What If? What if every Church and Ministry was to get together for one cause, wonder what we could all do together? What if, all the Churches and Ministries got together and decided to win our City, our County and the surrounding area for Jesus. What if we put our denominations aside for one cause, one reason, to win our area for Jesus and to see souls saved, people healed, people changed. What if there was a way we could all work together and agree that people need Jesus in their lives? I wonder what would happen to our homes, schools and our community. It’s sad that it takes a tragedy or a storm of some kind to get people to pull together. The bible tells us a threefold cord is not easily broken. Jesus said; “A house divided against itself will not stand.” Together we can withstand the storms that are headed our way, divided we will fall.
Well there is a storm going on right now and it is sweeping across America. We need to band together the Churches and Ministries in our area and win back our community. What if we started taking the Gospel and present it to people where they are, in their homes, workplace and wherever we run into whosoever. What if we handed them a cd, or a gospel tract? Jesus spoke about the power of agreement in Matthew 18:19: "Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven."
Don't put any limitation on this Scripture. Jesus says what He means. and means what He says. We can receive anything if we agree about it in prayer. The Bible says that one can put a thousand to flight, but two could put ten thousand to flight. If we work together in unity we can reach our area for Christ.
The Closest motels will be in Mt. Vernon, IL. 17 miles west of Lonesome Road Ministries. We will begin Friday night at 5:30 pm with a meal followed by our meet & greet and a concert by James Payne at 7 pm. Saturday morning Breakfast from 07:30 to 09:30 and conference begins Saturday at 10 AM. We will have booth spaces outdoors under tents, so if you have a table bring it, and lawn chairs.
there will be outdoor dining along as well as indoor dining.
We might not reach everyone, but what about the ones we do reach. We can make a difference in someone’s life today! This will be our 8th Conference and our best ever so don’t miss out. Everyone is Invited to join us!
We will be adding a new way to be a witness on the road. These will be for our friends who no longer have a CD player.
These are gift cards we can hand out to people we come in contact with. Who doesn’t want to receive a free gift card?
I don't know about you all, but my bags are packed. See you in Keenes!
This Month CD / Podcast
1 Peter 2:9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.
Peculiar is a peculiar way for God to want us to be... I looked it up in the dictionary and the word itself means to be unusual, eccentric, and odd. But the dictionary also says peculiar has another meaning; belonging distinctively, exclusively to one person- being special and unique. I believe that is what God meant when He called us a peculiar people. God wants us to be sold out to Him, to be the called out ones of the Church! We are to take the Gospel message with us everywhere we go and share it with whosoever we can. It is time for us to be bold about our faith and to share it with others!
This month’s CD is what it is going to take to wake America up! Hell is No Joke, This is some strong preaching and it’s time to wake up America. The Christians who are born again need to get a urgency in there walk. In 1963 one woman ( I won’t even mention her name) got the Bible thrown out of our public schools. Satan will use every means and anybody he can to destroy America. When the Bible was taken out of our schools, I believe that was the beginning of the take over of our children’s minds. We all sit in our living rooms and watch in horror as our streets in America are looted and wonder what can we do about it. It’s time for Christians to quit playing Church and be the Church.
People do not want to hear about Jesus Christ, they want to see Jesus Christ. People are looking for someone who is real about their faith. Christians have been given the most powerful force in the universe. God sent His Holy Spirit to come live in each one of us when we are saved. The Holy Spirit empowers us to communicate, to be God’s light in someone’s dark world. We as Christians may be the only bible some people ever read. Each one of us can be Jesus to someone without hope. We may not be able to reach everyone, but we sure can make a difference to those we do reach.
When we are saved we become a peculiar people. That doesn’t mean we have to be weird or crazy, but it does mean we are to be sold out to one person, and that one person is Jesus. We are special and unique and Jesus has a purpose and plan for our lives. God Gave you a fingerprint that no one else has so you could leave an imprint on others that no one else can! We have to reach out, or get out of our comfort zone. Christians are like rubber bands, God wants to stretch us and use us in ways we never thought or dreamed possible.
