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10/8/99
BRIAN CHAMBERLIN'S MINISTRY UPDATE
10/8/99


From: bcfamily@juno.com
Date: Tue, 5 Oct 1999 17:47:18 -0600
Subject: UPDATE... Oct. 4, 1999

HELLO FROM THE CHAMBERLINS!!!

GREETINGS IN THE NAME OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, WHO WAS, AND IS AND IS TO COME....
JUST THINKING, CAN WE SAY SUCH DEFINITE THINGS ABOUT OURSELVES? HE IS DEFINITE ABOUT EVERYTHING. HE IS GOD.
WE ARE HUMAN AND FRAIL, BUT WE MUST DO AS GOD'S WORD SAYS IN PHILLIPIANS 3:14:
"Press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus."

WE DO HAVE A HIGH CALLING. EACH ONE OF US.
NO MATTER IF GOD HAS CALLED YOU TO BE THE MOST PUBLIC IMAGE ON TELEVISION, OR A MISSIONARY IN THE JUNGLES OF AFRICA, OR HELPING YOUR NEIGHBOR CLEAN THE CHICKEN COOP, WE ALL HAVE A HIGH CALLING.
BUT WILL WE PUT ASIDE OUR OWN AGENDAS TO FULFILL THAT CALLING? WE MUST TRY. THERE'S NO TIME TO GET EVERYTHING PERFECT IN OUR LIVES. WE MUST SEEK PEACE AND PURSUE IT. WE MUST PRESS, PRESS, PRESS FOR THE HOLINESS THAT OUR LORD CALLS US TO. WE NEED GODLINESS IN THIS LIFE.
THIS LIFE IS NOT OUR OWN. IT'S HIS, BOUGHT WITH A PRICE THAT NONE OF US COULD EVER PAY. IT'S ALREADY BEEN PAID.
YA KNOW, WHEN WE GO TO THE STORE, AND WE PAY FOR GROCERIES (LIFE'S NECESSITIES) WE EXPECT TO TAKE THEM HOME SO THAT OUR BODIES WILL BE NOURISHED AND FLOURISH. WELL, THAT'S WHAT GOD SHOULD EXPECT AS WELL.
CHRIST PAID THE PRICE FOR OUR SALVATION, YET WE FORGET TO WALK IN THAT WHICH COSTS SO MUCH. WE FORGET TO TAKE IT HOME AND USE IT SO WE CAN GROW AND FLOURISH. GOD WANTS THIS FOR US, EVERYONE OF US. WE ARE ALL HIS CHILDREN. WHAT A THRILL TO CALL HIM FATHER, MASTER, LORD!
OUR FAMILY HAS BEEN STUDYING THE NAMES OF GOD THIS WEEK, AND ONE THAT STICKS OUT SPECIAL TO ME IS JEHOVAH....ONE OF IT'S MEANINGS IS "EVER-REVEALING ONE". HOW TRUE. IF WE ARE OPEN AND WILLING, HE'S ALWAYS REVEALING SOMETHING TO US THAT WE NEED OR WILL NEED. HE EVEN USES OTHERS TO REVEAL HOW MUCH HE LOVES US. EVEN IN ALL OUR MISTAKES! WHAT A MIGHTY GOD WE SERVE!
PASTOR DON (farrfamily@juno.com) SPOKE THIS WEEK ABOUT THE COUNTRIES IN THE 10-40 WINDOW AND HOW THERE ARE SO MANY GODLESS CULTS AND RELIGIONS THERE IN THOSE COUNTRIES. THOSE PEOPLE SPEND ALL DAY OR MUCH OF IT SEEKING THEIR IDOLS, OR FOREIGN GODS.

