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August 2017 - MISSIONS EXPERIENCE

 

Here at RDSN the Mission we are dedicated to teaching and demonstrating that living a lifestyle of Jesus is not only possible but is also our mandate as His kids! We pursue this directive by training our children, students, and Missions Experience participants to hear God and stand confidently in the knowledge that they carry the solution to every problem, sickness, or circumstance that does not align with heaven, because Jesus lives in them. This is one of our greatest joys, to see heaven invade earth when a child of God steps into a circumstance.

This summer we hosted thousands of people from teams all over the world: USA, England, Canada, Brazil, and Mexico. We trained them and sent them out into neighborhoods all over Tijuana to demonstrate the power of Jesus to those they encountered. We wanted to share some of the testimonies that came from their Missions Experience with you hoping that they will encourage and inspire you! You carry the solution to every problem you confront because of Who has taken up residence in you, Jesus Christ!

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Grace, a young attendee of a Missions Experience group from the US, saw a picture of a large aloe vera plant in front of a small home in her mind’s eye when she asked Holy Spirit to give her a picture of the “treasure” she would encounter during community outreach. Later that day she went out to a nearby community with her team to help clean up a city block. While walking past a house she noticed the aloe plant in the front yard of a small home, the exact same plant she’d seen in her imagination earlier! She spoke to the lady that lived there through an interpreter that RDSN provided and shared how she came to find her. Grace communicated to her how much her Savior had done for her and how He loved her. The lady accepted Christ right then and there, as did the rest of her family! A whole household was saved because of one brave person willing to go where the Lord led her!

During a church service Jimmy Horner called out several words of knowledge for healing. One was  that someone here could not breath through their nose normally due to an issue with their septum. A teenager, Oscar, stood up because when he was 5 years old he’d had an unsuccessful surgery on his deviated septum in his nose. The people near him laid hands on him and declared healing for his nose. Oscar said he felt his nose “correct itself!” Afterward he could breathe easily through both of his nostrils which is something he had never been able to do!

To read more INSPIRING & POWERFUL testimonies please visit our website: 
www.rdsn.org/testimonies


JESUS CULTURE MISSIONS EXPERIENCE

As you may have seen on our Instagram and Facebook accounts, we hosted a Jesus Culture Missions Experience #JCME17 in July. Keep your eyes open for the highlight video on our social media pages! Instagram: @rdsn_org & Facebook: @rdsn.org

“It has been a joy and an honor to be able to partner with RDSN the Mission and with Jimmy and Genea and all the work that they are doing there.
 
It’s really incredible to hear the testimonies of lives changed, cultures transformed and to really be able to see a ministry that carries such an incredible heart of God, faith for the power of God to be made manifest, and a heart for people.

(Through the Missions Experience) I really believe there is an impartation that will come to you through this ministry.  And that God wants to grab a hold of your heart as He has RDSN's and really put an anointing and authority on your life to go back from this into whatever city you came from and see impact.”
- Banning Liebscher (Jesus Culture Lead Pastor)

To book your own missions experience or learn more: 
www.rdsn.org
619-661-9232
groups@rdsn.org
 

July 2017 - Rescue. Love. Restore.

Our orphan care program is designed to meet the physical needs of children who have been rescued from abusive and neglectful situations; and to also prepare, empower, and propel them to live out their God-given destinies. We are committed to rescuing the one, loving them unto complete healing, and restoring hope for their futures.

RDSN the Mission is steadfast in our pursuit of creating an orphan-less world. We believe we can accomplish this through family. Family is the answer to the orphan problem. We hope to inspire an adoption revolution and bring awareness to every believer that they are called to be the solution. We, as one family, can create an orphan-less world!

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We want to highlight the restoring power of Jesus through family by sharing Carmen’s story with you.

Carmen turned 18 last month and is the oldest of a family of four that calls RDSN home. Carmen and her siblings were rescued from poverty, abuse, and severe neglect. In March of 2012, we were holding a church connection group in their neighborhood when we discovered the tragic circumstances they were living in.

We contacted child protective services and the children were placed with us shortly after. They were timid, protective of one another and nervous about what the future held for them. But love broke through their barriers, their doubts and their pain. Throughout the years they have been confronted time and again with His healing love demonstrated through the compassion of the RDSN family. His love has restored their hope and healed their hearts.

Coming of age after being in a governmental system for most of your life can be scary, even for those who have embraced the Lord and family. Those big life questions of “what’s next?” can be hard to navigate alone. Thankfully Carmen went to her older RDSN “siblings”, young men and women that at one time were in the same position as Carmen but are now leaders, staff or students in the School of Missions. Carmen asked them why they'd chosen to stay and be a part of the family after they were old enough to make their own decision to stay or leave. They had varying answers but these stood out beyond the rest; family created a platform for them to be launched from, a home to be loved fully in, and a place where they are known.

Carmen has chosen to stay and continue on her path of discovering who she is and what she wants to impact in the future. She is looking forward to being a part of our School of Missions in September where she will be positioned to grow deeper in her relationship with her family and impact the world around her as she fortifies her identity in the Lord.

Carmen’s story is not unusual for us. Next year we’ll be celebrating 30 years as family! In those 30 years we’ve had hundreds of rescued children grow into healthy, whole adults that have created their own families. To all of you that supported us with your prayers and finances, THANK YOU! You have made a difference in the life of Carmen and countless others.


7-YEAR OLD GIL GROWS ORGANIC VEGETABLES!

