Month: November 2008

The Legend of the Candy Cane

holly and ivy Well, Christmas is just a few weeks away and I found this story on a tract in my local Christian bookstore and thought I would share it with you.  

Some people believe this story of the candy cane is only a legend.  Others believe it really happened this way.  We do not know for sure exactly how the candy cane was invented, but one thing is certain…it is an excellent picture of Christ and His love for us.

 

candy cane2Long ago there were two villages in a far-off land.  One was in a valley, and one was on a mountaintop.  The people in the mountain village wanted to give each person in the valley a Christmas gift.

         

          So, the mountain townspeople formed a committee to think of something special.  Money was limited and each gift had to be of equal value to each person.  After much time an discussion a decision was finally reached.  The town’s candy maker, an elderly gentleman who had loved Jesus for many years, came up with an idea – the candy cane.

          Now, you may be thinking, what is so special about a candy cane – and how can it ever be tied in with the real meaning of Christmas?  Well here is how…and why…

1.  The candy cane is in the shape of a shepherd’s staff.  Jesus is our Shepherd, and we are in His flock.  A sheep, follows his own shepherd, knows his voice, trusts him and knows that he is totally safe with him.  The sheep will follow no other shepherd than their own.  In the same way, if we belong to Jesus, we are to follow only Him.   (John 10:11; Psalm 23:1; Isaiah 40:11)

2.  Turned over, the candy cane is a “J”, the first letter of Jesus’ name.  (Luke 1:31)  It is made of hard candy to remind us that Chris is the “rock” of our salvation.

3.  The wide red stripes on the candy cane represent the blood of Jesus shed on the cross for each one of us so that we can have eternal life through Him.  He restores us and cleans us with His shed blood – the only thing that can wash away our sin.  (Luke 22:20)

4.  The white stripes on the candy cane represent Jesus’ virgin birth and His pure, sinless life.  He is the only human being ever who never committed a single sin, even though He was tempted just as we are.  (1 Peter 2:22)

5.  The narrow red stripes on candy canes symbolize Jesus’ stripes, or scars, which He got when He was arrested and whipped.  The Bible says we are healed (of sin) because He took those wounds.  (Isaiah 53:5; 1 Peter 2:24)

6.  The flavoring in the candy cane is peppermint, which is similar to hyssop.  Hyssop is of the mint family and was used in Old Testament times for purification and sacrifice.  (John 19:29; Psalm 51:7)

7.  When we break our candy cane, it reminds us that Jesus’ body was broken for us.  When we have communion, it is a reminder of what He did for us.  (1 Corinthians 11:24)

8.  AND, if we share our candy cane and give some to someone else because we love that person, we are sharing the love of Jesus (1 John 4:7,8)candy cane2

 

God gave Himself to us when He sent Jesus to earth to save us.  He loves us so much that he wants us to spend eternity with Him.  We are assured of that when accept Jesus into our hearts as our Savior.  (John 1:12; John 3:3,16)

You can accept Jesus into your heart through a prayer like this:

Dear God, Thank You for loving me enough to send Jesus holly and ivyfor Christmas.  I believe Jesus died for my sins, and I accept Him now as my Savior.  I promise to follow Him and share His love with others the best that I can.  Amen.

In Touch Prayer December Week 1

Please join me in lifting up In Touch Ministries each week.  Take care and God bless you, – Briggie ^i^

 

PraiseIn Touch’s executive team and board of directors recently approved a plan that will allow “In Touch with Dr. Charles Stanley” to reach 500 million homes worldwide.  Praise God that more people around the globe will have the opportunity to see and hear Dr. Stanley deliver a clear presentation of the gospel on television and radio.   

PrayerIn Touch works with many different partner organizations to broadcast Dr. Stanley’s messages in different languages around the world.  Ask god for favor and expediency in negotiating contracts and production agreements.  Pray that each program would be translated accurately and produced with technical excellence.

Urgent Prayer Request – Evey Campbell

Hello Saints and Prayer Warriors.  Doris emailed me this morning asking for us to pray for her sister in law Evey Campbell. 

Evey was rushed to the hospital early Thanksgiving morning as she was having trouble breathing.  They found a very large tumor in one of her lungs which was restricting her air flow.  She is too frail for surgery so they are going to use Chemotherapy and Radiation to shrink it.

