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October, Issue 10

2014: Volume 3

I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20


October, Issue 10

Letter from the Editor

It has been an incredible close to the summer/outdoor season for Inspiration Ministries. Since the last newsletter, we were blessed to tackle a Seventh Day Slumber concert, the DeKalb County Free Fall Fair, an outreach to the fair employees, and this week there has been a week-long revival service at the Ashley Church of God in which I have been the speaker. God’s wonders never cease, and it has been amazing to see the fruit that He has brought from every occasion.

September 20th started out as a beautiful day for the 7th Day concert, but turned into a windy thunderstorm just two songs into the first band’s set! When you pay a fee to a national touring band to play in your community and sell tickets for that show, this can make for a painstaking development, but once again, the Lord was gracious and the bands agreed to pack up and head to the Cupbearer for an acoustic set. It was an incredible site to see men and women, volunteers and ticket holders, jumping in to help the bands pack their equipment in the rain. What could have been a tragedy ended up being one of the most incredible nights at the Cupbearer with a packed house and intimate setting for the Holy Spirit to penetrate hearts. Thank you, Joseph Rojas, for your testimony and thank you Seventh Day Slumber and others for your willingness to serve.

Immediately following that concert we set up for the fair. Two tents and 20 feet of space for drink and ice cream sales. Lord knew that we could really use a great fair, so that we could take care of some in-house projects. And church, let me tell you, the Lord increased our fair revenue by 75%. Hallelujah! The best part of the week, though, was the Sunday before it started. In partnership with Auburn Nazarene Church, a group of us took to the streets to witness and invite the fair workers to the Cupbearer for a free meal. Dale Pugh, who God has used to begin this outreach activity, shared some inspiring words while the folks ate. Towards the end, I shared a bit of testimony and made an invitation for those who did not know Jesus to put their trust in Him for the first time. It could have easily been a deflating moment as some got up and walked out as I spoke, but in the midst of bodies passing by, two hands slipped up in the air. Thank you, Jesus. That day, Lydia and Shaun asked Jesus to be their Savior.

Brethren, we are in this together. Let us live in His victory and His exchanged life so that we can most glorify God through Jesus Christ. Amen!

Be Inspired,

Andrew L. Foster Inspiration Ministries, Director

Newsletter Features

  • Letter from the Director by Andrew Foster
  • The Art of Inspiration - Tick Tock by Brannon Goodyear
  • What Inspiration means to me by Ambassadors for Christ in Chains
  • Calling All Hearts by Wesley Fullard
  • Minstrel Minister Across America by Greg Lamoureux
  • Super Bowl of Life by Bobby Johnson
  • Around the World, Prison Hold... by John Kuhle
  • My Freedom by Larry Edwards
  • Reading the Directions by Don Chaffin
  • The Wilderness, Part 4 by Chris Bachmann

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