Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Leap of Faith - Anti-climatic!

The Bible tells us that we are to walk by faith and not by sight.  2 Corinthians 5:7  

Transparency alert..........

I am thankful for the ONLY open door God has provided with our housing situation.  In just 10 days we will moving into a 3 bedroom, 2 bath house with extra large bonus room and 2 car detached garage....and a large fenced yard.  That is double the space we have now.  I am thankful for the new landlord who has said he will not raise rents.  (That's what our existing landlord said too).  The new one has been easy to work with so far and quite flexible.  The rent and utilities are DOUBLE what we pay now and unless God opens doors of income, we are upside down big time.  That is not a comfortable place to be.  However, this is the ONLY choice we have...  and we have to trust that God is leading us this direction.  Oh - did I tell you we have a sexual predator right across the street from this new place?  

He promises to meet all of our needs.  Phil 4:19.   We have to have $3750 by 8/20.   We have just a small amount right now.  We have an open insurance claim for hail damage we had while in KC.  We are awaiting reply to see if we can just not repair our car and take the cash?   It's been a month with no response yet with continued follow up.   

Ken feels like we are stepping backwards.  It's obvious he's frustrated about this.  He made the comment that it seems that "professing Christians" have caused us the most angst, stress & hurt in our lives!    I am just confused.  Why did God tell me in April, He was taking my Facebook income away and then did when that would pay our new rent.   I'm confused because for the past two years, we finally made enough income that we could pay our bills and enjoy a little on the side.  We have lived by faith financially since 2005.  He has always been faithful to provide in different ways, but the toll it takes on you when you have to be utterly dependent on Him to pay bills or buy groceries is real.  I know that's part of our walk and it's confusing for others too.   We have to continue to believe He will take care of us.  This whole move is anti-climatic.  No excitement, no motivation other than we have to get out of dodge!   

I am struggling with feelings of anger and frustration at our existing landlords.  I was talking with someone in our home group and she said she was going through the same emotions towards them too.  The tension around here (they live next door) is thick.  They avoid us, run into their home when we come out and passive aggressive behavior.  It is just unreal.  We have no idea what changed in their minds or hearts - but it sure seems demonic. The only communication we have with them is through their attorney.   I go back and forth - praying for them  and then having thoughts of ill will.  I have to continuously forgive them.  Now I truly know what Joseph felt when he was sent to jail for something he didn't even do.   Thankful we aren't going to jail...but the prison of added financial stress is almost as bad.  

On the brighter side - we are almost 1/2 packed.  I've had a few friends come to help me during the day. Most of the rest can't be done until we decide to eat off paper plates and not cook.  LOL.   We also have 2 trucks and trailers along with a few men to help with the move.  That will help as we won't have to rent a Uhaul.    

I do see God's hand in all this.  Really - we've been praying for God to bring us into a bigger place to accommodate all that He is having us do!  That I'm thankful for!  It truly is a miracle that this house for the price became available and how it came to our attention was an answer to prayer.  We didn't have to qualify our income.  He didn't call our existing landlord because who know what they would have said about us.  He only checked our credit and background which of course we passed with flying colors!  The location (though in town) is convenient.   And yet, He still has 8 days before we sign the lease.... and would love to see BREAKTHROUGH in stepping into DESTINY - the RETREAT property.   ??? That would be our prayer still........ 


I am thankful for the many of you who reach out to us and share that you are praying for us!   It touches me deeply.   I cry often in thanksgiving to God for you!  

I am thankful that God promises a future and a hope!   

I am thankful that He is faithful no matter what we are going though!   

Please let me know how I can pray for you - and how I can celebrate God's goodness with you! 

Hugs, love and prayers.

Ken & Michele Cole 

michele@wantinsight.com

michelecole.thrivelife.com - quality freeze dried food - simple to use, quality, non GMO, nutritious & delicious.  

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  (preferable as the options below will tax us) 

     This is the only way currently we can use funds for our personal needs at this time.  or through 

Paypal - paypal.me/micheleacole 

Venmo- @Michele-Cole-20

Cashapp - cash.app/$micheleacole2019     


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

     www.thesignatry,com

     This is an option to keep gifts anonymous - again for outreach and savings toward our vision.

