Family News – August, 2013

Dear ones,

Another month of blessings from our heavenly Father and the ‘mailbox’ is again filled with the family’s gratitude and praises for our wonderful God!  .Through all the months that we’ve been posting Family News, that unfailing and ever increasing level of gratitude has really spoken to my heart.  It has shown me once again how easily we humans can be lulled into a lethargy that blinds us to the wonders and works of our God all around us regardless (or even in spite) of our circumstances.  I guess I’m especially aware because our society here in the USA is so filled with marketing media.  Everywhere we look, ads are enticing us to be dissatisfied with what we have because (according to them), we need the newer, bigger, nicer whatever to be okay.  And, according to them, we can never be satisfied unless we do buy their products.  Well, clearly our beloved Lord and Master teaches differently.

I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength. (Philippians 4:11-12)

Not only does He give us the bullseye above, but also the “how to” in verses such as these:

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you. (Philippians 4:8)

So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.(2 Corinthians 4:18)

Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. (Colossians 3:1-3)

Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry…. But now you must also rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips…. since you have taken off your old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator. (Colossians 4:5-10)

And the result, when each disciple effectively disciplines himself or herself to walk only in His Perfect ways?  We experience and model the REALITY that “Here there is no Gentile or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all, and is in all.” (Colossians 3:11)

May our Heavenly Father continue to pour out His richest blessings on each of you and your loved ones.  We appear to be facing some very critical and trying times in the days ahead.  All the more reason to keep our focus upon Yeshua, the Living Word, who is our Rock and Fortress… and so, so much more!

With love and blessings from our God and the rest of His disciples here at home,

Your sister, Nancy

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FROM AFRICA:  Dear Dad…I am so excited to be a part of your calling life by Yeshua. My clear vision for printing and distributing your teachings is still strong in my heart. Our God Jehovah is amazing and I work hard with fear so to accomplish what was planted in my life call. I am very aware for the people who have/will join us with different visions. I understand very well Follow me ministries vision and have witnessed how far God has used this teaching vision to transform lives around the world. I shall remain strong teaching and Printing. Dad, I here recognize your efforts and heart to help me. But being alone there with few friends in the pilot group, you have really, really done great…!! I appreciate you all from my heart very much. My love is always to you! With respect and love, Son

 FROM AFRICA:  Dear Dad…This is great! He is The Eternal one who is in control of every need. Surely, this money will help me to pay for the bill and be allowed by the hospital to go home right today. Adonai bless! I will text you once have arrived at my home from the hospital. Amen! Amen! Amen! Son

FROM AFRICA:  Dear man of God John, Blessings! When your booklets were found every where in _____, some people wanted to know who you are and what you are teaching. It was good that they found FOLLOW ME MINISTRIES registered in _____ and your teachings were from the living word of God. Last week our Government stopped all ministries and Churches that are not registered and others were taken to court. Thank you brother. God Almighty has given you a favor. Your teachings are very helpful. Send more booklets out to the world as you can. blessings

 FROM NORTH AMERICA:  John, thank you for all you are doing. I have been on your website and enjoyed very much the teachings and testimonies from people who are touched and transformed around the world. Again, I was moved by Timothy’s word of encouragement especially for June. Be blessed with your family! Wish you with good health.

 FROM AFRICA:  Thank you Dad for helping Bro. _____ in his time of accident. This cannot be forgetten in _____. God bless. Daughter

 FROM AFRICA:  Hello dad, The Love of God is very wonderful! _____ has told _____ people how much you tried to his life to be saved. Your immediate support for medicine was great! Be blessed Dad! You are very special to us in Africa.

FROM THE MIDDLE EAST:  Praise the Lord! Thank you for your help through the word of God. Many here in _____ are seeking your teachings. We do also receive Adat news from Rav Nate. Extend our appreciation when you see him.  Shalom,

 FROM AFRICA:  Hi brother John and Mary, Thinking of your sacrifice… I will send you testimonies from my wife and people your writtings has helped. God bless.

FROM AFRICA:  Dear sir John, Thank you in all you have done for the sake of God’s kingdom. We have again received a request to print the following: The intimate union with God on his terms No 35, The Glory of resting and abiding in God’s perfect word, Israel the thorn in the flesh of the wilderness Ex. 16. Are some of the booklets that have been printed and ready for distribution. We are waiting for _____ today to pick them. We appreciate you in everything! God bless!

