We are more than just a testimony. We are more than just faith and religion Making the Gospel real is our aim, our mission, and the motivation for everything we are about and do.
Enable the revelation of the Good News of Jesus Christ to every person on the planet realizing that the relationship between an individual and Almighty God is far more than religion or ritual, it is an opportunity to share genuine connection with the Creator of the Universe.
Our Core Values reflect our mission:
The Mission of NuVOICE Ministries is to teach/preach the Good News of God's forgiveness through Jesus Christ. Duane's experience is an object lesson of God's forgiveness...a physical way to "see" what salvation looks like...and our mission is to extend every opportunity to introduce Jesus to every person possible.
Dobson calls it "the most interesting 7 minutes I have ever heard."
Dr. Brady Blevins, Senior Apologist
A favorite broadcast replayed many times
While pastoring a church in 1990, Duane lost his voice to an ordinary flu virus. Over the next 3 years he saw some 63 specialists plus their teams (over 200 professionals) who arrived at the conclusion that Duane would never speak normally again, and the rasy whisper that he had would not last past another 18 months.
NuVOICE Ministries was birthed by a newsletter called, Practical Christianity. When unable to preach due to his vocal impairment, publishing a newsletter was the only outlet available for sharing the truths and values Duane has always held dear. When his voice was restored, the name of the ministry was changed to NuVOICE Ministries. The first issue of Practical Christianity was published in November, 1990. It continues today as, "The Nuz."
We are concerned about sharing the Gospel around the world, so we partner with people and organizations who are called and committed to carrying the message and building the Kingdom in countries other than the United States
We welcome Wathcman Fellowship to our NuVOICE family. Dr James Walker is the President, Dr. Brady Blevins is Chief Apologist. Daniel Ray is the staff apologist and producer of the podcasts and more.
Watchman Fellowship is an independent Christian research and apologetics ministry focusing on new religious movements, cults, the occult and the New Age.
David Henke founded Watchman Fellowship in Columbus, Georgia in 1979. Today, Watchman Fellowship has grown to several offices in the United States.
Watchman Fellowship serves the Christian and secular community as a resource for education, counseling, and non-coercive intervention and evangelism training. We accomplish these tasks through our church presentations, personal counseling, their website, and other activities. They have served almost every denomination including Baptist, Presbyterian, Methodist, Episcopal, Assemblies of God, Church of God, Lutheran, Nazarene, non-denominational, etc., as well as schools, law enforcement agencies, and civic groups.
Concerning a person's right to choose, we believe that a real choice is one based on access to all the information, and understanding both or all sides. The counterfeit groups typically try to block their members and the public from having access to this information. We have found that most cults will use deception, control, cover up, and dishonesty with their own members and the people they are trying to convert. This deception includes some or all of the following: the group's history, false prophesy, false scholarship, a distortion of true church history and doctrine, and destructive practices of the group.
Our name, Watchman Fellowship, is often confused with the Watchtower Society title used by the Jehovah's Witnesses. However, we are in no way affiliated with them. Our name is taken from the Old Testament book of the Bible, Ezekiel.
"Now as for you, son of man, I have appointed you a watchman for the house of Israel; so you will hear a message from My mouth, and give them warning from Me." (Ezekiel 33:7)
As Christians, we do believe that "we are our brother's keeper." Like the watchman on the wall (Ezekiel 3:17), we have the responsibility to sound a warning against the deception and destructive spiritual abuse practiced by counterfeit groups. In sounding such warning Watchman Fellowship also has a principled commitment to accuracy.
The educational and evangelistic goals of Watchman Fellowship are supported in part by voluntary donations. Donations are tax-deductible in the United States. When donations are given in exchange for materials (books, tapes, etc.), only the portion of the gift above the fair market value of the product is considered deductible - these values are listed on most items. A receipt for the total donations each year is available upon request.
We believe in this ministry, we support this ministry, and we encourage you to support them.
19 June2023 - Day 481 of Ukraine at War
This update is a little more delayed than I planned on. Besides being busy, I think Mark and I hit a wall as far as feeling exhausted and lack of energy; we slowly seem to be bouncing back.
I said that the next update would be a positive one, and so that's what this report will be. Yesterday Mark and I celebrated 46 years of marriage. Many years held challenges, as does every marriage I think, but we thank God for the many blessings and joys in our life together and the gift of working together for our Lord. Our church gave us a beautiful bouquet, prayed for us, and then we went to the city and enjoyed an amazing lunch of smoked brisket, as well as a nice walk together in our village at the end of the day. Also, our friends from Kyiv, Vitya and Ira, celebrated 19 years today.
July 8 is "Family Day" in Ukraine, an official holiday since 1999. It has grown with time and our church is planning a big celebration for it. We had a great and productive workday on Saturday at the church, along with a lot of fun and good fellowship. We are all looking forward to this day of celebrating God's creation of the family.
Our daughter, Krista, had post cancer follow up tests and got perfect results. Her oncologist said that her numbers could not have been better, and he was thrilled for them expecting their first child. She is doing great and even has a beautiful, little 'baby bump' now. We are so thankful to God.
I know I have shared before about the amazing volunteers helping Ukraine. We continue to meet or hear about more and we are simply amazed by them. We often hear that the news in the U.S. is not covering the war like it used to do, but despite that people around the world do not forget Ukraine. They not only remember, give financially, and pray, but some continue to come and live here to do whatever they can. Some have lived here since the beginning of the war, some for a few months, six months, whatever time they can give. Many who are here long term have to go back to their home country after a while so that they can work to make money so they can come back and stay here longer. Many of these volunteers are near conflict areas, putting their lives at risk. The ones we have met had no previous ties to Ukraine, but they knew what Russia is doing was wrong and said they felt compelled to come help. These volunteers come from literally all over the world and we have been so blessed to meet so many incredible people. We are saddened whenever we hear of a volunteer who lost their life helping Ukraine fight for their freedom, but it has also been a beautiful and good thing to behold the world coming to Ukraine's aid.
