Sunday, July 24, 2016

On our way to Restoration Community Ministries in Phoenix

Hezekiah removed the high places, smashed the sacred stones and cut down the Ashram poles.  He broke into pieces the bronze snake Moses had made, because up to that time the Israelite's had been burning incense to it.  (It was called Nehushtan).  
The scripture says Hezekia trusted in the Lord, the God of Israel.  Then it says there was no one like him among the kings of Judah, either before him or after him.  He held fast to the Lord and did not stop following him.
(See II Kings 18 for the whole story)

Hallelujah, "no one like him".  We want to follow his example.  We want to deny everything else.  Put the enemy in his place and our God on the Throne of our lives.  We can do this in prayer.  Just spending time with Him changes us.  It changes the way we think and act and live.  We are His, remember?  

Please join us as we continue in 24 hour prayer with Restoration Community Ministries,10020 N 15th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85021.  This Friday, July 29 2016, 6 PM through Saturday, July 30 2016 6 PM.  We are so excited to join with our Phoenix family in the Lord.  

Monday, July 4, 2016

Room 24 at Cantico Nuevo - June 17/18, 2016

Cantico Nuevo
Pastor Alfredo and the wonderful intercessors in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico.

More and more, “Mexico” to us is synonymous with “Prayer”.  We went to Cantico Nuevo on June 17/18, 2016 for 24 hour prayer.  What a blessed time we had.  We truly have carved out a realm partnering with this body.  So many stories of Jesus, His Power, and Healing and Testimony.  As an added blessing we had Pastor Aman traveling with us from the Tucson Arabic Church.  This was his first time in Mexico and he enjoyed it tremendously.  The gift was that we all enjoyed it anew with him.  Our troops were faithful.  We are growing.  A bunch of us traveled in our van which sits 8.  Truly, the fun begins in the car rides.  Elias travels in Nogales freely now, he knows the roads and the whereabouts of our destinations.  Now, we just need to conquer the language!  Oh Senor, ensenarnos hablar con usted en Espanol.  

Friday night, of course was a time of repentance, but we focused on “being forgiven”. God is giving us great breakthrough in this area.  We are getting it.  We are His, bought and paid for.  He has forgiven us, He has paid the price, we need only ask.  We prayed and at one point when we began to pray for some needs, we didn’t want so much an altar team praying, but everyone praying.  So starting with a few, we had each of us get prayer from a line of people and then turn around and become the intercessor.  We were about 50-60 at the time and thought it might take a while, but hey, we had 24 hours! :)  We had breakthrough.  How awesome to give, receive and experience the prayers being offered.  

The worship was phenomenal!  Thank you worshippers!  The pastors were awesome.  The first time I saw three pastors, speaking in Arabic, translating to English, translating to Spanish and back again.  So good!  We had Rosalva and her group of ladies declaring prophetic words over individuals from the beatitudes.  That was powerful.  We had Healing Rooms, Praise God.  And, prayer for children, prayer for ministries, prayer for leaders & pastors.

Well, I’m not going to share all our secrets.  We would much prefer that you join us next time.  See you on July 29/30, 2016 at:

Restoration Community Ministries
10020 N 15th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85021

In Expectation for the next time...

Elias & Ann Abyad

John 21:1-13

  THE NEXT TIME the disciples saw Jesus was at the Sea of Tiberius (Galilee).  This is how Jesus showed himself to them.  Some of the disciples were in one place.  They were Simon Peter, Thomas called the Twin, Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee and two other disciples of Jesus.  Simon Peter said to the others, ‘I am going fishing’.  The others said, ‘We are going with you also’.  They went out in a boat right away.  That night they caught nothing.  Early in the morning, Jesus was standing there by the sea.  The disciples did not know it was Jesus.  He said to them, ‘My children, did you catch any fish?’  They answered, ‘No.’  He said to them, ‘Throw out your net on the right side of the boat, then you will catch some.’  They threw out their net and caught many fish, so that they were not able to bring in the net.  That disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, ‘It is the Lord!’  As soon as Simon Peter heard it was the Lord, he put on his coat and his belt.  He had taken off some clothes to work.  Then he jumped into the water.  The other disciples came in a small boat.  They were pulling the net.  It was full of fish.  They were not far from the land, only about a hundred yards.  When they came to the land, they saw a small fire.  Fish and some bread lay on the fire.  Jesus said to them, ‘Bring some of the fish which you have just caught.’  Simon Peter went to the boat.  He pulled the net to land.  It was full of big fish.  There were a hundred and fifty three fish.  But even with so many fish the net did not break.  Jesus said to them, ‘Come and eat’.  The disciples were all afraid to ask him, ‘Who are you?’  They knew it was the Lord.  Jesus came.  He took bread and gave it to them.  Then he took fish and gave it to them.  ...