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