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January Prayer Letter

happy new year

Our little family steps into 2015 fully anticipating God’s protection and provision! What a Good and Great Shepherd we follow! He is fully acquainted with every single detail of our life! We choose to rest in this truth no matter what comes!  As many of you know, God has specifically called us to engage the culture on many front lines (Bible Authority, Creation vs Evolution, LIFE, Moral Purity) with a three-fold purpose, to: 1. Evangelize the lost, 2. Edify the Believers, and 3. Equip the saints.  We are so grateful to YOU, our dear friends and prayer warriors, for the incredible encouragement and support that you so generously lavish on us!  Thank you for your faithfulness!

specific goals

This new year God has laid a definite burden on our hearts and specific direction to follow in regards to the front line of LIFE.  “Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood:…truth is fallen in the street…and the LORD saw it, and it displeased him that there was no judgment.  And he saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no intercessor… (Isaiah 59:16) and “Pray therefore the Lord of the harvest, that He would send laborers into the harvest” (Luke 10:32). These two verses were pressed on our hearts regarding our personal intercession last Fall!  Overland Park is a major “child-sacrifice” hub for both Kansas and Missouri.  There is a great need for Christians to stand at the gates of death with the gospel in order that babies would be rescued and souls redeemed. But this is possibly the most neglected mission field of all.  We are praying the Lord of the harvest to send laborers to the field of the abortion mills in our area.  We are seeking intercessors to join us!

Our goals for 2015 include: 1. To educate believers regarding “the harvest” at the abortion mills,  2. To ask churches to choose certain days of the week to pray fervently for the Lord of the harvest to send laborers into “the harvest”, and  3. To experience God answering the prayers of His people!  Would you please pray with us as we obey His lead and seek fervent intercession from local bodies of believers!  We desire EVERY DAY covered in praying that the sidewalks would be covered EVERY DAY with believers!  “Pray therefore the Lord of the harvest…”!!!

special deliveries

If you have ever wrestled with the principalities of darkness for the life of the innocent, withstood the barrage of mockery, lies, and pressures of those who murder children at the gates of death, and pleaded with parents for the sake of their unborn children, then you can imagine the tears, the relief, the fire that leaps in your soul to see a photo (baby Brayden) show up on your phone with the words, “He’s here!”  We are thrilled to introduce to you Martanah (Mar-T-anah, born December 3rd) and Brayden (born January 7th)!  Special deliveries! On January 31st, we will be having a baby shower for “L” and baby Brayden. Pray that as we share Christ’s love and the gospel, this Mama would be saved!

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bringing the word

Kevan will be preaching and teaching in several different places near the end of January.  Would you pray that God’s word will go forth and bear precious fruit?  We are grateful for every open door!

to order:

The Towers of Su-Kye $7.00 + shipping

I Will Give You the Rain $9.00 + shipping

Her Beautiful Dwelling Place $3.50 + shipping

or to schedule Kevan:  email or call creationkevan@gmail.com or Ÿ913-827-2171

information packets are also available

 

love gifts can be sent to:  H e a r t l a n d   B a p t i s t   M i s s i o n

 7 0 0 0   P e n s a c o l a   B l v d  Ÿ  P e n s a c o l a,  F L  Ÿ  32505

 

 

December Prayer Letter

babies saved, babies due

We are thrilled to announce that two of the precious babies that were saved from certain death earlier this year, are due to be born this month—one this week and one a few days after Christmas!  Both mamas have chosen to be surprised, so we don’t know if we are celebrating in blue or pink…all we know is that we ARE celebrating!  We cannot wait to meet these little people and hold them in our arms.  We love seeing the joy each mama has over the baby they chose to carry.  Please pray that they will have safe deliveries!  We stand back in amazement as we witness the Lord provide (through many believers) for these families in incredible ways—it brings so much joy to be a part of what God is doing!   Please pray that the Lord will continue to do a spiritual work in their hearts—through the hearing of the gospel and reading of His word.   We desire to see them “grow in grace and in the knowledge” of the Lord Jesus Christ, and to thrive in every way!  To God be the glory, great things He has done!

