The Christian Strout Continues
Wednesday, July 01, 2015: I had Lunch with Sgt. Scott Robertson; Si Robertson’s son the first thing that he said was, "I just got back from counseling." He confessed to me that while he was in Iraq that he "Lost it" and was undergoing therapy. He said that he liked me because I was very direct. I had asked he and Sgt. Tassin to pray for Christian Strout and was direct and asking him out to lunch. He also mentioned to me that Sgt. Tassin had been a recruiter for over 15 years and had never experienced anything like what happened in his office last Friday. Scott and I had a good visit and went to my Van to pray. I prayed for him and then ask him to pray for me. He shook my hand three times thanking me for the meal. Then he got out of the van walk around to the driver side window knocked on it, I lowered the window and he shook my hand the fourth time. We never talk about his father Si Robertson of Duck Dynasty.
Up-date from Dario
Thanks! Pastor Robert , and the CHURCH.
I am still coming back from the Heath problem, want to express my gratitude for your prayers....
I Knowing about the spiritual warfare and I consider it as a direct attack to my mind... it came fast!
I Only remember, that I asked my brother, please! Take me to see the Dr. He too me to the
Oshsner Hospital, he was nervous and only thought in saving my life...being there, they
performed all the tests, gave me so me pills, that I took immediately. After some time my mind
was clear... and the enemy told me, you will not have enough money to pay this Bill...my son,
had just got there, and saw me very sad! I knew that he was concerned about how much!
Will this cost?
I was certain that the Lord was going to put his hand's in the matter; but; told I Him to pray
for me; he did!
The time passed and the Dr. said Pastor; you are going to be ok. All the test are negative.
What you had was a very strong virus. Go home and rest.
That was great news brother Robert, but what about the Bill?
In the Office, they just told me: Here are your prescriptions. You will pay only $110.00
The Dr. is only charging $10.00.
It was the time to say: Satan you are defeated! "Go a way in the name of Jesus!"
(Felt your prayers, it was powerful, to see the names of all the Brothers and sisters that where
praying, and that continue praying for me, receive my gratitude)
Sunday, June 28, 2015: I picked up Chris at his home; I met his mother;
she thanked me for helping her son. Chris and I went to The Powers' Home
meeting. After the worship Chris and I gave the group the previous testimony.
Then I asked the group to pray for Chris. There was encouraging prayer and
anointed prophesy spoken over him. He was greatly blessed and made the
statement that I was his father, and I have only spent a week investing in him.
Chris Strout Story Still Continues
A few minutes later the other recruiter Sgt. Scott M Robertson stuck his head in the door. He is Si Robertson's son that plays on "Duck Dynasty." I ask him if he went to the Church of Christ with his parents, he was a little evasive and said that he was going go to First Baptist Church in West Monroe this Sunday. I asked him if he was a believer in Jesus Christ; and he was. I also asked him to pray for Chris and his journey in life, and in the Lord. At this time Scott fell of his knees and began to pray.
Afterward I asked to speak to Sgt. Tassin alone and explain to him that Chris' parents were both working and I was helping the family out. The Sgt. said I have chilled bumps all over me from the presence of God. I told him my eyes are leaking. The Sgt. gave Chris a Army T-shirt as a jester of kindness. As we left the office Chris and I agreed together that we did see a manifestation of God's presence in what had happened and he was greatly encouraged.
Chris Strout's Story Continues
At 1:30 PM after waiting 2 ½ hours recruiter finally showed up and told Chris that his test scores weren’t accepted at this time, in fact the quota was filled and they were not accepting anybody. He asked Chris if he would consider going into the Army, Chris agreed that he would. The recruiter carried the paperwork down to the Arm recruiter's office and came back telling us that they would work with us.
The Army recruiter was friendly and very helpful his name was Sgt. Tassin. He gave Chris a list of the benefits of joining the Army, the pay scale and said that he would give him in writing the area of trained that he would be going into. Chris' countenance came alive.
As the recruiter talked; on his right arm there was an orange wristband; but he gestured with his hands so rapidly I could not read what it said. Finally, I read the word "God;" I stopped him and ask what was meaning of the orange wristband. He immediately began to talk to us about his faith in Jesus Christ. Immediately the Holy Spirit's presence came into the room. I told him that the both of us had been praying all morning about Chris' future. I asked Sgt. Tassin if he would pray or Chris and his future; that God would direct his life. He did!
