A Divine Appointment on a Hawaiian Cliff

When Pastor Bryan Ashpole, his wife Shirley, and their daughter, Brooke, took a “stay-cation” to the Hawaiian island of Kauai — a puddle jump away from their home in Honolulu — they were going to relax and simply enjoy the beauty of the tropical island. Little did they know that God had prepared a divine … [Read more…]

Multitasking Ministry Opportunities

Her first opportunity came after she graduated from Brownsville Revival School of Ministry in Pensacola, Florida, in 2001. She was set to join River of Life Ministries in Paris, Kentucky, as associate pastor. But as she prepared to move, Hampton sensed God calling her to also pastor female inmates at the Bourbon County Regional Detention … [Read more…]

Humble Yourselves

Assemblies of God Assistant General Superintendent Alton Garrison shares on the importance of humbling ourselves in prayer in this Monday emphasis for the 2018 Week of Prayer. Source: AG News

Readying for the Long Haul

More than four months after Hurricane Harvey decimated Texas property along the Gulf coast, only 400 of 1,300 businesses in Aransas County have reopened. The epicenter of the storm hit Rockport, the county seat. “There wasn’t a single block in our city that didn’t have something destroyed,” says Bruce L. Frazier, pastor of Rockport First … [Read more…]

Spiritual Renewal

Assemblies of God General Superintendent Doug Clay shares about “Spiritual Renewal” as the Sunday emphasis for the 2018 Week of Prayer. Source: AG News

Reaching the Unchurched and Unaffiliated

An Assemblies of God church in Florida’s capital city is reaching the unchurched and unaffiliated who attend one of the nation’s largest schools. Recently commemorating 10 years, Mosaic Church in Tallahassee is located less than two miles from Florida State University (FSU), which has about 42,000 students. West Florida District Council Superintendent Tommy Moore says the … [Read more…]

This Week in AG History — Jan. 7, 1968

Ralph and Frances Hiatt were appointed missionaries to Argentina in March 1964. Three years later they moved to San Juan, Argentina, in May 1967 with the intention to plant a church. After just eight months they were able to give a glowing report of their evangelistic efforts in the Jan. 7, 1968, issue of the Pentecostal … [Read more…]

Nurturing During Parental Absence

Taking care of Martha and Harry Thomassen’s kids entails a $6,500 monthly grocery bill. Footing the bill for shoes, clothing, and summer camp costs $10,660. The Thomassens direct Pleasant Hills Children’s Home, a 1,000-acre campus in Fairfield, Texas, with capacity for 48 children ages birth through 18. The Christ-centered facility, founded in 1947 and owned … [Read more…]

Face to Face with the Spirit of Fear

Andrew Huson, lead pastor of RiverCity Church in Elk Grove, California, had faced and overcome many difficult, even fearful, challenges in his life. But now, fear like he had never experienced before gripped his soul — shaking him to his core. It reduced him from a once confident Christian to a tearful, doubting wreck in … [Read more…]

Project Rescue, Chick-fil-A Joining to Promote Human Trafficking Awareness Day

Project Rescue a ministry to reach, rescue and restore survivors of sexual slavery is encouraging people across the nation to rally together for Dinner Out at their local Chick-fil-A on Jan. 11, 2018, Human Trafficking Awareness Day. “Although some of our Ambassadors have coordinated an official Spirit Night with their local franchise, we are not looking at … [Read more…]