Cicero: February 2012

“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you” (Is. 60:1)
Dear friends and partners,

We are attempting in this letter to give you a quick update on the many happenings that we’ve experienced since last summer:

LOOKING BRIEFLY AT 2011 UP TO NOW

It’s been very amazing what God has been doing in 2011 in Tahiti. I have even been at loss writing a newsletter because of the many things that have kept us quite busy and which I am going to list non-exhaustively such as

– meetings (4 times a week) with an amazing sense of the presence of the Holy Spirit (we have never been so refreshed in almost 20 years of ministry as it has been with this amazing move of the Spirit);

– healing of hearts and bodies in an increasing measure (healing is really becoming the bread of God’s children and beyond that a blessing to anybody who receives healing just because we believe that God is a good Daddy and that He does whatever He does just because His nature is to love and to do good);

– transformation causing families to be blessed (such as this sister that has seen the Lord bring such a transformation to her life that her husband has been wanting to go to church and go to Bible studies after he had never had any desire for spirituality);

– the message of the Kingdom of God is really becoming the forefront message we see at the core of the Good News… it becomes increasingly obvious that as the Church becomes more concerned for the Kingdom of God to be manifested on earth (as it is in Heaven) and less with promoting herself that a much greater response is coming to the fore with people that have had no interest in Christianity as they’ve seen it for too long (self-righteous, judgemental, insulated from the world). There is great openness for a Gospel that brings forth the good news of life, forgiveness, grace, healing, and love and stays away from a doom and gloom message;

– that is actually what we are trying to convey to our students at the School of Transformation which has been taking place every Saturday afternoon since last Fall with 16 students enrolled (apart from a 6 week break from December 2011 to January 2012);

– in November and December 2011 we held 2 retreats with about 50 then 40 folks (with also children and some youth) that helped us bring home a greater understanding of our Father in Heaven that actually runs to us (see Luke 15–prodigal son story) and kisses us all over before we can even conceive of being able to run to Him with all the baggage of hurt, shame, brokenness and sense of worthlessness people carry in our islands. The son didn’t actually even feel worthy of being called a “son” and was willing to just being a “servant” (sounds like a lot of the Christianity we know where people can at best desire to serve God without that sense of being cherished by Him in such a very special and intimate way); of the things our Father has in store for his children making us aware of the gifts that each has received from Him in order to feel a part of His purposes over the nations which he is wanting to harvest ever since Jesus gave that mandate to His disciples to go… The second retreat was also a great opportunity to embrace His heart and His call as He gave us some understanding as to what to expect in 2012 (more miracles, greater abundance, more souls into the Kingdom, a greater sense of His holiness, a move toward greater unity in the Body of Christ, …)

– we now have gone out into the streets of Papeete a few times and believers (who actually come from various church backgrounds) are learning to reach out to others and use their spiritual gifts over people who do not have a clue about the great God we love and serve. Many healings have taken place at the Market in downtown as we’ve gone to the various store owners and offered them to bless their business. We have people get healed from kidney problems or even stomach pains, or high blood pressure. It is amazing to see the response of people once they realize that their sickness and disease is being healed by the power of His name and the laying on of our hands;

There is so much that we thank God for and we know that what we see now is just but a small beginning of what will become a tsunami of His glory over the islands of French Polynesia!! No doubt in our hearts by the way!!! Many promises have come our way and we know that His word will be fulfilled… i.e. that “the knowledge of His glory will fill the earth, like the waters cover the sea…”

KIDS’ CORNER

They are growing!!
– Kori (23) is currently in Cambodia touring South East Asia with her boyfriend (Alex). She went to the Philippines first (Alex joined her there from France) in November 2011 from Tahiti and then they went to Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam and Cambodia. Kori was excited to visit Aline’s family home town, Dalat (birthplace of Aline). Actually Kori took a one year break from her Political Science studies in France and she should go back to France to complete her studies next Fall.

– Erika (21 next month) is now doing a technical 2 year training in International Trade in Tahiti (after her 3 years as a BSSM student in the USA) — BSSM = Bethel Supernatural School of Ministry (she did 2 years in Redding, CA and 1 year internship in Maui, HI). She loves Zumba and is also a Zumba instructor which allows her to make some money and help finance her studies.

– Silvio (19) is a student at LAMA (Los Angeles Music Academy) in Pasadena, California (where he was born during the Fuller Theological Seminary days…)!! This guy is a nut for guitar and is soooo passionate about that. He could spend hours playing and perfecting pieces of music. This is a good challenge for him because it’s the very first time he is on his own to care for his life and take charge (that’s another great learning experience…)

– Benjamin (17) is in vocational high school with us in Tahiti and loves his major in electronics and computer science. He is a geek and spends many hours on his PC doing graphic arts and watching Manga movies… He is a fan of rubgy and beginning in March he will be going back to play it with his club because he had to recover from a broken shoulder and wasn’t allowed to play for 6 months … very hard for him!!!

MOVING ON …
As for Aline, she continues teaching English one day a week at the local prison (for the last 3 years now). She loves every minute of it. She really believes revival is going to hit the prison. For years inmates have been singing praises and hymnals early in the morning and late in the afternoon in their cells. It is so easy to talk to them about Jesus, such an openness… amazing. She sometimes prays for them or chats with them about God and they are always so eager to listen . Somehow they sense she has a deep respect for who they are regardless of what they have done in the past. She also teaches French 10 hours a week at a junior high school nearby. Most kids come from very difficult backgrounds and there are many opportunities to shine for Jesus. The other day Erika said to Aline “Mom since you teach difficult kids (5 years now) you have been more patient” … Thank you Jesus! I guess she has learned not to judge so quickly and, honestly, when you know the background of some of these kids you wonder how they made it so far to survive and compassion does increase. In fact, 3 out of 10 students in her classes have their dads in jail.

