Greetings Friends in Jesus Precious Name.
We pray you are all well in the Lord and growing daily. We are praising the Lord for all that has been going on. Thank you Father for the work of the Holy Spirit in so many lives.
ZECHARIAH 4:6(b) SAYS: NOT BY MIGHT, NOR BY POWER; BUT BY MY SPIRIT SAYS THE LORD ALMIGHTY. NIV.
JOHN 15:5 “I AM THE VINE; YOU ARE THE BRANCHES. IF YOU REMAIN IN ME AND I IN YOU , YOU WILL BEAR MUCH FRUIT; APART FROM ME YOU CAN DO NOTHING. NIV
We as children of the King are messengers sent to do the will of our Father just like Jesus did with the help of the Holy Spirit if we are listening.
ARE WE ALL LISTENING?
Mark 10:27 JESUS LOOKED AT THEM AND SAID, “WITH MAN THIS IS IMPOSSIBLE, BUT NOT WITH GOD; ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE WITH GOD .” NIV
The Overcomers groups in New Brunswick are going well and lives are being changed because of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We have had 17 graduates from The Beaver Creek Institutions in Gravenhurst, Ontario, 12 men from the Medium and 5 from the Minimum.
Yesterday the 3 groups in Brantford joined together for a graduation at Yong Great Wall Buffet Chinese Restaurant. There were 32 people in attendance. 13 people were to receive Certificates. Eleven people graduated and Tom Murphy Became a Program Director and Marietta MacDonald became a Certified Instructor. This is wonderful how the Lord is blessing lives.
SATISFY THE HUNGER
Some of you may remember about five years ago I was handing out booklets called “Satisfy the Hunger” I know Pastor Brian would remember as I believe he may still have a few. Any way this is a wonderful little booklet about who Jesus is, who he hung around with, etc. It talks about a personal relationship it points you to Him not a religion or a denomination. It shows how He was rejected and persecuted and hurt by others it shows He can relate to how many of us have suffered too. It also shows how to recognize wolves in Shepherds clothing. It tells a story of how the author of the book and movie Ben Hur was an Atheist and became a Christian trying to disprove Christianity.
Last month I was going to visit this friend who claimed to be an atheist. Here is a short testimony, when I was in the hospital for 46 days I ministered to this atheist who was visiting her mother. She was looking for a nursing home to get her mother and her sister into and I asked if I could pray with her and she said I am an Atheist I don’t believe. I said it doesn’t matter if you believe or not, God believes in you or I wouldn’t be here because He sent me and He doesn’t waste my time, I asked again if I could pray for her. My husband and I had to moved due to my medical problems, and I had prayed about her mother getting into a nursing home and about my husband and I getting an apartment down the street so we could visit her and God answered both prayers Her mom and her sister got into the nursing home and we got the apartment.
When I got out I went to visit her were she was selling her mother’s house. As I was leaving my apartment the Lord laid it on my heart to bring the booklet with me. She came out to the car to meet me and I said to her have you ever seen the story of Ben Hur. She replied that is one of my favorite stories so I gave her the booklet turned to the page about General Lewis who wrote Ben Hur and left it with her.
She sent me this text and it said “Congrats. So happy for you. You and Don are helping God to make a believer out of one who had been impossible to reach in the past.” I was so thankful and praising the Lord that He could show His love to her.
When I left I said Lord I need more of these books so I called the company were I got them before and they said they had not had the rights for a long time. I called another name in the book and they did not know what I was talking about. Then I noticed a printers name so I Googled it and got a number for them in Germany. I prayed Lord it is only a phone call to Germany so I call them. When I got to someone who spoke English I explained I wanted a 1000 books or permission to print them. He said he hadn’t had the rights since 2007 but he would put me in touch with the author.
To make a long story short the author got in touch with me and I told him what I just told you and he wrote back giving me permission to copy them. I told him I would not sell them. If anyone would like to contribute to the cost of the printing that would be fine. I ordered 1000 then the day after I ordered them I found out that on August 19 the remake of the movie Ben Hur would be showing everywhere in theaters. What wonderful timing the Lord has. All for His glory. Lives are being touched by these books. God is making Himself real to people and He is quite able to direct them to were He wants them to fellowship and that will bring the most glory to Him. I just love watching what God is doing.
PRAYER REQUEST -I had to go for some test because I had a heart attack in January, a CT of the heart was done Aug. 11 and I got the results on Aug. 22 it revealed that three of my main heart arteries are blocked so this Wednesday at 7am I go for an angiogram/angioplasty. If this can be repaired with stints I will be out the next morning. Otherwise I would have to have bypass surgery. Please pray for the Lord’s perfect will to be done. Thank you
UPCOMING MISSION TRIP God Willing Five maybe six of us are going to Jamaica Feb. 13-22 Prison Ministry and Overcomers. Trip of FAITH led of the HOLY SPIRIT. It came together so fast. Pauline, her and her husband John do some music for us sometime at the prisons for graduation like they did last Monday. Anyway we were talking on the phone and she asked when we were going to Jamaica again I said Pauline only God knows for sure and that was it.
The next day when Don and I were doing devotions as I was reading and half way through a sentence out of my mouth came “sure Lord John and Pauline could come to Jamaica with us and do Prison Ministry” I said out loud what was that all about. I immediately called Pauline and told her and said I think you better pray about this that was not me. I added I better get in touch with Pastor Mark in Jamaica and see if it is even feasible again to make a long story short he said yes and our tickets were booked the next day and a deposit put on our accommodations. I shared this story with Val Jarvis a friend from Haliburton and said do you want to come as she has been on the mission field before and she said she would pray about it. She called me the other day and said when I asked her she thought I was joking but she said the Lord is telling her to go. So her air and accommodations are booked. We don’t know what God has planned but we know He has a plan. We have an idea but His ways are higher than ours and His thoughts higher than ours. We are flexible in His hands and will change our plans to meet His any day for His glory. HIS WILL BE DONE, AMEN
See you here, there or in the air. Be blessed my friends.
Love Judith McKay, Servant of the Most High God.