It is wonderful to be born again and serving our Saviour—as all of us are co-laborers for His glory. “The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved.” (Jeremiah 8:20) This passage stirs my heart to its depths. We must faithfully labor with the Gospel. Carmen and I (“Grandma and I”) have prayed all of the 54 years of our marriage that the “Dear Lord of the Harvest” would be pleased to use our family and all future generations as “Sent Ones” to the fields of harvest.
It has been my privilege to preach through Revelation on Wednesday nights for some time now. Last Wednesday night, we reviewed (1) the Second Coming, (2) the Antichrist, (3) the Tribulation, (4) Armageddon, and (5) the Millennium. We are all admonished to win and disciple others before these painful days, before the harvest of the Church is ended, while the invitation is open to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb and the promised eternal joy beyond comprehension is realized. The best thing that ever comes to a Christian is to go home to Heaven, and the worst thing that ever happens to an unbeliever is to die without Jesus—without hope!
Thank you for loving, praying, and encouraging us in these days of harvest in Thailand. Our staff member Starr and I visited a workers’ camp on Wednesday. In the camp, we found Thai, Burmese, and Karin folks. Four Burmese folks listened so attentively to the Gospel and then trusted the Saviour! We also shared the Gospel with two Thai ladies, who wanted to read further. We left a Gospel tract, a John and Romans, an invitation to our church, and the offer of a home Bible study. We returned to the camp on Thursday and had the joy of praying with another five Burmese folks. The next day, Starr and I visited a neighborhood near our home and saw God work in the heart of a teenager, several young men, and an older gentleman.
Thank you, First Baptist Church, for sharing Dr. Mark Bosje and Bro. John Cole with us recently. The whole church loved having them here, and they were a great encouragement to us. Thank you, Pastor Wilkerson, for loving and serving folks around the world! We are also grateful for the generous surprise envelope from First Baptist Church.
Jesus loves us with an everlasting love! (Jeremiah 31:3)
Randy and Carmen Shook