Thursday, September 16, 2010

Praise God! 11 Years of Ministry

Joshua 24:24 And the people said to Joshua, “The Lord our God we will serve, and His voice we will obey!”

Could it have been that long? September 15 marked 11 years since Christ’s Kingdom Ministries began. What amazing and full years they have been! We have traveled around 200,000 miles in this country and to Mexico and El Salvador. We have met and continually visited with hundreds of pastors and the Lord has also given us hundreds of spiritually adopted children. Just this week we spent 3 mornings in ministry with some of our adopted children. What a joy not only to share Father’s love with all these folks but also to see the hand of the Lord in each person’s life leading and guiding them into His truth. Lives have been changed by the power of the Holy Spirit of God and we have had the privilege to watch it happen. Father regularly sends us back to visit with pastors and leaders to encourage them in their walk with Him and in the ministry He has called them to do. We have added many new leaders to our list in the areas of youth, children, and singles ministry. Our lives are forever impacted by the friendships we have made and love we have shared and received. We must thank each one of you who have prayed for us, supported us through encouragement and also through finances. Our Lord has been our provider and continues to provide for our every need. The joy of the Lord is our strength. The peace that passes understanding fills us and the Holy Spirit of God empowers us to do the work of ministry around the world. We are very excited as we anticipate this new ministry year and all that the Lord has planned. Father has told us we are in a new season. We will do some of what we have done in the past but He also has some new assignments for us. And we say, Yes, Lord, Yes, to Your will and to Your way!! We ask you as our wonderful prayer family to continue praying for us to hear Father’s voice and be obedient to all He has for us to do. May the Lord bless each one of you richly with all spiritual blessings and may He meet all of your physical, emotional and mental needs according to His perfect will. He is our rock and our fortress, the GREAT I AM!

We love you all!

Charley & Karen

James 1:5-8 “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double minded man, unstable in all his ways.”