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Great Memories from Celebration of Nations 2024!

By: David J. Swandt, Founder and President - Twenty20 Faith


On Saturday May 4, 2024, Twenty20 Faith hosted its third Annual Dinner Banquet - "CELEBRATION OF NATIONS 2024!" - at the beautiful Kalahari Resort and Convention Center in Round Rock, TX.

It was an extraordinary evening filled with joy and inspiration as we celebrated the world-wide impact God continues to author through the ministry of Twenty20 Faith. And through the tireless efforts of all involved, a host of amazing memories were made. Together, we enjoyed great food, connecting with friends - old and new, and gave God honor and praise for all He's done and will continue to do.

We would like to say THANK YOU to all of our donors and partners - through your extraordinary generosity, we raised $49,375 to advance the mission of Twenty20 Faith around the world. We are humbled and grateful for all you do.

As part of your generous giving, we received 8 new language sponsorships, and over the course of the next several months, we'll be launching:


Sorani Kurdish






(One language still to be determined by sponsor)

THANK YOU to all for your generosity! May God bless you beyond measure.




The Opening Flag Ceremony set the tone to the entire evening. THANK YOU to Rebecca Garza de Haro and the incredible students from Georgetown, Round Rock and Azle, TX schools for making this such a special and engaging experience for all of our guests! You were fabulous!




Tony George and Vanda Tahan - we welcomed Tony George, the Founder and CEO of TC Egypt, and his wonderful wife Vanda Tahan to share their life journey to God's calling upon their lives to reach many for Christ across Egypt and the Middle East. Their testimonies of God's extraordinary grace and faithfulness at work in their lives and ministry was an inspiration to all. Tony and Vanda - we THANK YOU for making the journey all the way from Cairo, Egypt to join us at Celebration of Nations! God used you mightily!

Pastors Sam and Kelly Mata blessed our evening with powerful words and prayer reminding us of this journey of miracles, to welcome God's presence and ministry into our evening together. Truly, that prayer was answered! Thank you, Sam and Kelly, for your friendship, ministry and support all these years.

Gerald Bailey shared his story of how God gave him a second chance at life after a tragic accident nearly ended everything. Gerald spoke of God placing in his heart a renewed purpose and meaning to life after his recovery, and how God used Twenty20 Faith to help him grow and live out God's calling and purpose. Thank you for sharing your testimony, Gerald.

Pastors Mike and Cheryl Johnson inspired us with encouraging words of faith as we closed our evening with their benediction. They shared about our connections all the way back to those campfire discussions in Botswana which ultimately planted the seeds for what would become Twenty20 Faith. Thank you, Pastors Mike and Cheryl Johnson, for being an inspiration of global missions to us all - it was truly an honor to have you join us and be a part of our evening.

Ron and Katie Brigmon of Ron Brigmon Ministries gave our banquet leadership team and board members a powerful, scripture-filled devotional and prayer to bless our evening. God truly answered their prayers. Thank you, Ron and Katie, for all you do.

You all helped make our evening so very special and memorable. We thank you.




We shared through a variety of means the impact that God has authored through Twenty20 Faith over these past 6+ years. You learned about how our strategic global ministry partners, YouVersion and, are helping advance our Evangelism and Discipleship programs around the world in 56 languages (and growing).

And we also shared our goals for the coming year as we look to advance our partnership with both organizations by adding additional language support and complete our initial planning and design for the next strategic phase of ministry - our Engage Pillar.

We are truly humbled and honored by what God has brought together.

THANK YOU to all of our partners and donors for making this possible!


together we celebrated!


We are truly humbled and grateful to all who joined us at Celebration of Nations 2024. It was indeed an evening of celebrating and honoring the work of God and His faithfulness to help countless thousands around the world "build lasting clarity and a lifetime of growth in their walk with God."

THANK YOU to all in attendance and for allowing us the opportunity to share with you all that God is doing through Twenty20 Faith, and for your partnership with us in ministry.

THANK YOU to all of our volunteers for making our evening possible, and to the Kalahari Resort and Conference Center in Round Rock, TX for helping to make this such a wonderful experience for all in attendance.

And we give a special "THANK YOU" to Jonathan Owen and Tier One Creative from Colorado Springs for their outstanding work capturing our evening so vividly with their excellent professional photography.



learn more about TWENTY20 FAITH


57% of those in attendance at Celebration of Nations 2024! were first time attenders of our annual banquet events. While some are already familiar with our history and all that the ministry does today around the world, many were being introduced to Twenty20 Faith for the very first time.

We invite you to engage these resources to learn more!


Join Piet Van Waarde on his Sidewalk Conversations Podcast as he interviews the Founder and President of Twenty20 Faith - David Swandt.

They explore David's mid-life change from the marketplace to ministry and discuss the highs/lows of that transition, as well as God's extraordinary provision all along the way.

For more information, or to support Piet's work, visit



Join David, Joanne and others in this video as they share about Twenty20 Faith's ministry around the world today, and the vision we believe God has placed in our hearts looking to the future. We know you'll be inspired and blessed to learn more about all God is doing through the ministry of Twenty20 Faith.



Download, read and share the devotionals that God is using to impact so many around the world in either the YouVersion Bible App or online from

We make these available at no cost to those we minister to.

Visit our download page: HERE

We hope you will be encouraged and blessed by them. THANK YOU!


Twenty20 Faith, Inc. is a 501c3 Tax Exempt Organization, and is recognized by GuideStar as a Platinum Level Charity - their highest rating.

Donations made to Twenty20 Faith, Inc. are tax deductible within the limits of the IRS Code.


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