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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

HOME GOING SERVICE FOR MAMA

Mary Elizabeth Gray
1912-2010

Mary Elizabeth Gray was born on May 13, 1912, in De Valls Bluff,  Arkansas. Mama went to Heaven on Christmas Day 2010. She married Perry Gray on July 8, 1929. Daddy went home to be with the Lord on January 11, 1990. Daddy and Mama had six children; Edward (Perry), Paul (Irvin), Faye Laverne, Bob (Glynn), Jerry (Gerald Wayne), and Sandy (Sanford Lynn). Mama had 17 grandchildren, 37 great grandchildren, and 8 great great grandchildren. 

Last night we gathered at the Brown Funeral Home in Clarendon, Arkansas for visitation. We were able to see many of our family and friends. It was a wonderful time in rejoicing over our mother's life and legacy! Today we will have a celebration service for her at 1 pm in Roe, Arkansas. 


I want to thank Jerry and his dear wife Ronnie for all that they did for Mama. They were sent of God at a time when no one else could have cared for Mama like that wonderful family. Jerry, Ronnie, and Kevin, their son, loved and cared for Mama like no one could have! GOTTA LOVE FAMILY!


I want to thank everyone for the flowers, cards, and calls. I am going to miss my Mama. She was the hardest working lady I have every known. She was the spiritual stalwart one in our family. Filled with integrity and honesty! I thank the Lord for her legacy of truth! Buy the truth and sell it not symbolized her!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

2010 MERRY CHRISTMAS

Dr. Bob Gray and Family
I trust you are having a wonderful 2010 Christmas. All of us need to remind ourselves of this being Jesus' birthday and take time to thank God for HIS SON! I asked Jesus Christ to be the payment for all of my sins; past, present, and future, at age 11 and I have never regretted doing so. (Romans 10:13) As far as I know all of our family have also trusted Jesus as their personal Saviour. What a blessing!

Our family is doing well. We had to postpone our own family get together until Thursday because of my mother being near Heaven's door. I drove to Murfreesboro, Tn., to say goodbye to her and let her know how much I love her. My brother Jerry and his dear wife Ronnie have cared for Mama in such an unselfish way and all of us are blessed to have them.

I was able to spend some time with my brother Jerry and I enjoyed myself. We are all simply waiting for a phone call of Mama's home going. She was the BEST! She lived through the depression and her 98 years of life were not easy but she certainly provided spiritual direction for all of us!

Mrs. Gray had a new Morphine Pump put in this year and I believe it is performing better than the last one. The first Pump lasted for ten years and needed to be replaced. She is doing better but still unable to do much. Two of our ten grandchildren will be graduating from college this next year. DeAnna Gray will finish up in December and is engaged to another senior of TEXAS BAPTIST COLLEGE Josh Doyle. They have a May wedding planned. Joe Simmons, son of Mark and Kim Simmons, will be graduating next May. He is not engaged yet, but it looks like it might be soon! Ha! He keeps hanging around a certain young lady! Oh, youthful love!

I will keep you updated about Mama and I trust you will be praying for Jerry and Ronnie. They have certainly sacrificed to make life easier for her! GOTTA LOVE FAMILY!

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

GREAT SERVICES

I had the honor for preaching for one of our Texas Baptist College grads Pastor Keith Bell Sunday and Monday! What a great spirit!

Last night we had a couple saved and baptized bring a total of 67 saved and 23 baptized! Amen!

On my way into the Holiday Inn I struck up a conversation with an employee Erika! I gave her one if our church tracts and explained to her how she could know for sure she was going to Heaven when she died! She was very attentive and in a few minutes bowed her head and asked Christ to be the payment for all of her sins! Wow! GOTTA LOVE SOUL WINNING!


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Location:Twinleaf Ln,San Antonio,United States

Sunday, December 19, 2010

GREAT SERVICES IN SAN ANTONIO

One of 9 bus routes
Pastor Keith Bell
I flew to San Antonio, Texas, yesterday to preach for one of TEXAS BAPTIST COLLEGE grads. Pastor Keith Bell and his family started the TEXAS BAPTIST CHURCH ten years ago in San Antonio. WOW! What a great job he is doing. Could I encourage you to visit their web site at www.tbcsanantonio.com and look for yourself. His church was jammed packed today with several services being held all over the church property. There were well over 500 people in attendance today in all of the services!

Pastor Bell and his dear wife Julie are aggressive personal soul winners and the hand of God is obviously on them and  their church. If you are ever in San Antonio please stop by and visit this church. You will not be sorry you took the time. By the way San Antonio is a great place to take a family vacation. Not only are their some great historical sites to visit but a great church as well.

This morning God gave us 65 saved, 31 professions, and 21 baptized. It was a thrill to see so many adults unashamedly professing faith in Jesus Christ as the payment for all of their sins. I taught in Sunday school a lesson on "FAITH, WORKS, OR BOTH?" Then on Sunday morning I preached a new message entitled "HEAVEN OR HELL-IT IS YOUR CHOICE!" People started walking the aisles before the invitation began. It was amazing! GOTTA LOVE SOUL WINNING CHURCHES!
Some of the converts
One of several services

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Pastor and Mrs. Keith Bell

I finally arrived at San Antonio, Texas! Pastor and Mrs. Keith Bell picked me up at the airport and took me to the Cracker Barrel! Love it!



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FLYING TO SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS

I have been up since 5. I had my quiet time and did a mile on the treadmill. I finished my packing and preparing to go to the Longview airport. Assistant Pastor Bob Queen will pick me up at 11:15. This is great having a little extra time at home. Mrs. Gray is doing better! I was able to take her for a little time to the store and she rode her cart around the store. I was proud of her she didn't hit anybody or any thing. We had a bite to eat and when we came home she was exhausted.

I will be preaching for one of our TEXAS BAPTIST COLLEGE grads this weekend and on Monday night.  Pastor Keith Bell started the TEXAS BAPTIST CHURCH ten years ago and is being blessed for his aggressive soul winning. I am looking forward to being with him, his people, and his dear family.

TEXAS BAPTIST COLLEGE has over 400 grads serving around the world and we are extremely proud of them and their service to our LORD. One thing about TBC when you send your young people you will never have to worry about any critical statements about the KING JAMES BIBLE! Dr. Bob Gray II has made it very clear about our stand. When so many so-called leaders in fundamentalism find it academically popular to laud their own knowledge against simple faith in God's ability to preserve inspiration in the English KJB you will not have to worry about TBC.