I (Edualdo) am in charge of the ministry that by now you know as “Vision of the Harvest”. Some homeless are coming, people from all kinds of backgrounds. One of the things that come often in testimonies is that people feel loved and this is great news to us because nothing else would be meaningful without it! Since the last part of 2010 we have welcomed quite a few YWAM teams (from Hawaii, New Zealand, New Caledonia, Australia, Canada, France) coming for outreaches in Tahiti and her islands. We host once a month a night of Praise and Worship with different worship groups or individuals and the presence of the HS has been tangible. We continue the Marama Nights (evenings of fun, music and testimonies, prayers for the sick, for families and youth at the local Mc Donald in Papeete) once every 3 months or so. Last November, we’ve had the coming of Philippe Auzenet, a French evangelist and he held seminars on sexual identities (how to love, help and minister to those suffering with sexual addictions, abuse, etc). He also led a seminar on inner healing and suffering. He was well covered on local TVs, radios and newspapers.

Our hearts continue to burn for the lost and we seek God for creative ways to reach out also through arts and prophetic dance. We have a group led by a dancer who is on fire to share her passion for Jesus through dance. This month (February) we are focusing on intercession with intentionally seeking God for our lives to impact the nation.

PRAYER NEEDS

– continued hunger and a seeking of His face in our personal lives;
– ongoing spiritual and physical health;
– an increasingly focused vision toward the fulfilment of God’s will for our role in the nation of French Polynesia;
– protection and provision over our lives as well as Kori & Silvio who are currently overseas (South East Asia & USA);
– the needed financial breakthroughs for the cost of ministering in French Polynesia;
– the strategies that are needed to bring impact and transformation in the land;
– for God to bring those ministries that are strategically needed to bless our nation.

OUR SELECTION FOR YOU

World Prayer Assembly – The New Wave is Coming!

For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD as the waters cover the sea. (Habakkuk 2:14)

Cicero: Jan-Mar 2011

Blessings from French Polynesia!

It is such a joy and a privilege to be able to co-labor with you as Vision of the Harvest enters into one of the most amazing, impactive and fruitful seasons of ministry. You have been aware of what the Lord has been doing through this ministry over the last few years and months but now the heart of God to see the transformation of an entire nation has come upon us and our team. We are so thankful that we have had some wonderful supporters and intercessors for truly you are making history!

PRISONERS AWAKENED TO GODLINESS (a sign)
What has been happening in the prison with Aline is clearly an act of God. Throughout the day in the 4 buildings that house the inmates, praise and worship erupts spontaneously and is heard by everyone. Prisoners themselves are turning to God and a sense of the fear of God and honoring God is gripping the inmates. There is a reformation taking place in their lives. I will send a letter that an inmate wrote to Aline and also other testimonies. One thing we will be doing is sending more updates of the happenings of God so we do life together by seeing the love of God touch lives. Continue reading

Cicero: Summer 2011

Dear Friends & Partners,
Exciting things are happening … We are very encouraged. We will have two of our friends share some of them (in blue print) …

A DREAM
Magalie actually had this dream around mid-June and she shared it to Edualdo and I on Friday, August 12th. You guys asked me to house-sit for you while you would be gone away on a trip and you gave me some instructions: ‘Rest well, do not work, only do what God tells you to do. Do not worry about anything else!’ Then you guys left.
In the middle of the night, at 2:00 AM sharp, I heard banging on the gate and as I woke up to see what was going on. A man was there covered with blisters and puss all over his body and he said, ‘I want to go into Aline and Edualdo’s swimming pool because when I’ll go, I know I will be healed.’ (Aline–in the natural, we do not have a pool)
I (Magalie) was very hesitant and I said ‘but they are not home’ to which he responded: ‘Never mind, they would let me come in if they were here … please let me in’ … He was so insistent that I let him in. As soon as he came out of the pool, he was completely healed! By the way, he was all naked (Aline–at this point I asked Magalie if she was shocked by his nakeness to which she said, ‘Oh no, not at all, I had so much compassion because he had blisters and opened wounds all over his body’).

Then there was another banging on the gate … as I opened, I saw a crowd of people, so many of them, some lame, others handicapped, blind folks, people with missing limbs, cancers, old and young standing in line and waiting to come in through the gate and jump in the pool. So I let them in and they took their turn to go in the pool, get healed and leave. It went on for 10 days night and day. I was very tired but all I did was to welcome them and bless them as they left!”

WOW !!!!!!!!!! Three days before Magalie told us the dream, Edualdo got up during the night with Matthew 14:14 — “When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them and healed their sick” — the verse took on a greater significance to us after Magalie told us the dream above! We were so excited and also in awe of what God is about to do in this nation !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! God was moving a lot in our hearts in the area of compassion and healing … but now even more!

HEALING SEMINAR (Aug. 5th & 6th)
A report from Torea Manjard who taught 2 sessions — “This is a praise report from our last ”Healing and the Kingdom” week end. Our goal was to take advantage of the momentum that was gained last year to soar even higher in the realities of the Kingdom in order to see Tahiti become all that she’s called to be : a beacon of God’s glory in the South Pacific, a place of refuge for the broken and needy, and so much more. We had about 3 or 4 people healed of different eye diseases. One of ’em couldn’t drive at night and could hardly read his bible, he came forward to testify of his healing with a bible in his hands. Another person had had surgery in her left eye that had left it in major discomfort even after 2 months, the discomfort and pain left progressively until it was completely gone at the end of the week end. Another one removed his glasses and began to extatically testify of the presence of God he felt coming over his eyes. Among other ones, a young man received a revelation about God being so much bigger than any sickness which resulted in the complete disappearing of a stubborn pain in his belly he had been experiencing for a couple of days. We are expecting many more testimonies to come in during the next few days and would like to take advantage of this report to thank all of you for standing with ”Visions of the Harvest” ministry (Earl & Jana Thurner, Edualdo & Aline Cicero, and ourselves) in prayer to see Jesus becoming the desire of this nation. We love y’all !! ”Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end” Isaiah 9 : 7″

We were deeply moved because our brother Torea and fellow in the ministry has been sick for so long (with a congenital kidney disease) and he was very strong to declare that we should not build our belief about healing around our own experience but according to the Word of God! In other words, the Jesus in us is not sick, He is totally healthy. Therefore, we can pray with boldness for the healing of the sick regardless of how we feel or how sick we may be, believing for our own healing which has already been purchased at Calvary for us!!

