The strong currents from Rivers of Grace carried across land and sea

Current

Trips to China and Philippines

China November 3-14

Please pray for Diane and I as we travel to China. Transportation is becoming more difficult and also the circumstances there. It is not advisable to discuss the details. We are concerned about our friends there.

Philippines Dec. 4-26

We will be teaching at Zion Ministerial Institute (ZMI) and several churches in the area. We hope to visit most of the students you are supporting. There are 2 elementary, 2 high school, 2 university, 1 med school, and 1 Bible school student.

We plan to celebrate Christmas with our daughter Joy’s family who recently moved to the Philippines after mission work for 9 years in Spain.  Our daughter, Hope, and her husband, Nate, will join us from Abu Dhabi where they teach in the international school. Our daughter, Faith, a registered nurse, is studying Arabic for her mission work. She  will join us.

Since we are busy preparing for these trips and working on a number of projects we may not send out a Christmas card or another news letter until after the New Year.

We just want to thank you for your confidence in us, your prayer support, and your generosity in supporting our mission efforts. Your partnership in these efforts means so much to us. Souls are coming to Christ, ministers are being mentored, students supported, disciples taught and churches planted.

Sincerely,

Dennis and Diane Teague

www.missionconcepts.com

PO box 44, Shelton, WA 98584

Congratulations to Our Graduating Students

When Deannie was in her 3rd year of collage she was burned from wax when the container slipped out of her hand and burned parts of her left torso, face and hand. Miraculously in 2 weeks the wounds were healed. The 3 degree burns left no scar.


Deannie Mae R Loreto now 19 years old graduated from the Nursing School at Western Mindanao State University with honors. WMSU College of Nursing 47th Pinning Ceremony she received *Clinical Proficiency Award – Silver Medal and Certificate *Red Cross Supreme Service Award – Gold Medalist and Certificate *Service Award – Silver Medal and Certificate *Journalism Award – Certificate *Athletics Award – Certificate Graduated a Cumlaude student. God willing she will continue her Medicine course to be a Doctor . We are so proud of her commitment to the Lord and to complete her course with honors.

Deannie’s Brother Dennis Joshua 18 years old graduated from High School at Bethany Child Development Center (one of the Christian school here in Zamboanga) . He received the Loyalty Sports award. He will pursue his studies to be a marine engineer. This young man has worked hard and has a vision for his future. We will continue to support him financially in his studies.

Dennis graduation from High School

Deannie and Dennis have a younger sister. Denise Keith is 17 years old and is enrolled in her last year of High School at Western Mindanao State University. She is doing well. Please keep her in your prayers as she is working hard in spite of a heart condition.

 

February in Myanmar

Seattle-Beijing-China-Kunming-Myanmar and back again. Lost luggage didn’t steal our joy but each leg of the journey reminded us to trust God’s provision and be grateful for our bed at home!

In Myanmar (previously, Burma), we traveled to three major cities and were privileged to meet so many believers. While the Gospel has reached many of those in this region, there is always a need for revival. We held 3 days of meeting which included Bible teaching during the day and revival at night. From drunks to monks, young people and adults alike received salvation experienced the power of God through prayer, healings, and deliverances. We looped back through Mandalay to pick up our luggage before heading to Lashio to bring, love,  presents and a special message to the Children’s Home. We were blessed to join a team of Burmese, Chinese, and American believers as we partnered with  Frontier Harvest  Ministry.

A personal highlight was visiting the Elephant Reserve. After navigating the dusty countryside, we arrived at the camp. These elephants worked for the government hauling logs out of the forest. Now they have a beautiful home for retirement. It is a unique place for families to enjoy the outdoors with nature and these awesome animals.

As with every trip abroad, we seek to glorify God through all our encounters. If you feel God tugging at your heart, go get your passport and come with us sometime!

Dennis and Diane Teague

Frontier Harvest Ministry

Children’s Home in Lashio, Myanmar

Pastors Luke and Genevieve, Myanmar

Special lunch at the Children’s Home

Revival Meeting Altar Call

Afternoon Seminar

Dennis Teague

 

 

Diane Teague

 

Workers Transportation

 

 

 

 

New Book And Mission Video

Here is Dennis’ latest book “Jesus, Who Are You”. Many people think they know who Jesus is but do they really? Prophet, teacher, good man, Son of God? Great tool for teaching about Jesus. Includes study guide. All his books can be ordered on this website and riversofgrace.org

 

Also our 2018 Video of Myanmar and Philippines is now on YouTube   https://youtu.be/rQH333GM_Zc

 

 

Back From Asia Fall of 2018

Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma) We joined the Frontier Harvest team for the first week launch of Harvest Coffee House, a jamming new church in Mandalay. Sunday is worship and during the week they serve coffee, yummy fruit salads, homemade donuts, and sets of worship interspersed with gospel messages. The team had spread fliers all over the area so we had visitors every day. Some of the Burmese team members are planning to move their families to the area to carry on the work.

