Saturday, March 31, 2012
another off week...
I was unable to go out street preaching tonight. A moderate case of laryngitis took out any ability to street preach the Gospel.
Pastor Tim was out tonight... I trust the Lord blessed him and helped him.
Friday Night Notes
Saturday, March 24, 2012
back!!!After a month of continual upheavals, it was good to be back downtown, proclaiming the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. I would categorize my overall health (and my wife's) as improving, but still rather fragile, so I'm easing my way back in. I lasted roughly two hours, and at that point, I knew it was time to go home.
The marketplace is beginning to get busier. With the week of above seasonal temperatures that we just experienced here, the streets of the market have filled with a steady flow of people heading to restaurants and bars; giving us the opportunity to share the Gospel with many souls.
Sadly though, most of the souls we ministered to were quite hostile toward the Lord and His Word. There were very few conversations, and I handed few Bible tracts (though Pastor Tim mentioned that he had given out a fair number)
. Most grimaced as they read our Bible signs, other mocked, and a few lifted up their nose at us, insulted that we would dare to point out their need of the Gospel. These are dark days in Canada. The Lord have mercy.
Tonight was the first time that I can remember when we didn't bring our 1 Corinthians 6:9-10
Bible sign with us. My hope was that we wouldn't have to deal with insulted sinners kicking down our sign tonight. In its place we brought another sign which had John 3:16
on one side, and John 14:7
on the other. We left the sign for less than 10 minutes, and it was kicked to the ground. Did I not say it was dark days?
There was a bit of good however. Just like the last time I was out street preaching, I met a couple of Arab Christians who blessed me greatly with words of encouragement. It's always good to see that the Gospel is powerful enough to break the spiritual chains of Islam.
With that, I'm off to bed. Again, I thank all of you who have been praying for us over the last few weeks. Your support over the last few weeks were a real blessing. Lord willing, things will begin to get back to normal soon...
God bless you, dear readers.
Labels: Friday evangelism
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Things are finally returning to normal with both us! My wife is feeling better and getting stronger every day, and I'm slowly coming around too.
We'll be taking it easy for the next few weeks... I hope to have evangelistic reports for you in the near future, dear readers.
Please, continue to pray for our health... and remember Pastor Tim, as he continues to labour diligently.
God bless you,
Tuesday, March 06, 2012
better... we hope...
Just a quick note for those of you praying for our health...
My wife is feeling significantly better (praise be to God!)
. She's not 100% yet, but we're hoping a few days of rest will do the trick.
As for me, the last week took its toll. I'm exhausted. I'll be working half-days for the rest of the week, to give myself a chance to recover (physically and psychologically)
from what was, an awful, awful week.
We continue to covet your prayers, dear saints...
Remember Us In Prayer
Friday, March 02, 2012
it's been a difficult week...
As many of you who follow this blog already know, my wife has been seriously ill. While her condition has stabilized over the last 12 hours, she is a long way from being declared healthy. I appreciate and am truly touched by the number of calls I received offering help and prayer, and do ask that prayers continue to be made for a complete recovery, and that, as soon as possible!
It's been a terrible week. My own health has been rather poor the last couple of weeks, and the scare I got yesterday... well... suffice it to say that I'm having a real hard time sleeping for fear, or should I say, the terror of a repeat of what happened yesterday. I have never seen my wife suffer so terribly; even her most difficult childbirth was no where near the level of pain she had to endure for hours early last night. Yes, without exaggeration, it was that bad.
I don't post personal details about myself or my family online, so if anyone reading this want details, feel free to e-mail me, I'll try to answer in short order.
It goes without saying that there will be no Friday Night Notes tonight, and I would request from my brothers and sisters-in-the-Lord, yet again, for prayers to be made for us. I want to thank Pastor Tim who supported me (almost literally)
at the hospital, to his wife who watched the children, sleeping over on our couch. I am also extremely thankful to my parents who took my boys over to their house for the weekend, giving my wife and I a chance to rest.
If there are any significant developments, I will be sure to send word around.
God bless you, dear readers.
Praying with you brother. Pleading the blood of the Lamb for mercies & healing. For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind...
Hey brother, I am praying for both of you! I had no idea. I did not realize TM was sick. I am emailing you in a moment. God bless you both!