I will be teaching a course on the KJB this next semester at TBC and want to thank Dr. Gail Riplinger for her work and its tremendous impact on this generation. In this day with so many "man-child" leaders in fundamentalism we need to know the truth and not be "snowed" by rhetoric. I really am not concerned about your debating skills. I am more concerned about what God says! Child like faith allowed me to have salvation and child like faith allows me to trust God in His ability to give me HOLY SCRIPTURES in the English language. 

This is not something to minimize or to leave to the thought that it is merely semantics. This is not semantics! Dr. Bob Gray II is my son, a preacher, and my pastor. That is semantics! To say that "inspired" and "not inspired" is an example of semantics is childish and irresponsible! "Why are you still harping on this?" For the same reason I harp on doctrines! This is a foundational tenet and must not be attacked! If the foundations be destroyed we are in trouble. Until I see in writing a retraction of the statement that the KJB is "not inspired"by those who penned it in the first place only then will I leave this subject alone! 

Years ago I was preaching with Dr. Jack Hyles at the MILLER ROAD BAPTIST CHURCH of Garland, Texas. At the Q  & A on Tuesday morning Lindsay Terry asked Dr. Hyles if he had heard Dr. John McArthur's statement that the "blood of Jesus dissipated at the foot of calvary and that only His death is necessary for salvation!" Dr. Hyles asked Lindsay if he had ever misspoken. His reply was, "Yes!" Dr. Hyles suggested that we have all misspoken and that we should not be so quick to be critical until "...HE PUTS THAT STATEMENT IN PRINT..." then you would have a right to challenge his statement! Well, that is what has happened here! GOTTA LOVE THE KJB!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

GREAT DAY IN FORT WAYNE, INDIANA

Announcement time
4 inches of snow and still snowing
PASTOR JACKSON
























I flew from Tyler, Texas, to DFW and then caught a direct flight to Fort Wayne, Indiana, on Saturday. Pastor Doug Jackson who started THREE RIVERS BAPTIST CHURCH 15 years ago met me at the airport and took me to the Holiday Inn Express Motel. I checked in called the Mrs. and then went to do my 3 miles on the treadmill. I finished two chapters on one of my new books. I reviewed the final 5 manuscripts of "LET'S TALK ABOUT JESUS." I then called my converts to make sure they were still coming Sunday. I had 3 lined up this morning back home and hopefully they came. 

When I woke up at 6 this morning and went downstairs I could not believe what I say. 4 inches of snow on the ground and it was still snowing. The pastor picked me up for Sunday school at 9:30 and I was told there was a snow advisory out for this section of Indiana. A little lady at church said to me that she was praying for a blizzard so I would have to stay through the rest of the week. I sure hope not! They like me when I blow in, blowup, and then blow out of town. If I stayed too long they would not like me! Ha!


This is a great soul winning church and it is a miracle church. They are running around 400 after 15 years and I am thrilled for them about their future. I believe they will impact this city for the cause of Christ. The music was straight down the line and soul stirring. The spirit reminds me of the LONGVIEW BAPTIST TEMPLE. The Pastor and his dear wife have been battling health issues but they have still provided great leadership for these precious people of God!

This morning at the THREE RIVERS BAPTIST CHURCH I taught my lesson on "FORGIVENESS" in the adult Sunday school class  in the auditorium. Several came to me in between Sunday school and church and said it was exactly what they needed. GOD IS GOOD! I then preached my sermon "WHY DO I STILL HAVE MY BURDENS?" At the end God gave us 15 saved, 11 professions, 1 addition, and 3 baptisms. God was all over the invitation today! GOTTA LOVE SERVING THE LORD!

Friday, December 10, 2010

FLYING TO INDIANA TO PREACH

I will be up at 3 am Saturday morning to start my day. Assistant Pastor Bob Queen will be by to pick me up at 5:15 to drive me to Tyler for an American Eagle flight to DFW and then a direct American Eagle flight to Fort Wayne, Indiana. 

I will be preaching for my good friend Pastor Doug Jackson who pastors the  THREE RIVERS BAPTIST CHURCH of Fort Wayne. He and his dear wife have had some health problems and Mrs. Gray and I have certainly been praying for them. We know what that is like!

Mrs. Gray is doing a little better with her new Medical Pump and was able to go to the eye doctor on Thursday. She tires quickly but still has plenty of spunk! Ha! I thought they became mellow in old age! Guess not! We are both looking forward to seeing all of the kids and grandkids for the holidays! GOTTA LOVE FAMILY!

Monday, November 29, 2010

VISITING WITH MAMA

Mrs. Mary Gray

I preached this past weekend for my good friend Pastor Dave Baker who pastors the Lighthouse Baptist Church of Columbia, TN. The buildings were full and we had some great services. He and his dear wife started this church 18 years ago and it is a miracle church. You can always put your money on a soul winner. They always seem to rise to the top above the battles. I am glad to call Pastor Baker my friend! 

I left about 10 am from Columbia to drive a little over an hour to Murfreesboro, TN., to visit with my 98 year old mother. My brother Jerry and his wife Ronnie are the best! They have taken wonderful care of Mama! It has not been easy but they and their church have certainly been a blessing. I am not sure if Mama knew me or not. I couldn't tell because I couldn't understand her. She is a feisty lady and has overcome so much in her life. I will be visiting with her again in the morning. It seems that she is more alert in the morning than the afternoon according to Jerry. I also had lunch with my brother and we recalled a lot of our childhood. It seems that when we were young we were actually living in a Mayberry atmosphere in our home town. Anyway we had a great time together. GOTTA LOVE FAMILY!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

JAMES TRUSTS CHRIST

James Dalton

This morning I taught Sunday school and preached at the LIGHTHOUSE BAPTIST CHURCH of Columbia, TN. Pastor Dave Baker started this church 18 years ago and for almost 2 decades has given his life to spreading the Gospel to the city of Columbia. I taught his new Couples Class this morning my lesson on "FORGIVENESS." 

