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Rejoice?
JOIN US FOR REVIVAL PRAISE-A-THON OCTOBER 31 – NOVEMBER 4
Jan hosted a special, fun-filled dinner at Knott’s
Berry Farm for some of the New Orleans evacuees
now living at the Los Angeles Dream Center.
When you see Sondra and Don Tipton, founders
of Friend Ships, you see Jesus’ love in action! Don
and Sondra, along with their dedicated volunteer
ministry team, have helped thousands around the
world with humanitarian aid. They are currently
working in New Orleans with relief efforts for
victims of Hurricane Katrina. It was Jan’s special
joy to welcome them on Behind the Scenes.
This past summer, an intercessory prayer and
witnessing team led by Bill (standing far left) and
MaryAnn Henderson (seated left), traveled to
Haiti. Pictured in front of Jan’s Smile of a Child
hospital in Carrefour, Haiti, the Hendersons and
their group ministered among the Haitian people
and claimed that nation by faith for Jesus!
Rosey Grier was a recent guest on Praise the Lord hosted by
Clifton Davis. A former pro football player with the New York
Giants and L.A. Rams, Rosey has also achieved success as a
singer and actor. He is the co-founder of Impact Urban America,
and is involved in ministering to inner city youth.
Jentezen Franklin, senior pastor of Free Chapel in Gainesville,
GA, recently ministered on Praise the Lord. Jentezen’s
outstanding weekly program, Kingdom Connection, can be
seen on TBN every Sunday at 9:00 AM and on Mondays at
9:00 PM. Kingdom Connection is also aired on the Church
Channel on Sundays at 5:30 AM.
Prophet Kim Clement was a recent guest on Praise the
Lord. He shared a prophetic word that the Lord had given
him back in July about upcoming judgment in the U.S. But
the glorious word was that out of this judgment would
come the greatest REVIVAL that America has ever seen!
NOVEMBER 2005 • VOLUME XXXII • NUMBER 11
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We received word from Pastor Igor Nikitin, TBN’s Russian
coordinator (pictured with Paul) that he has received
a request to provide satellite receiving dishes in
EVERY prison in Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania, and also in
UZBEKISTAN! Prison officials in those countries have seen
the difference Christian television makes in the lives of the
inmates. Shall we help provide those dishes?
Don Tipton, of Friend Ships, and Paul
in front of “ANGEL ONE,” the helicopter
donated by TBN, which is being used
for relief efforts in New Orleans.
LIFT UP YOUR HEADS AND REJOICE!
“AND WHEN THESE THINGS BEGIN TO COME TO PASS, THEN LOOK UP,
AND LIFT UP YOUR HEADS; FOR YOUR REDEMPTION DRAWETH NIGH.” Luke 21:28
running out of wood, and many who have died of
ejoice? Many would say “what do we have to
AIDS are simply being buried in mass graves! And
rejoice about?” Shall we rejoice at Jesus’ words?
this is just one of the many African nations, plus other
“UPON THE EARTH DISTRESS OF
nations around the earth, where the AIDS epidemic
NATIONS, WITH PERPLEXITY; THE SEA
is rampant!
AND THE WAVES ROARING.” Luke 21:25
But if you think we have had it bad so far,
In Jesus’ final message just before His trial and
according to the prophet
crucifixion, He gave us several
Isaiah, we haven’t seen anyawesome signs to look for that
thing yet! Now, let me insert
would indicate the nearness of
here that this is not a doomsHis coming. Of course the
day letter, for we who know
critics say, “We have always
Jesus Christ have this blessed
had hurricanes, earthquakes,
word from the apostle Paul
famines, wars, pestilence, and
who writes:
on and on!” But, NEVER have
“FOR GOD HATH NOT
we had these so-called, “natural
APPOINTED US TO
disasters” in such intensity and
WRATH, BUT TO
frequency. In this hurricane seaOBTAIN SALVATION
son we have had 15 hurricanes
BY OUR LORD JESUS
and severe tropical storms —
CHRIST.” I Thess. 5:9
an all time record! And the
The mercy ship “Hope” lies
Praise God for our blessed
season is not over yet! By the
anchored behind Don Tipton and
hope
— but for the ungodly
way, Katrina was the worst in
Paul. TBN has partnered with
and the wicked: If you think
recorded history!
