Freedom, Fullness, & Fruitfulness In Christ
2019 Ministry Report
In life to life ministry, close to home and around the globe, the Lord is at work through Revive Our Hearts. We celebrate the many ways He used this ministry in 2019 to impact others.
It hardly seems possible that Revive Our Hearts is eighteen years old. What a sweet journey it has been as we’ve watched the Lord use this ministry to impact so many women around the world! Day after day, we are seeing God’s provision, His faithfulness, and His kindness, as well as the joy of watching Him transform lives. As women hear the Truth of God’s Word, they’re finding peace in the darkness, hope in times of desperation, encouragement in their trials, and freedom from sin and shame. In light of this wonderful news, we at Revive Our Hearts want to celebrate! Throughout this ministry report are stories of changed lives, as well as snapshots of how God is working through our various outreaches. As you read the following pages, may you join with us in celebrating all the Lord has done—and continues to do—in the lives of women around the globe. Thank you for your part in making this possible. Our entire team and I are grateful for your prayers, your encouragement, and your generosity that have made an eternal difference to so many. May the Lord use our combined efforts in the coming year to help countless more women experience freedom, fullness, and fruitfulness in Christ. Gratefully,
Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth
DAILY TEACHING Dannah Gresh recently stepped into a co-host role for the Revive Our Hearts daily program.
ROH began airing on K-WAVE in Los Angeles. This station shares our strong commitment to the Word. It covers most of the Los Angeles area and stretches south, almost to San Diego.
The Revive Our Hearts radio program airs
1,880 times per day
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PODCAST God is using our expanding digital platforms to draw women to His Word and broaden the impact of the ministry in women’s lives.
“I listened to one podcast, and my heart couldn’t stop. Truth. Truth. Truth! My heart needed a constantly playing source of Truth, and your podcast was just that.” —a Revive Our Hearts podcast listener
“In a month, I listened to 300 episodes. I work outside, and I listened to the podcast every day for eight hours. I was amazed at how Nancy explained the Word of God.” —a Revive Our Hearts podcast listener
93 30 93 million digital listens of
Revive Our Hearts . . . including
30 million digital listens of the Spanish program
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Even when our lives seem messy . . . Even when we cannot fully see the hand of God at work . . . Even if we would have chosen a different script for our lives . . .
God is writing a Story—the story of redemption. It is grander and greater than anything we can imagine.
books have been
That’s the message of Nancy and Robert’s first book together. You Can Trust God to Write Your Story: Embracing the Mysteries of Providence released in September, along with an accompanying radio series.
copies of Nancy’s
and translated into
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After sharing her story, Yvonne concludes: “Through it all God has been right there with me. I’ve learned to trust Him even when I can’t trace Him. He can give you the world and show you His power. Then He can remove it so you’ll see all you really need is Him. I’ve learned to be just as happy in the back of a bus as I am in the front of our Bentley. I’ve learned to hold all blessings with an open palm and not a clinched fist.”
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NEW RELEASES WOMEN OF THE BIBLE The Women of the Bible series draws women to Godâ€™s Word, through a series of six-week studies. Three studies have been released in this series to date, including Abigail, Elizabeth, and Esther. Each study has a corresponding season in the Women of the Bible podcast. The series surpassed 340,000 downloads in 2019.
CONSIDER JESUS Consider Jesus released in November as our second 31-day Advent devotional.
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REACHING OUR DAUGHTERS AND GRANDDAUGHTERS Our long-time friend, Dannah Gresh, is passionate about addressing the lies tween girls (ages 8–12) are exposed to day after day. She has written the newest books in the “Lies Books” series: Lies Girls Believe: And the Truth That Sets Them Free and A Mom’s Guide to Lies Girls Believe.
“We must do everything we can to plant seeds of Truth in the hearts and minds of young girls so they can be equipped to know and walk with Jesus through the course of their lives.” —Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth
Revive Our Hearts entered into a strategic partnership with Pure Freedom, a ministry founded by Bob and Dannah Gresh. Pure Freedom rebranded their successful Secret Keeper Girl events this year to True Girl, with a focused goal to reach tween girls and their moms with the True Woman message.
SEEKING HIM This newly-updated version of the original study leads individuals and small groups into experiencing twelve foundational ingredients of personal revival.
“Seeking Him was the catalyst God used to help me begin to discover decades of unconfessed sin, hurts I had inflicted on others, and a holier-than-thou attitude and lifestyle.” —a Seeking Him reader
Our team recorded a brand-new, twelve-part video teaching series by Nancy on Seeking Him to be released in multiple media formats. A live audience joined us in the studio to capture this companion resource for the refreshed version of the classic study on experiencing the joy of personal revival—released this fall! 10 | Revive Our Hearts
“God convicted me of such a weight of sin and pride. I didn’t know this sin was cutting off my lifeblood to God and causing deeper and deeper separation and longing.” —a Seeking Him reader
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EVENTS After months of planning, weekly phone calls, and hours of prayer, our United States and South Africa teams were finally together for ten days of ministry partnership in March of 2019. Nancy and members of the Michigan-based team traveled to South Africa in March to partner with Revive Our Hearts South Africa for the Come to the Well Conference in Pretoria. The two-day event drew hundreds of women from South Africa as well as countries such as Germany, Mexico, the United Arab Emirates, Switzerland, and Mozambique.