Martina due 12/3

Martina due 12/3

one of many deliveries

one of many deliveries

lizzette and jose due 12/28

Lizzette and Jose due 12/28

more prayer and praise

ŸWe praise the Lord for several positive interchanges with people at the intersection of College and Roe in Overland Park while preaching and standing for life.  Those driving (or walking) past are often provoked by the images, but our desire is to awaken the public to truth and righteousness so that they might DO SOMETHING themselves.  How wonderful to speak directly to those who roll down their windows, see the look of unbelief on their faces as they are confronted with truth about abortion in their city, and hear them say, “I will do something!”

ŸWe also praise the Lord for the opportunities Kevan has had to preach and teach in this last month.

ŸPlease pray with us as we seek God’s face regarding a specific project we feel He wants us to undertake in 2015.  As our Shepherd, we desire to follow His lead alone.  We need His wisdom—and we know He offers it freely!

’tis the season

As we reflect during advent, we rejoice in the promise God kept—to ransom sinners and free us from death!

Of the Father’s love begotten, Ere the worlds began to be, He is Alpha and Omega, He the source, the ending He, Of the things that are, that have been, And that future years shall see, Evermore and evermore!

He is found in human fashion, Death and sorrow here to know, That the race of Adam’s children Doomed by law to endless woe, May not henceforth die and perish In the dreadful gulf below, Evermore and evermore!

O ye heights of heaven adore Him; Angel hosts, His praises sing; Powers, dominions, bow before Him, and extol our God and King! Let no tongue on earth be silent, Every voice in concert sing, Evermore and evermore!

We are so grateful for YOU and the faithful ways you have prayed, encouraged, supported, and challenged us in this last year.  We have seen the Lord do mighty things in 2014!  Thank you for being such a part of this work!

We want to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

 

to order:

The Towers of Su-Kye $7.00 + shipping

I Will Give You the Rain $9.00 + shipping

Her Beautiful Dwelling Place $3.50 + shipping

or to schedule Kevan:  email or call creationkevan@gmail.com or Ÿ913-827-2171

information packets are also available

 

love gifts can be sent to:  H e a r t l a n d   B a p t i s t   M i s s i o n

 7 0 0 0   P e n s a c o l a   B l v d  Ÿ  P e n s a c o l a,  F L  Ÿ  32505

(Kevan and Deana Myers on the memo line)

November Prayer Letter

Giving Thanks

November is here in all its glorious chill and delightful smells of fire and apples and pumpkin!  The heat has been turned on in our house and the blankets pulled down for easy access.  Our family loves this time of year and we have been basking in God’s faithfulness to us!  Kevan and I still wake up in the morning amazed—amazed that we are married with two children and that God has commissioned us for this ministry! Grateful that Kevan has a job, we have a place to call home, food in our pantry, and blessings left-over. Oh, the goodness of it all.  We have so much to be thankful for! And so, we take the time to remember that these gifts come down from the Father of Lights and praise our Lord and Maker for the blessings He has poured down on our family.  We must.  It is a specific command in Scripture!  But we have also been given another specific command in Scripture—to take the time to remember and pray for our dear brothers and sisters who do not have the physical comfort we so quickly take for granted and who do not have the freedom to worship the One true God—they know fear in a way we have never experienced.  Our hearts are filled with both gratefulness and sorrow—gratefulness for the example of courage and obedience shown us by the persecuted church and sorrow for grief over lives ruined, wrecked, burned, beaten, stabbed, shot, beheaded, lost, widowed, orphaned…solely because they refuse to deny the name of Christ.  Please join us in “remember[ing] those who are in bonds, as bound with them” (Hebrews 13:3) during this season of thankfulness.  Help yourself to valuable resources that will bring those who are suffering “to life” in your home and prayer life:  www.persecution.com    https://www.opendoorsusa.org/  www.cru.org/train-and-grow/devotional-life/pray-for-persecuted-church.html www.persecution.org/   www.persecutedchurch.org/.

Our tirzah will be three the end of this month.  She has requested an “everything pink” party.  So this mama is having fun planning that!  🙂  Edward has reached 7 months.  He not only is teething his 7th tooth…he has been in full crawl for several weeks now and is pulling himself up and “walking” these days.  He is very fast and furious…and most adventurous!  🙂  We sure have a lot of fun with these two!

