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July - September, 2004

     "There are many precious truths contained in the Word of God, but it is 'PRESENT TRUTH' that the flock needs now." Early Writings, p 63.

Elder: robert sessler
E-mail address:  lightmin@terragon.com

THE  TRINITY -- Part 3

Does the Bible Teach that the Holy Spirit is a God other than the Father and the Son?

     Last Newsletter we clearly saw that the Bible teaches that Jesus Christ is a God Himself other than God–His Father.  So the Bible teaches that there is more than just one God in heaven, that there are at least two Gods-–The Father and His Son Jesus Christ.  In understanding this truth, you can already see that the Babylonian teachings of the Trinity and Spiritualism, that there is only one God in heaven, is nothing but false doctrine and does not coincide or harmonize with Bible truth.
     But what about the Holy Spirit?  Is the Holy Spirit also a God in heaven?

     If you should ask this question to one who believes in the spiritualistic Trinity doctrine, they would declare that the Holy Spirit is a Person who makes up part of just one God, or is a manifestation of this one God, but is not a God by Himself.
     "There is one God...In God there are three persons, Father, Son and Holy Ghost..." The Convert’s Catechism of Catholic Doctrine, p 31, by Peter Geiermann, C.SS. R., IMPRIMATUR, September 16, 1957.

     If you should ask this same question to one who believes in the spiritualistic Mystery Religion of Babylon, they would declare that the Holy Spirit is born or proceeds from, and is used by, the only God–the Father and His Son, but that the Spirit is not a separate Person or Entity.
     Spiritualism-"The Holy Spirit proceeds from the Godhead--the infinite source of all.  It is the Breath of Atman,--the infinite power of God.  It is not separate from, but operative through the Christ--the Higher Self." Dictionary of All Scriptures and Myths, by G.A. Gaskell, p 366 (this dictionary uses the philosophic sacredly held writings of all religions such as Zoroaster, Philo, Swedenborg, Buddah, Hermes, the Qabbalah, etc., in order to derive the definitions--hence the definitions given are mystical and spiritualistic).

     Spiritualism--"Put thy trust in the Divine Breath--the Holy Spirit--which is the functioning of the Absolute [God] upon the buddhic plane." Dictionary, p 816.

     Spiritualism--"Medieval theology generally distinguished...the Holy Ghost [as] being the copula [or union] between the Father and the Son." Dictionary, p 770.

     Spiritualism--"The difference between the Father and the Son is this--'The Father' is to express God-hidden, 'The Son' is God-manifest, and the 'Holy Ghost' is the knowledge of the Spirit of truth, proceeding from the experience of both, as God hidden, and revealed." Dictionary, p 770.

     Spiritualism--"In the heart of the Trinity [or One God] the Creator laughs and gives birth to the child.  The child laughs back at the Creator and together they give birth to the Spirit." Meister Eckhart quoted in The Coming of the Cosmic Christ, p 218-219, by Matthew Fox.

     Spiritualism--"'I [Father of All Things] order you [Son of Light] to go forth, to become as a guide to those who wander in darkness, that all men within whom dwells the spirit of My Mind (The Universal Mind) may be saved by My Mind in you, which shall call forth My Mind in them....for I am the Mind of the Mysteries...'" The Secret Teachings of All Ages, p XL, by Manly P. Hall--33rd Degree Mason (Hall is quoting Hermes or Cush who was the interpreter of the Mysteries, or basically the founder of spiritualistic Babylonian religion.  Cush was also the father of Nimrod, who founded Babylon and then based its Mystery religion upon the teachings of his father).

     Thus we can see that in both the Trinity doctrine, as well as the Mystery Religion of ancient Babylon, is taught the spiritualistic belief that the Holy Spirit is not a God Himself, but is just an essence, or the power, or the mind, or a manifestation of this one God, and which is used by both the Father and His Son.  And the really sad part of all this is the fact that there are multitudes who innocently believe these spiritualistic teachings about the Holy Spirit, and yet they do not realize that they are in harmony with these same Trinitarian and Babylonian false doctrines!
     But what does the Bible teach is the truth regarding the Holy Spirit?  Since the Bible has proven that the Father is God in heaven, and has also proven that His Son Jesus Christ is another God in heaven–-thus making up at least two different Gods in heaven, does the Bible declare that the Holy Spirit is also a God in heaven--other than both the Father and the Son?  If so, and the Bible does indeed declare that the Holy Spirit is also a God, then it will be only the most obstinate and proud hearted individuals who will continue to hold onto the spiritualistic lies from the devil-–refusing to give up these false Babylonian doctrines of there being only one God in heaven!

Is the Holy Spirit a Distinct Person Apart from the Father and the Son?

     I believe the foundation for the issue of whether or not the Holy Spirit is a God Himself, apart from God–the Father and God–the Son, is upon the question of whether the Holy Spirit is just an essence, or power, or mind; or whether He is a Person.  If the Bible proves that the Holy Spirit is indeed a Person other than the Father and the Son, then it gives a great amount of weight to the possibility that the Holy Spirit can also be a God.  So does the Bible teach that the Holy Spirit is a Person?

     What is a person?
     "Any human being considered as a distinct entity or personality; an individual." Funk and Wagnall’s Dictionary.