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.  










 

Saturday, August 6, 2022

A Possibility! PRAYERS NEEDED PLEASE!

 I will place on his shoulder the key to the house of David;what he opens no one can shut, and what he shuts no one can open.  Isaiah 22:22 

Today, I received a text from a local pastor I had reached out to about housing.  She told me about a rental that was coming available in just 2 weeks.  We have to be out in 3 weeks.  We went and looked at it.  It's definitely doable as far as space and location.  However, the rent and utility bills would be double what we pay now.  But it's a place we could be comfortable.   It's at least $1000 below what most are going for! 

We need wisdom and provision to make this decision! We need $4000 just to sign a lease.  We need to make the decision quickly as there are so many people looking for a place to rent.  And yet, we don't want to get ahead of God and make a rash decision out of desperation.  

There is NOTHING else that is available that we know of YET.   

Would you please be in prayer for us and if the Lord would show you anything that would help us, please share.   

Please pray that God would open doors to increase my Thrive income.  This is what both Ken and I really feel God is leading me to do.  And having this house we would have the space and ability to host tasting parties!   Thrive is getting ready to launch across the United States & even worldwide all by 2024!  They have 7 new meals (2 available now) that are just add hot water & eat in 15 minutes.  No fillers.  We got to taste 6 of the 7 and all are good!  I am so impressed with this company - they are proactive, intentional and high integrity!  Simply the best.   And with continued food shortages looming - did you hear the government is paying farmers to NOT grow food.  We all need to have supply - 1- 2 years minimum is what they recommend.  michelecole.thrivelife.com 

Please let me know how I can pray for you - and how I can celebrate God's goodness with you! 

Hugs, love and prayers.

Ken & Michele Cole 

michele@wantinsight.com

michelecole.thrivelife.com - quality freeze dried food - simple to use, quality, non GMO, nutritious & delicious.  

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 - paypal.me/micheleacole 

Venmo- @Michele-Cole-20

Cashapp - cash.app/$micheleacole2019     


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

     www.thesignatry,com

     This is an option to keep gifts anonymous - again for outreach and savings toward our vision.

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.  






Thursday, August 4, 2022

PUSH!!!

This morning as I was waking up around 4am.... the Lord spoke and said your baby is crowning... PUSH!! 


In the natural when a woman is giving birth to a baby, the crowning stage means the baby is born usually within the hour. It's painful and difficult but requires perseverance and the ability to PUSH with all you have. 

In June, a lady in our home group had a vision for me. She said she saw my baby in the birth canal. And then she saw me give birth to a healthy baby. My landlord's wife, who attended our home group, when she heard that, said when she came up the stairs and saw me, I was glowing and she knew I was about to give birth. 

This week I feel like it's been in the birth canal. It's dark and very narrow. It's pressure from all sides. I have shed many tears. 

My mother when she had me & my twin brother - she used to say all the time, that she went into the valley of the shadow of death with us. It gave me such a fear of childbirth, so much so that I never wanted to go through that, hence no children. This week though more spiritual as I'm not really pregnant, has made me feel like I'm in the valley of the shadow of death. On one hand terrifying-and on the other exhilarating anxiously awaiting God to intervene and deliver this baby.  

I believe many of us are here in some way or another. Our circumstances have been crushing us, squeezing us and shaping us for birth. If any encouragement, I believe we are "crowning" and our babies will be born soon. 

Isaiah 66:9 Do I bring to the moment of birth and not give delivery?” says the LORD. “Do I close up the womb when I bring to delivery?” says your God.

We are just about 3 weeks away with no place to land (yet).  The few rentals that are available we don't quality for.   Property management companies here require

applications that take up to a week to approve or not...and an application fee for every rental you look at.  They also require that your net income is 3x the rent price, and that disqualifies us for anything.   

God is faithful - and HE will make a way.  We are trusting Him and confessing His promises over our situation.  I am thankful for those who are reaching out with encouraging words, scriptures and prayer.   