YOUTH WITH A MISSION (YWAM) TEAMS
We have been blessed in the last few months with YWAM teams from France, French Canada, and Hawaii/New Zealand. Each team is different and each one brings a unique touch of the goodness of God to this nation and especially among our youth. We often help coordinating the teams’ schedule. We have lots in mind for the coming months: Healing Rooms, Treasure Hunts, Marama Nights, and another session of the School of Transformation beginning on September 24th … Right now we are getting ready for a praise and worship night to be held at the Center of Transformation before the end of August.

FAMILY NEWS
Our 3 weeks (June/July 2011) in France were great. We went there as a family. The purpose was to visit our relatives and especially our fathers. My father (Aline) is 93 years old and Edualdo’s is 83. We were able to drive to Spain and spend 2 days there and 2 days in Paris with Kori as our guide. Special memories to last for a lifetime!

Kori (23) will take a one year break from her studies and is looking for job openings in Asia. Erika (20) will start at the end of August her 2-year business school in Tahiti. Silvio (19) will fulfill his dream to study music in Pasadena (guitar performance major at LAMA “Los Angeles Music Academy”) and Benji (16) will continue vocational high school (computer major) in Tahiti.

Get excited with us for this nation that is literally at the ends of the earth and is so dear to God’s heart. We thank you for supporting us the way you do: prayer, finances, words of encouragements … we receive them all! Please feel free to share with us your prayer requests and praise reports too!

Let us know how we can pray for you. Send your requests to revivalnet@mail.pf !!

The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil. (1 John 3:8)

Edualdo & Aline Cicero
FRENCH POLYNESIA

Thurner: September 2011

Hola from Nicaragua! Witnessing the beginning…
Earl Thurner
Hola from Nicaragua! Witnessing the beginning of outpouring of God in Matagalpa! Group of pastors and leaders meeting weekly to lay groundwork for a School of Ministry next year came under visitation of Holy Spirit.
Came to 2 churches now and will be in one tonight. Woman who could not walk unaided healed in her seat and heard a great testimony last night from Pastor Alvaro in Managua of a little girl with club feet prayed for last Saturday. Mom took her to the doctor to fit her for leg braces but when he began to examine her, her feet had somehow straightened out and were completely normal. X-rays confirmed it and she is completely healed, stunned the doctor, the mom and the church members on hearing the news. The police chief of Dario has placed the police department under the Lordship of Jesus Christ and had some great times with political leaders also. We have more to do here, meetings, structuring ministry in Dario and also villages. Pray for Pastor Harrys wife Heylin who has been ill and also for me as I have been under the weather. Pray for some miracle provision here to cover all the costs of this remaining outreach of compassionate displays of His kindness!!

Thurner: January 2010

The Power of A Great Affection by Earl Thurner

We are chained to the heart of heaven that stands on tip toe every moment to break into every life with God’s love. In the power of that kind of affection God feels for mankind, nothing is impossible to him who believes that love never fails. Once we risk everything on the gospel of grace and receive fully and completely the Embrace of the Father, we are transformed and become the mighty rushing wind of His compassion and the healing whisper of His tenderness to everyone we meet. The wounded Jesus, the crucified Son of God, the Face of the Father now marred and disfigured for us, the ultimate act of His immense and eternal love frees us finally to collapse in His arms. Gripped by the power of this stunning and unexplainable affection we live in the heart of God Himself and step into life each day energized, to heal the broken, restore the dignity of the hopeless and value every moment to be the breath of heaven to each person we meet.

A beautiful ministry is full of thought for others but ministry is only a lifestyle of loving with a pure heart which means to love everybody. Jesus was hopelessly addicted to the unattractives and desired to be near the undersirable and attracted to and loved the unlovely. To the disciple, all that is not the love of God has no meaning. Yea! Another day to call in the outcasts and bring in His bride! Jesus is always wonderful and people are not always nice but consumed in the power of a great affection, we live in the hug of His sweetness in the midst of it all.

Jesus sees people who have not been loved enough. Jesus sees people who stopped growing because someone stopped believing in them. People risked everything in the gold rush in the 1800’s. Hearing that there was gold in California, families risked all to traverse deserts, brave storms, attacks by Indians and all sorts of hardships to find the precious gold that would change their lives forever. Many did not make it. To know God is to embark on the greatest gold rush in all of history. The gold that is in every human being, buried beneath the dirt and earth of shattered existences. We are to dig it out! To know Jesus is to live the parable of lost things. Remember the woman searching frantically for the lost coin, the shepherd going through the valleys and mountainsides for one lost sheep and the father convulsing in sobs over seeing the lost son return. The coin represents purchasing power, the ability to buy what is needed. God sees the purchasing power of each life, the value of each soul. He is forever moving towards that which is in need of restoration.

Isaiah 42:2,3 “A bruised reed shall he not break and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth. He shall not be discouraged, till he have set judgment in the earth and the isles wait for his law”

We read the same thing again in Matthew 12: 18-20. It is the witness of the heart of Christ for all time. There are bruised lives all around, even ours. Crushed, broken, oppressed is the picture. God sees the condition, He is touched with the situation of our shattered person. Jesus did not break that life in pieces, rend it violently, wreck or cripple it but as the word means brings to the birth. He sees it through. He does not quench, extinguish or put out the life that has become dim, colorless. He does not snuff out the flickering flame and point the finger at the faltering and fainting life of that soul as the words mean but like a smoldering fire, fans it gently back to a robust flame gradually increasing what is needed into the fire until it roars back to its blazing potential.

