October 23, 2020
Greetings Pastors and Spouses, Prayer Partners and Friends;
The past couple of weeks we've written about the beautiful Fall colors we've seen as we've traveled north on our ministry trips. Well that's all done now. This weekend we're traveling even further north to an area that is presently under a winter storm advisory and expecting several inches of snow.
Before I tell you where we're going, let me tell you what God did last Sunday! What a day!
MILWAUKEE, WI - This past Sunday morning and evening, Beth and I ministered at New Life Assembly of God in Milwaukee, WI; pastored by Kevin and Jan Olson. This was our fourth time to minister at New Life and we were asked to minister on the baptism in the Holy Spirit. God wonderfully poured out His Holy Spirit in the services! After the morning message there was a response to the first altar call to commit their life to Christ, recommit their life to Christ or to make things right with God. After the second altar call a number of people came forward to receive the baptism in the Holy Spirit. It was exciting watch each of them receive "the baptism". Meanwhile others filled the other side of the altar desiring God to use them in greater ways. On Sunday night we preached a follow-up message regarding the baptism in the Holy Spirit and after the message people filled the altar desiring more of the Holy Spirit's power to be released in their lives. It was an exciting day! God said He would pour out His Holy Spirit and He can do it even when people are wearing masks! It's exciting hearing people speaking in other tongues even when wearing masks!
TWO HARBORS, MN - This coming Saturday and Sunday, Beth and I will be ministering at Living Waters Fellowship (Assemblies of God) in Two Harbors, MN (located on the north shore of Lake Superior - about 30 miles north of Duluth, MN); pastored by Jim Joseph. This will be our tenth time to minister at Living Waters. Please join us in praying that God will pour out His Holy Spirit in these services. We need Him again this week!
SCHEDULING - Earlier this week we put our mailing to the churches of the Wisconsin/Northern Michigan Ministry Network in the mail. We are now working on our mailing to the churches of the Minnesota District. Please join us in praying that the doors will continue to open wherever God would want us to minister.
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 - Beth and I voted this week. We trust you have either voted or are planning to vote. It's our civic responsibility! Even more importantly it's our responsibility as believers. We are admonished as believers to be good citizens (I Peter 2:13-15). Verse 15 implies that good citizens put to silence those who say Christians are bad citizens. Good citizens vote! All that being said, however; Doug Clay, our Assemblies of God General Superintendent reminds us "to stay on mission during this divisive election season". Our main tasks are evangelism (seeing people come to Christ) and discipleship (which includes seeing people receive the baptism in the Holy Spirit). When all is said and done - First, regardless of who wins the election, they won't be able to solve the problems of our nation because they are spiritual problems. As often has been said, "The answer for America will not come from the White House but from the church house". Second, regardless of who wins the election God will still be on the throne on November 4th or whenever the election is decided. Third, regardless of who wins the election, Jesus will still build His church. Jesus said, "I will build my church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it" (Matthew 16:18).
Pray and then vote. And let's pray and believe for God pour to out His Holy Spirit this weekend in Two Harbors, MN!
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