2011: Our Transition into a Mission


Dear friends and family,

I wanted to enlighten you with the latest happenings of our little family. As I hope most of you all know the Lord blessed Aimee and I with a wonderful baby girl, Liberty Reign Atkins. Liberty was birthed October 26th, at 8lbs 9oz. and 21″ inches long. She was definitely the highlight of 2010. We love what the Lord has taught us in the past year, while setting us into a launching position for transition in this New Year.

The transition being, as of January 15th 2011, we moved to the bay area to plug into the Convergence House of Prayer in Fremont! It has been our dream for a long time to join a House of Prayer and we have taken a huge first step of faith to obtain it! We will continue to step out in faith in order to chase after the dreams that the Lord has planted in each of our hearts.

Let us fill you in as best as we can…

What is the Convergence House of Prayer? (cHOP)

The cHOP has a vision to establish individuals in partnership with Christ through prayer and worship modeled after the Tabernacle of David (1Chr. 22-24). Our desire is to partner with God in becoming a perpetual worship and prayer center in our region linking His presence and the supernatural lifestyle 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

What will we be doing?

Aimee is pursuing her gifts in worship while singing in the Prayer Room on worship sets: Devotionals, Worship With the Word, and Intercession. I will be an Intercessory Missionary: ministering in prayer, fasting, worship, and service in the House of Prayer. Serving 15+ hours in the prayer room as well as ministering at least 5 hours of “helps” each week. My focus will be to grow in the Love and Knowledge of God, while being committed to the forerunner message of preparing the way of the Lord.

We will both be taking courses from the Convergence Supernatural School of Ministry (CSSM). CSSM is the convergence of two streams, using both the Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry DVD series as well as curriculum from the International House of Prayer University. Believing that a supernatural lifestyle stems from and is fueled by intimacy with God.

We also know that the Lord will be opening up new doors for us to minister in, as this House of Prayer just launched officially January 2011. Our heart is to serve and be used by Him in a way that will impact those around us the most. We will also be raising, Liberty, in the prayer room, establishing a deep foundation in the love of Jesus in her.

How can you help?

Just as missionaries overseas require financial support for their needs so that they can give 100% of their time to do good works of justice and minister to His people; we too will need financial support. Our heart is to lead a lifestyle of full time missions. Our prayer in this matter of giving is 2 Cor. 9:6-15: “Each one must do just as he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver (v7).” We know it is, “He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food (v10)”, and we ask, if the Lord wills it, that some of your seed would be sown towards us for our bread so that we may join in unity and watch Him, “multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness; you will be enriched in everything for all liberality, which through us is producing thanksgiving to God (v10-11).”

CLICK THIS LINK FOR SUPPORT INFORMATION: Historyishiring/SUPPORT

We thank you for taking the time to read this and pray that His Spirit will lead you with what you have purposed in your heart. We know that your support will help position us better to attain a holy and righteous lifestyle that is pleasing to our Lord, Jesus the Christ. If anything, lift us up in prayer and petition that the Lord leads us and guides us through this transition to a position of full time mission.

Yours faithfully,

Patrick, Aimee, and Liberty Atkins

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This past year has been a wonderful season of growth in the midst of patience and waiting upon the Lord.  Looking back on 2010 makes me appreciate where I am today.  It was not just the preparing for a new chapter in my life, but it was a preparing of a whole new series.  As always Aimee and I started the year off excited, but this was different than years past.  Aimee and I had just ended a four day One Thing Conference going into the New Year and then attended a leadership training immediately after while we were out in Kansas City.  The whole experience pierced our hearts and really shook us up, in a good way.  What we had heard and felt caused us to search our hearts and we knew that we could not go back home doing business as usual.  There was something bigger going on and we knew He was calling us to it.  We felt like the Lord was telling us to step down and to step out into a realm of Faith that we had not previously walked in before.  It was not easy, but it had prepared and equipped us far beyond anything we could have done if we had continued down our safe street while driving at the speed we were.  The Lord really taught us patience as we waited on Him.  I can look back and see His Hand with every step of faith that we made.

