The Send with Teo Hayashi

The Send with Teo Hayashi

Tens of thousands gathered in Orlando, Florida, for The Send on Feb. 23, 2019. The Send is a stadium gathering and national campaign to catalyze every believer into a lifestyle of Christ-like action. Charisma Connection reflects on this evangelistic and missional movement in a four-part series. In this episode, we speak with Brazilian pastor Teo Hayashi about what the Holy Spirit did at The Send and, more widely, what He is doing in the church and on campus.

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Episode Notes

Charisma Connection

The Send

Guest: Teo Hayashi

 

Tens of thousands gathered in Orlando, Florida, for The Send on Feb. 23, 2019. The Send is a stadium gathering and national campaign to catalyze every believer into a lifestyle of Christ-like action. Charisma Connection reflects on this evangelistic and missional movement in a four-part series. In part 2, we speak with Brazilian pastor Teo Hayashi about what the Holy Spirit did at The Send and, more widely, what He is doing in the church and on campus.

 

Introduction

Chris Johnson: I'm Chris Johnson and you're listening to a special series on Charisma Connection about The Send, a gathering that drew tens of thousands of people to Orlando, Florida on Saturday, February 23. In this series will share some speaker and artist interviews and hear from some of the attendees who came from near and far to be activated into their evangelist and missional calling.

 

I'm speaking with Teo Hayashi, and he is a pastor in Brazil who's here for The Send taking part in a lot of things from the stage. Teo, as you look out on this amazing crowd, what do you think God is doing here?

 

The Send on Charisma

·         59,000 Gather to Wage War Against Spiritual Inaction at The Send

·         WATCH HERE: The Send Kicks Off in Orlando

·         Lou Engle: How God Began ‘The Send’

·         Why 17,000 Believers are Starting a 40-Day Fast This Week—And Why You Should Too

·         A Day of Mourning, a Day of Sending

 

 

Teo Hayashi: I think it's more than just a stadium gathering. Having gatherings in stadiums could be an impressive. There’s excellence throughout the whole day. You see just how everything flows and that's amazing. But I think the most important thing about it is that it's actually a statement. I think it's not only it is a statement, but I believe it's a catalytic event that says something about the spiritual world. I believe something has shifted in the spirit realm and we believe that it all begins in the spirit realm and then it manifests in physical. So, I believe that this is a statement. It's causing a shift in the spirit realm. It's getting North American kids back to focus on the mission field. It's getting immigrant kids that are here in America, whether they be Asian Americans, Latino Americans … it's getting a lot of Brazilian immigrants …. this area Florida has so many Brazilian immigrants. From Brazil, over 5,000 people have flown in for this event, and that's not counting the ones that actually reside in the state of Florida. And of course the African Americans, giving them the blessing and permission and say we need you, that we count with you in the mission field. So, I believe that's the statement that we're making. That's The Send, the message that was birthed in Lou’s heart, went to Andy Byrd and he so generously invited us collaborators to be a part of this.

 

·         For part one of this series with Michael Koulianos and Todd White, visit cpnshows.com.

 

Chris Johnson: You’re with Dunamis Movement. You're the founder of that in Brazil. Could you tell us about Dunamis and what it stands for?

 

·         Acts 4:33: “With great power the apostles testified to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was on them all” (MEV).

 

