This Christmas we rejoice and praise God that my Mother was given the privilege of spreading the Gospel to so many people face to face in her work and service to others. But the job isn't finished. We have another generation who need to hear this wonderful message.
I'll be releasing my new book in March 2019 "Maximize Your Destiny Driven Life". This is an incredible opportunity God has provided for us to help other's on their journey in life through Christ Jesus. Christians are a tiny minority in so many families around the world, and many who want to be a Christian often face great pressure from their family and community to just live life without Christ. Yet our churches have turned into a business operation serving no one but their self-interest (some not all) but many of them, who have lost their true identity of serving other's while leading people to Christ, who should be the head of every Christian church ("Christ"). I trust God that 2019 will be an increasing openness to the message of the Gospel. Will you pray for me and for the churches? Ask God to reach lost people everywhere and to bring the church back to their knees and service to those it serves. Then in December of 2019, I am headed to Africa on a tour of six cities across the continent. God will do a mighty work, and many lives will be changed. But Africa today is a continent in need of spiritual revival. Secularism has put down roots, and almost one in three people claim to have no religion at all. The Bible says, "God was moved by prayer for the land" (2 Samuel 21:14) pray that God will touch that land and open many hearts to the life-changing power of the Gospel.
As I share this message with you on today, we are in the middle of our most recent evangelistic campaign, on our college campus around the United States Of America. We started this in 1992 As God worked, we have seen millions of people accept Jesus Christ in repentance and faith.
Together, we work hard to reach lost people with the life-changing message of the Gospel, using every effective means available to us. We count on your prayers as well as you sharing our social media pages with others to grow our platform to reach the world. Thank you for your partnership. Your year-end gift this month will help us reach many more people with the hope of the Good News of Jesus Christ, whose birth we celebrate because He is our Savior and Lord
Have a wonderful Christmas,
Bishop Toris T. Young
By: Bishop Toris T. Young
Senior Pastor/Presiding Bishop
It has been 12 years since my Mother passed away. This is our family's 12th Christmas without her,
and to be honest, it is sad still, as it is for everyone who has lost loved ones.
But the joy we have is knowing that my Mother is with the Author of what Christmas stands for. she's with
God, who designed the plan to send His Son to earth to be born of a virgin. When He was born, He was placed in a manger because there was no room in the inn. This is how Jesus came----it was the most humble of beginnings. Then He died on a cross with common criminals to pay the penalty for our sins. That was His purpose from birth, and it's the reason for Christmas.
When I was a child, it was a tradition to gather early morning at our home church Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church, the week before the holiday we would go house to house to serve the poor and elderly giving thanks to God for all that He has given to us as a family, all of our family would be together my grandfather was the leader of our gatherings during that time, Jesus was the topic of our Christmas story. I remember sitting on his lap, or sometimes my mother's lap, as my grandfather would pray and I would open up the Bible to read to everyone the reason for this wonderful time of year. "The angel said,...Behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord" (Luke 2:10-11, NKJV). Today I do the same thing with my children, and now many are doing the same with their children, passing down the tradition of Christmas worship and family gathering together. It is a time of looking back at what God has done and looking forward to what He will do in the hearts and lives of everyone who will trust Him.