The folks listened intently and after the class I had the opportunity to speak to James Dalton. He told me this was his first time to attend church here and he had some questions. I met with him in the Pastor's Office. He was concerned about some things and so I did my best to answer his concerns. Then I presented the Gospel to him and after I carefully went through the Scriptures he said he wanted to trust Christ to pay for all of his sins. So, he bowed his head and prayed to trust Christ. 

After I preached my sermon "WHY DO I STILL HAVE MY BURDENS?" he was one of the first ones to step out and come to the altar. He followed the Lord in baptism. I gave him my book "THE DOCTRINES OF SALVATION" for him to read. WOW! GOTTA LOVE SOUL WINNING!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

PREACHING IN COLUMBIA, TN.

DeAnna's Engagement Ring



One of our grandchildren, DeAnna Gray daughter of Bob and Kelly, became engaged last week to one of our fine young men Josh Doyle. DeAnna sent me a picture of her ring. She was engaged on her birthday! What a surprise. Both DeAnna and Josh are students at TEXAS BAPTIST COLLEGE and will be graduating next May. They are both soul winners, fine students, love the Lord, and are aggressive soul winners. GOTTA LOVE FAMILY!

I am in Columbia, TN., preaching for my good friend Pastor Dave Baker who pastors the LIGHTHOUSE BAPTIST CHURCH. He started this church nearly two decades ago and is doing a wonderful job of leading this church to be a great soul winning church. They have had their share of battles, as we all have, but I will always put my money on the soul winner every time. Not that I would bet! Ha! On my way here I listened to Michigan State University beat Penn State; another answered prayer! Ha! I arrived just in time to watch Arkansas beat LSU! Wow! I felt so sorry for my dear wife Michigan lost again. I am shedding tears as I write this blog! Ha! That's what they get for bringing someone in from West Virginia! OOPS! I love West Virginia!


Did you hear about the couple leaving divorce court in West Virginia after the judge made their divorce final! The ex-wife was sobbing and couldn't control herself. The ex-husband said to her, "Come on its over! Quit your crying and get over it! Its over and there is nothing you can do about it! Besides, I'll still be your brother!" Ha!

I called my converts to make sure they are coming in the morning and one young man told me he was bringing some friends with him. WOW! GOTTA LOVE SOUL WINNING!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

This morning the Gray family met for breakfast at our local IHop Restaurant. Our grandson Joe Simmons flew in last night and was able to join us. He will fly back on Monday.

You have never had any more fun in your life unless you have ever been apart of one of these get togethers! Ha! This event will humble the best of men and beast! No ego escapes this gathering! GOTTA LOVE FAMILY!



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Grandson Jordan

Last night at LBT Dr. Bob Gray II asked 7 of our preacher boys from the teen department to preach for 4 minutes each! These teen boys did a wonderful job! It was obvious they had prepared and took this opportunity seriously!

One of those who preached last night was our grandson Jordan Gray son of Bob and Kelly! He did a marvelous job of course! Not prejudice or anything! Ha! This is an annual event at LBT! I look forward to it each year! GOTTA LOVE SERVING THE LORD!





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Location:Longview Baptist Temple

Last night one of our teens David Dean went soul winning with me! This is one of our churches 8 soul winning meetings.

David and I were able to lead 3 men to Christ last night. One man Yarun who trusted Christ is from India. After speaking to Yarun we then met George and Tony who listened and asked some good questions. After going over the Scriptures and answering their questions they bowed their heads and trusted Christ! GOTTA LOVE SOUL WINNING!


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Sunday, November 21, 2010

I preached this morning at the Grace Baptist Church of Troy, New York my sermon "Ye Must Be Born Again!" I had the adult service and God gave us 26 souls, 20 professions, and 13 baptisms out of the adult service!

Pastor John Koletas started this church 23 years ago! Wow! What a wonderful soul winning work! He honored the charter church members this morning! Thank God for these dear saints of God!

I will be going back to the church for a 2-3 service with area churches and the drive up to Fort Plain, NY, to preach tonight! AMEN!


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Pastor John Koletas

This morning I had the honor to teach Sunday school at the Grace Baptist Church of Troy, New York. I taught my lesson on "Who Do I Listen Too?" Pastor John Koletas started this church 20 years ago and is doing a marvelous work of winning souls!

I am preaching this morning my sermon "Ye Must Be Born Again!" I am sitting in the Pastor's office and will leave in a few moments to preach! GOTTA LOVE SERVING THE LORD!


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Location:4th Ave,Troy,United States

Friday, November 19, 2010

FLYING TO ALBANY, NEW YORK, TO PREACH

I will be leaving the house at 9 am to go to Tyler, Texas, to catch a flight to DFW and then on to Chicago and then on to Albany, New York. I do not believe you can get there from here. On my way home I will fly from Albany to Detroit to DFW and then home to Tyler. I will be preaching for my good friend Pastor John Koletas of Troy, New York, on Sunday morning. I will host a 2 to 3 pm meeting for area pastors and then Pastor Koletas will drive me to Fort Plains, New York, where I will preach for one of our TEXAS BAPTIST COLLEGE grads Pastor Kevin Keever. I am looking forward to being with them.


The past two weeks have been exciting to say to least in our house. Mrs. Gray had her Morphine Pump replaced two weeks ago and then last week I had surgery on my gums. The doctor harvested some skin from the roof of my mouth to harvest necessary skin for the surgery. WOW! I did not realized how much that would hurt. I received and all clear from the Doctor Tom today to travel and preach this weekend. I will be so glad to get back into the saddle!


I had a book signing at LONGVIEW BAPTIST TEMPLE this past Sunday night. Dr. Bob II was so kind to promote my books. I have four new ones! SUFFERING?, SUFFERING FRUITFULLY, THE DOCTRINES OF SALVATION, and JUST A THOUGHT Volume IV. Also, I have THE PERSONAL SOUL WINNERS MANUAL, 24 CARAT FRIENDSHIP, HEAVEN, and a 5 book series LET'S TALK ABOUT JESUS that will be in print in the near future. You can go to SOLVE CHURCH PROBLEMS.COM to order or AMAZON.COM and enter in BOB GRAY SR and you will be able to view my books. Also, SMASHWORDS.COM has my books as ebooks. KINDLE also has them on ebook form. You may go to iBOOKS for more of them as ebooks. I hope you will take advantage of these books. I have given the rest of my life to writing books and to helping local churches. GOTTA LOVE SERVING THE LORD!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

SUNDAY AT THE SEATTLE BAPTIST CHURCH

Dr. David Cox
Seattle Baptist Church

I flew from Tyler, Texas, to DFW Saturday and then flew on to Seattle from there. On my flight to Seattle I sat next to a soldier who is stationed in the Seattle area. Her name was Gladys. I spoke to her and gave her one of our church Gospel tracts. I went through the Scriptures and explained how she could know for sure that she was going to Heaven when she died. In a few minutes she bowed her head and trusted Christ to pay for all of her sins. These dear soldiers look so young too me! God bless these dear men and women who are serving our nation! God is so good! He has given me 8 souls this week. GOTTA LOVE SOUL WINNING!