Teo Hayashi: Dunamis means the explosive part of the Holy Spirit through signs and wonders. Acts 4:33, with great dunamis the apostles gave witness. I came to America for college. While in college I grew cold and drifted away a little bit. I wouldn't say I abandoned Jesus, but I was I wasn't as on fire and I compromised certain values. As I look back, I feel like a lot of it was because I was bored. A lot of it was because the times that I actually looked for spiritual support inside my campus, I never found something that was alive that was real. I would read Acts and that would that would get me excited. I would read Acts and I'd say, I want to live this thing out. Is it possible for us to live that today? What would modern day Acts look like? That was the question that I would have. But I didn't see it lived out on campus and it just seemed like the gospel on the camps that I was going to school, the gospel being preached there was so polite, it was so on offensive. It was so tame. And for a young kid like me coming in, I was into sports and just looking for excitement. If I couldn’t find it in the gospel, I was going to go look for it in the party scene. When the Lord supernaturally rescued me during spring break not too far from here in Ybor City, Tampa, supernaturally invaded a club. The Holy Spirit took hold of me there. I knew that if I had gotten this encounter my freshman year, I would have never lost the fire of the Lord. So, Dunamis is about it was basically my concern and became this holy anger. So, Dunamis started off as a concern. It became this holy anger against powerless Christianity. I said Lord, I want to live Acts out on campus. If somebody was living that out, I would have been with you through the whole thing and been working for you. So, when I decided to start Dunamis it was really with the question, what would it look like to see Acts lived out on a college campus? So many of my buddies drifted away from faith. One, when he went to school to college, and I'm be like, we need to stop this. And so, that's how it all started.

 

Chris Johnson: Absolutely. There are some commitments being made today. Some of them were expected to be made for the nations, but also for universities. I believe there's over 2,000 people who said that they want to go to their college and stand up for the Lord and over 2,000 for the high schools as well.

 

Teo Hayashi: You look at colleges in America, you look at colleges in Europe, a lot of them started off as a training ground for ministers, seminaries and just a training ground for missionaries. Somehow along the years, we kind of lost track of that. It's become a place where secularism and humanism and ideas that are anti-Christian are being preached. I believe it's so crucial because, at the same time, that’s the place or the platform where these anti-Christian ideas have been propagated. It's also where the future leaders of society have actually been raised. So, their way of thinking has been formed under these anti-Christian ideas. Bill Bright, his big quote resonates with me is, if we reach the campuses, if we if are able to take hold of the campuses today, we will reach society tomorrow because future leaders on the campuses today. So, I believe it's important. We used to talk about college campuses being the main one, but we see the importance also in high schools and just get them while they're young. Then just come with them through college years and into the marketplace until revival culminates in reformation.

 

Chris Johnson: And do you have a very young church in Brazil?

 

Teo Hyashi: I actually took over church that my mom founded. She planted a church in the late 1970s after renewal happened to her. She was in school here in America, Southern California, during the Jesus movement. She was exposed to the move of the Spirit and moved back home after she finished her studies and the Lord just started breaking out. The denomination that she was a part of did not accept that. So, she began a Bible study that became our church. I grew up in that church, seeing the Holy Spirit move. I grew up in that church and have seen signs, wonders, miracles, the prophetic. Maybe six years ago, my wife and I we took over that church while we were still leading, Dunamis. One of the big things that I that fills my heart with joy is to see all the generations in that church. We have the grandmas and grandpas. We see the moms and pops. We see our brothers and we see our sons. I believe the move of the spirit is multi-generational. He is the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. I really believe that.

 

Chris Johnson: And a diverse church as well in terms of race and ethnicity?

 

Teo Hayashi: Yes, we began as a Japanese-Brazilian church. As the Spirit started moving, non-Japanese Brazilians started coming. Right now, I play around and I say my church is the United Nations. You see every shade, every contrast, every color. You see Asians, my African-Brazilian brothers to white Brazilian brothers from Italian descent, Portuguese descent. It's beautiful. I believe heaven is going to be like that.

 

Chris Johnson: And we've got a taste of heaven here today at The Send. Anything else you'd like to reflect on here of what God is doing here at The Send?

 

Teo Hayashi: I think it's so beautiful. Andy mentioned something in the beginning about the power of collaboration. As we look at church history, there's been quite of a success rate with fathers and sons working together or passing on the baton. There’s always room to improve. But the fact that we're brothers working together … even in the Bible you look at Cain and Abel, and you look at Joseph and his brothers, and Jacob and Esau. Well, there's a challenge there for the body of Christ to work as brothers and we're representing different ministries here. We're busy, everybody doing their own thing. But for us it’s just us thinking let's lay things aside; time, money or energy because we really want to sacrifice into unity. For me, the unity, the collaboration is so huge. I'm so thankful that I get to run with these brothers.

