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Wednesday, March 21, 2012


“in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”
1 Thessalonians 5:18

Maybe you’ve heard believers, and maybe you’ve even been one who questioned whether God really meant “everything” in this verse.  “Maybe He just meant give thanks in most things; surely He wouldn’t ask me to give thanks in my tragedy, would He?”  
Consolet-Rwanda Genocide Survivor
At our testimony time in Rwanda, Consolet, a widow, stood and very politely shared her story of the horrors of the 1994 genocide in her country where she was forced to watch her family being slaughtered with machetes, then herself raped and thrown in the river to drown, she now suffers from AIDS, an intentional extension of the humiliation inflicted on women during this war that ravaged their country.  She also shared “our people thought genocide was too big even for God.”  But she went on to state that in 2003 some people came through their area and told them about Jesus and she was saved.  At the end of her testimony, she made this profound statement:  “On the days when I have nothing to eat, I thank God that this day I can declare as a fast unto Him.”

Did you hear it? “I thank God when I have no food!”  And with that she was also saying, “I thank God that He didn’t stop genocide and now I am saved!”  Every trip to Africa I come back having learned much more than I taught.  Even without a Bible, this dear Sister really gets it – our circumstances in light of the cross are nothing!  Without Christ Jesus though, people will think their problems are too big even for God.  But looking back with her new heart, Consolet understood God used even genocide to bring her to His salvation. 

So yes, the intention for all who believe is that we give thanks in our “everything”, knowing that it is God’s will, and with a thankful heart, tell others about Christ Jesus.
Dee Warren
Short Term Missionary to Africa

Friday, December 9, 2011


Yea, and if I be offered (poured out) upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all. Philippians 2:17
A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in his holy habitation. Psalm 68:5

It is a great blessing to see the word of God and then, through our Savior Jesus and by the Holy Spirit, participate in the family business—the Kingdom of God!
The very character of our Abba Father, Savior Jesus, and Holy Spirit is to Father and Husband over orphans and widows. It is such a privilege to participate by helping them especially in places where they are suffering like the Democratic Republic of Congo. Having said that, I am going to introduce you to some special widows who have suffered under war, rape, poverty, famine, and disease, yet they are our sisters in Jesus and have His joy in their hearts! They are also providing a way for us to participate in the family business. They have made purses that when sold help provide for them in this wilderness of life in the DR Congo. Please read their story: 
SHAKOSHI: Swahili for purse, back-pack, sachel, bag-any-thing that carries your things. 
The women who make these bags, make them in primitive harsh conditions in DR Congo with loving care on a treadle sewing machine, outside of Bukavu in an area particularly hard hit by roving militias and the effects of war and neglect. 
She walked long distances five days-a-week for over a year to learn how to sew, and is now continuing to work hard so she  can support a family and send her children to school.  She's not looking back, she's looking forward and she's trying to make a change.

The efforts of these women are a tremendous encouragement to those around them.  We're seeing three groups of people benefited-the seamstresses, the cloth merchant mamas, and, the women who make the batik and sell it to the cloth merchants mamas.  Please share this good news with your friends.  Maybe they'll buy a shakoshi too, help keep the ball moving forward, and come just a little bit closer to a world a million miles away.  For more information how to get your purse please go to www.

Don Schwarz
Poured Out For Africa


Friday, August 26, 2011

Africa Report
Pastor Don Schwarz: Poured Out For Africa

Yea, and if I be offered (poured out) upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all. Philippians 2:17

Kenyan Mother Taking Child To Refugee Camp For Food

2011 Kenya Orphange-New Play Equipment

In the midst of the worst famine and drought in 60 years in East Africa and while 3,000,000 are threatened by it, and the largest refugee camp in the world is in East Africa, we have good news!

Our Savior has established an orphan facility through our church and this ministry in the midst of this horror. Every day fifty five orphans are being fed four times daily, they are going to school, learning the Bible, being trained as disciples of Jesus Christ, and we are going to minister to them in September!

