October 2019 – Partner Update

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October 2019 – Partner Update

Dear Partners,

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

We have purchased and just now received new recording equipment so we will not have the problem that we had last month. You have a recorded message this month and months to come!
My message looks at the prayer and blessing that John gave to one of his dear friends – it is the blessing that I give to you as we come into the holiday season of the year. It is a radical prayer-blessing that offends many Christians! It offends because it addresses our physical-material lives and links our daily challenges, opportunities and trials to our life in the Spirit. Multitudes in the western world have a false image of God who is “spiritual” and disinterested in the simple joys and daily challenges of our human lives. But the God we worship has revealed Himself in becoming one of us and living the image of God in those simple joys and desires of the human. It means when we pray in the Name of Jesus we ask and expect His joyful blessing upon every detail and desire of our human lives. For many this will be a message of freedom in the grace of God that the earliest believers walked in.

I must remind you of the annual retreat – the first weekend of December – at the Inn of the Hills in Kerrville TX. The subject is Radical Transforming Grace. I hear hundreds talking, preaching about the grace of God but what they say lacks insight into the radical revolutionary nature of His grace. Grace means that He is in us in the fullness of His love, care and strength that in each moment makes us whole in the totality of our lives and plunges us into a new possible – a life lived in the fellowship of the Trinity!

The overwhelming revelation and life changing insights that we have just enjoyed at the Bible school a few days ago make us excited to see how He will be working in your life at the retreat. If you are planning on coming it is imperative that you call the office and let us know as in a few days we will be locked in with the hotel with the number of who will be there.

If you live in the Houston, Texas area I will be speaking in Houston at the end of January. It will be a conference and so there will be three other speakers that I share the weekend with. I will give you further details next month. We also will be in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and back in St. Petersburgh, Florida in a new and beautiful hotel on the beach. We have Module 2 of the Bible school coming up in May and discussions about taking the Module 1 that we just did in Texas to other places. 2020 is going to be a full year and all details will be shared as we come into January – please do not call the office about these meetings yet, as final details have yet to be worked out.
Let me thank you again for your love and your monthly love gifts. I know I say this every month but it is vital that you know how I see you as not partners attached by a check or credit card but we are literally one in the Spirit sharing the life transforming news of the love of God. Your giving is not merely giving dollars to support an organization. You and I together are co-workers with the Father, Son and Spirit in bringing to pass the love dream of the trinity! 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.

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The blessing of the Lord be with you all –

Malcolm Smith



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