A Letter of Gratitude (and year in review video attached)
“We thank God, making mention of thee always in [our] prayers” (Philemon 1:4).
You have blessed us over and over this last year! Many of you have given to us in HUGE ways through your prayers and friendship, financial support, emails, and/or phone calls! We have been encouraged!!! We are humbled by your care for our family and ministry!
We rejoice in all the ways we have seen Him work this past year as we seek to evangelize the lost, edify believers, and equip families and churches to “war a good warfare” for the Lord Jesus Christ.
God continues to confirm the front lines He desires for us to engage and hold!
Isaiah 28:5,6 “In that day shall the LORD of hosts be…for strength to them that turn the battle to the gate.”
The Front line of Bible Authority—Proverbs 22:20-21 “Have not I written unto thee excellent things in counsels and knowledge, that I might make thee know the certainty of the words of truth; that thou mightiest answer the words of truth to them to send unto thee.”
Exalting the Scriptures, Expounding upon the truths in the Book, and Exhorting others to know the Bible. Sadly, we have a Bible Literacy problem in our own Churches. This should not be! Hosea 8:12 “I have written to him the great things of my law, but they were counted as a strange thing.”
The Front line of Creation vs. Evolution—Acts 17
God continues to open up speaking engagements that center on this front line! It is so striking to hear from adults who have never been confronted with this critical teaching although they were brought up in church!
The Front line of LIFE—Proverbs 31:8 “Open thy mouth for the dumb, in the cause of all such as are appointed to destruction. Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.”
Pleading at the Abortion Mill, preaching the Gospel, standing in prayer regarding this wickedness, engaging the culture with what God says about abortion, charging the Church of Jesus Christ to “WAKE UP”, teaching other believers how to hold this crucial front, walking beside women who have chosen to carry, etc.
And just this year the Lord has highlighted another front line that He would have us engage in.
The Front line of Moral Purity—I Peter 2:11 “Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;”
A number of young people have come to us in desperation because they were losing the battle morally. The onslaught of pornography is only increasing day by day within the church. We stand to fight with those who are fighting through counseling, accountability, and much prayer. We have already seen freedom come to those who desire to be obedient to Christ. God intends for His people to be victorious.
Thank you all for praying that we would remain faithful this year! And thank you for watching this video and praising God with us for the many ways He has shown the victory!
Kevan, Deana, Tirzah, and Edward