Family News – December, 2014

Dear Ones,

This month’s introduction is lengthy but I think these three key subjects are timely and important for us to consider.  First, an admonition from the Word that will strengthen and encourage our hearts as the news we hear and see from around the world becomes more and more concerning.  Yes, evil appears to be advancing.  And yes, things appear hopeless in many instances – kidnappings, beheadings, riots, diseases, weather related catastrophes.  Yet – and this is a BIG “YET” – our God reigns!  We can always rest because we have a living hope and a sure salvation!  He is Good and Wise and Perfect… and history is unfolding exactly as He ordained. (Job 42:2 “I know that you can do all things; no purpose of yours can be thwarted.)

From the Word – I Peter 1:-16 NASB

Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who reside as aliens, scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, who are chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, by the sanctifying work of the Spirit, to obey Jesus Christ and be sprinkled with His blood: May grace and peace be yours in the fullest measure.

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials, so that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ; and though you have not seen Him, you love Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, you greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, obtaining as the outcome of your faith the salvation of your souls.

As to this salvation, the prophets who prophesied of the grace that would come to you made careful searches and inquiries, seeking to know what person or time the Spirit of Christ within them was indicating as He predicted the sufferings of Christ and the glories to follow. It was revealed to them that they were not serving themselves, but you, in these things which now have been announced to you through those who preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven – things into which angels long to look. Therefore, prepare your minds for action, keep sober in spirit, fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. As obedient children, do not be conformed to the former lusts which were yours in your ignorance, but like the Holy One who called you, be holy yourselves also in all your behavior; because it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.”

 Remembering our treasured brother, Denny Brechbill

In the November Family News, we briefly touched on the great legacy our beloved brother left us.  Because of the deep love he had for sharing the Word and all its richness, in this month’s Family News, I wanted to include a copy of his last Restoring Our Hearts teaching.  I felt there was no greater honor we could give to our precious brother other than to share the richness of what he learned and shared with us before his passing. There is so much wisdom in these words; may we all read and ponder these things once again and then apply them in our own hearts as we continue life’s journey together.

Restoring Our Hearts – The Importance of the Heart

Hello, Beloved. The subject of the Heart is a vast one.  There are about 1,000 verses on this subject and it can seem a little overwhelming to address such an immense subject.  So let’s address it by using questions that can narrow it down to make it more manageable as we put our focus on one aspect of the Heart. 

 First, let me define what I mean by the word “heart.”  It is not the physical heart that pumps blood through our bodies.  I am addressing the nonphysical or spiritual heart.  It is the dwelling or container that houses the human spirit.  It is that which makes up the inner man, heart and spirit.

This is the question for this article.  HOW IMPORTANT IS THE HEART?

It may seem like a question that would be asked after several other questions had been answered, such as WHAT IS THE HEART?  I will look at that question in the future, but for now I want to instill in your thinking an answer to the question, IS THIS STUDY WORTH MY TIME?

 I hope by the end of this article your answer will be “Yes!” and you will be ready to embark on a life changing journey. 

 I realize that you do not know who I am and may have questions such as, Am I a person of integrity?  Am I able to accurately explain the scriptures that we will look at?  I believe there is a simple way to address these concerns.  You have permission to disagree with anything that I write.  I would only ask that you put it on the shelf for now, and if the Holy Spirit brings it off the shelf, fine.  If not, leave it there.  No doubt there will be statements that you will have to meditate on and pray over before you reach a conclusion.  Please feel free to do just that.

 So let us launch into this topic of the IMPORTANCE OF THE HEART.  I will be looking at Proverbs 4:20-27 from the New American Standard Version

 20 My son, give attention to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings.

21 Do not let them depart from your sight; Keep them in the midst of your heart.

22 For they are life to those who find them And health to all their body.

23 Watch over your heart with all diligence, For from it flow the springs of life.

24 Put away from you a deceitful mouth And put devious speech far from you.

25 Let your eyes look directly ahead And let your gaze be fixed straight in front of you.

26 Watch the path of your feet And all your ways will be established.

27 Do not turn to the right nor to the left; Turn your foot from evil.

Note these words in verse 20:  “My son, give attention to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings.”  There are two imperatives (commands) that are given to us.  We are to give attention and incline our ear.  So what does ‘giving attention’ look like in my actions?  It is to listen carefully, to give heed to, and in some context, it means to obey.  It is paying close attention to what is heard and it can also include what we see.   This is how it is used in Isaiah 21:7:

 “When he sees riders, horsemen in pairs, A train of donkeys, a train of camels, Let him pay close attention, very close attention.”

