2023, who would have ever thunk it! We begin our 23rd year of ministry here at Lonesome Road Ministries. This month’s CD we have some great testimonies by Joe Arview about his songs and also about a great hymn, I Have Decided. You are gonna love these stories by Joe. As you can see by the above picture we now have many ways to get the message to you. You can play the CD or simply scan the code with your phone to listen to this month’s message. We have come a long way from when we first started a cassette tape ministry in October 2000. I am reminded how that first tape ministry failed and how heart broke I was. I thought, well I tried but I failed, I guess I will just have to quit. I called my mentor Ray Sisk down in Appling, Ga. Ray had a ministry called I-20 for Jesus that I followed and simulated when I began Lonesome Road Ministry. I called Ray and told him, the Church told me I couldn’t do a tape ministry there anymore. I told Ray I guess I’m just going to have to quit. Ray told me that day, “Son you done put your hand to the plow, you can’t quit. If God has called you to do a tape ministry, then you do a tape ministry. You do it out of your garage, your house or where ever you can but you can’t quit.” So I decided right then, there’s no place to quit. When God calls you to do something, you must do what God calls you to do. The devil has been trying to stop this ministry now for over 22 years and I refuse to quit. We just ordered another load of CD’S and the price has almost doubled. The postage continues to go higher and higher but I won’t let that stop me, we will continue to send out free CD’S. Even our Collector Cards we are just getting started making, yeah you guessed it, the price of these cards are going up too. Satan is a liar and a thief and he come to kill, steal and destroy.
But the good news is, Jesus came to give us life and life more abundantly.
I get calls everyday from folks all around the country asking me what my opinion is of the state of our country. Many people are wringing their hands and crying woe is me!!! I will tell you, that makes our job even more important than it ever was. We must keep our hands to the plow!! We are to shine the light of Jesus to our family, friends, & neighbors, and as for me and my house we are going to serve the Lord! God called each of us to be that light in this dark world. We are blessed & highly favored and He has called us to shine our light so others might see Jesus in us. As Ray Sisk told me in 2001, son you done put your hand to the plow you can’t quit! You keep on doing what God has called you to do and He will continue to lift you to higher levels to reach more people. So I decided in 2001 that I would not quit no matter what. Today I have decided no matter what happens or how ridiculous the prices get, I will keep on keeping on for Jesus. There is someone out there right now that needs to see the light of Jesus in us. It might be a family member, a friend, or a neighbor; but God has someone for us to witness to today. If every Christian was to shine our light in this dark world it wouldn’t be long and this dark world would start changing. I have decided to keep on witnessing and shining the light of Jesus everywhere I go. Join with us here at Lonesome Road Ministry and we can make a difference in someone’s life today. We might not reach everyone, but we can make a difference to the ones we do reach out too. We must take up our cross daily and follow Jesus. I will not quit until I hear well done thou good and faithful servant!
Our 10th anniversary of the 3 Fold Cord Conference will be a very special conference in 2023. All your favorite speakers & singers will be in attendance, so mark your calendars June 23,24,25 2023. Our speakers will be, my Pastor Rick Hays, Darrell Spicer, Gaylon Taylor, Richie Turnbo, Richard Coss, & James Payne. All your favorite singers will be there also.
Starts Friday June 23 @ 2PM, and we will have some great food provided by my brother in law Don Tucker on Friday night @ 5:30. James Payne will be here Friday night @ 6:45. Saturday morning we will be providing Breakfast @ 8:30 and the Conference will begin @ 9:30 Saturday and run all day with another great meal @ 2pm furnished by Randy Mason. Free admission, free food for the body & soul, so come join us and bring a friend. No reservations needed just show up! Give me a call @ 618-383-2107 for the best location of motels, RV camps, etc.
A 3 Fold Cord Puzzle!
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Go ahead, are you smarter than a fifth grader?
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.