 FROM AFRICA:  Dear beloved Dad… I’m praying for you everyday! I’d like to thank you once again for your prayers and support which is without it, this would not been possible to get medicines, cover hospital bill and come out. I am greatful and I started riding my _____ once again to _____ and back home. I wanted you to know that the _____ printers gave us an offer where they printed thousands of booklets freely today. As I am writing, my wife _____ she is in _____ today with this booklets and will be home tomorrow afternoon. Be blessed by this verse today “How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things” (Romans 10:14 & 15)! Thank you for prayers! Son

 FROM AFRICA:  Dad… I thank God who brought _____ on your way from the beginning, Your assistance during the time of accident is so great and totally appreciated. A friend of mine who is _____ when heard all which happened to _____ and how you assisted him starting medicines and up to paying him for the bill declared to join our team which preaches Jesus as the only way to Father. She and husband will write to you this week . I will depart tomorrow and it is good that _____ send today Sunday the teachings through his wife. May the Lord bless you and this precious family. Receive greetings from people who have been blessed around the world. God richly bless

 FROM THE MIDDLE EAST:  Dear Pastor John and Mary Marquez, There is always something to be thankful for you and Follow me ministries. I was brought up in a _____ family until I read one of your booklets called Intimate union with God on his terms. I was given this book by my friend _____. This book changed my life completely…( Long testimony) I am not the same again. Amen (you are most congratulated brother) Good work for God!

 FROM EUROPE:  I want to thank you for writing this Pamphlet entitled the intimate union with God on his terms and the glory of resting and abiding in God’s perfect word. This is like cold water on a blazing fire. Thank you for helping my marriage. Amen!

 FROM NORTH AMERICA:  Brother John, How are you doing with your family? Mine is fine! Again your books have arrived here! Thank you God for directing them into our way once more. I am encouraged and wish you to run the race… SOON Jesus is coming!

 FROM NORTH AMERICA:  This is _____, __ old from _____. Please know that you bless me always through your site. I write to deeply appreciate. Morever, when I visited the hospital today, I saw some booklets there from you. God bless you with enough health as you accomplish His will on earth. Extend greetings to your wife. In His Love,

FROM NORTH AMERICA:  Thank you man of God John for your prompt reply! I pray you have time to travel into _____ and teach a seminar at our Church. Yes, the written book can reach far places where by one can not reach personally in his/her life. Your books are full of God’s word. Once again, thanks! Blessings

FROM AFRICA:  Dear John… Hope all is well with you there! When I was reading one of your writings here in your book, i started to think means how we can meet face to face. What about if we will plan a trip for you to visit _____? Yes, I received books through _____.

 FROM AFRICA:  Dear Dad, Thank you dad. You have helped us spiritually since we knew you. I let you know that those people or group who planned evil for _____ on his trip last year, one has died when operating an heavy machine. This machine cut him into pieces. The other six came to us yesterday and confessed… I requested them to attend our Sabbath main services this week so that the church can hear their testimony and pray for them. We thank God and we honor His spirit that is leading you in everything. I am therefore a sured that He is God who called _____ to preach the Good news of His son Christ the Lord and He will be with him until he accomplishes all He has commissioned him. Yes, there are wolves outside who hates the truth. People likes darkness more than light. Dad, your teachings has made a difference in my country. Praise God that the printed word in your books enters _____ here where by I personally will not be allowed to enter. Praying for you all. Remember Africa in your daily prayers. God is transforming lives daily!

 FROM NORTHERN EUROPE:  Dear brother John, Thank you for the work of God you are doing and again today I have been privileged to receive just a copy of your teachings printed in Africa. To say the truth out, the teachings is not from your wisdom but the demonstration of the Holy spirit power. These are the mighty acts of God that make the teachings of His Word effective. To win this nation _____ to Jesus, we will need such teachings with full demonstration of the Spirit’s power. Brother, We have a nation full of great preachers, teachers, prophets… yet relatively few are being saved! We are a nation full of Christians. Yet, we are almost indistinguishable from non-Christians! What is it going to take? — It will require the teachings like yours that are moving with the power of the Holy spirit. God bless you dear John and we shall remember you and your family in our prayers. Shalom, Shalom!

 FROM NORTH AMERICA:  Dear John, This is _____ again. How are you today? Somebody a friend from _____ by name _____ who is a guest speaker in our women conference going on this week distributed to us your books until each went home with a copy. There are 2700 who are attending the conference daily. People are from different states. I understand that you are from USA but I can see that your printing work is done in Africa. Anyway, we discussed with our Pastor if in the near future you can visit us. He wants to talk with you on next Monday. Until then, Be blessed in the Lord brother.

