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Special Video Testimony: Ivan Koloff

Ivan Koloff, who accepted Jesus as Savior and Lord of his life in 1995, is now an ordained minister, and active in the ministry, traveling to share his testimony across the United States.
When we shared the Lex Luger testimony recently, we shared how wonderful Jesus is, to take “bad guys”-like us, love them, save them, and deliver them. After all, we were all “bad guys” at one time. Funny how we forget that, sometimes …  
I just finished a story about someone at the end of their rope-and hope, calling out to Jesus, who answered their call, saved them … delivered them … and then, they answered His call …
When I wrote the story, I thought about Ivan Koloff. How just listening to him, looking at him speak of Jesus, blessed me, and encouraged me so much.

I must be honest: I still sneak a peek at the old Wrestling Videos on Youtube … the old videos … it was such a part of my life for so long … I loved to watch the Ivan Koloff interviews, especially. Anyway, late one night, months ago, there was a video interview of Ivan Koloff, filmed at one of those “legend” events, I supposed. It wasn’t the interview that grabbed my attention … it was the T-Shirt he was wearing. It said, “I Love Jesus.” WOW!
I checked it out, and, I am so proud of Ivan Koloff! And, proud to share a couple of videos with you.

First, here is Ivan Koloff’s personal testimony. I’ve seen it many times, and it still blesses me, still encourages me. That’s exactly why we want to share this with you. He is able to reach many people that others can’t, and I hope this touches … blesses … encourages … and reaches you:

I wanted to also share this this video clip with you. There is just something about seeing Ivan Koloff in a suit and tie … in a church … that really blesses me! This was a short video taken after Ivan Koloff had spoken at the church. He talks about his book, answers a couple of questions, and, issues an invitation to all … Enjoy!

Finally, I’ve included this link to the Ivan Koloff website, to his personal testimony page, which begins, “I am overjoyed that I am alive and so grateful that I have a Savior, who loves me so much that he died for me.  My Savior, “Jesus Christ, Son of the Living God” was patient with me and still is today.  Thank You Jesus!”


Join Us: Love, Compassion, Prayer, and Support For Shaun

To our friends around the world: Here is a very special request, asking you for your prayer and support for a close friend of ours here in the United States.

A dear Brother in the Lord, in fact, one of our own “Children in the Lord,” Shaun Bingham, of Connecticut, is in need of a liver transplant.
Shaun is only 24 years old, has just recently gotten married, and even now, is in a hospital in Connecticut.

We have known Shaun for years, and are so proud of this young man. We never gave up on him during our time in Youth Ministry, and, Jesus didn’t give up on him, either. Even when “Shaun was just being Shaun.” Those of you who have served with youth know what we mean.

God can do anything. There is nothing too hard for Him. Period. We know that God uses all types of people, even doctors, to show forth His great power.

I did some checking out about what Shaun has been up to recently. I can see why he is “eligible” for coming under attack. I can remember when just making sure he went to school was a great task … and, now, in college … well, here’s what his beautiful bride wrote on the website which we will be sharing with you:
“… he has served his community by forming the Quinebaug Valley Campus Ministry where he presides as President and Campus Minister. He has lead many community events that have helped hundereds of Children in the North East Corner of Connecticut. He has served QVCC as their representative to the Connecticut Board of Regents of Higher Education where he has fought for the rights of 92,000 students in the state of Connecticut.   In his spare time he is very active in his local community and church …”

I am so glad that Jesus knew his future …

We are going to share with you two separate website addresses.
One is to a special website, set up by Shaun’s family and friends, where you can donate toward his medical expenses.

One is to his Facebook Page, where he posts about his “day-to-day,” and, really, “procedure-to-procedure” progress. We leave this address in case you’d like to let him know you are praying for him, etc. Wouldn’t you appreciate that? We have so much to be thankful for, and he’s just 24 …

Please join us in praying for Shaun … and, join us in supporting this young man in any way you can.

