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Dear family,

News from the past six months (since my last email update! ah!)! 🙂

First off, I had my 25th birthday in July! That was pretty cool. The Lord has shown me how blessed and favoured my life has been as I’ve traveled the world and seen hundreds impacted by the love of the Lord and His Kingdom. My family has also more than doubled in size in the past few years. All my siblings are now married and I have 4 nieces and nephews! Amazing! 🙂

Since I last emailed, we graduated the second DTS that I co-lead! Super excited to hear stories already of how they are impacting the world with the Kingdom of God. 2 of them are actually coming back on staff this July to be on my DTS staff team for the July 2016 DTS.

I also lead a third team to East Timor! It was quite a trip, many testimonies of the Lord’s love and I am really getting good at the Timorese language, Tetun! In the village I was able to communicate quite well and even do some translating! I think my favourite part of going back a third time was seeing relationships grow and the changes God is doing in their lives since my first time being there almost 2 years ago.

Check out these awesome testimonies:

 

This is Cecilia... She is a wonderful woman who has been on quite the journey since I first met her in April 2014!! She received salvation and physical healing our second time being East Timor April 2015. When I went in October 2015 her face shone the light of the Lord and she has received much healing, emotionally spiritually and physically, and even her husband is on his way to receive Jesus soon, because of her testimony and the joy she has found. What an honour and privilege it's been to go back to see her and see the seeds we planted grow into fruition! Praise the Lord!!

This is Cecilia… She is a wonderful woman who has been on quite the journey since I first met her in April 2014!! She received salvation and physical healing our second time being East Timor April 2015. When I went in October 2015 her face shone the light of the Lord and she has received much healing, emotionally spiritually and physically, and even her husband is on his way to receive Jesus soon, because of her testimony and the joy she has found. What an honour and privilege it’s been to go back to see her and see the seeds we planted grow into fruition! Praise the Lord!!

This is Janelle... She is a beautiful lady who is trying to get on track again in life and while our outreach team was in Darwin in November (Northern Australia) the Lord sent us to her to encourage her and pray for her. The week before she was beaten by her partner and she had two ribs broken, he ended up going to jail. When she met us and told us her story, we shared the gospel and prayed for her and her ribs were healed! Keep praying that she will fully surrender to Him her heart as He continues to chase her.

This is Janelle… She is a beautiful lady who is trying to get on track again in life and while our outreach team was in Darwin in November (Northern Australia) the Lord sent us to her to encourage her and pray for her. The week before she was beaten by her partner and she had two ribs broken, he ended up going to jail. When she met us and told us her story, we shared the gospel and prayed for her and her ribs were healed! Keep praying that she will fully surrender to Him her heart as He continues to chase her.

Also I got to lead these wonderful young people to the Lord at the University in Dili! So honoured and blessed! They were so blessed and were so amazed at the revelation of the Lord Jesus Christ! So hungry!

Also I got to lead these wonderful young people to the Lord at the University in Dili! So honoured and blessed! They were so blessed and were so amazed at the revelation of the Lord Jesus Christ! So hungry!

The Lord provided a way for me to go home to Canada for 5 weeks in in December! It was a most amazing time of being with family and hanging out with my nieces and nephews! I am so thankful for that precious time and love love love that the two older ones can say my name now when I skype them! 😀

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THE NOW:

Landon and I are no longer co-leading, he is fully leading this school that just started and I will be leading the July school by myself. This means for the first time in YWAM Toowoomba history I will have a whole 6 months to prepare for the school!

I am currently doing a few different things around the base. I’m in the beginning stages of planning, organising and running the July DTS as I said earlier.

I’m serving on the Leadership Team that meets weekly to discuss staff/student issues, base decisions etc.

I also get to teach! I’ve been teaching the DTS on subjects like Hearing the Voice of God, Worship, Holiness and Fear of the Lord so far.

I also am overseeing staff development and Pastoral Care. I meet with about 5 staff girls bi-weekly and run a small group for the new DTS staff as well. Weekly, I run a staff development session that focuses on Leadership.

I have just recently (in the past couple weeks) begun to serve at at a local church here in Toowoomba as well. I am going to be training and developing the youth in the church in ministry! This involves creating a Youth and Children’s team to volunteer in the Healing Rooms that the church runs, mentoring them weekly, teaching on worship and stuff as well.

This school I won’t be leading an outreach team, but it will allow me to continue to plan the July DTS, serve my church here, and have a bit of a rest after the past 2 full-on years.

I’m very excited about this season! It is a bit weird not being fully involved with the school but I’m loving the change in schedule and being a bit more flexible.

