I have not forgotten you. We have been helping my daughter-in-laws, Debbie and Becky. Their dear dad has been suffering lately. The Lord has taken him out of the body of humiliation and pain. He is now in Glory! Do you wonder why I can say that? I say that because I have come to know the King of Glory!
Let me back up about 60 years. When I was a little girl about 8 to 10 years old, I had no real knowledge of God. My family did not feed upon His Word. Then one day I was taken to a place Continue reading
Last week we discovered that a church in Texas has added some of our lessons to their web site. An unexpected, but needed love-gift arrived from a servant Brother. Our RV that we use for BTY trips, was damaged in two places. Our insurance is covering it in full!
This week we had 35 lessons out, one Bible sent, and 5 certificates awarded. We are also ready to send CD’s of our lessons to the Philippines to a missionary family there.
At home, God blessed us through Preacher, Dwayne Clark’s family who came in to do heavy cleaning that we can no longer accomplish, due to our aging bodies. We can not pay for help, but these folks just did it as unto the Lord. They are such a hard working, Christ loving, servant family for whom we thank God over and over!
Each week we have lessons from students coming into our PO Box. These folks, who are for the most part, shut away from society, are being reached and taught through our “Bible To You” outreach here, in Shelocta.
This week we received these notable comments and we thought you should share in our rejoicing: Lesson one on salvation concludes with these questions, “Have you asked for God’s salvation through Jesus Christ, and When?” Masi from CA answered, “Yes” to the first, and “Today” to the second!….. “…don’t stop what you do…Blessing the lives of so many, you are very much appreciated (and loved). Dale from IN. “I really want to thank you so very much for building us up in the Lord…I enjoy and look forward to these studies. Ray from CA
Carl and I had a pleasant stay in Bedford County; the land is full of hills and valleys where farms and orchards present a lovely picture! It is awesome to drive through that area and see those as well as woodlands, one of which was Shawnee Valley State Park. Many of the other campers asked about our ministry when they saw our logo on the truck window. It opened doors to share God’s wonderful word! There were also a lot of children there before school started, so I (Kay) took the opportunity to share tracts I have, that are for kids. The tracts are really a blessing, as they come in different age levels, and have good pictures on them. I always figure that if we get it to the child, and the child gets saved, no one can ever take their salvation from them! Once the tract goes to a child, there is also a likelihood of another child or adult noticing it. I believe that a lot of folks will read them just out of curiosity.
By the way, we send some of those tracts to the children we write to with our kids’ lessons, so if any of you asked us to mail lessons to a child, we sent lesson “1” on salvation and one or two children’s tracts. Most of the time, parents or other care givers do not get the lesson back for us to correct and send #2, but at least the gospel went into the home, and it was a very easily understood message…. Till next time, God bless you, REAL GOOD!
Matthew 19:14 But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.
Verses to Ponder: Mark 10:13-16; Luke 18:15-17
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We are rejoicing over recent spiritual victories through our correspondence work. One man has accepted Christ as his Saviour! Oh, the angels rejoiced, let us rejoice with them! Another man had been backslidden, but after doing lesson 1 of Finding Direction in God’s Word, he said he wanted to get right with God, and go on to live for him. At the same time, one of our men, who has been a “BTY” student for several years, has been set free from prison, after many years there. He promised to continue with his lessons when he got home. God is glorified, this man has done as he promised!
Praise God for His unending grace and peace! Carl and I have not been well for a couple of weeks. It was a time of frustration in some ways. We are too old in body to make up for lost time. Nonetheless, it was a time when we chose to seek God’s face for direction so that we might accomplish the most for Him!
Our students’ lessons came in as usual and, by God’ grace, they went out as usual. They represented the hearts of many people who are thirsting for God’s Word. They thrive on the presence of the Lord more, as shut ins and inmates, than ever before. Some have been giving testimony of how their lives have change greatly since working through Bible To You lessons. Some have been meeting with several others on a regular basis to do these lessons and then pray together.
Wow, when we see what God can do with the offering of two lives, even in older age, it is amazing! Maybe some of you, who are reading this, have been wishing you could serve the Lord in just such a way but have not found a ministry that you can to do. Why not try BTY? You may not like to reach out by mail, but you can have Bible studies in your home, at a neighbor’s house or as an incentive for kids. We are still ministering, how about you?!
This home has been blessed: Carl was able to prepare a large garden, all plants and seeds are in, and growing.
This ministry has been blessed: God has supplied a web site builder to rebuild and modernize the Bible To You website. The dear man is still serving God, with his ability, at age 81! He is doing a great job of it. What a blessing, and what a testimony for the rest of us to learn from!
This week’s student lesson returns are corrected. Carl is stuffing the return envelopes with a new lesson, 2 gospel tracts, pages from daily devotionals and a bi-weekly write-up we call “Bits of Home Chat”, as well as a memory verse and verses to ponder; they coordinate with the memory verse. If you have a jail or prison outreach, this is a great way to make your students feel like a part of your family and church. For instance, we share about church activities and general things about our daily life. We could send you some samples if you are interested in trying this concept. (Be wise, as not using children’s names, and not giving information that could lead to your being misused.)
My ladies’ Bible Study has been blessed! The ladies’, from my home Bible study, started making baby supplies for the Pregnancy Resource Center in Shelby, NC. The Center has gotten their rebuilt ultrasound unit ready to go, serving more towns and Cities, helping moms to keep their babies. Three more ladies also volunteered. One lady donated about 16 yards of material for nursing cover-ups, baby carrying slings and seat liners for shopping carts. Two ladies, a mother and daughter, have prepared 30 embroidered bibs. Two young ladies, sisters, are doing matching hats and booties. Another is making baby afghans and bonnets. A little girl is sewing burp clothes. I am doing the baby-carrying slings. If any of you wish to aid the Pregnancy Resource Center, please contact them as follows:
Pregnancy Resource Center of Cleveland County Inc.1304 S. Post Road
Shelby, NC 28152
Joshua 1: 8-9 “8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success. 9 Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest… Set your heart and see good: Deut. 32: 46-47 And Moses made an end of speaking all these words to all Israel: 46 And he said unto them, Set your hearts unto all the words which I testify among you this day, which ye shall command your children to observe to do, all the words of this law. 47 For it is not a vain thing for you; because it is your life: and through this thing ye shall prolong your days in the land, whither ye go over Jordan to possess it. Living by the Word produces life.
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