Jan 2014 Newsletter:
Ps 2:8 Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.
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Just a brief update on the Walsh family, and AOM Ministries:
Here is what we are working on:
1. Homeschooling Keila and Jay. That keeps Karen busy, but I teach Keila math and science.
2. Getting 100 IVBI’s off the ground by April of 2014: Here’s where we are at:
Continuing relationship and follow up with the 51 potential IVBI’s. Pastor Sam Sam has begun classes in Kisumu, Kenya, and Bishop Evans Mukwa, is scheduled to begin one this month in Kitali, Kenya.
In no particular order, here are the schools and contacts we are working on in some way, shape or form, at present:
1. Bishop Evan Mukwa – 47 schools in Kenya, on for each county.
2. Pastor Jerry Tom and his associates Ron and Tyda Harvey, of Harvest Family Ministries, in Window Rock, Az, capital of the Navajo nation.
3. Pastor Yeurchi from Samalkot,India – school in process there.
4. Evangelist and pastor from Faislabad, Pakistan,
5. Potential school with Svan Duke in Port Harcourt, Nigeria
6. Potential school with one of the five civilized tribes here in Oklahoma.
3. Social Media outreach
As most of you know, we live in a different generation. It seems that Social Media, has become far more than a trendy hobby, but now boasts at least 500 different sites, catering to a huge variety of interests, with some specific to particular nations. What began this year, as simply posting the daily Bible reading on Facebook, has now become a WordPress blog, that posts to many Social Media sites. If I could find a way to link it all 500 sites, I would do it, to broadcast the word of God as fast and as far as I possibly can.
Ro 10:18 But I say, Have they not heard? Yes verily, their sound went into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world.
What has been happening, is that these daily blogs have gone out, and Ac 6:7 And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied …..
I have been amazed, at how the Word of God has proven to be alive, and active, and quite capable of going places I cannot go(countries closed to the gospel), and reaching people (I hear back from them by email and messages) that I would not have targeted. These Bible studies, pictures, and posts get copied, shared, forwarded, and there is no way to tell how far this daily blog reaches. In the midst of this, I send out an article explaining the need for Bible schools, and for much of the year, I was receiving 3-5 inquiries/week from interested international leaders, who I diligently follow up with, to see if it is possible to get them qualified and accredited with Victory. If I can get them through the application process, Victory has been graciously donating the entire IVBI curriculum to their ministries, a wonder to behold. By mentoring and staying in relationship with international ministries, I endeavor to keep them encouraged, motivated, and moving forward in the process of hosting their own Bible college.
Whether we pioneer a new one, or simply encourage someone to graduate from an existing one, means little to me for my passion is to see the kingdom of God advance, and it is only as leaders are trained, equipped, and set down deep roots in the Word of God, that they can be effective to not only stand against the onslaughts of hell unleashed in this generation, but to victoriously take the gospel to the ends of the earth, with a corresponding demonstration of the Holy Spirit’s signs, wonders, and miracles.
Bible school helps us discover our individual destinies in Him, the life we we born to live! If you didn’t have a chance, please read my article on YOUR Great Commission: https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2014/01/11/your-great-commission-embracing-your-destiny-2/
Presently, Victory presently has over 1500 IVBI’s in 98 nations with 32,000 students currently enrolled! It is such a privilege to be part of a vision much bigger than any one of us could do individually.
At church one day, I heard pastor Sharon Daugherty mention that she had heard of a secular group who had a vision of placing a solar powered smart phone in the hands of every human being on planet earth, by the year 2015.
Here in America, Social Media, is a neat trend among this generation, but in many developing countries (Africa, India, Pakistan), it is simply better to carry a smartphone than a laptop, because of intermittent electricity, and internet. Many international business men find that cell phone service is much more reliable and affordable than this.
The goal is 6 days/week, to post the Victory Daily Bible Reading, and a daily Devo.
Presently, we post this on: Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Linked In, Pinterest, Tumblr, Digg, Stumbleon, and Path, with the intentional purpose, of adding many, many more in 2014.