I talked to our landlord's attorney this week and asked if he would allow us to stay until we found a new place and that we were looking.  Our landlord said emphatically NO!!!!!   Do you know what else is cool.  I reached out to the guy who "served" our get out dodge letter to see how the envelope was placed in our home without our knowledge.  Anyways, he said he was a Christian and that he would be praying for us too!  How awesome is that.  

God really is keeping every door shut except the ONE He will open.   Isaiah 22:22.     We have everyone we know looking for us.  Even Ken's boss gave a paint bid to someone recently and saw they had a guest house.  He asked the owners if they would consider renting it.  They said no.  God has assured me we won't be homeless....though many really are here.  There are quite a few that live in their cars.  Some live in RV's in parking lots with no water or electric.  Yellowstone TV has really made it difficult for most of us.  They come in and snatch up rentals at prices landlords and sellers can't refuse.  Rumor is they move on the end of October.  I sure hope so!  For those that don't know - Yellowstone the TV show is filmed and housed here in our valley.   Every day they are shutting down roads to film.  It is great for the business owners but not for anyone else.   Also, there are NO storage units available - we are on a waiting list everywhere.   We have a storage unit with this landlord too... and so much to move - where? 

Here's a praise report!   We sold our timeshares.... yes both of them. The only thing is that they will be making payments (which will be great) but they don't start until later in the year.    As I've been packing, I've been selling off little things that we don't need.  I made a whopping $90 yesterday!  Whoohoo! 

Please pray for stamina and sleep!  Ken and I have been both waking up between 2-4am since we got the news.  Ken works all day and then comes home to pack.. and I am packing some each day while he's gone.   

Please agree in prayer for - provision for the vision - God's perfect plan, open doors  and place He has for us!   

Please let me know how I can pray for you - and how I can celebrate God's goodness with you! 

Hugs, love and prayers.

Ken & Michele Cole 

michele@wantinsight.com

michelecole.thrivelife.com - quality freeze dried food - simple to use, quality, non GMO, nutritious & delicious.  

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 - paypal.me/micheleacole 

Venmo- @Michele-Cole-20

Cashapp - cash.app/$micheleacole2019     


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

     www.thesignatry,com

     This is an option to keep gifts anonymous - again for outreach and savings toward our vision.

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.  



 






Sunday, July 31, 2022

Here We GO!!! Need a MIRACLE!!

Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.”  Mark 10:27 

We arrived home today from Utah from the Thrive Life Convention.... more on that on another blog..  to find that our landlord entered our apartment without notice and had an envelope from his attorney inside.  The letter inside has given us 30 day notice to vacate property.   

We are shocked, but then again not really.  By his actions last week in raising our rent $200 (22.22%) and telling us we are not allowed to have company over 2 people nor have our bible study anymore, this really isn't much of a surprise.   Him entering our property is illegal and telling us we can't have our religious meeting is illegal.  We are seeking counsel on this.

What we do know -  these next 30 days are going to be difficult at best.  We have to pack not only our apartment but our storage unit (he owns that too) and find a place to move.  There is still NOTHING available to rent that is in our price range.  We don't really have anyone that can take us in.   Hotels, motels and airbnb's are full with traveler's.   We are in between a rock and hard place.  But God!!!  With HIM all things are possible.  

We will be on our knees until He opens the door!   

Would you please pray in agreement with us for the OPEN DOOR that GOD has for us!!  

Would you please pray in agreement that we can move out peacefully and without chaos - last minute?  

Would you please pray in agreement that this is really the launch into our PURPOSE, CALL AND DESTINY!!!  

Would you please pray for ALL needed provision!  

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Please reach out if you hear anything that could help us.  We are so thankful for the body of Christ!  We love each of you and am thankful for your care!   Below are some ways you can help if you feel led. 

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1.  Facebook Marketing - This is where I help market your business or ministry on Facebook.  I have had 30+ years sales and marketing and the last 8 years doing Facebook. I took over 40 hours of training and am still actively pursuing further knowledge on how to increase traffic to your page and build a customer base.  I have had huge success with several companies over the years.  I am really geared towards small business.   So if you know of anyone who might want my services, I'd love to chat.

