After a lot of hard work and prayer, we have three sets ready for distribution.
Last month, we released a special downloadable video of Dr. Lake teaching prophetically what God is doing in the Body of Christ in 2010. This month he is building on that foundation with a message entitled “The Power of Being Willing and Obedient.” Dr. Lake unlocks hidden truths in the Hebrew language that will open a door from Heaven for new strength and a fresh anointing to hear God’s voice. We have received so many wonderful comments about last month’s teaching being made available on video that we had done the same thing this month.
Use the link below to go to the Mentor’s Tips page of our website and follow the directions to download this powerful video and see the power of God released in your life!
God has spoken prophetically to Dr. Lake about what can be in store for believers that are obedient to the Holy Spirit in 2010. We have posted his teaching in the new video format for download from our website. We have reduced the size of the video to just 75 meg and it is in the .WMV format (Windows Media Player). We encourage all of our students, graduates and friends to download this powerful message.
Left click on link and use “Save target as” to download file to your computer.
Dr. Lake’s Daughter in St. Louis
Jennifer was brought to consciousness yesterday. She seems to be strong and so far there are no indications of any problems with the surgery. She still has a long road to recovery. Rehab in the hospital will at least be a month long. There are still many obstacles to overcome. We appreciate the prayers of all of our students, friends, and partners. Your continued prayers will be a vital part of her continued recovery.
Projects in January
28th Edition of the BLCS Catalog
Dr. Lake is currently working on the 28th edition of the college and seminary catalog. There are only a few minor changes. He hopes to submit it to the publishing company next week and will have them in stock by mid-January. Changes to the website information and posting of the new catalog in PDF should be accomplished by January 5.
Completing the Feasts of the LORD Series
January 6 is scheduled for the final session in the much anticipated "Feast of the LORD & Their Spiritual Significance of the Believer" series. All previous sessions have already been edited and master DVD’s have been renders. The study guide should be submitted to the publisher by the 7th. We are estimating about three weeks to have the professionally printed study guides available.
Growing in Grace DVD Series Complete
Last week’s seminar on "Growing in Grace" was a wonderful success. All five sessions have been edited and the master DVD’s have been rendered. The study guide will be submitted to the publisher for printing. Again, we are excepting about a three week turnaround for printing.
Kingdom Authority & Warfare 3 Classes Begin
KAW 3 classes are scheduled to begin on January 13. This will be the first semester length class that will be both audio and videotaped. It is a milestone for both Dr. Lake and BLCS. All future classes taught by Dr. Lake will be available in MP3, CD, and DVD.
The new pricing for lectures at BLCS will be:
- $6.00 per MP3 lecture
- $7.00 per CD lecture
- $8.00 per DVD lecture
Thanks to our Vision Project partners, we are able to produce our DVDs so affordably!
It is our goal in the next two years to have all of Dr. Lake’s classes available on DVD. Please keep him and BLCS in your prayers. This is a massive project!
Holy Fire – Strange Fire Seminar About Ready
Dr. Lake was able to teach this powerful seminar at Love Gospel Assembly/Antioch School of Urban Ministry in New York during November. The task of converting from raw DVD footage to editable video has proven a little more complicated, but we are about 75% complete on editing and rendering the sessions. We already have the proof of the study guide back from the publisher and the first shipment of them should be shipped next week.
The Year of the Turnaround
The Holy Spirit has been dealing with Dr. Lake over the past month or so that 2010 will be the year of the turnaround. God has given him very specific instructions on how to flow with the Kingdom of God for this turnaround anointing. He is planning to write an article and to produce a video that will be posted on YouTube and our website. We will make sure to let you know as soon as it is available!
1. Thank You for Your Prayers
This past weekend we had an emergency in our family. One of my daughters, Jennifer, almost died from complications caused by a gastric-bypass surgery she had several years ago. The LORD saw it that she ended up on Monday with one of the best surgeons in St. Louis. This wonderful doctor and the LORD shared her life. She has been stabilized, but she is not out of the woods yet. She ended up having 2/3rds of her small intestine removed and is in a drug induced coma while her body heals. Save a miracle from the LORD to replace nearly her entire digestive tract, she will have a long road in her recovery. She is a fighter – she fully intends to raise her two small boys.
Please remember to keep Jennifer and her family in your prayers.
2. Winter Break Starting Early
Our normal schedule calls for Winter Break to begin on Monday, December 21. Because of this family emergency, we will be starting Winter Break tomorrow. This will allow Mary and I to spend time with Jennifer in St. Louis (about 200 miles away).
