Time to Arise – FHL week 2013 July 21st-28th

Hello fellow warriors!

Church, it’s time to arise in God’s governmental authority! You are invited to join us. See the details at the end.

Dutch Sheets “God is raising up a unified force of faithful warriors to stand their ground against the Goliaths of today. By adding our prayers as incense to the prayers of those that have gone before us, God will visit a generation destined for His glory and greatness!  We must engage in authoritative governmental intercession, laying hold of God’s Word and making it the sword that divides what is permissible from what cannot be! If you love the land in which you live, it’s time to operate in “Governmental Intercession” for your country, your state, and your town.”

What is governmental intercession and how are we going to do this?

July 21st:

3 pm prayer celebration

5 pm approx. vision casting and start of 24/7

6 pm approx. to 10 pm  extended time of worship/praise and prayer with FHL team/ worship team

During Faith Hope and Love week 2013 starting July 21st we will be having 24/7 or 168 hours of worship, praise and prayer. July 21st at approx.. 5 pm you are invited to stay with us while Merlin shares the vision of the 24/7 hours for more of an extended time of worship/ prayer and praise at 6 pm – 10pm which will began after the 3 pm start the annual prayer celebration where we will decree!

Our mandate is nothing less than this: “Behold, I have put My words in your mouth. See, I have appointed you this day over the nations and over the kingdoms, to pluck up and to break down, to destroy and to overthrow, to build and to plant” (Jeremiah 1:9b-10).Which Webster defines this as to direct, control, regulate, influence, restrain, steer, and regulate the future course of this great nation – to maintain the status of superiority that God has given to us. Politicians and government officials legislate through man-made laws and rulings. We legislate through spiritual laws, principles, and activities. We legislate through prayer!”

Recognize that if you are a child of God then you qualify to legislate God’s authority in the earth. Dutch Sheets “We must  change the way we pray from presenting petitions in prayer to the Lord to declarative prayers. Before we can know what this means we have to understand what governmental declarative prayer means. One of Scripture’s primary themes is governmental authority. You were actually created with a nature to rule, to govern, to exercise authority.

Another way we are going to release HIS authority in the earth:

During these last days, as the world undergoes increasing tribulation and troubles, the Lord is raising up prophetic singers and musicians to sing His songs and reveal His heart to His people. We believe that as these singers and musicians release their songs of worship, the spirit of prophecy is greatly at work as a gift to the church. Quite simply put, the spirit of prophecy is the testimony of Jesus and His finished work, fulfilling His promise that He will cherish and refresh His bride.

Dutch “The question of who’s in control is a governmental issue. We often think of government only in its civil sense, but Webster’s defines govern as “to direct and control; to regulate by authority; to influence; to direct; to restrain; to steer or to regulate the course of; to exercise authority to maintain the superiority.” To exercise authority is to govern. Praying with authority, therefore, is “governmental intercession.” So, in essence, this is an issue of government – not politics, but prayer!


YOU ARE INVITED!! 2013 Faith Hope and Love week

Consists of Annual Prayer Celebration and 24/7Indy (Prayer/Worship Celebration for 168 consistent hours) with various projects from start 3pm July 21 st to 3 pm July 28th Agenda July 21st : start Annual Prayer Celebration 3 pm prayer and worship for the city * 7 mountain mandates* FHL bilingual worship team

• 24/ 7 Indy start right after prayer celebration approx.. 5 pm transition with vision of 24 /7 aprox.6 pm – 10 pm FHL team extended time of worship Come anytime during this day or the week

Ending celebration : July 28th @ 1pm to 3 pm

Location for Prayer Celebration and 24 hours- 7 days a week :

CREEKSIDE MINISTIRIES: 106th & Haque rd, Fishers Ind. http://www.creeksidefishers.org/ • Creekside Ministries on FB: https://www.facebook.com/creeksideministries?fref=ts

Info. FHL International Inc. (Faith, Hope, And Love) Websites: http://www.fhlinternational.org/

more questions about FHL week www.fhlinternational.info.

