After some serious time away from our blog—WE’RE BACK! Yes, it’s been a few since we last chatted, but sometimes life comes fast, as you well know.
Without reaching back too far, and for the sake of boring you with dramatic details, we came through 2020 relatively unscathed, though the patriarch of our family, Joe Sr, stepped over into his eternal reward, not from C**** but because he finished his course and decided it was time for him to go. Though we miss him, our dear mom Nancy, has stepped up to oversee, pray, stand, believe and speak over her family in a powerful way!
2021 was an absolute over the top blessing! God’s direct word to us at the start of the year was, “You’ve known me as Jehovah Jireh, Your Provider, but this year, you will know me as El Shaddai, the God that is more than enough and wow, did we ever see His over the top hand of blessing and favor like never before. Time nor space will allow me to tell of the glorious things the Lord did for us but we are grateful for his manifold blessings in our lives.
Which brings us to 2022—a watermark year for us! In October of this year, we will celebrate 50 years of full time ministry together! Our JUBILEE YEAR! Oh..and if last year was incredible, we can only imagine what HE has in store for us this year!
January was an explosive start with our friends, Pastors Todd and Katie Holmes at The River Tri Cities in Johnson City TN. It was a privilege to minister with Ps Todd, Evangelist Tony Suarez, and Evangelist Ted Shuttlesworth. And wouldn’t you know it? Bro Ted prophesied over us that land was coming into our hands! Now, he had no idea, but when we began the year, the Lord spoke to us about 50 acres and though we hadn’t spoken it to very many, we knew in our hearts the Lord had a home for us! We have a dream for property to house the ministry, set up a feeding center, host intern students studying at Cruse Institute (this would include opening the school for in person learning as well as online) and a place to have weekend conferences, nightly worship, etc and the list goes on.
Nope—we are not even thinking retirement but more like “refirement” (is that even a word?) and if that isn’t enough we have about 3 missions trips in the plans for June and July! (more on these opportunities later)
So—as you can see, we still have big things to accomplish for the Kingdom of God. And—how about you? This is the greatest time to be alive and He wants to work in you right now so He can work His works through you! Don’t look to the left or to the right but keep your eyes on Jesus! It’s how we’ve lived our whole lives and The Same God, Master Designer of the Universe, will unfold heaven in your life! You can trust Him!
Be Blessed- Ps Joe and Becky Cruse