 

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This is Tammy, my car! My church family in Toowoomba blessed me tremendously by giving this beautiful little red car to me! She’s a ’95 and runs like a new one. Only 140,000 clicks on it!! I still cant believe it! In all my almost 26 years I never thought I would ever be able to own a car! The Lord has completely outdone Himself in His faithfulness to me and has challenged me again and again in my misconceptions of receiving and blessings! Thanks Lord!

 

Thank you so so so much for reading this email and continuing in your prayer support of my adventures with YWAM! I pray you are abundantly blessed and enjoy your day!

Feel free to connect with me via email, facebook or follow me on instagram (hmacuzz). I am not the greatest at responding, but I LOVE hearing from you!!! I promise I read every email I receive 🙂 Now I am working at scheduling in times into my schedule to reply to all of them, so if you’ve sent me an email in the past bit and I haven’t responded yet, don’t worry! An answer is coming! 😀

God bless you!

Lots of love,

Hannah

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East Timor (Timor-Leste)

East Timor (Timor-Leste)

 

                                           

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  Wow! We had a spectacular time!!! The Lord was so good,   we made such a close family connection with the  YWAM base in Dili! I really don’t even know how to      describe how serving and loving they were! There    are 8 staff there, most of them full time missionaries from Brazil! They welcomed us in immediately as family. We did all the ministries as a team, not just us and them, and their insane servant hearts really gave our team such an inspiration to grow our servant hearts as well!

 

 

 

 

Ministries we were involved with:

Teaching English, Art and Music in local schools, an At-Risk girls’ home and in the neighbourhood of Bairo Pite (where the YWAM base is located in Dili) 

Testimony: We ended up getting to teach in a Roman Catholic school very near the base, and it was an amazing opportunity for YWAM Dili because that particular school had never allowed Christians in before! We were able to share a Christian skit and get the kids doing the actions of “Our God is So Big” and “We wanna see Jesus lifted high”. The kids and teachers all had a blast! 

Teaching English at a school! :)

Teaching English at a school! 🙂

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Agape School of the Deaf

Agape School of the Deaf

Playing beach sports and hanging with Agape School of the Deaf

Testimony: Our team had tears in our eyes as we did some songs with them and they were so happy! Even though they couldn’t hear the songs, they were able to have them translated and they did the actions with us! It was beautiful!

 

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Playing games and doing  skits at an orphanage

Testimony: We had so much fun with these kids! Our translator said he’d never seen them so happy and their faces were completely lit up as we spent time with them and teaching them about God! 🙂

Worship on the streets! :) Had about 30 men gathered around watching us! The atmosphere (every one of us felt it lift, so cool) completely shifted too!

Worship on the streets! 🙂 Had about 30 men gathered around watching us!

 

Worship on the streets, beach, radio, in homes, churches etc

Testimony: This was amazing!!! We did worship everywhere we went and we could all feel the atmospheres shifting. One place (where this picture is from) we stopped was in front of a bikers’ hangout! We sat down and started worshiping and our translator was saying during the first song that we should leave because it was a really bad place spiritually. As we finished up the song and we were feeling something happening, he said, “Keep going, keep going!”. By the end of the second song, the heaviness in the place had completely lifted and 30 guys had come close to watch and listen.

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Preaching on the radio about reconciliation in East Timor at the workplace, the home and the Body of Christ

Testimony: 3 groups of us were able to speak on the radio, sharing testimonies and wisdom for the people of East Timor. We also got to play some worship songs as well! One of the times, the other part of the team was driving home from another ministry and we heard them on the radio. It was pretty crazy! Also, one of the ladies from our host’s church told her that it really encouraged and ministered to her. It was so fun! I haven’t spoken on a radio since I was 13, and apparently hundreds of people listen to it weekly. Craaaazy!!

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Evangelism

 

Street Evangelism

Testimony: One of our planned ministries got cancelled so we ended up doing some evangelism and our students rocked it! They were so eager! It took a little pushing out of the nest for them to actually approach people, but when they did, they talked to a ton of people! They got to pray for a couple of huge tattooed bikers! These guys were really hard and tough looking, but when they started talking to them they softened up immediately and asked them to pray for them, and one asked for prayer for his mom who had cancer! We got the story of when the centurion had enough faith for Jesus to tell him that his daughter was healed without Him going to her. We don’t really know what happened, BUT us having the courage to talk to them inspired some Christians who were watching!

Clearing/Digging/Building

Clearing/Digging/Building

Building physical and spiritual foundations in a Jungle village!