Matthew 5 14-16 says “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. We are to be a light, shining the light of the Gospel message everywhere we go. It doesn’t matter if we are at Church, school, home, or work. We are to be witnesses to whosoever, whenever and wherever. Hide it under a bushel, NO! Let your light so shine, pointing OTHERS to Jesus!
June 25,26, & 27 God’s peculiar people are going to get together for our 3 Fold Cord Conference at this Oasis in the desert to get filled up to overflowing of the Holy Spirit so that we can go out all across America splashing onto others that we come in contact with. Family, friends and neighbors who need Jesus in their lives. You are invited to come join us here at Lonesome Road Ministries new home here at 107 Sycamore St. Keenes, IL. 62851 Come join our family of God’s Peculiar people
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!
Luke 4 verse 18 & 19
The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.
Good news friends 2021 is the acceptable year of the Lord!!! God is looking for a place to Happen! He is looking for willing vessels to fill up with His Spirit so that those vessels can pour out on OTHERS!
In the Scriptures, David was discounted by his family, and his job as a shepherd was considered insignificant. Even his own family looked on the outside when they looked at David but God only looks at the heart. And what God saw in David was a man after God's own heart. What God saw when he looked at David was a heart who loved God so much that he didn't complain, get bitter, or quit, no matter how tough the going got. In 1 Samuel 16 verse 7 says For the Lord does not see as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.
The Spirit of the Lord is upon all those who choose to be a person after God's own heart! God is looking to anoint those to preach the gospel to the poor, to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set those free that are bruised.
I believe God has anointed this new home of Lonesome Road Ministries to be a place where those who are lost, hurting, confused, bruised, and blind can come and find the liberty that they so desperately are looking for. Not only that, I believe that God is wanting to anoint you, those who are a person after God's heart to be that vessel on the road or in your home town to preach the Gospel to all who will have an ear to hear. That doesn't mean you have to start a church where you are because wherever you are you are the Church.
The best sermon you could ever preach is your own testimony of how God brought you out of the darkness into His marvelous light. It's time for all of us to step into the next level that God is trying to raise us up too.
God has brought us all together to be a family, and together we can do more than we ever thought or dreamed possible. God has given Lonesome Road Ministries a new home! He has anointed this place to be a special place that we can come to fill our vessels up to overflowing. Then we can go out and pour out His Spirit onto OTHERS all across this Country.
Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him. And a threefold cord is not quickly broken. Together we can make a difference to our family, friends and neighbors. We are starting to make plans for our 3 Fold cord conference the last weekend in June 2021. Mark your calendars, set your vacations for June 25,26,27 for our 8th 3 Fold Cord Conference. This year it will be held at Lonesome Road Ministries new headquarters at 107 Sycamore St. Kennes, IL. 62851. We invite you to come on in anytime and check out your new home here at Lonesome Road Ministries.
Looking Ahead to 2021
Isaiah 41:17 & 18
The poor and needy seek water, but there is none; their tongues are parched with thirst. I, the LORD, will answer them; I, the God of Israel, will not forsake them. I will open rivers on the barren heights, and fountains in the middle of the valleys. I will turn the desert into a pool of water, and the dry land into flowing springs.
We've all heard the saying, "You might be the only Bible some folks will ever read." So we need to be something worth reading! We must make ourselves available to be that shelter for a non-believing friend? The word *oasis* has a refreshing sound to it, does it not? It means a retreat, a Haven, or a sanctuary. In 2021 God is calling each of us to be that oasis in the desert to people all around us. We could be coming into a time in America when people are looking and searching for that life giving water. We need to be able to point people to the source, and that source is our Lord Jesus Christ.
