Brazil March & April 2017

Dear Family, Partners and Friends,

March - April 2017

I hope this finds you doing well. I just returned from two back to back trips to Brazil, and by the time you read this, I will be heading back to finish up another series of meetings! We started in the State of Bahia and ended our events in the state of Brasilia, the seat of government in Brazil.

All I can say is wow! God is doing such amazing things, it has left me a bit speechless. Every service has been an open heaven for those in attendance. The power of God’s Word, His powerful presence at each altar call, was changing the lives of all who respond to Him in faith. These times in His presence lasted for over an hour as we decided to pray for each teen in attendance. I am still amazed at the goodness of God and His willingness to forgive and redeem all who would ask. I will admit that there was significant opposition as we drove 16 hours to our final destination. Only eight hours out of our trip the clutch in the truck decided to stop working. Stranded, with no cell service, we had to find some help. After much prayer, lots of water and a kind mechanic, thirty six hours later, we were back on schedule, undeterred. We knew that the events we had planned were going to be explosive! 

After much prayer, lots of water and a kind mechanic, thirty six hours later, we were back on schedule, undeterred.

In one of our meetings a young girl, sitting on the fifth row was staring at me with great ferocity in her eyes. Arms folded in defiance, she hung onto every word I said never breaking eye contact with me. As the message progressed she began to nod o , which is to be expected by most teens. But as I made the altar call and encouraged the crowd to respond to Him in faith, God directed me to leave the stage and walk down to the now visibly angry girl. As I approached her she tightened her gaze, sat back in the chair and narrowed her big brown eyes at me. I put the mic down and through my interpreter asked her one question.

I placed my hand on her shoulder and asked “how is your relationship with Jesus?”

At that moment she broke, a deep cry of desperation came echoing out of her that sent shock wavs through the church and me. Her great pain, her great need was now being expressed. Suddenly, she fell forward in a broken heap as church members gathered around her in prayer. It was at that moment the presence of God descended in the church in a very noticeable demonstration of mercy and grace. People began to run forward, those who were already at the altar began to weep audibly. This precious girl was what I call the trigger, once she broke, under Gods direction, the rest followed. It was a glorious night!

On my first trip in March, I celebrated my 51st birthday. It was a Saturday night and happened to be the last night of a conference I was hosting. Since my Portuguese is very limited, my friends planned the surprise announcement right under my nose. As I approached the stage Saturday night, my interpreter David took the mic and directed me to sit in a chair on the front row. I thought they were showing the App promo and said, “why am I sitting here, I need to talk about it when it is over?” Suddenly the lights went out and a video began to play. It was an overview
of my last 450 meetings in Brazil, set to one of my favorite worship songs, “10,000 degrees of anointing.” The crowd cheered as I wept like a baby for 5 minutes. I was speech- less, the video was much more than a surprise, it was a testimony to Gods grace in my life as we have labored
for years in this nation. My composure was gone as they escorted me to the stage and presented me with a double layer, ornately decorated birthday cake. It was too much.

I stood there and sobbed for what seemed like eternity as the crowd sang to me. Someone asked if I minded being away from home on my birthday,

I responded quietly, “I am home!”

Needless to say, the service that night was incredible, Jesus showed himself powerful in our midst!

As with all we do around the world, none of it would be possible without your faithful support, both financially and spiritually. God has continued to open many more doors of opportunity in Brazil and around the world, thanks for helping me obey His call to go into all the world. I want to say a special thank you to Joyce Meyer Ministries for providing her incredible books to all the teens in our meetings free of charge. Thanks- CHAD

In each event the snake was not only requested, but was used as a very real spiritual object lesson.

In each event the snake was not only requested, but was used as a very real spiritual object lesson.

The joy of seeing someone forgiven by Jesus is something that I never grow tired of.

The joy of seeing someone forgiven by Jesus is something that I never grow tired of.

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BRAZIL XMAS 2016

Dear Friends and Supporters,   December 2016

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I just returned fromanother incredible ministry trip to Brazil. This will complete2016 with a total of six trips to the South American Continentand each trip was better than the previous. We focusedour attention on the State of Rio in the municipality of VoltaRedonda. We had 16 meetings in 14 days including hIghschools, colleges and church meetings. Even though the logisticswere challenging, the meetings were a huge success.My ministry team, who is based in the State of Bahia, whichis 22 hours north, had to drive the precarious 1500 km journeywith product and our animal examples in less than 24hours. Regardless of bad roads and unexpected stops, theyarrived just in time to have our first meeting. As with all ofour meetings, Gods presence and power were manifest inevery event. Hundreds responded to the call for salvationand God met the needs of all who were in attendance. I amalways amazed at the way God does things. When we arefaithful to stand and preach His word, He faithfully ministersto young and old in each event, confirming His love for eachperson, encouraging and empowering them by His Spirit.

There is nothing greater than seeing the lost come forward toreceive Jesus as their personal savior!

There is nothing greater than seeing the lost come forward toreceive Jesus as their personal savior!

There were so many testimonies from parents and teens alike,that God had indeed answered their prayers and challenged theirhearts. Our main contact was a Presbyterian Church who hadover 1000 churches in the area. These events gave me not onlythe opportunity to communicate to teens, but to their parentsas well. Lives restored, spirits lifted and souls saved was a nightlyoccurrence. As with every trip there were many who came to thealtar who were demon possessed. Without fail the Name of Jesuswas more than enough to see them dramatically set free anddelivered. Thanks for helping me go! CHAD DANIEL

Morning radio programs in Rio were always a blast.

Morning radio programs in Rio were always a blast.

The animals were well behaved with my friend AndreCâmara at Boa Novas TV in Rio. They will begin airingour program in February 2017.

The animals were well behaved with my friend AndreCâmara at Boa Novas TV in Rio. They will begin airingour program in February 2017.

had another great opportunity to speak withJoyce Meyer about teen age suicide.

had another great opportunity to speak withJoyce Meyer about teen age suicide.

As we would minister to people in the altar, God would speakprophetic words of life and hope to the hurting!

As we would minister to people in the altar, God would speakprophetic words of life and hope to the hurting!

India November 2016

Dear Friends and Supporters, November 2016

I just returned from a fruitful trip to Hong Kong and India. I have not been back for almost two years and I was excited that we had the opportunity to return. We made the most of our stop over in Hong Kong and filmed 5 programs. We visited the Gold Fish Market, the Wishing Tree and the infamous Temple Street Market. Each location offered the perfect backdrop to communicate a powerful message. As with all the videos we create, we use a natural example to
explain a spiritual truth. I cant wait to get these edited and on our App. After our brief time in Hong Kong we traveled to India to be a part of the Alive Conference in the city of Hyderabad. My friend Josh Komonapali hosted this event and I was honored to be a part of it. As usual we communicated the message of Life utilizing the Sea of Trees video and the results were the same as so many times before.Young people came forward weeping, crying out to God for
freedom and peace as they struggle with this life. Jesus was faithful to not only impart grace, but also set them free from many strongholds that kept them bound.

