Prophetic Scotland : Team UK

Prophetic Scotland : Team UK

Team fishers of men and chips had four amazing days in Scotland! We had the honor of working along side Andrew Quinn and the pastors of ESST (Edinburgh School of Supernatural Transformation). Mike Mandel and Amanda Wynne were able to preach sermons on “Honor” and “Bitterroot Judgments”. The team got involved through sharing testimonies, giving prophetic words, doing prophetic artwork, and leading worship.

Our main focus in our time in Scotland can be summarized in one word: Prophecy. Every day there was opportunity to share God’s heart towards people. One of the most rewarding opportunities was getting to spend half of a day ministering to the staff of St. Mungo’s church (the Church that ESST came from).  Each member of the staff received a ten-minute prophetic word. We also got to be involved with a local youth group where we were able to give prophetic words, and pray for physical healings. Hallie Bateman prayed for a youth member’s toe that was in pain. Shortly after, his toe was completely healed!

We spent one day of the trip exploring downtown Edinburgh. The team climbed to the top of King Arthur’s seat and saw a view of the entire city. The day was full of shopping, eating, and tourism. It was a great day of rest for our team. On our last day in Edinburgh, we went to St. Munog’s church service. At the end of the service we were able to set up prophetic booths and do prophetic ministry just like we do at Grace center. 

There were at least forty people that came through to receive a prophetic word, and countless testimonies of the accuracy of these words. It’s safe to say that the people of St. Mungos were blessed, and left knowing the heart of God for them. Four short days in Scotland did not stop our team from connecting with the amazing students and staff of ESST. We were incredibly blessed by the kindness of our host homes and the school. Though we were there to give, we left full through the love and honor that the people of Edinburgh showered over us. Please keep our team in prayer as we are back in Sunderland ministering with our friends from the House of Prayer. 

Blog written by Emily Phillips

We Believe - Team Nashville

We Believe - Team Nashville

Those from among you will rebuild the ancient ruins;
You will raise up the age-old foundations;
And you will be called the repairer of the breach,
The restorer of the streets in which to dwell.
— Isaiah 58:12

Music City Lights.  Sent out on a mission to rebuild ancient ruins & raise up age-old foundations of the beloved city of Nashville.  Living wells searching out and pouring into wells that are hungry for Jesus.  Finding people who long for more than their current situation.  God gave us a song in our hearts for the amazing city of Nashville and He showed up BIG in every moment.  We continued to team up this past week with The Foundry, One Stone and Family Affairs to pour into these deep living wells.  Wells that pour out water to quench the thirst of East and Downtown Nashville on a daily basis.  

Street evangelism on Saturday was a sweet collaboration of our team and The Foundry.  Singing songs, praying, and telling those God highlighted about who He is, was an amazing way to spend the day.  He sent us to people thirsty for Him, ready to listen and receive the good news.  Hearts rejoiced over the One sent to save them and offer Hope.  God sees.  He knows.  He cares. 

Sunday morning and Wednesday night was spent with One Stone Nashville.  An incredibly deep well, so thirsty for God and His Presence, and our team was given the privilege to have a time of prophetic ministry.  God highlighted lots of people to us and allowed us the opportunity to minister into their lives through an encouraging word and prayer.  One woman in particular God highlighted to us, was struggling with meaning in her life.  Did God really see her? Did He care about her current situation? Yes!  He cared so much about her, He had us call her out and offer encouragement to her; to speak life and declare HIS goodness over every circumstance she was struggling with.  She relayed to our team later that she had literally questioned God that morning and whether or not He saw her; she asked Him to "blow her mind when she went to church."  She came that morning empty and thirsty, but she left full and quenched; beaming from ear to ear with the biggest smile, confident that Father God had most definitely seen her and given her HOPE.  He. Is. So. Good.

Thursday night afforded us the privilege of serving the Meal of Hope again with The Foundry.  Matt and Jenna Hale did an incredible job lifting up worship with sweet praises to our Mighty God.  Mark Newton did an amazing job speaking about healing and God most definitely brought healing that night.  Barbie prayed for a woman who had previously gone through back and neck surgery, but continued to suffer with pain.  Our team witnessed her being set free from the pain and tension she was feeling!  One of the Foundry's staff prayed for a boy to receive Jesus and he most definitely did! Praise for the spiritual and physical healings!

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday were spent going door to door with the Family Affairs Staff, to every resident of one of their locations, offering a basket of gifts and a desire to pray with each resident.  Our team had an amazing time blessing the families at Berkshire.  We prayed over a woman's ankle and witnessed a miraculous healing.  We prayed for woman needing a job and received an update that she has an interview next week.  We connected with the kids again in the after school programs and blessed them with hugs and encouraging words!  God so loves this community and used our team this week to pour into them.  We ended the week hosting a Family Fun Day on Friday afternoon.  There were games, food, face painting and LOTS of smiles.  What a blessing it has been to sow into this amazing place. 

Two weeks have gone by way to fast, but the things we witnessed will be with us FOREVER. God has used some incredible prophets to declare the things He has for our amazing city and this outreach trip has been the beginning of those things coming to pass.  HE used our team to continue to repair the broken places and restore the streets where we dwell.  He gave us opportunities to see miraculous healings and uncover deep wells. HE chose our team purposefully and we RESTED in His plan, saying "Yes" to every opportunity to be His hands and feet. We don't just believe in the places that minister to this city, we BELIEVE in The Mighty God who over all and through all and in all.

Blog written by Charlotte Largen

Encountering God - Team Iceland

Encountering God - Team Iceland

This past weekend our team had the opportunity to host an Encounter Weekend for the church. An Encounter Weekend is a weekend where people push into God, focus on the Father, and walk through forgiveness. It's a three day intensive time that is focused on inner healing or healing of the heart from life's many hurts. We saw so much breakthrough and freedom in the hearts of the people as they forgave people who hurt them, abused them, beat them, and abandoned them. We also saw physical healings where people were healed of ear pain, headaches, and shoulder and back pain. One man gave a testimony of how he kept seeing himself so clean and pure just like his infant son. It was, by far, the most impactful time with the church yet. I can't wait to hear about all the incredible stories that have been birthed during this weekend!

One amazing experience was when we went to the Blue Lagoon, a naturally heated pool on the outskirts of the city. I, Cindy, was able to pray for an American citizen who lives here and was working there after marrying an Icelander. She was experiencing isolation and loneliness and I was able to pray that God bless her with close friendships and peace in her heart. It was a great moment to just show the kindness of God to point her out and minister to her in a normal way in her everyday life. 

