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Well here we are coming to another year end at His Will Ministry.  I have to admit that as usual I am in awe.   I hope and pray that I never loose that special childlike outlook on things.  Our Lord and Savior has opened several doors to the ministry that were unexpected. He has opened the door for the ministry to help orphans in Kenya.   I do not know why I am still surprised.  In March of 2003 Pastor Larry Skelton of Victory New Testament Fellowship Int. wrote me with these words given him by the Holy Spirit.  "You are going to experience doors opening in areas that you didn't know existed, He will make ways where there at this present time there is no way."  He went on to talk of living on total faith as the doors opened.  Then at a church where I was preaching a woman gave these words in April 2003 " You both need to get a really clear vision of what God would have you do. … He is perfecting you for greater and greater things.  Things that people can't even imagine." You see we at His Will Ministry had never even thought of the directions and doors that the Lord opened this year.   The moral of the story! Even if it does not happen as soon as you think it should hold onto Jesus' word's in Mark 5:36 "Do not be afraid, Only believe!"         Through a kind gift of Pastor Peter in Kenya the Lord started a series of events that resulted in His Will Ministry rebuilding two orphanages and having plans for a new 100 bed orphanage as the Lord provides. Pastor Peter also is working as our pastoral representative in Kenya being our eyes and ears.   The picture is Pastor Peter, Sister Phyllis and the cows in the living area of her home and orphanage.  She and the children shared the home with the local cows because there was not even a door to keep them out.  The next picture is the same room after the repairs provided by His Will Ministry.  When God opens a door we must walk through.   The below picture is the children in the home now.  They have hope that was provided by a simple little gift.  We just never know how far those ripples will go when we have the faith to step out and cast our bread upon the water.  Ecclesiastes 11:1-2 (KJV) 1Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days. 2Give a portion to seven, and also to eight; for thou knowest not what evil shall be upon the earth.   With Pastor Peter of www.hiswillministry.org/lwc http://www.hiswillministry.org/lwc    Kenya we also helped start and maintain a computer training school for the orphans.  So now not only are the orphans being fed, clothed and given a place to live but they are also being given a computer education that will benefit them in the rest of their school studies.  Pastor Peter being a humble pastor did not want to ask for help in rebuilding the home that he and his family live in with 20 additional orphans.  At my continuing request he put together a cost to rebuild this building.  I cannot say why, except for the urging of the Holy Spirit I felt Pastor Peter's home needed the work.   As we progressed we discovered what the next photo shows.  You can see pastor Peter by the base of the Home.  We discovered that the base timbers that were holding up the house were rotted and it was only through the grace and power of our God that Pastor Peter's home did not collapse and kill at least 25 people.  You see my friends when you are doing the perfect will of God you are protected.   By new year those 20 orphans and Pastor Peter and his wife will have a safe home to live in because the Lord opened those doors and His Will Ministry stepped through.           Ok this was just the beginning.    Pastor Yesudass in India of Paul Ministries www.hiswillministry.org/paul http://www.hiswillministry.org/paul  is working with us to reach the tribal people including the Hindu's in his region.  We just finished a project to reach the tribal children with special Christmas packages.   Because of the fact that the area that Pastor Yesudass ministers to is very poor we are currently working on a planning phase of a sewing project.  This project will give the local woman training on sewing clothes to be able to provide for their families.  This facility would provide Christian teaching to hopefully create a whole new group of women evangelists who will go forth and tell their friends, relatives, neighbors about what Jesus has done for them.  We are hoping, praying that this facility will be able to become a totally self supporting ministry in its own.  With growth of the textile industry in India this could be a very good project for the Kingdom of God and the very poor region.  Pastor Yesudass is also working as our Pastoral representative in India with many other ministries.  He is our eyes and ears there.          God Bless Pastor A. J.


