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International field missiologist coming to RF

Dr. Leanna Cinquanta, graduate of University of Wisconsin-River Falls and founder of

TellAsia Ministries, will speak at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 17 at River Falls Assembly of God Church.

At age 15, Cinquanta experienced a dramatic face-to-face encounter with Jesus. From an egotistical atheist, overnight she became a passionate follower of Christ. At 16 she became

the regional champion in the equestrian discipline of dressage and while in college her father built an equestrian facility for her future career. However, after gradation through a series of

vivid dreams the Lord showed Cinquanta his heart of compassion for the millions of northern India. Directed not to join a missionary team but to live directly with the native people, she abandoned all and set out for India in 1996 not expecting to return.

Cinquanta spent the next 19 years of her life serving and mobilizing native leaders in north India. Since 2008 they have led more than 600,000 people to spiritual freedom in Christ, planted 23,000 house-based churches, and provided basic education to over 40,000 impoverished children.

Cinquanta is recognized internationally as one of today's most successful promoters of native-led evangelistic movements and community transformation. In June 2012, Dr. C. Peter Wagner endorsed Cinquanta as "The most competent field missiologist I have ever known."

A few of the goals Cinquanta and her native team in north India have set for the next seven years include:

• See the Christian community grow from 1 percent to 20 percent by the year 2020.

• Launch a four-fronted assault on child sex trafficking in north India reducing it by 90 percent.

Cinquanta is a public speaker whose series "Kingdom Impact" unveils a dimension of authority and purpose that has long been lost to the Christian community. Rich with out-of-the-box strategies to impact the world for good, it receives remarks such as "intensely practical;" "revolutionary" and "life-changing." Invigorated by Leann's energy and inspiring testimonies, individuals and congregations receive a new vision to demonstrate Jesus' love and power from the workplace to the ends of the earth.

Visit www.tellasia.org for more information on TellAsia Ministries.

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