Testimony: This one is quite a long actually of how the project came into being!  An amazing story I hope to share in another update (or you can email me for it). But basically we were the first team ever to go to this village, and on the first day there we saw 20 elders/leaders saved! The YWAM Dili Base Director (Anabel) shared the gospel (via the narrow/wide road passages) and I cried when I saw all there hands go up 🙂 The Holy Spirit was so evident! We were able to pray for all the converts, and are excited to see what the Lord continues to do in that village! We were able to clear (of rocks, gravel, weeds etc), dig, and build a house foundation along with a ton of villages! It was so neat to work together with them! They were very keen on doing it well and really took ownership of the project. There are 78 more houses to build there in 7 years! It is for sure quite the spiritual and physical endeavour.

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Prophetic Paintings

 Testimony: Anna is awesome! She was our team artist 🙂 Kat and I encouraged her to start exercising her faith by listening to God for prophetic pictures for people and painting them. She flourished! For the longest time she thought she couldn’t hear God’s voice, but through the paintings it was confirmed over and over that she can! So incredible to watch her faith and discernment grow over outreach!

 

 

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Preaching, teaching, sharing testimonies and doing dramas at evening village church services, local Dili Sunday services, and youth groups

Testimony: What a testimony of the students growth! Most of them had never spoken before in public, let alone preached a sermon! It was such an honour to help them, encourage them and even push them out of their comfort zones and see the Kingdom of God move through each of them as they listened to the Spirit to see what He was saying to each congregation, child, group, or family!

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 Testimony: One of the ladies on staff at YWAM Dili came out part way through our local kids program. We were in the middle of singing “Indescribable” for them just for fun and she actually told us later that she stopped and stared! They were all completely still, just staring up at us in awe! She said she had never seen such a reverence over these kids and she felt the Holy Spirit so strongly when she came closer! It was really encouraging to the team because something they’d been struggling with is the language barrier, and if people could be touched by some English worship songs! But the Spirit is the same yesterday, today and forever and isn’t bound by language!! There were so many times He used our worship music powerfully!

 

Thank you SO MUCH for your prayers! Our entire team felt them everyday! We couldn’t have done what we did without that covering of prayer. There are so many more testimonies as well, but I think my favourite one over all was actually of our team itself! When we first left, none of them were really friends and I’d say everyone had extremely different personalities etc. Several of the girls had come to Kat and me asking for prayer because they were so nervous none of them (especially the girls) would get along! So we encouraged them for quite awhile to get over differences, to be unofffendable, and to be constantly asking Holy Spirit how to love each other. With the help of Holy Spirit and their own perseverance and willingness to surrender, they came through the end with the best friends they could ever ask for! I can’t tell how big of a miracle this is! It was actually something we were concerned about, so to watch such a love blossom and a strong team unit develop was AMAZING!! I love how unity is one of the most powerful tools of the Kingdom!!

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Sadly, our school is coming to an end and the students will be graduating in 2 weeks! It’s so crazy how fast the time has flown! This week we are investing in the community of Toowoomba and serving various ministries, churches and families! It’s so far been a very productive week! Also the students are in the process of recording a CD of their own songs, so it will be great to listen to that once it gets mixed and produced!

 

I pray you are blessed beyond measure! I will be posting another update soon of what’s coming up next and more prayer requests and such. I love you all so much! As always, if you are interested in contacting me for more info, just to chat, or you’re interested in supporting me financially, my email address is hannah.macuzzi@gmail.com

Love in Christ,
Hannah

One of the many glorious sunset pics I got to take on the coast of Dili! :)) He is so creative, eh??

One of the many glorious sunset pics I got to take on the coast of Dili! :)) He is so creative, eh??

