Brazil

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!

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, 2000 mile 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. In every service the power of God was made manifest as hundreds of young and old responded to the tangible presence of the Spirit of God. As with all of our events there is an emphasis on salvation and encountering Jesusin a very real personal way. I am always amazed when I see HIM open the eyes of the desperate and bring life to those who are on the verge of giving up hope. At times the Spirit of God would be so strongly felt that we could not finish the service as people began to cry and weep around the venue. I attribute this directly to the prayers that you and others have offered to heaven on behalf of a generation.  

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 dissapointed!

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

We had many new doors and invitations into a few mainline denominations, something that I have been praying for since my first trip to Brazil. Not only does this expose to others what God is doing in our meetings, but it also gives me access to tens of thousands of teens who are looking to be discipled and taught about their newfound faith. I can then promote our JovembytesApp, giving them opportunity to engage with this free tool. I was thrilled to know that during this past trip our numbers spiked on our download page, confirming to me that our App was not only 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 arise while 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 being invited to speak at a public high school. As usual we brought the snake and explained how small things get big, especially if you feed them. As I finished the meeting and began to speak very personally to the kids, the atmosphere changed and you could feel that heaven had just stepped into the court yard. The teens began to grow very quiet and then began to weep out loud. I was amazed that the grace of God had been made so very obvious to these hungry souls. I turned to look at the administrators and teachers and they were weeping as well. The principal gave me two thumbs up to continue with the message, taking as much time as I needed. I quickly pointed the message to the work of the cross and how Jesus had come to save and set free. Hundreds raised their hands, some accepting Jesus for the first time, others rededicating 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 the Word of God and to His powerful presence. One of the hosting pastors was commenting, “we thought you were just a white guy with a snake who told stories.” I laughed out loud when mentioned this, telling him, “well sort of, I do use a snake, but the only story I tell is the one about a God who sent His only Son to die for the world,” he smiled and agreed that this story was all we needed. Although it was a fantastic trip, there were many challenges along the way. I had to utilize two new translators, who were nervous to say the least, a sick Iguana (who eventually died) and a head cold that never got any better. In spite of this and a few other communication issues, it was one of the most powerful trips I have ever been a part of, at least in Brazil. I will be returning in December to Rio for another two weeks of meetings. Please keep this and my current trip to India in Prayer. God is doing some wonderful things and I am believing that I will have the grace and strength to continue being obedient to Him in all areas of my life. Thanks again for helping us 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

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!

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

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!

October 2013

Dear Family, Partners and Friends, I just returned from a two week trip to the southern states of Brazil, Parana, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul. Having traveled to many of these cities two years ago, it was good to be back and see all that God has been doing. Working in conjunction with the International Grace of God Church, we had 20 meetings in 14 days in 17 cities. As with all of our events, we hit the ground running with very little down time before, during and after each city. What has been great about the ministry in Brazil is the Youthbyte product, or “Jovembytes” as it is known in Portuguese. After an explosive launch in 2010, it is awesome to see that the waves we created then are still making an impact 3 years later. With the release of our final fourth box and airing of the TV program we have become sort of a household name (haha). Using the snake as an object lesson in the beginning was almost an afterthought. Having used our python “Monty” in our very first episode, people just assumed that we used animals all the time; the rest is history. Even as we were scheduling these events, we specifically told the pastors that we were not bringing a snake with us on this tour. Well, the pastors had other plans - at each church, in each state, there was a person with a python or boa availing it to the meetings! Needless to say the people loved it and the teens were thrilled to get a glimpse of the snake; I usually ask the crowd, “So you came to see a snake in church? Really? Who brings a snake to church?” They always point and say “Only you, Chad!” confirming God’s amazing sense of humor!

14 days, 20 meetings in 17 cities in the states of Parana, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul.

14 days, 20 meetings in 17 cities in the states of Parana, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul.

Every meeting was visited by a powerful move of God’s Spirit.

Every meeting was visited by a powerful move of God’s Spirit.

The response of the people to the Word of God was inspirational.

The response of the people to the Word of God was inspirational.

In each and every event, as the Word of God went forth, faith would rise in the hearts of the people and the spirit of God would do what only He can do, set people free. The evening services were packed with people standing for hours to hear and participate in the ministry. The altars were always filled with hungry hearts reaching out in faith. Testimonies of deliverance, salvation and healing were common. After the events, hundreds would come forward wanting to take pictures with the snake, share a report of what God had done or just want a hug of reassurance, appreciating that we had come to be with them. Daily radio and television interviews helped communicate the minstry and where each event was held. Thousands responded the call of salvation with great displays of emotion from the hurting and desperate. Jesus loves people and He confirmed it daily!

Since 2010 until now we have held over 250 meetings in Brazil, reaching over 500,000 teens with the Gospel. These events, combined with the sowing of Youthbtye resources and the television broadcast, has not only discipled countless thousands, but has empowered and equipped youth leaders all over the nation. The investment that has been made is continuing to produce fruit each and every day.

As you may or may not know, in January of this year there was a horrendous tragedy in the city of Santa Maria, a city where we had held meetings a year previously. An accidental fire in a local nightclub took the lives of 240 young people. I had the opportunity to visit the club, which is still covered in pictures of teens, notes from parents and countless vases of now withered flowers and cards. It was a moving scene, especially knowing that there were a number of young people from the church who died in the blaze. I do have peace knowing that the Christians who died received their reward in Jesus. We had a powerful event last week as young and old revaluated their hearts, remebering that our mortality is only overcome in Christ!

