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My daughter Sandra, a marriage and family therapist, has been invited to do a conference for pastors and lay leaders in the Congo. She will be going alone Nov. 3-21, 2011. People there have suffered for years in a conflict that has killed more people than any other war since World War II. The pastors need training on how to help people who have been traumatized. Sandra’s teaching will focus on the victims of the war, mostly women, who have been systematically raped as a weapon of war. Pray for her as she walks into dangerous and difficult conditions. Pray for wisdom in her teaching. Pray that she will be an encouragement and offer hope to the leaders, pastors, and district superintendent.

In the Congo it is next to impossible for districts to pay for volunteers to come and help them. It isn’t too late to donate to her trip to help offset the cost of this needed training. You can make checks out to Faith Encounter and designate your gift for the Congo Trauma Conference. God bless you.

Your Brother in Christ,

John David Hicks

PS: I have cut back on church meetings to do more mission work and pastors conferences. Please pray for me and these ministries.

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At this Christmas season, I praise God for His goodness and give thanks for prayer partners and friends who support this ministry.

I honor the birth of the King of kings, our Savior, and pray God’s richest blessings will be on you now and in the New Year!

Your Brother in Christ,
John David Hicks

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I have received several invitations to do district pastors conferences in Africa this next year. These Christian brethren are unable to cover the costs for the conferences and their transportation. The cost is $10,000. Would you pray with me that God will supply the need and that the conferences will be life-changing for these pastors. God bless you.

Your Brother in Christ,
John David Hicks

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Thank you for your prayers and support.

Your Brother in Christ,
John David Hicks

Do you know what gets me up in the morning? The thought of telling someone about Jesus! Those who are in bondage to sin, sickness, or the devil, I get to set them free! Jesus has commissioned me to disciple, encourage, and bless others. “You are to open their eyes and turn them from the darkness to the light and from the power of Satan to God, so that through their faith in me they will have their sins forgiven and receive their place among God’s chosen people” (Acts 26:18 GNT).

What a privilege to enter into the joy of the Lord (Matthew 25:23)! No, I’m not going to retire. Thanks for your prayers and support.

Your Brother in Christ,
John David Hicks

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In doing God’s work, be sure you are doing His will. The difference is between God’s leading and your leading. One is blessed. “I am the Vine, you are the branches. When you’re joined with me and I with you, the relation intimate and organic, the harvest is sure to be abundant. Separated, you can’t produce a thing” (John 15:5 The Message).

Thank you for your prayers and support.

Your Brother in Christ,
John David Hicks

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In doing God’s work, be sure you are doing His will. The difference is between God’s leading and your leading. One is blessed. “I am the Vine, you are the branches. When you’re joined with me and I with you, the relation intimate and organic, the harvest is sure to be abundant. Separated, you can’t produce a thing” (John 15:5 The Message).

Thank you for your prayers and support.

Your Brother in Christ,
John David Hicks

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What a wonderful harvest of victory in every church I ministered in this past year. Remember that one person plants and another waters, but God gives the increase, “for we are God’s fellow workers” (1 Corinthians 3:9 NKJV). Your planting and watering with your prayers and gifts make it possible for me to minister and for God to produce a great harvest. May the Lord of Christmas continue to bless you throughout the new year.

Your Brother in Christ,
John David Hicks

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"Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again—rejoice!  Let everyone see that you are considerate in all you do. Remember, the Lord is coming soon. Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. If you do this, you will experience God’s peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus" (Philippians 4:4-7 NLT). 

Thank you for your prayers and support.

Your Brother in Christ,
John David Hicks

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“And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19).

A poor widow, living in the Ozarks of Arkansas, was called on by her pastor who heard she was in need. She complained of her condition. The pastor asked if her son helped her. “He writes me every month and sends me a piece of paper that has a picture on it with my name.” The pastor asked to see the letters. He found more than 50 letters. In each letter was a money order for more than a thousand dollars.

Is that your condition? God has promised to supply all your need. But have you claimed it? David found God faithful: “I sought the LORD, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame. This poor man called, and the LORD heard him; he saved him out of all his troubles” (Psalm 34:4-6).

Thank you for your prayers and support.

Your Brother in Christ,
John David Hicks