Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Visiting the Nation of Egypt

Thank you for praying for me during my recent trip to Egypt. When I go into hard-to-reach countries, I need your prayers more than ever. Here is a report on what God did in Egypt.

Evangelism in Alexandria
Right after I landed in Cairo, our evangelism team of two evangelists, several pastors, and a fifteen-member music group drove four hours north to the city of Alexandria next to the Mediterranean Sea.

The city of Alexandria was founded in 332 B.C. by Alexander the Great. In 41 B.C. Mark Antony and Cleopatra met in Alexandria. It was the site of the Lighthouse of Alexandria, one of the wonders of the Ancient World, and the location of the world’s greatest library.

The first Christian evangelist to go to Alexandria was Mark, the Gospel writer. It is said that when Mark first entered the city of Alexandria, the strap on his sandal was loose. He visited a cobbler to get it fixed. As the cobbler, a man named Anianos, repaired the sandal, he accidentally pierced his hand with an awl. He cried out in pain, “O One God!” Mark heard his cry and told him about the one true Living God. Mark prayed for the man to be healed and his hand was miraculously made whole. Because of the miracle, Anianos got saved and his whole family was baptized. This was the beginning of the church in Alexandria.

Mark continued to preach in Alexandria for several years and was martyred there in A.D. 68 by a group of pagan priests who tied a rope around his neck and dragged his body through the streets until he died. To this day, there are Coptic Christian churches in Alexandria that trace their spiritual heritage back to Mark.

In A.D. 641 the Muslims conquered Egypt. Modern-day Egypt is 90% Muslim which means it is a huge harvest field.

We did a two-night evangelistic meeting in Alexandria. Attendance the first night was 130 people and the second night was 171 people. The same Jesus who healed Anianos in the first century proved He is alive today by healing lots of people who came to our meeting. A total of 68 people prayed with us for salvation in Alexandria! It was an honor to preach in the same place that Mark once preached.

Soul Winning Conference near Cairo
We gathered together 75 pastors and evangelists and did a three-day soul winning conference. The conference was held at a beautiful campground. Your giving helped us house and feed these precious men and women during the conference. We taught these frontline leaders how to share their faith with people who need Jesus. On the final day of the conference, we prayed for them to be filled with the Holy Spirit and they began to speak in other tongues. Hallelujah! 

Preaching in Cairo
I ministered in several churches in one day in Cairo. One was an Episcopal church, one was Presbyterian, one was Baptist, and one was a Coptic church. At these churches, a total of 115 people came forward for the altar call and 43 people testified they were healed by the power of God.  It was wonderful to see that God works the same no matter what denominational label is on the building.

Thank you for sending me to preach the Gospel in Egypt! Because of your prayers and your giving, we saw a harvest of souls and miracles in a hard-to-reach country.

Am I Waiting on God or is God Waiting on Me? - Move #11

Friday, September 14, 2018

What Does Daniel Speak About?

Are you a pastor that needs a speaker for a special event or a Bible school looking for someone to teach?

Recently a Bible School asked me to provide a list of ten classes that I could teach. Here is the list that I provided to them. If you ever need me to teach on any of these subjects, just let me know and I will do what I can to help you.

Evangelism: In the past fifteen years, we have led over 2 million people in a salvation prayer. I can teach on mass evangelism or one-on-one evangelism. I am currently finishing my Doctorate of Ministry research project on the subject of "Mass Evangelism" Here are some books I have written on the topic: http://kingministries.com/shop.evangelism.html

Missions: I grew up as a missionary in Mexico and have traveled to over sixty nations preaching the Gospel. I love inspiring people to fulfill the Great Commission. Check out what we have accomplished in nations around the world: http://kingministries.com/crusade.htm

Apologetics: My latest focus is studying apologetics and I am currently writing my next book on the subject. In a world where there are many voices who challenge our faith, it is vital for the believer to know how to defend what he or she believes. 

