2nd ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION GATHERING - 2010
"KINGDOM Convergence" ~ Merging Heaven & Earth NOW!
LORA ALLISON (April 16th, Friday Evening Session)
Founder and Director of Celebration International Ministries, is a prophetic minister who hosts dynamic conferences with a focus toward the presence of the Lord and revival. Called to train and equip Christian leaders, she is known for her clear, frank and scripturally grounded teaching. She is the author of seven books. Lora has ministered extensively throughout the US and in 23 nations.
CAROLYN HEBERT (April 17th, Saturday Morning & Evening Sessions)
Founder / Overseer of Trumpet Voices Ministries International, networks
more than a thousand strategic and prophetic intercessors forming a "Prayer Wall" for the Southeast Texas and Louisiana Territory. She trains, exhorts, and activates intercessors and is a Council Member on the Texas Apostolic Prayer Network, overseeing 11 counties in the Southeast Texas Region.
DAWN GILMER (April 17th, Saturday Afternoon Session)
Dawn is President and Founder of Christian Dance Center and His Company International, a dynamic and anointed Christian Dance company. Dawn is a prophetic minister, training and raising up leaders to go to the nations. Her heart is to mobilize evangelistic and prophetic teams throughout the earth to express God’s love to all people and proclaim liberty to the captives.
RAELYNN PARKIN (April 16th & 17th - Friday & Saturday/Afternoons & Evenings)
Bride Song Ministries is a worship and teaching ministry started by Paul
and Raelynn Parkin. A highly anointed song writer, author, and worship leader, Raelynn has led worship in many venues across the greater
Houston area. Paul and Raelynn currently host “The Lord’s Bridal Company”, a monthly soaking worship service in their home. They desire that all be led into and experience the Throne Room of Heaven through worship.
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1st ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION GATHERING - 2009
MERILEE KOSS (April 17th, Friday Evening Session)
Director, Comfort to Zion - Jerusalem, Israel
“Behold, I send an Angel Before you to keep you in the way and
to bring you into the place which I have prepared.” Ex. 23:20
Merilee comes from a Russian Jewish background; her grandparents arrived in the hold of a ship in the late 1800’s to Ellis Island. Merilee grew up in a reformed Jewish home in Connecticut. Over the years she lived in upstate New York and Houston, TX.
Her life was changed through a cataclysmic event March 24, 1983 when two vehicles hit her as she was walking across a street in Houston, TX. Jesus made Himself real to her in a cloud of glory in the emergency room as she struggled to hold onto life. At that moment in a silent prayer - heart to heart - she gave her heart to Jesus and made a vow, unknowingly, that she would accept whatever it was He wanted of her life!
Jesus impacted her with a hunger to know Him and obey Him at all costs. This transformation of a former businesswoman has led her to various parts of the world. She keeps going with one agenda, to assist the hurting and needy. First to the former USSR, UK to be part of Heidi and Rolland Baker’s ministry team to the homeless, Ukraine, New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Mozambique, USA, etc. Heidi and Rolland, Pastors and Directors of Iris Ministries, ordained Merilee in 1993.
Suddenly, when she was on her way to live in Russia to help the Jewish people go home to Israel, her direction was dynamically challenged and changed. The Lord supernaturally catapulted her direction to Israel where she has been a citizen since 1995. In doing so she started the pioneering work of Comfort to Zion. This was a fulfillment of a vision in 1987 of comforting His people. Comfort to Zion is multi-faceted. His heart is extended, touching the lives of the hurting victims of terror as well as needy citizens in practical ways, standing in the gap to Comfort them in Zion.
Comfort to Zion begins with a simple act of kindness of bringing Teddy Bears to the victims of terror in the hospitals. Over time, the needs of the injured and needy remnant become apparent. Comfort to Zion takes action to provide the needy with food, diapers, appliances, transportation assistance, bills, etc. The requests are vast and vary greatly. There is a process for approval of assistance, which is expedient.
You can become involved in reaching out to Comfort them in Zion!