After the conference we boarded an overnight train to head to the city of Amalapuram. There is no greater experience than traveling in India by train. The smells, the sounds, the animals and
frantic pace of the stations reminds one of how good we have it in the USA. Arriving at 5am the next morning we took another 2 hour van ride to the city. Working with Josh and his families
established ministries, we had three full days of production, meetings and lots of fellowship. Our first stop was to a high school where we shared about harnessing the power of Gods creativity
in our personal lives. The teens were intrigued by our stories and method of communicating the truths of Gods Word.

 

The highlight of the trip was going to visit the Leper and HIV home. I have always had a very soft spot for those whom society has rejected. Even though our time was limited, I was excited to shake their hands, look them in the eyes and pray over each of them. They get very few visitors and our time with them was appreciated. We of course could not go to India and not film a memorable video message. We had the opportunity to visit a free cataract surgery clinic and film
in the operating theatre. Clothed in surgery scrubs I communicated how cataracts in the natural can limit our ability to utilize natural light, so does unforgivness and hardness of heart limit our ability to walk in Gods light. It was a profound simple message. From here we visited a home for children to share the Gospel with them. What a blast it was to have 250 attentive souls hanging on every word. I of course could not do a normal message, I needed to take it to another level and I did this by utilizing a T-Rex blow up costume. The message “Calling on Jesus Name when your afraid” was gladly accepted by the kids. Well, there were a few shreiks when he made his appearance.

Each night we had the opportunity to share the Word of God in small outdoor street meetings. This can be tricky since India frowns upon “conversion meetings” especially when foreigners are involved. This fact however did not deter us or our team from giving it 100% each night. As we shared the Word I was reminded that the secret to the Gospel is not in my power to communicate, but in its ability to produce faith when it is read. As expected each of these meetings did exactly that. Men, women and children responded to the simple message of Jesus, some for the very first time, others received miracles of healing as they came forward for prayer.
There is no greater experience than praying for someone who is desperate, someone who has no hope outside of Jesus. We prayed for all in attendance and were amazed at what God did through our simple obedience. It was an fruitful trip on all fronts and I am confident that the seeds sown during this time will produce fruit for eternity. We have plans to return to this wonderful nation in 2017 to again participate in the Alive Conference. Thanks again for helping us go into all the world for Him!

Brazil October 2016

Dear Friends and Supporters,

Fall has finally arrived in Southern California and this canonly mean one thing; temperatures are heating up inSouth America. I just returned from a two week, 2000mile road trip back to the states of Bahia and Sergipe.We had such powerful meetings here last month thatwe wanted to return and finish what God started. Inevery service the power of God was made manifest ashundreds of young and old responded to the tangiblepresence of the Spirit of God. As with all of our eventsthere is an emphasis on salvation and encountering Jesusin a very real personal way. I am always amazed when Isee HIM open the eyes of the desperate and bring life tothose who are on the verge of giving up hope. At timesthe Spirit of God would be so strongly felt that we couldnot finish the service as people began to cry and weeparound the venue. I attribute this directly to the prayersthat you and others have offered to heaven on behalf of ageneration.During

 

In every service the Spirit of God would manifest with such power that young and old would shake as He met their needs!

In every service the Spirit of God would manifest with such power that young and old would shake as He met their needs!

The altars were always filled with hurting young people who were desperate for a touch from Jesus..He never disapointed!

The altars were always filled with hurting young people who were desperate for a touch from Jesus..He never disapointed!

We had many new doors and invitations into a few mainlinedenominations, something that I have been praying for since myfirst trip to Brazil. Not only does this expose to others what Godis doing in our meetings, but it also gives me access to tens ofthousands of teens who are looking to be discipled and taughtabout their new found faith. I can then promote our JovembytesApp, giving them opportunity to engage with this “free” tool. Iwas thrilled to know that during this past trip our numbers spikedon our download page, confirming to me that our App was notonly needed, but being used as well

The times of personal ministry at the altar was incredible.

The times of personal ministry at the altar was incredible.

I had a number of last minute opportunities arisewhile we were in the city of Aracaju. Numerous newspaper,radio and TV interviews were gladly accepted.But what had to be one of highlights was beinginvited to speak at a public high school. As usual webrought the snake and explained how small thingsget big, especially if you feed them. As I finished themeeting and began to speak very personally to thekids, the atmosphere changed and you could feelthat heaven had just stepped into the court yard. Theteens began to grow very quiet and then began toweep out loud. I was amazed that the grace of Godhad been made so very obvious to these hungrysouls. I turned to look at the administrators and teachersand they were weeping as well. The principal gaveme two thumbs up to continue with the message,taking as much time as I needed. I quickly pointedthe message to the work of the cross and how Jesushad come to save and set free. Hundreds raised theirhands, some accepting Jesus for the first time, othersrededicating their lives to Him on the spot.

 

Ths simple message of the Cross and the promise of the life it offersopened the hearts of the people and the doors of heaven, creating anatmosphere of freedom and joy!

Ths simple message of the Cross and the promise of the life it offersopened the hearts of the people and the doors of heaven, creating anatmosphere of freedom and joy!

I was excited to see the response of the people to theWord of God and to His powerful presence. One of thehosting pastors was commenting, “we thought you werejust a white guy with a snake who told stories.” I laughedout loud when mentioned this, telling him, “well sort of,I do use a snake, but the only story I tell is the one about aGod who sent His only Son to die for the world,” he smiledand agreed that this story was all we needed. Althoughit was a fantastic trip, there were many challenges alongthe way. I had to utilize two new translators, who werenervous to say the least, a sick Iguana (who eventuallydied) and a head cold that never got any better. In spiteof this and a few other communication issues, it wasone of the most powerful trips I have ever been a partof, at least in Brazil. I will be returning in December toRio for another two weeks of meetings. Please keepthis and my current trip to India in Prayer. God is doingsome wonderful things and I am believing that I willhave the grace and strength to continue being obedientto Him in all areas of my life. Thanks again for helpingus reach a generation with the Gospel of Life!

God was working not only in the hearts of the teens, but in their parents as well.

God was working not only in the hearts of the teens, but in their parents as well.

Our last minute meetings at a local high school proved to be a miraculous moment for all in attendence

Our last minute meetings at a local high school proved to be a miraculous moment for all in attendence

September 2016

Dear Friends and Supporters,

Summer is ending and as usual Brazil is calling. I just returned from a two week, 3000-mile road trip through three states in the Northeast of the nation, Bahia, Sergipe and Pernambuco. Me, my interpreter David, our worship leader Caprini and our staff Vet Dean crammed our animal menagerie into our truck and completed 20 meetings in 15 days without any loss of life or limb! We worked hard to get to every event on time and God honored our faith and willingness to go where few people want to go. In every service the grace of God was made manifest as hundreds of young and old responded to the message of freedom and life in Christ! The reports are continuing to come in from pastors telling us that the freedom and deliverance received during our “Life Events” is continuing to produce fruit. Our message is simple; “Jesus wants to do good to you, regardless of how far you may fnd yourself away from Him.” The snake, the iguana and owl are all memorable examples we use to communicate the life-giving message of Jesus to a generation. 

We finally acquired a ministry vehicle to travel the nation and transport our exotic payload with ease!

