“And he taught, saying unto them,” Is it not written, My house shall be called of all nations the house of prayer.” Mark 11:17a
Since the beginning of this year Mike has given ministry in Tennessee, Missouri, Kansas, Florida, New Brunswick and Vancouver Island, Canada, Connecticut, Oklahoma, Iowa, and he managed to squeeze a trip to Israel in between! We rejoice and praise the Lord for Divine help, stamina and strength, for liberty and power of the Holy Spirit in preaching, and the joy of time spent with the saints. Included in these meetings were some Gospel meetings too, pray for those who heard the glad tidings to not shake off the message heard and to come to the only Savior of sinners!
The trip to Israel was a wonderful experience, it brought the Scriptures to a new depth of meaning, and the trip was a true gift from the Lord! I have been exceedingly blessed by this first opportunity to visit the Holy Land Zechariah 2:12
Ann Marie has been very burdened about the desperate spiritual state of the West of Ireland. We concluded that it would be worthwhile to make a trip there for 7 weeks in February and March. It was in much weakness and dependence on the Spirit of God to undertake, in such matters as transport, and provision in this time away, that she set out really not knowing how it would fall into place. She said there is no greater joy than to be cast upon the Lord and having to look to Him for physical strength in bodily weakness. Spiritual strength in an area where there is not one known believer. Mental strength when upon her arrival the very first sounds were that of an ambulance and police sirens which alerted the neighborhood to the death of a prominent lady, aged 52, to suicide. In those 7 weeks there were 5 suicides in the area, including a priest (aged 44) who left the congregation waiting in the church, and upon him failing to turn up to say the Mass, the congregation went in search of him, only to find him hanging. This left many asking the question, if there is no hope for our priests, what hope is there for us? There were opportunities to share the Gospel, however, it appears that the level of darkness there appears to disallow the truth from penetrating the minds of the people. Pray that the Enemy’s territory would be torn down and the True Light of the Gospel would be clearly understood and believed. Perhaps there was greater openness amongst some teenagers who see the hypocrisy of the false religion that leaves people empty and hopeless. Please pray for the Word that was shared with several souls to come to fruition.
Your prayers are earnestly coveted for the power of the Holy Spirit to be manifested and for all glory to go to our eternal Savior, and for the saints to be edified.
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An item of praise is that Ann Marie has been responding well to the new protocol of treatment for Lyme disease she began in December. The Lord gave unusual help and strength in Ireland despite contracting a sinus and chest infection. She has begun another regimen of treatment aimed at the deeper cellular level infection and we would earnestly ask for your prayers for this disease to be rooted out, if it be the Lord’s will. Also that we would learn the lessons the Lord has in suffering and dependence upon the Lord on a daily basis. She had enjoyed better health and more stamina in the earlier part of the year, but since beginning the latest treatment she is quite fatigued. Our sincere thanks to everyone who has prayed – this means so much to us, and we believe that the improvement is directly related to the power of prayer and the help given by our Living and True God.
- NA Week of Prayer - April 25-29, 2016 - @ The Bible Chapel of Shawnee, KS. Please note this and, if it is possible, attend.
- Laborers for the West of Ireland – Light to come through the great darkness
- Mike to be endued with Power as He preaches Christ and Him crucified.
- Souls to be saved, and believers to be built up in ALL truth.
- True revival of the saints, leading to a great ingathering of souls.
Mike & Ann Marie Attwood
4983 South Jewell Avenue Springfield MO, 65810
Please consider joining us in Kansas City, April 25-29, 2016, or live stream, see site above for details.