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Hey there family and friends!

This is the last week I will be in Australia before my team and I head out to East Timor for 4 weeks! We are very excited! We have just found out some of the opportunities we will have while we are there. We will be playing some beach sports with a Christian ministry that serves the deaf, also teaching English for several days to children from the ages of 5-14 and speaking about relational conflicts and resolutions on a local Radio show hosted by YWAM Dili! We will also be serving with a building project in Bahareduk, a village about 3 hrs from Dili, for approximately a week. Our time there will also include evangelism, discipleship, intercession, kids ministry, sharing testimonies and teaching in churches.

From L-R: Myself, Kat (co-leader), Alina, Evelien, Anna, Rachael, Kayla, John, Caleb, Keith and Joel.

From L-R:
Myself, Kat (co-leader), Alina, Evelien, Anna, Rachael, Kayla, John, Caleb, Keith and Joel.

teamET

The past weeks since I last wrote to you, have seen the Lord working and moving in marvellous ways here in Toowoomba at the YWAM base. We’ve covered the topics Inductive Biblical Studies, Father Heart of God, Lordship, Stewardship, Biblical Worldview, Missions, Spiritual Gifts, Outreach Prep (cultural differences, team dynamics etc), and Holy Spirit. The Lord has stirred up such a hunger in the students and staff!

Beautiful Toowoomba sunrise!

Beautiful Toowoomba sunrise!

Lordship was such a breakthrough week for many of the students. We had a time of releasing things that they had held onto above the Lord such as family, dreams, money, makeup, clothes, image, comfort food, talents etc. It was beautiful to see such surrender! The next day we actually practiced what had been released by having a school wide giving time. It was crazy! We had many outreach needs and staff fees that we honestly were not expecting to be able to raise that morning. One girl needed over $2,500 for outreach funds and ended up being given over $4,500!!! She ended up giving all the extra to other people and in total we raised over $16,000 and every need was met! We also were able to give and extra $1000 to local ministries that were on our hearts! Along with money, students and staff also gave away a ton of other things to others who were in need or just wanted to bless others. The Lord also put it on many hearts what people held onto physically too much, so to show Him that they were willing to follow Him no matter the cost and that they loved Him that much. Guitars, hats, tons of clothes, shoes, a box drum, rings and tons of other stuff was given away! Everyone got completely blown away by the generosity of each other and the Lord.

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Kendra! One of my four girls I mentor! She’s wonderful!

Another week that really stood out was Holy Spirit week! Our speaker was a Pacific Islander from Tonga. He was on fire! With his way of speaking so different (very very islander! He’s awesome!), it was the perfect commissioning week (the last week of lecture phase). About 6 students spoke in tongues for the first time, everyone was baptized in the Spirit! The gifts were all practiced and grown, and everyone was pushed out of their comfort zones to the point of falling into the comforting arms of the Holy Spirit. It’s the best when you realize that no matter how uncomfortable the circumstances around you are, HE is the one that’s supposed to bring us comfort! All 3 of the outreach teams (Malaysia, New Zealand, and East Timor) got prayed for and received prophetic words, and I think everyone is SUPER pumped for what the Lord will do when we are away!

 

Easterfest being set up!

Easterfest being set up!

Since Lecture Phase finished 2 Fridays ago, we have been volunteering at Easterfest. It’s held at Queen’s Park here in Toowoomba and is the largest Christian music festival in Australia. The park is transforming and it’s been great to be able to hang with Aussie tradies and volunteers from churches around Toowoomba! We’ve set up massive tents, stages, built walls in the Green Room, Lounges, Merch tents, assembled fences around the whole site and parts of the site offlimits, made sandpits, long light strands for tents, created roads throughout the whole place, etc. Everyone is super tired but loving the results. The festival starts this coming Thursday and approximately 10,000 people from all over Australia will be here! It’s also going to be AWESOME because we’ll be doing street ministry all over Toowoomba during the festival, and there are a ton of venues in the city that are all part of Easterfest as well! There is a 72 hour worship even happening at the same time, which both staff and students will take part in. I will playing a worship set with 3 students at the Jesus Tent, an evangelistic, healing, prophetic, supernatural kind of place! It should be radical! The runners of the tent came in and kind of gave us a rundown, and apparently there is crazy Holy Spirit stuff that happens there every year! Booya!

 

We totally saw a koala just chillin in a tree right next to the YWAM base! He was there for a whole day! So cute. (This is apparently an extremely rare occurrence for our area!)

