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Partnership Ministries Update - Summer 2015
The Days Are Here – The Harvest Is Ripe

The Time Is Now

I am struck by the compelling words of Revelation 14:15:
“Then another angel came out of the temple and called in a loud voice to him who was sitting on the cloud, “Take your sickle and reap, because the time to reap has come, for the harvest of the earth is ripe.”

To say that we are living in extraordinary days is an understatement. In spite of increasing concerns within the global arena concerning political and financial stability – God is at work in a profound manner. As we discern the days in which we live we are increasingly aware of the seriousness of the hour. Several leaders are referring to the “end times” with an acute awareness of prophetic fulfillment at a level and depth which is almost unparalleled in Biblical history. Anne Graham Lotz, the daughter of the well-known evangelist Dr. Billy Graham, has herself recently discussed her insights into the signs of the times and the imminence of the end-time harvest.  We are at a critical moment of Biblical history.

As a ministry we have travelled extensively for many years researching what God is doing and chronicling what is required for authentic transformational revival and how to steward the things of God. We feel 2015 is such as strategic year for the people of God. We have already seen a number of political elections at both Federal and Provincial level which have shocked the people in terms of results. Our Canadian federal election is only months away – the countdown has begun for the next USA election – and politics and financial shifts in Europe are almost beyond comprehension. Weather shifts continue to puzzle the experts. Moral and ethical trends are vastly different than they were a decade ago. Little innocence remains in the eye of the beholder!

When these trends and shifts continue to converge, then we can learn from history that often this precedes a move of God – prefaced with a wakeup call to His Church. 

The question is - God is speaking – are we listening?  With one person becoming a Christian in Indonesia every 15 seconds, thousands coming to Christ in China on a daily basis, and an almost incalculable harvest of new Christians and churches in India - it is becoming increasingly apparent that the harvest is ripe. The signs of the times are
all around us. God is speaking - but are we listening?

The Past

It has been a busy first few months in 2015 for Partnership Ministries. Our travels have taken us to various areas within North America and overseas to England. A close look at our Blog reveals time we have spent in the Washington / Virginia area with Intercessors for America in March (followed by two conference calls with participants from across the USA) – and our annual meeting with Messenger Fellowship International in Tennessee. We then had the privilege of speaking to the C3 church leadership from across Canada meeting in Vancouver, sharing on key topics God seems to be pressing home in the church at large these days.

In April we had the privilege of speaking in Moose Jaw at the Seed Blessing Service for Restore Our Land during which time people brought representative “seeds” of their work and ministry before the Lord in preparation of the harvest He wants to produce in their life and work. We then had the privilege of speaking at Twin Lakes Ranch – in the “Rodeo Church” as I like to call it.

More recently we partnered with Ellel Ministries Canada West at the Entheos Retreat Centre near Calgary for our Living On The Edge Marketplace and Leadership School. During those days together we looked at the various ways in which the Lord is so clearly positioning the Marketplace as an effective and non-negotiable “end times ministry”.

If you missed this School – then plan on joining us in Scotland for our week long School on this topic – Leading From The Front - November 7th – 14th - only a few places are left in this amazing Centre in the Highlands of Scotland (contact Ellel Scotland for more details).

More recently we have just returned from Norwich, England after an amazing and very full schedule that saw us working with leadership - Intercessors – young people – and a variety of many different denominations. We had the privilege of speaking in the evening service in the historic Norwich Cathedral which was both Pentecost Sunday and the Global Day of Prayer. We witnessed a time of reconciliation between leaders – intercessors and the people representing the church of the city – all of whom are determined to undertake whatever is necessary as under the Lord’s direction for an authentic move of God in their city. Below is just a taste of what we experienced – you can also view more of this on our Blog.

Click here to get an idea of the worship that night at the Cathedral

The Present

Presently we are in Manchester Kentucky – the area that was highlighted on the DVD – An Appalachian Dawn. God continues His work in that area as the leaders there deepen and extend the stakes that God has begun to release in their midst. We will be in Harrodsburg for a few days (June 5th-6th) for a leadership conference in that part of the State - and then return to Manchester for a further week working with the people of that area. Stay tuned for updates on our time there which will be placed in our Blog.

During the last weekend of June we return to 108 Mile Ranch to visit our friends at the Cariboo Christian Life Fellowship. It has been such a privilege for us to have walked with this amazing group of people for many years. We will be speaking at both their morning services on June 28th – the main service is web streamed if you want to join us! Later in September (September 20th – 22nd) – we return for our annual conference there, which this year will be based on the Fear of the Lord! Come and join us – you would love the hospitality of this Northern community. God is doing an amazing work there!

