Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Raven Midwest...Making An Impact!

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Our Raven Midwest Team is truly making a HUGE IMPACT in Northern Indiana as I witnessed on my recent trip to minister and assist Pastor Terry and Pastor Lance and the local team.
(Pictures Top R-L) Pastor Troy shares with students at the Crossing Alternative School in South Bend, Indiana., Pastor Terry stands beside the boxes of brand news blankets purchased for the homeless by...get his...a local strip club owner!; Pastor Troy shares with "Webb" along Michigan Ave. in South Bend.; PAstor Troy preaches at the Crossings Sunday night service in Goshen, Indiana.
The impact that the Midwest team is having was truly evident on my recent trip into the area. Pastor Terry & Eileen and Pastor Lance & Leigh are truly leading a "Revolution" for the souls of a generation of young warriors for Christ!
Speaking at the Crossing in Goshen, Indiana on Sunday night where my dear brother in Jesus, Pastor Mike Lechlitner and his son, Josh serve--I was blessed to be a part of a rising revolution among the youth and college aged people coming there. These folks literally STORMED the altar for prayer and ministry as we closed out the service!
We had coffee with Rob Staley, the director of the Crossing Alternative Schools with campuses across Northern Indiana and heading into Chicago in the near future. He shared of the impact that Pastor Terry was having on the kids at the various campuses who many times have no father-figure and shared his desire to have a "Crossing School" located in every city that has a RAVEN Team! Thats is exciting stuff!
The community it taking notice as is evident by the "support" being given by the owner of a local strip club! His club is located across the street from the South Bend campus and he witnessed the team feeding the homeless one night.
He has since gotten involved---as the Holy Spirit is softening and ministering to his heart as Pastor Terry sharesthe gospel with him on a regular basis! He has gone so far as to place donation containers in his bar to raise support for the school and to aid and assist the needy through Raven Midwest!
You can see that this man is truly searching and he has found hte right people to demonstrate the character, love and message of Jesus Christ in the Raven Midwest team! (Get this...) He even invited the team to come and PREACH to his employees one week before opening and Pastor Lance delivered a powerful message concerning breaking free from the bondage of sin. The owner later reported that several of the employees were crying under the conviction of the Holy Spirit! I can't wait to hear the testimonies of the whole place being turned to JESUS!

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