I wanted to let you know that my sister-n-law Debbie (My wife's brother's wife) passed away suddenly yesterday morning. She was 46. She died in her sleep. She leaves behind her husband Jerry and two older children. Kaitlin (20) and Caleb (17) Please pray that God would undergird Jerry and his children. My wife and I and our youngest daughter Jianna plan to leave today and head to Marion, Ohio where they live. We are trusting God to help us as we travel and as we visit with the family. At this point we are not sure when the funeral (memorial) service will be. Please pray that God would make us a blessing for the cause of His Kingdom.
This results in us missing at least the first part of Binghamton Camp. Our prayers are with Rev. Jonathan Fall (Camp Supervisor) and the southern zone preachers. May God give strength for the battle. The very word encampment signifies spiritual warfare. "Encamped along the hills of light ye Christian soldiers rise..." Rev. Leonard Sankey and Rev. Dan Kaufman are our evangelists this year. The Fall family and the Byer family will be sharing in the special singing. May God's Holy Spirit come and fill the temples. I regret the fact that I will miss the reunion and the meeting of the many that will be a part of it. My prayer is that His Spirit will come and make the difference in the hearts of all that attend. You can be assured that I will be praying for the reunion service. Rev. Rowan Fay and Rev. Donald Myers will be in charge of guiding the reunion service. Binghamton Camp is where I got my feet down spiritually as a 17 year old boy. I remember the singing and shouts of praise as well as the God-anointed messages. It was in the 1984 camp on a warm afternoon in the front center section of the tabernacle on the old pews(benches) that God called me to go to bible college and at the time I hardly knew that there was such a thing as called a bible college. It was in 1992 in the Binghamton Tabernacle that I was ordained to the ministry. Rev. J. I . Paige, one of the evangelists at the time preached the ordination service. Paul and Robyn Clemens were the song evangelists and they sang "To be like Jesus" (My favorite song which I am sure they had no idea at the time). When they sang that song God witnessed to me that he was sealing again the call of God to my heart. God had called me to preach and there was no doubt about it!!!! May God bless the memories and may he use them to tug at the hearts of all that are present.
At Binghamton Camp this year may souls be convicted, saved, sanctified, comforted, strengthened and made ready for heaven. To God Be The Glory!!!
Our Lay minister Dan Slozat from our Linesville, PA Church will be having prostate surgery tomorrow morning (Wednesday) July 26 at 10:30 am. There is also a polyp in his urinary bladder that will be removed. Bro. Slozat has been a member there in the Linesville church since he was 16 years old. Bro. Slozat has spent his life serving God and the local church there in Linesville. Four over six decades he has been involved in helping to spread the gospel over Linesville. Please keep him in prayer as he goes through this surgery tomorrow.
Also William Miller, one of our conference ministers, would appreciate your prayers. This Sunday, July 30th at 6 p.m. There will be a memorial service for his mother in the Schenectady Pilgrim Holiness Church. May God's sustaining Grace, comfort and strength be real to Bro. Miller and his family at this time. Please take brother Miller and his family before the Throne of God especially in the coming days ahead.
Please Hold William (Billy) Miller up in prayer along with his family. His mother just passed away this morning @ 6 am. Bro. Miller is one of our Licensed ministers and is helping out at the Schenectady Church.
Happy to report that my daughter Denise is now home. Although far from well, she can continue to recover as an outpatient.
Thank you for all your prayers.
This Tues. and Wed. our mission in Brazil is conducting a first time ever Ministerial Convention. Bro. and Sr. Delbert Howard from southern Brazil are the scheduled speakers. Please pray that this time will be a time of refreshing and instruction for our pastors and wives there in Brazil and for our missionaries as well.
Denise Johnsen, George Johnsen's daughter, is very seriously ill
Thank you for taking these needs to our Father.
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