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o:href="cid:image001.gif@01CD26C7.F7BB7F60"/> </v:shape><![endif]--><![if !vml]><img width=750 height=144 src="Women%20of%20YFC%20-%20April%202012_files/image001.gif" alt="http://www.yfci.org/yfci/images/hats/hands-across-the-seas.gif" v:shapes="Picture_x0020_1"><![endif]></p> </td> </tr> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:1'> <td colspan=2 style='background:#B8017C;padding:0in 0in 0in 0in'> <p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"; color:#00A0C6'>&nbsp; a ministry to the women of Youth for Christ</span></b></p> </td> </tr> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:2'> <td colspan=2 style='background:#B8017C;padding:0in 0in 0in 0in'> <p class=MsoNormal><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_2" o:spid="_x0000_i1026" type="#_x0000_t75" alt="http://www.yfci.org/yfci/images/hats/waves5.gif" style='width:562.5pt;height:40.5pt'> <v:imagedata src="Women%20of%20YFC%20-%20April%202012_files/image002.gif" o:href="cid:image002.gif@01CD26C7.F7BB7F60"/> </v:shape><![endif]--><![if !vml]><img width=750 height=54 src="Women%20of%20YFC%20-%20April%202012_files/image002.gif" alt="http://www.yfci.org/yfci/images/hats/waves5.gif" v:shapes="Picture_x0020_2"><![endif]></p> </td> </tr> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:3'> <td width=250 valign=top style='width:187.5pt;background:#B8017C;padding: 0in 0in 0in 0in'> <table class=MsoNormalTable border=0 cellspacing=0 cellpadding=0 width=230 style='width:172.5pt;mso-cellspacing:0in;mso-yfti-tbllook:1184;mso-padding-alt: 0in 0in 0in 0in'> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:0;mso-yfti-firstrow:yes;mso-yfti-lastrow:yes'> <td width=250 style='width:187.5pt;padding:3.75pt 3.75pt 3.75pt 3.75pt'> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";color:white'>&nbsp;</span><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>April 2012<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";color:white'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Gisha","sans-serif";color:#FABF8F'>2 Corinthians 1:3-4<br> <span class=text>Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort,</span> <span class=text>who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.</span><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";color:white'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Gisha","sans-serif";color:#FFC000'>2 Corinthiens 1:3-4<br> Bni soit Dieu, le Pre de notre Seigneur Jsus Christ, le Pre des misricordes et le Dieu de toute consolation, qui nous console dans toutes nos afflictions, afin que, par la consolation dont nous sommes l'objet de la part de Dieu, nous puissions consoler ceux qui se trouvent dans quelque l'affliction!<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Gisha","sans-serif";color:#FFC000'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Gisha","sans-serif";color:#FABF8F'>2 Corintios 1:3-4<br> Alabado sea el Dios y Padre de nuestro Seor Jesucristo, Padre misericordioso y Dios de toda consolacin,<sup id=es-NVI-28759>4</sup> quien nos consuela en todas nuestras tribulaciones para que con el mismo consuelo que de Dios hemos recibido, tambin nosotros podamos consolar a todos los que sufren.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Gisha","sans-serif";color:#FABF8F'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Gisha","sans-serif";color:#FFC000'>2 Corntios 1:3-4<br> Bendito seja o Deus e Pai de nosso Senhor Jesus Cristo, o Pai das misericrdias e Deus de toda a consolao, que nos consola em toda a nossa tribulao, para que tambm possamos consolar os que estiverem em alguma tribulao, pela consolao com que ns mesmos somos consolados por Deus.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <div class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"'> <hr size=2 width="100%" align=center> </span></div> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Gisha","sans-serif";color:#FFC000'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";color:white'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'>&nbsp;<span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";color:white'>&nbsp;</span><strong><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#92CDDC'>Email addresses:</span><span style='color:#92CDDC'><o:p></o:p></span></strong></p> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto;text-align:center'><strong><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family: "Verdana","sans-serif";color:white'>Jenny Wraight:</span></strong><span style='font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";color:white'><br> </span><u><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"; color:blue'><a href="mailto:jenny.wraight@yfci.net" title="mailto:jenny.wraight@yfci.net&#10;blocked::mailto:jenny.wraight@yfci.net&#10;mailto:jenny.wraight@yfci.net&#10;blocked::mailto:jenny.wraight@yfci.net&#10;mailto:jenny.wraight@yfci.net&#10;blocked::mailto:jenny.wraight@yfci.net&#10;mailto:jenny.wraight@yfci.net&#10;blocked::mailto:je"><strong><span style='font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";color:white'>jenny.wraight@yfci.net</span></strong></a></span></u></p> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto;text-align:center'><strong><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family: "Verdana","sans-serif";color:#92CDDC'>Gail Williams:</span></strong><span style='font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";color:#92CDDC'><br> <a href="mailto:gail.williams@yfci.org" title="mailto:gail.williams@yfci.org&#10;blocked::mailto:gail.williams@yfci.org&#10;mailto:gail.williams@yfci.org&#10;blocked::mailto:gail.williams@yfci.org&#10;mailto:gail.williams@yfci.org&#10;blocked::mailto:gail.williams@yfci.org&#10;mailto:gail.williams@yfci.org&#10;blocked::mailto:ga"><strong><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";color:#92CDDC'>gail.williams@yfci.org</span></strong></a><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p align=center style='text-align:center'><strong><span style='font-size: 10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";color:white'>Linda Stershic:</span></strong><b><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";color:white'><br> </span></b><span style='font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";color:white'><a href="mailto:linda.stershic@yfci.net" title="mailto:linda.stershic@yfci.net&#10;blocked::mailto:linda.stershic@yfci.net&#10;mailto:linda.stershic@yfci.net&#10;blocked::mailto:linda.stershic@yfci.net&#10;mailto:linda.stershic@yfci.net&#10;blocked::mailto:linda.stershic@yfci.net&#10;mailto:linda.stershic@yfci.net&#10;blocked::ma"><strong><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";color:white'>linda.stershic@yfci.net</span></strong></a></span>&nbsp;</p> <div class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"'> <hr size=2 width="100%" align=center> </span></div> <p align=center style='text-align:center'><br> <strong><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"; color:#92CDDC'>Our