By the grace of God, we continue to see fruit as we preach the Good News of our Lord Jesus Christ and train believers to do the same. In September, we ministered in several places in Minnesota and North Dakota and we are looking ahead to next month, when we will begin our Believers School of Ministry in Hyderabad, India.
Next Stop: India (via Skype)
On October 4, we begin our Believers School of Ministry classes at Living Word Community Church in Hyderabad, India via Skype, a ministry that we have been working with for many years. The classes will be each Wednesday (morning for me, evening for them). Please pray for the technology to work well and for students to be empowered to reach their nation for Jesus.
New Life Fellowship, Tolna, North Dakota
On Sunday-Tuesday, Sept. 17-19, we had a great time sharing lessons from our Believers School of Ministry at New Life Fellowship in Tolna, North Dakota. On Sunday night, approximately 50 people representing six different churches were in attendance. I believe it is a sign of revival that so many people are eager to come out and learn how to fulfill their ministry and to reach others for the Lord.
How to Pray for Your Church
In early September, I shared a message called “How to Pray for Your Church” at Two Rivers Vineyard Church in Mankato, Minnesota. At the end of the service, we had a great time of prayer with the leaders and the congregation.
The “How to Pray for Your Church [Podcast]” is available on our website along with the sermon notes. There is also a PDF of the notes you can use for a bulletin insert and prayer guide for your church. We received a couple of comments from those who used the notes for prayer in their church:
“Good one on prayer. Using it this Sunday.” (Pastor from northern Minnesota)
“Thank you. My friend and I are using the “How to Pray for Your Church.” I am going to give a copy to the Intercessor Leader at church as I think every member should have a copy. That way we are truly praying as one. Blessings on your day.” (Minneapolis Area)
Later in September, I spoke at Prairie Faith Church in Glenfield, North Dakota. This was my first time at that church, where I found a lively crowd of hungry believers who heard a message called “Miracles are for Today!”
Good News Church, Gary, Minnesota
I also had two days of meetings at Good News Fellowship Church in Gary, Minnesota. This is the area in northern Minnesota where we began our ministry in 1983. We had a healing service on Saturday night where I spoke on “Faith for Healing.” Connie Hamernik received a healing touch of the Lord. After prayer, the pain left her body. Praise the Lord Jesus! Connie had been suffering greatly with arthritis pain and stiffness, but the day after our healing service she testified that she was pain-free without medication. You can see her testimony here.
On Sunday morning I spoke on Acts 2:38: “Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.” Acts 2:38, KJV.
Susan and I are so blessed by your support, encouragement, and prayers. Let’s keep going for Jesus and never turn back.
Letters from Our Friends
Lost 15 Pounds
Thank you Tom and Susan for Susan’s book, “Help! I Want to Lose Weight,” on weight loss. I have lost 15 pounds and I am praying to stay on task with this good healthy eating in right proportions. Thank you for the encouraging ministry. You are a part of my prayers regularly. (Minnesota)
I’ve Read It Twice
Hi Susan, I picked up a copy of your book when you were at our church. I’ve read it twice—loved it! I’ve always enjoyed reading before and after stories of successful weight loss. I know how hard it is (I’ve taken off the “final 10” several times in my lifetime. Thanks for coming to our church to minister. It’s always a joy to have you. Be blessed in Jesus. (South Dakota)