Zechariah update Aug. 30/19 & invitation

Aug. 30/19
Greetings Friends
It has been a very active and full summer.
Summer is almost at it’s end, next week the children go back to school. Let us pray for all of them.
Things in our world are changing so fast it is hard to keep up and what is being taught in our schools now make some shudder. We need to pray and stay focused on Jesus the author and finisher of our faith as it is written.

Heb 12:2 looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Rev 3:10 “Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth. NKJV

Rom 5:3,4 And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces
perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope

Jhn 16:33 “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”
Rom 15:13 Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

UPDATE
By God’s Grace 60 ponchos were given to the homeless.

Cal Maskery and Jamie Mills from Moncton, New Brunswick came to speak at Beaver Creek Institution Medium Sunday service August 11, and (Min/Med) on Monday August 12, 2019 at Overcomers. It was a wonderful time and the men enjoyed their testimonies and received signed copies by Cal of the book ” Like Father, Like Son” written by his daughter Alisha Maskery. They spoke to 38 men in the Medium and 17 in the Minimum.

THANK YOU CAL & JAMIE

* Salvation Army Overcomers location in Brantford were Robert was helping Don with the program was back in the hospital for about three weeks and I was helping in his place.
* London and area have 1 group in London at Beth Emanuel Church still running through until the end of August 2019. The group in Dorchester Ontario at Dorchester Community Church had 4 grads, 1 group in Woodstock with 7 grads and Ark Aid Street Mission in London with 3 grads.

* Alliston group is ongoing on doing well. with 2 grads, Leaders upcoming at luncheon

* Beaver Creek Prison continues to operate both minimum and medium prison groups and is going well. The group in The Medium started April 7, 2014 and the minimum February 2, 2015. There have been over 500 men who have been introduced to the program, many have left due to transfers, parole, release or just not interested, but 226 combined have continued to complete the program and have Graduated. It continues to run weekly year round.

*A women’s group started at New City Church on Thursday June 13, 2019.The men also meet on Thursday at New City Church,
MEN’S AND LADIES MEET FROM 7-9 MEN IN BACK ROOM OFF THE SIDE DOOR ENTRANCE
AND LADIES IN THE LIBRARY.

INVITATION
WE WILL BE HAVING AN OVERCOMER’S GROUP LUNCHEON WITH TESTIMONIES, GRADUATIONS, A FREE DRAW FOR A TURKEY.

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 16 FROM 1-3 AT WEST GARDEN BUFFET,

560 West Street, Brantford, On.

$15.00 PAYS FOR BUFFET, COFFEE, TEA OR POP, TAX AND TIP.

less if you don’t have a drink

PLEASE RSVP BY EMAIL OR PHONE 519 805-9714 SO WE KNOW HOW MANY SEATS TO RESERVE. WE HAVE A PRIVATE ROOM.

GOD BLESS YOU ALL IN JESUS NAME AND MAY THE HOLY SPIRIT TEACH YOU AND GUIDE YOU DAILY

See you here there or in the air

Don & Judith McKay

 

 

Zechariah 4:6 – March 2, 2019 Update

March 2, 2019

Dear Friends

Greetings once again in the Name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and soon coming King.

Be encouraged brothers and sisters even with the signs of the Lord’s return being more abundant these days, rejoice.

1Co 16:13 Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong.

Isa 41:10 Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’

2Ti 3:12 Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.

Phl 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!

Jhn 16:33 “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”

Eph 4:14 that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting,

Do not focus on your problems, look to Jesus the author and finisher of our faith.

Isa 50:7 “For the Lord GOD will help Me; Therefore I will not be disgraced;
Therefore I have set My face like a flint, and I know that I will not be ashamed.

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We have been very active since December, We attended a wedding were Don and I were asked to stand as Mother and Father of the Bride which was a privilege.

Mission of Love was held Christmas Day at New City Church. There were 30-40 in attendance and we had a  wonderful Christmas dinner thanks to  the cooks and all the volunteers. Those who attended were from the church and the community. To God be the Glory.

Don and I started up the Overcomers at the Salvation Army again on January 8, 2019, I was filling in until Robert got better.  By the grace of God and the assistance of others we moved Robert to a new place. He went back with Don to the Salvation Army Tuesday Feb. 26.

We have been about our Fathers work as it is written Mat 25:35,36-‘for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in;
25:36 ‘I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.’

Don and I have continued go to the prisons every other week and we had two more grads in February and will have four more this week. Praise the Lord.

Don and I  have been busy with hospital visitation for the last three months. Don for a while almost daily.

The Thursday night men’s Overcomes group is going well, they have some dedicated men going through the program.

A new women’s group should start sometime this month.

Movie night continues every other Friday night in the community room at the building we live at.

John is recovering from his shoulder surgery and will be coming into the prison this Monday. He has been missed by the guys. We now have 40 men between the two prisons taking the Overcomers.

The Lord has laid it strong on my heart to have a local residential home for women but that would have to be the Lord’s doing. We would need a place, the funds and the volunteers and all the furnishings.

Please pray into this with me. I know beyond a shadow of a doubt if it is the Lord it will come into being because it is written Luke 1:37 “For with God nothing will be impossible.”

That is it for now, we continue to pray for you all.

Thank you for your prayers and if you have any ideas or support in any area please let us know.

God bless you all.

See you here, there or in the air.

December 2018 YEAR END UPDATE AND CHRISTMAS GREETING.

December 2018 YEAR END UPDATE AND CHRISTMAS GREETING.

Hi Friends

Greetings in the Name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ our soon coming King, who was and is and is to come. He is the same yesterday today and forever….

