September 21, 2023
Greetings Pastors and Spouses, Prayer Partners and Friends,
It's been a warm week here in southeastern Wisconsin, but we're already seeing some leaves starting to change color and some even falling. The time seems to fly by so fast. It seemed like just yesterday farmers were planting corn, now we see them already harvesting the corn. The time is flying by, but in the meantime, God is doing exciting things! Let me tell you about last Sunday!
GILLETT, WI - This past Sunday, Beth and I ministered at Hillside Assembly of God in Gillett, WI (located about 40 miles northwest of Green Bay, WI); pastored by Jon and Stacy Carlson. This was our seventh time to minister at Hillside and we were asked to minister on the Holy Spirit. After preaching on the baptism in the Holy Spirit, we gave the first altar call and several responded to either commit their life Christ, recommit their life to Christ or to make things right with God. That's always exciting! After the second altar call, people filled the altar. On one side were people desiring to be baptized or refilled with the Holy Spirit. While the pastors and I prayed for them, on the other side the prayer team and ushers prayed for people who had filled the altar desiring the Holy Spirit to work through their lives in greater ways. It was exciting watching people getting filled and refilled with the Holy Spirit while God was also touching lives on the other side of the altar. We thank God for all He did, and we thank you for praying. God touched lives in wonderful ways at this great church.
TWO HARBORS, MN - This coming Saturday night, Sunday morning and Sunday night, 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 northeast of Duluth, MN); pastored by Jm Joseph. This will be our thirteenth time to minister at Living Waters. God has always touched lives in wonderful ways in the past and we're looking forward to what God is going to do this time! Please join us in praying that God will pour out His Holy Spirit. We need Him again this week!
2023 SCHEDULE THROUGH MID-DECEMBER - To see our schedule through the middle of December click here.
2023 SCHEDULING - Pastors: if you want to schedule something in the second half of November or the second half of December 2023, feel free to contact us by sending us an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text us at: 920.723.1024.
MAILINGS FOR 2024 SCHEDULING - It's that time of the year again when we send out our mailings to the various Districts to schedule services for 2024. Last Friday we sent out our mailing to the churches of the Peninsular Florida District. Early next week we'll be sending out our mailing to the churches of the West Florida District. Please join us in praying that the doors will open wherever God would want us to minister in 2024.
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 - As I mentioned a few weeks ago, in my devotional times, I've been using Dr. Mark Schwarzbauer's book "50 Days Through the Book of Acts". In Acts 24 we read where Paul is being held in Roman "custody" after being falsely accused by the Jews of desecrating the temple by bringing a Gentile into the temple. This was a false charge he was being accused of. Two years have gone by, he is still in custody, and now there is a change in leadership. Acts 24:27 says, "When two years had elapsed, Felix was succeeded by Porcius Festus. And desiring to do the Jews a favor, Felix left Paul in prison" (ESV). In the devotional, Dr. Schwarzbauer makes these applications. Have you ever felt like your life is on hold? Have you ever wondered what good could possibly come out of this? For two years Paul found himself literally going nowhere. Have you ever felt like you were just spinning your wheels? But God knew exactly what He was doing then and now. Look at it this way. God gave Paul a Mediterranean sea-coast vacation, paid in full by the Roman Empire. He was kept safe from those who were trying to kill him. He had some liberty, and his friends could visit him. Also, during this time, he likely wrote Colossians, Ephesians, Philemon and Philippians. Of course, Paul thought they were just letters. Boy, if he only knew! If we only knew how God is working in our life, we would appreciate these moments so much more. One of those letters contains Philippians 1:6..."being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus" (NIV). The devotional concludes with this punch line, "Your 'setback' is just a 'setup' for God to do something extraordinary."
Thank you so much for being our partners in ministry! Please join us in praying that God will pour out His Holy Spirit this Saturday and Sunday in Two Harbors, MN; and also, please remember to pray for us as we travel.
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