We totally saw a koala just chillin in a tree right next to the YWAM base! He was there for a whole day! So cute. (This is apparently an extremely rare occurrence for our area!)

Oh oh! Another cool testimony, a few weeks ago the girls from my cabin and I did an overnight prayer time in the lecture hall. It was the first time any of them had every prayed longer than an hour and we went from 11pm-4am. It was indescribable! Jesus totally showed up and we experienced new revelation of the fear of the Lord AND the love of God at the same time! Also, we prayed for the city and for a number of needs in the city and prayer is being answered! We also had a time in my small group of intense prayer and to see these girls’ hearts so passionate for prayer and the Word is melting my heart! I LOVE IT!!! Testimonies of answered prayers from things going on back home, healings, hearing the Lord’s voice more clearly in regard future etc is blowing up! God is on the move!!

Oh oh oh!!! One more!! My one-on-one Sarah and I were taking a walk and she tripped and sprained her ankle! It was incredibly painful and so we sat down and she was crying and couldn’t walk. I prayed for her and then was like “Oh hey how does it feel?” and she said “It still… wait what?!?! I don’t feel anything at all!!!” And it was completely healed as if nothing happened and we walked home. #chea

Financial: If you are interested in supporting me financially, I was able to connect with YWAM Canada and they can and will issue Canadian tax receipts. All you have to do is click on the link below and there are three options If you choose the sending a cheque option, please make it payable to Youth With A Mission and put a separate note on the cheque (such as a sticky note) saying “Hannah Macuzzi, serving with YWAM Toowoomba”. They do not want anything written in the memo section of the cheque

http://www.ywamcanada.org/donations.html

Prayer Points: 

–> Easterfest! That God’s glory will fall on the city of Toowoomba and that MANY would enter the Kingdom!

–> All the outreach teams as we head out next week! (My team leaves April 22) Safe travels and smooth transitions into completely different cultures!

–> Team unity and rest!

–> Unoffendable (made up that word :D) hearts all around!

–> Wisdom for Kat and me as we lead an overseas team for the first time 🙂

–> For the Kingdom of God to manifest wherever we walk

 

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this! I pray you are blessed and your life enriched by the Spirit of wisdom and revelation. If you have any questions feel free to email me!! hannah.macuzzi@gmail.com

The next update will be after I’m back from outreach! Yip yip!

Much Love,

Hannah 

 

… Of His Dreams

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“We are the music-makers,
And we are the dreamers of dreams,
Wandering by lone sea-breakers,
And sitting by desolate streams.
World-losers and world-forsakers,
Upon whom the pale moon gleams;
Yet we are the movers and shakers,
Of the world forever, it seems.”

— Arthur O’Shaughnessy

This melancholy poem was once the outlook that I had on life, particularly in my own. The nomadic spirit that the Lord has placed on me can occasionally be confused with alienation, isolation, loneliness and a general sense of not belonging anywhere, that is, if perceived through a worldly or non-biblical perspective. It can lead to sadness, depression, self-pity, rejection, and a whole host of other ungodly emotions!

At times, there is this assumption or idea that there is a great cost to being a Mover of the earth and a Shaker of the world. But the more time I spent with my Maker, the more I realized that I was not called to move the earth and shake the world, but He has called me to move His heart. And of course, shaking the earth just so happens to be a natural (or should I say supernatural) by-product of moving His heart.  While this life is not promised to be comfortable, it IS filled with the promise of His abundant love and the love of His people. One thing I’ve learned from world-traveling, is not that I am alone, but that I am in the largest family known to man-kind! Every where I move or go, He is there and so is His body! It is supernatural + phenomenal.

Speaking of moving…. guess what? I’m moving to AUSTRALIA! I know, eh! What?! Haha! Yep, you see, it is a long story. Let’s start where I last left off! In case you missed that, head over to the post titled ‘Surprise’.

–> https://consecratedbygrace.wordpress.com/2013/03/18/surprise-d/

Sooo, here goes!

Back in May of 2013, my church offered me a position on their staff. At that time, I had been home for two months and had watched and waited for something. Anything really. It’s very weird for me not to be doing stuff. Lots of stuff. Which, in itself was a lesson straight from the Lord! He started teaching me to live extraordinary in the ordinary. To live loud in the silence. Phewie, that’s a hard one, and boy, am I still learning!