2.  I am actively doing Thrive Life - long term food storage.   This is great for people who don't like the preparation to cook meals everyday, great for singles & families - no waste, fresh food.  25 year shelf life unopened & 1 year opened (with just a few exceptions).   Kids even love this - they'll eat vegetables right out of the can.   This food is amazing!  You can buy other products in the big box stores or online, but if you were to compare side by side - you would find this is far superior in quality and nutrition.  Thrive Life is the leading company out there.  They are proactive -and offer non-gmo, organic and mostly organic (some items they haven't paid for that label as to keep prices down).   They are a great company to work for.  For those that know me, know I am a foodie.   I've tried many other companies brands before I found this and this is the product I believe in and KNOW is good!   

With the ever increasing need to be prepared, food shortages, inflation, this is something I feel the Lord has asked me to be committed to.  You can check out my website at https://michelecole.thrivelife.com.   There are 3 ways that help me.        You can have a tasting party - and I can do it even long distance - over zoom! 

     a.  Be a customer - start a monthly delivery (can skip months) with a budget you can afford and prepare for what's here and coming.    If you bought from me before but went inactive, we can reactivate your account under my name.    By choosing monthly delivery  over $99 you get free shipping & a 15% discount.  They offer monthly sales that are worth looking at too!   Even the news channels are reporting to expect food shortages!!!!!  

     b.  Refer people to my website who may want to store food.  If you are a customer, you get a referral link.  When you share that link -you get discounts and free food when they order.  (a lady here had earned $1000+ in free food) 

     c.  Become a consultant - hear me out - you don't have to sell unless you want too.  People become consultants for several reasons.  One - they get paid 5% on everything they spend over $50. Did you hear that - you get paid on your own orders.  Two - if you share with friends and family you can build a residual income & earn free food.  Especially in the first 100 days.  Three - some (me) are wanting this to be a way to earn serious cash.  Yes, this is a MLM company - but there compensation plan can be quite lucrative.  I'm still learning all about this... there are some consultants who are "inactive" and still making 6 figures off residual sales  That would be my goal - not to be inactive -but to make a nice living so we can really step into full time ministry when God opens that door.  This would fund that!  

3.  We are trying to sell our timeshares.  We have two.  We have moved away from the area and there is no chance we will get back to use them.  

     Branson - http://rocklane.com/branson-yacht-club/

     2 bedroom, 2 full bath - sleeps 6, full amenities, kitchen, wifi - on the lake - beautiful views.  Down the street from Silver Dollar City.  Quite, peaceful location.   You get to use it 1 week every ODD year for life (but they are flexible on that).  You can also break it up to 3 nights and 4 nights in any given year.  Annual dues $330.  We are asking $5000 (includes closing costs).  Will consider other offers.  You can rent it out when not using yourself and get $500-$750 a week.  We've done that often throughout the years.  This is something you own and can pass down through inheritance.  You can also subscribe to RCI and trade this week for anywhere else.  We did that a couple of times. Branson has great trading ability.  

    Lake of the Ozarks -       http://www.lakeview-resort.com

    This is a studio condo- sleeps 4 - but more comfortable for just 2.  Kitchen & bath.  On the lake - full amenities.  Great out of the way location.  Annual dues $230.  We are asking $3500 (includes closing costs).  This is 1 week a year anytime for life.  



Please let me know how I can pray for you - and how I can celebrate God's goodness with you! 

Hugs, love and prayers.

Ken & Michele Cole 

michele@wantinsight.com

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 - paypal.me/micheleacole 

Venmo- @Michele-Cole-20

Cashapp - cash.app/$micheleacole2019     


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

     www.thesignatry,com

     This is an option to keep gifts anonymous - again for outreach and savings toward our vision.

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.  



 






Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Peaceful, Secure & Undisturbed!

