Ten Million for Christ Flag Football Tournament and Chicken BBQ

Please mark your calendars for Ten Million for Christ’s first annual Flag Football Tournament and Chicken Barbecue on November 3, 2018! (Rain Date:  November 10)

 

Save the Date! 
Flag Football Tournament & Chicken BBQ 
Saturday, November 3, 2018
Rain Date: November 10 
 
Petra Church Sports Fields 
New Holland, PA 
 

Fundraising event for Ten Million For Christ 

  • 6 on 6 flag football
  • Non-player referees
  • 16 team limit, first come, first served
  • Team rosters of 9-12 players
  • Ages 16 and older
  • Every team plays at least three games
  • Top seeded teams advance to playoffs
Fabulous prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams
Lunch and T-shirt for all players!
Chicken BBQ, lots of food, and fun for everyone!
  1. Team registration: Early-bird special of $750 if registered by October 8.  Afterwards, October 9 to October 19, registration is the full price of $1,000 per team.    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER A TEAM
  2. We are suggesting that players invest $50 each into the team registration. The balance we are suggesting is made up by 4-5 players talking to a business or two and inviting them to sponsor the team in the $100, $250, or $500 range and then 4-5 players talking to some family or friends in their circles and invite a $50 or $100 sponsorship of the team. Ultimately, how each team pools their resources to cover the registration fee is up to them. If they find business sponsors to cover everything, that is fine too.
  3. To encourage teams to spread the word and invite team sponsors, we will be giving prizes to the top team and the top individual in the tournament for raising the most contributions (in dollars) for the event. We are really hoping that players and teams catch the vision and share it in their circles and get beyond the $750 or $1000 team registration.
  4. All business sponsors each team brings into the event at $100 or more will get into the program plus more advertising visibility at the event depending on their respective investment level.
  5. Our sponsorship levels are Bronze $100, Silver $250, Gold $500, Platinum $1,000, and Diamond $2,500. Each level has key benefits!  READ MORE AND REGISTER HERE >
  6. A portion of the proceeds from the event will go to help a ministry in Romania that Ten Million for Christ works with.

Summer Outreach 2018

Ten Million for Christ has had a blessed summer building relationships in Romania.

Gaining Momentum in Romania 

This summer has been a season of victory for Ten Million for Christ as God has been blessing the ministry from many different, exciting directions! And truly, through all of 2018, God has demonstrated another run of his provision and power as he is building Ten Million for Christ and helping us gain momentum in Romania. Here is a brief recap of our time in Romania.

The John Maxwell Team – Cluj, Romania 

One of the long-term strategies of TMFC for impacting communities for Christ is placing coaches, consultants, and chaplains into businesses as a way of building people, building business, and building a platform to share the gospel.

In December of last year, the Board of Directors affirmed that Jeremy should become certified with the John Maxwell Team (JMT) so that he could have ongoing training to improve his skills in business coaching. The Board didn’t know it at the time, but the John Maxwell Team already had a strong presence in Romania – in fact, Romania is #2 in the world in terms of certified members of the John Maxwell Team! After meeting numerous Romanians at the JMT event in Orlando in February, Jeremy had the privilege of attending the John Maxwell event in Cluj, Romania, at the end of June.

It was a networking dream for Jeremy as the event was well run and attended by more than 300 Romanians! The John Maxwell Team in Romania holds significant potential as a talent pool from which TMFC can recruit coaches in the future. Another building block that God has given us!

Adding to our Network in Cluj and Baru

Beyond the John Maxwell event in Cluj, Jeremy and Gabriela and the children spent an additional week in Cluj working with a Christian ministry called The Way of Truth. The Leamans tackled a drywall project, helped at a preschool, and encouraged numerous large families in a neighboring town. Jeremy also spent some time sharing TMFC’s vision with a couple of church leaders. This partnership with The Way of Truth enabled them to befriend a number of families and created great ministry opportunities – plus fun times for the kids!

