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Hope & Light Are Prevailing in Haiti
Haiti Mission Trip Report
On our mission trip to Haiti, though we saw the darkness seeming to prevail and the very desperate, desolate circumstances of the Haitian people, there was an overwhelming blanket of hope and light that was greater. We were confidently assured that the threats of the enemy were empty threats, like a clatter of noise that is only a shadow. Jesus will have His inheritance in this precious nation! We were encouraged to see the answer to many of our prayers as pastors and leaders we interacted with spoke of having profound encounters with the love of God and growing in revelation of the Word this past year. There is a unique intensity and passion in Haitian worship, prayer, and works of justice. This is being joined together with a sweet tenderness of intimacy with Jesus.
Meeting Our Compassion Sponsor Child
Our sponsor child, Fabrice. Behind him are his sister and mom
Homeless Man Turns His Life Around At the Onething Conference
One of the people I (Jonathan) was privileged to meet at the Onething conference was Phillip. His story amazed me. Last year, he was out on the cold street outside of the convention center and decided to come in to our conference. The Lord powerfully touched him during the worship and Phillip surrendered his life to the Lord. Since that time, his life has completely turned around. He is off the street, married, has a child and has started his own business. We are excited to see many lives changed by the power of God as we pray! Thank you for your partnership making this possible!
My friend, Ben, and I did some major remodeling. We cut out an egress window to make the basement ready for a renter. I learned so much! Thank you for your gifts last year towards our house making this possible!
A Cry in the Middle of America
2014 Year End Report
Crisis looms over our nation. As a nation, we like sheep, have gone astray and turned away from the Word of God. Apart from God’s mercy our way will lead to destruction. In September of 1999 a 24/7 cry of intercession was launched in the middle of America. Since that time, we have stood in a Joel 2:15 “Solemn Assembly” asking God that He would have mercy on our nation. Our full-time job is to stand as priests Midnight-6 AM crying out to God, “Spare Your people, Oh Lord. Have mercy on America!” (See Joel 2:15-17) Now more then ever do we need prayer all over America arising to the throne of God as a sweet smelling fragrance and a light in this dark world.
This past year, God opened many doors for us to minister:
Mission Trip to Haiti
Last January, we started our year with a mission trip to Haiti. We sowed into the lives of missionaries, native worship leaders and pastors. We helped lead worship and prayer meetings from small 20-30 leaders to thousands in attendance. We are excited about going yet again this coming January 5th.
Ministering to the Poor in the Inner City
God also opened up a door for us to begin ministering at our inner city prayer room called Hope City. In February, we began leading a worship set once a week and the Hope City service once a month.
Engagement/Buying A House
On April 4th, Theresa said yes to marrying me (Jonathan). That started a whirlwind four short months of buying a house (and having to paint the entire exterior!) and wedding planning. On our honeymoon, we just slept!
Our Wedding: Our Adventure Begins!
On August 16th we made covenant to spend the rest of our lives together. We look forward to what the future holds as we serve Jesus together!
Thank you for being a part of our ministry this past year. You are part of furthering the gospel of Jesus and bringing light to this dark world. We look forward to laboring with you this next year and many more to come!
Our Adventure Begins with an Invitation to the Nations
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
On August 16th, we brought our lives and ministries together. Our wedding was a whirlwind of excitement celebrating with our family and friends. Many commented that they felt the presence of the Lord powerfully during the ceremony especially during our vows that we wrote for each other from the Scripture. We will give a more extensive update of our wedding in our next newsletter.
9½ Years of Full-Time Ministry
Last Ministry Update as a Single Person
This is my final ministry update to write alone because in four days, I will be getting married! Next month, you will receive an update from Jonathan & Theresa. I thought it would be good to use this “final” update to reflect upon the past 9½ years of ministry.
In 2004, I joined full-time staff at the International House of Prayer in Kansas City (IHOPKC). God spared no time to thrust me right into the call He had for my life as an intercessor. After receiving an email from Lou Engle inviting young adults to join him, I prayed for 50 days for revival in the 50 states of America. Our journey led us to the front of the Supreme Court with red tape over our mouth that said LIFE crying out for the ending of abortion. During that time, God touched my heart deeply for the unborn. Since that time, much of my ministry has been devoted to fighting abortion—not mostly in the natural but mostly on my knees in prayer. I am so grateful that God has given me His heart for these little ones!
Working in Haiti
Leading my Song “Hold Me” at the Mayor’s Palace this past January
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