Matthew says that “the love of many shall wax cold” in the latter times and how true that is. Speaks of a dying flame, ardor that has been cooled by the influences of a world that is a junkie to self gratification at any cost. We should surrender to the love of the Father personally and for others that bursts all previous boundaries of understanding. Once we believe we are loved in an uncomparable way, we become empowered to not curse the darkness but hilariously light candles of kindness and love everywhere!!

One day a computer salesman rushing to get home to see his family and hearing the final whistle of the departing train, inadvertantly kicked over a slender table on which rested a basket of apples. A 10 year old boy was selling apples to pay for his school clothes and books. The other computer salesman, 4 of them kept running and made the train. The other one yelled out to have them call his wife to let her know that he would be a couple of hours late. He went back to the table and saw the apples all over the floor and began to pick them up. Some of them were damaged, split or bruised. The man reached into his wallet and said to the boy, “Here’s $20 for the apples we damaged. I hope we did not spoil your day. God bless you”.

The 10 year old was blind. As the salesman walked away, the blind boy called after him and asked, “Are you Jesus?’

Are you Jesus? When we look at the world through the eyes of Jesus then the eyes of others will see Him through our lives. Christians run all over seeking a word of God for their lives but the seeking would be better directed at the ultimate prophetic word, the Word made flesh, the testimony of Jesus. That is the Word of the Lord for us for sure and enables us to be a word to everyone!

Let us surrender our hearts to reckless love. Love God, love others. Keep it simple and experience the profound. The gentleness of Jesus with sinners is because He can see with understanding behind the defense mechanisms, sneers and curses, arrogance and airs of those standing before Him. He is not exasperated by it all. He just finds a basin to pour water in to wash dirty feet. Serving love is the essence of discipleship. At the judgment we hear these words, “Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me”.(Matthew 25:40) His words not mine.

Jesus lived for others. Jesus lived in the power of the greatest affection, gripped by insatiable thirst to heal, deliver, give joy for mourning, give hope to the hopeless, bind up the broken so they can all dance the dance of wholeness in the embrace of the Father. C’mon, what an invitation, what a lifestyle to choose.

This is the hour for revolutionary lovers, radical disciples who are risk takers in the gold rush to bring forth the gold in every man, woman and child!!

**Earl and Jana Thurner are missionaries having great impact in Tahiti, French Polynesia and Nicaragua. If you are led to partner with them donate securely online at http://eaglemissions.net or mail a check to CMM PO 7705 Charlotte, NC 28241.

Thurner: April 2011

aorana!

Beautiful men, women and children in idyllic scenes of lush scenery and blue green water smile at you from every travel brochure and advertisement of French Polynesia. When people think of Tahiti, how do they think of it? Paradise, relaxation, vacation, gorgeus land bathed in the rhythmic movements of the soft ocean with half naked women dancing and handsome men blowing the conch on canoes. Yet to live here is to live under deep oppression. The other day after ministering to a group of elderly Tahitian men, I stepped into a shop where 2 women were. One was the manager and the other worked there. I asked to bless their business and the manager asked me why I was laying hands on the men in the street. We shared a bit and she was definitely hesitant about us praying for the business. Through words of knowledge about her, she opened up and I turned to the other women and began to describe the pain in her heart, her family and God’s love for her. Her answer was, “that is true for all of us here in this nation”.
> That is the deception of Tahiti. This is a paradise lost, rife with unclean sexual perversion, open prostitution of men on the streets, mahus serving people from the counters of shops, children not shown affection after the age of 5 and beaten regularly, abused verbally and sexually within their own familes, aimless and purposeless youth stoned most of the time, angry Tahitians who feel their culture was raped by the French, religious form devoid of the presence, power and salvation of God and they cannot get along, maybe 2% actually saved although Operation World the statistic and prayer targeting ministry reports over 98% is Christian!! With all the reports of missionary advance taking place in the world, hardly anyone ever really reaches out to this nation. YWAM, a fixture for years succumbed to the demonic attacks awhile back and no longer a presence in the nation. While there are teams coming in from New Zealand, France, Canada and sometimes from USA, they come and go as do other ministries. The financial cost of coming here and living here is exorbitant, probably 90% more than living in America, Getting a permanent visa is not a guarantee, the churches are not open to the move of God, the Pentecostal ones also. The demonic and idolatry is flowing effortlessly through the islands carried by the indifference of believers who can hardly get along with their own families. One island in the Marquesas is given over to marijuana and the children come into the world stoned and stay stoned. There are 100 islands, most with no clear witness. The horrific stories we hear daily from our own students and others, now full grown adults of their childhoods and lives is not the candy coated pictures beaming out from the travel brochures!

One denomination, internally at war and resisting the move ot the Holy Spirit, another church of less than 100, a few small groups of less than 30 who keep to themselves, cults rampant, etc. The other day someone I know was talking about how I should be going to other nations with the anointing we have, doing more Nicaraguas. Oh, it is wonderful to do crusades, break open regions and see many people touched, healed and saved and do that. And I will visit Nicaragua in May to oversee what He has done there but the reality is, there is a Jesus, moved with compassion, seeing the islands of French Polynesia without the shepherding love ot the Father and cries out to Him the Lord of the Harvest to send laborers here because they are FEW……few means small in number, puny in size and weak in ability and strength. You can look up the word “pray”. It means bind yourself to someone, do not let go, literally to beg. It is not a word of beggarly disposition, it is the begging that if I do not get what I need, I die. Whatever happened to the Christianity “of whom the world is not worthy”?

