It is 2:05a on Tuesday morning. We have had a full day of ministry – a 5 hour service with an hour between the two halfs (2 teachings and prophetic ministry) … then a debriefing meeting and supper with our hosts for the last few days and on to the train. The train ride was from 7:20p to 12:45a giving us more time to talk and then time to work on scheduling for September to December and several spots in 2011 as the other three team members slept for a bit.
It was a full day but a good day. On an earlier visit – the one to Belarus – one of our team members had met and talked to a young man on a train. They remembered that he lived in the city we were ministering in and so phoned him yesterday and invited him to attend the Sunday service where I would be ministering. Sure enough he came. I switched some of my teaching around to include the Gospel as well as brief bits of my testimony and before he had to leave at 1:00 he asked the local pastor to pray with him (I was busy prophesying). He received Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior. God is good!
Great church, wonderful growth spiritually since our last visit in February. Leaders are growing in their leadership skills …. just exciting to see and be a part of all that God is doing in this great local church. We are honored to be invited to be a part of the ministry there. They have invited me to return and I will do later this fall. I picked some potential dates while the others had a short sleep.
Later today (Monday) we start our first day of the School for Apostles and Prophets. We have a good number registered in spite of being blacklisted by one Union with its leadership living in and working from Canada. Sad! But, it is their loss and we are happy with the fact that we have apostles and prophets in training from 4 nations (5 if you count us from Canada) for our first swing at this new project. We have much work to do each day … not just to teach and minister but we want to remain flexible and flow with the questions and any areas that arise that we should be teaching on but had not planned to. Both of us who are doing the teaching have all of our computerized material with us and so we can quickly switch gears or even directions if the questions and concerns being expressed suggest we should. So, a bit tense and needing to be more alert and flexible but I’m not too old yet to give it a try and see if it flys.
Your prayers for the School would be greatly appreciated – we go from 9:00 to 9:00 Monday to Friday and till 1:00 on Saturday. Of course we have other meetings inbetween – even one major one to deal with the issues and rumors poeople are hearing from the group that opposes us and apparently has declared war on me personally. Many pastors in attendance simply want to know what is happening and what the concern and issues are – and know they will get an honest and straight answer from us because they are not getting it from those who are opposing the work we are doing.
So, keep praying please …
Pictured above – the first location we ministered in when arriving in the country – we are still moving equipment and materials in from the taxi.