notice how mission works.
Posting another letter to me that really touched me deeply, but notice that the MISSION was planted as a seed and blossomed to FULL GROWTH. God reached this person through New Hope, and then in God's power, she went out and did likewise. Imagine if everyone in our churches did the same. Talk about VIRAL, Jesus-style!
Alan Hirsch said at the small groups conference I was at over the weekend: MISSION is VIRAL. Seed-->Tree-->Forest
But mission can end as well: Spark-->Fire-->Forest Fire
It was a great honor to watch the HS move this weekend. Thank you for following your heart and speaking what the Father told you. You and your family will prosper wherever He calls you because He says so. His plans are not to harm, that is the enemy and the enemy has been exposed. "I am sure that God who began the good work within you will keep right on helping you grow in his grace until his task within you is finally finished on that day when Jesus Christ returns." Phillipians 1:6
Thank you for speaking to my heart this past weekend and know I consider it a great honor to be asked to intercede for you and your family. I will never forget how your family has changed my life by coming to Loudonville. Had you not been obedient I could be going to hell and not ever known my Father. Don't ever doubt what God has called you to because there are people like me who need your family. The harvest it ripe but the workers are few.
Since coming to NH not only have I been saved but my niece, my grandma who is now in heaven, my friend's mother, my aunt, who gave her life to Christ this past Christmas Eve service and I know someday my husband and the rest of my family WILL know him. Thank You!
May He strengthen you through the inner man without weakening. I pray that His voice would be loudest and clearest in your life and the others would be shut up. I pray for clarity where there is confusion and hope when you are down. Just like you said this past weekend He will never leave you or forsake you. I pray for a peace that surpasses all understanding to guard your heart and mind in Christ Jesus and that you would continue to be bold and courageous knowing that He is your defender. Stay strong. May peace be your umpire.
Go passionately live out the mission. COME ON!
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