Still room for more prayer leaders and worship leaders – must email.

Questions: donnac@fhlinternational.org

Bless you,

Donna Cherry

FHL ministry leader


Our Experience Prepares Us For Crisis Times (FHL Disaster Preparation Education Series )

Disaster Prepardness Seminar – (FHL Disaster Preparation Education Series )

Oct. 5-6 2012.  What will you do when the systems that you depend on for daily life are damaged or destroyed?

Disaster Preparedness Seminar (FHL Disaster Preparedness Education Series)

Disaster Preparedness Seminar

Friday Oct. 5th and 6th . Fri.7pm – Sat. 10-5pm

Pre-registration $20 by Sept. 29th, $30 door Children 6-18 free. No childcare

Location of event: Bread of Life Ministries7510 E County Road 100 N Avon, Indiana 46123

Registration Information

Registration Form: Fill out and send registration and payment to:

Faith Hope and Love International, 8383Craig Street, Ste.335 Indianapolis, IN 46250

Information: donnac@fhlinternational.org

FHL Disaster Preparedness Flyer

Disaster Preparedness seminar with Chuck Reber Bio: Chuck is the senior pastor of Shiloh House of Prayer in Virgina. http://shilohhop.org/Shiloh_House_of_Prayer/Preparedness.html. He serves on the Board of Directors for Crisis Response International www.criout.com and serves on the leadership training team at CRI Disaster Response Training events. He also serves as the National Director for developing local Crisis Response Units.

“What will you do when the systems that you depend upon daily for life are damaged or destroyed? Will you have the skills and resources to care for your family and others in need? This seminar will equip you with the knowledge and understanding necessary to develop a plan to save your family and serve your neighbors. A prudent person foresees danger and takes precautions. The simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences. (Proverbs 22:3 NLT)”

See Flyer : Some of the topics we will cover include:

Friday night 7 pm: Prophetic Mapping: Responding Strategically to Prophetic Warnings

Saturday 10 – 5 pm – Lunch on own 

•Ten Essential Areas of Personal Preparedness

  1. •Short and Long-Term Food and Water Storage
  2. •Personal Preparedness on a Budget
  3. •10 Things You Can Do Now!
  4. •Preparing a Get-Me-Home Bag for your car and a 72 Hour Bug Out Bag
  5. •Making a Plan to Care for Others
  6. •Medical, First Aid and Sanitation in Crisis
  7. •Developing a Situational Awareness Mindset
  8. •Home and Personal Security in Crisis
  9. •Building a network of like-minded people

Shiloh is an off shoot of CRI “Our purpose is to prepare responders to be ready to serve God and others with a faith-filled response in times of crisis. It is our desire to be prepared practically for times of crisis and to become “a community of refuge and hope” for times of crisis. Our mission is “harvest focused” not “survival focused”. Life in the Kingdom is not about self-preservation but rather laying our lives down and giving our resources away for the sake of sharing His love and mercy.”

See preparedness page at our website for more downloadable information on a variety of topics.http://shilohhop.org/Shiloh_House_of_Prayer/Preparedness.html

Crisis Reponse International:

CRI “Our vision is to train an army of end time prophetic, mercy missionaries, mobilized in the spirit of night and day prayer, releasing great demonstrations of power, reaching the harvest in crisis and rebuilding cities on the Kingdom of God.” http://vimeo.com/8471462

Crisis Response International is a disaster relief organization that integrates into local, state and federal response efforts through our relationships with community, state and federal level volunteer organizations active in disaster. In the event of a disaster, CRI can assimilate into the Incident Command System (ICS) according to the National Incident Management System. They resources, trains and mobilizes volunteers, churches and other organizations to respond to disasters and other compassion initiatives in the United States and world-wide. CRI is creating a culture of responders to reach the harvest in crisis in our immediate neighborhoods through local outreach and home groups and through national and international deployments CRI provides a model and framework for responding to disaster situations and delivering resources to areas that would otherwise be off-limits to volunteers.

