Today begins a three and a half week series of trips to numerous places to both receive from the Lord and to minister for the Lord. I don’t like being away from home for that long a period but with several changes in dates in both places they ended up being back-to-back and so the length of absence from home cannot be helped.
Today (Saturday) I fly out mid-afternoon to Minneapolis, MN. and then on to Dayton, Ohio where I will then be picked up and driven to Celina, Ohio. Then tomorrow morning I will be attending church (hopefully not ministering) locally with my host (last year we went out of town to a small church plant) and then lunch at a buffet restaurant. This is followed by another 2 hour drive into Indiana where we will be meeting with 26+ other apostles starting Sunday supper and ending pre-supper on Tuesday. An apostolic roundtable.
We return to Celina on the Tuesday late afternoon for fellowship and a night’s sleep. Wednesday we will spend the day with two or three of the brothers fellowshiping and asking many questions before the 2 hour drive back to Dayton to catch the flight to Minneapolis and then on to Regina. I arrive home late Wednesday night if all the connections are made.
Then next Thursday – a simple day of laundry and packing and teaching in the evening … because Friday morning I head to Toronto, then to Frankfurt, Germany and then to Minsk, Belarus arriving just before supper on Saturday. This is my first visit to this nation – although I have been praying about visiting and ministering there for over a decade. A long two days.
Saturday night I will be ministering at a 4 hour service …. and that is the start of 16 days of three services or teaching opportunities a day as well as many one-on-one meetings. Days filled with God’s Word – teaching the Bible as well as ministering prophetically. The three Sundays (including Easter Sunday) I will be ministering in local churches; the first week I will minister the whole week to youth (grade ten to university) and then the second week to leaders of churches from around the nation. I think I have almost all the teachings and topics sorted and ready to go – I think.
I start my trip back home on the evening of Sunday the 11th of April and arrive home Tuesday morning the 13th. I think I will take two days off and just sleep and visit my family.
As always, I could use your prayers for these trips. Prayer for my health to be good the whole time, for those I will be ministering to, for flight connections and all travel plans (car, train, plane), for financial blessings (we try to cover costs through love offerings – extra goes to church planting and ministering to orphans) that all costs will be covered and then some. Pray as well for my team members…
The first trip to Celina, Ohio and Indiana I will be joined by Bob MacDonald who is also an apostle and will be attending the apostolic roundtable for the first time as my guest. A great brother and a terrific minister of the Gospel, teacher of the Word and gifted prophetically. Good to have him with me – we will meet up in Minneapolis’ airport later today.
The second trip I will be joined by Miroslav, my administrator in Eastern Europe who will travel for 15 hours by train to arrive at the airport in Minsk ahead of me so that I have an interpreter when I arrive. He will not be interpreting the sessions as he will be helping with the teachings and ministering propheticlly. The second week we will be joined by his wife Elena who also speaks great English and will alsobe doing some of the teachings – especially when we get to the section on gossip, offenses and forgiveness. As well, we have a number of young men and women who come when they can to form part of the team and enable more prophetic ministry to happen so we can bless more people prophetically. We are expecting a half dozen or so of our team to be with us.
So, please pray – and watch for daily updates on both these trips (with pictures) as internet connections allow. Appreciated!