21 January 2012
Dear Friends and Partners,
January has been a time of restoration after a very busy end of 2011. There are times that we almost forget how good it is to spend time at home. The last several weeks have been refreshing and yet busy at the same time. The scriptures remind us of the times of refreshing that come only from the presence of the Lord. (Acts 3:19b)
We are actually writing this letter while flying to Quebec, Canada where we will spend the next ten days ministering to several churches. It is the heart of winter in Canada right now but we are seeing a “full blown heat wave” of the moving of the Spirit of God. Churches are growing and lives are being changed. We are reminded of the words of Jesus when He told his disciples and us, “…the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost” (Luke 19:10 NKJV). God has blessed us with the opportunity to be a part of what He is doing in the world today and all we can say is, “Glory to God.”
God has been speaking to us in a very strong manner that this is the time to build the Kingdom of God, not the kingdoms of men, or, as the scriptures say, “…the kingdoms of this world.” In fact we believe that we are seeing the fulfillment of Revelation 11:15 (NKJV) “The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever.” There is a line of demarcation being drawn here upon the earth and we are observing people making choices that will affect eternity. As you know, our ministry is not technically an evangelistic ministry, in the sense of conducting large evangelistic crusades, but we are consistently seeing hundreds and thousands of people come to Jesus as the result of teaching and preaching the Word of God.
One of the reasons we continually write this letter each month is that we want you to know that God is moving in the nations, and the negative reports that we see and hear from the news media and others fail to paint the true picture of what God is doing in the nations. There are some nations in which there is such a move of the Spirit of God that we wonder if there will be anyone left unconverted.
Over these next several weeks we plan to be in both Canada and the United States. We ask that you keep us in the midst of your prayers as well as in the midst of your hearts. As we continue traveling to the nations, we are constantly facing new challenges and we know that the only way we can meet those challenges is through our faith in God and the prayers of intercessors like many of you. We also ask that you continue to stand in faith with us for the provision necessary to complete the task that God has placed before us.
As we bring this letter to a close, we want you to know that all of you are in our hearts and that we pray for your success and blessing. We know that there are times in which it would be easy to be anxious concerning the future; however, the words of Paul were given to steady our hearts, “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; (7) and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6-7 NKJV).
Eugene & Sherry