I AM EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE OUR NEWEST BOOKS.
Break The Box: A Message of Hope and Inspiration Volumes One and Two. By clicking on the pictures below, it will take you to the Amazon.com page where you can purchase your copies today. I so appreciate all of the prayers and financial support over the years, and this is just one more venture to spread the word that Christ loves everyone regardless of color, issue, sin, shame, guilt, or what we think about ourselves. Please take a look and purchase your copies today. Thank you again for your support with this project. The Lord bless and keep you!
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I am back from Peru and Colombia and it was one of the best missions trips I have ever taken. I was the only team member who had a meeting everyday from Saturday March 4 to Saturday March 11, and it was AWESOME! Please check out the pics below. We arrived in Lima, Peru at about 4 or 5pm Saturday the 4th and I was asked if I wanted to go speak to a youth group. I said yes and this was a new group that began with about 15 young men who play soccer, but it has grown to 40+ and the parents hang around also to hear the Gospel. Sunday morning I preached at an Every Nation church there in Peru and about 15 people got saved. I preached on warfare-"Warfare is for your Welfare!" Sunday night I was supposed to preach at a church in a very poor part of Peru, but the translator did not show up. Oops!!! So, I had them pray over my swollen ankles (that are no longer swollen), and then I began to pray in tongues and prophesy in English over them individually. The Lord showed up and it was AMAZING! The key is not so much in the words we say, but in our spirits connecting to the spirits of the people. When we get out of the way and allow God to do as He wishes, miracles, signs, and wonders happen. Monday night I went back to the same church to celebrate their 17th anniversary and preached on Abraham and Isaac. Tuesday we met with a judicial government official and I got to have dinner with some friends at one of my fave places-Don Pizza. Yummy!! Wednesday, we flew out to Bogota Colombia and as soon as we arrived, we had a meeting at a university. Thursday was a full day as I spoke in the morning to business leaders, attended a soccer practice with a team member who trained them, and spoke at a university to faculty, students, and staff that night about intentional leadership and team building. Friday I shopped 'til I dropped in the afternoon, then preached at La Casa church that night from Daniel 6. About 7 people got saved that night. Saturday morning I spoke to a group of about 150 church leaders on The Kingdom and discipleship before heading to the airport. We made an impact in South America again and I am so thankful to The Lord for His faithfulness, protection, Spirit, and for connections. Lastly, I met an amazing woman named Sabrina. She is a woman after God's own heart. She translated for me twice, and on Friday night, The Lord had a word for her. As we cried together, our spirits were connected and I look forward to doing ministry with this woman who loves God as much or more than I do. Thank You Jesus!!
The Philippines was awesome! We had a wonderful time! We are so thankful to God for His grace, mercy, protection, power, anointing, and safety. As we returned to the States, we are feeling healthy, strong, and NOT tired at all! God is faithful. Please take a look at the many pictures below of the trip. Jesus Stream of Blessing Church welcomed us with open arms and we were the first missionaries to visit their church. Wow! God had something in store for them...we are so grateful. Thank you for your support of this ministry!
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I was approached by a radio show host to host my own show several weeks ago. I contemplated it, asked God about it, and decided it would be a good thing. I will do it one day a month beginning October 20, 2016. Well, once I made the commitment, I began to plan. Each month the show will be based around a theme. I intend to have two guests per show so that they can give a word and highlight their ministries. I am connecting people to people in an effort to connect ALL people to God. I like to see people win, so instead of having a show that is all about "ME," I have decided to focus it on other people. We all know that only what we do for Christ will last and what we do for others, He will do for us! Once I was rolling with ideas and scheduling folks (I did 3 months worth of scheduling in one night), I finally sat down and asked again what the name of the show was. The Apostle who is the visionary for the show kept telling me, it is yours, do with it what you want, but Father has explicitly said the name of the show will be "The Soaring Remnant." It did not dawn on me until this weekend that I do workshops all over the world and I use the term "Soaring" in the title of one of my most popular workshops about Cultural Intelligence. Well, there you have it...this show must be just for me to host and watch God have His way! Please join us October 20 (Pastors Appreciation Month) for the debut of The Soaring Remnant! The Lord bless and keep you!