 We are also to “incline our ear.”  We are to stretch out our ear in the direction of the sound coming from the voice of our Father. It would be like cupping our hand behind our ear so we can hear every word spoken.  We need to pay close attention and stretching our ear toward his words. 

 The Hebrew word for ‘word’ is דָּבָר  (Davar). A simple vocabulary card definition is word or thing.  But the deeper meaning is essence or reality.  Yeshua is the Living Word.  He is the living essence or reality of who the Father is.  He said if you have seen me you have seen the Father.

 So it is important that we go beyond an intellectual understanding of the meaning to its essence or reality.  We are paying close attention to his words so that we can move from the word and its meaning to the image that is created by the word.

We are encouraged by the Father to see the images that his words were meant to create.  This is so important because the language of the heart is images or pictures.  When we see the image that his word was meant to create, we can then take this into our life experience.

 An example would be the word love.  Many times I have told my dear wife of 51 years that I love her.  But if she were to ask me, “Do you really love me?” is she asking for a better definition of the word love?  I still have a lot to learn but I certainly have learned this – she does not want an intellectual explanation of the word love.  She wants the reality of that word and this reality is seen in kindness, thoughtfulness, helpfulness, it’s seen showing in my actions that I value her.  

 Verse 21 moves us from the outer man to the inner man.  “Do not let them depart from your sight; Keep them in the midst of your heart.”  Again we have two imperatives. The negative command is “do not let them depart” and the positive command is to “keep them in the midst of your heart.”  The Father is very clear that we are responsible for this action.  If he asks us to do something, then we can know that it is possible to do it. 

 What we are seeing in the reality of these words and the images they have created must not be neglected so that they do not depart from our hearts.  Remember, the language of the heart is images and we want to be living from HIS images in our hearts.

 Verse 22 gives us a wonderful summary of why verses 20 and 21 are so impacting on our lives.  “For they are life to those who find them, And health to all their whole body.”  The words and sayings which give us the reality of who the Father is, and who we are in Him, are Life to us. The word translated ‘life’ is in the plural, meaning lives.  So how are we to understand this plural?  It could be pointing out emphasis and is sometimes called a majestic plural.  I would encourage you to consider life in the plural relating to the life of the inner man and (singular) life relating to that of the outer man.  The last part of verse 22 amplifies on what this life for the outer man looks like in experience.  It is health (healing, cure) to the whole body.

 Verse 23 is the focal point of these eight verses.  It is the punch line for what has been said and what will be said in the remaining verses.  “Watch over your heart with all diligence, For from it flow the springs of life.”

 We are to use (or by reason of) all observance to set a guard over our hearts.  We are to watch over, keep, and protect our hearts. Because from the heart “flow the springs.”  The word translated springs תּוֹצְא֥וֹת (Towtzot) carries the idea of an outgoing source.  Here it is speaking of the issues of life.

Notice that it is not just a small part, but all the issues of life are flowing from the heart.  The heart is the source of everything that is in my life.  Everyone lives from the heart whether or not we realize it.  Much of what we call our responses to life are really reactions to previous programming in the heart.  And because the heart responds automatically and instantaneously, at the speed of now, those reactions flow from whatever is in the heart.  It is of utmost importance for us to understand this so we can choose what is going to be in our hearts for our lives will be lived out of whatever is found in our hearts. 

Our next four verses are going to relate back to verse 23 and specifically to the point that all the issues of life come from the heart.  So why are these verses addressing outward behavior, that which is part of the outer man the soul and body?  I believe our behavior that can be seen is used by the Father as a diagnostic tool to help us see that there is a place in our hearts that needs to be healed.  The Father never points out a problem without a solution readily available so that we can experience healing.

Verse 24 says “Put away from you a deceitful mouth, and put devious lips far from you.”  The Father is saying that we are to put away perversion and deceitfulness of mouth.  Deceitful is used to describe a mouth that speaks without integrity, one that does not speak truth, but rather deception and immorality.  According to Proverbs 6:12, this is the mark of a worthless and wicked person. We are to also address devious lips, lips filled with perversity and deceitfulness.  The Hebrew root for the word devious לָזוּת (Latzoot) carries the idea of going the wrong way.  This person with devious lips is despising the Father and his path for their lives and going down their own path. 

