June 25, 2020
Greetings Pastors and Spouses, Prayer Partners and Friends;
Tonight it's another night on the computer as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Last Thursday night we had our first ever online District Council (Summit) for the Wisconsin/Northern Michigan District (Network). It went well and all the business was accomplished.
Tonight we're sending this emailing out during the break between todays sessions of the Assemblies of God Evangelists Virtual Conference. The conference was originally scheduled to be held in person in Dallas but was changed to be an online conference due to the pandemic. There will also be one more online session tomorrow morning.
We continue to be amazed and blessed at the response to the online Pentecost Sunday message we produced just before Pentecost Sunday. This week we received a note and a check from a pastor in Minnesota who wrote, "Thank you for your ministry. The video was great. It was the first time back in church" (Pentecost Sunday was their first Sunday to have a service at the church after the Covid-19 shut down). If you have not viewed it and are interested - you can click here. It contains a brief message on the baptism in the Holy Spirit, my testimony about receiving the baptism in the Holy Spirit, prayer for those who would like to receive the baptism in the Holy Spirit and follow-up instructions for those who receive the baptism in the Holy Spirit. It's recorded in our living room and is about 25 minutes long. Also, feel free to pass it on to others if you think they would be interested.
Now let me tell you about the great service we had last Sunday in Minnesota!
FERGUS FALLS, MN - This past Sunday, Beth and I ministered at Abundant Life Assembly of God in Fergus Falls, MN (located about halfway between Minneapolis, MN and Fargo, ND); pastored by Duane and Lisa Smith. This was our third time to minister at Abundant Life and once again God touched lives in a wonderful way. On this Father's Day Sunday our message was based on Matthew 7:7-11. In verse 11 Jesus said; "If you then being evil (meaning sinful, human fathers), know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!" (NKJV). After the first altar call several responded to either commit their life to Christ, recommit their life to Christ or to make things right with God. After the second altar call it looked like everyone responded desiring to have a greater attitude of faith, trust and confidence in their heavenly Father. It was exciting hearing the comments people shared with us after the service. Thank you for praying! Your prayers make a difference!
OCONTO, WI - This coming Sunday, Beth and I will be ministering at My Church (Assemblies of God) in Oconto, WI (located about 25 miles northeast of Green Bay, WI); pastored by Nick Badendick. This will be our fifth time to minister at My Church (the third time since the Badendick's became pastors). Please join us in praying God will touch lives! Last week was great but we need Him again this week!
SCHEDULE - If you would like to see our schedule through the middle of November 2020 click here.
INFO AFTER CLOSING THOUGHTS - At the very end of the emailing please read the paragraphs about - MINISTRY CAR FUNDRAISER, BILL'S BOOKS, GOODSEARCH and FACEBOOK.
CLOSING THOUGHTS - During the pandemic shut-down I read Mark Batterson's book, "The Circle Maker" (it's an excellent book on the subject of prayer). One of the points Batterson makes is that God must love the game "chicken" because He plays it with us all the time. Batterson wrote, "He has this habit of waiting until the very last moment to answer our prayer to see if we will chicken out or pray through. If we chicken out, we miss out on the miracle; if we pray through, God will come through, but it may well be at the last moment possible. And, of course, if you chicken out of the game of 'chicken', God will always give you another chance to get back in the game." This pattern of last second answers is repeated throughout scripture. Some examples are; the widow who was down to her last jar of oil, the Israelites who were trapped between the Egyptian army and the Red Sea, the disciples' boat that was about to capsize in the storm on the Sea of Galilee, etc. If you're in a desperate situation the encouragement is, keep praying! Don't chicken out! God delights in answering at the last minute! Just in time!
Let's agree together that God will touch lives this Sunday in Oconto, WI!
Thank you for being our partners in ministry!
Together in His Service with You,
Bill & Beth
MINISTRY CAR FUNDRAISER - If you would like to donate to our "car fund" using your credit card you can click here. It's simple, safe and secure. If you would prefer to donate using a check - please make the check out to "Fresh Fire Ministries", mark it "car fund", and send it to: Fresh Fire Ministries, P.O. Box 372, Whitewater, WI 53190.
BILL'S BOOKS– Both books I have written, “More Power – Supersizing the Working of the Holy Spirit for Life and Ministry” (a guide to the baptism in the Holy Spirit) and "God's Power Tools for Life and Ministry" (a guide to the gifts of the Holy Spirit) are available through Amazon. People have been ordering them and buying them in our services! The paperback versions are available for $12.99 at Amazon and the eBook versions on Kindle are available for $3.99. You can order either book by clicking here. [The third book, 'Helping Others Receive the Gift' is a compilation with several other authors published in 2008.] If you enjoy the books, go to Amazon and write reviews. The reviews will inspire others to read the books.
GOODSEARCH – Each time you make a search using GoodSearch as your search engine and have selected us as the receiving non-profit organization, we get a donation to our ministry. The easiest way to remember to use GoodSearch as your search engine is to make it your home page. If you are interested, click here. Search for 'Bill Juoni Fresh Fire Ministries', click, and follow the instructions. If you have any questions, please feel free to either email us or call us.
FACEBOOK – Each week Beth continues to make new friends on Facebook. If you are new to our emailing and would like to connect with her on Facebook, create an account, and make a friend request to “Beth Ann Murray Juoni”. It's been incredible to see the people she has connected with from across the country and even overseas. We have found former parishioners, pastor friends, evangelist friends and many new friends.
rekindling and fueling the fire