Saturday, June 9, 2016: I went to McDonald's to meet Jerry Linhares at 8:30 AM. As I was going in there was a young man standing out front, he spoke to me. His name was Stewart, I was impressed with his dress, his mannerism, and he was what you would want to see in every young man. He was well groomed no ear ring and you couldn't see his underwear. He was on his vacation with his family; his father was a Methodist minister north of Dallas Texas. He had just graduated from college with a degree in political science, he sees what's happening to our nation and he wants to get into politics to make a difference. Jerry and Stewards mother walked up; we had a great conversation; I then asked Jerry to pray for Stewart's future and the family's vacation. At the end of the prayer his mother was wiping her eyes; she said "I needed that."
Saturday, July 9, 2016: From Andy Magee; I met a man named Chris who hitchhiked from Missouri and arrived in Alexandria, Louisiana. He claims that he has left his wife after she had committed adultery on him for about the 14th time in the one year they have been married. She is addicted to drugs. Chris has had a hard past with alcohol and life in general. He is staying at the Salvation Army right now, and he is determined to get a life started here in central Louisiana. He is working with a construction company and seems to be doing well. He remains clean from drugs and alcohol, and I have not seen any sign or hint of it. He also recently started attending my church on a regular basis. This past Sunday, I was praying for him and asking the Lord to provide an apartment for him to stay in. Before leaving the church, this request was answered by a man who owns rental properties, and he reduced the monthly rent by $50 just for Chris. The next step for him will be to get transportation. Let me know if you ever hear of anything out there that is affordable for a guy like him.
In closing, we often take chances with guys like Chris. Oftentimes, the homeless are addicts, mentally ill, street hustlers, prostitutes, liars, etc. As followers of Christ, we have to be wary and discerning of many as they simply want something for nothing and will try to do anything to get their fixes met. Knowing that we take chances with people in situations like Chris is in, I often wonder about how the Lord pursues us. Today, I know that He pursued a guy like Chris through an Ambassador of the Lord Jesus Christ like me. Just thinking.
Dear brother Curt.
we are very close to have the vaccine...please! continue lifting us up...Dora might have it tomorrow, I will have to wait another week as we get closer to the end of this pandemic, our hearts are ready for whatever comes after this difficult time. The sword of the Lord has been showed to the world and the church. we all need to think about it.
God is with us.
He also showed us his mercy. Through you who had been tremendously blessed, and merciful.
Friday, July 8, 2016: I would like to give a report of David and Betsy Trap's first week in north-central Louisiana. It is as if the Lord is opening up things for them in a great way. They attended the Power's home group to hear the mission report; this was an exciting time to hear about the move of the Holy Spirit. There was time spent with me, he attended all the men's meetings, attending church with Jerry, and one on one fellowship. David would spontaneously just begin to pray for all the situations that involved the Fellowship. Today was David's birthday; he had all of his children with him celebrating. Davie and Maria drove in from Georgia and Betsy came from Texas. What is happening with Betsy is a sign of great reconciliation with her father. I understand that she will be staying with them for the next few months, seeking God's purpose for her life.
Dear Rev Robert,
Calvary greetings from Kenya. Today I went to our community and had a time to speak the Word of God to these people. We happen to come from the same grandfather. All accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. To God be the glory. Amen
In the video below is our brother Trace Mayo baptizing our new brother in Christ Akeem.
Please pray for Akeem as he begins his new walk in Christ.
On this past Monday of May 10 I invited Pastor JT Strong and Trace Mayo to accompany me to a local apartment complex in Monroe where there have been 13 shootings during the year of 2020.
I invited them to go out with me and pray over a room where we will begin a mentoring program called “teach one to lead one” for young teenagers once a week.
One of the workers of the apartment brought a key out to my vehicle. As she delivered the key to me to get inside the unit we would be using to pray in... I asked her if we could pray with her. She welcomed the prayer.
So all three of us guys got out of the vehicle and prayed for the apartment complex worker. (NOTICE HOW THIS DEMONSTRATION OF PRAYER IS KEY TO THIS STORY)
When we were finished praying with the worker a young man in his 20s who was watching us pray for the worker called out to us and asked if we would come pray with him. Ironically he was holding a Gideons Bible. As we began to visit with him and talk to him we sensed a hunger in him for more. We talked of repentance - we talked of salvation and we offered him baptism.
I offered up the idea to baptize him in a horse trough some other day since I knew Trace had one. Trace had the idea of baptizing him right there on the spot if he had a bathtub. Just so happens he had a bathtub in his apartment.
Excitingly we all marched up to his floor in his room and baptized him right then and right there. We each spoke to him and prayed with him that evening after his baptism.
Trace and I followed up with Akeem on Thursday evening. We went by his room and Trace told him of the parable of the good soil.
Akeem made the comment of how good he felt after being baptized. How he felt closer to God. And how God began to bless him immediately after his baptism. Trace prayed that a job would come about right after he baptized Akeem.
This evening (Thursday) Akeem gave testimony that he already found a job just down the street from where he lives. God is very real to Akeem right now. Please pray as we continue to disciple Akeem that he will be receptive and that no weapon formed against him will prosper or prevail.
Hello Rev Robert
The Lord is good all the time. I was sharing the Word of God and many people gave their lives to Jesus today. I have sent pictures of the same. These people need a shade where to meet so we can have meetings for worship and discipleship. Kindly pray for us the the Word of God may sound and multiply in this community. As you can see from the pictures it was very muddy. We have had a lot rains. Web had to walk along distance. Kindly pray for us to get a strong van to is as we move into the interior places taking the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Thursday, June 30, 2016: After the evening service that last evening Dario wanted them to go to the home of a dying man to pray for him. He had gone to the doctor that day and was told to go home that this was the last day to live. When they got there, he had only one leg, in a dipper, covered with flies. All they knew to do was start praying. Praying as hard as they could, praying in tongues; at once they all stopped. They looked down and could see their hand prints all over his body. This man had been the head witch doctor; he gave his life to Jesus Christ the last day he was alive. What was amazing, he had served Satan his whole entire life but on the last day he had received Jesus Christ. Dario asked him if he was ready to go to heaven or was, he going to hell; his reply was, "Heaven, I am through with hell!"
Friday, June 30, 2016: The last evening is Honduras there was a service at Dario's Church in Olanchito. An elderly man came asking for prayer for his back; as he talked to the translator the man never looked up. We prayed for his back; then Whit wanted to find out what his situation was. He could not see; he lost his sight 10 years ago. Whit wanted to pull some of the other team members in; he called Bill Feazel over, telling him that this man couldn't see. Bill prayed for him; then they asked him if he could, see? The man just stood here wide-eyed, motionless. He was able to see! Praise the Lord.
Helen, our translator also was able to pray for a young girl with knee pain; Helen witnessed a healing of pain at Dario's church. The young girl who was healed was more excited than any one that had received healing on the trip. The whole congregation came forward for prayer. The trip was worth it just to see the joy on the faces of those healed.
Dear Bro Robert,
Thank you once again for your faithful support and outreach! I love and appreciate you and the group !
I was blessed by Caliph and Whit’s testimonies. I believe your love for outreach has been contagious even in Kenya.
It is a joy to see that we have growing fruit In Kenya!
And I appreciate Whit’s outreach to the apartment complex. That is such a need and potential harvest. I believe there will be another awakening and it will happen in such places among people who see reality.
Of course, I also agree about the marriage issue. The family is the nucleus of society and both are in serious trouble . He is witnessing the results.
Please pass on my appreciation for Whit’s efforts and keep me posted.