ANDREW - NIGERIA TRIP: I will be away ministering in Nigeria over the next two weeks with Francis Ovienmhada and Mike Smith. The area of Southern Nigeria we are going to is a stronghold of Islam and witchcraft. There will be large evangelistic meetings as well as leaders' meetings. Please keep us in your prayers, my friends? PHONE PRAYER TONIGHT - Have you tried it yet? -Many are so blessed, praying with others around the world every Fri and Wed night. These prayers will continue while Andrew is away. The TIME is 9pm Eastern/ 6pm Pacific time (USA). It costs nothing to take part. In USA and Canada the phone number is- 1-800-399-1052 and the entry code is- "65257684". For other countries please see our website- http://www.revivalschool.com ----------------------------------------------------- Two Comments are below: "JUST to CLARIFY" -by Patrick Ersig & Josef Urban (-Detroit). We want to clearly state that we believe this type of thing (i.e. - ministry to the poor, healing, deliverance, etc.) to be a part of everyday normal New Testament Christian life. We post out of sincere desire to provoke others to do the same if they are not already. Our only hope is that these praise reports will encourage others to reach the lost around them and live New Testament Christianity. We very much appreciate kind words and encouragements and support but we need to be clear: the reason we are posting this is to ENCOURAGE OTHERS to GET OUT THERE AND LIVE the NORMAL CHRISTIAN LIFE!!! We are not "super-saints" or ultra special, just some simple people who love Jesus and seek to obey and glorify Him. May CHRIST get all the praise! May CHRIST get all the glory! May CHRIST get all the honor and adoration forever! Amen. ANOTHER TESTIMONY from DETROIT -by Wendy Wilcox. My husband and I were out serving with Patrick, Mary and Josef last weekend and can attest to how cold it was: a bottle of liquid hot sauce that we'd brought as a condiment froze solid within 35 minutes and the piping hot coffee I was serving hit the ground and turned to ice almost instantly when my hands shook so hard that it spilled from the cup I was pouring. It was brutally and bitterly frigid, but I can safely speak for all of us in saying a hearty "so what!" with regard to the weather! Didn't Jesus command us to care for the sick and the destitute? Aren't we supposed to extend ourselves to help those who can't help themselves? What happened to putting the needs of others ahead of our own comfort? This isn't extravagant or special behavior, it's absolutely normal for people who say they belong to Christ. I can also say that none of us would rather have been anywhere else in the world last weekend or any other time we have the privilege of preaching to and serving the homeless, for that matter. I wake up in the morning and cringe in pain when I see the weather forecast, wondering how the homeless even survive, and longing with everything within me to be able to go out and care for them as much and as often as possible. A large part of my family's week is planned around shopping, preparing the food and serving it, as it is for Patrick, Mary and Josef. Our five year old daughter is intricately involved and is learning to care for others, as are Patrick and Mary's children. None of us are wealthy by American standards, though by the standard of most of the world, we are fabulously rich (and all of us are wealthy beyond measure to belong to Christ.) We're just average people whose lives have been radically transformed by Jesus, and we want to serve Him with everything He's given us. We've chosen to heed the Scriptures and align our lives and our finances accordingly. I would encourage you to do the same, friends, as the time is short and the needs are great, no matter what community you live in. This is only our reasonable service as servants of Christ. Your homeless (or sick, etc.) may not be cold right now, but what do they need? Where does He want you to extend yourself? Seek the Lord and He will show you what to do with your time and your resources. Then just be obedient!