Happy 2012! A time to start fresh and new things the Lord has put on your heart over the last few years. The year to persevere!
Jamin closed the Fall internship with excitement in releasing the interns for Gods next step in each of their lives. Many are moving on to the 2nd track while others are going back into the marketplace with a new vision. We also just learned one of our interns, Laila, just accepted a position at Exodus Cry as the supervisor of awareness and prevention. She is preparing to go to Australia and speak to every state parliament about the importance of preventative laws like in Sweden. Sarah is now 18 months and beginning to show. While on our trip to Texas, Jamin’s parents took us to get a 4D sonogram and we found out we are having a BOY! Libby closed out her first semester in school. I wish we would have videod her reaction to the sonogram. She said brother all along and to see it really was true got her really excited. She already has a name and talks to him all the time!Jamin’s parents took us to Great Wolf Lodge for Christmas. We were able to see many of our Texas family and friends and talk with many more about the vision God has given us. We were hoping to raise the funds needed for Jamin to travel to Africa. We are still short at the moment but we know the Man in the business of miracles.
OneThing 2011 was amazing! Most of Sarah’s family came and joined 30000 hungry people from all over the world. There were over 60 milllion that tuned in on the web and it was also broadcast live on GodTV. Both of us served the conference on the ministry team. Jamin served in the internship booth as well as ministry captain. There were no specific calls for ministry from the podium but we were able to see many healings and encouraged many more as we were led by Holy Spirit. Jamin saw the Lord heal two backs, a spine disease, 3 migraine headaches, a skin disease, and set a person free of a tormenting spirit. The theme of the conference was Jesus, our Magnificent Obsession. There was such a conviction in the building. A dividing line was put in place calling us to decide what side of the fence we want to be on. I love how He gives us the choice to be His partner. He wants a partner who wants to be with Him!
We want to encourage you at the beginning of this new year to take time and to reflect on the things God has spoken to you over the last few years. Go through your journals and write out the promises given to you. This is the year for breakthrough. As a family we are planning times this month to reflect and cast vision for the year. Partner with the Lords vision for you for 2012!
My name will be great among the nations, from where the sun rises to where it sets. In every place incense and pure offerings will be brought to me, because my name will be great among the nations,” says the LORD Almighty.
We have been serving God at the IHOP-Kansas City Missions Base for 20 months. We have personally helped to equip, train and commision over 75 interns. Each have been sent out with their own unique call and vision to Argentina, Guatamala, Ireland, Norway, Canada, Israel, China, North Korea, South Korea, Haiti, and all over the United States. One of our interns that stands out is Philip, a former gang member from LA. This young man came here from the streets not knowing who Jesus was. His story has just begun as he has entered into a relationship with Jesus and is devouring His Word. We are truly working to make the name of Jesus great in all nations.
We moved! Not far (a few blocks) but we have more space for less money. This was a surprise to us but the Lord has always loved to surprise us! Jamin is finishing up the current internship and has been preparing his message for Africa in any free time he can grab. Sarah is feeling great entering into her 2nd trimester. She is 14 weeks! She is still discipling a few young ladies and maturing rapidly in her gifting. Libby is loving school and has started writing words and learning to tell time. She is now 5 and got her ears pierced. She sings and dances all the time for the Lord. Our website is now up and running! firstname.lastname@example.org
We are getting ready for the OneThing Conference December 28-31. Over 25000 people will gather in downtown Kansas City for worship and teaching that will help equip them to live a lifestyle of abandonment to Jesus. Each year they offer this free event for all to come and encounter the heart of God and leave refreshed for the new year. The theme this year is Jesus, Our Magnificent Obsession. Please worship with us at ihop.org! Please be in prayer for us especially on Thursday, Dec 29th for the evening session. Both of us will be serving as ministry captains for the showing of Nefarious (Human Trafficking Documentary).
