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President’s Newsletter October 27, 2017

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President's Newsletter October 28, 2017
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President’s Newsletter July 28, 2017

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The Race Continues

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“……. let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith …”  Hebrews 12:1-2 Robert W. Bignold has finished the race!  And he ran it well.  Bob persevered in the Vision and his life impacted generations as he inspired men around the world…
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Robert W. Bignold Your Legacy Shall Shine Like the Brightness of the Stars Forever and Ever

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With much sorrow, we announce that Bob Bignold, our beloved President of Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship in America, passed away Thursday, July 28, 2016.  He was working in his yard and had an apparent heart attack while getting on his riding lawn mower.  It seems death was instantaneous and it is presumed he did…
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A BUSY MONTH IN THE FELLOWSHIP IN AMERICA

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As you read the Presidents Newsletter for February 2016 you will observe that January and February have been very busy months for many of the Officers and Directors of FGBMFA. On January 21st and 22nd the National Officers and Directors of FGBMFA held our mid-year Directors Meeting in conjunction with the Georgia Men's Advance. Following…
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In Memory of Peter Reding

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I am not sure when I first met Peter Reding but it was sometime in the late Nineteen Eighties or the early Nineteen Nineties.  At that time Peter had just been Elected National Director of the Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship in the USA, for the State of Oregon.  It was a time of great…
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IT IS TIME TO RETURN TO OUR ROOTS

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In this month's "War Story for the Joshua Generation" I shared that when Demos and Rose Shakarian first started the Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship in 1952, they envisioned an organization made up of Business Men from the Pentecostal Churches. They had no idea that God would use the Fellowship as a platform from which…
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LORD GRANT YOUR PEOPLE WISDOM AND FAVOR

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Next week the Full Gospel Men's Fellowship in America is coming together with Business Men's Fellowship in the USA in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas to corporately enter into His presence, and to worship and adore the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. We are coming to hear what God is doing in the lives…
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ARE YOU READY TO RE-ENLIST IN THE FELLOWSHIP?

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Lance Wallnau was the Keynote Speaker at our National Convention in Dallas - Fort Worth, Texas last July. Knowing that Dr. Wallnau was somewhat unfamiliar with FGBMFA, during the banquet meal before he spoke, I took the opportunity to familiarize him with our vision of reaching the young men, of the Joshua Generation. As I…
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THE MYSTERY OF THE SHEMITAH

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In this month's FGBMFA Presidents Newsletter I am departing from my usual commentary to call your attention to Jonathan Cahn's newest book,"The "Mystery of the Shemitah". Many of you know Jonathan Cahn as the author of the New York Times best seller "The Harbinger", but I believe his latest book, "The Mystery of the Shemitah",…
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THIS IS MY GOD, AND THIS IS WHAT HE HAS DONE IN MY LIFE

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Last Month my wife, Barbara, and I attended the monthly meeting of a new FGBMFA Chapter in Puyallup, Washington. The chapter president opened the meeting by introducing the evening speaker, a man from Kenya Africa, as a prophet of God. Then he asked me to give his chapter a brief report on the recent FGBMFA…
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A GLIMPSE INTO THE POWER OF THE TESTIMONY

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Last weekend I traveled to the Northwestern part of the State of Washington to attend the Ft. Flagler Men's advance. While the advance ran Friday through Sunday Morning I attended only the Saturday session. My wife Barbara who was traveling with me stayed in our motel room while I drove an hour or so north…
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EIGHT IS THE YEAR OF NEW BEGINNINGS

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2014 is FGBMFAmerica's Eighth Year - In the February newsletter I described a prophetic vision that Dr. Richard Maiden received from the Lord the final night of last year's Convention in Dallas. In that vision he saw people standing in a great hall and they were carrying candles, but many of the candles were not…
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THE VISION INTENSIFIES AS AMERICA NEARS A SPIRITUAL AWAKENING

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Shortly after the 2013 FGBMFA National Convention in Dallas-Fort Worth last July I received an email from Peter Schnieder the convention speaker in the Friday Men's Luncheon. Peter explained that during one of the worship times in the convention he had received an "open vision" concerning the Fellowship in America. Since he did not have…
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JOSHUA CHAPTER SPONSORS PROPHETIC CONFERENCE IN ST PAUL

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Last weekend I attended an FGBMFA Prophetic conference sponsored by the St Paul Minnesota FGBMFA Chapter. The Minnesota Conference, which was organized by three young Joshua Generation men Chris Rasmussen, and Jeff Bremer, included forty-five registered guests, equally split between men and women. The conference was birthed during our Seventh National Convention in Dallas Texas,…
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"LORD SHOW US YOUR GLORY"

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Several weeks ago Chris Burge, our National Director in charge of the Joshua Generation Outreach sent me a link from the Elijah Generation Newsletter, with the subject line "Strengthen the Foundations." The article entitled "The Lord is Bringing Forth Stonecutters" is written by the well-known prophet Bob Jones. In the article Jones states "The Lord…
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ARE YOU READY TO EXPERIENCE THE GLORY OF GOD?