The Blue Lagoon

Please pray for us as we go out and do street evangelism and love on the people in downtown Reykjavik. Also, pray that we have an incredible last 5 days in Iceland. We will be going to 2 different churches in Sunday so pray that we are able to bless the people at both churches! 

Dancing Child Prophets - Team Auburn

Dancing Child Prophets - Team Auburn

The War Eagle team has arrived back in home sweet home TN, and are settling in with our families and roommates. For our last few days in Auburn, we spent a wonderful day off on Friday celebrating eating delicious food, exploring downtown Opelika, drinking GREAT coffee; and ending it all getting to prophesy over the owner of the restaurant we ate dinner at, where Netty Leach, a good friend of Grace Center and a SOSL alumni works.

Sarah saw a picture of her dancing and felt that a burden had been lifted off of her-we then came to find out she had been a dance teacher before being diagnosed with cancer over 8 years ago. About three weeks ago she’d finally been given a cancer-free diagnosis! It was so amazing to see her filled with hope and blessed that her future was filled with promise. It also happened to be my birthday, and the team did an AMAZING job honoring, loving, and celebrating me all day! It was an awesome birthday!

Sarah gives a prophetic word....

Saturday we had the privilege of spending the whole afternoon with the kids of The Oaks Church doing a creativity workshop. We had about 30 kids ages 4-12 and Karen did an amazing job starting us off by teaching on hearing God’s voice-they were totally captivated and came away knowing all four keys and writing down what they heard God say about them! Some things they heard were “princess,” “I love you so much,” and lots of amazing pictures! They were then split into two groups where the older half were with Christen learning how to express creativity through art. It was awesome to see the kids listen to God and draw a picture for themselves and then one for a friend. The younger half were with Betsy learning how to express creativity through our bodies and dance. They then swapped classes and learned what the other had learned. In both classes the kids worked through learning about comparison and forgiving anyone who may have taught them the lie that they’re not creative or aren’t good enough.  Then they learned God’s truth about creativity! They were all super brave and heard lots of amazing things from God!

Right before heading home on Sunday we spent one last morning at The Oaks for church prophesying and listening to the congregation share testimonies from the week. During testimony time, Josh decided to ask if anyone had pain their body. One woman had horrible back pain that didn’t allow her to raise her arms and constricted her movement. Karen prayed for her twice from the front and then had her stand up. As soon as she stood up, she raised her arms above her head and said her pain was completely gone!  God did so many awesome things in Auburn, and we had an amazing trip of seeing His kindness and love for all of His children. Thanks so much for praying, supporting, and following along! You can continue to pray for The Oaks church that all the work that has been done this past week and all the seeds planted will be protected and grow deep roots to flourish and grow amazing fruit! 

War Eagle!

Blog written by Betsy Finchum

A Beautiful Harvest - Team Austraila

A Beautiful Harvest - Team Austraila

What an exciting end to the week it has been here in Melton. We partnered with City West church and the amazing pastors here, Mark and Cazz. We began by ministering to  a Christian High School where the teacher in charge of chapel had been very discouraged only having had 6 kids all year come forward for prayer. 

The team kicked it off by allowing the Lord to highlight a few students to prophesy over, then Patrick shared his testimony and gave an altar call. Though hesitant at first, before dismissal we had approximately 25 come forward with 4 led to the Lord through salvation prayer!! The teacher leading was super encouraged and uplifted by the way the Lord moved.  

We were on fire as the Holy Spirit continued to pour out  that night at City West College. We all shared prayer testimonies and prophesied over the students who for the first time ever felt the boldness to do the same, many on our team were blessed by their prophetic words in return. God is so good. 

Before our ministry time Friday, we got to spend time at the Wildlife Park and finally see and pet some Kangaroos!! 

Emily Hunt feeding a Kangaroo

Last night the entire team had the privilege of ministering to the youth group here at City West. Once again we began with allowing the Lord to highlight a few to encourage, then Aaron shared his testimony and spoke on the Father’s heart. So many hearts touched as we once again moved in the prophetic ensuring each student a taste of the Father’s heart for them personally. Two more salvations came out of this powerful night! God is so faithful!! 

Blog written by Kheanne Fontaine

Revival in a tent and a preschool - Team South Africa

Revival in a tent and a preschool - Team South Africa

Over the last four days, we have seen and experienced God move in many, many ways.  Here are just a few testimonies and stories of some of the unique things the Lord has done during the last couple days.  

Salvations

On Wednesday, we joined with Jean Miller in the weekly feeding program that provides a full meal to the Backdoor community on a daily basis.  Approximately forty people arrived including around twenty children, and before the food was distributed, Marla shared a message on “Friendship with Jesus.”  Afterwards, she asked if there was anyone there that wanted to receive Jesus as Savior, and about twenty of the children came forward and received Christ!  It is truly amazing how the Lord opens the hearts of his children, and how physical needs often open the door to minister to spiritual needs.

Physical Healing

This weekend we had the honor of attending and speaking at a revival in the Gutshwa community and celebrating the church’s first anniversary.  The revival was full of amazing worship, prayer, and messages brought by Andrew, Hope, and Zach.  On Friday, before he preached on Physical Healing, Andrew heard a word of knowledge to go outside the revival tent and wait.  He went outside the tent, and as he walked around and waited on the Lord to tell him what to do next, two women came up out of the field nearby and walked up to Andrew.  He and a local missionary who was standing nearby prayed for one of the women and her painful, deaf ear opened up and she was able to hear again without any pain.  God is so kind to speak in ways that we understand, and we are learning as a team that He trusts us to take a risk, step out in faith, and act upon what He has said.  When we act upon what God tells us, faith is activated and that is when miracles happen.

Freedom

Before the revival service on Saturday, we split up in groups and visited homes in Gutshwa to pray for people and invite them to the services.  At the last house we visited, a sweet lady named Anna was excited to see us and wanted us to pray for her.  However, not long after we began blessing her, her back and neck became very painful and the pain moved around.  Her countenance became more hostile and she wanted us to stop praying and leave.  We continued to pray peace and healing over her and took authority over her mind, body, and home.  As soon as I invited Holy Spirit to remove any spirit that was tormenting her, she let out a deep breath, hunched over, and as all the pain left her body, she began to cry tears of joy.  At this point we hugged her and invited her to the service that evening, and told her that Jesus loves her wants relationship with her.  Later that evening we saw her at the service worshiping with the community.  There is truly freedom where the Spirit of the Lord is!

