We Have News!

We would like to welcome Ken Koontz to the Executive Board. In our January board meetings, the Executive Board voted to add Ken Koontz as our newest member. Congratulations Ken, we are so glad you have agreed to serve in this capacity.

We also are very excited to announce details of a number of important events coming your way in 2020!

  • Convo 2020 theme “Reclaiming the Land” - speakers include Rick and Denise Renner, Philip Renner, Darrell Sutton, Brad Spurlock, Dr Bill Buker and others. Make sure to make your plans now to attend July 8-10, 2020 at the Crown Plaza in Addison, TX.
  • The Spring Regional event will take place in Tulsa, Ok March 6-7, 2020 with speakers Pam Sharp, Dr John Chasteen, and hosted by Dr James Barber. Register here.
  • New Event Announcement - February 21, 2020 6:30 - 8:30 our first local monthly WMF Friday Evening Fellowship meeting will be held with Dale and Judy Leander hosting these events at a Tulsa restaurant TBD.
  • Fall WMF Marriage Workshop with Bob and LaRue McDaniel October 1-3, 2020 at New Beginning Fellowship Church in Oklahoma City, OK.
  • Make sure you watch for other State Fellowship events around the country that will be held this spring and fall. Each will be publicized via Realm (the WMF App), an email by state, and listed on the WMF calendar as we receive them. State Directors - please notify the WMF Office of your plans as early as possible so we can help promote these important events.

I am looking forward to connecting with as many of you as possible at these events this year. It would help us immensely if you would register early and let us know of your plans to join us. We are making arrangements even now for what we believe will be an incredible year. God is moving, and we are working to make sure we are in step with all that he has in store for us! Hope to see you soon!

Wishing you all God’s best,

Dr Tim McKitrick

Merry Christmas

I am SO VERY THANKFUL….

I usually take some time at the end of each year to look back at all that has happened since this time last year.

There have been some incredible victories, some rough times, and a few outright heart-breaking losses along the way…but God has been faithful through them all.

I do hope that my yearly goals set the trajectory for each coming year. But, I am even more glad that I can KNOW that the Lord will actively intervene in the struggles that are often our daily reality.

One of my favorite scriptures comes to mind: “Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails” (Proverbs 19:21 NIV).

I want to encourage you today. If you are tired, worn and /or more than a little weary, God is still there. He has not changed. He is still good. He still loves you and is actively working on your behalf.

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose” (Rom 8:28).

In the middle of our pain and struggles,
In the middle of our victories and our failures,
In the middle of all the noise in today’s society,
God is still good.

God is still on the throne… he still saves, he still heals, he still comforts. God does not change.

For me, that is what Christmas is all about… God being good to us. I am so thankful Jesus came to save.

Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas and a very, very happy New Year!


Tim McKitrick

A Hero In Our Midst ...

Johnny Robinson

This month I wanted to celebrate the incredible accomplishments of one of our own. World Ministry Fellowship is made up many amazing people, but because of the size and scope of our organization, you may not have heard some of their stories. We have such a wealth of diversity in our fellowship, I wanted to introduce you to a hero in our midst, and to share some of their good news as well.

On Aug 3, 2019 Johnny Robinson was inducted into the Professional Football Hall of Fame.

Yesterday I spoke with Johnny Robinson, and he gave me permission to share his wonderful story with you, our WMF membership. He said it was a long time coming, but God had a plan.

You will learn his incredible football history in the video below, but there is much more to Johnny’s legacy than football. Mr. Robinson heeded the call of God to enter ministry and founded the Johnny Robinson Boy’s Home in Monroe, LA in 1980. He has faithfully continued to run that ministry to troubled boys for the last 39 years.

A few years ago, Gov. John Bel Edwards proclaimed that May 1, 2016, be known as Johnny Robinson's Boys Home Day because it "has successfully facilitated thousands of youth from all over the State of Louisiana." That is the level of influence Johnny has had on his community.

