The beginning of September found our family in Indiana where I had just preached. My in-laws, Clarence and Chong-Chi Moore, who have been missionaries in Korea for decades, were back from Korea in Washington State. Our great desire was to visit them in between meetings. The only problem was that it was too far to drive, and we did not have the money to buy tickets to fly. Together as a family, we decided to trust God and pray. The pastor where we were allowed us to stay in their prophet’s chamber. He invited me to help in a construction project at their church, and I gladly accepted. For the next few days, they diligently put my fat body to work. Afterward, the church not only took us on for monthly support, but the pastor also graciously paid for all of our plane tickets to visit my in-laws. Amen!!! That was our loving, heavenly Father showing us that He is still in the business of hearing and answering prayer. We praise God for His provision and for allowing us to make sweet memories together with my in-laws. Please pray for my in-laws, Clarence and Chong-Chi Moore, concerning their health.
While driving down the highway on our way to a meeting in Louisiana, we opened the sunroof of our car. A humongous, black, dead moth dropped into the back seat, where my two daughters were strapped into their seats. I have never in my life heard such crying and screaming! You would have thought the vicious zombie moth was boring a hole with its long fangs into the side of their cute heads with the way they were carrying on. Eventually, we pulled into a gas station, and I fearlessly eliminated the gruesome corpse, to my daughters’ utter relief. Please pray extra for God’s wisdom, protection, and blessing to help us rear our family for the Lord!
In the month of October, one of our meetings was in Florida. The pastor took me to a home where Benjamin, a man who could only speak Spanish, lived. While we sat on a couch in his living room, Benjamin listened intently as I shared the Gospel message, and he trusted Christ as his Saviour. Immediately afterward, his son and daughter in-law pulled up. They spoke English, so the pastor zealously witnessed to them, and they also trusted Christ as their Saviour. The next day, Benjamin visited the church service! Please pray that Benjamin and his family would grow and become faithful, soul-winning members of the church.
A missionary named David Livingstone said, “If a commission by an earthly king is considered an honour, how can a commission by a heavenly King be considered a sacrifice?” If we would consider the potential impact our prayers could make on helping to reach people around the world, I believe every one of us would count it a great honor to “invest more time in prayer” for missionaries around the world!
Please pray that more churches would take us on for support. Please pray that we would see more souls saved and visitors in the churches where we visit. Please also pray that God would use my preaching and our family to be a blessing to the pastors and churches where we visit.
Thank you for taking the time to read our letter and pray for our family and ministry. We depend on your steadfastness to equip, empower, and protect us to help reach South America with the Gospel.
Today we reap or miss our golden harvest,