May 2018 Ministry Update (Missions Sunday)

Bob Roane

Missions Sunday at Christ EPC

Once again, we were blessed to have a table at the CEPC Missions Conference. We gave away lots of our class notes and articles, and books and booklets by other authors. Most items given away have a counseling, disciple-making, or evangelistic emphasis. Our goal was to give away materials for people to use in ministry to others. Many visitors to our booth told of hurting and unsaved people in their families and workplaces. We prayed on the spot with people who shared their burdens and we recommended and gave them articles and booklets to use. We keep putting more of these resources on our website and have recorded six audio message that will be on the website soon. Please pray that God use all of these resources to bring salvation for those not yet converted, growth in Christ-likeness for Christ’s followers, and enable believers to reach out to and serve others for Jesus. You make all this possible! Thank you!

We gave away many copies of Ultimate Questions by John Blanchard. The big questions are all about God (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit). Does He exist? What is He like? Can I know Him and experience His power in my life? How? This evangelistic booklet tackles these vital questions head on and answers them simply and clearly. It’s easy to read and direct in confronting life’s questions: Who am I? What am I living for? Does God really care? What is sin? Is the Bible true? Why Jesus’ cross? These serious questions are answered wonderfully from Scripture in 30 pages. I commend this book to anyone looking for honest answers. If you’d like a copy, let me know and I’ll get it to you.

Vic Williams’ Home-going

Recently, I was privileged to do Vic’s burial and memorial service in Dallas. Vic and Sue were valued members of our Adult SS class for nine years and moved to Dallas in October 2017 to be near their daughter. Vic was very sick since Easter and in much pain before the end actually came. Sue was doing pretty well when I saw her, but was exhausted and hadn’t slept much for a few nights before Vic’s home-going. They didn’t record the message at the memorial service, but I re-did the message on CD here in Houston for those who want it. Vic often gave me orders over the years about what he wanted at his memorial service. Before they moved to Dallas, Vic told me he wanted the same message/Scriptures as I used at Lynn Oliphant’s Memorial Service in 2015:

Christ says: I am the resurrection and the life.
The one who believes in me will live, even though they die
And whoever lives by believing in me will never die. (John 11:25,26)

Vic and Lynn really loved the Lord who first loved them. I’m sure they have reconnected in Heaven and are glorifying and enjoying Jesus together along with all the saints who’ve gone ahead of us. May God help us to prepare well for our home-going!

Very gratefully in Christ, Bob

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