Dear Stairway family,
We had a wonderful & full August and ready for all that September holds. As I was preparing to write this letter I heard the Lord say, “Look for signs of new life! This month will be a month of life!” Who would have imagined it for September! Here in the U.S. where we live we think more of April & May as being the months when new life springs up. But then again it is spring in other parts of the world and this is the ninth month of the year. And nine signals fruitfulness & fullness. And in this Ephraim year of double- fruitfulness just you watch and see! Gen. 41:52 It will be as though spring has sprung. It’s even springing up now. An early spring in the Spirit. Like crocuses budding, a welcome site!
Isaiah 35:1 “The wasteland will rejoice & blossom with spring crocuses.”
Yes, in September forgotten seeds will spring up! Prayers that have been prayed in the dark & despairing times when you could see no hope; prayers for the harvest, prayers for your marriage, prayers for your children, prayers for families, prayers for businesses, prayers for the city all coming to life! And I saw plans being dusted off! Forgotten, given up on plans & strategies; things that have been dormant poking their heads up once again! The Lord didn’t forget! His timing was just different. Ready or not here they come out of hiding!
And I see souls; hard cases coming into the kingdom. Last month we saw many people (lost), wandering around looking for the way. Some came looking, but never found what they were looking for. But this month is the lost & found month because you are beginning to shine! And we will begin to see the shining ones arising! They will come from their prayer closets with faces glistening. And the lost will stream into the light of the glory as Christ shines brighter than ever from His sanctified ones. Yes, the shining ones are arising! Daniel
Many of them have been hidden away, but now will arise & go! They have soaked in the fire of His love, and have the fiery seal of Yahweh over their hearts. SOS 8:6 Now you will begin to see them stream out to the streets with glistening faces! Off to the nations, arising & shining like the dawn running down the hillside. Joel 2:2-3 They will come out of hiding & the lost will be found! So rise up you shining ones! Out of your prayer closets into the light! It’s your month to arise bringing life & light to the hopeless & dying! Time to rise & shine with the glory of God glistening on your faces like Moses! EX 34:35 Only now the veil is lifted and the nations will run to the brightness of His shining. Is. 60:3 And you will find that as you do that you will yield the peaceable fruit of righteousness radiating from you with life & light!
Isaiah 43:14 Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and
Update on the Passion Translation!
Our newest endeavor for the Passion Translation is the TPT Bible School! Our first school was held in Pasadena, CA and covered the book of Ephesians. (See above report) This was the first of many to be taught in different cities and even in Australia. Our new website for the school is tptbibleschool.com.
We have a great team of volunteers, with a professional camera crew. Our plans are to teach through all 66 books of the Bible and eventually to have an online school. This is huge & may require some adjustments to our schedule. Please be praying as we work out all the details.
As far as the translation Brian has begun working on 1 Corinthians. He had a slight detour as he translated a group of verses outside of his scheduled material for the production of a Christmas book. I will be working on “Miracles in the Wilderness”. Brian started it several years ago, but never completed it, so I’ve volunteered to finish it for him. It’s such a joy to work together on all these projects!
Once again we thank you for all your help in prayer and finances. We continue to move ahead toward our goal of completing the entire New Testament with Psalms, Proverbs and the Song of Songs by 2017 and the whole Bible in 2022. You can pick up your copies of The Passion Translation from our web site, stairwayministries.org. Please let all your friends know about it! And if you’re one of our Aussie friends you can purchase all the books from Koorong and amazon.au and our Canadians friends can purchase them at amazon.ca.
A special thank you to all of our Passion Translation Partners for your monthly contribution! You’re contribution has helped us to move this project along quickly! And if you become a partner we’ll automatically send you each new book as it comes out as our gift to you! You can also donate to our travels overseas where we affect the nations! This year we ministered in Canada and will have ministered in Israel three times and Australia three times before the year is over. We appreciate all the ways that you stand with us to get the job done!
You can become one of our Partner’s by making a monthly donation of $30, $50, $100 or you can make a onetime tax-deductible gift by credit card on our Stairway Ministries web site at www.stairwayministries.org or through our PayPal account (click the link below for easy access). You can mail your offering to Stairway Ministries, 2141 N. Glen Wood Ct., Wichita, KS, 67230.
If you have any questions feel free to email or call me at email@example.com, 203-687-0804.
Finally please pray for our family. We have 5 living parents near us and they’re all in their 80s. Pray for their health. Also remember our 3 children, 6 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. We’re all spread out these days in KS, NC, FL, NY and CT. All that affects them affects us. Thanks so much! We love you!
Yours for revival,
Candice Simmons is a true spiritual mom in the body of Christ with a passion to see the bride of Christ awakened and brought into the full activation of their gifts and callings. She has been in ministry for 47 years mentoring both young and old, men and women. She received Christ in the early 70’s during the Jesus movement and immediately began ministering to the next generation of young people.
In the 80’s she and her husband, Brian were tribal missionaries serving in the jungles of Panama. They were field leaders and ministered to the Paya-Kuna tribe, living on the border of Panama and Colombia for nearly 8 years. In the late 80’s they returned home and established Gateway Christian Fellowship, a hub for revival and awakening in New England where they ministered for 18 years and established a network of churches called ARC.
She was a fore-runner in establishing the prophetic in New England and taught classes on the prophetic and established a prophetic ministry in their church called Impact. She is an avid dreamer and gifted in interpretation of dreams and uses this gift to minister hope and destiny to the churches.
Today they have an itinerate ministry (Passion and Fire), traveling the nations and internationally teaching and prophesying to churches. At the same time she is helping her husband with their new Bible Translation called the Passion Translation and has co-authored three books with him; The Sacred Journey, Throne Room Prayer and The Image Maker (soon to be released) and is currently working on two more books, The Stairway and The Dreamer.