I can imagine the scene that day when Jesus asked the disciples to pray the Lord of the Harvest? I am sure He was gripped with emotion and crying out for people to be punctured in their hearts, pierced with the love of God and willing to be those who will not let them go without a shepherd. We stand with our eyes also beholiding the true tahiti, the devastation and hopelessness and despair of the masses. There are few laborers. I just dropped Jana off for her class at the Center of Transformation. I was met by 2 women who accompanied us with their families to Moorea. One was the sister who gave her lifes saving, unasked, when we first came into this place. It was only 2 grand but it was all she saved. They are part of our team and I found out they were part of a cult here for 3 years. Imagine the devastation But they saw the true love of God and the freedom and the real Jesus when they hesitantly came to one of our initial meetings. Their teenage children want nothing to do with church or religion. Last night Alex and a few of our team opened the facility to youth on short notice. 30 youth came. The two sisters ran to me telling me what happened to thier children and others as God touched them. The joy on their faces, the tears of gratitude.

I am near tears. My guts are hurting. I am ripped with the pain of others. I have to go set up a tent for Marama Night this evening in a few minutes. I talked to elderly men on the street because of the ache. Christianity without an ache is not the Christianity of Christ. It comes from the inside out. But it is a choice and for many it can be made. It also transforms our lives because to take a drink of Jesus is to become rivers plural, it is a natural outflow. I walk the streets to bless some businesses because it is just a way to maybe, just maybe bring the gospel of the kingdom to a broken soul within. We take the boat to Moorea because of love, to reach the hurting. We leased a building without a dime in our pockets because of love. Imagine, not one penny and go get a facility needing $23,000 and not a dime. Love costs, love risks, love stretches. It got done because of some of you who want it done. It cost us all we have and that is the normal Christian life, He deserves it all and we heard the ache of His heart. We put our son in law on staff because we hear the cries of the children who have no voice, the youth who could care less if they speak at all because they have been shut down by life and religion for so long they do not care to talk anymore and for the young adults who have been told by religion who they are only in terms of limited expression which is usually the limited vision of the pastor and they cannot rise above that. We did not have a dime to put hm on staff either. Lets get real here about all this money stuff. This nation has intimidated the body of Christ worldwide because of the difficulty of advancing the gospel for many reasons, the primary one, the price is too steep to pay to establish His presence and power and perpetuate ministry to bring lasting change to the households of this nation and the financial cost and logistics of doing so. Those that prayed the Lord of the Harvest heard the cries of the son of God. It is about others. They were the ones that ended up harvesting also. To hear the cries of Jesus broken over others is to be willing to be the answer.

There are are many prophecies over Tahiti about the transformation of the nation. We begin from the finshed work paid by blood to see it happen. We live believing every prophetic word.that it has been done but many are called and few are chosen. The reason being is that you have to say yes to see it accomplished. We must beware the prophetic that produces the euphoria of felt promise without the personal willingness to be part of the solution, ones full yes to what God asks of that person. The bride of Christ will hear the invitation to follow Him to the vineyards and fields. The mountain top ecstasy with Jesus being transfigured becomes a sight seeing tour of the tormented demonic in the valleys below.

We bless God for those of you who live to shatter the chains of oppression and bondage in this nation. You are saying yes, others experience the power of your decision. My associate here just came by and as I shared the pain of his people I was feeling and the price we must pay to continue to build something that will be perpetuated, he remarked; “If we are not willing to die for the territory God has placed us in, the apostolic will not be confirmed”. A little different slant on apostolic ministry isn’t it.

There have been those who have truly seen the heart of God we are trying to articulate in this nation. We are so thankful. There are others, pastors, churches, ministries and others who also might respond as a body to sow into this nation, taking it seriously and this is written also to you. There are some hearts can pierce for this vision, we invite you to the task of punishing the crooked serpent. If I do not hear from you, no problem, and I will spare you the sharing of partaking in seeing it happen. At the end of this day, there will be lives that are forever changed and wherever you are, pray the Lord of the harvest for laborers, demand it…earl
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Thurner: March 2011

Greetings,

(This is a fresh report from the S. Pacific island of Tahiti where Earl and Jana Thurner, Edualdo and Aline Cicero, and Torea and Teresa Manjard serve to bring transformation. They are all part of MorningStar/CMM Missions. Pray for them.)

It is evident that there is the beginning of a genuine outpouring of the Holy Spirit in French Polynesia throught the School of Transformation, weekly meetings and now being perpetuated in our Center of Transformation facility in the heart of Papeete which was birthed on Saturday, February 26. With very little advertising, the opening was packed out with 3 hours of ministry through many whose giftings and expressions were released for the first time. We will put together some pictures when we get back to the states.

To see grown Tahitian men weep watching a prophetic dance well over 40 minutes depicting the migrations of the Polynesian people, the coming of the gospel to Tahiti and the destiny of this nation to the ends of the earth was a profound moment. To see the man who has spearheaded the born again movement in the Protestant Church honored and then bless the facility as the people of the land immediately ushered in the face of God clearly felt by all. Ministering with his family and then pouring out his heart moved ours. The future President of a political party was honored, cultural expressions representing the Chinese who comprise 10% of this nation, music and dance flowing from the Marquesans, the Tahitians, and a group of young and youth expressing through hip hop dancing took place.These kids are not saved but through words of knowledge I gave the leader before Marama Night, hearts were opened and as those attending prayed for them afterwards, the Holy Spirit came upon many of them These are kids who have been broken and devastated but the Embrace of the Father has been coming their way. I cannot wait to meet with all of them this week, they are so close to being born from above. There will be the raising up of a global breed of revolutionary reformers and God will be birthing that in the months to come and a team of young visionaries who will pour out their hearts like water before the face of God for the lives of the young who are fainting from hunger at the head of every street will take place.(Lamentations 2:19). This facility will also be for the renaissance of the arts, painting, dance, culture, music, acting etc. beginning this wednesday night.

