How are you today? It’s been a few weeks since you last heard from us—we are now home from the 10 week mission trip that took us to Brazil, Burundi, Zambia and South Africa.
Numbers are hard to collect in meetings like these but conservatively speaking we ministered to well over 150,000 people with thousands of people coming to the altar for salvation, rededication, or assurance. Many received the Baptism in the Holy Spirit, were healed, set free and delivered! These numbers do not even take into consideration the nights we ministered for TBN Africa; however, tens of millions were viewing the One Voice Worship Conference and countless lives were changed. TO GOD BE THE GLORY GREAT THINGS HE HAS DONE!
This past week, we were blessed to minister for our dear friends, Pastors Phil and Evelyn Ward and the wonderful family @ The River of Jacksonville Church. What a powerful time in the presence of the Lord—we know many went to new levels in their worship and in their walk with the Lord.
Some of the testimonies from the meetings– A woman’s ears were opened, one young girl was healed of swimmers ear and a man was set totally free from depression. A lovely young couple, baby Christians, expressed experiencing the power of God like they never had before and believed God was doing a new work in their lives and their marriage! Again, we can never know all that the Lord does– these were testimonies given by a few folks in one of the night meetings. HALLELUJAH!
What’s on the horizon for WMI? So glad you asked! Sunday June 23rd @ 10:30 am and 6:30 pm, we have the privilege of doing a day of worship with all of our children, (Jody, Vanessa, Ryan, Tressa, Allison, and Austin and all the grandkids) @ Winter Haven Worship Center, Winter Haven FL. www.whwc.org with Pastors Jeff and Kim Connor. We don’t get to minister together as often as we once did. We believe this is going to be a very powerful and special time together in the presence of the Lord and on Sunday night, we are going to be praying over families. Why don’t you make plans to join us? Folks in Florida have always been a blessing to our family and we look forward to seeing so many of you that have blessed us through the years!
And the next few months promise to be just as exciting as the past few. We actually return to South Africa for 2 more weeks of ministry June 27-July 9. Two churches in Durban and Cape Town, have invited us to be apart of their winter conferences and we are believing God for an impartation of worship and the supernatural for salvation, healing and deliverance as we go. We do covet your prayers as we return to the African continent once more.
July 13th-15th, we join Pastors Parris and Frank Bailey @ Victory Fellowship in Metairie, LA for their summer worship conference and then return to City Worship Centre Kilmarnock VA with Pastors Mike and Lesley Gates July 19th-21st. They are doing a marvelous job in the Northern Neck of VA and then we get to spend a few days with our dear friends, Drs. Rodney and Adonica Howard-Browne for Summer Campmeeting July 22nd-28th.
In August, we are “full on” in final preparations for the launching of the online worship school, Cruse Institute for the Arts, www.cruseinstituteonline.org. on August 26th. This next phase of training young worshippers is going to a whole new level. The new website will launch within the next two weeks and well……..we are anticipating an explosion! We will be blitzing social media in the month of August so help us spread the word. The latest internet technology has been made available to us and the new teachers for this coming year are some of the most talented, yet most anointed we’ve ever had! We ask for your prayers as we add the finishing touches, work out the kinks and prepare to carry on with the mandate of “putting what God put in us into the hands and hearts of the next generation!”
Whewww…we just don’t let any grass grow under our feet! You know, there’s too much to do and too many lives to see changed. Will you help us? First, pray for us. It means so much to us—it’s great to get the prayer requests and the praise reports. We are going to share one praise report that came in via FB at the end of this letter. Secondly, thank you to those that continue to sow into the vision of WMI, but perhaps the Lord is speaking to you to partner with us. Those that sowed into the Africa trip—you have a harvest of blessing coming your way!!!! We can honestly say, this ministry is good and fertile ground to sow into and only heaven will record and account for the harvest but the Lord may be speaking to some of you to sow into the lives of young people regarding the school.
We have many young people, here and overseas that are asking about scholarship availabilities and at this point, we are not able to scholarship students. Also, we have quite a few more international trips on the calendar for the rest of the year– Whatever He tells you to do, do it! Of course you know there is never any pressure from us. We just always like to give people the opportunity if God speaks to them. You may go to www.wmiglobal.org click on “contributions”, and click “give to WMI. Your giving is secure and tax deductible.
Well—we better close and get this posted! Check out the testimony that came in just yesterday! It blessed us and we know it will bless you. We are praying for you and send love and blessings your way this day!–Ps Joe and Becky Cruse
“Dearest Joe and Becky–I cannot put into words how your CD’s have blessed me. They have transported me to a whole new level of Praise, Worship and Soaking. I pray that the Lord will continue to use you both, to lead His Precious Bride into the Holy of Holies. You are a blessing to the Body of Christ. Thank you for your ministry. I am looking forward to your next visit to East London, SA. God Bless you and your family. Love juliexx”