Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Over a week ago, there was what I believe to be a monumental meeting in Hollywood. It was a meeting which showed me that God has plans for His Church in Hollywood to be united together as one. For those of you who have followed Stronghold Ministries over the past couple of years, you know that God laid it on my heart to begin to gather Hollywood pastors and ministry leaders together each month for prayer. As we have done this, God has shown us how He wants us to begin to pursue this unity we all desire: by reaching out and meeting the needs of the poor and homeless in the community. So we developed a Hollywood Homeless Forum which brought together close to 50 people from 20 different churches, ministries, or organizations. It was exciting to be in the room and see everyone's passion to carry out the mission TOGETHER! How powerful it will be for the city of Hollywood to see the Body of Christ living out their faith in Jesus outside the walls of a building! Please be in prayer for God's plan to be carried out...thanks!
Posted by Pastor Mike at 9:53 AM
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Thank you so much for your prayers regarding the time of ministry at the Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic bodybuilding show in Columbus, OH. Andy & Deby Steiner and Fred Krause were used mightily of the Lord, and many people were moved by the Lord, even to tears. There were several stories of individuals who deepened their personal relationship with Jesus as well as some new seeds that were planted. One of the most exciting things was hearing that some of the Christian athletes are really taking a stand for Jesus in front of their peers. This is really an important step for believers to take in the industry, because it forces them to live a life worthy of the proclamation they are making. And when I made it known that I wasn't able to attend the event due to the birth of Silas, these athletes stepped up. They partnered with Andy, Deby, and Fred to make the weekend a resounding success. A big thank you goes out to the Steiners and Fred who not only represented Stronghold well, but more importantly, Jesus Christ!
Posted by Pastor Mike at 3:24 PM
Thursday, March 11, 2010
I am proud to announce that Silas Christian entered the world on February 26th at 12:10pm. He weighed 6 lbs 14 ounces and was 19.5 inches long. Needless to say, the last couple of weeks have been a big time of adapting to a totally new life! But we really enjoy this new season and are excited to watch our son grow up into the man that God has called him to be. Please pray for wisdom, strength, patience, and love on our behalf as parents. We learn new things every day and greatly covet your prayers for us. Truly children are a gift from God!
Posted by Pastor Mike at 10:27 AM