Friday, June 26, 2015: There has been a change in my schedule; I had planned to meet Whit and Lindsey at noon but they rescheduled for 3 PM. I had to move up the timing to pick up Chris and carry him to the recruiter's office. The recruiter informed us that he would be there all morning and we got there at 11 AM. Along the way I could tell Chris was extremely depressed because things didn't go as he planned. I began to encourage him and the Lord giving him many examples from Scripture and the lives of many how disappointments that they faced actually turned in to the sovereignty of God working in their lives. I mentioned to him that we had placed the situation in God's hand together. We had confessed that Jesus was the Lord of his life and in control. That he could have confidence in the outcome because of our dedication of his life to the Lord. I asked him to say, "Jesus Christ is my Lord," he squeaked it out, I said "I can't hear you," he said it louder, again I said "I can't hear you." I continue this process until he was screaming out "Jesus Christ is my Lord." Then I prayed and asked God to manifest his presence in this situation so that Chris will know that God was in control.
When we got to the recruiter's office the door was locked; he would not answer his cell phone either. We decided to go to lunch and wait on him. This was frustrating and it tested us but we encourage our self and the Lord.
This story will continue
Bass Family Ministry Schedule
2019 MINISTRY SCHEDULE
TRIP TO ALEXANDRIA WITH DAVID TRAPP - Pick up Dario from Honduras Thursday May 2 at 8 A.M.
FBC RAYVILLE CELEBRATE RECOVERY - Hannah to accompany Worship. Team and Whit to meet with ministry recipient. Thursday May 9. Dario to join us.
PICKED UP EDDIE TO DELIVER HIM TO AMAZING GRACE MINISTRIES REHAB - Met up with him in Bawcomville - Through Hannah Morrison and her new friend Sheila - who was healed today of pain in her feet. She had some horrific stories of her childhood and her fathers’ racism. Monday May 6.
SELENE REA WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY - Tuesday morning May 7th 9:30 A.M. - 11:30 A.M. Mike Walker and I (Whit) to share about our Malawi Mission Trip
JOHN REA MEN’S GROUP - Tuesday Noon Hour May 7th - Mike Walker and Whit to share about Malawi Mission Trip
MEET DOYLE VOLENTINE TO CONFERENCE CALL REVEREND BRIAN - Wednesday May 8 at 11:30 A.M.
MEET WITH PRAYER RECIPIENT AT FBC RAYVILLE - 1:30 P.M. - UNTIL. Wednesday May 8.
MEET WITH WILL ROACH AND HOLLY LONG - Pre-Marital session at 2 P.M. CC’s Coffee - Whit and Michelle Thursday May 9.
CHARLES SIMPSON CONFERENCE - May 10-12 at West Monroe Convention Center. 901 Ridge Avenue, West Monroe LA 71291.
FRIDAY MAY 10- 6:30 P.M.
SATURDAY MAY 11 - A.M. Men’s Gathering featuring Charles at home of David Trapp. Hannah to sing.
SATURDAY MAY 11 - 2 P.M. Ordination council to meet with Kevin to cross examine.
SATURDAY MAY 11 - 6:30 P.M. - Whit to speak on behalf of Kevin Nugent’s Ordination Service. Hannah to sing.
SUNDAY MAY 12 - 10 A.M. Hannah to sing.
AARON SOPHIA 11th BIRTHDAY on May 14!!!!
CELEBRATE RECOVERY RAYVILLE - Hannah to lead worship Thursday May 16 at 6:30 P.M.
AARON SOPHIA’S BALLET RECITAL - Friday May 17.
CONVOY OF HOPE GREENVILLE MS - Saturday May 18. 8 A.M. - 2 P.M.
We had a wonderful day in GREENVILLE, MISSISSIPPI! I saw GOD— THE HOLY SPIRIT manifest HIMSELF to two African American ladies as they came to through the prayer tent early. One of these ladies received Christ. In the words of Pastor Daryl Evans from the Greenville area he said… “she melted under the presence of God”. I walked over to pray with her friend that had already been prayed for by one of our volunteers, because I felt the Holy Spirit wasn’t done ministering to her. I was right! As I prayed with her, she melted also = she wept in HIS PRESENCE. God was so faithful to minister to these women in the exact way they needed him to in that moment. The second lady went to get her daughter and then her grand-daughter was also there with her. I was privileged to pray with three generations in that one moment. I am grateful to have obeyed the leading of the Holy Spirit as I saw on two different occasions two young teen age individuals walk through the tent and no one ever caught up with them. I literally followed them all the way to the grocery truck. The mother of the daughter misunderstood what I was doing. I think she may have felt that I was walking over to correct them or to fuss at them. But what I told her was… “Ma’am I have to obey the Holy Spirit. He has highlighted your daughter to me. Sure, enough I led her daughter to Christ, as I did a young teen boy who almost escaped without having been prayed for. I walked the young lady to her mother’s car to share with her what decision she made and she said I’ve never been baptized either. So, we are hopeful that both will get baptized and that we can host a community baptism service.
