August 13th 1995 at the age of 43 I gave my heart to the Lord while driving my semi down I-39 one day. For the next two years all I wanted to do was read my bible and pray God use me I want to be your servant. I remember the first tape I picked up on the road it was in Va. at a truck stop in 1999. There was a whole big basket full of tapes and the sign said Gospel Sunrise free tapes listen carefully and then pass them on. I remember listening to them tapes and just loving them and thinking this is just what I need out here on this Ole Lonesome Road. After that I started searching the truck stops for more of those tapes. I remember well the day that God spoke to me in 1999 and told me to start a tape ministry. It was after I had stopped and picked up a tape in a truck stop in Ga. I remember putting that tape in the tape player and this big friendly booming voice came on and Ray Sisk started talking to me like he was sitting in the cab with me. The tape said I-20 for Jesus and God spoke to me through that tape. He told me this is your ministry this is how I'm going to use you. I want you to start a tape ministry!
God said put my testimony on a tape and put some of the songs He had been giving me on the tape and start passing them out on the road! He told me the tapes are to reach the lost and the broken hearted and the tapes are to be free. I called the number on that tape and talked to Ray Sisk several times and he would encourage me and after a year of struggling with this call I surrendered in Oct. of 2000.
I started the Lonesome Road Tape Ministry for Truckers out on the road. I was at the time an over the road trucker so I made tapes on the weekend (about 25 a week) and took them with me on the road and handed them out to drivers through the week. God has continued to grow this ministry and He continues to send me solid Christians like you to help keep this ministry alive reaching thousands all across America. Today we are closing in on 2 million free CDs given away. I feel that God has opened a brand new door for Lonesome Road Ministries. God has called me to stretch a net across America using the truckers and Faith based trucking companies to bring in the Harvest. God has laid on my heart the next step in this ministry is to start a Truck Stop Crusade bringing the Gospel to the drivers right where they are, in the truck stop and to continue supplying the drivers with our CD's, Podcast and Radio programs. We need help, Churches, Trucking Companies, Drivers to get involved making a difference. Together we can reach our family, friends and our neighbors. I have put together a short introduction to our ministry and what we are all about. This short introduction CD is less than 7 minutes long so I pray you will help me get this introduction CD in the hands of your Pastor and Church board, or your Trucking Company. We need your help! Drivers we want to reach all across America using the trucking Companies that want to help their drivers and their driver's families at home. If you would please contact me and let me send you a package with this introduction CD and some information about the Ministry along with some of our pressing needs. I think we will increase our ministry and outreach. Remember one can put a thousand to flight but two can put ten thousand to flight. It doesn't double when we tie ourselves together it Quantum leaps.
Ecclesiastes 4:12 Says * And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.* So many of you have tied yourselves to this ministry with your time, talent, resources, and love offerings and we appreciate each and every one of you and I know I can depend on you to help with this "Brand New Thang" God has laid on our heart. Many others who have never been able to help, now is your chance to get involved in something that will change America. Will you take a stand for America today by helping stretch this net across our great Country? Call us, write to us, or email me and ask for the introduction CD and the packet of information about our ministry to give to your Trucking Company or your Church pastor and Church board. God bless you for your help and support in this ministry. And remember God Loves you and we do too! Talk at you later:
Chaplain Gary Rayburn
LET DOWN YOUR NETS!!!
Luke 5:4 When He had stopped speaking, He said to Simon, Launch out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.
I love this story in Luke Chapter 5 verses 1-11. Eleven powerful verses we need to apply into our lives. Jesus done the majority of His preaching, Teaching, Reaching by taking His message to the people where they were. Here we find Jesus going right into the work place to the fishermen and preaching to them from their very own boat. Then He said, "launch out in to the deep waters and cast your nets" and they brought in more fish than they had ever caught before. Then Jesus said; that's nothing follow me and I will make you fishers of Men!
God has something special, something unique for each and every one of us if we will just reach out and grab it. Most of the time it requires us launching out into the deep, claiming territory we are not comfortable in, or in other words getting out of our comfort zone. Many times it has us doing things we just aren't capable of doing, but with God all things are possible. Are you ready to launch out into the deep, are you ready to let God use you?
