I believe in the supernatural world. I was redeemed from darkness!
God helps weak people… that’s me! I Qualify!
Daystar Down Under
The fresh feeling of spring is here, and the celebration of Easter is upon us. I can’t believe we are already in April of 2017! Amazingly, time won’t be the only thing flying by this month, because our family, minus Jonathan, Suzy, and my precious grandbabies, is headed to Melbourne, Australia! Not only am I excited to stroll along the Aussie shore with my husband or finally put my practiced Australian accent to use (thanks Josh!), but I’m also looking forward to God marking a huge blessing and memory for us all.
For the first time in Daystar history, we’ll be filming our shows, “Marcus & Joni” and “Joni Table Talk,” abroad LIVE at Planetshakers Conference! And we couldn’t be more thrilled to have Mmusi Maimane, South Africa’s Democratic Alliance leader, as our special guest. From growing up in South Africa’s final days of apartheid to juggling issues of race and politics, I know you will be blessed by his compelling story and leadership. I couldn’t imagine experiencing this huge moment in Melbourne without you! So will you tune in LIVE with us and share with all your friends and family? To find more info, go to Daystar.com/Planetshakers. We love you so much, as we continue to build God’s Kingdom together! Until next time, I’ll see you in the land down under!
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.
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!