Since last summer, I have been struggling with a strong fear of rejection. I didn’t know how to break it, or if the power of this fear could be broken at all. I’d been trying to do it in my own strength, and asking God to help me do it. But it had never occurred to me simply to turn it all over to Him.
At Eagle Springs we watched a session about lies we believe and the resulting fears that the enemy plants in our lives. After the session, I chose to break the power of lies I was believing by renouncing them in Jesus’ name. It felt like chains fell off. Something inside me changed; I didn’t have to worry about what others thought of me anymore, but only what Jesus thought.
Freedom and joy flooded my life. For the first time in a long time, I felt the freedom of being who God created me to be without worrying about others’ opinions. John 8:32 became a reality to me: “And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” Priscilla Sun
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I was overjoyed at the prospect of coming back to ITG this session, but nervous. My family and I would be arriving back in the States from an overseas missions trip the day before session started. I would surely still be suffering from jet lag. How would I survive? I could just picture it: lying awake at nights, and then forcing myself to act awake during hours of training during the day. It’s not easy acclimating to a 14 hour time change. How many weeks would it take to recover? How could I possibly stay healthy?
With these questions swirling around my mind, I began writing to my prayer partners. I asked them to pray that God would help me cope with jet lag at In The Gap. Immediately, God put a question in my heart. Did I want Him merely to help me with my jet lag, or would I ask Him for the impossible: to take away my jet lag completely?
I deliberated. What if He didn’t answer, and jet lag got the best of me after all? The inner turmoil continued, but I made up my mind. I wrote to my prayer partners and asked them to join me in praying that God would completely take away my jet lag.
Within 24 hours of landing on American soil with my family, I boarded another plane bound for Oklahoma.
It was here that God did a miracle of miracles. From the time I touched down in Oklahoma, I have not experienced the slightest trace of jet lag. Not only that, but God has kept me from getting sick and has given me a clear mind for training. God truly does the impossible, and now I know that He does it for me! Peace Lu
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“For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”
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Merry Christmas!! from In The Gap on Vimeo.
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Our Gift to You… A Story to Remember
As this Christmas season comes there are often many opportunities to share the love of Christ to those around us. One way is through stories! Whether it is the Christmas account of Jesus’ birth or an event that happened in your life… everyone, especially children, LOVE a good story!
Below are a couple short, simple, tips that will take your storytelling to the next level and make it a story to remember.
From all of us at In The Gap, we wish you and your loved ones a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Storytelling from In The Gap on Vimeo.
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“They’re staying from June to September?” While I was away at In The Gap, my mother told me that two girls from Taiwan were going to stay with us all summer. I was so excited, until they arrived. Even the inner city kids in Oklahoma weren’t as bad as this. And I had to deal with them 24/7. How was I supposed to endure the entire summer with these girls?
The girls were ages 10 and 11, and came from a non-Christian home. They hardly talked, and when they did, it was to criticize one another or their surroundings. I started praying for them and putting into practice the principles we learned at In The Gap about giving character-based praise and correction.
Several days after the girls arrived, the younger sister realized that her demeaning words to her sister were wrong. I got to share the gospel with her using the wordless book method we learned at ITG, and she repented and accepted Christ. A few weeks later her sister accepted Christ as well. Praise the Lord for working in their hearts!
Now Christians, the girls have a lot of character building to do. I recently had the opportunity to teach a character class for them and two of my siblings, just like we did in the schools in Oklahoma. It was so exciting! Within a week, their attitudes and choices changed dramatically, simply from a 15-20 minute character lesson each day!
Seeing the change in these girls was a huge encouragement. God taught me what a powerful tool His character is in teaching and reaching the people around us. Priscilla Sun
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