Thanks again for helping us go into all the world. We could not do what we do without your faithful support.

Thanks again for helping us go into all the world. We could not do what we do without your faithful support.

March 2013

Dear Family, Partners and Friends,

I hope this finds all doing well. As you read this letter I will have been away from home for 30 days, not because Shay ran me off, but because I had many open doors of opportunity to share the Gospel with thousands of people in Southern Africa. As you know, we had landmark meetings in Johannesburg in September of last year. The response from schools and churches alike encouraged us to continue building on the momentum we have. Working in partnership with churches and relationships we developed last year, we set a heavy schedule of meetings in many areas of the city. These included schools, both public and private, churches and open air meetings. At each venue we brought the snake and iguana, using them as examples of how people hide from things in their life they want no one else to see. Each and every time this message is communicated, we see the same reaction: lives being convicted of sin and the grace of God being poured out to repentant hearts. Another aspect of our outreaches are the Life Events we hold in different parts of the city. Based on our video “Sea of Trees”, I expose the lie behind suicide and how this insidious spirit is affecting young and old around the globe. Without fail, in every Life Event held, there is always a demonic manifestation. In our Johannesburg event we had no less than 6 young people scream out as the demons in them cowered in the presence of God. After talking with the teens after the event, they acknowledged that they were being tempted with thoughts of suicide, were involved in the occult, had attempted suicide, or had someone close to them commit suicide. Regardless of the doorway or sin that bound them, God was faithful to see hurting hearts and set them free! We are continuing our outreaches in South Africa with a large citywide set of events scheduled for July in the city of Cape Town. Please keep these meetings in prayer; we know God is going to do something wonderful!

While in Africa I made many new friends. This was the only one that bit me.

While in Africa I made many new friends. This was the only one that bit me.

Me and Danie inviting people to the open air event that night. We drew quite the crowd!

Me and Danie inviting people to the open air event that night. We drew quite the crowd!

What makes our events unusual and readily recieved in different cultures is the fact that we operate completeley out of the religious box. Yes we reach teens, but the majority of our events are focused on people, young and old who do not know Jesus. It is not very often that a communicator comes to town, a Christian one at that, and brings a 20 foot python and iguana to use as an object lesson. It captures the imagination and stirs the heart of the religious to come and see what is going on.

When they arrive they have no idea what to expect, but God knows exactly what He is doing. As the message and examples are used and the Word is read, the Spirit of God begins to move, and many times in a very dramatic way. The tangible presence of God fills the enviroment and the people are amazed that something this weird could capture the hearts and minds of those in attendance. We have done hundreds of meetings like this around the world and without fail, Jesus convicts, loves and redeems the lost in the crowd. The demon possesed cry out and the sick are healed. This is the beauty and simplicity of the Gospel. When we go and seek the lost, using what God has placed in our hand (for me it is a snake- so weird!) He will always show up and show off, confirming His Lordship over every man’s life!

 

The ministry events in South Africa were incredible, but given the proximity of other nations located in Southern Africa, we chose to expand our outreaches. Our first stop was Swaziland. Having visited Swaziland many times over the past 10 years, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to hold a youth event there. This was only possible with the cooperation of two other ministries, Healing Place Church and Challenge Ministries. Each of these organizations were more than willing to offer their time and services to see this event accomplihsed. We utilized the same model we have been using in Africa. We hold school events during the day and invite them to the evening meetings, in this case held at Healing Place Church. The three day event culminated with over 500 in attendance the last night and countless rededications and salvations. God was faithful as hungry, wounded hearts responded to the power of His Spirit present in each nights service. I was thrilled to see that in a nation steeped in withcraft and ancestor worship there is a generation who is willing to throw off the traditions and superstitions of the past and press into a relationship with Jesus.

Adam & Kim Braud - Pastors HPC Swaziland

Adam & Kim Braud - Pastors HPC Swaziland

Our next stop was the nation of Mozambique. This is a fascinating country, one that I had never had the opportunity to visit over my many years of travel in Africa. Torn by civil war and political disputes, Mozambigue resembles something that one may see in the middle east. Dirt roads, narrow streets, walled compunds and much more. It was however a great place to have a youth event. Working again with Healing Place Church, we were able to hold a one night event in the capital city of Moputu. It is always a challenge to go to a new country not knowing the nuisances and customs of that nation. I must admit I was a little intimidated. But as usual, God showed up and showed off as He has done countless time before. I was excited to see young people stand to accept a call to ministry and for those who made fresh commitments to Jesus. God is truly no respector of persons and He is committed to impart grace and mercy to all who would call on His name and respond to the gift of His son Jesus.

Young people came forward to accept Jesus in the city of Bulembo!

Young people came forward to accept Jesus in the city of Bulembo!

500 young people attentivley listen to the message, and look at the Iguana.

500 young people attentivley listen to the message, and look at the Iguana.

The Youthbytes van all tricked out for work in the townships of Johannesburg.

The Youthbytes van all tricked out for work in the townships of Johannesburg.

Me and my son Max will be traveling to Costa Rica this summer. Youthbytes, Jovenbytes, went on the Enlace network early this year and we have recieved wonderful feed back. We will be visiting the station, connecting with friends and doing a few television interviews for them. We will then travel to Nicaragua to visit with another televison station in the capital city of Managua and hold a few church youth events. None of this would be possible if it were not for my favorite missionaries, Dan & Cindy Salas who have graciously offered to host us and feed us in their beautiful home located in San Jose Costa Rica!

Thanks for your continued support and friendship, we could not do any of this with you!

Chad & Shay Daniel