God has given Lonesome Road Ministries a new home here at 107 Sycamore St. in Keenes, IL. I believe God has anointed this place to be an oasis for all the lost and hurting people in this area and also for all those all across America. God has not forsaken us, He is raising up those who will say here am I Lord use me! God is building an Oasis right here in this our new Church home. He is raising up Chaplains for the road through our Channel 21 Ministries Chaplain program to be an Oasis for those hurting souls who are lost and lonely out there on that Ole Lonesome Road. We are looking for those men & women who wants to be used out there on the road.
God is saying to each of us, as for you my chosen ones, I have called you back from the ends of the earth so you can serve Me. For I have chosen you and will not throw you away. Do not be afraid for I am with you. Do not be dismayed for I am your God. I will strengthen you. I will help you. I will uphold you with my victorious right hand. I never want to forget where God found me. A 43 year old drug addict & alcoholic truck driver. I was at the bottom sinking deep into the miry clay when I had no where to look but up. I cried out to God and He saved me, set me upon the Rock (it was a setup), cleaned me up and established my goings. Over 25 years ago on August 13,1995 God saved me and I said here am I Lord Use Me!!!
God has brought us a long way and He ain't through with us yet! We have now officially moved into Lonesome Roads new home that God has provided for us through the generous donations of the Lonesome Road Ministry family. Now we are in the midst of remodeling this Church which has been empty for the last 5 years. We are painting, putting new floors down in the offices, fellowship hall, bathrooms, and looking forward to remodeling the sanctuary in 2021. We are planning on having a Church on the Road that the Lonesome Road Ministries Families can call home. Our plans are to have a place where we can have testimony services, Music services and preaching services from some of the Lonesome Road families from around the Country. An Oasis in the desert for all who are lost and searching to find life giving water that only our Lord Jesus Christ can provide.
Here is what the Lord is saying to His people for 2021, Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through the fire you shall not be burned,and the flames shall not consume you for I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not see it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. The wild beast will honor Me, the jackals, and ostriches for I give water in the wildernesses and rivers in the desert, to give drink to my people, the people whom I formed for myself that they might declare my praise. We are looking ahead to 2021 and the Next Level that God has called us to...
Matthew 2 verse 1-3
Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the reign of King Herod. About that time some wise men from eastern lands arrived in Jerusalem, asking, "Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We saw his star as it rose, and we have come to worship him." King Herod was deeply disturbed when he heard this, as was everyone in Jerusalem.
Linda and I was eating our Thanksgiving dinner just the two of us and it just didn't seem like Thanksgiving. Because of this covid 19, families are not gathering together for traditional family times. It looks like Christmas may be the same. It made me think of the Grinch who tried to steal Christmas. This year December 2020 we have a mean one trying to steal Christmas. We all know who is behind all this and it is Satan himself. He has been trying to steal Christmas and it goes all the way back to the birth of Jesus. Satan is a liar and a thief and we must not let him steal Christmas from us this year or ever. Over 2000 years ago we had King Herod trying to not only steal but trying to kill Christmas.
Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the reign of King Herod. About that time some wise men from eastern lands arrived in Jerusalem, asking, "Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We saw his star as it rose, and we have come to worship him."
King Herod was deeply disturbed when he heard this, as was everyone in Jerusalem. Then Herod called for a private meeting with the wise men, and he learned from them the time when the star first appeared. Then he told them, "Go to Bethlehem and search carefully for the child. And when you find him, come back and tell me so that I can go and worship him, too!" King Herod was a liar.
After this interview the wise men went their way. When they saw the star, they were filled with joy! They entered the house and saw the child with his mother, Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasure chests and gave him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
When it was time to leave, they returned to their own country by another route, for God had warned them in a dream not to return to Herod. After the wise men were gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. "Get up! Flee to Egypt with the child and his mother," the angel said. "Stay there until I tell you to return, because Herod is going to search for the child to kill him."
In the story of the Grinch who stole Christmas, the Grinch devised a wicked scheme to steal the Whos's Christmas presents, Christmas trees, decorations, and food. The Grinch's intention was to dump everything into the abyss.
