Pastor’s Blog

True Worshipers

“But the time is coming—indeed it’s here now—when true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth. The Father is looking for those who will worship him that way.”  John 4:23 I love this scripture so much. Every time I read it I think of King David and how honest he was in…

Being Filled Up to All the Fullness

“and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God. ” (Ephesians 3:19, NAS) I have been living in this verse for a while now and there are two things that come to my mind: one is that the love of Christ surpasses…

Another School Year Begins

On August 7th we are resuming our After School Program for our school age children. The focus of the program is very simple: We love our children and want to create an atmosphere where they can learn and grow. That being our goal, we have gathered an amazing team of moms, aunties, and grandmas to…

Seeds Need To Be Planted

Seeds have an amazing ability to retain and preserve their quality and ability to reproduce and multiply. Seeds kept for years still retain the same untouched qualities they had generations past. I have heard of some 2,000-year-old seeds that germinated. They can not only reproduce the same DNA—the qualities of what they are—but they can…

How Does Our Love Grow?

We should have abundant life and be in a constant process of growing in our love for the Father and for each other. But then the question is: how can we do this? I think that the most important thing is to consistently connect back to our first love (Revelation 2:4). Think back to the…

Ten Years on Maui!

This July 15, 2017 marks exactly ten years my husband and then, five year old daughter, Julia Jael, left our families, careers, and possessions in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and moved to Maui, Hawaii. Earlier that year in March, we were praying and looking for the next steps in our lives. That is when our…

Young Adults School of Prophets – YASP 2017

For the last 27 years, under the direction of Gary and Marilyn Hargrave, we have been having what we call the Young Adult School of Prophets (YASP). It is a concentrated time with our young people where we get into the word and worship, and we also have fun. The program has changed along the…

Walk Free from Illusions

Is it better to be disillusioned or to live in illusions? We easily build illusions about God and what we think He should do for us and in the world around us. When we walk with God we have to be seeking Him and studying His word, and we must do it with the Holy…

Learning A New Culture

My family and I have lived on Maui, Hawaii, for nearly ten years now, and it has been an amazing experience. We are happy to announce we have recently taken the Citizenship test and oath to officially become American citizens, with all the rights and responsibilities that come with it. One thing that is really…

Pentecost – Be Changed by Receiving His Love

There were several times throughout Christ’s ministry where He received an impartation of God’s spirit and love. (Matt 3:16-17, Matt 17:5) These experiences equipped Him to do the will of His Father. The disciples were likewise equipped in order to fulfill the commission they received in Matt 28:19-20 to make disciples of the nations. In…

The Feast of Passover – 2017

As we approach the time of the Feast of Passover we are filled with anticipation to celebrate it as a family. The Feast of Passover is inexhaustible in its significance for us today because it represents the love and drive of God to see His people delivered from any obligation so they can come to worship…

Pray Without Ceasing!

Recently at our Bible Study we went over a lesson on prayer and it is clear to see that when we study the scriptures, we understand the Father knows our needs before we ask Him. However, there is something about the daily time in prayer that leads us to practice His presence, bringing us closer…

God’s Masterpiece

“For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago” (Ephesians 2:10, NLT). God is a loving Father who created mankind out of a desire to have a relationship. He longed to have sons that would give their lives…

The Running Father

In the parable of the prodigal son (Luke 15:11-31), Jesus describes three ways of thinking: how we think about ourselves when we have done something wrong, how we think about ourselves when we have done something right, and how God thinks about us. The younger brother knew he had messed up but he chose to…

Be joyful!

During this holiday season I wanted to take time to study the scriptures on being joyful. In my studies I came across this nagging question: What makes us joyful? The answer became clear when I read Nehemiah 7 through 9 about the days of Jerusalem’s restoration. The people of Israel were reconnecting with the word…

Are You Learning Obedience?

The scriptures teach us that we are to believe for the kingdom coming on this earth; Jesus taught us to pray to our Father this way: “Your Kingdom Come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” Christ also said that the kingdom is like a leaven that leavens the whole lump…

Love for the Word

I am privileged to have spiritual parents—Gary and Marilyn Hargrave—who are always bringing the scriptures alive and nurturing this fellowship of churches. They are a tremendous example of the love for the Word of God and of walking in it. My husband, too, is such an example of someone with a hunger and love for…

Give Thanks to God

Give Thanks to God In this season of thanksgiving it is so important for us to find a place of solitude to meditate on the Word of God. It is important to stop and give thanks to God for His unconditional love for us.  As I was taking this time for myself, I came across…

Preparing our Hearts for the Feast of Tabernacles

We are approaching the time of the Feast of Tabernacles. As Christians, we do not only celebrate it in remembrance of what God did in the past, but we also anticipate the fulfillment of what God is doing during the Feast of Tabernacles today. We believe that there are truths hidden in plain sight in…

Feast of Trumpets – 2016

When we study and celebrate the Old Testament Feasts we are not looking back to something that God did in the past. We are actually looking into the future and anticipating what God promised that He would do during the time we are living now. Leading up to the Feast of Tabernacles we observe the…