     And what is personality?
     "Distinctive qualities or characteristics of a person....That which constitutes a person; personal existence." Fund and Wagnall’s Dictionary.

     So a person is one that has a personality whose distinctive qualities shows them to be an entity which differs from other beings.  Now what would be some distinctive qualities or characteristics that would prove one to be a person or being?  If they have a mind, can think for themselves, can make decisions, can act for themselves, can speak for themselves, etc.  All these things would clearly reveal their distinctive qualities which shows that they have their own personality, which thus distinguishes them to be a person and being.  And the same for the Holy Spirit!
     Now there is no Bible text which plainly states in these words: "The Holy Spirit is a Person", but neither are there texts which plainly state in this words: "The Father is a Person".  Yet we can clearly see that the Bible declares that the Father can think, decide, act, and speak for Himself.  Thus we know that the Father has a distinct personality all his own and that He must indeed be a Person and Being.  So if the Bible reveals that the Holy Spirit can think, decide, act and speak for Himself, then this would prove that He has a distinct personality all His own, and that the Holy Spirit must indeed be a Person and Being other than the Father and the Son.

Can the Holy Spirit Think for Itself and Make Its Own Decisions?

-- The Holy Spirit has a mind (see Romans 8:27).
-- The Holy Spirit helped to settle questions during the Church Council at Jerusalem (see Acts 15:28).
-- The Holy Spirit dispenses gifts to different individuals according as He wills (see 1 Corinthians 12:8-11).
-- The Holy Spirit forbade some from going to preach in certain places (see Acts 16:6-7).

     So we can see that the Holy Spirit has a mind, can think for Itself and can make Its own decisions.  But can the Holy Spirit act for Itself?

Can the Holy Spirit Act for Itself?

-- The Holy Spirit anointed Jesus and sent Him out to preach the gospel (see Luke 4:18-19).  In fact, both the
      Father and the Holy Spirit sent Jesus (see Isaiah 48:16).
-- The Holy Spirit testifies or witnesses of Jesus (see John 15:26).
-- The Holy Spirit leads God’s people (see Romans 8:14).
-- The Holy Spirit teaches and causes us to remember the truth (John 14:26).
-- The Holy Spirit comforts us as does Christ (John 14:16).
-- The Holy Spirit strives with us (see Genesis 6:3).
-- The Holy Spirit reproves us of sin, righteousness, and judgment (see John 16:8-11).
-- The Holy Spirit instructs us (see Nehemiah 9:20).

     So we can see that the Holy Spirit can act for Itself, and can bear Its own witness.  But can the Holy Spirit speak for Itself?

Can the Holy Spirit Speak for Itself?

-- The Holy Spirit speaks, guides, hears and shows (John 16:13-15).
-- The Holy Spirit speaks, chooses, calls and sends forth (see Acts 13:1-4).
-- The Holy Spirit gives messages to prophets and they declare: "Thus saith the Holy Ghost" (see Acts 21:11).

     So we can see that the Holy Spirit can indeed speak for Itself.  Besides this, He can hear, He can guide, show, choose, calls and sends forth others.  Now what other characteristics does the Bible reveal about the Holy Spirit which shows it to be a Person and Being other than God–the Father and God–the Son?

-- The Holy Spirit has knowledge, and searches all things (see 1 Corinthians 2:10-11).
-- The Holy Spirit sanctifies us (see Romans 15:16).
-- The Holy Spirit holds communion with us (see 2 Corinthians 13:14); and so does Christ (see 1 Corinthians
-- The Holy Spirit is the source of regeneration and renewal for salvation (see John 3:5-8; Titus 3:5).
-- The Holy Spirit resurrects the faithful from the dead (see Romans 8:11; 1 Peter 3:18).
-- The Holy Spirit is the author of the Bible and moved upon the prophets to speak (see 2 Peter 1:21).
-- The Holy Spirit is another Comforter other than Christ (see John 14:16).
-- The Holy Spirit helps our infirmities (see Romans 8:26).
-- The Holy Spirit can be tempted and lied to (see Acts 5:3, 9).
-- The Holy Spirit can be blasphemed and sinned against (see Mark 3:28-29; Luke 12:10; Matthew 12:31).
-- The Holy Spirit is another Intercessor other than Christ (see Romans 8:26); the Spirit intercedes for us
      through prayer, while Christ intercedes for us through His precious blood, merits and righteousness.

     All of these things show conclusively that the Holy Spirit is indeed a Person and Being, and that He has His own work to perform in the plan of Redemption, other than the Father and the Son.

     Since the Bible has proven that the Holy Spirit is a Person and Being Himself, other than the Father and the Son, He also must be able to assume form and shape.
     The Holy Spirit assumed the form and shape resembling a dove (Matthew 3:16; Luke 3:22; John 1:32).  He assumed the form and shape resembling flaming tongues (Acts 2:2-4).  He literally picked up servants of God from one area and then carried them to a different area to continue the spreading of the truth (see Acts 8:39-40; Ezekiel 3:14-15).  The Holy Spirit even assumed the form of an angel with a writers ink horn by His side, whose job it is to seal the servants of the Lord (see Ephesians 4:30), and then after His sealing work is finished, He reports back to the Lord (see Ezekiel 9:1-11).

