May 6, 2021
Pastors and Spouses, Prayer Partners and Friends;
After driving 400 miles through four states today (Michigan, Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin), we arrived back home a few hours ago. We had a wonderful service last Sunday and then this past Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday we attended the Michigan District Council near Detroit. It was great seeing our friends from the Michigan District and meeting several new pastors and making contacts for future services.
Now let me tell you where we were last Sunday.
WARREN, MI - This past Sunday, Beth and I ministered at International Assembly of God in Warren, MI (located just north of Detroit, MI); pastored by Johnson and Binu George. This was our second time to minister at this great church. It was amazing how God had orchestrated everything together; the worship songs, the scripture that was read, the things that were said, the message and then serving communion at the end. Our message dealt with trusting God even if we don't understand our present circumstances. After the altar call several responded to either commit their life to Christ, recommit their life to Christ or to make things right with God. Then their serving communion at the end just brought it all together in a powerful way. The bottom line is - how can we not trust someone who gave their life for us! Jesus gave His life for us! We thank God for what He did in hearts and lives and we thank you for praying! It was a powerful service.
SCHEDULING - Since last week's email, we have scheduled ministry in Plant City, FL and Kalamazoo, MI. Please pray the doors will continue to open wherever God would want us to minister.
SCHEDULE - To see our schedule through the end of June 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, and FACEBOOK.
CLOSING THOUGHTS - Earlier this week I read this interesting illustration in a devotional book. "A cleaning company working on a sewer line under a city street found sixty-one diamond rings, numerous vintage coins and silverware. It was an unpleasant job - but the workers were allowed to keep the valuables they found." The point of the devotional was - we can find treasure out of unpleasant things we may go through. God can bring good out of unpleasant things we may go through. Some Bible examples would be (1) Joseph in the Old Testament. He was sold into Egyptian slavery by his own brothers. Very unpleasant to say the least but it got him to Egypt where he ended up becoming the second highest ranking official in the country. (2) The Apostle Paul. He had wanted to get to Rome to preach the gospel. He ended up getting there by being falsely accused by the Jewish leaders of defiling the temple. He ended up going to Rome as a prisoner in house arrest to stand trial but the trial never took place. But he got to Rome. God has amazing ways of bringing good out of unpleasant circumstances. He still does it today for His children!
Beth and I will be going to visit, and go to church with, her mother this Sunday on Mother's Day. We want to wish all the mothers a very blessed Mother's Day.
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.
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