Hello Friends and Family:
Such a slow, chilly spring. I almost thought moles had eaten the daffodils I planted last fall, but yes, they are now coming up! I expect you are all ready for more warmth too, and we know that the day will come when it is all here. Faith is like that too, and as we now find ourselves with Graduation for our Kingdom GSSM Satellite School we remember this time last year we didn’t even know that there would be a school. We thought God was calling us to do a school but how? In this past year, God has shown up in interesting ways when we needed financial support, guidance, and God encounters with people.
On May 11, Fifteen students will be graduating from our school and we will be celebrating with a ceremony that includes an address by Pastor Jay Francis from Rock Road Chapel and IAM ministries, and a Prophetic Presbytery. Some of our students have been invited to give presentations at local churches, teaching on Words of Knowledge, and healing prayer. The response we are getting is that local churches are hungry to experience what our students have been learning all year.
Several of our students will be leading youth ministry in our area too, and it seems that our youth is eager to participate in developing a closer relationship with Jesus, too.
We are seeing the effect of our school on communities in our area. Christine wrote an article for a local paper about Community Transformation Through Prayer, which served as encouragement for a woman who feels called to bring a Revival to our town of Philmont by hosting a celebration of God in our local town park on June 1. We were able to hold a meeting in our home for all the local pastors to get together and each will be sharing in some way with this Revival. So exciting to see what God is going to do!
Now we are praying about what direction God wants to take Kingdom School for next year. We appreciate your prayers as always.
We believe that God is doing extraordinary things in these days and we see an Awakening around us. It is as though we are seeing the first flowers of the Holy Spirit spring, the crocus are starting to appear of His Kingdom. They are popping up all around and we are sure that there is going to be a powerful out pouring of the Holy Spirit.
Consider yourself invited to GRADUATION!! Either in prayer or in person. Bless you!! You are each in our prayers and we look forward to hearing from you,
In His love,
Christine and Michael
Hello Friends and Family:
Worship at our GSSM Kingdom Satellite School has always been awesome, but now it is getting exciting! God has been giving us prophetic words about transformation in our area. Isaiah 54 “Enlarge the place of your tent, let the curtains of your habitations be stretched out;spare not;…For you will spread abroad to the right hand and the left; and your offspring will possess the nations and make the desolate cities to be inhabited.”
This weekend we are preparing to welcome Mike Hutchings, Director of the GSSM School to visit us and speak to our school and Gospel Community Church, Coxsackie, about “Equipping for the Kingdom”. What we are witnessing through the personal transformations happening with our students and ourselves, is the culture of God’s Kingdom beginning to blossom in our area. We are seeing people healed of cancer, relationships being restored, and a new hunger for inner healing amongst families. The really wonderful thing is that most of our students are being equipped to go out into their spheres of influence and affect the people around them with God’s love on a more forgiving, and trusting level than ever before.
So, as we come near to the end of this school year, we begin to plan for next year’s school and outreach by praying and dreaming with God about how He wants to transform our Hudson Valley, the State and the Nation. We will share more about specific plans in the coming months, but for now, we are confident now that we have the components to do some major outreach efforts in our area. Some of that will look like showing Christian films in local venues, open to the public, and having Q & A and fellowship/refreshments afterwards. Some will be praying on the streets with people, and also expanding praying with the elderly in our local communities.
The b & W painting on the right was from a worship time at school, when the Lord spoke about Jonah, and how important it is to put aside our judgements about God’s people and just bring God’s message – whether we want to or not!!!! Love and prayers,
Michael and Christine
Hello Dear Friends and Family:
Thank you all for sharing in the excitement and blessings of our Journey with God, particularly this Christmas. We are so thankful for your support and prayers! We also recognize the need to ask for more prayer support as we continue to bring light into the spiritual darkness of the Albany region. We would like you to email us if you would be able to increase your prayer support as intercessors for us in this next year. We would then keep you informed as prayer concerns arise and ask you to increase the prayer shield of protection over our ministry. We need a team of solid intercessors as we move forward and hope you will prayerfully consider this.
Our Kingdom School GSSM Satellite school recently celebrated our own family Thanksgiving at our home with lots of fun playing Biblical charades, feasting on turkey dinner, and sharing our gratitude for all God has done for us this year. We recognize that most of our resources have gone to establishing the Kingdom School since September, with little left over for our
church planting in the Philmont area. Michael had received the Word from God over a year ago to “build an ark in Philmont”, so we are continuing to pray into that. With that in mind, Michael is organizing a Christmas Carol community Carol singalong to sing carols at the Pinehaven nursing home and along Main street with local residents. We will all meet
back at our home for Hot Chocolate and aprayer for our area to be blessed especially this year. Michael continues to hold his bible study in the Philmont library on Sunday evenings and we are praying that God will give us a building in this area for the art/video/satellite school for next year.
We have lots of room in our home for entertaining and hospitality and will be hosting the director of the GSSM School here while he visits our school and area churches sometime in the New Year. How exciting! We are so blessed by the support from our Global Awakening family, especially Bob and Marge Morrison who hosted us and a special lunch for our students during the recent Healing School in Mechanicsburg PA. We need our friends so much and hope we are a blessing to them too!
Please know that you all are very much in our prayers as we approach Christmas this year. May you be blessed with joy, good health, and abundance of God’s very Presence in your lives!
Christine and Michael