My people will live in peaceful dwelling places, in secure homes, in undisturbed places of rest. Isaiah 32:18  NIV 


Back in October 2017, our pastor's wife gave us a Thomas Kincaid wall tapestry.  It had this scripture on it.  It's a picture of a cabin in the woods in the mountains.  It has a waterfall like stream coming down the mountain into a pond.  Just looking at it brings so much peace and comfort (obviously intended).    When we got this beautiful gift we lived in Missouri.  It definitely didn't fit the decor of our home then.  It was the verse that jumped out at me and has been the verse for our vision since.   

Yesterday, the Lord took Ken to the verse but in a different translation (the one above) as it applies to our current housing situation.   It is a promise God has given us long before we knew we needed it.  It is a promise for those who will refuge on the property He has for us when the vision comes to fulfillment.   

Just a few days ago I blogged on our circumstances.  Since then, I have seen such peace and comfort knowing that God is leading us and guiding us right into His purposes.  We have no idea what that looks like exactly..... but we do feel a peace that maybe a door will open for destiny.  

Saturday we spent the entire day making phone calls, driving up and down and all around this 90 mile valley looking for a place we could land.  Not one door has opened.  

Yesterday He said to me..... you can knock on as many doors as you want and they will not open.....because I will open the door that you didn't have to knock on.   That's a pretty cool statement and a reassurance that it won't be in our strength or efforts.  It's difficult to let go - and trust in this situation, but we feel that is what He is saying.  Just praise Him.  Just offer thanks and gratitude for what He has done and what He will do.  And I don't mean JUST - but I mean make that a habit.  We are keeping our eyes focused on Him.  

Like the Israelites when they crossed the Jordan, the Lord had them put up stones as a reminder of what He did.   These past few days I've been reminded and thanking Him for similar situations.   When we were moving from Kansas City to El Dorado Springs, MO - the movers called the night before they were coming to move us and asked where they were moving us.  We didn't know in that moment.  The next day when they arrived, we knew this - move to store.  We had to live 3 weeks in someone else's home until the home in Eldo opened.     The next time was moving out of that house and into the next one.  The landlords sold the house out from underneath us with a lease in place.  It was a Wednesday and we had to be out by Sunday.  We had no place to go.  Similar to here in the sense that there was NOTHING that was even remotely rentable.  Long story short - the house we moved in was up for sale and the owner did NOT want to rent it again.  He had just spent 10K fixing it up from their mess and wanted it sold.  We shared our story and on Saturday at 12pm we began to move in.  We were out in just the knick of time.   When we were moving from Missouri to Montana... no doors were opening in 3 years... we knocked.  Folks wouldn't rent to us because we didn't have jobs there and we couldn't get a job in Montana without living here.  Such a catch 22.  But when God said GO - he opened the door to where we are living now!  It just came open!!   He is faithful! 

These are testimonies of God's faithfulness in our lives..and He has prepared us for this time - though we are not excited to walk through it.  The tension here is thick.  I won't go into details but it's so out of character for them and ungodly.  All we can do is heap coals on them in the spirit - by asking God to bless them and bring peace.  WE know that what the enemy meant for harm, God will turn for GOOD!   

So thankful for the many of you who reached out and shared that you are praying for us.  We are grateful beyond words.  I mean that sincerely.  We have such a peace from your prayers.  Please continue as you feel led!   We are reaching a place to be peaceful, secured & undisturbed as the Scripture says - in our current home... and am believing God will take us to our next home that will be even more peaceful, secure & undisturbed.   Thank you Lord! 

Oh and here's some good news.  I got two emails from Corporate Thrive Life this week.  One they are going to recognize/acknowledge my success at the Convention this weekend.  And two they asked me to be on a panel with other consultants sharing.  What an honor.  I don't really desire or need public recognition, but the Lord showed me that He wanted me to see this as His favor on my life - and that we are up for promotion!   Cool!   Please pray for safe travels - as w are traveling through Salmon, ID and there are raging fires threatening to close the highway.  

Please reach out if you hear anything that could help us.  We are so thankful for the body of Christ!  We love each of you and am thankful for your care!   Below are some ways you can help if you feel led. 

