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Prayer/Praise 12/4/06:

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Blessings for our family as we welcome baby David (born 11/30, 8#’s 6 oz) to live with Kelly and Rosa in our home. +Continued growth steps for Jim, Dad and husband, so someday they can be fully reunited. +Continued pro-visions for Kelly, who is faithfully growing, giving,  and ministering to others.

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God’s work through Ginger and neighbors, Outreach Christmas Tea, Dec.19?

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Neighborhood Outreach Christmas Cookie Exchange Dec. 28?

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Kurt C., the Prayer House, Rescue Net, as he faithfully seeks and serves God.

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God’s work in Grant, who made important commitments while hunting with us.

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Jan. 4-8, Lifebuilders Nat’l Training Dallas TX

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Mik S from Ludington, his lead pastor and 12 men, Discipleship Equipping with us in January 19, 20.

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Continued love and faith for all involved in the Destined Mentoring Process, here and around the world.

 

Overflowing support and resources so we can reach and equip others:

  $1,100 more per month to pursue the many new doors opening.

  $3,300 to recover the last 3 paychecks I have not received.

 $3,400 for past ministry materials, order new ones, and January training expenses

 $4,200 to cover past medical treatments and resume treatments for Ginger and me.

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 (Kurt at 60% health, hasn’t been able to get UV  blood treatments for Lyme disease)

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PRAISE for all God is doing, in and through our lives. We are so blessed!

 

Prayer/Praise 5/16/06:

God is stirring people to take more faith steps: Todd V with 2 new guys, Marty A reaching out to several people; Roy Clark helping 2 guys start Destined with people they have led to Christ, Scott VT reaching out, and maybe  mentoring new people, Guy reaching out to more people at work... and Ginger, Linda, Beth are seeing fruit (see prayer letter) Many more are beginning the mentoring process with their spouse or child....... click here for the whole story (letter size PDF 130 kb)         **Also: May 2006 Prayer Letter (legal size 201 kb)

 

My faith/action/ adventure points for next weeks are:

Lost people I am praying for: __________________________________________________

I am hoping to mentor:_______________________________________________________

 

Prayer/Praise 3/17/06:

I just got 3 calls demonstrating God’s power to touch lives.

Scott, Marty and Gary reminded me that when we take small steps, God produces big results: 6 powerful examples below...

Kurt K, Guy, Ryan, sister, brother, Marty ,Gary, Fri. PM,  Sunday am.  read more

 

Prayer/Praise 2/28/06:

WESTWOOD CHURCH, God is raising up laborers, 30 involved in Destined process, more involved soon

Two years ago, Tim was unclear about his own salvation. Recently he and his wife invited the whole church to join them in the process is mentoring others. He, his wife and 8 other people shared their stories during the morning service about mentoring 30 others. Those who were unclear before are now free, and able to help others. Soon 20 to 40 new people will also be in the process of discipleship. Pastor Tom said, “Now we have more leaders who share the Good News, do follow up and disciple others. I don’t have to be everywhere or do everything

 

Praise January 14, 15 2006:

Dollar Bay Michigan (U.P.) the Big Buck Night had over 300 attending and the church service the next day was amazing!  The scriptures came alive, God touched people's hearts read more

 

Prayer Request January 2006:

ENEMY ATTACKS; 1 Peter 5:8 The devil prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour...

1. Jan.13 Kelly was in the emergency room with constricted airways and an allergic reaction. She passed out 6 times in the ambulance on the way there.Jan.16 she was in the emergency room again for the same thing. Inhalation and strep infection treatments seemed to help. 2. Pastor Brian’s Dad attended the Big Buck Night Jan.14. He was attacked with a flesh-eating bacteria Sunday and died Monday Jan 16. 3.Pastor Eric got hit with a bad sinus infection Jan.12-16. He could not attend the event or church. 4. Since I returned home, overflowing with gratitude for so many blessings, Ginger has also experienced much more pain and other deep distresses the last few weeks. Our family is facing some deep challenges that need a lot of prayer. 5. Many of our leaders are being attacked in several ways........

 

Prayer Request January 2006

Kurt needs a spot to put a large fishing boat.  Seems like a little thing, but it would be a huge blessing to him.  If you can help please email Kurt.

