There have been some incredible testimonies of healing and provision in school over the last several weeks. Four of the lady's in Jessica's core group, that meets once a week to pray and fellowship, we were contending for financial breakthrough, two of which had less than one hundred dollars to their name. All four lady's received and continue to receive miraculous financial provision. Hundreds of dollars were pledged on a consistent basis to one, 2 others received several unexpected checks in the mail to cover expenses, one who was short on her sales for the month, almost by half, far exceeded her quota on the last day to the amazement of her boss. Praise the Lord!
Speaking of bringing home the bacon, mornings are early for Gary as he continues to work for Redding's local news station KRCR in the morning and and for ibethel.tv. He gets up at 3am almost everyday and doesn't stop till late at night juggling being a camera man, editor, and school of ministry student.
This last week he was given his first editing project for Bethel. He is currently editing the footage from the church's Holiday Feast in which the needy of the city are invited to a steak dinner. Family's from the church sign up to host a table which means decorating it with their fine china. Cloths and toys are given away and a Santa photo op is set in the lobby for the children. Most of the 900 attendees this year were homeless or severly low income, some of which Gary ministers to on his Saturday soup kitchen outreach. Damaris, our housemate, ministers to many as well in the morning breakfast outreach, where she is a server and greeter; often riding on the church bus that provides transportation in the community to and from the church. Bethel will eventually offer the video as a training tool for other churches to have their own Holiday Feast.
Jessica has been working with the supernatural school of ministry for children teaching a puppet AMT. Here are some of the wonderful and animated Jr. High students she works with each week. Yes, Skeeter has temporarily lost an eye, sniff.
For those of you interested in the coolade we've been drinking this year, here's a list of the life changing books we've been reading up until christmas for school. We've been learning a lot about our identity in Christ, kingdom principles, and of course how to operate in the supernatural.