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Behold I am Doing a New Thing – God recommissioning church leaders

Recent Testimony:  One of the highlights this month was serving our new friends in October’s Immerse program. The theme was on building corporate prayer.  The Lord touched many people, including an 18 year, veteran pastor.

Because of circumstances out of his control, he had to close his church in Chino, California late September. Since he hadn’t taken a vacation in two decades, he figured now was a good time! (smile)  He felt the Holy Spirit lead him to IHOPKC.  He got online and found our Immerse program. When he shared his story with us, he was clearly reminiscing and grieving his past season of ministry.

But praise God:  While reflecting on the past is important, God doesn’t keep us there!  He is always doing a new thing!  (Isa. 43:19) Afterwards our small group prayed for him. The power of God touched him and his wife right there. At that moment, God recommissioned them to build corporate prayer in their future assignment!  God had closed one door to open another.  It encouraged me to see how God was taking care of this man who had served Jesus faithfully his whole life.  As a child, he was a North Korean refugee. God had taken care of him then. Here now as a 60 year-old, pastor without a church, God tenderly cared for him again, giving him another assignment in his older age! They plan on returning to our base to join an internship to prepare for what God has next for them.

Thank you for sending Joannie and I to serve at IHOPKC. Here are three testimonies our latest small group said in an exit form. My co-worker, Moira, passed these on to me.  I wanted to pass them on to you.  These are dear brothers and sisters we are touching together with you in partnership.

Other Testimonies this month:

”We loved our core leaders, Brian and Moira. They are such beautiful people.  Encouraging, loving, make us feel comfortable for sharing.  I feel their heart for God for loving us.  We are so blessed.”    —Jeannie (Vancouver)

“Both leaders are so caring and supportive.” —Ruth

“I loved our heart-filled sharing. The group leader is so gentle and prayerful to us.” —Raymond (HK)