It's been a while since I've written
to tell you all that's going on. Time is flying, and so I'm making a few
minutes room to write to you all before I'm leaving the US in only a few
Visitor from Austria
ago I had a special visitor from Vienna - Chris, the worship leader in my
church in Austria, Vienna Christian Center. We had the honor of having
him stay with us, and we all enjoyed each other's company. It was great to
hear what's going on back home, and great to see him being blessed here
thanks to the International House Of Prayer and World Revival
Church. And last but not least, he had an opportunity to meet Dr Dave
Ryser, and hang out with the Catch The Wind bunch, which was even more
significant in light of the following exciting event:
Chris with Dr Dave & Sandy Ryser
Dr Ryser and his wife Sandy, together
with a few of the Catch The Wind team - Paula & Kevin, Mary,
Jenny, and myself - will be ministering in Vienna June 20-24. Please
come if you can!!!
Vienna Christian Center
Fri + Sat + Tue night
Sun 10 a.m. - 2.30 p.m. - 6 p.m.
We are excited about what the Lord is
going to do that weekend, believing for a great outpouring of His Spirit that
will touch many individuals and the church as a whole.
World Revival School of Ministry
On Friday I completed my last
semester at WRSM - praise God! While I have no more classes, I still have to
write my thesis in summer. It is going to be on Folk-Islam and indigenous
animistic religions in West Africa, with the specific example of Mali, how
Christianity has failed in that culture, while Christian faith does have the
true answer. The months of July and August will be dedicated to writing that
thesis, August 21 being graduation day.
One interesting development has been that - because of many (good and
bad)changes affecting all students - I was told that I could do a Doctorate
instead of a Masters after all (since I already have a Masters in African
Studies). However, they cannot tell me yet what that would involve
practically. So, time will show.
International House Of Prayer
Over the past few weeks, as I've been
spending every afternoon at IHOP, I've been praying in the Healing Rooms as a
soaker more and more frequently, as there is always a shortage of people, and
I LOVE to pour out and have the honor of being His extended hands. I've also
prayed inside the Healing Rooms several times, and am anticipating to do so a
lot more when I'm back in the US. What a privilege to serve those needy and
discouraged people, to offer them hope and healing, and see the Lord touch
them in the deepest places.
Also, at this time the IHOP Ministry
Team is being reorganized, and I'm part of the core team, having been on the
team for most of my time in Kansas City. I simply love to minister in the IHOP
services and conferences! I'd also have the opportunity to be a prayer
captain, but that will depend on how long I'm actually gonna be in Kansas
Going To Vienna
Tomorrow morning I'm taking a plane and
flying to Vienna, where I will arrive on Wednesday, May 14, which is my 30th
birthday. Last night I celebrated with my best friends, and I had the most
awesome birthday I've ever had. At the same time, it was bitter-sweet since I
also had to say good-bye to them all, not seeing them for at least 7 weeks.
It was hard to leave. Tonight, we're going to a great restaurant where many
other friends are going to join me to celebrate my birthday and say good-bye.
Once in Vienna, the celebrations continue with my family that I haven't seen
for one-and-a-half years. As you could read in my last e-mail, this birthday
is so very significant for a number of reasons - turning 30 at the same time
as finishing school and launching out in ministry. I'm very excited and love
Malawi & South Africa
After two and a half weeks in Vienna,
with many preparations for this trip, and meeting many of my friends again,
I'm leaving on the Fresh Fire missions trip on June 1. First we're
going to Malawi, where Heidi Baker will join us, and where we will feed
thousands of people daily who are in danger of starvation. At the same time
we will preach the gospel, and at night, we are Todd Bentley's ministry team
and will heal the sick, set the captives free and pray with those giving
their lives to Jesus.
After the first week, we are flying to Johannesburg, South Africa, where we
will basically do the same. I'm back in Vienna June 13.
Return to Kansas City
A few days later, the Catch The
Wind team is coming for a week, and another few days later, I'm returning
to Kansas City, around July 1.
Well, I'm really out of time now.
Please check my website - go to the CALENDAR page to see all the events going
on, go to AUDIO SERMONS if you wanna listen to any of my sermons, and to NEWS
if you've missed any early newsletters you might wanna read.
Finally, the biggest prayer request
at this moment is the trip home tomorrow. My visa expired 18 months
ago, and I'm praying that I will be able to leave the country without any
problems. Also, I only have 50 minutes in Chicago, which is where they're
gonna check it (or not). Please pray with me!
Gotta go - who is there like our God,
who is beautiful like Him, who is faithful like Him, no one is like HIM! May
His presence abide in you always!
P.S. I'd like to meet with as many of you as possible in VIENNA -
please call me on the cell-phone below!!
Ask of Me, and I will make the nations your inheritance. (Ps 2:8)
Phone Number in Vienna May 14-June 1
and June 13-July 1
(+43) (0) 676 / 517 4008
Mag. Claudia R. Wintoch
10808 Fremont Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64134
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Bank number: 12000
Account number: 509.101.468.00
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