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Carol Writes: God Still Heals-Even at the Hospital!

On Tuesday October 1, 2013 at our weekly ladies Bible study, the ladies had a divine appointment.

As we were having a discussion, a gentleman whose wife was in the hospital at this time came into our Bible study and wanted prayer for his wife. His wife was diagnosed with cancer of the lungs and also had COPD. The doctors, after testing, gave this lady two weeks to live. In desperation and with great faith, this Christian man walked into a ladies Bible study to ask the ladies to pray for his wife. Apparently, someone in the hospital told this man that there was a ladies Bible study on the first floor of the hospital. All the ladies were in agreement to pray for this man and his wife of 92 years of age. With obedience to God, every lady at the Bible study prayed for a complete healing of this very sick lady.

One of the ladies at the Bible study worked at the switchboard in the hospital. A week later, on October 8, this man and lady were leaving the hospital and stopped at the switchboard to talk to this particular lady that was at the Bible study and had prayed for this couple, and to give thanks to all the ladies that prayed for his wife. The man and wife told this lady that our Lord Jesus had healed his wife completely of the lung cancer. This lady, 92 years of age, was completely cancer free.

WOW!!!! Thank You Jesus!!!! God is so amazing!!! God cares about you no matter what age you are. There is power in prayer with great faith!

Matthew 18:20
“For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.”
James 1:6
“But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.”
Hebrews 11:6
“And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.”
2 Peter 1:3
“His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence.”
 

Update On Carol: And Thank You For Prayers

Hi All:

It’s late, and just got back from Portland, Maine, to see the Retina Specialist … The good news is that Carol’s retina is fine … the only explanation for the loss of vision would be that, for some reason, the optic nerve is not sending the information to the brain …

In a few words, the next steps will involve a neurologist, an MRI of the optic nerve, etc., and we’ve been referred to a specialist in this type of condition in Boston.

It looks like the “time factor” is a major factor … whatever it is, it is imperative that we find it … fast …

In fewer words, it may be that an old “medical enemy” is trying to make a comeback, and this is notice of an attempted attack …

I just want to thank you for praying for Carol …
Please continue to do so …

I really don’t see anything here that Jesus can’t fix … After all, He made it, so He can fix it …
I know He can … please join us in praying that He will.

Blessings,
Ted
 

Special, Urgent Prayer Request: For Carol

I am asking all of our friends around the world to pray for my beloved Carol.

I am asking because I know that you will.

Carol had an emergency eye exam yesterday, Friday, because she has lost vision in her right eye, due to a sudden condition in her retina.
Because it was so late in the day, the earliest appointment she could get with a specialist was on Monday, August 5th. She needed a specialist who could also do surgery, if necessary …
The doctor says she has a 50% chance of regaining her vision …

We have an appointment with the specialist on Monday, in Portland, Maine.

I know that God can do anything.
There is nothing too hard for Him.

Of course, when I asked Carol if it was ok to post this, she asked about other people who needed prayer, not her.

I am also not “losing sight” of the fact that she is my beloved “proof-reader,” who was to begin working on the final manuscript of my new book, on Friday, the same day.

Satan is such a jerk!

Let’s get together and give him a black eye, the jerk!

Please pray for the healing of Carol’s right eye, and let’s prepare for the praise report to follow!

Thank you so much.
All of you.

Blessings,
Ted

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!
Blessings,

Ted and Carol

 

Special Prayer Meeting Invitation: Heart of God/Heart of Boston: Prayer, Pulpits, Politics, and Petition

A friend of ours sent us an email invitation to a special prayer meeting being held Wednesday night, April 17, at Tremont Temple Baptist Church, located in downtown Boston. I just got this, so by the time I post, it’ll be “tonight.” The email was originally sent from the Pastor of Tremont Temple, Denton Lotz, and then forwarded to us.

We wanted to share this because of what the invitation says … what it really says … about our hope, faith, and courage … in spite of circumstances which may surround us.

“Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Members of Tremont Temple Baptist Church!
 