The Scripture tells us in John 10:10 The thief comes to steal,to kill, and to destroy. Which is really bad news but there is more to this verse it also says that Jesus has come so that we might have live and life more abundantly.
That is God's plan for each and everyone of us. As you will hear in this month's CD "Living the Abundant Life" we can all have that abundant life that Jesus wants for us. Danny Crane's testimony even tells us how to accomplish that abundant life if we will just reach out and grab it. So we are praying for each and everyone of you as you listen to this powerful testimony you will take it to heart. Let us all make Jesus our King this year and worship Him in Spirit and Truth.
The Scripture Says And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying: "Glory to God in the highest,And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!" We pray that this Christmas season that you will not let that mean ole grinch Satan steal your joy.
Yes 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.
2 Corinthians 9 12-13
The service you are offering helps God's people with their needs, but that is not all it does. It is also bringing more and more thanks to God. This service is a proof of your faith, and people will praise God because of it. They will praise God that you freely share what you have with them and with all people. They will praise him to see you following the Good News about Christ that you openly accepted. They will praise God because you freely share with them and with all people.
October 19, 2020 twenty years after Lonesome Road Ministries began in the basement of our home God has given us a new place to plant this ministry. It's because of the generosity of each and everyone of you who have sent in your donations that this new Church home is "Paid in Full." In the words of Tony Mac, Who would have thunk it? Your generosity has been overwhelming to my wife Linda & I and we want you all to know how thankful we are. November 2020 is truly going to be a time of Thanksgiving for us. We are so thrilled that God has called us to be the ones to serve Him in this capacity.
I have also heard from so many of you about the plaques on the wall of the hallway. It seems that nobody wants their name on a plaque so I have had to rethink that idea. All Glory goes to God so I will have one plaque made for all the Lonesome Road Ministries Church on the Road family, dedicating this Church to God. To God be the Glory, He is worthy to be praised!
Who would have thunk it! twenty years ago when we made that 1st cassette tape that we would have over 2 million messages sent out all over the world. This ministry has evolved from cassette tapes to CD'S to DVD'S, Podcast and Radio programs. We just recently picked up two new radio stations, Christian Country USA Radio Saturday & Sunday nights @ 11pm and Christian Voice Radio Friday & Saturday mornings @ 1 am.. Check out our website for the other great radio stations. God has blessed us beyond anything we could have hoped or imagined!! Let me end this with 2 Corinthians chapter 9 verse 15.Thanks be to God for His gift that is too wonderful to describe.
This month we are shinning the spotlight on one of our newest chaplains, Tom Price. I first meet Tom at the mid America truck show in 2014 or maybe 2015. He came to the truck show because he was feeling led to be a trucker. The first booth he came to was our booth and I knew there was something special about this big ole farm boy. It was a setup!! God sent him to our booth and we became good friends. Tom later showed up at our 3 Fold Cord Conference and got to meet Tony Mac and his life has never been the same since.
Tom is sold out to Christ and God uses him to write songs and poem's. Tom recently was our first overnight guest at our new home here at Lonesome Road Ministries as he spent the weekend helping us get moved in to our new location here @ 107 Sycamore St Keenes, IL. God spoke to Tom that weekend and he put it down in a poem; Here is what Tom wrote:
These new enlarged walls can talk - I heard them say - a great harvest is coming... but it's time to plant and pray! Every time I enter that thank filled place... I could see lots of evidence of God's Love and great grace! From the racks of CD'S - and Gary's heart and hands with machines that made them... I could hear more than a whisper again and again! As the first overnight guest in the new Lonesome road home... I felt my heart stirring - but sure did not feel alone! As a train whistle blew at least 3 times in the night... it was like a Heavenly Trumpet call for prayer warriors to fight! With the multitude of God's glory stories already recorded, loaded and ready to be given out... this ole farm boy just knows a great harvest is coming... soon all truckers and other workers will have no doubt!! Just so others know... it's a joy to work when there's a heaven sent overflow... 30, 60, and beyond 100 fold...it's about time to be bold!! Love you brother Gary and Linda too...Chaplain Tom Price
THE NEXT LEVEL
Isaiah 48:17 This is what the Lord says--- your redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: I am the Lord your God, who teaches you what is good for you and leads you along the paths you should follow.
