More of His Glory: Winter/Spring Newsletter 2018

 

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It’s that time when I finally hit send on my newsletter!  Thanks to all my supporters and those of you who edit these tomes.   But most of all to the people God has given me to serve!   You all make this journey so incredible!  And all Glory to Him for continually making a way! (Click here to read)

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#ReachUKforJesus #ReachEU #UnitedKingdom #Revival #HisGlory #MilitaryMinistriesEME #UPCI #UPCGBI

New Fundraising Project

Let's Do This Hi All!

Trying out a new fundraising project with AMP (Associate Missionary Program) for UPCI.

For my North American friends who have have asked “how can I give?”

This is an easy way for you to be a part of Jesus’ vision for the United Kingdom, and my ministry  in this amazing harvest field!

All you have to do is click “Let’s Do This!”

The funds collected will go towards my travel and visa renewal costs (hard to believe its that time again!)  I travel on average about 25,000 miles per year just here in the UK, between Pastoring the amazing Liberty Worship Centre, in East Anglia, and my role as a

n Associate Missionary to the United Kingdom, and Director of AIM UKI for UPC GB&I.

“Some Go by Giving, Others Give by Going.”

I’m asking you to prayerfully consider partneringwith me to reach this great harvest field of 62 million souls, and #reachUKforJesus

https://app.mobilecause.com/form/tEfqyA

Praying Peace

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In the midst of incredible things that have been happening recently in the United Kingdom,  we grieve with the City and people of Manchester today.

If there ever was a time we as a Generation needed to rise up in prayer, it is now.

Our world is shifting gears and we need to respond to the voices of hatred and intimidation with the words of God and the cry of the Spirit.

My heart is challenged to be softened to the hurt and pain around us, and sensitive to the voice of my Father in how to love them, share truth with them and comfort them in seasons of sorrow.

In moments of atrocity as we have recently seen in our lands, what will bring the greatest change is not politics, it is not social justice, but the hand of God.

Our human actions may not always physically prevent these horrors from happening, but our humanity crying out to a Sovereign God will have an unprecedented effect.

The Word of God tells us to “pray for the peace of Jerusalem,” and in my finite understanding, although we most certainly need to pray for Jerusalem, it was also their HOME.

And we need to pray for our homes.

We need to pray for a secure dwelling for future generations. That is again, both spiritual and physical places of dwelling.

God help us if we enjoy the blessings and peace of the House of God but leave it in Spiritual disrepair. God help us if we grow so lax and self-centred that we do not look out for the safety of the little people who are following in our footsteps of life. God help us if we neglect our connection to the vine and everything about Him that makes us fruitful.

God help us if everything that has been invested in us through the generations and through great toil, sacrifice and tears should fail to be passed on to the next generation.

We should be polishing our spiritual armour, we desperately need to rebuild our spiritual walls, we should be cultivating an atmosphere where the supernatural can occur at any moment when the compassion of Christ sees the need. We should be praying beyond borders, and barriers, and limitations to pass down a legacy of faith that will be greater than anything we can imagine.

We would thing it madness if we did not physically do everything we can do to ensure the physical safety of the young and vulnerable, but so many times as believers it is so easy to say, “They’ll be fine,” “It’ll be ok,” “They’ll get over it,” instead of praying against the dark forces that seek to devour the most exposed.

I feel to challenge you to pray the prayer of Faith over your family, over your local assembly, over your nation. Pray peace into communities rocked by tragedy and eaten up by apathy.

It will not do for us to play the blame game, they could have done this, we could have done that, but as one of my mentors, Bro Mark Gadd, reminded us today, “tragedy and loss of life urge us that we give of our best to the work of God.”
We may not all have hours to weep before the altar, but we do have an opportunity to open our lips to the King of Heavens and pray peace.

Let’s do it.

And watch what happens.

Mission Now: Persuing the call from a position of maturity

  The work of Missions is often glamourised, filtered by rose coloured idealism and youthful enthusiasm, but true growth into the role of Missions requires a second look in the call to sacrifice.

It means choosing again eternal joy over temporary discomfort. It means choosing the lonely and desolate places, the isolated pathways of the Spirit to be endued with power from on high to shake a generation.  