Working from an established field command post alongside other various organizations, CRI manages operations, resources and personnel to carry out various tasks and services. Operations vary upon the size and scope of the disaster. CRI not only focuses on training and equipping volunteers for disaster situations, but it also conducts on-going efforts to help lower-income communities around the world.

Back from the Philippines

Posted on May. 31st 2012 3:27

We just returned this week from the Philippines with an amazing report of what God is doing through CRI. Earlier this month, attendees from the ARC School in South Point, Hawaii deployed to the Philippines.

Our first stop was Manilla where we trained 58 attendees from 10 nations in Asia. The team then traveled on to Cagayan de Oro on the island of Mindanao to train nearly 200 Assembly of God pastors. Our team was privileged to go help prepare the bride of Christ there, as Mindanao is one of the most disaster ridden places on earth. After we taught on both the spiritual and practical aspects of disaster relief, a baptism of fire touched all in the room and a resulting spirit of prayer and impartation came for the harvest field in crisis.

Becoming a new level influence shaper

Everyone is looking for their destiny and desire to fulfill it and as you do you will become a new level influence shaper! This past weekend my husband and I went to a conference and a speaker shared ways to help others find their destiny. It’s SO IMPORTANT for us to become who we are called to be. I desire to encourage you as I share some of my observations with you of what we learned.  Ps. 139:15 says that your frame was not hidden from God.  When he made you in secret16… And in his book were all written all the days that were ordained for me 17How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How vast is the sum of them!
 What do you love to do it ? What answer do you have that others don’t have in your surroundings? Read this from Lance Wallnau ” Your  destiny and gift is hidden in unsolvable problems. You don’t have to be in the top position , the Lord only needs you close enough to the unsolvable problem so that when it is time you are in proximity to solve it ! God is the one who is credited with being the solution to the problem. In order for God to be glorified through you, there must come a time when you reveal His glory. Here’s the kicker….till you show up God won’t show off. You are the carrier and container of the glory of God, you become a new level influence shaper and decision maker.   Your work will lead you to unsolvable problems. The problem changes the moment you show up…because God is walking in you and talking through you and revealing his answer’s. You won’t have to chase people down. They appear suddenly from an unexpected direction like a magnet attracted to you” Are there those that are attracted to you ?
We in America are so busy that we may find ourselves not as fruitful that results in over commitment.  Maybe this advice will help you make decisions about what to apply your hand to. “Here is a great exercise. In any field 80% of the results come from 20% of the activities. If you want to grow in any area you need to prune the tree of the less productive 80%. Here’s the trick…understand that the new growth doesn’t show up till the space is created for new fruit. Apply this to your spiritual life, business, quality of family time… Everything.

In Faith Hope and Love we are beginning to embark on a new journey. We have found ourselves being led in same direction as what I have shared. We would love to share more with you at our free breakfast fund-raiser  on Wednesday, Nov. 6th 7:30a to 8:30a at Maggiano’s. You will hear life-transforming stories how God has been using the ministries of FHL to re-distribute His blessings! Join FHL and Merlin Gonzales as we share our passion to feed the hungry in Central Indiana and how we can see the Kingdom of God invade territories as salvations take place and much more!  You will hear from our founder and board members on our current progress of planting food pantries. Thank you once again for partnering with FHL! You only have a few days to sign up here http://www.eventbrite.com/event/8307864045/efbnen . Perhaps you are to be part of the answer for Indianapolis. We can help you find your destiny.
Bless you ,
Donna Cherry
Ministry director for FHL

Faith Hope and Love week Summarized

Dear saints,
 If you haven’t seen what took place or weren’t able to be apart of prayer celebration or 24/7, first I want to thank you for praying for us ! Here is a preview of a few events , 24/7 and the prayer celebration. You will see that we indeed did encounter the LORD !! He did come and pour out all week but especially to some whom never experienced him , HE visited in a dramatic way ( see just one account on encounter with God link below). We literally had over 35 teams come to pray and praise and almost filled up every slot of time with a few soaking sessions only left which was needed to rest the support team.
 Please keep praying for the leaders and support team this month as we recover and pray against backlash. There was a price to pay , some are still paying that price. There has also been much blessings and answers also.
ENJOY and please send testimonials back to all of us !   See my FB and or FHL FB for more testimonies and videos.
You will enjoy this testimony !! Read the encounter we had Wed. evening. It was incredible.