Ministry Update

We were beyond blessed this last month by Ellis Baptist Church, in Ellis Kansas—dear believers and partners with us as we engage the culture and speak up for those who have no voice, outside the abortion clinics!  We spent a most hospitable weekend with them in October (their mission’s emphasis month)—what an honor for Kevan to both preach and teach and for our family to minister alongside this precious body of believers!  We enjoyed sweet friendship and fellowship!  We are grateful for this faithful congregation and the way they care for our family!

We continue to stand each Wednesday morning outside Planned Parenthood to plead for the lives of the unborn, to offer help and hope to their parents, and to preach the gospel.  It is through the gospel of Jesus Christ alone we will see abortion abolished.  But, we are saddened every week as we leave, knowing that  the sidewalk will most likely remain empty for the rest of the day—knowing that the sidewalk is empty most of the hours the killing is taking place each week. Please join us in praying that the Lord will wake up His church in Kansas City.  Please pray the Lord will show us what part we should play in seeking to mobilize His people to answer this specific call.  If you are from this area, please consider the part you might play! And please, praise the Lord with us, as well—God has moved in the hearts of 4 committed Christians (outside of our own church) who have been faithful to minister alongside of us these last few months!

We also praise the Lord for the interaction we have been able to have with 2 people who have come out of Planned Parenthood to talk with us.  One was a friend of a client…the other, last week, was a father whose 2nd trimester baby was being aborted that day.  Although this did not lead to the saving of babies we were incredibly encouraged.  Please pray that we will have more and more contact with those going in to this place of death!

We also continue to stand at the intersection of College and Roe in Overland Park every Saturday morning to declare the truth about abortion and the gospel by holding signs and preaching (Kevan and another brother through amplification).  Please consider coming and standing with us one Saturday a month if you are from this area.  We feel very strongly about the need to provoke the public to do what is right in the face of such evil!

The Lord continues to open up doors of opportunities for us to minister the precious Word of God to others!  We look forward to the speaking engagements, Bible studies, and one-on-one conversations we will engage in during this month.  Please pray that the Lord will be glorified in all we say and do!

“I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving” (Psalm 69:30).

 

to order:

The Towers of Su-Kye $7.00 + shipping

I Will Give You the Rain $9.00 + shipping

Her Beautiful Dwelling Place $3.50 + shipping

or to schedule Kevan:  email or call creationkevan@gmail.com or Ÿ913-827-2171

information packets are also available

 

love gifts can be sent to:  H e a r t l a n d   B a p t i s t   M i s s i o n

 7 0 0 0   P e n s a c o l a   B l v d  Ÿ  P e n s a c o l a,  F L  Ÿ  32505

(Kevan and Deana Myers on the memo line)

A Letter of Gratitude (and year in review video attached)

Dear Friends,

“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!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZP2wIoe8a8

Kevan, Deana, Tirzah, and Edward

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September Prayer Letter

The season of Autumn is just around the corner.  There have been hints of it in the air, making us very happy!  

We want to praise the Lord for His goodness to our family during all the scheduled camps and times of ministry throughout the Summer (we met so many new friends, as well as reconnected with those we have known through the years).  

Tirzah is growing up so fast!  Her vocabulary changes every day and she truly delights us with her imagination and affection!  She turns 3 the end of November.  Edward turned 5 months old just this last week.  Wow!  He is a doll and loves to snuggle.  He is wanting to MOVE all the time…keeping his Mama on her toes.  We are so grateful for these 2 blessings and marvel at God’s gifting us with them!

 
Thank you for reading our short report below…and praying with us and for us!   

“Thou crownest [our] year with goodness.”

“Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness and for His wonderful works to the children of men.”

“[We] shall abundantly utter the memory of Thy great goodness and shall sing of Thy righteousness.”                                                                                                                 Psalm 65:11, 107:9, 145:7

We do want to “abundantly utter” all of the marvelous works God did this summer!  It is hard to believe that we are now looking BACK on all the ministry we prayed and prepared for—and we do so with great rejoicing! Thank you for being a part of each camp and individual conversation, of every time we traveled and taught,  and of the intentional task of balancing family life and public ministry…through your faithful prayers!  We saw the Lord draw young kids, teens, and adults to salvation and/or to a deeper spiritual walk. And we experienced the Lord drawing our own hearts to a greater desire to obey and please our good Shepherd.