As a team, each of us is encountering the Father in new ways.  Jonathon and Kelsey are incredible leaders, and I speak for everyone when I say that it is an honor to follow their lead and serve with them.  We could not be more encouraged and excited about what God is doing.  Overall, we have been blown away by how smooth everything has gone, and despite the annoyance of an ant infestation in the group home, we are very grateful for everything we are experiencing. 

 We do ask for prayer for guidance and open hearts as we will be doing an outreach in the bush community of Secunda this week.  Almost two weeks into the outreach, the group misses loved ones, spouses, and friends.  Thank you for your prayers and support!

Blog written by Phillip Wennerstrom

Greetings from Down Under- Team Australia

Greetings from Down Under- Team Australia

Yesterday we flew from Sydney to Melbourne, pronounced “Melbin” by the locals – just say it out loud and you will understand… We met the pastors at Melbourne airport and downed a quick long black (coffee), before heading out to our host homes. Everyone is in awe of the beauty of this country and her people and God’s kindness in sending us to this wonderful place.

On Wednesday night, Shelby Hornbuckle spoke on honor (or, “honour” to our Australian friends) to Salt Community Church in Bomaderry, New South Wales. A woman with Fibromyalgia and severe depression came forward for ministry. She experienced a reconnection with God and began to cry as she felt her pain lessen. Another girl, who originally intended to go to a party instead of church, reported that she had a similar testimony to that of Shelby’s. Two of our team prayed with her. She began to cry as she told them she felt beautiful again, that she felt love for herself, and felt worthy to be honored after a long season of self-hatred and shame.

           Last night, Will Law spoke on healing at a service at Hillview Church for their youth group, Summit Youth. The group is led by our own Nashville natives, Sam and Tink McCloud. We played a hilarious game and ate from giant pile of “chips” in preparation for the service. After worship the team received prophetic words for the teens and sat down to listen to the teaching. 

 After the service the team was released to minister healing for those in the church who needed healing.  A young lady came up the the microphone who had trouble with tightness in her hip after a reconstructive surgery. The girl, a dancer, said that after her surgery she was unable to perform without experiencing at least three days of tightness in her reconstructed hip. She said that during the service her hip tightness was almost completely released in a moment. Another one of the church members was prayed for concerning a lengthy bout with bronchitis. I watched awe and realization wash over his face as his lungs gave up remnants of the bronchitis he had had for three months!

           We spent today cleaning closets and battling Australian Redback spiders as we swept and tidied Hillview church in preparation for tomorrow’s service. Our hearts are being knit together through laughter, Australian cuisine, and the victories that God is giving us in this wonderful place. Jetlag is giving way to sleep, and our hearts are giving way to rest as we enjoy the Aussie culture and the adventure in which we have found ourselves.

Blog written by Patrick Smith.

Name's Sake - Team Jackson

Name's Sake - Team Jackson

Now that we are resting on the river, with time to reflect on the fiercely loving ministry of We Will Go, I (Jesse) can't help but play back the numerous faces we saw, served, and loved this past week. 

During this last week, God gave me a gift that makes me cry the more I think about it. He gave me the ability to learn not just faces and stories, but the name of each person. In my interactions with the staff and Neighbors of We Will Go, I literally memorized the name of everyone I met. It wasn't my intention at first, but the Lord set our team up to share and experience His amazing love - through experiencing the power of a name. 

A person’s name is to that person, the sweetest, most important sound in any language
— Dale Carnegie

As I experienced the power of knowing a name, I got to be a tiny example of the Father's love by knowing names (He made it so easy).

He says, "I have called you BY NAME and you are MINE!" [Isaiah 43:31]

This week was a powerful illustration of the reality that our Father knows everyone by name; not just His sheep, but also the ones who don't yet know they are His sheep.

In addition to learning the names of so many new friends, we had the pleasure of hearing the stories of many beautiful neighbors and missionaries. 

Each story was different, and beautiful, because they were the stories of normal broken people who wanted to save the world, and heard the Father's call to love their neighbor first (sounds biblical, right?). We also got to connect with Neighbors, and hear some of the mess & beauty that they have gone through: 

As a team we want to share a few of the names and stories of new friends who have impacted us so deeply.


Morgan's story:

Ashley, a WWG missionary, teaching.

This precious lady, Ashley, was one of the first We Will Go (WWG) missionaries we had the privilege of meeting this week. Before we started moving her slimmed-down belongings from one house into another across the street, she kindly sat on the floor of her home and shared her heart with us. 

As she told us about her dream and invitation to relocate to India this fall, she also invited us into her heart in the here-and-now part of this journey.  She told us about the trips and teams she's taken to India during recent years, but what she left me with was an impression of the perfectly-suited gift she's made of her heart to our Father as she asks Him often "how can I serve you with what I have in my hand right now?" 

Sheila's stories

On Sunday, I was totally undone by Jeanette's prayer over me. During that prayer, and again a few days later when she pushed me on a porch swing while encouraging me to slow down & rest in Him, I felt God's heart for me (delivered with an English accent). 

It's amazing how God uses all sorts of ways to touch us. Today, the key He used to open a space in my heart was a lovely young women with developmental disabilities who just wanted to be loved. 

Morgan's Story

This little man is one of my favorite people in all the world. 

In church, he worshipped and prayed alongside long-time Jesus knowers. His mom is a transformed woman, and his dad is a transformed man - both recently rescued from life on Farish street - where one danced in, and one managed a club. 

Now, both of these precious people  are living their true identities as a son and daughter of our Father, and their son is growing up in the gift of knowing who he is, and who his Father is. 

Markus's Story

Wow, I had such an incredible experience with Mr Hawkins! After going through collecting food and clothing with him I had an opportunity to hear more of his story. 

While we talked, he shared that he really didn't want to continue his lifestyle of drugs and alcohol, and recognized that he needed to be mentored/discipled. He was so caught up with his own struggle that it had become hard for him to see beyond himself. 

While I was praying for Mr Hawkins I felt led to invite him to ask the Lord for a game that Jesus would like to play with him. He did, and had one of the biggest smiles on his face as he invisioned it in his mind’s eye. Then he responded "but that's not a game", enthusiastically!

