“THE LORD SAYS, PEOPLE WHO NEVER BEFORE INQUIRED ABOUT ME
ARE NOW SEEKING ME OUT. NATIONS WHO NEVER BEFORE SEARCHED FOR ME
ARE FINDING ME!” ISA. 65:1 TLB
WOW, INDEED! (By the way, “WOW” means
“WALKING ON WATER” — and that is just
about what we all did together this past awesome year
Merciful Father, where do I begin? I logged more
international miles than any year in our 31 years of
ministry! Last January we reported
5,804 TV stations fed by 36
satellites! This January that
number has leaped to 6,525 fed
by 47 satellites! Praise the Lord!
It started in January as Jan and
I accompanied Benny Hinn to
San Jose, Costa Rica. Fortythousand
people jammed the
largest soccer stadium, but sadly
another 20,000 stood outside, so
dear Benny held two crusades the
next day and virtually everyone got in! The signs,
wonders, and miracles were glorious as always, but if
that meeting was awesome, we could not have dreamed
what was about to break the very next month of February!
Bombay, India — WOW AGAIN! I had the joy and
blessed privilege of standing before at least TWO
MILLION souls — probably more because there were
people standing as far back as the eye could see behind
the huge field’s lighted area! Thanks again for dear
Benny who brought this massive service to pass!
While in Bombay our TBN crew, led by brother
Manickam Prakash, conducted a cable TV convention
with over 1,000 owners and operators attending. At
least 650 signed up to receive our free dish and receiver
to put TBN ON THE AIR FREE, 24 hours a day! The
Indian people are some of the sweetest and most
hospitable in the world. They honored me with the
largest flower wreath I have ever seen!
WOW AGAIN, as we see the spiritual hunger and
the final harvest of souls pouring in around the world!
Dear Benny led thousands to faith in Christ and the
word was confirmed with signs and wonders!
Next, it was literally around the world with son,
Mathew, as we scouted Morocco, Italy, and India for
filming locations for the story of Esther based on
Tommy Tenny’s book, ONE NIGHT WITH THE
KING. Matt found the site for
shooting the movie in Jodhpur,
India, as I stayed in Bombay for
the cable convention. The film
is in full production as I write
this letter and we hope it can be
released in theaters on the
Jewish feast of Purim. Pray for
Matt and the crew, as satan has
fought this with a camera truck
fire and other weird and unusual
Talk about WOW— the next month of March took
our breath away — literally! “To Baghdad with Love”
started in Jordan with a white knuckle flight on a small
commuter plane that landed almost straight down, with
our stomachs nearly on the ceiling or near the air sickness
bag! But, oh the joy of meeting a group of precious
pastors and praying with them for revival in Iraq! With
Saddam Hussein gone, they told us that they now have
the freedom to preach the Gospel everywhere, even
outside their churches. A wonderful chaplain, Nabil
Haj, made it possible to enter the “Green Zone” — U.S.
Army headquarters — and we had lunch with the
bravest men and women on the earth! We taped many
interviews which I’m sure you have seen. But the
highlight for me was when Matt cried, “STOP THE
CAR!” He spied a merchant selling satellite dishes right
on the main street of Baghdad! Against our security
men’s orders, we jumped out of our armored car and
actually bought a whole satellite dish and receiver
for $110.00! I gave it to our dearchaplain in thanks for his kindness to us. I also got to deliver
$10,000 to our chaplain friend with instruction to buy as
many satellite dishes as possible for the pastors and others.
Pastor Haitham Jazrawi of the Evangelical Presbyterian
Church in Kirkuk sent me a picture of many of his
congregation who had received the satellite receivers!
Praise God, we are now getting some e-mails from Iraq!
How’s that for WOW?!
In May it was back to Egypt for Jan and me. Once again
I had the joy of speaking to nearly 250 pastors and leaders
from all over Egypt. Revival is truly breaking out in Egypt
as there is much more freedom to preach the Gospel and
hold evangelistic services. While I was there I had the high
honor of meeting Pope Shenouda III, thanks to our dear
host and friend, Dr. Safwat El Baiady, who is president of
the Protestant Churches of Egypt. The Pope pledged to
assist with programming for — yes, ANOTHER
NETWORK! Dear Benny is leading the way for an all
Arabic language network that is scheduled to begin this
month of Janaury! I’m sure my Grandma Crouch and my
dear father and mother — missionaries to Egypt — cried
“WOW” in heaven! I also was honored to meet the Roman
Catholic Cardinal, Stephanos II, who also warmly greeted
and received us! Yes, Egypt, here we come again!
Dear Partners, time and space do not permit me to tell of
the 19 new TV stations that signed on the air in 2004 or the
hundreds of new cable stations that signed on at home and
abroad. How about TEN more satellites which now feed
Spanish, Italian, some Farsi, some French, some Romanian,
and now a full Arabic language network aimed at the
Middle East and North Africa!
And, finally, to top it off here at home, God gave us
another big, full power station covering Burlington,
New Jersey and all of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania! This
fourth largest market in the U.S. covers nearly 10 MILLION
NEW SOULS! WOW, indeed and praise the Lord!
Dearest Partners, Jesus said that when “this Gospel [is]
preached in all the world…then shall the end come” (Matt.
24:14). Praise God Most High — we are almost there!
As our theme Scripture declares, we are hearing awesome
testimonies of Jesus actually appearing in dreams of the lost
and in some cases actually appearing in person! We are
hearing of a Moslem imam that had a visitation from Jesus
and led his whole mosque’s congregation to faith in Jesus
Christ! Talk about WOW! Dear Lord, I could write a
thousand pages of the miracles of this last day harvest that
is pouring in all over the world!
How can Jan and I ever thank you for your love,
prayers and support to keep this great VOICE, YOUR
TBN — GOD’S TBN, ON THE AIR?We cannot, but our
dear Lord can and is blessing those who support this great
Please let us hear from you — we cannot do this alone,
but together we can hasten the return of our precious
Lord Jesus. Your letter or e-mail of encouragement and
support mean everything to us! Jan is healed! I am 70, but
still ready to give the devil trouble! Praise God —
“PEOPLE WHO NEVER BEFORE
INQUIRED ABOUT ME ARE NOW
SEEKING ME OUT”! ISA. 65:1 TLB
Paul and Paul Jr. stand in front of TBN’s new
FULL POWER TV station—WGTW CH. 48—which
reaches nearly 10 million people in Philadelphia,
New Jersey, Delaware and beyond!
Paul was given a warm welcome during
his visit to India.TBN now covers about
one-third of this great nation by satellite
and cable TV!