It means choosing to serve when others belittle, demean you, when your worth and contributions are criticised, knowing that your true aim is to please an audience of One.

It means dying out to a “comfortable” life and taking up the call that has echoed in the hearts of missions minded for centuries: how can they believe on whom they have not heard? How can they hear if there is no preacher? How can they preach unless they are sent? 

Unless we choose to be light, we are asking the darkness to win. We’ve been given the light of the world, the greatest commission in the world, “Go Ye,” 

Looking around for “someone to go?”  Let the penny drop. He was taking to you, to me, and  we must tell  darkness, “you cannot comprehend the light.”

So to the communities, lands, nations, and continents, I now say, from a position of maturity, from the vantage point of budding wisdom and experience, 

I will STILL GO.

I will shine the light my Father gives me so others can discover “the Way.” 

And I know, with as yet unrealised dreams and visions still inside of me, it will be worth it.  

It will be worth it ALL.  

I get that some people won’t get it. Some will question why I went, why I go, why I continue to walk on planes away from all I hold dear to the allure of lands and people as yet unknown, but I will still go.  

I get that some people will not understand the passion that burns inside of me, and that they will never be privy to the cries that touch my Father’s heart in the night seasons, but I will still go. 

I get that this means signing up for betrayal, deep rejection and seasons of pain to produce the character and compassion necessary to change a nations heart.    But I will still go. 

I get that this will sometimes, and for some seasons, require walking alone in my own garden of gethsemane, and choosing again to take His cup.   

But I will Still go.

Everybody wants the party. We all want to join the celebration at the pearly gates, but we must, we must be willing to pay the price.  

Paul, perhaps the greatest Missionary the world has known, said it like this, “My life is worth nothing to me unless I use it finish the work assigned to me by the Lord Jesus– the work of telling others about Him…”  He spoke of the unknown trials ahead, he spoke of future suffering, but knowing this, he still got on the boat.

In today’s vernacular, that’s standing at departure gates, whispering one last “I love you,” through choked back tears.   It’s knowing somehow, He gives you grace to make that seemingly endless journey one more time.   It’s getting up again while in a valley of discouragement and saying “I still believe.” 

It looks like teaching Bible studies, leading worship, and that late night “Jesus” moment over coffee with someone who’s just been introduced.   It looks like agonizing labour and travail, full on battle, and finally unlimited victory when Jesus steps in.   It’s turning around at heavens gates, while others walk alone, and saying, “Hey, look, they came with me.” 

I think Paul understood, revival will not come with comfortable Christianity and complacent prayers. Revival will come when we partner with the one who has ALL power and choose again to say, 

One more time,

“Yes, Jesus.  I will. still. GO.”

  
  
 
*Disclaimer to my sponsors: These are just me and Jesus train thoughts I felt led to share. I love Missions! It’s the best! But felt it on my heart today…

Merry Christmas

  
To all my wonderful supporters, family and friends, I wish you a very Merry Christmas! May you be filled with joy this holiday season and share the good news of Jesus with those around you. Be blessed abundantly in 2016 with the things that matter most … Most importantly, with His presence transforming our lives and the lives of those around us.   

You Might Be a Missionary

You might be a Missionary if… 

  

 

  

You have glued your wallet back together (twice)

Someone dares you to eat garlic bread ice cream for missions and you do it (ok, Missionary Coffee counts as missions)  

You have preached during a tornado

Your car has a blow up mattress, cleaning supplies and juice just in case you ever get inside your house

People talk to you and you answer in your current language (that was the LAST Bible study)

You literally dream about event coordinating and world wide revival being everyday

You pray to see the supernatural revealed.   Like. Now.  Cause we are Acts 29. Might as well.  

Your inbox is full and overflowing cause in all that action you forgot to reply and deadlines are looming but you’re still smiling cause somebody got delivered in Jesus name!

People say “Missions” and you are pretty sure your heart twitched. Or broke. Or melted in a puddle on the floor because you realised that it’s up to us to fulfil His commission.

Chances are…  You just might be called to Missions.  

#helpaMissionarykeepsane #applyforAIM #aim2go 

http://helpamissionary.com/