TOO MANY TESTIMONIES OF GOD’S GRACE AND NOT ENOUGH SPACE TO TRULY EXPRESS OUR HEARTS OF THANKSGIVING!

As I begin to contemplate on all of the other wonderful works that our Lord has carried out in and through this ministry, (since our last newsletter), I am both overwhelmed with thanksgiving, and simultaneously confronted with the fact that I am out of space to share it all in this newsletter! However, I want to take this opportunity for I must praise God for you, (our precious brothers and sisters), who join us on this great venture. We give thanks for how you are used greatly by our Lord, in both your intercessory prayer and financial support, undergirding the work that our God has given us to walk in! Just a few days ago, I concluded 3 months of study on “The Armor of God” passage. We have just sent the English version of the workbook, which I produced out of that study to Kenya, to be translated. Once again, our dear brother, Dr. George Wafula will translate this new workbook into the language of Swahili. Approximately 600 pastors, church-planters and some of their wives, from all over the nation of Kenya; East Uganda; and the Sudan will be in attendance, when I teach this new workbook in December, God-willing! Your loving prayers and financial support of this ministry will be an underlying infrastructure once again, for this upcoming meeting. The truths, that have been poured out through this earthen vessel (in the last 14 years of conferences at this Kenya institute), have been ignited by the Spirit of God, to produce an awesome work of illumination, application, renovation and transformation in the lives of hundreds of leaders and thousands of believers in East Africa! Dianne and I desire that somehow we can aptly convey to you what a great support and important co-laborer you are to everything that our God is doing and working out through this ministry! So naturally, our hearts overflow with thanksgiving and love for you; and we Him praise. We continue to thank the Lord for your heart to pray and give, so that the Good News of the gospel can go forth, and that saints can be equipped to carry out their work. So like Paul, we too, pray that you may be filled with the knowledge of God’s will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; that you may walk worthy of the calling that God has given you, fully pleasing Him and being fruitful unto every good work! 

CHRIST-CENTERED EVANGELISM AT CRAWFORD BAPTIST CHURCH

On the 2nd and 3rd weekends of August, God graced me with the blessed opportunity to teach the ‘Christ- centered Evangelism’ workbook at Crawford Baptist Church, which is only 30 minutes from our home. Dr. Jay Robertson, who is also the Assistant Professor of Christian Ministries at the University of Mobile, is the Senior Pastor of Crawford Baptist. Some godly young men, who have a passion and purpose to rightly divide the Word of God, assist Pastor Jay, in that ministry! It was a tremendous blessing to my life; as well as, a time of transformation for many brothers and sisters, who attended the services, with such humble and teachable hearts!