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                          REAL JOY MINISTRY

RAY & JACKIE BROOKS P.O. BOX 1715 – THOUSAND OAKS –CALIFORNIA 91358 PHONE 805 498 8819


JOHN 15:4-5 “TAKE CARE TO LIVE IN ME, AND LET ME LIVE IN YOU. FOR A BRANCH CAN’T PRODUCE FRUIT WHEN SEVERED FROM THE VINE. NOR CAN YOU BE FRUITFUL APART FROM ME. YES, I AM THE VINE; YOU ARE THE BRANCHES. WHOEVER LIVES IN ME AND I IN HIM SHALL PRODUCE A LARGE CROP OF FRUIT, FOR APART FROM ME YOU CAN’T DO A THING.”

 

                                                                                                                        MAY-JUNE 2018

 

DEAR FRIENDS AND PARTNERS,

 

We greet you in the wonderful name of Jesus, our wonderful Lord and Savior, who daily fills us with His grace, love, compassion and mercy.  Every day we live on this earth is a gift from God. We can chose to serve Him with the gifts, talents and abilities He has given us or we can waste that time. We heard that during the last years of his life, Billy Graham spent most of his time praying; he couldn’t preach but he could pray. The Lord keeps us busy for Him, whether we are home or traveling. We have learned to be flexible and put aside our own agenda as He brings very unexpected ministry our way.

 

We had the wonderful blessing of ministering again at Elsinore Christian Center pastored by our dear friends, Jim and Carol Hilbrant. They are loving, faithful and dedicated shepherds who truly care for their flock. As he introduced us, Pastor Jim shared the miracle he saw at the men’s camp last month when I arrived walking with a cane, and without much sound to my voice. But as I preached and prayed for people, my voice got stronger and I looked and acted 20 years younger, even jumping and dancing. That is an example of the anointing power of the Holy Spirit. I am very thankful to be feeling much better and getting stronger every day.

 

The sweet presence of the Lord was in evidence that Sunday morning and the worship was very powerful, bathing us in the glory of God. Jackie shared what was on her heart and I preached on faith which is the basis for everything we need to believe and receive from the Lord.

After my message, I told the congregation that I felt Jesus was present to heal and asked those who had pain and wanted to be healed to come forward; most everyone came up front. After waiting to hear how to proceed, the Holy Spirit gave me a word for a couple standing in front of me. The man was tall, strong, big muscles, self- sufficient and looked like he could take care of himself. So I asked if it was o.k. to give him this word. He said yes, and then I said “If Jesus was here in the flesh and if He wanted to hug you, would you let Him?” Again, he said yes. Then I said, “If I would take His place and hug you for Him, would you accept it” Again, he said yes. Then I took him in my arms and gave him a big hug and he hugged me back and started to cry and sob deep tears. Then he fell to the floor still crying and stayed there a long time. His wife told me that she couldn’t believe this was her husband showing all that emotion. Then I started praying for his wife and Jackie ran over and touched her. It was like a bolt of electricity went through her and she screamed and cried while being delivered and healed in her heart of deep hurts and also fell to the floor.

 

Jackie and I prayed for everyone who had come forward and after they saw what happened to that first couple, they were really ready to receive. The Holy Spirit was doing a deep work of healing deep hurts, some curses were broken, and the pain left many. When I asked how many could say they were 50% better, many raised their hand. The power of God was in evidence to touch and heal as only He can do. Some of our friends came from a distance and brought others who needed ministry. One lady came for prayer for her daughter who has cancer and she ended up on the floor touched by the Holy Spirit. When she got up, she was feeling her neck with her hand and kept saying that her neck was looser. What a privilege to work for the King and we give Him all the praise, the honor and the glory. He uses the poor and the weak to confound the wise.

We went out with the pastors for a nice Mexican lunch and shared together a long time. Then we drove the four hours home rejoicing in what the Lord had done. Pastors Jim and Carol will come and spend a few days with us in August.

 

We had the wonderful blessing of attending Franklin Graham’s Decision America Tour where he had rallies in 10 cities in California. The stop in Ventura County was in Oxnard held in a park at the beach. At this time of the year, the weather is cold and foggy at the beach but we had a miracle. The sun was out, we saw it go down in the ocean and we were very comfortable. Our son, Bob, and his wife, Debbie, picked us up, brought chairs and blankets and Bob parked the car at a place where we wouldn’t have to walk much. There were lots of people and we saw many hands raised as Franklin preached the gospel and made the altar call. Franklin led us all in prayer for our nation, especially for California and all our elected officials and for revival. We attended a private reception in the afternoon where we were addressed by him. It was an awesome day which we will always remember.

 

  Our good friend of many years, Dennis Shehan, from Paso Robles came and spent five days with us to celebrate my 88th birthday. The years seem to come and go very quickly. When Dennis was pastoring a Catholic Church, he opened his church for me to speak and in one meeting 120 came to give their lives to Jesus and asked to receive the Holy Spirit. Dennis paid a price for it but that is normal. We thank you from our hearts for all your love, prayers and support. We love you and rejoice that we are all serving the Lord in our different areas of ministry. Every minute of our lives is a ministry no matter what we are doing. Praying His Abundant Richest Blessings on you and your families.

 

In His Service,

 

Ray & Jackie Brooks   

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