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!
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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.