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ARE YOU EXPECTING?
Our personal miracle story - The Crossley Family
For the past three years it has been our hearts desire
to have a second child. Unfortunately time and time again
our faith was challenged as the report always came back negative.
It was very frustrating at times, knowing that you are doing
everything you can for the Lord and all you have is one request.
Our church has also gone through it with us. Many prayers,
words and a whole lot of faith. On October 31st of this past
year we took up a sacrifice offering during our Missions Conference
and honestly I felt like it would break things loose in our
church. We were able to raise just over $12,000.00! Praise
the Lord! Immediately God started doing things in peoples
and we were still expecting our miracle.
It was a Tuesday morning just about a month after that offering
that we had an appointment at 11:30 a.m. to cancel our maternity
insurance because it was just more than we could keep handling
financially. Amy simply said, Ryan I know Im probably
not pregnant, but before I go cancel this I want to make sure.
Just a few minutes later a screech of delight was heard as
OUR MIRACLE HAD FINALLY TAKEN PLACE! After three long years,
we are now EXPECTING OUR SECOND CHILD! The church has rejoiced
with us and we are so excited about what God is doing. It
has been the beginning of a wave of miracles at The Rock Church
Continue to pray for us and by the way
WHAT ARE YOU EXPECTING!
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have to share this with you all!
Alexis, my beautiful seven year old daughter, was called up
last night, in our Monday night service, by Bro. Hudson (pastor
of Riverside in Morgantown, WV). He started to tell the congregation
what had happened the night before.
Apparently,there was a little girl who was sitting next to
my daughter in service. As my husband made the call for people
who needed the Holy Ghost, Lexy turned and asked the girl
if she had received it. The little girl responded, no, that
she was scared.
Alexis, looking at the girl, said, "Shame on you! The
Holy Ghost is nothing to be afraid of. It is the spirit of
God living in your heart." Alexis then said, " Raise
your hands in the air. I am going to lay hands on you, and
you are going to speak in other tongues as God fills you with
the Holy Ghost." When Lexy laid hands on the girl, she
started speaking in tongues!
"Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder
them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these."
Missionary to Costa Rica
My Furnished Place
- by MK (AC)
McFarland is an MK from Ireland
and his family are now Aim Workers in Ireland!
was working at Enterprise Car Rental in NYC When September
11th took place...
Remembrance of Tues. Sept. 11, 2001
after 5pm here in Ireland as I write this email. Every year
on this day I can't help but be taken back to that fateful
morning in 2001 when the world as we know it changed. I
think of Sean Waldron, a wonderful friend and fellow laborer
in Christ who made it home same despite being in the 102nd
floor of the second tower hit. I think of all the people
who came into my car rental office covered in soot and dust
and tears in the eyes looking for someway to get home to
their families. I think of the American soldiers and all
those who are with them all over the world helping to spread
freedom and keep us safe. I wonder if those who experienced
Pearl Harbor still feel the same way I do about 9-11. I
think that they must. I will never forget the sounds, the
sights, or the strange burning smell as the smoke covered
my city. I will also never forget the way New York rebounded.
How people came together and helped each other out in times
of need. How America rose up after she had been so brutally
knocked down. The terrorist will never defeat us because
they don't understand us. They don't understand the tenacity
that has been instilled in Americans from 1776 to the Alamo,
from WWI to Pearl Harbor, from 9-11 to Katrina. America
will stand as long as it is in "God we trust."
I remember Mike Piazza hitting a home run to win for the
New York Mets in the first baseball game played since the
tragedy. I remember enjoying and not taking anything for
granted. Yes my world changed forever. Not just the added
security or the constant awareness that we all have now.