We know there is power in the Blood of the Lamb and it flows through Evey.  We speak to the tumor in her lung and declare it benign and dissolved in the might name of Jesus.  As His blood flows through her body, let it flow to and through that tumor and return it to to it’s owner, satan, the father of all lies sickness and disease.  His Word flows through her sending life and healing to each and every part of her body, every cell, muscle, fiber, tissue, and organ.  We speak life and healing in the precious name of Jesus, Jehovah Rophe, Yeshua Ha’Mashiach.  Father God, Master and Creator of the Universe, look upon your daughter Evey and bless her in the name of Your Son, Jesus.  Amen.

in Touch Prayer November Week 4

Please join me in lifting up In Touch Ministries each week.  Take care and God bless you, – Briggie ^i^

 

PraiseIn Touch has owned FamilyNet, a Christ centered, family friendly television and radio network for a year now.  Praise God that He has sent us experienced and talented Christians to work both on camera and behind the scenes to improve the quality and impact our programming. 

PrayerLift up all the Bible teachers, including Dr. Stanley, whose preaching airs on FamilyNet.  Pray for them to grow in their intimacy with God, and for them to be led by the Holy Spirit in their professional and personal lives.

Christmas Cards For Our Heroes

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I received the message below in an email and I forwarded it to just about my entire contact list, but then thought I could also reach those who visit my site.  If you only send 1 Christmas card this year, let it be to the address below.  I can’t think of a more deserving group of people that need to know others are thinking of them, especially this time of year.  

 

When doing your Christmas cards this year, take one card and send it to38054_77071Spiritsm
this address.  If we pass this on and everyone sends one card, think of
how many cards these wonderful special people who have sacrificed so
much would get.
        

 

Holiday Mail for Heroes

PO Box 5456

Capitol Heights, MD 20791-5456

 

All cards must be postmarked by December 10,2008

Please ensure all cards are signed

Do not send letters

Do not include your email or personal address

Do not include inserts of any kind, including photos

Limit your sending to 25 from individuals, or 50 from groups

The program is for cards only, do not send gift cards, gift certificates or care packages

Please click HERE for more details about the Holiday Mail For HEROES and other programs
If you approve, please pass it on.

Proverbs31 Devotions – The Best I Can Do

I subscribe to daily devotions through Proverbs31 and came across this message and knew I had to pass it on.  May this bless you as it has blessed me.

In Christ Yeshua,

Briggie ^i^

 

 

November 21, 2008

The Best I Can Do

Marybeth Whalen

“Is anyone of you in trouble? He should pray. Is any one happy? Let him sing songs of praise.” James 5:13 (NIV)

Devotion:

I waited for my friend’s small group leader to finish her conversation with another lady before I shyly asked her if she had heard from my friend, whose husband had left her just a few weeks before. I knew my friend was probably not going to be at Bible study but I wanted to make sure she was doing okay.  Her small group leader told me she had spoken with my friend and that she was, considering the circumstances, doing well.  I told her I was glad to hear that, and asked if she knew of anything I could do for my friend during this difficult trial.  Her leader put her hand on my shoulder and replied, “I told her that people will say that all they can do is pray.  But really, that’s the best we can do.  We can pray for her.  We can storm the gates of heaven on her behalf.  She needs our prayers right now so we will just keep praying.”

As I walked away, I thought about our conversation and wondered how many times I had idly commented that praying was “all I could do.”  What I meant was that my prayers were a last resort, something to do when there was nothing else I could do – no meals I could bring, no Band-Aids I could apply to the hurt, no actions I could take.  And yet, I was missing the best possible response I could have.  I needed that reminder that praying is not a last resort, it’s a first response.  It’s not the action of a powerless, hopeless person whose hands are tied in every other way.  It’s the powerful, Heaven-summoning activity of a warrior who doesn’t want to fight alone.  Praying, as I learned that morning, isn’t all I can do, it’s the best I can do.

Are you facing a situation right now that you can’t do anything about?  Maybe you are watching someone go through something that you can’t help with.  Do you wonder what good it will do to pray?  Do you despair of anything changing, or of your prayers helping?  Have you, like me, shrugged your shoulders and commented that all you have left is prayer—when really your prayers are exactly what is needed? 

