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Saturday, July 16, 2011

PREACHING IN NEWARK, NJ

I was up at 2:15 this morning, had my quiet time, finished my packing, drank some coffee to wake up, put the luggage in the car, showered, and dressed. I tried to be quiet but you know how men are if not just ask my wife? Mrs. G woke up and came out to give me some orders for the day! Ha!

Assistant Pastor Bob Queen has been so good to me since my retirement. He has volunteered for the past two years to drive me to the airports on Saturday. He once again took me to the Shreveport airport for a 6 am flight to DFW and then on to Newark, NJ. 

I arrived at Newark on time and Anthony, my host for the week end drove me to the DAYS INN MOTEL. I will be preaching for my friend Pastor Frank Cuozzo who for seven years has pastored NEW BURHAM BAPTIST CHURCH of Newark. 

Monday at noon I will be driving to Bay Shore, NY, to preach under a tent Monday and Tuesday for Pastor Sergio Ali who founded and pastors the IGLESIA BAUTISTA FUNDAMENTAL CHURCH of Bay Shore. This is an amazing man of God. He came many years ago to our NATIONAL SOUL WINNING CLINIC. When he came back to the denominational church he pastored at the time he was not only having people saved regularly but the baptisms dramatically increased. The deacons became upset and had the dear pastor fired. He went down the street and started the church he now pastors. It is a miracle church to say the least! He is one of the most aggressive soul winners I have ever met! What a great church!

If you are in the area please make plans to join us each night at 7 pm. Also, there will be a Tuesday morning service starting at 10 am. I hope to see you there!

You should be proud of me I went back to my Nutritionalist Dr. Dorothy Straton. Under her tutelage at one time I had lost 60 pounds. WOW! It just dawned on me how much weight that is! Ha! Anyway, she took the prodigal back into the fold and I am grateful. So, hopefully you will be seeing less of me in the future!

Mrs. G will have her complete hip replacement surgery on August 2. She will be going for a preparatory meeting  on Wednesday to view videos to help prepare her for the surgery. Bless her she has had over 30 surgeries since we arrived in Texas over 30 years ago. She is hoping this will give her some mobility and be able to start getting out. She was doing better after the new pump was put in her tummy and then this happened. Please pray for her!

I will be going to see Dr. Williams on Wednesday at 3:30 to hopefully get the results of tests about the mass on the outside of  my bladder. I finally received the disc of the MRI and CAT scan done on me during my weeks stay at Riverside Hospital in California and I took it to our doctor in Tyler. He will be looking at it and then get back to me as to what to do with this herniated disc. I can only go so long and it really begins to cause some discomfort. I do not know how Mrs. G has made all these years with her health issues. 

We decided to call our house the GRAY NURSING HOME! We have openings if you want to apply? Ha!

Hopefully I will have an additional 14 books out by the end of the year. One of the projects I have been working on for a long time is the book WHEN PRINCIPLE WAS KING! It is about the principles which Dr. Jack Hyles lived by. I am appalled at the distortions concerning Dr. Hyles' teachings and ministry. I WILL set the record straight. I am excited about this book. The manuscript is done and I am daily going over it to hopefully present to the printers in the next couple of months. 

This book should be read by every young person who has surrendered to full time service and every preacher boy in our Bible colleges. No holds barred in this book! I go to the heart of the matter and it will be provoking to say the least! Those who love Dr. Hyles will love him more and admire him more. 

I updated my bio for the new books coming out and God has been so good to me and my soul winning. God allowed me to led 449 to Christ last year with 113 of those following the Lord in baptism. Since arriving in Texas in 1980 God has allowed me to led 15,406 to Christ with 4,512 of those following the Lord in baptism. Pray for my back for healing so I will not have to slow down with my soul winning. GOTTA LOVE SOUL WINNING!

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