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