The Leamans were also able to go back to Baru for a week renewing friendships with the teenagers at the House of Joy and creating new relationships with the children at the House of Hope. Soccer games, a picnic in the valley, a work project, devotions, fun meal times, plus noisy games of Dutch Blitz (called “Ligretto” in Romania) were all part of a great week!

A Testimony from Ten Million for Christ Director, Jeremy Leaman

“As we look back on our time in Romania, we are encouraged because God enabled us to have a significant impact as a family as well as achieve our organizational goals with Ten Million for Christ. Our network in Cluj is growing as we are building with the John Maxwell Team, befriending more families, and planting seeds to partner with churches in the near future. In Baru, we were able to invest into over 20 children and teenagers with Christ’s love and celebrate life with them in many great activities. God was faithful, through our family’s ministry, to advance the mission of Ten Million for Christ!”

 

Summer Ministry Campaign 2018


John Maxwell Event in Romania — Celebrating Certification in Cluj!

Thank you for taking a few moments to consider our invitation to you to partner with Ten Million for Christ in our 2018 Summer Campaign.  We trust our website is helpful in summarizing the vision and mission of Ten Million for Christ and how Jeremy Leaman, Director of Ten Million for Christ, and the board of directors are pursuing the ministry’s objectives.  As you consider partnering with us, we’d like to highlight the following:

Goals for the Summer Ministry Campaign

  • Raise awareness about Ten Million for Christ at the Petra Missions Festival in May and the Women’s Luncheon in June.

  • Minister effectively through the Leaman Family in Romania, with a special focus on building relationships in Cluj, including participation in the John Maxwell training event.*

  • Broaden TMFC’s prayer and volunteer base.  Plant seeds for friends to travel with TMFC to Romania in 2019 on a ministry trip or Taste of Romania Adventure.

  • Increase the number of financial partners investing into the ministry with one-time gifts and monthly commitments.  We are currently believing for an additional $10,277 by September 22.

In light of these goals, would you pray about standing with Ten Million for Christ as an intercessor, volunteer, and/or financial partner?  Please email Tiffany Blitz (tnblitz@gmail.com) regarding your interest in supporting TMFC in any of these ways or if you would have an interest in traveling to Romania with Ten Million for Christ on one of our Taste of Romania Adventures.

If you would like to give a financial gift to TMFC to help us reach our summer campaign goals, please make your check out to Harvest Field Ministries and note “Ten Million for Christ” in the memo line.  The check should be sent to:

Harvest Field Ministries
565 Airport Road
New Holland, PA  17557

If you have any questions, please contact Jeremy at 717-598-1288 or tenmillionforchrist@gmail.com.

Thank you for standing with Ten Million for Christ!

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus, forever and ever. Amen!” Ephesians 3:20-21

June 2018 Women’s Luncheon

Ten Million for Christ – Women’s Luncheon – June 9, 2018

Program:

Introduction to Ten Million for Christ – Jeremy

Stories of Romania – Jasmin, Michelle, Aryel

God’s faithfulness to our Family – Gabriela

Goals for 2018 – Jeremy

Partnering with Ten Million for Christ – Jeremy

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Photos from the event:

 

Our Mission

We partner with the local church in preaching and teaching the gospel through evangelism, mercy ministries, training ministers and consulting with business leaders in Eastern European nations.

 

Our Vision

By turning the hearts of ten million people to Jesus as their personal Savior and inspiring them to embrace an exciting life as a radical disciple of Christ, we help bring unprecedented revival to Eastern Europe–A revival that transforms the region into a land where entire communities wonderfully demonstrate the glory of God’s kingdom.

