LATEST MINISTRY UPDATE & PRAYER REQUEST
Today after some really tough weeks on the road for Jesus, I woke up excited for a new day and a fresh start and the sense the Lord wanted me to get back to my Good News Daily devotional writing today – despite my ongoing recent challenges. So imagine my surprise when I went to my car to grab some baby wipes for the paralyzed doggies in my care to discover someone had broken into it overnight.
The thief had rummaged through my stuff, thrown things everywhere, and in the process come across a zillion of my Gospel tracts! Oh, how wonderful is the Lord that the thief would be confronted head on with the Gospel message! And how beautiful is our Lord that I had not an ounce of anger. God gave me love, forgiveness, mercy, and a desire the person would repent and give his or her life over to the salvation and lordship of Christ! Not only that, but I got to give a Gospel tract to the police officer and to talk to him about Jesus.
When the officer asked if anything was missing, I told him this.
“I have everything! I have Jesus!”
Still, the officer wanted to know if anything was missing.
Friend, the Lord Jesus Christ is my provider. He is my all in all.
Given the countless opportunities I’ve had to talk to people about Jesus since I came to the Appalachian region just weeks ago, it’s entirely possible I’ve already talked to the thief about Jesus.
Speaking of thieves, Jesus had some company when He was on the cross. A bunch of thieves, right?
May we have hearts filled with the love and mercy of Christ and be ever ready to talk to people about Jesus being the only way to a forever relationship with God.
I am beyond exhausted, friend. The challenges seem to grow and grow. But I will not be stopped. I have told people recently the only thing that will stop me from pressing on in my ministry work is God Himself. I live for the Lord!
Please, please pray for me as often and as much as you are led. I need it more than ever. So does my ministry, the special needs dogs in my care, and the never ending stream of people the Lord is leading me to in order to minister to.
And please keep praying and praying God would send financial and physical support which is so very much needed for this ministry!
Love & blessings,