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- The HARVEST Is Ready, Will You Join Us?
Dear Friends & Family, We greet you all in the Holy name of Jesus and pray His peace be upon you! We are very glad that you have taken the time to read this newsletter as we now have some BIG news to share. As you read through this letter we pray it blesses you mightily also if possible, please read the information on the back as our contact info has changed. Currently, our missionary work and ministry has taken on NEW heights as we have just opened our very own non-profit organization, which we will explain briefly but first, we want to share our hearts with you as we embark on our next journey to Brazil! THE NEW MISSION: As we prepare to depart for our destination (Recife, Brazil), our hearts are overwhelmed by the goodness and faithfulness of God! It was destiny and God’s predestination that brought us to Brazil and has brought us through this far! It was 5 years ago that I(Brett) moved to Brazil to proclaim the Word of the Lord to the river people in the Amazon and I remember it like it was yesterday! It was also there in Brazil that I met my wife, we started our NEW life, planted our 1st church, and had our 1st child; Selah Olivia Hennes. I remember in 2013 baptizing Noona in Recife and God revealing to both of us that He had a NEW plan for our lives, one we could never dream of or imagine! It was there in the waters of baptismal death, that we began to realize God had given us a NEW life, mission, and purpose! And we had no idea what was coming ahead! We have been places we didn’t know existed, met people from all over the world, and have seen things we never could dream of in our wildest imagination! We have seen GOD work wonders, move mountains, and do miracles! Real MIRACLES! We have seen people walk out of wheelchairs, handicap hands open, knees & backs restored, broken hearts healed, cataracts cleared, addicts set free, demoniacs delivered, and God changing lives! We have eye-witnessed the RISEN Lord’s power, glory, and grace firsthand! And it’s incredible! GOD IS INCREDIBLE, POWERFUL, MERCIFUL, AMAZING, LOVING! And there is no greater joy & honor than living to honor Him even if it brings suffering and means sacrificing everything for His name’s sake! Through persistent prayer, complete obedience, total surrender, and a lot of AMAZING grace I have now made it through 5 years as a missionary. Now as we prepare to return to the frontlines, I’m ready & willing to lay it all down again to see Jesus do what He does best, save sinners! Just as He did for me when I surrendered my life to Him! And for that, I am forever grateful & surrendered to my King, Jesus. THE NEW MINISTRY: Since Noona & I have been married we have laid down our lives to do the work & will of the Lord. Since 2012 I was ordained as a minister of the gospel & sent out to the mission field through Calvary Chapel. Since 2014 we have been employees of a non-profit organization called Shepherd’s Staff. Also, we have worked extensively with YWAM international & while we covet our time spent with all these ministries & are grateful for their spiritual covering we believe that it is now God’s will for us to launch our own NEW ministry! By the leading of Lord, we believe it is time to step out in faith, extend ourselves further, spread the gospel farther, and expand the kingdom of God! With that said, this is the name of our NEW Non-profit organization: ‘’The Great Harvest Ministries Inc.’’ and our Mission/Vision statement is as follows: The Great Harvest Ministries Inc. is a faith-based charitable organization, established for the purpose of spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ (around the globe), aiding and assisting foreign missionary work (and missionaries), and helping those in need (or those who are impoverished) across the world. In other words: Our #1 heart’s desire is to show the love of God wherever we go, share the good news of Jesus with as many people as possible, and shine the light of Christ in the darkest places on earth! We live to Glorify God & bring the Lamb the reward of His suffering! We want to win souls, make disciples, establish churches where there are none & encourage existing churches that are in need. We want to help the hurting, provide for the poor, love the lost, see Great Revival, and we want to bring in the GREAT HARVEST of souls that are waiting to hear God’s message of hope & salvation! My question is; ‘’Will you help us?’’ We plan to do this by church planting (as we already have), making disciples of all nations (as we presently are), and doing large evangelistic events (which we would like to do in the future), but we need your help! We would like to ask if each one of you would pray and please consider becoming a financial and/or prayer partner with us that the Gospel and Glory of God may spread across the whole Earth! THE SAME MESSAGE: We know we cannot accomplish ‘’The Great Commission’’ by our own efforts, or by man’s strategizing & organizing. We know we need God’s help, the help of our brothers & sisters (like you), and ultimately the power of The Holy Spirit! Without Him, we can do nothing! And we will accomplish nothing of kingdom/eternal value! Understand this Great Commission is NOT my mission or yours, this is Christ’s Great Mission! And the amazing thing is He has invited us to be a part of it! But the humbling thing is in Matthew 28 Jesus also COMMANDED us all to fulfill this mission! The question is, will you? Will you fulfill your destiny & help us fulfill ours? See saints, there is only one thing necessary, SURRENDER! And there is NO amount of church attendance, good deeds, or efforts of man that can take the place of submitting to God’s will! And that is exactly what Jesus requires of ALL His followers. Total, complete, sold-out SURRENDER! Our prayer for ourselves & His true Church is that we would truly seek 1st His Kingdom, put aside all our vain pursuits, worldly endeavors, that God’s desires might be met! That His Kingdom would come & His will would be done. On earth, as it is in Heaven. I pray daily that the Heavenly Father Himself would help us to do His will & accomplish HIS MISSION on earth and help you fulfill your God-given destiny. Now is NOT the time to sleep Church, but to arise & shine! Do not waste another minute. Today is the day of salvation. Now is the acceptable time! Amen. God’s grace and peace to all the saints, We love you all & thank you, In Him, Brett, Noona & Selah
