SCA SUMMIT/TPMI ANNIVERSARY REVIEW
Over 150 delegates and representatives from Somebody Cares America chapters and other compassion ministries across the U.S—and even from Israel and Fiji—converged in Houston for the Somebody Cares America/International Summit, held October 15-17. “We were all blessed and strengthened and encouraged,” said Marlene Yeo from Somebody Cares New England. Buddy Hicks from Somebody Cares Humble said, “Everyone I visited with had a great time. All of us agreed that it was the best yet.”
Highlights included the opening night, with worship by Ariel Salazar from Somebody Cares Garden Oaks and spontaneous worship from Ronen Shalom—husband of Turning Point missionary Melanie Shalom—from Israel, and Katie Stevens, wife of Matt Stevens from Chain Reaction in Baltimore. Monday evening worship was led by Mike Ash and Louis and Tabitha Kent, formerly with Last Days Ministries and the band “Thirsty Child.” Doug Stringer was asked to pray over the Kent’s adopted five-year-old son from Thailand. Throughout the day on Monday and Tuesday, SCA chapter representatives reported on God’s faithfulness throughout the year. George Otis Jr. from The Sentinel Group stopped by Tuesday, and Pastor Suliasi Kurolo from World Harvest Centre, one of the largest churches in the Southern Hemisphere, ministered to the delegation while also giving an update on Somebody Cares Fiji.
The Summit ended with around 500 people attending a celebration banquet for Turning Point Ministries and Somebody Cares 25th anniversary, along with Doug Stringer’s 50th birthday. Joining the SCA delegates were pastors and representatives from over 30 local churches and ministries, including Dodie Osteen from Lakewood Church. Several “Turning Pointers” honored Doug Stringer as a spiritual father, and ministry leaders such as Jack Hayford, Pat Robertson, Bishop Dale Bronner, Bishop Bart Pierce, and others sent birthday greetings and congratulations by video. Texas Governor, Rick Perry sent greetings by official letter. The night concluded with official recognition of Somebody Cares Chapters in Brazos Valley, Warren PA/Jamestown NY, Rochester NY, Greater Lowell MA, Kenya, and Brazil.
DOUG STRINGER’S LATEST BOOK AVAILABLE FOR CHRISTMAS!
From the manger to the cross, the life of Christ fulfilled every Old Testament prophecy. Through an exciting journey through the Levitical sacrifices, Doug Stringer’s newest book, Born To Die, unveils a beautiful portrait of our Savior and His amazing love, a love that led Him all the way to Calvary! Doug masterfully imparts a passion to know and to love the Word of God as it reveals very One who is the treasure embedded within and entwined throughout every word, chapter, and page of the Bible, which is Christ Himself. What better way to celebrate the Christmas season?
We are currently offering a special price for pre-orders just in time for your Christmas giving! Our pre-published discount price is $10 per book, plus postage and handling (compared to the retail price of $13.99), or at $7 per book if you order 10 or more. Special pricing is available to purchase by the case as well. Please call us 713-621-1498 or email [email protected] to place your order. Please submit your pre-orders by December 1 to guarantee arrival for Christmas.
- Dr. Doug Stringer has skillfully reminded us of those truths the apostles and early church fathers clearly understood and fervently taught, that “in the old covenant the new was concealed, and in the new covenant the old is revealed.” As I read I could only say a resounding AMEN! Dr. Charles Travis, President Logos University, Jacksonville, Florida
- This book gives insight into many of the principles that have motivated Doug to go where others were not willing to go. Many, and especially those who have admired Doug’s ministry in the past, will find even greater encouragement as they read Born to Die. Dr. Randall J. Pannell, Associate Vice President, Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA
- SUPPORT SC NEW ENGLAND BY PURCHASING LEELAND CD
When you purchase the new CD by Leeland through the SCNE web link, a percentage of your purchase will be donated to the ministry. For more information, go to www.somebodycaresne.org .
MEDICAL SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR HOSPITAL IN MEXICO
Somebody Cares is partnering with Hope for the City in Minneapolis and Loreto Bay Hospital in Mexico to collect badly needed medical equipment (in good working condition). The goal is to fill a container for shipment by November 20.
Items needed include:
- examination beds
- bedside cardiac monitor
- surgical bed
- obstetric bed
- operating and procedural lamps
- general surgical and obstetric equipment
For a complete list or to donate any of the items above, please email [email protected].
- HOPE FOR THE SOLE
For five years, Pablo Contrares has taken shoes to the little children who live on the bad side of the city-dump in Juarez, Mexico. Most of these children live in houses built from the refuse of the dump. “While many helpful groups are ministering to these children, the practical help of a pair of shoes has been a dramatic blessing to hundreds of precious children over the years,” Pablo says, “and is something no one else is doing.”
Leading this effort to touch the children is Hope Christian City Church in Colleyville TX, pastored by Paul and Judi Cole. “Our goal is to take over 500 pairs of shoes to Juarez for the children. Our Van of Hope heads to Juarez the day after Thanksgiving, November 24th. Your help is extremely vital to making this happen. Thank you for opening your heart to the kids.”
To find out how your church or business can participate by making or collecting donations of shoes, please call the Somebody Cares Houston office at 713-621-1498.
- Saturday, November 4 & 11: Doug preaching at Abundant Life Cathedral in Houston, pastored by Dr Ed Montgomery, 6-7:30pm.
- Sunday, November 5: Live on KSBJ Radio in Houston, 89.3 FM or listen worldwide at www.ksbj.org .
- Tuesday, November 14: Doug hosting DayStar Television’s Houston Celebration, 12:30pm.
- November 23-26: Boston City Blessing Churches Thanksgiving Retreat
- November 29-30: One Star Foundation Board Meeting
- November 30-December 1: Sentinel Group Board Meeting
Somebody Cares is the compassion ministry of Turning Point Ministries International, supported solely by the faithful contributions of our financial and prayer supporters. Financial donations may be made online at www.somebodycares.org or mailed to PO Box 570007, Houston TX 77257. Somebody Cares reserves the right to allocate funds where most needed.