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July 21, 2014
Dear Pastor and Friends,
I guess Al Gore and his ilk of deluded global-warming advocates must be clamoring for answers once again; for after enduring the coldest winter of the 21st century, we are now enjoying the coolest summer since I was a boy in Michigan! The only time I ever see them getting it right is prophesied in II Peter 3:10!
Often in life discouragement arises in our lives. Many times people are the greatest source of one being disheartened. Conversely, folk can be a great fountain of encouragement. (It is very seldom the same individuals that do both.) In II Timothy 1:15-18, we find two discouragers and one encourager. That might imply that those in the tribe of dishearteners outnumber those that lighten other’s loads. However, I think Paul elaborates on the impact of the encouragers and downgrades the influence of the discouragers – we should too!
Those of you that have supported our home and work these many years are like a band of Onesiphoruses; doing some of the four things mentioned, plus many more. God knows what you have meant to me and Sandy, and I am confident He will bless you abundantly!
The month of August will find me in three meetings, two up north and one down south, and then it really “kicks-in” September through mid-November. Please pray!
By His grace,