So anyway, back to my church, I accepted the job offer in May and became a temporary Youth Pastor to eight of the coolest kids around. Now, when I said yes, I never ever in a million years saw myself doing the youth pastor thing. I’m not sure why, it was just never on my radar! But I wouldn’t trade these past eight months for anything. I fell in love with my kids! I’ve watched them grow in the Lord, with each other, and in hunger; it’s been awesome. I even got them making music! When we started, there were only two confident musicians. We now have a solid team of two guitars, a piano, a keyboard, an ukelele, a drummer and some nice vocalists! They sound amazing! Honestly, when we started I wasn’t very optimistic, bahaha!

Some of the youth and I at a local outreach! :)

Some of the youth and I at a local outreach! 🙂

I’ve also been in charge of the worship ministry at the church. I’ve done all the logistics, creativity, encouraging, mentoring, facilitating, and communicating. I’ve been able to witness the worship team expand, help leaders grow into their authority and freedom, and experience some beautiful moments with the Lord and our congregation! Watching our unity grow has been wonderful as well!

Tranquil Acres Camping

Tranquil Acres Camping

That same week I was offered the job at the church, I was approached by a woman who owns a trailer/rv camping grounds with her husband. They were getting on in their years and the physical labour was getting to be too much. She asked me if I would like to work for them. They would give me as many or little hours as I needed, and they’d work around my other commitments. They gave me a bike, as it was only about a 25 minute bike ride from my house. And I’d be working outside doing physical labour and the campgrounds were spectacular. Every single thing about this job was an answer to my prayers, and hers! Did I mention one of my prayers was that my bosses would love the Lord? What an answer! She is a mighty prayer warrior, and it often you’d find her lifting up her voice to the Lord! My favourite times were when we would get together and pray for the campground. Such a precious time of learning and being humbled by this woman’s faith! By the end of the season (there are so many crazy God stories involved with this!) all the campers (most were not Christians) were talking about how much joy and life I had and how I brought a smile to their hearts even on their worst day. Ha! I love how the Lord is so evident even when we don’t have a clue! I was just doing my thing, working away! It was like a puzzle and all the pieces were coming together. He is so faithful eh? When we wait on Him? It’s all in His timing! Back to Australia!

That same week as both job offers, I was looking around on different mission sites just for fun. Okay confession: I had the thought “So I’m single, 23 and can go anywhere in the world, literally…” And I ended up on the YWAM page! I randomly looked up “worship staff opportunities” because once you’ve done a DTS you could potentially staff at any of their bases, and there were about a billion different options. I clicked on several but nothing really made me actually interested… that is until I clicked on the YWAM Toowoomba link! Honestly, I had no idea where that even was. Turns out, it’s in Queensland, Australia!

Toowoomba!!

Toowoomba!!

The base runs a Music & Worship Discipleship Training School (DTS). So I submitted a short form of interest to staff there, and was just expecting an automated response with the costs, commitment length etc. Instead, I got this remarkably long, personal email from the Base Director and his wife, explaining the history and heart of the base, their vision (matched up with my passions exactly), and their need for female staff! Especially those with worship leading experience. They answered most of my questions before I even asked them and they even offered to help with my flight there! WHAT! Almost unheard of! So I freaked out. Showed my parents, my church leadership and some friends. Everyone said, “Well Hannah this is pretty much you to a tee. Jesus. Worship. Travel. Disciple. Dance. Pray (they are in the midst of opening a House of Prayer). Music. Missions. Unreached People Groups. Australia. You will kick yourself if you do not consider this opportunity!” So I prayed and prayed, and so did my leadership and my parents etc. I got several confirmations, so I sent in my visa application (ANOTHER ONE! I will probably end up writing a book on visas for missionaries, haha) and waited! Oh! And not to mention, those jobs that the Lord set me up with enabled me to save a good chunk of the costs of going! Being on staff with YWAM is basically being a full-time missionary, and we have to raise our own support and such. I finished the campground job in November and heard from Immigration a couple of weeks after that, and it’s official! The Australian government granted me a 12 month visa! I am finishing up at the church the 5th, and I will be heading to Toowooomba on January 8th. My director even gave me an extra week because he found out both my sisters are due to have their babies within then next couple weeks! So awesome! Praise the Lord! So, I’ve got a billion other testimonies from these past 9 months being home. But needless to say, the Lord has been at work since day one. Even that day where I the U.S. sent me home and I had no idea what the future would hold! It was all a part of His plan… who knew that it would turn out THIS cool? I never ever thought I would go to Australia. And now, here I am, moving there.

