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Cathy, Dominique (student), & Bianka
BERLIN HIGH SCHOOL
Today we spoke in four German high school classes about everything from American schools, to the hurricanes, to football, to... JESUS! One of my friends is a teacher in this school and she made it possible for us to come. Most of the students are from Turkey and are Moslem, so we had some very interesting conversations - it was a great opportunity and we have been invited back tomorrow - DANKE JESUS!
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"THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT!"
Iraqi interim Prime Minister Ayad Allawi came to American on September 23, 2004, to thank us for helping to free his country from the evils of the previous dictatorship. Tomorrow and Friday I will be speaking in a high school here in Berlin and most likely the students will ask me what I think of the Iraq war. Sadly, the typical news both here and in the states gives a very negative, untrue picture of what is really happening in Iraq. While praying about tomorrow, the LORD reminded me what I heard the current prime minister say while recently in the USA: "THANK YOU, AMERICA!" (listen to him speak on c-span here)
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Jack the Basset Hound, Tator Tots the Pomeranian, Freddy the Seal, & Mr. Squirrel
HAHAHAHAHA!
Just needed a good laugh after a VERY intense couple of weeks. PRAISE THE LORD FOR HIS CREATION!
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Jim and Gayle Durham are missionaries living in Mountrouis, Haiti, where they have an orphanage (website House of Bread)
HAITI NEEDS HELP
Today I received from a friend the following email with a couple of attachments:
"The email came to me from the lady I worked with in Haiti. sharron etheridge. I actually helped at the orphanage she mentions and met the people there. I appreciate anything you can do. angelia"
---------- Forwarded Message ----------
"I'm sure you have heard about the devasting flood in Gonaives, Haiti. More than 1200 bodies buried in mass graves and still more than 1200 people missing...no potable water, no food and no shelter. Jim and Gayle Durham are close personal friends of mine in HAiti. They live in Mountrouis, Haiti and have an orphanage. Copied below is an email from them re: the flood relief they are invovlved in, in Gonaives. The relief measures are very dangerous, as the panic stricken, starving people fight to get food and water. If you k…
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SHELTER IN THE STORM
Amazingly, as I listened to the internet news last night regarding the Catagory 3 Jeanne hurricane that was aiming for Florida very near where Frances hit just a few weeks earlier, there was alarm among officials because some people were not heeding the warning to evacuate their homes! This reminds me of the many who are turning a deaf ear to today's prophetic voices which are saying, "Turn to God, get the sin out, and worship Jesus!" Over the last 3 days, I have had extreme back pain which brings intense shooting pains with any sudden movement. And last night and today while reading about yet another hurricane to hit America, I cried over the suffering and loss of life which was going to result again. The judgment of God is on our nation and today as I lay on the floor weeping - a place of relief for my back - I received a text message on my mobile phone from a prophetic friend who said, "I have the impression that the pain with your back is als…
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Satellite images and tracking of Hurricane Jeanne (source)
AGAIN!
Residents along Florida's east coast are bracing themselves yet again as strengthening Hurricane Jeanne will be the fourth major storm to hit the state in six weeks. A million people have been ordered to evacuate and it is estimated to hit land at a catagory 3 or 4, threatening to batter areas still recovering from Hurricane Frances earlier this month with heavy rain, floods and damaging waves. Watch continuous coverage on the internet at http://www.hurricanecity.com. OH LORD, PLEASE HAVE MERCY!
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MORE LORD!!!
In 1997 when I first went to the Brownsville revival in Pensacola, I remember sitting in one of Dr. Brown's teachings when the LORD gave me a vision of a baby bird with its mouth opened wide. The Holy Spirit spoke to my heart saying, "Open up and receive all that I have for you. Many close up in fear and don't get all that I want to give. Like a baby bird trusts that its mother will give it only what it needs, so you need to TRUST ME to feed you exactly what you need, my daughter!" And so that began a turning point in my life which has led me to where I am now, a missionary in Germany - hallelujah - and last night I met more hungry people! Maria & I went to a special meeting at her friend's home in which I was the guest. After sharing my heart, we prayed and waited on the Lord worshipping Him with prophetic song. The result was some had not felt the Holy Spirit like that in a looooong time and they want to meet again. GO GOD! In John 6:35, Jesus r…
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BY HIS WOUNDS WE ARE HEALED
From Genesis to Revelation, read here about healing in the scriptures. May FAITH rise up in us all to BELIEVE His Word and stand on the Truth that God can heal us, God wants to heal us, and that GOD DOES HEAL US - "He sent His Word and HEALED our diseases" - HALLELUJAH!
