Zechariah 4:6 Ministries Update
January 1, 2016
Greetings precious Friends, in the Name of our Savior & Lord Jesus Christ.
We rejoice with you in Mathew 1: 21 She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” NIV
If it wasn’t for Jesus I don’t even want to imagine were I would be.
I pray you all had a Blessed Christmas & a Happy New Year. We pray you have a closeness to the Lord this year that you have never experienced in your life before as well as an abundance of joy.
For the Joy of the Lord is our strength. In these days we all need that strength, joy and closeness.
It has been a while since I sent out an update. I apologize for this. Let me bring you up to date.
We are settling in to our apartment in Brantford and with the church we are attending New City Church. I have had many doctors’ appointments and will be going in for hip surgery January 26, this month. I also have a torn tendon in my right arm that has to be dealt with as well. But in all this I am filled with the joy of the Lord at what He has been doing in our lives.
*Since our last newsletter in October, Don & I had Thanksgiving dinner with my 2 sons something we haven’t done in over 16 years, along with their girlfriends. Thank you, Jesus
*We have been training 2 more men for the prison ministry so we now have Don & I, Tom and Gail (Tom’s wife fills in when needed), Charlie & Scott. We had another Graduation at the prisons Dec. 14 we had a total of 19 graduates with 17 at the medium & 2 at the minimum. John and Pauline came in again and did music for the guys. They testified, sang Christmas Carols a great time was had by all.
*This makes a total of 66 men between the two prisons that have completed the Overcomers program since we started in April 2014. Praise the Lord, thank you Jesus.
We were able to get a picture at Beaver Creek Medium when Charles & Sharon were here from Louisiana, also Shaun , Myself & Don at the graduation on September 14, 2015, 12 men got certificates of completion that day.
*On the left Pauline & John Cox, musicians’ then Scott Dean and Charles La Chance members that joined our team Dec. 14, 2015 our newest team
*We had a volunteer appreciation luncheon at Swiss Chalet on Dec. 16
With the Board member from Brantford, some of the prison team and Overcomers leaders. Pastor Ray and Nathalie his wife our Pastors at New City Church beside me.
*There are 3 Overcomers groups going in Brantford now and they had a Christmas gathering at the church. All groups came together.
We wanted to do a Mission of Love but do to health reasons I didn’t have the energy. I was so upset.
I prayed and God anointed me and gave me other ideas and help. We decided to make a light lunch for after Christmas service Christmas day and God provided help to make about 200 sandwiches. We had a great time. Christmas Eve we got together at the church and made the ham and cheese and cheese sandwiches. Don and I sliced up five hams the night before. We had done the shopping and ordered what turned out to be a beautiful cake that I designed on the computer and brought the picture I printed off to Sobeys and they did a great job.
Christmas Eve, making sandwiches provided by Zechariah 4:6 with a team of volunteers. Thanks everyone
It has Matthew 1:21 on it. This was Christmas day
After service Don and I took left over sandwiches and gift bags we made up with the candy cane story and a gift card from Tim Hortons and some chocolates to bless those we saw alone on the street. We gave out 15 bags and had a great time doing it. The people we all blessed and thankful.
To top off the day we had 13 people including Don & I for Christmas dinner at the Chinese restaurant for those alone at Christmas. They were so thankful they didn’t have to be alone and we all had a great time. For this we give A Big Huge Thank you to Jesus. And we didn’t have to prepare the meal and Don didn’t have to do dishes. YEA GOD!
Well everyone thank you for all you prayers, support and friendship, we could not do it without you.
Rejoice your reward is great in heaven
See you here, there or in the air
LUKE 1: 37 “For nothing is impossible with God.”