Windy May

Greetings Dearest Friends and Family:

For what seems like more than a month, it’s been like walking into a head wind – every day!  I saw a photo of Obama and his wife meeting the Queen and the wind almost blew the Queen’s hat off, while Michelle’s hair and dress were all akimbo!

We’re excited to be coming to New York and Boston in June.   In the last month we’ve seen answers to so many prayers, particularly in regard to Revival here in Bristol.  It seems that the atmosphere in the city is quickened, and people are eager to gather and pray together.

We participated in the South Bristol Arts Trail by enjoying the Chilean Cafe at Saint Paul’s Anglican Church, where my icons were on display, Michael prayer walked and I went into artists homes to see their work.

The two watercolor classes I’ve been teaching are finishing up until the fall, so I’m praying for God to fill that space in the wonderful way He always does!   I have so much enjoyed the students in my classes – people over the age of 60 who have led interesting lives and have so much fun and joy to still share!

We finished up training for the Bethel Sozo at a conference in Nothampton, where the Holy Spirit made a powerful visit on the second morning which was really wonderful. Our House of Prayer meetings have been really powerful prayer sessions with a lot of travail and intercession. The spiritual mapping is being added to by a visit of one of World Trumpet Missions ministers from Uganda, Nicodemus, who has a lot of personal experience to draw on.

As I continue with my Prayer walks, God has been revealing to me how prevalent the demonic images are now in our culture. At the moment there seems to be a focus on the skull. It is interesting that Christ was crucified on Golgatha, the place of the skull. The skull is an emblem of death. Yesterday I saw a young boy of 5 running around the church  with a Tee shirt  which had 9 skulls on the front with different derivations on each one. I picked up a glossy magazine and there was a main line advert using many skulls to make up another image of their product. This is all over and not just skulls, bats, emblems of satan in one form or another. It is similar to the word, ‘wicked’ meaning good, and that is used in our society and in advertizing, like it is wicked good. The slow undermining of righteousness has disastrous consequences. This city  had riots over Tesco opening a shop in their area but does not complain or care that there are many sex trade locations, liquor stores, betting and pawn shops in the same area.

We are blessed with knowing so many Bristolians who are “fighting the good fight” each in their own way.  We ask for your prayers, more than ever now as we start moving with more effectiveness and purpose to claim Bristol and the UK for God’s Kingdom.  If any of you feels called to be part of an intercessory prayer team to pray for us here, please let us know!

We will be back in New York for our daughter’s wedding this week, and awaiting the birth of our first grandchild in June.  We will both be giving workshops at the Albany Diocesan Episcopal Convention June 11- mine will be on Painting with the Holy Spirit and Michael’s will be on spiritual mapping and prayer walking.   We will be at St. Michael’s Church in Colonie Sunday June 5, and Michael will be speaking at the Healing service at Christ the King  Spiritual Life Center, Tuesday, June 14.  We’d love to see you at any of these places!

It will be good to get some resolution on our house so we will be working to make something happen in that area on our trip.  Many thanks for your prayers as we seek God’s grace in it all!

We send you our love and prayers, as always.

Much love,

Christine and Michael

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9 thoughts on “Windy May

  1. As usual, thank you for the update! Great insight on the culture and its embrace of certain things once deemed macabre. What’s even more interesting is seeing how in Bristol, just as in the place I call home, the people are all up in arms about a commercial shoppe, yet turn a blind eye to the very stores that are actually crippling their society. Everywhere needs prayer.

  2. Really enjoy seeing the photo’s. Each of you have such a unique way of a capturing beauty through the gifts of creativity entrusted to you. May your journey be filled with new opportunities to share, teach and prosper in the plans and purposes of God for your lives.
    Just led an Alive in Your Destiny weekend at Praise Community Church in York. What a great time we had! Another artist, Ramon Trevino joined me to share his testimony of what it is like to live out the dreams God has placed in his heart. He first attended Alive in Your Destiny in 2006 and in that time realized that he could be a professional artist and do the work of ministry at the same time.
    Blessings on all that you do,
    Rob Stoppard

  3. So great and encouraging to hear all God is doing for you two!!!!!!! It is so exciting and I know what you write doesn’t begin to probaly describe all of it or what all is in your heart…how is that possible???? Wow…….praying blessings and coverings over you and right now I am babysitting…..which isn’t my heart or life dream but I know where God has me while planted up her in Millersburg……it’s been quite the transition being back in a church setting, where we know God has called us and I am blessed with hungry women but challenged as God reveals character areas in desperate need of growth…as I seem to remain hidden and stopped in areas I want the church to grow in (like the alter team is the same since 1998 and the leader has to “watch me” for awhile.). Sounds crazy but family is good and again it’s exciting to see people encouraged with my freedom…..I love you both and am believing my life is not over but just starting and will travel the world as I have always dreamed……right now it’s about getting my home in order!!!!! xoxoxooxoxxoox always…..Judi Gordon

  4. Great pictures! Thanks for keeping us up to date on your journey. Many blessings to you as you enjoy special events with your children. 🙂

  5. May has been a very windy time this year, and not only that, the weather is getting hotter!

    As I am writing this, we are sat in an office, with windows open and the fan on full blast! This summer is going to be a strange one! Thanks for the post!

  6. In January, the Lord shared with me that June would be a great transition month for me and that many things would be shifting for me and my family. It looks like a great transition month for you also; travel back to the States, family wedding, an expected Grandbaby(!)(My first Granddaughter, Madelyn, born last June 12th… so wonderful!) and lets pray for your house issue to be resolved! Have been meaning to leave you a post one of these months…I’m on the UntoLIFE board with the Morrisons. I live in CNY and so identify with your ministries. I know of The Healing Centre and Anglican related “stuff” having spent 40+ yrs. in Episcopal Church. My Mom’s from Nottingham,( England, of course!) We met once at the Mast’s wedding and I have a great fondness for Jesus, art, icons, photography, healing & prayer. Visiting your blog and websites are purifying for my soul and spirit. Thank you. Imagine stepping under the most beautiful waterfall in the middle of some tropical rainforest and being washed over, refreshed, and rejuvenated. It’s like that for me! His presence is so real in what you do. Continue pursuing Him with great abandon. May He meet your every need. Blessings of breakthroughs in creative revelation. Prayerfully yours.

  7. In January, the Lord shared with me that June would be a great transition month for me and that many things would be shifting for me and my family. It looks like a great transition month for you also; travel back to the States, family wedding, an expected Grandbaby(!)(My first Granddaughter, Madelyn, born last June 12th… so wonderful!) and lets pray for your house issue to be resolved! Have been meaning to leave you a post one of these months…I’m on the UntoLIFE board with the Morrisons. I live in CNY and so identify with your ministries. I know of The Healing Centre and Anglican related “stuff” having spent 40+ yrs. in Episcopal Church. My Mom’s from Nottingham,( England, of course!) We met once at the Mast’s wedding and I have a great fondness for Jesus, art, icons, photography, healing & prayer. Visiting your blog and websites are purifying for my soul and spirit. Thank you. Imagine stepping under the most beautiful waterfall in the middle of some tropical rainforest and being washed over, refreshed, and rejuvenated. It’s like that for me! His presence is so real in what you do. Continue pursuing Him with great abandon. May He meet your every need. Blessings of breakthroughs in creative revelation and personal issues. Prayerfully yours.

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