 

Praise December 2005:

Kurt was able to find a buyer one of his vans that had been for sale for quite awhile.

 

Praise 8/8/05:

Thank you for praying. Here are some answers:

 

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GOD’S WORD, ALIVE AND HELPING GREATLY, ( open eyes and heart...)

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GOD CONTINUES TO CHANGE LIVES, (Pastor Tom, Kelly and Jim, Ada Bible men...)

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SPECIAL ENCOURAGEMENT AND BLESSING,( Roof, medical, friends, family)

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UPDATE ON HEALING PROCESS... ( D- to a D...still very tough...)

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PLANS, Seeking Him and “Survival Mode”    Aug 10 -19?


I am so thankful for calls or notes from some of you, and sorry that my “survival mode” has so limited my return calls.  Kurt

Click here for the whole letter

 

CURRENT!!!    Nov. 29, 2005     Loosenort Van for Sale

Sold December 2005!

 

 

Past Prayer Letters and Updates

  November 2005 Prayer Letter (196kb) October 2005 Prayer Letter (152kb)
September 2005 Prayer Letter (152kb) August 2005 Prayer Letter (196kb) July 2005 Prayer Letter (230kb)
June 2005 Prayer Letter (152kb) May 2005 Prayer Letter (222kb) April 2005 Prayer Letter (143kb)
February 2005 Prayer Letter (197kb)

January 2005 Prayer Letter (157kb)

December 2004 Prayer Letter (485kb)

November 2004 Prayer Letter (127kb)

October 2004 Prayer Letter (164kb)

July 2004 Prayer Letter (326kb)

June 2004 Prayer Letter (281kb)

May 2004 Prayer Letter (254kb)

May 2004 Carrolle & Aarons Story (132kb)

December 2006 Events

January 2007 Events

November 30-Kelly's son David born 8lbs, 6 oz.

 

 

January 4-8, LifeBuilders Nat’l Training Dallas TX

  January 19-20 - Mik S from Ludington, his lead pastor and 12 men, Discipleship Equipping with us

July 2005 Events

August 2005 Events

July 17-28th

CCC Staff Training for Kurt in Colorado

CANCELLED--KURT WAS TOLD NOT TO GO BY HIS DR. DUE TO HEALTH CHALLENGES INCLUDING LYME'S DISEASE.

August 10-19th?

Kurt in "Survival Coccoon".  Needs rest, still so exhausted, woozy, weak & nauseated at times. 

July 31- August 7th

Family, Fellowship, Camping

March 2005 Events

April 2005 Events

March 6- Sunday- Real Faith Informational Potluck

Peace Church-Middleville (80 signed up so far!)

April 4 - Kurt C. home after upheaval in Krgytzan.  Needs tests; sickness from Tsunami relief in India and surgery for knee injury.

March 19 - Saturday / 7-9 a.m. - Ada Men's Breakfast

"Why Can I Trust the Bible?  How can I strengthen my faith more?"    100+ ATTENDED

April 9 - Jim and Kelly Loosenort Wedding.

March 19 - Saturday / 9:30-10 a.m. - Find out more about Real Faith, (right after breakfast at Ada Bible)  Practical questions, hear from veterans, why and how God has used Real Faith process in their lives. 
March 19 - Saturday / 10 a.m. - 12 - How to mentor others more effectively with Real Faith.  including: Qualifications, Promises, Prayer, Practical Tips and brief sample of one-on-one session.
March 19 - Saturday / 1-4 p.m.? - Shooting Adventure at Doug Truer's place, Middleville.  "Keeping My Life on Target"  Dads and kids 8 to 80.  Hot Dogs?  Gun Safety, clay pigeons, other shooting and a short inspirational message.

January 2005 Events

February 2005 Event

January 17-Monday

Martin Luther King Day

February 18 & 19-Friday & Saturday

Bailey Christian Church-Men's Retreat

January 29-Saturday

Mentors Reward Breakfast

February 19 - Saturday - 6pm

Peace Church-Middleville Wild Game Dinner

If attending, there is no fee to enter.  Please bring a game dish or other.  Call the church at (616) 891-8119 if questions.

**IF BRINGING A MOUNT, PLEASE CALL DOUG TRUER @ (616) 795-9885 NOW.

January 30-Sunday

Crossroads Church 9&11am"What's so great about God?"

