Blessings of the Lord
Im grateful, and thankful, to have the opportunity to relay to you that Paragon Global had quite a year. Locally and overseas. Praying and serving with the Ak One Day crew, Palmer prison ministry, and Wasilla’s very own Knik House. There we had ministry nights each month and of course three trips to Cali, Colombia, South America. We are also thankful for the new home that God arranged for us to minister from. It has enabled us to better get our finances in order and maximize our efforts to see Gods will be done.
Gods on the move in these days and we are agreeing with His plans with a full on “yes “ in our hearts and demonstrating His blessing with “YES GOD I WILL GO!”
Recently sitting alone with God.
I expressed a desire to be invited by reputation to a new South American country, one that I had not been to yet. One week later I receive a text, that a pastor from Argentina had heard about me while visiting Alaska and he wanted to meet me.
I came right from work wearing bib overalls not looking my best, yet In the first few minutes in the meeting he is asking me to come to his country and visit as many of his churches as possible. “Follow your favor” Wonderful advice. Purchasing airline tickets on faith, Im believing for Gods radical signs, miracles, wonders.
Ministry trip dates April 20 – May 15 2017
I have been praying………
for several years, for the favor of God and man here at home to reach the lost.
Sunday December 4, 2016 at a Ak One Day call to fast with Loe Engle in Fairbanks, Alaska, God said YES! I have the green light to finally GO to Alaska! I must admit I have no real idea what that means yet.
Areas where we need breakthrough:
The corrections system. We have been pursuing reaching the lost in various corrections facilities around Alaska. I know the opportunities will expand, yet it feels like we have hit a wall in this area.
2) Knick House. Casting vision with leadership how to best minister Christ to the clients.
3) Financially: I believe its time to actively pursued financial help to reach the lost at home and overseas.
4) I would like to set aside one day of each week, Wednesday to minister at different ministries like Akoneday, Set Free Alaska, Joshua House, Wickersham House.
These days I am ministering more and operating my business less……… We are thankful for Gods blessings and are believing for additional financial partners that have the desire to see the lost won for Christ at home and abroad.
Heb 2: 3&4 NIV
3 how shall we escape if we ignore so great a salvation? This salvation, which was first announced by the Lord, was confirmed to us by those who heard him. 4 God also testified to it by signs, wonders and various miracles, and by gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to his will.
The healing and salvation of a drug dealer…..
ripples through a community, his wife and then a friend come to the Lord after he becomes born again, testifies of his healing of a gun shot wound. Now his children are in the church. A family transformed.
Were we are standing were a man was shot the day before, and a cab driver will not take you to this place, in fact I was told to get out of the cab when we requested this location, not even the police are in this part of town.
This young man is simply one of many. At each drug rehab I visit I have the blessing to see many young men and women be born again, with radical life changing, transformations.
Finishing off the year working with 10 amazing YWAM Fire and fragrance students from Kona , Hawaii. Helping equip these ministers on the streets of Anchorage and at the Kink House here in Wasilla for a New Years Holy Ghost celebration!
This up coming season along with Ak One Day I will begin the year with a 40 day fast. During that time I will be focusing prayer on believing that God will bring more harvesters and more opportunities to reach the lost all over the State of Alaska.
April 20- May 15
I will be heading to the countries of Argentina, Brazil, and Colombia, were Ill be ministering in various churches, drug rehabs, hospitals, prisons.
Thanks to your help we are seeing huge numbers of people making the decision to become followers of Christ.
Paragon Global is a non profit 501c3 and all financial contributions will receive a contributions receipt at the end of the year.
Along with the blessings of the Lord…….
Thank you Craig & Ruthie