Deuteronomy 28 1-2 And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the LORD thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth: And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God.
God is the author of new beginnings. October 19 2020 God moved this ministry into our own home here at 107 Sycamore St., Keenes, Illinois. We have completely remodeled this Church into a ministry home for Lonesome Road Ministries and we are now debt free. We started this ministry in the basement of our home in October 2000 making 25 cassette tapes a week and taking them with me in my semi and passing them out on the road.
Deuteronomy Chapter 28 starts out saying IF (this is the key word I believe) you diligently obey the voice of the Lord your God, to observe carefully ALL (another key word) His commandments which I command you today, that the Lord your God will set you high above all nations of the earth. And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, because you obey the voice of the Lord your God. Those are powerful Scriptures and the next 12 verses in Deuteronomy are equally powerful. I know I heard the voice of God speak to me to start a tape ministry in 1999 and I struggled with the Calling God had placed on my life because I knew I wasn’t capable.
When I finally realized that I wasn’t, but God could do anything with a willing vessel, I surrendered and started a tape ministry many months later in Oct 2000. I have tried to listen to His voice and do what God has asked me to do and He has blessed this ministry tremendously since. We went from a Tape Ministry to CD Ministry and Podcast Ministry. Then we got invited to do radio programs. God has sent me all over the country sharing my testimony and Ministry from California to Florida and many states in between.
In 2020 God spoke to me to move this ministry back home from Carmi and I asked you all for your help and you got behind me and we were able to purchase an old Church building in Keenes, IL just 3 miles from my home. Because of all of you we were able to buy this building and remodel it and we are now debt free. Now that many of the newer trucks and cars no longer have CD players, I have been praying and asking God for our next step in this ministry.
I traveled down to Nashville to the Religious National Broadcast Convention in early March searching for direction for this ministry. I spoke with many radio stations about airing our broadcast. I felt like radio and podcast was the next step for this ministry. I was praying and asking God to open doors for our ministry to be picked up by some of the radio stations. God has lead this ministry every step of the way since we began in 2000. I heard the voice of the Lord say start your own radio station. So once again we are stepping out into the unknown and we are starting Lonesome Roads very own radio station. God promises us that He will bless us in the city and the country in Deut 28: 3. This verse says there is no limit to God’s blessings. Wherever the obedient person goes God’s favor will follow. We are boldly believing that God is going to bless us with the finances we need to get this radio station up and going and maintain it so that we can continue this ministry far beyond the tape ministry He called us into in 1999. We are praying for God’s blessings to flow to all who plant tithes & love offerings in this fertile ground. God bless each and everyone of you who partner with us by listening to the CD’S and passing them on to OTHERS. We are working on cards to have for everyone to share with others to guide them to our radio station. We hope to have this in place by the end of June. We thank you all for your help & support. Read Deut. 28 verses 1-14 and claim these verses for your life and your families lives.
This is a free conference and no reservations or tickets are required. Closest motels are Mt. Vernon, IL. Several campgrounds in the area. Call me and I will help you decide where to stay. We will start Friday afternoon @ 2 pm this year and there will be a fish fry Friday night, Breakfast at 8 on Saturday and a catered lunch at 2pm Saturday. Sunday’s service will be moved to Orchardville Church 12 miles North of our Keenes Location.
So many ways to listen to Lonesome Road Ministries. We are working together with many Ministries to reach souls out there on that Ole Lonesome Road. We have joined with HLE & Saddle Up Radio to send the message around the world. Please check out their great programming and you will be blessed!
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.