Like many others, we've been going through a time of repositioning this year and wanted to let you know about the changes. Here is an overview:
A BIT OF HISTORY...
After giving up our careers and dream home in Chester, England, we attended MorningStar School of Ministry in South Carolina, USA from 2005-2006. We returned home and continued to live by faith and follow the Holy Spirit day by day. The past 12 years have been an exciting adventure full of triumphs and challenges as we started out in ‘ministry’ and navigated our way through establishing a weekly training ‘School of the Spirit’, planted two churches, a community café in our low income neighbourhood resulting in hundreds of miracles and lives transformed, a gift/coffee shop in our city where the miracles and healings continued, a boutique B&B, a bistro, conferences, powerful workshops and residential ‘supernatural’ schools plus a relational network of leaders across Europe which grew to 90 members (MorningStar Fellowship of Ministries).
Here's a photo of a woman who was dramatically healed and set free in our cafe...
STEPPING DOWN AND STEPPING OUT...
Because we are essentially ‘pioneers’, the Lord seems to use us to bring breakthrough, to pioneer new ways, establish new works and then enable others to come in and ‘water’ the new shoots and take over where we left off.
Over the past year it became clear that the Lord was asking us to do the same with the MorningStar Europe network. We realised that as pioneers, we needed to hand over the projects and also the ministry that we had established. So currently, MorningStar Fellowship of Ministries Directors Tom & Mary Anne Hardiman, who played a key part in the establishing of MFM with us in Europe are putting together a European leadership team as boots on the ground, to deepen the relationships and grow MorningStar’s ministry in Europe. The vision of MFM in Europe has not changed and we are still a part of the network but are no longer leading it. We honour Rick Joyner and are so grateful for his leadership and friendship which continues. MorningStar is still our family.
It has been a challenging time navigating through all that the Lord has been speaking to us, but it is clear that He is sending us out to reach people all over the world who are hungry for the things of the Spirit and introduce them to the love and power of Jesus.
We really do feel like missionaries on a faith adventure, reaching the lost, the hurting and the spiritually hungry. So this year we have travelled more in the United States and will continue to travel to other nations within Europe, America and beyond as the Holy Spirit leads. He has commissioned us through Romans 10:13-15 and called us like Peter to Cornelius’ house in Acts 10 through supernatural means, to bring the spiritually hungry and their families into His Kingdom, baptising them, training, equipping, empowering and sending out Messengers of Power to gather in the harvest.
One of our workshops...
SO WHAT'S NEXT FOR ROB AND ALISS...?
We have been amazed by what God is doing as we travel and also through our online training and books. We’re currently hosting ‘miracle evenings’ in various cities and equipping others to host ‘Spirit Lifestyle parties’ and follow-on mentoring groups, reaching people who are hungry for the supernatural and for a touch from Jesus. We have seen many give their lives to Him, as well as receive healing and deliverance.
In addition, the hands-on workshops we’re running attract those who want to be launched into demonstrating God’s love and power as well as many who are eager to begin a relationship with Jesus, many of whom are coming out of New Age, other religions and occult practices. We work with local ministries to ensure the new believers are followed up and provide resources for small groups.
We have begun travelling with our ministry partners Tom & Beth Malone who are helping us in the United States by arranging our travel and accommodation, fulfilling online orders, product sales, filming, managing our office, and building relationships with those we connect with. They too gave up their home, careers, wage and possessions after hearing from the Lord 3 years ago and trusting Him for everything they need.
People giving their lives to Jesus at one of our recent events...
HOW YOU CAN HELP US
Until now we have financed our travel and outreach events through workshop fees and some donations/honorariums/use of venues from local ministries who have hosted us, but we have also had to finance the work from our own book sales that we have donated.
For the past 15 years we have lived by faith since laying down our careers and not taking a proper wage. We will continue to live by faith, but we need your help to travel, run outreach events and workshops, produce more resources for reaching out and mentoring the new believers. We appreciate your prayers and we also ask that you consider becoming a monthly financial partner or making a one off donation to help us in the work we are doing. We are grateful for any amount you are able to give.
GIVE TO OUR WORK IN THE USA
For our work in the USA through the non-profit 501(c)(3) organisation ‘Spirit Lifestyle Inc’GIVE HERE
GIVE TO OUR WORK OUTSIDE THE USA*
For our work outside the USA (UK, Europe and other countries) ‘Spirit Lifestyle Ltd’
*(Donations for our work outside of the USA do not qualify as tax deductible. Donations will be to Spirit Lifestyle Ltd in the UK. All donations will be used for the above purposes).
We thank you for your love, encouragement, prayers and support as we push forward together and see God’s Kingdom established here on earth. These times we live in are so exciting.
“We give thanks for you, remembering you in our prayers. We ask that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. We pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe” (Ephesians 1:16-19).
We’re so glad the Lord has joined us with you!
Love Rob & Aliss Cresswell x