I arrived in Seattle, WA, Saturday at 2:30 and the pastor Dr. David Cox picked me up from the airport and drove me to the HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS. We stopped by the McDonalds for a grilled chicken salad. I settled in and phoned my wife and some of my converts to make sure the converts were still planning on going to church Sunday. I then went down to the exercise room and did 8 miles on the treadmill. I watched Arkansas beat South Carolina! Michigan State also won their ball game! AMEN! Oops...horray!  I went back to my room, showered, and dressed for bed. I changed the time on my alarm clock and that's all I remember!

This morning I taught in Sunday school my lesson on "FORGIVENESS." I preached this morning my sermon "WHO SHALL BE DAMNED?" God gave us  precious souls! Tonight I preached my sermon "WHY DO I STILL HAVE MY BURDENS?" God gave us 2 baptisms tonight. AMEN! Dr. Cox started this church 20 years ago and SEATTLE BAPTIST CHURCH has become one of the great churches in the Northwest. What a great group of people. The spirit was tremendous! These folks love the Lord!

When I arrived back at the motel I asked the clerk to give me a wake up call at 4 am. I will be taking a 7 am flight to DFW and then a 4 pm flight to Longview!  I will be home about 5:15! This was a wonderful Lord's Day! GOTTA LOVE SERVING THE LORD!

Friday, November 5, 2010

FLYING TO SEATTLE. WASHINGTON

This weekend I will be preaching for my good friend Dr. David Cox who pastors the Seattle Baptist Church of Seattle, Washington. I have had the privilege of preaching for him for many years. Dr. Cox started this great church and is doing a wonderful job of spreading the Gospel to the Seattle area.

Mrs. Gray went through her surgery Monday OK and is home resting. I brought her home on Tuesday and she is in some obvious pain from the surgery. The Morphine Pump was placed in her ten years ago to relieve the pain in her spine from the many surgeries she has had in these 30 years. They replaced that pump with a new one. 


In total to date she has had 26 surgeries. She is pretty much home bound and is able to leave the house just to go to the doctor every 90 days to refill her pump. Please continue to pray for her! Hopefully she will have some relief in a few weeks! GOTTA LOVE FAMILY!

Associate Pastor Bob Queen will pick me up at 9 am to drive me to Tyler to catch a American Eagle flight to DFW and then on to Seattle. I will be preaching only on Sunday and then flying back to care for my wife. This is an amazing church and I am excited to be able to be with them once again. GOTTA LOVE SERVING THE LORD!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

SUNDAY NIGHT SERVICE IN CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS

George 
Mark and Jamie Robinson, Angela Salazar, Sarah Robinson, Shelly Robinson Pastor and Mrs. Brushe, Chuck and April Brushe, Nathan and Heather Brushe



I preached this week end for my good friend Dr. Chuck Brushe who pastors the NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH of Corpus Christi, Texas. We had a great service this morning with 14 saved, 9 professions, and 6 baptisms. I was thrilled to see so many of our TEXAS BAPTIST COLLEGE grads work hard to have a great harvest of souls today. They were all busy working the altars dealing with the converts. They had a great week of soul winning. I asked if I could have a picture taken with those who graduated and attended TBC after the service and they graciously allowed me to do so. I certainly have some fond memories of all of these dear young people. I am very proud of them!

The pastor drove me back to the motel and when I arrived back at the HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS I entered the lobby and noticed a new clerk behind the desk. I introduced myself to him and asked for a 3:30 am wake up call. He said to me, "Are you sure?" I said yes I was sure. I then gave him one of our church Gospel tracts and struck up a conversation with him. His name was George and he was very attentive. After carefully going through the Scriptures and doing my best to make it clear he bowed his head and prayed to trust Christ to pay for all of his sins. It was funny because the phone began to ring while I was talking to him and I asked if he needed to answer it and he said, "No, they can wait till you are done!"GOTTA LOVE SOUL WINNING!

SUNDAY MORNING SERVICE

Dr. Chuck Brushe



This morning I was up at 6:30, had my quiet time, 4 miles on the treadmill, ate a light breakfast, showered, and dressed for church. I called two of my converts to make sure they were up and getting ready for church. I laughed because one said to me, "You never give up do you?"

At the NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH of Corpus Christie, Texas, this morning I taught my Sunday school lesson on "FORGIVENESS." There was a great spirit and a good response to the lesson. I then preached my sermon "WHO SHALL BE DAMNED?" God gave us 14 saved, 9 professions, and 6 baptisms. 

Dr. Brushe has pastored this dear church for 20 years. I was thrilled to see 7 TEXAS BAPTIST COLLEGE grads actively working the altar call. Pastor Brushe's health is not good and really any other man would have given in to this rare lung ailment that only 100,000 American's have which has several times almost caused death to Pastor Brushe. I admire this man's tenacity! He is one of our faithful graduates. 

Now, for you critics here it goes! You do not have to worry about TEXAS BAPTIST COLLEGE putting a question mark on the preserved inspiration of the KING JAMES BIBLE! Now put that on the "Fundamentalist Forum" again and keep those cards and letters coming! GOTTA LOVE THE INSPIRED KJB!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

FLYING TO CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS

This has been a good month for soul winning. God has allowed me to lead 29 folks to Christ and 8 of those followed the Lord in baptism. I wasted the first 15 years of my Christian life in the American Baptist denomination not knowing of the need for personal soul winning. We were taught to bring them to church and God would do the rest. 