U Bein Bridge spans the Taungthaman Lake near Amarapura in Myanmar. The 1.2-kilometre (0.75 mi) bridge was built around 1850 and is the oldest and (once) longest teakwood bridge in the world. We visited the bridge on our ‘day off’.

Philippines

After recovering from dysentery (Thank you, Uncle Chan’s restaurant)  we went to Mindanao and had a Holy Ghost time in the Fernandez Dr. village church. The love, joy, and faith of the older, new pastors has resurrected the church after what some call a Gideon revival (Judges 7).  Then we traveled back to Taytay, Rizal near Manila. Perfect timing to pray for Pastor Rino who had a heart attach the week before! One of the highlights of the trip was sharing with Pastor Noy and his youth church which started from a basketball outreach to high school kids.

Prayer Requests:

  1. Please pray for the Myanmar Lashio Children’s home. It increased another 26 kids in the last 5 months. They come from the mountains where there is little food and no school because the government is fighting the rebels. The children walk an hour to get to school. The orphanage takes their lunch to them. They are safe and cared for, but they desperately need of a boys’ dorm.
  2. Our daughter, Faith, doing medical mission work in the middle east.
  3. Our next schedule to China and the Philippines in November to be clarified.

Thank You for Your Support! We are Co laborers in Christ.

Dennis and Diane Teague

Tax deductible offerings go to Mission Concepts, PO Box 44, Shelton, WA 98584

or PayPal on our Mission Concepts website www.missionconcepts.org

Spring Mission Trip

Myanmar (Burma) April 17-27  Dennis flew to Mandalay through China and joined the Frontier Harvest team driving to the city of Lashio for three days of ministry at a church/children’s home. Children keep coming from the hills because there is no school and little food. The rebels take the boys and make them soldiers in the 65 yr. old civil war.  The children’s home has minimal facilities, but the kids are safe, fed, and go to school which is an hour walk one way. On the 3rd day of our conference it was my joy to share a message with the kids and pray with them to receive Jesus as their Lord.

Mission Concepts supports students in the Philippines

Thanks to MC supporters Bart and Syca graduated from high school. They have little support at home because of family dysfunction and unemployment. They are on-fire believers who passed there entrance exams and are headed to university

Ellamae Vilan, a fourth grader, comes from a poor fishing family in a remote area of Southern Luzon. Her parents are not believers, but she and her sister are faithful to the church.  Her sister, Elaine, will be a second grader. They are pictured in the ‘moving up’ ceremony at the end of the school year, which means they passed to the next grade

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Marjorie is now grade 9 in June. She was abandoned by her parents and is being raised in a squatter village by her grandmother. Her grandfather passed away last year. Her grandma does laundry to support them. Mission Concepts is supporting her throughhigh school and college if she wants to go.

Cesar (not pictured) is a shy boy who lives in the church in Malabon. He quit school last year, but the pastor, Eric Jaraba, has encouraged him to start the eighth grade. We have started giving money for Cesar this year.

 

We are helping the working widow, Mhey Loreto. Deanie, forth year, and Dennis go to Western Mindanao State University. Denise is an eighth grader this year.

 

 

 

On April 27 I met Diane in Hong Kong and we flew to the Philippines. We spoke in churches, did a seminar on sound doctrine in Baguio City, and shared in Antipolo New Life Church. Unfortunately the pastor passed on to heaven, but his daughter is doing an excellent job in his place.

 While in Zamboanga, Mindanao we visited Hope for Kids, since I am on the board. The children’s home was founded by Gail Ashby and directed by Al Cabading. The government agent who visited recently said it was the best facility he’d seen in the whole country.

Prayer Requests:

  1. Please pray for the students MC support, Hope for Kids, and the Lashio Children’s home in desperate need of a boy’s dorm.
  2. For Frontier Harvest’s plan to plant a church in Mandalay in August.
  3. Our daughter, Faith, doing medical mission work in the middle east.