Friend Ships and other ministries
Katrina, Rita and the
The same phenomenon
to help with the massive relief
efforts in New Orleans and other
numerous other hurricanes
with earthquakes — four times
Gulf region areas stricken by
and tropical storms were bad,
the amount in recent years since
Hurricane Katrina.
read with me Isaiah 24!
records began to be recorded!
Before we do, I know we who
Remember last year’s horrible
are saved will be with Jesus at the great marriage
9.15 earthquake that caused the worst tsunami in
supper of the Lamb before these horrors occur on
history? Former U.S. Secretary of State, Colin
planet earth. Praise the Lord! So, buckle up your
Powell, who visited Indonesia and India, said in all
spiritual seatbelt, because compared to Katrina,
his years he had never seen such utter devastation.
which has virtually destroyed New Orleans, here is
How about pestilence? I spoke personally with
what is coming as God’s wrath is poured out on an
Leo Slingerland, our station manager in Nairobi,
ungodly, Christ rejecting world!
Kenya. He gave me the horror report that several
“BEHOLD, THE LORD MAKETH THE
hundred a day are dying of AIDS — in fact, with a
EARTH EMPTY, AND MAKETH
shudder, I heard him say the coffin makers are
R
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IT WASTE, AND TURNETH IT UPSIDE
DOWN, AND SCATTERETH ABROAD THE
INHABITANTS THEREOF.” Isa. 24:1
Let me add here that as I write this letter I have just
flown over New Orleans by helicopter with Don Tipton
of Friend Ships ministry. I wept as I saw firsthand the
utter devastation of that great city. Don and his wife,
Sondra, have pulled two of their large mercy ships into
the harbor and I got to meet dozens of precious volunteers, young and old, who are working day and night
helping restore some of the city that can be restored —
putting on new roofs, passing out food and water,
witnessing the love of Christ, passing out Bibles, and on
and on! TBN bought the helicopter that Don said has
saved many lives, picking up refugees from rooftops,
even taking the dogs, cats, parrots and other pets to
safety! We gave from your “HIS HAND EXTENDED”
$200,000 to Friend Ships; $200,000 to Franklin
Graham’s, “SAMARITAN’S PURSE,” and another
$200,000 to Tommy and Matthew Barnett’s “DREAM
CENTER,” who has lovingly accepted over 300 of the
homeless refugees into their facilities! God bless them!
Pitiful New Orleans practically fulfilled verse one of
Isaiah 24, but even that horror is a Sunday school picnic
compared to what is yet coming to this earth after
God has evacuated His people from the utter destruction
to come.
“THE EARTH IS UTTERLY BROKEN DOWN,
THE EARTH IS CLEAN DISSOLVED, THE
EARTH IS MOVED EXCEEDINGLY.”
Sounds bad? Dear Father, read on:
“THE EARTH SHALL REEL TO AND FRO
LIKE A DRUNKARD, AND SHALL BE
REMOVED LIKE A COTTAGE; AND THE
TRANSGRESSION THEREOF SHALL BE
HEAVY UPON IT; AND IT SHALL FALL AND
NOT RISE AGAIN.” Isa. 24: 19, 20
Dear Partners, I pray you will share this letter and
Scriptures with those who are lost. We have found that
the hearts of virtually all the people of the vast Gulf Coast
region are open as never before to the Gospel of Jesus
Christ. I am told they literally grasp the Bibles even
before the food and water!
So now what? I learned that the law enforcement
agencies at all levels have literally emptied the city,
including the wicked French Quarter. The voodoo is
gone; the Santeria is gone; the houses of prostitution are
gone; even the casinos are wiped out in Mississippi.
Mardi Gras is over — at least for now! Praise the Lord
God most high forever and ever. Amen!
But now, dear Partners, the Harvest is great, but the
laborers are few. Souls are streaming into the Kingdom of
God, not just in the Gulf Coast, but from all over the
world! TBN is God’s Voice to virtually the whole wide
world! Will you help Jan and me and your great TBN
family bring this glorious Harvest into His fold? Our
eternal future is assured through the blood of Jesus
Christ, BUT THEIRS IS NOT! Most of us cannot go
personally to help bring the suffering lost ones to Christ,
but we can add a few dollars to our regular TBN pledges
and support — please do it this month. We have virtually
exhausted our “HIS HAND EXTENDED” benevolence
fund, and we are being told by the government it will take
months, even years, to restore the Gulf Coast to even some
semblance of what it once was.