To see Tahitians who were touched through the original outpouring when I came 14 years ago and saw their culture released in the church now dreaming again, weeping under the power of God in every meeting, bringing their families without being asked and decorate the entire building in Tahitian style, buy tables, bring tons of food and minister Tahitian worship is so fulfilling. Three times we have been sent into the nation to usher in a move of God, three times we were stopped and the last time left in honor but in heart pain. In that moment over 5 years ago, a young man who knew nothing prophesied in Redding of all that took place and the day of return. After that, one of the leading intercessors in Heidi Bakers ministry graphically did the same. Bob Jones, a prophetic voice shared with Edualdo Cicero months ago about the school that would have to be birthed first and the impact it would have. We are part of Morningstar and our team is comprised of 2 other couples who are also. Just before leaving, Shawn Bolz team of Expressions58 church in Los Angeles who knew nothing of French Polynesia gave extensive and specific prophetic words over us. These words of clear identity and purpose and what would happen on this trip have been coming to pass daily here, it is really beautiful. That is the church we attend when we are back in Hollywood and we are just so privileged to love this nation.

To love a nation, to love all the body of Christ, to love the lost, to celebrate everyone and call forth the value and gold in everyone. To provide a place where God can rest His head and the Holy Spirit is given freedom. To honor all the ministries and reach out to all the ministers and churches is just shattering the witchcraft so many have been defiled by. Ever since we stepped out by faith to secure the facility in Papeete, God just began pouring out His Spirit in ever increasing ways. We are just so happy to see the dreams and visons of so many quenched by religious mindsets coming alive. And when they do, the result is powerful ministry coming forth from them in an atmosphere of love and respect and no control. A former associate pastor of the AOG has been under a visitation for weeks since Jana prophesied he would become a whirlwind. Caught up to heaven, he has been stunned by God in every meeting and out of that ministers the love and glory of God and people come under God’s presence like never before, a transforming presence, not just a touch of God but they really become different people. It is precious.

The youth leaders of another church who are unable to minister freely came Saturday night and all 3 of them were visited by God in their seats and this went on for the entire meeting. Edualdo who was interpreting for me was struck by God and as he was interpreting he released such a wave of joy and refreshing over the people. A Mormon from Moorea came with a friend to the opening. This man was prophesied over on the front lawn of some of our teams home in Moorea and fell out under the power of God on the lawn. He wants to be a part of what is happening. What a trip. Came on the boat to Tahiti. The 84 year old woman from Toulouse, France who was healed of major back problem was revelling in the Lord all day. We already have an outreach ministry in Moorea and those that came to it are already contacting us to return to bring more people. Broken and devastated marriages were healed in a few hours, so wonderful. A woman whose husband burned her with cigarettes and has a son 9 who I told you about that got saved also has a 4 year old who the father rejects. She comes every week and is being so touched by God and this boy represents the orphan and fatherless who are so many in this nation. We will love them, we will see them know Abba.

Tonight we will stand outside the prison that Aline Cicero ministers in. Something supernatural is happening in the prison. In the 4 buildings that house the prisoners spontaneous praise and worship erupts throughout the day. Now from 5 to 6;30 each morning they sing and there are scheduled times and one of them is at 6 at night. We are going to just listen to them before we birth the prayer ministry at the facility. This is truly astonishing and a sense of God is permeating the prison. Pray for Aline who goes in every week and she was being paid by the government but they told her that they could no longer do so, she teaches English, so she goes in for love which has touched the prisoners.

God has breathed on what is happening and has given us such great people to work with who will be ministering in the school and meetings when we return to the states for a month. The Manjards will do 2 weeks of teaching on the prophetic as they are graduates of Morningstars School and activating the students and out to the streets they will go. It is amazing that the school grows every week, with new students joining and visitors coming to be a part of it. It is a school of transformation, being formed into the likeness of Jesus Christ and demonstrating the miraculous, all motivated by LOVE. We have rejoiced to see them healing the sick as we gather together and declaring the words of God over many. A woman who had a major heart problem was healed being prayed for over the phone and there are other testimonies.

After the opening we all shared in tons of food and fellowship and to see so many from different walks of life and fellowships enjoying each other is just so much fun. We are all doing life together and this is our theme. We are just a part of seeing God touch a nation. We shared the testimony of the guy who was being evacuated from Moorea to Tahiti on the Aremiti 5 because a nail in his foot had infected and was spreading up his left side into his chest and he was scared and in pain. Edualdo and I prayed for him, the pain left, he was healed and God came on him Later we came to see him and the stunned staff of the boat was there and we gave words of knowledge over each of them and a woman who got out of her seat to see what was going on and as the boat landed all invited the Lord into their lives. It is harvest time. Even the man who did the air conditioning in the facility was touched by God as we were sharing with him after the job. Hope to buy him lunch this week and see what God will do.

To touch a nation, we have been instructed by the Lord not to start a church or for me to be a pastor of a local church. We came to serve the nation, the body of Christ with a clear vision of how to begin and He will lead us as we look to Him. So on Sundays if we are not ministering in a church or going to another island to minister, Jana and I go to a local church, and for now it is the one we birthed, Full Gospel Church of Polynesia and love the people and worship with them. Almost all our team goes also and it was wonderful seeing everyone on Sunday and listening to the man Jana and I married, who is now the pastor. His wife and kids were there from Maui and the leadership we instituted in 2005 is still the same and we honor the work they are doing. We have met with the President of the French Assemblies of God twice and building a great relationship. His brother lives on Moorea and brings people from the church under his brother to the meetings and they were so touched by God also. What a time to be alive!!

We are thankful for the ministries from France that will be coming to bless the nation and now we can host them in our own facility. There are some teams coming from the USA also and we know others have a heart to love this nation and we enjoy working shoulder to shoulder with all the body of Christ and serve in any way to see the gift they are opened by the people of the nation.

We bless and thank all of you who have been praying and supporting us financially and as you continue to do so, we will continue to see Him accomplish more and more. There is so much more to share and we appreciate your prayer for the meetings Friday and Saturday night, Janas class on Saturday morning and the School of Transformation which meets Saturday afternoon. More of Him, More of Him. Doing His will is success, that is all we care about.

earl and jana
(If you are led to sow into what the Lord is doing in Tahiti donate securely online at http://eaglemissions.net or mail your investment to CMM PO 7705 Charlotte, NC 28241.)

