Indonesia Report Back

Recently, Mark Meeske headed off to Indonesia and was part of the Equip time there. Here are some details of this trip from Steve Potter (Australia) who we partner with.

The team consisted of the Indonesian translocal team headed up by Darwin and Silvi Lontoh, bolstered by Ian McKellar (Church of Joy, Singapore), Mark and Steve Potter (Coastlands, Australia).

The churches in this area of the world are in an amazing space and poised, ready for increase both in the churches and in other regions. On a recent trip to West Timor, Darwin and Siswo went to the church in Soe, where the 1965 national revival started with Mel Tari. After a chance meeting with the pastor, Darwin ended up preaching to over 500 young people at a city wide youth gathering when all he wanted to do was get a photo! Many repented of passivity and were set alight for the gospel!

Many of the evening sessions at the Equip were packed. One night was overflowing, as a public holiday afforded many the opportunity to get there and people had to be seated on the stage. Over 450 leaders registered and attended at some time through the week. There was a notable deposit left from Mike Hanchett from a month earlier with a steady flow of testimonies and prophetic offerings through the week as a result.

Mark’s preach was about selfless apostolic living. Many responded to salvation and the baptism of the Holy Spirit.

There was many notable healings through the week and one lady with advanced cancer received much prayer over the week and testified to noticeable change in pain levels and sleep.

As usual the worship was extraordinary with such rich tangle moments in His presence.

Revelation: Scene Eight

TITLE: Revelation: Scene Eight
PREACHER: Marcus Herbert
DATE: 17 NOVEMBER 2013 – Sunday AM

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Another update from Keir and Callie Tayler in Poland

Keir and Callie Tayler are currently in Poland for an apostolic trip. Here’s an update on how things are going. (Read previous updates here.)

Acts 10: 33
“So I sent for you at once and you have been kind enough to come.  Now therefore we are all here in the presence of God to hear all that you have been commanded by The Lord.”

This scripture was given to us as we entered the village of Wolka Taneswka and the church was overflowing with folk from three churches who had come to hear and be healed.  What an absolute privilege. They left equipped and edified as the Word went out and the sick were prayed for.

We moved on the next day to a city about an hour’s drive away. Here we were privileged to pray for a man who was in a hospice dying after a heart attack. He was desperately ill but accepted Jesus into his life and we saw peace come back into his eyes.  We are trusting that he will recover.

We then went to a new church plant which was held in a basement in the city. Five pastors from different churches were present. The place was packed. After the Word was ministered many, many people came for prayer. First was a lady who had a foot in a plaster cast and was on crutches as it was apparently deformed. She could not stand on it as it was very painful.  God healed her foot and she left carrying her crutches.  She was also healed of ringing in her ears.  Her countenance changed radically. Many, many people came up for various oppressive illnesses and God was faithful to His Word and each one of them left rejoicing. The light in people’s eyes as they were set free was amazing!

The pastor from the village church was with us and he hugged Keir and said he had learned so much about New Testament church and was going to implement what he had learned into his church.  When we see The Holy Spirit work in people’s lives and set captives free like He did last night we are so humbled and know that this is the church that Jesus died for and He wants her free to be without spot or blemish. What a joy!

We then travelled about an hour and a half to the city of Tarnov where the pastor of Jehovah Nissi  (the church we are about to preach in) called people on his cellphone to come to the meeting as he was so excited by what he had seen and heard.  So tonight we are expectant for God to move amongst His people whom He loves so much.

Ps 105: 1
“Oh give thanks to The Lord; call upon His name; make known His deeds amongst the peoples……tell of all His wondrous works!”

Our love to you all!
Keir and Callie

Why Life Team? Mpho Ntuli

Thinking about – or know someone who’s thinking about – doing Cornerstone’s Life Team next year? Mpho led the Life Team in 2012 and, in the process, found himself changed as well. Here’s his story.

I had the incredible privilege of leading the team of 2012. To be honest, I had so many expectations, some of which were superficial, but I decided I was gonna walk into this having told God what it was I was looking for. God is so faithful to honour our dreams and desires and it was only months into the next year that I saw God’s faithfulness in my expectations.

God chipped off quite a few things that had crept into my character that he wasn’t pleased about and as much as it hurt when it was happening, the fruit of it that I’m living in now is incredible.

God taught me how to operate in team. It took a long time and I was sure at one point that I was never going to get this right. Today I’m part of an awesome team of youth leaders and I’m able to be as effective as I believe God’s called me to for now because of the road I had walked on with Life Team.

It was only after he had dealt with stuff that was on His heart that God began to attend to the desires of my heart, and like I’ve said already, the fruit of this has been incredible.

So if you’re keen to join Life Team, perhaps let me encourage you this way:

1. Allow yourself to be mentored (there is huge anointing and power in accountability).
2. Don’t distance yourself from God just because you spend all your time surrounded by other Christians.
3. Open your heart to connecting, ministering and being ministered to by the team.
4. Figure out what areas of ministry/spiritual gifts you’re passionate about and called to and then actively pursue these.
5. Don’t throw in the towel when the going gets tough. As much as it hurts, its all part of God’s plan!

Short update from Keir and Callie Tayler in Poland

Here’s a short update from Callie Tayler, currently in Poland on an apostolic trip with her husband, Keir:

We’ve been in four towns already where several churches gather to hear the Word.  We’ve been so very blessed to see the changes since we were here two years ago and how they have grown and implemented New Testament church principals.

