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Apostle Iva Bowers, CEO/Founder

Now that you’ve seen what Iva’s done for those in the community…are you willing to help us do even more??! Donate today; support us today. Go to and bless us financially!! We’d also love to see you at church so don’t be a stranger!!


Life is a ZOO right now

Good morning. Today is the busiest day! It’s positively a zoo! wink face

Today is the food giveaway September Giveaway  here in Colorado Springs, CO and we are excited! People are starting to call – not as many as last time but we’ll see what happens. Praying the Lord will multiply the food we have and that  people will be fed! In addition to the preparation of the food giveaway, we are packing up the last of the offices to move to the new site! Changes are not easy – but they ARE necessary!! The new site (as I already introduced it in an earlier post) is lovely and I can’t WAIT to get there! I’ve been working with Apostle Iva to establish the Internet so there’s no hesitation in work between now and then. 

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We are so thankful to God for this change of location. We pray that people all around the world, as well as in this, the United States of America, will pray for us, support us both financially and spiritually as the family of God needs to stand together and fill the niche that they’ve been led into. There are days when I wonder why I bother to write these – worry that people aren’t really paying it attention beyond liking it but I can’t allow myself to think that way. This is what God has established for me to do and I’m pretty decent at writing, so I continue to be obedient and trust that eventually, I will be able to establish conversation with people – to be able to help as many people as is possible. 

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May God bless you and give you all that you stand in need of. We are struggling; no denying it or changing it until it changes through God’s power. We need this grant we’re working on- we’re not going to be able to do much until that happens. I have been working here for 7 months as a volunteer. We are ALL volunteers here and we need to move forward. We need prayer, ya’ll! 

Should the Lord put it on your heart to give to this ministry, you can always visit and contribute to Pay Pal or if you prefer to mail a check, it should go to OVERCOMERS INTERNATIONAL MINISTRY at 607 Bryce Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80910 (the church). Pray for us – that’s my strongest plea. 


Fundraiser of May 2013 Updates!!

As you know, we held the first of four fundraisers on Friday, May 10th. We appreciate, and thank everyone who came to visit us and talk with us.  We especially appreciate those who stood out in the rain on Friday to ask others to help us. Saturday was a much better day, brighter and warmer. Thank you Lord!








Judy (Left) and Melody (Right)


Bracelets like these will soon be available for purchase on Ebay, God willing. Stay tuned! They’re already available at the fundraisers 😉


Available for those who donate $20 or more


Overcomers International Ministry


May 30th, we will be holding a food give-a-way.


Annessa…isn’t she amazing??




James and Cindy Vanlandingham






Britnee, Cindy, Connor

For those who have been following me (and I love and thank every single one of you!), you can see that the children are an addition. The Lord has sent us the most amazing woman I’ve ever met! She is the mother of (some of) the children featured: Annessa, Britnee and Connor. Jennifer is one of our new IT people. She breezed in following the interview and proceeded to  hook us up, installed programs we needed, figured out problems we were having. Amazing! Most important, she loves the Lord, too! smile,emoticon,face,fun,happy,smiley,emotion,funny Always helpful when joining a Christian ministrysmile,emoticon,face,fun,happy,smiley,emotion,funny. As for Judy, also a new face, she came in to get food and volunteered to stand at the fundraiser and we thank her from the bottom of our hearts!!


It’s now May 20th, and the fundraisers of the past two weekends have come and gone. I want to give a special shout- out to  Jennifer  Pennington and her children Annessa, Britnee, Connor and Kaitlyn as well as her cousin Dave and his children Kristin, Victoria and Austen. In addition to all these, I want to thank Irene, Teena, Melody,  Debra, and, of course, our regulars, Cindy and James Vanlandingham.

Enjoy the pictures taken by Jenny!!

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Stop in! Sit a spell!


It’s been a while since I’ve written anything and I wanted to make sure that Overcomers International Ministry is not forgotten.

We are working on expansion. Just this morning, between Apostle Iva imagejpeg_7 (2) 

and myself, we interviewed – and accepted –  three new volunteers.

Volunteers come to us when they need office experience and are fulfilling the requirements of either Employment First or Viewpoints/Directions via Goodwill Industries

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for people on TANF (Cash Aid) or food stamps (SNAP).  We are beyond blessed to have these new additions coming on; one speaks Spanish fluently and will be able to convert all our essential documents into Spanish for future Spanish speaking volunteers (Apostle Iva is from Panama so Spanish is her native tongue) and two others who know the computer as well as I do which will help me to do a more productive day and not have to do everything myself.      stressed_smilie_plate-r44d9dc2dd00e400abe3c361eb511f4ad_ambb0_8byvr_512

Seriously, though, I think I do a pretty good job of getting the things done that need to be done, fairly expeditiously, but as General Manager, a title I’ve never held before and certainly don’t want to lose, one of the things I must learn to do is DELEGATE and this is my opportunity to do so. 

We have fundraisers coming up again, May 10th and 11th at Walmart on Platte Street and again on May 17th and 18th at the Palmer Park Walmart and I hope that anyone in the area will come by and see us. If you need food; if you know someone who needs it, please let them know about the Food Pantry at 2210 La Salle in Colorado Springs. Tuesday and Thursday from 2-3 is when we  hand out food, having each family fill out an application and then giving as the family size indicates (a LOT of food). As the need and demand rises, we will open our food pantry more to accommodate. 

Come and visit us!! For more information about Overcomers International Ministry, please come visit us at!

Welcome to Overcomers International Ministry!

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Overcomers International Ministry was started in 2006 by Apostle Iva Bowers. Following her overcoming of breast cancer, she was blessed with the ability to heal others and was given this ministry.

Overcomers International Ministry is a non-profit organization dedicated to the filling of spiritual and physical needs. In order to fill both needs, two addresses are important to know:

First, there’s the church. The address to the church is 607 Bryce Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80910. You are most welcome to visit and we’d love to have you!

Second, there’s the office which is located at 2210 La Salle Rd, Ste 206, Colorado Springs, CO 80909. The office consists of two offices, outfitted for multiple volunteers and a food pantry, recently blessed with donations, which is how the ministry runs.


Because OIM is a non-profit, periodically, fundraisers are required for collecting donations to fill the pantry, so hungry families can be fed. With the blessings brought in, careful study is done on the Internet for the best prices and places to shop for supplies. Printable coupons are used on a regular basis.

Following, is a list of the future fundraisers:

Palmer Park Walmart:

  • May 17 & 18
  • July 19-21
  • August 16-18
  • October 11-12

Platte Walmart:

  • April 12
  • May 10-11

We welcome all in who want and need to be blessed.  Assistance. Understanding. Compassion. Guidance.

May God bless you!

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