Thank You for Your Support! We are Co laborers in Christ.

Dennis and Diane Teague

Tax deductible offerings go to Mission Concepts, PO Box 44, Shelton, WA 98584

or PayPal on our Mission Concepts website www.missionconcepts.org

 

 

Your Prayers were Answered

Dear friends,

Thank you again for your prayers and support of our recent mission to Philippines, Vietnam, Hong Kong and China Nov-Dec 2017.

Our flights: Seattle-Hong Kong-Philippines-Vietnam-Philippines-Hong Kong-China-Hong Kong-Seattle. We deposited the 22 study Bibles we transported for the ZMI graduates, made some meeting arrangements and flew to Vietnam Nov. 12-18.

In Saigon (Ho Chi Min City) we did training with 84 people from many areas of the country for ZMI (Zion Ministries International): two days “A Passion for Mission” and three days from my book “Wind of Doctrine or Wind of the Spirit – how to know the difference”. We finished with prayer and prophetic ministry for all the students. Every day we road on motorcycles 1 hour each way.

Diane prepared for rain         Dennis ready to ride 

We flew back to Manila, spoke on Sunday at Voice of Hope Church,

Pastors Bob and Dolor Rogers

And taught the same subjects in ZMI main campus in Antipolo, Rizal.

     ZMI Bible School

November 26 we flew back to Hong Kong, had lunch with a missionary, and caught the next flight to Southwest China. We planned to fly further south near Myanmar for a seminar, however, Diane was diagnosed with appendicitis and scheduled for emergency surgery that evening.  She was experiencing stomach issues and bronchitis for several days.  The team went ahead without us. On Dec 4, we flew to Hong Kong and back home the next day.

We are grateful for the Lord’s grace and peace through the storm as people from around the world have been praying for Diane.

Without your prayers and financial support, we could not have accomplished the things we have done this past year. I have written two more small books. We would like to give you a copy of the book “Jesus call to Leadership” or “Jesus Foundation placing your faith on solid ground” Email us if you want one or both: denteague@gmail.com

May your new year, 2018, be filled purpose, provision, and the Presence of God.

Blessings!

Dennis and Diane Teague

Fruitful Philippines Mission April-May 2017

Family Camp

Pampanga,Philippines, “Finnish the task-Going on to Maturity”  was the theme for Family Camp with Zion Church of the First Born and  affiliated churches. More than 689 campers came  together celebrating the goodness of God, worshiping and reuniting with friends.  Approximately 300 youth participated in creative dramas, games and spiritual challenges. 

 

 

 

Church Revival

In Zamboanga City, Mindanao we had a 3 nights of Revival in a village church. Tender hearts were open for God to move.

Church Revival

Youth Camp

In Luzon, new believers and seekers ventured out of their comfort zone to come to camp for a new experience and hearing about Jesus, thanks to Pastor Noy and Beng Andres Youth Camp

 

 

 

We were blessed to be with Pastor Pablo and Sister Devine at Taytay New Life Church in Taytay, Rizal at their 35 Church Anniversary. Also with Pastor Bob and Delor Rogers at Voice of Hope where there when God broke through and brought healing, deliverance and infilling of the holy Spirit.

Check out the latest News Letter.

Student Support We only have two people who give directly to help us support these children. Please pray for these children and about joining us in this life changing ministry.

We appreciate your prayer for our next trip to the Philippines, Vietnam, and China in November.

Dennis and Diane Teague

Philippines April 10-May 10, 2017

First of all, we want to thank everyone who prayed about our itinerary. Within 24 hrs. of our prayer request for clarity almost everything was settled!

We will be speaking at ZCF churches’ family camp ‘holy week’ and Easter Sunday.

The following week we fly to Zamboanga city in Mindanao to visit friends and Hope for Kids children’s home. We will be looking at repairs on a village church and preaching a revival there. The church in Fernandez Dr. needs a fresh touch of the Holy Spirit. A false apostle passed through and left some wreckage.

Third week we are with Pastor Noy Andres at youth camp.

We will be visiting the students we support and speaking in churches on Sundays.  I am hoping to get another booklet completed by then. OMF Philippines has done excellent work with my books.

