February, Issue 2

2013: Volume 2 “For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 1:6 Download

February, Issue 2

Letter from the Editor

I had an interview with the local newspaper today, and I have to admit I have had mixed emotions all day. On the one hand, I give all glory to God for the work He has done through His vehicles of Inspiration Ministries and The Cupbearer Café. On the other hand, Satan immediately began the onslaught of accusations on my life: “Wait until people find out you’re a convicted felon,” “Who are you to think you can lead this ministry,” “Watch everybody run for the hills when the pressure comes.” After a long month and many hours, I found myself in tears most of the day. The words that I preach everyday became lost in my own mind and my circumstances began overwhelming me. I reached out to my brothers and sisters for prayer and Heaven was bombarded with petitions to pour His joy and peace into my life. I am so thankful for the body of Christ. It was just another wonderful example of why we are in this together.

Then, after lunch, Cheryl Myers walks in with June Emerick, a woman who volunteers time at the café, and tells me June has something to share with me. I look to June and she says, “I gave my life to Christ last night.” Wow! At Inspiration Fellowship last night, the anointing of the Holy Spirit fell on this place and men and women went to the alter to receive prayer and this woman, who had been in church, raised in church, and played church looks at me and says, “I never had a relationship with Jesus Christ.” Together with the two women who gave their lives to the Lord on January 24th, God confirmed in my heart once again that this ministry is all about Him and it has very little to do with me. In seven services we have seen five men and women give their lives to Jesus Christ, others have rededicated their lives, and those who have come to worship with us has tripled! Hallelujah!

Saints, I pray right now in the name of Jesus that our faith will not grow faint when it seems the circumstances of our lives are building into a giant tsunami coming to crash on top of us. Our God, who is a strong tower in which we find refuge will always bear the brunt of the enemy’s attacks because our lives belong to Christ. It is no longer our life to live, but Christ’s to live through us.  The Word of God has promised that no weapon formed against us will prosper (Isaiah 54:17). Let us hold onto the promises of God. Brethren, I don’t stand here preaching from a mountain top, but I exhort you in the name of Jesus Christ in a state of humility as I watch God’s faithfulness in my life and in this ministry. I beg you, when you have done all to stand firm in Christ…STAND!

Inspired and humbled,

Andrew L. Foster 

Inspiration Ministries INC, Director

The Cupbearer Café, Owner 

Newsletter Features

  • Letter from the Editor, by Andrew Foster                                      
  • Say His Name, by Kirsten Heiniger                                    
  • When Family Bonds Shatter, by Dan Evans                                               
  • Blind Spots, by James Summers                                     
  • We Evangelize, by Anthony Ponds                              
  • Why God gave Sex to Husbands & Wives, by John Kuhle
  • Moving Forward, by Wesley Fullard
  • The Window, by David Owen
  • Encarcelados y Liberados, by Wilson Gonzalez
  • Identifying God’s Mate for You, by Christopher Bachmann

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