This is our second day in Arna Village. A village here is much larger than what we would call a ‘village’ back in my home country of Canada. Much larger. We had terrific meetings yesterday. God ministered to the many people who are attending – we are full house. But, being close to one another is not a problem as we are all believers and the fellowship during breaks and at meal times is sweet and focused on Jesus. It is as if we actually enjoy being with one another – because we do.
Working here is fun – because we are not having to push things onto people. They are hungry and thirsting for more of God and His Word. They are wanting to know what it is He is wanting them to do next. So, they all come with their journals and Bibles and take notes throughout the teachings – not wanting to miss anything the Lord is saying to the Church or to them personally. They are so excited to hear from the Lord – from their Bibles and from the prophetic gifting and ministry times – that they literally suck the anointing right out of us thus making our task a lot easier.
The worship is fantastic. I mean over and above great! These people long to worship their Lord and Savior. They stand throughout worship honoring the God they know and serve. They sing from the bottom of their hearts and souls and use their whole body to do so. Everyone is engaged – no one is distracted. Powerful time each time we start a service with worship.
It is exciting to be here ministering. This is not a “big name” ministry. We don’t charge them so much a service or a day for our ministry. We simply come hoping they will do their best to cover the travel costs and most times this is not the case. We are a “small name” ministry and we are willing – because the Lord told us to do so – to go wherever a door opens and simply trust God to meet the needs. And, it is amazing and wonderful to watch how He literally does so. In these smaller locations they never see the big name ministries. So, when someone like our ministry and the team appears and freely ministers they pack out each and every building we use – and draw the material right out of our hearts. A teacher’s delight. An apostle’s dream!
Thank you for continuing to pray. Tomorrow we move on to the City of Kapchagai. Again, a new location for us. We are still a little in the dark about what is expected of us when we arrive or even how many services we will be expected to minister at. But, we are going in faith and believing God will reveal Himself in fresh and new ways and guide and direct our steps and our teachings. We are believing that the transformation we have seen in each location and in the lives of the people will continue unabated as we approach the middle of our second week of this apostolic trip. More tomorrow.