 FROM THE MIDDLE EAST:  Dear the servant of God John, I wrote to you sometimes back before I was transferred by my Church to be a missionary at _____. It has been a blessing to us here to receive 31,594 teaching materials from FOLLOW ME MINISTRIES. These materials will help me to spread the good news of Jesus Christ. I am very thankful for your commitment to reach also this far through the printing work. It is good that this books have your website and this will help for those who wants to make more copies. The LORD will uplift you, your family and your staff including whoever reads its message. Thanks! In love

 FROM AUSTRALIA:  Dear Rev John, I received 2 of intimate union with God Pamphlets during the time I had my birthday. It has been in my heart and mind. I sat down every day to read its words and God has pressed them even more into my heart. We have been through cancer & major back surgery with my wife and so many family trials but we are very much encouraged, You have made a difference in our days. I praise His name for the peace, time, love, wisdom, talent and open heart to help man of the soil around the world. Thank you so much for your ministry and your teachings. Keep up the good work and may God bless you and yours. He is most definitely blessing others through your ministry. Your brother in Christ,

 FROM THE CARIBBEAN:  Dear John, In _____, we have never stopped praying for you and sister Mary. We are concerned to know how she is doing today? Thanks for spreading the word of God. You are doing a great work brother. Our brother who is still working with _____ on Friday he received 5,001 copies from FOLLOW ME MINISTRIES. This is a blessing from God for the booklets will be shared by two universities, groups of bible study and other places. Amen! Regards,

 FROM THE MIDDLE EAST:  John, may you continue to the good work you are doing for the Lord till he comes. I will be glad to use your teaching materials in our churches. Love of Christ,

 FROM THE MIDDLE EAST:  Dear brother John, We recently had major fire in the _____ buildings but things have returned as normal. Please know that we are always together praying for you, your family and the great teaching work of God. I found this teaching helpful and was spreading all over _____ especially through the supermarkets stores, some hospitals and some embassies here. I was moved by the Holy spirit to join in and since then, there is great blessings upon my life. I enjoy sharing knowing that Its the true word of God healing families and nations of the world. My people from _____ recommends this work. Brother _____ is coming to _____ tomorrow which is Monday here and I asked him to bring more booklets urgently needed like Israel on the thorn… and booklets with teachings from Genesis. May the Lord keep you! Shalom forever,

 FROM AFRICA:  Shalom! I woke this Sunday morning thinking about the situation of my dear sister Mary, Is she OK today? Hug her for me! I heard from your son _____ that she recently eat food that was not good at all. Our Father’s grace and mercy are great than the problems that meets us daily. Our lives are hidden in Yeshua and saved daily. Like Noah in the boat, when water was increasing also the boat was still floating up. God’s promise are always true. We were sorry that a strong fire burnt the _____ and now hope things are OK. The number of _____ who have volunteered to carry the message of your booklets increased up to __. I have written to _____ to print some books from the first lessons. This booklets were good and very much liked but he has never distributed them recently. This booklets are needed here Monday. We know this work it is not easy and it needs our prayers and support. Love you!

 FROM AFRICA TO ANOTHER AFRICAN BROTHER: Dear brother _____, I am thankful that now you can be able to travel. God is increasing _____ up to __ right now who loves Our Father and volunteers to carry Follow me teachings across the world. I will be happy if you will come with Genesis teachings tomorrow. Urgently waiting. As you know, I pay some new _____ in order to carry when flying into a long long distance. Please, try to come. Praying for all.. in Yeshua Name! Your sister,

 FROM AFRICA:  Dear Pastor John, Thank you so much for the inspired website. The encouraging words from Nancy and Timothy bless our lives very much. Follow me teachings It is doing great! and testimonies from people around the world are amazing too. May the Lord bless your call and family Blessings

 FROM AN UNKNOWN LOCATION:  John, thank you for your hard work. These teachings on your website will help me and many others to continue to be faithful and preach Christ who loved us, died and was resurrected. We trust you brother! Once again, thank you so much. In the Love of Christ,

 FROM AFRICA:  Dear Pastor John, You can not know how much you are in the thoughts and hearts of people who have gone through any of your booklets. Somebody thinks that you are a great teacher. Thank God that surely you are a blessing to many lives.

 FROM AFRICA:  Dear man of God John, Since we welcomed your teachings in our _____, We have seen a great difference.. Once more, we have officially invited our friend _____ to visit us for only 4 days. He will be speaking day and evening go outreach at streets in _____. _____ will be here by next week starting _____. Anyway, we will inform you more regarding this schedule.

