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Prophetic Word for Living Faith
During his visit in January 2005, our dear friend Terry Bennett delivered this prophetic word. It is a must read for the whole church family!
Biblically Balanced Faith
A new teaching from Dr. Malcolm Webber, presenting a biblically balanced faith. Corrects the imbalances of fatalism on one hand and extreme faith on the other. Powerpoint is available here. This teaching (titled Biblically Balanced Faith) is also available on tape from our online bookstore. It is also available in MP3 streaming audio online here.
Materials for Africa
The following is the response from Michael Howard to Malcolm’s
question concerning the practical usefulness of the teaching materials
we supply to their ministry in Southern Sudan and Malawi, in Africa:
Malcolm’s question: Michael, regarding the materials we
have sent over: how effective, how appropriate, how useful are
Michael’s answer: We don’t have any left. You have
to understand that natives in Africa passionately desire materials
to read and study. In Africa you will never find anybody that will
take a tract and throw it down. This is one of the advantages of
the continent. It doesn’t matter where you go. You can have
a million tracts. We used to throw them out of airplanes by the
millions and it doesn’t matter where they land, people are
going to pick them up and read them and it’s estimated that
for every tract that you get into the hands of one person, over
300 people will read that tract. So the materials that are coming
from you people, we have used them. We don’t have any in
the office. We have taught from them. We have encouraged them to
take them out and go and use them. Your materials are found right
across Southern Sudan and our graduates are going out. Many of
our graduates are already starting schools of their own. They’re
taking that material and many of them have started their own Bible
colleges now in the most remote areas. If they only have 10 students,
that’s fine. You take 10 men that are really hungry to learn
something and so they’ve gone already across Southern Sudan
and they’re establishing their own little schools wherever
they are going, taking this material, using it and of course there
is always a need for more. They are very jealous of that material
and we really thank you for supporting us and supplying it to us.
We certainly do use it. It’s a tremendous blessing. Thank
you for supporting us. Thank you for being behind us. Thank you
everyone who has been involved. Those things and that labor have
a big end result.
Michael has recently requested more materials from us for the
school in Southern Sudan. Our monthly missions offering this month
will go toward the cost of providing these materials.
From our Church Plant in Russia...
Here is a report about the church in New Cheboksary,
Russia, that we planted some years ago. Terry Grabow, the initial
American pastor of the work, just returned from a trip and shared
this report. It is a blessing!
“The church in New Cheboksary is doing great! Their spiritual
growth is very visible every year that I go back to visit. They
now have 19 cell groups, 4 or 5 of which are in the city of Cheboksary.
They have a missionary to one of the villages in the Chuvash Republic.
They have children's ministries, youth ministries, Jewish ministries,
a tremendous worship team and a committed and faithful group of
leaders. They have not only organization but they have life. The
church is growing with new people getting saved and disciple.
It is such a blessing to see. In the past when I have gone, I have
been pressed by many people asking me to pray for them in their
desperate situations. This year very few people asked me to pray
for them. Why? Because they are standing in faith for themselves
and also because the Body of Christ is ministering to itself.
Without a doubt it is one of the finest churches I have ever been
in. God is doing such a wonderful work.” Please continue to
pray for them. They face fresh trials daily.
A Transitional Time
Recent prophetic word shared during a time of waiting on God at
Living Faith: "As a church we are in a transitional stage
right now. God is moving us into a new phase of life and a new phase
of ministry. And we are right now in a transitional time and of
course a time of transition in birthing is a very difficult time.
It's a painful time." Read
the whole word.
at Living Faith
Wednesday Night Toddler Care
Looking for a way to serve the church body? Maybe you
can do so by helping young moms during the next workshop
module by watching their toddlers (ages 18 months3
years) so they dont have to miss any classes.
You can sign up to help for the whole 4-week module
or be on a rotating team with several others. Teens
through adults are welcome to help. Please contact Shar
Yordy today if you can help in this way.
We have many ministry opportunities
at Living Faith. Please take a look and tell us what
you're interested in.
church have to be boring? We don't think so. Our goal on Sunday morning (the traditional
time for torturously boring church meetings) is to be led by the Holy Spirit and
fulfill His purposes. That means that every meeting is different and alive! God
is real and His people should be too!