Kingdom School

How would you like to start back to school after this glorious summer and get to meet new people who are as in love with God as you are?  About 20 people, young and not so young , from the Hudson Valley are going to be doing just that when our “Kingdom School”, Global Satellite Ministry School starts up September 13th.

We have been praying (and working :)) all summer that God would speak to the hearts of those He has chosen to take this course together and change the spiritual atmosphere of the Albany region.  We are all very excited now that it will be starting at St. Michael’s Church, Colonie, NY.  It will run Thursday evenings and all day Saturdays for nine months.  We chose this schedule to be able to accommodate many who have jobs and family responsibilities during the week.  We know it will be a thorough curriculum and training that will stretch us all, but we will all grow closer to God and one another as we find more ways to reach out and help the lost and forgotten ones in our area.

We have spent a lot of time and energy getting the word out about the school and Christine has developed wonderful communicating skills. We are now looking forward to spending time developing an interesting schedule of events and visiting speakers to add to the experience the students receive.

I, Christine, have been chosen to be one of the artists painting at Olana (Frederick Church’s mansion overlooking the Hudson River) at the end of September.  We are to go out and paint for three days,then bring the canvasses in for a silent auction Sept. 29.  I love to paint landscapes so this will be fun.  I also have been blessed with several really nice commissions so continue to earn my keep with teaching the two iconography classes each week.  That and the amazing amount of administrative work require to start a non profit and a school are keeping me pretty stretched already!

God has blessed Michael with some wonderful photography assignments, too, and his clients continue to be interesting and faithful.  His “extra” work this summer has been painting our huge house.  It’s now throughly scraped and primed.  All we need now is enough good weather to get the last coat on and we’re good for the rest of our life time!!!

We hear on the news the flooding in Louisiana affecting New Orleans again and also turn our thoughts to this country’s election in November. Our prayer group is praying for God’s hand to be on the election and for our country to be governed by God’s man  .We recognize the need for prayer in this nation that God’s will would be done for the leadership of this country. There is a call out for 40 days of prayer before the elections, not siding with any particular party but to really call on the will of God for the good of this country. ‘America for Jesus’ a solemn assembly in Philadelphia on the 29th of September is the same day as the National Day of  Prayer gathering in Wembley stadium in England. We believe that the season coming up is a time for intercession for our nations to turn back to Christ.  United we stand!!  Love to you from us!

Christine & Michael

7 thoughts on “Kingdom School

  1. Amen and amen! This is such an exciting season in the Kingdom calendar! I will be praying for your school and God’s provision and favor AND pretty weather for the house painting.
    In Christ alone,

  2. Thank you, Margot! Looking forward to meeting you some day! Christine.

    Yes thank you Margot, God is certainly preparing a way.
    We will keep you and Flower in our prayers as well. Mick.

    1. Thanks Roger. We were just thinking about all you Bristol folks this morning. Wish we could live here and be there too! How are the prayer and revival efforts going ?Love to you all,
      Christine and Michael

  3. Can you use Van Morrison’s Kingdom Hall as your theme song?? I think it’d be perfect :). Here’s the background from good ol Wiki: The following year, Morrison released Wavelength; it became at that time the fastest-selling album of his career and soon went gold.[113] The title track became a modest hit, peaking at number forty-two. Making use of 1970s synthesisers, it mimics the sounds of the shortwave radio stations that he listened to in his youth.[114] The opening track, “Kingdom Hall” evoked Morrison’s own childhood experiences attending church with his mother[113] and foretold a religious theme that would be more evident in his next album, Into the Music.[115]

    Considered by Allmusic as “the definitive post-classic-era Morrison”,[116] Into the Music, was released in the last year of the 1970s. Songs on this album for the first time alluded to the healing power of music, which would become an abiding interest of Morrison’s.[117] “Bright Side of the Road” was a joyful, uplifting song that would appear on the soundtrack of the movie, Michael.[118]

  4. Hi Michael and Christine. Praying for you there and trust you had a great time with the start of GSMS. Just had a great day in Bristol with Mark Daniels ‘Beyond Arise’. Powerful time! Love and blessings, Joan x

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