Published: Friday, March 27 2015 05:56
For my birthday Chelli and the kids invited friends and acquaintances to surprise me that Sunday morning. It was great! I thoroughly enjoyed preaching to a full house of guests, many of which have never been to a service and normally wouldn’t come to church.
Two weeks later, at our annual teen meeting one of the young people was still commenting on the sermon from that week. The Theme of the teen meeting was “Discernment – How to make good decisions” focusing on God’s leadership.
There was a lot of good feed back such as; “that was really good”, “spot on”, “I really needed that”, and ”I will be back!” Tonight one of those teens is bringing a guest. The parents of the young teen that was so impressed with the sermon on my birthday are bringing him and his sister from a neighboring city.Read more: Blessings and Blessings
Published: Tuesday, January 06 2015 20:57
We just finished the book of Hebrews and are starting James. Our people are excited about what they are learning. More exciting is that they are not just listening, but it is changing their everyday interactions with friends and family.
Hebrews stressed an enduring faith that withstands every down setting. Such faith is not dependent upon present results and miracles, rather on the promise of eternity. During this series my prayer was, “God grow me in faith”.Read more: Be doers, not just hearers
Published: Monday, April 21 2014 19:36
A year ago while on a train a man asked me who was treating my rosacea and gave me a prescription for some medicine. This was like a spiritual rubber stamp to the person to whom I was witnessing. They were just simply amazed how God orchestrated it all. The medicine cleared up the issue and became an even more powerful witness to God’s power. Just this last week, I received a call from that doctor who wrote me the prescription. He was doing follow-up on me as he is publishing his research regarding a better treatment for the condition. I excitedly told him how it not only cleared up the problem, but also how God had used him. He stated, “now that is an interesting interpretation of the events”. He thanked me for my help and hoped that his call was not an inconvenience. I assured him it was not and that his calls were more than welcome. God used one event to witness to two people who I would have never met, except that I had rosacea.Read more: The Miracles of Ministry
Published: Friday, October 10 2014 14:14
It is the simple things that we overlook which God chooses to use.
“And the Loʀᴅ said unto him, What is that in thine hand? And he said, A rod.” Ex. 4,2
This verse reminds us that God uses simple things to facilitate his will. The question is, are we available and faithful to allow God to use what is in our hand.
We are forever striving to be more effective; searching for the next open door or opportunity.
As a child watching Westerns, playing Cowboys and Indians, the art of knot tying was fascinating. Sitting down one afternoon, without instruction, the urge to learn how to tie a noose like the ones so often observed in the classic Westerns became overwhelming. Naturally, my parents were not so impressed with this newly acquired knowledge, but I was hooked. No pun intended.
Twice a year we build our Festival stand and it requires several different knots. Chelli has even bought books to feed my appetite for new knots.Read more: What You Have…
Published: Wednesday, January 29 2014 08:22
The Reformation Festival was refreshing this year as the people were more open to our witness as ever before. It could be that they are beginning to expect our presence and message at the festival. We passed out many tracts, Bibles and lots of balloons. Our balloons were a big hit. They were lit with a small LED light with the Text “The Light of The World” and our website address on them. On our website, we wrote a gospel tract to coincide with the balloons. We praise the Lord for the many people who went to our site and read about The Light of The World, Jesus!Read more: Living in Two Places
Published: Friday, July 25 2014 15:07
Matthew 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
We seem to apply such promises to important things and often overlook the little ways that God fulfils his promises.
Much has transpired since out last letter. We celebrated our oldest daughter, Samantha, becoming an adult in a coming of age ceremony to which her friends and teachers from school were invited. After preaching about the crowns awarded to believers, while stressing salvation, Chelli and I challenged Samantha to be the woman that God has designed her to be. These challenges were tailored to her gifts and personality. We presented her with a beautiful cloak and crown.Read more: The Promise is Always Kept
Published: Thursday, October 17 2013 17:58
Ministry is about connections. An Isolationist cannot be a successful soul winner. We are constantly looking to build connections and find points of contact. On the Night of Lights, we handed out 198 lit balloons with the text “Das Licht dieser Welt”… ( The light of the World…) and our church’s web address. On the website, we created an online Tract called “Das Licht”. This serves not only to spread the gospel, but also to help our young believers to break into sharing the gospel.Read more: Connections