Sep 09

Ten Years After–Important Message from Keith Stone

Dear Bishop Bob,

On August 29, the greater New Orleans area completed 10 years of recovery following Hurricane Katrina.

It has been both challenging and rewarding to look back at what The Lord has done in and through our lives during this time. Our family members suffered great loss in the storm but displayed heroic resolve in both the rescue and recovery efforts.

Cindi and I are very thankful for all the prayers and love the body of Christ poured over us and our family during those first few months following Katrina. Katrina birthed BlueStone Ministries which raised millions of dollars and recruited thousands of volunteers to help hundreds of families rebuild their homes and lives.

God used that storm to propel us into Healing Rooms Ministries, and all of this combined has resulted in more than 1,200 people in the New Orleans area giving their lives to Jesus. That’s My King!

In the 7 years since beginning Healing Rooms we’ve planted 13 new Healing Rooms and became Regional Directors for 7 States.

One of our greatest joys is empowering leaders in Healing Rooms and over the past year we’ve set in and released leaders in several states. This means we are now less involved with starting new Healing Rooms. This is wonderful as it has freed us to focus on other ministry like the Blue Journey and allowed time for Cindi to pursue her degree in Massage Therapy.

The Blue Journey has taken Keith all over the country and Canada. These musical mission trips have been a great experience and opportunity for him to use his gift of music as a vehicle for prophetic intercession. The Lord has used this journey to restore Keith as a Blues Guitarist.

21 years ago Keith laid his gift down to follow the Lord and now the Lord has handed him that gift back to be used for His purposes. At the end of September, he will complete the Blue Journey in Austin, Texas.

Cindi has maintained a 4.0 GPA and is a student ambassador for her school. The staff and students recognize her as a leader and she has led some of her classmates to the Lord.

She is often sought out by her class mates for godly advice, insight, and prayer. The Lord uses her often to speak life into various situations at her college. She finishes school at the end of September and will be licensed even sooner.

Over the last 6 months out monthly support has decreased $600 per month because of partners experiencing personal financial challenges. Because we live in a less affluent section of New Orleans, our Healing Rooms doesn’t receive many donations from those who receive ministry.

We have funds that are designated to specific endeavors and can’t be used for living expenses, but we have had to use our funds for living expenses to fund ministry projects like the Blue Journey, so we ask that you would please pray and consider joining our monthly support team of Kingdom Investors or ask the Lord if He is leading you to give a onetime gift.

Summertime is always a challenging time for ministries and we are not exempt from this challenge.

We always appreciate your prayers! You may not be able to give but you can pray for God to bring in those that can.

Should you sense the Lord moving on you to sow into this work; you can click on the “Donate” button or the link “Kingdom Investing” on our website.
Thank you again for all your love and support.

Hebrews 6:10

“For God is not unjust to forget your work and labor of love which you have shown toward His name, in that you have ministered to the saints, and do minister.”

God bless you,
Keith & Cindi

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