translators:</span></strong><strong><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";color:#92CDDC'><o:p></o:p></span></strong></p> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto;text-align:center'><strong><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family: "Verdana","sans-serif";color:white'>Franais:</span></strong><b><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";color:white'><br> <strong><span style='font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Sara Klopfenstein</span></strong><br> </span></b><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"; color:white'><a href="mailto:manusaraklop@worldonline.fr"><strong><span style='font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";color:white'>manusaraklop@worldonline.fr</span></strong></a></span><span style='color:white'><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto;text-align:center'><strong><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family: "Verdana","sans-serif";color:#92CDDC'>Espaol</span></strong><span style='font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";color:#92CDDC'><br> </span><strong><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"; color:#92CDDC'>Madeline Boller</span></strong><span style='font-family: "Verdana","sans-serif";color:#92CDDC'><br> <a href="mailto:madyboller@yahoo.com" title="mailto:madyboller@yahoo.com&#10;blocked::mailto:madyboller@yahoo.com&#10;mailto:madyboller@yahoo.com&#10;blocked::mailto:madyboller@yahoo.com&#10;mailto:madyboller@yahoo.com&#10;blocked::mailto:madyboller@yahoo.com&#10;mailto:madyboller@yahoo.com&#10;blocked::mailto:madyboller@yahoo"><strong><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";color:#92CDDC'>madyboller@yahoo.com</span></strong></a><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p align=center style='text-align:center'><strong><span style='font-size: 10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";color:white'>Portugus</span></strong><b><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";color:white'><br> <strong><span style='font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Eliane Werner</span></strong><u><br> </u></span></b><strong><u><span lang=FR style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family: "Verdana","sans-serif";color:white;mso-ansi-language:FR'><a href="mailto:nanewerner1@gmail.com"><span style='color:white;font-weight: normal'>nanewerner1@gmail.com</span></a></span></u></strong><strong><u><span lang=FR style='font-size:10.0pt;color:white;mso-ansi-language:FR'><o:p></o:p></span></u></strong></p> <div class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"'> <hr size=2 width="100%" align=center> </span></div> <p align=center style='text-align:center'><strong><span style='font-size: 10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";color:yellow'>Do you have prayer request? email:</span></strong></p> <p align=center style='text-align:center'><strong><span lang=FR style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Trebuchet MS","sans-serif";color:yellow; mso-ansi-language:FR'>Est-ce que vous avez un sujet de prire? Adresse e-mail:</span></strong><span style='font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"; color:white'><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><strong><span lang=ES-VE style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Trebuchet MS","sans-serif"; color:yellow;mso-ansi-language:ES-VE'>Tienes una peticin de oracin?&nbsp; </span></strong><strong><span lang=FR style='font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Trebuchet MS","sans-serif";color:yellow;mso-ansi-language: FR'>Email:</span></strong><span lang=FR style='color:yellow;mso-ansi-language: FR'><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><span lang=FR style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Trebuchet MS","sans-serif";color:yellow; mso-ansi-language:FR'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><strong><span lang=PT-BR style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"; color:yellow;mso-ansi-language:PT-BR'>Voc tem um pedido de orao?</span></strong><strong><span lang=PT-BR style='font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";mso-ansi-language: PT-BR'><o:p></o:p></span></strong></p> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><strong><span lang=PT-BR style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"; color:yellow;mso-ansi-language:PT-BR'>E-mail:</span></strong><span lang=FR style='mso-ansi-language:FR'><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><span lang=FR style='color:yellow;mso-ansi-language:FR'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><strong><u><span lang=PT-BR style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"; color:yellow;mso-ansi-language:PT-BR;font-weight:normal'><a href="mailto:gail.williams@yfci.net"><b><span style='color:yellow'>gail.williams@yfci.net</span></b></a></span></u></strong><strong><u><span lang=PT-BR style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"; mso-ansi-language:PT-BR;font-weight:normal'><o:p></o:p></span></u></strong></p> <div class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"'> <hr size=2 width="100%" align=center> </span></div> <p align=center style='text-align:center'><strong><span style='font-size: 10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";color:silver'>To subcribe to Hands Across the Sea, email:</span></strong></p> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><strong><span lang=FR style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Trebuchet MS","sans-serif"; color:silver;mso-ansi-language:FR'>Pour vous abonner Hands Across the Seas, Adresse e-mail :</span></strong><span style='color:white'><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><span style='color:white'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><strong><span lang=FR style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Trebuchet MS","sans-serif"; color:silver;mso-ansi-language:FR'>Para registrarte en Hands Across the Seas, Email:</span></strong><span lang=FR style='color:silver;mso-ansi-language: FR'><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><span lang=FR style='color:silver;mso-ansi-language:FR'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><strong><span lang=FR style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Trebuchet MS","sans-serif"; color:silver;mso-ansi-language:FR'>Para receber o  Hands Across the Seas , </span></strong><strong><span lang=PT-BR style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Trebuchet MS","sans-serif"; color:silver;mso-ansi-language:PT-BR'>E-mail:</span></strong><strong><span lang=PT-BR style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Trebuchet MS","sans-serif"; mso-ansi-language:PT-BR'><o:p></o:p></span></strong></p> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><span lang=FR style='mso-ansi-language:FR'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p><span style='font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";color:white'><a