Greetings and Blessings from North Texas. I hope you are enjoying every day of the trip of our lives. It seems impossible that like the previous years of our lives, the sundown of 2017 is already on the horizon. Every day is a gift of God for which we are responsible stewards. So many times we come to the end of the day or days realizing that we have failed to praise and glorify Him in our use of time. The Psalmist speaks for all of us when He prays, “So teach us to number our days that we may apply our hearts to wisdom.” Ps. 90:12
These past couple of months have been a blur of activity. We were blessed and privileged to be busy in and with these great churches and pastors:
- Clyde Womack; Retired, Long time pastor of Highland Baptist Church, El Reno, OK, wife Willie.
- CV Kimble; Retired, Long time pastor and founding pastor of Faith Baptist, Teague, TX, wife Irene.
- Tyrone Jackson; Active Long time Missionary in Trinidad/Tobago, WI. Wife Sharron
Churches / Trips:
|Longvue Baptist Church||Fort Worth, TX||Pastor Brian Fishery||Revival|
|First Bible Baptist||Church Kennedale, TX||Pastor John Boyd||Fall Revival|
|Bible Baptist Church||Dumas, TX||Pastor Johnnie Widener||69th Church Anniversary|
|Prairie Vista Baptist Church||Godley, TX||Pastor Lonnie Collier||Pulpit Supply Pastor Vacation|
|Susie and I—Fifty Fifth Anniversary Trip; New England Fall Foliage Tour of New England States.|
|McPherson Rd. Baptist Church||Rendon, TX||Pastor Bill Harden||Pastor, 35th Anniversary|
|Bible Baptist Church||Buffalo, TX||Pastor Paul Pryor||New Building Ded. and Revival|
|Metropolitan Baptist Church||Fort Worth, TX||Pastor Jim Turner||Missions Conference|
|Victory Baptist Church||Wichita Falls, TX||Pastor Ryan Ricker||Missions Conference|
It is always hard to summarize these meetings. Every one of these churches and pastors are special to Susie and my hearts. The pastors and the people are real Christ loving, hard working, tear shedding, problem facing Saints of God. They are doing their best to serve the Lord, face the problems, overcome Satan’s obstacles, and Preach the Gospel to a lost world. I can’t possibly transfer my passion, their needs or their joys with a name or a location on paper. I just ask you to pray for them as your brothers and sisters in Christ, with whom you will spend eternal fellowship in heaven. “That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that you may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ.” 1Jn 1:3
May each of us continue to run the race that is set before us “Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith.” There are many obstacles, many trials and temptations, many dry and dusty days, some tears to endure, but “the joy of the Lord is our strength and our Faith is the victory that overcomes the world”.
We look forward to what our Lord has in store in the days to come. As we go, we come under the burden for the people and pastors in the places where we go. Our ministry is one of faith. We trust the Lord to touch hearts and open doors for service where He would have us serve. The need for revival is evident around us in these days. Yet, at the same time we can so readily experience the presence and power of God. Our prayer is, “Lord, help us to Decrease, so that You may be able to Increase in us and all that you will do with us.”
To God be all Glory and Praise!
Bro Wayne and Mrs Susie
I have tried to keep my letters to one page for a couple of reasons. First some may be to busy to read more than a page, I understand that and would rather you get the picture of this needed ministry in brief than not at all. Second, some want to display these letters on bulletin boards for the churches to read. So I am adding an extra page for those who are willing to read something that I believe the Lord has given me for my own growth and strength and that I feel each of us need to consider. It is certainly your option to read, reflect upon, and use as the Lord will direct. May this page be a blessing to you.
In my study of revival, I found that a major reason that the elder son of Luke 15 missed the revival of the Father’s house because he underestimated the value of it. As I considered that this is one of the problems for modern Christians as well, I found this description of just one facet of the wealth is ours in our relation with our Father. I couldn’t resist sharing with you…
The unsearchable riches of Christ.
“Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ;” Ephesians 3:8
“My Master has riches beyond the count of arithmetic, the measurement of reason, the dream of imagination, or the eloquence of words. They are unsearchable! You may look, and study, and weigh, but Jesus is a greater Savior than you think him to be when your thoughts are at the greatest. My Lord is more anxious to pardon than you to sin, more able to forgive than you to transgress. My Master is more willing to supply your wants than you are to confess them. Never tolerate low thoughts of my Lord Jesus. When you put the crown on his head, you will only crown him with silver when he deserves gold.
My Master has riches of happiness to bestow upon you now. He can make you to lie down in green pastures, and lead you beside still waters. There is no music like the music of his pipe, when he is the Shepherd and you are the sheep, and you lie down at his feet. There is no love like his, neither earth nor heaven can match it. To know Christ and to be found in him—oh! this is life, this is joy.
My Master does not treat his servants churlishly; he gives to them as a king giveth to a king; he gives them two heavens—a heaven below in serving him here, and a heaven above in delighting in him forever. His unsearchable riches will be best known in eternity. He will give you on the way to heaven all you need; your place of defense shall be the munitions of rocks, your bread shall be given you, and your waters shall be sure; but it is there, there, where you shall hear the song of them that triumph, the shout of them that feast, and shall have a face-to-face view of the glorious and beloved One. The unsearchable riches of Christ! This is the tune for the minstrels of earth, and the song for the harpers of heaven. Lord, teach us more and more of Jesus, and we will tell out the good news to others.” – Charles Spurgeon
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