I pray you are all well and rejoicing in the Lord and remembering

JESUS IS THE REASON FOR IT ALL

It has been an eventful and challenging but a blessed year.

Below I share how gracious the Lord has been and has seen us through.

*We lost two volunteers at the prison last December, however we are very thankful for the time they committed to share with the men in the prison they are missed by us and the guys.

*Kathy passed away in July

*I spent 51 days in the hospital 44 in January and February and 7 in July.

*John Cox started to go in the prison once or twice a month with Don through out the year when I couldn’t. PLEASE PRAY FOR JOHN AS HE HAD SHOULDER SURGERY LAST WEEK. PRAY FOR A SPEEDY RECOVERY. He is not able to go into the prison for a while and pray for his wife Pauline as she continues on and looks after him.

*Pray for Robert who took over with Don at the Salvation Army Overcomers after Kathy passed away, Robert has been in the hospital 3 times in the last month and is recovering at home. We are taking a break from the Salvation Army Overcomers until January then Don and I will start again January 8/19

*Don and I continue to go to Beaver Creek. We went weekly in October and November to train a couple of people to do the Overcomers when we are not there. We are now going to go two or three times a month depending on weather every other week. We rent a vehicle to go and we need Gods grace and mercy especially in the weather up north as rental vehicles have no snow tires. BUT GOD is AWESOME and PRAYER WORKS and He will keep safe doing what He has called us to do.

*We have had 33 graduates at the prisons this year which is encouraging.

*New City Church Overcomers in continuing with Charlie and Don with the men on Thursday and Marietta with the women.

*We had our local Overcomers get together at The Great Wall this year and we all had a great time. The other out of town groups are continuing on.

*By God’s wonderful planning Mission of Love for those alone on Christmas day will be at New City Church this year. God provided a Chef/baker to cook the entire dinner. How awesome is that. We are praying the Lord bring  the people that it will be a wonderful blessing to and they will be encouraged and feel  the Love of God.

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND WE PRAY YOU ALL HAVE A BLESSED 2019 AS YOU STAY FOCUSED ON JESUS. WE ARE PRAYING FOR YOU AND ARE THANKFUL FOR ANY PRAYERS AND SUPPORT THAT THE LORD MAY HAVE PROVIDED THROUGH ANY OF YOU THIS PAST YEAR.

Lovingly Don & Judith McKay

See you Here there or in the air

Facebook @Overcomers Recovery Support Canada

 

 

2017 Year End Praise and Update

Dec 28, 2017
Greetings to all of you in the precious name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Remembering He is the reason we Christians celebrate Christmas and let us fix our eyes on Him as we enter another New Year. Let us remember what Jesus did for us. He showed such LOVE, and we can pass on that  love, Brothers and Sisters to anyone else that needs love. Please remember Matthew 25:35,36  ‘for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in;   ‘I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me. We should remember this all year and not just at Christmas. AMEN!

As we focus on helping others it takes our minds off ourselves and gives joy to us and others. Whenever it is of God it is a benefit to the giver as receiver, both are blessed.
I pray you all had a precious Christmas in the Lord with family and friends.

We want to thank all those who prayed for us and or supported the work of the Lord over the past year it was greatly appreciated and helped us accomplished the things that the Lord would have us do even with me spending over 5 weeks total in the hospital in this past year. To me it was awesome what the Lord did.

*As we enter the New Year we ask for prayer for  the Overcomers Recovery Support Program that The Lord raise up leaders and that it continues to grow and help change peoples lives. We are in the process of our third printing trusting the Lord to take Overcomers across Canada.

*Additional help and committed  volunteers are needed to do the prison ministry as two people have moved on. We thank them for their service and commitment to the men in prison and know they will be missed. We have one man that has committed to come in once a month until God provides others. We  have to cut back to twice a month due lack of funds and volunteers,  I truly believe beyond as shadow of a doubt that God can and will provide people and funds to continue this vital ministry. This is His ministry not ours.

It cost a $100.00 weekly to go to the prison for a rented car and gas, (our van is over 11 years old and in need of repair and the fuel is almost double with our van. [A new van would be wonderful Lord]). If anyone would like to help with this part of the ministry it would be appreciated. That is for Don and one other person to go. When I go it is more as we have to stay overnight due to my health and we have to take my scooter and our van, so also pray for a complete healing for me. I will continue to go once a month or more as the Lord leads me

WE GIVE THE LORD PRAISE FOR ALL THAT WAS ACCOMPLISHED THIS YEAR AS IT WAS ALL DONE BY WHAT THE NAME OF THIS MINISTRY PROCLAIMS “NOT BY MIGHT, NOR BY POWER BUT BY MY SPIRIT SAYS THE LORD ALMIGHTY.” AND MY IT CONTINUE TO BE SO.

Below is a picture recap.

Jamaica February 2017

New Brunswick June 2017

Saskatchewan September 2017

Overcomers Christmas Nov. 30, 2017, special thanks to Kathy for organizing the event.

Don and I gathered  those alone at Christmas and took them out for Chinese dinner, thank you

Lord they had a wonderful time.

Also we have a Christian Movie night weekly as the room is availably but for sure bi-weekly at the apartment we live, the people there really love getting together for a movie, snacks and fellowship.

The groups here in Brantford are continuing on thank you to Kathy , Joe, and Marietta and Don and for Pastor Ray at New City Church for hosting it at the church.

Also we are celebrating as of this past September our first  year with Overcomers at the Salvation Army half way house.

Also Pastor Dan with organizing the Overcomers groups in London and surrounding areas.

Thank you Jesus for all you have done, Bless Each and Everyone who participated in any and every way

Blessings to you all and have a very Happy New Year I 2018

Love Judy & Don