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Archive for November 2, 2012

“When He Was On The Cross I Was On His Mind” By The Florida Boys

Withdraw from the Disorderly

Jesus from the Deesis Mosaic

Jesus from the Deesis Mosaic (Photo credit: jakebouma)


2 Thessalonians 3:6-15

King James Version (KJV)

Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us.

For yourselves know how ye ought to follow us: for we behaved not ourselves disorderly among you;

Neither did we eat any man’s bread for nought; but wrought with labour and travail night and day, that we might not be chargeable to any of you:

Not because we have not power, but to make ourselves an ensample unto you to follow us.

10 For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.

11 For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies.

12 Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread.

13 But ye, brethren, be not weary in well doing.

14 And if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed.

15 Yet count him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.

Quiet Day in the Village by Pastor Kerry Mauldin

Christ the Saviour (Pantokrator), a 6th-centur...

Christ the Saviour (Pantokrator), a 6th-century encaustic icon from Saint Catherine’s Monastery, Mount Sinai. NB – slightly cut down – for full size see here (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I enjoy the peace that comes to have a day that is not so pressed…
We only went to two villages today and wrapped up decisions on wells and churches from previous villages!!  All wells given for are now committed to a village and we have many good churches committed to build!!
Kathapalli Village–“Banjara Fields”– a village that we had to translate English to Telegu, then to Banjara…  Pastor Rajuratnam has been here b15 years and has done a good work.  Fifty adult believers in this remote hill village and many are seeking!  Today most all adults are in cotton fields and all children 10 and up are in fields also.
Children get 70 rs and adults 100rs for all day work.
We share Christ as many children, older adults and the wife of hindu priest set between the well and new church site.  One woman, 25, Kruppamma (Grace) comes with her tiny baby.  She has already picked her 25kg bag of cotton–you can tell she would be a good worker–and with her baby sits to listen.  A few women gather and in humble, hard working country way share how they need a church and all will help build it.
Krupamma has not named her baby and she gives to Melody and says, “Will you give a name to my baby girl?”
Melody named her Elizebeth.  (John Baptists Mom).  The twinkle and smile of joy from that Mom….
We share Christ and all accept, except the Hindu priests wife.  She is dressed as Lombadie woman and refuses to pray.  I call out to her and she accepts the challenge in front of all: To ask God to speak to her heart…  She shook hands in agreement that she would pray!  She wants this eternal life, just is not sure about this Jesus.
God will reveal Himself and give peace!!
  Just yards away is the temple to the monkey god–hanamun, that her husband is village priest.
Pastor shared, the priest comes and sits at the church and is now seeking!!   He and his wife will come!!  His name in Nari (human).
Dindi Village–We dedicate well from Eureka Springs AG in honor of My good friend, Bro and Sis Gilmore, who are now with the Lord!!
We helped this church with first tiny prayer shed 2 years ago.  Now has moved into larger nice church and used roofing from prayer shed. It has grown to 80 adults and needs flooring and plaster.  Only 2 of 80 pay tithes, so instead of giving for that, we gave for chickens to “test” God like in Malachi 3:8-10.  The people heard and many said they do not want to be under financial curse, but walk in blessing.  “We will pay the tithe”
we gave chickens to those who wanted to pay tithe and learn.  We ask who wanted to learn, and when hands of the sincere went up, we put a tithe chicken in the hand.  Then others wanted to learn… tooo late…. for this test…
Pastor shared he normally gets 300rs tithe per month.  ($6).  Today his salary multiplied and he was with such joy!!
Even as I write, we came to Ishka Village where we have stayed these past 2 weeks.  It is nice breeze and a blessing in the simplicity of the village life.
Melody and Debbie have gone for prayer teaching in a town.  200-300 are expected…  I know they will be physically drained…
Always pouring out and touching lives.  People stand inque and wait so long for prayer!  People are spiritually desperate and willing to do all they can to find answers and peace!!
with so much thanks and prayers!!
Kerry and Melody


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