Let’s focus today on doing what’s best.  Let’s get on our knees for ourselves, our family members, our spouses, our children, our neighbors, our friends and our nation.  Let’s focus on the power in our prayers.  Our intercession, and nothing more, might be exactly what God desires. Let’s not forget that we can offer the most help when we are on our knees. 

Dear Lord, Thank You for being there any time I need to come to You. Thank You for giving us a way to talk to You and for Your promise that You will hear us when we pray.  Help me to remember that prayer isn’t all I can do, it’s the best I can do. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Related Resources:

Do You Know Him?

31 Days of Prayer by Ruth Myers

Recipe for Christmas Joy e-book by Marybeth Whalen

Visit Marybeth Whalen’s blog

Application Steps: 

Is there someone on your heart today who needs your prayers?  Spend today lifting that person up, then send them a card telling them that you have been praying and will continue to.  Include any verses that God brought to mind as you prayed.  You never know when these verses will serve as a powerful comfort or confirmation of what God is doing in their life.

Reflections: 

Do you see prayer as the best thing you can do or is it a last resort?

How can you make a shift in attitude and begin to see the power of prayer, going to God first when trouble comes instead of after all other efforts have been exhausted?

Power Verses:

James 5:16, “Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.” (NIV) 

Luke 18:1, “Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.” (NIV)

Psalm 50:15, “Call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will honor me.” (NIV)

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A Message From Joel Osteen Ministries

I am so behind in my email now that I am back to work – and I praise God for being behind because I was out of work for 4 years and it took over a year of serious searching to find work.  That being said, I came across this message from Joel Osteen in my inbox and wanted to share it with you.  Take care and God bless you all.

Briggie ^i^

 

 

   

Grace and Peace to You

Today’s Scripture

“May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace” (2 Thessalonians 1:2, NLT).

Today’s Word from Joel and Victoria

People all over the world are searching for grace and peace. They are powerful forces in the life of the believer. First of all, we are saved by God’s grace through faith. We don’t deserve it and can’t earn His grace and forgiveness, but He gives it to us anyway. Grace is God’s favor that opens the door to salvation, but it doesn’t stop there. His grace is supernatural favor and empowerment to live the life God has called us to here on earth.
Peace is every bit as powerful. It’s not just a feeling; it’s a state of being. Peace means “to set at one again.” We are settled internally. And nothing externally can move us from our position of peace.
Receive His grace and peace today and declare it over the lives of the people around you. Remember, as you sow words of blessing into the lives of others, you’ll see that increase of harvest in your own life in return!

A Prayer for Today

Father in heaven, thank You for Your grace and peace at work in my life. I choose to stand in my position of peace by following your Word and staying in the plan You have for me. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

 

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Prayer Request for Nicholas Ng’ang’a

Hello everyone.  I received a prayer request from a visitor to this site and I am sharing it with you.  As with everything, take it to the Lord and let Him guide you. 

In Christ,

Briggie ^i^

 

 

 

Dear Saints,
Please circulate my prayer request worldwide so that brothers and sisters in Christ can pray for me and my Great Leap Forward Programme that i have initiated in my spiritual,physical and financial life plus that God will give me a breakthrough in my Education Supplements International non-governmental work(NGO) work to the glory and honour of His Name.
God bless you!
Kindest regards.
Nicholas Ng’ang’a
Director
Education Supplements International
P.O Box 3305
Nakuru
Kenya
Email:omkenya64@yahoo.com

As I Softly Pray

I have set a goal for myself to toss out no less than 2 big bags of trash every week until the rest of the “stuff” is gone.  I started my “de-cluttering” some time ago and as I so often do, I fell off the bandwagon.  I will say that I have been doing a little bit here and a little bit there, but now I am down to the “stuff” that I set aside as “not sure if I should keep it or sell it or give it away.

Well anyway, I was going through one of my drawers and found a journal and I started leafing through it and found a little prayer I wrote down back on October 17, 2001.  I know what you’re thinking and stop it right now!!!!  Yes, I am a pack rat, but this journal is special which is why I kept it. 

