We have had a great summer.  Parris and I went on a mission trip in June to Tanzania with a team from our church.  We worked together with Egon and Hannah Falk of New Life Ministries in Tanzania as well as Sam Carr from Word of Life in Shreveport.  We ministered to 3,000 pastors and leaders for a one week conference.  It was a great honor to sow into the lives of these men and women who are pastoring churches all over Tanzania.  The team ministered at orphanages, a school, and in the marketplace in Arusha.  After the conference, the team went on to minister in the churches relating to our missionary Aurora in Uganda.  They returned with great reports of the work Aurora is doing as well as testimonies from ministering to thousands of children in outreaches in Uganda. 


Parris and I just returned from a ministry trip in Australia.  We ministered at the Wired Conference for David Hall in Adelaide.  We were able to be part of a great week of Holy Ghost meetings day and night.  We also ministered at churches in Melbourne and Sydney while we were there.  What a great privilege to sow into the nations the things that God has given to us. 


Back at home we had another awesome Feed the Multitudes.  Thousands came for the food and other various services we provided for our city free of charge.  This year there was a greater freedom in ministry as there was preaching, testimonies, and awesome music in various tents.  God is awesome as He opens doors of ministry to us.


We are very excited about this fall and the upcoming events.  We are having an Overflow Harvest Conference on September 19 & 20.  There will be a cookout on Friday night as well as a lunch on Saturday.  This conference will have general sessions with Parris and myself as well as a variety of workshops for ministry preparation.  Some of the workshops will be on gifts and giftings of the Spirit, outreach and evangelism, prison ministry, hospital ministry, worship, training for greeters and ushers, and a host of other sessions.  Leadership from our church will be teaching the sessions as well as special guest Anna Donahue.  Check out our website for complete information. 


Beyond the Grave is gearing up for its 10th season.  Auditions have taken place, a new script is being worked on, and excitement is building for another great season of ministry.  Our first performance is scheduled for September 26 @ 7:30pm.  This is going to be a great year.  Hope to see you at our Overflow Harvest Conference!  The Lord has a place of ministry for you.


Blessings from the Lord!

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