Healing: We have seen God heal people all over the world. Here are some of the teachings I have done on the subject: God's Healing Power

Serving in the Local Church: I wrote a book about an obscure Bible character named Obed-Edom that will encourage people to get involved in serving God with their time and talents. https://amzn.to/2MqORVf

Practical Ministry Training: I have written extensively on subjects designed to help people launch out in ministry. Topics include: How to Raise Money for your Ministry, How to Write a Book, How to Grow your Church, etc. http://kingministries.com/shop.toolbox.html

Grace: After two years of intense study on the grace of God, I wrote a book on the topic that was published with Harrison House. https://amzn.to/2NLuZ3L

Prayer and Fasting: I have done some good teaching on these subjects too. http://kingministries.com/prayer.html

How to Discover God's Will: I wrote this book to encourage young people to passionately pursue God's will for their lives. https://amzn.to/2MzkAUp

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

We Value Every Partner

Today I had lunch with one of our ministry partners and talking to him made me so thankful for you. Let me tell you his story…

A Faithful Homeschool Student
His name is Tate Gomez. He first heard about our ministry when he was a homeschool student in ninth grade. I was invited to speak at a homeschool group here in Tulsa and he heard me tell stories about being raised as a missionary in Mexico. Tate was only fourteen years old but he decided to give a gift to help Jessica and I go preach the Gospel in India.

That first month, he sent a $20 bill in the mail to us. We used his gift to purchase books to give to new believers in India. When we returned home, we sent Tate a report about all the people who were saved at our crusade in Andhra Pradesh, India. After Tate heard about the salvations in India, he decided to support King Ministries every single month.

Tate was homeschooled. He did not have much money, but every month he faithfully sent a gift to help us preach the Gospel. One month he sent us a one-dollar bill scrunched up in the bottom of the envelope. Even though his gift was small, we were extremely grateful because in our ministry every dollar represents a soul. Over the years we have been able to lead at least one person to Jesus for every dollar that has gone through our hands. In some countries, our Gospel Festivals cost more than a dollar per person and in some countries it costs less, but when all our expenses are averaged and compared with our results, we have seen a harvest of at least one soul for every dollar that has been given to our ministry.

As Tate grew older, he got a job and earned more money and his giving increased. Some months he sent $20, other months he sent $40; the biggest gift he gave was $100.

Now Tate is in his junior year at Oral Roberts University. He is trusting God for provision to pay for college and God has been providing.

This past summer, Tate had the opportunity to go on a mission trip with Oral Roberts University. Guess where he was sent? He went to Andhra Pradesh, India, the very place he had sowed into seven years before. He spent a whole month in Andhra Pradesh ministering at a camp for young people. Tate had to raise $3,500 to go on his mission trip and God provided every dollar. I think his first seed into our ministry became a harvest that allowed him to go on his first mission trip.

I’m Thankful for You!
The reason Tate’s story made me think about you is because our ministry is fully supported by individuals just like you and Tate. The truth is that our entire ministry is supported by people who give sacrificially. Each individual gift might be small, but when they are all added up together, they allow us to do amazing things for God.

Over the years, we have witnessed over two million people give their lives to Jesus at our meetings. It never would have happened without your help and the help of dozens of others just like you.

Every gift is important. Every dollar represents a soul. Without you, we would not be able to preach the Gospel. Thank you for your faithful giving. It is your generosity that makes a difference and Jessica and I are so grateful for you. You are part of an important team of people (The MillionHeirs Club) who are helping us to reach the world for Jesus. Thank you.

Expect a Miracle in Your Life
When you give to God, you can expect God to open up doors in your life. God will provide for you. God will give you wisdom. God will keep you healthy. You can expect miracles from God.

I am asking God for two harvests for every seed you sow into our ministry. The first harvest is a harvest of souls on the mission field and the second harvest is a supernatural outpouring of God’s blessing upon your life. You may not know it, but your giving benefits the kingdom of God and it benefits your life too.

Going for more souls,

Daniel King

P.S. This month your gift will help me go to a country in the Middle East to preach the Gospel. God is opening up doors for us in the Middle East to reach people that have never heard about Jesus. But, we can’t go without your help. Can you give a generous financial gift to help us this month?

Friday, August 3, 2018

The Story is in the Numbers

I am currently working on my Doctorate of Ministry degree at Oral Roberts University. I used our recent Brazil crusade as my research project and I did a survey of a random cross section of people at the crusade. The project was designed to give a snapshot picture of an evangelistic crusade. The goal was to discover who came to the crusade, why they came, and what impact the crusade had on the city.

