Harnessing the power of media, to share the Hope of Jesus

Reaching the Lost / Developing Leadership / Establishing the Church /
Serving Those In Need

Panel 1

Latest Happenings

Ecuador Bound
Ecuador Bound
So proud of our Katey Bug! She was looking for something to do today so I said, "Why don't you make a video about something that's really impacted you in the bible lately?"

She wrote this all herself AND did the video editing with a little over the shoulder instruction. Good job Katey!

Music Credit: bensound.com
Ecuador Bound
Ecuador Bound
Ecuador Bound
We know that if our earthly house—a mere tent that can easily be taken down—is destroyed, we will then live in an eternal home in the heavens, a building crafted by divine—not human—hands. 2 Corinthians 5:1 (The Voice)

Let’s not forget whose we are and where we are headed. Jesus is coming back soon. We believe this situation can initiate one of the greatest revivals ever known.

Please pray for us as we continue to be the TV channel for Cuenca. We desire to see more lives changed. Pray for our employees safety and health. Pray for the economy of Ecuador as we were still recovering from the National strikes in October. We are so grateful for those of you who pray and support Unsion financially. We could not do this work without you.

Thom Davis & Becky Woolard Davis
Ecuador Bound
Ecuador Bound
So much fun sharing with gpcatalyst youth tonight! So thankful for technology and this amazing group! #Godsmessageisntquarantined #youthgroup #ecuadorbound
Ecuador Bound
Ecuador Bound is with UnsionTv Comunidad.
Please pray for Cuenca, Ecuador. A friend posted this video this morning and it breaks my heart. Like many other places in the world the streets are deserted and the people are scared. Unison is offering chat response for questions and phone counseling and prayer.

Pray that God gives the workers at UnsionTv grace and wisdom as they interact with the people of Cuenca. Pray for our presenters as they continue to work to provide news and updates for the city. Pray that we can be a voice of hope and peace, and that souls would be brought into the family of God through this turmoil.

#ecuadorbound #prayforthelight
Ecuador Bound
Ecuador Bound
Ecuador Bound was live.
Ecuador Bound
Ecuador Bound
Ecuador Bound
Friends we are blown away!!! In the midst of this global turmoil, God continues to establish our team! This morning we woke up to another $5,150 in gifts and $130 in monthly support (over the last two days)!

We truly believe this is not about us, this is about God doing a work in His church, encouraging His church and sending His people. We are honored to be a part of His plan and so thankful for each heart that stands with us.
We wanted to share this morning so you all could rejoice with us.

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As Pastor Phil Carney shared this last week at Pendleton First Assembly:
"God will always send evidence of past victory into present storms" so we "focus on the bread (provision/past faithfulness) and not the storm".

It is very likely the disciples caught in the storm had, at their feet, the baskets left over from the feeding of the 5000. But did the bread hold their gaze or the waves?

God is good.
HE is faithful.
HE is our provider.
The world is experiencing hard things right now.
But God is in control!

So what is your bread? What past provision can you point to that will encourage your heart today? How has God been faithful? Please share!

#focusonthebreadnotthestorm #sothankful #ecuadorbound
Panel 2

About

Emily and Joe met in March of 2006. Shortly after coming together they encountered the truth of the grace and love of Jesus Christ and their lives were radically transformed. Just seven months into their relationship Joe proposed to Emily by asking her if she would ‘spend the rest of her life chasing Jesus with him.’ Two months later they were married and continued to grow in their love for each other as they grew in their love for God.

Katelyn, the Knapp’s oldest daughter came along a few years later. Anna, their second daughter, followed a few years after that. Isaac completed the family of five as he burst onto the scene two years behind Anna.

Emily has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and worked in sales and marketing up until Katelyn came along. She is now a super-mom who home-schools their children, runs a photography business, and spends time loving on their friends, youth students, and church family.

Joe is an Information Technology Professional and has been working in the Internet Service Provider field for nearly 20 years. Until very recently he was the IT Director for the City of Sandy where he managed the deployment and operation of Sandy’s Fiber-to-the-Home internet service, SandyNet.

The Knapp’s began their life of ministry by taking small steps of obedience as the Lord opened doors and opportunities for them to serve within the local church. Working with children’s ministries, helping with media and worship, and sharing devotionals at small group gatherings were some of the first tastes of ministry and service. Once they had a taste, their hunger only grew.


Psalm 34:8
Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good!
Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!

After a few years of serving the church in a layperson capacity. Joe and Emily were presented with an opportunity to join the church staff as Youth Directors. Recognizing a need for better training to take on this task, Joe began to study for and seek credentials with the Assemblies of God. Serving in this capacity for over six years has been one of the greatest joys of their lives. 

Missions has been on the heart and mind of the Knapp’s since the beginning of their relationship. They have always felt that perhaps God had missions work in their future. When the concept of business as missions was introduced to them in 2014, they had a suspicion that God might use their professional skills combined with their love of ministry and the church, to take them somewhere away from home.

In 2017 Joe was invited to join a team of Pastors on a trip to Ecuador. It was during this trip that the Lord confirmed and clarified those suspicions. Though Latin America was never on Joe’s radar, it became very clear that the Knapps are called to utilize the skill sets God has been developing in them over their entire lives to serve with the Unsion team in Cuenca, Ecuador.

Panel 3

Unsión

When missionaries Bill and Connie McDonald were offered a television frequency in 2003, God gave them a dream: offer the people in Cuenca, Ecuador, an alternative to the often violent and sexually explicit television broadcasts on secular networks. They had no idea that within the next several years their family-values programming would impact the Hispanic community worldwide through cable and satellite television.

Today, the ministry has more than 40 employees and many volunteers. Unsión is more than a TV channel, it is a MINISTRY through Unsión+ which has these four branches:

• Connection –Connecting people to churches where they can be disciples for Jesus Christ. Using Más Café as a connection to the public and community.
• Counseling – Unsión reaches into Hispanic life through Unsión+’s lay and professional counseling services, ministry to those with addictions (April Project), and call center.
• Compassion – Unsión’s compassion ministry is expressed through Latin America ChildCare, medical clinics, evangelism outreaches and church planting.
• Coaching – We provide training to groups and individuals in areas that will help them be better people, Christians, parents, and witnesses.

Millions still have not heard the gospel! Please pray for this innovative, life-transforming compassion ministry.

Joe and Emily will be joining the Unsión team in Ecuador and utilizing their experience in ministry, technology, and business as they work to expand the reach and effectiveness of this great work.

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