I later learned that Johnny has also had to overcome many obstacles over the years. He speaks very carefully now because of aphasia - a speech-halting sickness that lingered after a stroke he suffered following quadruple bypass surgery nearly 10 years ago. Johnny fought through that stroke, and he beat the non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and thyroid cancer that followed within the same year. Even so, today at the young age of 81, you will still find him spending most of his time making sure the Boys Home runs smoothly.

It is so good to see this amazing man of God celebrated. Please click on the following link to view the Hall of Fame awards ceremony video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZS4D_NDz0Dg

Johnny has been a member of World Ministry Fellowship since 1981, and asked that we pray for his ministry through the Boys home because “it is very challenging working with 16-year-old kids off the street….”

Johnny Robinson, you are in our prayers, and we are proud of you!

Thank you for all you are doing for the Kingdom!

Kindest Regards,

Tim McKitrick

PS You can learn more about Johnny at
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Robinson_(safety) .

The Season of the Feast of Tabernacles

As I write this email, I am thinking about the season we are in on the Jewish calendar. Yesterday was the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur), a solemn preparation to enter his presence. So now is the season for the Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot) celebrations in Israel – a feast that speaks of glory, of harvest, of joy, and of rest in God. I see in these things our foundation for great hope in what is yet to come!

I love how the illustrations in the Old Testament serve as types and shadows to instruct and encourage us who live under the grace of the New Testament. The Feasts (Passover, Pentecost and Tabernacles) illustrate God’s planned progression for our Christian walk and growth in the Body of Christ. The pattern shows us the journey from bondage to new birth in Christ (Passover), to empowerment and fullness in the Holy Spirit (Pentecost), and then on to maturity and fruitful harvest (Tabernacles).

The Apostle Paul tells us, “Now if the ministry that brought death, which was engraved in letters on stone, came with glory, so that the Israelites could not look steadily at the face of Moses because of its glory, fading though it was, will not the ministry of the Spirit be even more glorious (1 Cor 3:7-8)?”

To this question my heart shouts a resounding YES! And we are part of the Holy Spirit’s glorious work!

Paul also tells us that the Holy Spirit is a deposit of our inheritance (Eph 1:13-14), a little bit of the more which is to come. And if the fullness of the Holy Spirit is just a deposit of that which is yet to come, as amazing as that experience is, how incredibly glorious must the church’s full maturity in her inheritance become!

How glorious it will be to see the Body of Christ come into maturity without spot or wrinkle (Eph 5:27)! And this is what we as ministers of the Gospel are called to facilitate, the maturing of God’s people. “To prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ” (Eph 4:12-13).

The Feast of Tabernacles is a harvest feast that speaks prophetically to the great outpouring of the Holy Spirit and harvest to come. It is a harvest feast that in the natural celebrates the glory of God with the Israelites in the wilderness, so how much more will its spiritual fulfillment in the coming age mean to you and me?

Be encouraged, my friend, you are part of God’s master plan!

Sincerely,

Tim McKitrick

It is Time to Take the Next Step

For many people, this is a time of year for new beginnings. Students take their first step into a new school or training adventure. Moms drop their kids off at school for the first time, or perhaps see them leave the nest to venture out on their own. Other folks may have secured a new job or are beginning a new season of life.

Whatever the challenge, it is often quite intimidating. For some it will mean a first step into a completely new environment or assignment. But for others, it will be an equally exciting, and very important next step, into the fulfillment of their calling in God.

Has God been talking with you about that next step he wants you to take?

I would like to encourage you to learn from the lessons of the Israelites in the wilderness. When you are going through the wilderness (difficult situations) on your way to God’s promised land, don’t stop. Don’t give up on your promise, and don’t stop your journey! Know that God is still with you, He is still on the throne, and He still wants you to step into the good things He has planned for you.

Be bold enough to take that next step in possessing your inheritance, your promised land. God is faithful.

Please know that your ministry family in World Ministry Fellowship is proud of you, of your efforts in God’s kingdom, and your perseverance to maintain a Godly influence on those around you in this life. We are all in this struggle together!

Your kingdom breakthrough, your inheritance, is just a little further down the road. God is with you, keep moving. It is time to take the next step.

We are cheering for you!

All the best,

Tim McKitrick

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