Here are some of the stats from the crusade. Caicó, Brazil has a population of 66,246 people. The nine evangelical churches in the city have 1,357 believers which equals about 2% of the population.

How Many People Were Saved? 82.6% of the crowd repeated the prayer of salvation with me. 641 people filled out decision cards. This represents a 43% increase in the number of Christians in the city.

Did Miracles Really Occur? 48.7% of the crowd reported that they arrived with pain in their bodies. 78.5% of those who came with pain in their bodies felt better after the healing prayer. Of the 182 people on Saturday night who answered “yes” to the question of whether they arrived with pain in the their bodies and said that they felt better, 176 (96.7%) “strongly agreed” or “agreed” that they had received a miracle.

Was the Crusade Worthwhile? 100% of the pastors agreed that the crusade was worth the time, money, and preparation.

How Many People Did We Impact? Our team ministered to a total of about 7,792 people at the crusade. Our three-day soul winning conference was used to train local believers in how to pray for the sick, cast out demons, and lead people to Jesus. By the third night of the soul winning conference, 485 believers were in attendance. The church where the meeting was held was completely full and we filled the street in front of the church with chairs for the overflow crowd. 792 young people attended the youth concert. 504 children were in attendance at the children’s festival.

Who Came to the Crusade? 39% of the crowd was male and 61% was female. The average age was 38.

How Did People Hear About the Crusade? Of the people who responded to my survey, 163 heard about the meeting from a friend. 79 were invited by a family member. 123 saw a poster. 132 received a flyer. 84 saw an advertisement on Facebook. 41 learned about the meeting on Instagram. 63 responded to a message on WhatsApp. 127 heard about the meeting on the radio. 39.74% of those personally invited to the crusade came which shows how important it is to have local church involvement in the crusade.

Why did People Come to the Crusade? 460 people responded to the question “Why did you come to this meeting?” 107 said, “My friend invited me.” 77 said they were curious about what was happening. 44 wanted to hear the music. 116 said they needed a miracle. 106 said they wanted to see miracles. 61 came because their pastor told them they should come. 112 came because they are curious about God. 6 did not know why they came and the rest gave some other reason why they came. These “other” answers include: Jesus called me, to seek the presence of God, because I am an evangelical, because I wanted to, because my wife invited me, I came to seek God, because I had a need, and because someone asked me.

How did people come to the crusade? 182 respondents came by car (38.6%). 42 came by public transportation (8.9%). 52 came by church bus (11%). 129 came by motorcycle (27.4%). 4 came by bicycle (0.8%). 59 walked (12.5%). 3 came by other means of transportation (0.6%).

Were the crusade attendees people who regularly go to church? 457 people responded to the question, “How often do you attend your church?” 23 said they never attend (5%). 57 said they attend 1-2 times per year (12.5%). 18 said they attend 6-12 times per year (3.9%). 44 said they attend 1-2 times each month (9.6%). 78 said they attend every Sunday (17.1%). 237 said they attend 2 or more times each week (51.9%).

Are those who got saved willing to go to a church for follow up? 80 people “strongly agreed” they would be willing to visit a church (37.2%). 111 “agreed” they would visit a church (51.6%). 14 were not sure if they would visit (6.5%). 9 “disagreed” that they would visit a church (4.2%). 1 “strongly disagreed” that he would be willing to visit a church (0.5%).

I’m sorry if I overwhelmed you with numbers in this post but the truth is that numbers are important. God even named a whole book in the Bible, “Numbers.” The reality is that every number represents a story. Every statistic stands for a person. At the crusade in Caicó, Brazil many people were touched by God, saved, and healed. You played an important part in making that happen! Thank you for your prayers and your giving.