God has opened doors for mentoring several teens and we are excited to see young people really grasp hold of the great commission and with great boldness desire to be obedient to their Savior!  We have been blessed to work with 2 separate youth groups on the front lines of LIFE and evangelism this summer and look forward with great anticipation to working alongside other youth groups who have expressed interest!  It is incredible to see these young people take courageous stands in their culture, in their family, in their School—at great cost to themselves.  We praise God “for His wonderful works to the children of men.”

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Please continue to pray for the ministry outside of the 2 remaining Abortion Mills in the KC area.  There is a GREAT need for believers to come and do their part on this front line.  A silent killing is taking place day in and day out every single week—5 days a week for 8 hours a day—slaughtering over 8,000 children in the course of one year here in our city.  Please consider the part you may play.  We want to help you in any way!

August Prayer Letter

BABIES MURDERED HERE…NO MORE!

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We praise our God, for HE is able!  He has wrought wondrous things—marvelous are His works, and that my soul knoweth right well! If you haven’t heard already, we would like to publicly proclaim (once again) that the Lord has shut the door of this abortion mill…forever!  But there are 2 more of its kind in Kansas City, and we ask you to pray that the Lord will make His will clear to us as we move forward in this ministry. We have used this last week to survey both Planned Parenthood and the Center for Women’s Health (Overland Park, KS). The latter is run by a Father/Daughter doctor team, both in “good standing” at a local hospital. They deliver babies as practicing OB’s and then make more money slaughtering others up to 21.6 weeks in the womb.  Here are several pictures to help you visualize as you pray for us.

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We will be hosting a Youth Group from a church outside of Newton, KS, on August 12 and 13 as they have chosen to take a Mission’s Trip to KC.  They desire to learn all they can regarding this type of ministry and want to influence their generation (many of the parents that are bringing their children to die) and the generation that is to follow (the generation being slaughtered) for the glory of Christ.  Please pray that our time with them will be edifying!

Also, a BIG THANKS for praying for the 3 camps we have been a part of this summer, so far!  We have seen God work incredibly in the hearts of elementary and high-school age campers.  Many souls were saved!  And it is exciting to continue to receive emails and face book chats from teens asking Bible questions or just wanting to share “spoil” they have found in the Scripture! To God be the glory! We travel to California the end of this month for one more camp—nestled among the Red Woods. Kevan will be speaking 2-3 times a day in a casual, hands-on approach covering indigenous bug and plant life, as well as other parts of Creation.  We covet your prayers as we travel by plane and seek ways to encourage and bless the many Home School families that are gathering.

to order:

The Towers of Su-Kye $7.00 + shipping

I Will Give You the Rain $9.00 + shipping

Her Beautiful Dwelling Place $3.50 + shipping

or to schedule Kevan:  email or call creationkevan@gmail.com or Ÿ913-827-2171

information packets are also available

 

love gifts can be sent to:  H e a r t l a n d   B a p t i s t   M i s s i o n

 7 0 0 0   P e n s a c o l a   B l v d  Ÿ  P e n s a c o l a,  F L  Ÿ  32505

(Kevan and Deana Myers on the memo line)

 

June Prayer Letter

Turning the alarm off this morning I was struck with the date, June 10th, printed there on the screen!  June 10th already? Can we really be this far into 2014? Amazing! 🙂 Although the year seems to fly by, we purpose to take the time to rejoice in and enjoy God’s goodness to our family in so many ways—especially in this past month!  We appreciate your prayers for the ministry God has laid out for us to do and your special friendship!

Standing for Righteousness at the Abortion Mill this last month we have proved God to be good!  Whether it is through seeing babies saved and Mamas desire truth or through being cursed at and mocked by those in rebellion to the gospel we preach—God shows us His faithfulness and promises to “perfect that which concerneth [us]” (Psalm 138:8).

