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JGM News December 2022

As we are fast approaching 2023, it is undeniable, our world has changed drastically in the last 20 years. One thing I love about Gods Word is that it does not change in its message or effectiveness to conform to the world and all it’s weird and demonic ideologies. God’s Word is the same yesterday, today, and forever and it is Good News not bad news.

I have talked to so many people today that have quit listening to the news because there is so much bad news that produces fear and not faith like Gods Word does. The angels’ proclamation in Luke 2:10 is still true today.

Do not be afraid, I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all people

Notice that the Good News from Gods Word doesn’t produce fear but great joy.

Recently I was sharing at a church that at farm shows and FFA state conventions, our booth is always the busiest and most popular. Some would say it is because we give away free gifts, but I believe the biggest reason is because people are hungry for good news and what better news is there that Jesus took our punishment on the cross for all of our sins, and rose from the dead to bring man and God back together, to make a way, the only way for us to get into heaven. It will never get old to me to proclaim the best news in the world that we have all sinned and the wages of sin is death, but according to Romans 10:13 whoever calls on the name of the Lord Jesus shall be saved. God has a home in heaven for everyone who will receive Jesus into their lives as Lord and Savior. Notice the angel said this good news is not for just some people, but for all people of all races, all ages, all nationalities, farmers, city people, and everyone in between. If there is repentance, belief that Jesus is the Son of God, and making Jesus the Lord of your life, then you are guaranteed a home in heaven.

God has called everyone of us to share this good news to a lost and dying world. A short while ago, I talked with a man who is so tired of the bad news in this world that he bought his tombstone, put it in a cemetery, and now he is waiting to die. But if we Christians don’t stick around to tell people how to be saved, then who will. The devil and his crew certainly won’t. It is time for us Christians to realize that we were born for such a time as this and that we are to unpack our bags so to speak because the absence of our light and truth will just bring more darkness and lies.

The Harvest is Plentiful, but the Laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the Harvest to send out Laborers into Harvest Luke 10-2

Several years ago, I was walking through Times Square in New York City, and I was amazed that out of all those millions of people walking the streets of New York, there were so few preaching the Gospel. When I began to share the Gospel with some of them, it was the deer in the headlight’s response. One young FFA student at the Alabama FFA State convention last summer told us that we are the only ones he has seen out preaching the Gospel (even though I know there are others that are doing it also). This is why Jesus said the harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. And then he told us not to pray for revival but to pray for more laborers.

When it comes down to it, our being faithful in proclaiming the Gospel message is a matter of life and death, heaven and hell. I will close with this story to illustrate my point. Years ago, a mother of an FFA student called the Fellowship of Christian Farmers office and said her son came to our tent at the National FFA convention, heard the Gospel message, then he prayed to receive Jesus. She said he had been a troubled boy but now he was on fire for God and living for him. He also started going to youth group. She said a month later he died and went to be with he Lord. I could tell you several stories very similar to this one. These stories are not to glorify us but to stir us all up to be witnesses for Christ.

In 2022 we prayed with hundreds of people to receive Christ at farm shows and FFA State conventions in states coast to coast. We even were able to minister at the Shiprock fair to the Navajos this fall, which we hadn’t been able to do since before COVID hit. We had a good team of people that saturated the fairgrounds, carnival, and parade with the Gospel. We already have a busy schedule lined up for 2023 and with God the best is always yet to come. Please pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have a free course. Pray also that we will preach the truth in love more boldly than we ever have.

A Busy Season Ahead

We are about to get busy with ministering at FFA State Conventions and I thank God for His strength to help me during this busy time. In the past we have seen many kids, coast to coast, come to Christ after ministering to them at these conventions. This is exciting a couple of reasons. Number one, seeing young people get saved and on fire for God is going to help save our nation. Number two, I believe a lot of these FFA kids are the future leaders of America.  

Please be in prayer for these upcoming FFA state conventions and farm shows that many will be saved and changed by the preaching of the Word and the move of the Holy Spirit. Pray that a great awakening and revival will result from this. Our Itinerary (click here) has been updated with some of the ones that I will be heading up and attending.

Thank you for your prayers!

JGM News December 2021

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

JGM News August 2021

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