Thursday, March 19, 2009

Thanks

Our ministers receive their financial support from individual Christians and churches that care about the Tulsa urban ministry. I would like to share a few excerpts from our main preacher (I don't know his actual title--he may not have one--so I'll call him our main preacher) Ron Babbit's newsletter to his supporters:

"Thank you for praying. Thanks for praying for Roger who is always asking for a ride to get to his job because he lost his drivers licence because of the hooch. Thanks for praying for Dan as he battles depression, confidence and feeling needed. Thanks for praying for Robert who asked if he could come to church and now feels that Contact is like family. He asked us to pray for his sister who is a senior in high school and is pregnant.

"Thanks for praying for Roo and Muscles who are raising grandchildren because of parents not taking responsibility. Their grandson, Joey, has been living at the David L. Moss Hotel, that is our local jail house rock. He was released from the Moss Hotel and is now focusing on listening to his FATHER.

"Thanks for praying for Mercy Daz, a young single lady who will deliver a baby in June. She has battled with drugs and hooch. Mercy Daz and her mom have been attending Contact ever since our Christmas Store. They love us and continue to learn of HIS grace. Mercy Daz has a brother who has hearing loss. He can hear some, however, he brings his buddies who are totally deaf. We need some gifted families to share their sign language abilities for these families who are showing up...

"Thanks for praying for Tree as he continues providing UA tests for the folks who keep calling his number. He has been free of drugs for over a year and is truly being a disciple of our LORD. Thanks for praying for Toad as he strives to encourage his wife to become honest with JESUS, to quit hooking up with all the hairy legs, and to stop being involved in drug activity. Thanks for praying for Scooter who has been on drugs for 25 years. He continues to deal with health issues and is encouraging his adult children to learn of the forgiving JESUS.

"Thanks for praying for Robert. Someone crashed his car and the offending driver fed him false information. Therefore, he can't get his car repaired, but he never misses services or complains. Thanks for praying for K & M as they continue to be drug free and faithful to their LORD...

"Thanks for praying for the children who continue showing up to be loved, to be taught, and to be fed a meal. Thanks for the healthy donuts that are provided on Sundays for the children and adults who answer a Bible question from Blondie. It's fun listening to the questions and answers as several get to go for their third healthy donut. Thanks for praying for all the volunteer teachers who come to teach and love and share the stories of love from GOD'S WORD...

"Thanks for praying for the children who haven't eaten since their last day at school. Thanks for praying for PFC, Panthers for CHRIST, at Clinton Middle School. We are blessed to show up and encourage these 50-60 kids every Wednesday morning with healthy donuts and touch them with a smile, a hug and a kind word. Thanks for praying for the 'Reed Feed.' At Reed Park Community Center we get to feed 50-60 youth every Monday. These clowns and darlins show up after school just to hang, some to fight, and others wait for a ride to their pad. Some are homeless, looking for a smoke and a place to stay for the evening. Keep praying for these clowns and darlins that are showing up at Contact on Sunday. Thanks for praying for the churnheads who continue showing up at Contact, many of them have dropped out of school. However, they seek occasional counsel, kind words, and firm discipline.

"We're thankful for those who lead our worship services, teach, pray and love families showing up to praise our FATHER. Thanks for giving, helping hearts turn to JESUS. Thanks for telling others the story of LOVE. Thanks for loving Blondie and me as we show up with a MESSAGE from the CROSS."

4 comments:

westcoastwitness.com said...

Love it :)

Terry said...

Thanks, Wes. Nobody says it like Ron Babbit.

TREY MORGAN said...

I haven't seen Ron in years. I did a youth rally for him years ago. Hope I get to see you in Tulsa at the workshop.

BTW ... thanks for the kindness of your vote. :)

Terry said...

I hope to be at the Workshop on Saturday afternoon. So hopefully, I'll be able to see you there, Trey. I'm looking forward to it. (You may be able to see Ron also. He is speaking Thursday morning. And he should be at the Contact Church's booth at least part of the time during the workshop.)