WE HAVE THE REAL THING AND DON'T SPEND SO MUCH TIME! WHAT GIVES? DO WE NEED Y2K OR SOMETHING ELSE TO BRING US TO THE REALIZATION THAT GOD'S WORD IS TRUE AND JESUS IS COMING VERY, VERY SOON? OUR COUNTRY DIDN'T BEGIN THAT WAY. WE SIMPLY STOOD ON GOD'S WORD AND TOOK IT AND RAN WITH IT. NOWADAYS, PASTORS HAVE TO COME UP WITH ALL KINDS OF GIMMICKS TO GET PEOPLE INTO THE CHURCHES.
IT IS SAD, INDEED THAT WE'VE BEEN GIVEN SO MUCH. YET WE HAVE THE BEST THAT HAS EVER BEEN OFFERED AND DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH IT, OR DO WE EVEN WANT TO?
WELL, TAKE UP THE CROSS AND DO WITH IT WHAT JESUS SAYS: "FOLLOW ME".

OK, OK. WE ARE STILL IN CANON CITY COLORADO.
GOD HAS GIVEN US A COMMISSION THE PAST TWO WEEKS, TO HAVE PASTORS AND VARIOUS CHURCHES JOIN TOGETHER AND HAVE AN OUTREACH IN THE PARK FOR THE FALL SEASON. IT WILL BE OCT. 30.
WE'RE PLANNING IT SIMILAR TO RIOT FOR JESUS IN PORT ARTHUR, TEXAS WHERE SISTER CLAUDETTE GUILLORY AND FAITHFUL BELIEVERS HOLD AN OUTREACH TO THE CITY AROUND HALLOWEEN TIME.
AS WITH "RIOT", WE PLAN TO GIVE AWAY HOT DOGS AND SODAS TO EVERYONE WHO COMES, AS WELL AS HAVE ALL KINDS OF FREE GAMES & PRIZES FOR YOUNG AND OLD ALIKE, SKITS, DRAMAS, PRAISE MUSIC, AND PREACHING.
WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO PUT OUT FLYERS ALL OVER TOWN AND ARE ORGANIZING A MULTI-PASTORAL MEETING TO BE HELD THIS THURSDAY NIGHT AT 7PM. SO FAR WE'VE RECEIVED FAVOR IN THE COMMUNITY. PLEASE PRAY WITH US, THAT MANY PASTORS AND CHURCHES WILL DROP THE DENOMINATIONAL BARRIERS AND REACH OUT TO THIS COMMUNITY. THE DARKNESS IS BEING PUSHED BACK HERE IN CANON.

