Tuesday, October 22, 2019

the Homeless

 Today I want to share something that happened yesterday, on the trail. (I spend part of my time on my bike ministering to the homeless.) I had come to a park down by the river in Tulsa and decided to take a break. I saw a homeless man trying to dry off and warm up in front of a hand blower in the men's bathroom. (The night before it had rained. This man got caught in it and was drenched.) I asked him if he could use a protein bar. He brightened up and said, "Yes!" Then he said, "That sure is a nice bottle. (I have a bottle I hand out that I call "the Bottle of Life". It includes what I call a mini Bible school, a letter with vital information for the homeless in the Tulsa area, and a protein bar. I told him the bottle was his and the protein bar was inside. Then, I asked him if he ever went to church. It turned into an amazing conversation about the Lord. If you passed by this man he was probably someone you would stay away from - rotten teeth, dirty clothes, etc. But, Jesus gave His life for this man just as much as He gave His life for me. He is very valuable in the eyes of the Lord. We are friends forever. More importantly, brothers in the Lord forever.

Thursday, October 17, 2019


This facility is one of the most supportive facilities I minister in. The staff are very anxious to bring everyone they can into the service. We had a wonderful time together. The thrust this morning was to have a desire to renew our minds to the Word of God and understand how that helps us on a personal level. God is such a wonderful, good God. Jesus Is Lord!

This afternoon I was so taken by the fact that we have so many strong Bible believing Christians in nursing care facilities. This afternoon I heard over and over testimonies of prayer warriors who have been interceding for their families. I don't think the local church or the local pastors are aware of the untapped source of prayer warriors who can be found in these facilities. Imagine thousands of seasoned prayer warriors all praying in agreement based on the Word of God!

Wednesday, October 16, 2019


We just had an amazing morning. Music is so powerful. It seemed like many of the residents were depressed until we began to sing. After a few minutes of: Amazing Grace and Jesus Is The Sweetest Name I Know, smiles came to their faces and they began to sing much louder. After the service they were immediately asking why we ended so soon. (We had been singing for 45 minutes.) Then they asked, When are you coming back? We are making a wonderful impact in these facilities and residents.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019


We are growing at Methodist Manor. I think the word is getting out that we are very serious about the Word of God. We are thoroughly convinced that Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life. At the close of the service we all repeated together, "Jesus is my Lord."

Thursday, October 10, 2019


I just cannot think of a higher calling than to be asked to share the Word of God with others. We had another full room this morning with receptive ears. With hands in the air and tears in their eyes they worshiped their God. What an amazing morning.

We are:
Strengthening The Saved & Saving The Lost

Tuesday, October 8, 2019


I never tire of seeing faces light up when we start to sing the hymns. This month we are looking at what it means to renew the mind to the Word of God. We are looking at 3 areas. 1. To know who you are in Christ. 2. To know the character of God. 3. To know what He has promised. There was some shoutin' going on this morning. They're getting it! We have become the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019


This morning we talked about "using our faith to run our race". At the end of the service a woman stood up and out of her wheel chair to give me a hug. Latter I heard she had not been out of her wheel chair and on her own for a year. Praise The Lord! She said, "I think I could run across the room."