August 2014 – Partner Update
Through your gifts you and I together are proclaiming God’s love and transforming lives throughout the world.
Our focus in these days is on the winter retreat that is fast approaching. I am convinced that the greatest power in the universe is the love of God manifest and defined in the Lord Jesus. When that love is released into our lives through the Spirit we live the life that we were created to live – truly free and at rest from which we work his works in the circle of our world and beyond. Religion has taught us that life is a grim battling against sin and hopefully going to heaven when we die; the Gospel is that Christ has overcome sin and the world of darkness and has brought the beginnings of heaven into our lives now.
Our retreat in December is not only revealing this incredible news of God’s unique love but how we partake and participate in that love; how we release that love into our daily lives and into the lives of those around us. In such release our lives are never ordinary and boring but alive with the love that is the life of God. Living in this love as a fish lives in the sea is the way of wholeness and effective living.
The winter retreat could be the most significant event in this ministry of the last decades! You must be there and experience the fellowship of likeminded believers and the Presence of the Spirit among those of one mind and one accord.
If you have not made your reservation for the “Love – the Spirit’s Power” retreat, the first weekend of December do it immediately as space is limited. (Register Online Here)
Register online or call the office today and make your booking – you will not regret it.
My message to you this month highlights that central fact of the Gospel that Jesus came to bring us to the Father, to live in the family of love. You are the sons and daughters of the God who is love and his love is poured out in your hearts. This is your identity! We are trapped all too often in the misconceptions passed to us from our ancestors, the ignorance of the world system and the lies of the enemy that we are sinful failures in life. In your union with Christ you live in the truth that sets you free – the truth that you are the beloved of Abba and the center through whom his love flows into your little universe.
This is what this ministry is all about. You and I together are changing lives by the joy filled news of the love of God that you and I together send to the world in the power of the Spirit.
Your gifts are not simply a charitable contribution. Every dollar that you send is the giving of your life joined to the Holy Spirit and sent forth to the 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 giving you are part of my voice carrying God’s love in Christ in the power of the Spirit to the world.
We are receiving reports even as I write from those whose lives are literally transformed by the last retreat we had and we continue to receive testimony from the USA and around the world of the life change that is taking place as persons gather around their computer or podcast and listen to the webinars.
Thank you again for your gifts, the giving of your very selves to the expansion of this message of his love throughout the world. We love you and pray for you every day.
The blessing of the Lord be with you all –
Malcolm and Nancy.