Finally, let us rejoice as Jesus told us, that “all these
things” simply assure us that “our redemption draws nigh”!
Even, in the meantime, as we do experience many of the
“birth pangs,” as dear Hal Lindsay admonishes us, we do
not have to fear — ah, read and rejoice:
“GOD IS OUR REFUGE AND STRENGTH,
A VERY PRESENT HELP IN TROUBLE.
THEREFORE WILL NOT WE FEAR, THOUGH
Pictured with Paul are Sondra and Don Tipton,
founders of Friend Ships, along with one of their
volunteers. TBN has assisted Friend Ships in sending
two cargo ships to New Orleans filled with tons of
food, clothes, medical supplies and volunteers.
THE MOUNTAINS BE CARRIED INTO THE
MIDST OF THE SEA; THOUGH THE WATERS
THEREOF ROAR AND BE TROUBLED…. BE
STILL, AND KNOW THAT I AM GOD:
I WILL BE EXALTED…IN THE EARTH. THE
LORD OF HOSTS IS WITH US; THE GOD OF
JACOB IS OUR REFUGE” (Psa. 46: 1, 3, 10). Praise
the Lord!
Jan and I thank you and praise God for you as we labor
together to bring in this final Harvest of precious souls.
We love you more and more with each passing year, now
32 1/2, praising the Lord together!
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Pastors Matthew and Tommy Barnett, and Aaron
Jayne of the Los Angeles Dream Center, joined
Jan on a very touching Behind the Scenes program.
They spoke of how, in addition to their regular inner
city ministry in Los Angeles, the Dream Center has
also taken in 300 people from New Orleans who have
been displaced by Hurricane Katrina.
Over the past six months, more than 2.5 MILLION people—from more than 150 countries—have tuned in to watch TBN
programs via video streaming on our website: www.tbn.org. The average viewing time for the TBN’s internet audience
is 34 minutes—as opposed to the average internet video viewing of only 7 minutes! Video on demand is beginning to roll
out, and now the Praise the Lord and Behind the Scenes programs are archived for 30 days. So, if you missed either
of these programs, just go to www.tbn.org and click the “archive” button, and you’ll be able to watch them at your
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From the U.S.A.: “I love TBN. It brought me back to the Lord and showed me the way out
of a horrible situation. TBN may be the reason I am alive today.”
From Egypt: “This channel brought me back to
Jesus’ healing as before I was depending on
medicine. When I became sick I put my faith in
Jesus’ healing as I saw in your channel….”
From the U.K.: “I prayed the prayer of salvation and
I believe the LORD JESUS CHRIST has heard and
forgiven me my sins. Thank you for giving me this
opportunity to talk to God.” –K.S.
Jan welcomed 36 evacuees from New Orleans,
currently living at the Dream Center, as her special
guests on Behind the Scenes. TBN has donated
$200,000 to the Dream Center to help them as they
reach out with Jesus’ love to those whose lives have
been disrupted by Hurricane Katrina.
From India: “I watch your programme through TBN
Channel. It’s very comforting to me. All the messages
telecasted in TBN give courage to us. I belong to a
Hindu family and a lower caste. I am rejected by all our
neighbors and friends. Whenever I am worried about that,
I console myself by watching TBN. It gives joy and
happiness. Please pray for my salvation…. ”
From U.S. soldier in Iraq: “I’m currently
deployed to Basrah, Iraq and physically/
spiritually speaking this place is a hot dry
desert. I managed to pull in a station on
a makeshift satellite and suddenly Joel
Osteen’s familiar faced popped on the
small dusty TV screen. I could just feel
the presence and joy of the Lord flood
the place. It felt like…like Christmas
morning even though I was alone in
the desert 1,000s of miles away from my
family, friends and church family. Please
thank the staff for all their hard work.
I know it’s expensive and I am sincerely
grateful for TBN’s commitment to global
ministry. I can’t thank you enough, Paul
and Jan, for me it is a thriving spiritual
oasis in an otherwise hot dry desert.”
—J.T.
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