In verse 4; Jesus said to Simon now go out where it is deeper and let down your nets to catch some fish. Simon's reply was *Master, we worked hard all last night and didn't catch a thing." But then Peter realized who was speaking to him and he said, "But if you say so, I*ll let the nets down again.* This time their nets were so full of fish they began to tear! A shout for help brought their partners in the other boat, and soon both boats were filled with fish and on the verge of sinking.
This was the beginning of discipleship for Simon (Peter), James and John they were just fishermen. But when they saw who Jesus was they left everything to follow Him.
This 3 Fold Cord Conference we just had can be the beginning of something huge in our Ministries, our Churches and our homes. God is bringing us to new levels if we will just take a step in faith and follow Him!
Each one of us must decide,who are you gonna serve! We too need to see who Jesus is in our lives and we need to leave everything and follow Him.
The Bible says one can put a thousand to flight but two can put ten thousand to flight. When we tie ourselves together with other Ministries we can do ten times what we are capable of by ourselves. The Bible also says a threefold cord is not easily broken. When we work together God is pleased and He will strengthen us beyond anything we could ever dream or imagine.
Lonesome Road Ministries is a Church without Walls, A Church out of the Box. We are praying and asking God to bless us and use us to stretch this net all across America, bringing in a harvest for His kingdom. We are praying for Churches, Ministries, and Individuals that are ready to say "Here am I Lord use me!*
DAVE NEMO SHOW
August 19th 2018, we joined the Dave Nemo program on Sunday Mornings @ 6:05 AM Central time. Chaplain Gary Raybun along with Chaplain Darrell Spicer of Channel 21 Ministries,Tim Ridley and Truckstop Ministries Chaplains will be rotating each week to continue the work that Chaplain Joe Hunter was doing on this program for years. Chaplain Joe recently lost his battle with cancer and went home to be with the Lord. Our loss was Heaven's gain! It's gonna take a whole lot of Chaplains to fill the void left by Chaplain Joe Hunter. The Dave Nemo Show airs on the Road Dog Channel 146 on Sirrus/XM and it can be heard all across America and Canada. Chaplain Darrell Spicer and Chaplain Gary Rayburn will continue to be heard on the Tim Ridley Show with our 90 Second Jumpstarts M-F at 4 AM on Channel 146. We will also continue our In the Cab programs on WPILFM 91.7 in Heflin Al. Saturday Nights at 9 PM and Campmeetingradio.com 10 AM on Monday's along with Inthecabradio.com Sunday Morning program at 8 AM. Join Lonesome Road Ministries Church on the Road and let us ride along with you "In the Cab."
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God Bless, Talk at You Later...
Chaplain Gary Rayburn
Lonesome Road Ministries
P.O. Box 451
Wayne City,IL. 62895
BREAKER BREAKER ONE NINE
HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT OUR
3 FOLD CORD CONFERENCE
Most of you have heard our CD's and know we are not your typical CD Ministry. We are a Church on the Road a Church out of the box, taking the Church to the people where ever they are. This ministry began in October 2000 and shortly after that in early 2001 I heard a guy by the name of Jackie Bowling preaching over the CB radio on one of Ray Sisk cassettes. I called Ray and got Jackie Bowling's phone number and gave him a call. We quickly became friends and soon got the chance to meet at a truck stop.
We formed a partnership working together as Lonesome Road Ministries using his unique style of preaching over the CB radio and the songs that the Lord had given me to write to blend in with Jackie's preaching over the CB Radio to start making Cassettes for Lonesome Road Ministries.
Jackie and I have stayed good friends over the last 17 years and he has continued to support and be a big part of Lonesome Road Ministries. Jackie has recently changed jobs, he no longer drives over the road but has a local job working for the State of Indiana. So the "Good News" is Jackie will be joining us at our 3 Fold Cord Conference as one of our speakers this year September 28, 29, 30 you will get to meet Jackie and hear him bring us a Word from that Ole Lonesome Road. Jackie will be here September 28, & 29 and then head back to Covington In. where he is a Pastor Now for Freedom Christian Church in Kingman, In. Jackie has made lots of friends over the years on the road preaching and here is your chance to come and support Jackie and the Lonesome Road Ministry.