href="mailto:jenny.wraight@yfci.net" title="mailto:jenny.wraight@yfci.net&#10;blocked::mailto:jenny.wraight@yfci.net&#10;mailto:jenny.wraight@yfci.net&#10;blocked::mailto:jenny.wraight@yfci.net&#10;mailto:jenny.wraight@yfci.net&#10;blocked::mailto:jenny.wraight@yfci.net"><strong><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";color:silver'>jenny.wraight@yfci.net</span></strong></a><o:p></o:p></span></p> <div class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"'> <hr size=2 width="100%" align=center> </span></div> <p align=center style='text-align:center'><span style='font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"; color:white'><a href="http://www.yfci.org/" title="http://www.yfci.org/&#10;blocked::http://www.yfci.org/&#10;http://www.yfci.org/"><strong><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";color:aqua'>Youth for Christ website</span></strong></a></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> </table> </td> <td width=500 valign=top style='width:375.0pt;background:#FF7DFF;padding: 0in 0in 0in 0in'> <table class=MsoNormalTable border=0 cellspacing=0 cellpadding=0 width=480 style='width:5.0in;mso-cellspacing:0in;mso-yfti-tbllook:1184;mso-padding-alt: 0in 0in 0in 0in'> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:0;mso-yfti-firstrow:yes;mso-yfti-lastrow:yes'> <td width="100%" style='width:100.0%;padding:3.75pt 3.75pt 3.75pt 3.75pt'> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-bottom:12.0pt'><b><span style='font-size: 10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";color:#510051'>&nbsp;</span></b><strong><span style='font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";color:black'>English<o:p></o:p></span></strong></p> <div style='border:solid windowtext 1.0pt;padding:1.0pt 4.0pt 1.0pt 4.0pt'> <p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; color:#984806'>BIO: Gail Williams is the wife of Larry who is the Vice President of Ministries and Field Operations for Youth for Christ International. Gail and Larry have been involved with Youth for Christ for 36 years. They have 2 married children and 5 grandsons. Gail is a member of the prayer ministry team of YFCI.<o:p></o:p></span></p> </div> <p class=MsoPlainText><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"'>I love having those moments with people when I have the freedom to sit with them for a while and listen to what they have to say about, well, anything!&nbsp; Often, I am with a friend.&nbsp; Sometimes I am with someone I don't know at all; a stranger to me, but I listen.&nbsp; I thank God for this opportunity to share in a deep joy or sorrow, a point of concern or a simple pleasure.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoPlainText><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoPlainText><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"'>Often, at some point in the conversation, my &quot;inner man&quot; senses are heightened.&nbsp; It's as if God is saying to me, &quot;Gail!&nbsp; Hear this!&nbsp; This is a moment, a holy moment of incredible authenticity that needs to be heard&quot;.&nbsp; I don't know why, but I am always astounded when this happens; when God says, &quot;Pay attention!&quot; and I &quot;hear someone's heart&quot;.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoPlainText><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoPlainText><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"'>Then there are moments when I am &quot;hearing someone's heart&quot; and I find my heart and mind are fully captured because I find myself in their story.&nbsp; Feelings and thoughts arise that are so real that I seem to be reliving moments as if those moments had just happened.&nbsp; I connect.&nbsp; I laugh, I cry, I rejoice, I remember.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoPlainText><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoPlainText><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"'>It happened this week.&nbsp; A friend was sharing the pain of feeling beat up, used and betrayed by others.&nbsp; I &quot;heard his heart&quot; though his words and tears.&nbsp; He was broken.&nbsp; The wonder and awe of life had been figuratively beaten out of him by other's actions, words, thoughtlessness and simply, bad theology that was pressed on him.&nbsp; He was expected to follow &quot;their&quot; line of thinking and teaching because, after all, he was in leadership at that church. &nbsp;If what this friend experienced wasn't spiritual abuse, it was very close to it.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoPlainText><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoPlainText><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"'>In his heart of hearts he still believed in God and what Christ did for him on the cross, he still believed that the church was and is vitally important, and he believed that the people who hurt him were not malicious people; misguided maybe, but not people who intentionally tried to do him harm.&nbsp; But, he told me that the kind of Christianity he was participating in wasn't working anymore in his life.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoPlainText><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoPlainText><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"'>Here was a man who had invested his life in the church and others, weeping in confusion, pain and loss.&nbsp; He wept for others with whom he had relationship, who felt the same pain he was experiencing.&nbsp; He wept for his family and all the pain that they had experienced.&nbsp; He was overwhelmed with loss, grief and shame.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoPlainText><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoPlainText><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"'>I cried.&nbsp; I cried for him.&nbsp; I cried because I had experienced painful, life stealing woundings from church leadership.&nbsp; And what followed was a 2 Corinthians 1:3-5 moment.&nbsp; He needed to hear comforting words of encouragement from another whom God had comforted through similar experiences.&nbsp; He needed to know that there was healing available to him, because God claimed that He could and would heal.&nbsp; He needed to know that God had healed me.&nbsp; He needed the comfort of someone who would not judge him, those who had hurt him, or &quot;the church&quot;.&nbsp; Yes, we connected but more was needed.&nbsp; Someone more was needed.&nbsp; Christ.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoPlainText><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoPlainText><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"'>So, we went to the Cross.&nbsp; We went to the place and the Person that he still trusted and believed in.&nbsp; We confessed the sins that were perpetrated against him.&nbsp; We forgave those who had harmed him.&nbsp; We released them to God's own tender care.&nbsp; Then we asked the Holy Spirit to come and &quot;bind up the broken-hearted and set the captive free&quot;.&nbsp; We asked the Holy Spirit to heal the wounds and the trauma, to comfort him and fill him to the fullest measure of wholeness in Christ.