Sunday, August 29, 2010

Sept. 10, 2010

Ministry Partners and Friends,
I would so appreciate your prayers over me and my very busy schedule for the next week, that my words would bring honor and glory to the Savior. I will be sharing my testimony and the GREAT need for Bibles in Rwanda....
Tomorrow ...Sat. Sept. 11 speaking in Vancouver , Wash.
Monday....Sept.13 ...appointment
Tuesday......Sept. 14 speaking ...New Life Women's Bible Study
Wed......Sept. 15 speaking ... Canby Bible College
Thursday......Sept 16.......meetings and lunch with pastors
Friday......Sept. 17 speaking ...Salem, Ore.
Sat........Sept. 18.... tentative

I am reminded and challenged by the following......

Just Think,
You’re not here by chance,
but by God’s choosing.
His hand formed you
and made you the person you are.
He compares you to no one else
– you are one of a kind.
You lack nothing that His grace can’t give you.
He has allowed you to be here at this time in history
to fulfill His special purpose for this generation.

By Roy Lessin

Thanks for the prayers, I am looking forward to seeing all God will accomplish !!


Friday, August 6, 2010

Aug. 7, 2010

Ministry Partners and Friends,

I think summer has arrived in the Portland area.

I have finally finished my new Power Point Presentation and I will be sharing it for the first time on Oct. 19th for the Women's Bible Study at Mid-Valley Community Church in Woodburn.
Following are photos and the story about one prison pastor, Pastor Cornelius, that is noteworthy from my presentation.

Alfred, Arlene and Pastor Cornelius, the head pastor that I worked with at Nsinda Prison on three of my previous ministry trips but he had been released when I arrived at the prison last year. Alfred was able to get his contact information and he came to see me on this trip.

Alfred, Arlene and Pastor Cornelius, who traveled 2+ hours on the back of a motor bike (Rwandan taxi) to come and see me, bringing me a photo of his wife and small church. He told me he had been in prison for 4 1/2 yrs. without a trial and at his trial, he was found innocent. He said he was not bitter as he knew God had allowed him to be there so he could share the love of Jesus Christ with the other prisoners, and that he had returned to Nsinda Prison a number of times to share the Gospel. He went with our team on our final day of ministry there and we entered the prison hand in hand. What an wonderful example of submission to God's plan for his life, and not one of anger or bitterness toward God or the men that falsely accused him.....WOW

My friend Pastor Cornelius and his wife, white head wrap & dress, with their church and congregation. His wife kept the church going when he was imprisoned without trial for 41/2 years. He was found innocent and released in 2009 before I arrived for my 6th trip.

With the P.P.P. done I have started some "housecleaning"...not my favorite thing I must admit but I have been able to listen, while I cleaned, to a Southern Gospel Station on my laptop. I heard this group sing this song for the first time and then found it on "youtube". It has a powerful message of God's grace to each of us so I am sharing the link with you, just copy and paste it into your browser.

Be blessed,

The Kingsmen sing "God Saw a Cross"