Thursday, October 28, 2010

The Father Heart of God


Hey everyone,

We are halfway through week four. We have been learning about the Father heart of God, which is a very heavy subject. It’s not very complex, but incredibly deep. As people have been sharing they begin to weep, and then we as a class have been ministering to people as the Holy Spirit leads. We have witnessed incredible breakthrough in our classmate’s lives (praise God). The whole week has been heavy and we have been feeling physically, emotionally, and spiritually drained.
Today we witnessed a breakthrough of the Lord’s love into our lives. After lecture we had a two hour prayer/worship meeting and the Lord led me to Psalms 126, a scripture I have been sitting with for a few days (I will post the short Psalm at the bottom). I felt like we had sowed tears all week and finally we were going to reap joy. The worship kept building and building, and I had an impression that we were singing with angels. The presence of the Lord was incredibly strong. After 40 or so minutes of worship I got flooded with the joy of the Lord and it spread all over the room. It was truly incredible. People who had been broken and were sobbing all week began laughing, dancing, and worshipping the Lord with reckless abandon. Hallelujah!

We will be heading off to Curitiba, Brazil December 25th -ish, and will be heading back here mid-March. Currently there is not a lot of clarity as to the specifics of what we will be doing. We know for sure that we will be doing the following things:
1) Evangelism. 2) Working with the street kids in the favelas (slums). 3) Mobilizing prayer. We will either come beside or establish a house of prayer. In fact, the first thing we will do in Curitiba is hold a 72 hour prayer meeting. 4) We will probably wear funny make-up and do skits in the center of the city (it is YWAM!). 5) We will be doing other stuff as well. I will let you know when we know.

Thank you all for your prayers and support. This has been an exhausting week. We have got to minister to some of our classmates who have battled some very disturbing and traumatic things. On top of that the Lord has also been bringing up issues in our lives. We are exhausted, but joyful.

I also want to state that we still need to raise some more money for the outreach phase. We are amazed at how God has financed this thing and some of the random people that have supported us, as well as friends and family that have blessed us with monthly contributions, but we are still short $1,000. Please pray about whether you should support us. If you feel led to then you can send the money to my (Morgan’s) parents at :
4702 Newton St. Torrance, Ca. 90505 You can make checks out to Morgan or Lisa Keach.

Also I just wanted to share that we have seen a lot of miracles since coming here. We have seen a lot of minor healings (head aches, sprains, muscle pulls, lymphnode) which I think are a mere shadow of what He will do with us on outreach (and beyond). We have also seen miraculous financial provision. A boy in our class from Palau (a small island in the pacific) needed to raise 4,800 dollars by Friday. After lots of prayer the money (somehow) came in today… all of it! If you need healing, or are struggling with finances feel free to e-mail us: lilkeach@gmail.com and we would gladly pray to Jesus for your breakthrough.

Thank you so much for all of your prayers, support, thoughts, e-mails, and Facebook messages.

Lisa and Morgan Keach
P.S. please pray for our relationship with Jesus, our marriage, our sanity, our trip to Curitiba and that the Lord would go before us and establish His good work there. AMEN

P.P.S We really miss you guys… and Burnout Beach.
Psalm 126
A Song of Ascents.
1 When the LORD brought back the captivity of Zion,
We were like those who dream.
2 Then our mouth was filled with laughter,
And our tongue with singing.
Then they said among the nations,
“The LORD has done great things for them.”
3 The LORD has done great things for us,
And we are glad.