Reported by Facundo Cortez, FHL Anderson/Pendleton Area Coordinator

“Today was an extraordinary day as we experience the supernatural pouring out of His Holy Spirit!!!!!!!

We met at WellSpring Church and had our group devotional.  We started the day soaking in God’s presence by being in His Word, praying, worshiping & praising the Lord!  God’s presence was real!  WOW!

Today we had two teams. One team went to Wheeler and another group went to Liberty Christian School to continue the painting project there.

Then the Holy Ghost Fireworks started!!!

Several churches and ministries from the Anderson/Pendleton attended the 24/7 Indy at Creekside Ministries.  It was led by their deaf (ASL) worship team and it was AWESOME!  The presence of the Lord was everywhere!  The power of the Holy Spirit began to be poured out big time!

(Let me say that my religious/church background is not one that normally feels comfortable with magnification of the Holy Spirit. Some of you reading this may not believe or accept the things I am about to share but I ask that you read with an open mind and heart.)

All of sudden, people began to be filled with the Spirit Holy, slain in the Spirit, shaking uncontrollably, speaking in tongues, laughing for no reason!  Some became so drunk in the Spirit that they had to be driven home! Some people were crawling to the altar!  Some were healed of physical sickness!  Others were healed of broken relationships and broken hearts! Others were set free from bondages, generation curses and so much more!!  As people walked thru the prayer tunnel they were also slain in the Holy Spirit. To put it mildly, it was wild!! All of us received the power of the Holy Spirit to do what He wants us to do:  Be his witnesses!  To proclaim boldly the Good News!

If you weren’t there don’t worry The Holy Spirit is coming to a neighborhood near you! I believe that as the momentum continues we will continue to see an outpouring of the Holy Spirit like in the day of Pentecost!  Revival is here NOW! The manifestation of God with signs and wonders is happening NOW!  And they will continue from this day forward!  To God be the glory!”
Bless you , Donna

Sunday’s coming and so is alot of other things!

Hello brothers and sisters,
As this week approaches quickly I am preparing in many ways for the start of FHL week this Sunday with the start of the prayer celebration. Remember it starts Sunday at 3 pm at Creekside Ministries. At around 5 pm Merlin will share the vision for the 24/7 or 168 hours of worship and praise and then our worship team and I are going to press into heaven and worship ,worship, worship! We hope you come and join us and release your prayers and revelations at that time! You won’t want to miss the ending ceremony either ! at 1 pm -3 pm July 28th ! There will be many , many testimonies of God’s goodness! Tuesday 9-11 am ,Wed. 5 pm – 6 pm and Thursday 12 noon-1 pm – a personal invitation to join me also!
 Surely we can shift this city , this week with 168 hours of praise and worship to our King and invade the territories with the presence of God!  I am also thinking about the nation and the massive move of God , changes in society . In a quick note , I WANT TO BE READY ! I want to be one whom God uses as I am prepared with oil in my lamp! God does not plan to establish His kingdom by Himself. It is the Spirit and the bride who say, “Come!” (Rev. 22:17) He is looking for a body of believers who will prepare His way, and who will prepare themselves to be used for His purposes. Let’s truly seek Him to become His gate to heaven.
On one hand things are getting shaky, the jury’s recent not-guilty verdict on the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin case in Sanford, Florida sparked intense public outcry and in some cases violent protests which as one put it  “revealing that the nation still carries massive social wounds when it comes to racial diversity and its challenges.”  What we are seeing in the nation is a massive clash between the Kingdom of Heaven and the kingdom of darkness, and prayer for the nation is our hope that the praying people of God will cease the the forces of evil that are so aggressively waging war on all that is good. Know that your prayer and action, according to 2 Chronicles 7:14, is what will turn the tide for the United States and prolong God’s covering upon our nation as we seek Him!