We finally acquired a ministry vehicle to travel the nation and transport our exotic payload with ease!

I was excited to have my Biologist and Veterinarian friends come and help me communicate the truth of God’s Word through His “wild” creation!

I was excited to have my Biologist and Veterinarian friends come and help me communicate the truth of God’s Word through His “wild” creation!

As young and old responded in faith, Jesus met them at their place of need and imparted life and hope!

As young and old responded in faith, Jesus met them at their place of need and imparted life and hope!

God opened an awesome door for us during these meetings. Correction officials in the state of Sergipe asked us to visit a maximum-security prison for violent teen offenders. Murderers, rapists and thieves, some as young as 12, crowded in cells of 15 or more, listened attentively as we shared the forgiveness found in Jesus! I could go one for hours about what God did on this trip, hundreds saved and set free as we shared the Gospel with boldness.

Thanks for helping us go! In Jesus Name- Chad Daniel

Brazil May 2016

Dear Friends & Family,

I just returned from a quick but fruitful trip back to Brazil. I had a business meeting with a couple of TV stations and a creative sit-down with my friend Pastor Marco who is my “TV voice” in Brazil. As with any other trip, I always try to make the most of my time, and in this case it was also to promote the “Life Event” strategy with a few key churches. We recently translated the Sea of Trees into Portuguese and we have begun to hold these anti-suicide events around the nation. My friend and translator coordinated some of these meetings in Rio and they were more than we expected. The first event was in a Baptist Church which graciously opened their doors to their weekly college and career service. I was curious to see how the message would be received and the altar call confirmed what I suspected. Over 100 young adults came forward for prayer, ask-ing God to not only deliver them from tormenting thoughts and overwhelming hopelessness, but also to receive grace to forgive those who had hurt them. As the Spirit of God began to move, voices were heard all over the sanctuary crying and weeping before the Lord.  I was encouraged as the altar service continued for almost 45 minutes. God did so many wonderful things that night, I am still receiving reports about the services.

We recently released the Sea of Trees DVD in Portuguese and the results we have seen utilizing this unique message have been overwhelming.

We recently released the Sea of Trees DVD in Portuguese and the results we have seen utilizing this unique message have been overwhelming.

 At each service the Spirit of God moved on the hearts of all who were crying out in faith to Him.

The time praying for young and old at the altars was incredible. I was honored to agree with those who were believing God do a miracle in their lives.

The other event we held was with a friend of mine at an Assemblies of God Church in Rio. The pastor hosted us years ago when he was a youth pastor. The night was one of the most unusual I have had the privilege of being a part of. It was Sunday night and the crowds were smaller than usual. I had to have the teens come forward from the balcony to be in the front with me. After I preached and showed a clip from the video, the spirit of God began to move, but this time it was a very definitive direction that I was experiencing. I noticed a woman in the audience and called her forward with a word of Knowledge. As she walked forward to the left side of the stage I could tell something was happening in her life. She approached the stage defiantly. As the word for her came forth, she began to break and weep openly. As we ministered to her the church was getting very excited, which I thought was odd since we did not use the microphone to speak with her so they heard nothing I said at the altar.. When I finished, I was directed to the far right side of the stage and called a teenager out from the crowd. She came forward weeping and to my surprise, I gave her the exact same word from the Lord that I had minutes before given the other woman. Suddenly as the young girl began to weep and cry with great force, a voice whispered in my ear, “Chad, this is that woman’s daughter.” I was blown away. I quickly went down, grabbed the girl by the arm and brought her to her mother who was now lost in a flood of emotions and great joy. As I presented the daughter to her mother the church went wild. The two embraced and wept, rejoicing in what God had orchestrated. As I later learned, the woman had 4 different children from four different men and had a questionable reputation. She had been concerned that her daughter was following in her footsteps and did not know where to turn. God singled out this family that night to not only bring restoration and reconciliation, but to confirm to the church that it is He who hears the prayers of the broken and gives grace to all who call on HIM! 

In Jesus Name

- Chad & Shay Daniel 

Brazil March 2016

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Dear Family, Partners and Friends,

 

I hope this finds you doing well. I just returned from three full weeks of ministry, 1st in Brazil and then in Cleveland, Tennessee. I had the privilege of participating in a weekend of intense youth meetings with my friend Perry Stone. Every spring he and his team at Omega Center International hold back-to-back events called “Warrior Fest” which several thousand teens attend to experience a touch from God. When I arrived in Tennessee I had only been back in the country for 24 hours and was running on fumes; God, how- ever, gave me the grace to share the Word with over 4,000 young people. As usual, the energy was charged and the response of the teens to the Spirit of God’s presence was at times overwhelming. The altar calls lasted for over an hour as we laid hands on hundreds of hungry hearts. The impact of the events will most assuredly be felt for months to come. I will be returning to their summer Reformation events, speci cally addressing the problem with suicide in this generation. I know God is going to do something wonderful. The two previous weeks found me in the state of Brasilia in the nation of Brazil. As usual we arrived and hit the ground running, excited about holding some of our rst “Life Events” in this wonderful nation. As you know, the Life Event strategy involves me utilizing the Sea of Trees video that we lmed in Japan as well as my personal testimony. Having held this type of event in other nations, I was anxious to see how it would be received in Brazil; the results were staggering. At each event, the spirit of God lled the churches, con rming that He was in fact ready to address this topic in typical God-fashion, with great power and freedom available to those who would respond in faith to Him. The churches we were working with were all new contacts and they did not know me or Jovembytes, which probably worked in our favor as there were no preconceived ideas or expectations; what God did con rmed the we had no other agenda but HIS! 

As with many of the churches in Brazil, video technology and wi can be hard to come by, even in some of the biggest churches. I was a little concerned because my implementing the video section of the sermon was key to communicating the message e ectively. By the grace of God, each church had some sort of video display system available and the meetings went as planned. In each event, the process was the same. I show the 12-minute section of the video then I preach for about 30 minutes, sharing the testimony of my father’s death and a portion of scripture that explains the spiritual battle behind what we are seeing around the world. As soon as I nish the message, I make a short invitation to those who are not only battling darkness and thoughts of suicide, but to those who have been impacted by this sinister spirit and are needing to forgive and accept life. Each and every time, hundreds came forward. At times it seemed like the entire church was at the altar crying out to God. What was happening was different than what we have been seeing in our other meetings in Brazil. We literally had young and old coming forward pouring out their hearts to God. As the worship team would begin to minister songs of life and freedom, the intensity would crescendo and you could feel your hair stand on end. We rebuked spirits of death, commanded demons to leave, and without fail people would begin to be set free, at time manifesting demons, who left in an awful shriek. 

