We are looking forward to 2013 and the opportunity to continue God’s work. We feel God has given us a clear vision and a word for the year to come. We hope to share more about this with you all as the year progresses.
“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you. See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the Lord rises upon you and his glory appears over you. Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn. (Isaiah 60:1-3 NIV)
It is time for God’s Sons and Daughters to rise and shine like never before. There is darkness all about us, but God wants to fill His Church with His Glory.
We believe that God has given us specific words and direction for the year and whilst we cannot cover all in this short letter, let us encourage you with some of what we are sensing through the Spirit of God.
It’s time to “BRING HEAVEN TO EARTH”
Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Mat 6:10 (NIV)
Let’s be ‘carriers’ of His Presence and allow His kingdom to overflow and manifest in our everyday lives, changing, shaping and transforming…
Let’s ‘become what we believe’, in thought, word and deed…
Sow the living word to reap a harvest of heaven in your life and sphere of influence.
Let’s be “a church so expansive with energy that not even the gates of hell will be able to keep it out!” (Msg 16:18)
Let’s be expectant of a supernatural move of God…
It’s time to brings Gods people into “FREEDOM.”
Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit. (2 Corinthians 3:17, 18 NIV)
Romans 8 tells us that “the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set us free from the law of sin and death. Yet many still live in bondage, carrying heavy burdens of fear, anxiety, resentment, guilt, judgement, financial lack, hopelessness, sadness, marital stress, etc.
These are the fruits of sin and death and its time to be SET FREE and live in the GRACE that Jesus has given us through the cross.
It’s time to minister in the Power of “Signs and Wonders.” For the kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but of power. (1 Corinthians 4:20 NIV)
We all believe God is able to cause us to live in His supernatural power, and see His miracles operating in and through our lives. Yet disappointments have caused us to doubt. Living with heavy burdens and bondages has prevented us from moving in this Power!
Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires. Do not offer any part of yourself to sin as an instrument of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer every part of yourself to him as an instrument of righteousness. (Romans 6:12, 13 NIV)
So we go into this year with new hope, empoweredFAITH and a passion to live and move and have our being in Him.
Should we face trials, let us declare…..
Through Jesus we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand.
And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us. (Romans 5:2-5 NIV)
TRIP TO KENYA 13th to 25th Febuary
Please pray with us that this will be a fruitful trip as we go into the prisons, attend graduations of the ladies from Kibera squatter camp, meet with the prison authorities and commanders and minister at some married couples and family events. We are also very excited to minister at the church plants, Christian Family Chapel in Nairobi led by Julius and Benjaline Akenga on Sunday 17th Feb and at New Hope Church just north of Mombasa led by Ben and Valentine Nguti on Sunday 24 Feb.
There are many meetings and lots of travelling, and we value your support and prayer.
NEW ARRIVAL , A MIRACLE for our family
We celebrate with Brett and Janine who had a healthy baby boy on 24th January. They have named him Gabriel, which means the Lord is my strength, messenger from God. Some may remember our grandson Zac who was born in Sep 2011 and only lived for 22 hours due to a major heart defect. They continued to praise and trust God. Janine started a blog, http://loveinactionjourney.blogspot.com/ that was followed by thousands of people worldwide and became a source of inspiration and encouragement to others.
We are so grateful and encourage others to trust in a Faithful God.
Partnership Support Programme
Thank you to those who responded to our Partners support programme. Last year we appealed to those who have in some way been touched through this ministry to consider contributing R50 per month through our new debit order system,
https://familytransformation.org/debit-order-instruction.php People have begun to respond, which is a huge encouragement to us. Should you wish to share in this ministry with us this year, please click on the link and help us make a difference. Should you prefer to send a one time gift, our banking details are FAMILY TRANSFORMATION MINISTRIES, Standard Bank Rink Street, Branch Code: 051001 Account Number: 080272088
Clement Stone stated: “there is little difference in people but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is “ Attitude”. The BIG DIFFERENCE is whether it is positive or negative”.