     One of the most convincing areas in the whole Bible that proves that the Holy Spirit is indeed a Person and Being is in regards to Melchizedek.
     Paul declares about Melchizedek that he was the king of Salem, King of Righteousness, King of peace, priest of the most High God, who was “Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually.” (See Hebrews 7:1-4, 17-22.
     Now Melchizedek was not Christ, because Christ was made a priest after the order of Melchizedek.  And Melchizedek was not the Father, because no human has seen the Father and lived other than Jesus (see John 6:46; 1 John 4:12).  In fact, Melchizedek could not have been any human being, because the Bible states that he was without father, without mother, without descent, without either beginning of days nor end of life!  So who but the Holy Spirit could have been Melchizedek?  
     Thus, if you will believe it, the Holy Spirit also assumed human form on this earth and represented God to that generation, appearing and speaking to many as Melchizedek--the King of Salem, the King of Peace, the King of Righteousness, the priest of the most high God who also intercedes for us other than Christ!

     We have clearly seen that the Bible reveals that the Holy Spirit is indeed a Person and Being other than the Father and the Son; that the Holy Spirit has a distinctive personality all his own; and that He has assumed various forms-–including angelic and human, throughout the history of this earth.

     It should then be clear that the Father is not the Holy Spirit, but He uses the Holy Spirit to represent and bring Himself to us.  Thus the Father sends the Holy Spirit, calling it His Spirit--or the Spirit of the Father; but the Father is not the Holy Spirit.
     It should also be clear that Christ is not the Holy Spirit either, but the Holy Spirit represents Christ to us.  Thus Christ can send the Holy Spirit--His representative--calling it His Spirit, or the Spirit of Christ; but Jesus is not the Holy Spirit.  In fact, Christ had the Holy Spirit given to Him (see Luke 4:18-19)!
     So Jesus is not the Holy Spirit, but needed to have the Holy Spirit given to Him in order to be our perfect example while on this earth.  And since Jesus lost His omnipresence by taking humanity, He must now use the omnipresence of the Person of the Holy Spirit in order to meet with His people on earth.  Thus through the omnipresence of the Holy Spirit, Christ would be set free from the limiting affects of humanity, and thus could be present and represent Himself at all times and in all places among His people.
     The Holy Spirit is also not an angel or another name for the work of the angels.  Neither was the Holy Spirit only in existence since Christ became human, because from the very beginning of the work of redemption He had been moving upon men's hearts–reproving them "of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment" (John 16:8).  Neither is the Holy Spirit just a power, or force, or essence, or mind of God–the Father, but is a living Person and Being with Its own personality.  The Holy Spirit bears Its own witness, gives Its own comfort to us in Christ's place, and acts in His stead.  The Holy Spirit Itself teaches and enlightens us by using Its own mind.  It puts forth Its highest energies in working for our salvation by taking the words of Christ and infusing these words of life into our hearts.  So you can clearly see that the Holy Spirit is as much a Person as God–the Father and Jesus Christ are Persons.

     This fact of truth now clears the way for the possibility that the Holy Spirit might also be a God other than God–the Father and God–the Son.  So does the Bible declare that the Holy Spirit is a God Himself?

Is the Holy Spirit also a God?

-- The Holy Spirit has omnipresence (see Psalms 139:7).
-- The Holy Spirit is eternal (see Hebrews 9:14).
-- The Holy Spirit is all powerful (see Luke 1:35).

     So the Holy Spirit is omnipresent, eternal and all powerful–-which are only the powers of a God!  But does the Bible plainly declare that the Holy Spirit is a God?
     "But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost...why has thou conceived this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God." Acts 5:3-4.

     Thus the Bible plainly declares that the Holy Spirit is indeed a God other than God–the Father and God–the Son.  And you also can now begin to understand that the Holy Spirit was one of the Gods and Beings in the beginning who created the heaven and the earth (see Genesis 1:2; Job 33:4).

What Consequences are there to Denying that the Holy Spirit is a Person, Being and God Other than the Father and the Son?

     Satan's hatred is intense against the three Persons and Gods making up the Godhead-–especially against the Holy Spirit!  And he has been doing all that he can to attack the personage of the Holy Spirit Itself--trying to get humanity to deny that the Holy Spirit exists as a third divine Person and Being in the Godhead.  If the Devil can get people to believe his spiritualistic Trinitarian and Babylonian doctrines that the Holy Spirit is not a God Himself, or that He is just an essence, or power, or mind of just one God, then he has succeeded in getting us to reject the Holy Spirit as the third Person and third Being in the Godhead.  If we indeed believe this and reject the personage and Godhood of the Holy Spirit, then how can we expect the Holy Spirit Itself to work for us?  How can we expect the Holy Spirit to help us, when we've rejected that He really exists as a living Person and Being?
     Those early Christian believers who did not know that the Holy Ghost existed, did not have the Holy Spirit's power in their lives (see Acts 8:14-17, 18:1-7).  And it will be the same with those who believe that there is not a third living Person and Being in the Godhead whose name is the Holy Spirit!
     This devilish attack against the Holy Spirit Itself is being made by men who profess to be God's servants and ministers among the followers of God.  These men may appear as the ministers of righteousness, yet they are voicing the spiritualistic Babylonian doctrines of the devil (see 2 Corinthians 11:13-15).  They claim and teach that the Holy Spirit is not a living third divine Person or Being of His own--when He really is; that He doesn't have a name or personality all His own--when He really has; and that He does not have a mind and cannot think on His own--when He really does.
     By their refusal to recognize the Holy Spirit as the third distinct, living holy Being, divine Person, and God of the Godhead--thus believing that He doesn't exist, they are denying Him, insulting Him, grieving Him, doing despite to Him, and rejecting Him!  And Christ commands us not to do these things or else we run the risk of committing the unpardonable sin and being hopelessly lost! (See Ephesians 4:30; Hebrews 10:29; Mark 3:28-29; Luke 12:10; Matthew 12:31).

