Hello dear family and friends:
What strange weather! Two weeks ago it was hot and sunny here in Philmont, New York, and this weekend we had a snow storm – 15 inches. Although many areas around us lost power, we didn’t, so were able to keep heated through the night, praise God!
Michael and I prayerwalked through the snow to the Main St. Pub for their special Sat night gourmet Indian food. It was snowing heavily but we weren’t the only ones there! We prayed all the way there and back that our neighborhood would not lose power. Our prayers were heard, Praise God!
“Be strong, be courageous, and keep the charge of the Lord your God, walking in His ways and keeping His statutes, His commandments, His ordinances, and His testimonies as it is written in the law of Moses, so that you may prosper in all that you do and wherever you turn”.” 1Kings 2:2-3
This is a Word I received during this move from Bristol to New York. God blessed us with good helpers and our shipment clearing customs.
We have been so blessed with our Ordination at the Voice of the apostles Conference, too. We connected to old friends, met for prayer with a pastor who will be our mentor during this new stage of our ministry, and received inspiration for possibly starting a Global Awakening satellite school in this area with an emphasis on media and the arts.
It has been quite exciting and challenging moving across nations, coming back to our home which we had given to the Lord when we set out on our mission to the UK. God showed me that our house was like Abraham and Isaac. We honestly gave it up to Him and He restored it back to us! I am glad we did it, because I am happy to give God everything in total trust that His best for me will always be His plan for me.
We continue to meet with friends and colleagues in ministry here, and seek God’s guidance as to how and when to participate. Hopefully next month will see more news about that – after I catch my breath (and unpack).
Moving back has brought us full circle and looking again at what God is doing in this area we see a lot of things in transition. One of the denominations which we have a history with here seems to have been really undermined by the enemy and under attack. This area has had a heavy cloud over it for a long time and many people have burned out trying to open up God’s kingdom here. As we take stock that would be the outward appearance but we also feel a great hope that there is a big change coming. There are many people working really hard within the community to build it up but few of them are walking with the Lord.
I have resumed my prayer walking here with declarations over this village and nation. Somehow there is a sense that what we are doing here although very local will also have a relationship with Revival back in England. The word we received from God when seeking whether to return to America was to set course for both America and for England. God does things in ways we do not understand but I am sure that there will be a cross over, a bridge, a connection that will build both nations up.
Thank you for your prayers, and you are in ours.
Michael and Christine