Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Testimony of God's Goodness!

I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord  in the land of the living. Psalm 27:13 

Last Thursday through Saturday we had our huge moving sale.  When we had a garage sale 3 years ago, we had over 500 people come to it.  I have to admit I wasn't sure what to expect as most people are staying home.  But God!! 

We had advertised the sale in the local paper, had FREE radio coverage for a week and had a very successful sale!  By successful, I mean, everything we wanted sold, SOLD (or was given away)!!!  Even things that we didn't think would sell, DID!  God brought the crowd (safe social distancing and used precautions, gloves, hand sanitizer and washed hands often).  Of course, we said when they arrived at our sale, "the more you buy, the cheaper things get" and BELIEVE me when I say they took great advantage of that.  They left with boxes full!!!  And for that we are THANKFUL.   We had such a beautiful opportunity to pray for many people and infuse courage in these times.  We had one man say that he would be going to the doctor the week of our departure and IF he was healed from our prayers, he would stop back by and let us know.  He was so filled with faith and hope after we prayed for him, it was such a blessing.  We had one lady say that we were "unusual".  She had never met anyone that not only gave away things or for such a good price but was amazed that we prayed for folks.  She was a 3x repeat customer to our sale.  LOL!  Our neighbor down the street brought 2 huge boxes of kitchen pots and pans and said whatever we got for them, we could keep.  Well not 5 minutes after she dropped them off, a couple came. They had been rummaging through the pots and pans and shared with us how their house burned down in December.  They had nothing and was starting over.  The Lord impressed on me to give them both big boxes!  We did... they were in tears!!!  God is so good!  He is faithful to provide!!!  Another fun testimony - we sold our kitchen table & chairs, a freezer, washer and dryer and our refrigerator - all of them we get to use until just a day or two before we go.  3 different buyers and they all said we could keep them until we GO!!!  That is a huge blessing!!!!   We are so THANKFUL for the support of this town and God's nudging in them to come and buy up everything!!!!   There was just a few boxes of little stuff left -that we donated to our Christian school for their fundraising sale.  

We are down to 10 days and counting.... We have so much to do still.  Ken is back to work this week, so a big chunk is up to me.  I am thankful for the grace God is giving me during the day to get things done.  (little bites of cupcakes at a time - previous post).  When evening comes and we quit for the day, I am pooped big time and in great pain.   

God has promises for each of us.  His promises are Yes and Amen!   What are some promises He has given to you that you are believing Him for?  

This is one that He spoke to me back in 2002.  He spoke to me and said I will be healed completely!  The last 18 years since this promise have been completely opposite of it and it's been difficult to hold on at times.... but I am trusting that He will bring me into a place of healing soon. 

But for you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its rays. And you will go out and frolic like well-fed calves. Malachi 4:2  

This next one is my life verse.  Little did I know how much I'd have to cling to it.  

And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus. Phillipians 4:19 

Prayer requests:
Please pray for Ken - as he finishes his last days at work this week.  Strength, stamina and protection from any sickness.  Please also pray for his boss.  Ken's replacement has not been working out as well as hoped.  They are going to miss Ken.  Many from the garage sale recognized him and said the same thing - they will miss him.   So proud of my husband. 

Please pray for me - manifestation of healing from pain and insomnia primarily.  I do feel that it's coming.  I am trusting to see God's goodness!!!

Please pray for peace in my heart.  So many people I want to see and hug goodbye and can't.  We are going to stop in KC to see Ken's folks but then take off for MT quickly.  With the quarantine it's just not possible. I can't dwell on this thought long or I get very discouraged.  I have been holding back tears.  When they hit, I'm sure it will be a flood!!!   If you would want to FB messenger us, I would love to see you!  OR please come visit us when it's safe to do so!! 

Please pray for ongoing provision to pay rent, food (having to sell or giveaway all of what we have), insurance, etc.  We have both been looking for work but with this COVID many businesses are closed down.  We will continue to look when we get there, but they are on lockdown so not sure how to do that?  I don't know if we will be able to find a place to even get on the internet as nothing open???  But God.. He will make a way until He opens the doors to destiny!

Please pray for God to bring us a new suv or provision to buy one.  It's going to have to be Him....Ken took to mechanic last week and the work to be done is just to extensive and for as old as it is and with high mileage, does not make sense.    We do have someone who offered us there 2005 GMC Yukon - but costs to ship would be 2k or more and there are some needed repairs.  God is working!!  

Please pray for the PROVISION for the VISION God has given us.  We are moving to Montana with His leading..... and are trusting God to OPEN some BIG DOORS! 

We are so thankful for each of you who support us with your prayers and encouragement.  May God richly bless YOU!!   Our new mailing address is listed below!  We will keep the same phone numbers for awhile.  If you are wanting our new numbers, please email me.  

Ken & Michele Cole
...God's love and care is amazing!! 

Here are ways you can give if you feel led:

1.  Non tax deductible donations can be made to:
     Ken & Michele Cole, PO Box 1982, Hamilton, MT 59840  
     This is the only way currently we can use funds for our personal needs at this time.  or through PayPal.Me/micheleacole.  We also have Venmo & CashApp

2.  Tax deductible options:

     Checks payable to Sonlit Fields, PO Box 1982, Hamilton, MT 59840
     This goes into our ministry account to be used for outreach and saving towards our vision.

     Donor Fund - The Signatry - Ken & Michele Cole - listed under Want InSight Fund.
     7171 W 95th Street, Suite 501, Overland Park, KS 66212
     Phone 913 310 0279
     This is an option to keep gifts anonymous - again for outreach and savings toward our vision.

God has given us a vision to build a retreat property along with ministry equipping center.  
The retreat portion of our ministry is to provide a safe place for pastors, lay leaders & other ministry folks to come and be refreshed & encouraged through prophetic ministry (if wanted).  We will offer private cabins with kitchens & full bathrooms, and plenty of places to roam on the property to get quiet with the Lord. 
We will offer other specialty retreats - marriage, healing, prophetic teaching & activating people into the world & health and wellness retreats and more.  

The Lord has graced us with the desire to come alongside the Church - to bring healing, deliverance & freedom to new/newer believers.  We are not wanting to replace their church, but better help them be ready to serve in their church. 
In our community building - we will eventually have a 24/7 prayer room, healing & prophetic rooms and a place for community worship services for those on the property.  

Our passion is to minister to a lost & hurting world.   To equip the saints to do the same and to be a blessing to our community and surrounding areas.  Our hopes are that we can pour out God's love in a mighty way to bring more and more souls into the Kingdom, get them discipled, called into their purpose & destiny and released to do God's business!!!!  We also have a passion to give generously to help those in need and to help others launch into their God given destinies.  

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