 

For the rest of the interview with Teo Hayashi, please visit cpnshows.com.

Episode Notes

Charisma Connection

The Send

Guest: Teo Hayashi

 

Tens of thousands gathered in Orlando, Florida, for The Send on Feb. 23, 2019. The Send is a stadium gathering and national campaign to catalyze every believer into a lifestyle of Christ-like action. Charisma Connection reflects on this evangelistic and missional movement in a four-part series. In part 2, we speak with Brazilian pastor Teo Hayashi about what the Holy Spirit did at The Send and, more widely, what He is doing in the church and on campus.

 

Introduction

Chris Johnson: I'm Chris Johnson and you're listening to a special series on Charisma Connection about The Send, a gathering that drew tens of thousands of people to Orlando, Florida on Saturday, February 23. In this series will share some speaker and artist interviews and hear from some of the attendees who came from near and far to be activated into their evangelist and missional calling.

 

I'm speaking with Teo Hayashi, and he is a pastor in Brazil who's here for The Send taking part in a lot of things from the stage. Teo, as you look out on this amazing crowd, what do you think God is doing here?

 

The Send on Charisma

·         59,000 Gather to Wage War Against Spiritual Inaction at The Send

·         WATCH HERE: The Send Kicks Off in Orlando

·         Lou Engle: How God Began ‘The Send’

·         Why 17,000 Believers are Starting a 40-Day Fast This Week—And Why You Should Too

·         A Day of Mourning, a Day of Sending

 

 

Teo Hayashi: I think it's more than just a stadium gathering. Having gatherings in stadiums could be an impressive. There’s excellence throughout the whole day. You see just how everything flows and that's amazing. But I think the most important thing about it is that it's actually a statement. I think it's not only it is a statement, but I believe it's a catalytic event that says something about the spiritual world. I believe something has shifted in the spirit realm and we believe that it all begins in the spirit realm and then it manifests in physical. So, I believe that this is a statement. It's causing a shift in the spirit realm. It's getting North American kids back to focus on the mission field. It's getting immigrant kids that are here in America, whether they be Asian Americans, Latino Americans … it's getting a lot of Brazilian immigrants …. this area Florida has so many Brazilian immigrants. From Brazil, over 5,000 people have flown in for this event, and that's not counting the ones that actually reside in the state of Florida. And of course the African Americans, giving them the blessing and permission and say we need you, that we count with you in the mission field. So, I believe that's the statement that we're making. That's The Send, the message that was birthed in Lou’s heart, went to Andy Byrd and he so generously invited us collaborators to be a part of this.

 

·         For part one of this series with Michael Koulianos and Todd White, visit cpnshows.com.

 

Chris Johnson: You’re with Dunamis Movement. You're the founder of that in Brazil. Could you tell us about Dunamis and what it stands for?

 

·         Acts 4:33: “With great power the apostles testified to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was on them all” (MEV).

 

Teo Hayashi: Dunamis means the explosive part of the Holy Spirit through signs and wonders. Acts 4:33, with great dunamis the apostles gave witness. I came to America for college. While in college I grew cold and drifted away a little bit. I wouldn't say I abandoned Jesus, but I was I wasn't as on fire and I compromised certain values. As I look back, I feel like a lot of it was because I was bored. A lot of it was because the times that I actually looked for spiritual support inside my campus, I never found something that was alive that was real. I would read Acts and that would that would get me excited. I would read Acts and I'd say, I want to live this thing out. Is it possible for us to live that today? What would modern day Acts look like? That was the question that I would have. But I didn't see it lived out on campus and it just seemed like the gospel on the camps that I was going to school, the gospel being preached there was so polite, it was so on offensive. It was so tame. And for a young kid like me coming in, I was into sports and just looking for excitement. If I couldn’t find it in the gospel, I was going to go look for it in the party scene. When the Lord supernaturally rescued me during spring break not too far from here in Ybor City, Tampa, supernaturally invaded a club. The Holy Spirit took hold of me there. I knew that if I had gotten this encounter my freshman year, I would have never lost the fire of the Lord. So, Dunamis is about it was basically my concern and became this holy anger. So, Dunamis started off as a concern. It became this holy anger against powerless Christianity. I said Lord, I want to live Acts out on campus. If somebody was living that out, I would have been with you through the whole thing and been working for you. So, when I decided to start Dunamis it was really with the question, what would it look like to see Acts lived out on a college campus? So many of my buddies drifted away from faith. One, when he went to school to college, and I'm be like, we need to stop this. And so, that's how it all started.