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In spring of 2019, Nancy and the Revive Our Hearts team led back-to-back women’s conferences in southern and northern California.
“Thank you for proclaiming God’s truth and for radiating His majesty through your teaching. Thank you for praying for and encouraging me! I was motivated to reach out to older women around me and to immerse myself into the sound doctrine of God’s Word. Often I realize I am looking down at my circumstances, but you reminded me to look upward—to look to Christ” —a Venture Church Conference attendee
In September, women gathered to seek the Lord at Revive â€™19: Seeking Him. The message of personal revival not only reached women in the arena, but in homes and churches around the globe.
2,70 2,700 attended the live event in Indianapolis More than
140,000 women participated in a local group livestream
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“Amazing weekend of revival! We came back home full of hope and revived and ready to start our 30-day challenge! So blessed by this weekend with our ‘spiritual family!’” —Kelli, Revive ‘19 Indy attendee
“We livestreamed your Revive ‘19 conference at our church. Over twenty churches were represented, eighty-six women attended and already we have heard of three broken relationships that were
Those participating in Revive ’19 represented 152 countries and every continent
reconciled because of what they heard at the conference. Praise Jesus!” —Sue, a Revive ’19 livestream participant
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7,00 GRASSROOTS INITIATIVES
7,000+ womenâ€™s ministry leaders subscribe to the Leader Connection blog
Ambassadors made over
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1,000 Leaders Strong “Thank you for encouraging me from afar and for being a breath of
In May 2019, our Women’s Ministries Initiatives kicked off the Fresh Fuel for Weary Leaders Campaign by celebrating the 1,000th member of the Women’s Ministry Leader Facebook group. Our hope is for women’s ministry leaders everywhere to find refreshment, community, and content with deep roots to strengthen their ministries, while helping them become familiar with ROH.
fresh air during those times when ministry life seems to suck the oxygen right out of my lungs. Revive Our Hearts is a tremendous blessing to me.” —local church women’s
Boots on the Ground Forty-six. That’s the number of women in the Revive Our Hearts Ambassador Program who are actively serving in twenty-one states and eight countries. God brought eight new Ambassadors to the team this past fiscal year. They care for over 3,500 women’s ministry leaders, helping them stay healthy, joyful, conntected, and resourced.
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people receive the Spanish Daily Connection
the number of months it took to translate
My Personal Petitions into Zulu
Celebrating God’s Work in Latin America This past year we saw significant growth of our Spanish ministry, Aviva Nuestros Corazones (ANC). Hundreds of groups all over the Spanish-speaking world are conducting Bible studies with our resources, listening to the programs, and connecting with our social media and digital resources. • The Spanish version of Lies Women
Believe was named the 2018 Book of the Year by the Spanish Evangelical Publishers Association. • The Latin speaker team participated in
Turkish ROH programs were
twenty conferences in five cities, reach-
produced & air weekly
ing over 6,000 women through these local events. • Biblia Mujer Verdadera (True Woman Devotional Bible) released in August.
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Prayer requests for our global outreach: 1. Pray for discernment in prioritizing opportunities. This message is needed around the globe! 2. Pray for God to mobilize volunteers in the countries where Revive Our Hearts teams are currently at work. 3. Pray for ROH Global to reach new ears with timeless Truth. 4. Pray for opportunities in countries that are hostile to the gospel. 5. Pray for God to provide the resources needed to fund global efforts.
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In spring of 2019, Revive Our Hearts traveled to California for two conferences. donations came from There, our team made ourconnections 3,693 monthly and built ministry partners relationships with several groups and many individuals.
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Trusted Friends, Everything we do flows from the core belief that God is our primary Donor. As a ministry, we seek to wisely steward both the opportunities God has provided for ministry growth and the resources He has entrusted to us. We are grateful for this opportunity to showcase Godâ€™s remarkable provision for the ministry and would appreciate your continued prayer for Him to meet our resource needs in the days ahead. Gratefully,
Martin Jones Executive Director
HOW REVIVE OUR HEARTS WAS FUNDED THIS PAST YEAR:
HOW MONEY WAS SPENT AT REVIVE OUR HEARTS IN 2019: DIRECT OUTREACH—80.3%
Fundraising / Partner Development
Prayer Requests Partner with Revive Our Hearts through prayer. Here are specific ways to pray:
for your support as Revive Our Hearts continues calling women to freedom, fullness, and fruitfulness in Christ!
Thank Him for the many doors He has opened to share the message internationally. Ask Him to help us prioritize future global opportunities.
Ask God to continue to provide additional listeners through new formats such as the Women of the Bible and Joven Verdadera podcasts. 22 | Revive Our Hearts
Ask Him to prepare women’s hearts for Mujer Verdadera 20, our March 2020 conference in Monterrey, Mexico. Also pray for True Woman ‘20, our international women’s conference scheduled for September in Indianapolis.
Ask Him to provide more monthly ministry partners to support Revive Our Hearts financially.
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