This week is Thanksgiving holiday in the United States so let me be the first to wish you and your wonderful family, a happy Thanksgiving. I am thankful for you, and your journey, and how that you remain steadfast in Christ Jesus, through thick and thin. I recently led a Pastors Conference in India via Zoom, and I talked about Service. You know, to minister means to serve, so as ministers, we are essentially servants. Many these days want to become masters, and nobody wants to serve. Better still, many want to be masters without serving first. Forgetting that even Jesus, master of all, didn't come to this world to be served, but to serve. Jesus said, every high mountain shall be brought low, and every valley shall be exalted. [...]
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for leaving your reviews. It was beautiful to read and we are greatly encouraged. We were also glad to see increased traffic from Google, which means more people are accessing life-changing materials on the website - because of you. If you have not yet had the chance to do so, kindly leave your review using this link: https://g.page/r/CaZ5SfMZdfXsEBI/review. One of my favorite scriptures says that after you have suffered a while, or as I will put it - after you have served a while - God will perfect you, establish you, strengthen you, and then settle you. Read each of those promises closely. Isn't that what you want? To be established in your ministry or business, or family, or in your personal life. [...]
I like this saying: He who has had an experience with God is never at the mercy of someone with an argument. Oh, you know what you know. You know what you've experienced. You remember when God came through for you when no one else was there - no one else, I say. You remember the times He brought you through the darkest nights.
It gives me great joy to write you and to hear from you as well. How are you? Hope you've treated the year great so far? My family and I are doing great. Since the news article was written on my ministry, we have seen physical attacks as we've never seen before. It used to be just spiritual, but now it also spilled into the physical. We are at peace, our joy knows no bounds and we can't just stop sharing about Christ. A testimony: we won a petition from the city of Indianapolis to continue preaching right here at the Onyx House. We believe our best years of ministry are ahead of us. Continue to lift us up in prayer. Peter and the disciples preached a simple message after [...]
I truly wish I knew then, what I know now, about the opposition you will face when you begin to rise. In school, we are taught that if we apply ourselves fully, that success is inevitable. What we are not told is that the success will bring forth opposition as you've never experienced before. Enough opposition to make you wish, sometimes, that you were not successful, to begin with. Jesus as a carpenter didn't run afoul with the law. But the moment he started healing the sick, teaching with authority, and drawing large crowds, the Pharisees would not let him be. They tried to suffocate him. Extinguish him even, but ended up making him the Greatest of All Time (GOAT). Occasionally, Jesus would hit back, calling them hypocrites. Other times [...]
Praise the Lord, I have a testimony, our ministry was a recipient of a grant. We thank the Lord for what these funds will do for the ministry. I was at a Church in Kenya when a minister jumped up and asked a simple but insightful question: "Have you started your business yet, or in the process of starting one?" That was a queer question to ask in a Church but as I thought of it, I understood what he meant. You know it's a much better prayer point to ask the Lord for a new customer than to ask that your cruel boss dies. It's much better to ask for an increase in business than to ask for someone to quit so you can be promoted. You see, Elisha [...]
Our local newspaper called the South Side Times, just ran a story on our ministry titled: "Dreams Made Possible". I was aware the story was coming out, but I did not expect it to be on the front page. I got messages from local people picking it up from grocery stores and getting inspired - and so I went to check it out myself, and there it was. Through the story, God is encouraging us to not give up, or be disheartened by setbacks like Covid 19, but to redouble our efforts for his glory. I ask that you take a moment to read this article - it will give you the push you need to overcome your current mountain. Here is the link to the Facebook post I did [...]