Updated: Mar 7, 2020
I pray you are well; it is my pleasure to come to with a brief update. I pray that you know the love of God, His fresh mercy and His good grace.
Firstly, I communicate my most profound gratitude as you continue to walk in faith, daily, to see the name of Jesus Glorified. I am reminded of the operational necessity and beauty of the body of Christ. Furthermore, and importantly, our works don't happen without you or King Jesus - it truly is a 'commission'. So, thank you and glory to God in the highest.
CfaN Boot Camp Orlando, Florida - J-L Rathbone
While our work in Australia continues, I remain in Orlando, Florida at the CfaN Bootcamp. I must stress, while in some sense this is a training phase, the preaching the gospel is in no way on hold. As a cohort, many salvations and healings have taken place during weekly outreaches and day-to-day encounters. Furthermore, the fellowship of the Bootcamp gathering is a blessing - what a privilege to be surrounded by many gifted men and women, who sincerely love Jesus. Additionally, the breadth and depth of gifting, teaching an training offered thus far by CfaN has been second to none.
On the horizon looms our boot camp initiation trip to Kenya. Teams of evangelists conducting small crusade style outreaches, preaching in schools and one-to-one outreach will infiltrate much of Kenya with the Good News. The upcoming trip to Kenya presents a tremendous opportunity to see thousands saved. There are numerous, hefty expenses and items to coordinate to make this opportunity a reality. I invite you to please pray for my time here in Orlando and the various costs and needs associated with Kenya.
Street Eagles - Gympie outreach
It is with joy I remind you of our ongoing work, particularly amongst the youth of Gympie. Our Street Eagles Team faithfully sowing love, peace and joy into tens of young people weekly, some of whom are without parents, some drug and alcohol affected. Also, we are well underway with our Friday youth discipleship gatherings where our young guys continue to see breakthrough and greater freedom in Jesus' name. Please keep a watch out in coming weeks for a more in-depth Street Eagles report.
Braid Rathbone and his team are set to roll as Freedom Tour 2020 gets underway. First stop, Forestville in greater Sydney's Northern Beaches region, March 28. Be sure to stay up to speed with Facebook and Freedomtour.com.au for details. I invite you to please pray for provision, protection and a mighty harvest of souls. I have every confidence in this team and the God they serve.
Once again, thank you for your prayers, support and financial contributions, for all of which I cannot begin to express the importance. As you are aware, there is no greater need in the whole earth, than to preach there Gospel of Christ crucified. Your ongoing partnership ensures that we can reach the lost in this particular form.
A brief exultation
The prophet Isaiah wrote in Isaiah 1:15-17 concerning the requests of God's people. Indeed, the prayer of the rebellious nation would not find favour with the Lord; There is a subsequent call to repentance. Verse 17 strikes me.
Learn to do right; seek justice.
Defend the oppressed.
Take up the cause of the fatherless;
Plead the case of the widow.
God's heart here, is on clear display. I believe this scripture has a genuine, practical application; indeed, the fatherless and the widow must be cared for - this is what we do. However, I believe the spiritual connection is far more profound. God's will is that ultimately, the fatherless and widow are born again as sons of God and the bride of Christ. The open arms of Jesus make a home for every orphan. We each have a part to play in making God's desire a reality - I don't believe that is an overstatement. May we go and sow according to what His grace to us.
Specific prayers points
- Thanks to Jesus for the privilege of preaching the Gospel
- Weekly outreaches in Orlando, Florida (With CfaN Boot camp)
- Financial Support For Kenya Trip
- Freedom Tour beginning March 28, salvations and financial support
- Weekly Street Eagles Outreaches continued breakthrough for youth in particular
- Friday night youth gatherings
Thank you for all you do and who you are; I pray you are blessed, and you know the love of God.