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August, Issue 8

2014: Volume 3

"Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone." Colossians 4:5-6

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August, Issue 8

Letter from the Editor

Is it just me or has this summer gone by incredibly fast? I know for those of you on the other side of the wall, you don’t mind the days, weeks, and months flying by! Inspiration Ministries is ready to head into fall with some exciting plans and lots on the schedule and we hope that you will be in prayer with us so that through the busyness of it all, God is glorified and that it is Kingdom work that is on our minds.

Coming up in just a few weeks here in Auburn we are celebrating our 2nd Annual Inspiration MusicFest. The buzz is happening in town and on the radio and we are expecting a great turnout. We have asked for your participation in telling us how Inspiration has inspired you, and we want to thank you for the responses. We have received over two hundred letters these past couple months and what encourages me most is that some just write from the heart about how God has used the newsletter to minister to them and others. Paul B from WCI wrote “Every issue of the IM newsletter has something in it that is timely and ministers directly to my situation or struggles. I’ve also passed it along to others that say the same thing. IM is a conduit God uses.” I also appreciate James T. from WVCF who wrote this great testimony, “So many are lost. I used to be lost. I don’t want to live that life anymore; with Jesus I don’t have to.” Hallelujah!

These are the testimonies that keep IM grounded in the fact that ministry is about people, not things… about the Kingdom, not organizations. This past Sunday, we participated in the Ashley/Hudson Days tent revival and were so blessed by the wonderful hospitality, fellowship, and opportunity to see a young man give his life to the Lord. Caleb said, “I am going to be a mess,” and I said, “That is exactly where God wants you.” Praise God for His increase and His faithfulness to draw men and women to Himself.

Over the next 8 weeks, we have 2 huge concerts and 2 fairs, we potentially have a team coming soon to work on the Discipleship floor, and conversations are ever-stirring about transitional development. It is a lot to prepare for, but we know God has put us in a position to be a part of His work in Auburn and the Northeast Indiana region. Please pray for God to send laborers to join the team.

Brethren, we pray that you have placed Jesus as the Keystone of your life. There is so much uncertainty in the world, but if we allow Christ to be our foundation, we will not be shaken in the midst of life’s storms. Allow the Holy Spirit to use you as a conduit for life, peace, and love. Thank you, Jesus! Inspired because I am found,

Andrew L. Foster, Inspiration Ministries, Director

Newsletter Features

  • Letter from the Director by Andrew Foster
  • The Art of Inspiration - Chains by Brannon Goodyear
  • First Responders by Kirsten Fosters
  • Remember Me by Dan Evans
  • How to Find the Highway by Larry Edwards
  • P.U.S.H. by David Owen
  • Faith in God's Great Works by Jason Clapp
  • Just Checking In by Errol Mumby
  • Being Christ-Dependent by Russell Drawdy
  • The Wilderness, Part 2 by Chris Bachmann

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  • wilson gonzalez"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
    Wilson Gonzalez
  • james rogers jr"When I met Anthony Ponds, James Summers, and Rigdel De Lardilles back in 2011, I heard a lot about Brother Andrew Foster, and the Inspiration Ministries movement here at Quincy. But not only did I hear about him and ministry events...read more
    James Rogers
  • robert miller"A year ago my world was shifted. I was discouraged, alone, and in need of something/someone to embrace me. It would be pious to say, “All I needed was the assurance that the Lord was with me,” because reality is sometimes you don’t feel that way...read more
    Robert Miller
  • david owen"The newsletter is an integral part of my daily spiritual walk in prison. I don’t say that lightly and here’s why: “For I know the thoughts I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not evil, to give you a future and a hope” (Jeremiah 29:11 NKJV). The newsletter is primarily written by prisoners and ex-prisoners for prisoners...read more
    David Owen
  • rigdel de lardilles 01"In one word, the Inspiration Newsletter to me means Hope. If anyone has ever done time behind the walls or been down and out, you can relate; there is always someone there to let you know just how bad you messed up, or how impossible it's going to be to bounce back...read more
    Rigdel De Lardilles
  • christopher bachmann"The newsletter means so very much to me because it has been and continues to be a great source of encouragement and inspiration to me. I am so thankful to Brother Andy for his faith in following God’s vision. In turn, he gave it to us...read more
    Christopher Bachmann