If you are interested in more details of what my mission will actually look like, stay tuned for another post in the near future. Or email me at hannah.macuzzi@gmail.com

Or message me on facebook!

Lots of love,
Hannah ❤

http://www.ywamtoowoomba.com/

Little sister got married in January, both big and little sisters got pregnant in March (both due in about a week), and older brother got married in August! :)

Little sister got married in January, both big and little sisters got pregnant in March (both due in about a week), and older brother got married in August! 🙂

DSC_0010 I am sitting here, honestly not really knowing what to write. BUT, I owe it to everybody to give this last update (not that I’ve died, but well, you’ll see). It doesn’t quite seem real to me. My surroundings at this present time are so familiar, yet so foreign. I must say, I never thought I would say this, that Canada is somewhat foreign to me! But no worries, because as you may or may not have guessed, I’m back! I will be fully Canadian again shortly. Yes, I, Hannah Elizabeth Macuzzi, world-traveler extraordinaire, am sitting in my childhood bedroom. I am chillin (literally!, it’s about 30 or 40 degrees colder up here), with my very own mother sitting downstairs on her favourite chair.

Yep. I was de-nied. Coool story though. I honestly didn’t really see it coming, and I think that was the Lord’s mercy because if I had, I would not have dug so deeply where I was at, nor would I have been able to have been so focused on discipling and my leadership role in the worship aspect of the Dream Center and school. I was able to assist in getting our School of Worship up off the ground! By the time I left, I was pretty much co-running it. Which is so cool, because when I first applied to the school, I thought it was a worship school! It wasn’t, but only God knew that there would be one in the future and He used me to help start it!

Anyways, so I got the denial notice in the mail on February 15th. It was a denial, but they gave me the opportunity to appeal the decision at the cost of $630 within 30 days. Also, I had a friend who was contacting senators and congressman for me. So, at that point I thought something was going to work out so I could stay. I spent 3 weeks trying to contact my lawyer. When I finally got in contact with her, she was not in favour of appealing because we had no new information and the reason they denied me was not technically appealable. So, I contacted my friend and told him I had about a week to get out of the country unless he had some news. He hadn’t had enough time to get any answers or help. Sooo, it just so happens that after I contacted my mom saying I needed to get out of the country in a week, my brother was in Ohio and I had exactly $200 from Christmas that I don’t even know why I hadn’t spent, and it was exactly $200 in gas to get up to Ohio from Atlanta. I had 3 of my schoolmates offer to drive me up and meet him.

Few strange ‘coincidences’ (?maybenot?), my American phone permanently died that week, and my one-time-only extended driver’s licence expired in a couple weeks. And any other way of transportation would have cost more than the $200 I had. ? Hmm interesting!

So I on Wednesday March 6, 2013 I found out I had to leave on Saturday March 9, 2013. Talk about a sudden change of plans! Haha, well for me, but obviously not for the Lord. That last week I was also extremely busy, because the Worship Director was out of the country on a mission’s trip and I was running it. I also had to pack my life, and say goodbye to as many of my Atlantian family as I could. Unfortunately, in the 4 days I had, I couldn’t say goodbye to everyone, and a lot of the school was away on ministry trips. And I couldn’t say goodbye to my block that I pastor, or a lot of the Dream Center church members that I was close with. Probably the hardest, most emotionally heart breaking week of my life! Haha and I was heading straight into the UNKNOWN. Probably the scariest place that exists, unless you know the Father. Which, Praise God, I do 🙂

Really cool testimony… There was so much going on last week, and I told the Lord “Lord, I will have absolutely no closure! It’s so fast and I don’t really have anything at home for me to do, what do I do??! I’m gonna leave and my heart will be left there because no one had time to give it back to me!” …. But because the Lord is completely faithful, and loving, He made sure that every student that was there encouraged me, loved on me, and sent me off. They rallied around and just poured out blessing on my life. I received so many words of life, prophetic encouragements, and hugs and testimonies of how the Lord used me, I had no doubts in my mind that the past years were in vain (stinkin enemy and his lies!) or that I went through that immigration process for nothing. The Lord was able to use His life in me to even effect and help transform the students that just came in January! I had no idea that I was such an influence until last week! Haha 🙂 It was a blessing to see how many lives the Lord touched.