 FROM AFRICA:  Dad, How are you all doing? My husband who was converted by your testimony he is nowadays doing a good work for distributing your teachings in _____. This is where he is working with a company. I do travel to _____ twice a week and today I will be there in the evening. I am glad that we are going to meet with _____ maybe today or tomorrow. He will come with our teaching materials that are needed by new far countries .Yes Dad, do you know that the Holy spirit of God is using your message to save people from hell? Let us use our time and when it comes to the end, we will be highly respected as we welcome our eternal home. Really, life is short and full of problems as _____ said some weeks ago. Please I warned one person somewhere who was found doing a business with FMM materials. He has been making a good money while you or brother _____ doesn’t make anything. However, if he continues, I will ask you or _____ to take him to court. Please, (Not for sale) Your beloved Daughter,

 FROM NORTHERN EUROPE:  Dear Dad, I have send to you today my photo. I’m thankful that over 43,000 FMM booklets printed in Africa were received last night in _____ through our International airport of _____. Good work my friend.

 [Dear ones, as we all know, it’s critical for the safety of our family to keep all identifiers out of these web postings, so we are not able to include the photo here.  But let me tell you, the glory and joy of the Lord shines brightly on this dear brother’s countenance!]

FROM ASIA:  Dear Pastor John, I have been following your website and now strongly recommend it for all people who desires to learn deep about God. Thank you for the good teachings and God bless you.

 FROM NORTH AMERICA:  Shalom! How are you? Good work brother John! Our prayers are with you dear!

 FROM AFRICA:  Dear beloved John, Good evening! I have never ceased to pray for you! You will never know how much I invest in shipping Follow me materials. There were __ only who were in _____ on the weekend. _____ also didn’t came but we have asked him to bring the booklets here on Wednesday morning. Say hey to my sister Mary and our brothers and sisters in the Pilot team. Sister,

FROM AFRICA:  Dad…I am concerned about the health of beloved Mum. The Lord will give her strength and she will improve completely. God is good and always faithful. I am about pretty well except very little pains on the surgery wound. I can ride my _____ or walk with any support. I know God spared my life with His own purpose and I thank him very much. Extend my greetings to sister Doris when you meet her. Also greet for me the Pilot group. Tell them that they are strongly in my heart, prayers and thoughts! I received a request today from _____, _____, _____, _____, _____, _____ and others from _____ to go with the booklets on Wednesday. If No.35,36 is ready, you can send It for translation and printing. Thanking you in the Lord! Son

 FROM EUROPE:  Dear John, Thanks! I have heard that some of your booklets are somewhere distributed in Town today, anyway, If I will miss them .. Can you allow me to print some copies and share them with friends but not for sale ( business)?

FROM AFRICA:  Dear brother John, We are doing fine with our family in _____. I will also send my photo together with my husband may be tomorrow as _____ did. It is here _____pm _____ time and still not yet received the booklets from _____ as more than __ are waiting for him. Blessings!

 FROM THE SOUTH PACIFIC REGION:  Dear Brother John and Mary Maquez, Warm christian greetings from _____. This is the second copy I have received today called “On the third day at Mt. Sinai” I thank God for you still being a blessing to me. I am no longer a _____ member. The message I read in your first book changed me completely. May God use you to the end of the earth to bring complete reconciliation to the body of Christ.

 FROM EUROPE:  Regarding our churches in _____ and _____ – Hello John…I am blessed today and I like On the third day at Mt sinai and Judgement falls on the Pharaoh booklets. May God continue to bless you! I will update you of my spiritual walk…

 FROM AN UNKNOWN LOCATION:  Dear Brother, Much regards hoping you are doing fine in the Lord. Have taken so much time without replying because of some short issues but through the Lord l am overcoming them so l may say l am sorry for taking too long to respond. I hope you are doing well in the Lord. For that case the Bill which l was looking to clear have tried and have reached where l have reached. The son is out of Hospital. I wanted to know this brother from _____ who got the accident, also l may say sorry for what happened to him. For that l am requesting for his email or his phone number so that l can call him to know how is doing. Now for your information am praying so much so that if you have any brother or sister somewhere who can come on your behalf because this teaching of yours are making us grow from one step to another so the church is requesting that you may visit us or anybody on your behalf. We shall be happy. Although we have shortage of Bibles we know that the Lord will open away for us to get more. I wish u all the best and hope to hear from you soon. Thanks in advance

 FROM AFRICA:  Dear Dad.. How is Mum, Katie and Frank today? I, my family and FMM Africa are doing fine in the Lord. Yes, I arrived late in _____ because there was traffic troubles with the _____.. Actually, everything went well except the materials were not enough for all of them. Some of the English translation were carried by our friend _____ and _____ to the deep of _____ and _____. I am praying to print more copies and go with them on next Monday. God bless you! With respect and love

 FROM AFRICA:  Dad, Know that we are praying and desiring your spirit in work! We praise God who is leading the growth of FMM and expanding to all sides. We love you from _____.