4 Bring back our captivity, O LORD,
As the streams in the South.

5 Those who sow in tears
Shall reap in joy.
6 He who continually goes forth weeping,
Bearing seed for sowing,
Shall doubtless come again with rejoicing,
Bringing his sheaves with him.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Dear friends and family,
Bless the Lord all my soul, and all that is within me, bless His holy name. Psalm 104:1

It is with great excitement that we announce that Lisa is pregnant! Just Kidding, but now that I have got your attention I would like to inform you of where we will be going on outreach. On Friday the 14th we were told the outreach locations and given 15 minutes to pray about it and hear from God. I didn’t want to wait until Friday afternoon, so on Thursday I prayed and asked God to show Lisa or me in a dream where we would be going (I didn’t tell Lisa that I prayed that). On Friday I woke up and Lisa said, “That’s funny, I had a dream that we were ministering in Brazil.”
“Weird,” I didn’t tell her about the prayer, I was feeling playful. So we went to the classroom and Athol, our school leader, announced the locations: the Philippines, Brazil, and South Africa. We were told to go pray.
So Lisa and I prayed. I immediately had peace about Brazil. Lisa was a little confused and said she thought Brazil, but wasn’t certain. She didn’t want to confuse her desires with the voice of the Lord. We prayed again, and she felt the same way. I grabbed a rock and put it behind my back and told her to pick a hand. If she picks the hand with the rock then we are going to Brazil (I was very confident that we were going there). Lisa felt the Holy Spirit lead her into picking my left hand… which had the rock in it. I then told Lisa how I prayed that one of us would have a dream about the outreach location. We went back and told the leaders. Somehow the leaders already knew that’s where we would be going, and asked us to help lead the group as “student leaders.” We are going to Curitiba (Cood a cheeba), Brazil!
As some of you know, Lisa has already spent time in Brazil and she has a big heart for the place. Lisa’s step-grandparents actually live in Curitiba.
I will write another blog within the next week about what we will be doing in Curitiba and how you can help pray for us, our team, and the location.

Prayer requests:
1) That God would go before us in Curitiba.
2) For grace and mercy in our marriage.
3) For physical and spiritual health (we have been feeling exhausted lately).
4) Pray for Tom, a friend who is going to Brazil with us. Tom taught at a school in one of the Dakota’s before coming here. Two of his former students were killed this week.
Thank you so much for your prayers and support. We love and miss all of you, especially Burnout Beach.
Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not His benefits. Psalm 104:2
With love,
Morgan and Lisa Keach

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

1st week


1st Week done:

Our first week of lectures is over. Mark Anderson, the President of Call2All, was our speaker. Check out: call2all.org for more information on the organization that’s primary goal is to complete the Great Commission. You can also listen to this week’s teachings by Mark Anderson at:
http://call2all.org/Media/AllMedia.aspx (be warned: the teachings are super intense).
Mark spoke on a number of topics: Who we are in Christ (II Peter 1), End Times, how to live by the Spirit (Romans 8), what it really means to be a follower of Christ (this really shook us all up), and the dangers of humanism.
A great article on humanism is by Derek Prince: http://www.pastornotes.com/notes/278.pdf . If you are interested in humanism and how it relates to our particular age check out Derek’s message from 1994, it is still very much relevant.
It was a very heavy week, but one that challenged us greatly.

Tuesday was a good night. Mark held a special ministry night for us. He prayed for us to receive the Holy Spirit. What happened as he laid hands on us and prayed was amazing. I jumped to the front of the room because I was hungry for it. The Holy Spirit came crashing into the room pretty heavily. Some of us cried, some of us laughed, some laid down, some rocked, some spoke in unknown tongues, and some jerked as they were filled with the Holy Spirit. One of the students, an 18 year old from Switzerland, kneeled on the floor and cried for an hour. He later told us of how he was partying at home, came here as a last ditch effort to connect with God, and that night was the first time that he really felt God and knew that He is real (praise God).

All in all we are really enjoying our time here. I feel that the Lord has graced our class with a special bond. We seem to be getting along rather well in such a short amount of time. It’s as if the Lord is meshing us together. We are grateful to all of you for supporting us through prayer, finances and encouraging words. We can feel God’s peace in the school and in our marriage. God is good, His plans are good, and there is no better place to live than the center of His will.

Prayer requests:
1) God's grace in pur marraige
2) For guidance, that we would hear Him clearly (this Friday we pray about our outreach locations. Basically they tell us the three locations and we are given 15 minutes to hear from God).
3) Continuing hunger for Him
Thanks and God Bless