Feb. & March 2015 – Partner Update
Through your gifts you and I together are loving people to life.
Forgive me for not communicating with you last month but we have been through a time of great pressure and much opportunity for His grace.
Cindy who most of you know as the one who ran our office, answered the phone and filled your orders left us suddenly in the first week of January. We have a very small staff and this put pressure on everyone to fill the void. A few days after Cindy leaving in one day everyone on staff had a major sickness in their immediate family that demanded that they are with their loved one; the nature of the sickness would put them out of commission for a prolonged period of time. Nancy and I were in the first stages of moving back to Bandera and were not prepared for the running of the entire office to fall on Nancy’s shoulders. We have not finished the move and presently live between two houses. Nancy runs the office (which includes all of the book keeping) and makes all the CD’s and fills your orders while I fill in running errands and helping with the making of orders where I can. We can report that the medical emergencies are progressing well as we have all prayed our way through their surgeries. John joins us now in the office in the last days. We discovered the 50% of our machines in the office needed replacing which has further held us up and been an added expense. So please forgive us for any orders being late or communication not being as they should have been! Pray for continued grace to handle the situation and when you call the office please leave a message on the phone rather than hanging up – we will get your message and get back to you.
In this we have learned at a very deep level the absolute truth of this message of God’s present strong love. Some defined this as an attack of the enemy – which indeed it is but we have realized that spiritual warfare is not in screaming at the devil but living in the abundance of the grace that the Spirit gives in the moment to the utter frustration and defeat of the enemies plan. I can report that the office at this time hears more laughter of joy and is awash with His peace than I have known in years. Remember this as you listen to the webinars that I am presently teaching on “Radical Grace”.
In the midst of this the grace of the Lord has been abundant upholding and empowering us to walk in peace and His joy. Thank you for your continued giving and for those who undoubtedly led by the Spirit gave special gifts.
If you are a new partner receiving your first communication from me you must wonder what you have come into! Let me assure you that you have become part of a family of believers that look upon giving not merely as a charitable contribution. 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. And while we send our gifts we live the message in all the ups and downs of life.
We graduated five students who have been coming to Bandera and studying with me for the last seven Modules. It was a great weekend as we send these folks to be and to share the message of love.
Thank you especially at this time for your faithful giving – you are the miracle that we pray for!
You may re-watch archived webinars here at: http://www.youtube.com/user/MalcolmSmithWebinars.
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/
If you are in the area of Bandera drop by and worship with us on Sunday at 11 a. m.
The blessing of the Lord be with you all –
Malcolm and Nancy.