He then proceeded to tell me what he saw: "Jesus wants me to gather the children then bring them to Jesus." 

I said, "you've got an evangelistic call on your life!" 

His response was, "I can't be an evangelist. To do that you have to have a call". 

Our hearts so connected. I told him, "Mr Hawkins you just got the call. It may be your life that could alter those kids' lives forever". 

“Wooooowwwwwww”, was his response in a nutshell!

Through taking the time, and allowing Jesus to work, I was able to help Mr Hawkins go from discouragement in living his life by trying to be good to a lifestyle that recognizes that he has a purpose and destiny.  The continued challenge that Jesus really pressed on my heart through this experience is: how many other Mr Hawkins' are in my life - and will I stop for the one? 

Allison's Story

On Monday we joined our neighbors at a church that provides a warm breakfast for those that would otherwise go without. As we sat at round tables with our neighbors, we shared more than stories and pictures of our children; we shared a moment in our lives.  

I had planned on eating before we left - partially because I did not want to eat food that could have gone to someone in need - and partially because I didn’t know if I could stomach a boiled hot dog on a white bun.  But the Lord humbled my heart with the kindest invitation – “would you eat this out of obedience?” In my simple ‘yes’ to Him, I heard His magnified ‘YES’ to my neighbors. 

As I listened to Victor and Kimberly’s story of loss and hardship, I saw the deep sadness in their eyes of hopes deferred. In their holding to hope that someday things would be different, I realized it was my honor to share this simple meal with these precious hearts that refused to give up - even in the midst of a season of life that looks contrary to every dream their hearts have probably ever held.


In all of our introductions; in learning so many names and stories, we have realized that everyone...regardless of shape, age, race, creed or status...is valuable, and worth the courage needed to pursue with love. 

Because we are His reward, and He is worthy of us all. 

 

Blog by Team Jackson, compiled by Morgan Presley 

Physical Healings - Team UK

Physical Healings - Team UK

Our first week in Sunderland was amazing, as we’ve partnered with the House of prayer interns in the city, and with their church. There has been incredible unity, and together we have seen the Lord move tremendously in the city through physical healings.

One testimony is from Carrie Grace,  

“We got to minister to a service of students about hope! After the service I prayed for this lady maybe in her sixties. She was in a fatal car accident in her twenties that killed her boyfriend, crushed her skull, and bruised her brain. They took bone from her hip to rebuild her skull. As a result, she had a severe indentation in her forehead. She also had sinus trouble that affected her several other ways. I prayed for her, and her dent literally filled in significantly. She said it felt lighter and that a shadow had been lifted from it. Later she jolted into realization that her sinuses (that were previously crushed) were draining, her nasal passages were opening up, her head felt lighter, and that each side of her head felt balanced. I led her into deeper understanding in relationship with Jesus, and taught her how to hear God's voice and pursue Him! She was so receptive and proclaimed, "wow you've really helped me so much!" Praise the Lord. I’m glad I could be a part of that.” 

Another testimony from this week occurred when our team, and the HOP interns went out on the streets of Sunderland to do supernatural evangelism. Here is an account of what the Lord did from Emily Phillips.

“Hunter, myself, and one of the interns from the church were on a team. We came across two teenage boys in the park and asked them if we could give them a spiritual reading. One of them told us how his girlfriend had a pyschic tell her things before that came true, so he believed it was real. His other friend did not believe the supernatural was possible. We explained that what we did was different, and that we would be asking the Lord to tell them what He thought about them. We gave one of the boys a prophetic word that ended up being so accurate that he started believing that God cared about him. After his friend heard how spot on the word was, he decided he wanted one too. Next we asked if either needed physical healing. The more reluctant boy said yes but didn’t believe God healed. He told us if God healed the pain in his foot that he would run around the park twenty times, and jump in the pond. The three of us said “deal” all at once. We prayed for his foot and it was completely healed. Although he did not run or jump in the pond, he was completely blown away by God’s goodness. We prayed for his friend who had been jumped by a gang member a few days before. He could not bend his finger and thought it might be broken. We prayed, and he was able to move his finger with no restrain, and the pain was gone. Hunter then noticed a tattoo on his arm and interpreted the tattoo. The interpretation ministered to him so deeply that tears began to form in his eyes. He thanked us, as they both agreed that they did not know that they believed in the whole God thing before, but after today they were starting to think differently. They added Hunter as a friend on Facebook, and asked to take a seflie with us. They assured us that they would be at the next spirit café at the church, and hoped to see us there.”

These are just a few of the amazing testimonies that the Lord has done on the trip. Please keep in prayer for us as we are currently in the beautiful country of Scotland. Stay posted to read more about what the Lord is doing through us in Edinburgh. Team “fishers of men and chips” RULE! 

Intent on One Purpose - Team Nashville

Intent on One Purpose - Team Nashville

Therefore if there is any encouragement in Christ, if there is any consolation of love, if there is any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and compassion, make my joy complete by being of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose.
— Phillippians 2:1-2

Intent on one purpose- Encouragement

That was the sole purpose God had for our team this week; and God is a good God who offered LOTS of opportunities for us to do just that.  Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday were spent with Family Affairs and we were able to encourage and love both the staff and the families they minister to.  Monday and Tuesday morning we were given time to get to know the staff and minister to them through the encouragement of seeing the gold and calling it out.  Hearing God's heart for this sweet staff and loving on them through fellowship with the Spirit is one of the most joyful and encouraging things we got to experience.  

Encouraging the staff of Family Affairs

Monday and Tuesday afternoon, we were able to partner with the full and part time staff of Family Affairs to love on the kids in their after school program.  Full of energy and excitement, each one warmed up to us immediately and allowed us the opportunity to spend a couple of hours doing life with them.  Barbie Graham was even able to teach them a little about how to play tennis!  But no matter the activity, they long to be seen as the amazing little people that they are and we LOVED getting to speak life into them.  Faith also prayed for a little boy who had a headache and God healed him!  

Wednesday Night continued our time with Family Affairs through worship led by Matt and Jenna Hale, Faith Boyce and Liz Kendrick.  One of the kids there made the comment: "This is so much fun!" My. Thoughts. Exactly. Worship was full of life and joy as we sang and praised God together.  And Liz Kendrick delivered an incredible message on Heart of Stone and Inner Vows.  Our team afterwards spent time praying with and for people desiring to make an exchange with God- hardened hearts for pliable ones and freedom from things spoken over their lives. We saw burdens being lifted and hope restored.  We saw a woman with gallstone pain be healed and another with knee pain healed.  God is so good! 

