Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Christmas Vacation

 It has been a busy week and a half for my parents and I. We left for Alabama on Dec. 20. It took 3 days of driving since mom and dad have a hard time riding for extremely long periods. We spent Christmas with my sister Jacqueline and her husband, my brother Justin and his family, and some friends. We are currently at my brother Josh's house in Tenn. spending a few days with him, his wife and their twins. Tomorrow, we head for my sister Julie's in Iowa for a few days. We will then head to Ohio to spend a few days with my aunt's family and my sister Janna and her family. 

Please pray for safety as we travel since snow and ice are expected across the Midwest.

Monday, December 14, 2020

Tis the Season

 I cannot believe it has been a month since I last posted. Since my last post, my days have been filled with preparing for Thanksgiving, a Christmas Play, and a Christmas trip. Tis the season to be busy.

My parents and I spent Thanksgiving with my sister and her family as well as some of the people from their church. We had so much food and so much fun.

Our kids program has been held on Saturdays, and for the last seven weeks, we have been working on a Christmas play. About four weeks ago, our choir began working on the three main songs, and several families worked on other individual songs. We held the play yesterday, and what a blessing it was. The kids did so well, and the helpers did a great job getting the kids into position.

I am thankful my dad decided to keep our church open. We had a visitor yesterday who has been contemplating suicide. He remembered the church on the hill and came. Please pray that he will continue coming. I believe he is saved, but has strayed from the Lord. We also had one of our kids trust Christa after my dad's message.

This week, we are finishing up Christmas gifts and prepping to go on a trip to visit most of my siblings. This will require a lot of driving and expense, but my parents feel we should do this now as there may not be opportunity to do so again or at least for a long time with the way the country is shaping up. Our governor has again overstepped her role as governor, and no one is holding her in check. Please pray that our legislators will take a stand and reconvene to end the communist measures our governor has implemented which effect freedom and health.

I have been and continue to pray about direction for the future of my helps ministry. So many countries are closed and closing even tighter. Please pray that God will allow me to at least fulfill the journeys I had planned for this year, and that He will show me the door He wants me to go through next.

My mom's health is improving. I plan to give a praise report closer to January. 

Although some of my support has lessened, the five remaining churches continue to send their support. I have been trying not to use any of my support for personal needs while home, so please pray that I can find an online job which does not require a set schedule since my moms health can change without warning.

Please pray for our safety as we travel. Pray for the truth about the election to be found and settled, and that the truth about the covid situation will come out and those responsible for trying to destroy America through fear will be held accountable.

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Prepping

 It is already November. Where does time go, and how does it move so quickly? I have begun working with our church kids on our Christmas play. Last week we measured everybody for costumes. The kids are excited, and so am I.

Our governor has again tried to enforce lockdowns, masks... Please pray that our legislators and the people will take a stand. If our governor and others have their way, they will cancel Thanksgiving and Christmas get togethers.

I have been praying for truth about the election, covid and other politically fired situations to come out. I hope you will join me in doing the same. I truly believe our country is at the end of our time of freedom to be used by God as a tool to reach the world. Jesus is coming soon.

I am prepping for the worst and hoping and praying for the best.


Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Enjoying God's Creation

 This past weekend, we spent time in Jackman, Maine with another pastor and his family. It was such an enjoyable time getting to know the family, seeing their ministry, and seeing the beauty of the area. On Friday night, they had 18 young people at a youth meeting. The town has about 800 people, and many have not heard about Jesus or been in church. Right now, the church is meeting in the lower part of the pastor's house. They are praying about getting a piece of property with multiple buildings.

While we were in Jackman, we were able to see 5 moose. I had seen one moose before in Canada, but I was unable to get a picture of it. This time, I was able to get pictures of three moose. The area around Jackman is mountainous with lots of ponds. It was such a beautiful place to visit, and it was a very relaxing time which my family and I needed.

We are gearing up for our Christmas play. I will begin working on music with the kids this week, and I have already assigned all the parts. Please pray that we can have a regular service for the day of the play which will be in early December.