 

Key Scripture

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus, forever and ever. Amen!” Ephesians 3:20-21

 

Goals for 2018

Summer Ministry Campaign – Grow our partnerships – Prayer, Finances, Volunteer, and Shared Vision

Family Outreach in Romania – June 21 to July 11 – Touch the lives of children, Faithfully share the Gospel

Two Ministry Trips in the Fall by Jeremy – Deepen and Broaden Relationships

BIG GOAL FOR DECEMBER – Receive Invitation to come and partner with a church(es)

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Partnering with Ten Million for Christ

Pray – Intercessors Network, Concert of Prayer in Fall 2018, Prayer Team in Romania in 2019

Give – Financial Partnerships – One-time and Monthly, Special Needs, Summer and Year-end Campaigns

Go – “Taste of Romania” Adventure, Ministry Teams in Romania, Mission Trips

Volunteer – Newsletter Mailings, Photography, Coordinating and Serving at Events, Many Other

Share the Vision – With Friends and Family, Businesses and Churches, Your Workplace

Thank you for Standing With Us!

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“Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit says the LORD Almighty!” (Zechariah 4:6)

Spring Networking Trip 2018

In early April, Duval Denlinger and Jeremy travelled to Romania for nine days to renew friendships and broaden their network into a new city, Cluj-Napoca.

Their first stop was in Galati, Gabriela’s home town and Jeremy’s home in Romania for nearly two years.

They were blessed to connect with the Baptist and Pentecostal churches by spending time with their leaders and participating in a weeknight service in each church. Duval and Jeremy are pictured above with Pastors Ovi and Narcis from the Baptist Church. Jeremy listened to many of Pastor Ovi’s sermons in the early 90’s, and he is one of the inspirations behind his comment, “When Romanian pastors preach, they preach the lights on, heaven down to earth, and all of us to the feet of Jesus!”

After their visit in Galati, they spent a couple of days with friends in Baru and then moved on to Cluj-Napoca. Their goals in this historic place were to get oriented to the city, network with some new organizations, and lay the foundation for a return visit by the Leaman family. God checked off every item and gave them the privilege of meeting some wonderful people in the process. Duval and Jeremy are pictured here with Dr. David Ille in front of his pro-life clinic.

Dr. Ille and his staff are working diligently to help women make the decision to keep their unborn babies. They were one of the first pro-life ministries in Romania twenty years ago and they have led many women to faith in Christ.

More Photos From the Trip

 

Celebrating Our First Year!

Just over one year ago, on March 25, 2017, our family pulled up to 152 Pacific Ave at about 4:00 p.m. and walked into our new home in Clermont, Florida.  We were a bit dismayed to learn the power had been shut off, but we still had lots to celebrate that evening with our new friends who helped unload the moving vans.  Those first two nights without power were like camping with mattresses in a big, cluttered tent. 😊  

It’s hard for our family to believe that it’s been a year already since that first week of unpacking, painting, and scrambling to get the kids in school.  Looking back, our faith has matured, we have made new friends, and our “family toughness and togetherness” has deepened. We’ve seen God’s power at work in our lives and in the progress Ten Million for Christ has made.  One of the things I’ll never forget from our first twelve months was Jasmin’s comment, “Missing my friends so much back home has forced me to grow closer to God.”

Thanks for taking a moment to celebrate God’s goodness, his miracle-working power, and his desire for all of us to grow closer to Him!

The LORD is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made.

All you have made will praise you, O LORD; your saints will extol you.

They will tell of the glory of your kingdom and speak of your might,

So that all men may know of your mighty acts and the glorious splendor or your kingdom.  (Psalm 145:9-12)

We had lots of helpers one year ago when we moved into our home in Clermont.  Our yard sure needed some attention too. 😊

A Big Trip to Romania

I’m very excited that plans have come together for my next trip to Romania with a close friend of mine, Duval Denlinger.  Duval and I were best friends in grade school and high school and were within a whisker of spending our college years together as well.  Duval is one of Ten Million for Christ’s founding board members, and I’m extremely grateful that he will be accompanying me on this visit, April 2-12.  Our goals are to strengthen relationships in Galati and Baru, and then broaden our network into a new city, Cluj-Napoca.

