, or with any of his other mission trip expenses, or with our general ministry support, here is some information for you.
· Trip Departure Date: September 11th, 2013 (approximate)
· Destination: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
· Purpose of Trip: Teaching at Victory Bible College, ministering in churches, and ministry in various outreaches

How to Donate:

  • Make out and mail checks or money orders to Turning Point Ministries at the address found under the Contact tab above.
  • Go to www.paypal.com and donate to larry@turningpointmin.org
  • Use the Giving Online tab above to give online using PayPal or Credit/Debit Cards

 

Thank you all for what you do, have done and will do financially, prayerfully, technically, materially, in practical service and more. We are very grateful.

Larry & Yolanda Brown

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