There is to be a concerted effort to see that this kind of speech is removed from our mouth.  In Psalm 101:4, “A perverse heart shall depart from me; I will know no evil”, King David states his intention that a perverse heart shall depart from him.  He was right on the mark as to what was the root cause of wicked behavior.  But he does not neglect behavior, for he addresses that in the last part of this verse.  “I will know no evil”.  This is knowledge gained by the senses and back in Proverb 4:24 that would be the hearing.  Why was David not going to know any evil? Because he was dealing with his heart, the source of all the issues of life. 

Verse 25 – “Let your eyes look directly ahead, and let your gaze be fixed straight in front of you.”  This verse focuses on intentionality.  As we make the commitment to watch over our hearts, we need to stay with that commitment.  So how does all this work?  There is a focus and commitment as to how I will live my outward, visible life – the life related to the soul and body.

There are two polite commands in this verse “look” directly ahead and “fixed straight” in front of you.  This verse is asking us to live according to the direction given by the Scriptures.  And when we are moving away from the ‘directly ahead walk,’ we need to check the heart so that a course correction can be made.  If we only focus on the outward behavior, we will be in a constant struggle of moving off the path and then getting back on the path.  For without a change in the heart, the behavior correction is only temporary. 

Verse 26 “Watch the path of your feet, And all your ways will be established.”  In this verse we have the second appearance of the English word ‘watch’ or ‘sight.’  But it is a different Hebrew word than the Hebrew word in verse 21 ( שָׁמַר ) (Shamar) which is translated sight.  The word watch in this verseפָּלַס  (Palas) has the idea of to weigh out, make level, to ponder the path your feet are on or the way your life is going as measured by the Scriptures.  This kind of walk will cause all your ways to be established or made firm.  This will be a life lived consistently in accord with the truth out lined in the Scriptures.  This way of life leads to harmony and union with the Father.  We are able to enjoy intimacy with Him, an intimacy that is experienced every day. 

Verse 27 “Do not turn to the right nor to the left; Turn your foot from evil.”   This verse concludes this little section with a strong admonition to stay on the right path.  We have been told how to get on this path and now that we are on it we need to maintain the guarding of the heart and the practice of healing of the heart where it is needed so that we can stay on this course of life.  The only turning that we are instructed to do is to turn from evil. 

It is important to meditate on these instructions and set a course with the help of the Holy Spirit to live this kind of life.  There are always some setbacks.  I can write about this subject much better than I can live it.  But now I know what is the source of my problem… my heart needs a lot of healing; and that is what my Father is bringing about each day.  I hope this little look at Proverbs 4 will encourage you to pray that you too can begin the journey of restoring your heart to all that the Father intends it to be so that your walk with Him can be all that He intends it to be.  He wants a close, intimate, growing, personal, face to face relationship with you. 

Bless His name for such a promise!  Denny

Timothy letters on the FMM Website

As I’m sure many have noticed in our recent Family News, we regularly receive inquiries about the Timothy letters and why they aren’t published monthly.  So it appears that we need to communicate more clearly about Timothy and his letters.  Therefore, included here is a copy of what I wrote in response to several recent inquiries from FMM family members.

Greetings in the matchless Name of our King, Yeshua!

Since I am the one who posts Family News and Timothy letters on the FMM website, Dad John has asked me to respond to your inquiry about what appears to be missing monthly Timothy letters on the website.

Do you remember in John 5:19 when Yeshua said that He does only what He sees the Father do or John 16:13 when He describes the ministry of the Holy Spirit in speaking only what He hears?

We believe that’s exactly what true Biblical discipleship looks like… waiting, anticipating, and then following only when/as He leads. It’s unfortunate, I know, that people will sometimes try to ‘help God out’ we saw it when King Saul made an unauthorized sacrifice in I Samuel 15; we saw it when Abraham and Sarah tried to help bring about the promised son by offering Hagar as a surrogate. And I’d venture to guess that we’ve all be guilty of that, at one time or another.

In FMM, however, we strive to be true to our calling as disciples of the Most High. We do not want to make something up or make something happen if He has not initiated and empowered it. That’s why you see the Biblical Meditations and Family News published regularly because we have received that mandate. But the other articles, including the Timothy letters, are published only after we’ve received them from the Lord.

