Dear Friend of It Is Written Canada,
Part 3: What does it mean to be a Christian? — Fountainview Academy
Part 4: Make a Difference — Fountainview Academy
Part 1: Absolute Reliance — Gem Castor
Part 2: Absolute Reliance — Gem Castor
Join Pastor Mike and René Lemon as they spend more time with Fountainview Academy Students, to complete their four-part series.They also had the privilegeof interviewing Gem Castor, a missionary whose message is “absolute reliance” upon the power of God.
Words of Life
Three words changed my life forever.
Do you want to guess what they were?
You guessed it: “I love you.”
I was sitting in the staff room, early one morning, and I received a piece of paper in my hand. I unfolded it and read those three words: “I love you.”
Do you want to guess who wrote them? You guessed it, again. Yes, those were René’s words (we were unmarried at the time).
“I love you.”
Three words were just starring back at me from the note sitting in my hands in the staff room, early one morning. Now, for some people those words are no big deal, but for me those words were life, they were hope, they were peace, and they were healing. It was like I was a rock-hard dry sponge, and those words were water.
The laws of physics tell us that water on a rock-hard dry sponge is not absorbed right away. Slowly the sponge softens and is eventually saturated in water, and that was certainly true for me. I wasn’t used to hearing words like that, so although I was changed by those words, it took time for their full impact to completely saturate my heart.
Why did it take so long? Because I had to get rid of other words that were filling my mind and replace them with these words of love from René. We have been married for almost 25 years now, but to begin with, those words had to get past all my barriers and filters before I could fully trust them and just relax in my wife’s words of love.
Now, if René’s words could make such a powerful impact on my life, how much more powerfully can the words of God impact your life? The words of God are more powerful than the words of your parents, friends, siblings, aunts, uncles, neighbours, teachers, or strangers.
Look at these words from the Bible: “For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God” (1 Peter 1:23 NIV). God’s words are full of truth, and if you fully trust them, they are full of life.
“It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life” (John 6:63 NKJV). To hear God’s words, to understand God’s words we need to be still (Psalm 46:10), and this is a challenge for us because we live in a world of intensity. God does not shout or force His words into your head; He uses a still small voice.
In the midst of an intense experience of fasting, praying, and being tempted in the wilderness, Jesus affirmed His faith in the word of His Father when He stated, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God’ ” (Matthew 4:4). Not only Jesus, but we also live by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God. This is because “…the only thing in our world upon which we can rely is the word of God” (The Desire of Ages, pg. 121).
Every day at It Is Written Canada we reach into the homes of Canadians through internet and television transmissions with the life-giving words from God’s Holy Word. We are so grateful, and we thank you for your ongoing encouragement, prayers, and financial support of this life-changing ministry. Through keeping It Is Written Canada on the air, countless Canadians have the opportunity of experiencing the abundant life that is found in Jesus Christ. Thank you for partnering with us in spreading the wonderful words of life.
~ Mike Lemon
Ministry in Action
Leena and Nina’s faces beam as they describe the joy they feel volunteering their time at It Is Written Canada: “Our favourite part of running the Bible school is seeing how the Holy Spirit speaks through the Scriptures to each student as he or she studies the lessons at home or in prison.” We are so blessed to have Leena and Nina working as volunteers for our Bible School at It Is Written Canada!
Prayer in Action
Please, pray for the It Is Written Canada messages aired on television and the internet to bring hope and healing to lost and lonely people throughout Canada.
This Month’s Offer – Praying for Rain: A Mini-Handbook for United Prayer
If it is your desire to bring united prayer to your family, friends and church members, this handbook is just what you need to get started. In Matthew 18:20, Jesus promises us: “For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.”
“Grains, fruits, nuts, and vegetables constitute the diet chosen for us by the Creator. These foods prepared in as simple and natural matter as possible are the most healthful and nourishing.” — Ministry of Healing, page 296
Simple Tofu Quiche
3 cups grated potatoes
2 tablespoons melted vegan butter or olive oil
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- Preheat oven to 450° F and lightly oil 9.5 inch pie pan.
- Place grated potatoes on a clean towel and firmly squeeze out excess moisture.
- Add potatoes to pie pan and drizzle with melted vegan butter and 1/4 teaspoon salt.
- Press into the pan and up the sides. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Set aside.
- Lower oven heat to 400° F.
12.3 ounces extra-firm silken tofu (patted dry)
2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
3 tablespoons hummus
Sea salt (to taste)
3 cloves garlic (chopped)
2 medium leeks (thinly sliced or substitute 1 medium diced onion)
3/4 cup cherry tomatoes (halved)
1 cup chopped broccoli
- Prep veggies and garlic and add to a baking sheet.
- Toss with 2 tablespoons olive oil and a pinch of salt. Toss to coat.
- Place in the oven and bake until soft and golden brown (around 20-30 minutes).
- Set aside and lower oven heat to 375° F.
- To prepare tofu filling: Add drained tofu to a food processor with nutritional yeast, hummus, and a heaping 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt. Set aside.
- Remove veggies from oven, add to a mixing bowl and top with the tofu mixture.
- Toss to coat, then add to the crust and spread into an even layer.
- Bake quiche at 375° F for 30-40 minutes or until the top appears golden brown and firm.
- Let cool, and serve with fresh herbs or green onion.