March 30, 2023
Greetings Pastors and Spouses, Prayer Partners and Friends,
Only one more week before we leave for ministry in Indiana on Easter Sunday and then travel on to Wisconsin.
We've been busy getting things done that need to be done before we leave this southern paradise. I think of the slogan the local television station uses when they talk about the escalating cost of housing here in Florida. They call it "The Price of Paradise". The neighboring county to ours (Polk County - we live in Hillsborough County) is the fastest growing county in Florida with 50-60 people moving there every day! People are flocking to Florida and housing is expensive for those moving in now.
Before leaving Florida, we have one more Florida church to minister at. Let me tell you where and when.
PLANT CITY, FL - This coming Tuesday night, Beth and I will be ministering at Full Gospel Tabernacle in Plant City, FL (across town from where our cottage is); pastored by Dr. John Epps. This will be our first time to minister at Full Gospel Tabernacle. Please join us in praying that God will pour out His Holy Spirit. We need Him!
2023 SCHEDULE - To see our schedule through the beginning of November click here.
2023 SCHEDULING - The 2023 dates are all filled through the beginning of November. Pastors: if you want to schedule something for November or December 2023, feel free to contact us by sending us an email at (email@example.com) or call/text us at (920.723.1024).
INFO AFTER CLOSING THOUGHTS - At the very end of the emailing please read the paragraphs about - MINISTRY CAR FUNDRAISER, BILL'S BOOKS, and FACEBOOK.
CLOSING THOUGHTS - This past week in the devotional book I've been reading (The Word for You Today), the devotions have dealt with refusing to live in fear. The author stated, "God has created you for a life of growth, adventure and acceleration. But you must take bold steps of faith. And you can't do that if you're perfectly satisfied to live 'in the safe zone'". When you know God is directing you, - even when you feel afraid, don't let it stop you! Feel the fear and do it anyway! You say, "Will I ever stop being afraid?" Yes, when you get to heaven. Feeling fear is part of being alive - when you try something new, or face insurmountable obstacles, or feel like your resources are not equal to the challenge. None of this means you're a coward. It means you're human. You're only a coward when you let your fears control your actions. The Apostle Paul wrote about experiencing fear. In I Corinthians 2:3 Paul wrote - "I was with you in weakness, in fear, and in much trembling". In II Corinthians Paul wrote - "For indeed, when we came to Macedonia, our bodies had no rest, but we were troubled on every side. Outside were conflicts, inside were fears" (emphases added). This was the Apostle Paul! Born again, baptized in the Holy Spirit Apostle Paul! He experienced fears. But he didn't let them stop him! When we preach on the baptism in the Holy Spirit, we stress that there will be fears that will arise in life but the baptism in the Holy Spirit gives us the power to overcome the fears and do what God wants us to do! Jesus said, "...you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you..." (Acts 1:8). He gives us the power to overcome fears and go on in spite of them!
This Sunday we don't have services scheduled and will be attending our Florida "home church", Pleasant Grove Assembly of God here in Plant City, FL and have been asked to help with the altar ministry.
Let's agree together for God to pour out His Holy Spirit this Tuesday at Full Gospel Tabernacle.
Thank you so much 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.
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