Hello Family, Friends, and Intercessors:
We want to thank all of you for your love, support, and prayers as we have made our transition from USA to UK and back to USA again. We know we will continue to build missionary bridges with England over the next few years, and our home base is here in New York. You may remember how so many times last year we asked for your prayers for discernment on God’s plans for us, and now we are feeling confident and excited about the upcoming months.
We are planning the GSSM Satellite School which we will be starting in September as an intensive two day a week program for those who want to go deeper in their relationship with God. The GSSM School will have guest speakers from across the nations telecast weekly by satellite to our upstate New York location.
This will be a school for the spiritually hungry, ages 18 through 98 where people of different Christian backgrounds can come together for devotion, Bible study, and putting into practice the insights and gifts awakened through the year long course.
The parent school of GSSM, Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry Redding, CA, which was stated almost ten years ago by Pastor Bill Johnson, now has over 1400 students from around the world coming to be equipped to impact their world and fulfill the work of the Great Commission right where they live and work.
Four years ago we moved house to live in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania for two years in order to receive this training and we are very excited to be able to bring it back here to the Hudson Valley, believing that through the transformation of Christian leadership here, the impact on our communities will be great and we will begin to see Christianity once ago a powerful loving force in ours everyday lives.
We are very excited about the school because of own transformational experience we had when we went through it. We strongly believe it will touch the hearts of those who are really hungry to go further in the Lord. Romans 12:2, ‘Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.’ We have a vision of Christians who are part of the world but have been transformed walking fully in the active power and love of the Holy Spirit. We believe it will touch the lives of people in this area for generations to come. God is waiting for those who want to go further with Him, young and old, what matters is the desire to be transformed by the Holy Spirit. That is why we are so excited to have a group of people from different churches jump on board, dedicate the time and resources to be transformed and be active for God in this area. It is a big commitment but I can not think of a better thing to do except, that is, move to Redding, CA or Mechanicsburg, PA.
We are making up information packets and sending information by email to interested people so email us if you’d like to hear more! I plan to continue teaching two iconography classes- one is in Woodstock where I hope artists who are seeking for spirituality will come and be blessed by God’s presence in the icons. And we are moving the Albany icon class to St. Michael’s Church in Colonie as of July 9. I’m very excited to be able to teach about prayer and iconography and feel this will be an exciting chance to develop even more in the direction God has laid out for me.
You are all in our Daily Prayers. We pray for God’s blessings to overtake you and surprise you with His goodness at every turn. Please let us know how we can pray specifically for you.
Love and Prayers,
Christine and Michael