We are rejoicing in the goodness of the Lord over the last three weeks, which have been a time of great harvest. All three week long meetings (especially the tent crusade in St. Pete) had the good hand of our God on them and resulted in many coming to Christ. Prior to returning home yesterday, I was privileged to preach at a youth rally on Saturday evening, and all day Sunday at New Hope Baptist in Zephyrhills, Florida (Pastor Don Walton). This is a vibrant and exciting church at which to minister. The Lord worked greatly and souls came to Christ both days. All total, approximately 70 have professed faith in Christ in the last month. I praise the Lord for His gracious saving and reviving work!
During the holiday season, we will be concluding several projects (finalizing of preparations for “The Patriot Project”--the Bible presentation outreach to Congress, production of a new music CD--a duet recording featuring my brother Dan and me, as well as formating a special sympathy card that will include Betsy’s highly popular song, “His Way Is Perfect”). Please pray for God’s direction on each of these outreach endeavors.
In the coming days, I will be able to share with you some GREAT news of God’s provision. I never cease to be amazed at how our God works in providing just what we need at just the right time. Through 25 years of ministry we’ve always seen this to be the case. However, recently, the Lord has done “exceeding abundantly above” what we could ask!!! I am so thankful for the many friends the Lord has given us who share the same gospel passion and partner with us to carry that gospel around the globe. Truly, “we are laborers together with God!”
Please pray for our incredibly busy year(s) ahead. At present, we are scheduled almost three years ahead. Though I hear of many evangelists who are having to deal with cancellations due to the economy, thus far, we’ve experienced none of that. In the next several weeks, our 2011 itinerary will be posted here on our website. If you are near one of the places where we will be ministering, stop in! We’d love to see you and visit for a while.
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