Tuesday, September 22, 2009
The Messenger Speaks to Tinney Chapel's OASIS Group
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After 30 years as a missionary, and seven Spirit-driven visits to China--where most Christians worship in secret because of official persecution--Winnsboro’s Rev. Dan Hubbell, who turns 73 this year, is not inclined to slow down. In fact, he hopes to leave this world in the line of duty: “With one foot boarding an airplane and the other on the tarmac,” he quips, not at all in jest.
Training new Christians to spread the Gospel message, and equipping them to train others, is the nearest thing to a mission statement for Rev. Dan. He has honed his School of Scripture down to 30 days of full-time immersion, wherever this globe-trotting Gospel guardian may be teaching at any given time: China, India, Africa, for instance.
Something over 520 “teachings” in 16 categories make up Rev. Dan’s core curriculum, which actually involves more than 2,000 individual points of The Light. It isn’t just based on Scripture. Rather, it’s pretty much Scripture only, and Rev. Dan does not get into commentary or interpretation unless someone questions him for a better understanding of a specific Scripture. He thinks of himself as a facilitator rather than a commentator.
But Rev. Dan does prefer to begin each training session by sharing his own “life journey,” followed by the same input from each of his student disciples. “Each one of us has a story to tell, and each of us is gifted in some way for ministry,” explains Rev. Dan. “God places in each of our lives something we would like to do for His Kingdom, and we all need to tell that story, to others as well as to ourselves.”
For detail on Rev. Dan’s ministry and his School of Tyrannus teachings, based on Acts 19:9-10 go to his website: http://www.churchrestoration.org/
Rev. Dan’s wife Laurel is herself a missionary, but to local, domestic fields, mostly through prison ministry at the Johnston Unit in Winnsboro. When he departs on each journey to foreign fields, Rev. Dan always kisses Laurel goodbye with the same words of farewell, which she understands completely: “I’ll see you here when I get back, or I’ll see you up there when we all get to Heaven.”