Harvest Blessings from Jeff and Kathi Pelton
Dear Friends and Ministry Partners,
Fall has brought about a new season of travel and ministry for us. Our 31st wedding anniversary fell on Rosh Hashanah this year (September 24th). As we passed into the Jewish New Year we knew that we were personally crossing into a time of acceleration and blessing. Though we have always ministered together, in the past years we often traveled separately due to raising our children and desiring stability for them in the midst of their formative years. Our youngest child is now 19 and we felt the release to begin to have all of our travel for ministry be together. The Holy Spirit confirmed a time of blessing upon us through Haggai 2.
‘From this day on, from this twenty-fourth day of the ninth month, give careful thought to the day when the foundation of the Lord’s temple was laid. Give careful thought: Is there yet any seed left in the barn? Until now, the vine and the fig tree, the pomegranate and the olive tree have not borne fruit. “ ‘From this day on I will bless you.’ ” Haggai 2:18-19
We began with a trip to British Columbia, Canada for leadership meetings. Going back to Canada together was like going home and having the most wonderful family reunion with the leaders that we spent many years walking with. We love walking with our Northern neighbors and French and English Canadian family. From Canada we had one day to travel to Southern Oregon to teach at The Glorious Rising conference together. We experienced a greater level of moving in the prophetic and in ministering together. We were immersed in His presence each day of our travels. We will travel to meet with our Light Streams ministry team in Northern California in early November and then to Southern California in late November before returning home for a family Thanksgiving.
We are loving our new home and property in Eugene, Oregon. The rains have begun and they have brought a refreshing to both the land and to our souls. We are a part of a church planting development team in Springfield, Oregon with a wonderful group of people who walk in both honor and intimacy with the Lord and with one another. Most of the team has been trained and raised up through Bethel Church in Redding, California. Along with working with the church development team we are making preparations to open our property up for ministry teams and leaders who need a place of retreat, restoration, new vision and refreshing. The Lord has blessed us with such a beautiful property to share with those who need refreshing.
We are also in the process of setting up our first official website that will serve as a hub for all that we are doing from writing to travel to humanitarian outreaches. Be watching for it and for the announcement of our new umbrella name. Our writing blog “Oceans in the Desert” will be linked to the website.
Please continue in prayer for us as we travel, minister and live by faith in this new land that the Lord has led us to. The Lord has made it clear that we are to remain walking in faith for our daily provision and make all of our time available for ministry. If you are interested in partnering with us in prayer or financially contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Blessing to you, your family and your nation! Thank you again for walking with us as we walk step by step with our Savior.
Jeff and Kathi Pelton