We have seen the Lord work in new and wonderful ways in this ministry.  We praise Him for direct answers to specific prayers—we have had 30 believers come to stand for the very first time so far this year, we know of 17 babies saved since January,  we have been able to keep contact with several mothers who chose life and are thrilled to continue to support them and show them Christ’s love, and since just May 13th (our first personal contact with her) we have witnessed the Lord work mightily in the life of one of the staff (“M”) who has now QUIT HER JOB!!!!!! And just today, another worker gratefully took information on how to get out of the abortion business and a list of job openings in this area, as she said, “Yes, I would like that!” Please pray for those working to help “M” find a new place of employment and that this other worker will have a sense of urgency to leave her job.  Most importantly, please pray that these women will come to saving faith in Christ Jesus!  We don’t know if we will see them again, but desire to be used of the Lord for the furtherance of the gospel in their lives. Please pray that God will open the doors He desires for us!  Again, we are so grateful for the promise that He WILL “perfect that which concerneth [us]” (Psalm 136:8).

Traveling to teach and/or preach in Churches and at Christian Youth in Action© this last month we have proved God to be good!  What a blessing it has been to be with other bodies of believers and see their love for Christ and obedience to His commission of evangelism! Whether fellowshipping with like-minded brothers and sisters in Christ, teaching God’s word to those with ears to hear, watching teens diligently complete lessons and study in preparation for teaching Bible clubs, witnessing someone find freedom by humbly confessing sin that has had them bound, losing our own sleep because our newborn doesn’t always seem to be able to sleep, or driving for hours with tired and cranky children—God shows us His faithfulness and promises to “strengthen [us] with strength in [our] soul” (Psalm 138: 3).

We travel once more this month—Father’s Day weekend—as Kevan will deliver the morning message at a Church in Whitewater, Kansas.  Please pray that God will be glorified in all that we say and do!

Thank you all for being such devoted prayer partners!  We know that it is through much prayer, the crucifying of our flesh, and obedience to God’s word alone that allows us to do anything at all for God.  We can and do forget that most important truth many a day, and as we allow pride to take up residence it usually manifests itself as frustration, discouragement, and/or thinking too highly of ourselves!  Oh, but our good God is faithful to show us our sin (not leave us in it) and remind us that we are nothing and can do nothing of eternal value outside of our great Savior!

Please Pray:

For Kevan’s preaching June 15

For Kevan’s preparation of messages for this summer’s teaching—he is scheduled as Camp Speaker  in Kansas, Missouri, Virginia, and California

For Deana’s preparation as she will also be speaking to women

Weekly and Bi-Monthly Discipleship Bible Studies that Deana and Kevan both lead separately

Frontline ministry at our local abortion mill

That God will help “M” find a job and that both workers will come to salvation

 

to order:

The Towers of Su-Kye $7.00 + shipping

I Will Give You the Rain $9.00 + shipping

Her Beautiful Dwelling Place $3.50 + shipping

or to schedule Kevan:  email or call creationkevan@gmail.com or Ÿ913-827-2171

information packets are also available

 

love gifts can be sent to:  H e a r t l a n d   B a p t i s t   M i s s i o n

 7 0 0 0   P e n s a c o l a   B l v d  Ÿ  P e n s a c o l a,  F L  Ÿ  32505

(Kevan and Deana Myers on the memo line)

May Prayer Letter

This year Kevan and I have been praying that God would draw believers who have never been to an abortion mill to come to the Abortuary at 7th and Central, where we minister weekly. Whether they would come to stand regularly or come only in order to inform their prayers—we are praying the Church would rise up! Each month God has given us specific groups of people to target in our prayers! We have had 14 first-timers to date this year. 🙂 This month we are focusing on Mothers! A special day is already set aside in May to honor those who have given so much and we thought it appropriate to not only pray but encourage women with children to come!  Dear Mother, if you live close to the Kansas City area, we want to invite YOU to come out and stand for Motherhood.  Moms who are coming to have their babies killed need to see moms who have chosen to give their children life. They need to see babies—whether they want to see babies or not! Your presence is very important.  Some of you who come may want to try to engage the women in conversation, counseling them for Life.  Some of you may have a testimony to share of how God has faithfully helped you through great difficulties in having or bringing up children.  Let them see that their baby is worth saving! Some of you may simply, but most courageously, come to pray while holding a sign or a baby in your arms (one of the best pro-life signs).  Happy children, at the very gates where children are slaughtered for a price, is most powerful.  We are very aware of the time and energy it will take to bring your family with you…we are praying that the Lord will not only burden your heart to come but that He will supply the grace and strength needed to make it happen!  We stand Wednesday mornings and Saturday mornings.  Come when you can.  Leave when you need to.

