December

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!

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.

December 2013

Dear friends and family, As 2013 comes to a close I wanted to share with you a few testimonies that have encouraged us in many ways. As you know, Youthbytes was translated into Mandarin a few years ago. Our friend John from Hong Kong flew in and spent a week working hard getting all of the shows completed. Having ministered in mainland China many times over the years, I was thrilled to have an opportunity to get the finished product into the hands of those who need it most. Being able to sow into the local church in China can be tricky, especially if you want to do face-to-face events. Since it is not always possible to go, local distribution of our media tool was the logical choice. Working with established ministries already involved with college students, we found that Youthbytes was not only the perfect discipleship tool but also a great evangelistic weapon. The testimonies and reports we have been receiving are very encouraging. The concept and approach of the program is fast-paced and entertaining, but more importantly, is full of the word of God, communicating the basics of Jesus in a way that is easily and readily received by young and old alike.

John, the voice of Youthbytes in Mandarin, in the studio dubbing the program. He said “ Oh, it is easy to do Chad’s voice; he speaks as fast as most Chinese people!”

John, the voice of Youthbytes in Mandarin, in the studio dubbing the program. He said “ Oh, it is easy to do Chad’s voice; he speaks as fast as most Chinese people!”

As of last month we have distributed over 12,000 DVDs of the program in the Mandarin language at no charge to the recipients. The fruit from this endeavour can never be measured in natural terms, but in the light of eternity it is preparing hearts of a generation to live forever in HIM! Without your faithful support this would not be possible. Thanks for helping us reach a generation for Jesus!

Below are two testimonies from young adults who have shared how God has used Youthbytes to communicate Jesus to them.

“I am a Baima Tibetan, and my name is B.. M... Q.... I am now a high school student. Some people recently introduced me to Youthbytes. We watched the episodes and discussed them together. I was a man who did not know about sin and did not understand what it was. Because of watching Youthbytes, I confessed my sin and repented. Now, when I know I make a mistake, I correct it immediately. I know otherwise the sin will grow bigger and bigger in my life, and it will become very hard to correct it. With faith in Jesus and God’s grace, we know that the precious blood of Jesus washes our sins. He died so we can have life, as well as peace and hope. Until I watched Youthbytes, I did not know the purpose, plan and meaning of my life. Now I know God, and I understand that He can do what He wants to do in our lives. Thanks for your help and thanks for giving me the chance to watch Youthbytes for free. May God remember your work.”
My name is Wu ..........I am a college student; a classmate showed me the YB DVD. Through the DVD, I got to know God’s gracious love, to know and believe in Jesus. I did not know much about life. After watching the DVD, I started to know about sin; I can also see the difference between man’s love and God’s love. I got to know about the life we live, and that we can have eternal hope. I sincerely bless you and thank you, may God remember your love. After watching this DVD, I got to know that the most precious thing in people’s lives is to believe in Jesus; only if we follow him can our lives be meaningful. I did not know this before, but I know this now. Thanks for providing it to us for free!

December 2012

Dear Family, Partners and Friends, I hope this finds all doing well. We recently returned from Cambodia after filming our latest version of Youthbytes, entitled “The Call.”

As you know, this was one of the first trips on which I was able to bring my son Max. I was amazed at how well he adapted to another culture and different food options. With little or no jet lag, he proved to be a worthy, trouble-free, hard-working travel companion.

This naughty monkey jumped on my head while we were filming

This naughty monkey jumped on my head while we were filming

Max doing his thing at the childrens’ home.

Max doing his thing at the childrens’ home.

Paul and I filming in the Angkor Wat Temple complex.

Paul and I filming in the Angkor Wat Temple complex.

We left LAX on a Sunday morning and landed in Cambodia at 10 pm the following day. After 20 hours in the air, we were ready to get to the hotel. As usual in Cambodia at this time of the year, rain comes and goes at all hours of the day. The rainy season ended two weeks before and we were hopeful that the rain would continue to hold back enough to get our projects completed. With a heartfelt prayer we knew God would have mercy on us. Our prayers should have included the temperature as well, as it was a consistent 90 plus degrees with 150% humidity; it was bearable, but made every shot of me appear as if I had just gotten out of the shower. God, however, held the rain back for us and we could not have been happier. Having been to Siem Reap many times before, I was aware of the obstacles and problems we may face, especially shooting in an ancient protec-ted enviroment like Angkor Wat. With cameras in hand we began our journey, filming a piece that I believe will speak to thousands of teens concerning the call of God on their lives. Max and my veteran travel companion and videographer, Paul Black, worked as hard as I have ever seen, and that is saying something considering the schedules we keep. Visiting the vast temple complexes, the outlying rural areas of Siem Reap, the war museum and garbage dump, we shot hours of breathtaking footage and captured a message that I have wanted to do for many years. Connecting with old friends, we were able to visit a childrens’ home in the region that I have been to many times. It was good to see some old faces and some new ones. Max was thrilled to get the perspective a visit like that can provide.

Max did a great job documenting our production and made some friends along the way.

Max did a great job documenting our production and made some friends along the way.

In other news, we are very excited about our efforts in South America! Earlier this year, we completed our entire discipleship program and television broadcast into Spanish and launched its completion at “Expolit” in Miami. It was here we were approached by Enlace television about airing our program all over South America on their network; needless to say, we were thrilled at this prospect and signed a year contract. Beginning in December of this year they will begin airing our program. I am so excited that this vision is coming to pass; it has taken a lot of faith, time and money to get to this point. God is up to something good!

Brazil continues to be very heavy on my heart. So many invitations and open doors, so little time! After attending “Expo Crista” last October, we felt God positioning us to do more. He has presented opportunities that will put me in Brazil 10 times during 2013. The events held will be citywide and will be held in conjunction with my friend and recording artisit Thalles Roberto, who is taking the country by storm. We are expecting to speak face-to-face to over half a million kids in the next 12 months! We are also releasing our fourth boxed set in 2013 and will begin airing our Portuguese television program on local networks in January. It is a wonderful opportunity to preach Jesus to a generation!

Thanks again for helping us reach a generation with the Gospel - we could not do it without your friendship and faithful support! Chad & Shay