Greetings dear friends. We are floored! Just last week we received a shipment of porcelain tile for the Healing Center. A friend contacted Crossville Inc, about donating flooring tile to BlueStone, and they said “yes”. We received 7400 square feet of tile with a retail value of more than $43,000 for free, including shipping. A local pastor arranged for a forklift and a crew to help us unload the tile. The owner of the forklift refused any compensation because he wanted to help us as unto the Lord. The tile will be used for flooring the entire Healing Center including the residential areas and all the bathrooms and showers.
We have had some good feedback on the new radio show “Hidden Treasures”. The show airs every Sunday at 5:30pm on KAGY 1510 AM New Orleans and also at KAGYradio.com. The station is going FM sometime this fall and will continue airing our show each Sunday. KAGY plays Swamp Pop, New Orleans style music, and is listened to online around the world. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to spread the gospel through the airways. If you miss the show you can listen here at our website by clicking on the “Hidden Treasures” tab on the right. There you can find all of our past episodes.
August was a rush of travel for us. Cindi spent the end of July and the beginning of August helping our daughter adjust to the newest member of our family, Lia Elizabeth, our fourth grand child. We are so blessed! We did offer to help our daughter and son-in-law, by having Lia live with us the first 12 years of her life, but they declined.
While Cindi was in New York, Keith was in Tulsa, attending August Rush. Through several small miracles, Keith was flown into Tulsa, to take part in the event held by Scott and Shari Norvell, founders of Blue Flame Ministries, and International Directors for Healing Rooms. Keith played in the worship team and led worship for the morning sessions. The Norvells have an amazing ministry that is developing teams across the globe. In one of the sessions, the more than 200 attendees participated in a prayer exercise to alleviate the drought Tulsa, had been suffering. That day the temperature was 115 degrees. The next day with no rain in the forecast a huge thunderstorm let out a deluge of rain. Papa gave us all a kiss from heaven, and everyone’s faith grew leaps and bounds. To learn more about the Norvells click on their Terra4ming link under our ministry friends tab.
Later in August Cindi and Keith were able to share some time together in New England due to the kindness of a couple of BlueStone partners. They flew us to Boston where we were treated to a week long sabbatical. We also met with a group of people who have been praying for our ministry. It was a fun trip and we are so thankful for the blessing.
We have spent a considerable amount of time between April and July researching grants to fund the construction of our Healing Center. We have learned a lot during this time. Because we are a Christian ministry it is difficult to find grants that apply to our work. To apply for many grants an organization must supply and independent financial audit which cost thousands of dollars. Even if you have a current audit there are no guarantees a grant will be awarded. Most grants take months to write, and then months before a you receive a response. We applied for 5 different grants this summer and will receive $1000 from Toyota in November. The other four organizations, including BP, declined our request. We did receive a donation of office furniture from BP.
We are convinced that God will provide. How He provides is often through His people. We would like you to consider becoming a monthly partner. Together we can bring the gospel of Jesus to dark places and turn tragedy into triumph. We also need $16,550 to complete the ministry center of The Louisiana Healing Center. You can click on our Louisiana Healing Center tab to find out what projects need to be finished, and if the Lord moves on your heart you can take a project to your church, small group, or work place and have others join together to help us complete this needed ministry.
If you sense the Lord leading you to give, you can do so by clicking on our contact & support tab to donate on line or by sending your donation through the mail.
Thank you for your prayers and may God richly bless you!