January 11, 2021
Greetings Pastors and Spouses, Prayer Partners and Friends;
It's been another good week here in Florida. We've scheduled more services, got some projects done on our cottage, participated in a "virtual prayer meeting" with our District Superintendent and the ministers of our section and the Milwaukee section and completed day 11 of our 21-day Daniel fast. The only disappointment was that the church we were to minister at this coming Sunday had to postpone and reschedule our coming due to a Covid situation at the church.
ANNUAL 21-DAY FAST - As we mentioned we just finished day 11 of our annual 21-day beginning of the year fast. While ours started on January 4th and will end on January 24th, if you feel led to you can still join us. Throughout scripture we find where people fasted together. It's sometimes easier to do something when you know others are doing it too (each year millions of believers around the world start the year with prayer and fasting). Obviously the fast is between you and God and how you fast is between you and God; a normal fast (missing a meal or meals and spending that time or equivalent time with God) or a Daniel fast (not eating certain foods during the fasting period and spending extra time with God). Also, some people cannot fast foods for medical or other reasons so they fast certain things during the fast period (television, news, social media, etc.) and spend extra time with God. The bottom line is - fasting is not to earn something from God or to put on a show but it's to spend extra time with Him. If you have something you want us to join with you in prayer for, please feel free to email us your prayer request by clicking here. Jesus assumed His followers would fast from time to time. Jesus said some things only happen through fasting and prayer. In Matthew chapter 17 the disciples asked Jesus why they couldn't cast the demon out of the demon possessed boy and Jesus replied, "...this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting" (Matthew 17:21 NKJV).
SCHEDULING - Since last week's emailing we have scheduled services in: Sydney, FL and Plover, WI. Please join us in praying that the doors will continue to open wherever God would want us to minister.
SCHEDULE - To see our schedule through the end of February 2021 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 - I recently read an interesting story about Jell-O in "The Word for You Today" devotional. In 1997 Jell-O celebrated it's 100th anniversary. In 1897 Pearl Wait, while experimenting, got the idea of mixing fruit flavoring with granulated gelatin. His wife promptly named it Jell-O. Wait, who was a construction worker, also went door to door selling his various inventions. Now he had one more product to peddle, Jell-O. Unfortunately the initial sales of his jiggly snack were not as strong as he hoped so he sold his rights to Jell-O to Orator Woodward for the sum of $450. Woodward was a savvy businessman and he knew the value of marketing. Within eight years he turn a $450 investment into a million dollar business. Today not a single relative of Pearl Wait receives one penny from the one-million plus boxes of Jell-O sold everyday. Why not? Because Wait couldn't wait! The spiritual lesson is - we need to learn to wait. Waiting is not easy. In our culture we want everything now and fast. But we need to wait. Wait for the promises God has made to us to be fulfilled. Wait for God to do what He has said. Wait for God to answer our prayers. Wait to reap what we have sown. Because at the right time God will answer. At the right time God will work. Paul said, "And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart" (Galatians 6:9 NKJV).
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