April 2017 Newsletter

Last month was yet again busy because March 10-12 we were ministering at the second getaway in Kansas City, KS. We had 695 people in attendance and 5 people indicated they received Christ as Lord and Savior.

Here is an encouraging comment:

“Because the material was presented in a down to earth and non-blaming way, using real-life examples, it was enjoyable and helpful. It felt safe to open up and discuss difficult topics. It has definitely brought us closer and strengthened our relationship, as well as our faith and commitment.” Married 21 years

We left Kansas City on Monday and drove to Springfield, MO to watch our grandsons play basketball in the home school nationals. It was a great week and they did well. But the highlight of it all was Thursday night.

Our grandson, Brooks, had a team meeting and once again during the meeting the coach shared the gospel. This time Brooks was ready! He broke down and told his coach he thought God was calling him to be a Christian. His coach told him to go back to his room and share that.

He was staying in our room. Mark and I talked with him about it. Then he prayed and received Christ. It was so amazing to hear Brooks talk to the Lord. It still brings tears! Tears of joy!! We called his parents (they were in another room) and he went and talked with them for awhile.

The next morning during their team devotions his coach asked if he wanted to share with the team about last night. He said that he had already told everyone! This reminds me of …

Romans 10:9-10

That if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation. TO GOD BE THE GLORY!!

We were home for a week getting ready for the next getaway and doing yard work!!

Our next one was in Branson, MO. This time there were 1014 in attendance and 52 people indicated they received Christ as Lord and Savior.

Here are some amazing results:

“My marriage went from hanging on by a thread to full of hope, excitement, and renewed commitment. We are leaving both focused on God and truly desire his will, and to do everything it takes to make it the best it can be!” Married 1 year

“This is a life / game-changer! This helped me in so many ways … a re-commitment to our marriage and to my husband. And how to do what God intended for our marriage! A month ago we didn’t know if we would make it! Now ‘I still do!’” Married 6 years

“It brought us closer to God. We prayed out loud together for the first time… Amen!!” Married 6 years

April 21-23, Mark and I will be in Indianapolis, IN for another getaway!

PRAY FOR…

  • God to prepare the hearts for those who will attend.
  • Brooks to grow in his faith and for whoever will disciple him. 

    You are partners with us in what God is doing in marriages through your prayers and financial giving! In our culture today marriages are being redefined.

    Thank you.

Mark and Linda

April 2017 Newsletter

April 1st, 2017 by