(Picture is of the people in a rehab centre where I ministered on Friday in the city of Almaty, Kazakhstan)
I am writing this on Saturday afternoon – middle of the night in North America. I am in the second of three services for today. 100+ in attendance at a powerful church in Almaty, Kazakhstan pastured by a man from India who owns a company that works in the oil business here and in 6 other nations of the Former Soviet Union. A team member is teaching right now. I taught the morning session and he is doing this session and then I will teach the third session. Each session includes worship (I have a video of some of it – powerfully anointed). In fact, I stopped writing this as they sang, in Russian, “Return to the Heart of Worship” with the line ‘It’s all about you Jesus’ and it most certainly is. I have been overwhelmed by the presence of God in the services here today. I don’t even know the name of the church but God certainly knows the location and is enjoying being with His people.
This is my first time in this church and I certainly hope not the last. Last week alone they saw 25 people born again, the majority of them being Muslims. They have many facilities throughout the city, several schools, have a summer similar for pastors, as well as have a plan to open a licensed Bible School and Seminary that can openly train believers for ministry. Having heard some of what The Lord has done for them and the way they are finding favour with man I have no doubt that their latest dream will also come to pass. The people here are hungry for God, for all of God, and nothing but God. This makes teaching them easy and a real joy for those of us called to teach. And the prophetic gift is flowing very well and it is seriously easy to minister with to people here.
So, a real joy to minister and a real refreshing time for me in the presence of the Lord. Although I am working I am receiving as much as I am giving and then some. I will leave after the third service blessed and filled.
After the services I am meeting with a pastor and his wife who are not pastor inn right now and have asked me to meet with them. I know them well and have ministered to them on almost every visit I make to Kazakhstan.
As you read this – I will already be finished the first two services in the Village of Arna where I have ministered numerous times. The church building will be full to overflowing and the services will be filled with power. It is a great church in the middle of almost nowhere. We are hoping for an early night as we move from where we have been staying for three nights to another location where we will be holding the school we always hold when in this nation and living with those in attendance. So, with the move and the settling in we are wanting an early night of ministry so we have time to make the move and settle in and get a decent night’s sleep before an early start on Monday.
Please pray for the School of Leadership – three days with 50+ leaders from many local churches. This time I have chosen Leadership for a Supernatural Church” as a topic for the School. My team is still working on the flow of the material and what we want each day to accomplish. Pray for protection from authorities ( we are out of the city and behind a locked fence system) and everyone coming has been cleared so that we are safe from the authorities hopefully.
Thanks for praying – you have a very important part in this ministry and I am very appreciative of your support financial and spiritual. Thank you for standing with me in all the Lord is doing here in Kazakhstan.