While talking with a friend about to embark on World Race (An 11 month missions trip to 11 different countries), I decided to give her some tips that I’ve learned through personal experience and hanging out with Jesus a lot. These are very random and off the top of my head, but I realized after that they are actually very key and vital points for life in general, along with foreign missions. So I figured, why not share ’em?? 😀 Enjoy!
1. Hold onto the beatitudes like they are your life.
2. Always go to the Lord first with any emotion you are feeling and see if they are in line with His.
3. Put others before yourself.
4. Let things slide even if they bother you… most of the time offence is unnecessary because the offending person is usually not doing it personally but is going through something themself and they are insecure/defending/or just plain ignorant that whatever it was would offend you.
5. We all have had incredibly different pasts, and reactions will vary depending on who is in what situation, so ask for a lot of grace because there will probably be reactions that you don’t agree with.
6. Always consult the Holy Spirit in every circumstance and situation.
7. Don’t let circumstances control your emotions, or your emotions to control your circumstances.
8. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.
9. For suffering/trials/tribulation/persecution (of any kind)… have the mindset that to be counted worthy of that, is an incredibly high honour, and to share in Christ’s sufferings will bring beautiful amounts of intimacy.
10. Honour honour honour honour everyone around you.
11. Do words of life (encouragement) for the whole team as often as possible.
12. Be open and willing to try/do anything.
(unless it is sinful hahahha)
13. Enjoy every second and put your whole being into every second because 11 months is actually very short!
14. If there is ever a time that you don’t want to do ministry or something that you know you should, do it anyways because you are not there for you. You are there for the Lord, the people on your team, and the people you are ministering too.
15. Read your bible
16. Worship together as a team often.
17. Go deep with each other, it is so easy to just stay surfacey/do life together and you will regret it not having found out everything you can about each other!
18. Look at situations from above, not at the same level or below.
19. There is always something deeper happening than you think.
20. USE SQUATTY POTTYS THEY ARE THE BEST
21. Learn them correctly and you will love life.
22. Bring hand sanitizer everywhere.
23. Don’t talk to foreign men alone or consistently, they will think you love them and want to get married asap.
24. Learn as many languages as you can, as much as you can!
25. Do language games with the kids, it’s hilarious and you will learn really quick.
26. Learn people’s names and say them often in your conversations.
27. Bring your burdens (especially the ones for other people) before the Lord, and leave them there.
28. Walk in holiness (by the Spirit, not the flesh) because – ‘He stores up sound wisdom for the upright. He is a shield to those who walk in integrity.” Prov 2:7
Added #29. Holy Spirit’s other name is Teacher, so take advantage of it! He is a very gracious (praise the Lord) and good one at that! Phewie!
Welp, that’s all I got for now!!!! Hope that made sense and such :))) God Bless! OH and I’m planning on writing an update on what I’ve been doing with my life for the past several months soon!! Stay tuned!Image

I just wanted to update you guys on my life after I shared my heart 🙂 Haha! So I am currently awaiting the results of visa application. I just completed the most recent step called the Request For Evidence. It should be about a month when I find out whether I’m accepted or not! 🙂 Cool testimony, I got a lawyer!! A couple of my friends from here were trying to help me with my paper work last month (my deadline for the Evidence was last week) and we decided that we couldn’t get any where without a bit of professional help so they started calling lawyers to see if we could get a consultation. They called different ones for a couple weeks and got nowhere. Just when they were about to give up. a lawyer by the name of Lucy Lu (fancy that! :D) answered and decided to give us a free consultation out of the kindness in her heart! She was fully aware that we most likely were not able to afford her services but she was willing to answer questions about my status! So we went to the meeting and the Lord set it up so Pastor Dan (who knows my situation and is very good with words, Gracia (my friend who is familiar with immigration), and Brian (my friend who just in general is very smart and has worked with lawyers before) went with me. I really wasn’t even nervous cuz it felt like I had an army with me! 🙂 It turned out that she was super nice and actually really really cared about her job and clients. She kind of told us what we needed and said basically we could possibly do it without a lawyer but it would be very difficult and a lawyer would help make sure everything is consistent and all the Ts are crossed and the Is are dotted. So we asked her price and she said normally she charges 2000 (which is normal for all immigration lawyers). BUT she really loved the ministries we do and she said she really wanted to help us continue helping people in Atlanta so she lowered her price to 1000. Pastor Dan and I talked about it for a bit and then we prayed and all of us felt the Holy Spirit literally smile, so when she came back in the room we said yes! Then she said she had been thinking while she was out of the room and she felt moved for some reason to lower it again to 750!! The Spirit was so in the room and we all for reals got tears in our eyes 🙂 Her office took care of all my paperwork, and I got everything i needed. There’s actually a lot more cool little testimonies that happened later the last few weeks, but that was the biggest one! So now we’re just waiting again! 🙂 She also offered to help Pastor Dan get a J-1 status so we can get more foreign students on a cultural exchange program for a reduced fee as well!

God is so worthy of our love. Oh man, He is so faithful and beautiful and amazing! How can I not respond in obedience?? It’s His love language after all! He is teaching me that to love Him is to obey Him. It becomes a joy to love Him back. He loves me so much and constantly is proving it in so many ways that I can’t handle it! I want to explode with wonder and awe and excitement at the ways He loves. Phew!! God is seriously the best Lover ever ever ever! Last week, my heart got pretty hurt, but the SAME DAY God proclaimed who He made me and why He loved me over and over again in unusual ways and He healed me the same day. I serve a tender and personal God. Everyday I get overwhelmed by Him. I want you to know Him like I do! 🙂 You would never go a day without remembering His goodness and thanking Him. You move His heart. Let Him move yours!