The New Book Is Almost Here!

On the subject of the Fear of the Lord – the new book is finally completed and will be published in the early part of July. Our publisher has sent us the following in order to get the word out….
the newsletter continues below press release!!

                 New Book Release – Summer 2015

                                                IN HOLY FEAR  
                              Rediscovering the Fear of Lord
                        By Canadian Author - Rev. Dr Alistair Petrie   
                             Paperback … eBook available soon 

Proverbs 9:10-11 states; “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.” The Author writes, “the purpose in writing this book, and my prayer for all who read the words contained in the following chapters is that we emerge with a fresh understanding of wisdom and insight and know what it is to experience the fear of the Lord in the 21st century, and how to pray that fear into being in a manner that will open up the eyes of cities and nations before the return of the Lord.” 

Jennifer LeClaire, Senior Editor, Charisma magazine writes – “In this timely book, Alistair Petrie opens our eyes to the benefits of operating in the fear of the Lord, how the fear of man will hold you back from your destiny, how to pray in the opposite spirit of your persecutors and so much more. Seasoned Christians and new believers alike need to grab hold of the revelation in this book.”
“This book clearly reveals the connection between walking in the fear the Lord and developing satisfying intimacy with God. Petrie sounds an important alarm bell for the Church in this hour. In our effort to be relevant, we are in danger of shrinking God to fit our comfort zones, and thus risk calling people to a Gospel that isn't Biblical. I urge every spiritual leader – pastors and mission leaders – to get cases of these books.”  
Rev. Steve Fry, Senior Pastor – The Gate Community Church, Franklin, Tennessee, USA. President, Messenger Fellowship
Once available - The book can be ordered from your local bookstore or from our website:

Thank you so much for your prayers during the time it took to complete this project! We feel this is a tool for the 21st Century Church. Watch our website and Blog for updated information

The Future

We will be returning to Australia the end of July for a conference in Adelaide (July 31st – August 2nd ) being hosted by Pastor Ken Graham and a leadership team  – with a final service in Clovercrest Baptist Church on  Sunday evening August 2nd.  If you are in the area – please join us!  You can contact the local leadership for more details.

We then fly up to Brisbane for further venues in that area August 5th – 9th.  Contact us for more details if you are in that part of Australia while we are there!

Other Upcoming Venues...

We will be heading to Rochester, New York August 27th – September 1st for our visit there.  Already we have received a fair amount of research material from the host team and we are honoured to have the privilege of being in that area which is both very historic and prophetic. Again – watch our website for more details concerning that initial visit.

Then later in September we will be back in Nova Scotia for our annual visit there which this year will include a conference (September 11th – 15th) – see our website for more details.

Then we are back to 108 Mile Ranch in Northern BC as referred to above for our Annual conference with CCLF September 20th – 22nd - you will be made very welcome if you are able to join us – this will be our new seminar on the Fear of the Lord and why it is a strategic component for authentic transformational revival.

Then life becomes very busy – with conferences in Northern Ireland (September 26th – October 11th – a visit to Israel  - followed by a return to the UK between October 31st – November 30th – with ministry venues hosted by Ellel Ministries in Lancaster Scotland  (November 7th – 14th) – and then at the Pierrepont, Surrey base (November 17th – 21st).

Following our time with Ellel – we will be joining leadership in the Poole area for a Messenger based conference on the subject of Transformation. 

Full details about all these upcoming events will be available on our website as time gets closer

The Harvest Is Ripe

Yes – life is busy these days – and much continues to unravel in these challenging but extraordinary days. Amos 9:13 puts it this way - “The days are coming,” declares the Lord, “when the reaper will be overtaken by the plowman and the planter by the one treading grapes. New wine will drip from the mountains and flow from all the hills….”

We are seeing this Scripture being fulfilled in our very day – and it is so true to say that we are living in one of the most amazing moments of history.

But as a ministry we could not do what we do without your amazing encouragement and support and prayers. Thank you so very much from all of us at Partnership Ministries. May the writer to Hebrews encourage us with these very encouraging words and promises which we read in Hebrews 6:3….

“Let us acknowledge the Lord; let us press on to acknowledge him. As surely as the sun rises, he will appear; he will come to us like the winter rains, like the spring rains that water the earth.”
With our love and blessings,

Alistair and Marie and our Ministry Board.


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