ONLY BY GOD’S GRACE AND LOVE CAN THIS HAPPEN.
GOD IS STILL WORKING AND IN CONTROL.
Today, 7/19/2020 is a special day for our brother Brian Austin, a humble, loving young man who started his class at The Urban Ministry Institute of Los Angeles on 7/14/2020. He told me he wants to attend the school I graduated from. He made the decision to serve the Lord, and after today’s service he asked to be baptized. Hallelujah! Praise the Lord. You will be notified of Brian’s baptism date. Please join me to pray for Brian.
And I am honored to sign his “Pastor’s Reference Form.” Good news plus good news. The Urban Ministry Institute of Los Angeles gives him a full scholarship!
There is no word that can describe the joy in me to witness a reborn baby in Christ. Rejoice in the Lord. There is Hope in Christ.
Yesterday I managed myself to serve as my sister would love to see me as strong as she was. I shared with our friends of her departure to Heaven united with our Father and our Lord.
The memories Peggy had shared with me always stayed fresh. She always encouraged me, pushed me, listened to me, allowing me to cry on her shoulders and yell at my frustrations. She was always there spoiling me.
Right before she moved to Oklahoma, Rick brought her to Skid Row to surprise our friends and me. She said, “I know you would love to see me, so I come to surprise you.” Yes. Peggy, you did a good job to cheer me up. I miss you so much.
After she moved to Oklahoma, one Sunday after service at Skid Row, I received a call with a very demanding voice, “Don’t ask. Just let me know where you are now and stay there don’t move. I am coming.” We spent time at King Fish filling the entire restaurant with our laughter and tears of joy.
Dear Peggy, you are deep in my heart. I will forever remember the time we spent together till you welcome me at the gate. We will unite again in Heaven, that’s my destiny. Love you.
During these more than 6 years of services, I missed one Sunday to visit my daughter but our service still kept going thanks to Pastor Obie Obiacoro who helped me to preach that day. Even when I had a car accident a few years back, brother Jamie suggested, “ You need to be there; just sit there. They just want to see you there. Need prayer.” So I presented.
Today I needed a test to be done in the morning in order to have a procedure done the following Wednesday. They came, lined up as usual and noticed that we didn’t set up for services. We just passed out food, drinks and Bibles, and prayed for them.
They asked “Why don’t have we Church service today?” “Will we have church service next Sunday?!” After I explained why I have to leave early today, they all asked, “Are you okay?! Take care of yourself.”
This precious relationship is priceless and can be found nowhere but in God’s house. God changed their goal of life from food to the Word of God.
And good news is one of our friends, Brian, is going to start his first class at The Urban Ministry Institute on 7/13/2020. With God all things are possible! Hallelujah! Will you join me to pray for Brian’s walk after God?
Thank you for your prayers and support. To God be the Glory! Amen.
PENTECOST SUNDAY (5/31/2020) we will have 3 services starting from 8am
The Lord just told me that this Sunday we will only do the preparation for next Sunday’s preaching (Pentecost Sunday) as originally planned. We’re gonna take measurements after we pass out the bags tomorrow so we can have a better view of how to set up our Church to keep everyone safe.
We are going to have 3 services – only a limited amount of friends can attend each service to maintain the 6’ apart rule, keeping safe services for the congregation on Pentecost Sunday.
How exciting! Exciting not only because the Church services can be continued, but I can hear directly from the Lord more often, more clearly each time.
4. Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice.
5. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand;
6. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
7. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Due to the emergency lockdown for the virus. we are going to temporarily stop our services.
If ANY ONE needs food, please contact me to arrange pick up some food.
For our friends at Skid Row, all the mission remain open.
Also Los Angeles is converting 42 of its recreation centers into temporary shelters for homeless residents, providing 6,000 new beds to try to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.
In the first phase they plan to open 1,600 shelter beds at 13 recreation centers by Monday March 23, with beds provided by the American Red Cross.
Please keep praying for all people, all nations in Jesus’ name. Amen.