Friday, May 1, 2015


Ed praying for Pastors in Poland
On Mat 23rd and 24th Ed Kleiman, of Small Cloud Ministries will be leading a prayer conference at Sweet Prospect Baptist Church in Dexter, Missouri.  

Ed, a Messianic Jew, grew up in St. Louis "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 (Acts 11:18), and God's gift of eternal life by grace through faith in Jesus Christ alone (Ephesians 2:8), on October 23rd, 1994.

After attending Covenant Theological Seminary Ed preached for the first time on November 16th, 1997. In 1999 he began preaching at Sunshine Mission, a homeless shelter in St. Louis.  During his 16 years of ministry at the Mission God has granted new life to some of the most down-&-out, through their trust and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. In 2000, Ed became part of, and now serves full time with the mission’s organization, International Messengers.

Ed has ministered to thousands of people here in America and all over the world by leading prayer initiatives and teaching on prayer. Before they head to places in Poland, Hungary, Romania, the United States, Germany, Slovakia, and the Ukraine, Ed trains new missionary students at the Training Center for International Messengers in Libby, Montana. In addition to his teaching and preaching here in America Ed has gone on several mission trips to teach and minister to missionary’s and lay leaders in other cities in Poland, Romania, Hungary, and Slovakia. 

Like all great historical revivals in the past, Ed believes prayer continues to be a crucial, and still often missing element. Since 1999 the Lord has been using Ed to preach on the importance of the local church, God's design for the family, especially the role of men, the call for missions, while always emphasizing the power, priority, and purposes of prayer. Ed will be teaching Christians how to add zeal to their Christian life and transform their prayers into a powerful force that brings down God's grace on Dexter, Missouri. 

Pastor Ray Rowland added, "We are grateful the Lord has allowed Ed Kleiman to lead a prayer conference in Dexter, Missouri and want to extend an invitation to other Christians in our community.  Our church will host a breakfast and 2 hour prayer and teaching session starting at 8:00 am on Saturday with an evening session starting at 7:00 pm that night.  Then Ed will deliver the Sunday message on the 24th titled 'Our Hearts Desire & Prayer'.” 

Ed stressed the following about prayer, "FrancisSchaeffer said, 'If we are a community built on

prayer, and we're not a praying people, then this is the end of the world.' Well, this may not be the end of the world but most of us can clearly see that the church is not having the impact on the culture it should. I believe Francis Schaeffer was right. The presence and power of God is not manifestly dwelling among His people, and we are not seeing the Lord work simply because we are not asking, seeking, and knocking in prayer (Matthew 7:7). Yet, I have seen the Lord work powerfully in response to the faithful prayers of His believing children. I have seen it in different parts of this country, and in many other parts of the world." 

"Please pray for Ed’s visit to Dexter and ask God to move mightily so that Christians will begin to pray for the lost in our community. The Lord has used Ed’s ministry to rekindle a passion for Jesus Christ in many churches throughout the United States, we ask you to join us in thanking God for what He will do during this prayer conference, concluded Sweet Prospect prayer coordinator Rod Jetton.

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