Pastor Lewi & Street Kids-Short Term Missionary Handing Out Candy

Lord willing I am meeting with the Rwandan Government to establish another orphan work in Rwanda---the Rwanda Gospel Village! You may remember that Rwanda suffered a horrible genocide in 1994 where 1,000,000 people were killed in 100 days! This little country of 10,000,000 people has 1,000,000 orphans and vulnerable children.


Congo Stadium Event

Lord willing I will be meeting with about fifty key Pastors who will help us when we go back in March to meet with hundreds of Pastors. For what purpose? In June 2012 we have approval from the Mayor of Goma (the rape capitol of the world) to hold a week long outdoor gospel event at the local soccer stadium. The genocide spilled from Rwanda into the DRC where almost 6,000,000 men, women, and children have been killed. Prayerfully, the Lord will lay the groundwork for this June event in September.

Please stand with us in prayer for this special event.

You can see more pictures on our blog: and our website

Friday, June 17, 2011

Africa Report - Poured Out For Africa

Philippians 2:17 Yea, and if I be offered (poured out) upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all.

In this report I will give a brief teaching and then an important report of a Muslim who recently became a former Muslim as he has received King Messiah Jesus and repented of Islam.
Exodus 15: 23And when they came to Marah, they could not drink of the waters of Marah, for they were bitter: therefore the name of it was called Marah.24And the people murmured against Moses, saying, What shall we drink? 25And he cried unto the LORD; and the LORD shewed him a tree, which when he had cast into the waters, the waters were made sweet: there he made for them a statute and an ordinance, and there he proved them, 26And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth thee. 27And they came to Elim, where were twelve wells of water, and threescore and ten palm trees: and they encamped there by the waters.

There is much I could discuss with this passage, but I am going to focus on the tree. Why you might ask? The water was bitter and the Lord made it sweet, but how? The tree thrown into the bitter water made it sweet and so it is today. The bitter waters of this world of sin are killing the sojourners of this earth. Israel was beginning their sojourn through the wilderness and had they drank that bitter water it would have killed them.

The Bible teaches: For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

What did Abba give his Son to do? He gave Him to the inhabitants of the world to die on the tree!

Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: 14That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. Galatians 3:14-15

Our Abba in heaven threw His Only Begotten Son into the sinful waters of the world that we might have the sweetness of forgiveness of sins and eternal life in Him today as we sojourn in the wilderness! Hallelujah for the grace of Abba and for the Only Begotten of the Father full of grace and truth! Now, once saved, we must keep the commands of our Lord Jesus and walk in His ways. As we trust our Savior even in the wilderness He will give us the water that will keep us from thirsting!

“I will have to tell you about one student at Muslim school where my son is who was run out from Home because He chose to follow Jesus is hosted at my home this is Majyambere Hassan He is 20 years old He is from Gisenyi where do not have Father and Mother so I will letting you know on Him later as i get His photograph send to you. So my son David and I have done all of our best to see Him attending school as Christian and not back to Muslim I thank the Lord so much for that and all of these are the fruits of your works here in Rwanda and DRC.”
Please keep praying for Majyambere Hassan and for the harvest field in which we participate in Africa!

Don Schwarz
Poured Out For Africa

Friday, May 27, 2011


Click here: Kenya: Mayor Regrets Church Demolition
PHILIPPIANS 2:17 Yea, and if I be offered (poured out) upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all.

There has been an amazing development in a story from one of the ministries we support in Kenya.

Ben Bahati is a great Pastor whose church was demolished and the brothers and sisters were heartbroken. The Lord has intervened and there is an article that explains.

Please pray for this brother and the church. The work he does is truly KINGDOM and his testimony is authentic. He has planted many churches, preaches to thousands at outdoor events where people are saved and healed, feeds the poor, runs orphanages---he is an incredible dynamo for our Lord Jesus!

