. Intercessory prayer is a biblical command; therefore, we make it an important part of this mission work. Thank you for all your prayers. Pray for:
This Christ-less world.
The salvation of lost souls.
The encouragement of believers.
A world-wide Holy-Ghost revival.
Special spoken and unspoken requests.
The many who are suffering.
Our radio ministry, listeners, and needs.
The continuing work of LWI
The Executive Director and wife
Our Project Manager and wife
LWI Board and their families
Faithful Prayer and financial partners.
National pastors and workers.
Humanitarian needs and outreach.
One another living in this godless world.
GOD CALLS ABRAHAM
Abraham, a resident of the Ur of the Chaldees, was called by God to move and go to an unknown place at the age of 75. And by faith, Abraham listened to the message from God, packed his belongings, and began to journey. He was willing to listen to the voice of God and move forward for the advancement of his personal life and the origin of a special nation, Israel. To this very day, God continues to fulfill the Abrahamic Covenant by blessing the Jewish people. And someday, the King of kings and Lord of lords, Jesus Christ, the Messiah, will reign in Jerusalem to bring peace and righteousness to this sin-torn world. The plan of God continues to be fulfilled in this ever-increasing godless world.
GOD CALLS US
For a short period of time, God has been speaking to us through the inner voice of the Holy Spirit. Desiring to be sensitive to His will for our lives, we have been listening and discerning His future plan for us. In our separate prayers, both Carrie and I believe that God is calling us to Sioux Falls, South Dakota. We know the place; as yet, we do not know the reason. At 74 years of age, it becomes more difficult to move from a good comfort zone, but when God speaks, it is important to listen and go. This is a step of faith, but God will open the doors and provide for us. Tentative plans are to move this summer as soon as possible. We need your prayers that all things will fall into place—both the sale and purchase of a house, necessary transfers, and financial needs to be met. Thankfully, we can report minor adjustments at work that now give me much better time at home for the LWI ministry. We are praying and expecting greater changes in the future.
OUR PRIMARY MISSION
Living Word International, a mobile ministry, will continue to be our primary focus. We praise God that it can go where we go. None of the present work will change in the mission that He has given to us. We will continue our support for national pastors, broadcast the Gospel around the world, meet humanitarian needs, evangelize the lost, encourage believers, and take trips. Does God have greater plans for the ministry to which He has called us? Time will tell, but we know the time is short to share the Gospel with the world, so we will continue to work in His vast vineyard.
We thank our LWI Board and prayer and financial partners for your faithfulness and support of this ministry. More than ever, we need you with us as we take this step of faith. God is using you in mighty ways to accomplish much for Him. Pray that He will raise up new prayer and financial partners, so that we can do even a greater work for Him.
Nothing is impossible with God, so we move forward believing that He has greater things in store for all of us! Thank you for standing with us now and in the future. Your continuing involvement is always an encouragement to us.
WHEN THE LWI ADDRESS CHANGES, WE WILL SEND YOU A NOTICE. FOR NOW, CONTINUE TO SEND ALLCORRESPONDENCE TO THE CURRENT ADDRESS.
LIVING IN THIS GODLESS WORLD
“I BESEECH YOU THEREFORE, BRETHERN, BY THE MERCIES OF GOD, THAT YE PRESENT YOUR BODIES A LIVING SACRIFICE, HOLY, ACCEPTABLE UNTO GOD, WHICH IS YOUR REASONABLE SERVICE. AND BE NOT CONFORMED TO THIS WORLD: BUT BE YE TRANSFORMED BY THE RENEWING OF YOUR MIND, THAT YE MAY PROVE WHAT IS THAT GOOD, AND ACCEPTABLE, AND PERFECT, WILL OF GOD” (Romans 12:1-2).
How do we as Christians live in this anti-God world? Each morning, we have to rise and engage in the activities around us, but it is most important that we do not compromise the truths of God. Nothing should keep us from being faithful to the Lord, and everything should be for His honor and glory.
The answer is quite simple but difficult to put into practice. We should never allow the world to squeeze us into its mold. Like believers of all ages, we must stand for the truth regardless of the costs. For example, in the workplace, it is important to stand for what is right. We have two approaches: 1) be strong in Christian principles, and 2) exercise your Christian liberty. Personally, I will not work in certain places or do things because it is against my Christian principles. On the other hand, God gives me the freedom to discern on non-Christian dogma which allows me to engage or not engage in that work responsibility. In the end, would our Lord do it?
If the work place objects, we can claim religious discrimination. The problem arises when we do not take a stand regardless of the costs. The world would be a much better place if we would stand our ground and influence society with our beliefs. This Is Christian action.
WORLD RADIO MINISTRY
God continues to use the radio ministry for His honor and glory. It is a blessing to hear from listeners each week and how they appreciate the broadcasts. We appreciate your continuing support both in prayer and finances in reaching the lost for Christ and encouraging believers. God is using this in a marvelous way and far beyond our expectations. In today’s unpredictable world, it is one of the least expensive means of sharing the Gospel with the world. The message never changes for a lost and dying world, that is, Jesus Christ and the cross.
Pray for the special requests that our listeners send to us. God knows their names, needs, and hearts; our task is to uphold them in prayers.
The pandemic continues to keep the doors closed in foreign countries for those who can enter the country. Our mission field, the Philippines, is very limited at this time. Both Pastor Tica and myself are praying that an October trip might be possible.
Vaccinations remain a main issue in foreign travel. This will be a concern in future service for the Lord. Pray that God will give us wisdom and discernment as to what we should do.
Again, we can praise God for our ministry continuing through the work of the national pastors that we support.
Living Word International depends solely upon your giving. We thank God for our faithful prayer partners and generous financial partners. Both prayer and finances let this work continue. Thank you as always for your sacrificial giving to reach the world for Christ.
As a special note, we are grateful to all of you who have sent special gifts to help meet the needs of the national pastors. Your gift is a special blessing and encouragement to them.
We also are most appreciative of those who have taken on personal support for us. We will continue to monitor this and make decisions according to what is best for the ministry as a whole.