Greetings Precious Friends and Family.
I pray you are all well in the Lord and watching the signs of the times.
When you listen to the news or read the paper I believe we can apply the scripture
Luke 21:28 NIV
And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.
I pray everyday “Lord open our eyes and ears to see and hear what the Spirit of the Lord is saying to us the body of Christ and to obey and apply it in our lives.”
Thank you Lord that your Grace and Mercy that is new every morning and Great is your Faithfulness.
WOW! A lot has happened since our last update Including Miracles.
A Miracle door opened on Wed. September 7, I got a call from the Executive Director at the Salvation Army Half Way House in Brantford. I had left a message for her to call me. Praise the Lord she called and I got to tell her about Overcomers and she asked if I had any information. I said I was 10 minutes away and I had some flyers with me so she invited us to come over. Don and I had a half hour or so meeting with her and a social worker. She liked the program but said she had to present it to someone else. So I said OK and I prayed then Don and I left. Friday I got a call from one of the other social workers and she said it was approved and when could we start, I said Tuesday. I didn’t want to waste any time. Yea God! Now it would be in the Beaver Creek Medium Federal Institution and the Minimum and now in a half way house giving men some support to reintegrate back into society. We have another graduation coming up at Beaver Creek in November. We just had one last month were four more graduateds
September 10, Don, Tom and I went to Kitchener were Fountain of Hope Ministries and Healing Centre were have having a community BBQ outreach. Cal Maskery who runs Harvest House Ministries down East was there sharing his testimony. Cal started Overcomers this past summer when we were in Moncton. He told Helen at Fountain of Hope about Overcomers and they are hoping to start a group.
Tuesday we were to start at Salvation Army 7pm so we would be there at 6.30 to set up, at 2.45pm I got a nose bleed that went on for 40 minutes. I said oh no you don’t devil you are not going to stop us starting this group. I prayed Father in the name of Jesus please stop this nose bleed so we can start the group, if I have to go see about it after I will and it stopped.
We went and started the group there was 5 of us two guys, Don and I and Cathy who facilitates the Thursday evening group at New City Church. It was wonderful. When we were leaving Don asked if I wanted to go to the hospital or go home, I said I don’t have a nose bleed and I feel fine so let’s go home. He said lets go get gas first so we did, he went in to pay for the gas and when he came out I had a nose bleed again so I said we are right next to the hospital so let us go and check it out. To make a long story short I got processed and they took me to a bed and took my blood pressure and it was 249/119. They wrote Hypertension Crisis and I spent from them until Saturday in the hospital. They were going to release me Friday, they had all the paperwork done but took my blood pressure and it was 208/99 and they said you are not going anywhere. Saturday I called a friend who had prayed his wife back to life after she had been dead 12 hours and he said I am coming to pray for you, and you will be out of there today. I told my room mate about him and said he is coming to pray for me now and I will be out of her today. He came in at 11 and I was out by 3pm YEA GOD! I got out Saturday and Sunday we went to Barrie and then Monday to the Prisons in Gravenhurst, we got home about midnight. Tuesday we went to the Salvation Army again for our newest group. Friday we went to Minden to Gerry and Hilde’s, we visited some people from Haliburton and went to the church we attended in Haliburton ( Lakeside Baptist) and stayed with Gerry & Hilde until Monday. I had to go to the hospital there Saturday as I had a swollen mouth and had to get antibiotics, I went to the dentist office but this precious dentist was not in until Monday and by the grace of God he fit me in and I got my broken tooth fixed. Thank you to this miracle working dentist. You know who you are! You are a gift from God, bless you and thank you again.
We went Monday to the Prison, then Tuesday back to the Salvation Army, doctor on Wednesday & September 29, we were off to Montreal to the CAOG conference were we were graciously given a table for Overcomers. The conference was from Friday to Sunday. I was presented a Certificate of Recognition of Ministry. We drove down Thursday and came back Monday and did our same groups.
Oct. 12 we got a letter of Endorsement from Beaver Creek Institution.
On the Oct. 15 we went to John and Pauline’s who are the other couple (coming to Jamaica with us) and Val who is also coming, met with us there and we discussed the mission. We all went to John and Pauline’s church Sunday. See group picture below.
Our God is an Awesome God. People ask how we do it, how we keep going and I just quote
NEHEMIAH 8 v 10 B
THE JOY OF THE LORD IS OUR STRENGTH.
AND I BELIEVE IT!!!!
God bless you all and thank you for any prayers or support.
May you be blessed in all that you do.
See you here, there or in the air.