Since I once lived in Orlando, I thought I would write something regarding the tragic events of Sunday June 12, 2016. I am more than heartbroken over the lives lost in that night club shooting. Senseless is the word that comes to my mind. Hateful and unjust! We have no right to determine who lives or dies. God is the righteous one who will judge us all! I am so sorry for the families of those precious souls that died. I am praying for you. I am praying also that the ones who were injured will survive and that this event will work for their good. Thank you Orlando for stepping up and coming together to support those who need supporting right now. I pray the Body of Christ steps up in these times to proclaim the love of Jesus. Young and old died in that shooting. Tomorrow is not promised to us, so we better live each day like it is our last. Please pray for Orlando!
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What a wonderful time we had in Peru! Revival has hit Peru! The Lord was so gracious to us. Thanks to all who prayed and partnered with me financially to make this trip a success. You are the BEST! We will need to do it again real soon. Here are some highlights and pictures of the trip. The Lord bless and keep you.
The Connection Conference started on Thursday March 24. What was interesting about this conference is that our vision/theme at our church, Light of the World Christian Tabernacle in Stockbridge, GA is Commit 2 Connect: People to People and People to God. I had ABSOLUTELY nothing to do with the naming of the conference in Peru. Holy Spirit did it all. I spoke that night at 8pm on worship. The people were very receptive and it was a good night. And, did I tell you that Peruvian food may be the best in the world!
Day 2 Friday March 25
This was a very full day. I taught a class during the day on how to do a close reading of the Bible and I taught it using all four Gospel accounts of the feeding of the 5,000. This was also the night when the Glory of the Lord fell in the place during worship. I started laying hands on people before I preached. That is rare! I preached on Holy Spirit and we think over 20 people were baptized in the Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues. Praise God for His faithfulness towards me and Peru!
Day 3 and 4 Saturday and Sunday March 26 & 27
Saturday was another powerful experience in God...the Glory fell again and the people were laid all over the place. If you notice in one pic, they are sitting on the floor while I am preaching because I told them to just stay where they were and don't interrupt what God was doing in their hearts. Not church as usual and I love it that way! This was the night when God spoke through one of the brothers in the congregation. I preached that night after a couple did a great presentation on holiness. Holiness IS right. After service that night, a young man whom I had met the day before asked if he could speak with me. He told me, "I believe in Jesus Christ!" That was music to my ears. Praise God! Then, Resurrection Sunday morning I preached for the last time before returning home. Both Saturday night and Sunday morning's messages were about working in the Kingdom. Getting into the game and a call for workers! Bless you and thank you again for your support!
Please read the op-ed I wrote for Christian Post about ALL of us getting involved with educating children! Bless you!
Read Lamentations 3.22-24 when you get a minute! It will bless you...I was having a rough day last week and decided to go off my reading plan and read Lamentations. Five little short chapters I thought to myself. Right in the middle of reading those chapters, I stopped to ask myself (you are crazy if you DON'T talk to yourself), "why are you reading this Dee?" Because that day I had a lament...Jeremiah wrote his lament in Lamentations and asked God why...why had He forsaken them? You may be asking yourself why today. Why did your house foreclose? Why did my marriage fail? Why are my kids so rebellious? Have you forsaken me Lord? Let me tell you He HAS NOT forsaken you! I decided to keep reading that day and I came to chapter 3. It was like a river in a desert for my soul. It was like a garden in the middle of a deserted pasture land. It brought refreshing to me..."Through His mercies we are not consumed; because His compassions fail not; they are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness; the Lord is my portion; therefore, I HOPE in Him!" Hope in Him today no matter your situation and watch Him show off and work on your behalf cause it ALL works for your good! Bless you!
I wanted to give you an update. The Africa trip will be put on hold for now in terms of fundraising until I hear back from the organizers. However, I want you to focus your attention on two upcoming trips where I need to raise support to attend. One is October 31-November 7 in New York. A group of evangelists will join together for 24/7 prayer and evangelism on the streets of New York City. I plan to make the trip November 1-5 and join them in this effort. Below is a short video on this venture.
The other trip we are still looking for funding for is the trip to Cuba in December. I covet your prayers for these trips and also solicit financial support. We need about $1,000 for each trip. If you desire to donate to these two evangelistic missions trips, please do so by clicking the donate button below, or by going to www.deestokes.org, or by calling 407-494-2705. Any and all donations are appreciated. Thanks and the Lord bless and keep you REAL GOOD!!!
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