WWJS about Orlando?

              What would Jesus say about Orlando? The question via Facebook Messenger was  “How do you feel about what happened in Florida?” Still reeling from the deleted tweet of Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick saying the Orlando victims were reaping, I replied. “I think we should pray for them and their families.” I am a Christian leader, and I DON’T understand hate ‘in Jesus’ name.’ Neither do I understand so-called leaders, Christian or otherwise, that make []

Happy New Year!

Dearest Family and Friends, Happy 2016! Our prayer for you this year is that our loving LORD will make his face shine upon you, and be gracious unto you: and lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace. That the road will rise to meet you and your shoes will be iron. Yours in Him, Michael and Tanya Kekel

Ephesus ROCKS! (lit.)

https://goturkey.com/en/pages/read/ephesus I’m sure you’ve read about the Temple of Diana of the Ephesians in the bible; but the only remains of her temple is a lone column left standing on the temple site, in a valley near the city center. What you’re seeing in today’s post, are pictures of the Theatre where Paul was in Acts 19.  Look carefully at the photos with the trees, and you can see the Theatre in the distance; it is massive, and very high. Supposedly, it would seat []

A Refuge for Mary

We went by bus from the port city of Kusadasi (KOOSH-ah-dahss) to Ephesus, through the mountains of Turkey, and briefly visited the place where they say the Apostle John took Mary to abide after the death of her Son; evidently to protect her from the Romans. This little stone house, they say, is where she lived out her days. Also notice the stone wall heavily salted with many prayers inserted between the stones; very similar to the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem. Afterward, we continued our []

On the road again

On the road again, to Fayetteville, North Carolina to check the progress of the Servicemen’s Home remodel, (more on that later) and while we’re there we want to have some church! We’ll be there Wednesday through Friday night, and then having a Fellowship Meeting Saturday, in Jacksonville, NC at Rev. Gandy’s; we would greatly appreciate all prayers. We return to Washington next Tuesday. God bless you everyone!

Ephesus the City – 2015

Here’s a few photos from our recent trip to Greece, Turkey and Italy, and there’s much more to follow. Thank you everyone for your prayers that brought us home safely! Ephesus, Turkey is on the western coast of Asia Minor. The area has a rich history going back to even the Hittite civilization. We first flew to Athens, and the next night went by ship across the Aegean Sea to Turkey. We sailed by night, and spent a day in each of numerous destinations including []


Fall Conference 2015 has come and gone, and so have many of you. I pray that your return to your home and work was safe, and that you are refreshed in the Lord!  I’m sorry I didn’t get to bid many of you farewell; everything went by so quickly; may God richly bless you all until we meet again here, there (Campground) or in the air. In the wake of many conferences, some say “that was the best one ever”. That is always []

Letter to Fellow Ministers (emailed Sept. 7)

Hello Everyone, I hope that you had a great weekend in the Lord, and are off to a great start this week. We are 20 days away from COMBUSTION! Ingathering fellowship Monday, 9/28 at 7:30pm will ignite our ‘7x Hotter!’ Conference, but the flames of revival are already burning! We’ve been in revival prayer here in Graham, and expect to blow the roof off! I’d like to ask you to join in the prayer and expectation with us, by having special prayer []