So How Many Gods are There in Heaven?

     We have clearly seen that the Bible teaches that there is not just one God in heaven, but that there are three Beings and Persons who are each called a God in heaven–-the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.  We can clearly see that the Bible teaches that the Father is a Person or Being, His Son Jesus Christ is a second Person or Being other than the Father, and that the Holy Spirit is a third Person or Being other than the Father and the Son.  But does the Bible actually declare that there are indeed three different Gods and not just one?  YES!
     "There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling: One Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all." Ephesians 4:4-6.

     Now I can just hear some people thinking to themselves: "How do these verses teach that there are three different Gods when it states that there is only one God?"  In fact, this verse is used to prove that there is only one God, and that neither Jesus nor the Spirit are God as well.  So how do these verses teach that there are three different Gods?  Well, let us do some investigation.
     "There is one...Spirit".  The Greek word for Spirit used in this text is from Strong’s Exhaustive Greek Concordance, word #4151 and it translates "God" or "divine...Spirit".
     "There is...one Lord."  The Greek word for Lord used in this text is from Strong’s, word #2962, and it translates "God" "supreme in authority".
     "There is...One God and Father".  The Greek word for God used in this text is from Strong’s, word #2316, and it translates "God" "supreme Divinity".

     So putting all these meanings together, let us re-read the text:
     "There is one body, and one God–divine Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling: One God–supreme in authority, one faith, one baptism, One God–supreme Divinity and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all." Ephesians 4:4-6.

     Thus how many Gods does the Bible teach there are?  Is it just one God?  No.  Is it only two Gods?  No.  The Bible teaches that there are three different Gods!  God–the Father, who is supreme in Divinity; God–the Son Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour, who is supreme in authority; and God–the divine Holy Spirit!
     But what about the other Bible texts which state that there is only one God–the Father?  This is absolutely true!  But instead of going to the extreme interpretation and twisting these verses to teach that the Father is the only God in the whole universe, which then forces you to ignore, reject or deny the rest of the Scriptures which declare otherwise, let us seek to harmonize all the Scripture to get a complete picture of this truth.

     There is indeed only one God whose name is the Father.  And there is indeed only one God whose name is Jesus Christ.  And there is indeed only one God whose name is the Holy Spirit.  So instead of ignoring the scriptures which declare that there are three different Gods in heaven, let us understand that each of these three Gods have their own name, their own Person and personality, and their own particular work to do in our salvation.
     That is why Christ declared to each and every follower of God this command:
     "Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world." Matthew 28:19-20.

     Thus the Godhead is not a Trinity: it is not three People or Beings in one God.  And just so that we will all clearly understand this important point, let us read exactly what the Trinity doctrine teaches:
     "Whosoever will be saved, before all things it is necessary that he hold the catholic faith; Which faith except every one do keep whole and undefiled, without doubt he shall perish everlastingly.  But this is the catholic faith: That we worship one God in Trinity, and Trinity in unity...So the Father is God: the Son is God: and the Holy Ghost is God; And yet there are not three Gods; but one God...So are we forbidden by the catholic religion to say, there are three Gods, or three Lords...He therefore that will be saved, must thus think of the Trinity." The Athanasian Creed, quoted in History of the Christian Church, Volume 3, Section 132, page 690-693, by Philip Schaff.

     But the Bible completely counters this Spiritualistic Trinitarian and Babylonian belief by showing that the Godhead is not a Trinity: it is not three Persons in one God.  But inspiration declares the Godhead as being made up of a "heavenly trio"--three powerful, holy, Divine Persons, Beings, and Gods.  Each of these three holiest Beings in heaven have an important and distinct job; using Their own God-ship and powers in union and oneness with each other to save fallen humanity.  God-the Father united through God-the Son united through God-the Holy Spirit united to Their true people.
     Through the plan of redemption Christ from eternity voluntarily lowered Himself from being equal with God the Father (see Zechariah 13:7; Psalms 55:13) in order to take humanity as His own--not to do His will, but the will of His Father, thus showing the perfect pattern for salvation.  The Father has voluntarily exalted Christ back to His original position of equality with Him which Christ (Michael) had in the beginning (John 1:1, 10:30, 17:5), that at the name of Christ every knee should bow (Philippians 2:6-11).  What love does Christ show for us to voluntarily lower Himself from equality with God the Father to become one of us--His creation!  And what love does the Father show to us that through His Son we can become His sons and daughters and He our Father!  And what love does the Holy Spirit show to us by supplying the grace and the power to make all this possible and effectual in and through our lives--transforming us from sin to righteousness--bringing Christ and our Father to our side, and being another Comforter and Intercessor!  May the Godhead by praised for all that each of these three Gods are doing to save us!  And our salvation is only made possible because there are three Gods and not just one, because all three must use their own God-powers in order to make possible and effectual the plan of redemption in us!
     May the Godhead–-God–the Father, God–the Son, and God–the Holy Spirit--be praised forever and ever, for giving Themselves to bring humanity back from sin and destruction to be able to obtain eternal life and be with Them for ever!