I thought I would share the prayer with you so here it is:

 

As I gaze into a sky so bright,

While I say my prayers tonight,

On bended knee I softly pray,

Lord, forgive me of my sins today.

May I be slower towards wrath,

Yet quicker to love,

And focus my attention,

On the one above.

I pray for peace,

My flesh to be still,

And to follow the plans,

Of my Lord’s will.

I’m thankful that,

My Lord chose me,

For without Him,

Who knows where I would be.

Amen.

In Touch Prayer November Week 3

Please join me in lifting up In Touch Ministries each week.  Take care and God bless you, – Briggie ^i^

 

PraiseIn Touch has owned FamilyNet, a Christ centered, family friendly television and radio network for a year now.  Praise God that He has sent us experienced and talented Christians to work both on camera and behind the scenes to improve the quality and impact our programming. 

PrayerAsk God to open new doors that will allow us to bring wholesome, family-friendly shows and Christ-centered teaching to more homes across the United States.  Pray that Christians would contact their local cable satellite providers and request that they add FamilyNet to their lineup.

Praise Report From India

My dear brother in Christ Yeshua, Daniel, sent me this wonderful praise report and I wanted to share it with you.  Please continue to pray for India and the safety of those that choose to follow Christ.

 

*** Shalom Briggie,

Below is a report from Brian and Rabbi Scott Sekolow after a trip to India to visit the lost tribe of Manasseh.

I know Brian well and he is trustworthy in what he says.

Y’shua walked with this team!!!

It is like a page out of the Bible!

Love in Y’shua,

Daniel

 

Sent: Tuesday, November 11, 2008 12:41 AM

Subject: 1st report from Brian’s India Medical Mission trip

Shalom Dear Friends and Family,

YESHUA-(JESUS) SAID, “GO TO THE UTTER MOST PARTS OF THE EARTH”.

I have gone and now have arrived safely home to Israel and my wife Racheli and three very happy kids, just a few days ago.  At the request of Jewish Voice Ministries, I joined them on this incredible ground breaking medical mission.  I was very fulfilled with all that the Lord has accomplished in  the last couple weeks in India.  I just wish I could have done more for this very poor Lost Tribe of Israel, the Jewish people of Bnei Menashe in Mizoram.  God definitely did ARISE through me and the team as we brought the Ruach Ha Kodesh (Holy Spirit) to bring and demonstrate the comfort and Good News of the Messiah Yeshua-(Jesus).

Again, just a little back round on the people we reached in India:

The Bnei Menashe number themselves among the ten northern Lost Tribes of Israel, scattered from 722B.C. with the Assyrian captivity.  Their tradition holds that they are the “Sons of Manasseh,” and they have a strong desire to return “home” to Israel. Several hundred Bnei Menashe have made aliyah (immigrated to Israel under the Law of Return) over the past few years, but many thousands still remain in two extremely remote and primitive regions along India’s northeastern border with Myanmar (formerly Burma).  Recently the Israeli government approved to bring the rest of Lost Tribe home to Israel over the next couple years.  This makes our impact and outreach even more meaningful.  Hallelujah!

After two days of aborted flights from Kolkota (Calcutta), due to the weather of monsoon season our group finally arrived.  Finally, what may have been a supernatural act, the entire group arrived in two flights.  Possibly supernatural because according to one report, literally as the plane landed, immense fog closed in right behind!  Literally, two hours after landing we went straight to work, setting up the clinic cubicles and started assessing and treating patients.  We had a Medical section, OBGYN section, Optical section, Dental section, Pharmacy section and an amazing Prayer and Intercession section.

The below praise reports are just a few of the Highlights I chose for now, reported from our prayer team although they are all precious.  I may share more in another email.

Our wonderful prayer team consisted of 3 people. A young girl named Moii, a local Jewish Believer from Mizoram was on the team as our interpreter.

We had a goal of providing health care to 3,000 people during this 5 day mission.  Praise God we were able to give medical, dental and eye care to 4,643 men, women and children. Everyone on the mission team is celebrating – this was a true miracle!
We prayed for everyone who came to us.
Moii volunteered to help us.  Her aunt and recently deceased uncle were the leaders of the Messianic Jewish Synagogue “Beth Israel”.  She was an incredible blessing to us, as she helped us to pray for the people God sent us.

