Thursday, September 24, 2009

Let Everything That Has Breath Praise the Lord. Praise The Lord! Psalm 150:6

Psalm 8

Dear Prayer Partners! Praise God from whom all blessings flow! We just returned from a 7 week trip to the East Coast of the United States. What a beautiful country we have and what amazing people we met! From Alabama, to Florida, from South Carolina to Georgia, from North Carolina to Virginia to Tennessee, our Heavenly Father led us to keep His divine appointments. Each step of this journey was planned and the preparation had been made. Charley was blessed to preach in several churches and both of us spoke in a house church. The response was wonderful as we shared the message the Lord had been giving us for months in preparation for this trip. Earlier in the summer we had the privilege to help some dear friends move to Colorado and then for 5 weeks we spent time with many we knew in different leadership roles in churches and ministries. Then for a couple weeks in the summer we visited in our daughter’s home and spent time with one of our grandsons. Father continued to share with us that this next trip was coming and the middle of July He began to bring it all together. We had the opportunity to add several new pastors to our prayer list, to visit with an adopted daughter we had never met and to encourage missionaries on furlough. These are only a few of the many appointments Father had for us. During the 7 weeks our air bed developed a hole and after several attempts to patch it, we had to discard it. It had served us well for 6 years. Then our laptop computer crashed. This was not just a glitch but apparently the hard drive completely died. It had served us well for 7 years. We truly believe that satan tried his best to stop us but it didn’t work. Praise God!! Our Father cared so bountifully for us as we walked the path He had for us. A precious family we were visiting provided us another air bed even better than the one we had. Father told us to buy a new computer and after much input from several knowledgeable people, including our son in law, we purchased a new laptop. Father said He would provide the money as we had not planned to have this need when we began this trip. Sure enough within two weeks of our purchasing the computer, we had the money to cover the cost. We had the computer shipped to South Carolina where we had precious family to receive it for us. It has been an amazing journey these past 7 weeks. We saw the power of God in people’s lives! We saw lives changed and relationships restored! We saw joy where there was sorrow and peace where there was struggle. We spoke the Word of God into people’s lives and they responded when confronted with the truth. There is no way to tell all the wonderful stories from this time of ministry but please know that your prayer support, financial support and love covered us as we traveled over 5600 miles in obedience to our precious Lord. He gave us strength, courage, the words to speak, arms to hold and peace. He gave us healing from allergies that attacked us and He gave us rest when needed for the journey ahead. Thank you for walking this season of our lives with us! Thank you for your faithfulness to our Lord. May the Lord bless you bountifully as you seek Him with your whole heart!

Charley & Karen Tackett

Christ’s Kingdom Ministries Matthew 6:33