Monday, June 11, 2007

Christ's Kingdom Ministries June 2007 Newsletter

Dear Prayer Partners,
We thank all of you for your continued prayers for our transportation needs. Today we want to share with you the answer to your prayers. Our Father has provided us a new vehicle. Here is a picture of our 2000 Infiniti I30 series. It has a little over 89,000 miles on it. We are so excited to give our Lord all the honor, glory and praise for this gift! Several weeks ago we received a call from a dear friend telling us that he had found a car for us. He asked if we hated green and Charley told him “we love Jesus”. We both chuckled! That happened on a Friday. On Monday we went to the dealership to sign the papers on our car. This vehicle was provided for us by the Lord through several people who He told to help with our transportation needs. You hear people say that God gave them something, well dear prayer warriors, God gave us this car. We were handed the key and it cost us no money. We were blessed beyond our wildest dreams. Father has so many plans for us in the days ahead for ministry. He is beginning to lay out His perfect plans for us to travel. As He gives direction and provides the funds, we will be back on the road for Jesus.
We have been very busy here at home! Almost daily we are ministering the Word and sharing our hearts and lives with those in need. Love Bears have been distributed these past few months. We have several individuals currently making bears. In May, 60 bears went to a local orphanage. We are sending 200 bears to Mexico with our church’s Mission Team June 26-July 3. Also we will send many Cross Bookmarks with a verse in Spanish with the Mission Team to be distributed as the Lord directs. These are made by some precious ladies in California. It is so exciting to watch the Lord work in people’s lives and to follow His leadership and guidance daily.
We have been available while home to many in our area who need a listening ear and a prayer warrior! The attack is great on families! We have seen several marriages broken and much grieving for lives that have been turned upside down. Why is this happening in this prosperous and free country? We have watched people we know and love hurting due to the stress not only of work but finances. We have seen the eyes of children show confusion and distress as their parents move to separate and abandon the vows they took many years ago that only death would separate them. Pay close attention to the media and to the books in the stores and you will see a trend towards the sensational and the destructive. Only God can make a difference in these hurting lives. We cannot tell you the number of people who look at us and our relationship wishing they could experience this kind of love and compassion. We tell them that if they do things (live life) God's way then they too can experience love, joy and peace daily no matter what the circumstances in their life. What does the Word say to us? We must read and allow the Word to bathe our hearts and minds. Listen as we read from the Word:
Isaiah 61:1
The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me, because the Lord has anointed Me to preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound;

1 Corinthians 2:9-11
But as it is written: Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him. But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God. For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God.

Philippians 1:27-28
Only let your conduct be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of your affairs, that you stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel, and not in any way terrified by your adversaries, which is to them a proof of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that from God.

Philippians 4:6-7
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Thank you dear prayer partners for your unfailing prayers and love! You have walked with us for 7 years as we have followed the Lord’s direction for ministry. We know we will be traveling again soon but Father has not given us a date. He is continuing daily to reveal the direction and the people He wants us to see.
We will follow Proverbs 3:5-6:
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.

Please pray for clear direction and for Father’s financial provision!
We remain fellow servants of the Lord Jesus Christ,

Charley & Karen