Archive for July, 2014

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The teams are on their final day of ministry and Ethiopia is on their way back to the states.

Pray for safe travel and as the prepare to come back to their homes, schools and churches.

Through this experience they have truly tasted and have seen that The Lord is good.

Pray also for the Calvary/Parkview teams as they are in Peru going to churches to do VBS AND Crusades!

Thank you for lifting these teams up in prayer!

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Check out all of the great stories that continue to happen at http://www.awestar.org/blog

Pray for the national leaders/pastors that are leading the teams in Peru, Panama, Nicaragua, and Ethiopia.

After the teams leave next week, their churches will be following up with those who made decisions—pray for them for strength and intentional discipleship! Pray for hose who have become believers that they will get connected in these churches!

FYI….iGo Missions conference is coming the first weekend in November in Owasso. Make plans now to go with is. Details are at http://www.awestar.org

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This week I am at Falls Creek so I am not able to post as much, but continue to be faithful in praying for our missionaries!

Would you pray for more to see the harvest? Even as burners, it is easy to become numb to the pain and “lostness” of our country. Which is why intentional efforts like those currently on the mission field have to happen.

There are over 5,000 people here at falls creek. What if all 5000 people took the call of God seriously? What if the approximate 40,000 people that come to Falls creek this summer (5000 people x 8 weeks) truly committed to being a missionary at home and abroad. Our cities, state and nation would be changed.

May the what if turn in to reality. Pray for a harvest this week but also an urgency for us this week to share the Gospel locally.

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Day of Rest…..throughout many of the posts, you will find that the leaders make sure there is a day of rest each week.  This day of rest isn’t just to rest, but it’s also to get into the Word of God.  That is one of the many things I appreciate about AweStar is the intentionality of being in the Word either through quiet times or group teaching.  Each student has a 35 day journal where they write their thoughts from their quiet times each day and follow along through the outlines in group teaching.

AweStar believes in instilling the importance of God’s Word into the students so that when they get back in the states it’s a natural part of who they are and they learn to feed themselves through the Word.

Pray today for the teams for rest and for the nourishment that comes through God’s Word.  May revival be sparked through the simplicity of rest.   Consider for yourself, are you taking the time to rest??

Check out the great stories and pictures at www.awestar.org/blog.

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Your story matters.

How you came to know Christ matters. Check out what happened with the Ethiopia team:

At the end of our drama, one of our students got up and shared his testimony, which included a heartbreaking story of him losing his mother at a young age. After sharing, this same young man felt burdened to go and share the gospel with the aforementioned man and as he started the discussion the man began sharing how his testimony greatly touched his heart due to the fact that he too had lost his parents at a young age and had now been homeless for twenty-two years. Through a moving heart to heart between the two men our homeless friend became our brother in Christ. 

God brings you through circumstances to bring others through similar circumstances.  Who would have thought, even through hard circumstances, that God brought this student all the way to Ethiopia to touch the heart in someone who needed Christ.

Praise God that you have a story.  Do you have a story in how Christ saved you?  Don’t be ashamed to share it!

Pray–you can see the updates and pictures at http://www.awestar.org/blog.

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Through the Freedom Drama, the Lord draws people to himself.  The language barriers themselves cannot stop the movement of God.  The students get an opportunity to experience the same power that raised Christ from the dead over 2000 years ago.  When a person, dead in their sin, come to know Christ, they are raised to new life in Christ.  How awesome is it that our students will get an opportunity to see that happen hundreds of times this summer.

Question for you: Has the salvation of souls become dull to you?  When is the last time you experienced the same power that raised Christ from the dead by sharing the Gospel and seeing the dead raised to life as a result of trusting in Him.  Pray for God to restore the joy of His salvation to your life.  Ask God to bring people in your life today that needs Jesus’ healing touch!

Check out the incredible updates at www.awestar.org/blog

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Some of the teaching students will be receiving this summer is on the Orphan Heart.  Walker Moore, President of AweStar Ministries, has recently wrote a book on this subject called, “Escape the Lie.”  Here’s a synopsis:

“When Jesus told His followers, I will not leave you as orphans. I will come to you. (John 14:18), He was referring to an ongoing relationship with a loving Father. But Satan s deceptive tactics block most Christians from the lives God intended. Escape the Lie: Journey to Freedom from the Orphan Heart uses powerful, biblical teaching about the three voices, identity in Christ, and the orphan heart along with compelling true-life examples to help readers identify and renounce the orphan heart s crippling wounds and move into abundant life. Walker Moore provides answers for the deep-seated problem known as the orphan heart. He also discusses the destruction brought by the orphan heart that dupes its unwitting host into a fatherless existence. He crafts a compelling analysis of the relationship God desires to have with each person that would set one free from the lies of Satan. This book consistently points readers toward hope in Christ and the freedom gained by overcoming the pain of our past.”

As you are praying, grab a copy of this book either at http://www.awestar.org, at the Seeds bookstore at Foundation Church or on http://www.amazon.com.  Pray for our students as they gain more traction on the solid foundation of Jesus this summer!  Discipleship is one of the things that sets AweStar apart.

 

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Check out stories and pictures of the mission teams at www.awestar.org/blog