Below are some of the real testimonies of what God did:

We prayed for a 10 year old boy who at the age of 2 years old fell out of  a tree.  He lost his sight and the ability to walk (8years) from that time till the day we prayed for him, in Yeshua’s Name.  He received prayer from Marie in Optical, she gave him glasses and then he was carried into the prayer room by his father.  Ministers prayed for his carriers back pain to go and it did!!! Then we prayed for the healing of Job (the 10year old) This boy walked in Yeshua’s Name.  We sent him back to Pediatrics to verify his healing. The video team came and recorded this event on photo.  As Job left the clinic he took off the glasses and returned to give them back because he said he didn’t need them anymore, “HE CAN SEE PERFECTLY!”   We saw Job again at the Orthodox Synagogue on Shabbat he had been taken care of by the people of the synagogue since his parents could not handle the 8 year burden of caring for him.  The Jews were amazed at what had happened to Job in Yeshua’s Name!!!  Job was beaming as he walked across the front of the temple in front of all the congregation.  Rabbi Scott Sekolow and I spoke that night about the power in Yeshua’s Name!!!  God is so loving, kind and good.

Job returned to show us his great improved sight and walking ability.  He received salvation in Messiah Yeshua and so did his mom.  Job’s mom had back, hip, and leg pain after prayer, the pain left.

97 year old man asked to have” sins forgiven” he received salvation in Yeshua.  He spoke about his parents being the first Christian wedding in Mizoram.  When asked about life before Christianity he said, we were all Jewish!”  He also said that the missionaries told them to NOT TELL ANYONE THAT THEY WERE JEWISH.  This man was very articulate in English.

Orthodox Jewish man (20’s) saved in Yeshua’s Name.

Then God healed the 19 year old sister of bilateral deafness.  They came into the prayer room sobbing and wailing.  They had just received the report that she would never hear again.  She had measles a month prior and had severe nerve damage.  The medical report we read said that she needed a miracle from God. She left with her hearing in both ears!!!  She was ecstatic and overjoyed at what God had done.  He saved her to the uttermost!!!  Oh the love of God, and the healing power of our beloved Messiah Yeshua!!!

A 14 year old boy, we called FAITH, who hadn’t walked in 9 years after an accident at 5 years old , had permanent spinal cord injury according to the doctors, a permanent disability.  Medical report he carried in said that he needed a MIRACLE.  He came in because he had seen Job walk, he said,” I want to walk!!!”  We prayed for him and in Yeshua’s Name, the boy walked!!! He was taken back to the doctors who saw him walk, the video team recorded his walking.   Also when he received his miracle the media from Mizoram were interviewing me and I was telling him about the miracles of God in the prayer room.  Then I turned to look at Faith and God had freed him from his malady and he got up and walked!!!!  The media man marveled at the power of God present to heal.

A 27 year old woman with congenital blindness, the medical report said she needed a miracle.  She received salvation and then was healed of her blindness.  She was beaten as a young girl for falling because her mom did not believe she couldn’t see. She saw her daughter for the first time after prayer. Oh the look on her face. She could not keep eyelids open, after prayer her eyes were fully open.

That same day a middle aged man was prayed for who had bowed legs from an accident in 1997, he needed a cane to walk and couldn’t walk stairs at all he was in horrible pain.  Prayed for him and he was healed in Yeshua’s Name.  He was walking without a cane and he CAN DO STAIRS. He left pain free and very happy.


Another older man that day came in with knee and ankle pain, he could not climb stairs because of the pain.  He had watched as the first man was healed and left without his cane.  He came in and said that he wanted to be healed also.  He too left pain free and totally healed, able to climb stairs. There are lots of stairs in Mizoram!!! Halleluyah Yeshua!!!

A girl (20) who had a diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis was led to salvation in Yeshua’s Name and we watched as Yeshua straightened out her crooked bent legs and she was able to WALK and said she “felt free!!” Yeah Yeshua!!