Right now Gil’s garden contains beets, beans, tomatoes, and Swiss chard. He started the garden because he wanted the outside of his home to be beautiful, and he likes plants in general because they “give fruit.” His favorite things to plant are strawberries, cucumbers and watermelon. But Gil stresses, that his most favorite fruit to grow is strawberries. 

Gil says that it is easy to take care of the plants and explained the way he does it, “You just water them and place them under the sun.” He loves to garden but in the future he says that he would like to become a pilot.

June 2017 - La Misión

Iglesia La Misión is bringing heaven to earth in Tijuana, Mexico!

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The church is the central part of the ministry here at RDSN the Mission and we are in a season of growth and vitality.  Every Sunday hundreds of people gather in one of our two campuses to experience the presence and truth of Jesus.  Connection groups meet weekly in homes throughout the city.  A new youth group has just been started along with a youth worship team. And every week the church goes out to serve and demonstrate the realities of the Kingdom through our community outreach and evangelism ministries. 

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Our local church community is more engaged in ministry and service than ever before. The lost are being saved, the sick are being healed and people in wheel chairs are walking again. There has been a significant increase in people from the church coming on staff - not because they need a job - but because they believe in our mission.  We even have members of the church in personal preparation to go to Romania one day and join the team there.

The heart of our house is being replicated in local communities.  Villas del Campo is one of the neighborhoods we serve.  With several connection groups meeting there weekly they have taken the mission to the streets - literally.  They are partnering with local community leaders to meet the needs they see for their area - sweeping the streets, painting over graffiti and demonstrating the Kingdom through action.

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Through these connection groups people are being discipled in the midst of a loving community that is doing life with them.  Our community outreach and evangelism ministries target a neighborhood for an entire month partnering with the connection groups in those areas to bring a holistic outreach of serving, witnessing, and connecting people into community.  

It is our heart to see Heaven invade Earth through the lives of our local church as they interact with people and spheres of influence all over Tijuana.  “Let your Kingdom come; let your will be done in Tijuana as it is in Heaven!”


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Miguel Ángel lives in Villas Del Campo with his wife and 3 children.  He has been attending our church for about 2 months.  He came to church after attending one of our connection groups in his community.  Miguel has worked as a builder, but said he always wanted to have his own business.  One evening at his connection group he asked us to pray that he could start his own business.  A few weeks later he let us know that God blessed him with the finances to be able to start his own churros business which he calls, “Churros La Misión.”

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He is now able to enjoy more time with his family, his 3 kids attend elementary school and they are happy to be part of our La Misión family. 


JESUS CULTURE MISSIONS EXPERIENCE

JULY 6, 2017 - JULY 9, 2017

$450

(Limited Availability)

May 2017 - ROMANIA!

Words have become worlds and we are officially in Romania!

Several years ago the Lord began speaking to us about Europe saying that He was flooding the continent with His presence and that we were to be part of it. Shortly after this we began exploring Eastern Europe in search of need. When Genea and I crossed the border into Romania for the first time, we looked at each other and knew that this was the country He wanted RDSN to be working in.

We found a nation with rolling green hills, rich earth, a beautiful people and at the same time overwhelming need. It has been less than thirty years since the fall of communism and the land and the people are still in the process of healing as they embrace the freedom they had been starving for. In such a small country of just over 19 million people, there are over 60,000 orphans and many more children who are living at risk. In the poorer communities family has broken down, the majority of the children do not even make it to the fourth grade. These kids do not know the meaning of family, the very idea of the kingdom.

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Through a series of divine appointments we found ourselves in the city of Sighişoara which is in the heart of Transylvania. It once was among the most influential cities in the nation, a center of science and the arts. We began to look for vacant land surrounding the city that could serve as a base for orphan and family care as well as a church missions school and base. Over and over we were shown small pieces of property with really big price tags. A friend asked if we would be interested in seeing a clothing factory in the center of the city, to which we declined having our hearts set on building from the ground up. He was persistent in His desire for us to see it, and His persistence paid off and we agreed to take a tour.

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Our first view of the building was startling, five stories and over 80,000 square feet. All of our main campus buildings in Mexico could just fit inside. As Genea and I walked through the doors of the factory we heard Holy Spirit say “this is it”. Immediately, the mere thought of the cost of such a facility was overwhelming and my thoughts ran to, we need to find vacant land and build because of the cost. It was in that moment that the Lord asked me, why would you want to spend 29 years building something that you can have right now. It was right then that He stirred an urgency inside of us as we thought about the lives that could be saved now and not later.

We came home to Mexico and began putting together the team who will be moving this June to Sighişoara and raising money amongst friends and partners. It has been a long year of negotiating with the owner of the factory and God has been faithful. We were originally informed the sales price was $3.7 million but over the course of the year was reduced to $1.4 million. Last month we signed a purchase contract for the facility and made the downpayment of $265,000. We are continually in awe of His provision and the generosity of his people.

Romania Team (left to right): Brooklyn, Becky, Harrison, Jim, Jonathan, Kerrington, Eduardo, Diana, Jessica and Sierra.

Romania Team (left to right): Brooklyn, Becky, Harrison, Jim, Jonathan, Kerrington, Eduardo, Diana, Jessica and Sierra.

We invite you to pray and celebrate with us as we prepare to move the team this summer to begin our part of what the Lord has in store for Romania. We need to raise $1.1 million to finish paying for the building and while that sounds like such a large sum of money it doesn't even come close to the value of the lives that will be saved and transformed.

Thank you for being part of the RDSN the Mission’s journey,

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Jimmy & Genea Horner