July 2002 Newsletter
July, 3 2002
Greetings from the land of one thousand
Ok, maybe not a thousand, but it is smoky. As I’m sure
Colorado is experiencing it’s worst fire season in many
years. Even though most of the states is untouched, Gunnison is
pretty hazy right now.
Since April, I’ve intertwined preaching and firefighting
almost non-stop. But, it’s been great sharing the good news
of Jesus from Kentucky to Kansas, California to Colorado as well
This past month I was on fires in Durango and Glenwood Springs,
CO and then Melva and I belatedly celebrated our 31st anniversary
during a ministry trip to San Diego.
The San Diego trip was a wonderful blessing as we taught each
day in the Horizon School of Evangelism and then shared with over
200 Home Fellowship leaders.
During the weekend we shared at five services and saw the Lord
touch a number of lives. We also did a live radio program.
Fellowship is an awesome church with outreaches around the
world. They have planted over 40 churches in the area. What a
privilege to work with them over the last 8 years or so.
Family: I leave this afternoon on another fire
assignment, Melva will hold down the home front, Joy leaves to
serve in England for 2 months, Rebekah is back from Honduras and
working in Vail, Steve is working toward college as well as leading
worship in Texas for a weekend, and Tim is working toward college.
Prayer requests: For those who received Christ
this past week in San Diego to grow and be nourished, for continued
anointing in sharing, for safety on the fire ( I just heard of
another fatality this morning) and most of all that each of us
will walk close to Jesus and each other,
Finances: Things are holding even, thanks for
each of you and your faithful prayers and support. You are making
a difference! We are giving away more firefighter new testaments
this year than ever before, more responses to the gospel, and
more attendance at our meetings! We
depend on God’s grace working through your prayers! THANK
CD: Our first album is now in CD form and our
second album should be out by mid-august. Call or write for a
copy. Blessings, Rick and Melva