Here’s the direct link to the “YouCaring.com” website, where you’ll be met by a special introduction message from Shaun’s bride. Just click on the picture:

Shaun and Bride

Now, here’s the link to Shaun’s Facebook Page, to contact him, and get the updates. Just click on the picture:
Facebook picture

We are so proud of him! Please join us!

Ted and Carol


Guest Post: My Trip to the Philippines | THE CRUNCHY CHRISTIAN

“This trip was hard for a number of reasons but I’ve never felt so encouraged and uplifted in all my life. It’s an experience I wouldn’t trade for anything in the world … Our God is a missionary and so we are missionaries… there are still whole people groups that have never heard of Jesus; of the Lord who has died for them. But the good news is that we can have a part. We must either go or send. We must be either goers or senders. It takes both to successfully spread the gospel into new frontiers …”

We’d like to share this post from Pastor Thailer, from “THE CRUNCHY CHRISTIAN,” one of our favorite blogs, writing about his missionary trip to the Phillipines.
We always encourage you to pray-every day-for Pastors, Missionaries, and  Evangelists around the world. For God to give them safety, protection, wisdom and understanding, and boldness. And, please pray for those who support them! As I read his words, I am again reminded of how fortunate and blessed we are here in the United States. And, let’s face it: So many of us just don’t realize how blessed we are, and how different … how so very different it is in so many ways, in other countries around the globe …

Here’s a direct link to Pastor Thailer


Guest Posts: July 4th From Israel: Daughter and Father

From Yael Eckstein

Yael“.. during the week leading up to July 4th, I take some time to reflect on how special America is and to thank God for this glorious country that has served as a beacon of light and democracy for hundreds of years. I was born in Chicago and lived in America for the first 17 years of my life …

Here’s the link to Yael’s  message:

From Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein
“This July 4, let us remember all the men and women whose service and sacrifice have made our country great. And, as we look up once again at the fireworks displays in the heavens, may we also lift our prayers of gratitude to God for the blessings of living in a free nation, and for the long and enduring friendship between the United States and Israel.”
Here’s the link to IFCJ Website:

Special Video: Billy Graham and Every President Since WWII

Billy Graham.
“America’s Pastor.”

Here is a special video which was shared with us, highlighting Billy Graham’s work as advisor and friend to United States Presidents, and leaders around the world.
Note that every President since World War II has “had occasion and reason to call on Billy Graham.”  

Featuring comments from several U.S. Presidents, we think you will enjoy this remarkable look at a remarkable man.

We are also including a link to the Billy Graham Library, in Charlotte, NC. Just click on the image below to go directly to the Billy Graham Library.

Here is the link to the Billy Graham Library, in Charlotte, NC. Just click on the image below to go directly to the Billy Graham Library:

Billy Graham Library


Guest Post: Father’s Day Message From Our Friends at Stand For Israel

We are proud to support the ministry work of Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein,
Founder and President of International Fellowship of Christians and Jews.
Here’s a special message for Father’s Day … and, every day:
Rabbi’s Commentary – Stand for Israel.


Special Video Preview: Jesus-He Lived Among Us

Here is a video preview of the DVD “JESUS: He Lived Among Us” from The Voice of the Martyrs. Underneath the video is a direct link to the Voice of the Martyrs website, where you can order packs of DVDs to distribute on your own. For our friends around the world, please note that the DVDs are now also available in Arabic, Farsi, Spanish, Chinese, Korean or Russian languages.

This video is a great outreach tool that helps introduce others to the saving power of Jesus Christ while showing the potential dangers involved in following him.

Hundreds of thousands of these DVDs have been distributed within Restricted and Hostile nations, encouraging viewers to follow Christ no matter the cost.

We are proud to support the efforts of The Voice of the Martyrs.
Just click on the DVD image below to go directly to their website:

Jesus He Lived Among Us DVD