Brazil March 2016

Dear Family, Partners and Friends, I hope this finds you doing well. I just returned from three full weeks of ministry, first in Brazil and then in Cleveland, Tennessee. I had the privilege of participating in a weekend of intense youth meetings with my friend Perry Stone. Every spring he and his team at Omega Center International hold back-to-back events called “Warrior Fest” which several thousand teens attend to experience a touch from God. When I arrived in Tennessee I had only been back in the country for 24 hours and was running on fumes; God, however, gave me the grace to share the Word with over 4,000 young people. As usual, the energy was charged and the response of the teens to the Spirit of God’s presence was at times overwhelming. The altar calls lasted for over an hour as we laid hands on hundreds of hungry hearts. The impact of the events will most assuredly be felt for months to come. I will be returning to their summer Reformation events, specifically addressing the problem with suicide in this generation. I know God is going to do something wonderful. The two previous weeks found me in the state of Brasilia in the nation of Brazil. As usual we arrived and hit the ground running, excited about holding some of our first “Life Events” in this wonderful nation. As you know, the Life Event strategy involves me utilizing the Sea of Trees video that we filmed in Japan as well as my personal testimony. Having held this type of event in other nations, I was anxious to see how it would be received in Brazil; the results were staggering. At each event, the spirit of God filled the churches, confirming that He was in fact ready to address this topic in typical God-fashion, with great power and freedom available to those who would respond in faith to Him. The churches we were working with were all new contacts and they did not know me or Jovembytes, which probably worked in our favor as there were no preconcieved ideas or expectations; what God did confirmed the we had no other agenda but HIS!

Each night the Spirit of God filled the arena as the Name of Jesus was lifted in worship!

Each night the Spirit of God filled the arena as the Name of Jesus was lifted in worship!

As with many of the churches in Brazil, video technology and wifi can be hard to come by, even in some of the biggest churches. I was a little concerned because my implementing the video section of the sermon was key to communicating the message effectively. By the grace of God, each church had some sort of video display system available and the meetings went as planned. In each event, the process was the same. I show the 12-minute section of the video then I preach for about 30 minutes, sharing the testimony of my father’s death and a portion of scripture that explains the spiritual battle behind what we are seeing around the world. As soon as I finish the message, I make a short invitation to those who are not only battling darkness and thoughts of suicide, but to those who have been impacted by this sinister spirit and are needing to forgive and accept life. Each and every time, hundreds came forward. At times it seemed like the entire church was at the altar crying out to God. What was happening was different than what we have been seeing in our other meetings in Brazil. We literally had young and old coming forward pouring out their hearts to God. As the worship team would begin to minister songs of life and freedom, the intensity would crescendo and you could feel your hair stand on end. We rebuked spirits of death, commanded demons to leave, and without fail people would begin to be set free, at time manifesting demons, who left in an awful shriek.

As the Spirit of God began to move at the altars, young and old began to weep and express their need of Jesus and His mercy!

As the Spirit of God began to move at the altars, young and old began to weep and express their need of Jesus and His mercy!

As with every event, we always make our discileship and leadership materials available. I’m so glad we were able to translate all of them into Portuguese six years ago.

As with every event, we always make our discileship and leadership materials available. I’m so glad we were able to translate all of them into Portuguese six years ago.

The pastors and leadership of the participating churches were amazed that there was such a response, and to see the power of God’s Spirit move in such dramatic fashion was at times breathtaking. This not only confirmed to them and those in attendance that God was in fact ready to deal with this issue first in his church, but ready to minister life to those who did not know Him. Many who were at the altar were not members of the church and were invited to come to our meetings as a last resort. In one memorable event, a pastor’s teenage daughter had been suicidal and depressed for weeks, having attempted suicide at one point this year and was determined not to come to the events. Through a series of God-ordained events she was in fact present and had a dramatic encounter with God. She came forward and as she said “something happened.” She was overcome by the Spirit of God and said she felt like something “left her”. She was visibly shaken after the event and was anxious to tell her parents what had happened. Apparently they had made an appointment for her with doctor the next day, to discuss what needed to be done to get her more help. I would have enjoyed hearing this girl’s story of freedom to her desperate parents! Jesus answered the prayers of many people and set this young girl free!

At each and every event, hundreds came forward in faith, receiving a powerful touch from Jesus.

At each and every event, hundreds came forward in faith, receiving a powerful touch from Jesus.

In another church the meetings spilled out into the street. At the altar there was young girl who came forward under great duress. She would not come into the church and at one point was clinging to a streetlight pole refusing to come in the meeting. After the message, a pastor took her by the arm and struggled to get her to come to the altar. When she saw me, she refused to look at me. She sneered and looked away. I descended the stage and walked to her. I knew that this precious girl was battling for her life and that she was under the influence of a spirit. As I approached her, the pastor turned her head to look at me. With desperate tear-filled eyes, she gathered the courage to move towards me. As she did, I could feel the anointing overcome her and she began to manifest. I laid my hands on her head, she was overcome by the Spirit of God and collapsed, weeping loudly. God did to her what only He can do. She was gloriously set free!

I could go on and on about how God honored this unique message and through the power of His Word, changed the hearts of thousands of desperate people. Thanks to your continued support, we are chasing a generation for Him, proclaiming that there is life and in freedom in the son, Jesus!

Thanks for your continued support - we could not do any of this without you!

February 2016

I turn fifty this month, and although I can’t say I feel any different emotionally, physically it is obvious that the millions of miles traveled have taken their subtle toll. The small aches and pains are to be expected, but like the Apostle Paul said in Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Him who strengthens me,” and it is that very strength that is at work in me as we press into 2016. We have completed the Youthbytes app as of last week and it is in review process with Apple and Google. This will be a 52-week video devotional with accompanying written devotional, scripture and practical relevant prayer. Designed to be used daily or weekly, the content is sure to encourage, convict and empower all who engage it. We are also partnering with YouVersion, the Bible app company, to publish our Youthbtyes app in Mandarin. This is an exciting opportunity and it is scheduled to launch with them this summer. We are also finalizing this app in Spanish, Russian, Portuguese and Nepalese, and the exciting thing for me is that we are making it available for free! Beacuse of the faithfullness of God and you, our supporters, we are able to fund these projects and put the power of disicipleship in the hands of the those who desire to grow in their relationship with God. As soon as the English version is released I will send out an email and letter informing you of its availability in iTunes or the Google Play store. Please keep these last few details in prayer.

 

It is always an honor to be with Perry Stone. The TBN broadcast we recorded exposed the lies behind suicide.

It is always an honor to be with Perry Stone. The TBN broadcast we recorded exposed the lies behind suicide.

In February I had the opportunity to travel to Atlanta and be a guest on the TBN Praise the Lord program hosted by my friend Perry Stone. We had a great talk about teen suicide and the hidden motivations behind it. Along with other special guests, we exposed the lies of the enemy and encouarged teens and parents alike to speak words of life over a generation! We had some great response when the program aired last week. While there I also had the opportunity to be a part of a global leadership forum designed to talk about international strategies to disciple the nations. It was a candid and informative couple of days.

As you know, we went to Israel last year to produce four TV programs in and around Jerusalem. We will be finishing up the editing of these programs and preparing them not only for broadcast, but to be utilized in the app as well. We have had a lot of requests for Israel-based messages shot on location and they are almost done.