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1.  Facebook Marketing - This is where I help market your business or ministry on Facebook.  I have had 30+ years sales and marketing and the last 8 years doing Facebook. I took over 40 hours of training and am still actively pursuing further knowledge on how to increase traffic to your page and build a customer base.  I have had huge success with several companies over the years.  I am really geared towards small business.   So if you know of anyone who might want my services, I'd love to chat.

2.  I am actively doing Thrive Life - long term food storage.   This is great for people who don't like the preparation to cook meals everyday, great for singles & families - no waste, fresh food.  25 year shelf life unopened & 1 year opened (with just a few exceptions).   Kids even love this - they'll eat vegetables right out of the can.   This food is amazing!  You can buy other products in the big box stores or online, but if you were to compare side by side - you would find this is far superior in quality and nutrition.  Thrive Life is the leading company out there.  They are proactive -and offer non-gmo, organic and mostly organic (some items they haven't paid for that label as to keep prices down).   They are a great company to work for.  For those that know me, know I am a foodie.   I've tried many other companies brands before I found this and this is the product I believe in and KNOW is good!   

With the ever increasing need to be prepared, food shortages, inflation, this is something I feel the Lord has asked me to be committed to.  You can check out my website at https://michelecole.thrivelife.com.   There are 3 ways that help me.        You can have a tasting party - and I can do it even long distance - over zoom! 

     a.  Be a customer - start a monthly delivery (can skip months) with a budget you can afford and prepare for what's here and coming.    If you bought from me before but went inactive, we can reactivate your account under my name.    By choosing monthly delivery  over $99 you get free shipping & a 15% discount.  They offer monthly sales that are worth looking at too!   Even the news channels are reporting to expect food shortages!!!!!  

     b.  Refer people to my website who may want to store food.  If you are a customer, you get a referral link.  When you share that link -you get discounts and free food when they order.  (a lady here had earned $1000+ in free food) 

     c.  Become a consultant - hear me out - you don't have to sell unless you want too.  People become consultants for several reasons.  One - they get paid 5% on everything they spend over $50. Did you hear that - you get paid on your own orders.  Two - if you share with friends and family you can build a residual income & earn free food.  Especially in the first 100 days.  Three - some (me) are wanting this to be a way to earn serious cash.  Yes, this is a MLM company - but there compensation plan can be quite lucrative.  I'm still learning all about this... there are some consultants who are "inactive" and still making 6 figures off residual sales  That would be my goal - not to be inactive -but to make a nice living so we can really step into full time ministry when God opens that door.  This would fund that!  

3.  We are trying to sell our timeshares.  We have two.  We have moved away from the area and there is no chance we will get back to use them.  

     Branson - http://rocklane.com/branson-yacht-club/

     2 bedroom, 2 full bath - sleeps 6, full amenities, kitchen, wifi - on the lake - beautiful views.  Down the street from Silver Dollar City.  Quite, peaceful location.   You get to use it 1 week every ODD year for life (but they are flexible on that).  You can also break it up to 3 nights and 4 nights in any given year.  Annual dues $330.  We are asking $5000 (includes closing costs).  Will consider other offers.  You can rent it out when not using yourself and get $500-$750 a week.  We've done that often throughout the years.  This is something you own and can pass down through inheritance.  You can also subscribe to RCI and trade this week for anywhere else.  We did that a couple of times. Branson has great trading ability.  

    Lake of the Ozarks -       http://www.lakeview-resort.com

    This is a studio condo- sleeps 4 - but more comfortable for just 2.  Kitchen & bath.  On the lake - full amenities.  Great out of the way location.  Annual dues $230.  We are asking $3500 (includes closing costs).  This is 1 week a year anytime for life.  



Please let me know how I can pray for you - and how I can celebrate God's goodness with you! 

Hugs, love and prayers.

Ken & Michele Cole 

michele@wantinsight.com

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 - paypal.me/micheleacole 

Venmo- @Michele-Cole-20

Cashapp - cash.app/$micheleacole2019     


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

     www.thesignatry,com

     This is an option to keep gifts anonymous - again for outreach and savings toward our vision.

