God downloaded to us His plans for a bigger vision for BWB. Read about it on our “Fundraising Meter” page and please consider giving to this project, the results of which will last for as many more years (infinity and beyond?) as BWB Ministries is around!!!
Monday we felt something had broken over us. There was a real shift in the atmosphere. We were praising God for it when we came over the hill, 5 miles from our home, and there in the sky was God’s distinct sign of agreement! TY, Lord!
We had a great time spending Thanksgiving Day with friends, and after dinner, a lady heavily involved in New Age began asking us about the ministry. As we talked to her, God began downloading words for her at an incredible pace. The woman wound up getting saved and filled with the Holy Spirit! Turns out it was an answer to prayer of all her family members who were there! She said she felt so different, for the first time in her life all her stress, anxiety and fear were gone!
Yesterday we woke up to 8 inches of new snow! So obviously we were not going to be doing roadside Free Prayer! BUT, that did not stop the Free Prayer Ministry from happening. We started getting phone calls at 7:30 am until last night! The calls started coming in from all over the country. We prayed with people with depression, cancer, migraines, fear, stress, worry, anxiety, healing, broken hearts and the list goes on! The Lord said go down the street and shovel out a neighbor. As I was finishing up she came out and we wound up praying and ministering to her on the porch in the snow! The Lord is bringing people from everywhere to receive prayer even on the days were not out! ALL THIS TO SAY!!!!! This isn’t about us!!!!! The Lord knows where you are at any given time!! He will be there for you anywhere at any time you need Him! Jesus LOVES YOU and He is never going to leave you alone for a moment. Weather on your porch in the snow or on your back porch in Arizona, or in the rain in Iowa, He is there for you!!!!! Jesus loves you and so do we!!!!!
We’ve had two days of snow but should be gone tomorrow! We were out Monday and had a few people from the church we attend stop for prayer! It’s getting pretty cold outside so we put up our banner and chairs and then go inside the glassed-in porch of the church at times to watch for cars pulling in. We are still praying for God to open any other doors He has for winter. We miss the Free Prayer Center in Storm Lake!
We are setting up all this week in the parking lot of Gateway of Praise. Yesterday had 3 people stop. One was the 2nd referral from a family that stopped one of the first times we set up on this spot! She was crying when she stopped and said, “I’ve been looking for you!” She left with a huge grin on her face and all her stress and depression gone! She said she felt better than she had in a long time! TY, Lord!
Emil is 95% recovered from the neck injury sustained last week so we will be back on the roadside tomorrow at the intersection of SH67 and Hwy 24 in the parking lot of Gateway of Praise church. At this point, it looks like this will be our winter set-up site.
Off the roadside for a few days. We use free weights now instead of cinder blocks to keep the banner from flying away, and I had roped them together so I can carry them all at the same time. Last week when we were packing things up, the rope broke which jerked my right side from my neck down. I finally went to the chiropractor today and he said I had popped my top rib out and jammed it into my collar bone! No wonder it hurt so bad. I’m feeling better but still sore and I have a huge static noise in my ears. Thanks for your prayers!
A woman stopped and said I don’t know what I want prayer for! I passed and the Lord said Loudly, go back and stop. She said she suffers from arthritis in her back and her left knee, but it was alright because is going to therapy. The Lord said this is NOT arthritis but unforgiveness! As she was talking the Lord said write the name Bill on your hand. If you just tell her this name she won’t recall it but if you write it and show it to her she will see it and I will recall it to her and IF she forgives him, THEN I will heal her because she has deep seated bitterness in her heart towards him. So I asked her about this name. She said NOPE! I have never had anyone in my life by that name! So I said well I wrote it down on my hand. As soon as I showed her my hand with the name written on it she immediately recalled that this was the name of her Uncle who had molested her as a child! As we led her in a prayer to forgive her abuser, the pain in her knee and back began to go away! By the next day she said she was feeling so much better as the pain was totally diminishing! So what’s in a Name! FORGIVENESS and HEALING! That’s our Lord!!!
We had a man stop on the roadside today. He turned out to be a neighbor we didn’t know. He stopped for prayer because his 31 year old son was murdered 4 weeks ago. He wept as he talked about it as he had just come from ordering his son’s headstone. As he wept the Lord showed up in such an incredible display of His compassion to paint the picture of how this man’s son transitioned from his fleeting life to the Lord’s arms in Heaven. It was so beautiful. The Lord downloaded to this man about his son in a way that his son’s death went from memories of a violent death to an incredible transition that only a loving God could do!