 I agree with you and the others who have had that same question about his letters that Timothy has indeed shared words of encouragement to us all. He is a faithful brother who shares with us every time he receives a word from the Lord. And if he doesn’t receive a word, he continues to wait upon Him. And the rest of us in FMM wait alongside him.

I am confident that part of what our Father is doing is teaching us to wait and to stand and to be unwavering in our allegiance to Him no matter what. So I encourage you to continue to seek Him with all your heart, whether you have a current word of encouragement from our brother Timothy, or not. He will be found by every seeking heart (I Chronicles 28:9). And I can assure you that when Timothy receives another word, it will be right when we need it, and it will be posted on the website.

I’m so glad to be on this journey with you and the many others in the FMM family. Be blessed, my brother.

In His matchless Name,

Nancy

And now, on to the December mail…

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FROM AFRICA:  Dear beloved brother in Yeshua, Rav John, I am very grateful for the gift of life and everything Father is doing in Africa through follow me ministries teachings. Praise God that lives are transformed! I wish you be here and see by your own eye how people are responding to your teachings. However, there are visitors who are having a tour in _____ and were introduced by one of our member to visit today. Please, there is not any copy left to give them as they requested. We pray to get enough money in order to pay for November and December. Regards,

FROM AFRICA:  Thank you so much Dad. Hope mum is Okay today. I am more than happy that you are all praying for my trip. I love to share my heart and thoughts with you all regarding this trip. Once again, much thanks.

FROM AFRICA:  This is the work of God! Press on together. He is soon coming!

FROM AFRICA:  Hi Dad, Blessings to you and your family. We are still thanking you for your recent support that saved lives from dieing from Ebola. Receive greetings from them all. We pray for you every blessings from God and appreciate you all! I was able to receive No 63 teachings from _____. I am happy for the word of encouragement. Many thanks and God bless.

FROM AFRICA:  Dear brother John, Shalom! I send greetings to you and your family in Omaha. I am doing well together with my family in _____. I always call our divine connection as a gift from God. I pray to meet you face to face on this life, God willing. We are praying for the possible trip for _____. He is a powerful man of God, filled with the Holy Spirit from God. I know he will be a blessing to you all. Once again, more than 10,000 requests were made for the last two weeks for your teaching materials. We pray!!!

FROM ASIA:  Thank you my brother.  Good work. Powerful books. In Yeshua’s name,

FROM AFRICA:  Dear Dad, Thank you for your prayers. I am out in the _____ where I am training. Hope to be back tomorrow evening. Thanks for your prayers. I will send more updates from the ministry in Africa. God is growing His work. More than one million copies of follow me ministries teachings were distributed out today into various parts of the world by _____ and all who helps me in _____. I love you! Shalom, Son

FROM AFRICA (upon hearing of the death of our FMM Family member, Denny Brechbill):  Dear beloved Dad… I will miss my friend Denny and his emails that I enjoyed very much. Hug for us sister Laurie, Rav Nate, Pilot team and Adat congregation. Share our condolences to Denny’s family and all mourners tomorrow! With respect, Son

FROM EUROPE:  Hello, I am really sorry to read on Adat’s news of Denny’s passing. He was definitely one of the good elder and mentor in Adat congregation. His kind heart will be remembered by many. Shalom,

FROM AFRICA:  Rest in peace our brother Denny. You will forever be remembered in Africa. Brother

FROM AFRICA:  The Adat Hatikvat Tzion and Follow Me Ministries Africa families, we are so sorry to hear of the passing of our brother Pastor Denny.  Our prayers and thoughts go out to the entire family of Denny.

FROM AFRICA:  My dear sister Laurie… Denny, will forever be in our hearts!

FROM AFRICA:  Dearest Family of Denny, receive my deepest sympathy on his passing. His loss is felt by all in _____

FROM AFRICA:  Dear dad, This is being sorry for the passing away of our dear brother Denny to everyone. About __ days ago I managed to distribute your books in _____. With sincere sympathy, Daughter

FROM AFRICA:  I was reading from one of your teachings this morning and learnt more about the consequences of sins. Also, I continue missing Timothy’s letter for 2 months ago? Son

FROM AFRICA:  Hello brother John, Thank you for obeying to teach the word of word. Your teachings is with full of light. We using It in our church during bible study. You are welcome there. In Jesus name,

FROM AFRICA:  Dear Pastor, Warm greetings from _____. I am happy for all that you are teaching. Once again, I kindly request you to return that program of Timothy letter. I tell you this letter had all answers for our daily life as we follow Christ. Shalom!

