JOIN THE BUCKET BRIGADE
We will be leaving for India in 3 days. We are looking forward to doing what God has for us to do there. I picture my role as that of someone passing a bucket of water to those who will pour it on a fire. For many years fires were fought by people forming a line from the water source to the fire and passing buckets down the line to those on the end who would dump the water on the fire. The role of each person in line was important. I see what we are doing as being part of that line.
Jesus passed the first bucket to His disciples when He commanded them to go into the world evangelizing and discipline others. They would then pass it on to others (2 Timothy 2:2). The bucket has been passed from person to person down through the centuries despite persecution and opposition. It was passed to me when I turned my life over to Jesus while watching Billy Graham on TV in 1956. My Bible college and seminary training started filling the bucket and I’ve been learning and growing ever since. I’ve passed what I knew on to others during my ministry in this country, and now I have the privilege of taking my bucket to India to pass the truth of God’s Word on to pastors and others there.
The teaching sessions in pastor’s conferences and messages in churches and Bible Colleges are opportunities to share what I have learned with others. We give out books that are vital in passing on Bible truth. Our web site is full of great information for those who can access it. We pray for them, encourage them and help in many other ways as well. Those we train take what they have learned and pour the water of God’s Word on the fires of evil, doubt, fear and rebellion started by Satan and his forces.
It’s a great joy and privilege for me to take this bucket to the other side of the world and pass on to them what I have learned in my life. You are part of that process for your prayers, giving, encouragement and support make it possible. I carry the bucket, but it is all of us working together to make it possible. Thanks for doing your part! (January 8, 2018 Doylestown, PA)
Matthew 28:18-20 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
2 Timothy 2:2 The things which you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, entrust these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.
Pray that we would faithfully carry the water of the Word to those in India who desperately need it to fight the fires of the enemy there. Prayer is the main way you can help now!
EMAIL ME email@example.com to receive a daily pray guide so you know what to pray for each morning , noon and night while we are gone.
Every year when we go to India we have a group of believers who commit to pray for us every day. I send them special emails with more personal information and prayer requests than I can give in the general email that goes to everyone. If you would be willing to receive this periodic email and pray for us daily please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I’ll add you to our list. It is absolutely essential we have this kind of prayer support. It makes all the difference between success and failure.