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September, Issue 9
But, “Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord.” For it is not the one who commends himself who is approved, but the one whom the Lord commends. 2 Corinthians 10:17-18Download
Letter from the Editor
There seems to be a stirring in DeKalb County that I haven’t felt since my arrival almost four years ago. I am praying that you are experiencing the freshness of the Holy Spirit where you are as well. Days are going by at warp speed, but by the grace of God we are able to keep our heads above water and are prepared to minister the Gospel to those that we are meeting in the café or in the streets. Since our last newsletter, we had a wonderful day of worship and fundraising at the MusicFest at the end of August; then last weekend we had a busy Labor Day weekend; and two weeks from now we are filling two booth spaces at the DeKalb Free Fall Fair. But those aren’t the coolest things. In the last month, we have seen another Blue Jacket Career Academy class graduate, conversations are beginning about Celebrate Recovery, collaboration between churches is increasing, and teams of people are carrying the spirit of REVIVE Indiana to the streets of Auburn and neighboring towns to pray with people and share the Gospel. It is incredible. Be in prayer with us about outreach activities coming up soon which specifically target fair workers traveling into our community. Last year we saw two people give their lives to Jesus, and we are praying for the Holy Spirit to prepare hearts right now to receive His free gift of salvation.
So, by the time you read this newsletter, Kirsten, LillyAnn, and I are going to be in Florida. Eight years ago, my life took a drastic turn, and my sin caught up with me. I found myself in the Palm Beach County Jail thinking that my life was over. September of 2007 was my rock bottom experience when I desperately cried out to the Lord to take my life. I needed His salvation. Now we are returning to Florida almost eight years to the day because I have a hearing to determine whether or not my probation can be terminated. Will you please join us in prayer for safe travel and the Lord’s favor in the case! I know that it is only by God’s grace that I’ll see a favorable outcome, not because of anything of my doing. However, my friend, Don Harvey, pointed me to the significance of the number 8 and found some things interesting. Though there is much more to it, there is a common theme of eight being a sign of God’s covenant and new beginnings. We are praying that this a prophetic sign of a new season He is going to take not only me through, but also Inspiration Ministries.
Remember, Brethren, we are in this together. Let’s pray for one another and for those around us who need to respond to Christ. On both sides of the wall, the Lord is restoring lives and raising up His army. Hallelujah!
Inspired by His new season, Andrew L. Foster Inspiration Ministries, Director