Living Water Worship Center (LWWC) is hosting the Stoddard County Prayer Conference for pastors and lay leaders in the Sikeston, Poplar Bluff and Dexter area. Pastor Jim Hook of LWWC said, “We are excited to host an event that we hope will compel other Christians to pray for those who need Christ in our community.” He continued, “Ed Kleiman shared his testimony at our celebrate recovery meeting in last year and his message of repentance and forgiveness is exactly what all of us need to hear. I invited him back again this year for a two day session of teaching and prayer.”
Ed Kleiman, is a Messianic Jew who grew up in St. Louis. Ed is a full time minister, who God saved and redeemed from a life of drugs, alcohol, and sexual immorality at the age of 41. Ed grew up “worshipping & serving the god in the mirror” as he refers to it. From the age of sixteen to forty one he offered up daily sacrifices to this god; of drugs, alcohol, and sexual immorality. Then God granted him repentance, and eternal life by grace through faith in Jesus Christ alone, on October 23rd, 1994.
Ed’s change is the powerful testimony of what the Lord can do. As Ed would say; “Nothing less than sovereign power
and irresistible grace would ever be sufficient for such a hell-deserving one as myself! Why should any soul despair when God saved a wretch like me?” Sweet Prospect Pastor Ray Rowland mentioned, “Ed’s candid and direct speaking style challenged our members to search their hearts and draw closer to God through prayer. His message of God’s grace and what He could do for our community through the prayers of His saints is exactly the kind of message Christians are in need of.”
Ed has shared his testimony on overcoming addictions to numerous church audiences all across America. Bryan Gentry the Stoddard County Celebrate Recover director said, “I can’t wait to hear Ed’s story again. He was brutally honest when telling about his addictions, but he shared the hope each of us has in Christ’s forgiveness when we ask for God’s help and repent of our sins. It was a moving testimony that had an inspiring effect on all who heard it.”
Ed has also ministered to thousands of people here in America and all over the world by leading prayer initiatives and teaching on prayer. Ed believes prayer continues to be a crucial, but often missing element in spiritual revivals. Since 1999 the Lord has been using Ed to preach on the importance of the local church, God’s design for the family, and the call for missions, while always emphasizing the power, priority, and purposes of prayer.
To accomplish all these ministry goals Ed founded Small Cloud Ministries with the mission: To glorify God by spreading a zeal for Jesus Christ to all people as the infinite treasure of all of life and His cross as God’s focal point of His glory. More info can be found on Ed and his ministry at www.praybold.org
“Please pray for Ed’s visit to Southeast Missouri and ask God to move mightily so that Christians will begin to pray for those needing Christ in our community. The Lord has used Ed’s ministry to rekindle a passion for Jesus Christ in our local churches throughout the United States and its exciting to pray about what God can do through him in our own community,” added lay leader Rod Jetton.
Rev. Kleiman will be in in Dexter August 3-7 and concluded by saying, “I am looking forward to spending time praying and teaching on the power of prayer with the people in Stoddard County. I trust the Lord will bless our time and renew a passion for Christ that will have a lasting impact on not only Christians in Stoddard County, but on everyone in the community.”
Who: International Missionary Ed Kleiman
What: Stoddard County Prayer Conference
- Saturday Morning 9:30 a.m. Breakfast provided by the Church
- Saturday Evening 6:00 p.m. Dinner provided by Church
- Sunday Morning 10:45 a.m.
- Sunday Evening 6:00 p.m.
Where: Living Water Worship Center 18094 Hwy 25 Bloomfield, MO 63841