This month's CD / Podcast
1 Chronicles 4: 10 And Jabez called on the God of Israel saying, “Oh, that You
would bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory, that Your hand would be with me, and that You would keep me from evil, that I may not cause pain!” So God granted him what he requested.
Above is a picture of the back wall to our new sanctuary here at Lonesome Road Ministries. We are excited about our upcoming conference here at our new home. We have many folks signing up to be here June 25,26,& 27 so if you haven’t signed up then please do so. It is going to be one awesome weekend.
I look back at the beginning of Lonesome Road Ministries 20 years ago when God called me to start a tape Ministry. I remember thinking there is no way that I could possibly do it. I even went as far as to try and pass it off to my pastor. I told him I think God is wanting us to start a tape ministry and he told me “that God never said anything to him about it. Maybe God wants you to start a tape ministry.” So I kept on praying and trying to figure out how someone like me could start a tape ministry. It wasn’t long after that my Sunday school class bought me the book Jabez Prayer. (It was a setup!) I got a hold of that prayer and started praying it everyday. I said “God if you did it for Jabez maybe you can do it for me. God use me to make a difference in the lives of Others!”
There is no Limit to what God can do in our lives when we surrender to Him. We are living proof there is No limit to what God can do for you if you trust, believe, and follow Him in where He is leading you. God has more for us than we could ever dream or imagine, He wants to use us to reach our family, friends, our neighbors but we have to throw off our chains of doubt that are holding us back from reaching our potential in Christ. I hope you find encouragement from this month’s CD titled “No Limits.” I preached this message several years ago but I felt led to send this message out this month. The message and the music on this CD I pray will bless you and your family.
The music on this CD is by our good friend Joe Arview a partner here at Lonesome Road Ministries. Joe is in a fight for his life right now. He has been diagnosed with colon cancer and will be having surgery on April 5th at St. Louis, Mo. We ask you all to keep Joe in your prayers and also if you could send Joe a note of encouragement. His mailing address is Joe Arview 5357 Orient Blacktop Rd. Benton, IL. 62812. Joe is busy working on his next CD project and it is going to be the very best CD he has put out to date. It would be an encouragement to Joe if you pre-ordered his new music or if you don’t have Joe’s music it would be a great time to order all his music. Please be in prayer for Joe and his family as they face this very difficult time.
Joe knows there is nothing too hard for God! Several years ago I sent Joe one of the Jabez Prayer books and he and his family got a hold of this Jabez prayer and they have seen God perform many miracles in their lives. Joe’s wife Dee is a cancer survivor and we know God is going to bring Joe through this fiery furnace also.
Joe is planning on being with us here at our Conference in June and then Joe will be traveling with me July 9 & 10 to Columbia City,Indiana to kick off a 3 day revival with Pastor Jeff Lewis and some awesome music by Joe Arview & Mark & Pam Harvey at New Beginnings Church at Big lake. The address is 6331 N. State Rd 109. Call Pastor Jeff Lewis @ 260.610.5133 for more info. From there Joe and I will be traveling up to Bellevue, MI. for a 10 am service July 11th in Washington Park Bellevue Michigan. This is an outdoor event so bring a lawn chair and come join us for a great day in the park. Brought to you by the Bellevue Baptist CD Ministry. Sunday night July 11 We will continue north for Good News Distribution, Seeds for the Harvest appreciation dinner in the park. The address is 3391 Wilson Ave SW Grandville. MI. It’s going to be a great time of food,fellowship, music & testimonies starting at 6 pm local time. We hope to meet many of our Lonesome Road family on this trip.
We are also available to come to your event so don’t hesitate to give us a call and invite us to come to your Church or Christian event.
You can contact Joe Arview at 618-927-1986 or Joearview.com
My Phone number is 618-383-2107 or Lonesomeroad.org
Were looking forward to hearing from You!!!!
WE ARE STILL LOOKING FOR SONGS FOR OUR LONESOME ROAD VOL # 4 CD WHICH WILL BE COMING OUT IN 2022. SO SEND US YOUR LYRICS, FINISHED SONGS, OR JUST ROUGH DRAFTS FOR US TO CONSIDER FOR OUR NEXT PROJECT
We are working as fast as we can to merge Channel 21 Ministries and Lonesome Road Ministries websites together, please be patient with us as we make this happen. Meanwhile should you need something that's no longer is available from Channel 21 Ministries website, don't hesitate to contact me. I also take suggestions good or bad for both websites.
This month's CD / Podcast
Matthew 13: 23 But he who received seed on the good ground is he who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and produces: some a hundredfold,some sixty, some thirty.”
I am truly amazed as I sit here in my new office here at Lonesome Road Ministries. I think back to 1995 when I first got saved and started this journey. I remember a sermon that my first pastor Russ Beadles preached from Matthew chapter 13 the parable of the sower. Pastor Russ explained it so well how the sower who went forth
sowing seeds. When he sowed, some seed fell by the wayside, and the birds came and devoured them up. Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth, the plants sprang up quickly, but they soon wilted beneath the hot sun and died because the root had no nourishment in the shallow ground. Other seeds fell among the thorns that shot up and choked out the tender blades. But some seed fell on fertile ground and produced a crop that was thirty, sixty, and even a hundred times as much that was planted.
Here are the words that stood out in my mind that day. Pastor Russ Said, “You are that ground, you get to choose, which ground are you going to be?” I thought to myself, well that’s a no brainer! I want to be that fertile ground. So I prayed that day, Lord if I get to choose, then make me that fertile ground. Lord use me to make a difference everywhere I go. I want to produce fruit for your Kingdom. That was over 25 years ago and God has answered that prayer I prayed. I could have never dreamed or expected what God has done in our lives. God spoke to me to start a tape ministry in 1999 and after struggling with the thought that I wasn’t capable I finally realized that I wasn’t, but He is! God can mold you into something that He can use if you just surrender to what He is calling you to do. October 2000 Lonesome Road Ministries was born. I have had the chance to pray for so many that are out on that Ole Lonesome Road and I have had the opportunity to lead many to the Lord over those 25 years.
We are going to need new carpet, sanctuary chairs, and sound system installed before we can have our conference in June. So many of you have planted your seeds in this fertile ground and we have been able to purchase this property and remodel the offices, media room, fellowship hall and the kitchen. We still need your help, support, and prayers as we finish the sanctuary by June so that we can have our conference.
God has made Lonesome Road Ministries that fertile ground that I prayed for in 1995. Now God is raising this ministry up to even higher ground by giving us this new home to house the ministry. God is creating an Oasis in the desert for all those who are weary and carrying heavy burdens. God is creating a place where they can come to get the living water that is needed to sustain them. That Living water is Jesus Christ.
Last month we showed you pictures of some of the rooms that we have completed. Good news, we have started working on the sanctuary. This is going to be a big project, as you can see we are painting and taking up the old carpet. We had a Church, Kingdom Life Christian Center in North Carolina donate 70 chairs and a portable sound system which will work perfectly in our fellowship hall.
We have set the dates June 25,26,27 for our 8th 3 Fold Cord Conference. The Address is 107 Sycamore Street in Keenes, Il. which is on route 15, 3 miles east of my home town of Wayne City, iL. And just 17 miles west of Mt. Vernon, IL. which is where the closest motels will be located.
This year we are asking for each one of you who plan to attend to call us at 618.383.2107 and pre-register so that we can get an idea of how much grub we need to prepare. .
Everyone is Welcome. You can also log on to our website and register or just send us a registration form back in by mail. We want to hear from you!
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.