Family Update August 2017

Happy Summer from Abilene, Texas. We have had quite the summer already. We have hosted some incredible events at Camp Barkeley whether it’s worship nights, reunions, or new friends visiting with us. This month we have been filled with the Joy of Jesus, and refreshed by His unfathomable love as we enter into His presence and practically live out the Kingdom of God personally and with our community.

Events this Month New Hope Ignite: This month the Poormans had the honor of speaking at a local church here in Abilene called 'New Hope'. They shared their testimonies and encouraged those attending to a life full of surrender to Jesus. Many came to the altar to receive prayer, and a fresh encounter with the Holy Spirit. There is an awakening and a breakthrough being stirred up in the Big Country!! In the book of Revelation, John writes "the testimony of Jesus, is the Spirit of prophesy". No two people's stories are the same, but a fresh hope is released when we share about our encounters that we have had in our lives with Christ. Our stories are declaring, "DO IT AGAIN GOD!"

In a world that seems to be darkening day by day, we need to be reminded that God is still in control, and He is bringing strength and hope. Share your story today! You never know who will need to hear it.

Prayer Request Please be praying for our Sierra Leone family. Weeks ago there was a landslide caused by heavy rain. We have been receiving continual updates from our friends on the ground in Africa saying the death toll has reached over 200. In response to the mudslides in Sierra Leone, an Iris Relief has been deployed to bring hope and share the love of Jesus. Please continue to pray for the individuals, churches, and pastors in the community of Freetown.

If you would like to give to help with relief efforts, please visit this website. There will be a donation tab. https://www.irisglobal.org/…/malawi-mozambique-flooding-2015 Please intercede for families, all first responders going in to help, as well as all people involved in the government. Pray for all medical supplies, doctors, and resources needed, to be available quickly.

Birthdays This month we get to celebrate the life of Erik Presley. He is an incredible father, friend, and Son of God! He is a mighty man and has such a big heart of love for the people around Him, and the people in far away places. Thank you Erik for serving and giving your life to love.

Please continue to follow us on social media and our website. Thank you so much for each person who has come along side to encourage and pray for us! We are expecting God to do amazing things these upcoming months and we are humbled at the thought that He WANTS to use us to help further His Kingdom.

Upcoming Events Transformation School of Supernatural Ministry We are accepting applications now for our 2017-2018 school year! There will be an info meeting on August 22nd, 7:00pm at Studio 234.Class begins September 18th. COME & SEE!

12-hour day of worship including Encounter Night September 30th Save the date for Saturday, September 30th for Camp Barkeley’s first 9-hour Citywide Day of Worship! We will start the day at 10:00am and go until 7:00pm.

At 7:00pm we will welcome everyone to come back out for an Encounter Night from 7:00pm-10:00pm. Whole families are encouraged to come! We will have art supplies, snacks, games for kids, etc. We are encouraged when we meet with the body of Christ and worship Jesus together! He is worthy of everything we have! For more information you can visit our website at irisabilene.org / or encounternight.com WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!

Restoring the Foundations Training: October 13th- November 10th It has been said that a person can live forty days without food, four days without water, four minutes without air, but only four seconds without hope. RTF provides hope for healing, freedom from life’s deepest struggles, and renewed purpose for living through a personal experience with God’s transforming, empowering love. Please join us for a 4-week training seminar at Camp Barkeley for Restoring the Foundations. For more information please visit our website at campbarkeley.com, or email us at rtf@campbarkeley.com.