Monday, July 23, 2018

The Healer - Sermon by Evangelist Daniel King

You can be healed. In this insightful message, Daniel King builds your faith for a healing miracle. Listen as he explores the healing stories of Jesus in Matthew chapters 8-9.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Jesus - The Light of the World

Jesus is the Light of the World and if Jesus lives in you, then you are a shining light in the midst of great darkness. Are you shining bright for Jesus? In what areas do you think you could shine brighter? In this inspiring message, Evangelist Daniel King will challenge you to let your light shine.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Caicó, Brazil - Crusade of Faith and Miracles with Evangelist Daniel King

Caicó, Brazil is located in Northeast Brazil in the state of Rio Grande do Norte. According to a census in 2013 a total of 66,246 people live in the city. The city has the highest rate of suicide in the state and the third highest rate of suicide in the country of Brazil. Caicó is known as a stronghold of idolatry and the people fight mental depression and spiritual oppression. The city is considered to be a stronghold of Catholicism. The patron saint of Caicó is St. Anne and every year a festival is held by the Roman Catholic Church to honor her memory. Caicó is also known for hosting the largest carnival in the state of Rio Grande do Norte.

The planning for the crusade began six months in advance. A crusade director visited the city of Caicó and met with the local pastors. They indicated their eagerness to participate in the crusade. All nine of the evangelical churches in the city participated in our crusade. The total membership of these nine churches equals 1,357 which is about 2% of the population of the city of Caicó.

Three months prior to the crusade, prayer cards were given to all the church members. Each believer was encouraged to write down the names of ten unsaved people on their prayer card and to begin to pray for them to be saved. When the event drew closer, the church members reached out to the ten people and invited each of them to attend the crusade. Permission was secured from local authorities to hold the event. One month prior to the crusade, one thousand posters were distributed throughout the city. The local churches distributed seventy thousand crusade pamphlets and fifty thousand youth crusade invitations. In the eight days prior to the crusade, seven sound cars were used to announce the crusade for six hours each day for a total of two hundred and fifty-six hours of sound car announcements. Seven hundred and fifty radio spots were run on three different radio stations over a fifteen-day period. WhatsApp, Instagram, and Facebook were also used to advertise the event.

Our international team of ministers included six Americans, one Canadian, one Paraguayan, one German, and at least five Brazilians. When the team arrived in the city, we immediately began ministering in local schools and neighborhoods. We also gave away food to hungry families.

We held a three-day training event for local believers. Then we did a youth event and used music and a strength team to attract the young people. When the crusade began, the city was ready. On Friday night, three deaf people were healed and began to speak. This miracle caused attendance on Saturday night to greatly increase. We also did a children’s festival and a pastoral leadership seminar.

A total of 641 people filled out decision cards at the crusade indicating they decided to follow Jesus. This harvest of souls represents an increase of 43% in the number of Christians in Caicó, On the Sunday after the crusade, all nine churches in the city reported that new people attended their churches.

Saturday, May 26, 2018

I Need Your Prayers - Unrest in Brazil is Threatening Our Festival

I need your prayers.  Today, I am headed to Brazil for a Gospel Festival in the city of Caicó.

As our team is getting on the plane, we received word about a strike that is paralyzing the country of Brazil.

The truck drivers of Brazil are worried about rising gasoline costs and they have gone on strike. They are blocking many of the roads with their trucks and because of there actions food is not getting to the stores and gasoline is not getting to the gas stations. Empty grocery stores are causing lots of unrest as people worry about what they will eat.

The president ordered to police to clear the roads, but the police disobeyed because they say they are on the side of the truck drivers in the dispute. So, now the President has ordered the military to clear the roads. In the midst of this chaos, many roads are blocked and many airplane flights are being canceled because of a lack of fuel. For more information, click here.

So I need your prayers for our Gospel Festival that is happening this week.

1. Pray that our entire team makes it to the city where the Gospel Festival will take place.

2. Our sound system is on a truck coming to the Festival from one thousand kilometers away. Pray it will be able to pass through all the roadblocks.

3. Pray many people will come to the Gospel Festival despite the unrest.

4.Pray the chaos will make people turn toward God and many people will be saved.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

An Evangelism Research Project

We are only a few days away from going to Caicó, Brazil for a Great Gospel Festival.  

