Friday, September 29, 2017

Frontlines :: September, 2017 :: Testimonies from Switzerland :: Nathan & Dawn Pietsch

By Nathan D. Pietsch

It has been amazing in Europe since our arrival in August. God has been on the move. The people have embraced us very well and have a hunger to experience a great awakening in their country. They are starting to believe Joel 2:28-29 is relevant for their lives today.

Dawn and I have been leading a weekly home group of 25-35+ people. I have been teaching them how to hear the voice of the Lord (John 10:27), and then pray what God is speaking to them. As they hear and see what God is doing in Heaven, they are releasing it here on earth (Matthew 6:10). The fruit has been remarkable.

We are also leading weekly spiritual workshops. There have been many testimonies from the services, but some include a woman being totally healed of severe arthritis, a person being set free from a spirit of poverty, and a lady receiving freedom from a chronic sickness with thoughts of suicide.

We have also been praying daily for people in personal one-on-one sessions. We have had over 60 people requesting prayer. During these sessions we help bring deliverance, restoration, and healing to the person. The Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and Holy Spirit have been doing a very deep work in their lives. Please pray for an increase in grace, and God's love to saturate the country of Switzerland and beyond. God bless you.

By Dawn R. Pietsch

A Time of Rejoicing

Today is a great time of rejoicing seeing that it is the season of Yom Kipper. Yom Kipper symbolizes a day of happiness and repentance! Which makes me think of our time here in Switzerland! It has been an awesome time of ministry and friendship with the amazing people of Switzerland! We have done so much ministry here with the workshops that Nathan is preaching every week, and activating the people in revival! Learning to hear the voice of God, seeing what God is doing through the prophetic, and then arising through getting deliverance from all of those things that have been holding them back from their purpose in life! Like Yom Kippor, it's about repentance and happiness! So it is when your life gets cleaned up, and you can really enjoy your true meaning and destiny of why you were created!

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Frontlines :: August, 2017 :: Revival Has Begun in Switzerland :: Nathan & Dawn Pietsch

By Nathan D. Pietsch

Revival Has Begun in Switzerland

Dawn and I were invited by the Swiss people to help usher in major regional transformation. Many of the people are hungry for a radical revival. They are desiring an outpouring of the Holy Spirit. In addition to bringing reformation, we have been commissioned to train, equip, and activate the believers so they can steward the revival after we leave Europe.
However, this desire for regional transformation is contested by a religious spirit. Like so many people in numerous countries, they are accustomed to religious rituals pre-established in the church. Dawn and I are in the process of bringing revival while uprooting the religious spirit and mindset.
This process began by me preaching at a three day/four session conference. The Lord gave me a theme for the seminar, in which I entitled it, The Revive Us Series. In session 1, I spoke on Revival Through Deliverance. Then I spoke on Revival Through Prophecy. The third session was Revival Through Healing Miracles, and the last session was Revival Through Evangelism. You can listen to the messages by clicking the links.

At the conference, the Heavenly Father, Jesus, and Holy Spirit showed up in unexpected and powerful ways. People received deliverance from many bondages that were holding them in oppression. People also learned to hear the voice of the Lord and prophesied over each other with words of comfort, edification, and exhortation (1 Corinthians 14:3). Many also received physical and emotional healing that only the Lord can bring.

To help keep the fire of revival burning, Dawn and I will be leading a weekly Prophetic Prayer and Intercession night, along with many workshops. The workshops are designed to help launch people into their true God-given destinies. In addition to these evenings, we have been completely booked with personal prayer sessions during the day. We have had over 60 people sign up to receive personal one-on-one ministry to help unlock purpose and remove oppression. We have been seeing radical fruit already from our ministry times.

Please keep us in prayer as we continue to serve the people in the Swiss region. We have obtained great favor, but there is also a very nasty underlying religious spirit. Pray the Holy Spirit will touch this region in an extraordinary way, in Jesus' name.

Frontlines :: July, 2017 :: Advancing the Kingdom :: Nathan & Dawn Pietsch

By Nathan D. Pietsch

Advancing the Kingdom

The summer month of July seemed to blaze by at an accelerated rate. Perhaps it was because of our intense ministry schedule. We had the opportunity to preach in churches and pray for people in personal prayer sessions. There are so many hurting people who need a touch from the Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and Holy Spirit. It is such an honor for Dawn and I to be used in this capacity.

If you did not know, Dawn and I are leaving the United States on August 1st for three months. We have been commissioned to help bring revival to Europe. We have been asked to help train, equip, and activate the church bodies in: deliverance, inner healing, and evangelism outreach. The people are hungry to learn more about who the Holy Spirit is, and the Biblical gifts He offers. (See 1 Corinthians 12 and 14.) They no longer want to "play church," but arise in true Kingdom power and authority to expel the darkness in their territories. We are very excited to help in all ways possible.

After our time in Europe, we are planning two intensive evangelism crusades in Kenya, Africa. We will be taking a ministry team along with us in early 2018. If you are interested in learning more about or going on the Kenya Mission Trip, please visit our website.

Despite everything negative that might be going on in the world, I believe it is the best time in history to be alive. I think we are on the brink of something huge. I highly encourage you to be about the Father's business (Luke 2:49). God bless you.

By Dawn R. Pietsch

It's Time to Arise

We are living in a time in which we need to Arise! If we are to Arise, we need the help of the Holy Spirit to reveal the hidden things in our lives, issues that need to be removed, and things that might be holding us back from greater breakthrough. Ask the Lord about the hidden areas in your life, things that you are not aware of... We are jars of clay, or containers.

According to 2 Timothy 2:21, we are to be vessels for honor. "Therefore if anyone cleanses himself from the latter, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified and useful for the Master, prepared for every good work." When we deal with our past issues, the doors get closed to those issues, and we are set free. Band aids don't work any longer, it's time to deal with our stuff! In Mark 1:15 the Bible says, "The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel."

That Gospel is... the "Finished Work" of the Cross! Jesus paid for it All and there is nothing that He left out concerning us! When we do deliverance on people, it usually involves repenting and forgiving ourselves, and others... its part of the process of getting Free!!! So, ask yourself if there is anything that's holding you back, and then call on the Holy Spirit, since He is, The Spirit of Truth.

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.