“He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
Will abide in the shadow of he Almighty
You will not be afraid of the terror by night,
Or of the arrow that flies by day …” (Psalm 91:1)
 
    A great tragedy has come to Boston. The terror of bombs going off at the Boston Marathon, the tragic loss of lives, the destruction, the terror that struck the heart of the people of Boston reminds us again of a world without God and without hope.       
    Yet, as Christians we are a people of hope. We believe that Jesus Christ has overcome all the powers of evil and darkness. We believe that in Christ the power of God is present and gives us power to overcome. We will not be defeated or terrorized by a few evil people. We will put our hope and faith in the God who is victorious on a cross!
   Therefore, tomorrow, Wednesday evening, we will continue to have our regular prayer meeting at 6:30. It will be a Special Prayer Meeting to pray for the families who are mourning the death of their loved ones. We will pray for the recovery of the wounded. We will pray for the solace of those in fear and still suffering. We will pray for Boston and that peace and order will return.
   You are invited to bring friends to this Special Service of Prayer to be held at 6:30 in Currie Chapel!
May the Peace of Christ be with you!
 
Denton Lotz, Pastor”

After I read the invitation, I found the Church’s website, to gain information about the church. Loved the website, the videos of the choir, their mission and ministry outreaches … and then, I read the history of the church. And, boy did I get a history lesson!

I began to think, to realize again, what a large part of our nation’s history churches have been. I know, we are the “church,” the body of Christ. Yet, I began to think about how large a role the actual church buildings have played in our history. Think about it … before there were city buildings, often, the only place large enough to hold a public meeting was the church, so often located at the very center of town. Yes, the symbolism rings … at one time, the church was at the very center of our lives, just like our town squares. How many of you can remember when the church was called “the meeting place,” or, a more modern slang (in my time), when you were going to church, you were “going to meeting.”

In many towns and cities, like Boston and Hartford, the seeds of so many “movements” were either planted or cultivated in the church building, during these public meetings. I remember walking the “History Trail” through Boston, and being aware of how many churches were included in the walk. And, of standing inside the Old North Church … looking up at the church tower, thinking of lanterns, and how these churches are still sounding “warnings” today …

A few notes from the “Our Story” page at Tremont Temple:

“Tremont Temple Baptist Church has a rich history that has made it a leader in the Boston area for social justice, evangelism, and human rights. In the 1830s the struggle for social justice was seen in the fight for the abolition of slavery. In 1838 a group of men led by Timothy Gilbert started the Baptist Free Church. It was “free” in that there was no rent charged for pews, but more than that it was for the freedom of all people, being the first integrated church in America.
A group of 82 charter members organized the church in 1839.

Throughout its history many famous individuals spoke or performed here, including the singer Jenny Lind. Abraham Lincoln spoke here. The first reading in Boston of the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863 took place here. Charles Dickens read for the first time in Boston his famous Christmas Carol here. Dwight L. Moody called the church “America’s pulpit.”

Tremont Temple is now in a period of renewal. We are united in our efforts to become a church that holds together the Biblical concerns of mission and evangelism. At the same time we are concerned about mirroring the Kingdom of God and thus our concern for social justice issues.

God has blessed Tremont Temple throughout our long history. We are aware, however, that history will not save us. Rather, it is our commitment to the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ that makes our church relevant to the city of Boston. We exist for the sole purpose of glorifying God and making Christ known to the people of Boston and the surrounding area. We have always been a church that welcomes all people. We are pleased that God has places in our midst an international community. What a joy to worship with the people of God from every continent and many nations. We invite you to join us for worship and experience the warm international fellowship that we have become!”

Here is a direct link to their website:
http://www.tremonttemple.org/

P.S. Hey, I just thought of something, in regard to church being so important in our daily lives “so long ago” … Growing up, I went to school, home, church, school, home, church … every now and then, get to go to the store or shopping (not often) … then, school, home, church, school, home, church …
Today … Guess what? school, home, church, school, home, church,every now and then go to store (mostly gas station) or shopping … then school, home, church … I know I am grateful for the first … maybe I become more grateful for the second …

 

Guest Post: “You Ask Wrongly”

…”His will is that the gospel be spread and all come to repentance and obey Him. Are we serving that will, or our own?”

… Great thoughts! … not so simple … How powerful to pray His will. It strikes me that, often, we pay for God’s will in our lives, but, when we pray for others, we leave that phrase out. We pray God’s will to be done in your life, your husband’s life, and in your ministry. May we all seek first to be obedient to what He wants, and always seek Him to find out what’s next. Don’t we so often seek His face, but not His will? Our Pastor always says that, so often, we are more interested in what’s in God’s hand than in His heart.
Enjoy this!
You Ask Wrongly.