Friday, July 07, 2017

A Year of Transition

I am absolutely amazed that we are in 2017 and I have not shared a new blog in so long! Our lives this past year and a half has been very different than in the previous years. Ministry happens daily but our traveling is much less.  Our car is getting older and so are our bodies! Lol  But our spirits are soaring with all the Lord is doing! We meet new people daily who need a word of blessing and encouragement. We went to a new cafĂ© this morning to meet some friends and met Jerrie! Precious lady who served us so well and also was thrilled to see my scripture cards and took them all! I had put 8 on the table.  I gave them all joyfully praising the Lord for His Word going forth to bring healing, restoration, encouragement and blessing. I have no idea what is happening in her life but today, Father sent us to meet Jerrie. 

Each day is an adventure. I have said that for almost 18 years since we began Christ’s Kingdom Ministries in 1999. Glory to God, GREAT things HE HAS DONE during those years.  I monitor email and Facebook on a daily basis for messages and prayer needs. I literally talk to people around the world and receive newsletters detailing all the wonderful ministry the Lord is doing in Africa, Central America, Europe and the US.  Our God is moving in people’s lives in a dramatic way.
We traveled twice in 2016 to Colorado spending time with different pastors, lay leaders and dear friends and family. We spent much time in prayer seeking the Lord for our own direction in ministry and also praying over many other people’s needs.

Our prayer list continues at over 3500 people a day.  The Lord taught us several years ago how to pray for that many people.  He told us to “speak their name into His Presence. He knows their needs and He knows His perfect will and plans for them. “ So that is what we do and we get reports from them how the Lord is meeting their needs, answering questions, helping with decisions and giving direction for life and work.

I have always told folks that our ministry is different than most.  We truly are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week. We have no off and on time. We are always on. We believe that  the life of a Christian is to be available to the Lord for His ministry any moment He needs us. He guides and directs our steps.  Proverbs 3:5-6, our life verse, is spoken daily. The Lord’s Prayer, Matthew 6:9-13, is prayed daily. Father has us praying for our down line: our children, their spouses, grandsons and granddaughters and our spiritually adopted children, their spouses, grandsons and granddaughters.  

We pray that truth will be revealed and deception uncovered over our country, our government leaders and state and local leaders. Over the years the emphasis has changed in many areas but our focus continues to be LORD, LET YOUR WILL BE DONE ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN! Praise God we watch and hear that it is happening and rejoice!
Dear friends and family, we continue in the work that Father has called us to do until He says stop. That has not happened yet but we are in a transition time and a time of change. As we get older changes happen but our focus is Jesus and Him Glorified.  So please stay in touch as we seek the Lord’s perfect will and plans for each day of our lives. Charley gets to be 73 this year and I got to be 70.  There is a song we used to sing that said: We’ll Work Till Jesus Comes and WE WILL!

Thank you for your prayers and love!

Charley & Karen