Friday, June 30, 2017

Frontlines :: June, 2017 :: Fled from Adolf Hitler :: Nathan & Dawn Pietsch

By Nathan D. Pietsch

In the month of June, I had the amazing privilege to minister at a three day retreat on a ranch nestled against the Idaho border. The owner of the ranch has a very strong gift of music. He was able to lead us into high worship which made ministering much easier because the Presence of the Lord filled the place.
One highlight for me was seeing the transformation of a Yugoslavian woman in her late seventies. She grew up in Austria after her family fled during the uprising of Adolf Hitler. As a result, she lived in constant fear with severely suppressed emotions and a stoic countenance.

At the retreat, the Holy Spirit encountered her in a special way. She received deliverance from fear and also got filled with the Holy Spirit. It was amazing to see how the Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and Holy Spirit could remove decades of oppression in a matter of moments. She finally opened herself up to receive God's healing touch.

If you are in need of any type of emotional healing, you can also receive from God by asking Him to heal your heart. The Bible says in Psalm 41:4, “Lord, be merciful to me; Heal my soul...” Not only can the Lord heal your soul of emotional trauma, but He can also heal your physical body. We are told in Isaiah 53:5, “But He [Jesus] was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.”

By Dawn R. Pietsch

Self-sourcing Areas

June has been a really interesting month for me... As the Lord has been revealing to me areas in which I have not allowed the Lord to be working in me.  I didn't realize I was doing this, because my

Sometimes I rely on others, but seldom do I ask the Lord for help in these areas.  I cannot get set free in trouble areas if I don't ask the Lord for help.  We are really to be self reliant upon the Lord.  Self sourcing can be: self-protection, self-provision, self-centered, not trusting the Lord or others, which can be a form of pride.  All these areas we should be asking the Lord for help. My goal is, "Lord Your will and Your way in my life." How about you?
prayers have been for the Lord to be apart of every part of my life. However, there are areas that have remained separated from the Lord.  These areas are what I call, "Self-sourcing Areas."  These are areas in which I do things by my own will and my own way.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Frontlines :: May, 2017 :: Prayer Walking London, England :: Nathan & Dawn Pietsch

By Nathan D. Pietsch

For nearly the entire month of May I was outside of the United States in an undisclosed location involved in extreme ministry in which I cannot talk about now. However, on my flight back to the USA, I had a 20-hour flight layover in London, England. For the past six months I have had a strong desire to go to England. The Lord had been revealing to me many strongholds over the country that were significantly tormenting and even killing the people. With the strong desire I had for England, I figured God would somehow make a way for me to get there. I didn't expect it to come in a 20-hour flight layover.

I arrived in London late in the afternoon. By the time I took the Underground Tube Train to Central London, and found a place to sleep for the night, it was 8:30 PM. I had already had a long flight from the region I came from, so I was praying for extended energy. I walked around Central London for four solid hours going to areas I felt were highlighted to me. I was by myself and didn't know anybody, but that did not matter. I felt the Lord had given me my “mission” for London and I had intended to accomplish it. Working for God is by far the best job a person can have.

Unfortunately, I did not have enough time to cover all the major tourist spots in Central London, but I guess that will be reserved for a future trip.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Frontlines :: April, 2017 :: You Might Not Want to Hear :: Nathan and Dawn Pietsch

By Nathan D. Pietsch

Many people ask me why I don't share more testimonies from our ministry in our monthly updates. People have said they want to know what we are doing in the ministry. A primary reason for this is because many people actually don't want to hear.

One aspect of our ministry is praying for individuals in private prayer sessions. We almost daily pray for people over the phone or with an appointment. We minister to people with all sorts of horrible backgrounds.

For example, one woman was isolated in a dark room for days at a time from the age of four years old with no adult care giving. Another woman had a mother who would burn her hands to torture her. This woman's father would regularly run through the house with a gun yelling, "There better not be a boy in here!" A man we prayed for had a dad who would not talk to him for weeks on end while completely ignoring him as a child. Another woman had a previous family member who would eat human body parts to gain satanic powers. Yet another woman was brutally raped for years from the age of six.

Dawn and I minister to people with this type of background regularly. Many people do not like to hear such things. This is why we don't often share about our experiences. The good news though, regardless of the horror in a person's background, The Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and Holy Spirit always work a miracle of some sort to bring healing to these amazing people.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Frontlines :: March, 2017 :: Back from Kenya, Africa :: Nathan & Dawn Pietsch

By Nathan D. Pietsch

If Nigeria was more about learning and ministry school, Kenya was putting what I learned into practical application. I had 13 days of a highly intensive mission trip.

My Kenyan journey started in Nairobi, which is the capital. My dear friend and chaperone, Pastor Jerry picked me up at the airport. Shortly after, we drove nine hours west towards Lake Victoria. We spent the majority of our time ministering in the villages. While in the village, there was no running water or flushing toilets. However, the village was full of people hungry to hear the Bible preached to them.

I preached daily in the village to the people. I was able to share the Gospel to the crowds in the marketplace through open air preaching, and also spoke in churches.

I prayed for a woman whose husband was on a sick bed not expected to live. I prayed for her husband’s healing, and when she got home, her husband was walking around healed. There were also many people who responded to the salvation invitation offered in each meeting.

We are currently planning future mission trips to Kenya. There are great evangelistic crusades in the making. We are planning to bring a ministry team along with us. If you are interested in being part of the ministry team in Kenya, please let us know.

Frontlines :: March, 2017 :: Back from Nigeria, Africa :: Nathan & Dawn Pietsch

By Nathan D. Pietsch

In the months of February and March, I was on a 4-week long mission trip to both Nigeria and Kenya. It was an absolutely amazing time, despite the obstacles of living in developing nations. Almost all of my time in Nigeria was spent at Christ Mercyland Deliverance Ministries. For years, Dawn and I have been ministering to broken people we find on the streets. Many of the people we find need high levels of inner healing and deliverance to pull them out of their life styles of drugs, gangs, prostitution, and violence. Learning more about how to help people receive freedom in Christ Jesus was a primary purpose of why I went to Christ Mercyland.

While I was in Nigeria, I was exposed to an entirely new level of Christianity. Jesus commanded in Matthew 10:8, “Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons...” In Nigeria, they are actually fulling these instructions Jesus gave. I saw with my own eyes people who were unable to walk without walking devices begin to walk normal, completely healed. Others were completely delivered from major torment when demons were cast out of people.

We are planning future mission trips to Nigeria. We would love to bring a ministry team along with us. If you are interested, please let us know. It would be an honor to have you come along.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Frontlines :: January, 2017 :: Nathan to Africa :: Nathan & Dawn Pietsch

By Nathan D. Pietsch 

It is with great anticipation that I will be headed to Africa for one month at the beginning of February. I will first start my ministry adventure in the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Nigeria is known as the "Giant of Africa." It is called this not because of its geographical size, but because of its large population. Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa with approximately 184 million inhabitants.

After my time in Nigeria, I will fly to the Federal Republic of Kenya. Kenya lies along the equator. Its capital and largest city is Nairobi.

During my time in Kenya, the plan is to preach at evangelism revival crusades. However, with the instability of any African country, and the unpredictability of foreign travel, plans can easily be altered.

Fortunately, I have a lot of international travel experience. I have already been to: Japan, South Korea, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, France, Israel, Canada, Puerto Rico, Mexico, and Nicaragua. However, this is my first travel to Africa, so I am sure there will be many culture shocks. Please keep me in prayer, and I will be posting an update in March. Love you.