five-week break is coming to an end. It was spent with writing papers (I got
4 of the 5 done), translating (online devotional and pastor Steve's book) and
weekend events (conferences, seminars). Unfortunately no opportunity for
getting out of town for a day or two came up and I still feel like needing a
The highlight of the break was Jill Austin's class. We had a full Saturday
with her, being taught, ministered & prophesied to, and ministering to
each other. How awesome to see God's Spirit working through you!
The following weekend we had Jill's conference, which is part of her class,
where we as her students were her ministry team. Jim Goll was her guest
speaker. Needless to say, we had an AWESOME conference in the presence of
The following night we had a feedback session with Jill which was so
valuable, learning how to move in the Spirit and discern what's going on in a
We now have one meeting left, which will be in Jill's house and is going to
After Jill's conference, I had the last inner healing training seminar to
complete the certificate. In fall we're going to start small teams to pray
for people, and I'm very excited about this opportunity (I hope I'll have a
car by then to be able to go there at all!).
weekend after, we had a women's conference in our church which was great.
Besides Kathy Gray, Brenda Davies and Lisa Bevere were the speakers. We had
lots of visitors and many were healed physically and emotionally, and
received spiritual refreshing and revival.
These were the special events going on. During the week I would usually get a
ride to school with my friend Dawn in the morning (she was taking her kids to
school which is also in our church), work on my papers in our classroom, and
ride back home with her at 3, when the kids got off school. These are the
papers I wrote:
Luke's Theology of the Holy Spirit
A Comparison of Luke's Theology with Mark's and Matthew's
In-Depth Analysis of Acts 3 - Healing at the Gate Beautiful
In-Depth Analysis of Proverbs 31 - Wife of Noble Character
I've started working on my last paper, which is for the Bible Doctrines
class, on women in ministry, focusing primarily on the controversial passages
in the NT.
Tomorrow the new semester is starting, the third and last one of this first
year. These are the classes I'm taking:
Roots of Revival 2 (Revival Elements in the OT)
The Bride of Christ & Song of Songs
Pauline Epistles 1
Revival Worship and Warfare
I'm looking forward to a new exciting semester, after a long break, and
especially of having our dean, Dr. Ryser, teach us for the first time. He's
such an anointed man of God and promised none of us would be the same by the
end of this summer.
One last special event to mention is my birthday, which was on the 14th. We
went to a steak restaurant (it was so good!!! - I had long wanted to have
some good meat) and then to a friend's house. I had a wonderful time with my
friends - even got a birthday cake with candles (can't remember when I last
had that!), a cake and balloon :-)) If you want so see some pictures, I can
e-mail you one or two.
For those who wonder - I turned 29.
Just after my birthday I finally went to get my driver's license. Since I had
an international license, I thought I'd just have to answer a few questions.
I passed the written test and was then told, that my license didn't count and
I had to take the driving test also. So I got into my friend's car - and
didn't know where the lights or the emergency break were (cars here differ
from our manual cars!). Needless to say, to my greatest shock I failed the
test! I'm hoping to take it again this week.
Finally I want to glorify God and His faithfulness! A few days ago we had to
pay the tuition and to my amazement I was able to pay the full amount at
once! Glory to God!
What lies ahead: I'm expecting a good (American) friend of mine to come visit
for three weeks in June, which I'm really looking forward to.
Pastors Steve & Kathy Gray left for Australia and New Zealand yesterday,
where they'll be ministering for two weeks. Their trip to Europe is in the
planning stage, and they'll probably come to Vienna in November.
One important prayer request is still my visa. The school still hasn't go the
authorization to issue me the form I need to validate my visa. Please pray
for a quick settling of this whole issue. Since other international students
want to come in fall, the school is doing all they can to speed it up.
Well, this is all I have to say today. Please write a few lines and let me
know what's going on in your lives. I love mail :-)
May the Lord bless you abundantly,
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Mag. Claudia R. Wintoch
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