Stay in touch by email: firstname.lastname@example.org phone: 1-518-378-1033
Please join us in COMFORTING THEM. GIFTS WITHIN USA: make checks payable to COMFORT TO ZION; Mail to: Comfort to Zion, P.O. Box 482; Guilderland, NY 12084
REV. MARY BOSTROM (April 18th, Saturday Afternoon Session)
Mary Bostrom is called to be a teacher to the Body of Christ and is known for her practical application of the Word of God. Her insight into the Old Testament and the Jewish calendar are relevant for today in helping the Body of Christ to rightly discern the times in which we live.
Mary is a published author of "Those That Wait" and many Bible study books, audio teaching CD's and cassettes. She is an ordained minister with World Ministry Fellowship, Plano, TX. A 1994 graduate of Wisdom Bible Institute and Rhema Bible Correspondence School, she serves as Vice president of Ken Bostrom Ministries and on the board of several Missions.
After numerous years of achievements in local churches she has been called out to expand her ministry. She is publishing a weekly Internet teaching that is growing rapidly. Mary and her husband, Ken, both have appeared on the TBN Trinity Broadcasting Network several times. Mary and Ken have been together since 1970. Ken calls her "HIS WIFE FOR LIFE."
Mary is available for all types of ministry, if directed, please contact her. She encourages you to become "UNITED IN HIS PURPOSE." www.UnitedInHisPurpose.org
DR. JUDY LAIRD (April 18th, Saturday Evening Session)
Founder, Issues of Life Ministry - Galveston, TX (formerly Baton Rouge, LA)
"From the days of John the Baptist until now,
the Kingdom of Heaven has been forcefully advancing,
and forceful men lay hold of it". --- Matthew 11:12
Prophetess/Evangelist Judy Laird's vision has been to see men and women arise and fulfill their destiny. As a leader and a pastor, she has hosted Christian TV and radio programs and coordinated international conferences. She has been instrumental in speaking into thousands of peoples' lives, exhorting and encouraging them to go forward in the mandate that the Holy Spirit has set before them.
She believes in allowing the Holy Spirit to flow corporately as worship is embraced
and the gifts of the Holy Spirit manifest. Prophetically she proclaims this is the hour of the favor of God for the Body of Christ.
With 25 years of "hands-on" pastoral care experience and ministry internationally as a motivational speaker, Dr. Laird is a visionary of global scope. She has developed several creative programs to meet women's physical, emotional, relational and spiritual needs here and abroad.
Dr. Laird has moved in great favor, impacting such nations as South Africa, Namibia, Swaziland, Botswana, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, Pakistan, Italy, Israel, and India. She has traveled between the nations of South Africa, Israel and America helping to feed 20,000 children monthly and ministering to the HIV/AIDS victims.
Standing before Kings, Queens, First Ladies, Parliament members and Senators, giving food and clothes to children in squatters camps, helping women impacted by domestic violence, and encouraging the “everyday housewife” to step into her destiny, Judy expresses genuine love and compassion from the heart of God to everyone.
Dr. Judy Laird is the founder of South Louisiana Women of Faith & Power and Issues of Life Ministry. Presently, Judy resides in Galveston, TX. Prophetess Laird received her Doctorate of Divinity from Trinity Christian University in Metairie, Louisiana.
You can learn more about Dr. Judy Laird's ministry and/or contact her at www.JudyLairdMinistries.com.
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GUEST MINISTRIES - previous "GATHERING" 2008
LYDIA MEASNER (Thursday Dinner)
Illiteracy conquered for new generation in Gusterita! “At risk” young adults become success stories, not sad statistics! Since the inception of Rivers of Life Christian Literacy School in 2001, more than 55 overcomers have learned to read and write and have graduated from 4th grade in the literacy school Lydia founded in Sibiu, Romania. Equally as important, are changes in the cultural setting in Gusterita, the poorest neighborhood of Sibiu, resulting from the Rivers of Life after-school program, begun six months later.
Most amazing, however, are the dramatic changes God has wrought in the lives of many who were formerly street fighters, drunkards, and thieves, through their receiving a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Now their faces are soft and full of joy. They hear God speaking and preach powerful sermons. Their lives have been transformed by His presence in their hearts.