 

Chris Johnson: Absolutely. There are some commitments being made today. Some of them were expected to be made for the nations, but also for universities. I believe there's over 2,000 people who said that they want to go to their college and stand up for the Lord and over 2,000 for the high schools as well.

 

Teo Hayashi: You look at colleges in America, you look at colleges in Europe, a lot of them started off as a training ground for ministers, seminaries and just a training ground for missionaries. Somehow along the years, we kind of lost track of that. It's become a place where secularism and humanism and ideas that are anti-Christian are being preached. I believe it's so crucial because, at the same time, that’s the place or the platform where these anti-Christian ideas have been propagated. It's also where the future leaders of society have actually been raised. So, their way of thinking has been formed under these anti-Christian ideas. Bill Bright, his big quote resonates with me is, if we reach the campuses, if we if are able to take hold of the campuses today, we will reach society tomorrow because future leaders on the campuses today. So, I believe it's important. We used to talk about college campuses being the main one, but we see the importance also in high schools and just get them while they're young. Then just come with them through college years and into the marketplace until revival culminates in reformation.

 

Chris Johnson: And do you have a very young church in Brazil?

 

Teo Hyashi: I actually took over church that my mom founded. She planted a church in the late 1970s after renewal happened to her. She was in school here in America, Southern California, during the Jesus movement. She was exposed to the move of the Spirit and moved back home after she finished her studies and the Lord just started breaking out. The denomination that she was a part of did not accept that. So, she began a Bible study that became our church. I grew up in that church, seeing the Holy Spirit move. I grew up in that church and have seen signs, wonders, miracles, the prophetic. Maybe six years ago, my wife and I we took over that church while we were still leading, Dunamis. One of the big things that I that fills my heart with joy is to see all the generations in that church. We have the grandmas and grandpas. We see the moms and pops. We see our brothers and we see our sons. I believe the move of the spirit is multi-generational. He is the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. I really believe that.

 

Chris Johnson: And a diverse church as well in terms of race and ethnicity?

 

Teo Hayashi: Yes, we began as a Japanese-Brazilian church. As the Spirit started moving, non-Japanese Brazilians started coming. Right now, I play around and I say my church is the United Nations. You see every shade, every contrast, every color. You see Asians, my African-Brazilian brothers to white Brazilian brothers from Italian descent, Portuguese descent. It's beautiful. I believe heaven is going to be like that.

 

Chris Johnson: And we've got a taste of heaven here today at The Send. Anything else you'd like to reflect on here of what God is doing here at The Send?

 

Teo Hayashi: I think it's so beautiful. Andy mentioned something in the beginning about the power of collaboration. As we look at church history, there's been quite of a success rate with fathers and sons working together or passing on the baton. There’s always room to improve. But the fact that we're brothers working together … even in the Bible you look at Cain and Abel, and you look at Joseph and his brothers, and Jacob and Esau. Well, there's a challenge there for the body of Christ to work as brothers and we're representing different ministries here. We're busy, everybody doing their own thing. But for us it’s just us thinking let's lay things aside; time, money or energy because we really want to sacrifice into unity. For me, the unity, the collaboration is so huge. I'm so thankful that I get to run with these brothers.

 

For the rest of the interview with Teo Hayashi, please visit cpnshows.com.

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