Dear Fellow Laborers in Christ
We hope as you enter this New Year that your focus is on what can you do for the Lord? How will your actions please and glorify Him? Is there something that you can do that maybe you have not done before that will glorify His name? Maybe you can commit to obey “the Great Commission”, or pray for a missionary that you have not prayed for in the past. How about asking the Lord how you could help support a missionary? There are numerous things that you could do if you would just surrender to His will. Ask and keep asking until you get an answer.
We moved to Florida September 2015 to help with my Mom and Dad. Mom passed onto glory December 22, 2017. She had been in the hospital 9 times since May. It was a very trying time on every one. Thankfully we have the blessed hope that Titus 2:13 speaks about, “Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;”
Lynne sent the names and addresses of inmates to 5 women who requested them, so they could send Christmas cards to them. We can’t thank you enough for volunteering your time and energy to be a blessing to these folks. Maybe next year we’ll see this number increase.
Since our last Prayer letter, we have sent out used Bibles to a prison in NJ. I used to go into that prison when I was in NJ. I’m still able to help them by supplying Bibles and our Gospel tracts to them. PTL!
We were also able to send a fantastic KJV Study Bible from Rock of Ages Prison Ministry to an inmate that we have ministered to in the past. We have ministered to her off and on for the last 11 years! Pray for Amy to surrender her life completely to our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. He is Her only hope. She is facing some real serious charges this time that could result in a long sentence.
Lynne has recovered nicely from her surgery that she had Dec. 11. Thank you for praying.
We were able to help out two families this Christmas and make their holiday a little brighter for them. One family was the Grandparents raising 6 of their grandchildren. The grandmother was overcome with joy as she watched her grandchildren open presents. She said to me in a phone conversation, “That the year had been so tough on them and then they get this blessing.” Another family of 3 that was going through tough times, we were able to send them $200.00. Thank you, all that gave to make this possible.
We are organizing a Conference for some time in early February to discuss job solutions for the folks we minister to. Some automatically assume that they are unemployable because they are an ex-con. Granted, being an ex-con makes it harder but it is not impossible. We want to have resources available for them to help make their transition back into society easier.
Please send us any prayer requests you might have.
Until next time, may you glorify God in all you say and do!
All for His glory,
Chaplain Rick & Lynne Vincent