More than ten years ago, Lydia answered God’s call to Romania and left an excellent job as an insurance adjuster in the Houston area, where she was also heavily involved with the Republican party, and chaired Randy Pennington's Citizen's task force on private education. Earlier Lydia had been, for ten years, the assistant to the Director of Faith Christian Academy, Pasadena, Texas. In 1998 Lydia moved, by faith, to Romania and she soon established there an EU-accredited, NGO, (nonprofit, nongovernmental social agency) for her ministry within Romania, named Rivers of Life, Romania.
Named the European cultural capitol for 2007, Sibiu (where the church Lydia also started for her students in 2001 is located), holds important keys to Romania. In 1996, she heard God speak that Romania would someday be a light to all of Europe. Lydia believes that many of her 50+ graduates will play important roles in this happening. Upon her September 15th return to Romania, Lydia will be establishing a new literacy school/family center outside Brasov, near Vulcan, Romania.
Poignant stories of lives the Lord has touched through Lydia’s ministry, plus her contact info, can be found at www.RiversOfLifeRomania.com.
DAWN GILMER (Friday Day & Evening Sessions)
Founded by Dawn Gilmer, His Company International is a dynamic dance and arts ministry devoted to spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ throughout the world. As demonstrated throughout the Scriptures, Dawn believes that it is God's nature to be creative. After all, He is the Creator. Dawn also believes that He has placed artistic gifting within His people in order to show forth His glory and show forth His praise. His Company uses the gifts of dance, drama, music, art and mime to minister the love of Jesus to a lost and dying world.
In 1991, the Lord began to birth a vision in Dawn Gilmer for His Company International. Dawn knew by the Spirit that she was not to hold auditions for dancers, but that the Lord would bring them. Bring them He did as Dawn and Annette Prince began to pray and ask the Lord to send dancers!
Early in l992, the Lord birthed "His Company International". The Lord graciously began sending dancers from throughout the world to Houston to be a part of this work. Those that He sent were extremely skillful, however the Lord hand-picked them, Dawn believes, because of their willing hearts to serve Him. An incredible bonding took place within the team and the Lord constantly ministered to them to keep unity in their midst no matter what. This unity would be one of their biggest strengths. "The company of believers is of one heart and soul…"
For the past many years, the Lord has molded the hearts of these dancers together as they have ministered throughout the world. In recent years, the Lord has led some of the dancers into leadership positions in other areas throughout the Body of Christ. He now brings in new dancers who are being trained to take the gospel throughout the earth with the dance. His Company International rehearses at the Christian Dance Center, a local Houston dance training center, devoted to raising up skillful dancers in the Body of Christ.
You may contact Dawn and learn more about HIS Company International by visiting www.HISCompany.org.
ROBIN POSGAY (Friday Lunch Break)
Robin Posgay (of R Posgay International Ministries) and her husband Ray have been in ministry since 1990. Eager to obey the call of God, Robin began making short term mission trips to Northern Mexico after attending Bible School and Ministry Training School.
Robin was ordained in 1992 under the authority of Bishop Delbert Herrin of Texas City, Texas and commissioned as an Apostle in 2007 by Apostle Alvaro Robles of Impact Ministries Network. Robin has a Bachelor of Science Degree in History with emphasis in Latin American Studies from Lee University of Cleveland, Tennessee.
In the early years of the ministry the Posgay’s focused their ministry efforts on children and youth. After several years of teaching and preaching throughout the region, God opened the door for Robin to establish a two year Bible School program through the cooperative efforts of Oral Roberts University of Tulsa,OK. In 1996 Robin founded Pescadores de Hombres Bible Institute in Torreon, Coah. Mexico. Through her efforts the studies were credited and transferable.
In 2007, the Lord led Robin to found Beautiful Warrior International Ministries. Robin’s vision is to see the value of womanhood throughout the world fully restored and conducts crusades in an effort to gather together women of all social and cultural backgrounds so that they may experience the love of God and the power of restoration.
Learn more about Robin and her ministry at www.beautifulwarrior.net. She may be contacted at email@example.com; 281-467-1717 / 281-814-4406; P.O.Box 1992, Friendswood, Texas 77549-1992.
LORA ALLISON (Friday Evening Session)
Lora Allison, founder and President of Celebration Ministries, has ministered in over thirty-five nations as well as teaching extensively across the United States. A prophetic ministry, Lora has a heart for training and equipping leaders, and is known for her clear, frank and scripturally grounded teaching.
