The Apostolic Roundtable has ended and I have spent the day in Celina and Van Wert, Ohio. We drove back to Celina, Ohio from Elkhart, Indiana yesterday afternoon after the sessions ended. We managed some great conversation on the way home and even some quiet time as the four of us were tired and each of us, I am sure, had much to think about and mull over. It has been an eventful three days of building relationships, prayer, worship, teaching (and learning) and simply being in the presence of God with other apostles.
We had an opportunity to settle back in to where we had stayed the first night and spend some time with our wonderful host (George) and hostess (Linda). Great seniors (I’m a senior as well) and the conversation with them remained centered on Jesus and only Jesus. We cried together, we laughed together, we celebrated the goodness of God together.
Then supper on the other side of the lake. I had eaten with these kind folks last July. The food and fellowship were as good this time as last. Great to see them again and they certainly have a tremendous gift of hospitality. We prayed and prophesied over the lady of the house. Powerful and a real blessing for her as we heard more details of the accuracy of the words today from one of the leader’s wives. We returned to where we were staying and again sat and talked about prophecy, apostles, and what Jesus is doing until well into the night. It was a long day but also a great day in the Kingdom.
Today we visited with several of the leaders in the office complex of the local church we had worshipped with on Sunday morning. We, of course, asked questions and talked about the things of the Lord. As well, we managed to accumulate some great material (printed manuals, electronic files, book titles…) before heading out to a country club for lunch in the town of Van Wert. There we met Dan Custis, president of ABM Corporation and discussed the possibilities of using his products in Eastern Europe to begin micro-businesses to enable local people to set up a business, sell the product, make a living, and release money into Kingdom ministry. After over ten years of development his company is now working in Peru as well as on the African continent developing micro-businesses and they are gaining recognition for their work which is successfully increasing the yield of crops and releasing people from poverty and bondage.
We then went to his company headquarters to see the production facilities, receive some material on his organization, met his staff (including a trained micro-biologist). Great afternoon and we are planning to develop some contacts for this product in Eastern Europe as well as in Canada to see if we can release finances for the ministry of apostles and prophets in the Church today.
Then we picked up the lead apostle’s wife and headed from Celina to Dayton (the main airport) and had a long coffee as we waited to board the flight. Flew in to Minneapolis, parted company as the other team member flew to Saskatoon and I was on my way to Regina. I am currently sitting drinking Diet Coke and eating peanuts as we are 30 minutes away from boarding.
A day tomorrow filled with appointments and messages, laundry and packing, as well as teaching in the evening … and then Friday morning at 8:00 a.m. (36 hours from time of writing) I board a flight to Toronto and on to Frankfurt, Germany (breakfast at McDonalds) and then to Minsk, Belarus. I arrive before supper on Saturday and begin teaching right away … Your prayers would be greatly appreciated for this next trip – a mission outreach and my first trip to this nation. It is promising to be a powerful time but also a tiring one due to the pace we will be keeping. Thanks.