"Why is He worthy of my trust?"

January 30-Sunday

Fifth Reformed Youth Group 6pm

"What's so great about God?"

   

January 2005 Events

February 2005 Event

January 17-Monday

Martin Luther King Day

February 18 & 19-Friday & Saturday

Bailey Christian Church-Men's Retreat

January 29-Saturday

Mentors Reward Breakfast

February 19 - Saturday - 6pm

Peace Church-Middleville Wild Game Dinner

If attending, there is no fee to enter.  Please bring a game dish or other.  Call the church at (616) 891-8119 if questions.

**IF BRINGING A MOUNT, PLEASE CALL DOUG TRUER @ (616) 795-9885 NOW.

January 30-Sunday

Crossroads Church 9&11am"What's so great about God?"

"Why is He worthy of my trust?"

January 30-Sunday

Fifth Reformed Youth Group 6pm

"What's so great about God?"

December 2004 Events

Days covered in prayer

December 11-Saturday

Daggett Hunt Venison Roast/Rob & Beth Ellis's *see pics

Mondays

Kurt Loosenort, December 6, 13, 20 & 27

December 18-Saturday

Tom Metz' Birthday

Tuesdays

Tom Metz, December 7, 14, 21 & 28

Wednesdays

Thursdays

December 24-Friday

Christmas eve!

Fridays

 

December 25-Saturday

Christmas

Saturdays

Randy Gentry December 4,11, 18 & 25

December 31-Friday

New Years Eve

Sundays

 

Nov-Dec04: Here's a day-by-day method of praying for God's hand on this ministry

Day 1) Kurt and Ginger Loosenort, equipping and mentoring with Real Faith / Destined and Ada Bible Church’s Men’s Ministry leaders,( Pete Mayhak, Tim Jackson, Jim McFarland, Chuck Swanson, Steve Bohatch) launching Real Faith with some more men soon. Wisdom for Ginger for which women to mentor, and women to encourage Ginger’s faith.

Day 2) Randy Gentry, coordinating prayer chain, mentoring Joseph.  Working with his church, Frontline Community to begin Jesus Magazine groups and hopefully lead into Real Faith Mentoring.

Day 3) Kurt Kunst, mentoring TJ Pontarelli, who is beginning to share with others, and Kurt K’s church, Crossroads, interested in exploring Real Faith possibilities

Day 4) Pastor Phil Niekerk, Ada Bible Church, Real Faith small group Tuesday, (Allen, Rich, Scott, Curt ,several men mentoring others, Tim, Bob,...(Brandon, Scott, Mark,,,,)

Day 5) Michael Garrett, Troy Walker, Jerry Troke, Phil Vanderlugt, Fifth Ref’d church, Real Faith group, as prep for Men’s ministry and equipping other men.

Day 6) Troy and Christie Walker as they start Real Faith Tuesday nights with their couple’s group, including some who work with the Youth Group(___,___,___)

Day 7) Bruce and Jen Carpenter, small group, have used Real faith Wed. pm’s (Aaron and Carrollee, Jim and Katrina, Kelly Loosenort and Jim Begalle, Dan and Sara Wright, Jill and Mike Peters, Jessica)

Day 8) Aaron and Carrollee Spence, new Christians in group with Bruce and Jen

Day 9) Kurt Kunst, Greg Jordan, Clutch Holtvluwer, Brian Weesies, Real faith group, Wed. pm’s, Westend CRC, prep for Men’s ministry, also Wed. a.m. group using Real faith ,(___,___,___,)

Day 10) Bob Winters, leading Real faith group Thursday am’s, 5th Ref’d ( Michael, Mark, Rob, Greg, Bob, Tom...)

Day 11) Tom Metz, Real Faith mentoring ____, ____, ____, and doing outreach at his trailer park, Advisory Board for LifeBuilders

Day 12) Bill Mast, in Real faith mentoring with Kurt L.

Day13) Todd Vela, mentoring ___, ___, Advisory Board for LifeBuilders, exploring outreach in Hispanic areas

Day 14) Marty Anderson, mentoring Dave Delnik, training at Bella Vista Church, Advisory Board for LifeBuilders

Day 15) Ken Glupker, leading Real Faith small group Mondays, monthly,( Dad Curt Loosenort, Vic Forrester, Bob Buckowing, Ray Kasul, Rom Romani, Robert Gritter, Rick Gravelyn)

Day 16) Pastor Tom Bradley, using Real faith and principles throughout Westwood Community church, also chaplain for walker City police Dep’t.

