By now you have all heard the reports of the “great storm” passing through the eastern seaboard. We experienced high winds and rain, with very heavy cloud cover, but, praise God, no damage. Thanks to you all who have been praying for us. Last night as we went to bed, we realized that there is absolutely nothing we could do but pray.
And we have been doing a lot of that! This past month we went with fifteen students from our Kingdom School to a four day conference in Lancaster Pa. It was Voice of the Apostles with Randy Clark, Bill Johnson, Georgian Banov, and Che Ahn, plus Heidi and Rolland Baker. It was an amazing conference – we learned a lot and experienced a lot of what God does when His Holy Spirit is allowed freedom to do what He wants to do!
The Kingdom School, a satellite school of Global School of Supernatural Ministry, is going well. Each week there are new teachings and some of our students have taken over leading worship, and it is very anointed. We are all blessed. This school is something we had wanted to do for a long time. It is the vehicle which allows us to share with others in our area who are hungry for more of God.
As part of our outreach component this month, the school visited with Charlie Muller of Victory Church in Albany. He spoke to the students and showed us his “Dream Space” in Albany. It is a large warehouse building where they prepare food to feed the children in albany who don’t get food unless they are in school. He has so many good programs for the poor of Albany and we are starting to partner with him in volunteering .
We also visited the Capital City Rescue Mission which provides shelter and food for the homeless of Albany. That was inspiring, too, how much they do and what a difference they make in the lives of people who really need help. We will be partnering with their ministry too.
I, Christine, have been working to finish up some of my commissions and starting others. I have two paintings in an exhibition in Woodstock and one in Hudson right now. Several of my icons will be on display in New Jersey in the spring. Most importantly, I am coming into a sense of what God is calling me into in art. More on that another time:).
I think our prayer requests at this time are for protection, and multiplication! In starting this school we have taken a risk to do something different and so we need favor, grace and love to follow us in order to complete what God has started here. We are very grateful for all your prayers and know that our success is your success too. I think God is very happy when we all are happy. And making others happy is a great gift. So, thank you for your help with our ministry – we couldn’t do it without you!
I have also been working on some new websites like: www.newchristianicons.com, and www.iconwriting classes.com. I’ve started a new look for our www.halesart.com website, too. All this is to prepare you for the fact that Kingdom arts Ministry is going to have a new look coming soon, too! This reorganization will simplify our web presence and also increase our web traffic. It takes a lot of time, but will provide a good infrastructure for our ministry for the future.
And speaking of the future! I’ve just completed a year long process to file for our non profit status. The final papers have been sent in, so more prayers are in order! We are very excited about that and will let you know when it is complete.
So, you see, we came back from England to re-group and it has been very rewarding. We will be doing short term missions in the future, and praying about where God wants us to take the school next.
Looking forward we feel that we are again being drawn to focus on our own neighbourhood with a place that we can offer art classes, iconography classes, have
Kingdom school and a healing prayer center. God’s call to ‘build an ark in Philmont’ is still very much alive and although in the natural there does not seem to be a way forward for it in the supernatural it feels like the next step. Which means God has it already figured out! So please keep us in your prayers with it all. Especially for a building or the use of a space that would work well. We look forward to hearing from you ! Most of you are on our prayer list already, but feel free to email any special prayer requests. God is good!
God has blessed Mick with having some beautiful articles published in Connecticut Cottages and Gardens magazine this fall.
PS: For my birthday, Michael took me to hear the American Symphony at the Fisher Center at Bard College. Amazing experience!