We had our first Sunday school since the shut downs. I am teaching the young ladies. Please pray that they will be faithful to be in Sunday school. Please pray that I can teach them how to take the next step in their Christian walk and that I can teach them how to take the responsibility for their generation and the next.






















Thursday, October 15, 2020

A Month of Updates

 It has been almost a month since I last updated this blog. Although events seem to be moving slowly, time seems to be speeding by. We have already been in the Autumn season for a month. The leaf change in Maine has been slow due to little rain and warm temps. The last week, the temperatures have cooled dramatically. My Puerto Rico thinned blood has caused me to turn on a small heater in my room most nights. The days have been in mid fifties to seventy. The weather has been beautiful, but we did finally have a couple days of heavy rain. 

I have begun working on some craft projects which I hope to sell online to make some extra income. I have also prepared some of the pictures I have taken around the world as greeting cards with KJV Bible verses, and I hope to create boxed sets to sell as it is difficult to find cards with KJV. I am still waiting for a reply from an application for online employment, so please pray God will allow me to be accepted for this opportunity.

We had our soulwinning marathon two weeks ago. Two people trusted Christ, and we had several good contacts to follow up. We have had visitors in church quite a few Sundays in the last month. Last week, we had two visitors, and one asked if she could carry our John and Romans packets to hand out. We plan to begin Sunday school classes again this week. The kids program will still be on Saturdays, but I will be teaching a teen/college and career girls class while our adult classes are taking place. The class will be called the Esther class because I believe each person is placed on earth at the time God feels they are needed most. As Mordecai told Esther, we are here for such a time as this. Please pray as I have a burden for these younger generation girls to learn what God's word has to say about a Christian young lady's life and involvement in church. 

I was able to take some of the girls apple picking with my mom. One is from Africa the other from South Korea, and neither had ever been apple picking before. We had a lovely time picking apples, eating donuts, and drinking cider.

My missions travels are still on hold. I am praying that after the election, air travel will be simpler and other countries will open. Please pray that I can fulfill the promised trips to England and Europe sometime next year. 

Please continue to pray for my mom's health. She has been wearing a heart monitor for a month, and hopefully the doctors will be able tell her something after she takes it off on October 21. Please pray for our church ministries as we continue to move towards full reopening. Please pray for our state elections. So many are worried about who will be president and in congress, but it is the state officials who have destroyed their states' economies, violated Constitutions, and broken state laws.

Please pray for missionaries around the world. Those in Guatemala and the Philippines have been feeding their church members and communities. Some have had to change their ministries from urban to country and mountain due to restrictions.  Most if not all missionaries to China are now back in the states, so pray for their ministries and people who are carrying on the work.


Saturday, September 19, 2020

Seasons

 Fall weather is here. Autumn is my favorite season. As I look at the leaves changing, I can make so many comparisons to our human existence on this earth. God has given us many seasons over the 200+ years America has existed. We have seen the long winter of the death of tyranny as our forefathers fought to bring freedom to all who come here. We saw the spring of our nation as she was birthed. We saw the summer of our nation as she grew into a bastion of freedom and the autumn that followed as the Civil War loomed in the future. Old ways of life began to die as freedom continued to grow. Winter arrived in the form of the Civil War. The seasons of our nation chased each other through World War 1, the Great Depression, and World War 2. Since World War 2, we have had a long summer of freedom, growth, and prosperity. It seems we are again in an autumn time of dying. We have seen freedom die in just a few short months. In the north, during the fall, there is usually a spell of chilly weather, and then a few weeks of what is called Indian Summer, a short respite of warmth just before the long cold winter sets in. I pray that God will grant America an Indian Summer of freedom for a little while longer. I pray that He will find grace with those who believe in Him as Noah did, or that He will find a good number of righteous who are praying for revival as Abraham prayed for there to be righteous people in Sodom. I do not know how much more time we have before freedom and America as we know are no longer existent. I truly believe Jesus Christ will return in my lifetime. Until He does return, I will keep working to reach people with the Gospel and praying for revival.