Please pray that God opens doors as we share the vision of Ten Million for Christ and that we can encourage the churches in their passion for Christ and His passion for them.  I’ll be preaching in at least two services and one, if not both of these, will be in Romanian. Pray that I’ll communicate well in this language that I love but with which I still have a lot of rust.  Pray too, that Duval is energized by our time meeting people, seeing the country, and hearing lots of Romanian!

A Blast from the Past!  Duval and I played soccer and basketball together at Lancaster Mennonite High back in the mid-80’s, and even though we weren’t smiling, our first love was definitely BBall!  Duval is #33. Looking forward to taking our friendship to Romania for the first time!

A Strategic Connection in Orlando

One of Ten Million for Christ’s long-term strategies is to impact the business world with coaches and chaplains who will build people and businesses even as they build a platform to share the gospel.  Last fall, the board decided to invest into my participation on the John Maxwell Team (JMT) of coaches and speakers. We were confident this would open doors for me here in the states and perhaps in Romania as well.  We knew that John Maxwell was growing internationally, but we didn’t know if that growth included Romania.

At the JMT certification event in February in Orlando, I was delighted to find out that the John Maxwell Team does indeed have a presence in Romania.  In fact, I learned that JMT hosts just three certification events each year worldwide—two in Orlando and you guessed it, one in Romania! In addition, nearly thirty Romanians travelled to the Orlando conference where I was delighted to meet many of them.  I learned that 900 Romanians have already been certified as JMT coaches and speakers. This will be a great pool of talent for TMFC to recruit from as we build our coaching and chaplain teams.

 

Jeremy with the Romanian Team at the John Maxwell Conference in February 2018.  

Petra Connections in Florida

One of the highlights of this winter has been the visits we received from numerous Petra friends.  Titus & Barb Kauffman, Ken & Betty Weaver, Harold & Marian Stauffer, and Bob & Nancy Eberly have all come to see us.  We also saw Leon & Carolyn Stoltzfus at the YWAM base when they were down to see their daughter Jeniece and family. These visits are very encouraging to us and we feel truly blessed by our Petra family!

Our gratitude to everyone who was able to visit us in Florida.  Bob and Nancy, your encouragement was spot on!

What’s Next for Ten Million for Christ?

After my trip to Romania, I will be in Lancaster at the end of April to continue sharing Ten Million for Christ’s vision with interested individuals and organizations.  In addition, TMFC is in the middle of two ongoing projects—our 501c3 application and our strategic plan for the next two years. Finally, our family’s summer outreach in Romania is tentatively planned for late June and I’ll have significant work in preparing for that visit.

What’s Next for our Family?

In the next two months, Jasmin and Michelle will be wrapping up their sophomore and freshman years at Lake Minneola High School.  Changing schools has been very challenging for the girls but we are celebrating the fact that each of them has made a good friend at school and we believe more are on the way!

Aryel and Chandler are enjoying their school and playing volleyball and basketball.  Aryel is also participating in a local gymnastics program. Chandler just celebrated his tenth birthday on March 17 and was doubly blessed because his cousins were visiting that week!

Gabriela has been busy hosting family the last couple of weeks and continues managing our home and the kids’ schedules.  I’m enjoying my work building Ten Million for Christ and I love taking time for people as well. We’ll all be home in mid-June before our family trip to Romania.  Hope to see many of you then!

Chandler got to celebrate his 10th birthday all week with his cousins!  He’s so thankful there are lots of boys in the rest of our family.  😊

How You Can Pray  

Our Family:  Please pray that everything will go smoothly for Gabriela, Jasmin, Michelle, Aryel, and Chandler during my time in Romania, April 2-12.  Pray for great family times and wisdom for Gabriela as she leads the children.

Ten Million for Christ:  Stand with Duval and I for a productive trip in Romania.  Pray for favor as we endeavor to deepen relationships, share TMFC’s vision, and broaden our network into Cluj-Napoca.