The first town was Swidnik and they were all so excited to have us back and to tell Keir what has happened to them and how they are praying every day for revival in Poland.  It was a great time of heart connections and I was amazed at how much they love and respect Keir.

The next day we travelled an hour and a half to Radzin where the church was full and expectant. Many miracles have happened in this small church in its nine years and again God has proved himself faithful. A man who was crippled first gave his heart to Jesus and left his crutch behind as he was totally healed. A woman with terrible calcification in her neck and shoulders was laughing for joy as she could swing her arms and move her neck. Another lady was healed of breathing problems. And there was another testimony where a chronic disease was healed where a lady was going for an MRI scan free from excruciating pain and so it went on.  How exciting it is to see our Lord through His Spirit operate in people’s lives and set them free from these bondages.

We then went to the town of Parcewz. A vibrant expectant gathering of three churches awaited us. God’s presence was evident and they were so happy we had come back to minister as the prophetic Word given them two years ago was evident in the church.  Again God confirmed his Word with salvations and people being baptised in the Holy Spirit and healed in many different things – legs, backs, feet etc. It was a glorious time.

From there we have moved to Hrubieszow for two nights. We are expectant for the Holy Spirit to move here as many people are oppressed and downcast.   It is a lot of moving and ministering and sleeping in some very strange places but worth every minute when I see how much they love the presence of God.  They are fervent in praying and excited in God!!!

Our dearest love to you all,

Another update, sent Friday 8 November

Jesus went about to all the towns and villages teaching and proclaiming the gospel and healing Matt 5 23. As Jesus did so we follow His example.

Poland has been just like that. Sometimes there are a few churches gathered together to hear the Word of life and other times we are sent to the villages and smaller churches that have never had someone from Africa come and share the love of Jesus with them .

At all times we count it such a privilege and the Holy Spirit comes and changes lives sets the captives free and heals those who are oppressed.

Our last visit was to the city of Hrubieszow to a fairly small church. After ministering the Word at two sessions God confirmed His Word with healings. A woman with a goiter in her throat could swallow and talk again and a woman with scholiosis could lift her arms and jumped up and down as the pain instantly departed from her back and legs. She came up and took my face and said “I will never forget you”.

I felt so humbled as she was an extremely poor lady living in a shelter for women. All the time as we travel into towns cities and villages we are reminded that Jesus sees every person as precious in His sight and we are to see them with His eyes.

A couple of ladies had healings in their eyes and one man had terrible pain in all his joints and stomach and the pain left.

Sometimes it is hard as we sleep in tiny beds with very thin mattresses and we move around to different churches constantly with ministry every day but it is all about advancing His Kingdom one place at a time so we count it a joy.

We are in a city now called Radom and ministering twice into a church of about 100 people. Last night a pregnant lady came to the front to repent and give her heart back to Jesus. She wept and wept and people lined up for healing.

We go to a village church tonight in Stratowice, and then back to Radom for Sunday meetings. Our internet exposure is very erratic and where we are based now we cannot get so I do this letter so when we do connect again it can go to you all.

Our love in His service, Keir and Callie

Quick update from Mark Meeske in Indonesia

Update from Mark Meeske, currently doing apostolic work in Indonesia:

He shared last night and God came in power. There were healings and the Spirit refreshed and empowered many. They are trusting for more of that and they’re all very excited.

He says there are 300 folk there and they are hungry for more of God and being encouraged in a big way. Worship is awesome.

Keep praying for Mark and feel free to encourage him via SMS. If you have any prophetic words for them, SMS him as well.

Hark! in the Park – 1 December

It’s that time of the year when we start winding down and spend more time with family, friends and those we love. Christmas Carol evenings are always a wonderful opportunity to get the kids out and enjoy a magical evening. Hark! In the Park, taking place on Sunday, 1 December, is one opportunity for you to invite friends and family and do just that.

The event features an exquisite market and plenty to do for the whole family, with exciting kids’ rides, a farm yard, jumping castles and more. The festivities kick off at 4pm with Carols by Candlelight starting at 7pm. Food will be on sale.

Entrance is free and the event is in support of local social initiatives overseen by the Ukwakha Isizwe Foundation – which includes hArt Ghontjie, a project that seeks to encourage and uplift underprivileged youth; hArt Educare, which aims to benefit, support and educate underprivileged youth; and the hArt Day Centre (in Primrose) which provide young children the opportunity to receive early childhood development. Other initiatives include Joshua House, a home for abandoned babies, and the Russell House foster home.

Bring your singing voices and enjoy a wonderful Christmas family outing!

Hark! in the Park
Cornerstone Church Bedfordview (click for a map),
Parking at Malan Ave, Morninghill
When: Sunday 1 December
Time: 4pm. Carols start at 7pm
Fun for the whole family!

The Prophetic

TITLE: The Prophetic
PREACHER: Adele Herbert
DATE: 3 NOVEMBER 2013 – Sunday AM

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A Marketplace Mandate

TITLE: A Marketplace Mandate
PREACHER: Trevor Hartley
DATE: 1 NOVEMBER 2013 – Friday AM

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Trevor Hartley at The Exchange

The Apostolic: Week Three

TITLE: The Apostolic: Week Three
PREACHER: Hennie Keyter
DATE: 30 OCTOBER 2013 – Wednesday PM

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