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. 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            ...

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: 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...

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 .   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...

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, 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...