April 2022 MAP Update
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|Step out of your Boat|
In recent updates, we have often talked about our second annual Step Out of the Boat Conference. I would like to share some of what God did in our hearts.
An army of people worked around the clock preparing food, registering attendees, decorating the church house with boats, a dock, and scripture passages on faith, and working with 18 speakers who would share what it was like to step out of the boat and trust God to do something bigger than themselves.
Our pastor, John Bouquet, preached the first message on Thursday night, reminding us that God Himself stepped out of heaven, put on human flesh, and became one of us. From there, we heard testimony after testimony from educated, uneducated, Amish, former Amish, and English every-day people who stepped out in faith. Let me just say, it was by far the best conference that I have ever been part of. The Spirit of God was so obvious, so powerful, and moved so mightily throughout the three days. Again and again, people spoke about having to forsake culture, parents, children, grandchildren, businesses, and everything they had ever known – to follow the Lord of Lords and King of Kings. This is our generation, our turn.
The Lord called out to Joshua, in the Old Testament, and said, “Moses my servant is dead; now therefore arise…” Our challenge to each other was: DL Moody is dead! Leonard Ravenhill is dead! Now therefore arise, step out of your comfort zone and do something for the glory of God and this generation.
Not a single day has gone by without attendees calling, emailing, and texting – letting us know the immense impact this conference has had on their lives. Amish people are also calling and letting us know that they are watching the YouTube videos. One Amish father of three called to let us know he fell into drugs and alcohol, but recently got saved. After searching YouTube for a better understanding of his new-found faith, God led him to the Step Out of the Boat Conference videos. He went on to say, “My friend and I download one video a day, using a small black box with antennas, located outside our house. – It takes a full day to download just one video session.” At the end of each day, their families get together and watch those videos.
If you would like to watch the videos from the conference, please go to our website <> Step out of the Boat and click on the names of each speaker. Be sure to watch David Kirkwood, Jonas, and Levi Kurtz. Jonas and Levi are ministers within the Amish church. David, from an English background, is helping these men start up Bible studies and teach disciples to go out and make more disciples. It is POWERFUL what God is doing in their midst.
Are you ready for revival to break out in our land? Then do me a favor. Step out of your boat and let God do the impossible…through you. Please consider joining us for our next Zoom call. Email us at (email@example.com) for details.
“So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God. And they went forth, and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen” (Mark 16:19-20).
Next month, I have much to share about weddings, counseling, discipling, an Amish/former Amish texting group, zoom calls, and the need to send the Amish Voice out monthly instead of bimonthly. I would also like to share some details on how MAP got hit with a $120,000 city-sewer connection fee! The Lord will provide. He always does.