We just wanted to write a note to let everyone know that we are continuing to make progress on the Healing Center. While we are believing God for all the provision to rebuild the Center we are taking small steps while waiting on Poppa. We’re power-washing, cleaning gutters, replacing window panes, planting a mailbox, and removing the old popcorn ceiling.
Our dear friends Pastor Earl and Julie Hippen helped us set up our new mailbox, and then built a flowerbed at its base and planted flowers. As soon as we finished installing the mailbox, the mailman delivered our first letter. That was too cool!
This is Mike and Tammy Angle. They have been helping us take down the popcorn ceiling. Last year when we had the mission house, Mike and Tammy, and their six boys stayed with us for two weeks while their home was completed. When we lost the house in November the entire Angle family began interceding for us. Everyday while driving they would pass a certain house and ask God to “give that house to Keith and Cindi for their ministry.” Well, He answered and He did. WOW! We were floored when they told us the story. What a faithful God we serve. And to make things more interesting, another friend named Tami would pass by the house everyday and ask God to move on the owner’s heart to donate the house to a ministry. Too cool! Now both Tammy and Tami serve on the Healing Rooms team.
We’ve removed about 1000 sq ft of popcorn ceiling
The Weapons of Mass Construction from Fellowship Bible Church in Roswell, GA did an amazing job of hanging drywall. In just two days these guys hung 656 feet of insulation and 56 sheets of drywall plus helped us plan some of our future work. This was their third trip with BlueStone since last February. The guys plan on coming again in May with an even bigger team to help us get the Healing Center up and running. Thanks guys we had a blast!
Today we were blessed to have more than 20 high school and college students from Atlanta help us work on the Healing Center. These guys are on fire for Jesus. They helped us demo a bee infested arbor and do final prep for the drywall crew. When it was time for them to leave they didn’t want to stop. They had caught the vision for the Healing Center and wanted to continue to help. Many asked us about internship with the ministry, wow. When we gathered at the end of the day to thank them for coming to help us, we asked to pray for them and they agreed, but then they prayed for us. They asked if they could circle us and lay hands on us and pray. When they prayed, they PRAYED. It was a concert of prayer. The presence of God was thick in that place today and we were once again amazed by Poppa. They all want to come back and help some more in May. Thank you Jesus for bringing like minded people to help us do Your work.
One more cool thing happened. Some of the guys there today attend the same church as the team coming to hang the drywall tomorrow, and one of the girls plays soccer at LSU and attends Healing Place Church in Baton Rouge. Wild man, wild. Only God.
Today was a day when everything could have gone wrong, but God. We received a call from our good friend Pastor Rustin, of Living Cornerstone Church International, that all the donated drywall plus all the materials needed to rock the house was scheduled to be delivered around 10 am.
Well it showed up on time but the 100 sheets needed to be dropped in the driveway and then moved by hand into the garage for staging, but we only had our four hands and it is supposed to rain. Yikes! Then we realized we had to have a mold remediation certificate before the team coming from Smoke Rise Missions in Georgia, could hang drywall on Friday, which meant someone had to inspect the house and treat it for mold. Double Yikes!!
Not knowing who to call we contacted our good friend Aaron Johnson, a community Pastor with the Gathering, who gave us the number for a company that does mold remediation. While talking with Aaron he said, “do you need any volunteers for anything today?” When we told him about the drywall he showed up with a team of about 8 to move the shipment inside. When we talked to the company about the remediation it didn’t look good. They didn’t know if they could get to us in time for everything to be ready for Friday. They said we had to demo a few walls and then if they could get it done by tomorrow evening it might not dry in time. Triple Yikes!!!
All the while we are praying to the Lord for help. Then Aaron called to check on us, “you need any more vols we just had a crew finish a job early?” When we showed up to get the crew that was going to demo the walls the phone rang. It was the remediation crew, “we had to cancel a job and we can head your way now.” Hallelujah!!!! The team demoed the walls just in time for the guys to do their remediation. We have the certificate and the walls will be ready for the team Friday morning. Now that’s how it works when the Kingdom works together! Man, it’s all in His hands.
In John 3 Jesus tells us that whoever believes in Him will be saved, and in Mark 16 He says that those who believe will lay hands on the sick and they will be healed. We believe that this is normal Christianity. The Saturday before Easter we attended an outreach at Living Cornerstone Church in Violet, LA. Pastor Rustin and Jeanne Treadaway asked that we hold a Healing Room during the outreach. When Cathy (pictured left) rolled in in her wheelchair, we simply released the healing power that Jesus said we had, and she walked out pushing the same wheelchair she rolled in on. We prayed for many more that day who received healing and deliverance from the King. That’s my King! And by the way, if you believe in Jesus you can release the same power of healing too!
The King’s Academy from California helped us tear out more than 3000 sq ft of flooring at the Louisiana Healing Center during Spring Break. For four days these great new friends worked side by side to help us prepare the facility for the next phase, hanging drywall. The team also pulled the remaining wallpaper, prepped the studs for the drywall, and helped wash windows. Thanks TKA we bless you for the help!
Let the work begin!
We were blessed to have 15 volunteers from Healing Place Church in Baton Rouge help us begin the work on the Louisiana Healing Center. We pulled wallpaper, nail-strips and did general clean-up. The team helped us get a head start on the multiple repairs needed to get the building up to code. We want to thank the Servolution Team for partnering with us. What a blessing.