September 20th, 2019

The great preacher, Charles Spurgeon once said, “Let me have your prayers, and I can do anything! Let me be without my people’s prayers and I can do nothing.” I totally agree with him. I have preached three of the four sermons I asked you to pray for in our last update – the response was very encouraging. I will be preaching again at New Promise Church, 8671 Euclid/Chardon Rd. (Rt 6), Kirtland, This Sunday, September 22 at 10 AM. Please pray for God to anoint and bless the message. Mur’s Women’s Bible Class also got off to a good start last Wednesday with a number of new women present.
A request that many have been praying about for about 15 years has been answered! After Fellowship Bible Church finished their last building project we had a mortgage left of over $1,000,000. As you know, early in a mortgage the major part of payments go for interest. For over a decade we were only able to pay the interest. This year the leadership of the church were led to ask God and His people to get this monkey off our back. And praise God – He motivated His people to pay it off! That’s right – FBC is free from that burden and free to respond to God’s next chapter in our ministry. Praise the Lord! Amen!
Some of you who receive our monthly updates have told us they pray for us daily. How grateful we are for you. Others of you pray for us regularly. I trust these updates provide a reminder of how much we appreciate your prayer support for us, our family and our ministries. We can’t do what we do effectively and productively without your prayer support. So thank you. Thank you.
Let me also encourage you to thank God for those who pray for and support this ministry financially. Ask that God richly bless them. Read about how Paul put this in 2nd Corinthians chapters 8 & 9, especially 9:11-15: “Yes, God will give you much so that you can give away much, and when we take your gifts to those who need them they will break out into thanksgiving and praise to God for your help. So, two good things happen as a result of your gifts – those in need are helped, and they overflow with thanks to God. Those you help will be glad not only because of your generous gifts to themselves and to others, but they will praise God for this proof that your deeds are as good as your doctrine. And they will pray for you with deep fervor and feeling because of the wonderful grace of God shown through you. Thank God for his Son – his Gift too wonderful for words!” (The Living Bible)
We consider you all to be important, essential members of our team. Let us know how you are doing and any requests you would like us to pray over for you.