As I sit down to write this newsletter, I am thinking about how serious the times have become for the United States. We must see a great awakening and spiritual revival for this nation to survive and to thrive. The remnant of God’s people in this nation must realize the importance of not giving into the spirit of the age, which is an antichrist spirit. There must be a determination to be a bold, bright light in a dark culture that is trying to legalize and legitimize sin. The Bible which is God’s standard does not change just because the culture changes. As we see the antichrist spirit try to take over our nation and silence our voice, let’s be determined to preach more, pray more, and to love more than we ever have before.
We have encountered a recent challenge in ministry, but we have not given up. After decades of ministering at the FFA national convention, the Fellowship of Christian Farmers was not allowed to come back last fall due basically to political correctness. At first it seemed devastating, but God always has a plan that trumps everything else. In this case that plan was to start going to FFA state conventions and it has been more fruitful than I could have ever imagined.
In the month of April, I ministered at the Nebraska, Iowa, Arkansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma FFA state conventions. Even though this has been a lot of traveling and has required more Wordless walking sticks, New Testaments, follow up literature, and other outreach gifts, it has been well worth the effort. In all my years of ministry, I have never seen so much receptivity to the Gospel. At each of these conventions we have a constant flow of kids who are totally focused on hearing the Gospel message come to our booth. So far, we have had thousands of these kids pray with us and receive New Testament’s and other follow up literature.