Monday, March 31, 2008

St Joseph - Day 2

This morning was another great opportunity to take a vacation day and sit under the Word of God. Ms. Lynette did a fantastic job. She spoke on different things this morning...and they were all good. One thing that really stuck out to me was one things she mentioned about raising kids. Myself, not having any children yet, like to take note of some good advise.
Mrs. Hagin was saying that these days, parents are so consumed driving their kids from one practice to the other, from one program to the next, one event to the other... Where is family time with God in all of this? She stressed that it is so important to set time aside, eat meals together, have devotional time together... because what is imparted at a young age, will keep kids on the right path.
These morning sessions on the road are just full of "nuggets" to take away with you. I love the way Ms. Lynette illustrated biblical principles in practical ways. You do not want to miss any of these services.

Here a few pictures of this morning.

Talk to you again later,


Sunday, March 30, 2008

Use the authority...

Day 1 of the Living Faith Crusade in St Joseph was great. Setup went smooth, thanks to a bunch of help from the local church; the rest of the team came in safely and service tonight was awesome.

Pastor spoke on one of the key subjects of this ministry - the authority of the believer.
So many times people tend to blame God for things that happen in this world, or they think that God is in control of this world. You hear things like "God sent this hurricane..." or "why did God let this happen"... We tend to forget though that God has delegated the Authority to us - the believers. We need to do something with it! With authority comes responsibility. It is time we, as Christians shape up and use what God has given us. Use it in your realm of influence. Speak over your property, that it is protected from the storm, speak over your family, etc.
Another thing that it is important is to use a tone of Authority. Its not enough to whisper around and kindly tell the devil to take his hands of bold about it and you will see results.

I have to share a story out of my own life: I have been having a bad cough about 2 weeks ago and i had to got to the doctor a few times. He prescribed some medication and I was standing and believing that "by his stripes i was healed". I was getting a lot better and by mid of last week it was gone completely. Then, the day before we are supposed to leave for this trip, I start to cough really hard and my thought turned fiery red. Immediately I had my doctors voice in my head that said "oh just wait, it will come back a few more times until it's all the way gone"... I quickly decided - not with me Mr. Devil: I got in the car and drove around campus yelling at the top of my lungs at the devil, telling him to take this cough and return to where he came from. Told him i was standing on the Word and that he over-extended his stay already. I decided not to think about it anymore and to act like it was so.
I kid you not, within 20 minutes the pain, cough and swelling was completely gone. Now, i am not telling you now to run and drive around, yelling like a crazy person :-) but it is the tone of authority that will make a difference. Just think about what God has provided for you with His son Jesus. Wow, what a responsibility we have.

Pastor did a great job tonight. He is such a great teacher and the audience really "soaked it in". Pastor and Mrs. had a healing line at the end of the service and we had a few testimonies of instant manifestations.

Thanks for everyone's prayers and for posting comments on this blog. Let us know you are reading.

For the entire Crusade team.

David W.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

The Journey is the destination...

That sentence is kinda the essence of today's trip. When you go somewhere, you might as well enjoy the ride.
We left this morning at 8:00 a.m. on our way to the midwest... St. Joseph, IL is the first stop on our 2 week tour throughout the US.
Today we did something special: We got a chance to visit the family of one of our team-members: The Roethe Family. They live in a small town just outside Springfield, IL. We got there around 3:45 PM and were quite the attraction (stopping people that walk their dogs right in their tracks, scaring grandmas in PT Cruisers by blowing our horn, etc.)

Nathan's parents had prepared a wonderful dinner and we enjoyed the time with them. Thank you so much for your hospitality!
We also had a good time playing with the dog and taking pictures of all the different foods we ate.

After the much needed break we continued down the road and got to our destination around 7:45.
Everything is well, the Bus is in one piece and our bellies are full... Praise the Lord :-)

Please keep the rest of the team in your prayers as they fly out tomorrow (pray for good weather) and for a smooth setup.
If you live in the midwest, you might want to consider taking a day off to come out and see us:

Saint Joseph, IL
Living Word Fellowship
March 30-April 2, 2008
1000 Park Ave.
Saint Joseph, IL 61873
(217) 469-7410
Pastors: Larry & Pam Millis
Service Times:
Sunday-Wednesday 7:00 p.m.
Monday-Wednesday 10:30 a.m.

Good night from Champaign, IL.


Heading out for a long time...

Good morning from a cloudy Tulsa, OK.
We are about to get on the bus once again...this time for 14 days straight (for some of us).
This crusade trip takes us to Illinois first and then on to the Northeast.
We are looking forward to great meetings.

Keep us in your prayers for a safe travel.

The bus crew,

Nathan, April and David

Friday, March 7, 2008

Tap into the Anointing...

Last night Pastor talked about the anointing and that it is God's power that brakes every yoke. God's anointing is always present, but like the wind, you can't see the anointing but you can feel it and see it's effects.
It takes Faith to tap into that power.
Pastor always does a great job at teaching. I enjoy how he can explain spiritual concepts in easy words.

Today is the last day of the California Crusades. We are heading home tonight (Plane will be home early Saturday morning, the bus following about 24 hours later). Please agree with us for safe travel.

Here a few pictures of last night:

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Suffering for the Lord :-)

Well, this one is going to make some people back home in Tulsa (there is snow in the forecast) mad, but....
This afternoon we took a drive down to San Diego and paid a visit to the beach. We stuck our feet in the warm sand and had some great seafood. Thanks to Todd and Marie Adams that played tour-guide and showed us some good places.

Don't be fooled, Life on the road is not always like that... but to relax for an hour and re-energize sure does good.
Now we are back at the Hotel getting ready to run back to church...

Here a few pics from this afternoon.

By the way, we are back at the Hotel again getting ready to walk out the door to the evening service.

La Mesa Day 2 - AM

This morning was Ms. Lynette's turn and she did a great job stirring the congregation up to pray.
These morning services are always very refreshing and is great to see so many people show up that are hungry for the things of God...makes it worth the travel.

Here are pictures of this morning:

Take a hike!

Here are 2 pictures from a few days ago in Pomona, CA. Captain Dave and I (we were the only ones who dared the challenge) went up on one of the hills around the city. It was a great vantage point to see the big metro area of L.A. and a good workout. Afternoons on the crusade are sometimes a good opportunity to explore the area.


The Holy Spirit

The LaMesa Crusade had a great start tonight. In front of a great crowd at "Father's House" Church Pastor spoke on the importance of the Holy Spirit, and how we as spirit-filled christians need to stand up boldly for demonstrations of the Holy Spirit. Pastor Hagin explained how in the old testament the Holy Spirit only came upon certain individuals, such as the High Priest, etc. Now we have the Holy Spirit living within us! Just take a moment and think about what power we have because of Him... Thank God for the Holy Ghost. When the curtain in the Holy of Holies was torn apart (from top to bottom) on the day Jesus died on the cross for our sins, we received full access to everything God has for us... His Holy Spirit was no longer limited to a chosen few...but it is available to all who believe.

What an awesome message and what great responsibility we have.

Here are some pictures of the day.

Thanks to the great people at "Father's House" Church... Their hospitality is amazing.

By the way - you can watch services LIVE via the church's online stream at:
Check it out and let us know how it works out.

Good night from LaMesa, CA.