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Praise The Lord for 2014

Month of June

I Timothy 6:12 "Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses."

June begins our summer events season and has been filled with exciting testimonies from outreaches across the country.

Every ministry item shipped out of the CFO office – tracts, bracelets, rawhides, follow-up books – is used to personally share the message of God's Grace and His plan of salvation for all.

June 7th was the Annual CFO Workday. Near perfect weather and a crowd of hardworking volunteers prepared CFO for the many upcoming events where walking sticks are used.

We celebrated with our volunteers and their families on June 14th at the Annual CFO Family Picnic. Amazing weather, delicious food, great music from the Carroll County Ramblers, and testimonies from near and far made this event one of the year's highlights.

As we write this update CFO is preparing to head to a week-long missions conference in Baltimore where thousands of tracts and bracelets will be given out to those who share the Gospel all over this globe. If we pause for a moment and consider the number of lives touched and the compounding effect had by adding those they in turn reach for Christ, the numbers are staggering. The salvation message is going to the far corners of the earth...east to west, north to south.

Shipments have gone out to international outreaches in El Salvador and Burundi. Domestic outreaches supported include locations in Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Oklahoma, and two in Maryland.

Upcoming summer events include: Mason Dixon Fair, Carroll County 4-H & FFA Fair, and Alabama's Deer Expo. Please be praying for those who will be working in the booths at all of our upcoming summer events. Also pray for all who will walk by the booths that they will follow the calling to hear the Gospel message and receive Christ as their savior.

Below is a report from one of the mission trips we supported last month…God can use ALL of our efforts:

"I wanted to get back to you with a report of our Haiti Medical Mission Trip as I promised. We went to St. Martain, Haiti, May 17-24, 2014. Our church, Four Mile, Beaver, PA, partnered with Haiti H2O - and organization located in Pittsburgh. We partner with them to go to this area every other year…the emphasis of this trip was to bring a medical clinic to St. Martain. Our team fund-raised to obtain finances for the medications. We held our clinic, at the church in St. Martain from May 20-22, and saw 609 Haitian patients from newborn babies to the elderly! Our 15 member mission team worked this clinic from 8:00 AM to approximately 5:00 PM each day. Needless to say we were all quite fatigued - but extremely blessed by God to be a part of this medical mission. The Haitians would line up, at 6:00 AM, just to be sure they could get seen. The absolute best part of this mission- was not just the medical care- but the sharing of the Gospel of Jesus Christ! Once the patient got their medication, they went to the last station where a team member and our Pastor- George Atkins- would present the Gospel, the Christian Farmers Outreach bracelet- Creole handout, and pray over them for healing and good health. Of course we had interpreters at each station so communication was understood by all. The generosity of your providing 600 bracelets enabled us to give each patient a tangible remembrance- of not just the medical care- but the One who provided for them- Jesus! We can't thank you enough for helping us make this mission a successful one with the donation of the bracelets!" Ginny Holbein

Four Mile/Haiti H2O Medical Mission Team

Praise The Lord for 2014

Month of May

II Thessalonians 3:1 "Finally brethren, pray for us that the word of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified…"

The month of May has been filled with requests for materials from outreaches all over the United States.

Almost 16,000 pieces went out – wristbands, rawhides, tracts, and walking sticks – and each piece has the potential to reach a lost soul for Christ. And each person reached will reach others. The impact in unimaginable!!

We also came alongside two international outreaches – one in Caracas, Venezuela and the other in St. Marten, Haiti.

In the United States we helped 14 different outreaches from Florida to Texas to West Virginia and many in between.

In York, Pennsylvania we are partnering with Teen Challenge and New Life for Girls where they have requested 600 bracelets and tracts (English and Spanish) so they can share the Gospel with each and every young person who comes through their ministry.

And we even sent ministry materials to a volunteer in Las Vegas, Nevada who is reaching out to the lost there.

And here is a report from one of our ministry partners in Virginia, Bob Norman:

I love the places that we go to share the gospel, in the towns such as Mullins, West Virginia…n the beautiful mountains in which we shared Jesus Christ to the lost. It was so awesome to see people standing around in groups four and five receiving Jesus Christ as their Savior, then leaving to get their friends and bring them over to us so we could share Jesus Christ .Gary Walker, John Camp and I were there for the first night for about two hours. We had 30 decisions for Christ. Praise the Lord. We had a total of 77 that received Christ for the week and we are so thankful for that.