The only way we could get to where God was calling us to was by letting go of some things.  The fruit from our decisions to let go of some selfish things that we were holding on to began to show almost immediately.  By the end of January Aimee and I had found out that we were pregnant! It was joyous news and we couldn’t have been happier.  It seemed like the Lord was already getting His plans in motion for us.  Not only was our little girl on her way but also her cousin Cambria was just three months ahead of her.  Then before you knew it, it seemed like every young couple in the area was pregnant!  Yes, God was moving and He was bringing in a new army of HARVESTERS!  I can’t even count how many girls were born in the last year.  Which is a very cool prophetic picture of how God places a high value on women for the Great coming Harvest.

I was still growing and learning to be a husband (and will continue to do so) and now I had another awesome “job” title in the works.  Speaking of jobs, at the time I was out of a job, but I did not let this get me down in the midst of the good news.  If the Lord was going to bless us with a child, I new He would lead me to a job…and He did, when I least expected it!  It came in March after a last minute decision that we had said yes to when a door opened for us to go on a mission’s trip with our church.  We had not planned on going due to Aimee being pregnant, as much as we had wanted to go.  Then at the last minute it was like God had nudged us.  We took another step of faith and before we knew it, all three of us were in Mexicali, Mexico!  It was such a blessing to be apart of.  It was our first mission’s trip as a family, it was my first mission’s trip ever, and Aimee was a veteran…only this time she was carrying our little one inside of her.  We poured a lot out into the church and children and we were rewarded heavily with laughter and smiles that will always be carried in our hearts.  It just so happened that my next boss was on the trip.  I had never met him before, but he offered me a job and when we got back home I started working full time again.  How faithful is our God!

Time started flying by after that.  Aimee’s belly was growing and we were both staying busy with work and family time. The following months were filled with, “Do you have a name picked out.” And us saying, “NO”, then in our heads saying,  “Ok, God, what is her name?”  “God, could you help us out?”  “Well, let us know when you’ve got one picked out for her!” Then…it came!  But, was it from the Lord?  We read it in the name book before, but there are a lot of names in the name book.  Well when we heard it this time it was different.  We were on a short get away up in Redding, visiting Bethel during a morning worship set when Aimee looked at me and said, “What about Liberty Rain/Reign?”  I loved it!  So we agreed that this was probably going to be her name but we wanted to get some more confirmation.  We did, several small ones and then the kicker.  We started seeing the name Liberty everywhere we looked.  It was on cars, chip bags, bedding brands, walls…and all U.S. coins.  Ok, so these are pretty common things.  Then we were invited over to some long time friend’s house for dinner.  We talked and discussed life and they asked us the very familiar question, “Do you have a name picked out?”  We responded with a, “Not really.” The night went on and as we were getting ready to leave they wanted to pray for us.  We both sat down as they each started praying for us and then they started praying for our baby.  The husband started praying and said that he sees that she is going to have a lot of “freedom” with her.  Aimee and I kind of nudged each other while he continued to pray.  Then he reinstated the fact that she is going to have a lot of “freedom” and…LIBERTY! We started laughing out loud and they were a little perplexed.  After saying amen we explained to them the story.  He is faithful in the little things!

My brother and his wife gave birth to Cambria in July and this really caused our hearts to pound with anticipation! Before we knew it, the big “due date” was coming around the corner for us.  We were as ready as we could be.  We just wanted to meet our little Liberty already!  There was the possibility that she might even come early.  Well time was passing and the pregnant stage was getting a little old.  We found our free time being filled with family and preparing the baby room.  It’s always good to have family so close when life decisions draw you into a new focus during a new season.  Our focus, having a baby; our season, trusting God.  Then a few weeks out before Liberty’s “due date” our focus intensified and continued so as we PASSED THE DUE DATE! God really wanted to stretch our patience and trust in Him.  One week over due and we were doing EVERYTHING possible to speed this whole labor process up.  Still no ding from the oven…another week comes and met us face to face.  We were ready 9 months ago, now we were just plain tired.  Coming into the second week of being late and we were wondering if she was ever going to come out.  She did!  It was a very heart warming moment. It was not always easy, but it was WORTH IT! Seeing the hand of God in that surreal moment gave my heart a new hope for the rest of my life.  Liberty Reign Atkins was born October 26, 2010, healthy and happy.  The faith of a mustard seed moves mountains and that seed bears much fruit!