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.  



 





Saturday, July 23, 2022

URGENT PRAYERS NEEDED - He Who Promised is Faithful!

Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.   Hebrews 10:23 

Earlier this week a friend (they read this blog) said she saw 22:22 and then got this Scripture in Hebrews for us.   What we didn't know was how much that would be needed in the days ahead.  

We got sideswiped twice this week.   The hardest one is our landlord.  We have had a great relationship with them.  We send food up and down the stairs to each other.  We pray for each other.  We sit out and visit and even the wife has been attending our home group.   Thursday night we got a text telling us they were raising our rent - a total of 22.22% and that we are no longer allowed to have our prayer meeting or any company over 2 people.  The rent, they can do.  It hit us out of nowhere.  I understand some rent increase... it's more the dictating we cannot have guests and the hostile presentation of this.   We are completely flabbergasted, shocked and it hurt my heart.   They told us to abide by their rules or they would kick us out.  Ken tried to have conversation with them but they had made up their mind and said it was time for us to move.  They didn't want us here anymore.   We have NOT done anything wrong to deserve this kind of behavior. 

There is absolutely NOTHING we can afford here to rent.  2 bedroom 1 bath apartments are going for $2000 some even into $3000 a month.  We have been blessed with paying $900 including utilities. God brought us here - and even our landlords said that they prayed us in.   I have everyone I know looking for us and nothing online that we can see.  It will truly be a God miracle if something opens up.   I see everyday on Facebook groups desperate people looking for affordable rentals and even housing.  Many are living in Rv's anywhere they can find a lot or someone to rent part of their land - and often without running water and electricity.  It's a very desperate situation for us now and many others.   The other thing is that a few months ago, the Lord told me He was closing down my Facebook Marketing.  I had 4 accounts.   One by one 3 now have left.  Just couldn't continue due to economy.  No offense - no relational strain.  That income paid our rent.   Now I have one account and unfortunately its only $100 a month.  But God!!!

We are unsure of next steps....other than continued prayers and trust in our Lord Jesus.  We are clinging to Him and His unwavering promises.   We are praying blessings over all involved.  Asking for reconciliation and healing of hearts.  

This is the interesting part.  When God first showed us our move to Montana, He gave us Isaiah 22:22 I will place on his shoulder the key to the house of David; what he opens no one can shut, and what he shuts no one can open.   Recently we went to Kansas City for a family reunion and to see friends.  The Lord showed me the trip would be closure and send off.  I didn't really know what that meant.   When we were leaving town heading home I had a vision of large ancient doors shutting behind us and we were shaking the dust off our feet.  Matthew 10:14.  I didn't see that as negative. I sensed the Lord speak to me that He was just showing us our past season is officially closed.  Whew!!  That's great news because we felt it was our wilderness, our pit and our prison - in relationship to a Joseph calling.  He told me that those doors had to shut before new doors could open.    I find it not a coincidence that all this came about with our landlord on 7/22/22.  7 means completion or fullness in the Bible and then there is the 22:22 again.   We have to believe that God is the one shutting the doors - or should I say slamming the doors and that He will open the new one soon.  

We have been praying and believing God for our destiny property.  We have been contending for a new place to live for a while - not because of anything other than size of space we have and that our home group has taken off.  We've had to turn people away.  Our home group is so special.  We all have been thoroughly enjoying it and have built an incredible bond - building an Acts 2 type community.  Several in our group are feeling a similar squeeze as we are - and same need - that only God can do it.   

We are asking for urgent prayer.  We are asking for any insight or help we can get.  We desperately need God to show up mightily.  And this weekend would be best.  I am feeling the stress of this in my body.  I have missed two nights sleep now and am experiencing incredible pain and tension.   But mostly, we need a place to live.   Can we count on you for prayer?? 

Please reach out if you hear anything that could help us.  We are so thankful for the body of Christ!  We love each of you and am thankful for your care!   Below are some ways you can help! 