There were 45 salvation’s and many healings and miracles as you have just read.  We prayed for many that we believe were healed progressively. It was an amazing experience to minister to these humble, loving, kind, gentle, beautiful Jewish and Gentile people.
Clip of Brian talking to children from “HIV Children’s Home” at clinic in Mizoram, India.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnCLQFXEJ7A&feature=related

Clip showing crowds of Mizoram Jews lining up to receive help in the medical clinic.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9in4jKN2Wk&feature=related

All these wondrous things and more could not have been possible without the sincere prayers and sacrificial giving of YOU our wonderful friends and partners of ours.  We are deeply thankful for your support and want you to know how greatly your blessings were received by people in need here in Mizoram.

Now having this great connection with the Jewish Community in Mizoram, being that we live in Israel, we do plan on searching out those from India that Israel has already brought home to Israel.  What a blessing that would be to them to share pictures of their relatives and share testimonies of what God did during my visit in their villages. Please pray for this.

Racheli and I continue the work the Lord has called us to here in Israel, reaching the lost, poor and needy with Yeshua (Jesus).  Again, we could not do this with out your faithful support and prayers.  If the Lord has spoken to your heart and blessed you through the work of His hand in my testimony, please consider how you can continue to support us until “All Israel will be saved”!

To God be the glory, great things He has done.

Brian, Racheli, Raz, Amichai and Moriya

Saving Lives in Israel

P.S.-Please pray a special healing for our son Amichai as the day before I returned home, he was playing in the park and ran into a pole and broke his head open.  The doctors in the ER said he should be o.k. and glued his head back together.  I told Amichai, not to worry that Yeshua would heal him and he said “Yeshua has already healed me”.  Child like faith, ya gotta love it.  He is 4 1/2yrs. old
Am Israel Chai-(The People of Israel Live)

In Touch Prayer November Week 2

Please join me in lifting up In Touch Ministries each week.  Take care and God bless you, – Briggie ^i^

 

PraiseIn Touch has owned FamilyNet, a Christ centered, family friendly television and radio network for a year now.  Praise God that He has sent us experienced and talented Christians to work both on camera and behind the scenes to improve the quality and impact our programming. 

PrayerPray that FamilyNet will attract businesses and organizations that will provide long-term advertising revenue.  Ask the Lord to show FamilyNet leadership who to approach an how to present opportunities honestly and persuasively.

Praise Report – Kiarah

I was just about ready to shut down my computer and go to bed when I felt the Lord telling me to check my email.  So, I went into my email and found this awesome news from my dear friend Doris about the little girl, Kiarah, we’ve been praying for.  Praise God from whom all blessings flow.  Thanks to everyone who comes to this site and prays for those listed.  I truly believe God will bless you for your faithfulness.  Now for the praise report:

 

Dear Briggitte,

Great news about the little girl in NJ that had kidney cancer and it had spread to her lungs.

PRAISE GOD!  THE LORD HAS DONE IT AGAIN!  Along with every person’s prayers for Kiarah.  She is cancer free and let’s pray she stays that way.  Had to let you know as soon as I found out.  Thanks so much for all the prayers that helped save this little angel.  God Bless,

Doris

In Touch Prayer November Week 1

Please join me in lifting up In Touch Ministries each week.  Take care and God bless you, – Briggie ^i^

 

PraiseIn Touch has owned FamilyNet, a Christ centered, family friendly television and radio network for a year now.  Praise God that He has sent us experienced and talented Christians to work both on camera and behind the scenes to improve the quality and impact our programming. 

PrayerSeveral FamilyNet programs are produced at In Touch’s Atlanta headquarters.   Pray for everyone involved in these productions to be led by the Holy Spirit and to generate engaging, excellent programs.

Gospel House

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My brother in Christ Yeshua, Daniel has asked me to share this with as many fellow believers in the Gospel as I can so please take a moment to read about Gospel House and pray for all that are working to help this worthy cause.  May God guide you and direct you as you pray for Gospel House.

 

gospel house

James 1:27

Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this,

To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction,

and to keep himself unspotted from the world.

Greetings Friends,

I hope this email finds you blessed and in service to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  In these last days we must discipline ourselves to live for Him and redeem the time.

I am sending you this email as a plea for the helpless children of Jamaica.  Recently, the Lord put a burden on my heart to begin a work in Jamaica helping the most helpless, the children. 