Day 17) Pastor Dien Le, has had some LifeBuilders Training in his church for the Asian community

Day 18) Pastor Darrel , and Jim Lakin, utilizing Real faith principles in their church in Belding

Day 19) 12 new guys interested in Real Faith after Ada Bible Men’s event Sept.

Day 20) Dr. Kenneth Dudley, interested in Real Faith as follow up for those who receive Christ with him.

Day 21) Steve Barker, interested in starting the Real Faith process.

Day 22) Fruitful Outreach Events (Oct. 30,Ada Bible Men’s “Tailgate” party , big screen MSU vs U.M. game) other outreaches and personal outreach,___,___,___

Day 23) People considering claims of Christ, Dave V.G, meeting with Michael G. to explore Good news...,others,___,___,___

Day 24) People considering Real Faith mentoring process for themselves or others...Pastor Mark Pietscher in Chicago, meeting with LifeBuilders staff Leon Poplawski, others,... ... ...

Day 25) LifeBuilders staff Mark and Bernie Bennett in Big Rapids, Ferris State, mentoring ___,___,___,___,___,___

Day 26) Churches which support Kurt and Ginger; Remembrance Reformed, Orchard Hill Ref’d, Richmond Ref’d , Bella Vista Church, First Baptist, Stanton MI,

Day 27) Individuals / families supporting Kurt and Ginger... ... ... ... ... ... ...

Day 28) LifeBuilders Advisory Board, Marty Anderson, Randy Gentry, Tom Metz, Rom Romani, Todd VanDyk, Todd Vela,

Day 29) Dan Gallagher, Real Faith mentoring with his brothers John and Jim

Day 30) Mark Bratlie, Real Faith mentoring ___,___ Ministering in Europe, with Bolt Moore, others

Day 31) Faith steps, Adventures, Friendships, beyond the ordinary, beyond the classroom, real faith for real life.

Praise 11/14/04:

A wonderful time of hunting and fellowship in Daggett of the U.P.!  Click here for pictures and the whole story.

Prayer Answers 10/19/04:

1) I've been asking you to pray that I would be more "awed by God".  God answered your prayers within a few days!

2) Last week several guys shared how God had worked in and through their lives in special ways.  You have prayed for these people and God did some cool stuff in and through them.  My "awe meter" went up, I remembered asking you to pray and thanked God.

*received from Kurt Loosenort.

November Events

Days covered in prayer

November 1

Debra Vandyk's Birthday

Mondays

Kurt Loosenort, November 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29

November 2

Election Day

Tuesdays

Tom Metz, November 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30

November 10

Tom & Doris Metz Anniversary

Wednesdays

November 11

Veterans Day

Thursdays

 

November 130-17

Daggett Hunting Trip

Fridays

November 20

Kristi Gentry's Birthday

Saturdays

Randy Gentry November 6, 13, 20 & 27

Sundays

October Events

Days covered in prayer

October 8

Todd and Deborah Vandyk's Anniversary

Mondays

Kurt Loosenort, October 4,11,18 & 25

October 11

Columbus Day

Tuesdays

Tom Metz, October 5,12,19 & 26

Pastor Tom Bradley October 12

October 20

Randy & Kristi Gentry's Anniversary

*will be in Canada for convention & color tour Oct 12-16

Wednesdays

 

Thursdays

Fridays

Saturdays

Randy Gentry October 2,9,16,23 & 30

Sundays

September Events

Days covered in prayer

September 6-17

Kurt; prepare, overview Fall strategies w/ leaders

Mondays

Kurt Loosenort, September 6, 13, 20, 27

September 9

Don & Julie Vandermuelen's Anniversary

Tuesdays

Tom Metz, September 7, 14, 21, 28

September 18

Men's ministry launch @ Ada Bible

Wednesdays

 

Thursdays

September 18-20

Leadership Mentoring Retreat

Fridays

Saturdays

Randy Gentry September 4, 11, 18, 25

September 29

Todd VanDyk's Birthday

Sundays

 

July Events

Days covered in prayer

July 3rd

Kurt's Birthday!