Marys thoughts for the month

I was reading the parable of the ten bridesmaids in the book of Matthew today (Matthew 25:1-13).  I love how Jesus was always such a story teller, I can picture just sitting at His lovely feet and listening to Him recount the parables to those who followed Him.  In this particular instance He was using the analogy of a Jewish wedding ceremony something His listening audience could relate too.  In the Jewish wedding ceremony the long-awaited Bridegroom (Jewish brides waited a year after betrothal for their Bridegroom to prepare a place for them) came to snatch away the bride the night before the wedding feast itself.  This parable is one of the easiest ones to understand, the Bridegroom is of course Jesus, and the five wise virgins (bridesmaids) represent genuine believers, and the five foolish bridesmaids represent unbelievers.  Remember that Jesus was talking to the Jews and often He employed using language that the Jews would understand, such as a Jewish wedding ceremony, but Jesus was also speaking to us, all of us who would believe in Him through the years. 
Let's look at the verses from the Bible: Matthew 25
1"Then the kingdom of heaven shall be likened to ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. 2Now five of them were wise, and five were foolish. 3Those who were foolish took their lamps and took no oil with them, 4but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. 5But while the bridegroom was delayed, they all slumbered and slept. 6"And at midnight a cry was heard: 'Behold, the bridegroom is coming; go out to meet him!' 7Then all those virgins arose and trimmed their lamps. 8And the foolish said to the wise, 'Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.' 9But the wise answered, saying, 'No, lest there should not be enough for us and you; but go rather to those who sell, and buy for yourselves.' 10And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding; and the door was shut. 11"Afterward the other virgins came also, saying, 'Lord, Lord, open to us!' 12But he answered and said, 'Assuredly, I say to you, I do not know you.' 13"Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming.
From reading these scriptures we can see that all are virgins, all of them have lamps, all of them go out to meet the Bridegroom, and all of them get drowsy and fall asleep. These are the things they have in common.  This parable that Jesus told of the Bridesmaids is a microcosm of the church today.  All believers should be waiting for Jesus to return, just as He promised He would.  All of us should have our lamps and be ready to go out to meet Him. For all intents and purposes these virgins seem identical until you read that only five of them had enough oil to keep their lamps lit.  What does this mean to you and me?  All of the virgins fell asleep, because Jesus says that at midnight they all arose.  But only five of them were properly prepared to meet the Bridegroom, five of them had stayed in a state of preparation and five had not.  The five who were not prepared immediately tried to borrow oil from the five who were prepared in order to trim their lamps.  There is one valuable lesson to learn from this parable of the ten virgins and that is we must be ready every moment to meet Jesus Christ, our oil should be in our lamps.  Many Christians today have grown weary of watching and waiting for the Lord to return it isn't uncommon for Jay and me to encounter people who say they believe in Christ who will mutter, "Where is the promise of His coming, even my grandmother believed she would see Christ's return."  The reason I live in a state of readiness is because of Jesus' words here to the foolish virgins who showed up after the wedding feast had begun and the door was shut. But He answered and said 'Assuredly, I say to you, I do not know you.'
I never want to hear those words from Jesus, how about you?  If He does not return in my lifetime I will die ready to see His lovely face.  I will pass from this world with Him in my heart and His dear name on my breath.  Nothing in this world will keep me from that moment.  God knows my heart, He can read my thoughts, and He knows that I would die before denying Him.  He knows that every morning my eyes open in this world that I praise His Holy Name for one more day to glorify Him, and I pray all of you do the same.  Look around this world is there any part of it that you would cling to instead of Jesus; ask yourself if anything that this world has to offer you is worth going to hell for.  I hope your answer will be a resounding NO!!!

The truth is that Jesus could delay His coming longer than we think, and His coming will catch most people by surprise we need to stay awake and have oil for our lamps. It is also true that some people who profess Christ do not posses Christ and may look like true believers but will hear those dreaded words from Jesus on that day
"Assuredly, I say to you, I do not know you.'
I pray Brothers and Sisters that this will not be true of any of us.  God forbid.  No religion will assure your place in Heaven, and you cannot get there on anyone else's merits. Keep oil in your lamps and be ready every day to meet your Savior, do not grow weary in well doing and encourage others along the way.  Bring as many people home with you as you possibly can, and on that day you will hear these words from Jesus. "Well done good and faithful servant."