If you know anyone that would like to help with this, I would love their wisdom and counsel. It is my dream to be able to simply produce the devotional material, then have a tech-savvy person do all the posting. Perhaps I could train one of my children to do this, as they are very computer savvy.
Parable of the Sower:- Well, I discover that I am responsible to steward the revelation that is in that book, and though it is now published, I feel the next step is to distribute 50 copies to both pastoral staff, and men’s prayer group at Victory Christian Center, and to get a copy into the bookstore and public library. Costs $300.00, I Could use your help to do this.
Kingdom Business Outreach – As you know, in 2012 we filmed 12 episodes of KBO, with the intention of producing 25 episodes to be translated into initially 4 languages (Telegu, Russian, Spanish, and Portuguese). These were not high enough quality for release on public television, so we decided to get a quote from Gene Stiener, to produce all 25 x ½ hour episodes, with translation included. He quoted us $13,000.00 to help produce, film, edit and translate all these episodes. If you haven’t seen it yet, nor understand what this is, view the trailer here:
I have disciplined myself to do many things each day, having learned clearly, that small, disciplined daily lifestyle changes, produce far greater results in the long run, than any passionate, short term pursuit.
Again, I would highly recommend two books, ‘The Slight Edge’ by Jeff Olsen, and ‘The Compound Effect’ by Darren Hardy to describe how you too, can maximize your impact, by setting some simple principals in motion. Both of these books are available both on-line at Amazon.com, or if you are not sure you want to purchase them yet, they can be borrowed through the Tulsa Public Library. I am continually in the word of God and prayer, and aggressively studying the various topics that Holy Spirit accents. This month I am studying the Cherokee History Course, which is really the history of Oklahoma, and the five civilized tribes. I am beginning to study the historic roots of racism here that I might effectively pray against it, with understanding. So much to learn….I am passionate to grow, to know, to understand, then to accent various truths uncovered, to build bridges in the kingdom of God – Blessed are the peacemakers…
The research for this has resulted in some interesting articles. As I study the plight of the North American Indian, I sometimes feel more red man, than white: https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2014/01/14/reading-the-bible-with-red-mans-eyes/
Education: It is my desire to apply for and complete a Masters in Divinity from Oral Roberts University. Guess the first step, is simply applying…
Kingdom Business Outreach:
As many of you know, we filmed 12 episodes of Kingdom Business Outreach last year with Joseph Raj from Victory, as an evangelistic outreach to business owners. It is to be translated into the Telegu language, for airing in India, with Dr. Wesley, to be aired on his television network that hosts 100 million viewers. There is discussion of my travelling to India second week of February. I did take the liberty of costing out a flight, and forwarding it to Dr. Wesley (around $1600). My faith for this trip is simple: If the money is there, so that my family are provided for while I am gone, I will go. Otherwise, it will wait..Where He leads, He feeds, Where He guides, He provides…
Financial Needs: AOM Ministries: Jan 2014
$2000/monthly support for family, office etc.
A good reliable vehicle.
Another cell phone
$300.00 for publication of ‘Parable of the Sower’. This simply allows me to list the book in the international library and wholesale book lists, and gives me 50 copies to distribute to men’s prayer group, pastoral staff, and various Christian bookstores for distribution.
100 Peach or Apricot trees purchased and transported to Window Rock, AZ, by July 7th, 2014
I need the registration fees to begin the licensing/ordination processes with both Victory Fellowship of Ministers ($100), and Rhema Ministerial Association ($200).
Christ for the Nations (The Fellowship Today) $250 (critical, as this completes our 501 C 3 Status.)
Internet service, here at our home.
A good microphone or headset, with webcam, for Skype calling.
Another corded mouse (seems both of our cordless ones are on the blink)
A new keyboard for my Toshiba Sattellite laptop. (Several function keys don’t work, and the ‘J’ sticks)
$1600 airfare, $600 expenses, support for family: $2200 + bills paid at home
MDIV: It is my desire to enroll and complete a Masters in Divinity at Oral Roberts University.