March 2021 Newsletter

Dear Partners and Friends,

I hope that you all had a wonderful Easter with your families and friends! If it was not for the resurrection of our Lord and Savior, our faith would be in vain (1 Corinthians 15:14). But if He has indeed been raised from the dead by the Spirit of holiness (Romans 1:4), then death no longer has the final say and our faith in what He accomplished secures our eternity and results in newness of life. Hallelujah!

 

As I attempt to remember all that the Lord has done in the month of March, I find that my head is spinning! It was an exceedingly busy and fruitful month and I’d like to declare that Jesus is amazing. It is an honor to be in His service and to love Him. I am grateful for all that you are going to experience and read in this newsletter. May it be a blessing and encouragement to you all. Please know that my family and I, along with Mykela, remain ever so thankful for all of the love and support many of you continue to show us through your partnering with us financially and in your prayers.

First ride of the season

FLB movie night (I got to introduce Mykela to the Avengers!)

Shiloh lost another tooth. I'm really good at pulling them out!

Feeding ducks at Millersville University.

NEW  UPDATE

The Shout is just a few weeks away and we are so excited! We believe God is going to do amazing things and that students’ lives will be forever changed. We are already seeing registrations come in, most of which are from out of town! We currently have 65 people registered, but we are believing for 200!

 

If you’d like to be a financial partner for The Shout or any event in the future, you may click here and select ‘Shout Conference Donations’ or you can give through the Church Center Mobile App. You can download it for free!

 

Fore more information about The Shout and to register your teen or young adult, please click here.

MINISTRY HIGHLIGHTS

GATEWAY FELLOWSHIP - BRIDGEVILLE, DE

The people at Gateway Fellowship are like family to me. I’ve been ministering to these people about once a year since 2012 and I’m grateful for the relationship I have with them. I was privileged to be a part of and lead their first ever once a month prayer service. People were encouraged and faith grew in the room for healing because of the message I shared. We were then able to see some people receive healing in their body as I watched the body of Christ pray for one another.

I was also able to minister to individuals by praying for and prophesying over them on Saturday morning and I ministered to the youth group on Saturday afternoon. Lastly, I ministered to the whole church on Saturday evening and Sunday morning. The feedback I received from the pastor was that people were still buzzing a week later from all that the Lord had said and did that weekend.

FRONTLINE MINISTRIES - HAZARD, KY

I have not seen hunger like I had with my new friends at Frontline Ministries for a very long time. As a result, the Holy Spirit crashed in on these Jesus lovers both Saturday evening and Sunday morning. Since my being there, the pastor reported that our weekend together took their church to the next level. Hallelujah! What a privilege to light the fuze of an already hungry church!

The greatest highlight for me was reading a prophetic word over the pastor and his congregation on Saturday night. It was something the Lord had spoken to me for them just moments before the meeting began. The pastor later reported that much of what I shared were things he had spoken verbatim to some of the people from his church. Only God can do that, guys. Only God can encourage people in that manner and tell us things we do not know. To Him be the glory. If you’d like to watch Sunday morning’s message, please click here.

The Greenhouse

I believe with all of my heart that students can encounter and know the Lord. I believe they can hunger for Him and desire Him. And I believe the Lord is looking for a people that He can descend upon and remain. This is what I’m seeking to do at The Greenhouse. I’m wanting to raise up a generation that cherishes Him and longs for Him to step down. I’m wanting to see revival. I'm wanting to see students cry out for Jesus and experience Him. We are raising a standard at these services and we are preparing a place for the Lord of glory to come. And it’s so wonderful to see these students desire the same.

Other Highlights:

  • Messiah College: I was privileged to speak to a small group of Messiah College students via Zoom about healing and why I believe Jesus still performs this ministry today.

  • Voss Prayer House: I did a podcast for my friend and ministry leader of the prayer house in Voss, Norway and also had the honor of ministering to the prayer house via Zoom. If you’d like to watch this message, please click here.

  • Awakened Youth: I had the honor of ministering to the students on the Father's love, which is one of my favorite topics to talk about! It was a precious time!

  • Williamsport Home Group: I love these once a month meetings simply because the people that attend them are hungry. I was blessed by being able to share with them some prophetic insights.

  • New Life for Girls: I love these women so much. Their hunger for Jesus blesses me immensely. I love being able to challenge them in their pursuit of the Lord and strengthen the relationship they have with Him.

  • Praise Community Church: I rounded out the month by sharing with my home church. It was a powerful time in the Lord and many people came to the altar with burning hearts at the end of both services. Please click here to watch the message.

STAY CONNECTED

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NEW CLASS AVAILABLE - THE HEART OF MAN

Your heart is the most important thing to the Lord. Everything in your life proceeds from it. If our inner life matters and determines our outer life, we probably ought to learn why that is and how to guard it.

I’ll be taking a humble stab at explaining these things to you through a six week class beginning Wednesday, May 12th at Praise Community Church called The Heart of Man. Please click here to register. PLEASE NOTE: Childcare will be provided and there will be an online option as well!

WE ARE LOOKING FOR NEW PARTNERS

If you haven’t yet already, would you consider becoming a monthly partner with Faith Like Birds? As you’ve already read, we hired our first employee. The Lord has channeled my and Nicole’s hearts to begin investing in the ministry and that looks like investing in people and helping their dreams and callings come true by utilizing their gifts to expand the reach and influence of the ministry. Your partnership helps us make this and future events we’d like to host a reality.

 

Your partnership also allows me to minister freely to whomever and wherever. There are many places that I go that are unable to pay for my services. I never want that to be a hindrance. Your willingness to sow into Faith Like Birds grants me the freedom to minister without the concern of being able to provide for my family. We also honor and thank those of you who have given a one time donation. The fact is that any and all donations have truly contributed to the success and reach of this ministry.

Ways to Give:

  • The Church Center Mobile App - (download it for free on the App Store) Set up recurring giving or a one-time gift and select the fund "Faith Like Birds."

  • Online - click here - Set up recurring giving or a one-time gift and select the fund "Faith Like Birds."

  • Texting - Text the dollar amount you'd like to give to 84321, followed by "faith like birds."

  • Mail - Mail your check or cash to Praise Community Church (705 S. Ogontz St., York, PA 17403). Put "Faith Like Birds" in the memo line.

  • Giving Page on Website- click here for more.

PRAYER REQUESTS

  • Please pray for The Shout. Pray that God fills the seats so that lives can be radically changed. Pray for wisdom and direction for those of us diligently preparing for and planning the event. Pray for the speakers, the worship team, Poppin John, and for the volunteers. And please pray that God continues to send donors that will help sponsor not only this event, but future events as well.

  • Please pray that I would know where to spend my time and energy. I often feel pulled in multiple directions and I’ve learned that a ‘good thing’ isn’t always a ‘God thing.’

  • Please pray for my upcoming ministry trip to Texas. Pray that it’d be fruitful and that those in attendance would encounter God and be equipped for ministry.

  • Please pray for my hunger for the Lord and a humble heart to increase in my life.

  • Please pray that the Lord would direct our team regarding the future of the ministry.

  • Please pray for more doors to open to minister.

  • Please pray that the Lord would send the right financial partners to come alongside of us and to help the dreams and visions of this ministry come to pass.

  • Please pray that I’d love my family well and that they, too, would hunger and thirst for righteousness.

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