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoPlainText><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoPlainText><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"'>Oh, the wonderful cross!&nbsp; Oh, the love of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ who saves and brings sweet healing!&nbsp; God met my friend.&nbsp; God moved my heart, as well, as I remembered what He had done for me.&nbsp; We rejoiced together.&nbsp; It was like Easter morning all over again!&nbsp; Resurrection, redemption, freedom!<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoPlainText><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoPlainText><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"'>Have you ever found yourself in someone else's story?&nbsp; The temptation is to commiserate, but that can stir up offense and even more pain.&nbsp; We need to take people to the cross of Christ, where His blood washes over the sin and pain.&nbsp; Where there is grace and mercy, love and forgiveness.&nbsp; He died and rose again to set us free, to give us life and life abundant!&nbsp; He placed His Spirit in us to strengthen us, to comfort us, to give us the power to rise above the circumstances of life.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoPlainText><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoPlainText><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"'>I want to gently remind you that our precious Lord still offers healing.&nbsp; Would you surrender to our Living Lord?&nbsp; Trying to control a hurtful or difficult situation doesn't work.&nbsp; We need to confess our fear and pain, completely surrender to Him and offer forgiveness to those who have harmed us and, in some cases, to ourselves.&nbsp; If you want someone to pray with you, would you contact us?&nbsp; You see, we know what it feels like to be hurt.&nbsp; We will empathize with you, but we will not commiserate.&nbsp; Because we love you, we will take you to the One who can and will heal.&nbsp; Immanuel.&nbsp; God with us.&nbsp; Our risen Savior.&nbsp; Healer.&nbsp; Redeemer.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal><strong><span style='font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"; color:black'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></strong></p> <p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-family:"Lucida Handwriting"; color:#984806'>Gail Williams<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-family:"Lucida Handwriting"; color:#984806'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal><strong><span style='font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"; color:black'>Franais<o:p></o:p></span></strong></p> <p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-family:"Lucida Handwriting"; color:#984806'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <div style='border:solid windowtext 1.0pt;padding:1.0pt 4.0pt 1.0pt 4.0pt'> <p class=MsoNormal><span lang=FR style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; color:#984806;mso-ansi-language:FR'>Gail Williams est la femme de Larry, vice-prsident des ministres et des oprations pour Jeunesse Pour Christ International.&nbsp; Gail et Larry sont engags avec Jeunesse Pour Christ depuis 36 ans.&nbsp; Ils ont 2 enfants, tous deux maris, et 5&nbsp; petit-fils.&nbsp; Gail est membre de l quipe de prire de JPCI.<o:p></o:p></span></p> </div> <p class=MsoNormal><strong><span style='font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"; color:black'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></strong></p> <p class=MsoPlainText><span lang=FR style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family: "Calibri","sans-serif";mso-ansi-language:FR'>J aime avoir des moments avec d autres personnes quand j ai la libert d y passer du temps et les couter parler de tout et n importe quoi.&nbsp; Souvent c est avec une amie.&nbsp; Parfois c est avec quelqu un que je ne connais pas du tout  un tranger pour moi, mais j coute.&nbsp; Je remercie Dieu pour ces occasions de partager une joie profonde ou une douleur&nbsp; incomprhensible, un point de souci ou un plaisir tout simple.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoPlainText><span lang=FR style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family: "Calibri","sans-serif";mso-ansi-language:FR'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoPlainText><span lang=FR style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family: "Calibri","sans-serif";mso-ansi-language:FR'>Souvent, un moment donn de la conversation, les sensibilits de ma nature humaine sont veilles.&nbsp; Comme si Dieu me disait, &nbsp;Gail, entend ceci&nbsp;! C est un moment, un temps spirituel d authenticit incroyable qui a besoin d tre entendu.&nbsp;&nbsp; Je ne sais pas pourquoi, mais je suis toujours tonne quand cela arrive&nbsp;; quand Dieu me dit, &nbsp;Fais attention&nbsp;!&nbsp; et &nbsp;J entends le cSur de quelqu un.&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoPlainText><span lang=FR style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family: "Calibri","sans-serif";mso-ansi-language:FR'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoPlainText><span lang=FR style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family: "Calibri","sans-serif";mso-ansi-language:FR'>Et puis il y a des instants o &nbsp;j entends le cSur de quelqu un&nbsp; et je me rends compte que mon cSur et mes penses sont compltement captivs par leur histoire.&nbsp; Des sentiments et des rflexions me submergent tellement que j ai l impression de revivre les moments raconts.&nbsp; Je m engage. Je ris, je pleurs, je me rjouis, je me souviens.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoPlainText><span lang=FR style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family: "Calibri","sans-serif";mso-ansi-language:FR'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoPlainText><span lang=FR style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family: "Calibri","sans-serif";mso-ansi-language:FR'>Ca m est arriv cette semaine.&nbsp; Un ami partageait le sentiment d tre abattu, abus et trahi.&nbsp; J ai &nbsp;entendu son cSur&nbsp; par ses paroles et ses larmes.&nbsp; Il tait cass.&nbsp; Son merveillement de la vie avait t dchir par d autres personnes&nbsp;; par leurs actes, leurs paroles, leur manque de considration, et simplement par leur mauvaise thologie qui avait t force sur lui.&nbsp; On attendait de lui qu il suive &nbsp;leur&nbsp; faon de voir et d enseigner parce que, aprs tout, il tait un leader dans l glise.&nbsp; Si cela n tait pas un cas d abus spirituel, a frlait la limite.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoPlainText><span lang=FR style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family: "Calibri","sans-serif";mso-ansi-language:FR'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoPlainText><span lang=FR style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family: "Calibri","sans-serif";mso-ansi-language:FR'>Dans le fond de son cSur il croyait encore en Dieu et l Suvre de Christ pour lui sur la croix&nbsp;; il croyait encore que l glise avait et a une importance vitale, et que les personnes qui lui ont fait du mal&nbsp; s taient tout simplement fourvoyes, et que ces personnes n avaient pas essay de lui faire du mal exprs.