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Kevan will be teaching at a local assembly next week and preaching at another local church May 25th.  Please pray that God will use His word to influence the listeners to godliness and/or salvation! The end of May will see our little family on the road as we head to Newton, KS where Kevan will be teaching teens at Christian Youth in Action© the first full week of June before heading over to Ellis, Kansas where Kevan will be preaching on Sunday, June 8th! We are excited as our scheduled summer ministry activities begin to become reality but do covet your prayers most earnestly! We do not want to be busy for Christ, ministering to the needs of others, only to neglect the daily work the Spirit desires to do in both of us—teaching us humility, slaying our pride, giving us victory over personal sin…making us more like Jesus!

Please Pray:

For Kevan’s teaching/preaching May 13, 25, and June 8

For the CYIA© training the first week of June

For Kevan’s preparation of messages for this summer’s teaching—he is scheduled as Camp Speaker  in Kansas, Missouri, Virginia, and California

For Deana’s preparation as she will also be speaking to women

Weekly and Bi-Monthly Discipleship Bible Studies that Deana and Kevan both lead separately

Frontline ministry at our local abortion mill

 

to order:

The Towers of Su-Kye $7.00 + shipping

I Will Give You the Rain $9.00 + shipping

Her Beautiful Dwelling Place $3.50 + shipping

or to schedule Kevan:  email or call creationkevan@gmail.com or Ÿ913-827-2171

information packets are also available

 

love gifts can be sent to:  H e a r t l a n d   B a p t i s t   M i s s i o n

 7 0 0 0   P e n s a c o l a   B l v d  Ÿ  P e n s a c o l a,  F L  Ÿ  32505

(Kevan and Deana Myers on the memo line)

 

April Prayer Letter

Introducing Edward Borden Benjamin

Introducing Edward Borden Benjamin

Introducing Edward Borden Benjamin

born April 1, 9 pounds 3 ounces, 21 and 1/2 inches long

Our little hero decided to skip March altogether…and make his appearance the first of April!  We are so happy he is here.  It is wonderful to watch Tirzah interact with her “bruber”—she is so good with him!  My favorite sound to hear each new day is Tirzah’s, “good mornin’ Edbird!” So adorable. Thank you all for praying us through this pregnancy.  God was faithful all along the way and although we did not end up delivering in the setting we planned (natural vbac at a wonderful birth center) we did end up with a healthy baby. And that is the most important thing! We were so grateful for the doctor God provided at the very end and her wise counsel—and her ability to perform the C-Section!

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We are also excited about the 13 babies that WILL BE BORN this year thanks to God’s Mighty Arm of Salvation and your faithful prayers! That is how many “saves” we have to date from this year alone.  Since putting together the gift bags we have been able to give out 3 (just last week)…what a blessing that has been to both us and the mamas who have courageously chosen to give their children life!  A big thank you to those who have given your time, talents, and money so that we can provide a bag filled to the brim with LOVE and reminders of how PRECIOUS a baby is!

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Thank you for the prayers regarding Kevan’s scheduled teaching ministry as well as our Bible Studies this last month!  God was faithful as promised in giving Kevan wisdom and ability to proclaim truth to adults, teens, and children on different occasions—and gave us boldness when ministering as a family at the Mill, even in the face of opposition!