Lesbian ministers eager to go in 'Amazing Race'
By Melissa Evans, Staff Writer
Article Last Updated: 11/03/2007 08:09:14 PM PDT
There weren't any women ministers - much less lesbian ministers - when the Revs. Kate Lewis and Pat Hendrickson were young.  Although times have changed, role models are still hard to find, they say, even in the liberal-leaning Episcopal Church.  Lewis and Hendrickson, who have been in a relationship since meeting at a religious retreat in 1997, hope to change that with their appearance on "The Amazing Race," the CBS reality show that launches its 12th season tonight.
"We're happy to offer ourselves up to show people that Christians come in many different stripes," said Lewis, a minister at St. Cross Episcopal Church in Hermosa Beach. "Some of us are progressive and inclusive."  The potential for a $1 million prize, along with a globe-spanning adventure, didn't hurt, either.  "We are very serious about our relationship with God, and we are very serious about winning this race," said Hendrickson, a minister at St. Patrick's Episcopal Church in Thousand Oaks. "We're not afraid to have a good time, either. There's nothing wrong with having a little fun."
Amid the cast of brothers and sisters, co-workers and heterosexual couples, Lewis and Hendrickson are the only lesbian team ever to compete. The fact that they are both ordained ministers adds to their allure.  The teams travel nearly 50,000 miles by air, sea and land in a physically and mentally demanding race through several countries, including Ireland, Lithuania

How to Know When the Emerging ChurchShows Signs of Emerging in Your ChurchCommentary by Roger Oaklandwww.understandthetimes.org http://www.understandthetimes.org/
The world is changing. So is the Christian evangelical church. There was a time- not that long ago-when the Bible was considered to be the Word of God by the majority of evangelical Christians. Now that we are well into the third millennium and the post-modern, post-Christian era, the term evangelical can mean almost anything. What has happened? Why is this happening and what is the future for mainstream Christianity?
For the past several years, I have been speaking around the world on current trends that are impacting Christianity. After these presentations, I am approached by Christians who come from many different church backgrounds. Many are expressing their concerns about what is happening in their churches, troubled by the new direction they see their church going. While they may not always be able to discern what is wrong, they know something is wrong and that it needs to be addressed.Further, many have told me they have attempted to express their concerns with their pastors or church elders. In almost every case, they were told they had a choice to make-get with the new program or get out of the church.

Much of western Bangladesh is in ruins after a powerful cyclone smashed into the impoverished nation with huge waves, severe winds and torrential rains. Cyclone Sidr is the second-worst storm to ever hit disaster-prone Bangladesh. After making landfall in the Sudarban Islands, it swept north over the capital Dhaka.  Wind speeds of 140-155 miles an hour were recorded as the storm -- visible from space as a huge swirling white mass that moved north from the Bay of Bengal -- left a trail of devastation in poor rural areas. Local businessman Mollik Tariqur Rahman told one reporter that 80 percent of the homes in his village had been flattened.  "I cannot describe how devastating it was. It was like doomsday, the most frightening five hours of my life. I thought I would never see my family again," he said.  The death toll of 3,000 has been rapidly rising since the cyclone struck Thursday morning. The loss of life would be much higher if the government had not evacuated over 600,000 people who lived near the coast. This was the largest evacuation in Bangladesh's history.
In the past three years, I have reported several times about the incredible spike in tropical storm activity. Records have been smashed in every region that is visited by these types of storms.  Global warming can't be an explanation for the upsurge we are seeing today. If there is some connection to climate change, we should expect a more gradual rise in the odds of seeing deadly weather events of all types.
To give you folks a perspective of the intensity and frequency of tropical systems, I've compiled a list of storms that stand out in the headlines:
2004 - Japan was hit by a record number of typhoons. 2004 - Florida was hit by a record number of hurricanes.  2004 - Cyclone Catarina - 1st South Atlantic cyclone to reach a hurricane strength

2005 - Katrina was the most costly hurricane in history. 2005 - Rita was the most powerful Atlantic storm as measured by barometric pressure. 2005 - Atlantic hurricane watchers recorded 27 storms, the most ever in one season.

