Posts Tagged ‘Calling’

My 6 year old has a testimony i had no idea. We were in a setting where adult we’re sharing how they came to know Christ and when we got home she stated she was too shy to tell hers in front of this group but would love to tell me her Testimony. I was blown away that she knew of a testimony and had one. She told of the time she said yes to Christ at 3 years old.  But this lead to me thinking how often do we ask or teach our children how to witness Christ. Even at such an early age. The Bible tell us to come child like. Children are so bold so start now tell them your testimony so they too will “have a testimony about Jesus.

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    Two years of ministry have flown by, and so much has happened it’s hard to figure out where to start. There has been such an amazing change in the residential facility I lead outreaches to. I remember on my first day visiting after doing a bible study we played basketball. During the basketball game a kid literally road another kid to the ground hanging on his back and biting his shoulder. It seemed to happen so fast and out of nowhere. Keep in mind that this facility is for kids in foster care who have extreme behaviors and are being treated at the facility. I can say after a little time it became easy to see when a child was being triggered and to see a situation escalating. There were several times being there where kids would get into fights and it would become so disruptive that sometimes I wondered if the message was even heard when we would tell the kids about God. However over time the kids would remember stories from the bible that we shared. And there were several amazing testimonies of individual kids having great incounters with God. Even seeing behaviors in kids completely change. However as a whole group it was an environment that seemed like it could be triggered into a chaotic mess at any moment. Kids would cuss and say rude or mean things while playing simple games like kickball and sometimes a fight might occur. Kids on the losing teams sometimes triggering in such a way that we discussed maybe not doing any kind of competitive activity for play time. But we continued to pray for God to break in. Then one day a little over a year of consistent outreach during worship a huge breakthrough happened. The kids actually began singing and engaging in a way that had never happened. The spirit of God moved in the facility and a transformation happened. Kids began wanting to sing. While we had some great stories with one on one interactions with kids now there was a group interaction happening that had never happened in this way before. Our time with the kids turned into them all wanting to hear about God. They wanted to sing worship and dance. We haven’t seen a fight among the boys for at least 9 months. They cheer for each other when playing games the environment has completely changed. Even as new kids come and other kids leave the environment stays the same. It’s because they have found comfort in the presence of God. As well as their identity in who God says they are and there value to Him.

Let’s continue to pray for healing and brake through with these kids will you join us?? How can you be involved?? Located your local group homes or residential facilities and find out how you can volunteer. This all started with a board game. (You must loose to win)

In November I left my job to follow the Lord as He called us to ministry. I no longer had an income and in December God told me I would see a shift in my season and that His provision would come in February. I knew the Lord was going to establish the relationships and bring the people to sow into our ministry. In the waiting and contending for Gods provision I remained faithful in my calling. When Feb 1st came it was make it or break it. We had to have peoples hearts move and give to what God is doing through our ministry. I sat down on my steps and said Lord You called me to this ministry. To go to the orphan to the widow and to call fathers to turn there hearts to the children and children to their fathers. Don’t make me now a man who cant provide for his family and don’t show yourself to be a father who doesn’t provide for His children. Give me a testimony to your name not shame. Coming into feb we were almost $3,000 behind on our bills. On Tuesday night feb 3rd I had a dream and a man was going before me in a crowed of people telling them about my ministry and as they came toward me they would say your the one doing this ministry? Here and they would hand me money to sow into my ministry. When I woke up on Wednesday I knew Gods provision would come and He was going before me. I came home at 2 from serving with the Lord and I came through the door and said to my wife I am contending and God will give us $3,000 by Thursday. Her reply was that’s great I’ve had the kids all day and I’m tired. I’m going to take a nap. I was going to take that time to rest as well but immediately my phone buzzed. A person was asking if I could drive them to pick up their car. I said ok on my way and as I went to get my jacket the Lord said I will give you your need. I pick them up and they say hey I feel like God wants me to give to your ministry, and what your doing is a really big deal. They then hand me a check for $2,000. The next day Thursday I’m at a meeting a woman is there who I had never seen before. She introduces her self shes from Canada visiting for a week. I introduce myself and my family. She then says I feel like God wants me to give this to you and gives me $300. I tell her about my ministry then and she invites us to lunch and wants to pay for our meal. Someone else picks up the tab and she gives us the money she was going to use and gives us $100 more. And after I tell what God is doing another person gives $6. When I go out to do outreach that night to the orphans a check comes to my wife for $150 and also a $50 check had came. We receive $2606 exactly what we need to get completely caught up plus 6 cents. There were key points when God would stir me in faith between December and February. He said to me once as I reading I have called you the same way I called my disciples to fallow me. It’s not easy it is hard but I am with you. Anything you ask in faith I will give you. I was determined to give God till the last minute before I would seek help anywhere but from Him. I said I will Give you till the last minute of the last minute to give me a testimony of your glory and provision. I pray that this testimony increases your faith as you read it and to trust God for His provision. Lets be faithful stewards and allow God to bless us in our going out.

This is the first of many revelations the lord has given me. This one is very important to my calling and its nice to see it birth in our family right now

When I got saved I had a desire to be married but not to have children. After having my first daughter Lauren I was faced with the coldness of my heart. I loved my daughter but I noticed my heart was cold toward her at times and I felt like I should have more love in my heart for my child. I begin to take this lack to the Lord. I said things like If I am a Christian God why don’t I have more love for children. God you desire children so I should desire children. I asked God why do you want children when it seems like all your children hate you. I went to God for about a year and a half asking him for more and for him to change my heart in this area.

