What Does Mercy Look Like?

Dear friends in Christ,

Consider Psalm 23:6, “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” Here’s a question: What does mercy look like? I felt like the Lord showed me a picture of a guy at the fairgrounds or mall who comes around with his dustpan cleaning up litter. As I pondered that picture I was surprised to hear a friend share the exact same thought as the Lord apparently showed us both the same thing. Think of that picture often when you think you may have blown it too badly. His mercies are new every morning! (Lamentations 3:22-23) And remember that God makes everything new (Revelations 21:5) and He makes all things work together for good to those of us who love Him! (Romans 8:28) How’s that for good news today??

We have been blessed to have Rod Marquette, pastor at Destiny Church in Rochester, along with Les Homan sharing with us on Tuesday nights. They are presenting a seven week class on “Hearing the Voice of God”. We began on February 3rd and will continue into late March. We’ve been meeting for prayer at 6:15 pm and then follow that with the class at 7:00 pm.

Here is the upcoming schedule at Wilderness. On Friday night February 27th and Saturday morning February 28th we have Marjorie Cole coming to minister. Her website is www.liferecovery.com.  The focus for these meetings will be “Spiritual Foundations” and you can find that topic on her website to get a better understanding of what we’ll be looking at. We’ll begin Friday night at 7:00 pm and then Saturday we’ll provide a continental breakfast at 8:00 am and begin our session at 9:00 am. We will conclude by noon. Marjorie will then be available for individual counseling for a couple hours in the afternoon if anyone has interest. You can contact Marjorie through her website to set up a time. Talk to me if you have questions.

March 27th we have Mike Snitker coming to share and minister. Mike is from Waukon, Iowa. Many of you may remember his amazing story of receiving healing from MS several years ago. He and his wife, Julie, have continued to see amazing miracles in ministry and everyday life. You’ll want to come to this meeting for sure!

Then on April 24th Josh Edwards will be coming back to share, along with a few of his friends from the Twin Cities. Josh has a true heart for revival in Minnesota and the southern gate along I-90 and I-35 in particular. He’s a former YFC staff person in Albert Lea, an anointed worship leader passionately

Finally, we are busy preparing for our big summer event with WorshipMob to be held at Prairie River Camp. WorshipMob is a group of worship leaders/worshipers from Colorado Springs. They have recently signed with Integrity Music and will be releasing their first album in March. You can find close to 100 video recordings of their worship nights by going to You Tube and searching WorshipMob. The dates are Friday night, July 31 and Saturday August 1. Evening sessions will begin at 7:00 both nights and we’ll have a Saturday morning session at 10:00. The afternoon will be a mix with camp activities available as well as a Q/A/roundtable discussion with the WorshipMob team at Wilderness Prayer Center at 2:00 p.m. Friday night will be a youth focused night. The overriding message of the weekend will be the goodness of God.

Note: We need help with this event! If you can help us in any way please let us know! Areas of need include:

Registration/Information Booth
Set up
Clean up
Ushering/helpers during the event

 We are offering this as a free event with an offering to be received during the weekend to help with costs. Yes, there are significant costs involved in hosting WorshipMob. If you’d like to participate on the funding side please make checks out to Youth For Christ and put WorshipMob in the memo. You can then mail to Youth For Christ in Albert Lea (116 West Clark Street, Albert Lea, MN 56007).

I will close with a big “Thank You” to those who have helped us financially over the years. All donations go to supporting the ongoing operational costs of the prayer center. That would included utilities, administrative costs, insurances, upkeep/repairs on the building and some to additional gifts to guests who come to minister with us. There are no paid staff. We truly appreciate all of you who support us by way of not only finances but through your prayers, participation in meetings, encouragement, suggestions, etc.

God bless you all!

Tim Nelson
Director Wilderness Prayer Center
www.wildernessprc.org | Tim’s Cell 507-525-0349