Earl and Jana Thurner

Thurner: April 2011

Greetings,

(This is a fresh report from the S. Pacific island of Tahiti where Earl and Jana Thurner, Edualdo and Aline Cicero, and Torea and Teresa Manjard serve to bring transformation. They are all part of MorningStar/CMM Missions. Pray for them.)

It is evident that there is the beginning of a genuine outpouring of the Holy Spirit in French Polynesia through the School of Transformation, weekly meetings and now being perpetuated in our Center of Transformation facility in the heart of Papeete which was birthed on Saturday, February 26. With very little advertising, the opening was packed out with 3 hours of ministry through many whose giftings and expressions were released for the first time. We will put together some pictures when we get back to the states.

To see grown Tahitian men weep watching a prophetic dance well over 40 minutes depicting the migrations of the Polynesian people, the coming of the gospel to Tahiti and the destiny of this nation to the ends of the earth was a profound moment. To see the man who has spearheaded the born again movement in the Protestant Church honored and then bless the facility as the people of the land immediately ushered in the face of God clearly felt by all. Ministering with his family and then pouring out his heart moved ours. The future President of a political party was honored, cultural expressions representing the Chinese who comprise 10% of this nation, music and dance flowing from the Marquesans, the Tahitians, and a group of young and youth expressing through hip hop dancing took place.These kids are not saved but through words of knowledge I gave the leader before Marama Night, hearts were opened and as those attending prayed for them afterwards, the Holy Spirit came upon many of them These are kids who have been broken and devastated but the Embrace of the Father has been coming their way. I cannot wait to meet with all of them this week, they are so close to being born from above. There will be the raising up of a global breed of revolutionary reformers and God will be birthing that in the months to come and a team of young visionaries who will pour out their hearts like water before the face of God for the lives of the young who are fainting from hunger at the head of every street will take place.(Lamentations 2:19). This facility will also be for the renaissance of the arts, painting, dance, culture, music, acting etc. beginning this Wednesday night.

To see Tahitians who were touched through the original outpouring when I came 14 years ago and saw their culture released in the church now dreaming again, weeping under the power of God in every meeting, bringing their families without being asked and decorate the entire building in Tahitian style, buy tables, bring tons of food and minister Tahitian worship is so fulfilling. Three times we have been sent into the nation to usher in a move of God, three times we were stopped and the last time left in honor but in heart pain. In that moment over 5 years ago, a young man who knew nothing prophesied in Redding of all that took place and the day of return. After that, one of the leading intercessors in Heidi Bakers ministry graphically did the same. Bob Jones, a prophetic voice shared with Edualdo Cicero months ago about the school that would have to be birthed first and the impact it would have. We are part of MorningStar and our team is comprised of 2 other couples who are also. Just before leaving, Shawn Bolz team of Expressions58 church in Los Angeles who knew nothing of French Polynesia gave extensive and specific prophetic words over us. These words of clear identity and purpose and what would happen on this trip have been coming to pass daily here, it is really beautiful. That is the church we attend when we are back in Hollywood and we are just so privileged to love this nation.

To love a nation, to love all the body of Christ, to love the lost, to celebrate everyone and call forth the value and gold in everyone. To provide a place where God can rest His head and the Holy Spirit is given freedom. To honor all the ministries and reach out to all the ministers and churches is just shattering the witchcraft so many have been defiled by. Ever since we stepped out by faith to secure the facility in Papeete, God just began pouring out His Spirit in ever increasing ways. We are just so happy to see the dreams and visons of so many quenched by religious mindsets coming alive. And when they do, the result is powerful ministry coming forth from them in an atmosphere of love and respect and no control. A former associate pastor of the AOG has been under a visitation for weeks since Jana prophesied he would become a whirlwind. Caught up to heaven, he has been stunned by God in every meeting and out of that ministers the love and glory of God and people come under God’s presence like never before, a transforming presence, not just a touch of God but they really become different people. It is precious.

The youth leaders of another church who are unable to minister freely came Saturday night and all 3 of them were visited by God in their seats and this went on for the entire meeting. Edualdo who was interpreting for me was struck by God and as he was interpreting he released such a wave of joy and refreshing over the people. A Mormon from Moorea came with a friend to the opening. This man was prophesied over on the front lawn of some of our teams home in Moorea and fell out under the power of God on the lawn. He wants to be a part of what is happening. What a trip. Came on the boat to Tahiti. The 84 year old woman from Toulouse, France who was healed of major back problem was revelling in the Lord all day. We already have an outreach ministry in Moorea and those that came to it are already contacting us to return to bring more people. Broken and devastated marriages were healed in a few hours, so wonderful. A woman whose husband burned her with cigarettes and has a son 9 who I told you about that got saved also has a 4 year old who the father rejects. She comes every week and is being so touched by God and this boy represents the orphan and fatherless who are so many in this nation. We will love them, we will see them know Abba.

Tonight we will stand outside the prison that Aline Cicero ministers in. Something supernatural is happening in the prison. In the 4 buildings that house the prisoners spontaneous praise and worship erupts throughout the day. Now from 5 to 6;30 each morning they sing and there are scheduled times and one of them is at 6 at night. We are going to just listen to them before we birth the prayer ministry at the facility. This is truly astonishing and a sense of God is permeating the prison. Pray for Aline who goes in every week and she was being paid by the government but they told her that they could no longer do so, she teaches English, so she goes in for love which has touched the prisoners.

God has breathed on what is happening and has given us such great people to work with who will be ministering in the school and meetings when we return to the states for a month. The Manjards will do 2 weeks of teaching on the prophetic as they are graduates of MorningStars School and activating the students and out to the streets they will go. It is amazing that the school grows every week, with new students joining and visitors coming to be a part of it. It is a school of transformation, being formed into the likeness of Jesus Christ and demonstrating the miraculous, all motivated by LOVE. We have rejoiced to see them healing the sick as we gather together and declaring the words of God over many. A woman who had a major heart problem was healed being prayed for over the phone and there are other testimonies.