- Many Are Healed & Respond To The Gospel
THE GODnews, October, 2017 Mission Update and Prayer Request To the beloved of Christ, THE MISSION~ What is happening here on the frontlines is AMAZING! Truly our God is an awesome and He is doing great things daily all across the world. I encourage you to encourage yourself in the Lord by broadening your spiritual horizon & read testimonies of what God is doing globally. I will do my best to summarize what has been happening herein Brazil thus far. So this year I have been honored to teach at 4 YWAM (Youth With a Mission) training schools. Noona and I have been discipling people in our community & we have been actively sharing the gospel…and sinners are getting saved! But lately, we have been experiencing some serious spiritual breakthroughs and witnessing something I can only say is from ‘’God.’’ Although we are all on level ground at the foot of the cross, understand these people who have been getting saved are not your average sinner, Let me explain…Just in the last couple weeks, we have seen God shine light into the darkest darkness, save sinners, heal the sick, and deliver those with demonic spirits. And lately we have experienced Gods power & presence like never before as drunkards, drug dealers & even murderers have been coming to Christ! God has been adding MANY new people into the family of God! Below is just one of those GOD stories. On October 1st just a few weeks ago I was invited to preach the gospel at an outdoor evangelistic service. There were a couple hundred people present at the opening & many people passing by listening. Truly something Heavenly happened that night as 2 young people came forward from the crowd to receive Christ after the gospel was preached. But wait it gets better! One of them was a young man(who without us knowing it was demon-possessed!)We found out afterward he had terrible gashes across his forearms & had tried to commit suicide numerous times! After he said the “sinners prayer,” I told him, “today the heavenly Father has become your Father’’, then I said to him, ‘’The Lord says “YOU ARE MINE”, when I said this no one touched him nor did I, and he just dropped to the floor as a dead man. At first, we were confused why, but then he began twisting, turning & “flipping” in ways that are not humanly possible. We then realized he was not ‘’slain by the Spirit’’ but suffering from an evil spirit…the crowd went silent & my translator & I began rebuking the demon, the young man went calm & then was taken inside the church where he was set free by the power of God! I turned to the now hundreds gathered as they all looked on scared, silent, confused, etc. and I said “DO NOT BE CONFUSED” what you just saw was the power of the devil being broken by the power of God! When Satan has a hold on someone he does not let go easily, BUT God has set this young man free! The crowd then erupted in worship, I gave one more call to the altar, but this time about 50~60 people came forward at once! Then we witnessed what I can only describe as an outpouring of the Holy Spirit in Biblical proportions. Lame people began to walk! Legitimate miracles took place, numerous people were touched by God & filled with Gods Spirit, drunkards fell on their faces & cried out to God in tears & it was a moment that I will never forget nor will anyone who was present & it is a day in which I give God all the glory! THE MESSAGE~ In the book of Revelation 3 verse 8, our Lord Jesus Christ gave His church a message,”Behold I set before you an open door, which no one can close.” Church, I sometimes wonder if we really truly believed our own confessions, if we really truly trusted in the Holy Scriptures we so treasure & even often teach, what would our life look like? If we really understand how good God is? How almighty is He? How awesome, powerful, loving, merciful & READY & WILLING TO SAVE, DELIVER & HEAL!? I know that we confess these things, I know we even claim to believe them but what if these truths became not just our theology but our REALITY also, how would we live? I know many times in my past although I claimed to believe these truths about God when He said, “GO Brett, GO, my son, I have opened a door for you and nothing can stop you…GO share my glorious gospel, heal the sick, stomp the serpents & proclaim My Name, GO and I will be with you”, but in fear I hesitated, in my flesh I froze, I doubted the power & presence of God was truly with me and that He was able to ALL things, then the door was closed and the opportunity was lost. I say this church not as condemnation but as an encouragement to trust & OBEY the great King! I say this in hope to inspire real Christianity in you, so where are you? Is Christ truly in you? Is the same Holy Spirit that raised Jesus from death alive in you? If so, where is the fruit of that? Church, I am confident 100percent that these stories~testimonies are not for the ‘’missionaries~evangelists.’’ Surely we may encounter more of this but I believe every believer is called & chosen by God for such a time as this! I have NO special anointing, we share in the SAME Spirit! Gods that if you are truly His! So how is your walk with God? Are you clouded in doubt, fear, and defeat? Do you know, believe, and live with the confidence that you too were born for such a time as this & that God has chosen you? So will you take the Fathers hand by faith and let Him take you out into the deep? Church will you hear the call of Christ to all His church to get off the bench and into the trench? Are you ashamed of the gospel? In His glorious name are you willing to follow Jesus no matter what the cost? He is looking for a few good men and women, and right now His eyes are upon! In closing dear saints, time is short & so is your life. It is a vapor that is here today & gone tomorrow. So may we use our God-given time on earth to glorify God in all we say & do. And to Him be all the honor & glory, Amen. To love Christ & make Him known, preaching the gospel to all creation & encouraging the church in world missions, until He returns or calls me home