After His resurrection from the
dead the Lord Jesus met His disciples on a mountain in Galilee and gave them
these instructions: "All
authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.
Go therefore and make
disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of
the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching
them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you
always, even to the end of the age.”
Before ascending back into heaven
He clarified these instructions a little further when He told them "...But
you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be
witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of
As we do our
best to be obedient to the instructions of our Lord Jesus, we must continue
first to build a home base in our 'Jerusalem' -the Dalton-Massillon Ohio area.
Judea for us is the Canton to Wooster Ohio area...(a 30 to 40 mile or 48 to 64
kilometer radius). This is where we are beginning to focus our efforts.
We do have a
burden for reaching the lost in the America as well as the rest of the world.
We believe though that the instructions the Lord gave were progressive in scope;
meaning that for now we are focused in a Jerusalem/Judea mode.
This does not
mean however that we are ignoring other areas of this country or other places in
the world. If you are ministering outside of this country and we can be of
help, we will certainly do our best to bear your burden with you. One
advantage we do have is that we can commit more resources to others as we have
no buildings to maintain.
As is mentioned elsewhere on this
Click Here if you live outside of this
area and feel an unction to offer an invitation, it will be prayed over --- laid
on the alter of the Lord--- waiting for confirmation. It will not be accepted
presumptuously in pursuit of "ministry opportunities." Time is too short - we
must be EXACTLY where the Lord calls us to at EXACTLY the right time. For this
reason, we will forgo the temptation to publish an itinerary, if the Lord were
to give you a date, He has already written it on His calendar, and will reveal
it to us.
So you do not get the impression
that we are only focused here; there are a number of places outside the area we
will be going to this year. In the U.S. there are currently plans to go
to: Southern Ohio, Lewiston Idaho, N.W. Arkansas, and back to Rochester
New York and Houston Texas. The Lord is also opening doors in Spain,
Portugal, Israel, Ghana, and possibly Australia.
ALL SCRIPTURES UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ARE
FROM "NKJV" VERSION OF THE BIBLE