Prayer Letter August 2016

Blessed Choice …

Mankind is blessed by His Creator with will, the power to choose. He allows evil in His world so His children can CHOOSE good. Without a choice, how could we ever choose to do good? The Bible says that the heavens declare God’s handiwork, and each day utters speech about the greatness of God. I cannot conceive that they do it willingly, but speak they do. God’s Will is for His redeemed ones to speak of His greatness constantly, and to do so willingly, by choice, out of deep love for their Redeemer. Are you willing?

Linda, my dear wife of 54 years, went with me to Whitworth Women’s Prison in Hartwell, GA this month. She began the process for Georgia certification, and was allowed to go into the meetings with us. She was very apprehensive, because this was her first time inside a prison! After three days of services with those lovely ladies, she went away thoroughly blessed. On the very first night, during the invitation, she led her first inmate to Christ! I wanted to shout the house down, but then I realized that if I did, someone might escape!

During August, I participated in four prison revivals. In addition to Whitworth, we held a three day revival at Rogers State Prison. This prison is named after Richard Rogers, an officer there who died in the line of duty on Easter Sunday, March 29, 1970, the very day on which I was gloriously saved. We were allowed to do cell-to-cell visitation in Unit A with 10 men making profession of faith in Christ over two days of soul winning efforts. Another 25 men made professions of faith during the three nights of services there. On the second night, there were 232 men attending! We held one afternoon service at Smith State Women’s Probation Detention Center. There is rapid turn-around there as most women serve 60 day sentences or less. After Richard P. preached, 18 ladies made profession of faith in Christ Jesus, and after I preached one more lady made profession. As I write this letter, we are in a three day revival at Okaloosa Correctional Institution in Crestview, FL. Last night (August 30th), at the men’s work camp, there were 14 men in attendance, and one man made profession of faith in Christ after I preached. The presence of God was very real that night, and most all of the men said they received help from the Lord. And to think, that God would allow ME to participate WITH Him to do these things: “For we are labourers together with God: ye are God’s husbandry, ye are God’s building” 1 Cor. 3:9. That is Amazing Grace, indeed.

May I remind you, dear supporting churches, that these precious souls are fruit abounding to your account (Phil. 4:17). I’m allowed by God to go, and you are allowed by God to send. Amen.

Please pray for Sister Shelia White. She suffered the temporary loss of her dear husband, Brother Van White, who graduated to Glory on Friday, August 19th. He is (not was) one of my dearest friends, and I can’t wait to see him again!

We remain in Christ’s Intensive Care,

Rich and Linda Fulton, Cell: 770.362.4503

Prayer Letter July 2016

A Little Mind Jogger …

“Some will, some won’t, so what? So Wait.” This little saying has stuck with me since September, 1990. Linda and I heard it when we were at missionary candidate school, preparing to go to Ireland. I often quote it to myself after a disappointing soul winning encounter with some sinner who would not (at that time) receive Christ as Lord and Life. What does it mean? As we witness, some will accept Him and some won’t. So what do we do? So we just keep waiting on the Lord anyway. It helps me to keep things in perspective, and it keeps me going in spite of the disappointments. Perhaps it will help you to remember:  “Some will, some won’t, so what? So Wait.” Incidentally, if you faithfully evangelize someone, even if they don’t receive Christ at that time, you are still successful in the eyes of God. 1Cor 3:6-9 I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. 7 So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase. 8 Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour. 9 For we are labourers together with God: ye are God’s husbandry, ye are God’s building.

We had three prison revivals scheduled this month. Due to circumstances beyond our control, all three of these meetings were canceled. One of canceled meetings was to be held during our sending church’s annual revival meeting, so we were able to attend that. One door of outreach was opened up for us at Florida State University, home of the Seminoles, in Tallahassee, FL. This was a three day open air soul winning meeting at the large “Free Speech” area of the campus. There were three Rock of Ages missionaries and two volunteers involved from 10am to 5pm each day. Wow, what an eye opening experience it was! The overall order of events was for one brother to preach while the others passed out tracts and witnessed one-on-one. I must say, FSU is a hotbed of unbelief, and we never ran out of prospects! I was blessed to lead one student to saving faith in Christ on the first day. Overall, we passed out hundreds and hundreds of tracts, and had many personal confrontations with students and faculty alike. God alone only knows what the final outcome will be from this campus revival meeting, but I was blessed to participate. By the way, I’ve never seen so many people glued to their phones playing Pokemon Go!

I was blessed to hold one meeting at the Haralson County Jail. The Lord blessed, with three inmates coming forward to trust Christ as Savior. Please pray for these new converts to grow in grace, and for God to use them mightily in His vineyard.

Please pray for Pastor Keith Lee, Van White, David Roy, David Littlefield, and Megan Lee, all of whom have serious health issues.

We remain in Christ’s Intensive Care,

Rich and Linda Fulton, Cell: 770.362.4503