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Rio De Janeiro Campaign Begins Tomorrow!

By Daniel Kolenda   /     Sep 25, 2009  /     Posted from Rio de Janeiro Brazil  /     0 Comment

Rio De Janeiro is really such an amazing city. Beautiful white-sand beaches are backdropped by rugged mountains, covered in dense, palm tree peppered forests. It is the preferred residence for many of Brazil’s most rich and famous and a favorite travel destination for tourists from around the world.

In stark contrast, crime filled, poverty ridden “favelas” (shanty towns) lie along the hillsides juxtaposed to the otherwise serene beauty. The largest favela in South America is here with more than 300,000 inhabitants. Drug and gang wars are commonplace and the police are afraid to enter these ghettos controlled by ruthless crime lords. (CLICK HERE to see a short documentary on the favelas)

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Wholly Thine Alone

By Daniel Kolenda   /     Sep 13, 2009  /     Articles, Devotional, Posted from Home, Teachings  /     0 Comment

“Bring me a sword,” commanded the wise King, “Divide the living child in two and give half to one and half to the other.” This was Solomon’s solution to the contentious debate that two mothers brought before him. Each claimed that this living child was her own. The true mother was easily identified when she said, “O my lord, give [the other woman] the living baby, and by no means slay him.” The one who loved the child was not willing to see it divided. She would rather that it be given wholly to the other woman than to see it cut in half.

So it is with our God and His children. He is not willing to settle for half…or even two-thirds. He would rather that we be given wholly to the world then to be divided in heart and mind. He would have all of us or none at all. He would rather that we be either hot or cold, choose God or mammon and serve one master or the other. Half-hearted, lukewarm compromise will never suffice…He loves us too much for that.

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Back from China

By Daniel Kolenda   /     Sep 08, 2009  /     Posted from Home  /     0 Comment

I’ve literally just walked in the door of my house (ahh…home sweet home) returning from a blessed week of ministry in Asia where we were preparing for our Fire Conference that will be held in Hong Kong this November. After ministering in Shenzhen (mainland China) on Friday night, we got up early on Saturday morning and traveled on the crowded subway to downtown Hong Kong where I had the privilege of ministering to a group of leaders from the Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship. Then Saturday night we hosted an open meeting where the churches could come together. I knew that I was ministering to a meeting of believers, but I felt prompted to give a call for salvation. I was amazed when I saw so many people coming forward.

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