White Sulfur Springs Dandelion Festival. we lead 109 to the Lord, it was so good to see people interested in knowing how to share the gospel as well, a 60-year-old man came to me and wanted me to teach him how to share the gospel, so he could share with his friends. This is also part of our ministry, so that people who come to Christ will share Jesus with other friends and family .This is Gary's text at five in the morning on Sunday, May 25, 2014 the day after the festival, this text sums it up.

"(I woke at 4:45am, couldn't sleep. Praying and praising God for what HE did in White Sulphur Springs this weekend.109 people received Jesus as Savior!!! I still see many of the faces of children & adults that I spoke with. If you were here you would see a grown man cry. I'm just overwhelmed by it all. God's love, grace, and power are beyond comprehension! To be allowed to serve HIM is the highest honor I could ever receive on earth. 109 names added to the Lamb's book of Life!!! Hallelujah! Praise God for the miracle that He has done. Thank you Jesus for allowing me to be a tiny part of it!)"

Many who we talked with chose not to receive Jesus as their Savior. They left knowing how to receive Him. Many were under conviction; you could see it in their eyes. We pray they will receive Him soon!

The number who have received Jesus as there Savior this year: 287 Praise God!

 


Praise The Lord for 2014

Month of April

        No eye has seen,
                no ear has heard, and
                        no mind has imagined
                                what God has prepared for those who love Him."
                                        ICorinthians 2:9

Testimony from April:

We have so many testimonies about the outreach. Here is just one of the reasons CFO must be there and why we do what we do … all for His glory!

"A Mother's Answered Prayer" Angele Courieton brought her daughter Darby in to hear the message. Darby accepted Christ after hearing the message of the beads. Tears flowed from Angele's eyes as her daughter prayed and willingly gave her heart to Christ.

 

Praise The Lord for 2014

Month of March

PRAISE THE LORD FOR ALL HE HAS DONE IN THE MONTH OF MARCH

The Glory of His Grace – 1 Peter 5:10 "But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you."

Annual Luncheon
This year's luncheon was powerful and had amazing results for our Lord's. Many, many lives were changed, testimonies were shared from Baltimore to Iran, speaker Richard Bernstein shared an inspiring message, and donations were double what we've seen in the past, We ran out of bags for volunteers who wanted to string beads on rawhides. And the follow up to the yellow cards is well underway.

EuroCon 2014
This year at EuroCon we shared the bead ministry with more than 1,400 people from more than 40 countries. Those who attend are pastors and laypeople.

This year's event was awesome. Countries used to ask us for 50 – 100 tracts for their evangelism work. This year they asked for 1,000s. Albania is just one of many grand examples of this increase, asking for 2,000 tracts and wristbands! In Albania only three tenths of one percent of the population is Christian yet they have an incredible desire to reach their nation. Powerful! Think of all of the lives who will be reached for Jesus through this outreach. It is almost unimaginable how much the CFO ministry has increased over the past three years.

As you know from the news, the conflict between Russia and the Ukraine, but at EuroCon the Russian delegation and the Ukrainian delegation met together and prayed for the unison in their two countries. The power of unity felt during this meeting was beyond anything political leaders could accomplish.

Outreaches
In March we helped 48 outreaches around the world. Every one of the organizers are excited to reach out to people for the Lord and to share His gospel message.

Praise The Lord for 2014

Month of February

PRAISE THE LORD FOR ALL HE HAS DONE IN THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY

Mark 15:16 “And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world,
and preach the gospel to every creature.”

We heard exciting testimonies at our 27th Annual Luncheon.
We are working around the world to win lost souls that are now turning to Jesus!

In February we helped support a big outreach in Turkey and other International and domestic outreaches.
In Eustis, Florida we are helping six churches with their evangelism outreaches. We are also part of a ranch
for fatherless boys. They train these young men using the colors to reach out for Christ.

Please pray for the upcoming travel to Budapest to EuroCon 2013 where CFO will be training more than
1,500 pastors and lay people from 35 different countries how to reach out, in their own language, using the bead ministry.

Pray for continued wisdom for the Board and leadership of CFO
as we look forward to getting out the wonderful Gospel of Jesus.

 

Praise The Lord for 2013

Month of December

PRAISE THE LORD FOR ALL HE HAS DONE IN THE MONTH DECEMBER
II Thessalonians 3:1 “Finally brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have free course,
and be glorified, even as it is with you. “


Outreach Successes:

In 2013 CFO expanded into seven new countries. Iran, Belize, Jamaica,Oman, Burkina Faso,
Ivory Coast, and South Korea. We translated the CFO tract into two new languages: Farsi and Turkish.
We now have available 16 translations of the CFO tract.