Brother John and some of the brothers working with his ministry have sent Bibles, literature explaining Israel in Bible prophecy, and teachings on how to reach Muslims to Pastor Ben. Brother Ben has also done much work amongst the Muslims in Kenya.

We met with Pastor Ben last December in Kenya and spent some quality time working with him in our orphan ministry. Now we are rejoicing to see wrongs against him made right. Please pray that our Savior Jesus is lifted up and the church building is not only restored, but built back better than ever!

It is an honor to serve with Pastor Ben and we will see the glory of the Lord in this I am quite sure!

Praise our King Messiah Jesus!

Don Schwarz - Executive Director/Missions Pastor
Poured Out For Africa

Friday, May 13, 2011

Africa Report - Poured Out For Africa - CLICK TO GO TO STORY

Philippians 2 : 17 Yea, and if I be offered upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all.

Missions Pastor Don Schwarz

Hello Dear Followers of our Savior Jesus!

At the end of this report I will give a brief update and news article of our work in the DR Congo.

But mostly I will present a report from our ministry partner Lassina who works in the Lord’s field in Burkina Faso, a mostly Animast/Muslim country. It is a blend of witchcraft and Islam. He is a brilliant brother who is trained in Bible translation and is teaching the people to read by using the books of the Bible he and his team have translated into their tribal language.

He also will be sharing about his work with the Dorcas house—a place of refuge for women fleeing forced marriage to Muslim men.

Additionally, one of the big problems we have been addressing in Muslim areas is the deception of calling Jehovah by the name of Allah in Bible translation and teaching, The American Bible translators and missionaries have done much damage in this area.

So, in their own words listen to Lassina and Ina, working among the Dogosse people in Burkina Faso, West Africa. Dear friends,
«The man who plants and the man who waters have one purpose, and each will be rewarded according to his own labor. For we are God's fellow workers; you are God's field, God's building.»

1 Corinthians 3:8-9.

My wife and I, are grateful to God for our Dorcas’ home project. We already have a big ground, 4 hectares ( 10 acres). We were able to buy this ground last months with your contribution. I started this report with 1 Corinthians 3:8-9, I would like to tell you that God will reward you for your donation.

I asked an architect to make a plan that will be ready soon. With this plan, the builder will evaluate the cost of the building. You will receive the plan of Dorcas’ home next report.

Let me share with you what I done this last term. I visited six ethnics groups where Bible translation is doing. As I am a National Bible translation coordinator with Burkina faso Wycliffe, I visited six Bible translation projects in order to help and encourage Bible translators to go ahead. These project are doing literacy and Bible translation. This work will impact the ethnic group and we are sure that many people will receive Christ through this work. I already got an opportunity to share with some pastors who are using Dioula Bible in the church. So we talked about the word ‘Allah’ which is inappropriated word for God. Some pastors said that heard about this word, they are trying to call God, the Creator but it is not easy as they do it out of habit. They need prayers.

Our visits also offered us an opportunity to visit literacy classes where people are learning how to read and write in their own language. It is amazing to see how enthousiasm women are ready to know how to write and read in their own language.

As those literacy learners are smiling, we hope with our Dorca’s home project for which we praying to be able to build soon if we gather means for that. This is a plan of Dorcas home and this house will be built among Dogosse people where we count around 100 christians (adults and children). We use to share Gospel with Dogosse people but their heart is still tough. We have to continue in sowing the Word of God. Go has a plan for Dogosse people, it is like the parable of Sower in Luke 8.5-15. In Dogosse area, there are some people who heard about Jesus but they don’t accept Him. There are some who said, it is good news and they said Jesus is a good way unfortunately they don’t take a good decision to follow him forever as their Savior. There some dogosse people who accept Jesus as a Savior, they believe for a while, but in the time of testing they fall away and abandon. There are other Dogosse people around 100 persons who accept Jesus retain the Word, by persevering produce a crop. Dogosse people needs your prayers.

I remarked that Dogosse non christians allow their children to attend Sunday service. Maybe because their children are still young. I ask prayers for Dogosse children as they are hearing about Jesus. Pray also for Dogosse adults for salvation.