     Now for those who still have questions, there is really very little revealed to us about the Persons and Beings in the Godhead before the time of the creation of angels.  Hence it is God's purpose to keep it hidden, and it should be our response to avoid all speculation or theories about this--thus staying away from all spiritualistic deceptions.  Some things we will never know until we can ask God directly for the explanation.

     May we also allow ourselves to comprehend what Christ meant when He states:
     "Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free." John 8:32.

     What will the truth set us free from?  From all spiritualistic error and falsehoods of Babylon!  Please do not continue to cling to these spiritualistic errors of the Trinity and Babylon by believing that the Bible teaches that there is only one God in heaven, or that this one God literally gave birth out of his literal Person to a Son, or that Jesus is not a God Himself, or that the Holy Spirit is not a separate Person or God Himself, but is just the Father or Son.  May you allow yourselves to be set free from all these Spiritualistic Trinitarian and Babylonian doctrines of the Devil by the truth of the Bible, and thus become free indeed!


     The Lord is also blessing our Bible Study Course outreach.  Since our last Newsletter, we have had 12 more precious souls enroll.  We now have 38 Bible Studies active, and more than 2/3 are in the US!  May God be praised!  Your continued prayers in this evangelistic endeavor are greatly appreciated.

     Also many of our supporters have noticed that we have changed our website at www.LightMinistries.com.  When visiting the site you will see the first area which is for non-SDAs.  In order to visit the SDA area, all you have to do is to find the link "For SDAs" which appears in the right-hand link section of the opening page.  When you click on this link, you will be taken into the SDA area (the actual URL address is http://www.LightMinistries.com/SDA).  We solicit your prayers that many more non-SDAs will be encouraged to visit the site, and will be led to understand and choose to follow the present truth as it is in Jesus before it is too late.

     Brother Nicholas of Presents of God Ministry invited myself to be on his one hour radio broadcast for several weeks dealing on the subject of the Sabbath/Sunday controversy.  These broadcasts have the potential to reach several million listeners as it is broadcasted over Satellite, AM/FM radio, Micro, and even the internet. The first broadcast occurred on Sunday, June 13, and again on Sunday, June 27.  Our next scheduled broadcast will be on Sunday July 11.  Copies of these broadcasts can be found at www.remnantofGod.org, and soon on our own web site.  Your continued prayers are appreciated, especially since the radio station manager is re-airing these two broadcasts at different times throughout each week!

     The Lord is continuing to bless our LightMinistries.com Web Site!  In the month of April we had 78,859 hits, which were generated by 14,441 visitors.  In these Visitor Sessions, 28,756 documents of Present Truth were viewed, and over 2.94 billion bits of information were downloaded.
       In the month of May we had 76,069 hits, which were generated by 13,028 visitors.  In these Visitor Sessions, 34,229 documents of Present Truth were viewed, and over 3.2 billion bits of information were downloaded!
     In the month of June we had our best month yet!  We had 93,199 hits, which were generated by 12,560 visitors.  In these Visitor Sessions, 51,038 documents of Present Truth were viewed, and over 4 billion bits of information were downloaded! So for these 3 months alone, over 10 billion bits of information were downloaded from our Present Truth Web Site by over 40,000 visitors!  MAY GOD'S HOLY NAME BE PRAISED FOR EVER!!

     On our TrueChurchofGod.info Web Site, in the month of April we had 10,063 hits, which were generated by 2,308 visitors.  In these Visitor Sessions, 5,333 documents of Present Truth were viewed, and over 342 million bits of information were downloaded.
       In the month of May we had 8,308 hits, which were generated by 1,875 visitors.  In these Visitor Sessions, 4,784 documents of Present Truth were viewed, and over 294 million bits of information were downloaded!
     In the month of June we had 11,308 hits, which were generated by 2,105 visitors.  In these Visitor Sessions, 7,067 documents of Present Truth were viewed, and over 497 million bits of information were downloaded! So for these 3 months alone, over 1.13 billion bits of information were downloaded from our Gospel Truth Web Site by over 6,200 visitors!

     TO OUR READERS: For those who are not able to have a home church to attend and who miss the benefit of fellowshipping together with others of like faith, there is an on-line home church which meets every Sabbath at 12:00 noon Central Time.  This is a live broadcast of one of our separated Home Churches in Indiana which is pastored by brother Nicholas.  Please feel free to come and fellowship with others of like faith and enjoy the spiritual uplifting experience, and also be able to chat with them after church!  If you would like to fellowship, go to www.RemnantofGod.org/pogmchat.htm.


