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DOVE Christian Fellowship International (DOVE International) is a worldwide family of believers in Christ involved in churches and ministries located in six continents. As an international family, we are diverse in culture and background but share a common God-given vision, values, mission, and commitment to start and nurture churches and ministries to transform communities throughout the nations.
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DOVE International added 4 new photos.Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 at 8:00am
Update from DOVE Missionaries Dave and Alissa Smith!

Dave and Alissa have been sent out by DOVE Mission International and work alongside YWAM Tauranga Projects and YWAM Marine Reach New Zealand.

We are fully funded by churches, businesses, and individuals who believe in what we do.

What we have been doing:

• Alissa has been working at YWAM Marine Reach in the admin and registrar department and loves being involved in helping new students come to New Zealand.
• Dave has had the opportunity to lead worship at two of the local YWAM bases and is regularly on the worship team at our local church.
• Dave has unexpectedly been learning website skills as he's been helping to manage several YWAM websites
• We were able to attend the Inflame Conference with some incredible speakers and worship leaders including Kim Walker-Smith from Jesus Culture, and Dan McCollam with Sounds of the Nations. It was very impactful for us and we will share more about it below and in the coming months.

Dave, Alissa, and their children are committed to seeing all peoples of New Zealand, Pacific Islanders, and those that cross these nations to find hope, life, healing, and empowerment through Jesus Christ.

Our Website:
www.hopetothepacific.com
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DOVE InternationalThursday, April 20th, 2017 at 4:09am
Connection Magazine 2017

Attached is a digital edition of the latest Connection magazine which holds stories of God at work in the DOVE global family!

Read the Connection magazine here! https://dcfi.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Connection-4-2017.pdf
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DOVE International added 33 new photos to the album: Missions Festival Photo Booth 2017 — with Rachel Martin and 5 others.Wednesday, April 12th, 2017 at 6:55am
Making new friends and enjoying meeting new people and at the Missions Festival! Below are pictures from those enjoying the Mission Festival at the photo booth we set up. Make sure to tag yourself and any friends in any pictures you see of you/them!
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DOVE International added 11 new photos — with Brian Sauder and 13 others.Tuesday, April 11th, 2017 at 4:32am
DOVE International Leadership Conference 2017
March 20-22, 2017 at Sandy Cove Conference Center, North East, Maryland

From Cheree Shenk, South Africa apostolic team leader
“When I attended the ILC for the first time last year, I thought it could never get better. But I was wrong! It could get even better, and it did. God showed up in a big way at ILC 2017. The “next step” theme was so timely for us personally and we came away having heard God speak to us. Jim Yost brought so much conviction that I found myself weeping throughout his sessions; my life was deeply impacted.

“Seeing so many people from so many nations, worshipping together and sharing the same values, reminded me again how unique the DOVE family is. You share a meal table and hear someone’s story. You open your heart, pray together, and build new friendships. You find people who care about you, not just your performance in ministry. You see that you are not alone but are actually a part of large family of passionate people serving God. Thanks to all the organizers for creating this time for us. It was a rich blessing.”
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DOVE InternationalSaturday, April 8th, 2017 at 1:30am
FINDING FREEDOM IS OUT NOW!

"Becoming whole and living free."

The struggle is real. We desire to follow Christ, but too often we find ourselves entangled and tripped up, falling back into the old patterns of our former selves. The past continues to encroach into our present lives. What is going on? What keeps us from experiencing the full life Jesus promises us?

Larry Kreider, along with Craig and Tracie Nanna, examine God’s Word for the answers to these questions. They share from their own lives and the stories of others who have experienced God’s true freedom.

Finding Freedom is the fourth book in the series: The Time is Now! This book will help you discover that the Time is Now! to become whole and live free.

BUY IT HERE!! https://h2hp.com/product/finding-freedom/

Co-authored by Craig and Tracie Nanna along with Larry Kreider.
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DOVE InternationalThursday, April 6th, 2017 at 1:21am
"What about Enron?"

As we have been stating the Bible teaches the principles of capitalism as a godly economic system but includes the many safeguards we have been teaching here to govern it and keep it from spiraling out of control. The Moravians were able to keep these safeguards in place but this is not always the case as is evidenced by the Enron Scandal.

Enron Corporation was an American energy, commodities, and services company based in Houston, Texas. It was founded in 1985 as the result a merger. Before its bankruptcy on December 2, 2001, Enron employed approximately 20,000 staff and was one of the world’s major electricity, natural gas, communications and pulp and paper companies, with claimed revenues of nearly $101 billion during 2000. Fortune actually named Enron “America’s Most Innovative Company” for six consecutive years.

At the end of 2001, it was revealed that its reported financial condition was sustained by systematic, and creatively planned accounting fraud, known since as the Enron scandal. Enron has since become a well-known example of willful corporate fraud and corruption.

The scandal also affected the greater business world by causing the dissolution of the Arthur Andersen accounting firm, which was one of the top five accounting firms in the USA at the time. In effect Arthur Anderson was complicate in the cover up of all the accounting fraud. As an outside auditor they helped to cover up the fraud and went out of business because of it…because no one could trust them to do an honest audit. Honesty is very important in the auditing world and the business world for that matter.

Chairman Ken Lay was indicted by a grand jury and was found guilty of 10 counts of securities fraud. Lay died while vacationing, three months before his October 23 sentencing. A preliminary autopsy reported Lay had died of a heart attack caused by coronary artery disease. Lay left behind “a legacy of shame” characterized by “mismanagement and dishonesty. Other top Enron executives were prosecuted as well.

Lay’s company, Enron, went bankrupt in 2001. It was the biggest bankruptcy in U.S. history. In total 20,000 employees lost their jobs and in many cases their life savings. Investors also lost billions of dollars. Enron employees and shareholders received limited returns in lawsuits, despite losing billions in pensions and stock prices. Sad.

So critics of capitalism would like to site Enron as an example of why capitalism is a failed economic system. However we find the Biblical safeguards meant to govern capitalism were not followed. Just a few follow and speak for themselves:

Exodus 20:16 You shall not bear false witness (lie) against your neighbor.

Mark 8:36 – For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul?

Proverbs 13:11 – Wealth obtained by fraud dwindles, but the one who gathers by labor increases it.

Proverbs 22:16 – He who oppresses the poor to make more for himself or who gives to the rich, will only come to poverty.

Blessings.
Brian S.
DOVE International

Read more from Brian here: https://futurenhope.com/

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