Short-term Missionary Evangelist/Educator Manning Thornton is excited that his wife, Jane, has joined him to work fulltime at his Missions for Christ office and to travel in ministry with Manning overseas. Their previous schedules prevented them from celebrating birthdays, anniversaries, and holidays together. Now they will also have more time to communicate with their great supporters and partners.
For several years, teaching and training has been done in Colombia, South America, with Missionaries Wayne and Phyllys Woziak. This year in the school, a class of 30 young men and women will be pastors and leaders. For the past eight years, 85 percent of the graduating classes have planted new churches!
At a crusade in Yombi, Australia, a man at the back of the congregation screamed loudly, shuffled down the aisle, as stiff as a board. He spun around and went to the altar. Later, after his salvation, he related he was resisting going to the altar. He had been listening to the services outside the building for several days, but that night he felt a fire in his feet, and something pushed him off his seat. By the time he reached the altar, the fire had come up his legs, but left at his conversion. The man’s adult son had been saved in the morning service!
On to Africa
In December, Manning will again be preaching at the Church of God Uganda National Conference held in Kampala. Another tremendous move of the Holy Spirit is expected this year, as every altar service pastors and leaders are crying out to God.
Manning says: “We go in the name of the Lord. We go for the Lord.”