I attended a SWORD OF THE LORD CONFERENCE in South Bend, Indiana, in 1972 and heard Dr. Jack Hyles and Dr. John R. Rice preach and my whole world was turned right side up! I was so naive! I was so ignorant that I picked up the phone and actually called Dr. Rice at home to ask about this burning in my soul! I told Dr. Rice that I did not think I was being "called" into the ministry. He said to me, "Don't feel bad! I was never called myself! I just volunteered!" WOW! he told me to go ahead and enroll into Hyles-Anderson College and let Dr. Hyles be my Elijah! I did and I am so glad that I did!

May I add something to this blog that hopefully may help some of you Fundamentalist Forum youngins'. When we stand for truth that does not mean we are attacking it means we are defending and promoting truth. It is amazing to me that when John MacArthur Jr. said the blood of Christ dissipated at the foot of Calvary and put it in print that all of fundamentalism stood up and said, "Enough is enough!" He was rebuked for saying so! That is not attacking anyone it is defending one of the fundamentals of the faith. If anything it was MacArthur who attacked the precious blood of our Saviour. 

However, let one of ours say the KING JAMES BIBLE does not contain preserved inspiration and we are scolded for saying, "Enough is enough!" If one is wrong then the other is wrong and regardless of family or friends someone must stand up for the truth of an inspired KING JAMES BIBLE. When ANYONE attacks the precious Words of God as we hold in our hands today as not being "inspired" we dare not stand idly by and allow such for the sake of generations to come. There is no difference my friend between what John MacArthur did and others are doing today! It is just a cowardly bunch who desire and are enticed by the platform of the big church and big college that must keep their mouths shut or be put on a black list of the powerful that are a disgrace to the memory of Dr. Hyles!

I will be flying to DFW and then on to Corpus Christi, Texas, to preach for one of our TEXAS BAPTIST COLLEGE grads Dr. Chuck Brushe. Pastor Burshe pastors the NEW HOPE BATIST CHURCH and is dong a marvelous job inspite of a lung disease that has limited his activity. He has several graduates from TBC to help him including his son. I am very proud of his courage and tenacity! GOTTA LOVE SERVING THE LORD!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

COURTNEY SAID YES TO CHRIST

Pastor Todd Poynter
Courtney

I preached tonight at the Greenwood Baptist Church of Greenwood, Indiana. Pastor Todd Poynter started this church 15 years ago and it is a great soul winning church. They reported  at the service tonight an additional 10 saved and the total through tonight was 25! AMEN! I preached tonight my sermon "LET'S GO SOUL WARNING." The altars were full and the people had a great spirit. This church was founded on soul winning and continues to be a great soul winning church.

When I returned to the HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS motel tonight I noticed Courtney behind the desk. I greeted her and then went to get a cup of coffee. I returned to the desk and introduced myself. I gave her one of our church Gospel tracts. She told me she was a Catholic and I told her that my wife was a Catholic when I meet her. I talked to her about the fact that we do not go to Heaven because we are a Baptist, Methodist, or a Catholic but we do go to Heaven because of trusting Jesus Christ to pay for our sins. I carefully went through the Gospel and in a few moments she sweetly bowed her head and prayed to trust Christ to be the payment for her past, present, and future sins. AMEN! GOTTA LOVE SOUL WINNING!

PREACHING IN INDIANA

Greenwood Baptist Church
I was up early this am, had my quiet time, and called several of my converts to make sure they were up and ready to go to church. I showered, dressed, and reviewed my Sunday school lesson and sermon. The pastor picked me up at 9:45 and we arrived at church at 9:55. My books did not make it and so hopefully they will arrive on Monday. I greeted many of the folks and then was introduced and I taught my lesson on "WHO DO I LISTEN TO?"The folks listened well and had a great spirit.

I preached this morning on "YOU MUST HAVE TWO BIRTHDAYS." At the end of the service we had 15 receive Christ as Saviour. Pastor Todd Poynter started this church 15 years ago and has built some beautiful buildings. This is an amazing work and if they continue on this will be one of the great churches not only in Indiana but our nation. As I travel over this nation I am more encouraged than ever because of what I call "SEEDLING" churches that have the potential to reach a great number of the lost in their areas. The influence of Dr. Jack Hyles can be seen in this young pastor for Dr. Hyles was his pastor. He is certainly standing tall in the saddle on the same issues as Dr. Hyles. He has not compromised on the preserved inspiration of the King James Bible and the other fundamentals of the faith.  I will be preaching tonight at  7 pm and again on Monday night at 7 pm. If you are in the area I hope you will take time to attend the services on Monday night. 

On my flight from DFW to Indianapolis I sat next to a young lady who is a Junior at Franklin College located near Indianapolis. Rebeca was her name and she assured me that she was saved and she related to me how that her mother Kindred was saved and baptized at  Greenwood Baptist Church. What a small world! She is going to be attending tonight's service with not only her family but some of her college friends. Amazing! GOTTA LOVE SERVING THE LORD!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

FLYING TO INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA

This morning I was up at 6:30, had my quiet time, walked 4 miles, went to McDonalds to buy breakfast for the Mrs. She has been on this "big breakfast with hot cakes" kick lately. Then I fixed a light breakfast for myself and then put my luggage in the car. 

I watched last night for the first time in 30 years a complete baseball game. Usually I tape them or DVR them and I can watch a ball game in a half hour. However, last night the little lady was asleep so I sat back in my Lazy Boy chair and watched the Texas Rangers beat the stuffin' out of the Yankees. Tickled me to watch them win! Imagine the Texas Rangers in the World Series. Wow!

I left the house at 10:15 to catch an American Eagle flight from Longview to DFW. The flight from DFW to Indianapolis, Indiana, was delayed for almost an hour due to lightening. While I was at the airport I watched a play by play of the Michigan State Spartans on my iPhone4 posted by ESPN. They came from behind and beat Northwestern. The Spartans are 8-0! AMEN! Oops I mean hurray!

I will be preaching this week end and on Monday for my friend Pastor Todd Poynter who pastors the Greenwood Baptist Church of Greenwood, Indiana, just outside of Indianapolis. This man of God founded this church and the hand of God is obviously on the work. I am looking forward to seeing what God is going to do. 