Note from DAD John: I’d like to share something about a longtime personal friend of mine, Lyle. He was the one that financed my fateful trip to Israel in 2004 that so deeply impacted me and that led to what has become the FMM Family of disciples-in-training.

And since this ministry started he has periodically sent financial support to keep helping us. Recently Lyle has developed a chronic respiratory problem that in the last two years has become severe. After several days of not being able to hold down any food, he spent a week in the hospital. And now, he is in a rehab center where they are trying to help him regain his strength and improve his ability to breathe.

I visited him the other day and he had a check waiting for me that was made out to FMM. So I sent it to _____, along with the other funds that had come in. And I asked him to tell our Africa Family about Lyle and to ask them to please pray for him. And I ask you also…please pray for our friend and fellow disciple, Lyle.

FROM AFRICA:  Dear beloved Dad… Shabbat shalom to you and mum. Thank you so much for the funds. It will help very much to feed the orphans and the printing cost.  It is a blessing to know Lyle and the work of God He is doing. I and the Follow me ministries and Adat HTZ families – Africa will continue to fast in prayer for our beloved Lyle and other partners in the ministry. Shalom Shabbat, Son

FROM ASIA:  Hi, I wanted just to appreciate for receiving copies of your books once again today. Thank you for keeping us on your list. I will write also _____ for send them to us. Keep us in prayer. Receive greetings from _____. G-d bless.

FROM AFRICA:  My dad… The teachings on the printed materials turned out here with a great harvest! After sharing it with our people everyone loved its truth. Thank you very much.

FROM NORTH AMERICA:  Hello Rabbi John, We received the copies of God’s reality emerges in the wilderness today. And they look FANTASTIC! Thank you very much for your hard work on this revelation news out to the world. Brother

FROM EUROPE:  Dear Dad, Everyone liked our teachings. You made us look like great preachers. It is truly a brilliant idea.

FROM AFRICA:  Hey Pastor, I’m thrilled; thank you so much for the best books. I will do my best to let people know about how great are this Follow me ministries booklets. Thanks! Your pastor,

FROM THE MIDDLE EAST:  Hello brother John, I am really enjoying reading your books and I am learning a great deal. However, it has been a great benefit to my church, while deepening the message within me. Your books are well designed. I can apply the material into sermons as well as Bible studies.

FROM AFRICA:  Thank you so much my covenant blood Dad and forever friend….My Baby deleted by mistake the text message you sent and this is why I didn’t noticed very quickly. I am happy that I picked the money today and the $____ shall be used for the printing cost. The $____ for the orphans in _____ and _____. Shalom to you and all! With respect,

FROM AFRICA:  My Dad… I have no words that I can express how much appreciate you and the saints there! Thank you so much for having a heart of compassion for the unforgotten children of Africa. Thank you for your always support. I received from you $____ USD today. I will use this help to purchase food for this orphans. I will also share your greetings and heart to them. I really appreciate you! Amen! Love,

FROM AFRICA:  Hi Dad, Africa received $___ today and immediately we paid for the printing cost. On this happy holiday, the number of people requesting your teaching materials from all over has increased and hope this support can help greatly. We write to recognize the time and effort that was spent by you in writing, praying and helping to sent out this special support. God bless. In His Mercy,

FROM AFRICA:  Dear Dad, I don’t have enough words to thank you for all that you have done to help feed the orphans in ____ who are under my care. However, you have graciously given them a true care. Once again, thank you for $____ your support to this orphans. I received the money here today with a great love. Blessings! Shalom, shalom!

FROM THE MIDDLE EAST:  Thank you for being an awesome teacher. Your spiritual support means more than you know. Timothy post was a letter that has been touching me and others here that I know. We really miss….? In Yeshua,

FROM AFRICA:  Pastor John, you have truly supported me in my weaknesses through the powerful message in your printed booklets. Thank you so much, Brother

FROM AFRICA:  Dad…Thank you for the nice words. I will continue together with my group praying with your strength and mom’s health. Glory be to God. Amen!