Mondays

Kurt Loosenort, July 5, 12, 19 & 26

Tuesdays

Tom Metz, July 6, 13, 20, & 27

July 10-15

Loosenort's Camping in Ludington

Wednesdays

 

Thursdays

July 16-24

CCC, LifeBuilders Staff Training

Fridays

Saturdays

Randy Gentry July 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31

July 23-25

Taste of Grand Rapids & Barbecue Competition 5/3 park

Sundays

 

 

Prayer Request 1/10/06 updated:

THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRAYERS AND SUPPORT!  Randy Gentry started on 1/3/06 at Guiding Light Mission as an "After Care Case Manager" for 20 hours a week.  He's also working to help Kurt Loosenort with administrative functions part time during the week.

 

Prayer Request 11/28/05 updated:

Randy Gentry is still searching for a new job (since 10/1/04).  He is skilled in Executive Administration and Operations and Project Management.  Many are praying for him to find his new employer quickly and are helping him network.  Click here for a copy of his resume if you hear of anything.

*received from Randy Gentry.

 

Prayer Requests 3/3/05:

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Ginger; Healing from pain and exhaustion, fruit with Rachel, others

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Kurt M.; Wisdom, balance, laborers raised up, feeling overwhelmed

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Kurt C.; Returns from India 4/4, knee surgery ASAP in April. Seeking medical coverage

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Kelly, Rosa, Jim; Classes and Prep for 4/9 wedding, Massage Therapy business, God is blessing!

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Mar. 6 Real Faith Info Potluck-Peace Church

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Mar. 19th 7-9a.m. Ada Bible Church Men’s Breakfast, Kurt, “Trust Word of God?”

               9:30-12  Accelerated Equipping, Real Faith

               1-4 p.m. Shooting Adventure

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Long term fruit from this event and others...

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Fruit, multiplication for other churches and individuals using the Real Faith Process.

 

 

Praise 2/25/05:

Bailey Christian Church, a HUGE success on February 18 & 19, 2005!

PARALYZED!  “I feel like the guy whose legs were paralyzed by cold in the Lake Superior Rescue Story. He tried to get in your canoe, but couldn’t.  I want to give my life to Christ, but there’s this big struggle...”  Will, a tough ex-marine  said, “I didn’t want to come to this retreat

because I knew I’d have to face some tough issues in my life.  Now I’m glad I did, Pastor Daren and other guys really helped me... see that I need to take faith steps one at a time...”  Click here for his full testimony.

"Dear Kurt,

Thanks for a great weekend!  God moved, and it was cool to be part of.  Our men were touched and changed by our time together.  It was obvious in Sunday's service.  What was powerful to me was that this retreat was not hype, but a deeply reflective time that had solid meat for the guys to chew on.  I see our men ready to step up to a new level of commitment.

In Him, Pastor Daren,"

Praise 2/25/05:

Josh accepted Christ today!  Randy started mentoring him in the Jesus magazine at the start of 2005.  What a joy to see how God was working on him.  He had so many great questions.  He plans to be baptized Mar. 6.  This is just the beginning...

*received from Randy Gentry.

 

Praise 2/25/05:

Thank you guys for your help in this.  Your partnership multiplied my effectiveness, and you share in this fruit.  Today, Pastor Dave, and Doug, introduced me to Dick, who oversees all their small group leaders.  He now sees Real Faith / Destined as a real asset for his leaders, asked he can help get the word to them... and plans to encourage them to attend the Mar. 19 accelerated equipping.

 

"Kurt -We'd like to take a a moment to express our thanks for your presentation at our Wild Game Dinner on February 19.  It was truly a blessing to hear such an exciting testimony presented with such humility!   The attendance at the event far exceeded our expectations and we are certain your message impacted far more people than we anticipated.  We are looking forward to the "continuing adventures" on March 6th and 19th.

 

Again, our sincerest thanks for a wonderful and insightful evening!

 

In His Love,

 

Pastor David Korsen and

the members and staff of

Peace Reformed Church

Middleville, Michigan"

 

Prayer Requests 1/24/05:

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Ginger; Real Faith w/ Rachel, medical student who will do Tsunami relief in February.

