12 Nov 2010

Extended Ministry

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LaVonne is visiting a young woman in a correctional facility’s drugs rehabilitation center. She recently gave her heart to Jesus and LaVonne has been discipling her in the basics of the faith.

Today, on her usual visit, she was intercepted by another young lady, an inmate, who had a brighter countenance than others around her and who asked her, “Are you Wendy’s* pastor?” LaVonne said that she was. The  young woman told her that after each discipleship session Wendy has been passing on what she’s been learning to her sister inmates, of whom she is one, and they have been greatly blessed.  [*Wendy is not her real name.]

We have also been discipling a young couple in our church. Using what they learned in the session on evangelism, they led their house-mate to Christ; and he came with them to our Sunday morning service. Now they are going to be discipling him!

09 Nov 2010

Mid-Ohio Foodbank

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We went along to the Mid-Ohio Foodbank in Grove City, Ohio to help with the sorting and packing of free food for distribution to needy families throughout Ohio. It was a very rewarding and educational time.

31 Oct 2010

Missionaries return

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Missionaries Howard & Barbara Gard returned to us after six months – they must love us! They spoke with particular regard for the Church in America to wake up to the threat from Islam within its borders.

We do NOT want America to go the way of the UK. It will, unless the country re-asserts and promotes its Christian heritage as a country founded on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Freedom of religion is not guaranteed by Islam. Sharia law is.

Islam will avail itself of the freedom of religion until it is in a position to deny it to other faiths.  Just witness the persecution and driving out of Christians from Iraq, and how difficult it is to practise Christianity in Islamic nations. The threat is obvious. It’s frightening that it is being ignored in hopes it will simply “go away;” but it will NOT just “go away;” it will grow unless something is done.

02 Oct 2010

Columbus Prayer Summit 2010

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Held on October 2nd at the University Plaza Hotel, Pastor Eric led prayer for Europe and for European nationals in the city of Columbus.

Pastor Eric speaking at the Columbus Prayer Summit

He spoke of: (a) the economic belt-tightening that is increasingly taking place in Europe leading to strikes and civil unrest; (b) the increase and appeasement of Islam while Christians are denied the freedom freely to propagate the Gospel, publicly practise their faith and even wear a cross at work; (c) civil liberties being withdrawn and an undemocratic EU increasing in influence; (d) the lowering of the reputation of the Church as a whole through the immorality of some clergy; and (e) the darkness over Europe where fewer and fewer people are Church attenders and fewer still are true Christians.

He strongly warned against the same trends in America and prayed for revival in both Europe and America. He called on the Church in Europe and America to wake up and earnestly contend for the Christian faith and our basic freedoms.

The next speaker, who spoke on the Middle East, an eminent man of some distinction, indorsed all that Eric said and thanked him for speaking the truth. He too pleaded for pastors and Christians in America to wake up to the serious issues that threaten Christianity in the West.

01 Oct 2010

Miracle Babies

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Babies are always God’s miracles, for all life comes from Him. Even so, we’ll claim an “assist” in miracle babies for two couples who have experienced big problems.

Proud parents with baby
Proud parents with baby

One couple we ministered to in our healing school in Springfield, and prophesied twins, are now expecting twins!

The second couple (pictured right) attended our healing school in Columbus. Michelle was healed of a nodule in a breast and now at the age of 41 has given birth to a baby boy after a blissfully easy pregnancy in marked contrast to all previous attempts. They write: “Your prayers and encouragement come to mind often when we look at the beautiful son that we now hold in our arms.” Glory to God!

30 Sep 2010

Archived news from previous website

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We thought some could be interested in our earlier news entries from our previous website which began in January 2009.

The fonts and format have not transferred consistently and there are no images; but the entries are readable for the determined. The previous site used a wholly different system, hence the variations.

We may work at reinserting images at a later date. The format variations we can’t do anything about, unless we  literally retype everything. Who knows, we may get around to doing that too.

Click here for September to January 2010.

Click here for 2009.