&nbsp; Mais il m a signal que le type de christianisme auquel il participait n allait plus dans sa vie.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoPlainText><span lang=FR style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family: "Calibri","sans-serif";mso-ansi-language:FR'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoPlainText><span lang=FR style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family: "Calibri","sans-serif";mso-ansi-language:FR'>Voici un homme qui avait investi dans son glise et dans la vie des autres, pleurant en confusion, douleur et perte.&nbsp; Il pleurait pour les autres avec qui il tait en relation, qui exprimentaient les mmes douleurs que lui.&nbsp; Il pleurait pour sa famille et toute la douleur qu ils ressentaient.&nbsp; Il tait accabl par sa perte, son deuil et sa honte.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoPlainText><span lang=FR style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family: "Calibri","sans-serif";mso-ansi-language:FR'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoPlainText><span lang=FR style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family: "Calibri","sans-serif";mso-ansi-language:FR'>J ai pleur. J ai pleur pour lui. J ai pleur parce que j avais dj vcu les blessures douloureuses du leadership d une glise.&nbsp; Ce qui s est pass ensuite tait comparable au passage de 2 Corinthiens 1, v.3-5.&nbsp; Il avait besoin d entendre des paroles de rconfort de la part de quelqu un qui avait dj eu le rconfort de Dieu dans une situation similaire.&nbsp; Il avait besoin de savoir qu une gurison tait possible, parce que Dieu a promis qu il pouvait et allait le gurir.&nbsp; Il avait besoin de savoir que Dieu m avait guri.&nbsp; Il avait besoin du rconfort de quelqu un qui n allait pas le juger, qui ne lui avait pas fait mal, qui n tait pas &nbsp;de l glise&nbsp;.&nbsp; Oui, nous avons partag cette situation, mais il fallait plus encore.&nbsp; Il fallait quelqu un de plus.&nbsp; Le Christ.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoPlainText><span lang=FR style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family: "Calibri","sans-serif";mso-ansi-language:FR'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoPlainText><span lang=FR style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family: "Calibri","sans-serif";mso-ansi-language:FR'>Du coup, on est all la Croix.&nbsp; Nous sommes alls la place et la Personne auxquelles il avait encore confiance, en qui il croyait encore.&nbsp; Nous avons confess les pchs qui ont t perptrs contre lui.&nbsp; Nous avons pardonn ceux qui lui ont fait du mal.&nbsp; Nous les avons libr aux tendres soins de Dieu.&nbsp; Puis nous avons demand au Saint Esprit de venir et &nbsp;gurir ceux qui ont le cSur bris, et librer les prisonniers .&nbsp; Nous avons demand au Saint Esprit de gurir les blessures et les traumatismes, de rconforter mon ami et de le remplir de la plus complte d intgrit dans le Christ.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoPlainText><span lang=FR style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family: "Calibri","sans-serif";mso-ansi-language:FR'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoPlainText><span lang=FR style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family: "Calibri","sans-serif";mso-ansi-language:FR'>Oh, cette croix merveilleuse&nbsp;!&nbsp; Oh, cet amour de notre Seigneur et Sauveur Jsus Christ qui sauve, et qui apporte une gurison&nbsp;! Dieu a rencontr mon ami.&nbsp; Dieu a agi dans mon cSur aussi, quand je me suis rappel de ce qu Il avait fait pour moi.&nbsp; Nous nous sommes rjouis ensemble.&nbsp; C tait comme un renouvellement du matin de Pques&nbsp;! Rsurrection, rdemption, libert&nbsp;!<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoPlainText><span lang=FR style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family: "Calibri","sans-serif";mso-ansi-language:FR'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoPlainText><span lang=FR style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family: "Calibri","sans-serif";mso-ansi-language:FR'>Est-ce que tu t es dj retrouv dans l histoire de quelqu un d autre ? Nous pourrions tre tents de simplement prouver de la piti, mais cela pourrait causer de l offense ou davantage de douleurs.&nbsp; Nous devrions amener des gens la croix du Christ, o son sang lave le pch et la douleur.&nbsp; O l on trouve de la grce et de la misricorde, de l amour et du pardon.&nbsp; Il est mort et ressuscit pour nous librer, nous donner de la vie et de la vie abondante&nbsp;!&nbsp; Il a plac son Esprit en nous pour nous fortifier, nous rconforter, nous donner de la puissance aller au del des circonstances de la vie. <o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoPlainText><span lang=FR style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family: "Calibri","sans-serif";mso-ansi-language:FR'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal><span lang=FR style='font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ansi-language:FR'>Je veux vous rappeler avec douceur que notre Seigneur prcieux offre encore de la gurison.&nbsp; Pourrais-tu te rendre notre Seigneur vivant&nbsp;?&nbsp; Essayer de contrler une situation douloureuse ou difficile ne fonctionne pas. Nous devrions confesser notre peur et douleur, nous abandonner compltement Lui et offrir du pardon ceux qui nous ont fait du mal, et parfois, nous pardonner nous-mmes.&nbsp; Si tu veux que quelqu un prie avec toi, pourrais-tu nous contacter&nbsp;?&nbsp; Tu vois, nous avons dj vcu des blessures.&nbsp; Nous nous entrerons en sympathie avec toi, mais pas simplement prouver de la piti<a name="_GoBack"></a>.&nbsp; Puisque nous t aimons, nous t amnerons Celui qui veut et peut gurir.&nbsp; Emmanuel.&nbsp; Dieu avec nous.&nbsp; Notre Sauveur ressuscit.&nbsp; Gurisseur.&nbsp; Rdempteur.</span><span lang=FR style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ansi-language:FR'><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal><strong><span style='font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"; color:black'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></strong></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-bottom:12.0pt'><span style='font-family: "Lucida Handwriting";color:#984806'>Gail Williams<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-bottom:12.0pt'><strong><span style='font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";color:black'>Espaol<o:p></o:p></span></strong></p> <div style='border:solid windowtext 1.0pt;padding:1.0pt 4.0pt 1.0pt 4.0pt'> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><span lang=DE style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#984806; mso-ansi-language:DE'>Biografa: Gail Williams es la esposa de Larry, quien es el Vice-presidente de Ministerios y de Campos de Operaciones para Juventud para Cristo Internacional. Gail y Larry han estado involucrados con Juventud para Cristo desde hace 36 aos. Tienen dos hijos casados y 5 nietos. Gail es miembro del equipo de ministerio de oracin de JPCI.