Also you can sense it in the air there is a great move of HIS spirit ready to invade the earth :

In order to be ready for this coming move of God , there is preparations in order.

First, we must be able to enter new levels of His rest. Romans 5:2 says that we stand in grace; as we stand in His grace, we will be able to withstand the shaking and storms. We will be able to minister the works of His Kingdom.

Second, we must know the truth of God’s word and make it finial authority in our lives to combat evil and keep us from succumbing to worldly pressures and fall into error. (Eph. 6:14,-  John 4:5, 6)

Third,  He is calling us into holiness , pureness of heart . (1 Pet. 1:15, 16) We need to consecrate ourselves before the Lord. It will grace our lives really than make it a drudge (See 1 Tim. 6:11, 12; 2 Tim. 1:9, 2:19-24; John 14:30.)

Finally, He is calling us deeper into His presence. Heaven is opening, with an invitation to “Come up here.” (Rev. 4:1) For those who are ready, the Lord is about to lift His saints to another level of ministering from the supernatural – under an open heaven – with unlimited access to whatever is needed to fulfill His purposes.

Angels Ascending and Descending

We are meant to become the gate of transfer for God’s power and glory to manifest on earth, accompanied by angels ascending and descending from the very throne of God! (See Gen. 28:12-17; John 1:51; Acts 7:55, 56; Col. 3:1-3.) And from this place, our every need is met, by taking it to heaven. (Eph. 3:19, 20)
Join us anytime to come to pray for a move of God to beginning your family, yourselves, your church, your city  (Acts 4:31)
Pray for boldness and courage to implement the purposes of God. (2 Tim. 1:7-9)

Act and implement any strategies for kingdom advancement that the Lord might reveal. Connect with like-minded groups and individuals, as unity and common purpose provide strength. (Eccl. 4:12)

Don’t forget to check out all the other great activities going this week at www.fhlinternational.info. Email me and join me this week, I will show you what God is doing ! donnac@fhlinternational.org

Bless you ,

Donna Cherry

FHL ministry director

Reflections from 2012 – the goodness of God


I was reflecting on the past year and was blessed how the Lord has blessed the fruit of our hands. I personally was blessed to be able to head up several conferences and or teams etc. all year and experienced many “firsts”. I particularly want to thank the intercessors for praying for us, our core team whom I love to run with and all those who participated in conferences and events, and especially my husband who loves me enough to let me what he calls “ butterfly” as I am sent.

Now to tell our story. The first part of the year was in preparations for the last part although many significant encounters took place and new relationships developed with our intercessors and worship team as well as our core staff during. Many prayers were offered for me during the first months as I had encountered some issues never before but the Lord’s hand lifted me above all and after two months I was up and running again!

Youth Conference

Youth Conference

We had our first youth conference in July 5-6th and met an awesome group of youth and youth leaders. I would say it was a Holy Ghost blow out! I was blessed to minister to many youth the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. We sent the youth out to the streets filled with the fire of God. There were testimonies of healings and salvations, lots of fellowship. I simply love to teach and had opportunities to do that.

Merlin and Annie and I were used by the Lord to see a dramatic rescue at the concert in the midst of heat breaking whether we had this year. Many times as a team we just kept going during critical weather patterns and God breaks through.   

During Faith Hope and Love week, we experienced great breakthroughs at the Prayer Celebration on the circle and the week as over 1000 participated this year bringing the Lord’s presence into the city.