Our team will be visiting schools to invite students to the festival. For the young people, we have a strength team who will be breaking stacks of bricks, tearing phone books in half, and blowing up hot water bottles in order to attract teenagers to the festival. One member of our team is a children’s minister who will be doing a big kid’s festival. We are purchasing lots of toys and candy to give away to the children. We will be doing a leadership conference for the pastors and three nights of crusade meetings.

Caicó, Brazil has a population of 80,000 people and it has one of the highest rates of suicide in the nation of Brazil. It is known as a stronghold of idolatry. Our goal is to reach every person in the city with the Gospel. We expect 10,000-15,000 people to attend the crusade meetings.

Research Project
This Caicó crusade will be my sixth time preaching the Gospel in Brazil, but this will be one of the most significant of all my crusades.

This is because in addition to preaching the Gospel to the crowd in Brazil, I will also be conducting research at the same time.

For the past three years, I have been working on earning my Doctorate of Ministry degree at Oral Roberts University. This consisted of taking on-line classes and doing intensive one-week seminars on campus. All of my class work has been finished and now all that remains is writing my dissertation.

The Doctorate of Ministry degree is designed to be a practical degree and so the dissertation for my doctorate is called an “Applied Research Project.”  It consists of writing several chapters of theological and historical research and then conducting a research project.

You probably will not be surprised to find that the focus of my study is mass evangelism. This year, I have been reading dozens of books on the history of mass evangelism and reflecting theologically on the importance of evangelism.

Now at our upcoming crusade in Brazil I will complete the research part of my project. The goal is to provide an academic snapshot of a large evangelistic event in a developing nation. I have been doing crusades like this for years, but now I will be able to demonstrate academically what God is doing.

The main part of the research will consist of taking a survey of all the people who attend the crusade. Here are some of the questions I will be trying to answer: Who attends a large evangelistic event? What percentage of the crowd are unbelievers? Are the attendees religious or secular in their background? If they are religious, what church do they identify with? Why did people decide to attend? How did people hear about the event? Which part of the advertising is successful? What attracted people to come to the event? Do they come for the music, or the preaching, or the spectacle? Or do they arrive because they are bored and there is nothing else to do?  Do they attend out of curiosity or because they want to receive a miracle or because a friend invited them? What beliefs do people bring to the event? What are the demographics, economic level, and educational level of the people who attend? Are they children, youth, or adults? Do the unbelievers who attend understand the message about Jesus that is presented? Do people remember the information that is imparted through the sermon? Do people respond to the message? How many people are getting saved at the event?

In addition, we will be giving pre-crusade surveys and post-crusade surveys to all the participating pastors in order to capture their viewpoint and interviewing the volunteers who choose to participate as ushers and councilors at the crusade.

This project will provide information that will help evangelists be more effective in how they promote and conduct evangelistic events. This research will also provide information that can be used to defend and promote the use of mass evangelism campaigns. And when I finish the research project, I will be Dr. Daniel King.

Thank you! This month your financial gift to our ministry will be maximized because it will have an impact on the nation of Brazil, and it will have an academic impact on evangelism that will endure for many years to come.

Thinking evangelistically,

Daniel King

P.S. We still need your help in order to complete the budget for the Brazil crusade. Please pray for many people to be saved and please rush your financial gift to us. We need it in just a few days. Every dollar you give will help us reach more people for Jesus in Caicó, Brazil. Thank You and God Bless You!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

A Tale of Two Mothers

For Mother's Day today, I preached at a church in South Africa. I thought you might be interested in the notes from the sermon I preached...

A Tale of Two Mothers 
The first mother I want to introduce you to is Eve, the “mother of all humankind.”

In the beginning of time, God created Adam and Eve and placed them in a beautiful garden. He gave them the entire garden as their own, except for the fruit of two trees in the middle of the garden.

The Serpent came and tempted Eve. He said, “You will not surely die…for God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened and you will be like God, knowing good and evil” (Genesis 3:4-5). In disobedience to God, Eve reached out her hand and took the fruit. Then she offered it to Adam and he also ate the fruit.

Because of Eve’s disobedience, sin entered the world. Along with sin came great pain and heartbreak.

Eve watched her son Cain kill Abel (Genesis 4:8). She saw the world descend into chaos. But, her whole life, she held onto the promise of the “seed of the woman” (Genesis 3:15)  who would come to crush the serpent’s head.