<o:p></o:p></span></p> </div> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-bottom:12.0pt;text-autospace:none'><span lang=DE style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ansi-language:DE'>Me encanta tener esos momentos con personas cuando tengo la libertad de sentarme con ellas y escuchar lo que tienen que decir sobre, bueno, cualquier cosa! Con frecuencia estoy con una amiga. A veces estoy con alguien a quien no conozco en lo absoluto, un extrao para m, pero escucho. Le doy gracias a Dios por esa oportunidad de compartir una profunda alegra o pena, un punto de preocupacin o un simple placer.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><span lang=DE style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";mso-ansi-language: DE'>A menudo, en algn punto de la conversacin, mis sentidos del &quot;hombre interior&quot; se agudizan. Es como si Dios me estuviera diciendo,&quot;Gail! Escucha esto! Este es un momento, un&nbsp; momento santo de increble autenticidad, que necesita ser escuchado.&quot; No s por qu, pero siempre me asombro cuando esto sucede; cuando Dios dice, &quot;Pon atencin!&quot; y &quot;escucha el corazn de alguien&quot;.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><span lang=DE style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";mso-ansi-language: DE'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><span lang=DE style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";mso-ansi-language: DE'>Tambin hay momentos, cuando estoy &quot;escuchando el corazn&quot; de alguien, en los que siento que mi corazn y mi mente estn totalmente atrapados, porque me descubro a m misma en su historia. Se despiertan sentimientos y pensamientos que son tan reales, que me parece estar volviendo a vivir esos momentos como si acabaran de suceder. Me conecto, ro, lloro, me regocijo, recuerdo.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><span lang=DE style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";mso-ansi-language: DE'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><span lang=DE style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";mso-ansi-language: DE'>Sucedi esta semana. Un amigo estaba compartiendo el dolor de sentirse derrotado, usado y traicionado por otros. Yo &quot;escuch su corazn&quot; a travs de sus palabras y sus lgrimas. Estaba destrudo. La maravilla y el asombro de la vida haban sido sacados de l figurativamente a golpes, por la accin de otros, palabras, inconciencia y simplemente, mala teologa que haba sido presionada sobre l. Se esperaba de l que siguiera &quot;su&quot; lnea de pensamiento y enseanza porque, despus de todo, l estaba en el liderazgo en esa iglesia. Si lo que este amigo sufri no fue abuso espiritual, estuvo muy cerca de serlo. <o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><span lang=DE style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";mso-ansi-language: DE'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><span lang=DE style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";mso-ansi-language: DE'>En su corazn de corazones el an crea en Dios y lo que Cristo haba hecho por l en la cruz, an crea que la iglesia era y es vitalmente importante, y crea que las personas que lo haban herido no eran personas maliciosas; mal aconsejadas tal vez, pero no personas que intencionalmente trataron de hacerle dao. Pero, l me cont, que la clase de Cristianismo en el cual estaba participando, ya no estaba funcionando en su vida.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><span lang=DE style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";mso-ansi-language: DE'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><span lang=DE style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";mso-ansi-language: DE'>Aqu estaba un hombre, que haba invertido su vida en la iglesia y en otros, llorando lleno de confusin, dolor y prdida. Llor por otros con quienes haba estado relacionado, que sintieron el mismo dolor que l estaba sufriendo. Llor por su familia y todo el dolor que sta haba sufrido. Estaba abrumado por la prdida, el luto y la vergenza.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><span lang=DE style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";mso-ansi-language: DE'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><span lang=DE style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";mso-ansi-language: DE'>Llor. Llor por l. Llor, porque yo haba sufrido heridas dolorosas y debilitantes de parte del liderazgo de la iglesia. Y lo que sigui fue un momento de 2 Corintios 1:3-5. l necesitaba escuchar palabras consoladoras de nimo de otro a quin Dios haba consolado a travs de experiencias similares. l necesitaba saber, que haba sanacin para l, porque Dios haba proclamado, que l poda sanar y que l lo hara. l necesitaba saber, que Dios me haba sanado. l necesitaba el consuelo de alguien que no lo juzgara, como aquellos que lo haban herido, o &quot;la iglesia&quot;. S, nos conectamos, pero se necesitaba ms. Alguien ms era necesitado. Cristo.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><span lang=DE style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";mso-ansi-language: DE'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><span lang=DE style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";mso-ansi-language: DE'>As que fuimos a la Cruz. Fuimos al lugar y a la Persona en quin l an confaba y crea. Confesamos los pecados que fueron perpretados en su contra. Perdonamos a aquellos que lo haban lastimado. Los pusimos al propio cuidado tierno de Dios. Despus le pedimos al Espritu Santo que viniera y &quot;sanara los corazones quebrantados y liberara a los oprimidos&quot;. Le pedimos al Espritu Santo que curara sus heridas y el trauma, para consolarlo y llenarlo a la mxima medida de la plenitud en Cristo.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><span lang=DE style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";mso-ansi-language: DE'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><span lang=DE style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";mso-ansi-language: DE'>Oh, la maravillosa Cruz! Oh, el amor de nuestro Seor y Salvador Jesucristo, que salva y trae dulce sanacin! Dios fue al encuentro de mi amigo. Dios movi tambin mi corazn cuando record lo que l haba hecho por m. Nos regocijamos juntos. Fue como la maana de Pascua nuevamente! Resurreccin, redencin, libertad!<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><span lang=DE style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";mso-ansi-language: DE'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><span lang=DE style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";mso-ansi-language: DE'>Alguna vez te has encontrado a ti misma en la historia de otro? La tentacin es compadecerte, pero eso puede avivar la ofensa y causar an ms sufrimiento. Tenemos que llevar a las personas a la Cruz de Cristo, donde Su sangre lava el pecado y el sufrimiento. Donde hay misericordia, amor y perdn. l muri y se levant para liberarnos, para darnos vida y vida en abundancia! l puso Su Espritu en nosotros para fortalecernos, para consolarnos, para darnos el poder para levantarnos sobre las circunstancias de la vida.