FROM AFRICA:  Dear Pastor John, The follow me ministries booklets copies were collected today by _____. He paid us $____ as the cost. May God bless you. Sister

FROM AFRICA:  Hello Dad, How is mom doing today? God is doing great on the message that you are writing. I traveled yesterday night from _____ to _____ with bags of Follow me ministries materials. I wanted to thank you for your total commitment. Hallelujah! Press on Dad. We are praying for you. Love you! Love from your friends and to everyone there in the Lord. Beloved daughter,

FROM AFRICA:  Dear follow me ministries prophet John, I received the books in my own language & love them! They are very well protected & packaged nicely.

FROM EUROPE:  Dear Pastor I received copies of your books as a gift this week and It has helped me very much both through my walk with Jesus and widened my knowledge. Moreover, I was interested to read Timothy letter for November and December (why have they not arrived) Thanks.

FROM AFRICA:  Dear Achi John… Father is so good who has leaded a strong distribution network here. I want to thank here brother who is really doing a great work in transporting our materials for people. He is so active in the ministry and never been tired. Please thank you for your recent support of $____ where $____ went to help orphans here. Shalom,

FROM AFRICA:  Happy holiday (Khag sameakh)! my mentors and friends Rav and Dad, I recently started to learn very little Hebrew language from brother _____. I am so much interested to know how to speak and write. We feel honored to be your son and daughter and as well as full members of Adat Ha Tikvat Tzion congregation. I wanted to wish you once again good health and success… You are a special gift from God to me and to the Africa family. You have brought much happiness and joy to our lives. We really value your friendship very much. Shalom!!!  Very best from Father,

FROM AFRICA:  Dear our dad, Some follow me ministries Pamphlets and tracts translated in our local language were distributed in my town here yesterday. Its awesome teachings and work!

FROM AFRICA:  Many blessings to you man of God. You are leading millions of souls into God’s precious kingdom. Amen! Yours in Christ,

FROM AFRICA:  Dear forever Dad… First, I wake this morning thinking about mom. Hope she is doing more better everyday. I wish America was to be close to me so that I may visit your homes everyday! Looking forward to God’s will and see you in person soon. I and my fellow intercessors here will start praying for our dear brother _____ for his health. He is a good man of God and so much committed in the things of Him. Thank you for the prayer request. We love you and praying for you all very often! Son

FROM AFRICA:  Dear sweet Dad, Greetings! How is your family in the Lord? We have never forgotten to thank you for your support that helped to save lives from Ebola, being homeless orphans if their parents and caregivers die from the Ebola virus. Now the homeless orphans who their parents and caregivers died from Ebola, and under my care, are in need and prayer. They need somebody somewhere who can bless them with food or drinks during this Christmas season. In much love,

FROM AFRICA:  Dear Dad, Happy Hanukkah! It is wonderful for this children to know that there is His servants in USA who are caring about their future and feel happy. This poor orphans have tremendous needs, but they cannot help themselves. They have no resources of their own! But the number of their needs continues to grow. Many thanks for your often support to them. Surely, and If God will open away for you and get something little…Can you help to purchase for them meals at Hanukkah celebrating? Amen! 

FROM AFRICA:  My Dad…. As long as we are alive, we shall continue to preach a message that Hanukkah holiday is for a message of hope, that light will overcome darkness, that goodness will overcome evil, and that faith can accomplish miracles. On behalf…I want to wish all my fellow brothers and sisters, at Follow Me Ministries a happy and blessed holiday! Shalom, Son

FROM AFRICA:  Dear beloved Dad, Thank you very much for the generous Hanukkah holiday gift. It was kind of you to think of the homeless orphans in Africa and to be present on our Hanukkah celebration day. Your gift shall be shared by the Ebola orphans (under _____), and in _____ (under _____), and in _____ (under _____). And I have asked them to send pictures to you! Blessings! Thank you, thank you, and thank you once again! Son

FROM AFRICA:  Dearest Dad, I received your fund for Ebola orphans to celebrate Christmas USD$____ through our director _____ yesterday and wanted to express my gratitude to you and those working with you to spread the good news of Yeshua! I will share your love greetings to all. Hope to send some pictures. Thanks.

