Thank you for your interest in traveling with Holy Spirit & Fire International Ministry Trips! We at Change the World International which oversees the Holy Spirit & Fire Ministry Trips are excited about your desire to join us in bringing the Kingdom of God to all nations. Steve O’Brien has been going to the nations since 2003. Many lives have been transformed by the power and presence of God though many outreaches, conferences and crusades.
His focus now is upon the Philippines where there is one church established that has connections to many other churches. This summer the ministry plans to purchase a resort in the area to turn into a missions training base to operate out of into the Philippines, SE Asia and Oceania.
You can learn more about Steve & Phoebe at www.changetheworldinternational.asia on the About Page.
Training & Equipping a Generation to Live Like Jesus Lived and Do What Jesus Did in Real Ministry
10 Core Values
Love is a non-negotiable.
The motive for all we do is love.
We love the Lord with all our heart, mind and strength, Therefore we exalt Him in all we do.
We believe that all relational conflicts can be resolved if all parties involved are committed to love. If we face conflicts, we are committed to resolving them through love.
Love involves forgiveness, mercy, and compassion.
We are committed to all the values of love outlined in 1 Corinthians 13.
All things are possible in God. We are committed to believing His Word and Promises.
Faith pleases God, so we approach every assignment with faith.
Jesus was righteous and pure in His thoughts, words, and conduct. He has given us His righteousness as a gift. Therefore, we are committed to godly morals, thoughts, words and conduct in all we do.
We value living uprightly before all and do not want to do anything to cause another to stumble.
We draw close to God and resist the temptations of the world and the flesh.
As a ministry, we choose in love to abstain from alcohol and addictive agents that alter behavior or harm health and relationships, setting a good example.
We are committed to obeying the Word of God without compromise.
As a ministry we are committed to walking in humility before God and others.
We esteem others as higher than ourselves.
We die to ourselves and live for His purposes.
We deny self-exaltation and position orientation.
We value servanthood as Jesus modeled for us.
We intentionally look for ways to serve others.
We honor God in all we do.
We honor God and with our tithes and offerings. God is worthy of the first and the best of all our substance.
We honor each other by always looking to value the attributes God has invested in each one.
We do not speak negative or evil of others.
We do not gossip.
God is generous and so we value generosity with all we have and with all we are.
We intentionally look for ways to extravagantly bless, serve, and give to others.
We are generous in our giving to the poor and to ministry needs.
We value hard work and diligence that is born out of pure desire and passion to serve the Lord.
All we do, we do as unto the Lord.
We look for ways to go the extra mile.
We commit ourselves to excellence in all we do.
We remain faithful to God, to His people, and His Kingdom purposes.
In faithfulness, we finish well. We finish what we start.
We keep our commitments
We are faithful to punctuality.
Holy Spirit & Fire International Ministry Trips – Philippines - What We Do
OUR MINISTRY MISSION FOR YOU!
MISSION: Building, Training and Releasing You Deeper into God and Ministry
Our goal is to bring you into a deeper relationship with Jesus and then allow you to take that relationship out with you into the world to allow Him to minister through you to the spiritual, natural and physical needs of others. We place you into the best and safest situations as possible to be able to do this with subtle and gentle oversight so you can grow and learn by the guidance of the Spirit and our instruction.
We don’t call it a “short term mission trip”, where you encounter more of man than God; something you do once and then have some nice stories to tell friends and families about. Short term mission’s trips have their valuable place in the kingdom of God and ministry. They have helped many people and we honor those that lead them and do them. It’s how I got my overseas start. We are different in our thinking and how we do ministry than many. We aren’t better but have a different focus and plan on how we reach out to the local church and community. We want to encounter man but with God doing it through us and around us in a living experience and manifestation of His power, presence and signs and wonders neither you nor the people ministered to will ever forget. Our goal is to not only see the people ministered to transformed by the Holy Spirit from glory to glory but you also, the ministry teams.
On a Holy Spirit & Fire Ministry Trip you WILL encounter God and then take that encounter out to minister to the needs of the people. We are here to bring you into an encounter with the Living God in such a way He will change your life forever and when you return home, what you began with us is only just the beginning. It can potentially be a new life that is closer to Jesus and daily looking to meet the needs of the people around you for the rest of your life. To help you along on your continued journey we will offer you continued prayer, instruction and resources if you desire to be able to fulfill your destiny in God and be all He has called you to be.
Christianity and Church were never met to be a spectator sport that’s stuck within four walls. It’s a team sport where there are none left sitting on the bench or in the stands rooting the team on from afar. Every Christian is called and gifted by God in very specific always to go out of the four walls of their local church and minister to the needs of others. We are on earth to be a light in the darkness, an ambassador sent from heaven and Jesus with skin on to release heaven on earth for those around us so they too can experience and encounter God as He really is. These are our goals for you on these ministry trips.
OUR MINISTRY MISSION FOR THE TRIP
MISSION: Building the Local Church, Leaders and Community
WEEK 1: Preparing the Way of the Lord
The first week at our host church we will be having intercessory prayer times, praying for their needs and holding ministry training classes for our team members, the church’s leadership team and congregation. Then we all will be going out into the surrounding communities and doing evangelistic outreaches to minister to the physical and spiritual needs of the people. Many of the local church members and leaders will be our interrupters when we encounter those that don’t speak English. The training, conferences, crusades and outreaches will be bilingual. It will be a good experience to learn how to speak slower and in a simplistic way that can be easily interpreted. We will especially be focusing on the lost, sick, oppressed, poor, youth and children and inviting everyone to attend the next week’s morning conference and evening crusade. It will be a great time of fellowship, sharing and establishing friendships with Christians from another culture whose needs are much greater than ours usually.
WEEK 2: Jesus Responds & the Fire Falls
Week 2 is what we will have been praying for, laboring for and preparing for in Week 1. We will be inviting churches from all over the area to attend and it will be open to the public which can make for some extra excitement with God responding to the diverse group present. There will be a church leadership conference in the morning with teaching and training and an evangelistic crusade in the evening with preaching and the manifestation of the signs, wonders and miracles of the kingdom of God. Here’s the best part! You’re the trained ministry team who will do must of the praying for the sick and ministering to the needs of the people. We will be offering hot meals daily of which you can serve also and children’s ministry. For those who have singing or musical giftings we will make room for your gifting also as best as possible and any gifting present. We need IT, camera, video gifted team members and many other giftings for all we do on a trip.
Where We Will be Ministering in the Philippines
Through our local church in Gingoog City or Pastors Jovito & Elsita Condeza have many church and pastoral connections throughout Misamis Oriental and Bukidnon which are provinces of Northern Mindanao. It’s with these churches we will be holding the outreaches, conferences and crusades. We soon will be posting more information about the region and the wonderful Filipino people. You can also go online and study for yourself.
*Please go to www.holyspiritandfiretrips.org for more information.
**Two Philippines Summer Trips or open to receive applications at this time: 6/12/16 & 7/3/16