“…will ye not tremble at My presence which have placed the sand for…the sea?” (Jer. 5:22)May the LORD, our Creator bless each of you! We trust you had a blessed “holy day” time with family and friends, and we wish you many blessings this New Year! We are extremely grateful to be able to point people to our Creator, using His handiwork.
The Dreaded C-Word
We are grateful for how the LORD has helped Heather’s mom, Barbara Sheets, the past few months after she found a lump in her breast. All other tests have come back clear, but it was found that the mass was an estrogen-based cancer, and a mastectomy was suggested. This was done on November 7. We are thankful that she is doing very well and is now back to work! Both her parents have now adopted a healthy, hormone-free diet which the doctor said could only help. Please keep her mom in prayer as she begins radiation on January 13.
2011 Summer Re-Cap
Since June, we were blessed to serve at:
Redeemed Bapt. – Lincolnton, NC (VBS)
New Home Bapt. - Vass, NC (VBS)
Faith Bapt. - Bath, SC (VBS)
First Baptist - Winamac, IN (VBS)
First Baptist - Gunnison, CO (VBS)
Camp Grace – Wheatland, WY (jr. camp)
North Park Baptist - Walden, UT (VBS/ revival)
Calvary Baptist – Cañon City, CO (VBS)
Grace Baptist – Columbia Falls, MT (VBS)
Baptist Community - Afton, WY (VBS/revival)
Grace Baptist - Logan, UT (VBS)
After the summer, we participated in two fairs, a creation revival, a Scripture conference, and various other special services.
A Look Forward
We’re anticipating a couple of mini-conferences this spring, with the theme: Mountain Mysteries
Mt. Rushmore, Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Ararat, and Mt. Sinai are powerful messages! The design of Mt. Rushmore points to the fact that real people have a Designer. No one would say that these heads formed all by themselves, over “millions of years,” without an intelligent designer! But evolutionists say that human beings have developed from an ape-kind of creature over “millions of years” with NO Creator involved! What insanity! The canyons at Mt. St. Helens are a wonderful illustration that points to the Flood of Noah’s day, in that they were formed in just 9 hours by massive mudflows that took place on May 18, 1980. While canyons like Grand Canyon are said to have formed over ‘millions of years,’ the eruption of St. Helens ‘blew’ that idea and gave creationists a God-given gift! Mt. Ararat is where Noah’s ark came to rest, and is being investigated still today. In short, Mt. Sinai is intriguing as MUCH archaeology points to the true location of this mountain being in present-day Saudi Arabia just as is stated in the Bible (Galatians 4:25)! Check our website for MORE information on these subjects that will strengthen your faith that God’s Word is true!
We ask for your prayers that our conference and website projects would be used by God to point people to Him, our Creator and Redeemer, the LORD Jesus Christ. We particularly look forward to April 27-29 at Victory Baptist in Nokesville, VA. This church has 140 acres of prime property that they want to use for the LORD, possibly for a creation ministry! What potential!
Two Corrupt Pastors
“they that handle the law knew Me not: the pastors also transgressed against Me…” (Jeremiah 2:8)
Recently, we have encountered “pastors” who do not believe the Bible. Last summer, we learned of a pastor (whom I knew in Bible college) whose wife, within the past year, had left him for another man. Within a short time, the pastor even remarried. By email, we confirmed that these things were true, and one thing he said was that preacher after preacher used the Bible to teach him that he could remain as pastor, regardless of the fact that God’s Word requires that the pastor be: “the husband of one wife…” (Titus 1:6; 1 Timothy 3:2)
Another pastor contacted us by email regarding the Gospel. Through our communication, he mentioned two false ideas:
1. Evidences are not important, and
2. There is more than one Gospel!
More and more, we need to do as the Bereans did:
“…searched the Scriptures daily whether those things were so.” (Acts 17:11)
Some Trailer Troubles
We are indeed grateful for God’s protection! We knew we had issues, but did not know how extensive those issues were until our rig was in the shop. In short, everything underneath (except for tires, wheels, and axles) was replaced. In addition, a hail storm had destroyed vent covers, a back corner of the wall had separated outward, and our roof had some issues. The cost was $3700! Wow! But the LORD provided through special gifts, and we are extremely grateful! Due to these needs, we have started a savings account for our next “RV/house.” Please pray for wisdom and provision as we plan this next step.
The Importance of Evidences
"To whom also He shewed Himself alive after His passion by many infallible proofs being seen of them forty days” Acts 1:3
After His resurrection, why did Jesus stay around for forty days? As the Creator, He knows our makeup that we need to see evidence! When Thomas doubted even his closest associates, Jesus appeared just for him to show him the evidence!
"Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand,
and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing. (John 20:27)
What was Thomas’ response? He said, “My LORD and my God.” Unlike Thomas, we cannot see Jesus walking around or touch his nail-pierced hand, so what do we have today as physical evidence for our faith? God knows our “frame” (Ps. 103:14) and has provided a myriad of evidences that prove His Word is true. Even His Word is evidence. It is a book of accurate history involving over 40 different writers covering about 1500 years of history, with fulfilled and miraculous prophecies. A myriad of archaeological finds have proven (and are proving) the Bible true, and the most up-to-date prophetic evidence involves the nation of Israel. Fossils, canyons, and sedimentary rock layers exist worldwide and are hard evidence that the world wide flood of the Bible is true! God likes rocks! He even wrote the Ten Commandments on a stony tablet, and He compares us to “lively stones”(1 Peter 2:5), However, with the Flood of Noah’s day, His judgment left billions of dead things (fossils), buried in rock layers, laid down by water, all over the earth! These are all evidences that the Bible is true!
More and more, we see doubters, skeptics, agnostics, and atheists in our culture. How should we present truth to them? We must do as Jesus did with Thomas. We should use physical evidence!
We ask for your prayers as we study to use evidences in presenting Biblical truth to all ages. Our theme this coming summer is “Secrets of the Sea” (http://SecretsoftheSea.org) which will cover subjects such as the Flood, whales, cuttlefish, sharks, and plesiosaurs. Check it out! May the LORD bless each of you!
Remembering the Creator,
Jeff & Heather
Provision of a better RV/home/office
Wisdom for developing this work
Additional repair needs
Open doors for ministry
Provision for trailer repairs
Protection on the roads
Healing for Heather's mom