We are still expanding with the Gospel of Christ into many new areas in the United States.

Matching Fund Was Successful! The success of the CFO Matching Fund is exciting because these additional
monies will help reach many more people with the Gospel. We believe greater things are yet to come
and want to see even more lives than ever transformed by Jesus in 2014!

Christian Farmers wants to wish everyone a wonderful, happy, and prosperous 2014!
Jeremiah 33:3:
“Call unto Me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.”.

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PRAISE THE LORD FOR ALL HE HAS DONE IN THE MONTH NOVEMBER
Scripture verse, Isaiah 55-11 "So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth:it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it."

We in Christian Farmers stand on this verse.

November has been a great month.
Finally the Farsi tract is printed; the magazine has gone out;
and the Matching Fund donation letter is out. We have helped very large outreachs in international countries such as Columbia (South America), Peru, Nicaragua, Turkey, Germany, and Russia
. In the United States we have helped with outreachs in Virginia, California, two in North Carolina,
two in Maryland including five in Baltimore, and many others.

This is what the Lord has called CFO to do. Share with people the PRICE Jesus paid for us
on the cross and give people a chance to respond to Him. I Tim 2-4: "Who will have all men to be saved,
and to come unto the knowledge of the truth"

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PRAISE THE LORD FOR ALL HE HAS DONE IN THE MONTH OCTOBER
For we are not ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ!

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation
to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
Romans 1:16

Praise the Lord for the remarkable month CFO has experienced!  We have completed another ministry magazine "2014" edition filled with inspiring testimonies, changed lives, and how God has greatly moved through our devoted CFO workers reaching the lost for Jesus!

CFO’s Outreaches In USA

The highlight of the month of October were the results of CFO workers sharing the gospel at the North Carolina State Fair a total of 780 people who made a decision to accept Jesus as Savior and Lord!  More good news to add, there were 362 decisions made unto salvation at the Buck Wheat Festival in West Virginia, and the Fall Festivity- Bethel Assembly of God Church lead 36 people to Jesus in just one night all through the CFO gospel tracts with the color bead bracelets!
 We also give God a special thanks for the CFO workers who shared the gospel at the Solanco and West Lampeter events where 100's got to hear the message of salvation and many came to accept Jesus into their heart and lives.  Here is a glimpse of one person who visited the Solanco Fair, just one of many who's lives are reached by the CFO workers sharing the gospel...

Most of the Fairs and Shows are coming to an end but many CFO workers are still calling in making request for more witnessing supplies to reach the lost through out the remainder of the year.  We are  teamed up with Baltimore Outreach on Monument Street with Leah and Pastor Fred and their ministry team leaders from Greater Grace Church as well as Marvina Greene in the Baltimore, MD outreach from Grace Baptist Church.  Also CFO continues in Towson, MD with Jacquelyn Gornish took the gospel through the color beads reaching out to prostitutes on the streets leading them to Christ! 
In Waterford, VA Joshua's Hands ministry invited Bob Cochas another faithful CFO worker who went and shared  the gospel through the color beads to many.  And in Eustis, Florida Brother Daniel Trivett is making tremendous progress spreading the gospel with the CFO color beads and gospel tracts along with him training and encouraging others on how to share the message more effectively.
In North Carolina CFO is blessed with Dennis and Annette Cash who not only use the CFO witnessing supplies but also have trained others in their community and Church groups to share the gospel by using the color beads and tracts.  Annette also is one of CFO's bead stringers that is greatly needed for this ministry to thrive.  She was successful in organizing both youth groups and the elders in a Senior Citizen's home to join in this ministry by helping us with stringing beads on the raw hides that are used both in the US and around the world for sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ!

CFO’s International Outreach

Marie Winters an RN from New Wilmington, PA (From New Life Baptist Church) who was in last years magazine with a powerful testimony from her missions trip to Haiti and Dominican Republic is once again going on another medical missions trip taking with her the CFO witnessing supplies as we keep her in prayer as she reaches out to the hurting and lost. 
Pastor Drew Wileczek will also be going to the Philippines and Thailand again this year like many years before, taking 3,000 rawhides and wristbands with tracts evangelizing the gospel in those two countries. We also keep him and many others in our prayers while we are looking forward to the eternal results!