2006 - Larry was the most powerful tropical system to hit Australia in 31 years.  2006 - Monica topped Larry as the most intense cyclone ever to impact Australia. 2006 - Typhoon Saomai was the most powerful storm to hit Communist China. 2006 - Ioke - first recorded Category 5 hurricane to develop in the central Pacific

2007 - Cyclone Gonu - strongest tropical cyclone on record in the Arabian Sea. 2007 - The first time two Category 5 Atlantic storms made landfall in one season.2007 - The first time an Atlantic and Pacific hurricane hit on the same day.  2007 - Humberto - fastest storm ever to go from depression to full-scale hurricane 2007 - Sidr - Second-strongest storm to hit Bangladesh since records began in 1877 

I keep asking myself, "Where is this trend going?" If it was just a matter of bad luck, at some point, the law of averages would even things out and return us to a more normal pattern. If the pattern continues into 2008 and 2009, even the must cynical end-time critic would have to wonder whether Bible prophecy is the driving force behind these storms. I believe prophecy is the logical reason for the number of record tropical storms. God warned that the calling card of the tribulation hour will be an increase in natural disasters. I have a theory why hurricanes, cyclones, and typhoons are such a stand out over events like earthquakes, tornadoes and floods. Without a doubt, we are the most warned generation in all of human history. Cyclone Sidr only killed a little more than a thousand people because the population was warned to flee. A less powerful storm killed 300,000 people in 1970 because they did not know what was coming their way. Because of our ability to disseminate information about all things related to prophecy, God may be selecting certain end-times signs to stand out from others.
The most watched last-days indicator is earthquakes. If three strong seismic events occur within in a short period of time, even the godless media would perk up its ears. Jesus said He was coming as a surprise, so it would be counterproductive to have a huge number of massive earthquakes directly ahead His return. End-time components like hurricanes, moral decline, and global government are better indicators because they tend to get less attention. If the Lord is using tropical storms as a key warning sign, the massive surge of global activity would seem to suggest the end times are very near. Even at the door.
"And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth" -- Todd

Ecclesiastes 11:1-7 (NKJV) Cast your bread upon the waters, For you will find it after many days. Give a serving to seven, and also to eight, For you do not know what evil will be on the earth.  If the clouds are full of rain, They empty themselves upon the earth; And if a tree falls to the south or the north, In the place where the tree falls, there it shall lie. He who observes the wind will not sow, And he who regards the clouds will not reap. As you do not know what is the way of the wind, Or how the bones grow in the womb of her who is with child, So you do not know the works of God who makes everything.         In the morning sow your seed, And in the evening do not withhold your hand; For you do not know which will prosper,  Either this or that,  Or whether both alike will be good.
When asking direction and the will of our Lord and Savior this year this scripture was given to us.   It is true like all of Gods word. I down loaded a report from the internet by a non Christian and he even quoted this scripture.   But, what is the wisest man to ever live telling us?  Cast your bread upon the waters, in other words give freely and what?  You will find it after many days.  Solomon is telling us that you cannot out give God.  I see so many Christians that are having financial problems and they always say "I just cannot afford to tithe or give to the Lord!"     I just do not understand, one of the first lessons I learned as a Christian was that everything I have is God's.  He is just loving enough to let me keep 90% and only requires 10% back.    I am living proof that you cannot out give God!  If you give to the Lord with a joyous heart you will find it after many days.  It will return to you in abundance.  Mark 10:28-30 (KJV) Then Peter began to say unto him, Lo, we have left all, and have followed thee. And Jesus answered and said, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospel's, But he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life.    God and our Lord and Savior do not lie! Test them in this and see the abundance come your way.

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