It was around august of 2011 when I had a dream. There was a small child about the age of my daughter 15months old in front of me in this dream. His face was old and wrinkled he was carrying a cigar. His voice was raspy he walked back and forth cursing and blaspheming the name of the Lord. I instantly knew everything about his life how his parents raised him up till this age. I knew that they loved the way he acted and they had sought ways to profit off of how old he acted at his young age. I knew that everyone around him supported his actions and thought it was cute such a small baby talking so grown up and cussing. I began to become angry not at the child but because of the things he had been exposed to and I knew he would go to hell if he wasn’t told about Jesus. So I grabbed him by the shoulders and turned him toward me so he was looking at my face. I said to him don’t you know there is a God who loves you and died for your sins so that you can have eternal life. As soon as I said this the old man broke off his face and looked like an infant again. He had never heard about God before. I picked him up and he had baby talk again. Holding him in my arms I told him now you need to repent and tell Jesus you’re sorry. I woke up after that and the Holy Spirit spoke to me even the youth of this generation are mature in sin, Because of the things they are exposed to.

I went to go to prayer and to read the bible. As I read the book of Mathew I got to the part where Herod gave the decree to kill the children after Jesus had been born. When I read this my mind went to the days of Moses and how the Pharaoh gave the same order when Moses was born. I made the connection that when a deliverer is born the Devil strikes to kill the children and stop the deliverer from coming. The Holy Spirit then spoke to me and said again the devil is raging trying to stop a generation from being born that will hasten my return. It was clear in my mind children being aborted killed in the womb. The Spirit of God rested on me and I began weeping I could see how big and loving his heart was for his children and I saw my small cold heart next to it. The Holy Spirit began bringing specific times when I was cold toward my child I began repenting. In that moment my heart was being changed. After I repented He lifted off of me and I could lift my head up and I was able to stop crying. I felt like I was supposed to read some more so I looked down and the next verse I saw was Matt 2:18 “A voice heard in Ramah, weeping and great mourning, Rachael weeping for her children refusing to be comforted, because they are no more.” As soon as I finished reading it The Holy Spirit rested on me again I began weeping and He spoke to me how long will she cry out alone when will the fathers lift their voices, When will the children cry out. Fathers turn your hearts to your children, children to your fathers. When God lifted His Spirit off of me I knew my heart had been changed and he had called me to be a father and that he was pouring out the spirit of Elijah to make strait the way before the Lord.

It was three days after that when I was driving I saw a vision of the youth of this generation. I saw the mouth of hell open and the children walking to fall into it. I saw the things in their lives causing them to fall. I began weeping again under the presents of God for this generation to know Jesus and was thinking to myself really God doing this when I’m driving seems like the worst timing. Needless to say after these events I knew God was calling me to youth ministry. That there is a fatherless generation that needs fathers.

God did answer my question about why he desires children. He took my mind to David and how his heart’s desire was to prepare a place for God to dwell. God told him he wouldn’t but his son Solomon would and that David needed to prepare and gather everything Solomon would need. David gave Solomon all the riches of the kingdom to build a temple for God to dwell in. After He revealed this He said to me in the same way I sent my Son Jesus with all the riches of the kingdom to prepare a place for me to dwell. I desire children because they fulfill the desire of My heart.

Blue Prints

Posted: November 6, 2014 in Testimony
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Today has been a really exciting day for our family God has giving us blue prints for where our family is heading next in ministry. For the last couple years God had been speaking to our family about children’s ministry. We have been reconnecting with the Children’s equipping center and the evangelism team at our church attending meetings for the last couple weeks. So at the evangelism meeting a woman named Amber was speaking about the orphan justice ministry. Just last night my wife Juanita and I had been praying for clear direction for where he wants to plays us as a family. As she was speaking about her heart and testimonies of what God was doing she was saying things that God had spoken to me in the past about the outpouring of the spirit of Elijah to turn the hearts of fathers to their children and children to their fathers. I knew during the meeting that God was moving on Juanita’s heart also for this ministry, and that we needed to speak with her after the meeting and get information to get involved with what they were doing. I am excited to see where this is going to lead we will be going to a meeting on November 18 for the orphan justice on-ramp to get started working with them.

For more background to what orphan justice is doing here is a link to look at their ministry.

http://orphanjusticecenter.com/

To day was the day we were able to go witness what the Lord is doing in Grandview. The ministry is called Kid City 7 and they focus on Side Walk Sunday School. From what i understand there are now three apartment complexes that teams go out and witness to the youth. They go a different time in the GREEN tuck. they bring games, a bouncy house music and the word. All ages come out.

There are four main focus that are thought to the kids

1. He loves me

2. I am a sinner

3. He died for me

4. so I can live

This week was the first week they all meet inside the Children’s Equipping Camp building. Lenny the Director of CEC at IHOPKC gave a little word on the Father and asking Him to come in your heart. The warship ended with the song of “oh how he loves me” such a powerful song for kids to know that the Father loves them given most come from single parent homes.

Having the ability to go with my Family was powerful given we were able to show the family unit as a whole, a family that loves the lord and servers him together. We are still in prayer about our involvement with this ministry but we will be going back next week and the weeks to come even if we are not there to help directly. In all this I’m looking forward to the weeks to come to see how the Lord moves in the ministry and in our hearts for the lost children, because even they have to accept Jesus.

For more information check out  http://www.ihopkc.org/cec/2013/10/09/sidewalk-sunday-school/

Website Ect

Posted: October 18, 2014 in About Us, Testimony
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As you can see were back up. There was a lot of updating to do but now that Juanita and I are on the same path we will keep this going. We will post often about what is going on and send out a news letter each month until our support team is set up then we will move to quarterly news letters. Please feel free to interact with us we want to hear back form you.

If you feel led to join our team either monetary or in prayer please let us know any funds received are tax deducible and we will be happy to get you the information need to be a apart of that.

We also want to pray for you and with you please feel free to send any prayer request to travismiles@ihopkc.org or travismiles1119@yahoo.com.