FROM THE MIDDLE EAST:  Dear Brother John, Peace and blessings to you and yours! Thank you for this small book “On the third day at Mt Sinai… God is doing wonderful things on this last days. You have a great helpful lessons!

 FROM AFRICA:  Dear Pastor John, I am your Unseen distributor for Follow me ministries teachings here in _____. Myself, I am changed by its teachings. Excellent work with eternal fruits!

 FROM NORTH AMERICA:  Dear brother JM, It is not bad to say, your words are burning our hearts and creates a great interest to seek more about God. You are very straight to what God requires from man of sin. I embrace you brother with holy kiss. See you one day, if not on this life then later.

 FROM AFRICA:  Dear Dad and Rabbi Nate. I am learning daily to follow Y`shua who is the Messiah of our Father until He returns for His Church. My life is filled with passion, devotion and desire to serve our King. I am also learning to be a humble servant and good steward of the things that He has entrusted to us His Word. The door of my heart is always open to help people know of the truth about God! I am more than happy to be a part of what Follow Me ministries and Adat Hatikvat Tzion (Hope of Zion congregation) is doing around the world. Shalom to you all! Shabbat Shalom! Peace and blessings, Son

 FROM THE MIDDLE EAST VIA AFRICA:  Dear Brother John, God bless you! He is using FMM in a mighty way to transform lives across the continents of the world. This is Adonai who is doing and It is always marvelous unto our eyes! Let us meet with _____ here in _____ tomorrow morning. Shalom

 FROM AFRICA:  Hey brother John, How are you? We are trying our best in our work especially in printing Follow me ministries. We enjoy printing your teaching materials more than the cost. $200 USD can not print the booklets that are over One hundred thousands. Please, we value what will be learnt more than anything. We are interested in promoting together the work of God. We are excited for what the world is learning from you. Right now.. waiting brother _____ to come and collect the booklets for _____. We know they are being waited for there by many _____ and interior distributors. Sincerely,

 [Note from John: to me this can only mean that the Lord is touching the hearts of more and more local people in _____ and letting them know that it is He that is doing what is happening through _____’s efforts to spread the teachings. And because they know it is the Lord, they are willing to help finance more and more of what is taking place so that it can continue to grow and expand. In this way, even though the contributions we receive from our few, ever-faithful friends remain the same…they are nevertheless being multiplied supernaturally. I send what we can send to _____…but the Lord is motivating more and more people in Africa to step forward and fill in more and more of what is needed.]

FROM AFRICA:  Dear Dad..You are more precious to me than I can say my dear son. I thank God every day for bringing all of us together”… This words from your heart touches my life in a mighty way! It raises me up to a new level of strength, shakes me to move to high level and Humbles me before the mighty hand of God .  I thank God once again for _____ printers industries. Truly, they are doing a good work. They print every time over 25,000 copies without charging us. This is God!! About 100,000 copies are going out every week for distributions. Keeping you and FMM in our prayers! Glory be to God..!! Shalom!  Son

FROM AFRICA:  Dear Dad… Good Morning there! How are you today? I`m sorry to hear about this. What is the problem with Mum again? We are praying for speed recovery.  Dad, there is nothing great in the world than to be a friend of God. My heart holds you tight and hug you this morning as if you are very close to me. You are the reason why I`m preaching…In other words you mean a lot to my calling life..! Love you Dad! Warm regards, Son

FROM THE MIDDLE EAST:  Dear beloved teacher John, I printed this email and shared it to the family at home in _____. Thank you and know that Yeshua has connected us together. we missed the materials ? We request you to visit _____.

 FROM AFRICA:  Thank you Dad .. The printers is about to complete putting together the first Genesis teachings into one book. when it will be ready , you will receive its copy. Son

 FROM AFRICA:  Dear Dad..How are you today? We trust that God will make everything to be possible for you especial this time Mum needs health help. You are a gift to us in Africa. You have brought about a change for many who were been walking in darkness through what God told you to write. We rejoice our Dad for God putting us together for such a great time of success. Know that you are not alone… Praying for you! Your friend and Son in Y`eshua,