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                              Nehemiah was not of that persuasion however.  He made up his mind and nothing would turn him from following God's will. The enemies of Israel did not want Jerusalem rebuilt and tried to distract Nehemiah from the work.  They sent messages to him, inviting him to a meeting.  Their plan was to kill him.  I like Nehemiah's response.  Neh. 6:3 "I am doing a great work, so that I cannot come down.  Why should the work cease while I leave it and go down to you?"    He refused to get off the wall God called him to build.   
I have known many people who have been distracted from God's vision.  They were definitely called and even knew God's plan, but were distracted by various tools of the enemy.  Satan tried to distract me from the vision God gave us while I was at Bible school.  I was working at an expensive hotel in Dallas TX (they own the Plaza in New York).  One day my boss invited me to his office and began to talk with me.  He related how most people take more time to plan one vacation than their whole lives.  They make plans to: save money, have enough gas, hotels, time off from work, where to go, what to do, etc.  But most people just go through life without a long term plan and just fall into whatever path has least resistance.  He then offered me the opportunity to move up into management at the hotel.  This was a great opportunity, however it did not fit the vision God had given me.  I told him of the plan God had given me for my life.  He was surprised, but happy that I had a plan (vision) and was moving towards it.  A fellow student at school had a similar experience, but decided to go for the promotion.  Promotions are not bad if they are in line with God's vision for your life.  If the devil cannot stop you, he will divert you.  My friend from school was originally only working to pay for Bible school, but became distracted by "success" and eventually backslid.  "Without vision, the people perish." Prob. 29:18  I might add, they also perish when they do not stick with the vision.
     It is not always easy to follow God's plans.  The devil wants to stop us.  We have to "press toward the goal…" Phil. 3:13.  It takes effort.  Find God's will for your life and do not be distracted by ANYTHING.  God's plan is the only plan.  That's why Jesus said,  "The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few." Matt. 9:3

broad is the way that leads to destruction, and many are they that enter through it.  But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life (Christ), and only a few find it."  As Christian parents and teachers, we should make it our priority to show our children how to walk the "narrow road".  I believe it should be our mission, because the times we live in are evil.
As I have mentioned in an earlier newsletter, I have recently been made supervisor of Victory Christian Academy's English department, and covet your prayers.  Our vision here at V.C.A. is to produce future church and community leaders that will have the best level of education.  But most importantly, be Christ centered and led individuals that will make an eternal difference in reaching their generation for Jesus Christ. 
I'm very honored to be part of Victory Christian Academy, and to be part of a team that, with the help and guidance of the Holy Spirit, trains kids to be "Warriors for Christ".  I have been invited by the principal of V.C.A. to attend a Christian Education conference in Pensacola, Florida this April.  I thank the Lord for this wonderful opportunity. We are praying that God will supply the finances for me to go.
As a subject of prayer, I also want to mention to you that the school is in the process of raising funds to buy the property it is now renting.  The goal is to raise $200,000 by October of this year, the deadline given to us by the property's owner who is not a Christian (but God has given us favor in his eyes).   We are believing and trusting God that V.C.A. will meet it's deadline.  On behalf of the children we ask that you please keep Victory Christian Academy and the purchasing of this important property in your prayers.

Prayer Requests:
- Political stability in the nation of Ecuador 
- That God will supply the finances for JoAnna to go to the Christian Education Conference in Pensacola, FL this April 
- For more people to support this ministry

Our desire and prayer for you is found in 3rd John 3,:  "Beloved, I wish above all things that you prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers".

Until All Have Heard,

Praise Reports:
-  For how God used the children of Victory Christian Academy to minister salvation to their family and friends.
- For how we have seen the Lord's power deliver, restore and bless His people MIRACULOUSLY  in the G-12 groups.  God is FAITHFUL.

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