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April 2019 – Partner Update

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April 2019 – Partner Update

Dear Partners,

Through your gifts you and I together are loving people to life.

As I am sure most of you have heard, my wife Nancy passed into the presence of the Lord on Resurrection Sunday morning. At the time of preparing this partner letter and message I am unable to express my feelings – I am still in shock and feeling the vast emptiness of life going on without her. She was not only my wife but best friend and co-laborer together in this ministry, living unconditional love as she watched over all of the running and planning of the ministry day by day. She was a vital part of every retreat, bringing her unusual healing gifts of the Spirit to many thousands over the years. Many of you received her words and prayers in such retreats and through face book where she met and ministered to so many of you. But she is with Christ and we say with Paul – far better. Although her “far better” has not yet translated into our joy – we are left with tears, emptiness and facing life and ministry without her. This last week has been an outpouring of love from all of you – those close by and those far away – I have felt the strengthening impact of your love. Thank you for your prayers, phone calls, cards and gifts for the funeral expenses; you have eased the burden, I have felt your embrace and you have undergirded me at this time.

We cancelled the Bible school that was to be held a few days after her passing. It is being rescheduled for this fall – details to come.

In a few weeks we will be in Florida. Some asked if it too had been cancelled. The answer is NO! We will continue with the retreat in St. Petersburg  as planned. We will be in St. Petersburg, Florida on June 7-8, 2019. The retreat starts at 12:00 noon Friday and Saturday (with a breakfast before). Registration for the retreat is $350 per person and will be at the Crystal Bay Resort (7401 Central Avenue St. Petersburg, Florida). To book your room with the hotel and meals, call (727) 914-7676 and let them know you are booking for the Unconditional Love Retreat. Our group rate for the rooms is $90/night and $35/day for meals. The space is limited so please call the office right away to secure a spot.

The retreat is Living in the Fullness of God”. This is a new retreat – not a rehash of the December retreat! It will open your eyes even wider to this incredible life that we are called to in Christ. We are limited in space so call the office today.

The last discussion Nancy and I had on our porch was planning the December retreat. It will be December 6-8, 2019 at Inn of the Hills in Kerrville, TX. We are still finalizing the details, but make sure to mark your calendar!

The subject is Radical Transforming Grace. I hear hundreds talking, preaching about the grace of God but have little knowledge of the radical revolutionary nature of His grace that makes us whole in our total person and plunges us into a life lived in the fellowship of the Trinity! I will be sharing six hours of teaching on this subject that tragically is almost unknown in many areas. Plan now to be with us and secure your place – call the office.

Thank you for your love and your love gifts in the last weeks. You enable us to continue sharing the life-transforming news of the love of God. Let me say with force– your giving is not merely dollars to support an organization. Every dollar that you send is the love of God clothed in finances and wrapped in prayer – the gift of your life joined to the Holy Spirit and sent forth to world. You and I, along with every other partner do more together than either of us could do alone in our wildest dreams. In your monthly giving you are part of my voice carrying God’s love in Christ in the power of the Spirit to the world.

To see this month’s partner letter and mp3 online please visit: http://unconditionallovefellowship.com/partners/

You may also listen to past partner mp3 messages by visiting: http://unconditionallovefellowship.com/partners/mp3-archives/

The blessing of the Lord be with you all –

Malcolm Smith

 

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