Thursday night God sent us to the Foundry; an incredible place God is using to minister through "Creative Compassion" (art and music coupled with ministry).  Each week The Foundry opens her doors to any and all, to serve them a Meal of Hope.  Our team greeted each guest with a smile and a delicious dinner, cooked by The Foundry staff, while Liz Kendrick and Faith Boyce led worship. Carmen Nelson brought the "spiritual meal" through her message of Forgiveness.  Again, God used our team to pray with and for the people there that night.  One of the ladies we prayed over, struggled with depression; God used our prayers to bless her with peace and release from feeling overwhelmed.  She came empty and she left full!! 

But what is even more incredible than the meal they serve each week, is the food they send home with the people that come.  The staff continues the Meal of Hope by making to-go meals for each person and then passing out free groceries provided each week by one of the local grocery stores. I have never seen or felt so much joy in living out the statement Jesus made: "I was hungry and you fed me..."

Prophetic ministry for Foundry Staff.

Our joy was most definitely made complete through the opportunities God provided us to minister this week.  We ended Thursday, pouring into the Foundry staff and interns, through prophetic ministry.  Again, an incredible opportunity to hear the heart of God for each person and call out the gold!  What a blessing to be able to pour into the lives of people who so selflessly and JOYFULLY serve the least of these. 

Thank you for following our incredible journey and for your prayers!

Blog written by Charlotte Largen

Part of His Plot - Team Jackson

Part of His Plot - Team Jackson

A few days ago, Mrs. Amy Lancaster told us a story about the beginnings of her home. 

She told us about when We Will Go was just - "just" - a Word from Him. 

Just an idea. An invitation. And a misused plot of ground. 

She told us about the earliest groups - friends on volunteer day-trips - who came to pick up trash from the land her house stands on. 

The piece of land that the Lancaster family now calls home; the grassy square plot in the middle of Jackson - used to be a drug corridor. The place where bringing Life to Jackson started was (at that point) nothing but a drugs-traded and drugs-used property. 

All the Lancasters had was an invitation from God. "All" they had was a vision of what was coming. Of what could be. 

An invitation of how they could live showing His love. 

She told us how their friends came just after their move - bringing groups to join in the mission. How they picked up glass and trash; cleaning up the garbage from things that had been used to deteriorate lives. She told us about the kind willingness of many friends to be part of the mission - even though sometimes they didn't see the vision. 

But, my favorite thing she told us about that plot of land, and about their friends gathering around to help them walk out their mission is this: 

The first times, their friends didn't want to pick up glass and trash. (If we're being real, who really does?) She told us that a lot of times, their friends didn't see the value in removing the trash, because they hadn't recognized yet what the Lancasters saw. 

They didn't see the importance of clearing out trash, but Amy did. She saw it - not as a Saturday improvement project - but as preparing the ground. 

She told them, as she handed them the bucket for collecting garbage "we're going to plant a garden here". On the plot of land that didn't even grow grass at the time. 

At that point, it couldn't grow anything. It had been too misused. Abandoned too long. Trashed beyond recognition of its true potential. 

It's beauty was unrecognizable to most people. 

But Amy and David saw it. 

They heard the Lord's heart, and created space for the gold. 

And, as she told us in that same conversation, when we sat on the grassy plot, and she pointed to the garden, "we have never, not had enough food. Every time someone asks to pick, there are more peas - even if they've just been picked the day before." 

What beauty. Not only that He is physically providing for the neighbors of Jackson, but that - in the same way - He shares His vision for us, and invites us to be part of preparing the ground, and building His vision; of becoming who He sees we can be. 

And the truest beauty is, I am that plot - and so are you. That part of His plot. Where nothing should grow, because of my misuse of what He's given me. But He has picked out and thrown away all of the broken pieces of things I've wasted - one by one - and now I'm the site of what He's planting, and He's cultivating on that same ground what will nourish me (and others!) back to Life. 

Blog by Morgan Presley 

Stopping a Moving Truck - Team Auburn

Stopping a Moving Truck - Team Auburn

Team War Eagle has been having a blast here in the great state of Alabama! The most important lesson I learned this week is that if someone says “War eagle” to you, the proper response is “War eagle.” Those words felt very strange coming out of my mouth the first time I said it, but I’m trying to be like Paul and become all things to all men.

Most of our time this week has been spent on Auburn University’s campus. Each day, we set up a table on one of the main concourses and asked the Lord to lead us as we connected with the students. We did treasure hunts where we delivered encouraging words and paintings to students that God highlighted and spread the joy of the Lord by giving away Starbursts. Miss Karen was an absolute champion while we were on campus. She wrote encouraging word after word for students with complete boldness. For one of her words, she heard God tell her to encourage someone in a truck. Even though we were on a road where we had only seen pedestrians and golf carts, a maintenance truck started driving down just a few minutes later. So Karen ran over and stopped the whole truck! She proceeded to deliver an encouraging word to the driver to which he responded, “Praise Jesus!”

Some other highlights of the week were holding personal ministry sessions focused on inner healing, delivering messages on the Father Heart, Forgiveness, and UGBs, and spending about four hours prophesying over members of the congregation and the community. We had a blast swapping stories of delivering words of knowledge and watching people find freedom from the cycle of fear, shame, and control.

God is good! We’re super excited to see what He will do the rest of the week. On Saturday, we’ll be running a creative arts and dance workshop for about 20 kids from age 4-12. On Sunday, we’ll be prophesying over the church and sharing testimonies of all the amazing things that’s happened throughout the week. Pray for the Holy Spirit to continue filling our hearts with passion and boldness. Pray for the chains of fear, shame, and control to be broken off the members of The Oaks church. And pray for Betsy as she turns 24 on Friday! Love you all. War eagle.


Blog written by Brennen Finchu

Awe and Wonder: Team Iceland

Awe and Wonder: Team Iceland

Our time in Iceland seems to get better and better with each passing day. I’ve found myself saying at the end of each day “this has been the best day ever.” I’m surprised at how each day there’s something new that either causes laughter within me, silence due to awe and wonder, tears of joy or even tears of compassion. God has been doing an intimate and very real work within our hearts. Our team is constantly being moved not only by the creation that surrounds this country, but also by the testimonies of its people. 