For thousands of years, mother’s passed this promise down from generation to generation. They told their little girls, “Someday, a woman will give birth to a Savior.”

But after thousands of years, many gave up hope. It seemed that a Savior would never come.

But now I want to introduce you to another mother. Her name was Mary and she is known as “the mother of God.”

She was a young girl, a teenager. One day an angel visited her and said, “Blessed are you among woman for you are highly favored.” JOKE: I told my kids this story and they went home and licked my wife. She asked why they were licking her and they explained that I told them their mother was highly flavored.

CONCEPTION: Mary replied to the angel, “May it be onto me according to your will.” In that moment, the Holy Spirit came upon her and she became pregnant.  (Luke 1:26-38).

BIRTH: Nine months later, in a manger in Bethlehem, Mary gave birth to Jesus the Christ, the Son of God, the Messiah. She gave birth to the Creator of the Universe, to the One who existed before time began. (Luke 2:4-6).

LOSING JESUS: When Jesus was a twelve-year-old boy, his parents accidently left him behind in the Temple. One can imagine how Mary felt when she lost her boy. (Luke 2:41-50)

GROWTH: Mary watched her son grow up. Even though Jesus was God, He still learned from His mother. She taught him how to dress Himself, and how to eat with manners. She taught Him how to count, and how to sing songs. She taught Him her favorite Scriptures and sent him off to school in the synagogue. (Luke 2:51). The Bible tells us, “He grew in wisdom and stature and favor with God and man.” (Luke 2:52).

WEDDING AT CANA: Mary was the reason for Jesus’ first miracle. They were at a wedding and the wine ran out. Mary spoke to Jesus about the problem. He commanded the servants to fill six stone jars full of water and to serve the guests. They were hesitant to obey his crazy command, but Mary told them to “Do whatever he tells you to do.”  (John 2:5)

CRUCIFIXION: Mary also experienced great pain. She watched her precious son be executed in the most horrible way possible. She stood at the foot of the cross and looked up into his eyes. She wondered if everything the angle had told her was wrong. If Jesus was the Son of God, how could he hang dying on a tree? In that moment, Jesus showed how much he cared for his mother. He said to Mary, “Dear woman, here is your son, and He said to John, “Here is your mother.” (John 19:26-27)

RESURRECTION: Mary, the Mother of Jesus, was there to see the empty tomb. (Luke 24:10).

Let’s compare these two mothers. In some ways they were similar. Both woman were mothers. Both woman experienced pain and suffering. Both saw a son die. Both loved their children.

But in other ways, these two mothers are very different:

* One mother was disobedient and brought sin in the world, the other mother was obedient and brought a Savior into the world.

* One mother was unwilling to do God’s will, the other was willing to do God’s will.

* One mother listened to the voice of Satan, the other mother listened to the voice of God.

* One mother raised Cain, the other mother raised Jesus.

* One mother brought death into the world, the other mother brought eternal life into the world.

Mary is a great example for us to follow. Now, I do not think it is appropriate to pray to Mary.  JOKE: Once there was a woman in a cathedral and Jesus appeared to her and said, “I am Jesus.” She replied, “Hush.” Jesus was surprised. He tapped her on the shoulder and said, “I am Jesus, the Savior of the Lord.” Again, she responded by saying, “Shhhhh.” For a third time, he tried to get her attention and finally she responded, “Can you please be quiet, I am trying to talk to your mother.” As this story illustrates, we should only pray to God, not to a human. But, it is appropriate to honor and show respect to Mary, because she carried God in her womb for nine months.

So, what lessons can mothers today learn from Mary? I think we should take her words to heart and make them our own.

1. Have faith in God: We should say with Mary, “According to your will be it done onto me.”

2. Obey Jesus: We should do what Mary told the servants to do, “Whatever He says to you, do it.”

3. Know that Jesus can do miracles: Mary knew Jesus could do miracles. If Jesus can turn water into wine, He can turn your problem into a miracle.

4. Salvation – Mary saw Jesus die on the cross but three days later, she saw Him as risen Lord. You too can experience the reality of a risen Jesus!