Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Well, as you can see, there has not been a lot of activity in these parts lately. Good News Ministries is till alive and well, but not working as hard as it used to. Guess God put us on the shelf for awhile for a little rest.
We did get a case of bibles a month or so ago from a donor and those (donations) are few and far inbetween also. We can only work with what we have and sometimes that ain't much!!!
Bibles and tracts have gone out here and there. A few CD's are passed out also. The pastor, who is a truck driver does a lot of witnessing on the road and uses the "Buddy Ferris" CD on his travels. We still have a spool of "already made" CD's by Buddy, "I Set Before You...Life". So the Pastor will be provided with enough for a couple of months at least. (I just have to find some time to write the title and author on the CD and stuff them in their envelopes, stamping them with "FREE" and the GNM address).
We have been down to one car for a year now, so traveling down to Osh Kosh has been out of the question for us. Gas prices are rising and with no donations it is hard to get down there. The only truck stop we hit is the one in Forest Junction. That one gets stocked with CD's, tracts and a Bible once a week after church. During the week, if stock is low, the Pastor calls us to let us know. JP usually goes to the church on Saturday's to clean and will stock the shelves then. He also practices his accordion and piano and plays during prayer and greeting during church.
So, there you have it, Good News Ministires is still alive and well, but just doing things differently. Still acting and serving the Lord with what tools we have. They may not be sharp, but they work. Still plowing the fields and sowing seeds and believing God will water the seeds. The sun will shine and the seeds will grow in God's timing and not our own.
You all have a great day and keep looking up for your redemption draws nigh.
JP and Louise
Good News Ministries
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
We no longer have a PO box. That went up to $38, again no donations to keep up. We have wondered if God was shutting down this ministry, but maybe it is just taking a different direction. Which direction, we are not sure of.
As for our cell phone, we may be shutting that down also, as it is costing too much for up-keep also. We ran into a problem with Sprint and are not happy with their business. We paid a bill with a GNM check and they said it was not paid..........we cannot afford to pay that bill again through GNM. So we will have to take care of it personally. As soon as this bill is paid off, we are cancelling Sprint. So there again....is that another sign that GNM is taking a different direction???? We will be getting another cell phone.........a Track phone where you buy your own minutes at your own pace, see how that works for us.
The truckers that call us usually use our land-line, so there should not be a problem with communication. Well so much for our tail of woes........for what ever reason, we still know that God is in controll even though it does not look like it.
You all take care and keep looking up for your redemption draweth nigh.
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Ministry wise there has not been much going on. It's been a long winter and not so snowy as the last couple of years, but tolerable. We have not gone down to the Plainview truck stop for a couple of years now as our cars are one by one dying on us. The car we drive now just stays in the Appleton area as it needs $1000 worth of work. So our hands have been tied, literally.
Our only truck stop that we tend to is the one in Forest Junction. Still putting out bibles, tracts and CD's. JP still talks to a few truckers on a weekly basis, but not as much. Our Pastor is a truck driver, so JP talks to him every other day or so. So Good News Ministries is still alive and well, but very so quietly doing the work behind the scenes.
You all have a great day in the Lord and keep looking up for your redemption draweth nigh!
JP and Louise
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Good News Ministries is still ministering in the small and obsolite places. Guess that is good. One donation came in towards the end of 2011. $200. We were able to buy a case of KJV Bibles, some tracts and pay the cell phone bill and tithe. Here are a few pictures of the tracts.
When JP first started passing out tracts, calendars were the main tool. Every person he handed a calendar to were open to receiving them. He had no problem dispersing them, everyone needed a calendar...........hard to know how many lives were touched by that simple calendar.
The above picture shows the calendar and a Santa Claus tract, ready for use next Christmas to pass out.
The above tract says, Jesus said, "I am the bread of life. Whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?" "How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation! For we must all appear before the judgement seat of Christ." John 6:35, 11:26 Heb.2:3, 2 Cor. 5:10. Some pretty powerful scriptures that will cause a person to think, where will they spend eternity?
A few truck drivers still call every now and then to talk to JP. A local truck driver calls every other day about. Which is one reason why we still hold on to our "dinosoar cell phone." So you see, Good News Ministries is still plodding along, never swaying to the right or the left like an old work horse. Getting the job done and plowing up the fields and planting seeds. God will water the ground and seeds when the rain is needed. The plants will grow, we may never see the growth, but God sees it all and that is all that counts. Better HE sees the growth and not us.....our helmets may not fit our heads.....lol!
Time to close this blog, I will try to do at least one or two blogs a month, Lord willing. You have a great day and keep looking up for your redemption drawth nigh.
JP and Louise
Good News Ministries Secretary
Saturday, September 3, 2011
So what has been going on with Good News Ministries you might ask? MMMMMMM good question. We are only at one truck stop now. Both our cars are disabled in many ways, too many things wrong with them to take them out of town. Plus gas is a problem and I guess the ecconomy has disabled alot of donors also. So Good News sits waiting for God's leading, of which we do not know where he is leading. Life is Hard but God is Good!
JP goes out on Saturdays to the church instead of truck stops and does cleaning and landscaping. Then the pastor (who is a truck driver himself) takes JP out for a hamberger and puts gas in the car for him to get to church. don't know who is getting blessed, JP or Ron.
We still put out tracts and CD's but not as many as we used to. We were able to buy a case of Bibles with a donation, but the bibles are almost gone. That's a good thing.....right?
Mark, Shane and Joshua, all truck drivers still call JP every now and then to gab. Mark just got married and hauls sod in TX. Joshua moved from TX to KY, his wife is doing much better. Shane lives in ME and travels cross country every month. I see Shane on Facebook so I can keep up with him. I guess we are still doing truck ministry, but not in the same ways we used to. Good News Ministries has taken wings and is flying in a different direction.
Onward and upward......Life is hard, but God is Good!!!
Here, there or in the air!
Louise - secretary
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Good News Ministries, Inc was founded 16 years ago. We've gone to lots of truck stops, gave out lots of tracts, tapes, cd's and bibles (much to numerous to count). We've seen alot of truckers saved and many not so saved. We've traveled alot of miles and seen alot of faces but the best part is knowing we were doing it for the Lord Jesus, serving Him the best we could with what we had to work with.
That hasen't changed, although the finances are just not there anymore, not since November has there been a donation. We are still working with what we have, although MAN says it is over, God has not given up on us or the truck driver. God still wants that all be saved and that includes the truck driver and his family. Romans 11:29 "For the gifts and calling of God are without repentence" (God will not change his mind about the calling)
We have not given up, nor have we stopped doing truck ministry. GNM has just taken another turn into unfamiliar territory, so we keep on keeping on, doing what we have been doing. Putting our hands to the plow and not turning back, looking forward, never straying to the right or to the left, but keeping our eyes fully on Jesus Christ and the finish line.
There are alot of truck ministries out on the road today, and many of the truckers have picked up the cd's from us or from others and duplicated them and are passing them out themselves. What better ministry is that, then to have a trucker ministering to another trucker??? Like a cowboy to cowboy or football player to a football player or poor person to a poor person or actor to actor....whatever the case. People listen to those who are like minded and understand where that person is coming from.
So the truck ministry still continues whether you desire it to continue or not.......it will continue because God is in it and God disires that ALL BE SAVED!!!!!
So ends my little "soapbox preach".........hope you all have a great day and remember when you see a truck driver, they have a soul too, and that soul is going to spend eternity someplace, whether it be heaven or hell. So have compassion for them........Jesus does.
JP and Louise