Max and I will be leaving for Brazil in the next two weeks for 14 days of ministry. Max has sharpened a unique gift in photography over the past couple of years and he will be documenting all that God is doing in this wonderful nation. He will be 18 this summer; it seems like it was only yesterday that he was a little boy crying as I left to go on another overseas adventure. I’m excited that in the past four years he has been able to see firsthand all that God is doing in the lives of people around the world. Rhett is recovering from his motorcycle accident last month and is anxious to get his cast off and continue his normal, active 15-year-old schedule. Shay is enjoying her position at the Children’s Assessment Center of San Bernardino. Her love and passion for children has never waned and I’m thrilled to see her walking in the grace God has given her!

Thanks again for your continued prayer and financial support.
In Jesus Name - Chad & Shay

We have finally completed the Youthbtye app! I’m excited to see it released next month in the iTunes app store and in the Google Play store. Once it is launched we will then launch the Spanish, Portuguese and Russian versions. I am thrilled to put this discipleship tool in the hands of those who need it most. When it hits the stores I will let you know! It is going to be FREE!

Reformation November 2015

 

Dear Friends & Family,

I just returned from Brazil and November has own by very quickly. During the 1st weekend of the month I had the opportunity to again be with my friend Perry Stone for his annual Reformation Weekend held at the Omega Center International in Cleveland, Tennessee. Over 2500 young people were in attendance, expecting God to do something wonderful, and He did not disappoint. On my Friday night session, I was amazed to see the hunger and intensity in the crowd as worship progressed. God was again con rming that He was raising up a generation who were unashamed to worship Him, in public and in private. The altars were full every session and reports of God’s grace were heard all weekend! I had a number of young adults who approached me and wanted to say thanks for the Youthbtye program, that it that had encouraged them over the years and at times was their only source of discipleship. As these events concluded I made it home for 48 hours and then headed down to Brazil for another set of meetings. Continuing where we started in 2010, our events in local churches were well-attended and God touched hundreds in unique ways. Ministering again in the state of Bahia, my schedule was just as packed as every other trip. The requests from the church to see the snake was overwhelming, however “She” did not always grace the stage, instead she showed up only at the end of service for hundreds of sel e photos! From the very rst meeting, the Spirit of God made Himself known to all in attendance. I focused on the issues of unforgiveness and rejection and the response was nothing less than shocking. Hundreds of young and old made their way forward, not only seeking forgiveness but looking to forgive others who had hurt them. The intensity of these altar moments was at times intimidating, especially when we went to lay hands on people. Those in attendance were desperate and their faith was touching heaven, changing the environment in every meeting. 

In every event there is always something special that stands out. This was the case in Tennessee last month. A 21-year -old girl approached me at the altar declaring that she was addicted to prescription drugs and wanted to be free from this. I told her to raise her hands and when she did she crumbled to the ground with a shriek. As I began to pray in the name of Jesus, a male voice began to speak expressing in no uncertain terms that it was not going to leave her and and that her life belonged to him. Well for me that was like putting blood in an ocean full of sharks. I quickly began to rebuke the spirit and prayed with great intensity, at which time her body began to buck and writhe on the ground with great force. I was amazed a girl of such size could command such strength. With a gasp the demon went silent and she fell limp. I asked her mother to come agree with me in prayer over her daughter. When she touched her daughter she opened her eyes, confused as to what had just happened. I looked at her and said, “I am now going to pull you out of your old life and into the Life of God, this is an act of faith, do you believe?” Through the tears and confusion she said yes! As I pulled her up I could actually feel resistance, as if the spirit that held her was pulling her back to the oor. I began to pull even harder, shouting the name of Jesus and she leapt forward as if being pushed.She landed on her feet and her hands went straight up into the air and she began to praise God. Her mother was thrilled, explaining to me that this decision to come for prayer was her daughter’s and not hers. The next morning the girl approached me explaining how she had not remembered much from the night before other than that she was now free and had not felt this in way in many, many years! I was excited to see that Jesus had again set someone totally free!

Thanks for helping us go! Chad & Shay

Gracefest - September 2015

Dear Friends and Family,

It has been a great month. The weather is changing and rain has been forecast for the next 6 months. After my return from Brazil I began gearing up for a busy month. In August I was asked to be a guest speaker at “Gracefest”, a local music festival featuring some of the best Christian musicians in the country. I was asked to give an altar call message at the end of the evening before the Newsboys took the stage. Thousands had been sitting in the sun all afternoon waiting to hear the headliners perform. My message was simple: the tomb of Christ is empty; what does that mean to you? As I read out of the book of Luke, chapter 24, you could feel a hush descend over the crowd and the teens and young adults engaged me immediately. With a short 20 minute window to share the Word and ask for a commitment to Jesus, I was very purposeful in my delivery. As I asked for a show of hands from those who had never given their lives to Jesus, hundreds of hands went up all over the venue. I then asked them to place their hand on their heart and pray with me. The enthusiasm was contagious and provoked me to then pray for those who were sick. The reports from this short ministry opportunity have been wonderful! I’m always honored to be able to share about God’s love in a public venue. It gives the church an incredible voice of hope! 

We had an opportunity to share our discipleship tools at a pastors’ gathering in Anaheim last week. The Association of Related Churches was more than generous giving us this advertising space. 

The message at Gracefest was one of restoration and reconciliation. It provoked young and old to consider who Jesus is to them personally. 

Hundreds raised their hand, acknowledging their need of a saviour who understands. 

I was in Baton Rouge for a few days and had the opportunity to speak at Christian Life Academy. I was honored to give back to a school that invested so much in me. 

Two years ago, the Lord placed a burden on my heart to begin reaching out to the Native American communities in my area. The suicide rate among these precious teens is one of the highest in the country. A local pastor I met at a Foursquare conference last year called and asked if I would come share at a monthly gathering he was hosting at a local reservation in Riverside. It is actually a federally-funded boarding school for teens that houses over 500 Native Americans from 120 reservations around the USA and Canada. It was a great opportunity and con rmed God’s desire to love a generation for forgotten young people. They were thrilled when I brought out the animals and began to give practical life examples. Even though I was not allowed to openly speak about Jesus, I told them I was a pastor, shared the website and TV show information and even prayed for them at the end, inviting them to come to the stage after the service if they wanted prayer or wanted to talk. This is a great strategy, especially in public schools, because over 100 teens came forward for prayer and to get pictures with the animals.This is a perfect opportunity to openly speak about Jesus and pray for the burdens that these young people carry alone. We have plans to do much much more in these communities next year and believe that God has opened these doors to bring life to those who are most at risk. I will be in Brazil for the rst two weeks of November. Please keep my trip in your prayers. In Jesus’ Name, Chad & Shay

 

Reaching Hundreds of Thousands of Teens in Brazil

Teens wept and cried out to God as they approached the altar. As we laid hands on those at the altar, God would heal and deliver one after another. 

Teens wept and cried out to God as they approached the altar. As we laid hands on those at the altar, God would heal and deliver one after another. 

I just returned from Brazil, and I can say that this was without a doubt one of the most exciting series of events I have ever been involved with. As you know, we began working in Brazil in 2010, releasing our discipleship tool Youthbytes in Portuguese. Since that time, we have held over 350 meetings, reaching hundreds of thousands of teens with the Gospel of Jesus.

