Amazing Love Letters

Robert & Elizabeth Browning
I read a moving story about Robert Browning and his wife Elizabeth. Their story has a powerful spiritual lesson, please read it and pass it on.

Robert Browning was one of England's foremost poets and play writers during Victorian years. When he met Elizabeth Barrett she had already published four books of poetry, was 39 years old, and semi invalid. She injured her spine at age 15 and was confined in London suffering lung problems. Her father was a jealous, dominating man who refused to allow any of his children to marry. Doomed to spend her life in bed, Elizabeth became a recluse.

The publication of one of her books brought her in contact with Robert Browning. He visited her, and they often wrote to each other. He encouraged her to make efforts to get out of bed, and resume a normal life. But this was met with strong resistance from her father.  The father refused Browning from visiting her again, but the letters between them continued and they were soon in love. After a year, she escaped the bondage of her father and secretly married Browning. The moved to Italy, and it wasn't long until Elizabeth was gaining strength, and living active life. Her parents disowned her, but she wrote to them almost every week telling them how much she loved them, and wanted to reconcile. After 10 years of letter writing, she received a huge box in the mail. The box contained all the letters she had written to her parents, and not one of them was opened.

Elizabeth's love letters to her parents, have now become a precious part of English literature. Its so sad to know they were never read by her parents. The letters are heart felt, full of love and emotion. Had they just opened and read one of those letters, the relationship between them and Elizabeth could have been healed.

I've rewritten this story because of its spiritual implications. The parent wouldn't even read the letters. What a lesson about the real power of bitterness and unforgiveness. But another lesson about Gods love for the souls of men. The great effort God made to reach lost humanity and send us his love letters, the bible. Guess what, people won't even open it up and read it. Redemption and reconciliation are so close. How much pain, and emptiness could be healed if we'd just read the letters.

Update From Harold Booysen, Namibia 3-23-2012

Hi Ps. Carnegy,
Hope you doing well.
I'm doing great, so is Nancy. The church is doing very good.
We had a very powerful revival with Ps. Ajala last week, we saw 166 people pray over 4 services, most of them are still coming. The Harvesters that just ended yesterday was also very powerful. 

Attached is a picture of Verouna Awene. She got powerfully saved during your one day revival service in Swakopmund last year.
She came for morning prayer the Friday morning after praying Thursday night, came for youth on Friday night, came for outreach Saturday morning, came the Sunday morning and never stopped coming.
Whats so powerful is that she has grown very quickly and she is very fruitful. She keeps on bringing other people to church. She is on every outreach.
Verouna is now serving God in the follow up ministry.
Thank God for the VALUE OF ONE.

Cardiff, Bristol, Bromley, Birmingham U.K.

On this U.K. trip, I preached in four churches. I started off with two services in Cardiff Wales. I landed at Heathrow airport, drove up to Wales, changed and went into service with Pastor Jacques. At the first invitation six souls came up for salvation. I knew right away, God has blessed and made this trip fruitful. From Cardiff, it was on to Bristol, Bromley and I ended in Birmingham. For years now England has been a very fruitful harvest field. Many were saved in each of those revivals. All kinds of people showed up, from hard sinners, backsliders and religious seekers to Rastas. I didn't get the usual amount of photos on this trip, but here are a few to let you see these works, and see how our investment over the years has built strong churches throughout the U.K. There is also a testimony by a former Rastafarian lady named Omana, its on the testimony page. If I had to choose a word to sum up these meetings it would be deliverance. Many testified of finding inner victory for bondages.
Bristol, worship service
Bristol, praise team is excellent
Bristol, packed services
Bristol, Ps Clyde & Aaron
Bromley, Ps Ayo, Carolyn, and kids
Bromley, Altar call
Bromley, calling on Jesus
Bromley, Altar call
Birmingham, Praise team
Birmingham, paying close attention
Birmingham, Young, old, black, white..for Jesus
Birmingham, serious sounds
Birmingham, Ps Joe & family
Birmingham, packed house

Spring Lake/Greenville, N.C.

Pastor Greg Myers leading worship, Greenville
The state of North Carolina has one of the most exciting moves of God we've seen on the east coast. I had the joy of joining with two congregations on this trip. I preached revival meetings in Spring Lake, and Greenville. Lots of good things happened in those 10 days. Both of these churches have on fire young folks, who are in love with Jesus. Greenville is home the the East Carolina University, and Spring Lake is home to Ft Bragg U.S. Army Post. These cities are a hub of activity. Its good seeing how God raised up pastors to reap this great harvest of souls. I've put a few photos here to give you a sample of how the Holy Spirit visited these churches during the meetings. 
A real praying brother, Spring Lake
Young but hungry, Spring Lake
Amazing presence of God, Spring Lake
10 young teens got saved, Spring Lake
a young growing congregation, Spring Lake
Pastor Torey & Stacia, Spring Lake
saying yes to Jesus, Greenville
Pastor Greg & June Myers, Greenville
Greenville got disciples