During the break, I will be checking our office e-mail regularly. Please use firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions, prayer requested, etc. Just be patient and give me a couple of days to get back with you.
Vision Project Progress Report
We continue to make progress in the Vision Project. Last week, I received a special deal from HP for the computer I will be using in my home office (our next step in the project). This includes a 23" flat panel monitor. I saved over $400.00 on the computer with no payments for 90 days. I am confident that the Vision Project fund will be able to pay for this computer before the first payment is even due!
We are also learning new things about DVD production. We mailed out a "Thank You" copy of lesson one from the new Feasts series. One person reported problems, so we did some research to find a cure. The results were that we need to make sure we use DVD-R for production (instead of DVD+R), and that we needed to use a better grade of DVD stock than Memorex. We found Verbatim DVD-Rs for a better price than we were purchasing the Memorex brand. Verbatim are about the best brand on the market. This little problem allowed us to go from an economy brand to a premium brand and save on their cost! God is good.
As I am approaching some of the materials to teach them again for DVD, I will be adding new insights to them. In fact, after looking over "The Life of Faith" series, I feel that I need to completely rewrite the materials before teaching it again. God has been stressing in Mary and my hearts that too many Christians are living in vicarious faith. Someone else cannot walk in faith for you, it is a personal walk that only you can do. This theme and many Hebraic concepts will be worked into the new materials. I hope to start filming the new Life of Faith right after Winter Break.
Holy Fire – Strange Fire Seminar in Bronx, NY
I will be at Love Gospel Assembly on November 13 & 14 to teach a new series entitled "Holy Fire-Strange Fire." These six sessions will be life-changing for those that are hungry for more of God and have ears to hear. If you are in the New York area, I encourage you to come to these meetings.
Love Gospel Assembly
2323 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10468
Antioch School of Urban Ministry
2435 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10468
Cost: For College Credit – $100.00 | Audit – $50.00
Friday, November 13: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Saturday, November 14: 8:30am – 4:30pm
There will be a continental breakfast on Saturday morning. Lunch will be available at the seminar location for $5.00.
Audio Cassettes Are Being Discontinued
We are running a sale on audio taped versions of our materials until the supplies we have run out. Any tape orders between now and January 1 will receive a 20% discount and free priority mail shipping! Just write "Discontinue Sale" on your order, take off 20% from the cost of the tape set and do not add shipping.
This will be a "first come, first serve" sale. As soon as our supplies are used are exhausted, the sale will end.
New Prices Set for Lectures
These new prices will not affect the cost current cost of MP3 lectures, but sets prices on CD and DVD media.
Effective January 1, 2010
· MP3 Lectures: $6.00 for each lecture in a series.
· CD Lectures: $7.00 for each lecture in a series.
· DVD Lectures: $8.00 for each lecture in a series.
Videotaping New Series
We have started videotaping our new series on "The Feasts of the LORD and Their Spiritual Significance in the Life of the Believer." We have already taped and edited the first session. The second session will be re-taped this week. For some reason, the sound cut out half way through the session and was not recorded. We were teaching on "The Basics of Understanding Babylon." The enemy is trying hard to keep his secrets . . . well, secret. It is not going to work. We have expended the prayer cover over these sessions and taken steps to insure we do not lose the sound again.
Problems with E-Mail
Over the past month, we have been updating our computer equipment in our office. We also found that our ISP first had a glitch in their e-mail system and then also began switching over their systems with a new merger with another company. The result is that we had SPAM filters directly with the ISP that we did not know that we had and they simply "lost" some e-mail along the way.
We endeavor to answer all e-mails within two working days. If you have e-mailed our offices and have not received a response, there is a good chance that it was lost either through our updates or our ISP. We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience. If you have not received a response, please resend your e-mail, and we will make it a top priority to address your needs.
National Chaplains Association
I received word this week that Dr. Varvel is in the process of moving his family and the NCA offices to their new location in Tennessee. The phones at the old office in Florida have already been disconnected. The phones at their new location will be up and running by November 10.
As soon as we receive the new contact information, we will pass it along to all of our NCI students. We will also update the NCA/NCI website.
This move has been a faith project of Dr. Varvel for at least the past eight years. Once the move is complete, services from the NCA will be greatly enhanced. Thank you for all your prayers for him and the NCA.