January 2023 – Partner Update
Through your gifts you and I together are loving people to life.
Join us in this wonderful New Year celebrating Christ in us, our life, and our hope!
We look back on 2022 with thanks to the Lord for all the opportunities of bringing the message of the love of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit into this world’s darkness.
We ended the year with our annual retreat, which included the celebration of my being in ministry for 70 years. Cheryl was in charge of the celebration and surprised me (and everyone) by bringing in three special guests. I was stunned to see them: Paul Young, author of “The Shack,” flew in from meetings in Croatia; Francois DuToit, translator and author of the Mirror Bible, flew in from South Africa; and Baxter Kruger, the well-known theologian and author, interrupted his busy schedule to be with us.
For me, it was emotional overload – Looking back over those 70 years and knowing “I being in the way, the Lord led me!” when teaching the love of God, his grace, the finished work of Christ, and the pouring of the Spirit upon all flesh was not always a popular message!
Many times, I asked the Lord for someone who was saying the same thing as he was showing me! In those days, I could never imagine these days when the ears and eyes of many across the world are being opened.
Never forget that each one of you has and is playing a massive part in this. In those days, some of you were the only friends I had as you faithfully supported me. Today, as the message is going where it never has before, all of you have the honor of standing with me and Cheryl and making it all possible.
We have several meetings in the planning stages throughout the year that we will be sharing with you in the coming weeks.
January 20-21, 2023 I will be participating in an interesting conference with Don Keathley and Steve McVey, two men that I have known and fellowshipped with over the years. It is an online (Zoom-only) conference, no one coming physically, and will be Friday evening beginning at 6pm, and contuing Saturday through the afternoon. We are calling it The Journey – Into the Spirit. Coming from totally different backgrounds, the three of us will be teaching (not testimonies) how the Spirit takes us from where we are, to the fulness of life in Him. We are planning more such conferences emphasizing different aspects of the journey. Between the three of us we have 175 years of ministry experience, and we share from that deep river of understanding. The conference is $99, and you can find more information and an online registration link on our website at: https://unconditionallovefellowship.com/journey/
For those of you in Oklahoma, we will be in Atoka for the Sunday morning service on March 26th. More details to come on that later.
We are ready to begin the cycle of Bible school modules again for those who may be interested. The new Module One will be May 26-27, 2023. We will also be having Module 6 for the current group of students, April 28-29, 2023, and that class is open to all who have completed Modules 1-5 in-person or through the online modules. We have had many new students enrolling into the online modules.
Please visit the Bible School info page if you are interested in learning more about the Bible school or registering upcoming Modules. You can also call Judy at 830-328-3770 with any questions.
Remember, we also meet every Sunday at 11am CST in Bandera and many join us by Zoom – if you’d like to join our Sunday church services in Zoom, just email us at email@example.com to let us know you’re interested, and we’ll send you a link each week so you can join us in Zoom.
Malcolm’s YouTube channel has more than 400 hours of his latest teaching and more videos are being added every week. https://www.youtube.com/MalcolmSmithWebinars
Thank you for your faithful giving that enables us to share this living message of the love of God with the world.
You are blessed in Christ Jesus,
Malcolm and Cheryl
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