I mean something different. I experience life now and I
don't just go through the motions. I urge everyone who reads
this to suck everything you can out of the wonderful life
the God has given us. Don't let anything, no matter how
dark or terrible it may seem, ever steal your desire to
"live" your life to the fullest. Of the many events
and circumstances that aided in the healing process, music
played a major role in my life. I remember hearing a benefit
concert on the radio. Elton John was there and dedicated
"Your Song" to New York City. I remember the tears
flowing down my cheeks as he sang "how wonderful life
is that youre in the world." To me it symbolized
the joy and relief that I felt knowing I was still alive
and kicking. My wife was still here and we still had time
to do something. It didn't really matter what the something
was as long we did something. I now try to love my family
and friends more today than I did yesterday. To be a better
Christian, husband, father, brother, and son than I was
before. I guess what I'm saying is this. Life is wonderful.
Life sometimes takes some really strange twists and turns
that we cannot control. God made us and He will never leave
us or forsake us. How wonderful life is that youre
in the world?or How awful life is that you're in the world?
The choice is ours. As for me, it's a beautiful, wonderful
life and if it's not right now I believe it will be tomorrow.
Bless You All,
Up for Dead, But God Had Other Plans
By Scott and Linda Guinn, UPCI Missionaries to Mexico
God for His protecting hand on our family!
to travel to St. Louis, after our national convention in
Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico. Praise God for 1,030 that were
filled with the Holy Ghost, several healings, and victories!
to see our pastor's wife, Sis. Mary Dugas, and take care
of some business in the area. After four days there, my
family--my wife Linda, and sons, Nicholas, Nathan, and Neil--was
returning to Mexico on August 12, 2007. We were an hour
outside of Oklahoma City (where I was scheduled to preach
for Bro. Mark Parker) when I asked my wife to drive while
I went over my notes for that evening.
Never Saw It Coming
five minutes later, we came upon construction where the
highway narrowed to one lane with a concrete wall on the
left side. Speed was reduced to 45 mph. A tractor trailer
behind us did not slow down and impacted our GMC Yukon at
an estimated speed of 70-75 mph. This pushed us into the
side of an Oklahoma Highway Patrol car and the stalled truck
parked in front of him (this was all captured on the patrol
car's camera). There was also a Ford Taurus with a mother
and her 15-month-old baby that was caught between the tractor
trailer and the wall and dragged several hundred feet.
except Neil was knocked unconscious by the impact. We never
saw it coming.
police officer witnessed everything, and another was responding
to help his partner when the accident occurred. (God had
help on the scene and on the way before we ever had the
police told us there were many people who rushed to our
aid. Among them was one man in particular who told those
helping how many people were in each vehicle, and, as they
extracted us, he told them what the injuries were with each
person. He was there until the paramedics arrived; afterwards
he was gone. No one knew his name or where he went!
taken to four different hospitals by helicopter and ambulance,
but one week later we were all out and thanking God for
sparing our lives. One doctor told my son, Nicholas, I
don't normally believe in 'stuff' like this, but someone
was looking out for you. Another doctor told me, I
have been an emergency room doctor for 30 years, and I have
never seen someone just walk away from an accident like
this. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol officer who wrote
up the accident report told me, Your boys should be
dead; the hand of God was with you.
received many messages of comfort and prayers but two in
particular show us the hand of God. Kandra Robertson, a
missionary kid in Tanzania, wrote:
morning, August 12, I woke up with such a heavy burden on
my heart for Nick and Nate. After having a dream about them
the previous night, I told my sister, Tessa, 'I don't know
why, but for some reason the Guinn guys have been on my
heart all day long.' Off and on Sunday, I would say a prayer
for y'all. As I was cleaning the kitchen after dinner, I
prayed, 'God, I don't know what Nick and Nate are going
thru right now, I don't know the situations they are facing,
but I ask that You would be with them and put Your angels
Alfonzo Gonzalez, our District Secretary and right-hand
man in Puebla, Mexico, wrote:
Sunday of your accident, as I was praying for various needs
before church, I felt strongly to pray for the protection
of you and your family, that God would bring you back safely
to Mexico. During my prayer, I saw in my mind your family
traveling down the highway! Without a doubt God knew what
was going to happen.
