News for June 2020

All things work together for good

Prov 21:1 The king’s heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will.

Without controversy, God has allowed the coronavirus. He has allowed it to be modified by men. He has allowed it to escape (to give the benefit of the doubt) from a poorly run, highly dangerous bioweapons lab in China. God has allowed it to spread worldwide taking the lives of over 500,00 people. It has become political weapon in the hands of evil men. It is the first pandemic on record where our best medical minds have mandated that we quarantine the healthy,  thus crippling our economy. All of this God has allowed for His purposes. No one knows why, in my mind. I know, however, that God never makes a mistake, and nothing ever catches Him off guard. I wish I could say I know why God has allowed our prison work to be come to a virtual standstill. All I know is that Jesus had it right when He enjoined us to pray “… thy will be done in earth as it is in heaven.” One day we will know as we are known (1 Cor. 13:12), but until then we “… see through a glass darkly” (same verse). In the meantime, let us continue to walk with God, and love Him with all heart and soul. Psalm 119:128 expresses my attitude toward our God: “Therefore I esteem all thy precepts concerning all things to be right; and I hate every false way.”

Bro. Chuck C., one of our missionaries, had a great idea recently. He contacted a prison in Alabama, and negotiated an “at-the-fence” outdoor preaching service to be held shortly. The Rock of Ages team will be on the outside of the fence with the inmates sitting on the ground on the inside.

I decided to try that approach with Captain K. at a county jail in our area. At this point, his only negative comment was that if he allowed us to do that, he’d have to allow other groups to do the same. I asked that he talk it over with the administration, and give it due consideration. He promised that he would call me with their decision. Well, he didn’t say, “yes,” but he didn’t say, “no” either! Please do pray for a good outcome to the matter! We also have a good possibility of two three-day back-to-back prison revival meetings in Sneads, Florida, in the first week of August this year. This would be our first full-scale prison revival since mid-March! Please keep these meetings in your prayers as well.

We love you, and praise God for your faithfulness to our ministry. Be blessed, and keep looking up!