President's Letter

 

September 2017

 

This letter is a REQUEST FOR PRAYER

 

Many years ago, the Lord impressed on me to take Firefighters For Christ to the nations.

 

About 10 years ago, God impressed on me over and over, through his word to go to the islands.

 

God has allowed FFC to take teams to over 30 nations and to 13 islands.

 

During this time, hundreds of teams have gone out, some were Emergency Relief Teams, Crusades, Medical teams, Training teams, or Survey trips. God has allowed us to see thousands of people give their lives to Jesus during these outreaches.

 

Last words are so important to me. The last words of three of my grandparents, my father, my mother, my son, and then the last words of Jane, my precious wife, on the last day of her life.

 

”John the Lord clearly showed me that you are going to see the glory of God like you have never seen before”. During our 42 years of marriage, whenever she stated that “the Lord showed me”, it always came true. FFC had just returned from the Philippines where we saw the glory of God like never before. I thought Lord, how can we see more of your glory than what we have just seen in the Philippines. But we are seeing more of his glory and I know much more is coming.

 

The most important last words of all time, were the last words of Jesus. His very last words to his disciples before he was caught up in to Heaven was, “but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and it all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. Acts 1:8.

 

The last five verses of Matthew 28 tell us that Jesus met his disciples on a mountaintop and proclaimed to them, “ all authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore GO and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age. George Bryson who took our FFC teams many times to Russia, had a saying, “ what do Christians not understand about the word GO” ???

 

FFC needs prayer that God will show us who will GO, where to GO, and when to GO.

 

In July, we had people in Haiti. This month, we have had teams in Acapulco, Texas, and Florida.

 

In October, we will be in Ecuador, training firefighters from Ecuador and Peru.

 

Right now, I'm getting reports of two new hurricanes demolishing entire islands.

 

Right now, I'm seeing the results of a devastating earthquake in Mexico City.

 

Lord, who will Go, where do we GO, when do we GO ?????

 

On FFC's first trip to Russia, God gave Jim Haney scripture from John 4 that would prove true during our entire trip. We lost count of how many people gave their hearts to JESUS. Jesus said,” I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest. Even now the one who reaps draws a wage and harvests a crop for eternal life so that the sower and the reaper will be glad together. Thus the saying, “ One sows and another Reaps” is true. I sent you to reap what you have not worked for. Others have done the hard work, and you have reaped the benefits of their labor. Mt. 9:37-38 & Lk. 10:2  PRAY PRAY PRAY PRAY

 

Your brother in JESUS,

John