We are grateful for such great weather and the beauty and fullness of a Hudson Valley summer. At the same time, we are excited about the Opening of the Olympics in London. The opening ceremonies were inspiring and the bell ringing across the nation as “a prophetic act, a turning point, which will shape the future of the nation” sponsored by the More than Gold Agency which helped churches make the most of the games asked everyone to join in and pray at 8:12AM on July 27 for God’s Kingdom to come and for there to be a turning point in the nation.
We are very excited too about our “Kingdom School” opening in September here in the Hudson Valley.
Here’s a quote from a book my friend Carol leant me by Jerry Trousdale, “Miraculous Movements” that explains the ethos around the type of evangelism we feel the school will encourage:
“But Jesus’ example takes a different approach: in fact, it works almost in the reverse. Jesus chose some ordinary men to walk with Him as He revealed the truths of God and asked them to live their lives according to those values. Eventually they began to do what He did and they also began to experience God’s power and blessings in their own lives.”
We are so excited about presenting this school to the Hudson Valley where we already see the beginnings of Revival in many of our friends who are quietly, tirelessly investing in planting God seeds in their communities. We believe the school will strengthen these folks as well as produce a crop of new, young people to continue reaching our communities with faith and works of the Gospel.
I, Christine have been taking online classes in growing an art community through exhibitions, talks and teaching classes. I know that many artists have been alienated from their faith through constant contact with todays art world. I know we can grow together in art and faith, and that is what I am investing in, in addition to the Kingdom School. That, and completing some commissions and helping Michael with admin ( 🙂 ) is how God is blessing me with a beautiful summer. You are all in our prayers every day. May God continue to pour out His blessings and healing on you and your families.
I Michael, have been trying to get the word out about the Kingdom School looking for people in the area who are hungry for more of Jesus. It is a great opportunity for people to get to receive teaching from over 45 people who have poured their lives out for the Lord and learn from their personal experience in many different areas. So I am meeting with pastors and people to see who wants to pick up the commitment of learning to walk naturally in the supernatural. The classes will be online, broadcast from GSSM in Mechanicsburg, PA to one of our locations: Gospel Community Church, Coxsackie, or St. Michael’s Church, Colonie, NY. We are getting some great people who want to do it and I am very excited that it will create a pool of people in the Albany region who are ready to push into what God is doing here.
This month I have traveled for my photography work and flew across this enormous country. When you travel you get snap shots of what the country is up to: like advertising trying out machine guns in Nevada, having Buddha in a phone booth in New York or looking at beautiful wildflowers overtaking pastureland of a dairy farm in its first year closed down.
Thank God we have a powerful God who can save a nation in a day. We are praying for revival in our area and please join us in prayer that God would bring the people and resources for the Kingdom School to thrive.
Lots of love and prayers,
PS: Thanks to all of you who are partnering with Kingdom Arts Ministry by praying for us, and for contributing financially. We can’t do this without you!! Please send checks made out to: “Unto Life”, care of Michael Hales, PO Box 927, Philmont, NY 12565
PPS: There’s a seat waiting for you at The Kingdom School! The Kingdom School is a Satellite School of Randy Clark’s Global Awakening Ministry.