reported on the condition of everyone:
husband is okay. His head was lacerated and he received
staples. He has been strong helping all of us and running
from one hospital to the other.
was unconscious for quite a while but thank God everything
is all right. I look the scariest J. I have stitches on
my forehead and both eyelids, and both eyes are black and
swollen. My arms, legs, and feet are also bruised. The patrolman
told my husband they had blocked me with a sheet because
they thought I was dying at the scene of the accident due
to my lack of movement or response. God had other plans!
jaw is broken along with several teeth. He was operated
on and will have his jaw wired shut for several weeks. He
also slit his chin open and has several stitches. He was
bleeding from one ear, but there is no permanent damage.
liver was torn, as well as bruising to the kidneys and spleen.
Two ribs were fractured, and he suffered quite a concussion.
Thank God with time and rest he will be fine.
than a slight spot on his spleen and soreness he is fine.
He was conscious the whole time and said that he checked
our pulses to see if we were alive. He was very brave.
God for every miracle he performed!
Robertson, MK to Africa, Felt the Need to pray for the
Guinn's Before the accident!!
have received many messages of comfort and prayers but
two in particular show us the hand of God. Kandra Robertson,
a missionary kid in Tanzania, wrote:
morning, August 12, I woke up with such a heavy burden
on my heart for Nick and Nate. After having a dream about
them the previous night, I told my sister, Tessa, 'I don't
know why, but for some reason the Guinn guys have been
on my heart all day long.' Off and on Sunday, I would
say a prayer for y'all. As I was cleaning the kitchen
after dinner, I prayed, 'God, I don't know what Nick and
Nate are going thru right now, I don't know the situations
they are facing, but I ask that You would be with them
and put Your angels around them.'
Is good!! MKs Keep Praying for other MKs they need it!
Wilson, author of Holy Habits, grew up as an MK in Africa.
She tells the following story of God's goodness to her family.
During the Great Depression, a couple with three children
felt God's calling to serve as missionaries in Africa. They
had no money to finance a move to the mission field, but
they did own their small home. If they could sell it, they
would have the money they needed...but who would buy it?
The economy was at an all-time low and people did not have
the money to buy real estate. But they put the house on
the market, trusting God for a miracle.
evening as the family was on their knees, once again asking
God for the sale of their home, he spoke to a woman across
town, telling her to buy their home. She got on a bus, clutching
her purse in her hands, and rode over to their house. When
she arrived, she saw the family get up off their knees,
and she rang the doorbell. "God has told me to buy
your house so you can go to Africa." The lady drew
money from her purse and made a down payment. The family
was thrilled with God's provision! With the money from the
sale of their home, they had the means to go to the mission
daughter was sixteen when her parents moved to Africa. After
a few years, she returned to the United States to attend
Biola College. While there, she met a handsome young tennis
champion who had played against a well-known tennis player
Bobby Riggs. The two fell in love and were married. Soon
after the wedding, the young woman discovered that the woman,
who had purchased her parents' home, enabling them to travel
to Africa, was her new husband's great aunt!
graduation from college, the newlyweds also moved to Africa
where they worked as missionaries for fifty-two years. During
those years of ministry, they lost their household several
times due to major theft, political turmoil, and the elements.
All their wedding gifts and most of their treasures were
taken from them. When it came time for them to leave Africa,
they had little to call their own, and retirement in the
United States seemed daunting. It would have been easy to
worry about where they would live and how they would eat.
But they didn't worry. God had been providing for them all
through their lives. He would again.
before they were scheduled to leave Africa and retire, word
came that the great aunt had willed the couple the very
house that had been sold to her to provide the parents'
first trip to Africa! It was completely furnished, down
to the linens, china, and crystal! That couple was my parents.
When they arrived in the United States after all those years,
possessing only the suitcases in their hands, they returned
to the same house that my grandparents had sold when my
mother was sixteen years old. God provided for my grandparents
to go to Africa, and many years later, for my parents upon