FROM AFRICA:  Dear my dad, God is so good! Your help is so much appreciated! Pictures will be send to you. Once again thanks for the support of $____ US Dollars. Happy holiday! Thanks! Your son,

FROM NORTH AMERICA:  Dear brother John, God is the control of our lives. He is the one who brought me unto your life to just help me stand strong in the word of God so to continue serving Him. I attended here last week and I was happy to receive your Pamphlet called God of the Impossible, which was being distributed out there by _____. Actually, you were in the spirit when you wrote the message. This book has made me to be a strong witness… It has strengthened my weakness as a preacher. Therefore, I am excited for all you are doing. Be blessed Indeed.

FROM THE MIDDLE EAST:  John, I believe God takes care of you. It is my prayer for you to continue blessed with good health so to finally accomplish His work that He started through you. There are hundreds of teaching copies that was left in my _____ today. This is a saving message that our country has never been preached. We need you whole spiritually to teach us know the Bible as It is the only book with life than the other books. Thank you and welcome.

FROM AFRICA:  This is the same man who helped _____ when he met an accident on on his way to _____. My names are _____ from _____ Church. I never believed that this young man will be continue to be active in the ministry as he is now. If you will be able to met him, you can’t tell that he was the one. God proved him that he was his child. His life and the _____ was saved. Praise the Lord. By the way, I wanted to greet you and encourage you that my own congregation soon will run to join your teachings. One reason is that we rest the same day Saturday but in reality the teachings differ. You have more light than anyone else. Amen! God’s grace,

FROM AFRICA:  Dear Dad, Your message to _____ and I, it Is great. This is like pouring your whole heart and life unto us. God connected us truly with a Big purpose. I will be telling my people in the days to come how God put the two families to be one. I am proud that you are my Dad and I`m as one of your daughter. There is no difference. I and _____ respects you more than we can say here. God is good who connected us for His service. We are all His children. _____, is in _____ but he talked with me in our morning time that there are some booklets ready which needs to be transported to _____. If he will be able to pay the printing cost today. There are people there in _____ who are in need for reading and distribution. Mum, Is always in my thoughts. In Him, Daughter

FROM AFRICA:  Dear Dad… Thanks so much. May the Lord bless you for the funds. Church leaders who currently using your website teachings is more increasing in Africa. More people are coming to Christ. And God is bringing more people to come and hear this burning message.

FROM EUROPE:  Dear my dad, I received no 46 and already It has been printed out. Thank you for the work. I am today in the hospital sick with _____. I pray Mum is doing well today. Some thousands of books have arrived in our country last week from _____. Pray for me and the ministry here. Happy new year,

FROM AFRICA:  May God fill you with enthusiasm, and New Year with bright hopes, to take you and Follow me ministries to greater heights where even sky is not the limit. Happy and Prosperous New Year 2014!

FROM AFRICA:  Brother John,, wishes you and Mary Happy New Year 2014!!!

FROM AFRICA:  Greetings Dad, Dad how are you doing? and how is mum doing today dad, we love you and we are praying for you there, Blessings, Son

FROM AFRICA:  My heart overflows with gratitude to my heavenly Father, for everything you have/ doing to bring souls to Yeshua. Myself, I have learnt more from you that has enriched my heart with the knowledge of God and his wonderful Son… Wishes you happy new year 2014. Your daughter,

FROM AFRICA:  Dear Dad.. How Is Mum? Greet her for me. Please know that some booklets were taken to _____ today. Currently, there is war taking place. The country Its _____. Pray that It may fall in a good soil… Love you Dad. Keep the race! Thanks.

FROM AFRICA:  Thank you brother John. I am so excited and I bring you news that over _____ copies went to _____. I let you know that there are going to be congregations everywhere started under FMM and AHTZ official name. God Is trying to do amazing things.

FROM THE MIDDLE EAST:  Well done. Brother John, I was given a copy of your book called You shall not murder, therefore, so thrilled to find so many great, sound biblical based resources. My Bible group was really enthusiastic about the Bible Studies. I tried to share with other friends about this book especially during this worse period that our country is shedding blood of innocent people. Thank you for writing this wonderful book and God is good who directed it to us in _____. Work done well brother.

FROM EUROPE:  Dear founder, Finding one of your booklets you shall not murder is a blessing for me and a challenge to many people here in _____! I feel it is the best one I have read and it is so God. I wanted to thank you for all the great resources your web site provides to the people. Keep up the great work!