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Giving Thanks in November

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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.

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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.

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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. _MG_6745__ 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._MG_6624__ 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

 

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Awesome Blossoms

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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. blogfeb2 blogfeb6We 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.   IMG_3072 1

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.Jonah1

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,

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