FHL Week 2012

FHL Week 2012

During FHL week, I had my first stay over of youth at our home that participated during this week. One particular day we ended up exactly at Midwest food bank at the time they needed help getting out 1000’s of cantaloupes and water mellows. It was awesome to see the Lord put that together. At the same time this group of youth from Anderson with Sarah Pierce was spurred on as she and her husband Keith then launched from this experience into their own outreach in Anderson area – an whole week encounter!

We ministered to the Hispanic churches and was invited to help



usher the presence of the Lord. Merlin and Bill started Food Pantries with these Hispanic churches. Don and I were blessed to have part of our worship team with Hispanics, I was blessed to be able to minister the baptism of the Holy Spirit to the churches. Pastor Jose led several to the Lord as a result of being trained in evangelism for the first time in years.

Holy Spirit poured out on his church also as well as the other church. They both are experiencing great breakthroughs with the food pantry startups with the assistance of FHL. We believe this is an end time strategy to help supply foods to territories in need as well as create evangelistic opportunities.

Heal the Land Kindness Day

Heal the Land Kindness Day

Then came the land clean up’s “keeping your land beautiful ” fall Kindness days at 38th and Grace where FHL was used to mobilize over 400 and more volunteers during  2 outreaches. On one particular outreach we saw the Lord move in many spectacular ways. I had a virus I couldn’t shake for about 3 weeks and this day was cold and wet when we started, I got healed as I went this day to help out! Then the weather changed as the storm spilt and moved around us (again). At the end of this day we saw a great salvation take place as literally one girl on her way to shop lift was convicted and asked us for help as she was being abused, without food or her urgent needs. We were able to minister to her, lead her back to the Lord and get her “up and running again”. So much fun!

Disaster Response Training Conference

Disaster Response Training Conference

This fall I had my first FHL Disaster Response training conference at Bread of Life which was a blessed time by all as we learned the basics to responding to crisis and also heard the “forecast” to come. Being prepared is wise. We had a great time with Chuck Reber whom is on the board at Crisis Response International.

It was a year of firsts for me. We had our first 12 hour intercession for the

12/12/12 Prayer/Worship

12/12/12 Prayer/Worship

nation and then again on 12/12/12. I was filled by the time this night ended. We had times where the children even got involved and training took place. As well as interceding for the city we were privileged to minister to many and saw healings and deliverances take place. We were so blessed to have several  worship teams join us for these events as we praised the Lord. As you spend time in his presence the Lord will begin to strengthen you and 12 hours was not a strain at all. Stay tuned for the next plan!

FHL Christmas Entertainment Program at Mall

FHL Christmas Entertainment Program at Mall

Last but not least we had the privilege to do a Christmas outreach Christmas program in Greenwood park mall. Not noticing the store across from us is called “ Nervana” a non-Christian religion and although as the word puts it “opposition but with many doors open to share the gospel” the Lord gave me the grace to breakthrough and we did sing “ the Name of Jesus is lifted high no other name but the name of Jesus “ as well as sing Christmas carols and share the good news of the birth of Christ with the rest of our team as they were all a part of it. Thank you for those who helped this day!

Speaking about firsts, Merlin president of Faith Hope and Love wrote his first book. If you want to see us in action and hear the testimonies from his life and ours check out his book “ Kingdom in our Midst” at CreateSpace at https://www.createspace.com/4023409 or www.merlingonzales.com or from www.fhlinternational.org we will donate $1 per book to Faith Hope and Love for backyard missions to expand the Kingdom in our midst! A few copies left at the office with Christmas specials. We still have some CD’s left from “River’s of God” musical and scriptural meditations that you will enjoy and has been powerfully used of God to see breakthroughs.

As you can see, sometimes until you write things down you don’t realize how much the Lord had his hand on us all year to see blessings and breakthrough as he asked us to participate and come alongside him. Again thank you for your prayers and partnering with us.

If you desire to partner with us in ministry, help fund us a s a locate missions please email me your intentions and desires. We love to see God use you in greater and greater ways.

Pray for vision for 2013. He is already showing us great things to come that he is asking us to partner with Him.

Bless you,

Donna Cherry

Ministry director of FHL


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