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Please Pray for Men’s Groups to launch out of a local church retreat that starts tonight!

Pray for a new church partnership within our Local community tonight and tomorrow morning!

Hey Friends,
Please pray for me tonight as I go to a men’s retreat/conference at a local church in our community and form new friendships and partner with the men’s ministry to launch men’s recovery groups in the coming weeks. As you know, We are Bringing hope and healing through Christ to Men and their families to find FREEDOM from addiction and to
THRIVE in LIFE.

Just a month ago I received a phone call from a friend who I know at the church retreat asking if I could help him launch some groups for men to begin to experience hope and healing in a safe place with other men who share the same struggles.
Of course I was excited about this!!!

Please pray that men respond positively tomorrow using some individual response cards and that we are able to launch several “Conquer Groups” (the first stage of the same recovery process I went through) using “The Conquer Series” DVDs.
Thank you for praying for us in this War for the hearts of Men and their families,

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Come see us at the park! 🔅 and Does anyone have a car freed up? 🚗

Dear Friends,
We are EXCITED to say we are all

Going North again for a Visit!

We wish we could visit all of you!! you know, have a meal, hangout, and just enjoy catching up. But time is limited, and we are bringing all the kids so we will have all of their “crazy” too!

So maybe missed our little get together last time we were in town over the summer, but we are gonna do it again!!
We will be intentionally playing at playground sometime during the week of 10/16 to 10/23 and will keep you posted as to the details, to be announced!

In the meantime we are reaching out as well to see
Does anyone have a reliable vehicle we could borrow during our visit?
Yes, I wrote that part big so as to make sure you saw it! 🙂
But seriously, let us know if you have access to a vehicle that you wouldn’t mind us driving while we visit. We will be traveling only inside the Capital Region this visit.

In His Grace and in His Hands always,
John, (For Ellen, Maddie Mae, Evie and Noah)

It’s a Boy!!! and “I don’t even care about the pizza!…”


It’s a Boy!

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We welcomed little Noah John Fleming the third week of June!!  He weighed in at 8 lbs 10 oz and 21″ long.  We have been so blessed by the outpouring of so many of your cards, gifts, and love since his arrival. We are so very grateful. As you may know, we moved to a new home only a month before he was born so we have not only been catching up with the unpacking but also with our new little one. We hadn’t planned the timing of moving AND delivering a baby within two months but the Lord and many of you all have emotionally supported us in the transition.  We are grateful for your prayers and financial support as you have been with us in the process. Stay tuned for more cute pictures of our little man and his doting sisters!

“I don’t even care about the pizza. I just love
the conversation”

…. said a football player at a Florida high school campus where we have a new Cru movement. It was just several weeks back and it was during one of his first meetings with our staff and students there. One of our Cru staff members named Brittany and some Cru volunteers were on his campus in Central Florida. They had planned a Cru community group during the lunch. It was the first one of its kind that they held on campus. Brittany went into the classroom they had reserved during lunch for the meeting and there were about 15 football players eating lunch in that room. It was their place where they normally ate during lunch. They invited the players to stay and all of them watched a video of a football player giving his testimony.

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“Snapshot” cards are an evangelism tool developed by our Cru staff featuring our very own first born (at bottom of the image above)

It was providential that it was a video focused specifically on things to which football players could relate. Afterwards they invited them to play a card game with the “Snapshot Cards” (an evangelistic tool for asking questions about faith and starting spiritual conversations) developed this year by our team at Cru Headquarters. One of the football players named Vikram** had come to our previous Cru meetings and picked one of the cards that reflected his life and he shared with two other football players about it. At the end one of the two he shared with said “are we going to do this again next week? I don’t even care about the pizza. I just love the conversation!” Brittany said “Yes, we’ll meet again next week.” Later Brittany learned that Vikram had made a decision to trust Christ with his life that day!

Please pray for Vikram, the two lacrosse players, and so many other students Brittany and many other volunteers on her team are serving. We are honored to operationally support Brittany, her volunteers, and so many others representing Cru because of our partnership with you!
**names changed for privacy.


Reaching Students with Instagram!?

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watch a video featuring Brittany on how to use instagram to start a ministry to students at JohnAndEllenFleming.com/instagram


#PrayForOrlando to Grieve and Heal
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A candlelight vigil held at the site of the shooting
Please pray for the devastation left in the wake of the 49 deaths and many wounded after the tragic events of June 12th here in Orlando. We pray that the local Church would love and surround the hurting and lost no matter what, just like Jesus would.

Prayer Requests
  • For Vikram and other new believers
  • For many of our students and adults we have sent on missions this summer reaching teens in over 14 countries… for spiritual growth and safety and continuing to bring that passion back home to their neighborhoods and school campuses as classes start this month
  • To be parents who love their kids through every season, authentic and vulnerable
  • For good health for our little ones the rest of this summer as they have adventures of all kinds =)
  • PRAISE GOD for a new home and new opportunities to be Jesus to neighbors in a new community (we’ve already met several)
  • That Jesus will always be our FIRST Love
  • For Noah John to grow and develop in healthy ways
  • PLEASE PRAY for all the Orlando Families impacted by the shooting on June 12.
We Moved!


We bought a new house in the same area at the following address: 14612 Michener Trail, Orlando, FL 32828. There will be over $16,000 in baby hospital bills and final move in expenses with our new home. Please pray for the Lord’s provision for us financially with that and let us know if you are able to help us financially.  We are grateful for your support and prayers.


Family Photo Shoot
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Shown above are some recent photos from a photo shoot thanks to our photographer friend!

Here is a printable version of this update: June2016NewsletterfromtheFlemings

 

Please pray and share with others our Open House tomorrow in Albany

Please Pray for and SHARE about our Open House Tomorrow 1 to 4 pm (so we can sell our place)!


We need your prayers and your VOICE to not only ask God to provide a great buyer for our house, but for you to share with any friends on facebook about our open house tomorrow from 1pm to 4pm at 19 Glenwood St, Albany, NY 12208.

We have a facebook fan page where you can LIKE it and share it with anyone you think might be looking for a house.

CLICK HERE TO GO TO OUR FAN PAGE
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We are offering $300 incentive to the person who refers us to the buyer after we close on the house, and 2% to the buyer’s agent.

You can see our house for sale on realtor.com at 19glenwoodst.com

Trusting him for our Future in His Hands,

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Happy Easter Video from the Fleming Girls!

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Our girls wanted to bring a little Happy Easter greeting to your family from ours. Click the video below to watch! (okay, so they had a little prompting, but they are sweet!)

And last but not least, a little sing-along song by our Big Girl on easter!

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