Another update on what God is doing in Ambler, PA. My pastor, John Hanlon was prophesied over by Pastor Rodney “If you don’t bring the fire of God to Philadelphia, who will?” They almost came to Tampa but then God gave them a church who operates in the 5 fold ministry. A person got healed after walking into the church during a service. Pastor John spoke the word and a woman was healed from a blood disease attacking her baby, as was prayed the doctor said “I can’t explain it, but there’s NO TRACE of it in your blood.” Several people’s knees healed, carpal tunnel healed – no need or surgery, hip pain healed-could barely walk-was prayed for before left to soul win and the pain left as she won souls, stomach pain & GERD healed. The Church of Acts sent me here to RBI 2006-07 and when I got back to PA I was asked to head up evangelism for the church so I am doing so. Lisa H. gave me a whole bunch of supplies when I was in Dix Hills, NY with the team, this was an answer to my prayer asking God for supplies to soul win! It is a small church, 20 or so on a good day, and growing! In five times going out since mid-June, and people in their every day lives having caught the fire, we have led 78 people to the Lord! As my Pastor jokes, more than 3 times the size of the church! We use the Spanish script and survey a lot.
One guy said he wasn’t even supposed to be there in town that day. I led one Spanish speaking woman to the Lord while my friend played with her children, then I spoke with the children using the Spanish script and when it came time for the prayer, I asked Momma to come and she led her children to the Lord, 5-6 years old. Many youth are getting saved, they are hungry, some have never heard that God loves them and has a wonderful plan for their life, then they get saved. I have been persecuted, just like RBI taught, mostly from the religious people, one especially IN the church, totally manifested and still is at times, please PRAY for her freedom, it is horrible and makes me sick to my stomach. After RBI it is true that you can spot religion from a mile away!!! I am constantly shooting down baby cows, full grown cows, PRAY FOR PENNSYLVANIA! And pray for the baby Christians too, that we do all we can as a church to ‘Go ye and make disciples of the nations, teaching them all Jesus taught us’ I see soul winning and discipleship as equally important to the Lord, and since we are a church in town where the people live and we lead them to Jesus, I believe we are Jesus’ hands and feet, full of the Holy Spirit, and must do all we can to care for them, all Spirit led, but not neglecting them!
This takes even more work, as we get into their messes and help them grow up into mature, on-fire believers! They don’t call us, babies don’t do that, we must go after them, it is God’s heart to make disciples and teach them all about Jesus, help them, encourage them, pray with them, as the Bible says they will know we are Christians by our love for one another. This is a huge burden on my heart, can you tell? More “mini- Pastors” and teachers in the church who’s gifting is such to help the babies grow up!!! Thank you for your prayers, I believe we need to have a new believers sort of fellowship in place so the babies have somewhere to go weekly and receive nourishment and encouragement, it is not hard when God raises up someone to do this, it will be God’s grace and gifting, that person’s part in the body of Christ, all working together in love. Otherwise, Sunday and Wed, meeting are not enough for them and usually baby Christians are not comfortable asking questions about God that may make them look stupid…they are shy like when young children are in a room full of adults. I want the new believers to have a place to go and feel comfortable asking those new believer questions, in addition to the church services! God can do it! Even if it is in a home, a neutral public place, could even be a restaurant for dinner…God is CREATIVE! I don’t think He much cares about the place but more the LOVE for the babies to help them grow up in Him, MULTIPLICATION! I thank God for The River Bible Institute, I came for faith for finances, evangelism by fire and joy and got all three in abundance! I plan to stay in touch with the good reports!