This has been a good week. The Lord gave me 7 precious souls so far this week plus God calling my grandson Jordan Gray to preach the Gospel during the LBT revival meeting this week has made it a great week. LBT is a great church and I am excited to see what the future holds for her! GOTTA LOVE SERVING THE LORD!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

LBT REVIVAL MEETING

Evangelist Rob Hicks

I flew back in on Tuesday from New Mexico from a great meeting with Pastor Brent Lenetine who pastors the Gospel Light Baptist Church of Rio Rancho, New Mexico. God gave us 57 precious souls. On Tuesday Night I was able to attend Longview Baptist Temple's revival meeting. Evangelist Rob Hicks was the preacher and he did a tremendous job of preaching a clear message and a spirit filled message from the Word of God. I love his emphasis on the King James Bible being inspired and not ashamed to say so. Obviously he is not intimidated by the powers that be in fundamentalism today who are putting a question mark on the KJB.

Tonight's Wednesday night service was fabulous! Evangelist Rob Hicks preached on "WHAT TO DO WHEN THE BUZZARDS SHOW UP!" This has been a great week for LBT with many saved, baptized, and getting right with God! I saw many old friends whom I had not seen in years and I was pleased and thrilled to see them! Dr. Bob Gray II called this a HOMECOMING REVIVAL and it certainly lived up to its name. By the way my grandson Jordan Gray surrendered to be a preacher of the Gospel. Look out America there are some more preachers named Gray on the way! Can't get rid of us can you? Ha! GOTTA LOVE SERVING THE LORD!

Monday, October 18, 2010

MONDAY NIGHT SERVICE IN RIO RANCHO, NM

Monday Night
This past week end I had the honor of preaching for my good friend Pastor Brent Lenetine who pastors the Gospel Light Baptist Church. He started this church 23 years ago and God has certainly blessed his faith and his work. They have plans for a new auditorium and in fact on Monday the balance of steel arrived at the church. Sunday the buildings were packed and they have had to go to two preaching services to handle the crowds. That is a good problem to have for sure!

Tonight the pastor picked me up at 6:45 and I as I left the motel the Texas Rangers just scored two runs in the first inning! Josh Hamilton hit a home run into the short right field stands. AMEN! Oops excuse me! Hurray! When I arrived back at my room I saw they won it 8 - 0! WOW! It pays to pray! Ha! Cliff Lee did it! Rangers are ahead 2-1! GOTTA LOVE BASEBALL!

Tonight the pastor introduced Pastor Steven Sykes who founded the True Light Baptist Church one year ago and will be celebrating their first anniversary this coming Sunday. Tonight Pastor Sykes brought Jerry Groff with him and come to find out Jerry was Pastor Sykes very first convert. This pastor is an old fashioned fundamentalist and is excited about this new church. Please put him on your prayer list! WOW! GOTTA LOVE SOUL WINNING!


Tonight I preached my sermon "MY OBSERVATIONS ABOUT PERSONAL SOUL WINNING." The response was wonderful! The altars were full! There is always a good spirit here at the Gospel Light Baptist Church. GOTTA LOVE SERVING THE LORD!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

PREACHING IN RIO RANCHO, NEW MEXICO

Pastor Brent Lenetine


I flew from Longview, Texas, to DFW and then on to Albuquerque, NM, yesterday where I was met at the airport by Pastor Lenetine. He is the pastor of the Gospel Light Baptist Church of Rio Rancho, NM, about 30 miles outside of Albuquerque. Pastor Lenetine started this church 23 years ago and is doing a marvelous job. 

They have 2 Sunday morning services and I was honored to preach at both of them today. I preached in the first service on "YOU MUST HAVE TWO BIRTHDAYS." At the invitation God gave us 38 precious souls. I preached at the second service my sermon "WHY DO I STILL HAVE MY BURDENS?" At the close of that service God gave us 12 dear people who trusted Christ as their Saviour. The buildings were packed and the folks were very attentive. I saw dozens of visitors sitting on the edge of their seats listening intently to the messages.

I will be preaching tonight at the 6:30 service and again Monday night at the 7 pm service. I am looking forward to tonight and if you are in the area please make plans to be with us on Monday night. GOTTA LOVE SERVING THE LORD!

Friday, October 15, 2010

FLYING TO ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO

I will be flying to Albuquerque, New Mexico, to preach for my good friend Pastor Brent Lenentine. This is a great soul winning church led by a great personal soul winner. I will be teaching Sunday school, preaching Sunday morning, and preaching Sunday night.

On Monday I will be joined by Evangelist Allen Domellee. This is a veteran Evangelist and has covered this nation keeping alive what his preacher and my preacher Dr. Jack Hyles stood for, lived for, and died for. There will be a Monday night service with Evangelist Domellee and myself beginning at 7 pm. If you are in the area please make an effort to join us for a great night at the Gospel Light Baptist Church!

Dr. Hyles has been so misrepresented by some young pups who are doing nothing more than attempting to make themselves look great at the expense of a great man of God. Dr. Hyles had more power in his little finger than these "Johnny come lately" puppets who want to appear to be prophets.

Can you imagine Dr. Jack Hyles today in Heaven listening to those who are saying the English King James Bible is lacking inspiration and that we would have to travel to England to look at the so-called "originals." Now, they are claiming that Dr. Hyles did not go soul winning! Mark my word, after the passing of Mrs. Hyles there will be a conjecturing and a smear campaign on Dr. Hyles' morals. You can just see it coming!!!!! If you cannot do a greater work than make his look lesser?????

It has been a great week of soul winning. I just finished calling 4 converts who said to me they are coming to church on Sunday. I am excited about one family in particular. I have had the honor of leading 7 to Christ this week and I am praying for them to get out of bed on Sunday morning! Ha! GOTTA LOVE SOUL WINNING!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

PREACHING IN SANTA ROSA, CALIFORNIA

Pastor John and son James Opferman
Pastor John and wife Ann Opferman

Today I was driven from Richmond, California, to Santa Rosa to preach for one of our TEXAS BAPTIST COLLEGE graduates Pastor John Opferman. John graduated in 1989 and has served for 20 years as pastor at the LANDMARK BAPTIST CHURCH of Santa Rosa. They have been blessed with 6 children and one of them is James who is their Song Leader. James was 5 when the Opferman's came to Texas for college. To say I am proud of these dear folks is an understatement. They have stayed when others would have quit and I am extremely excited about their church. Ann sat next to Mrs. Gray in the LBT Adult Choir for years and they were a pair together to say the least!