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I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that
Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have
power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know
this love that surpasses knowledge – that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

God is moving in the Atlanta area like crazy! He is showing up in power and might and His glory is becoming known throughout the nations. He has placed a burning desire for intimacy in our hearts and a cry of intercession that He would move and awaken His Bride in the earth. It’s happening! I’ve seen unbelievers come to a worship service and get saved just because His presence was so thick. I’ve seen chains fall off people when they encounter the Person of Christ as His body loves. I’ve seen people receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit just because He decided to move, no one even prayed over them! I’ve seen healings, and demons casted out! He is moving, and I am so excited! God will move when His people pray and catch His vision and will. Everytime we pray for His will He is DELIGHTED to answer! Let Your Kingdom come and Your Will be done Lord here on earth as it is in Heaven! Let heaven come!!!!

I am a full time missionary in Atlanta, Georgia in the Old Fourth Ward downtown. I am also a 3rd year in the Atlanta Dream Center School of Ministry, which includes attending 4 undergrad theology classes a week, doing group and personal projects in the Word and in general gathering oil. I am also assisting the director of the new School of Worship that just started in September. And I also am leading or helping lead worship sets 4-5 times a week. I co-head up an outreach on wednesday nights called Worship On the Streets where we take groups into different parts of Atlanta, whether a park or a homeless shelter or literally a random street corner or really anywhere that needs the atmosphere of God. And we worship the King and lift His name up above every dark name in that specific spot. And I’m discipling/counseling/advising/listening/loving on everybody around me basically all the time. It’s awesome! The love He pours out on me is so I can pour it out on others 🙂

I miss you guys so much! Thank you for reading these updates 🙂 And for being interested in what God is doing in and through His Spirit in me! I would love to hear from you, what God is doing in your life or testimonies or anything that’s on your heart! My email address is hannah.macuzzi@gmail.com and my address is

444 Highland Ave NE

Suite #514

Atlanta, GA

30312

If you would like to help support me prayer wise that would be epic! Pray that God continues to take me out of my comfort zone and I follow His lead and Spirit at all times 🙂 And that His Life would be reproduced everywhere I go, and that His will would happen with this Visa at all costs.

If you would like to financially support me, that would be appreciated as well! 🙂 Pray about it and do as He leads. If you have any questions about what I am doing, please contact me! I need about $1200 for this years costs. I’ve also been praying about going to Brazil in February to minister at the Carnival! 🙂

Currently the only way is to send a cheque/check in the mail made out to Atlanta Dream Center School of Ministry Master’s Commission (or ATLDCSOMMC) with Hannah Macuzzi in the Memo to this address

P.O. Box 54537

Atlanta, GA

30308

I’m sorry if that is inconvenient :)) I’m hoping to be able to use a paypal account soon so you can do it online if you would like!

Thank you so much!!! I hope you are encouraged by the Lord from reading this, and I pray He blesses you abundantly!

Lots of love,

Hannah ❤

I am so sorry this letter took so long in coming. Really, I have no excuses other than I’m not the greatest at communication 😛 Which I’m sure you already know if you know me! Haha!

I first and foremost want to THANK YOU so incredibly much for your continued support and blessings and prayer and love!! I love walking with you in the Spirit 🙂 You are my family and I love you all so much! I miss you like crazy and hope and pray that I find myself with you again someday soon!

Visa update: I just got another letter from the USCIS. A request for more evidence! A very detailed list of more things I need to send. My deadline is October 25th, and again what they are asking is a little confusing, so any prayers sent up for clarity and supernatural wisdom would be super appreciated! 🙂

Update on life in general: I just officially started my third year and life has been SUPER busy!! Haha I love it! 🙂 All of us just spent a week in Kentucky serving at the National Fine Arts Festival which is kind of like a Church’s Got Talent kind of deal 🙂 So we got to hang out with about 12000 junior and senior high students all week and we saw healings, and kids turning their lives around and people just giving up their lives for the Kingdom of God! It was amazing! Guess what?! I’m going to be the Assistant Director this year of our new Worship School! Super stoked about that! 🙂 I also recently joined the Sunday worship team for the Dream Center! And I’ll be traveling with the Master’s Worship band a bit too! We will be moving into our new dorms in a few weeks, we are completely stoked about that! God has blessed the socks off us for that one!! Basically we got a miracle deal on a  dorm floor in a building near the hospital. The building is renovating and they are putting in a gym, a rec room, a coffee bar area, study areas, and a mail room! We’re going to be sharing with a couple colleges so there will be TONS of ministering opportunities! And they have reserved the roof for us to worship on. Also, God has been moving in our midst, and He is teaching us to reckon (to accept something as certain and place reliance on something) in our hearts His TRUTH! Which is amazing!! What would this world look life if God’s children literally reckoned the FACT (and it IS) that the King of Kings and Lord of Lords has made us a Fathered people? That He hasn’t left us as orphans! (John 14:18) Also that He has transferred us into His Kingdom and placed the fullness of His abundant Life in US! AH! So awesome!! Guys, life wouldn’t be normal. It would be stinkin supernatural. I encourage you to meditate on Romans 8!!! Incredible stuff.