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><span lang=DE style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";mso-ansi-language: DE'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><span lang=DE style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";mso-ansi-language: DE'>Quiero gentilmente recordarte, que nuestro precioso Seor an ofrece sanacin. Te rendiras a nuestro Seor viviente? Tratar de controlar una situacin dolorosa o difcil no funciona. Tenemos que confesar nuestro temor y nuestro sufrimiento, rendirnos completamente a l y ofrecer perdn a aquellos que nos han hecho dao y, en algunos casos, a nosotros mismos. Si quieres que alguien ore contigo, nos contactars? Es que, sabes, nosotros sabemos lo que se siente ser herido. Nos identificaremos contigo, pero no te compadeceremos. Porque te amamos, te llevaremos a Aquel que puede curarte y lo har. Emmanuel. Dios con nosotros. Nuestro Salvador resucitado. Sanador. Salvador.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal><strong><span style='font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></strong></p> <p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-family:"Lucida Handwriting"; color:#984806'>Gail Williams<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal><strong><span style='font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"; color:black'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></strong></p> <p class=MsoNormal><strong><span lang=FR style='font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"; color:black;mso-ansi-language:FR'>Portugus<o:p></o:p></span></strong></p> <div style='border:solid windowtext 1.0pt;padding:1.0pt 4.0pt 1.0pt 4.0pt'> <p class=MsoNormal><span lang=PT-BR style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family: "Calibri","sans-serif";color:#984806;mso-ansi-language:PT-BR'>BIO: Gail Williams a esposa de Larry, que o Vice Presidente de Ministrios e Operaes de Campo da MPC Internacional. Gail e Larry esto envolvidos com a MPC h 36 anos. Eles tem dois filhos casados e cinco netos. Gail pertence equipe do ministrio de orao da MPC Internacional.<o:p></o:p></span></p> </div> <p class=MsoPlainText><span lang=PT-BR style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family: "Calibri","sans-serif";mso-ansi-language:PT-BR'>Eu adoro aqueles momentos quando eu tenho liberdade para me sentar com as pessoas por um tempo e ouvir o que elas tem a dizer sobre, bem... qualquer coisa! Geralmente, isto acontece com amigos. s vezes com algum que eu nem conheo, um estranho mesmo, mas eu escuto. E agradeo a Deus por esta oportunidade de compartilhar uma profunda alegria ou tristeza, uma preocupao ou um simples prazer.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoPlainText><span lang=PT-BR style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family: "Calibri","sans-serif";mso-ansi-language:PT-BR'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoPlainText><span lang=PT-BR style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family: "Calibri","sans-serif";mso-ansi-language:PT-BR'>Muitas vezes, em algum momento da conversa, meus sentidos do  homem interior so despertados. </span><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"'> como se Deus me dissesse:  Gail! </span><span lang=PT-BR style='font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";mso-ansi-language:PT-BR'>Escute isto! Este um momento, um sagrado momento de incrvel autenticidade que precisa ser ouvido . Eu no sei por que, mas eu sempre fico espantada quando isto acontece; quando Deus diz :  preste ateno! e eu  escuto o corao de algum .<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoPlainText><span lang=PT-BR style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family: "Calibri","sans-serif";mso-ansi-language:PT-BR'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoPlainText><span lang=PT-BR style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family: "Calibri","sans-serif";mso-ansi-language:PT-BR'>E ento h momentos quando estou  ouvindo o corao de algum que eu descubro que meu corao e mente esto totalmente envolvidos, porque encontro a mim mesma na histria. Sentimentos e pensamentos vem tona de uma forma to real que parece que estou revivendo momentos como se eles tivessem acabado de acontecer. Eu me conecto. Eu rio, choro, me regozijo, recordo.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoPlainText><span lang=PT-BR style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family: "Calibri","sans-serif";mso-ansi-language:PT-BR'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoPlainText><span lang=PT-BR style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family: "Calibri","sans-serif";mso-ansi-language:PT-BR'>Isto aconteceu nesta semana. Um amigo estava compartilhando a dor de sentir-se maltratado, usado e trado por outros. Eu  escutei seu corao atravs de suas palavras e lgrimas. Ele estava arrasado. O seu encanto e admirao pela vida foram destrudos por causa das atitudes, palavras, falta de considerao de outros, e uma teologia ruim e simplista que o oprimia. Ele deveria seguir a linha de pensamento e o ensino  deles porque, afinal de contas, ele fazia parte da liderana da igreja. Se o que este amigo estava vivendo no era um abuso espiritual, estava bem perto disso.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoPlainText><span lang=PT-BR style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family: "Calibri","sans-serif";mso-ansi-language:PT-BR'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoPlainText><span lang=PT-BR style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family: "Calibri","sans-serif";mso-ansi-language:PT-BR'>No fundo do seu corao ele ainda acreditava em Deus e naquilo que Cristo fez por ele na cruz, ainda acreditava que a Igreja era e vitalmente importante, e ele acreditava que as pessoas que o machucaram no eram maldosas; talvez equivocadas, mas que no estavam intencionalmente querendo prejudic-lo. Mas, ele me disse que aquele tipo de cristianismo que ele fazia parte no estava mais funcionando em sua vida.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoPlainText><span lang=PT-BR style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family: "Calibri","sans-serif";mso-ansi-language:PT-BR'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoPlainText><span lang=PT-BR style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family: "Calibri","sans-serif";mso-ansi-language:PT-BR'>Ali estava um homem que havia investido sua vida na Igreja e em outras vidas, chorando de dor, confuso e perda. Ele chorou pelos outros com os quais havia se relacionado, e que sentiram a mesma dor que ele estava experimentando. Chorou por sua famlia e por todo sofrimento que passaram. Ele estava oprimido pela perda, dor e vergonha.