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     We are currently supporting several workers in many different Countries on a monthly basis.  We check into the economy of each area and supply a base support which is adequate depending on their situation, but not extravagant.  This base support is to ensure that the monthly needs of each worker and family is met for that month so that the worker may devote full time to the ministry work.  In addition to this, we are sending extra materials for evangelism, and money for printing, publishing, holding meetings, traveling, and other necessary areas in spreading the Present Truth in their Country.  And as the work extends, especially will the expenses for evangelism expand.  Whatever you can send to help in this necessary and vital area is greatly appreciated.
     The work of spreading God's present truth is not to be limited, but must extend world-wide to every nation, kindred, tongue, and people before our Saviour can come (Matthew 24:14).  What better way of spreading the present truth gospel than by having workers who speak the native language, who reside in that particular Country, who can live and preach the truth, visit the interests in their homes, and spread the printed truth translated into their common language!
     "Our publications should be printed in other languages, that foreign nations may be reached.  Much can be done through the medium of the press, but still more can be accomplished if the influence of the living preacher goes with our publications....The Lord has moved upon men of other tongues and has brought them under the influence of the truth, that they might be qualified to labor in His cause." Testimonies, vol 3, p 204-205.

     Please financially help us to continue supporting our current ministers and workers on a consistent basis, so that the spreading of the truth will not be interrupted but can quickly lighten this dark world with the glory of God.
     "Every opportunity should be improved to extend the truth to other nations.  This will be attended with considerable expense, but expense should in no case hinder the performance of this work.  Means are of value only as they are used to advance the interest of the kingdom of God.  The Lord has lent men means for this very purpose, to use in sending the truth to their fellow men."  Testimonies, vol 3, p 208.


BENIN, West Africa:
     -- Printing and mailing expenses for booklets and tracts to Benin.

FIJI Islands:
     -- Printing and mailing expenses for booklets and tracts to Fiji.

KENYA, East Africa:
     -- Printing and mailing expenses for booklets and tracts to Kenya.
     -- Printing our booklets in Kenya--$2000 for 10,000 copies ($0.20 per booklet).
     -- Projector, screen, and evangelistic film for non-SDA outreach.
     -- 2 good used PA Systems for evangelistic meetings--$300 each.

     -- Printing and mailing expenses for booklets and tracts to Malaysia.
     -- Purchasing of Chinese Great Controversy and Steps to Christ--$5. each.

NIGERIA: West Africa:
     -- Printing and mailing expenses for booklets and tracts to Nigeria.
     -- Purchasing and mailing of Bibles and Bible Study Lessons.

     -- Printing and mailing expenses for booklets and tracts to PNG.
     -- A small portable speaker system for street preaching.
     -- Cartons of KJV Bibles and Study Bibles for workers.
     -- Used SOP books.
     -- 2nd hand clothes to pass out to naked villagers.
     -- Boxes of 1884 Great Controversy books for non-SDA outreach.
     -- Printing and mailing expenses for booklets and tracts to Philippines.
     -- Printing 100,000 tracts in Philippines--$1,450.

UGANDA, East Africa:
     -- Printing and mailing expenses for booklets and tracts to Uganda.
     -- Printing and mailing expenses for booklets and tracts in Uganda.
     -- A good used PA System for meetings--$300.
     -- Bibles and Spirit of Prophecy books to purchase and mail.
     -- Printing 100,000 tracts in Uganda--$1,600.

ZAMBIA, Central Africa:
     -- Printing and mailing expenses for booklets and tracts to Zambia.
     -- Portable generator for evangelistic meetings--$650.
     -- Computer for translation work--$600.
     -- A printing press or Risograph Duplicator to spread the printed truth throughout all of Africa.

     Please be sure to mark all donated monies for any of the above Ministry or Foreign Mission needs.  100% of all donated monies will go where specified.  Unspecified donations will go where needed.  Thank you very much for making this evangelistic work possible, and may God's richest blessings attend you and yours.


Dear Bob,
     Blessings to you and your family.  God has blessed us in a mighty way and we want to give you our tithe to help your Ministry.
     We appreciate your Newsletters so much.  They help to keep us on that straight and narrow path.  Whenever we start having questions concerning a certain subject or need some information to share with someone, your Newsletter arrives to help us on the subject that we needed.  God is faithful in helping those who are striving to follow Him....
Your sisters in Christ, P., L., & J., NH.

Dear Brethren,
     I would like to extend my sincere appreciation for the booklets you send me two weeks ago. Surely I pray that the good Lord richly bless you all for calling sin with its rightful name because sin is sin no matter where it is found. Most of the booklets are really touching especially the one on Jeremiah.
     Please do continue to update me on the latest material relating to our salvation as a people....
     Thank you. H.S., Zimbabwe, Africa.

     May our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ bless this Ministry until our day of deliverance by God's grace.
     Love, S.R., NY.

Dear Sir/Madam,
     I pray in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord that you and your staff are all right.  With me (I) am alright.
     I read one of your brochures with talks about "How Man Changed the Ten Commandments and the Sabbath Day".  I have therefore given my life to Jesus Christ and also started keeping Saturday as the Sabbath.  I hereby ask for a free Bible Correspondence to strengthen my faith in Christ.
     Truly yours, M.C., Zambia, Central Africa.

Dear brother Bob,
     I pray that the Holy Spirit is your constant guide & that you are following His guidance....
     God bless you abundantly!!
     Your bro. in the faith, G., CA.