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Jacques and Chalesia from Haiti
FORMER VOODOO WITCH DOCTOR FINDS VICTORY IN CHRIST!
He was known to be the meanest man in the community... a killing machine who murdered many people through voodoo. His name was Jacques Innocent, the witch-doctor - read his amazing story here. In a letter Jacques wrote as a new believer to a friend, he said, "I want to greet you in the name of Jesus. I love you very much and I know that God loves you too. I want to thank you very much because you came to Haiti. As a result of your coming I came to know the Lord Jesus Christ as my Savior. Now let me tell you as you already know, the Christian pathway is not an easy one. I have to give up all things to follow Jesus, even the way I used to make money to survive. Sometimes the devil is tempting me when I don’t have any money. Still I choose Jesus. Yours in Christ." GOD IS ALWAYS IN THE MIRACLE BUSINESS - HALLELUJAH!
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PRAY FOR HAITI!
Today, disaster relief operations are underway in Haiti where 700+ people were killed and 1,000+ are missing in flooding spawned by Tropical Storm Jeanne. Sadly, an estimated 160,000+ Haitians have been left homeless. In April 2003, then president Jean-Bertrand Aristide sanctioned voodoo as an officially recognized religion. I believe there is a MAJOR connection between this demonic religion and the disaster there. What is voodoo? A typical voodoo service begins with a Roman Catholic prayer followed by syncopated druming with attendees dancing around a tree in the center of the yard, moving faster and harder with the rising pulse of the beat. Then a priest draws symbols in the dust with cornmeal and rum is poured on the ground to honor the demonic spirits. A woman dancer may fall to the ground convulsing for a moment, then is helped back to her feet. She resumes the dance, moving differently now, and continues dancing for hours. It is no longer she who is dancing: she i…
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AFTER IVAN THE CROSS STILL STANDS (more photos)
The Cross on Pensacola Beach survived Hurricane Ivan. This is a prophetic picture of the hope we have in Jesus no matter how horrible and how heavy our burden or pain! Why? Because He is not on the Cross anymore nor is He in the tomb - JESUS IS ALIVE TODAY! My daughter and her family have been staying with friends in Atlanta since there has been no power, no water, no school, etc in Pensacola but they plan to return this week - the LORD is with them. And here are a few scriptures about the Cross:
John: So Jesus said, "When you have lifted up the Son of Man on the cross, then you will realize that I am he and that I do nothing on my own, but I speak what the Father taught me... And when I am lifted up on the cross, I will draw everyone to myself."
Acts: But you followed God's prearranged plan. With the help of lawless Gentiles, you nailed him to the cross and murdered him... When they had fulfilled all the prophecies concer…
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GLIMM HOUSE CHURCH
A wunderbar time was had by all today with friends and family in Berlin-Spandau. PREIS DEN HERNN! (PRAISE THE LORD!) "They worshiped together at the Temple each day, met in homes for the Lord's Supper, and shared their meals with great joy and generosity-- all the while praising God and enjoying the goodwill of all the people. And each day the Lord added to their group those who were being saved." (Acts 2)
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YOUTH MEETING
Last night, Daniel, Susan, Judith, & I ministered at a youth meeting in a southeast section of Berlin called Köpenick. After the worship, Daniel taught on holiness and the prophetic, then I shared a bit followed by us praying for everyone. This is a great group of kids who want MORE of the FIRE OF GOD! DO IT LORD!!!