TEXAS BAPTIST COLLEGE is not for everyone but it is for those who are serious about serving God. It is a shame that Bible Colleges have become a gathering place for those who have no spiritual interest at all. If you mean business about serving God then TBC is the place to be! By the way the pastor will not be quoting EMERGING CHURCH authors and slamming old fashioned fundamentalism! You can trust your best to those who stood the test!

I will be getting up at 4:30 to be driven down to San Francisco to catch a 9:30 flight to DFW and then on to Longview. I will be flying all day and I certainly am looking forward to being at home for a few days. I had a great week of soul winning last week and so far this week God has given me 5 souls. This is exciting to be able to serve the Lord! GOTTA LOVE SOUL WINNING!

Monday, October 11, 2010

BAPTIST CONFERENCE ON SOUL WINNING IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

Alvin Martinez
I had the honor of preaching for Dr. Michael Callaghan pastor of  the ARLINGTON BAPTIST CHURCH of Richmond, California, this past week end. The buildings were jammed packed and the results were wonderful. The church conducted 8 services with 1,638 in attendance and 333 trusting Christ for salvation.

Tonight was their annual BAPTIST CONFERENCE ON SOUL WINNING for Northern California. Once again the building was packed out with extra chairs and many pastors from the area bringing their people. The spirit was electrifying!

My good friend Alvin Martinez provided the special music and when I say special I mean it was special. He reminds me of the late Ray Hart! His spirit is an excellent one and his singing is uplifting to say the least! I couldn't help but laugh though when I thought of one of my converts saying to me after hearing Alvin sing at LBT for the first time, "He and Willie Nelson are my favorite two singers!" Ha! GOTTA LOVE YOUNG CONVERTS!

I will be driven by Dr. Callaghan to Santa Rosa, CA., on Tuesday to preach for one of our TEXAS BAPIST COLLEGE 1989 grads Pastor John Opferman. I am really looking forward to being with him and his dear wife. Ann sat next to Mrs. Gray in the LBT Adult Choir for several years. In fact they cut up a lot behind my back! Don't worry I will get her back tomorrow night! Ha!

I am so excited to see and preach for so many of our TBC grads around the country. We have well over 400 grads serving not only in America but around the globe. One thing for sure when you send your young people to TBC you will never have to worry about someone putting a question mark on the KING JAMES BIBLE! GOTTA LOVE SERVING THE LORD!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

GREAT WEEK END IN RICHMOND, CA.

I was up early this morning, had my quiet time, did my 3.25 miles on the treadmill, ate a light breakfast, showered, and dressed. I called some of my converts to make sure they were up and ready. Dr. Mike Callaghan and his dear wife picked me up at 9:30 for Sunday school. I was apart of one of eight services that were conducted by this dear church. The buildings were packed with people every where.

Tonight the pastor gave a report to the church about the numbers. God gave them a total of 1,638 in attendance with 333 people trusting Christ. WOW! What a great soul winning church this is! 

I preached this morning on "YE MUST BE BORN AGAIN" and the altars were packed with 30 responding to the invitation to trust Christ. I preached tonight my sermon "MY OBSERVATIONS ABOUT PERSONAL SOUL WINNING." Once again the altars were full! 

I will be preaching Monday night at the Arlington Baptist Church of Richmond, CA. If you are in the area make plans to attend the service. It begins at 7 pm. Singer Alvin Martinez will be providing the special music. What a great servant of the Lord he is! GOTTA LOVE SERVING THE LORD!

ARRIVED SAFELY TO SAN FRANCISCO



Dr. Mike Callaghan

What a blessing to be able to spend Saturday morning at home with my leaving for the airport at 10:30 am. I was up early, had my quiet time, 3.45 miles, and fixed a light breakfast for the little lady of the house. The poodle, peaches, rolled over and pulled her blanket back over her head and I laughed myself silly. It was if she was saying to me, "Do you mind? I'm tired!"

Assistant Pastor Bob Queen drove me to the Longview airport and I caught a flight to DFW and then on to San Francisco. I arrived a few minutes late but all went well. Dr. and Mrs. Callaghan met me at the baggage handler and drove me to a beautiful sea food restaurant where I ate some halibut. It was GREAT! This is Fleet Week and there were a lot of people out. Also, Stanford was playing football. I think that is what they call it out here?

I arrived back at my room and quickly turned the TV on and found that, yep, Michigan State beat Michigan! Poor Mrs. Gray! I hope she will let me come back home? Also, I saw where Arkansas beat Texas A & M plus Alabama lost! WHAT? Yes, you heard it here second! Ha! Now, all we need is a Cowboy win!!!!!!!!!

This has been a great week of soul winning! The Lord allowed me to lead 10 folks to Christ! AMEN! I called some of my converts last night and so far I have at least 2 coming to church today. I will be preaching at the Arlington Baptist Church of El Cerrito, CA, this morning. I have known the Callaghans for almost three decades and they are doing a great job of reaching people with the Gospel. GOTTA LOVE SOUL WINNING!


Thursday, October 7, 2010

SOUL WINNING WITH JACOB DEAN

WEDNESDAY NIGHT SOUL WINNING

RAUL, MARCOS, FERNANDO, AND TREVAR


Longview Baptist Temple of Longview, Texas, has 8 scheduled church soul winning times and last night was the Wednesday night time for soul winning at 6 pm. There, once again, was a great crowd of soul winners. Dr. Bob Gray II is doing an excellent job of not only exhorting God's people to go soul winning but he and his dear wife, Kelly, are providing the example of soul winning. He and his dear wife have people saved regularly.

Last night I went soul winning with Jacob Dean one of our LBT teens. He is a great youngster and a good soul winner. The Lord allowed him to lead 11 to Christ last Saturday on his bus route. That's not bad! 