We have more gas masks ready to ship out and are just waiting for paperwork from the brigades and pickup by the volunteers. Our dear friends, Vitya, Ira, and their children, have been such a help. Even though they have not been able to live at home in Kyiv for over a year, they make life as normal and enjoyable for their children as they can and are always looking for ways to help. They recently worked as a family to bag up masks, filters, with Bibles and Prayer Books. They are, like most Ukrainian families we know who do not let this war get them down and work tirelessly for their future. We've known Vitya and Ira since for about 25 years, so it was very special to celebrate their 19th anniversary with them today.
You've probably all heard by now that the Ukraine counteroffensive has begun, although the word is that it is not yet in full swing. Putin has been recently threatening again to use nuclear weapons, if needed, and has been sending those weapons to Belarus. From what we mostly observe here, he can threaten all he wants but the Ukrainian people do not lose hope or their resolve. They believe they will have victory and there will be a beautiful future for Ukraine. I love it that we have all four seasons in Ukraine and am enjoying some of the beautiful aspects of summer - poppy fields and storks in our village, the daily sounds of cows, chickens, roosters, and the symphony of all the bird songs, colorful flowers and the harvest from our garden (thank you again, Ann, for all your help.) We continue to pray and hope for an end to this war soon, and then the rebuilding of Ukraine's cities and beautiful fields destroyed by Russia.
We are so glad to report that in a week and half's time enough money has come in for 2 autoclaves for the hospital in Kharkiv. As I previously wrote, they need 5 but they said they would be grateful for however many are given. The cost of one is $7,200. Thank you so much for your generosity, and we ask you to please consider giving as you can so that we can buy them at least four. Below are a couple of pictures of the supplies that we sent in my last update.
Two hundred and sixteen students will occupy Paul Bruton Dormitory! This number will be multiplied over and over each year until the last trumpet sound. Isn’t it thrilling to see what God will accomplish when we make ourselves available to Him!
When I left Arusha on the 24th of May the contractors said they would be finished in three to four weeks. I will return for the final walk through and ensure that everything fits and works as designed.
Please keep praying and giving as we have encountered an additional $10k in costs due to oversights of our contractor. Project Manager, Trey Geter is sorting this out but we will probably have to cover these costs.
Hebrews 6:10 says in the New Living Translation, “For God is not unjust. He will not forget how hard you have worked for Him and how you have shown your love to Him by caring for other believers, as you still do.”
This is how we have arrived at this point. Your love for God, caring for others, your faith and endurance have accomplished this work and more. You are demonstrating God’s love. God’s Word says that because of your faith and endurance you are going to inherit God’s promises!
Thank you for every prayer and every gift! Sally and I look at this dorm as a miracle of God. And I know that God looks at each of you as “Laborers for the Harvest.”
Tanzania for Jesus!
Joel & Sally
Steven Ger grew up in a Jewish family in Brooklyn, New York and Aberdeen, New Jersey, where he was educated in both church and synagogue due to his distinctive heritage as a Jewish Christian. He is the founder and director of Sojourner Ministries, an organization dedicated to Exploring the Jewish Heart of Christianity. The name of the ministry is derived from the Hebrew meaning of Mr. Ger’s surname. In Hebrew, the word "ger" means sojourner or wanderer. This particular "wandering" Jew’s faith journey has led him to the conviction that Jesus is the Messiah who was foretold in the Hebrew Scriptures.
Steve is the former host of the North Texas weekly radio show, The Jewish Heart of Christianity, and is uniquely equipped to comment on Israel, Judaism, and the Church. He has appeared as a guest expert on both radio and television. He is also the host of an hour-long teaching video, The Unleavened Messiah: A Portrait of Christ in the Passover, showing how Christ’s reinterpretation of the Passover meal instituted the celebration of communion and announced a new era in human history. Television audiences and church congregations alike have enjoyed Steven's leading in invigorating, contemporary Messianic worship. He is also an accomplished singer, pianist and songwriter whose composition, Jeremiah 31, was recorded by the Liberated Wailing Wall on their album, He Will Return.
Mr. Ger has led 16 tours to Israel with extensions to Egypt, Greece, Jordan, Turkey and Germany. He is an adjunct professor of Jewish Studies at Criswell College, and has lectured at Dallas Theological Seminary and taught at Tyndale Seminary.
If you've never been to the Holy Land, it is the experience of a lifetime you won't want to miss. Make plans to join Steven Ger as he hosts tours to Israel in 2023
NuVOICE believes in Sojourner Ministries. NuVOICE supports Sojourner Ministries, and actively encourages you to support as well.
How much does camp cost?
Camp is completely FREE to all of our campers, staff, and volunteers! Families of our campers do not pay anything for their child to attend.
Who pays for it?
Our staff and volunteers work year round hosting fundraisers to raise the money needed to put on camp! We also have a bunch of very generous donors and sponsors that believe in our mission and help us bring it to life!
Is your summer camp the only program you offer?
Yes, currently we have one week in the summer each year. However, any campers who participate are also invited to our annual Christmas Party where they receive gifts and have a chance to reconnect with their champs and friends they made at camp.
How do I get involved if I can't attend camp?
If you're unable to attend camp, you can volunteer at one of our fundraising events.
Where is Champions Kids Camp held?
We currently rent Carolina Creek Christian Camp in
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