We want to thank you for joining us on our journey. You are so very important to what God is doing in Kansas City and beyond. You have helped us and IHOP-KC share the gospel with over 10000 people, baptize over 2000, and train over 2500 students and interns. You are a huge part of our ministry strengthening His Body! Have a blessed Christmas season!
I have been invited by Rivers of Life International to join them in ministering to a group of young pastors in Ho Ghana. I will be teaching at 2 pastors conferences, equipping over 400 young pastors in the area. Rivers of Life International has been sowing into this area in many different ways over the last 5 years. They have met many practical needs, though there are many more that must be met for the people to have a healthy living environment. The majority of the leaders in the churches were given Bibles over 3 decades ago along with a short time of training and then left to lead the local church. The older leaders are using medians like they had before to receive the direction for the church. The young pastors that are now taking over the churches have been convicted that Jesus is our median. They are in desperate need of leaders to come and practically show them how to walk out a daily life of prayer and leading others with a fathers heart.
We are also going to some small villages just outside Ho to share His love with women that have been abandoned by their husbands and the fatherless children. I am personally excited about loving on these children. Rivers of Life International is helping the women start their own businesses to provide for their families. They have helped set up a sewing shop and a bakery. Both businesses are set up to train other women so they do not have to prostitute themselves or starve. They have also worked very hard to get running water to theses villages. This is still a work in process and they are needing $10000 for the 7 miles of pipe line, but have the labor set.
God has opened this door for me to minister and I am asking you to join me in financial partnership. I need $4000 to minister for these 2 weeks. The majority of this is my flight. If you would like to donate airline miles I will be flying Delta Airlines. If you would like to help Rivers of Life International in getting water to these villages please contact me. Feel free to visit their website, riversoflife411.com or my families at http://www.hackerfamily.wordpress.com to follow up on or help how the Lord leads you. Thank you for prayerfully considering sending me to these young pastors, women, and children.
Abiding in His love,
For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.” The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God!
Dear Beloved Friends,
We are past the half way mark of the Fall Internership full of excitement of what God has done and is doing. We have seen healings: bones spurs in the foot, back pain, neck pain, rotator cuff, knee, ankle, and many emotional healings. Our team is very close and very hungry.
We found out we are pregnant last month and on the 17th will get to hear this little ones heart beat. Sarah is doing great. She is tired and nauseas, but glowing! Our laptop bit the dust soon after finding out. It is great to see God work though! He provided a new computer that suits us better. With our addition we have decided to go on a journey to find a bigger home. Libby will turn 5 the 21st of this month Sarah is working hard trying to plan a fun party for her this year! We are still planning to adopt, but things are on hold until after we move.
We have teams called Prayer Strike teams. Their goal is to develop and train prayer strike teams and to deploy them to spiritually dark and resistant regions of the world, where our teams engage in concentrated worship, prayer, and fasting for spiritual breakthrough; for justice to be established; and for the salvation of souls. During these “strikes,” they join with and support the ministry of local churches through prayer, just as the church in Rome labored with Paul in prayer: “Now I beg you, brethren, through the Lord Jesus Christ, and through the love of the Spirit, that you strive together with me in prayers for me . . .” (Rom. 15:30).
As I said last month, developing the truth of our spiritual identity is a process and we need to seek after it. One of the most significant and foundational truths of our identity in Christ is our sonship/daughtership. The key through Paul’s understanding to walking in the Spirit was the revelation of sonship. By affirming who we are in Christ would liberate us from the bondage of a corrupt and fallen world. Victory is found through identifying with the truth of our weakness as we are confined to this world, while trusting God to give us the power and comfort of the Holy Spirit. Through the Spirit we are affirmed in sonship and granted the authority to partner with Him in intercession and governing the earth, fulfilling our eternal inheritance. God has granted full access and authority to the things of His Spirit and Kingdom to his sons and daughters. It is the plan of darkness to keep this truth from the people of God. Paul exhorts us, that nothing is able to withstand the destiny of the children of God being manifested in the earth (Romans 8:37-39)!