The trip last month proved just as rewarding as all previous events.Ministering in the state of Bahia, my schedule was packed with up to three meetings per day. Since this part of the country has hosted very few of our events, the requests for the snake were overwhelming. We were more than happy to oblige. The meetings had an incredible turnout and I attribute this to the fact that most teens are intrigued about a snake in church and want to see what is really going on.

The Spirit of God would begin to move and people would receive prophetic words of encouragement and words of knowledge.  

The Spirit of God would begin to move and people would receive prophetic words of encouragement and words of knowledge.

 

From the very first meeting, the Spirit of God made Himself known to all in attendance. The good news of Jesus was presented and the altar call was made; it was at this point that everything changed. As people began to respond, the tangible anointing of God in the room increased exponentially. Tears and shouts of joy began to ascend as they received God’s grace. I commented to my interpreter when seeing the response that God’s grace and mercy have no limits and this is just the beginning of what God wants to do in the life of a generation.

Each event experienced an incredible outpouring of Gods presence. He honored the faith of all who responded to His life-giving Word!

Each event experienced an incredible outpouring of Gods presence. He honored the faith of all who responded to His life-giving Word!

Every event was a miraculous as the first. Young and old alike responded to the preaching of the Gospel, their faith opening the windows of heaven. On one evening as I was speaking about hiding from God, a drug-addicted, tattoo-covered young man came into the service through an open side door. I was speaking to the right side of the church and did not see him enter. When I noticed him, he was kneeling at the altar weeping. I asked him if he was ok and he commented in Portuguese, “ I have done too much and I don’t deserve this gift.” The crowd of over 1000 teens gasped upon hearing his words. I did not need to say anything else, God had used this young man’s words to open the hearts of all in attendance.

During our 2-week trip we saw thousands of young and old come into a life- giving relationship with Jesus, and countless recommit their lives to God anew. Thanks again for helping us reach a generation in Brazil.

Chad Daniel helping teens in Brazil
Chad Daniel ministering in Brazil
Chad Daniel reaching teens in Brazil

August 2015

Dear Friends & Family, I hope this finds you doing well. It has thankfully been a mild summer in Southern California; I wish I could have said the same for the nation of Israel last month. As we filmed 3 Youthbyte programs in the Holy Land, the daily temps were pushing past 100 degrees. Regardless of the heat and humidity, we worked 16-hour days, traveling from the very bottom of the country to the very top in 12 days. It was an incredibly fruitful trip. I again had the opportunity to bring my oldest son Max with me, and his presence on the trip was invaluable. As we were looking at shooting in Jerusalem, he reminded me of his schoolmate Zoe who was living in Jerusalem for the summer and as it just so happened, she was available to be with us for one of our shoot days. We so enjoyed having her with us, explaining her culture and helping us understand the Jewish mindset towards foreign tourists. The end of July was the closing of the month of Ramadan, the Muslim fasting season. This posed interesting obstacles for us to overcome, given that the tension in Jerusalem is always residing at a fever pitch. In one memorable moment, we were stuck in a crowd of 10,000 people trying to squeeze through the Lion Gate in the Arab Quarter.

Max enjoyed meeting many different people around Jerusalem. I’m still not sure if this guy agreed to this picture.

Max enjoyed meeting many different people around Jerusalem. I’m still not sure if this guy agreed to this picture.

With the temperature peaking at over 105 this particular day, the crowds were desperate to get out of the city after noon prayer. Needless to say we made it out unscathed and the video footage is priceless! Filming at the Dead Sea, exploring the ruins of Jericho and navigating the Judean wilderness were experiences we will never forget. I have always wanted to film a series in Israel, and this trip proved to be one of the most fruitful we have had. As our trip concluded, we headed north to the city of Acco which served as our base as we finished shooting in and around the Sea of Galilee and the Jordan River. During each recording, we were keenly aware that God was giving us an opportunity to record words of life for a generation that may never get to walk where Jesus walked. Thanks again for helping these recordings go into all the world, communicating the Life of Jesus to all who see them! In Jesus Name:

The empty tomb still sends shivers down my spine. What an honor to share this with my son.

The empty tomb still sends shivers down my spine. What an honor to share this with my son.

The Israeli Defense Forces were always present in Jerusalem. Ramadan was ending and 500,000 people were daily crowding the city for prayer.

The Israeli Defense Forces were always present in Jerusalem. Ramadan was ending and 500,000 people were daily crowding the city for prayer.

Near the Golan Heights is a waterfall named the Yehuda Falls. Here we had the opportunity to not only shoot our final sequence, but to explain to this park ranger why we wanted to jump off the waterfall with a camera. He was intrigued.

Near the Golan Heights is a waterfall named the Yehuda Falls. Here we had the opportunity to not only shoot our final sequence, but to explain to this park ranger why we wanted to jump off the waterfall with a camera. He was intrigued.

May 2015

Dear Friends & Family, I hope this finds you doing well. I’m amazed that summer is again upon us. The boys will be out of school in a few weeks and they are already asking “what can we do this summer?” I think that this is the cry of every teen, even my own, looking for purpose and destiny in their lives. It is these cries that continually drive me to communicate God’s truth to as many as I possibly can. Last month we had two great opportunities to do just that. Our home church, The Rock here in Redlands, held their annual Pastors’ Conference and asked us to participate; our friends in the Four Square denomination invited us to be a part of their gathering in Anaheim as well. Both of these strategic events gave us the opportunity to expose not only our resources but the extent of our outreach globally. The response at each event was encouraging and many doors of opportunity were opened to us. As you know, I’m always looking for broadcast opportunities internationally, and without fail God always brings people across my path. Starting next month we will be translating our Youthbyte television program into the Albanian language which will then be aired on local stations in Albania and Kosovo. We will be leaving for Israel in early July for two weeks.

We had an opportunity to be a part of the Four Square Pastor’s Conference in Anaheim last month. It was great to be able to see old friends and recieve reports from teens and pastors around the world who have been

We had an opportunity to be a part of the Four Square Pastor’s Conference in Anaheim last month. It was great to be able to see old friends and recieve reports from teens and pastors around the world who have been

Our goal is to create 4 teaching sessions and a one hour television program. It has been many years since I have been in Israel and I am excited to be able to capture the sights and sounds of this fascinating city. Our APP development project is also proceeding nicely. We are currently formatting the video content and finishing the written devotional content. This 60-week devotional will be unique, providing teens in many different walks of life the ability to access our video material on any smart device. This project is scheduled to launch in the fall of this year. I am also focusing on our “Life Events” for the fall, both locally and internationally. I recently had our “Sea of Trees” video translated into Portuguese and am planning on strategically releasing it in Brazil later this year. This release combined with our local Life Event meetings will bring a much needed voice to the church and Christian communities. Please keep all we do in prayer! We love you in Jesus Name, Chad & Shay Daniel.

Next month I will be traveling with my son Max and our production team to Israel to record a one-hour Youthbyte program. I am believing that God will direct all aspects of this trip. Your prayers are greatly appreciated.

Next month I will be traveling with my son Max and our production team to Israel to record a one-hour Youthbyte program. I am believing that God will direct all aspects of this trip. Your prayers are greatly appreciated.

