Breaking Bad Through Jesus Christ

Cesar grew up on the streets of LA. 

He was a young man with no direction in life other than the gangs that were rampant in his neighborhood. While he was in gangs, he was going to rob a store owned by the parents of his future wife. After meeting the girl, he told his friends he could not go through with plan. Soon after, he married Alicia.

On the night of their wedding they got drunk and fought.

The night of the wedding was just the beginning of a rocky marriage. They both were drunkards and ended up on drugs. Cesar could not change who he was and dragged Alicia into his lifestyle. They had four kids together and with every child they moved to different states, hoping their lives would change.

Cesar ran. 

Cesar ran from city to city and state to state thinking his life would change with each change. However, he could not get free from the drugs and alcohol. He neglected his family, only caring about his next high. Every time Alicia would threaten to leave him, he would promise to stop his drug use. But, with each passing year things grew worse. He moved to Chandler, Arizona to escape a biker gang in Colorado he’d made angry.

They finally came to the end of their rope.

One night, Cesar was in anguish over his daughter’s boyfriend taking her from them. He told his sons to gather their weapons to kill the “fool that took his daughter.” By no small coincidence, Cesar’s neighbor invited him to a free concert that night and told him that Jesus could change his life. Looking into his life, Cesar decided he would go to the concert to see what this guy was talking about.

One prayer changed an entire family.

Cesar and his sons went to the concert. His heart was softened with each song, testimony, and drama skit. At the end of the concert, a man stood up and preached the Gospel of Jesus Christ. When called to surrender, Cesar decided this would lead to his lasting change. He went to the altar and said a prayer of repentance and was instantly converted!

That night he gave up drugs and alcohol. 

The power of Jesus Christ changed Cesar that night and he started to come church. There, he found true peace and joy. He was filled with the Holy Ghost and since has been testifying of the salvation of Christ! No program, no high has given him what Jesus gives him.

Him and his family have been serving God for over 5 years, soberly and with great joy!

We believe Jesus changes lives. We are The Door. 

Lives Touched at Cinco De Mayo Celebration

WHEN THE GOSPEL IS PREACHED

We thank God for what He’s doing in Chandler! This past weekend we had a great time as we celebrated Cinco De Mayo and preached the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

On Saturday, we outreached to local neighborhoods and invited them to our events. That night, in our Xtreme Venue, we had a band from Mexico called Roca Fuerte. Visitors came out and 7 people give their lives to Jesus!

The following morning, we had a “full house” as Pastor Rick Martinez preached on the “False Promises of Sin.” Precious souls responded to the altar call and surrendered their lives to Jesus! Afterwards, many people stayed and fellowshipped with carne asada tacos, rice and beans!

Be sure to join us for our Native American Day and revival May 20th.

Thank you to all those who labored in cooking, setting up, and served. God has truly blessed your labors and they are not in vain!

 

Multitudes Saved in South Africa

Praise God for all He’s doing in South Africa, where Pastor Ortiz and Nicole are currently pastoring.

Recently they had New School Lighthouse from Chandler and were able to minister in the schools. At one school over 300 students heard the Gospel and 200 responded. They went to another school, where over 600 students came and over 400 responded to the altar call!

God is truly doing a great work there as Pastor Ortiz is seeing genuine conversions. One woman claimed she came into the church a Roman Catholic but stepped out a born-again believer!

Your prayers, your investments are making an impact in the cities of the earth! Continue to lift them up in prayer as they labor with fervency and dominion.

Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.

Luke 6:38 (KJV)

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Celebrating Thanksgiving in China

Shanghai, China holds over 24 million people in it’s city boundaries! Daoism and Buddhism have the biggest following in Shanghai, however there is also a tangible move of God happening there. Pastor Paul and his family are currently serving there under the Chandler wing of the fellowship.

Recently, they had 20 people show up to a thanksgiving  bible study where Pastor Paul taught the true Christian meaning of thanksgiving.
2 people from that event have locked in and attend church regularly.

Praise God for all He is doing throughout the nations!

Mistakes Are Not Forever

Everyone has made mistakes in life. Sometimes people get distracted and just cannot seem to find their way back. Others want something else, but realize “things are not as they seem.” Don’t let your mistakes define your life. God calls us back to Himself! Jesus is still “the way, the truth, and the life.” You are loved and God waits for you, so make the decision to come back today!

The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.

2 Peter 3:9

The Door of Chandler Jesus People Weddings

In a world full of deceit, immorality, and adultery, there is a desperate need for God’s light to come through. We do this through our Jesus’ People Weddings! The couples who get married in our Sunday Morning service are men and women who have lived clean for at least six months. Some couples have not kissed, held hands, and choose to live completely pure.

This is a testimony of God’s power and His ability to keep people He saves. If you have not seen one, you are more than welcome to see one in the upcoming months! For families and friends who cannot make it to Chandler, AZ, please visit our LiveStream account. You don’t have to miss one!

Save the dates:

Kierra Chase and Joshua Long— September 24, 2017

Edgar Matamoros and Edith Gomez — October 15, 2017

Richard Petty and Anna Encinas — October 29, 2017

Cox Town, Bangalore – Miracle Testimony

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Balaji & Vimala with Lazarus

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Baby Dedication

 

Greetings from Cox town, Bangalore! We have a single girl named Prathiba coming to our church who got saved from a staunch Hindu family.
She is the only one saved in her family and faces persecution all times from her parents and sister Vimala.
Recently her sister Vimala delivered a baby boy, only for the infant to be diagnosed with brain infection that was terminal.

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