IT'S DIFFERENT THAN WHEN WE WERE HERE LAST YEAR. BUT, WE ARE SEEING SOME SOULS SOFTENED AND BROKEN FOR THE LORD. PEOPLE ARE BEING DRAWN TO THE LORD. PASTOR DON HAS BEEN INSTRUMENTAL IN BRINGING PASTORS TOGETHER HERE FOR MEETINGS AND THEY WILL COME TOGETHER FOR THEIR MONTHLY MEETING.
THERE ARE 48 CHURCHES/CULTS IN THIS COUNTY OF FREMONT. 5 PASTORS CAME TOGETHER LAST MONTH. WE LOOK FORWARD TO HOW MANY WILL COME TOGETHER THIS MONTH.....HOPEFULLY, MANY MORE.
THIS IS THE FIRST TIME SOMETHING LIKE THIS HAS HAPPENED HERE.
I'VE BEEN CARRYING THE CROSS FROM ONE END OF THE TOWN TO THE OTHER.....IT'S ABOUT THREE-FOUR MILES. HAD MANY PEOPLE TO STOP AND TALK ABOUT THE LORD, WHICH IS ENCOURAGING. WE HAVEN'T SEEN THE SATANIC AS MUCH THIS TIME, BEING HERE. DOESN'T MEAN IT ISN'T OUT THERE. WE WENT TO THE GROCERY STORE TWO WEEKS AGO FOR ICE CREAM FOR HANNAH'S BIRTHDAY, AND THREE SATANISTS (GOTHIC) WERE SITTING OUTSIDE MAKING GESTURES AT PEOPLE AS THEY WALKED IN. THEY HISSED AT US AS WE WERE GOING IN, SEEING ALL THE JESUS T-SHIRTS AND HATS THAT WE DONNED, AND THEY MADE SOME SIGN WITH THEIR HANDS AND VOICED SOME STRANGE WORDS. SO WE SMILED GENUINELY AND SAID PRAISE THE LORD, JESUS LOVES YOU. ONE GIRL SMILED BACK AT US. LIGHT PENETRATED THE DARK!
WE GOT OTHERS REACTIONS AS WE WALKED IN THE STORE......SOME OF THE OLDER CITIZENS ARE FED UP WITH "THEM", BUT GOD LOVES THEM AND SEEKS TO SAVE THEIR SOULS, TOO.
WE'VE BEEN VISITING SEVERAL CHURCHES IN CANON AND IN PUEBLO. GOT TO VISIT CHURCH OF THE NATIONS LAST WEEKEND. PASTOR HULSEY AND HIS WIFE MELANIE ARE STRIVING FOR TRUE PASSION FOR THE LORD AND HOLINESS. MARY GOT A BLESSING AS THE LORD SPOKE WORDS TO THE WIVES AND MOTHERS. WE'VE BEEN INVITED TO SPEAK THIS MONTH. WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO BEING BACK THERE. THE PASTOR IS IN BERMUDA AND THE BAHAMAS ON MISSIONS AND SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS. PLEASE KEEP THEM IN PRAYER. THEY ARE TO RETURN THE 8TH.
MARY IS BUSY WITH HOMESCHOOLING LORA, HANNAH (AND CALA AT TIMES). SHE MINISTERS WHEREEVER THE LORD WILL OPEN A DOOR. THE LORD IS SPEAKING TO US ABOUT SERVANTHOOD. HE WANTS US TO BE STRONGER IN THIS AREA. PRAISE GOD. HE IS ALWAYS FAITHFUL TO HELP US GROW AND MATURE IN HIM, BEING COMPLETE AND NOT LACKING ANY GOOD THING.

WE'VE HAD A BIG PROBLEM WITH OUR MAIL GETTING TO US.
SEEMS THAT MAIL WAS STILL COMING TO THE GENERAL DELIVER FOR US SINCE WE LEFT HERE LAST YEAR???? SO, THE P.O. DID A "MOVED WITH NO FORWARDING ADDRESS" NOTICE.
WE KNEW NOTHING OF IT UNTIL WE WERE LONG OVERDUE FOR MAIL THAT WAS TO COME TO US. THEY FINALLY FOUND OUT THE PROBLEM AND CAUSE AND WE HAVE SINCE RECEIVED ALL THE MAIL, WELL, ALMOST, THAT WE WERE EXPECTING.
 IF ANYTHING ELSE HAS BEEN MAILED TO US AND YOU HAVEN'T GOTTEN A NOTE FROM US, WE DIDN'T GET IT. MOST MAIL WAS RETURNED TO SENDER, AND THANK YOU FOR MAILING BACK TO US. SUE HAS HAD A TIME WITH THIS. THANK YOU SUE, FOR BEING SO FAITHFUL IN YOUR MINISTRY. SUE FORWARDS MAIL TO US ALL OVER THE COUNTRY. WE PRAISE GOD FOR HER.

WELL, THERE IS SO MUCH MORE, BUT WE'LL SAVE IT FOR THE NEWSLETTER. WE EXPECT TO SEND THE NEXT ONE OUT AFTER THE OUTREACH. IT WILL BE A LITTLE LONGER SINCE THE LAST ONE, BUT WANT TO UPDATE YOU ON THE OUTREACH. WE LOVE YOU ALL AND PRAY GOD'S BLESSINGS ON YOU TODAY.

Num 6:24-26 "The LORD bless thee, and keep thee: The LORD make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: The LORD lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace."

The Chamberlins, Brian, Mary, Lora, Hannah & Cala

Isaiah 55:6 "Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call upon him while he is near"
2 Timothy 1: 8 " Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our LORD."