Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Urgent Need!

Please pray for Terry Martzall. He is in urgent need for his body. Please pray for him and his family at this time. God's intervention is needed.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Good news from around the region!

The Church of God was organized in Somerset, KY today with 10 members joining the church. In Corbin,KY the church mission which was just started about two months ago, if I remember correctly, had 9 in attendance. Greenup, KY broke their previous attendance record with 30 in attendance. Please pray for our region as God continues to move and work.

Revival! Jan. 1-4, 2009

Our church here in Franklin, will be in revival with Evangelist Terry Flora on Thurs. Jan. 1-Sun. Jan. 4, 2009. We invite you to attend if at all possible. If not please be in prayer with us as we look to God to do mighty things.

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Are you just ironing the front?

Oftentimes, I am in a hurry while dressing in my "church" clothes. Somehow, I frequently need to iron my shirt as well. A lot of times, if I will be wearing a jacket, I will just iron the front of my shirt. I think, hey that's all anyone will be seeing anyway right? And if I have to take the jacket off, everybody knows that wearing a jacket will just wrinkle the shirt anyway.

It's fine to have that attitude when it comes to clothes, but I have to make sure that that attitude does not intrude into other parts of my life, especially the spiritual part. While it is fine to only worry about what people will see with clothing, worrying about only what people see with the spiritual is very dangerous indeed. Because it is not just what people see that matters, but what God sees. And He sees it all. Every little last piece of us.

Saturday, December 06, 2008

We've GOT to have it.

Tonight, while I was at the mission, I noticed a man "walking" with great difficulty. I put walking in quotations, because it was not what anyone would normally call walking. He had crutches and it was a great struggle to move INCHES. That's right, I said inches. My heart welled with compassion. I really wanted that man to be healed. I wanted to just walk up to him and say "Be healed in the name of Jesus." Yet, I hesitated. Why? Because I didn't feel spiritual enough. I didn't feel like I had enough of "it" to be this bold.

The question is, are we ever really spiritual enough? Or, do we just need to step out in faith. My hesitation was not in the fact whether or not God could do what I would be asking Him to. But rather, was I being moved by His will that He was ready to do it right then, or was that just my human emotion overflowing with compassion. Lord help me to know!

Imagine the revival that would have taken place in MY heart, in that man's heart, and in the rest around, if he would have been healed tonight. I believe it would have been just like the lame man laying at the gate, that Peter and John, through the power of Christ, healed. He went shouting through the temple, giving praise to God. My desire is not that anyone would think that I healed him. I just want to see God's power demonstrated as He has time and time again in the past. I can, and you can, if we just simply be obedient to Him. Lord help us all.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Update on N. India

Please be in prayer for the saints in N. India. Following is two excerpts from information I have been forwarded about the work in N. India. Please note, excerpts are from Bro. Paul, therefore the grammar may be slightly difficult to understand.


By the Grace of God , I return my home from mission trip and many hard ships on 26th morning. Praise the Lord. God did great miracle in the mission trip. We faced some trouble. As you know I don’t know their language , they don’t know my language, I make all my lessons in English and I began prayer for translation. By the grace of God , God gave me a translator miracle from our place. Praise the Lord, when we reached the destination when we began to start class some village elders came and object us. They suspected me , we came to convert of the religion. We told them that we are not came to conversion of any religion. After several discussions we conducted secretly.

I visited a place called safdon. To reach this place I traveled tree days by train, By Taxi, By bus, by Three wheel auto and by walk. As per the village custom if anybody visit the village the whole village will spread this news within minutes that somebody new people visited someone.

In these areas there is more persecutions for the Christians. They will pray and worship secretly. Any have God did great miracles. God has given me a great opportunity to share the truths of The church of God with them. Totally 14 persons are attended for the classes. 7 people were accepted the 29 prominent teachings and take word covenant and I organize 7 Churches. Praise the Lord . Please say loudly Halleluiah , Halleluiah. God is able. Amen.

When I teach about agnist gold and ornments one pastors women cried and she took off all her ornments gave to church. Praise the Lord. Halleluiah. Praise the Lord. I believe God will do great miracles in near future. Amen

In the evening we conducted a gospel meeting in a room 18 people were attended and five people were accepted Jesus . Praise the Lord. We tried to give baptism but there is no facility to give baptism, because it should be done secretly. Kindly pray to have one movable use and pack plastic baptism tank. If we have that tank we can fix it in the room and after baptism we can pack it.

They are very much eager to listen the word of God and seven persons are attracted for the 29 Prominent teachings. God touched them. They asked me to stay some more days. I told them God willing I will come in the month of December. They really hunger for the word of God and truths. They are stand for the Church of God truths.

Please pray for the baptism and development and growth of the churches. There is a dire need to go there often to share the truths to encourage them in spiritual way. It is very expensive, I believe God will do great miracle to go there.

I was sick because our food and their food is different, not only that there is no proper sanitation and purified water facility. Please pray for me.

Once again I’m very thankful to you for your kind prayers and Love.


What wonderful news!

Here is the latest update that I received yesterday


Dear brother and Sister, As you know I went a mission trip and accepted 5 persons Lord and saviour Jesus Christ as their personal Saviour. To day I heard that three of them threatened and beaten by their families to leave Jesus and do not pray to Jesus. It is a terrible thing. I beg you to pray for them. God willing I would like to visit them once again and I need to encourage them in Jesus Christ way and spiritual way. I beg you to pray for these people and new mission fields. I never fear to go there. I am ready to go there and encourage them in spiritual way. Praise the Lord.

Philip 1:21 For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain

I Corinthians. For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel!


Let us pray for these dear fellow Christians that the Lord will uphold them during this difficult time.