Dear Sir,
     I greet you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
     I wish to introduce myself to you.  I am called ____, 49 years of age...a Tanzanian by Nationality and a former Seventh Day Adventist member (now separated after reading your booklets)....
     It was when my friend ____ gave me some Booklets from you to read.  One was "Abomination of Desolation Stands".  Another booklets was "Bible History of Separation, part one", and the third booklet was "W.C.C. and the S.D.A. Church".  I read all the three booklets and carried them to a few friends of mine in Tanzania.  By 20th December, 2003, I separated from the S.D.A. Church.  Other friends continued to separate. (Editor's Note: may God be praised!)  Now we are about fourteen people who have separated and removed our church membership from the S.D.A. Church.  Among the fourteen, one is a former S.D.A. pastor and one is a former church leader.
     We (fourteen people) have formed a (GROUP STUDY) and (are) now busy sending this message to others.  The only problems I have is that my chances (time) is very limited because most of the time...(I am working at my job), and for this reason I don't get enough time to take the message (to) outside villages, districts, and even to other regions.  I wish I had time (chance) to travel from one place to another to carry out this message.  I pray that God may perform a miracle to enable me (to) get time to travel and carry out the message....
     May God help you.  I remain waiting with my group.  Thank you very much in advance.
     Yours faithfully, M.M., Tanzania, East Africa.



(Combination of 3 letters) Dear Elder,
     Thanks for the money that you sent for the translation. The translation is now ready and I am proof reading them and will send it to you on or before Thursday this week.
     My wife is getting better and we still need your prayers and financial help. Hope all is well with you all. Remember our work here in your prayers.
     The (home) church is increasing but the enemy is at war with us. We are encountering problem with the brothers of our landlord and they want us to pack in our fellowship center in ____. We need prayers and money.
     We are now in the rainy season and don't have much outdoor evangelism due to incessant rainfall. God has blessed us again with another season. He knows what is always best for His children. During the past 4 months we have witnessed, planted home churches and some Bible study locations. God has been so good to us. The work is never an easy one due to the fact that we labor through our teeth and virtually with no much help. I am still in this work simply because of the grace of God and that He called me for this. As a human being several times I was tempted to quit. How would I be happy to see my children suffering without doing any thing about it. Several times they are being sent back from the school and most times spent several weeks at home because I can't be able to afford their school fees. Who will love this kind of situation?
     In the past months we have labored in the ____ part of Benin Republic that has so many Muslim population. The work here is the most dangerous work I have ever being engaged with threats, abuse, robbery and humiliations. "Through much persecution we shall inherit the Kingdom." I am aware of this and don't want anything to take the Kingdom away from me. I long to be there.
     We established a church in one of the villages with 11 former Muslims. Though very difficult, but ____ (not real name) came to the Lord with his whole family of 6 and was ostracized. They are depending on us. We need the assistant of brethren to help this family that has lost everything simply because they have turned to Christ. What is the best way to encourage this family if not to come to their help at this time of need. Brethren, help is urgently needed for this family and others. God is really at work here.
     We have also planted another church in ____ some kilometre to ____. The community gave us a piece of land to build a church and if possible a clinic. They are responsive to the gospel, but there are lots of poverty in this village....
     We baptized 36 persons from December 2004 till date. Presently we have 6 more evangelists that are now serving with empty stomach. All these burdens are on me. We need your helps brethren....
     We have just started 5 more churches in Togo and would like to have the address of the brethren in Togo. God is opening doors for us in a way that surprises me. People are hungry for the truth and we are giving it to them unadulterated. Sabbath truth must be circulated to all country. Continue to help us and we need you at this period....
     Send our greetings to all our UB (United Brethren).
     Yours in Him, M.P., Benin.


(Combination of 2 letters) Dear brother bob,
     1 John 3:1.
     O give thanks unto the Lord for He is good, for His mercy endureth for ever.  May I once again greet you my brother in His wonderful name and may His peace love and joy be with you always.
     The governing political party in Fiji are having their annual convention here in ____ for two days beginning yesterday.  It gives me a good chance to visit that camp and distribute our literatures to them.  How S.D.L party in the biggest Fijian political party in Fiji and mostly their members are Christian, thus is the reason we should visit them.  We took some cartons of tracts, booklets in english and Fijian, pamphlets, magazines, and etc., to them and distributes thousands of our literatures to these people.  We were readily accepted by them because some of them know (us) very well.  We met a lot of people and questions were asked and I answered them.  I explain to them the truth mostly about the Sunday worship and other uses.  I will be going back there this morning with more literature to distribute after I send you this report.  The booklet "Why Are Protestants Bowing to the Pope" are being distributed to the truth about Sunday.
     About two or three months (ago) I misplaced my translation on the booklet "Will you Answer Christ's Prayer?" Anyway I have started again a new translation, because I have lost the old one.
     Thank you very much for the support and your very good advices and prayers.  Thank you for being so patient with me.  Thank you very much for the subject of TRINITY, it is well written indeed.
     And thank you (Father) very much for Jesus Christ.  May He keeps you and encourages you so that you may continue to be a source of inspirations to your brothers and sisters world wide.
     We visited a lot of homes and towns this month and thousands of our literatures were distributed out in these places. Our house to house visitation is still going on and as a result more people are joining us on sabbaths.  Please brother if you could send us some more Last Days Events and some small size (KJV) Bibles for our study....May God bless you and yours....
     The translated booklet "Why are Protestants Bowing to the Pope" (is) still very popular amongst the people because they are still coming to take more copies of it. The translation of the booklet "Will you Answer Christ prayer" is still going on and we will advise you of the progress.
     Yesterday I visited the ____ Hospital where mad people are being looked after. I made this trip very special because I went to visit a some one who really went against me when I started this ministry. They said so many things against me and the Ministry. His partner is sick at home with the same sickness and he will be joining (visiting) his partner at this hospital soon. I went to the hospital to pray with him.
     I’ve visited ____ Hospital and also the ____ hospital. A lot of literature were distributed to this place. Last week I was in the western areas where I visited ____, ____ and ____ and also ____ city. Thousands of tracts, booklets, and of the literature were distributed out in these areas.
     Two weeks ago I visited ____, ____, ____ and the great ____ and we distributed a lot of literature in these places. I’ve also visited a lot of people in their homes and explained to them the truth for this time. Another Fijian couple has joined us every Sabbath since three weeks ago.
     May God Bless you richly and also the Ministry as a whole. A word from you will surely encourage us all greatly.  As previously requested if you have any study on the righteousness of Christ please send us. Thank you.
     Yours in His Service, B.A., Fiji.