Romania:  Pray for Romania’s political and economic situation.  Years of corruption in the government has created intense frustration and has limited economic growth.  Pray for new standards of leadership and revival in every part of society.

How You Can Help

Financial Partnership – Would you pray about helping Ten Million for Christ pursue its vision of revival in Eastern Europe?  Ministry partners who give monthly will play a huge part in helping TMFC achieve financial strength. Thank you for considering a monthly commitment of $25, $50, $75, or $100.  One-time gifts are also needed and very much appreciated. Regular attenders at Petra can set up their monthly giving on Petra’s website or give through the Sunday morning offerings.  For those who do not attend Petra, contributions should be sent to Harvest Field Ministries at 565 Airport Road, New Holland, PA  17557. Checks should be made out to Harvest Field Ministries and earmarked “Ten Million for Christ.”

Volunteers – Ten Million for Christ is currently looking for someone to help with a couple of men’s breakfasts that I’m planning on hosting in Lancaster in April and in June.  In addition, TMFC is tentatively planning on a major fundraising event – a flag football tournament – later this fall. We’ll need a team of volunteers to help plan this event. 

Encouragement & Prayer –Your encouragement and prayers help empower us to conquer the challenges we face, so don’t hesitate to pick up the phone, send us an email, or visit us in Florida!  If you would like to be included in our intercessor’s network, please email me and we’ll add you to that team so that you receive updates more frequently.

 

Reflecting on 2017

Dear Friends,

Recently, as I was reflecting on God’s faithfulness during a walk by Lake Minneola, it occurred to me in a fresh way that God has done two great miracles this year: He has established our family in Florida, and He has established Ten Million for Christ as a ministry. These are two huge steps forward in our first year of ministry, and they would not have been possible without your partnership—thank you! The next miracle will be to establish Ten Million for Christ in Ro-mania. Read on to learn how we plan to do this in 2018!

Accomplishments for 2017

1. Formed our board of directors, developed our vision, and raised the prayer and financial support to launch Ten Million for Christ in early March.

2. Moved our family to Clermont, Florida, in late March and enrolled Jasmin, Michelle, Aryel, and Chandler in their new schools.

3. Completed YWAM’s DTS training (Gabriela and I) from early April through mid June.

4. Served in Romania for five weeks this summer as a family. In Constanta, we worked in a gypsy neighbor-hood and encouraged a youth group. In Baru, we befriended 11 children and youth who live at House of Joy and pointed them to Christ in every way we could.

5. Highlights this fall include finding a church to call home, persevering with new schools, cultivating our relationship with YWAM, attending the Jesus17 event in Orlando, and deepening the foundations of Ten Million for Christ through two trips to Lancaster.

Goals for 2018

Lead People to Faith in Christ – Our greatest goal in 2018 and every year will be to keep pointing people to Christ and leading them into the new birth experience.

Build Momentum in Romania – Including our family’s summer outreach, I’m planning to travel to Romania 4 to 5 times to grow relationships, broaden our network, and discern our first ministry locations.

Begin Consulting Work in Florida – This will provide the springboard needed to begin recruiting, training, and placing coaches, consultants, and chaplains in Romania.

Register as a Non-Profit with the IRS – Ten Million for Christ currently functions under Harvest Field Ministries’ umbrella, but we hope to have our 501c3 application submitted in the fall of 2018.

2018 Financial Goal

Thank you for standing with us in 2017 and establishing Ten Million for Christ and our family in Florida. As we plan for next year, will you help us lay a great foundation for 2018 by maintaining or increasing your financial partnership? Our projected budget to achieve our ministry goals and to support our family will be approximately $198,000. If possible, it would be great to hear from you before Christmas so we can end this year with a good idea of our renewed commitments for 2018.

Now to Him who is able to establish you by my gospel . . .

so that all nations might believe and obey him . . . Amen. (Romans 16:25, 27)

God’s richest blessings to you this Christmas season!