March 2019 Newsletter

Ministry News

Greetings once again in the name of our blessed Savior and Lord Jesus Christ!  I hope you have survived the winter season and are looking forward to the rebirth that Spring brings!

As most of you know, on January 18, 2019 my mom, Emma, graduated to glory very peacefully with loved ones by her side.  It has brought me great comfort to know that she is so happy to see Jesus face-to-face and to be reunited with my dad, Paul (Bill), and my brother Billy.  I know she’s having a great time with them and riding horses in heaven. To read my tribute to my mom go to : https://elmphilly.com/my-tribute/

As Executrix of her estate, I have to navigate the Probate process which is all new to me, but the Lord is His mercy, has connected me with a godly lawyer to advise me.  I also have started the lengthy process of sorting through the house and donating items that I cannot sell. 

My parents took equity out of the property in order to remain in their home, so  my sister and I inherited a mortgage.  I hope to have enough resources to stay in the home for the rest of the year.  By then, we hope to have be ready to sell the farm to a developer so that we can maximize the value of the land.  If we can do this, it will leave me enough to get settled elsewhere nearby.  Please pray that my weekly client hours increases to 20 hours per week so that I can increase my salary to a livable wage in 2019.  Thank you!

Testimony Time

Luke and Mary have a beautiful Christian family, or so they thought.  Their youngest teenage daughter had suddenly transformed from bright and cheery to moody and depressed.  She confided in her mom that she was so depressed that she had thoughts of suicide.  This broke Mary’s heart and made her scared enough to seek a Christian counselor.  Her Pastor’s wife referred her to me, and she made an appointment for her daughter.

Guess who refused to come?  The reality is that in the state of PA, anyone age 13 or older makes their own mental health decisions unless a court rules otherwise.  So, much to her surprise, her parents came in her place.

We have had a great time talking through the Exchanged Life truths and equipping them to pass them on to all of their teenagers.  It’s been great to see them grasp these precious truths and then see how they can adjust their parenting style to graciously discipline when needed. 

Their daughter has been responding to these adjustments and is more cooperative and less moody.  There are still some spiritual battles to fight, but Luke and Mary are learning how to intercede using warfare prayers for everyone in the family.

It is my hope that they will be able to teach these truths to their church youth as the Lord gives them the opportunity.  Even in their own church, they have seen folks who do not understand the spiritual dangers of dabbling in darkness.  I am excited to see how the Lord will use them as they grow in the Exchanged Life truths and warfare prayer.

It is my hope that they will be able to teach these truths to their church youth as the Lord gives them the opportunity.  Even in their own church, they have seen folks who do not understand the spiritual dangers of dabbling in darkness.  I am excited to see how the Lord will use them as they grow in the Exchanged Life truths and warfare prayer.

Pastor Ken Keeler Update

Thanks for your faithful prayers for Pastor Ken Keeler.  He seems to be completely recovered from his injuries sustained in his Sept car accident.

Unfortunately, his biggest financial donor had an employment change that severely changed Ken’s support.  He has had to go part time with ELM  preaching on the weekends, while working at the Christian School of York as a substitute teacher.

Pastor Ken is still contributing twice a month to our weekly blog found on our website (www.elmphilly.com/blog).  He is also available for pulpit supply and a variety of conference such as: Marriage, Prophecy, Spiritual Gifts and Exchanged Life Truths.

ELM Finances 

Thank you so much to all of you who made donations this quarter.  Praise the Lord, we finished 2018 in the black by around $100. Remember that your regular giving allows me to counsel clients who are unable to pay full price for help.

Donations of any amount are such an encouragement to me as I juggle all the needs of the ministry while settling my mom’s estate and preparing the farm for sale.

Please consider making a tax deductible donation to ELM.  You can do so directly on our website by clicking on the Donation tab or by sending in a check to our address.  Simply, make your check payable to ELM

To see our latest Praise and Prayer go to our Prayer Requests page.

Blessings!

Robyn Henning

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