Dear Family and Friends,
May started off being so busy with me leading the intercession team for the Love Never Fails conference, School, and Leaders’ Meeting with David Hogan in West Flanders, Belgium. It was great seeing some younger intercessors using their gifts so courageously and freely. We were honored to be able to pray for and with the speaker, David Hogan, and the leaders of the conference before each meeting. Obviously the Lord has done a lot of inner healing in David Hogan’s life as he now carries such a Father’s heart anointing and transmits the love of Christ so powerfully to others. It was such a humbling experience being around him.
Soon after being in West Flanders, I flew off to be with the international prayer team, RTC, of which I am part. It was an interesting time of meeting with the Lord and praying what was on His heart for the island where we were. Plus we were able to set foot on some beautiful beaches.
The plan was to return May 22ndto lead the intercession team for the Love Never Fails conference with Heidi and Rolland Baker in West Flanders. But Heidi and Rolland Baker canceled their travel plans so they could remain in Mozambique and continue to help locals find housing and beds as a result of the second cyclone there in such a short time. Of course we were saddened with the cancellation and disasters, but I was glad that I didn’t have to immediately participate in another conference so soon. I’m not really sure I could have handled it, as it was to start the evening I returned from the RTC trip. They were wonderful activities, but very tiring.
I had one week to recover before heading off to Samos, Greece for a week’s vacation with a Christian holiday group from the UK. Since I flew directly from Brussels rather than from the UK, my flight arrived a few hours earlier than the one with the group from the UK. As my room was not yet ready, I had a wonderful conversation with a young staff member, Rohan, who teaches wind-surfing among other water sports. Little did I know that I would end up counseling and praying with him almost every day I was there. Also, that first evening, another young staff member, Lexi, and I were the last ones left in the reception area as she was sharing a lot of heart-level things as well. The next evening, another guest who I got to know really well spent a long time pouring out her heart and asking for advice.
I’ve always known that we never go on vacation without the Lord, and that He is with us always, wherever we are. This time I learned even more that we are to continue to “be ready in season and out of season”(2Tim 4:2) even when we are on vacation. My young friend, Rohan, was baptized in water the Sunday after I left by the current ministry leaders. I’m grateful that I could help him along in his new journey with the Lord. What a privilege to work with the Lord even on vacation!
Also, during the week, I had some interesting talks with a lady from London who used to live in Brussels whom I knew through another acquaintance. I knew she had a heart for praying for the EU and we had some great times sharing our hearts about Brexit and what we felt the Lord was doing in all that.
June 1stwas theCommissioning Service for my church’s new Sr. Pastor. Ricky and his wife, Natalia, are from South Africa and have now been leading Vineyard Brussels for a little over one month. They are a wonderful couple and I am sure they will be able to take our church in the Lord’s new direction for us. In the meantime, many have been feeling the shakiness of transition. Even though it’s for the good, transition can be uneasy.
I had a recent check-up with my cardiologist and while doing the echography of my heart, he said ‘parfait’ (perfect) three times. So, he’s content with my heart rate and function and that the medication is helping.
I still need to lose weight and get my sugar level down. I’m trying.
Will you pray that I can continue to be disciplined enough to eat right, exercise,
and be healed of diabetes, respiratory problems and heart weakness with
no long-term problems?
Over the past six months or so, my monthly support has decreased by about $270 (240 Euros). In addition, support for the House of Prayer for all Nations – Brussels has decreased by $95 (84 Euros) per month. This means that I have to pay for more of my prayer trip travel costs.
Will you pray that my support will increase
and my expenses decrease?
May God’s Kingdom come here on earth as it is in Heaven!
Thank you so much for your prayers, friendship and support. Your partnership is so important to me. I love and appreciate each of you so much.
Love in Christ,
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About Carol Britton
Carol’s passion is strengthening Believers to take their place in society – to make a difference wherever they are, living their Christian lives more fully and being an influence for the Kingdom of God in the workplace. Her desire is for believers to learn to invite Jesus into every situation and pray into the injustice they see and experience even in their jobs.