Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Frontlines :: December, 2017 :: 2017 in Review :: Nathan & Dawn Pietsch

By Nathan D. Pietsch

2017 in Review

Dawn and I started the year of 2017 in the beautiful state of Oregon. However, we quickly traveled to Los Angeles, CA so I could fly to Africa. I spent a total of one month in the countries of Nigeria and Kenya. It was an amazing time of ministry where people received healing, deliverance, and salvation. After my return to the USA, my time in the states did not last long. I went back to Nigeria in May for more ministry. During this time, I also went to London, England for a "special assignment" from the Lord.

In early August, Dawn and I departed for Switzerland for three months. While in Switzerland, we were also able to minister in the countries of Liechtenstein, Austria, Germany, and France. It was a very powerful time with God. We were able to start a prayer group, teach weekly revival workshops, preach in churches, and perform one-on-one prayer sessions. God did a wonderful work in the people there and will continue to grow them.

The year of 2018 also looks very exciting. I am planning my third trip to Africa to preach at revival crusades. Dawn and I are also praying about going to Mexico for a season and also back to Europe. God is moving very powerfully all over the world. Dawn and I want to be apart of what God is doing.

Please keep us in your prayers as we are in constant warfare being missionaries on the frontlines. We want to thank you so much for your support and all you do. Lots of love from, Nathan and Dawn.

By Dawn R. Pietsch

My Recap of 2017

This year was a lot about adventure... Traveling from Oregon to Southern California three times, through snow and blizzards, rain and flooding, fire and wind... and God was in the midst of it all. He is so faithful to cover you, protect you, and provide for you through it all. But our biggest adventure was Nathan taking two trips to Africa, and our trip to Switzerland, Austria, Liechtenstein, Germany, and France. What a great year of fun and adventure!

We had the best ever ministry times, as we ministered to so many people through seminars, workshops, and one-on-one prayer appointments. Seeing people arising into who they really are as children of God, with all the wonderful benefits of belonging to Him was so exciting! And the most exciting thing was to see God's revival all over the world!

You don't hear about that on the news, but it's true! All of creation is waiting for the sons and daughters of God to arise! Salvation is everywhere, and the Kingdom of God will be so full of His kids!

Thank you so much for all of your support, through prayer and gifts, encouragement and Love! We love each and every one of you! Thank you and God bless you abundantly,
Love, Dawn

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Frontlines :: November, 2017 :: Have You Lost Your Voice? :: Nathan & Dawn Pietsch

By Nathan D. Pietsch

Have You Lost Your Voice?

Dawn and I had the opportunity to pray for a man in a personal one-on-one session. His name is "Jack," and is probably in his sixties. We had met him a few times in the past, and quickly noticed he rarely spoke. It is not that he is unintelligent, but it was clear something was not right. When Dawn and I began to ask the Lord about his spiritual gifts and ministry call on his life, we were amazed at what God revealed. We discovered he has a very strong spiritual gift of prophecy. (See 1 Corinthians 12:7-11.)

A person who operates in the spiritual gift of prophecy usually has a lot of authority in the spirit realm when they speak. Think of Elijah the Prophet in the Bible. In 1 Kings 17:1 the scriptures say, "Elijah... said to Ahab, 'As the Lord God of Israel lives, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, except at my word.'" So, what was the problem with Jack?

As we continued to pray for him, he revealed that in 1973 he had a conflict with his church. He shared something publicly to the congregation, and it was not received. After that moment, he made an inner vow not to speak to groups again. As a result, he rarely talked to anybody. It became clear the enemy was successful at keeping this man's spiritual gift of prophecy silent for over four decades. As soon as we broke this off in the spirit, he began to speak to Dawn and I like a new person. If the enemy has "stolen your voice," repent of sins, be washed in the blood of Jesus, and get your voice back in Jesus' name.

By Dawn R. Pietsch

Speak Forth Truth

It's such an amazing time of the year! With all the trees showing their fall colors, we are reminded of how we too can show signs of a changing season in our lives. By choosing too, "Lay aside those things that weigh us down, things that easily entangle us into sin," as in (Hebrews 12:1). Releasing forgiveness, and uprooting the bitterness. Showing kindness in replace of meanness, generosity instead of selfishness, and love... it replaces all things. The Bible says in 2 Corinthians 5:16, "Look to no man unto the flesh." Meaning, that when we see unbecoming things in people, we are to look past them, and see the gold in people, the things that God says are amazing in them.

We can take it even farther, into the intercessors realm by praying for them as well. Not in a powerless, "poor me, can you help them God" prayers, but in powerful declarations, speaking forth truth! In Romans 4:17, the Bible says, "to speak to the things that are not as though they were!" Calling forth destiny and purpose in people, means to look at the situation, hear from God what He says, and declare it! Like speaking the opposite of a negative behavior! This can change lives for the better! By declaring things, it will be established for you (Job 22:28). Therefore, what's this there for... to make sure what your speaking is edifying, and of a good reputation. This world would be a much better place for all of us, if we just followed these amazing principles and practiced them daily.

Frontlines :: October, 2017 :: Switzerland to USA :: Nathan & Dawn Pietsch

By Nathan D. Pietsch

We have now finished our three month ministry tour in Europe. We were able to see Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, Germany, and France. Our time has ended, but Dawn and I were not ready to leave. We really enjoyed the people, the ministry, and all that God was doing. We thought our very intense ministry schedule would lighten, but it actually increased. There were so many more things we wanted to do. I also have two good friends elsewhere in Switzerland I wanted to see, and some in France, but we were unable to make those trips.

While in Europe, our weeks were filled with preaching in churches, leading seminars and workshops, and praying for people in one-on-one appointments. God moved in very powerful ways. Many people received emotional and physical healing along with deliverance. We have now made so many friends in Europe, it was hard to leave. We would like to come back in the future and continue helping in this great revival that has begun.

As we readjust to life in the United States, we begin a new season of ministry. We are very excited to see what God will do. We know God will continue to move powerfully because the Bible says in 1 Corinthians 4:20, “The kingdom of God is not in word but in power.” God is encountering people across the globe and drawing hearts to Himself. It is marvelous to see, and even better to be in the middle of it.

By Dawn R. Pietsch

An End of an Amazing Season

Our time in Switzerland has come to an end for now. It was very sad to leave Europe. We felt so at home here. We have made many friends, enjoyed lots of fun adventures like touring Switzerland, Austria, Germany, France, and Liechtenstein. We have been in awe of the beauty of Gods creation! As it turns out, some of my family generations have lived in the areas that we visited. Isn't God amazing that he brings you back to your own heritage to walk the lands that they once did? It actually felt very normal to be here.

The ministry time that we had here was the most amazing ever, seeing people arising into there God given destiny and purpose is the most gratifying feeling. It was so wonderful to see transformation in the people from the home group we led, the workshops we taught, and one-on-one prayer session. We give God the Glory for His incredible work! We have been so blessed to be here, and we thank everyone who made it possible. Vielen Dank!

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.