For a number of years she has been hosting dynamic conferences with focus toward the presence of the Lord and revival. She has written six books. Her two most recent books are "Stress Relief," a warm and inspiring devotional, and "Skinned Alive: The Importance of Covering," an open and candid study of the often controversial subject of spiritual covering.
Celebration Ministries is a comprehensive ministry serving the Lord for the harvest through training and mentoring leaders, hosting conferences seeking God for revival, taking teams to the nations, sending out Now Words in books and publications, and providing a company of nation changers through prayer thrusts and initiatives. This vision is released in teaching and preaching, prophetic flow, conferences and hosting strategic prayer gatherings and networks.
Celebration desires to train and raise up leaders, bringing them into greater intimacy with Jesus and to the realization of His ministry through them. CM takes teams across the US and to many other nations to minister in conferences and to teach seminars on varied subjects including prophetic Ministry, Intercession, Leadership Principles, and Worship. CM prophetic ministry teams have blessed thousands with sharp and accurate, life-changing words.
To contact Lora Allison or CM Teams, visit www.CelebrationMinistries.com.
RACHEL HARRIS (Saturday Luncheon)
The Call to the Nations came early for Rachel. Her initial experience with short-term missions abroad was at 12 years old through her local church. Since then, she has traveled internationally with YWAM (Youth With A Mission) / King’s Kids, Campus Crusade, and independently through Study-Abroad university programs and personal trips and tours.
The list of places abroad Rachel has touched - and that have touched her - is quite extensive for such a young lady. Mexico, Canada, Puerto Rico, Bahamas, England, Scotland, Ireland, Czech Republic, Italy, Spain, Jordan, Israel, Holland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Turkey, and Egypt.
Rachel adheres strongly to the concept of “Friendship Evangelism” and practices that approach abroad, as well as here in the States. Consequently, Rachel has participated in “traditional” evangelistic crusades, in addition to establishing global, culturally-diverse personal relationships through Study-Abroad programs. She has completed summer term, university level Study-Abroad programs in Turkey, Egypt, Jordan, and Mexico. Because Rachel has such a heart for international students from across the globe, she has founded or volunteered with various university campus international programs and frequently participates in many “global community” cultural and educational events.
In 2004, Rachel received the prestigious honor of being an Ambassadorial Scholar with Rotarians International, an organization of outstanding Business Professionals. The Ambassadorial Scholarship enabled Rachel to live and study in York, England for a year where she received a Post-Graduate Diploma in Citizenship & Global Education from the University of York. She received her Master’s Degree in Cross-Cultural Studies at University of Houston, Clear Lake and hopes to live and study in Europe once again in the near future.
Please visit www.BridgesOfCompassion.com for Rachel's contact information.
CAMI MULLINS (Saturday Day & Evening Sessions)
As Founder of “747M” and Cynosure Conferences, Cami’s life is a reflection of how God can use someone who totally surrenders to Him. She preaches a message of no-compromise with humor and transparency, allows God to use her in words of knowledge and the gift of prophecy, and lives are radically changed. A fresh prophetic voice in this generation, Cami will challenge you to un-wrap the gifts of the Spirit in a whole new way.
With a degree in microbiology and biochemistry, she now works in the academic research field. She has been trained to use her mind, but God has trained her to use her spirit. Over ten years ago, she was a leader in a movement that spurred a revival among young people called Generation Jesus. A dynamic teacher, preacher, and “prophetic evangelist”, Cami is excited about the new season of the supernatural that we are now entering.
Because of her compassion for people, she sought the heart of God to develop and hone her prophetic gifting. Cami has traveled to an orphanage in Haiti twice this year where she ministered to many precious children and servants of the LORD. While Cami is called to the nations, she does not count it insignificant to give a single prophetic word to a person in need.
As a result, Cami is involved in marketplace ministry. She is excited to see the LORD move in the hearts of people outside of the church. Taking a team out into the marketplace, she brings the prophetic gift outside the walls of the church.
Allow Cami to teach you how to expand your horizons so you can give a word of hope to those you meet on a daily basis. Cami’s present-day vision is to venture upon a kingdom work that will awaken the women of Houston to an insatiable hunger for God and a passion for His presence.
To contact Cami, visit firstname.lastname@example.org.