    During church on Sunday Mel and I (Cindy) had an opportunity to pray for a little 2 year old boy who had been life flighted from a small town to a hospital in the city after falling down a flight of stairs and hitting his head. I, of course, did a quick neurological exam while praying for healing and peace. Then, Mel and I were able to walk the mother through a prayer of forgiveness for the grandfather for not being there to protect and keep him safe, since he was watching the boy. We also walked her through forgiveness for the doctors for not doing a CT or MRI of his head to make sure he didn't have a bleed in his head. It was SO powerful! But it didn’t stop there. After church we saw the boy and his parents out at a restaurant and he was completely fine and back to his normal self. So it was encouraging not only to see a physical healing but healing within their hearts as well. 

    Tuesday we had the honor of being invited to Barbara's birthday party. Barbara is one of the pastors at Catch The Fire Reykjavik, the church that is hosting us while we are here. We had such a fun time continuing to build upon friendships and even meet new people. Towards the end of the party we were able to pray and prophecy over her as a birthday gift. After encouraging Barbara we prayed and blessed her. This was incredibly moving and an honor for all of us to witness and be a part of.

    One of the most incredible experiences we've had as team thus far outside of ministry was getting to see the Northern Lights. There’s really no words to describe what we experienced that night. It’s hard to put words to an experience that left us speechless…in awe and wonder at the majesty of the magnificent creator. We came face to face yet again with the reality of God’s beauty. 

Here's a quote from one of our team members, Jessie Risman, that pretty much sums up the late night adventure.

"Tonight I saw the northern lights dance across the midnight sky. I screamed. I squealed. I sobbed. It was the most captivating display of Gods creativity, kindness, intentionality and love and easily the most magical experience of my life. We are the wild lights that dance through darkness painting a picture of the fathers love."

    

Pray for us as we begin an Encounter Retreat at church tonight for the next 3 days. It’ll be a weekend focused on the healing of the heart. We couldn’t be more excited because we’ve already seen so much hunger in the people. They’re so open to the Lord and ready for more of Him. We are believing for deep encounters with the love of the Father as the Holy Spirit comes and administers healing to their hearts. 

Blog written by Laura Beth Harbin and Cindy Grecu 

Miracles, Adventure, the Local Church: South Africa So Far

Miracles, Adventure, the Local Church: South Africa So Far

Greetings from beautiful South Africa!  After a lengthy flight from Atlanta to Johannesburg, a miraculous luggage recovery, an overnight layover, and a final leg to Kruger, we drove to Michael’s Children Village in White River, South Africa, which will serve as our home base for the next three weeks.  As soon as we landed we hit the ground running, and the last four days have already been full of amazing experiences and adventure.  Our outreach here in South Africa really revolves around Michael’s Children Village and the weekly ministries that they conduct in White River, the Backdoor community, and Nelspruit.  What we have done so far is jump right into the stream of service that the local pastors and missionaries, including Pastor Surprise and Jean and Teisa Miller, are pouring out into the surrounding communities.  Here is a brief rundown of what has happened so far, how we are doing, and prayer needs and opportunities.

Wow.  That’s the word I keep hearing my teammates say, and it is really the best word to describe this beautiful place and wonderful people.  The two local churches that we will be attending and serving with are the Backdoor Church and Iris Revival, both of which were planted and are pastored by Pastor Surprise, and on Sunday, March 5, we had the privilege of worshiping with each congregation.  That morning, while the rest of the team were at Backdoor Church, Brian and Katie Hess had the opportunity to attend a local bush church in Barberton, and Katie was asked to speak on the message of the Father Heart of God!  After the service Jean brought Brian and Katie to a nearby house to pray for the healing of a mother who was suffering from terrible headaches and pain in her feet.  While they were there they also prayed for an older woman who had been practicing witchcraft, and after praying for both ladies, the mother and older woman were totally healed and delivered!

Backdoor church

Backdoor church

Yesterday five of us went to a local hospital to pray for patients and the rest stayed here at M.C.V. to do children’s ministry.  We saw a bunch of people get healed at the hospital!  One sweet lady whose headaches completely went away after we prayed for her, was certain that we had some kind of magic, but my favorite part was to tell her (and each person) that Jesus loves her and that He sent us here to tell her that he knows her and wants relationship with her.  The Lord is so faithful and kind! We are thrilled to be here and to be apart of what the Holy Spirit is doing, and we are growing closer through prayer and worship.

As we continue to serve, we are asking prayer for strength to get over the last bits of jetlag and overall wellness.  Pray also for revival and signs and wonders as we will be holding revival services this coming weekend.  Thank you for your prayers and support!

Blog written by Phillip Wennerstrom

Surfing the Lord - Team Australia

Surfing the Lord - Team Australia

Team AUSSOME has arrived! After a testing 24 hours of travel, we landed five days ago. I took the first opportunity to put my feet in the Tasman Sea (part of the South Pacific). So far it feels as if we died and went to paradise.

Time anomalies

A curious oddity of the travel is we will never experience Friday, 4th March. It’s just gone. The timezone shift wiped it from existence. Taken together with wandering beautiful beaches, Aussie accents and the weird time zone anomaly, it feels as if we’re living in our very own episode of Lost.

What’s happening

Since we landed five days ago at Sydney, we travelled south to Nowra. We’re based here until Friday, then we fly to Melbourne for the remainder of the trip. So far we’ve spent time connecting with churches and speaking about the father’s heart. One church we visited was on the edge of the beach. We can learn so much from them… Church. On a beach. Heaven. On. Earth.

In fact, this morning we surfed the Lord at another beach. We’ll be sharing on honour later with the a local youth ministry, and tomorrow we’ll be working with a homeless ministry. Some of our other plans are to launch a short school, further outreaches to different communities, as well as sharing what we’ve been learning with local churches, more youth ministries and schools.

Salt Ministries

I want to mention Peter and Meg Dover, pastors of Salt Ministries in Nowra, to you. They have tirelessly served us and enabled us to do everything here. They opened up their church, their home, they fed us, they taught how to surf and they’ve shown us what it looks like to be full of character and grace. These two have paid a huge price to be where they are today and we feel so privileged to spend our time with them. I’m hard pressed to think of two kinder, more down-to-earth people.

Team leading worship at church in Nowra.

