Hello Friends and Family:
Just as October draws to a close, our Kingdom School students are preparing to travel to Baltimore for on site street ministry training from the amazing Burning Heart Ministry with Jay Baylor. Michael will be leading two of our second year students and four first year interns with a very full schedule of ministering to the poor and taking the Gospel to the streets in Baltimore, MD. We fully expect miracles to take place, so more on that next blog!
Kingdom School is going well, with merging second and first year students for many of the teachings, but each year having a separate curriculum and reading list. Only God could have orchestrated this combination but we are gratefully enjoying the interactions of our new group. Great people, all in Love with Jesus!
My iconography teaching is going well – loving the students and the devotion to prayer and sharing the Presence of God in icons. We have now formed the St. Luke’s Guild of Iconography with a FB page and lots of great photos of icons in progress. We are an ecumenical group of artist who share a similar vision for God’s Kingdom and how icons play a part in experiencing and bringing the Presence of God into our daily lives.
I’ve been blessed with the honor of having the Catholic Missal publication for 2014 using my Christ in Glory Icon. Michael has had an article recently in New York Cottage and Garden Magazine and we are having fun getting our images out into the world. Seed! Because God is in everything we do and we want more and more people to receive Him through images. The stealth method of Evangelization!
Second year students have just finished reading Danny Silk’s “Culture of Honor”and it is a must read, having to do with creating a culture amongst ourselves that allows us to make mistakes, repent and stay in relationship to God and each other. “Remember, the Old Covenant was an external covenant, a system of controls to keep sinners in line. But the New Covenant is an internal covenant for sons and daughters who, because of their new nature, can be trusted with the responsibility to govern themselves and have access to the power of self control through the Holy Spirit”. Isn’t that good? There’s so much more worth sharing – I hope you can get a copy of the book, too.
Our prayer requests for this season are: For more good clients for Michael’s Photography, for good galleries to represent and sell my paintings, and for our Kingdom Community to flourish, grow and multiply. We pray for wisdom to take all the steps God wants us to take to further His Kingdom in the realms He has placed before us.
We earnestly desire contact with each one of you, so please keep in touch and know that you are in our prayers, also.
Christine and Michael