We began to actively promote our Life Events this month, locally and internationally. Working in conjunction with already established networks of churches, we are bringing not only awareness to this problem but encouraging much needed dialogue between parents leaders and students.

We began to actively promote our Life Events this month, locally and internationally. Working in conjunction with already established networks of churches, we are bringing not only awareness to this problem but encouraging much needed dialogue between parents leaders and students.

April 2015

Dear Friends & Family, I hope this finds you doing well. It is end of a very fruitful month. Renewing TV contracts, acquiring new stations, developing new languages, recording podcasts and traveling internationally have caused me to rely on the grace of God like never before. The highlight of the month was, of course, my travels to Nigeria. Out of all the countries in Africa, Nigeria is one that I have never been to and I was a bit apprehensive bringing my youngest son Rhett with me. We began distributing our Youthbtye discipleship tools throughout the nation earlier this year and its reception has been amazing. One of the participating church organizations asked if I would come and be a part of a yearly youth event entitled “Embrace”. This event draws teens from all walks of life, providing a venue to not only proclaim the word of God publicly, but also hear from some of the nations biggest names in Christian music. As with many other African events, the festivities always begin late and always finish later than expected and this event was no different. Scheduled for 12 hours, this Good Friday event proved to be a test in patience and grace. I took the stage at 2:30am, 2 hours later than was initially planned, but this snag actually worked out well as it allowed even more hungry souls to enter the venue.

The event began at 6pm and finished at 6am. I got on the stage at 2:30am and shouted the house down for an hour. The altar response was powerful!

The event began at 6pm and finished at 6am. I got on the stage at 2:30am and shouted the house down for an hour. The altar response was powerful!

I was honored to be able to speak Easter morning at a local church. I must admit I felt a bit underdressed.

I was honored to be able to speak Easter morning at a local church. I must admit I felt a bit underdressed.

As usual, the spirit of God honored the preaching of His word and began to move over the crowd of teens, which had grown to over 15,000. I was amazed that as the Word of God was read, the crowd of usually boisterous souls quieted to almost a whisper. When I was concluding the message you could feel the tangible presence of God descend on the grounds. As I made an appeal for Christ, hundreds stood and began making their way towards the front of the stage. With hands lifted and voices raised, I was again amazed at God’s grace and how it had again provided a fresh start to all who responded in faith. After a prayer I asked, “Who at the altar and in the crowd felt a call to be in full-time ministry?” Hundreds of hands shot towards the sky in response. The host pastor looked back at me with great surprise and smiled knowing that God was preparing an army of young people to proclaim Jesus as Lord throughout the nation of Nigeria. Thanks for helping us add to the Kingdom of God!

We had a layover on our flight home and I had the honor of showing Rhett around Amsterdam. He was amazed!

We had a layover on our flight home and I had the honor of showing Rhett around Amsterdam. He was amazed!

February 2015

Dear Friends & Family, Belated Happy Valentine’s Day! February has been a very busy month and we still have more than a week left. The last week of January found me in Cleveland, Tennessee with my friend Perry Stone and the Omega Center International participating in their annual Winter Reformation event. Over 2000 teens filled the auditorium, each anticipating that God was going to speak to them personally. I was requested to bring my large python Twinkie to the event. This made for interesting conversation considering the fact that the original snake handling movement in churches began less than 10 miles from Cleveland. This made for a very entertaining evening. As with any event that the snake is introduced at, the example is easily understood and quickly embraced (no pun intended) As I unpacked the message, you could feel the spirit of God beginning to move on the hearts of all in attendance. The altar call was a powerful time of encouragement and deliverance, with Jesus responding to each heart that softened before Him. The following Saturday morning I flew out of Atlanta to be a part of a missions event in my home town of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Although I have been an official “non-resident” for almost 20 years, I do very much consider myself to be southern at heart. Healing Place Church has been an integral part of my missions adventure since the early 90’s and to be able to partner with them in this weekend event meant the world to me.

As usual, I had the opportunity to bring out my living example “Twinkie” on the Friday night event. As he began to squeeze me you could hear the crowd gasp!

As usual, I had the opportunity to bring out my living example “Twinkie” on the Friday night event. As he began to squeeze me you could hear the crowd gasp!

The Spirit of God was quick to encourage and exhort the hurting.

The Spirit of God was quick to encourage and exhort the hurting.

After returning from Baton Rouge I made my way to Sacramento, California to be a part of a youth event that has always been an incredible blesssing to me. Since 2000 ( yes, I had hair the first year) I have been honored to be a guest speaker at “Camp Paradise.” Young people from all walks of life have been a part of these events and I have watched many of them grow up before my eyes. The intimate enviroment gave lots of opportunites for personal one-on-one ministry, something I rarely get to do in much larger events. As He always does, Jesus showed Himself strong in the lives of all in attendance. Next weekend I will be staying home and will be the guest speaker at the San Bernardino Rock Church’s youth event. This is gonna be a blast! Pray for me!

I had the opportunity to go back home to Baton Rouge this month to be participate in HPC’S missions weekend. What an honor to encourage the church to “go into all the world”!

I had the opportunity to go back home to Baton Rouge this month to be participate in HPC’S missions weekend. What an honor to encourage the church to “go into all the world”!

It was great to be able to have Joyce’s book available for each teen. They were thrilled!

It was great to be able to have Joyce’s book available for each teen. They were thrilled!

Janaury 2015

Dear Family, Partners and Friends, I hope you had a great holiday season with friends and family. Our Christmas day here in California announced the arrival of the Santa Ana winds. It was a warm, blustery day, not exactly the type of Christmas day some of us are used to, but it was great just the same. In April of last year, we recorded a program on the “Enjoying Everyday Life with Joyce Meyer” program and were thrilled to see it air on the 19th of December. The response was overwhelming and confirmed to me and others on our team that we are exactly where God wants us: positioned to bring life to a generation trapped in hopelessness and despair. Our goal is to continue to host Life Events around the globe during 2015 and beyond. The fruit that has been produced as a result of these endeavors has been remarkable.

Our program with Joyce Meyer on teen suicide aired December 19th. The response we received was incredible. It was obvious that God is wanting to expose this lie and promote the life of Christ to a generation.

Our program with Joyce Meyer on teen suicide aired December 19th. The response we received was incredible. It was obvious that God is wanting to expose this lie and promote the life of Christ to a generation.

At the end of the month I will be with OCI Ministries in Cleveland, Tennessee speaking at their Winter Reformation event. I’m always happy to be with my friends Perry Stone, Mark Casto and the Voice of Evangelism family. Over the past 5 years it has been encouraging to see what God has done, fulfilling Perry’s vision to provide a place of ministry for a generation. I ask that you please keep this event in prayer; I know God is going to speak HIS life into all in attendance.

We will continue to hold “Life Events” around the world during 2015.

We will continue to hold “Life Events” around the world during 2015.