Last night the Lord gave us 8 souls. While we were leading a man named Kyle to Christ there was a lot of sirens going off and fire trucks rushing by. So, after leading this man to Christ I told Jacob, "Let's go where that fire is!" Being a teen he liked that idea. When we went to the south side of town following the fire trucks we found people every where staring at the blocked off road where the fire was. So, guess what we did? We gave out Gospel tracts and ended up leading 8 in total to Christ. GOTTA LOVE SOUL WINNING!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

SUNDAY NIGHT SERVICE IN UTICA, NEW YORK

PASTOR JODY MARTIN


This was a wonderful Lord's day at Gospel Light Baptist Church of Utica, New York. Pastor Jody Martin is doing a great job of leading this church in the winning of the lost. The Lord gave them 17 souls this week and one young teen lady led her first soul to Christ yesterday and she is elated as well as the pastor. There were 24 decisions made this morning, 4 saved, and one baptized. This is one exciting church!

Tonight I preached on "GOD THE BUILDER." The altars were full and the response was great! When I walked in tonight I saw Pastor John Koletas of the the Grace Baptist Church of Troy, New York. He brought his people for the service and I was over joyed to see him and his people. 

I set my alarm for 3 am, which is 2 Texas time, and I will be catching a 6 am flight to Cleveland, Ohio, and then on to Houston, Texas, and then on to Tyler, Texas. It will be a long day tomorrow but I'm looking forward to getting home. Mrs. Gray is having a rough time lately with an apparent eruption of a staph infection. She has more scheduled appointments this month and next. Hopefully they will find out what is going on? GOTTA LOVE FAMILY!



Saturday, October 2, 2010

ARRIVED SAFELY AT UTICA, NEW YORK

I arrived at the Syracuse, New York at 3 pm and I was met by Pastor Jody Martin who pastors the Gospel Light Baptist Church of Utica, New York. He drove me about an hour to Utica and to the Best Western Motel. He was very gracious and gave me a vehicle to drive this week end.

I went to my room and settled in unpacking my bags. I walked to the McDonalds' Resturant next to the motel to get a bite to eat and returned to my room to watch Michigan State University defeat undefeated Wisconsin in their first Big Ten game for 2010. MSU is undefeated at 5-0 and should be ranked higher this week in the polls. Mrs. Gray's team the University of Michigan is also undefeated and ranked. (Don't tell her but U of M is not as good as their record!) Our nemesis Ohio State University had a rough time with Illinois and look venerable! Arkansas had a week off and will play Texas A & M next week. It should be a good game!

After watching the MSU game I went soul winning. Come on first things first! Ha! I have 3 lined up for in the morning. One young man in the picture above was at the front desk when I went to go to the exercise room to do my 3.25 miles on the treadmill tonight. The desk clerk had just given Irick a Gospel tract. The young clerk is a member of the Gospel Light Baptist Church where I am preaching in the morning. The clerk was on duty and told me later that he could not do more than hand Irick a Gospel tract. I happened to walk up as Irick was reading the tract. I asked Irick if he knew 100 % for sure that he was going to Heaven? He said, "No!" So, I carefully went over the Scriptures and in a few minutes Irick bowed his head and asked Jesus Christ to pay for all of his sins. WOW! GOTTA LOVE SOUL WINNING!

FLYING TO NEW YORK

I was up at 3:30, had my quiet time, ate a light breakfast, and placed my luggage in the car. I will be traveling to Tyler, Texas, to catch a flight to DFW and then on to Syracuse, New York. I will be preaching at the Gospel Light Baptist Church of Utica, New York.  Pastor Jody Martin is the pastor and is doing a wonderful job of leading his church in the winning of souls.

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September was a great month for soul winning! I was able to lead 43 souls to Christ and God gave me 9 baptisms. GOTTA LOVE SOUL WINNING!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

SUNDAY NIGHT SERVICE IN COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO

Christopher Veith

The Spot Where Chris Was Saved



This morning as I was standing in line with the pastor, staff, and Cornerstone Adult Choir; a young man walked up to me and said, "I was saved at Longview Baptist Temple at age 5." He told me of a Sunday school teacher who after Sunday school led Chris to Christ just outside the nursery door of LBT. It was August of 1990 at age 5 that Chris knelt and prayed to trust Christ as his Saviour. Chris told me tonight after church that it is as clear as anything he has ever done in his life! Tonight when I arrived back at my room I received a text from Chris that said he has been able to lead over 2,000 souls to Christ. WOW! GOTTA LOVE SOUL WINNING!

By the way when all the reports were given tonight at the service there were 50 souls that trusted Christ all together for this Lord's Day! WELL SOMEBODY SAY AMEN! I preached tonight on "HOW TO PAY YOUR BILLS!" The altar was packed with folks who were going to give to SACRIFICIAL SOUL WINNING and SACRIFICIAL GIVING! I believe LBT not only survived but succeeded because the dear members of that church did those two things! GOTTA LOVE SERVING THE LORD!

SUNDAY MORNING AT CORNERSTONE BAPTIST CHURCH

Sunday Morning at CBC

Dr. Matt Miller

Brandi, Trish, and Steve Rife


This morning I was up at 5:30, had my quiet time, 3 miles on the treadmill, and ate a light breakfast. I then showered, dressed, and worked on some new chapters. I then reviewed the Sunday school lesson on "WHO DO I LISTEN TO" and on my sermon "WHO SHALL BE DAMNED?" When I went down stairs the pastor was following up on a lady employee of the motel who is coming to the service tonight. He then drove me to the church. This dear church is 34 years old and was founded by my good friend of many years Dr. Dean Miller. They have hosted a ROUND UP SUNDAY for every year of those 34 years and today was their ROUND UP SUNDAY.  There were folks every where dressed up in western clothes.

When the pastor pulled up into the parking lot I looked up and there was the Rife family from Pastor Seulean's church in Longmont, Colorado, standing in the parking lot. They are celebrating their wedding anniversary and they got away for a few days. These are some of my favorite people in the whole world. When I have the honor of preaching for Pastor Seulean they are my hosts for the week. They have treated me like a king through out these many years. They are great personal soul winners!

At the invitation today there were 27 saved, 15 professions, and 2 baptized. The spirit was great and the music was excellent. Dr. Miller leaned over and pointed out a dear 72 year old lady who trusted Christ and he mentioned how unusual that is for someone of that age to trust Christ. The altar call was very organized and the buildings were full of dear people. His people worked extra hard for today and it was obvious. 

Now I am back at the motel wondering how the COWBOYS are doing against the TEXANS! I have not seen any thing on the TV yet.  "Please Lord they are supposed to be your favorite team!" GOTTA LOVE FOOTBALL! Ha!