We had the awesome privilege of having our very own team member Jamie Ila be our guest speaker today. Jamie spoke on the “Power of the Blood of Jesus Christ through the Cross”. She did an excellent job portraying the cross and elaborated on several points that Jesus paid for through His blood. Do you know that our joy, our righteousness, our peace, our healing, our authority and our relationship with the Father have already been paid in full by the precious blood of God’s own Son, Jesus Christ. It is not only good to not just have that knowledge and understanding as a christian but also be reminded that all of that and more was bought and paid for by Jesus dying at the cross. Jamie’s love and passion for Father God is so evident and her ability to communicate across the board to all generations as well as her own was truly a blessing to experience.
We were also blessed to hear from Kathleen Tabor who is co President of Solid Rock Foundation Ministries. She spoke on eating from the “Tree of Knowledge, Good & Evil”. The story of Adam and Eve and their fall from grace. This story exposes one of our greatest struggles as humans, using our own wisdom and understanding VS the wisdom and guidance of God. Another critical foundation setter that helps us in our relationship with the Father.
We thought we knew this week was going to go fast but we weren’t ready for it to go as fast as it has. So much has happened in our young peoples lives and it is truly awesome to watch the transformation process in their hearts and minds. This is a unique team of quality young people that are so hungry after God and His purpose in their lives. It will definitely be exciting to see the things God has planned for us in Togo, Africa.
This evening we had an impromptu visitation of the Holy Spirit once again. One of our team members has been struggling with self-hatred and low self-esteem and God led us into a ministry time that brought healing, repentance and release. Several other members of the team also received ministry as the team gathered and prayed for each other. Truly a precious, beautiful time of letting go and letting God!
Basketball seems to be the tool God is using to sap the young peoples energy so that when they go to bed they sleep fitfully (smiley face). It’s amazing as lights out are at 10:00pm and about 15 minutes later, there is complete silence. Tomorrow is our last day of lectures and we have a day-off Saturday, packing on Sunday, head to Denver Monday, and start our journey to Togo on Tuesday! A prayer request if you would, and that is to pray in the rest of our fees which amount to a little over US$500.00. This is truly a miracle to be in this position financially before leaving on outreach! Thank you so much for all the prayers that have been prayed for us… GOD BLESS!!!
1 John 4:13-15 – This is how we know that we live in Him and He in us; He has given us of His Spirit. And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent His Son to be the Savior of the world. If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in them and they in God.