As I sit down to type this newsletter and begin to reflect on all the places that I have ministered at the last few months, I am amazed at how many different cultures and people groups God sent me to. In August I was ministering to people in the northern plains of South Dakota at Dakota fest. At the end of August, I was in Decatur, Illinois for the Farm Progress Show where people from all over the world attended this big farm show.
A day after being in Decatur, I headed to the most international city in the world, Toronto Canada to minister at the Canadian National Exhibition which was attended by hundreds of thousands of people. I love ministering in Toronto because I can preach to so many different people from so many different cultures and nationalities and many of them prayed with me to receive Christ.
My next destination was a new farm show in the uttermost parts of the earth, Torrington Wyoming (they didn’t even have a Walmart in Torrington). The only thing Torrington had in common with Toronto is that their names both start out with “Tor” and that is where their commonality ended. The Torrington Farm show was on the East Wyoming college campus, so we had a lot of college students and faculty come to our booth as well as high school students and many of them prayed with me.
When the farm show in Torrington was over, I flew to California by invitation from Scott Hinkle Ministries to help with the Mario Murillo tent meeting in the Los Angeles area. This was a big blessing and very encouraging to see God moving so powerfully in an area in so need of revival.
Another place in need of revival is the Navajo reservation where I ministered in October. You can always tell what the devil fears by what he attacks the most. This is why he attacks places like Los Angeles, St. Louis, and the Navajo people. While ministering at the Shiprock Fair parade they had a float that had pictures of young Navajo girls that have been disappearing off the reservation and some even found murdered. There is also witchcraft, incest, a high divorce rate, drugs, alcohol, and immorality of all kinds on the Navajo reservation. The good news is that where sin abounds, grace does much more abound. Through the years, men of God have said that revival would begin among the Native Americans. At the Shiprock Fair we immersed the fair with the Gospel by having a prayer booth inside the fairgrounds with Pastor Robert Tso and Victory Life Church from Shiprock. We shared Christ and His Word with people as well as prayed for peoples needs. I also preached at an outdoor revival meeting at Victory Life church and at their Sunday morning service.
In Closing, even though I have ministered to so many different cultures, nationalities, and people groups the last few months, the people all have one thing in common. They all have a void inside them, and they are all racing toward an endless eternity. No matter who they are and where they come from, there is still only one answer that will fill the void and give them eternal life in Heaven and that is receiving Jesus Christ the Son of God as Lord and Savior. This is why I saw a girl cry when her mother prayed with me to be saved in Toronto. This is why I saw those same tears after a Navajo mother who had a troubled daughter cry while she was praying the sinner’s prayer with me.
This is why I am excited to finish this year strong with farm shows in McCook Nebraska and Tulsa Oklahoma because I know there will be many people just like in all these other places that are in desperate need of that peace that only Jesus can give. Thank you for your prayers and support that makes it possible for me to reach these people.