|Dear Aglow Friends:|
New Year Blessings to all of you and your families in the year of our Lord 2022!
Let me take a moment to acknowledge the losses many of us experienced in 2021. Some of our warrior leaders’ spouses transitioned to heaven last year; and others lost parents, relatives, and friends. We appreciated the messages of condolence you sent to acknowledge our grief. Our hearts continue to pray for those who have experienced these great losses, from 2 Corinthians 1:3-5 (TPT):
“All praises belong to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. For He is the Father of tender mercy and the God of endless comfort. He always comes alongside us to comfort us in every suffering so that we can come alongside those who are in any painful trial. We can bring them this same comfort that God has poured out upon us. And just as we experience the abundance of Christ’s own sufferings, even more of God’s comfort will cascade upon us through our union with Christ.”
The National Team has released Danyele to take some time off to mourn the passing of her son Jimmy. The rest of the team, like the V-formation of geese travelling together, have moved into place and are carrying our beloved friend and general at this time.
As we look into 2022 from heaven’s perspective, it is clear that many Books of Heaven were concluded last year, and new Books are opening up for us all. My heartthrob for this letter is to share with you the Father’s heart concerning how Aglow International Canada will advance with Him, resting in faith in this new Era of the Holy Spirit.
Since we stepped into the year 5781 in the Hebraic calendar, the Lord has been speaking, that in this decade, we will continue to experience the greater works of the Holy Spirit within us, His Ekklesia, and see the greater manifestations of His Glory and Power through His body. This year, in which His Glory will cover the earth, will be an exciting one for the Ekklesia.
We are a Kingdom movement passionate about seeing people walking in the freedom of their identity in Christ. In an era in which the enemy is doing his best to encroach on that freedom, Aglow has been called into continuing to upgrade, with a singular focus on the King and the advancement of His kingdom on earth as it is in heaven. What a supernatural opportunity lies before us!
I believe the word of the Lord to Aglow in this era is to “be an army that glows in the dark”, covering our entire nation with the glorious light of Jesus Christ despite the gross darkness.
Isaiah 60:1 says it all:
For your light has come!
And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you.”
God’s clarion call to us now is “Arise!” This is our hour to arise with brave hearts as Kingdom warriors. It is time to build with God and to rebuild broken places in our society and nation with God-breathed strategies. What does God want to build in your region and community this year? Determine to partner with God by praying AND engaging.
Restrictions and lockdowns will not stop us. Opportunities to use different media to connect remain open to us, and our Kingdom Connect Calls will continue to be a forum where we gather to be equipped and activated.
Many of you brilliant warriors already know that prophetic voices have been declaring this will be a busy harvest year in the Kingdom of God. Therefore, now is the time to put our hands to the plow and not look back.
May we run to our spheres of influence in our communities and shine as carriers of God’s Kingdom agenda and His solutions for this generation.
Together in Kingdom Advance,
VP Aglow Canada / Leader Development