Showing posts from February, 2011

Beyond Forgiveness?

By Kelly Granite Enck
Today something very special happened that is worth sharing.
A father asked me if I could help his son, whom he said, "everyone had given up on." I said, "yes." I felt the heaviness on my heart to do everything that I could to get him help. I had no idea how I was going to help him, so I did what God placed first in my life, a devotional letter assignment in class, based on one of the Apostle Paul's letters, 2 Thessalonians 1:11-12.
I wrote my devotional letter to the young boy in trouble and mailed it, letting him know that my husband and I were here to help him. When he received the letter he called excited to have our help, and we talked for an hour. I enjoyed his honesty. He shared with me that his mind had been playing a Bible verse, which he had misunderstood the meaning of. He thought that he was beyond redemption. He told me he was "reprobate." I had to look that one up.

I assured him that God was bigger than anything that we …

Margaret Stringer's Testimoney

Margaret's Testimony! God saved me when I was 11 years old and I dedicated my life to becoming a missionary, by the age of 12. I had never seen a missionary, as our church didn't have those odd creatures visit, and am sure that nobody really expected that I really would do it, but they had not taken God into account.

I used to cry myself to sleep in high school begging God to let me become a missionary. I wanted to go to the most primitive people in the world – only I didn't know just where that was.

After graduating from high school, I went to Tennessee Temple University where I learned a lot about missions and met scads of missionaries from all sorts of ministries and from many different places. I never heard a dull missionary speaker and I wanted to return to their fields with all of them.

While waiting for God to show me “my place” I went home for vacation where I heard a missionary from my church speak about a place way off in what was then Dutch New Guinea. He sh…

Bible Facts

By Kelly Granite Enck, Comprised During Bible College
1. How many books are in the Bible? The Bible contains 66 books, divided among the Old and New Testaments.

2. How many books are in the Old Testament There are 39 books in the Old Testament.

3. How many books are in the New Testament There are 27 books in the New Testament.

4. What does "testament" mean? Testament means "covenant" or "contract." New Testament means-New Covenant

5. Who wrote the Bible? Many different authors wrote the Bible, historians believe the scribes were highly educated, because most people could not write during this period in time. They transcribed the stories that were being told, by word of mouth, with one exception in the New Testament, the Apostle Paul, who wrote seven of the 13 books attributed to him. Paul was a Jewish Pharisee, and a highly educated "convert" to Christianity. The Bible is the historical account of the Jewish people’s lives, their culture, and th…