This year's conference will be the goodest one yet! Goodest! that's a Tony Mac word that I just love to use. Speaking of Tony Mac, yes Free in Christ will be represented at our Conference by Tony's wife Candy and his Daughter Michelle they will both be speaking at the conference. We have a full lineup of some of our Goodest friends who you hear on our Lonesome Road CD'S.
Who else you ask? Well I'm glad you asked! Jim and Ann Davenport from way down there in the top of the hill country in Meridian Texas. Joe Arview from Benton, IL. will be here Saturday only. Bill Schell will be here Saturday Only. Bill lives down in New Burnside Il south of Harrisburg. The McKay Project will be here for their 2nd year in a row. We became friends with them only 3 years ago and they have become not only friends but also partners. We have written several songs together and we have produced 2 Music CD's Lonesome Road Vol # 1 and Lonesome Road Vol # 2. We are planning Lonesome Road Vol # 3 for 2020. We have also traveled with the McKay project ministering across the Country.
James Payne will be with us again this year and doing a concert on Saturday Night and preaching the Sunday morning message to close the conference. James Payne's concert has become a favorite of the 3 Fold Cord crowd and this year's will be no exception. Dan Duncan will be returning for his second year and everyone loved Dan & Marilyn last year and he has become a Lonesome Road favorite with his music and testimonies. Sherman Taylor of Marion, IL. will also be with us this year.
New to the conference this year is Roger Barkley Jr. a great singer songwriter. I just fell in love with his music and I know you will too. Also some new friends of the Ministry Sonshine Road, Kevin and Rachelle Nelson you are gonna love this year's conference.
Also new to our conference is Country Music legend Barbara Fairchild. Her and her husband Roy Morris have an awesome ministry in Branson, Mo. There place in Branson has been one of the most popular places in Branson for years. They will be doing a concert on Friday Night and also be with us on Saturday. Don't miss this years conference!
This month's CD and Podcast,
Ignite...The Power of the Seed
CALLING ALL PRAYER WARRIORS
Dennis McKay was involved in an accident July 18. Dennis was sitting in a Subway waiting on his wife Leslie to meet him for lunch when a car came crashing trough the subway striking Dennis. Leslie drove up just as this was happening and witness what happened. Dennis was rushed to the hospital and needed 36 staples and a whole lot of stitches. He is in a leg Stabilizer with Crutches. Please pray for quick healing for Dennis and if you would like to send Dennis A Get Well card his address is Dennis McKay 93 Nature Trail Columbus, MS. 39702
A TIME OF INCREASE
Isaiah 54:2 *Enlarge the place of your tent, And let them stretch out the curtains of your dwellings; Do not spare; Lengthen your cords, And strengthen your stakes. God wants to pour out His favor and blessings beyond anything we could ever dream or imagine. God is wanting each of us to go to the next level in our lives, Ministries and Churches. We have to prepare to receive His favor and blessings. We must increase our vision and our capacity to receive what God has for us.
Remember the story in 2nd Kings Chapter 4 about the widow who cried out to the prophet Elisha? Her Husband had died and the creditors were coming to enslave her family. The prophet ask her what do you have in your house? She replied nothing but a small bottle of Olive Oil. The prophet told her to round up all the jars she could find go ask her friends and neighbors for jars and not to just ask for a few but gather all she can then fill the jars with the oil in the small bottle. When they had finished doing what the Prophet said they had more than enough to pay their debts and to live a blessed and highly favored life.
It*s time for us to go out and seek those containers and gather not just a few but as many as we can and let the Lord bless us beyond anything that we could ever dream, hope or imagine. He wants to enlarge each one of us but we must enlarge our vision and efforts. Just like the little boy with a few fish and a few loaves just a small lunch enough for a young lad. But when he placed it in the hands of the Master it became a miracle and was enough to feed thousands.
If we think we have reached our limit then we will get stuck where we are, but if we continue to enlarge our vision of where God wants to take us we will continue to reach our family, friends, and neighbors. When we enlarge our vision, God will pour out His favor not only on us but also to all those who we reach out to.
God wants us to have a life more abundantly so we need to increase our vision and gather as many containers as possible and let God fill them to overflowing.
this month's podcast and cd
I logged over 4 million miles as a truck driver from 1972 - 2007 and I have written a lot of it in my songs. God has taken me off the road and put me into full time ministry, but I still have a heart for all you drivers out there.