Seriously, without Him in me, I’ve realized that I’m a wreck. I got to teach/share with the School of Worship my last day there, about how I am still able to have joy and peace in the midst of trials and suffering. How I can be super sad, but yet supernaturally joyful at the same time! It was so cool to see that the Lord’s testimony in my life really does reveal Himself. Which is my goal! I just want people to see Jesus! I want them to know Him! I want His essence to be out rayed from my life (His glory to be revealed).

1 Peter 4: 12-13 Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed.

I love His faithfulness! Intimacy comes from brokenness. It’s precious!! I wouldn’t trade this pain for anything, because I know His love so much more because of it. He is my Daddy, and Holy Spirit’s other name is Comforter! Praise God!! What kind of God is this that comforts His people? My God, that’s who!! I am also so excited because through this time, He has spoken to me in numerous ways that He IS in control, despite the fact that I am so out of control. Actually, funny, He told me that in His grace and mercy He pushed me off the edge because I was taking too long to jump 😛 Haha! Someone also told me that same day that she felt like the Lord was taking me out of my comfort zone and pushing me onward so that I could lean on Him alone again (funny part is that I had JUST gotten comfortable, haha He moves fast!!).

So I hope this made at least a little sense, it jumps around a lot partially because I’m still in shock and I’ve realized I’m in somewhat of a mourning state (not depressed though, don’t worry). And I have less of a clue as to what is happening than you do 😛

Until I figure it out, my ears and eyes are open and ready to go forth into the next phase of my adventure with Him. I’m kind of liking the resting and just hanging out with Him portion though too, not gonna lie. His lap is really peaceful 🙂

Love, grace and peace to you from our Lord Jesus Christ,

Until next time,

Hannah

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!

Ephesians 3:16-19
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 ❤

Awake, awake Oh Sleeper.
Get up off of your bed and search out the one your heart loves.
He is waiting for you to chase Him.
He doesn’t want you to sit there anymore. Its time to arise Oh Bride!
His Spirit is searching for hearts ripe to breath His breath of Life on.
His eyes are going to and fro, looking for His lovely Bride. He’s probing the earth for her.
He’s looking for the broken, the poor, the one who’s ready to give it all for just one glance of His eyes.

She’s in love with the One who is Worthy to Open the Seals, the One with the sword in His mouth, flames in His eyes, feet of pure bronze. The One who sits on the Throne.
Her Beloved King.

RELEASE THE THRONE ROOM OH GOD 

My heart is burning for His Bride to awaken. She’s been sleeping for too long. The western culture has lullabied her into a false comfort and rest. She needs to come awake with a fiery passion burning inside her for the One. The Only ONE! The cares of this world will choke her seed if she doesn’t wake up and put her armour on.

God is glorified when He is enjoyed. Christianity is meant to be a Life, meaning an every moment every day kind of thing. We need to be intent every moment seeking out what our King and Love desires. God desires Truth in our innermost parts. So much of us ‘like’ truth and like ‘knowledge’. So much so that we read books and listen to sermons every so often so we can have knowledge. WELL we don’t have it if we DON’T LIVE IT!! We MUST become it!! We must desire and love Truth. And what is Truth? The person of CHRIST! We’ve got to have an encounter with the person of Christ and chase Him. We can’t just expect it to happen with us being distracted by the world. Christ is Holy. He is separated. We’ve gotta separate ourselves if we want to find Him. He said ‘It’s the glory of God to hide a matter, and the glory of kings to seek it out’.

The Kingdom is full of mysteries and hidden things. Things that will take eternity to search out and understand. Why are we not searching? Why are we not ‘wasting’ our entire lives searching Him out? Why are we spending our lives living the American dream? It’s all so temporary. Are we truly living His dream? Do you even know what His dream is? What He wants? He wants image back (Romans 8:28-30 and Eph 1:4) Unfortunately most of us are more concerned with an earthly image than what it means to look like the God of the universe. What is the beginning of the understanding these mysteries anyways? The Fear of the Lord. That unfortunately is also something missing quite often these days. Who is this King of Glory? Does He make you fall on your face in His presence because He is so holy? Do you even understand what Holy truly means? Get on your knees and ask for the Spirit of wisdom and revelation. Do you truly know – intimately experience – your God? Or just know about Him? Does He consume you? Are you walking in the Spirit at all times? Living the ascended life? Do you want too?Image

Ask.

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 ❤