Regarding the Congo: we are praying about a stadium event. We may see over a hundred thousand people come to this event and hear the Gospel. Please pray that we may be able to do this in 2012. Here is an article that reminds us of the suffering of the precious souls in the Congo.
Click here: 48 Women Raped Every Hour In Congo, Study Finds : NPR

I pray this report has blessed and refreshed you.

To learn more about our work visit our web and blog at :

Glory to the name of King Messiah Jesus!
Don Schwarz
Mission Pastor, Executive Director

Friday, April 29, 2011

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PHILIPPIANS 2: 17 Yea, and if I be offered (poured out) upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all.

The Ministry Of Jesus Christ:
Luke 4: 18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, 19 To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.

Approximately three years ago John McTernan came to Houston, TX to minister the Word of God. While there he came with a teaching that led to a breakthrough in a person’ life who is a very close friend. This stronghold caused a debilitating anger and frustration that literally controlled this dear soul in painful ways. Well, I began to study the passages above that are the scriptures for this powerful and chain-breaking teaching. You see, we must be reminded that satan came to steal, kill, and destroy. First he killed us all by tempting and enslaving Adam and Eve (Romans 5:12). Due to this historical reality all are born dying and on their way to hell. Next the devil uses this fallen world and its fallen people to break our hearts into splinters that no man except One can fix. Once someone has a shattered heart they are then the catalyst for demons’ service to break other hearts. It is this simple---HURT PEOPLE HURT PEOPLE. That is why a sexually abused child often grows up to do the same to children. That is why angry hurt people marry angry hurt people and raise angry hurt children. This generation is one who has been so banged up by the devil and hurt people that they are easy prey for the jailers of souls---demon spirits. This is why so many in America are miserable even though they have more medication, money, houses, cars, etc. than most who have ever lived on planet earth. But there is a Man who lived that has the power to undo all of this destruction. Hence, the ministry of Jesus Christ! Messiah Jesus came with the gospel (1 Corinthians 15:1-4) to save our souls from hell! But why do so many Christians still have broken hearts and strongholds? It is because they have yet to receive the rest of the ministry of Jesus Christ that comes after the gospel. Once saved we need to come to our Savior and ask Him to also be our Great Physician. We need Him to heal our broken hearts and deliver us from bondage. We must SIMPLY in faith ask Doctor Jesus Christ (He is our great Physician) to heal our broken hearts and guess what---HE WILL! Then the prison doors fly open and the demons flee! Here is where we begin to draw near to our Father in heaven and hear from the Holy Spirit! Here is where real life changing deliverance and a new season comes. Here are streams of life---the living waters of Jesus Christ!

Our Lord Jesus sent me with this teaching to Rwanda and the DR Congo and hundreds heard this life changing message and the miraculous results were glorious! Many came forward for prayer to ask that Dr. Jesus Christ would heal their broken hearts. Men and women came forward with testimonies of physical healing as well as the deliverance from the pain and struggles associated with unforgiveness, bitterness, hatred, all stemming from a broken heart. He put their hearts back together, and they are better than new! When I got into our rental car our driver told me he was listening and gave testimony that his heart was healed from a horrible situation that took place years earlier. Dear One—man, woman, or child reading this message today, He wants to do this for you. You see, NOW IS THE ACCEPTABLE YEAR OF THE LORD---He is not in the grave---HE IS RISEN and ready to minister Luke 4 to you now! Simply ask Him to save you from your sins and commit to turn away from them---that is to repent. Believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross for you and rose again, and commit to follow Him! Contact myself or John McTernan for the next step. Ask our Lord Jesus to heal your broken heart and to set you free from your personal strong holds---anything that has a strong hold on you. And praise and thank our Lord Jesus for setting you free!!!

Praise our King Messiah Jesus!

Don Schwarz
Executive Director/Missions Pastor
Poured Out For Africa