Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you. For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people; but the Lord will arise over you, and His glory will be seen upon you. The Gentiles shall come to your light… Then you shall see and become radiant… The wealth of the Gentiles shall come to you. As we enter a New Year the Spirit is beckoning the saints of God to Arise and Shine His glorious Light wherever we go. (Isaiah 60:1-5) The Christ in you is the hope of glory for a lost and dying world. Jesus is the answer! Jesus is the light of the world! It’s time to let the Jesus in you out and let your light shine!!
On Dec. 24th we left Omaha to go to MD to spend Christmas with my brother Marc, his wife Tracey, and my parents. We had a wonderful time with my two nieces Marissa and Elianna. The day after Christmas we took Marissa to go see Alvin and the Chipmunks. Thursday we drove to PA and visited the new Global Awakening Apostolic Center. While in Mechanicsburg we stayed with our good friends Joel and Monica. Proud parents of Kalen who was less than 7 weeks old at the time of our visit. Teisa stayed up with Kalen the first night of our visit, and the second night Joel and Monica were able to go out on date night while we loved on precious little Kalen. I think the Lord is preparing us for when we have our own children. Not yet… we do want children and believe they are a gift and a blessing from God! Amen! Amen!
On Dec. 30th we found ourselves ministering at King of Kings Worship Center. The anointing in the house was very strong and the Holy Spirit touched many hearts during ministry time. Praise Jesus! Pastors Peter and Trisha Roselle then invited us to their house afterward for some amazing Italian food and pastries… glory to God! But even better than that was the fellowship. It is so wonderful when God brings along kingdom minded, kindred hearts into our lives. We love you guys!! And we are looking forward to team coming to visit us in MOZ.
We returned to Omaha on the 2nd only to leave on the 4th for Chicago to minister at Metro Praise. Pastors Joe and Nancy were such gracious hosts. Teisa and I had soo much fun!! Friday night we shared with about 50 on fire hungry youth. The Power and the Presence of God was in the house and the captives were getting set free! Praise the Lord! Early Saturday afternoon we baptized five new believers before we went downtown for a mini tour of Chicago. We then took it to the streets, and shared the love of God on the corner of Clark and Belmont, a predominately gay community. One particular man was powerfully touched by the love of God as Joe and I ministered to him. He stated that never before had he felt such genuine love from Christians. Sunday morning was beyond words. The love of the Father was poured out on all, the Holy Spirit moved powerfully during ministry time, and many had an encounter Jesus! Amen! After some wonderful food and fellowship Joe & Nancy took us to the Sears Tower, the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.
The word of the Lord for 2008 is ARISE & SHINE!! For the Light has come and His Glory is upon you!!
In three weeks we are leaving for language school in Lisbon, Portugal. It is our plan to be back with our family in Mozambique in time for Teisa’s birthday on May 15th.
Teisa and I are so thankful for all your prayers and support! May God bless you all! And may His Light continue to get brighter and brighter in you! We love you!