The year of 2010 has set the course for 2011 and beyond.  My life will never be the same and I will continue to pursue Him in a way that will not stop to think about what the “world” has to say.  If I am going after Him and laying my life down to get closer to Him, I can’t lose.  I want to encourage you all to step out in faith with the big things and the little things this year.  I have found more JOY in letting go and embracing Him and His ways.  There is nothing in this world that can compare.  Pray for me and my family as we go into this year with all 6 legs stepping out into faith.  He is faithful to the end!

Blessings in 2011,

Patrick Judah

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Dear Friends,

Please listen to this message from Lou Engle.  We are in a critical point in History and Lou is having TheCall in Sacramento on September 3-4 on the 10th anniversary of TheCall Washington D.C.  This message lays out the prophetic dreams and proclamations that have been brought together since the birthing of TheCall and Lou also explains the importance of the timing and placing of this gathering in Sacramento.  If you are not familiar with TheCall Ministries check out this link: http://thecall.com/ .  Now is the time to gather the consecrated ones into a solemn assembly to fast and pray for our state of California and for our Nation!

1. “We are going to California, we are going to pray for our government.” (Psalms 2)

2. “We are going to call on God for a great river of the blood of Christ out of the Cross in Sacramento and Jesus to give us another Jesus Movement.”

3. “We are going to pray that a massive house of prayer movement will arise in every place calling on God for the harvest and loosing a generation into the missions movement.”

4. “And were going to believe that God is going to shape the elections.”

“God is the God that answers prayer!” – Lou Engle

The first 45 minutes is a worship set with Misty Edwards, really good…but if you want to skip straight to the message from Lou Engle jump to the hour mark.

Trusting in Him,

Patrick Judah

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I want to dedicate this article to Martin Luther King, Jr. and to his fight for FREEDOM and JUSTICE!

Martin Luther King was born January 15, 1929 and assassinated April 4, 1968.  He fought hard against racial segregation and discrimination and I know the fruit of his labors have made a huge impact for today’s civil rights.   Dr. King was a man of God and was a man for God’s people.  Not only did he “talk” about these important issues, he “stood”, “sat”, “marched” and was “imprisoned” for his pursuits to see his country and country men FREE. In 1964 he became the youngest man to receive the Nobel Peace Price for his courage to stand against these injustices.  Like I said, he earned this high award by more than just talks and empty promises, but by the physical change that his acts brought to the nation.  Dr. King was given a gift from God to rally the people together around a “DREAM” for a better country and a greater future.

Well I was not apart of Martin Luther Kings Jr.’s generation, but I can stand here today and tell you that we need to use his roof as our launching pad.  In Martin Luther Kings, “Dream” speech, he said,” I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.”  I stand by these words from a wise man, a man that I know would be standing next to me on this issue of injustice that we face today…ABORTION.

Abortion attacks the very foundation of everything that Martin Luther King fought for and is tearing down our nation today.  Martin Luther King said, “Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God’s children.”  Well where was the justice for the 48 MILLION babies aborted since 1973?  Their blood is crying out right now, who is going to speak for them? Who is going to fight for them? Our President’s not, our judges haven’t, our doctors aren’t…then WHO WILL?  (Please keep our President, Judges, and Doctors in prayer over this issue and others like it)

I’m not going to drag this issue out, it’s been debated long enough…it’s time we see a change!  Here are some things to think about on this issue, from the Creator of all things.

Whoever sheds man’s blood, by man his blood shall be shed, for in the image of God He made man.Genesis 9:6 (We are created in the image of the Creator, how can we defile Him with the killing of His own image?)

So you shall not pollute the land in which you are; for blood pollutes the land and no expiation can be made for the land for the blood that is shed on it, except by the blood of him who shed it.Numbers 35:33 (I find it insane that this nation is more concerned about car pollution and global warming…when this clearly states that what’s truly polluting our land is the shedding of man’s blood)

Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart. Jeremiah 1:5 (How can you say a fetus is not a human?  This clearly states that He knew us before conception!)

This will be written for the generation to come, that a people yet to be created may praise the Lord.” Psalm 102:18 (A people yet to be created, like you and me and billions more)

So please stand with me on this issue as we honor and respect Martin Luther King, Jr. today for being a man that would not back down for the injustices of the people.  As Dr. King said, “It would be fatal for the nation to overlook the urgency of the moment.”, “And as we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall always march ahead. We cannot turn back.

(sources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Luther_King,_Jr.)

I will be posting some links and videos soon that touch further on this subject.

In His name,

Patrick Judah

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