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Kurt C; serving in Krgytzan till February 4th(?) Tsunami relief in India thru March 20(?).

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Kelly, Rosa & Jim; wedding plans for April 9th & new massage therapy business.

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Kurt M; wisdom, balance & protection verses burnout with so many opportunities.

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9 new guys interested in Real Faith after January 15th breakfast @ Ada Bible.

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Leaders and plans for Men's Ministry @ Ada Bible Church & March 17th event.

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Several new guys beginning the process in several other places.

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January 29th "Rewards Adventure Breakfast" for Real Faith Mentors.

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Pastor Rod VanSolkema of Crossroads Church pursuing Real Faith Mentoring as follow-up to Kurt's speaking there January 30th 9 & 11 am.

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Pastor Dave and Doug T of Peace Church in Caledonia pursuing Real Faith Mentoring as follow-up to Kurt's speaking at their Wild Game Dinner February 19th 6 pm.

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Pastor Darren Penwell and Dave A of Bailey Christian Church pursuing Real Faith Mentoring as follow-up to Kurt's speaking at their Men's Retreat February 18th & 19th.

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Troy Walker and youth ministry leaders using Real Faith Mentoring as follow-up to Kurt's speaking to 70 kids at Fifth Reformed Church.

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Spiritual Growth for Rosa's daddy; Eloy in Ionia State Prison until June when he'll be deported to Mexico for life?

 

Praise 1/21/05:

Pastor Tom Bradley, Westwood Community Church said;  “Kurt, God is opening doors, not just to individuals, but to MOVEMENTS. Many of these new opportunities for Real Faith Mentoring are with people who are already CONNECTED to other motivated people. They have SYSTEMS already in place to accelerate relationships, outreach, follow-up, and multiplying discipleship. These are things we have prayed for a long time. That’s the beauty of partnering with the local church. This is awesome!”

 

Praise 1/3/05:

Thanks for all the work you do, Kurt and his team have done more for my faith walk than 35 years of Church, Christian Schools, and bible studies.  You guys are truly impacting lives and it is so very much appreciated.

*received from Kurt Kunst

 

Prayer Answers 12/29/04:

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Troy and Christy’s daughter Isabella receiving Christ

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the new Real Faith Couples’ study in their home. Krista’s growth..

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Kurt K and TJ, mentoring, growth

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growth of Kurt K guys in Real Faith Group Wed. pm,

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10 new guys want Real Faith Mentoring

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12 new guys want to be in a small group after Men’s Event at Ada Bible

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Ada Men’s Ministry leaders appreciate Accelerated Equipping for Mentoring

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Tim S and Bob W committed to help with new guys and Real faith at Ada Bible

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Jim McFarland will speak about “Empowered by the Holy Spirit?” at Ada Men’s Breakfast 1/15/05

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Pastor Rod’s appreciation for encouragement and equipping for Crossroads Church

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Pastor Scott’s appreciation for encouragement at First Church

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Marty Anderson’s opportunities to equip and encourage for ministry at Bella Vista Church

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extra quality fellowship during our Daggett deer hunt...

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Marty’s growth and fruit as he mentors Dave D.

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Kurt Jr. serving in Krgytzan, safe and fruitful...

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“Divine appointments” each week with people seeking salvation, growth, discipleship

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Tom Metz; Don’s conversion and growth this summer/ fall

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  àà Don is traveling 500 miles to meet with Tom in FL early January for more growth! ßß

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Kelly and Jim’s engagement, Rosa’s growth

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Spinal Physical Therapy helping Ginger some

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Endurance for me through challenging times

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Faithfulness of our support team

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and new people helping out with additional support needs

*received from Kurt Loosenort.

 

Prayer Request 12/16/04:

My prayer need is that God would make witnessing opportunities clear to me as I travel internationally with my job.  At this point, a more critical prayer need is that things go well enough with my business that I can continue to have these opportunities.  The travel required by my work has made it impossible to continue the small group I was leading, so I believe that God wants me to keep my eyes open where I am, not where I was.

*received from Mark Bratlie.

 

Prayer Requests 9/24/04:

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Oct. 30, Men’s gathering event, MSU/U.M. big screen/ party

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Mentoring: one – one, groups, next generations

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More effective outreach in all areas

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Kurt C., Y.W.A.M Missions training, CO, 9/13- 12/10

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Kelly, Rosa, Fiancé Jim, balancing work, Bible Studies...

