Belize Day 4 –
I would like to apologize for taking so long to post, but it has been a crazy fast move of God since the last posting in September. God led us suddenly to Living Water Church. Within the last 5 months, God has honored us by placing us in a position as Assistant Pastors. In November, we began overseeing the youth, and the pastor here had to have a surgery that kept him out for a month and a half. God very quickly showed His favor in our lives, and we were given a huge responsibility of making sure things were running at the church until the Pastor returned. We have an amazing group of leaders surrounding us and helping us in our new role, and are thankful to them for being a blessing to us.
Along with that, we have had a growing Man of God to look after. He is ever a joy and brings life to us in all things, even when he is getting into mischief. We are training him up with a love for the nations, and he often asks to see the world. We take that time to pray for revival and an increase of Holy Spirit and Fire to overwhelm the nations.
Now that the Pastor is back to full strength, things have settled down a bit, and I hope to be posting more often to keep you updated. God recently opened the door for me to teach on Simple Discipleship.
He gave me a discipleship plan not too long after returning from our around the world trip. Finally, after a year and a half of waiting, I have been given the opportunity to teach this at the church. I would encourage you to study through this with us. I will be posting the weekly topic and verses to allow you to study them, and then about a week later, I will post the recording from my teaching at Living Water Church. If you are hungry and wish to grow, use this as a study to be discipled and than to disciple others to do the same.
My intention in this study is to study the major topics of important by studying the scriptures directly. I have tried to find between 3-5 short scripture references for us to learn together directly from the Word. I want to teach in such a simple way over each area so that you are able to not only learn it, but you have the ability to teach it the very next day. I have also tried to take scriptures out of the Old and New Testament to bring a totality of teaching on each subject. Again, I encourage you to be a part of us growing together through what God is speaking.
The First Week’s topic is Being a Leader/Disciple. The scriptures we will be focusing on are: John 13:1-17, John 14:12-14, Mark 8:34-38, Daniel 11:32-33, Matthew 28:18-20, Luke 14:25-35, Mark 10:28-31.
May the Lord bless you in all that you do and may much fruit abound in and around you, no matter where you may be in the world, because of your love and faithfulness to Him!!!
Jeremiah, Man on Fire!!!
God is continuing to use us in different ways while here in Texas. It may not be how we would have thought, but He is showing us even more how to praise Him in seasons of waiting. As well as how to be faithful in not just doing the good works that benefit ourselves, but also stepping out into the Greater Works that Jesus talks about in John 14:12. May you be blessed in reading about our faith journey with the Lord and encouraged to step into the Greater Works that marked Jesus and the Apostles!!! 🙂
Jeremiah and Katie
The month of August was filled with ministry for us not only locally, but globally as well. God continued to use Jeremiah in Spain as well as use Katie to minister in Texas. We pray that you continue to find joy and encouragement as you read about our journey of faith with the Lord. We would love to meet with you personally and share about what the Lord has been doing in our lives as well as what the future entails!!! Please let us know if you would like to get together with us or have us share with those in your ministry!
Jeremiah and Katie
I know, it has been three weeks since our last post and it was just a video. You might think that coming back to the U.S. that we would be finished with full-time ministering. However, the Lord wants us just as much here as everywhere else we have gone. We hit the ground running with speaking at youth groups, Fire by Night, connecting with churches and reconnecting with old friends. A lot has changed since we have been gone and that is not only us but what has been going on here as well. Many people need encouragement and strengthening and that is what God sent us out to do. This ministry does not stop because we are back at home now. Everything we have been doing has been full-time ministry, but people are now more reluctant to support us since we are back in the U.S. We have no desire to get jobs and split our time between ministry and working to survive, but it looks like we have no choice.
The Friday after we got back, we were able to connect with a small group that became our family and that truly supported us while we were away. There, God gave me a good word to share and Katie got to see two legs grow out, and someone who had crooked feet her whole life got them straightened by the Lord. It was amazing to see the Spirit working powerful here at home within our spiritual family.
Monday through Friday was a youth camp, Encounter God’s Presence, that we have been a part of helping with for three years and we got the opportunity to serve and speak. God used us mightily to encourage the youth to listen for the Word of the Lord and be completely obedient to what He has to say. Again, we saw God working in the lengthening of shortened legs and even a young man who was said to have a broken leg walked out of the building 10 minutes after we prayed for him. God is awesome!!!
God is moving here in amazing ways. Our job is to listen for what God is speaking and be obedient to whatever He is staying. We were obedient to go out because of the word spoken to us. But many people are called to stay and minister here and at their jobs and schools to those they are around. In the end, you will be blessed as you listen to the Lord and be fully obedient.
Ask Holy Spirit to give you a word today and be obedient to whatever He has to say no matter what it is. No matter if it is BIG or small, our obedience brings blessings!!! May the blessings of the Lord be released upon you mightily this week as you are obedient to His word to you!!!
Jeremiah, Man on Fire!!!