Monday, October 17, 2011
My sweetheart and I (Mal) spent Saturday evening at Shawnee National Forest in Illinois with Shawna, Austin, Holly, Crista, Sam, Christian Slenk, and Sasha Shubert (violinist on our team). The rock structures were stunning, colors amazing, and scenery breathtaking. What a gloriously created world we live in!! What an awesome God we serve!!
Saturday, October 15, 2011
We are on the road again and in our 6th conference of our ministry season. Enjoy reading these testimonies from one of our THIRST conferences.
White Team Poplar Bluff, MO Oct. 2-5
“Well, I have to be honest. The first message left me thinking, “I wonder what God wanted me to get from the message?” But after attending Monday-Wednesday nights – Wow!! God pretty much smacked me with a 2x4! I see now, from the 1st message to the last, was just what I needed, what I thirsted for. I had been out of church for a few months and praise God I thirsted and was very much fulfilled. God showed me what changes I have to make in my life with my family, friends, and those that come into my path. I actually came hoping for help with my marriage of 24 years. I gave the team a prayer card requesting prayer for my marriage. I love my husband David and I want my life to continue with him. These messages had led me to
really look at myself and understand that I am part of my own problems. Thank God I am making a commitment to work on my marriage and look to God for answers, and not to this world.” Terrie
“As a staff member of the church, we are expected to “have it all together.” Unfortunately, I was
becoming unraveled. In my personal preparation for revival, I sought to empty myself and become “naked” before God, removing the masks that I wore daily. I cried out to God to be broken, because so many things seemed to capture my time and attention, instead of focusing on the Lord. I must say that my soul has been refreshed!! There are many things that have been revealed to me by the Holy Spirit that had become my idols!! Thank you Jesus for your mercy and grace!! I could not express in a more appropriate term, the condition of my soul – except to say I was “thirsty”. I am so thankful for God’ cleansing and refreshing!!” Terry
“I have been a Christian since I was 10 years old and I am now 59. Through this revival, God has revealed how He sees me. It broke my heart to realize I am NOT the Christian I thought I was. I am NOT the Christian my friends and family thought I was. God opened my eyes and my heart and I am determined to become who God wants me to be. I am a wife of 41 years, a mother
of 38 years, and a grandmother for 9 years. But today, I am a new woman – the daughter of the King!! I have re-committed my life, my walk to be someone my family, my friends, my church and my Lord can be pleased with. I want my legacy to be “Retta was someone who served Jesus and others saw His love through her.” Thank you for sharing God’s truth with us this week through your music, ladies luncheon, and preaching!! God bless all of you!! Retta