After the opening we all shared in tons of food and fellowship and to see so many from different walks of life and fellowships enjoying each other is just so much fun. We are all doing life together and this is our theme. We are just a part of seeing God touch a nation. We shared the testimony of the guy who was being evacuated from Moorea to Tahiti on the Aremiti 5 because a nail in his foot had infected and was spreading up his left side into his chest and he was scared and in pain. Edualdo and I prayed for him, the pain left, he was healed and God came on him Later we came to see him and the stunned staff of the boat was there and we gave words of knowledge over each of them and a woman who got out of her seat to see what was going on and as the boat landed all invited the Lord into their lives. It is harvest time. Even the man who did the air conditioning in the facility was touched by God as we were sharing with him after the job. Hope to buy him lunch this week and see what God will do.

To touch a nation, we have been instructed by the Lord not to start a church or for me to be a pastor of a local church. We came to serve the nation, the body of Christ with a clear vision of how to begin and He will lead us as we look to Him. So on Sundays if we are not ministering in a church or going to another island to minister, Jana and I go to a local church, and for now it is the one we birthed, Full Gospel Church of Polynesia and love the people and worship with them. Almost all our team goes also and it was wonderful seeing everyone on Sunday and listening to the man Jana and I married, who is now the pastor. His wife and kids were there from Maui and the leadership we instituted in 2005 is still the same and we honor the work they are doing. We have met with the President of the French Assemblies of God twice and building a great relationship. His brother lives on Moorea and brings people from the church under his brother to the meetings and they were so touched by God also. What a time to be alive!!

We are thankful for the ministries from France that will be coming to bless the nation and now we can host them in our own facility. There are some teams coming from the USA also and we know others have a heart to love this nation and we enjoy working shoulder to shoulder with all the body of Christ and serve in any way to see the gift they are opened by the people of the nation.

We bless and thank all of you who have been praying and supporting us financially and as you continue to do so, we will continue to see Him accomplish more and more. There is so much more to share and we appreciate your prayer for the meetings Friday and Saturday night, Janas class on Saturday morning and the School of Transformation which meets Saturday afternoon. More of Him, More of Him. Doing His will is success, that is all we care about.

earl and jana

(If you are led to sow into what the Lord is doing in Tahiti donate securely online at http://eaglemissions.net or mail your investment to CMM PO 7705 Charlotte, NC 28241.)

Earl and Jana Thurner

Blessings…..
Just a quick update…it appears we have been privileged to meet with people who have tremendous influence, called reformers from positions of mind molding…spent 6 hours yesterday with a man who will probably be the next president of a political party at his workplace in the General Assembly, the political hub representing all the islands. He eagerly as a believer embraced transformational principles and steps to see the kingdom of God come to where he was and his government building and relationships. It is quite a story. Today we meet with the former president of French Polynesias son. Oscar Temarus son who is a friend of the man who was touched by God the other day and that man is one of the band members of the most influential music group of Tahiti.

The YWAM team from New Zealand has been working with us and just returned from Moorea following up on our time there and began to experience healing miracles for the first time on that level and saw more people saved and baptized!! They are on fire now! They will be with us at the Maeva Beach meetings beginning tomorrow night and Saturday. Today they will be meeting with us to do treasure hunts and minister to all business places around our office downtown Papeete. Pray for that, the meetings with Temarus son, and pour prayer on Charles Tansei the current VP of the Party for God to really move in their meetings this weekend to discuss the future presidency and vision of the party.

Today I have to meet with the manager of the hotel about the dates we want in January and February to lauch our school, meetings, art center etc. Pray for favor and also I WILL HAVE TO PUT DOWN MONEY TO SECURE THIS AND WE NEED FUNDS FOR ANOTHER MOOREA OUTREACH AND OTHER COMMITTMENTS TO MEET NEEDS. I mentioned the other day another $2,000 is needed and the week has been slow so let us agree and declare more than enough for these needs!! Amen!!

Pray for the Maeva Beach meetings, lot of leg work and organizational stuff that has to come together, so pray it does and we continue to have all the time to touch lives….THANK YOU FOR PRAYING, FOR YOUR LOVE AND SUPPORT….WE ARE DOING LIFE TOGETHER AND HAVE BEEN LIFTING UP THE NEEDS THAT ANY OF YOU HAVE BEEN SENDING….THIS IS A GREAT TIME TO BE ALIVE….!!!! earl and jana

Earl and Jana Thurner

Blessings!
Yesterday we had a great time with Oscar Temarus son. Oscar Temaru was president of French Polynesia multiple times and the first Tahitian to be so and has shaped this nation. He heard about us from the musician we told you about and felt strongly that he needed to meet Edualdo and I. The time with him was a divinely orchestrated moment and this man also wants to shape his nation but in the realm of business and environmental justice. He heard things in such a way about transformation and God that he was deeply touched. When you think giving a nation to Jesus, you are released to serve God in spheres of influence as never before.
Today the first meeting, “Personal and National Transformation”. begins at 7 PM, 3 hours behind west coast time although we will be gathering around 4. Tomorrow there will be meetings at 9:30, 2:30 and 7:00. These meetings are at Maeva Beach Hotel and Pray for God to truly come to transform lives through renewal of the mind and the power of the Holy Spirit. Pray for more funds to come in to continue our outreaches after these meetings and cover the costs of everything else that is committed to love and serve. Praise God that we did secure a facility for 3 consecutive weekends for the launching of our school, meetings and art center in last week of January and 2 weeks following. We need one more weekend in January so pray for that and a permanent place for us also. God is wonderful, you guys are awesome and the kingdom will be demonstrated today as every day for His glory!!!
Earl and Jana.