"We have found the opportunity through Inspiration Ministries to express not just our feelings but also the words that the Holy Spirit puts in our hearts to share with others. I see I.M. as a channel of communication between the church...read more
June, Issue 6
Letter from the Editor
What a beautiful night we had last night for Inspiration Fellowship at the DeKalb Outdoor Theater. We grilled hamburgers, whipped up fruit smoothies, listened to Pauline Benner lead us in worship, and sat back as Dan Konoff shared from God’s Word. We have been making an effort to get outside the building to share the Lord’s love and fellowship with the community. The response has been very cool, and we are all enjoying the weather outside.
Today as I drove home from a job I just lost, I wondered if I had missed something from the Lord. I took up a side job to help with some personal financial obligations, mostly old stuff before prison. Everybody sounded so reasonable telling me it was the responsible thing to do. I can’t just sit around and do ministry stuff all day, can I? So, I applied and was hired the same day. People said, “See, it was God’s will.” Though I felt disconnected at another job (while Kirsten held down the fort at the café), I figured this was a good thing. Then today I hear, “What I am about to tell you doesn’t mean that you’re a bad person and that you can’t do other things, but it’s just not working out.” What!? Are you serious? I busted my butt this week just to be let go? The whole drive home I felt some bitterness rising up thinking, “We have no clue what the Lord is thinking.”
Tonight, I was a little sore and frustrated when the B-List Boys showed up from Bluffton, OH to perform. They are a hip-hop group with a ton of energy and a love for Jesus. At the end of the night, I was sharing the testimony behind Inspiration Ministries and The Cupbearer Cafe. Gideon looked at me and said, “There are big things in store here. The Lord doesn’t just do those kind of things for no reason (The Myers giving the Cupbearer name to Inspiration).” Thank you, Jesus, for the reminder that though we may not have a clue what the Lord is thinking, we can be sure He knows what He is doing.
Brothers and sisters, be in prayer with us as we have meetings soon for renovation approvals to get the Inspiration Fellowship Center up and running. We are excited to start utilizing this space for ministry functions.
Brethren behind the walls, I can’t stress enough how much we care for you. We are in this together. Your shining light in the dorms is illuminating the love of God to folks that wouldn’t read this newsletter or attend a chapel service. Be an ambassador of the Good News of Jesus Christ and His gift of salvation.
Andrew L. Foster
Inspiration Ministries INC, Director
The Cupbearer Café, Owner
- Letter from the Editor, by Andrew Foster
- Spirit Before Brain, Brain Before Mouth, by Dan Konoff
- Life Without Condemnation, by Dan Evans
- Hope of a Child, by James Summers
- Gozosos en las Pruebas, by Wilson Gonzalez
- Resurrection Life, by Rigdel De Lardilles
- God, the Perfect Architect, by Chad Andersen
- Embrace Responsibility, by Anthony Ponds
- Fear, Hatred, and Vengeance, by John Kuhle
- Step of Faith, by Christopher Bachmann