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Consider this "As many as 70 percent of the boys who are being raised in the church will abandon it by their 20th birthday." Many of these boys will never return. (http://www.wacmm.org/Stats.html) I believe that one of the major reasons that the preponderance of the young men of the Joshua Generation has abandoned church is…
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November President's Newsletter

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IT IS GOD'S CALL TO OUR FELLOWSHIP TO PRODUCE SPIRITUAL SONS In 2006 when the Lord first began to speak to me concerning the need for our older FGBMFA men to mentor our younger men, it was difficult for me to recognize that such a need actually existed. It was hard for me to recognize the need, because…
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The Prophetic Story of FGBMFA

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Earlier this month on October 5th and 6th, the Officers and Directors of FGBMFA met in Dallas, Texas for our Fall Director's Meeting. Near the beginning of the meeting I shared a word of encouragement that the Lord had given me from the book of Haggai concerning the rebuilding of the Fellowship in America. I…
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Mentoring the Joshua Generation Through Your Testimony

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Recently I spent a week in Nigeria at the Nigerian National Convention of the Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship with Doug Raine and Nathan Cole, one of our young Joshua's. Each day we would leave the hotel at 4-pm in the afternoon for the evening meeting, arriving back at the hotel after midnight. During the…
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August President's Newsletter

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The Glory Fell in the Nigerian National Convention    The 2012 Nigerian National Convention theme was "The Season of His Glory" and truly the Glory fell on the convention.  It was the largest National Convention ever held in Nigeria with more than 30-35,000 attending. In truth, it was the largest ever held in the Full…
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Bemidji Report

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BEMIDJI FIRETEAM REPORT APRIL 2012 Last week the Mayor of Bemidji, Minnesota, located at the headwaters of the Mississippi River introduced our Fireteam to the business and government leaders in his city. Mayor Larson's introduction provided the Fireteam with the keys to the city. The Mayor also joined with us as we conducted our Fireteam outreaches on…
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Pray for the Glory to Fall on the New Fellowship

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In last month's newsletter I shared a vision of the Glory of God that was received by Bruce Allan, a prophetic man on January 28, 2012.  In that Vision Bruce saw the hands of the Lord pour a clear, bright, liquid over the earth... And as the Lord poured the liquid from the bowl, a…
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Spiritual Awakening in America?

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Doug Raine, our National Director in charge of FGBMFA outreach to America, has been working with the St. Paul, Minnesota Chapter President, John Tolo, on a series of outreaches to develop new chapters of FGMBFA in the state of Minnesota.   While praying with John Tolo in Minneapolis-St Paul, Minnesota, in March of 2010 Doug…
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Unity – The Key to the Kingdom

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In last month’s President’s Newsletter I related that the word “Fellowship” as used in “Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship” is the translation of the Greek word, KOINONIA which describes “a unity brought about by the Holy Spirit”. Many men who are currently members of the Fellowship, particularly those of the younger Generation, have little understanding…
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Let's Return to Being a Fellowship

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Canadian Convention I have just returned from the Canadian National Convention of the Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship in Canada last week. The Convention which was held in Regina, Canada was the best attended Canadian Convention in ten years. The final banquet was sold out before the convention started. I believe that people left the…
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FGBMFA PRESIDENT’S NEWSLETTER

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LIFT UP YOUR EYES TOWARD HEAVEN AND EXALT JESUS In last month’s Newsletter, I wrote to you concerning the proposed London Prayer Summit, and asked you and your Chapter to join with me in prayer for a new wave of revival in the Fellowship and a new out-pouring of the Gifts of the Spirit in…
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FGBMFA Presidents Newsletter – 8-22-11

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THE VISION INTENSIFIED Last Friday evening Barbara and I attended a small birthday party for Don Ostrom, a former International Director of the Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship International. One of the other men of the party was Fred Doerflein, who was also an International Director in the Seattle area in the early days of…
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FGBMFA President's Newsletter 7-26-11

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THE BLESSINGS OF THE 2011 FGBMFA NATIONAL CONVENTION The day after the Dallas/Fort Worth Convention, I received the following email from Jim Moon, one of the first men to join FGBMFA, from the state of Georgia. Jim must have sent the email as soon as he got off the plane from the convention: Sunday, July…
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President's Newsletter- January 3, 2010

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FGBMFA PRESIDENTS NEWSLETTER – JANUARY 3, 2010 THE RETIRED PEOPLE IN YOUR CHAPTER HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO BECOME AMERICA’S AND THE FELLOWSHIPS MOST VALUABLE RESOURCE   In September of 1986, a Christian businessman by the name of Norvel Hayes was speaking in our Full Gospel Business Men’s Pacific Northwest Men’s Advance.  During the course of the…
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THE PRESIDENTS NEWSLETTER – AUGUST 2010

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A PROPHETIC DREAM FORETELLING THE RESTORATION OF THE VISION During the night of Thursday, October 27th, 2005, one year before the founding of FGBMFA, a pastor in South Bend, Indiana, who had attended several previous Full Gospel Business Men’s meetings in the 1970’s, experienced a very vivid dream, which he felt held Prophetic significance for…
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PRESIDENTS NEWSLETTER – JULY 2010

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GOD HAS GIVEN FGBMFA HIS PROPHETIC WORD… Last month, we celebrated the fourth National Convention of the Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship in America.  I sense that God is preparing FGBMFA for one of the most powerful moves of God to ever hit this Nation.  As I look at our numbers, or our financial resources,…
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PRESIDENTS NEWSLETTER – JUNE 2010

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The 2010 National Convention in Portland, Oregon This year’s 2010 National Convention was wonderful. Many new faces as well as some wonderful old friends joined us. Its focus was on The Joshua Generation, which will secure the legacy of our Fellowship for generations to come. It also launched the Partners of the Fellowship, a ministry…
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