Please Pray:

For Kevan’s Monthly teaching (on apologetics) in a Kids’ Club at a local Assembly

For Kevan’s preparation of messages for this summer’s teaching—he is scheduled as Camp Speaker  in Kansas, Missouri, Virginia, and California

Weekly and Bi-Monthly Discipleship Bible Studies that Deana and Kevan both lead separately

Frontline ministry at our local abortion mill

 

to order:

The Towers of Su-Kye $7.00 + shipping

I Will Give You the Rain $9.00 + shipping

Her Beautiful Dwelling Place $3.50 + shipping

or to schedule Kevan:  email or call creationkevan@gmail.com or Ÿ913-827-2171

information packets are also available

 

love gifts can be sent to:  H e a r t l a n d   B a p t i s t   M i s s i o n

 7 0 0 0   P e n s a c o l a   B l v d  Ÿ  P e n s a c o l a,  F L  Ÿ  32505

(Kevan and Deana Myers on the memo line)

 

 

STAND WITH GRACE—MARCH 17

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standing with the unborn and pleading their cause

On Saturday, March 8th, a young couple got out of their parked car and began to walk down the sidewalk toward the entrance of the Abortion Mill. As is our desire every time we go to minister at 7th and Central, we lovingly approached them, praying in our hearts that the Lord would allow a conversation to ensue—hoping that they would at least take the life packet we offer filled with information on fetal development, abortion procedures, and their options. Every woman who has made an appointment to terminate her pregnancy has hurdled great obstacles just to arrive at the clinic—and once they begin to make that final descent to death they are already filled with regret, hostility, sadness, anger, bitterness, or you name it “emotion.”  This particular Saturday was no different!  But as we approached F and E they willingly stopped to take the information we were offering and, praise the Lord, continued to listen as several began to plead with them to not go through with their plans that morning.  They were unmarried with a 5 month old baby at home—overwhelmed with now another on the way, E was 10 weeks along!  After some time of talking, she told Kevan that she would let her boyfriend decide whether they would keep this child or not (she was convinced) and she willingly “stepped back” so that we could reason with him.  After 45 minutes of sharing truth and mercy with this couple (and calling on many of you to pray), F said (with many tears), “I can’t do it, I can’t do it!”  What rejoicing broke out!  I reached to hug E and she clung to me.  She was waiting for her man to make the right choice—and he did!  They were confronted with their sin of immorality and we spoke to them about God’s design for marriage (they both claimed to know Christ).  We prayed out loud before they left! We were so proud of them!  The next day I got a text from E which stated: “We are so thankful that you were there and helped us in so many ways.  My boyfriend is so happy with the decision and said we need to start buying baby items to celebrate this life!” Would you join us in praying that this couple will continue to be obedient to Christ and that God will give us more opportunity to speak truth and love into their lives?  Our hearts are thrilled!  The best part of that day was KNOWING that not just 1 life was rescued…but 4 lives were spared death that morning!  That is right, 4 women chose to keep their treasures, nestled safely in their womb!  We were blessed to have several wonderful Christians standing with us that day! One precious believer, who stopped her car last summer and asked what we were doing, now makes it her practice to come and stand with us on Saturdays!  She and her husband were there that specific day to counsel and rejoice with F and E!  She has a wonderful testimony of her own unplanned pregnancy while still in high school, the blessed choice she made to keep her baby, and the way God saved her and brought her into a Christian marriage—rising above ALL of the negative and sinful traps she was caught in!

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LIFE IS A GIFT…NOT  A CHOICE   LIFE IS A PROMISE…NOT A PROBLEM

We are thrilled to now have gift bags for those courageous mama’s who choose, at a most critical point in time, to not abort their tiny baby growing inside their womb! These are filled to the brim with diapers, bibs, binkies, soft blankets, and lotions for baby, as well as a What to Expect when you are Expecting book, a Pro-life booklet by Randy Alcorn, Gospel literature, and something special to pamper mom!  We want to be a blessing!!!

 In just 3 short months we have been privileged to see 10 babies saved from death as their mothers choose life!

QUOTES:

“I just need one more sign from God to show He doesn’t want us to do this”—a young father outside the mill while his wife was awaiting an abortion.   This came after a lengthy conversation where he heard many scriptures from God’s word declaring abortion to be wrong.  The hypocrisy was seen a lot that day!  He professed to be a Christian and claimed to believe that God is in control and that he was submissive to God’s providence, and yet at the same time was acting in contradiction to God’s timing and will in their child’s life.

The church in this generation needs to recognize that the Word of God is all the sign that is needed to know how to live!

“A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh a sign” (Matthew 16:4).

NUMBERS:

December— 38 babies killed

January— 46 babies killed

February— 46 + babies killed