Upcoming CFO ministry’s New Feature

Still in progress and under reconstruction, CFO will in the future have a new Face Book page for our views to enjoy.  We are blessed to have our dear Sister in Christ Lisa Nolen and her husband Joseph who not only support our ministry but is our Coordinator in Alabama Deer and Turkey Sporting Show.  Lisa is assisting us by managing our upcoming Face Book with new pictures and powerful testimonies of the lives who came to know Jesus through our workers in CFO around the world. 

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PRAISE THE LORD FOR ALL HE HAS DONE IN THE MONTH SEPTEMBER

“Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think,
according to the power that works in us…”

According to Ephesians 3:20 God has been exceeding our faith in Him in this ministry and the expansion that has taken place. We called on Him as Jeremiah 33:3 God instructed us to do and He showed us great and mighty things over these past 10 months as He promised and sent workers to reach out to the lost as we are seeing the monthly results.

This month of September we are putting together in our magazine how we are reaching out in 76 international countries
and here in the US revealing numerous of hearts turning to Jesus and receiving their eternal salvation.

Here locally we just completed…
Maryland State Fair .... 415 salvation decisions
Ag Progress Days .... 162 salvation decisions
York Fair PA .... 227 salvation decisions

“The Joy of One receiving Salvation”
A short time ago working in the booth at the Maryland State Fair, two ladies came into the booth.
One lady’s husband wouldn’t come in, so one of the workers went to him instead. As they talked together the man said,
“I am Jewish, I didn’t think you would want to talk to me about Jesus.” The worker said, “I would like to talk to you about Jesus.” They had a wonderful talk and the Jewish man committed his life to Jesus! At the same moment John, the other worker in the booth was sharing to the Jewish man’s wife and she and her friend accepted Jesus! There was tremendous emotion and hugging that day.
Then later that day 3 more ladies came into the booth. It was a Grandmother, daughter, and granddaughter who in the booth got to hear the message of salvation. They all wanted to pray and get saved. The Grandmother said with joy, “Three generations came to know Jesus tonight!”
Without God’s blessing and the support of your prayers and gifts, there is little CFO could have done.
It is in the Grace of God that has allowed us to reach so many people.

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PRAISE THE LORD FOR ALL HE HAS DONE IN THE MONTH OF AUGUST

“Now then we are ambassadors for Christ.” (2 Corinthians 5:20a)

God is faithful for sending ambassadors for Christ in the CFO ministry.  Pastor Drew Wileczek continues
in the Philippines taking 1,500 wristbands and tracts evangelizing the gospel to the lost.  He presses on out
to Belize (that makes this our 75th country that CFO has assisted in sharing the gospel) with an additional 1,500
wristbands and tracts following the calling of Christ.  We continue to keep him and his family in prayer.

Also we have Pastor Gary took 1,000 color beads message and is witnessing in Pueblo, Mexico! 
We are believing for amazing results

Mike Barko returned from Uganda with a great report of his experience there sharing  and training
with color beads ministry in CFO to 2,000 pastors and Christians to equip them to more affectively witness
in their country to the lost!

Here in the US, CFO has helped an on going ministry in Michigan with 1,000 rawhides and 1,000 tracts
and also our workers just completed two outreaches in West Virginia State Fair and,
Ag progress at the State College in Pennsylvania.  We continue our assistance to the Baltimore Outreaches
as well as Maryland State Fair is still in progress.
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PRAISE THE LORD FOR ALL HE HAS DONE IN THE MONTH OF JULY
Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully
to the work of the Lord, because you know in the Lord you labor not in vain.
(1Corinthians 15:58 )

We had a wonderful work day! Our workers assembled 2,300 rawhides on walking sticks,
and colored beads were also attached to 2000 witnessing flash lights pens.

We had a truly blessed 27th Annual Picnic with great gospel music and testimonies.
We have helped and encouraged many outreaches with their witnessing efforts here in the US and in foreign countries.
We had 92 at the Mason Dixon Fair and over 160 people at the Harford County Fair
who received Jesus as Savior and Lord!

At the Deer and Turkey Expo In Alabama there were 242 decisions to receive Christ.
Remember these are changed lives through Jesus Christ.
We are truly blessed for God sending these workers out to win the lost.
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PRAISE THE LORD FOR ALL HE HAS DONE IN THE MONTH OF JUNE
Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; Pray ye therefore
the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest....
(Matthew 9:37-38)

During the month of June we have experienced tremendous growth in this ministry!
Example: Our 71st and 72nd countries are Burkina Faso and Oman
! We had requests from 1500 pastors
from 1500 churches in Uganda who want to share Christ through the Colors.
We are sending a coordinator from the United States to work with them in the month of August. We are also working with Pastors in Peru to win lost souls that are now turning to Jesus!

