Over and over again we see Jesus glorified and Satan defeated in the lives of those around us, what could be better!? Last month the church visited a production in Manukau City called ‘Heavens Gates, Hells Flames’ where many people were prompted to make a decision for Christ. One lady the AHKM team had been praying for since the beginning of the year enquired more about Jesus after seeing the presentation, and has since reportedly been reading the Bible almost daily. Others were convicted to live more in the light of eternity and let go of pet sin. Many others have prayed prayers of commitment and recommitment to Christ both on the streets and in our church services. Some have chosen to start their discipleship with AHKM and we continue to have new visitors at Sunday services and Bible Studies. Many of these visitors continue to testify that the power of the Holy Ghost is wonderfully present in our meetings, and that the Words of prophecy brought forth from Him are extremely accurate and life changing.
This month we are extremely blessed to welcome Barbara Hockley at the Lord's appointment as a local Elder at AHKC Manurewa. After having shown herself so consistently faithful, we are excited to see all the Lord has instore for her in this new season. We are REALLY looking forward to our first Sunday with 2 SERVICES this coming week! As detailed in the previous post God has provided AHKM Manurewa with a permanent facility where we can worship and minister all day on Sunday. We will now be able to provide a morning Holy Ghost on fire church service for Manurewa! As a ministry we are committed to running services led by God Himself where He can do what He wants to do and say what He wants to say to His people, and we refuse to be bound by religion and man’s agendas. The church belongs to Jesus! We also continue to enjoy God’s favour as we preach the Gospel on the streets. Many hearts are open here in Manurewa and people are generally aware of a spiritual void in their life. Two guys had the chance to pray for a girl with a limp at the shops and as they continued to share the Gospel to her she realised she was completely healed and could walk normally. She attempted to strain her leg to cause pain as she did not believe their prayer would work, but found no matter what she did she could not make it hurt. She kept asking these guys. ‘no really, what have you done to me?’. Ha ha. How awesome is God!
This week AHKM issued the disciples with the policies and code of conduct required to join the GOSPEL FORCE, the evangelism team of AHKM. Next week those choosing to commit to the Force will be issued with their own vest to wear proudly while witnessing in Auckland. God is building a great sense of team and family amongst the disciples who love to spend their weekends praying and preaching to the lost.
Many other prayers have also been answered, far too many to write in this blog! Some of them include the perfect day for disciples Crystal and Ray’s wedding two weeks ago where God was glorified through all disciples involved! Two other men planted at AHKM have been provided with well-paid jobs, one of them was promoted within his first week. Others are continuing to fight the good fight, staying far from addictions that had them bound. One man was led to AHKM after coming out of Rehab looking for a new start. He is now excited to start discipleship under the Word. Jesus is Lord and His Kingdom never ends!! Thank you for joining with us in prayer, with all our love from NZ, Ps Linda Trevenen, the AHKM ministers and disciples