September 2020 Newsletter
Dear Partners and Friends,
This was truly a month full of surprises and testimonies, and I’m excited for you to read about them! The first surprise was that Lily, Hannah, and Shiloh wanted to return to the public classroom. Their online learning was met with a lot of frustration due to the fact that their ages limited their computer prowess. But they are enjoying being back in school and they love their teachers and seeing their friends again.
Emma is still doing online learning and is enjoying it.
The second surprise was my being able to take Nicole with me on a ministry trip to Texas where she was able to visit Magnolia in Waco. This was a dream come true for Nicole and I enjoyed every minute of her being in Magnolia heaven!
First Day Back!
The Stereotypical Tourist Pic!
Magnolia Press Coffee Co.
The Silos in Waco!
It was a packed house over the weekend with my friends at The Foundry. I led an encounter service Saturday evening and shared about what I believe the Lord is saying in this season on Sunday morning. People were greatly impacted at both services and the presence of the Lord was strong! My favorite moment featured one of the leaders addressing his people with passion and boldness in such a way that revealed how touched he was by the content of the weekend. He encouraged them in being obedient to what the Lord is saying about hungering for a greater baptism in the Holy Spirit
Nicole and I had such a great time ministering together with our new friends at Liberty Church! The pastor had asked me to teach on the prophetic Saturday night and to pray for his people to be activated in the gift. The result was astounding! Nearly everyone in attendance shared words with each other! He then released me to share whatever was on my heart Sunday morning. I shared about our need for more of the Holy Spirit. During ministry time, the altar was packed with people wanting to have hands laid on them. Nicole and I were able to give various prophetic words to different people as well. The pastor told me that he’d like us to come back sometime soon!
Words will fail to adequately describe how precious the move of God was at The Greenhouse this month. The power of God was present to deliver students from oppression and many of them encountered Him at the altar with tears and trembling. One young woman felt prompted with urgency to be baptized because she was ready to give her whole life to Jesus (see bottom left corner of picture). Because our baptismal wasn't set up, we had to improvise and use a pitcher full of water to baptize her in the parking lot of the church. Two sisters, one 7 and the other 9, cried as they felt the Lord heal the pain they've experienced through traumatic events with their family. The 9 year old continued to weep as she told me what she experienced with the presence of God. On top of that, a family of four girls surrendered their life to Jesus. The oldest felt depression leave as she laughed and shook under the power of God. She couldn't find the words to describe what was happening. All she knew was that God gave her laugh back.
SEPTEMBER 6TH — I ministered at Praise Community Church through a message titled “The Time Is NOW.” I also did an outdoor impartation service for a small group in Lititz, PA. It was such a fun time! The people in attendance were highly encouraged.
SEPTEMBER 27TH — I did an encounter service for a home group I minister at in Williamsport. It was so powerful! People wept in the presence of God and many words of knowledge and prophetic words were shared.
MINISTRY RESOURCES TO KEEP YOU ENCOURAGED
You can stay current with all that God has been sharing with me by way of my weekly blogs and vlogs, as well as what neat testimonies are taking place through the ministry by visiting our social media platforms and website. I promise that it will be an encouragement to you!
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Thank you to everyone who prayed for me and Nicole while seeking to make a decision about our girls’ schooling last month. Please pray that they continue to do well with the transition back into the classroom.
Please pray for my daughter, Hannah. She has battled some irrational anxiety as of late. In fact, please pray for the entire family in this regard. It seems as though fear has been coming against us a lot and has even disrupted sleep patterns.
Please pray that Nicole and I lead our family with grace and live godly examples before our girls.
Please pray that I know where to focus my time and energy with the ministry.
Please pray that God continues to draw teens and young adults to The Greenhouse and that they encounter Him in life changing ways.
Pray that I'm able to make connections with local youth pastors.
Please keep praying for more doors of service to open for the ministry.
Please pray that I continue to hear and say what the Lord is saying with love and grace. I want to steward it well.
Please pray as I seek to choose a date in the spring to host another Shout conference for teens.
As always, please pray that I walk in the humility and attitude of the Lord.