Reaching those - who would be lost in His Name to be Priest of the Lord...Isaiah 6:16

Our main purpose is to Reconcile all people to knowledge of the gift of grace and power of God in todays world for their individual lives. We will have a discipleship teaching orientation for Pastors, leaders and believers of all ages with a special focus on areas that do not get many well-known speakers including widows and orphan. Today’s calling seems to be Africa, but the Lord recent spoke to our hearts to think bigger…His is a WORLD WIDE OPERATION- and He will not lose what He died for---His people- You

Monday, May 5, 2014

Jesus asked his disciples: Did you lack anything?

It has been over a month now since we departed Africa and returned to Alaska.  During our time in Africa, we had very little access to internet and were not able to keep up with blogs, but we know that there are many who are still anxious to hear the details of what God did.

To tell the entirety of this three month journey seems nearly impossible. From the personal interactions and growth in our own hearts, to the growth of each team member who traveled with us to the miracles of healings in each location and the reception of the message in God’s Word that we preached is more than most readers would be willing to sit thru. After all it was almost three months filled each day with hours of ministry, so we will be posting a few blogs over the next weeks to fill you in on some of the amazing things that God did.

We traveled to many locations throughout Uganda and Rwanda. Some churches were in cities, some in remote villages, some ministry was in prison and some were on the side of the road as we moved along traveling to our next destination. Almost always we were receiving phone calls asking when our team would arrive to minister. Almost always they said we were leaving too soon and every time we were asked to return again next year not only in the same location but also in nearby locations to hold other Pastors conferences for nearby pastors who had not been able to be made aware of the sessions we held.

The meetings were more than meeting and messages. The meetings were ANNOINTED meeting with Jesus speaking thru His Holy Spirit building relationships and love with people who most often spoke an entirely different language than ours.  It was thru this process that I was made aware that God is not waiting to tell His Body ALL truth until we can receive it. He has already told us ALL TRUTH NOW – we just have not translated it to our own understanding as of yet, and the better we get at translating the Word of God the closer to the Full Knowledge of God we will become. It is not God who is changing but WE who are changing from Glory to Glory boasting in who He is.

The details of the journey began with a focus on the people and location we had planned to move in and out of and then we began to see God working in the hearts and lives of each of us who were traveling as a team of 7 members as well. Our personal interactions brought as much growth between us individually as the sessions at each location. The Giving of our time, worship, our love, dedication, and adjustment to the needs of the group made the whole experience an ongoing journey that likely only those of us involved will ever be able to fully comprehend.
We want to thank all of those who gave so we could believe in this outreach succeeding. However, even here is part of the miracle. Unlike last year when Stacey & I went to Africa and our entire budget was in our hand before we left America, this year it was not. In fact we were $6,000.00 short of our budget for this trip when we left home and we did no hold in our had two of the needed plane tickets even to return to the United States and Alaska at our departure. It was a walk of Faith. Yes some people had support us in part, our church had given some, and we had given some of our own. Yet this three month mission was going to be a work of calling those things which are not as though they were + Faith= God said GO and Do this and we were going to do. He was going to have to take care of the detail of how it was going to be accomplished. To make the story even more interesting, at every location we had budgeted a certain amount to accomplish different needed items. When we arrived at each of those locations The Lord showed us things He was asking us to do in addition to the ones we had on the list. These things involved more money than was budgeted for those locations. It was our faith being tried as we choose each time to include the new decision and give extra to that location. Since I have begun to tell this story here, I may as well add that each church responded to our teaching on Breaking the Spirit of Poverty by giving offerings and sowing seed into our ministry faithful to God’s Word. Now before you conclude that these offerings made up the shortfall needed let me say that all thought the money given did add up over time –the entire income from these monies was about $500.00.     

I am not sure how good you are at math or budgeting? Yet most casual readers will recognize that begin $6,000.00 short minus giving more than was planned + $500.00 does equal breaking even. Yet God began to do things like stretch money further than planned or maybe we choose to give and do without things we had planned for and at the end of Uganda Stacey informed me that if we did not have to rent a vehicle in Rwanda we would have what we needed for the rest of the mission – even the new plane tickets to New York, and then the other one to ALASKA! Yet this financial Blessing is such a small part of the trip it is only worth mentioning because God performs His Word Faithfully.

We have seen Him Provide our funds in advance. We have seen Him provide as we go, and now we know that we only need to follow His direction to our spirits and He is taking care of everything we need. We believe our equipment is on its way for future trips as well, including our own plane and sound equipment, projectors and vehicles to accomplish what He directs us to continue to do.

Please continue to pray with us.

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