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SOBERING PROPHECY FROM ISAIAH (chapter 24)
Destruction of the Earth
"Look! The LORD is about to destroy the earth and make it a vast wasteland. See how he is scattering the people over the face of the earth. Priests and laypeople, servants and masters, maids and mistresses, buyers and sellers, lenders and borrowers, bankers and debtors--none will be spared. The earth will be completely emptied and looted. The LORD has spoken! The earth dries up, the crops wither, the skies refuse to rain. The earth suffers for the sins of its people, for they have twisted the instructions of God, violated his laws, and broken his everlasting covenant. Therefore, a curse consumes the earth and its people. They are left desolate, destroyed by fire. Few will be left alive. All the joys of life will be gone. The grape harvest will fail, and there will be no wine. The merrymakers will sigh and mourn. The clash of tambourines will be stilled; the happy cries of celebration will be heard no more. The mel…
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THERE IS HOPE
I know many people are devasted by the loss of their homes and maybe even family members or friends from this tragic storm. And I weep even as write this for those suffering right now. But I find hope in the scriptures which say in Hebrews 10, "Without wavering, let us hold tightly to the hope we say we have, for God can be trusted to keep his promise. Think of ways to encourage one another to outbursts of love and good deeds. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage and warn each other, especially now that the day of his coming back again is drawing near. Dear friends, if we deliberately continue sinning after we have received a full knowledge of the truth, there is no other sacrifice that will cover these sins. There will be nothing to look forward to but the terrible expectation of God's judgment and the raging fire that will consume his enemies. Anyone who refused to obey the law of Moses was put to death without mercy on …
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PENSACOLA AFTER IVAN
Hurricane Ivan slammed into the U.S. Gulf coast Thursday with furious winds and towering waves that ripped houses off their foundations, sliced bridges in half and cut power to millions. In all, the hurricane killed 70 people in the Caribbean and at least 23 along the Gulf Coast, most of them in Florida. And now tropical storm Jeanne looms in the Atlantic on a track toward the southeastern United States, possibly Florida (click here). I haven't been able to talk to my daughter for over 24 hours but I believe she is and her family are safe. The condition of her home is debatable but the LORD's grace is sufficient and we can TRUST HIM COMPLETELY! (to read/see more, go to http://www.pensacolanewsjournal.com)
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ROOF BLOWN OFF AND HOUSE NOW FLOODING!
I just now called my daughter and on her voicemail was a message saying she got my messages to her mobile phone, the house they were in, her inlaws, the roof came off and now is flooding. But they got out and are now in a church building somewhere in Pensacola safe - THANK YOU JESUS!
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Worship Evangelism Team: Can, Tabea, Claudia, Asia, Maria, Dirk, & Cathy
BERLIN KUDAMM
Another wonderful time at the Kudamm sharing Jesus through worship, preaching, talking, praying, and just having FUN! Our ministry is mostly planting seeds but we also water lots of seeds, and sometimes get to harvest - but it is ALL GOOD! DANKE JESUS FOR THE PEOPLE OF BERLIN! On the way home in the bus, I was talking to a German and as I shared Jesus with him the Sprit of God had me say, "God LOVES Germany! There is a great heritage here and there is a destiny for Germany." This particularily seemed to touch his heart. LORD JESUS, PLEASE HEAL THE BROKEN HEARTS AND REMOVE THE SHAME OF THESE PEOPLE WITH YOUR WONDERFUL LOVE!
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Satellite Image, hurricane track, and RED FLAG alert on Pensacola Beach before the storm hits
IVAN
As you can see, Ivan is in the Gulf and will be hitting the coastal states soon. In Pensacola, my daughter and her family will be relocating inland 20 miles from their house near the beach. I have several friends who also live here so we continue to pray for safety and mercy of the LORD. Today He reminded me of the verse from Jeremiah 39:18 which I also have on my wall here in Berlin: "Because you trusted me, I will preserve your life and keep you safe. I, the LORD, have spoken!" HALLELUJAH!!!
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"LORD, HELP!"
