Matthew 28:19-20 (NIV)
19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Mark 16:15 (KJV)
15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
[Long blog alert! Get settled in for a long but important read.]
Here are just a few highlights of how your church, Calvary Apostolic Church of Denver, is making a worldwide impact. We give God all the glory!
On our home front:
– Our weekly Pakistani Bible study continues to grow. Just this week we were able to have lunch with a professed atheist who we were introduced to through Brother Errol Roy. Conversations centered in scripture were sustained the rest of the day!
– Our first Spanish Bible study took place last Saturday, and hosted approximately 14 participants. We appreciate the ministry leadership of Bro. Chris and Sis. Lindsay McHugh in this exciting ministry. Incidentally, we are currently implementing wireless Spanish translation for every worship service at CAC. Please invite your guests who are Spanish-speaking to come and participate, hearing the entirety of our worship services translated into their language!
– We have made brand new friends and contacts by visiting several Denver area hospitals.
– Glenwood Springs vicinity church plant is forging ahead. Saturday, October 21, I will accompany a team of CAC ministers to Gypsum, CO where we will meet, pray, and collaborate with local apostolic saints and ministry in preparation for a new church plant. We are seeking God‘s perfect plan to reach the vast harvest of souls who at present have no Apostolic community to encourage and support them along the I-70 Corridor.
– Keep in mind, for the month of November 2017, we will be focused on helping all of those in need in our local church community through various ways of giving. The theme is, “Generous Living.” Look for detailed emails soon to come.
– While we are away in Myanmar (Burma), November 1-9, CAC Denver will be blessed to hear the Word proclaimed in person by our missionary to Roatan, Rev. Steven Jones. You will see pictures of the brand new church facility that is being built there and the many souls being saved. We give thanks to you as a congregation for your continued generous giving. Come with excitement to hear of the great things God is doing in Honduras and bring an offering to help further this exciting and progressive work. **All Hope Corps alumni who have traveled to Roatan, please arrive to church Sunday morning, November 5, wearing your blue shirts for a group photo with Rev. Jones.**
– Finally, I would like to share our vision for Myanmar (Burma) and entreat you to join us in prayer and fasting for our first visit among the hungry souls in that part of the world. Remember the time difference is 12 1/2 hours later in the day but your prayers will be heard and answered as you pray for our safety, witness, and influence upon a burgeoning outreach opportunity.
– Pastor Haymon’s testimony and vision for a fruitful and harmonious visit to Yangon, Myanmar:
In June 2017, a denominational Burmese Pastor/Evangelist received revelation of baptism in Jesus name at Calvary Apostolic Church of Denver. His name is Samuel Naing Mana. The moment he was baptized biblically, he began preaching Jesus Name baptism the remainder of his tour among Burmese churches throughout the United States. When he returned home to Yangon, he began teaching and preaching Acts 2:38 and the revelation of God in Christ.
Since his return home, he has enthusiastically sent request after request for us to come there locally to teach Bible truth to his network of pastors and to establish a Calvary Apostolic Church of Myanmar (Burma’s new national name). By God’s grace, and a series of miraculous events, we have made acquaintance with the Myanmar United Pentecostal Church’s founder’s son, Bro. Elvis Buai, a UPCI evangelist who currently lives in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. He will be returning to make his permanent home in Yangon in March of 2018. He is answering a call from God to provide ministry and leadership in that part of the world. Lo and behold, he is available and will be our tour guide to Myanmar on November 1, 2017!
A brief outline of our expected plans for the trip:
Thursday, November 2, we arrive. Friday, November 3, we join for a meal with the local UPC Elder, Bishop Ral Buai, who has established some 209 churches in Myanmar in the last 52 years! What a legacy. We plan to discuss and preview events we expect to unfold along with times and locations. (I have been honored with an invitation to preach at the main service of the headquarters church in Yangon on Sunday morning, November 5).
Later that day, we meet with Bro. Samuel Mana. We will discuss the following plan for establishing deeper doctrinal understandings and providing solid ground for future fellowship and instruction. Among the highest priorities of the trip is providing the critical point of contact, association, and harmony between he and his network and the established UPC apostolic churches in Myanmar.
On Sunday, at 3:30 PM, I will host a special service for Bro. Samuel at his home church. At that time, by request, we officially plan to found and establish the Calvary Apostolic Church of Myanmar. I will also endeavor to deliver the majesty and essentiality of Jesus’ Name baptism to that new church.
Monday, November 6, at 5:00 PM we will meet at the home location of the newly founded church for more doctrine and Bible Study.
On Tuesday, November 7, I will invite the leadership from Brother Samuel’s group to the headquarters church to meet Bishop Buai and have a final on-site Bible study. I would hope that it will culminate in baptisms right there at the UPC headquarters location. In Jesus’ Name!
On Wednesday, November 8, we begin our trip home, arriving Thursday.
Such a trip (and such revival happenings) are only possible with the loving support of an amazing church family that is excited about the Great Commission! Thank you, in adance, and retrospectively, for making financial and prayer investments in the forward progress of God’s kingdom at Calvary Apostolic Church of Denver!
Jesus, lead the charge!
Yours in Christ,
Pastor Donald Haymon II