God is so awesome, He is leading us the way that we should go and It looks like we will be closing on the Church, in the middle of October. We have received many donations from so many of you. People have given from the abundance of their hearts. I want to thank all of you for sending in your love offerings.
I have heard from lots of folks who are planning on sending in a donation for the Church building and now is the time to get it sent in. Little is much when God is in it! Please pray about it and send in whatever God tells you to send in no amount is too large or too small.
We believe God is going to pay it off in full without borrowing any money. We have a lot of work to do to get this Church ready for our conference in 2021. We know God is going to supply all our needs. We are going to need carpet and a whole lot of paint throughout the building. A Church in Rocky Mt. North Carolina is donating 100 Chairs and a PA system. I announced that on the Chaplains Conference line recently and I had one of the Chaplains call me and told me God had laid it on their hearts (Him and His wife) to rent a U Haul truck and go to North Carolina and pick up the Chairs and PA system and deliver them to us at our Church in Keenes, IL.
I praise God for each and everyone of you who are a part of this ministry and now a part of this Church on the Road! The Lord, the Holy One of Israel, who rescued His people from Egypt, is the same Almighty God who graciously redeemed us from our sins. For me it was August 13, 1995 on I-39 that God came to me and lifted me up out of the miry clay and set my feet upon the Rock and established my going. The Lord has been leading me ever since, bringing me up to new heights and new levels. So Lord I pray that you will continue to lead me, guide me and teach me the ways that you would have me to go for the benefit of those out on that Ole Lonesome Road. Lord help me to achieve what it is you would have us do with this Church on the Road. Thank you for sending me the help I need! I pray this next level will set us up to make a difference to families across this Country for generations to come.
Hey I've been thinking... can you do some sort of promo to get the lady truckers to submit their testimonies, struggles on the road, etc... email to me, Jesshortonmusic@gmail.com and let me choose stories or parts of different stories to write songs off of for the next project? I just want to be relevant. I know these women want to feel seen and heard. Jessica Horton Music
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Our Spotlight this month falls on Chaplains Marshall & Marion Wright.
Chaplain Marshall gave his life to Christ on a Coast Guard Cutter in 1982 in the Bering Sea of Alaska. Through faith and standing on the promises of God, he went from a Mess Cook to a C-130 Pilot in the United States Coast Guard (USCG). Marshall is now a pilot for Southwest Airlines and has always had a love for Trucking and also has his CDL and owns a Semi he purchased to use just for ministry. You can hear his testimony on our CD/Podcast "Raking Leaves" contact us and we will send you a copy.
Marion also has her CDL and together they have an awesome trucking Ministry called Power of God Trucking Ministries and you can check out their ministry on their website pgtmin.org,
Both Chaplains Marshall and Marion have served in ministry in numerous capacities that they have been called to. They are both ordained ministers and very active in their home Church in various ministries. However, God placed the trucking ministry on their hearts many years ago, so they are thankful and elated to now serve in the Truck Chaplain ministry in addition to their other ministry assignments. They are board members of Channel 21 as well as running our Chaplain conference line every Monday night.
So Marshall & Marion Wright we Salute you and thank you for all your hard work you do for Lonesome Road/ Channel 21 Ministries.
God Bless, Talk at You Later...
Chaplain Gary Rayburn
P.O. Box 451
Wayne City, IL. 62895
Look What The Lord Hath Done!!!
