Please pray with me…Sis. Hoblet from the Warren, Michigan Assembly (Br. Waters church), is in Paris, France this weekend. She has been travelling Europe the past month, on a mission, finding God’s people and reuniting fellowship. This sister is amazing!!! She will be 80 this December and she is not weary in the Lord at all!! She reminds me of Caleb, in Joshua 14:10b-12,"I am this day fourscore and five years old (85). As yet I am strong this day as I was in the day that Moses sent me: as my strength now, for war, both to go out, and to come in. Now therefore give me this mountain…..if so the Lord will be with me, then I shall be able to drive them out, as the Lord said." Caleb was 40 when Moses sent him to spy out the land, and yet 45 years later, and many experiences under his belt, he was still on fire for the Lord!!! He had seen it all! The discouragements and the victories, the judgements of the Lord, and the blessings of the children of Israel in the wilderness. And to think that Caleb’s only friend that survived the perils of the wilderness with him was Joshua! This spiritual strength and physical stamina is definitely present in Sis. Hoblet. There is something special about her generation. I look at my generation, and my heart is pricked. Where are the Sis. Hoblet’s of my generation? I may have the physical stamina, but what about the spiritual strength?? Am I moved to easily by my circumstances?? Am I looking around me, and not looking up?? Do I REALLY believe that God is ALMIGHTY?? How easily am I discouraged??? My heart is humbled….."I NEED YOU, LORD!"
Sis. Hoblet has really been an inspiration to me. She is one of those people that when you leave her presence you feel closer to the Lord. I thoroughly enjoyed her spiritual wisdom through her "metaphorical garden", I will never look at a garden the same! I was only able to spend a few hours with her when she passed our way here in London, with her lovely granddaughter Jacqui, last month, but I’m so glad I did! She came to be with us and our people for a few days. She left our people so encouraged and blessed. Like I said, what an inspiration!! London was just the beginning of her journey. She was on her way to Holland seeking God’s people. Being Dutch herself she had contacts to look up and new contacts to visit with. She has such a burning desire to spread the Gospel of Jesus here in Europe. This is what I mean about Caleb! She wants to take this "mountain". Please pray with me that the seed that she has planted will now grow. She is going to have church in Paris this weekend. Her desire is for all of us to gather together, from Holland, Belguim, Paris, and London and fellowship. She has been "mountain climbing" for the past 5 weeks, seeking, looking, and being with God’s people. I have this burden now for Europe! Now that I’m here, I can see the need of the Gospel of Jesus, but not just here in England, but all of Europe. Because of my friends, Neil and Cherie Morse, we have travelled to Germany, and we have met God’s people that are longing for a closer walk with God. So please pray with me…….God will send REVIVAL…..to all of Europe, and the seeds that have been planted by Sis. Hoblet, Br. Neil Morse, and Br. Jonathan Goodwin will GROW! It takes the Master Gardener to water the soil, He needs to rain down on us, HIS SPIRIT!! In the meantime, we must "go into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature." Mark 16:15 and then wait….and pray……for the rain.