3rd years, Pastor Dan and some guys we met and ministered to in Kentucky.

Anyways, I gotta go but ya, I MISS YOU all and I pray that the Lord is blasting you with His presence on a daily basis and you are falling in love with the King of Kings. He is so worthy!

Praise the Lord!

Love and hugs,

Hannah

worshiping at the dorms

worshiping at the dorms

So, this might come as a shock to some… but I believe the Lord has been leading me the last couple months in the direction of preparing to come back to Atlanta as full time missionary this next year and I am taking steps and applying for an R-1 Visa! It is a very complex process and it is taking more faith than I’ve ever had before! BUT I love it, because opportunities to grow with the Spirit are the best 🙂 I also am trusting Him for all of my finances, which I’ve never really had to do before cuz of my awesome parents who trained me well (savings! :P)… I have officially run out of my trusty savings. BUT He keeps providing for me in surprising ways so I know He is in front of me, paving my way for me even if I can’t see it at all! Haha. Anyways, so if this visa works out and all lights are green from the Lord, I will be coming back for at least another year, possibly two. I will be helping Pastor Dan pioneer an International House of Praise! (Ever heard of the International House of Prayer in Kansas City? Well there is another one in Atlanta, it’s actually very large too!) We will be partnering with the House of Prayer in Atlanta but going at things to complete the Throne room picture. In Revelations 5 it talks about the Harp (worship and praise) and the bowls of the saints (the prayers). The prayer side is covered, so Pastor Dan wants to bring about the 24/7 Praise and Worship of the King side. We’re not sure what it’s going to look like, but we’re guessing similar to what the angels are doing in Revelation 5:11-14. Praise and Worship WARFARE over the city of Atlanta, which is an international hub to the USA. I also will be still be traveling across the states leading worship, serving, doing arts, and bringing the Kingdom of God to youth events, nursing homes, school assemblies, churches, homeless shelters, etc! AND I will be attending undergrad classes on the Kingdom 4 days a week and doing many study/research and group projects during. AND I will be leading worship for all of Master’s and quite possibly the Atlanta Dream Center and special events. This year will cost $2,800 and at this point, I am fully walking in faith! haha! Yes! So exciting, I’ve known this day was coming probably since I was 5! 🙂 It’s scary, but it’s gonna be a fun ride He’s told me! 😀

Quick testimony, a couple weeks ago I was looking into my visa and was slightly overwhelmed from it all, and then I found the Filing Fee. $325!!! I actually gave up right there, not gonna lie. BUT one of my fellow students noticed the uhhh… slightly pained look on my face 😛 and decided to ask what was wrong. I told him. And he promptly started asking people around the warehouse for money! Haha I just kind of sat there in shock. 10 minutes later he comes back and says :

‘We’ve got $193!!! we’ll be back!!’

So he goes again and runs into our pastor. They tell him what’s up and he runs into the room and asks me how much I need. I didn’t say anything at first because taking money from people is a serious pride issue for me. He asked again. I still didn’t say anything, actually at this point I was crying already (partly from shock, unbelief, and guilt! oh boy, I have a lot to learn :P) and then he asked again and I finally answered him. Then he asked me how much I had got, Trevor said $193 and then Pastor said ‘Okay, I’ll cover the rest.’ I started pretty much sobbing and then everyone was in the room laughing and hugging me and said, ‘Okay. Now do you believe the Lord can do anything?!’ Needless to say, I said yes. 😀 $325 in 10 minutes from missionaries who are not well off in any way shape or form?!?! Ha the Lord is good!!! 😀 😀

So, some more testimonies of what God is doing!! We went to a Fine Arts Festival in Columbus, Georgia and just served the whole weekend. Fine Arts is an Assemblies of God nation wide high school talent contest kind of thing. So each state has their competition, and then all the finalists go to Nationals. Anyways, we got to participate in Evaluating ( I got to evaluate high schoolers in Worship Dance, pretty cool), room moderating, sound monitering, running scores to the tally room, cleaning, praying for kids etc. It was so cool! We got to talk to many kids and encourage them to do their talents for the Lord instead of the world mindset of getting famous etc. The Friday night we did something we as a travel team had written and directed. It’s called the Worship Experience. It’s quite amazing! I wish we had it taped!!! 🙂 Basically it’s a 10 minute deal. It is a long spoken word in multiple segments, and includes step, dance, singing, and some beautiful original music by us. It builds from just a voice, to stringed instruments, to drums, singing, to screaming and yelling for the Lord, to quiet harmonies, to dance, to step and clapping, and then to bowing before the Lord in silence. The speaking parts introduce each segment quite dynamically! This was my part:

Let me hear it now

Can I hear you scream!?!

