Pastor Virgil Update 2/9/22

Moving Christians from the pew to the harvest.” Matthew 9:36-38

God is faithful!

Glory! We are living in interesting times. Days of opportunity, days of testing, and days of victory.

Judy and I, along with our entire Tucson team for Mexico were hit with the Omicron bug in the middle of January. We all came through it in fine fashion, however the isolation requirements stopped us from going to Hermosillo for Congreso. What a disappointment!

The team down there had less than a week’s notice that their speakers were not coming. They did a great job. They gathered and prayed, then decided to go ahead with the meetings. Our leaders there took responsibility for the preaching, as everything else was already prepared. The meetings came off in fine style with the presence of God gracing the gatherings.

Yesterday, I had breakfast with Pastors Alberto and Nelly Flores. The reports they gave were so encouraging. Our graduates did a great job. The attendees were amazed at the anointing and blessing. I think it’s beginning to dawn on them that they can have great teaching and ministry without a single American in the house. I am so proud of all of them.

Ongoing:

Instituto de Entrenamiento Minisiterial de Fe: The first year classes resume next week. The new faculty did a very good job with the first course, Fundamentos do la Fe, which finished up just before congreso. Now they are teaching “Carácter Cristiano para el Ministerio.” I can’t tell you how proud I am of this team.

Also in February, we will be teaching the level 2 class, “Spirit-filled Ministry.” This course covers integrity in ministry, the power and pitfalls of supernatural ministry, and practical aspects of following the flow of the Spirit in your church. I believe we will be fanning the flames of the fire that is already burning in the hearts of these men and women.

This week, I am starting the process of recording the classes on Church Government with Spanish interpretation. Hopefully, by the time we finish all 8 hours of content, the translation of the book “How to Run a Sheep Shed” will be ready to go. I plan to make this course freely available online. This content is much needed.

Leaders Growing Leaders: Our monthly leadership meetings via Zoom resume this weekend. January was cancelled due to problems with our interpreters, but we should be back on track this week. We will be discussing the nature and practice of good communication skills. It will be a blessing.

There are 2 new projects for this year that are already getting my attention. I will be sharing about them in the days ahead. Pray for me to have wisdom and resources to get the job done.

Upcoming:

  • February 25-27. IEMFe 2nd Level. Hermosillo
  • March 11-13: Holy Ghost Meetings. Zoe Ministries. Tucson
  • April 21-24. Southern Arizona Leadership Conference. Living Faith Christian Center , Tucson
  • May 8-22 New York. More info to follow

We are scheduling June and beyond. Let me know if I can be of service to you.

Support. 2022 is off to a good start thanks to you. “Thank you!” Financial support can be sent to Faith Christian Fellowship of Tucson at the address below, or given online at www.fcftucson.org. Make checks payable to FCFT, you can designate for missions or pastorvirgil and it will get where it needs to go.

Don’t forget to visit www.pastorvirgil.com. New stuff every week. You don’t want to miss it. Share it with your friends. You can help by looking at the Pastorvirgil.com Facebook page and hitting follow. Whenever you see a post, share it. This will help us reach more people. We also maintain a Facebook page in Spanish @IEMFeonline .

Remember, we’re in a season where the assault of the enemy is on the rise, but the victory of the Redeemer is always greater. Big battles produce big victories. Stay steady. We are on the home stretch. Run hard.

Yours in His service,

Virgil and Judy Stokes

3141 W. Ironwood Hill Dr.

Tucson AZ, 85745

520-792-3238

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