The fall has been so beautiful – I can’t resist sending you some photos of what it’s been looking like around here. A great place to live if you’re a painter or photographer :).
We attended the ANGA Retreat this fall and met some great people- Betsy and Sam Stalcup have a ministry called Godhealstoday and we are looking into partnering with them for teaching and prayer ministry events in the new year.
We are focusing on local prayer partnering opportunities and are happy with the relationships God is bringing to us. Last night we had a prayer meeting in our home and prayed for Philmont, Claverack and all the families within our area. We plan to meet regularly to pray and share about the ways God is answering our prayers.
THe Albany Icon class I teach is growing into a prayerful community of artists that are growing in their understanding and technical skill in Icon writing. The Healing Icon Retreats in Saratoga have been really wonderful. Action packed for two days, but such a joy to see people concentrating in prayer and fellowship for two days.
At Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Albany, we will be giving workshops for their Holy Spirit Weekend, November 21 & 22 ,.My workshop will be “The Joy of Prophetic Painting”. This will be a hands-on workshop and all are welcome. Michael will be teaching on deliverance.
Often we have no feed back for how our prayers have helped others. At the ANGA retreat sitting at our small group table was someone we did not know and he surprised us by saying Michael had prayed for him in Brooklyn nearly nine months before and he had received healing from a very painful nerve condition. Sometimes we get to hear what God did when we reached out to others but often that is not the case. Michael loves to pray for healing for people and yesterday he had a visit to NYC and got to pray for three different people for healing, one in an elevator and two on the streets. The reactions initially are surprise that someone would offer to pray, then always real gratitude and then the comments like ‘I feel peace, or warmth or soothing just happened’. The last person he prayed for last night said ” Wow, thank you so much for your prayer. I really felt something and I’m Jewish!’ What Joy God is!
“Give thanks to the Lord, for He is Good! His faithful love endures forever.” Psalm 136:1
We give thanks to the Lord for you all and keep you in our prayers.
Blessings and love,
Michael and Christine