Subject: THANK YOU FOR PRAYING… God answered prayer!
Good morning Team,
Thank you for all your prayers yesterday – God answered!!
About 40 believers – aboriginal and white – gathered in a beautiful time of unity around the truth of who God is, the authority of His Word, and the power of the gospel. There weren’t as many aboriginal communities represented as we would have liked as some couldn’t come because of covid, hectic schedules, and deaths in their communities. But the ones that came were blessed and exposed to some new disciple-making tools – whether a pastor or leader in aboriginal churches, an aboriginal Bible camp director, pastor to an all-nations church, prison chaplain, director of a prayer ministry, board member to an aboriginal mission, or a teacher at an aboriginal high school.
Three of our northern disciples taught our first creation lesson and did an AWESOME job – sprinkling the introductory lesson with their impact stories along with a few tears of gratitude. It was powerful to hear them share how their lives have been impacted by the foundational truths of God’s Word – whether it was being introduced to the character of God or the story of the Bible, receiving tools to overcome adversity, change of tone in their home as felt by their husband and children, sharing truth with their husband, moving from a piecemeal reading of God’s Word to a thorough one, or the moving of truth from their head to their heart. Despite this being a first for them, they spoke with confidence and expressed their intention to disciple their own people foundationally. Praise the Lord!
A number asked where they can get these tools and how they can utilize them – whether in their prison ministry, church, camp, mission, etc. One aboriginal leader was troubled by his piecemeal reading of God’s Word and his need for foundational teaching. We sought to answer their questions, gave examples, and gave them a free sample of our Who is God booklet and our first discipler book. There will be many conversations in the days ahead. Please pray for God to gather 10 leaders to be discipled through Establish beginning in September.
Here are a few comments from those that came:
- “Praise the Lord. It was the best time of my life. We are so blessed” (northern disciple)
- “Praise God. Thank you for the invitation. We can’t wait for more of what God has in store.” (northern disciple)
- “I felt so humbled and very blessed. We were on cloud nine … Awesome experience. I loved the fellowship.” (northern disciple)
- “These resources are needed across Canada. How can we partner with your ministry to provide your needed prayer support?” (prayer ministry)
- “Our missionaries need to be trained with these tools.” (mission member)
Thank you for standing with us in prayer – these answers to prayer are yours to rejoice in along with us. God is good.