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Physical therapy is helping Ginger some, but still has major struggles

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Regained 60%  motion for Kurt’s finger, but stuck there

 

Praise 9/24/04:

1) God worked powerfully at the Men’s Ministry Event Sept.18.  60 guys participated, and 48  guys rated the event, message and overview of the men’s ministry at an average above 4.5  on a scale of 0- 5.  13 guys expressed interest in giving or receiving Real Faith mentoring , and around 12 more expressed interest in being in or leading a small group studying Romans.  If interested, ask me for the video of the motivational message by Kurt, “Finding Treasure, Climbing Mountains”(25 minutes).

 

This highlights the wonderful treasures God offers us in the core convictions about His reality, the trustworthiness of His word, adopting us, forgiving, cleansing, empowering, and connecting us.  It also has a powerful segment from pastor Phil Niekerk about the value of mentoring and faith, and an explanation of the Men’s Ministry by Pete Mayhak.  It may stir interest in these for a seeker, a person considering mentoring, or help you explain how they connect to the mentoring process and other areas of life.

*click on the following link for pictures: http://homepage.mac.com/mayhak/PhotoAlbum11.html

 

2) My regional director from Chicago, Leon Paplawski really blessed, challenged and encouraged me.  He was impressed by what God is doing in your lives, and wanted to spend a good part of Monday just praying for you and others important to me. He really enjoyed fishing in the Lake and river, with our excellent friend and guide Mark Bennett .

 

Praise 9/16/04:

My wife and I have been leading a Bible Study for 2 years at our trailer park in South Haven and we had a 70 year old guy receive Christ about three weeks ago. He's meeting with me now on a weekly basis to get discipled. God is good! *received from tom Metz.

 

Prayer Request 9/3/04:

Please pray for LifeBuilders West Michigan Advisory Board as they partner with Kurt to plan for the next 6 months of ministry.  They are Kurt Loosenort, Rom Romani, Tom Metz, Marty Anderson, Todd Vela, Todd Vandyk & Randy Gentry.

 

Prayer Request 8/30/04:

Pray for opportunities like this one: Steve B. just called. “Kurt, I have 4 opportunities for different group involvement. I can only choose one. I am motivated about sharing my faith , but I need to learn how...Tell me about “Real Faith Mentoring.” He later said, “I am really excited about starting the Mentoring...”

Dozens of guys like Steve are prepared by God to upgrade their walk with God and ministry to others.  Are we ready to help them?  Please pray about these, and the stronger resolve towards mentoring the next generation,

and Application, Action, and Adventure each month.  The September 18 Kick Off Event will be a good example of putting some of these principles into action.  Our Real Savior wants to bring Real Faith to Real Life...

He wants to do more in us and through us than sitting around and talking about it.

June 22

Answered!

Our burned van has been replaced!

Friends gave us their ’95 full size Chevy van, very reliable and well maintained, with many nice features.

It’s got some miles on it, but you wouldn’t know it.

I’ve always appreciated what you can do with full size vans, and really enjoy driving this one.

We are so thankful!

 

IMMEDIATE PRAYER NEEDED

May 25th

Ginger called at 3:30, “There’s smoke coming out of the van”  At 3:32 she called again, “A lady told me, ‘You better get out your car.  It’s on fire!” 

When I got there at 4, the fire department was still killing hot spots in several places. We wish this had happened to our ’97 Astro van before the rebuilt engine and transmission.

We are so glad this didn’t happen to Kelly, Rosa and Kurt C. as they drove this van to join us June 8 -14 in the U.P.  We are asking you to pray for us to have God’s wisdom, peace, and grace.  While it will be okay in the long run, and it could have been much worse,... 

 

This just FEELS very upsetting, in combination with some other big challenges, and special opportunities, just ahead. 

So we are seeking to practice the principles in sessions 8 and 9 of Real Faith, especially giving thanks in all things, (even some confession, early on). 

