“AND I THANK CHRIST JESUS OUR LORD, WHO HATH ENABLED ME, FOR THAT HE COUNTED ME FAITHFUL, PUTTING ME INTO THE MINISTRY.”
1 Timothy 1:12
The Christian life is a great adventure, not knowing where God will lead us or what He will ask us to do. Twenty-five years ago (1993), Living Word International, a faith ministry, became a reality under the leading and guiding of the Holy Spirit. Foundationally, it was initiated with a two-fold purpose: 1) to encourage, train and support national pastors and leaders, and 2) to reach the lost world with the uncompromising truth of the Word of God. When God called us into the ministry, we never imagined that it would take us to the four corners of the earth. And after twenty-five years, the Lord continues to lead us to new places and opportunities.
Four years later, Living Word International was incorporated in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and accepted as a non-profit organization by the Internal Revenue Service. These two actions became necessary for credibility and accountability. It also opened the door to being governed by a Board of Directors.
The Gospel of Jesus Christ has gone forth in at least thirteen different countries through the preaching of the Word, training pastors, conducting evangelistic services, counseling special needs, and meeting humanitarian needs. Living Word, a weekly radio ministry, was launched in 2004 and continues to be a blessing to many people around the world.
We lift our hearts, hands and voices in praise to God who deserves all the glory and honor. As we celebrate these twenty-five years, the goals are to be faithful to His calling and keep working endlessly in His vineyard.
You, our prayer and financial supporters, make this possible. Thank you for your faithfulness and commitment to His work around the world. It is because of you that we can celebrate the first twenty-five years and move into the future. To God be the glory for the great things He has done and will do!
As we step into each new moment, we seek new challenges and opportunities to serve the Lord. Our time is valuable; therefore, we desire to use each precious moment in serving the Lord. We keep busy with preparations and necessary administrative work. And presently, we are working on radio programs and preparing them into 2019.
With so many needs in the world and time growing shorter and shorter, we seek to do all that we can to bear fruit for the kingdom of God. Like the Apostle Paul, we know that our work will not be in vain. The Lord promises us that faithfulness to Him and His Word will bear fruit. And we ask the Lord to open more doors to serve Him.
The future is always bright for the Lord and His Church. In my travels throughout the world, there is a great sense of urgency among Christians. The Church is in the need of revival, and believers are praying to that end. The harvest is plenteous; the task is great; the laborers are few; now is the accepted time to do His work at home and abroad.
We are waiting upon the Lord for the next step; and specifically, we are praying about an open door into Singapore. And again, like the Apostle Paul, we would like to minister in the places where we have been to give more encouragement and support to His workers and see people come to Christ.
People need the Lord. How can they come to Him unless we tell them of His love, grace, mercy and salvation? We are all called by God to be missionaries. Once we leave the church family, we walk into a foreign world that needs to hear the truth that will set them free. Jesus Christ is the only answer to the needs of man.
50 WONDERFUL YEARS
50TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY AUGUST 3, 1968
Marriage is an important part of one’s life. For the Christian, it is important to have the right partner. If we follow the will of the Lord, the marriage is designed in heaven. God puts two people together to be one in Christ, but it is a lifelong kit that the two put together year by year. Marriage has its joys and heartaches, positives and negatives, ups and downs, givens and surprises. It takes special love, grace and work, but it is worth it over the years.
Carrie is a very special person. Her love for the Lord and walk of faith stand strong in this old, sinful world. It takes a very committed woman to be a pastor’s wife, but she serves as an excellent role model. She has always been supportive of my various ministries and has been there when I have needed her. I could not have asked for a better spiritual companion. Thankfully, God has given me the best in a life partner and knew exactly whom I needed. The Lord has given me a very special person.
Prayerfully, God will give us more years together. And it is our deep commitment and desire to keep serving Him until He calls us home. Marriage is short-term for this life, but glorifying and praising God is forever. Although we all look forward to seeing our Savior face-to-face, the work here on earth is not finished; therefore, we must keep moving forward and serving in His will and plan.
We are so thankful for our family and the many wonderful people that we have met over the years. The labors and toils of ministry have been worth it because of you. It will be a glorious time when we are all together in the presence of our Savior.
“I hear you every week on the Grace Digital Service. It is great quality and I applaud the great care with which you prepare your broadcast.”
“The children were playing super heroes yesterday and my grandson Hal asked me if I had a favorite super hero. I told him yes it is Jesus because He is the greatest super hero ever. I got them to think about that for a minute and to realize all that Jesus does and can do. I think we all need to think about that often.”
“If I may, I’d like to request prayer. I have worked for the same company for 7 years and they have offered me no possibility for advancement. I have to find something else. I am praying for God’s guidance. Thank you.”
“Listening to you in Innsbruck, Austria. This is a fine broadcast and I never miss it. Thank you.”
“In praise of Jesus, I was listening to this channel today and your program came on. I was so pleased I heard you and I will listen again.”
PRAY FOR THE RADIO BROADCAST AS IT IS HEARD ALL OVER THE WORLD. ASK GOD TO ENCOURAGE HIS PEOPLE AND BRING SOULS INTO HIS KINGDOM.
WE THANK GOD FOR OUR PRAYER AND FINANCIAL SUPPORTERS. THIS MINISTRY CONTINUES BECAUSE YOU CARE. THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU ARE DOING FOR OUR SAVIOR.