C’mon, Shout it out!

Shout Praise to our King!

The enemy has been defeated, or have you not read the end of the book?

Have you been to busy or distracted by life to have even taken a look?

With shouts of thanksgiving, let’s scream it loud! For these walls have fallen down and we can yell it out.

JESUS!!!!!

And at the end, we literally all scream our lungs out His name. PHEW it was powerful. The room was electric with His presence and He was GLORIFIED! oh my. At the end, when we call it out to bow before the throne, the kids all jumped out of the pews and fell to their faces! It was crazy! They were flying to the ground. It was incredible!! The students were crying and Jesus was in that room. I don’t even know how to quite describe it… but that is a little look into one of our services 🙂 Most of those kids were all ‘performing’ their pieces for judges and super scared and may or may not have been doing it for the right reasons, but we were able to give them a look into what it’s like to throw out all inhabitions and thoughts of self and just WORSHIP the KING OF KINGS!! :)) Beauty. Beauty. Beauty.

This weekend we were at a youth service again, and by the end there were so many kids at the altar sobbing and taking up their call to be Warriors in this battle of Kingdoms we were born into. The call to no longer be complacent or let the image of the world overtake you! But to walk in the image the Creator created you for with authority and power. Cuz it’s His authority and His power. We must fight! It says, the gates of hell will not prevail. You know what that means? It doesn’t mean that we sit back and relax cuz hell won’t take us over. It means, We are STORMING the gates of hell and it won’t last long under our pressure. 😀 We fight not against flesh and blood but against the dark powers and principalities of this world. We will not be conformed, but HE forms a NEW mind. HIS new mind! Follow me as I beat my flesh, for I won’t give in til there’s nothing left! That last part is part of a step that God gave to one of our guys. Powerhouse! 🙂 Anyways… I hope you guys are doing well, and I miss each and every one of you very much. Trust me, this road isn’t easy and isn’t necessarily what I would have chosen. But I learning to love the Lord’s will more than mine and to lay down my own life more and more and not pick it back again as often! Ha! SO humbling 😛 I pray that the Lord is blessing you, but I pray even more that He is drawing you and you are seeking Him. To know Him intimately and putting Him in His rightful place. King 🙂 John 18:37.

‘I do not cease giving thanks for you, while making mention of you in my prayers; that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Him. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints,and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe. These are in accordance with the working of the strength of His might which He brought about in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. And He put all things in subjection under His feet, and gave Him as head over all things to the church,which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.’

If you feel lead to take part in the ministry He is calling me to., feel free 🙂 I would love it if you could pray for my heart to stay pure and unoffended in whatever the Lord decides to take me through this coming season! Cuz the pure in heart sees God and that is my Hearts Desire!! 🙂 Also, for Master’s Commisson students to stay focused on His plan and not their own! And for the Lord to come in strength and power to Atlanta, cuz it is a dark city and it needs the glory and light of God. We’re working on it, but we could always use some extra heavenly stuff! Oh another quick testimony, we have had 17 girls come off the streets since September!! Woohoo! Praise God!! And over 10 kids have gotten baptized through MetroKidz in the past couple months! And there are 3 homeless guys who started coming to the church everyday last month because of our ministry called Compassion Night (they go out to the same places every thursday bringing food and the love and gospel of Jesus Christ) and all three now have jobs and a home! Praise the Lord!

Also, financially… if you feel lead to help me out in that area, I need 2,800 by the beginning of September and I don’t know exactly where it’s coming from right now. I am planning on fundraising through the school this summer (I might have to stay in Atlanta until the visa application in processed and accepted) but if I am able to go home, then I hope to raise money there too by working a job of some sort. If you feel like the Lord is giving the go ahead to financially support me :), whether monthly or one time,  there are a couple ways to do this… Either send a cheque made out to Atlanta Dream Center Master’s Commission (or ATLDCMC), memo ‘tuition’.

to:
c/o Hannah Macuzzi

Atlanta Dream Center

P.O. Box 54537

Atlanta, GA

30308 USA 

OR cash or cheques can be given to my Mom, Terri Lynn Macuzzi, in person, or call 613-253-4289 to ask her for more info.