As we stepped into 2015, and I am evaluating all that we accomplished in 2014, I am aware that if had not been for you, your prayers, your support and your faith in our outreaches, none of it would have been possible. The book of Romans declares that we must go and preach the Gospel. But how can we go unless we are sent? I want to again say thank you for sending me to a lost generation, being able to share the good news of Jesus. I am fully committed to see 2015 be another incredible year of harvest for the Kingdom of God! Chad & Shay Daniel

December 2014

Dear Friends & Family,

Happy Thanksgiving and an early Merry Christmas! I just returned from a two-week trip to Brazil.We had a very full schedule with events in many key cities along the southern coast. This was my first trip back in a year and it was good to be back with friends. I arrived in the state of Bahia in the city of Salvador to participate in a three-night event. It was like a reunion in many respects because three of the key musical performers who traveled with me a few years ago were present and we were all surprised to be back together again. Each night thousands of young and old filled the outdoor auditorium. Having done so much in the nation and because of our TV broadcast, I would find myself being recognized and cornered for pictures. I was honored, but I would quickly deflect all recognition to Jesus. Each night the Word went forth with great force and the altar was filled to capacity every service. It just never gets old seeing people respond to God’s Word in faith. We departed Bahia and headed down south to the city of Rio de Janeiro to have a service with my friend, Philip Murdoch. This was where my animal handler brought a new addition to our living examples, a 6-month old monkey named Abu and a horned owl named Victoria. Needless to say the crowds went nuts and the meeting took on a life of its own, literally. God moved in such a profound way that night, no one could deny that God was stirring the hearts of all in attendance. The next morning we met with friends, strategized about a new TV broadcast, picked up a few animals and drove 8 hours south to the state of Sao Paulo. Our stop was in the city of Campinas, where we held two nights of meetings. What an honor to see a young church embrace a heart for a generation and watch amazed as the Spirit of God was poured out on all who responded in faith.We then drove back to Rio and caught a flight to the capital city of Brasilia in the state of Goiás. This was new contact and was without question the wildest youth church I have been to in a long time. The church’s name was “Strong Arm of the Lord” and it showed in many ways. Covered in tattoos and with biceps as big as the snake, the people of this church opened their hearts to the message, and filled the altars, asking God to do more in their lives. The next morning we drove three hours to the city of Goiânia to meet with another new contact and hold three nights of service. As always, people would come to see the snake and the living examples but would have an encounter with Jesus that would change their lives in so many ways.

It was great to be back with Graca Filmes and my two friends who have done hundreds of meetings with me since 2010.

It was great to be back with Graca Filmes and my two friends who have done hundreds of meetings with me since 2010.

In each meeting there was always opportunity for personal ministry- Jesus was touching the hearts of the hurting in every service.

In each meeting there was always opportunity for personal ministry- Jesus was touching the hearts of the hurting in every service.

Three days later, we drove back to Brasilia and dropped off one of the animals we were using. It was interesting because my friend who let us use the snake was not a Christian nor was his family. His sister, however, had met us the previous week at “Strong Arm of the Lord Church” to drop off the snake we were going to be using. He began to tell me that his sister had an encounter with Jesus that night and could not stop talking about it and has decided to go to “SAOL” church regularly. I am always amazed when I receive reports like this. It shows me that everything we do is about “HIM”! You never know the impact your relationship with Jesus may have on a person’s life, even in the most unusual circumstances.

It was an amazing trip with hundreds receiving Christ and experiencing the loving embrace of a God who gave everything for them. We are continuing our plans to do even more in the nation of Brazil in 2015; please keep all we do in prayer! Thanks for helping us go!

I am so very thankful to Dave and Joyce Meyer for providing a copy of “Battlefield of the Mind for Teens” in Portuguese to each young person in attendance.

I am so very thankful to Dave and Joyce Meyer for providing a copy of “Battlefield of the Mind for Teens” in Portuguese to each young person in attendance.

November 2014

Dear Friends & Family,

It has finally begun to get cold here in the Californian desert; it is a much anticipated break. Change is always good, especially when improvement is the desired end. That is exactly how I feel about our current project. Youthbytes is going 100% digital in 2015. We are in the process of building a yearly, video-based, devotional APP for young adults, available for IOS and Android platforms. This will put all of our content, videos messages, teaching notes, prayers and scripture insight in the palm of every teen, in 5 key languages: English, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish and Korean. This yearly devotional will not only provide the truth of God’s Word in a clear and concise form, but will also bring a touch of geography, missions, travel and humor to the lives of all who engage it. Making our material available digitally enables us to interact with young people in a way that they are very accustomed to and comfortable with. I am confident that this move will give us access to teens in nations we could have never reached by traditional methods.

 

It has been a great end of summer with many projects being completed and others now being started. We will begin production next month here in California at the Salton Sea, also known as America’s Dead Sea. This is a message that I have wanted to create, explaining what happens to a generation when they embrace an attitude of entitlement. It is going to be an eye-opener!

We just released our latest YB DVD entitled “Lost Empire” filmed in Siem Reap, Cambodia at the Angkor Wat complex. This powerful message exposes why people’s visions and dreams can be destroyed and explains what we can do to resist these evil forces in our lives.

We have recently completed our “Lost Empire” program filmed in Cambodia; it is currently airing on Daystar.

We have recently completed our “Lost Empire” program filmed in Cambodia; it is currently airing on Daystar.

I will be in Brazil this month holding meetings around the nation. Please keep these events in your prayers, as I need all that I can get!

Thanks again for standing with us. If it were not for your faithful support and prayers, we could not continue our global advance!

Chad & Shay

 

We will be in Brazil for the next two weeks speaking to tens of thousands of young people. Please pray for us!

We will be in Brazil for the next two weeks speaking to tens of thousands of young people. Please pray for us!

August 2014

Dear Friends & Family,

We hope this letter finds you doing well. Here in Redlands, school has begun; Max is now a sophomore (with a driver’s license) and Rhett is in eighth grade, participating a new sport for him: golf. Shay continues her part-time work at the Children’s Assessment Center of San Bernardino; you can check out this amazing facility on their website (created and maintained by Shay) at cacsbc.com. We are truly amazed at how fast time flies! It has been a good summer, with many irons in the fire.

We started recording “Youthbyte Radio” in June. This project consists of 15-minute programs which are being aired on eight radio stations so far. We currently have recorded 65 programs, with plans to have over 100 recorded by December. Earlier this week we also launched our “Youthbyte Radio” podcast, which will be available to the public next week. If you have access to iTunes or a smartphone you can access it. We will release a new episode every Tuesday; I think you will enjoy these entertaining and informative discussions.

I purposefully spent time here in the states this summer in order to spend some quality time with my family, create the radio program, as well as complete five new Youthbyte teaching tools along with five new television programs. As we prepare for 2015, we have ten new shows in the works that will cover very specialized topics that will bring the truth to a generation in a way that only we can do!

If you have access to the Daystar network you can catch our 30-minute show every Saturday at 12pm (CST). Check your local listings for channels and possible schedule changes.

I will be participating in a number of local events in September and October, with plans to return to international events (India and Brazil) in the month of November. Please keep these upcoming trips and us in your prayers.

We just released our latest YB titles entitled “Traps” which exposes the traps that are set for all humans, both natural and spiritual.

Thanks again for standing with us. If it were not for faithful support and prayers, our efforts would not be possible.