Our two new tracts are being printed in Farsi and Turkish.

In our own United States we have had tremendous expansion!  Just an example: In Florida we were at the Wade County Fair and in Pennsylvania in York and Lancaster counties where pastors have started many churches using the colors to reach out for the Lord. This is happening all over the United States!

I cannot stress enough the Lord is causing exponential growth in this ministry, and we are overjoyed to be servants of Lord, bringing lost souls to Christ.

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PRAISE THE LORD FOR ALL HE HAS DONE IN THE MONTH OF MAY
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil,
to give you a future and a hope...
(Jeremiah 29:11)

This past month has proven what God’s plan is for CFO and the lives that were brought to Jesus
through the devotion of the CFO workers in the US and around the world.

Hampstead Days, May 16 in Carroll County, Maryland an event celebrated yearly,
CFO workers set up a booth there and awesome results of many souls coming to know Jesus.

In Umatilla, Florida, teaming up with CFO is the Dad’s4Boys Charitable Donations Ranch for the youth founded
by John Pyle taking the colors to these youths. CFO is also busy helping 14 different events from TX, AL, MO, FL,
and many in PA and MD. All for the purpose of transforming lives.

Over Seas we are still in 70 countries. Recent news CFO color beads are being shared in Peru through faithful members through North West Baptist from Reisterstown, MD. Also in Warsaw Poland we have a faithful brother in the Lord, Marzena who continues to evangelize the color beads message to the lost who are hearing about Jesus for the first time
in their lives offering them a future and a hope.

PRAISE THE LORD FOR ALL HE HAS DONE IN THE MONTH OF APRIL

How welcomed are the feet of those who announce the gospel of good things… (Romans 10:15)

     We are amazed what God has been doing in the month of April in so many countries all over the world
and here in the US sharing the color bead message to the lost.  Just recently we helped an outreach of
national pastors in Ecuador headed up by Pastor Hadley, along with another outreach to Honduras. 
These countries are experiencing tremendous results.    

     Here in the US we have helped out 14 outreaches.  They are experiencing many salvations for Jesus.
Praise the Lord for the continuation of the expansion of this ministry all for the cause of Christ!

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PRAISE THE LORD FOR ALL HE HAS DONE IN THE MONTH OF MARCH

“For this reason I raised you up so that I may display My power in you and that My name
be proclaimed in all the earth.”
(Romans 9:17)

WE ARE NOW IN OUR 70th COUNTRY - IRAN! Two pastors have been using the CFO colors for 2 years,
and now they want the CFO tract translated into their language- Turkish and Farsi!
Tremendous expansion of new churches in many countries working with CFO are leading the lost to Jesus.
These include Romania, China, Hungary, Russia, Ukraine, and most others around the world.

We had a great luncheon and there was much excitement over how God is moving in the CFO ministry
and making His name great, not only in the US, but around the world!
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Praise the Lord for all He has done in the month of February.

Found in 2 Corinthians 6:2 “Behold is the day of salvation”, as we have lead the lost to Jesus. 

Those accepting Jesus in their hearts are as follows…

Keystone Farm show                  101
Virginia Farm show                       92
NRA Show                                       64
Southern Farm Show                 586
World Ag Expo                              762

We experienced the power of the Holy Spirit moving in CFO workers who witnessed to people of all kinds;
from men, women and children, to those who were on drugs lost and searching,
and even muslims came to know Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior at these events.

We want to give a special thanks to the 15 teen-agers who came to the World Ag Expo in California
who helped make reaching the lost for Christ possible.. It was a blessing to see God do amazing things
through these teens who have a deep desire to reach the lost for Jesus in this day and hour.
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Beginning in January we have many new members in our International Ministry chapters who teamed up with CFO.
The list is as follows:

Nepal, Pastor Gurung
India, Bangalore, Pastor Coelho
Kenya, Kitnegelia, Pastor Patrikginen
Finland, Anu Saarinen
El Salvador, Pastor Castilla
Mumbai, India, Pastor Peterson
Honduras, Jamey Smith
Jamaica, Pastor Campbell


Also, here in the US at the Keystone Farm Show in York Pennsylvania we had 101 changed lives
who received Jesus as Lord and Savior.
Then in Virginia Ag Expo, we had 92 more who came to know the Lord
in spite of the cold and snowy weather. We have two new churches seeking our support:
Eustis Community Church in Eustis, Florida and Church of God in Scottsburg, Virginia.

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