Revealing the father

One quick testimony. On Sunday, one of our team, Kerri, spoke on the father’s heart. During the ministry time we forgave our earthly fathers for how they fell short of revealing our heavenly father. Afterwards, Kerri spoke with a girl of about ten years, and her step father. It transpired that Julie’s [not her real name] biological father was abusive, threatening her and her family through early childhood. Later a family friend filled in some of the gaps. Not only was her father abusive, but he took his life in front of Julie. After a hellish childhood and a life through the foster care system, Julie had known very little of what a good father looks like. She chose to forgive her dad, and after some prayer she experienced something she’d not felt before: freedom from her pain and trauma. She said she felt a lot better now, actually happy now — a far cry from how she experienced life before.

Follow the adventure

Follow our photos on Instagram with #teamAUSSOME and keep your eyes posted on our school blog for more updates from our team. You can pray for us that the father’s love would be powerfully poured out through our time here. Nothing would be better.

Blog written by Will Law

New Neighbors- Team Jackson

New Neighbors- Team Jackson

It's curious, isn't it - that of all the world-changing things that Jesus; God in skin-clothes, did - He classified them ALL as second to this: "love your neighbor as yourself". 

Honestly, I've never really been a fan of that answer Jesus gave. For most of my life, I've identified more with the cheeky guy who asked the original question "what do I really need to do to have eternal life" than I have with Jesus' ability to live the answer. [Luke 10.29] 

Something about that invitation just didn't sit well in my heart. (Now that the old me is learning how to die to the Real Me, I'm starting to see that it's because I didn't see myself as worthy of value; worth His love. It's kind of hard to love your neighbor as yourself if you own a lifestyle in which you don't even like yourself. Just sayin'...from experience). 

So, why does this matter? 

Well - the language; and, much more importantly, the style of living here is definitively designed around this decision: to choose to love messy, human, neighbors. 

In EVERY minute. 

For our team, choosing that love in the past few days has looked like all kinds of things. 

It's looked like helping three precious ladies relocate to homes on base (packing and loading and unloading and arranging missionary furniture - and, most importantly, hearing those missional hearts). 

Some days, it's looked like tutoring children, or even just sitting (or dancing) on some old carpet on Farish St; playing simple games, and speaking anything-but-simple value into the rising generation of Jackson. 

Sometimes, it looks like our team rallying around the precious people who have chosen to live in this city - praying for and encouraging these brave front-most of front-lines souls. 

Sometimes it's kind of glamorous; like sipping delicious, first-world coffee from the storefront that We Will Go opened on one of the most notably raunchy streets in Jackson - where neighbors can gather safely. 

Sometimes it's the kind of glamorous where we get to share what we're learning how to live with members of the long-term missionary team; when all of us hang out to eat pizza and practice hearing our sweet Dad's voice while laughing our way through prophetic activations - or crying through our journaling questions. 

 

And sometimes, in Jackson - loving our neighbors means waking up early to walk through this city, to wait in a food line, to eat a hot dog a local ministry served my table full of neighbors at 8:30 in the morning. 

WHATEVER it is; whatever form, or location, or verbal or non-verbal response it has come through - We Will Go is giving us feet-on-the-ground training for this thing that defines so much of our Father's heart, and we are learning how to choose showing Love to our neighbors. 

To show our neighbors that Love has a name - and that He knows and values the name of each of His children. 

Personally, I couldn't have loved like this before school - because I didn't really know Love. I didn't know His value of me, so communicating His value of His other sweet kids was really, really hard. 

Actually, it felt impossible. 

And honestly, it still feels hard. 

And, honestly, I hate hot dogs. That was the first one I'd eaten in so many years I've lost count. 

But, even though my stomach turned a little at the thought of bringing that first bite to my mouth - it ached much more at the realization that these precious, PRECIOUS siblings of mine - my Neighbors - were delighted to have walked to a safe place for that full meal at 8:30 am. 

They were honored by the known-by-name that came with those plates of plain-plus-a-ketchup-packet hot dogs. 

And I was thrilled to be invited to sit at their table and eat. (But not nearly as excited as I am for the day that we're all sitting together at our Dad's table, where He's saved each of us a place. Where we'll know each other - not in the partiality of whichever chapters of our stories we're currently living, but in the fullness of who He sees we are. Where none of His children - none of my neighbors - will ever be hungry, or lost, or strung out, or broke or heartbroken, or empty or used ever again.) 

Now I'm actively asking - less like the cheeky guy from the story, and more like one who is looking for the faces from my Father's heart "who is my neighbor?" 

The team at We Will Go has welcomed every person in this often-forgotten city, calling each of them "neighbor", and living what Jesus calls eternal Life on this city's streets. 

So, I guess what I'm asking myself (and what I'm offering you to consider) is this: who will I make room in my heart for? 

Because honestly, it doesn't matter what it looks like. If it's glamorous or filthy; if it's well-marketed or tightly-scheduled or a string of spontaneous displays. It matters that we CHOOSE to share Love. Because each one of our Neighbors is one of His favorites. And His heart-dream is to SHOW them His love. 

Through us. 

Blog written by Morgan Presley.

Spirit Cafe -Team UK

Spirit Cafe -Team UK

Team “fishers of men and chips” is settled in and on the move. Our hosts from Bethshan church have been incredibly welcoming providing us with proper English tea’s, incredible housing, and wonderful opportunities to minister in Sunderland. 

This weekend our team was able to be a part of the church’s new ministry, “Spirit Café”. This ministry reaches out to those who would typically seek spiritual counsel from mediums, witches, and sidekicks. The people of Sunderland are hungry for the Supernatural, but aren’t always going to the right resources. At spirit café, they open up a room in their building that serves coffee and tea, and offer them a menu with different treatments to choose from. For example, things like spiritual readings (prophetic words), dream interpretation, peace treatments, or physical healings are some of the main options. These are all code words for asking Holy Spirit to reveal His love for them! 

Some of our team was able to sit and build relationship with them while they waited for their treatments, while other team members were behind the scenes praying in the House of prayer for the people who would come. Their prophetic intercession paved the way for the evening. Many came through for different treatments receiving prophetic words, while others were healed physically. One person even left the café with Jesus in His heart! 

There will be another spirit café in a few weeks that we are excited to partner with again. The excitement and unity of the team is growing, and we can’t wait for what God has in store for the rest of outreach. Be sure to stay connected with our team through prayer, and reading our weekly blog posts to hear more amazing testimonies!