I have not posted an update until now due to waiting to see what our governor would do about allowing our state to return to freedom. She did not allow this, but instead has decided to continue to violate Maine and Constitutional laws. Please pray that all the governors, mayors..., who are refusing to report the truth and release their areas of government from their tyranny, will be removed from power whether by God or man.

Our church is doing well. Most members attend on of our two services, but we do have a few who have not yet returned. Our Saturday kids program is going well. The kids enjoy coming and really listen to the lessons. We have three families who bring or send their kids. two of those families are African refugees whose families have been through a lot. One of the older brothers who does not attend church is in the hospital and not doing well. Please pray for Jeffery. 

My mom's health has been up and down over the last few weeks. She has an appointment with her cardiologist on Monday, and she hopes to see a specialist for her specific problem. Please pray that her heart can be healed. All of us have made some health changes in the last couple of months and are seeing good results. Please pray that we can remain healthy and continue God's work here in Maine.

I am still waiting to see what God allows me to do in the future as far as traveling the world to help missionaries. Many countries have tightened restrictions even though covid case numbers and deaths have dropped, and some have been removed due to flu, pneumonia and other death causes having been added in to spike the numbers. Please pray for the missionaries who in many countries are providing food for their churches and communities.

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Prayers Needed

For a few months now, our church has been praying at 8pm for revival. Churches and friends across the country have been joining in. We are praying for personal revival, church revival, and revival for pour country. This past Sunday, a pastor in California was fined $10,000 dollars for holding two services. Other churches in other states have been through similar problems during this attempt of communist, antiGod, antiAmerican takeover. I have been praying that the truth will come out in respect to the covid falsehoods which have been used to create fear and submission, the people behind the falsehoods and division created by the BLM/ANTIFA groups, the politicians, stars, companies... involved in human trafficking, and the traitors who have been selling America out for several decades now. I am asking every person who claims to believe in God to call out to  Him and ask Him to reveal the truth. I believe president Obama was an 8 year warning of what we can expect if we get another antiGod, antiAmerican president. I believe President Trump has been a four year blessing to give America, and especially Christians, time to turn back to God and His Word. I believe the election this year, more than ever before, is a battle not between political parties but between good and evil, proAmerica and antiAmerica. Please join me in praying for our nation. Jesus is coming soon!

The second prayer request I have is for my mom. She has had heart issues for almost two years due to high decibel music played in a building where we lived. A week ago, she was at home on  a Sunday alone when her heart rate dropped dramatically and she became violently ill. She was able to reach me at church, and I had a lady bring me home. By the time I got home, she was much worse, so I called my dad to leave in the middle of preaching. He arrived home, and we called an ambulance. She was in the hospital from Sunday until Tuesday evening. The condition she has cannot be fixed by medicine or surgery as it has to do with the electrical function of the heart in two chambers. Sometimes her heart rate accelerates, and sometimes it drops very low. We have begun several natural health pursuits which we are praying will at least keep these episodes from being frequent. We also hope to see an integrative doctor who specializes in cardiovascular health. The natural pursuits and doctors visits will be quite expensive, so please pray that I am able to find a way to make an income without having to leave my mom alone. 

The third request I have is that God will allow all the shutdowns, travel restrictions, masking... to be removed so that I can fulfill some promised missions help trips to England and Europe. I had postponed my trip to England last year in order to help the school in Puerto Rico, and then I had to leave there early because of the travel issues caused by covid. Please pray also as I have lost two supporting churches.

The fourth request I have is for our church ministry. We want to get back to regular services, but there are still some things standing in the way. Please pray that my dad will have wisdom and courage to do whatever God asks him to do in regards to our ministry.

Last, please pray for my siblings as they are all dealing with some financial difficulties. One sister had damage from the derecho in Iowa, others are dealing with job changes and moves. Pray for wisdom for each.