OR go to http://atldcmc.org/paytuition.cfm   and put ‘Tuition for Hannah Macuzzi‘ in the PURPOSE box.

Thank you so much for your prayers I know and feel you praying, and your support and love!! Seriously, you mean the world to me 🙂 I would also absolutely love to hear from you!!! My email address is hannah.macuzzi@gmail.com, and I check my facebook often if you want to drop a hello on my wall or in my message inbox. 🙂 I would LOVE to hear your voices too, but unfortunately I am not able to have a phone that can call Canada right now! 😦 Sad day! Oh well, the written word will have to do! 🙂

Lots of prayers, hugs, Holy kisses, and love,

Hannah xoxo ❤

Soo, These last two months have been Incredible!! The Lord is awesome!!! He has shown up again and again in glorious ways! On outreach, at the dorms, in the prayer room, in worship. Right now we are going through some testing and stretching in regards to our love for each other and our unity, but He has laid it on a few of hearts to be in deep intercession for that and He is answering our cries!! Love is breaking out again randomly all over!!! For example, this past night a group of 11 of us spontaneously spent over 5 hours specifically speaking the Lord’s heart over each of one in the circle. It was so cool to hear what He was saying to everyone and He put a deeper love in our hearts, and He is replacing our (mine too!!) hearts with His. THAT is my deepest desire right now. To have His heart in EVERY situation!! 🙂 Cool thing is that a common theme from what everyone felt God tell them to tell me, was that very thing! That they saw the Lord’s heart on me and in me and that my love for people was HIS love!! SO AWESOME!! So I know He is definitely working in me 🙂 Praise the Lord!!!

So we just came back from Texas on Monday. We were there for a week, and we did some ministry and went to the Master’s Commission Conference (Desperation Band lead worship, they are amazing and carry the Spirit in stinkin great measures!!). We did some children’s ministry, we taught them dance and stomp and just loved on them 🙂 We also served at a homeless shelter and they loved us!! On Sunday morning we did worship for a new little church and shared with them some arts that really spoke to them. The Lord really moved even though it was a small gathering. I love intimacy :)) 

At the conference I had an incredible break through with dance!! As some may know, I’ve always been super insecure about dancing in corporate worship, even though the Lord has told me a gazillion times through a gazillion people that He wants me to do it anyways because He loves it when I dance with Him, (He actually literally said He missed me!!!!). Anyways, so I actually had stopped dancing for about a year when the Lord started speaking and confirming in random ways He wanted me to dance again (this was in December). Weeelll I kinda ignored it for awhile cuz I’m silly. But I’ve been slowly coming back and I’ll kinda do random spurts when I’m not lead vocals during worship sets. But on Friday night during worship, the band was going ALL OUT worshiping the Lord!! I felt saddened because earlier the crowd was screaming and cheering for a dance contest, but when it came to the Lord, people were just kinda chillin, just singing the words. So I kinda started feeling intense adoration start coming up from deep within, and I wanted with all my heart for the rest of His children to feel the same thing! That they would shout and scream and dance for their King even more wildly than for just humans doing dances, songs, dramas etc. that can’t even begin to compare to the talented angels in Heaven. I couldn’t contain myself anymore and all of a sudden the main singer got off the mic and started playing a really intense war beat on a drum along with the guitarist switching to a violin bow on his electric. And wabAM this was incredible music. You couldn’t help but move, yet NO ONE was!!! One of our students came out of nowhere and said she saw me dancing a kind of battle/tribal dance and I was like now way!!!! There is no room! Plus 1000 people could see me!!! …. At that point, Holy Spirit convicted me and told me to let go of my control and I ran out and found space in the middle of the crowd and bam!! I started interceding on behalf of my brothers and sisters to receive revelation of who our God is! And I was warfaring for them to worship in Spirit and in Truth! All of a sudden, this guy ran up out of nowhere and fell on his face weeping and crying out for the same thing my heart was crying out for. It felt like we were one in battle, me dancing what he was praying. So cool!! And my body started doing moves I’ve only seen and wished I could do! Holy Spirit took over and it was craaazy!! People started worshiping!! I saw others start to dance as well!! It was beautiful!!!! 🙂 I have never danced like that in my life, and I feel like God is saying, that’s just the start, girl 😀 Let me do it for you, and it goes way better! haha!

Anyways… Gotta sign out 🙂 Love you guys!! Will say more soon!! Please be in prayer for the students! That God would be the ONLY thing on our minds, and that His love would invade in great abundance! And pray for finances!! And that I would find my wallet!! :))) And most of all, that He would be glorified in ALL we do!! :))