President's Letter Fall 2023
"He who believes in Me, Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water"
"A river reaches places which its source never knows. And Jesus said that, if we have received His fullness, "rivers of living water" will flow out of us, reaching in blessing even "to the end of the earth" (Acts 1:8) regardless of how small the visible effects of our lives may appear to be. We have nothing to do with the outflow— "This is the work of God, that you believe…" (John 6:29). God rarely allows a person to see how great a blessing he is to others." Taken from, My Utmost for His Highest" Oswald Chambers.
As I read these words, I reflected on Firefighters For Christ International. The headwaters of the organization started in a Los Angeles City fire station in 1973, when two firefighters came together and prayed. It was a small river at first, but fifty years later, with tributaries all over the world, God has grown the His organization beyond what we could ever imagine.
The testimony of how the Lord started Firefighters For Christ is unique and must be told in a way where only God gets the glory. This is not something that a group of firefighters planned out or an idea that someone came up with. Rather, it is a God-initiated endeavor to build His Kingdom, equip His saints, and see the lost come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.
The most important aspect of Firefighters For Christ is not the work we do, but the relationships we maintain and the surrounding influence and qualities produced by those relationships. This last weekend, Wes Grierson and Phil Scott from Northern Ireland and Jerry and Diane Sillcocks from New York, came to California to lead worship, share testimonies, and deliver the Gospel message. Because of willingness to lead worship, share their testimonies and preach the gospel message, lives were changed, but most importantly, Jesus was glorified.
May all of you realize what Jesus has done in your lives and be encouraged to live for Jesus Christ too!
Thank you for allowing me to serve.
In Jesus' name,
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