Dear Praying friends,
It is hard to believe that we are at the end of another year. My prayer is that as you prepare for this Christmas season you do so in the spirit of thankfulness to Almighty God “who daily loadeth us with benefits.” Psalm 68:19 What a blessing to know that God is presiding over the affairs of men!
It is hard to believe that as I write this letter this semester is already drawing to a close at the Potter’s House Christian school. It has been a great year so far as we have been studying the book of Romans and learning what it means to be torchbearers for the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It has been so encouraging to learn from the stories of great men and women of the faith. It is so important for us to realize that it doesn’t take super abilities or intellect to be used by God but rather an open and willing heart.
I have thoroughly enjoyed being able to impart biblical truth to young men of the next generation. Continue to pray that these young men will realize the need to lay a foundation in Christ which will serve them well into the future.
I continue to be blessed with opportunities to speak at various churches throughout West Michigan and occasionally (as was the case in June) to speak out of state. Please continue to pray for expanded opportunities to preach the word of God with boldness. If your church is interested in having me speak please visit www.speaking4him.com and fill out the booking form. You can also reach me at 616-262-7258. My goal this year if the Lord is willing is to preach 40 Sundays. I plan to begin posting 2016 dates on my website in the week between Christmas and New Years.
I am thrilled to announce that we are scheduled to post episode 168 of our podcast on Christmas day. I feel so blessed that God has allowed me to participate in this ministry of encouragement and exhortation for over three years without interruption.
The monthly ministries at the Kent County Jail, Rest Haven homes, and Mel Trotter mission are still going strong. It is such a privilege to work alongside members of my family and other friends to share the life-giving message of Jesus Christ! If you are interested in helping with Mel Trotter please don’t hesitate to let my brother Bartholomew and I know.
As I close I want to think the many of you who have committed your support both by your prayers and your finances to the Ministry of Speaking4him. Please know that I am fully aware that God never intended for ministry to be a solitary pursuit and that I think each of you for your fellowship in the Gospel!
I pray that 2016 be a year that draws us even closer to our Lord! May He give us eyes to see and willingness to accept many opportunities to share the truth of him who came to give "peace on earth and goodwill to men.” (Luke 2:14)
Serving the Best of Masters,