Grateful for praying friends, Kurt and Ginger

Prayer Request & Praise 6/22/04:

My finger, neck, A/C joint are in process of healing.  The wound has closed, the throbbing doesn’t wake me up much, I can move and bend it a little... I bumped it last week and felt/heard something snap loose again, but after several days, it settled down a little.  I’m having my A/C joint and neck checked by a Orthopedic Dr. June 30, the same day they start forcing  my finger to flex a little at time.

6/5/04-Doc says “OK, no spread of infection, no need for surgery ” this a.m. leaving 1 pm Sat. for speaking and training counselors, in Keweenaw County, U.P.  hoping many lives will touch many more    2 Timothy 2

6/3/04-1 Thess. 5:16 .”rejoice always, give thanks in all things we’ve been studying it , now it’s time to live it.  Good news; no corrective surgery for index finger now,  “Too late, should have been done May 30”according  to hand specialist exam  today.”

5/31/04-Kurt crashed head first on a bike; God still works!

 

Praises 6/2/04

GOOD NEWS: thank you for praying

1. Dave VG is getting the picture. “Now I see that if I know my eternal destination, Heaven, then it affects every other area of my life here and now...  The most important thing is getting salvation, that relationship with God, figured out,,, I want to do that , but really mean it , from the heart... Mike , how did you start your relationship with God?”

Are we ready to help seekers like these????

2. The Wed, small group is EAGER  to learn more about waliking in the power of the Holy Spirit.  “ Can we star t the session sooner,,, right away, I  don’t want to miss any of it...  Many of Aaron and carolle’s family and friends were there to see  them baptized

3. Ginger and had a blessed anniversary day. Brunch with Kelly Rosa, Kurt C.  I rented my brother’s Vette, we visited places from our past, church where we were married etc.  dinner at Bilmar’s, beach...very grateful!

4. Was able to secure  appointments with doctors Thursday to assess need for surgery on left index finger if necessary may be able to squeeze in surgery Fri aft before U.P training...  (Ambulance driver and e room dr. both said they had never seen such a bad multiple dislocation.  Bent backwards so far the skin on bottom of middle knuckle split like bratwurst, could see bone inside...

 

Prayer Request:

5/25/04-Continue to pray for God's provision for a vehicle for Kurt (fire photos above).  Praise! for Ginger's safety throughout the ordeal!

 

Praises: 5/6/04

Message from Kurt & Ginger's friend in Brazil: "We’ve had seven people saved lately at church.  I have them “go forward”.  I learned that from the wonderful Billy Graham!  Isn’t the love of Jesus something wonderful?  This is seven in roughly the last seven weeks.  How we rejoice!"

 

Prayer Request:

5/5/04-Two friends died this weekend. The loss of these fellow faith warriors, Jean Grifhorst, and Albert Samuel, hurts deeply. They will be sorely missed.

Their families’ and friends’ faith will be tested during their grief.  My life is richer because of their lives.  My faith is strained by their loss.  I prayed great faith prayers for Albert’s healing.  No healing. That confuses me.

He prayed, often with tears, that God would provide for his wife and daughter. Will his wife and daughter be deported to India?  Who will care for them?

Prayer Request:

5/5/04-This morning as I prayed for each of you, and me, I realized again: NOW IS THE TIME TO STRENGTHEN FAITH.

Now is the time to pray for each other, to encourage each other.  John 16:33 In this world we WILL have tribulation,,,

Oh, God help us trust YOU, NOW,  so we have the joy only YOU can provide.  If we wait until the tribulation or trial to strengthen faith, it’s tough going.  NOW is the time to be clear about salvation, foundations, faith building discipleship...

Praises: 5/5/04

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Kelly is recovering well from her surgery

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the Chicago Conference was helpful

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Several people have helped greatly in different aspects of moving

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We are now sleeping at Brisam, 30% of our things are now there!

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Grateful!

 

Prayer Request:

4/17/04-That God’s hand would be evident in sale of Springfield Home to just the right people

Cape Cod, Upstairs : 3 bedrooms and full bath

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First floor: kitchen, living room, full bath, 1 bedroom and office, patio area off kitchen

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Basement: family room, hobby room, laundry room, small workshop

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2 stall garage, attached to breezeway,

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A/C, recent roof, windows, vinyl siding, large hot tub ( in outdoors room)

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Quiet street, fenced, shady yard, good neighbors,

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Great location: quick access to expressways and many stores.

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