Showing posts from November, 2009

There Is A Place For You In The Harvest

The Great Commission found in Matthew 28 is for all of us believers.
18And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.19Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
So how do you get out into it? The Christian Life is a series of surrenders. We surrender to the reality that we are dead in sin and cannot save ourselves and in doing so we are led to trust Christ as our Saviour. From that part forward it’s one surrender after another as we are refined and directed by our loving LORD. It is by surrendering to each daily leading that we are placed in the stream carries us to God’s wonderful potential for our lives.

There’s a place for you in the harvest! Why not take a little time before the LORD right now to ask Him what your part …

I Have A New Bunch of Favourite Photos... Here They Are!

Pictures All Taken In A.P. State, India Nov 2009: 1.)  Pastor Jacob of TCBC (tanslating), Singapore, PM (preaching), and a volunteer helping demonstrating the weight of sin 2.)  PM (preaching), PC, Bro Jacob & Volunteers working as a team peaching Christ 3.)  Holding the Bible and singing commitment to the truth in it

A Debt of Love We All Owe

(This is especially for those who serve with us or are a part of the ministry in Southeast Asia)

There will be lots of rewards in Heaven for those who have prayed, given, participated and loved us in Jesus name over the years.  You may not realize this but they have been used of the the LORD to enable us to do our part in the cause of Christ.  We are truly thankful. There are teams of prayer warriors all over the world who fast and pray during every crusade, book launch, ministry expansion--they are our warriors!

There is a chruch North of Phoenix, Arizona in the U.S.A. full of people just like that!  If you are a part of the work the Lord is allowing us to do--that is SMCIans in the Philippines, the folks in Myanmar, brethren in Singapore, if you have read any of Pm's books and been built up in the faith, if you are serving in Java today--you can know that some of these folks have prayed for you.

Right now our brothers and sisters at Northwest Valley Baptist Church are hurting.  …

For The Edification of the Moment

Junior High is tough. I don't know about you, but for me, it was a mine field and I managed to step on most of them!  Thinking back on it though from this side is a LOT of fun!

In 1971, I got bussed to the other side of town with a bunch of kids from many schools to Bartlett Junior High. I was extremely self conscious. Been there? ;) Most of the kids in BJH had been together in school somewhere their entire lives, I was the outsider and often the punch line in Junior High jokes and railings. I failed miserably to fit in. So...I tried to be... invisible! I was a failure there too.

During the summer between 6th and 7th grades I grew pretty much to my full 5 feet and 9 and 1/2 inches (about 174) and filled in a size 9 shoe. I weighed less than 90 lbs. (There are photos that prove it!)  My picture could have been placed in the dictionary next to the definition of  "gawky" or as Mike so lovingly said after perusing the photos, on the cover of MAD magazine. :)

definition of ga…

November 2009 Revival/Evangelistic Crusade, India

Godly Government Workers In Ungodly Places (The Answers ;)

1.  Joseph (Genesis 42:6)
2.  Daniel (2:48)
3.  Cyprus (Acts 13:4-7)
4.  Artaxerxes (Nehemiah 1:11)
5.  Philippi (Philippians 4:22)
6.  Ethiopia (Acts 8:27)
7.  Mordecai (Esther 10:3)
8.  Cornelius (Acts 10:1-2)
9.  Shadrach, Meshack, and Abednego (Daniel 2:49)

Godly Government Workers In Ungodly Places

I have loved trivia--not anymore though! It's true I did once. Not quite sure why... probably fed my flesh and tempted me into the belief that I was smarter than everyone else simply because I knew a lot useless stuff.  Hardly! ;)

In the late 70's when I was in college, I was on the Trivia Team.  Mine was the ever-so-useful topic of the History of Baseball in Amercia which I studied late into the nights at the expense of Anatomy/Physiology and Latin class, to name but a couple. I am one of the few women my age who actually know what is meant when someone says "Tinkers to Evers to Chance." I know who's pictures are on the placques in right, centre, and left fields of Yankee Stadium although I have never been there, and I know who pitched the only no-hitter in a World Series Game ever.

In the 80's, I received my first Trivial Pursuit game and I found a general education with a good memory meant I could win this game too! I knew how many movies John Wayne died in…

Have You Been Thrust Into The Harvest & Don't Realize It?

Was awake most of last night thinking... and praying. .. must confess, mostly thinking. It happens a lot.

I have been so excited since yesterday!  I heard from one of the brothers that there is a opening to take a team into C- Prison almost immediately!  I can't stop thinking about it.  It's so wonderful! It's even going to be subsidized by a company! Just think, every week maybe 5 or 6 believers will be welcomed into the prison to teach 20-25 year olds how to play the guitar, talk about life, and encourage them about the future! Who is better equipped to encourage someone about he future than a believer! They are being thrust into the harvest!

I was thinking last night and wondering how many of us have been thrust out into the harvest and are just not paying attention because we think along the lines of what we know as "traditional" missions? (Which actually has only been traditional for a few generations.) I fear we can make people feel like they are not "…

Beware The Temptation To Run Ahead...

Souls are so important. Ministry is so important. Knowing the will of God and making decisions are so important. The importance is magnified because of what rests in these realities. That's why the temptation to force God's hand is so powerful! And also the temptation to believe that it all "rests" on me is even more severe when the stakes are so high. We have reasons that seem to make sense for forcing the hand of God in choices relating to the work of the LORD.

For instance…

We are tempted to fill empty slots with the nearest available "somewhat qualified" body.
We are tempted to manipulate people into giving because they have money.
We are tempted to assign people jobs because they have skills.
We are tempted to 'respect' persons because of what they can do for the 'ministry.'
We are tempted to push our way in meetings with the strongest voice.
In our rush to do the job, we are tempted to believe what we see is all there is.

Now most of t…

Papua (Irian Jaya)

Dropping Down in a sub-district in Papua

Students in Jayapura