 

Larry Craft , Rick Maggiacomo, myself, and many others are working to set up an orphanage/foster home in Jamaica .  Matt Jacobson, a faithful brother in the Lord, has put together a website for us so that we might promote our vision to others and seek help in making this happen.

We have found a property in Jamaica that would be perfect for this ministry, The Gospel House.  It is an abandoned coffee farm sitting on 53.5 acres with buildings already on it.  This property will afford us the opportunity to farm the land, becoming financially self-reliant, and not needing to continuously plead for donations.  image

The cost of this farm is $230,000.00 which is beyond my personal ability to fund, but not so for the body of Christ.  If we, as a body, give as we purpose in our hearts, cheerfully, not out of necessity, God will honor that and cover the rest.  

Whether you are only able to give a dollar or a thousand dollars we thank you with all our heart and Lord Willing God will use your generosity to provide a place of refuge for the children.

We, The Gospel House, are a non-profit foundation 501(c)3 which allows your contributions to be tax deductible.

Please check out the website, read the articles, watch the videos, and view the pictures of the children.  They are precious and need your help. 

Together we can do this and I believe God will not only provide a home for these children, but will also raise them up to be faithful servants unto Him.

The website is

www.GospelHouse.Info

PLEASE FORWARD THIS TO ALL OF YOUR CONTACTS AND ENCOURAGE THEM TO GLORIFY GOD AND CONSIDER GIVING TO THE POOR AND HELPLESS CHILDREN OF JAMAICA.

Urgent Prayer Request for Corinna and Josh

Hello prayer warriors, I come to you today on behalf of Corinna and ask you to read the prayer request she left for us and intercede for her and her friend Josh.  Please put Josh on your prayer lists and ask other to pray for him as well.

I pray that God watches over Josh and places His angels as a hedge of protection around him.  May His peace be upon him and may God be glorified though Josh.  I pray that Josh allows God to use him as a powerful witness for the grace, love and mercy of Christ and that he be used mightily for God’s kingdom.  I pray that God blesses both Corinna and Josh and gives them both strength and peace to make it through each day in the precious name of Jesus, amen.

 

My name is Corinna, I love the Lord with all my heart and joined this web page to get more people praying for my friend Josh. He is a soldier that is going through hell on earth right now and he needs many intercessors in prayer to fight on his behalf . Please help me pray.
Read the following so you understand .

Your Hero’s,

My Friend Josh is a soldier. He deployed last year to Baghdad Iraq as a MP (Military Police).
After the day was over and His friend Lance and Him would lay down to sleep, They would listen to Sanctus Real’s song -(Whatever your doing) and would talk about the things they were going to do when they got back home, Laughing and Joking trying to keep the moral light.
April 18, 2008 There group moves out for another unpredictable day in Iraq. Lance E. says to Josh, ” I want to be gunner today.” So Josh was driving and Lance was gunner that day. About Mid afternoon while driving down a road an IED is detonated, Throwing There Hummve in the air landing on its back. Josh, Lance and, another Soldier that was in the vehicle, were left in complete disarray. While Josh is laying unconscious, in a cloud of dust and smoke, thrown a few yard away from the Hummer, He is awaken by the thought of, “Lance”. While Josh is pretty badly injured he is still able to move, He hurries around to the other side of the Hummve to find his friend severely wounded. Josh holds his best friend Lance in his arms. Broken and battered, The reality of it all hits.
Lance O. Eakes gave his Life for his country April 18, 2008, a great soldier who stood for his country till the end of his life. I thank you Lance.
My Prayer today Is for my Friend Joshua M. Freeman who also lost another combat buddy this past week to suicide. Josh knows the Lord and says he is saved. I know he is really in allot of pain and tired of the thoughts and flash backs. He needs to turn to the Lord, I know it may be a long time before things start to heal in his heart and mind but i am holding on to the hope that all that pain and hurt will be used in the end to bring Glory and honor to God and he will be used for the kingdom to reach out and touch people that are going through all he has… Please pray with faith, I want a miracle to happen here in this mans life. Please help me fight for this wounded soldiers life. He is at a crossroads…
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God Bless.