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.

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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

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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

 

Zechariah Mission Report Update Oct.2017

Zechariah 4:6 Ministries Update
October 19, 2017

Greetings to all our Brothers and Sisters in the Lord.
We live in troubled times but by the Grace and Mercy of our Lord we shall overcome.
Scripture references from NIV
1Co 15:58 Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.
1Co 16:13 Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.
Psa 34:19 The righteous person may have many troubles, but the LORD delivers him from them all;

It has been a while since I sent the last update. The team has been active with the prison ministry, Overcomers groups, presenting Overcomers, conferences and whatever the Lord would have us do. I am so thankful to the volunteers that the Lord raised up for this work, they have such a heart. Kathy with the help of Charlie, Joe, Robert and others does Thursday Overcomers mixed group. Kathy, Joe, Tom and Don do Salvation Army half way house Overcomers, Marietta does Tuesday, Ladies Overcomers. Tom and Charlie, Don and I do Beaver Creek Minimum and Medium Security Overcomers. John & Pauline come into the prisons for graduations and minister in word and song. PRAISE THE LORD FOR EACH ONE OF THEM. GOD BLESS THEM ALL. NONE OF THIS COULD BE ACCOMPLISHED WITHOUT THEM.

August 1st Don, Tom and myself met with Pastor Alan & Carole O’Soup the founders of Almond Tree Ministries to present the Overcomers program to them. I told them I would come to Saskatchewan and do a Leadership Training for them.
Don & I met Pastor Alan when we volunteered with Monty Lewis at the Victory Center in New Brunswick back in 2007-2008.
Revs. Allan & Carole O’Soup had a vision to do a Canadian First Nation Revival Tent Crusades from Moricetown, BC to Sheshatshiu First Nation in Labrador, Newfoundland. It was a huge step of faith on their part. God bless them. To read more about their ministry go to http://almondtreeministries.com/ They could really use some help with construction if anyone has the skills and time it would be appreciated. Contact them for further information.

On August 2., I was very humbled and blessed to be at one of their meetings near our home in Brantford and to share a short testimony on one of their stops on First Nations Reserve at Ohsweken, ON.
After we all went over to the church for fellowship and refreshments. I was privileged to meet some precious people that are so in love with and on fire for the Lord Jesus Christ.

Sept. 14 to Sept. 22 I took a huge step of faith myself, I went on a mission trip by myself to Almond Tree Ministries, Canora ,Saskatchewan which was bitter sweet. I sensed in my spirit that God was going to do something in me which He did. I have not been on a mission trip by myself for over 12 years and the last time I was not as handicap. I was there with no cell phone service, no internet and no TV for a week it was peaceful but I could not do any of my ministry work. Some would say that was a good thing.

Now I will share a very personal life struggle with you. For as long as I can remember I have had struggles and with issues with women. I have stayed away from women‘s meetings and groups. I don’t know why, I can’t put my finger on it but I have been praying about it for a long time. Probably something from my childhood. Anyway before I went away, Kathy had invited me to go to a women’s breakfast at our church and I went only to make a fool of myself and spill my coffee on the table and me as soon as as I got there. I wanted to leave but Kathy encouraged me to stay. I thought, that is it I’m not going back.
God had a plan in sending me to Saskatchewan with two women from New Brunswick, I know them but don’t know them. They know me to see me and talk briefly with me but don’t know me. Needless to say I was terrified, and felt very insecure but I went trusting God but not without fear and trembling. I didn’t know what to expect, how to act or what was expected of me except to do an Overcomers Leadership Training and I could do that. I had never been away with women before. The first couple of days I didn’t know what was going on with me I actually thought I was going insane and I yelled JESUS what is going on? Through much prayer and trying to explain to the two ladies, who had never experienced anything like this before, God saw me through. On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday I facilitated the training, thank you Charles and Sharon who did the training by DVD. It was received well and ten people took it. Also Pastor Jamie joined us, he works as a suicide prevention counselor at Cote Health in Kamsack Sask. He said this is a great program I want the program and two cases of books. Thank you Jesus may this program continue to carry the anointing and bless many of the First Nation People. Praise you and thank you Lord. Bless them abundantly.

We were suppose to go to Saskatchewan Penitentiary in Prince Albert but it was canceled due to limited inmate movement at the prison. I had been hoping to meet with Cliff and Verna who I have been speaking with for over 3 years but we had never met. They run an Overcomers group at The Upper Room Prayer Centre in Prince Albert, Sask. But now we weren’t going to the prison. After the Leadership Training at the school I went back to the dorm and everyone was in bed. I went to bed and was praying about a way to meet with them. I thought it would be great if we went to Saskatoon tomorrow then maybe we could somehow connect. I told the others in the morning and they said that is what we are doing. Praise God I didn’t know anything about it because I was not part of their conversation. When we were on the road on the five hour drive to Saskatoon I called Verna and they made arrangements to meet with me at the hotel in Saskatoon and we all went out for dinner. They to are precious people that love the Lord. I was truly honored to meet all these people and my life will be richer because I did. They are continuing with the Overcomers and just started another group and ordered more books. Abundantly bless them Lord. Thank you for bringing them all into my life. Thank you Pastor Alan and Carole for receiving me and for your hospitality, may the Lord continue to bless you and your ministry. Thank you Corinne and Joy you were used by the Lord in ways you were not aware of and my life is more enriched because of the experience. God Bless You Both.

Isa 50:7 Because the Sovereign LORD helps me, I will not be disgraced. Therefore have I set my face like flint, and I know I will not be put to shame.

While I was up there Don informed me that Kathy had bought me a ticket to women’s breakfast again, I thought “oh no“ here we go again. The ticket was bought so I was committed. It was a week after I got home at a conference at our church. I went and praise God it was here that I discovered that God had done something in me. Thank you Jesus. Had I not gone to the breakfast I would have never known. That is the pain for the gain. Hallelujah. I was totally at peace at the breakfast.

After the conference Don and I went away for a couple of days, he was a real trouper letting me go away for eight days so we went away by ourselves to Niagara Falls, we had saved up air miles and hotel points and gift cards so it only cost us gas and one bowl of soup each..

Last weekend we went up to John and Pauline’s and spoke at their church on the Sunday, Georgian Shores Community Church in Victoria Harbor. It was their very first mission Sunday and we were so blessed and encouraged to be with them, four ladies I did not know were blessed and they really encouraged me. Thank you Jesus when something is of God it is a benefit to the giver as receiver alike. Thank you John & Pauline for your wonderful company and hospitality.

Judy at Georgian Shores Community Church, Victoria Harbour Oct 2017
To close a word of encouragement,
If anyone is holding and anger, bitterness, resentment, unforgiveness toward anyone you must let it go, you are only giving it power over yourself by holding it in and it is tormenting you not the one that you think. I know this is difficult but ask the Lord to help you and He will. This WILL set you free.
The Word of God says:
Mat 6:14 For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.
Mat 6:15 But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins
Rom 12:19 Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord.
Rom 12:20 On the contrary: “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.

Rom 12:21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

See you here, there or in the air
Judith McKay
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