Where we live is reminiscent of Siberia now – snow lasting for days, a brief respite then starting up again. Snowfall is now measured in feet and icicles are measured the same. Single digit temperatures. All of you in South Africa or Southern states, bask in your warmth and pray for us!
But we hardy ones in the North are working indoors on computer based activities :). Michael has completed two neat videos. The first one is called “The Armour of God”, made with our friend Tyler Slade. Here’s the link:
Michael feels like he is getting called back to working with video for the Lord. Particularly using the visual image with scripture in a contemporary style. There are many people who have not read the bible and really have little chance of coming across God’s word in their lives. Somehow, we need to make it available to them in a way which is dynamic and memorable, but not diluted. The visual image is powerful, so combining it with the word of God can cut through the tendency to reject the Bible as irrelevant in todays world. For ‘the Armour of God’ video he feels like it is for intercessors, prayer warriors as well as those who have never heard of the passage from Ephesians before. It reminds us that we are in a battle all the time and we need to use the protection God has given us to declare who He is- Lord of this nation.
We ‘ve also just returned from an Immanuel Retreat in the Washington DC area, hosted by our friends the Stalcups from ANGA and the Acanforas at Church of the Apostles. It was called The Immanuel Approach. It was great and our friends George and Jane Conger prayed us back home through a snow storm! We are excited about what God is doing in the Baltimore and DC area and hope to go down there again soon.
My exhibition in Lancaster PA was fun -God is always showing me what comes next! I’m looking forward to the Icon Retreat in NYC later this month and the Hillsdale Icon class is going well- the Albany class hasn’t met for over a month due to snow cancellations!
The second Video Michael has made is for my Icon writing classes. Here’s the link for that one:
We so much appreciate your prayers. We particularly need prayers for finances, good sales and commissions for me and for Michael, and a church we can be planted in. Our ministry has three community outreaches this spring and summer and we are praying about offering a weekly course as well. Our monthly prayer group is a good prayer furnace and we lift all of you up in prayer, that God blesses you with more of His love and kindness and safety in travel.
Until next month,
with love and prayers,
Christine and Michael