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An African Adventure
Recently, Marcus and my youngest, Rebecca, kicked off the New Year with a ministry trip to Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country. There they ministered for two days at Daystar Christian Center in Lagos, pastored by Sam and Nike Adeyemi, and Commonwealth of Zion Assembly in Abuja, pastored by Biodun and Modele Fatoyinbo.
Through the ministry of both these churches, God is moving in an amazing way and using these pastors to influence this powerful nation. Growing exponentially, both these ministries are thriving immensely, and inspiring passion in their congregation for sharing the Gospel.
My daughter said, “I love Nigeria and the people, and I felt so welcomed, accepted and honored. Being in those services was just refreshing to my spirit. And I had a really good time with dad and fellowshipping with the pastors. It was good for my soul.”
Marcus delivered two powerful messages about not giving up on your dream and this year being the year for breakout and breakthrough, and both days of ministry were filled with powerful revelation and exuberant praise.
We love Africa so much. Continue to pray that God will pour out his spirit and anointing on the people of Nigeria this year and spark more revival across the continent of Africa.
A faith that cannot be tested is a faith that cannot be trusted.
When you stand up and you trust God, He will give you the grace to do what you need to do in every situation.
I love the fresh feeling that comes with a new year! A time for goals, hopes, and dreams. A time to refocus and reassemble some of the broken pieces from the year before. A time to start again, to rise above and conquer.
If you’re feeling like it’s too late for you to experience better things, it’s not! God says in Joel 2: 12-13, “Even now, return to me with all your heart. Rend your heart and not your garments. Return to the Lord your God, for He is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger, and abounding in love.’”
If you’re feeling like God’s forgotten you or His plans for you, He hasn’t! Proverbs 19:21 says, “The Lord’s purposes will prevail.” And my favorite Scripture, Jeremiah 29:11, reminds you that the Lord has plans to prosper you, not to harm you, and that He has a hope and a future for you!
It’s a season of new beginnings. Just like a caterpillar gets a fresh start as a butterfly, it’s time for all of us to experience new heights found in His love, compassion, and mercy. I pray blessings over you as you embark on this great adventure!
Happy New Year!