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoPlainText><span lang=PT-BR style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family: "Calibri","sans-serif";mso-ansi-language:PT-BR'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoPlainText><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"'>Eu chorei. Chorei por ele. </span><span lang=PT-BR style='font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";mso-ansi-language:PT-BR'>Chorei porque eu havia experimentado a dor e sofrimento que roubam a vida, causado por lderes da igreja. E o que veio a seguir foi um momento do tipo  2 Corntios 1:3-5 . Ele precisava ouvir palavras de consolo e encorajamento de outra pessoa a qual Deus havia consolado em meio a experincias semelhantes. Ele precisava saber que havia cura disponvel a ele, porque Deus declarou que Ele poderia e iria curar. Ele precisava saber que Deus havia me curado. Ele precisava do conforto da parte de algum que no julgaria a ele, aos que o feriram, ou  igreja . Sim, ns nos conectamos, porm mais do que isto era necessrio. Algum mais era necessrio. Cristo.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoPlainText><span lang=PT-BR style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family: "Calibri","sans-serif";mso-ansi-language:PT-BR'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoPlainText><span lang=PT-BR style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family: "Calibri","sans-serif";mso-ansi-language:PT-BR'>Ento, ns fomos at a Cruz. Ns fomos ao lugar e Pessoa na qual ele ainda confiava e acreditava. Ns confessamos os pecados que foram cometidos contra ele. Ns perdoamos aqueles que o haviam ferido. Ns&nbsp; os entregamos aos cuidados de Deus. E pedimos ao Esprito para vir e  curar os quebrantados de corao e libertar os cativos . Pedimos ao Esprito Santo para curar as feridas e o trauma, confort-lo e enche-lo com a medida da estatura da plenitude de Cristo.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoPlainText><span lang=PT-BR style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family: "Calibri","sans-serif";mso-ansi-language:PT-BR'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoPlainText><span lang=PT-BR style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family: "Calibri","sans-serif";mso-ansi-language:PT-BR'>Oh, que maravilhosa cruz! Oh, o amor do nosso Senhor e Salvador Jesus Cristo que salva e traz a doce cura! Deus encontrou meu amigo. Deus tocou o meu corao, tambm, enquanto eu lembrava o que Ele havia feito por mim. Ns nos alegramos juntos. Era como a manh de pscoa de novo! Ressurreio, redeno, liberdade!<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoPlainText><span lang=PT-BR style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family: "Calibri","sans-serif";mso-ansi-language:PT-BR'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoPlainText><span lang=PT-BR style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family: "Calibri","sans-serif";mso-ansi-language:PT-BR'>Voc j se viu na histria de algum? A tentao ficar lamuriando, mas isto pode apenas provocar mais ofensa e ainda mais dor. Ns temos que levar as pessoas at a cruz de Cristo, onde o Seu sangue nos lava do pecado e da dor. Onde h graa e misericrdia, amor e perdo. Ele morreu e ressuscitou para nos libertar, nos dar vida e vida em abundncia! Ele colocou o seu Santo Esprito em ns para nos fortalecer, confortar e nos dar poder para passar por cima das circunstncias da vida.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoPlainText><span lang=PT-BR style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family: "Calibri","sans-serif";mso-ansi-language:PT-BR'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal><span lang=PT-BR style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family: "Calibri","sans-serif";mso-ansi-language:PT-BR'>Eu quero gentilmente lembrar a voc que nosso precioso Senhor ainda oferece cura. Voc poderia se render ao nosso Deus Vivo? Tentar controlar uma situao dolorosa ou difcil no funciona. Ns temos que confessar nosso medo e dor, nos render completamente a Ele e oferecer perdo aos que nos machucaram e, algumas vezes, a ns mesmos. Se voc precisa de algum para orar por voc, por que no fala conosco? Como voc pode ver, ns sabemos o que sentir-se ferido. Ns vamos ter empatia por voc, mas no vamos ficar lamentando. Porque ns amamos voc, a levaremos at Aquele que pode e ir curar. Emanuel. Deus conosco. Nosso Salvador ressurreto. Aquele que cura. Redentor.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal><strong><span style='color:#984806'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></strong></p> <p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-family:"Lucida Handwriting"; color:#984806'>Gail Williams</span><span style='font-family:"Lucida Handwriting"'><o:p></o:p></span></p> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:4;mso-yfti-lastrow:yes'> <td colspan=2 style='background:#FF7DFF;padding:0in 0in 0in 0in'> <table class=MsoNormalTable border=0 cellspacing=0 cellpadding=0 width=730 style='width:547.5pt;mso-cellspacing:0in;mso-yfti-tbllook:1184;mso-padding-alt: 0in 0in 0in 0in'> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:0;mso-yfti-firstrow:yes;mso-yfti-lastrow:yes'> <td width=730 style='width:547.5pt;padding:3.75pt 3.75pt 3.75pt 3.75pt'> <div> <div> <div class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";color:white'> <hr size=2 width=730 style='width:547.5pt' align=left> </span></div> </div> </div> <p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"; color:white'><br> </span><b><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"; color:#510051'>Hands across the Seas</span></b><span style='font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";color:#510051'> </span><span style='font-size:7.5pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";color:#510051'><br> a newsletter published by:<br> <br> </span><b><span style='font-size:7.5pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><a href="http://www.yfci.org/">Youth for Christ</a></span></b><span style='font-size:7.5pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";color:#510051'><br> International Office:<br> PO Box 4555 Engelwood CO 80155 USA<br> 7670 S Vaughn Ct Englewood Co 80112 USA<br> Tel +1 303 843 9000<br> <br> <a href="mailto:info@yfci.org">info@yfci.org</a> . <a href="http://www.yfci.org">www.yfci.org</a></span></p> <p><span style='font-size:7.5pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"; color:#510051'>To unsubscribe </span><span style='font-size:7.5pt; font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><a href="mailto:jenny.wraight@yfci.net?SUBJECT=Please%20Unsubscribe&amp;BODY=Please%20unsubscribe%20me%20from%20Hands%20across%20the%20Seas%20~%20the%20women%20of%20YFC%20newsletter">click here</a></span> </p> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </div> <p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> </div> </body> </html>