Look what the Lord hath done!!! Last month I printed a picture of a building that I thought would be perfect for our Ministry. Well God had a better plan! I was mailing our newsletters and CD'S at the post office in Keenes, Il. (3 miles from our house) and my wife Linda was with me when she said "look there is a empty Church setting across the road." I went back in and found out who owned the Church and went over to find the owner. Just so happened he was just getting home and I ask him if he would be interested in selling the Church building. He said he might, so we went in and looked it over. God started showing me a vision of Lonesome Road Ministries new home right there in this Church. He gave me a vision of our next conference right there. I asked the guy if he knew what he would take and he gave me a price. A few days later I made him an offer and he countered with the exact price God told me to buy it for, $37,500 which is almost half the price of the other building that I was getting ready to buy. God always has a better plan!
I am amazed and overwhelmed by what God is doing in our life and this ministry. So many of you have sent in your offerings to help us reach the amount we need for a down payment and secure this Church. We have received many donations of various amounts. Little is much when God is in it! I believe God is wanting us to reach the full amount and not only pay this building off in full but have enough left over so that we can get the sound system, carpet and sanctuary chairs we need. In 2021 we will be able to have our very next 3 Fold Cord Conference right here at Lonesome Road Ministries new Church on the Road. The only way this is possible is with God! I thank God for each and everyone of you who have been so faithful over the years to help support Lonesome Road Ministries. I want you to know that when you send in a donation for the building no matter what size you send in it will go into buying this building and making it a Church that will always be about reaching those on the road. This will always be a place you can call home no matter where you are from. We are always ready to pray with you and help you! Thank you for your help in keeping this ministry working to help others..
We hope to be moving in to our new location by the end of September. Call me anytime to find out the status of our progress in securing our new home. God Bless you all!
Amazon Adds Audiobooks and Podcasts To Prime Membership
If you're one of the 63 million Amazon Prime members out there, you may be happy to hear that Amazon will now grant you unlimited access to podcasts and audiobooks from Audible including *Lonesome Road!
*Lonesome Road has recently been added to Amazon, it could take upto 6 weeks to be published, More about this in future newsletters and special post!
Our Spotlight this month falls on Chaplain Bruce Phelps. Bruce has been married to his wife Arlene for 35 years and they have been in the trucking business for most of those years. Bruce joined Channel 21 Ministries in 2016 after picking up a CD we duplicated of Highways and Byways trying to help a fellow brother get his great ministry into more hands. We quickly learned how valuable Bruce was when we learned about his passion for websites. Bruce now runs and maintains Lonesome Road Ministries, Channel 21 Ministries and a whole lot more Ministry websites.
You can read his testimony on his website www.voiceofbeliever.org. One of the very first websites Bruce created was for a former pop singer Frankie Valens who became an awesome gospel singer for the Lord. Bruce also works with other great ministries such as Truckers Prayer Line & Good News Distribution.
Bruce says he never turns anyone down when it comes to working on websites, but he sure does run out of time to work on them. So many websites, so little time. You can also learn more at www.christian-trucker.com.
Bruce says the key is to do like that fellow on the mountain did a long time ago. he was about to sacrifice his son because the Lord told him to, (You know the story) The Lord provided a plan "B" because that fellow obeyed. Bruce says, "my goal and passion is to Obey the Lord and continue to help spread the Gospel by working on web sites and social media. Check out our website Lonesomeroad.org for more about how you can become a part of Lonesome Road/Channel 21 Ministries.
He currently drives for Walmart Transportation and is on the road about 235 days a year. Should any of you drivers deliver to the Walmart DC in Ottawa Kansas, give Bruce a call @ 316-530-1717.
Or heck call anyways!
Calling all Songwriter's!!! Yes we are still looking for songs for our Lonesome Road Vol # 4 CD coming out in 2022. We Also have some great news for all songwriter's and those who have dreamed of becoming songwriter! Here is a chance to set down with Dennis McKay and Jessica Horton and learn how to sharpen your song writing skills. One day only Saturday Sept 26..Reserve your seat today space is limited!!! email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 662.889.2829 for this great opportunity!
God Bless, Talk at You Later...
Chaplain Gary Rayburn
P.O. Box 451
Wayne City, IL. 62895
Nothing to be said, it's all up there in the Chaplains Corner!
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.