Food for thought  2nd January 2010


The Old Year has gone. Let the dead past bury its own dead. The New Year has taken possession of the clock of time. All hail the duties and possibilities of the coming twelve months!
Edward Payson Powell



The Word of the Lord Ministries

The Lord is saying: Fear no evil, for I am at your side. I have gone ahead of you also, and conquered all that could harm you. All I ask is that you believe this... that I have met and conquered all the trials that are in front of you. Yes, you will have trials, they are inevitable but as you understand and believe that I have met them and overcome, your outlook will change and you will face uncertain days with assurance.

These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. John 16:33


A chorus in a song God gave me which gives me courage goes like this:


Don't let your heart be troubled
Nor let it be afraid
Yes your faith will be tested
And trials you can't evade

All I ask is you believe
the trials your going through
that I've met and overcome them


I was so inspired by the beautiful shawls we bought from India, I've resurrected my design skills and brought my sewing machine out!!!

What do you think about the garment I made from one of the 100% pure Cashmere shawls I bought from Tenali? I'm posing in front of the mirror for the photo... (cheated a bit and narrowed the photo to make me look slimmer..) The Kaftan type of garment has pockets and a scarf to go with it!!! Can't wait to get my creative skills going on the other 3 shawls.!

Adventures in India

....Monday 7th December

Today was a very special day for me and the others I know for sure. As Anita writes in her journal "that today brought us another heart rending tear jerking morning". We were taken to a place called Guntur.

I recalled a dream

As we approached this place, it reminded me of a dream I had many months ago that I never understood. In my dream I was approaching, in a car, a block of flats. As we drew near I saw children, poor children everywhere I looked. In my dream I was bidden to stay with these people rather than go on to a tea party in an elite area. I'm sure that the dream was prophetic as it caused me to make a decision that I would choose to minister to the poor rather than choose comfort.

This day I was so pleased that I had made this decision. As we gathered in the small concrete building that Brother Raju uses as a schoolroom, I had never seen children with eyes so shiny. These children and their parents who make their living by going through the Western rubbish dump which is on their doorstep, have to live in the most appalling area, full of flies..... yet there eyes shone with the light of Christ (which I've only ever seen once before in a Chinese man who had gone through terrible persecution for the love of Jesus). I do hope that the photos turn out well so I can show you these children!!!

Gudrun had obviously been touched by her visit in 2007 and told them that all she could think about since that visit was about them and how glad she was to be back with them. We all introduced ourselves to them and there were many tears, especially when Pastor Florence spoke as always her heart was brimming with the love of God. But what really got to me was when I started singing, the joy and glee on their faces and their shiny eyes shone even more as they danced. I saw Jesus dancing with them with the same glee and I just couldn't help but cry. It was hard to sing for the first time I came to Tenali. The children looked at me with some sadness and I didn't want to mar their joy they were feeling so struggled to keep singing.


Their parents get a few rupees a day by sorting out what can be recycled on the rubbish dump. They live near a block of flats that are unoccupied at the moment. The government will allocate who will live there. We ascertained it would be unlikely to be these poor of the area as they didn't have enough money, but anything is possible with God.!!! What we are looking at is getting clean water to them. Apparently they are drinking only dirty water at the moment. Normally to dig a well would cost about £250 but because of the depth of the rock there it will cost approximately £400. We are looking at this project as one of the main priorities.

See Gudrun's newsletter about India




The Word of the Lord Ministries

Katey Moreland

Just Joking

A priest is driving down to New York to see a show, and he's stopped in Connecticut for speeding. The state trooper smells alcohol on his breath, sees an empty wine bottle on the floor, and asks, "Sir, have you been drinking?"

The minister replies, "Just water."

The trooper asks, "Then, why do I smell wine?"

The minister looks down at the bottle and exclaims, "Good Lord, He's done it again!"






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