1.  Facebook Marketing - which I have room for one or two more accounts - this is where I help market your business or ministry on Facebook.  I have had 30+ years sales and marketing and the last 8 years doing Facebook. I took over 40 hours of training and am still actively pursuing further knowledge on how to increase traffic to your page and build a customer base.  I have had huge success with several companies over the years.  I am really geared towards small business.   So if you know of anyone who might want my services, I'd love to chat.

2.  I am actively doing Thrive Life - long term food storage.   This is great for people who don't like the preparation to cook meals everyday, great for singles & families - no waste, fresh food.  25 year shelf life unopened & 1 year opened (with just a few exceptions).   Kids even love this - they'll eat vegetables right out of the can.   This food is amazing!  You can buy other products in the big box stores or online, but if you were to compare side by side - you would find this is far superior in quality and nutrition.  Thrive Life is the leading company out there.  They are proactive -and offer non-gmo, organic and mostly organic (some items they haven't paid for that label as to keep prices down).   They are a great company to work for.  For those that know me, know I am a foodie.   I've tried many other companies brands before I found this and this is the product I believe in and KNOW is good!   

With the ever increasing need to be prepared, food shortages, inflation, this is something I feel the Lord has asked me to be committed to.  You can check out my website at https://michelecole.thrivelife.com.   There are 3 ways that help me.        You can have a tasting party - and I can do it even long distance - over zoom! 

     a.  Be a customer - start a monthly delivery (can skip months) with a budget you can afford and prepare for what's here and coming.    If you bought from me before but went inactive, we can reactivate your account under my name.    By choosing monthly delivery  over $99 you get free shipping & a 15% discount.  They offer monthly sales that are worth looking at too!   Even the news channels are reporting to expect food shortages!!!!!  

     b.  Refer people to my website who may want to store food.  If you are a customer, you get a referral link.  When you share that link -you get discounts and free food when they order.  (a lady here had earned $1000+ in free food) 

     c.  Become a consultant - hear me out - you don't have to sell unless you want too.  People become consultants for several reasons.  One - they get paid 5% on everything they spend over $50. Did you hear that - you get paid on your own orders.  Two - if you share with friends and family you can build a residual income & earn free food.  Especially in the first 100 days.  Three - some (me) are wanting this to be a way to earn serious cash.  Yes, this is a MLM company - but there compensation plan can be quite lucrative.  I'm still learning all about this... there are some consultants who are "inactive" and still making 6 figures off residual sales  That would be my goal - not to be inactive -but to make a nice living so we can really step into full time ministry when God opens that door.  This would fund that!  

3.  We are trying to sell our timeshares.  We have two.  We have moved away from the area and there is no chance we will get back to use them.  

     Branson - http://rocklane.com/branson-yacht-club/

     2 bedroom, 2 full bath - sleeps 6, full amenities, kitchen, wifi - on the lake - beautiful views.  Down the street from Silver Dollar City.  Quite, peaceful location.   You get to use it 1 week every ODD year for life (but they are flexible on that).  You can also break it up to 3 nights and 4 nights in any given year.  Annual dues $330.  We are asking $5000 (includes closing costs).  Will consider other offers.  You can rent it out when not using yourself and get $500-$750 a week.  We've done that often throughout the years.  This is something you own and can pass down through inheritance.  You can also subscribe to RCI and trade this week for anywhere else.  We did that a couple of times. Branson has great trading ability.  

    Lake of the Ozarks -       http://www.lakeview-resort.com

    This is a studio condo- sleeps 4 - but more comfortable for just 2.  Kitchen & bath.  On the lake - full amenities.  Great out of the way location.  Annual dues $230.  We are asking $3500 (includes closing costs).  This is 1 week a year anytime for life.  



Please let me know how I can pray for you - and how I can celebrate God's goodness with you! 

Hugs, love and prayers.

Ken & Michele Cole 

michele@wantinsight.com

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 - paypal.me/micheleacole 

Venmo- @Michele-Cole-20

Cashapp - cash.app/$micheleacole2019     


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

     www.thesignatry,com

     This is an option to keep gifts anonymous - again for outreach and savings toward our vision.

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.