“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” John 10:10
Dear Praying Friends,
Like many of you, we have been watching the horrifying news coming out of Ukraine and praying for God to intervene. Our hearts are broken as many of our dear Ukrainian friends suffer. The invasion of this sovereign nation by Russia is not only a breach of international law but has brought about the death of many innocent lives and the destruction of their economy. The goal of the Russian president is to bring Ukraine, kicking and screaming, back into the Russian fold – under his maniacal control. His actions remind me of the verse above where Jesus spoke about Satan as the thief who comes to steal, kill, and destroy. Make no mistake, that is exactly what is going on to the Ukrainian people! Satan is at work.
There are moments where we may feel powerless to do anything to help this desperate situation. Don’t! You and I have the Almighty God living in us, listening to our cries, and acting on behalf of His people everywhere! Please intercede for Ukraine and Russia - for repentance, peace, and revival. There is a desperate need for Jesus Christ, but this war instigated by the narcissist Russian leader, seems to make the spiritual battle more real. God is on His throne! “The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.” James 5:16
House Church Conference Danelle and I visited Victory Mountain Camp in North Carolina where we plan to have our fall retreat, October 14-16. It was a beautiful camp located in the Piedmont with a lake and fine facilities. We expect people from several churches to attend. Please pray for God to lead this time, to unite our hearts to follow Christ, and to transform lives.
Yours, Secure In Christ,
Steve & Danelle