SIX people prayed to receive Christ today at the GREENVILLE EVENT. There were also more healings of pain in shoulder, back, leg, hip, etc. A local pastor, Daryl Evans, was so grateful for my ten-minute orientation of instruction on praying for those coming through the tent. I exhorted the volunteers to share the gospel and to pray short prayers when praying for healing. He was so encouraged with the revelation.
79 souls have come into the Kingdom of God this year so far through our ministry efforts.
GLENWOOD ICU MINISTRY VISIT - Monday May 20 afternoon.
PRAYER SESSION FBC RAYVILLE - Tuesday May 21 at 1 P.M.
PRAYER SESSION AT CITY OF FAITH - Thursday May 23 at 9:30 A.M.
MEET UP WITH KELLY B CLARK - 2:30 P.M. Thursday May 23.
MONTHLY MEN GATHERING IN RUSTON - Thursday May 23 6 P.M. 314 West California Ruston - Speaker Kevin Nugent - Music by Zach Cook.
MEET WITH GARY AND CHRIS FOR BREAKFAST - Huddle House Sterlington 8:45 A.M. Friday May 24.
PRAYER SESSION FBC RAYVILLE - Friday May 24 at 1 P.M.
MOTORCYCLE SHOW AT BEOUF RIVER BAPTIST CHURCH - 5 P.M. with a short Ride be at Lisas 2:30 P.M. Saturday May 25.
CELESTE & JOE DROST - Hosting a group. Whit to Speak and Hannah to lead Worship. Sunday May 26 at 5:00 P.M.
HOSPICE VISITS - Monday May 27
MEET WITH ADRIEL AND TOUCH BASE WITH ROBERT - Tuesday May 28.
PRAYER SESSION - Wednesday May 29 at Grace Place at 9 A.M.
MOUNT JULIET, TN - Thursday May 30 - Drive to TN - Whit to speak to the Men of Abundant Life Church (ALF) in Mount Juliet TN on the weekend of Friday May 31. TOPIC - SPIRITUAL WARFARE - INTRODUCTION. Return Sunday JUNE 2.
Thursday, June 25, 2015: This morning I drove back to Downsville and picked up
Chris Strout and my granddaughter Gabby; the three of us drove to the Air Force
office in Shreveport. While Chris was taking his test Gabby and I met Kristi for lunch.
As we were headed back to Downsville Chris received a call saying that his test scores
like one point in a certain area that would not allow him to go into air-conditioning and
refrigeration. This became somewhat of a discouragement to Chris but the recruiter said,
come in tomorrow and we can work out something different.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015: I went to Downsville Louisiana to pick up Christian Strout who is 18 years of age; he just graduated from high school and wants to enlist in the Air Force. Like most young boys coming out of high school he is searching for his purpose in life. Without funding for college, he has decided to join the Air Force. While there I asked if I could meet his stepfather, Clint Coleman. Clint is a paper mill worker and had just got home from a 12-hour night shift; he was very cordial to me and we hit it off really well because I too was a paper mill worker. After a period of time of exchanging our trade experiences with one another I asked Clint if he would mind if I prayed for him and also Christian's future. He agreed and the Holy Spirit helped me; as we held hands in prayer, I declared that we all believed in Jesus Christ is the Son of God and that He was the Lord of our lives. Client invited me back to visit with him.
On the way over to Shreveport we received a call from the recruiter saying that their computers were down so we turned around and had breakfast at McDonald's then spent most of the day together having lunch at Subway.
A Note from Neil & Mei
A Note from Neil & Mei: Thank you to all who have prayed for us, encouraged us,
contributed to our trip or donated to our garage sale. You have truly been a
Blessing and we can not thank you enough. We are truly blessed to have so
many wonderful friends. We are excited about our upcoming trip and hope you
will continue to pray for us. May the Lord bless you for your kindness.
Love Neil, Mei, Jonathan, & Abigail.