Ivan, the third hurricane in a month hitting Florida, is heading right for my family and friends in Pensacola and we are believing and trusting God for DIVINE INTERVENTION - "LORD, HELP!" Verses 23-32 of Psalm 107 encouraged me last night: "Some went off in ships, plying the trade routes of the world. They, too, observed the LORD's power in action, his impressive works on the deepest seas. He spoke, and the winds rose, stirring up the waves. Their ships were tossed to the heavens and sank again to the depths; the sailors cringed in terror. They reeled and staggered like drunkards and were at their wits' end. "LORD, help!" they cried in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress. He calmed the storm to a whisper and stilled the waves. What a blessing was that stillness as he brought them safely into harbor! Let them praise the LORD for his great love and for all his wonderful deeds to them. Let them exalt him publicly be…
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WORSHIPPING JESUS
I've been wanting to go into the Lutheran churches here in Berlin and simply worship Jesus, so a couple of weeks ago, we asked the priest at the Kudamm Lutheran church if I could sing a worship song in the church someday. He gave us a phone number and with Bianka's help, yesterday I worshipped Jesus in two songs during the 6pm service! Jesus loves these people and the Holy Spirit kept telling me to be childlike, showing love. Besides Bianka, Daniel and also Judith came with me. I am not a professional singer but I do love the LORD, so afterwards the LORD reminded me that God deliberately chooses things the world considers foolish in order to shame those who think they are wise. MAY REVIVAL FIRE COME TO THE GERMAN STATE CHURCH IN JESUS NAME!
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THE NECESSITY OF THE DESERT by Os Hillman
I have become an alien in a foreign land - Exodus 2:22
"God's preparation of a leader involves training, extended times of waiting, pain, rejection, and isolation. Are you ready to sign up? Moses was brought up in Pharaoh's court. He had the very best of everything-education, clothing, food, and personal care. But there came a time when the man God would use to free an entire people from slavery was going to have to learn to be the leader God wanted. At age 40, when most of us want to be thinking about winding down instead of beginning a new career, Moses was forced to flee to the desert. Like Joseph and Abraham, Moses had to endure some difficult years of preparation that first involved removal from his current situation. He went from notoriety to obscurity, from limitless resources to no resources, from activity and action to inactivity and solitude. And, most importantly, waiting. And waiting. And waiting. He probably thought …
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JESUS-TAG 2004
Several thousand came from all over Germany to Berlin today for the JESUS DAY. We saw many familiar faces and had some good conversations. People kept asking me for my "flyer" which was a tract about Jesus! A few non-believers wanted to know why I was carrying a cross AND a flag of Israel. I said, "Jesus was born in Israel, I love Israel, Jesus is coming back to Israel, and I pray for the peace of Jerusalem!"
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THREE YEARS AGO...
All praise to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. He is the source of every mercy and the God who comforts us. He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When others are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us... For when God comforts us, it is so that we, in turn, can be an encouragement to others. (from 2 Corinthians 1)
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"You are like a private garden, my treasure, my bride!" - Jesus
The place of refreshing is in the presence of the LORD. He is saying to each of us, "Be still and know that I am God. In quietness and in confidence shall be your strength. I am with you always, so don't go by your circumstances, go by My Word!" As wonderful and exciting it is on the mission field, so it is challenging and intense. Yes, it is in the hidden, personal, worshipping life of the saint that we are trained for battle - we are waging war against the evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers of darkness who rule this world, and against wicked spirits in the heavenly realms. And we do this not by force nor by strength, but by the Spirit of the LORD GOD ALMIGHTY. Jesus said we would be hated because of our allegiance to Him, so we shouldn't be too surprised when our message of Hope is not embraced by everyone. In fact, we are to REJOICE and LEAP FOR JOY when th…
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You saw me before I was born.
Every day of my life was recorded in your book.
Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.

(from David's prayer to the LORD in Psalm 139)
As expected, a third federal judge has declared the USA's ban on partial-birth abortions unconstitutional because it did not contain a disputed health exception. (Go here to read "How to dethrone tyrannical judges") The decision sets up the next stage of the legal battle in a federal appeals court. (read article) PARTIAL-BIRTH IS NEVER NEEDED! And to quote one of these judges, partial-birth abortion is "gruesome, brutal, barbaric and uncivilized." (see diagram) Please tell me, how is this any different from the actions of the demonized Nazi, Aldolf Hitler?? OH LORD JESUS, PLEASE FORGIVE US FOR ALL THE MANY CRUEL DEATHS OF THESE INNOCNET UNBORN CHILDREN!