Besides the unexpected divine appointments to pray for the sick, counsel people, and do our best to encourage pastors, there is nothing to do…

Prayer Requests:

  1. Please pray for us as we prepare for this trip and also for the excellent team who cover the bases at home. David made a law in Israel: Those who watch the stuff share equal of the spoils with those who went to the battle. (1 Samuel 30:24)
  2. China and Vietnam are on our hearts this year but there is no schedule yet. I mentioned Africa in the last request, but that tentative trip has been postponed. I was to team with Chris Heian, but he became quite ill on his recent mission to Myanmar and Thailand. He is still not fully recovered. Thank you for praying for him.

Thank You for supporting us!

Dennis and Diane Teague

Tax deductible offerings to Mission Concepts, PO Box 44, Shelton, WA 98584 or PayPal on our Mission Concepts website www.missionconcepts.org

Prayer Always Works

The mind of man makes plans, but the Lord directs his steps. (Proverbs 16:9)
This is a quick note to ask for prayer. Our first trip is set for the Philippines April 10-May 10. Our itinerary there has not been confirmed.
Also on the horizon is China this summer and Vietnam in the fall. Although we carefully planned, the last two trips to Vietnam were cancelled.
We have also been praying about a return to Liberia where we visited in 2009. So far we have no confirmation.
Thank you for standing with us.
Dennis and Diane

Full Speed Ahead

Before Jesus became the Lord and Master of my life in 1971, I was quite pessimistic about the future. I was sure the world would self destruct. I had 7 reasons we would all be gone by the year 2000.

Here we are in 2017! I am more optimistic than ever! Our theme this month is “Fill your tank, start your engine, and floor it”.  My optimism is not based on economic forecasts or political prospects.  It is based on knowing the heart of a loving God who is still in the saving business. Jesus is still healing the broken hearted. His grace is enabling people to overcome their addictions. Families are being reconciled, hungry people being clothed and fed, and new generations of young people committing their lives to serving others as they serve Jesus.

The biggest problem in mission is not doors closing, but people who have the faith to go through the doors that are open!  The harvest fields of the world are ripe, but the laborers are few.

We have been blessed this last year with many opportunities to serve the Lord overseas and here in America. We thank all those who have supported us in pray and finances to accomplish the things God has put on our hearts and the doors he has opened for the Gospel. We welcome those who would like to partner with us again this year.

Perhaps you are interested in supporting the the work based on the country we are ministering in, or the particular projects and people that we are working with or maybe you just like us and what we are doing and want to be part of building the kingdom of God. We welcome all. Just contact us through the website, email or personal phone call. We would love to hear from you.

May you have a great year in 2017. Don’t miss an opportunity to do your best for God’s glory,

Dennis and Diane Teague

BTW my new booklet “Jesus’ Peace is Yours!”  is now available for free upon request.

 

Upcoming Mission

Headed to Philippines, Honk Kong and China, Fall 2016

Several people have asked me lately, “How can you keep  going on these mission trips?” 2 Cor. 5:13-15 If we are ‘out of our minds’, it is for God…the love of God compels us. Although we address issues related to global concerns, elections, economics and fearful circumstances, our main focus is building the Kingdom of God. We will complete our personal marathon looking to Jesus, the Author and Finisher of the race. (1 Corinthians 15:58)
Daily devotions, a cup of coffee, and a hand full of vitamins and away we go!  

Dennis and Diane Return From Mongolia

Dear Friends,

Thank you for praying for a miracle for Denise Loreto , one of the high school students we support in the Philippines. She had an episode recently that was diagnosed as a heart murmur and told she should not participate in PE or sports.

 Wrestle with us in prayer for the property dispute in the village on the outskirts of Zamboanga city. We started the church 30 yrs ago and the local believers have kept it going and prospered there. 

China Beckons Diane and I are part of a team that went to China June 18-26. We were involved in training on-fire believers from inner Mongolia.

After 18 yrs of work a revised translation of the Tibetan New Testament is just out. Any donkeys for Jesus want to saddle up?

 New booklets:

Jesus’ Joy is Yours

Jesus’ Power is Yours

Jesus’ Victory is Yours

Wind of Doctrine or Wind of the Spirit? – How to Know the Difference (second edition)

All Free! but we would appreciate an offering for postage.

Tax deductible offerings send to Mission Concepts, PO Box 44, Shelton, WA 98584 or PayPal on our Mission Concepts website www.missionconcepts.org or our church website:www.riversofgrace.org

Thank You!

Dennis and Diane