Blog written by Emily Phillips  

Some Southern Hospitality - Team Auburn

Some Southern Hospitality - Team Auburn

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We arrived here in Opelika, Alabama on Friday afternoon and were greeted by some of the best hospitality I’ve ever experienced. Josh and Ginger Hallmark as well as other from the leadership team of The Oaks Church, greeted us with dinner, fellowship, and a beautiful home to stay in with lots of space, a beautiful view, and even some chickens!

We spent Saturday working with The Exodus Ranch, run by Joe and Shelley Tufts, which is a non-profit that works to take in children who need a safe home where they are loved back to life. We had the honor of helping this ministry practically by cleaning and doing other odds and ends on their new property to help them get move in ready! 

Sunday we had the privilege of prophesying over about 30 groups of people before church, where we saw God do incredible things with amazing revelation and hearts being touched by His love in ways they hadn’t been before! Later that evening, Ellen did an amazing job at giving a teaching on the prophetic and the entire church was activated to prophesy! Each person (including most of the kids and teens!) there ended up giving over 20 prophetic words once the night was over through prophetic games! It was so wonderful to see people come to the realization that they could hear God’s voice, and that God wants to talk to each one of them.  This congregation is SO incredibly hungry and we’re really excited to see what else God has for this church as we continue ministering and teaching throughout the week.

Please be praying for our team as we continue this week. We’ll be on Auburn University’s campus with a ministry booth praying, prophesying, and doing whatever else God wants to do! Please pray for favor, open hearts and ears, and that there will be a hunger in the students! Also, we’ll be doing some teaching on Wednesday night at The Oaks Church on heart healing, so you can pray for the hearts to be prepared ahead of time by the Holy Spirit to receive this teaching!

Blog written by Betsy Finchum

 Uncovering Wells - Team Nashville

Uncovering Wells - Team Nashville

Then Isaac dug again the wells of water which had been dug in the days of his father Abraham...
— Genesis 26:18

To say that the first couple of days for outreach has been incredible, is an understatement.  Our first day was spent "uncovering wells" and praying for both Franklin and Nashville.  We went to specific areas in both cities that had previously seen incredible revival; areas that long to be unearthed and flow with the Presence of God yet again. 

We started at the Methodist Church in Franklin.  The place where Edward Bounds was compelled to return to and help rebuild spiritually.  We walked the same streets Bounds did, declaring the goodness of God and in turn began seeing reminders of that goodness in the everyday. Even our little ones went and their joy permeated the path. 

Our drive to Downtown Nashville continued our journey and once we arrived, the declarations continued.  God in His kindness, again showed us the incredible in the ordinary, and as we began to look, we noticed that the city is one surrounded by mountains. We saw angels sent to not only protect us on our journey over the next two weeks, but to protect the places we go.  And we saw excitement rise up in each of our hearts as God's Presence permeated the air. 

We made our way to the Ryman, named after Thomas Ryman, who longed for people to have a place to hear the gospel preached.  Our sweet Jenna Hale, received revelation that "Rye" is a crop grown for the protection and enrichment of the soil.  And we stood in awe realizing that God has literally been protecting and enriching the soil we were standing on, waiting for the sowers to come and not only continue to plant, but also for the reapers to harvest the crop that is ready.  This incredible building once used as a place to sow into the hearts of men, was prayed over by our team and anointed with not only the declaration of revival, but also with the oil of God's Presence.

Our second day was not only blessed, but a blessing.  We arrived in east Nashville at Family Affairs ready to worship with this incredible house of believers who love well and praise well. Our time together was spent being the true expression of Jesus and our team was given the amazing honor of praying with and for the members.  The Spirit moved in such a mighty way, that we were able to witness not only hearts being encouraged, but people being saved.

This week we will continue to team up with Family Affairs to bless their staff and the families they minister to.  Our prayer is that the wells uncovered this week spring forth such a revival, that the cities of Nashville and Franklin have a new song in their heart; one that turns them toward the ONE who wrote it. 

Blog written by: Charlotte Largen

Cultures Collide- Team Iceland

Cultures Collide- Team Iceland

Good morning from Iceland!! It’s Sunday morning here and we are getting ready to head out to church. Everything starts a little later here, including church, which is just fine with most of us. This morning we have the opportunity to do prophetic ministry before church and then Mel will be speaking on the Father Heart of God. 

    Just to recap the past three days, we left Nashville Thursday and arrived in Iceland bright and early Friday morning. After arriving, we headed to downtown Reykjavik to eat brunch and acclimate to the time change (however some of us are still working on that part). We did our best to stay awake through the rest of the day. However, Cindy was by far the most unsuccessful because she was falling asleep almost everywhere we landed. (haha) That evening some of us went to a worship night at the church and while we were there we had the opportunity to pray and worship with them. Mateo even had the honor of sharing part of his story that ministered straight to the heart of the people.

    Saturday we slept in and spent most of the day exploring downtown Reykjavik. We went to a beautiful, famous church named Hallgrímskirkja and then proceeded to walk to the coast of the North Atlantic Ocean…wind shield factor in full effect as we were all frozen. Walking downtown never seems to get old as the architecture is intricate and beautiful. There’s also a coffee shop just two blocks from us that is a major highlight and blessing for most of our team. Thank you Te and Kaffi.

Part of the team by the icy water!

Part of the team by the icy water!

    Last night we went to a leaders meeting where we worshipped, ate pizza, prayed and ministered. While we ate pizza we were able to begin to build relationships and create community. It’s truly been a joy and honor to get to know the Icelandic people. We have been welcomed so well and treated with such kindness. Mateo and I got to meet this beautiful couple and at the end of our conversation we were able to prophecy and pray over them and their marriage. To our shock they took our hands and it became a beautiful moment as cultures collided with our hands intertwined and hearts as one in Christ. Last night felt like the launching pad of something unique that the Lord has allowed us to be a part of here in Iceland and with this church. 

    Afterwards, we went for ice cream. We got slightly lost in translation as some of us accidentally ordered a whole liter of ice cream. Our friends thought it quite hilarious. We are excited to continue to build relationships and do normal life here with our new friends and family. 

    Thank you for keeping up with our journey! Please continue to pray for us as we share, teach, pray, minister and simply do life with people. The people here are so hungry for more of the Lord and it feels like an exciting time to be here. We are so thankful and undone by all the Lord has already done, not to mention the beautiful landscape that surrounds us! 

Blog written by Laura Beth Harbin