I was reading the Christmas story recently in Luke 2:8-10 where the angels appeared unto the shepherds in the field, and it says in verse 9 that the shepherds were sore afraid. Unfortunately, that seems to be the state that a lot of people are in now. People are afraid of what may be coming down the pike. So many things in the natural look shaky and unstable.
Nevertheless, the message the angels gave the shepherds is the same message that we need to hear today, “Fear not!”. Remember, God is still on His throne. The greater One, the Holy Spirit lives in us Christians. We still have His Word to stand on and His Word will never fail if we only believe.
Another thing we see in these passages is that the glory of the Lord shined around the shepherds. At the farm shows and FFA state conventions where we have been ministering this past year, we have seen the glory of the Lord manifest with salvation and healings. One man’s kidneys started working after one of our men prayed for him. Another man came up to me recently at the Tulsa Farm Show and said he had been taking shots in his back for pain. After one of our FCFI guys prayed for him, he was able to quit taking those shots 2 weeks later because the pain was gone.
I recently heard about a revival that happened two or three hundred years ago where college students were praying by a haystack when a storm moved in. They were so deep into prayer that they didn’t notice the storm moving in for a while, but they eventually crawled underneath the haystack to get protection from the storm. A revival broke out from that, and it was called the Haystack Revival. I have often said that as we have seen many people come to Christ by sharing the Gospel message by using wordless walking sticks, that this revival will be known as the Stick Revival.
A married couple came to our booth at the Indiana State FFA Convention last June. The lady said they needed to be somewhere else but they stayed and prayed with me to receive the Lord. She stated that getting saved was much more important.
The highlight of the year for me was ministering at the Texas State FFA Convention for 3 solid days at the Downtown Fort Worth Convention Center. Over 19,000 kids from all over the state of Texas were at this convention, and many made their way to our booth to be ministered to. A lot of these kids seemed to know that revival is the only thing that will save our nation. I believe some of them will go back and share Jesus with their friends and school. The students, teachers, and parents showed a great appreciation for us being there sharing the Gospel.
We have finished this year strong with fruitful farm shows and outreaches in Springfield, Missouri; Wichita, Kansas; Tulsa, Oklahoma; Carbondale, Illinois; and Indy.
Please pray for us as we gear up to minister the first 3 months of 2022 in:
- Monroe, Louisiana
- Cleveland, Mississippi
- Sioux Falls, South Dakota
- Louisville, Kentucky
- Kansas City, Missouri
- Des Moines, Iowa
- Cedar Falls, Iowa
- Dodge City, Kansas
Thank you for all your prayers and support as we hope you all have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New
I hope you are having a wonderful summer! This has been a great season for us ministering at farm shows and FFA State conventions. We have seen many hundreds of people come to Christ for salvation. I feel like we are living Acts chapter 13:41, which says, “Behold, ye despisers, and wonder, and perish: for I work a work in your days, a work which ye shall in no wise believe, though a man declare it unto you.” It is hard to describe in words how fruitful the FFA State conventions and farm shows have been this year. With all the negativity going on in the world, I can tell you firsthand that we have seen such a hunger for the Gospel as we have ministered in 6 FFA state conventions as well as 10 farm shows/outreaches. God also opened a door for me to teach on evangelism at the Fellowship of Christian Farmers National Convention in New York in July.
Just like the keeper of the prison cried out to Paul and Silas in Acts 16:30, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved”? FFA kids and people are coming to our booths by the droves and seeking salvation. As we explain the gospel message and how to be saved, we also teach them how to live the Christian life successfully. We pray with them and give them the Word of God along with other follow up material. The follow up material includes information on websites where they can get some of the best teaching in the world and a phone number they can call to find a good church in their area. One of our goals is to help disciple them through zoom calls. Please pray that people will participate in this.
Please also pray for our upcoming outreach events. Below is a list of some of those shows. As of now, we are still waiting to hear if the Navajo government is going to allow the Navajo Nations Fairs. If so, we plan on ministering at one of those Navajo fairs. Thank you for your prayers and support that make all this possible.
- August 9 – 14 Carmi-White County Fair in Carmi Illinois
- August 8 Preaching at Nodaway Valley Christian Fellowship in Braddyville Iowa 10:45 & 6pm.
- August 17 – 19 Dakotafest in Mitchell South Dakota
- August 31 – Sept 2 Farm Progress Show in Decatur Illinois
- September 14 -16 Husker Harvest Days in Grand Island Nebraska
- October 1 – 3 Ozark Farm Fall Fest in Springfield Missouri