Sunday, August 14, 2011

August Newsletter - 2011

Dear Prayer Warrior:

It would be an under statement to say it is a hot summer. The work of the Lord is as hot as ever. Saundra and I are pleased that the Lord would use us all these years in His work. No matter what the conditions we want to always give God our best. God has changed a lot of things in the ministry over the years but God never changes His call to labor till He comes to bring us home.
We have been helping pastors and churches get ready for the new school year in their ministries. There are a lot of questions about the way churches are expected to conduct their ministries. Satan is not pleased when God’s people continue to march forward in their service for the Lord.
Our country is in a terrible shape financially. We are not on good footing no matter what deals come out of Washington D. C. and at some point we are going to have to face some tough economic hard times. Our children will inherit a debt that is more than any of us can imagine and that is a fact. We can be comforted in that God will be with his people. We must continue to walk by faith and not by sight. Live and walk in God’s ways. Prepare for these days as you live to serve Him.
With all that is happening with our debt problems in America, the media has taken its focus off the underlying things that are pointing to Christ’s return. As I have mentioned in earlier letters, the countries around Israel are lining up just as God said they would in the last days. Pray that God’s people will continue to tell others about the saving power of Jesus Christ and that souls will be saved.
Saundra and I are so thankful for your prayers. As you know I have a lot of complications from agent orange (dioxin) that I contracted in Viet Nam. I have diabetes, neuropathy, eye complications and congestive heart failure which are caused by agent orange. I have a lot of medications I am taking and they are all helping. Praise the Lord that the Veterans Administration Hospital takes care of all these costs. Saundra is having problems with her knees and as she says all the regular aches and pains. We have been serving the Lord forty-six years together this year. Again, thank you for your prayers and financial support. The Lord has provided for our needs all these years through His people. I believe God has given us the greatest people and friends in the whole world.

Yours in Christ,

Dr. Joe & Saundra Adams