Dear Elder Robert,
     I am going to an effort at ____ from 27 June to 11 July.  ____ is about 800km away from ____.  This is the home district of ____.  Put us in prayers.  We are going to be two speakers, brother ____ - (on) Prophecy and ____ - (on) gospel.  May our God bless us in all aspects to present Him so that those people may know Him.
     Yesterday...brothers ____, ____, and me, we came from ____ where we went to comfort one of our brother in faith who his beloved wife passed away.  Brother (Bob) and who(ever else) will read this and sympathize with the situation in this province to assist this brother and his children including brethren and sister with their children starving in ____.
     ____ is one of our home church in ____ who are having over 60 members worshiping God uprightly.  Because of long period (of) missing rain the drought is very severe.  Over one hundred have died because of eating contaminated corn.  Our members here most of them are unable to raise something sufficient to help them.  This message is urgent.  These brethren and sisters needs corn, beans, cooking oil, clothing, beside others (items)....
     I have delayed to write because of being far from internets, I went to western part of ____, ____ camp meeting. That camp meeting I saw the hand of God moving and blessing the speakers, to the point that when I made a call about 15 people gave their lives unto the Lord. Greater number were from ACK (Adventist Church in Kenya) where one old man gave his mind that the church ACK has become fund-raising zone, and that he has separated (in to the) day light (and) he will never go back. The camp started on 11th April to 18th April.
     After that, the whole team went (to the) ____ effort where we fought with agents of the devil who are members of ACK. Great number in (the) churches here are (involved in) witchcraft. Here we worked for two weeks. The team was united in prayers to prevail (against) witchcraft. After ____ I will go to ____ District where there will be (a) great work of God. The greatest need here at ____ is that they need a shelter where they can use for worship.  They also need Swahili and vernacular Bibles. May the Lord help you are you will decide to assist them.
     Yours, S.O., Kenya.

Dear Elder Bob,
     May the grace of God be upon you for the work in this decisive hour. This is the budgetary plan arrived at for one of the evangelistic meetings I had earlier told you of. We are praying to hold it in ____ this year. Please include it not only in your plan but also in your intercessory prayer list.
     We have planned to combine all available talents in this public meeting to gain the possible influence: Natural Medicine Expo, Gospel music evangelism (choir), and presentation of the Present Truth. This meeting costs more than our poor hands can provide, thus we ask for your support. The amount figures are drawn from the present market prices and present charge rates of other things.
1) Fare for choir (paying half the cost for 14 persons] will be 13,000.00.
2) Food cost for the evangelistic team in 2 weeks for only two meals a day per person may be not less than 22400.00.
3) Natural Medicine Expo materials -- 4000.00.
4) Boarding (house rent) for evangelistic team for the two weeks period -- 4000.00.
5) Hiring PAS if we will not have got ours @ 400.00 a day -- 5600.00.
6) Meeting advertisement handbills and Venue charge -- 5800.00.
7) Miscellaneous -- 5000.00.
     Total 59800.00. This approximates $800.00 USA dollars.
     Besides this money we need also tracts and booklets even beforehand.
     May God bless you as you respond to me soonest possible on this request for plans confirmation.
     In the service, M.M., Kenya.

Dear Bro.
     Christian greetings.
     Just to let you know that we have already purchased 33 Bibles with that donation (sent from a dear believer); 10 Kikamba, 23 Kiswahili; distributed thus: ____ 4; ____ 4; ____ 3; ____ 3; ____ 3; ____ 6 (all of Kiswahili); and Kikamba 10. Thanks so much.
     As can seen however there is great need for more as God will supply the means.
     God bless you all, I., Kenya.

Dear Bob,
     General christian greetings in Jesus name.
     I thank my God who has given us great things through His beloved Son in whom we have redemption. Again I thank Him greatly for the mission He has given us. The ministry of comfort and that of reconciliation. God is now beseeching people through our mouths in the place of Christ that they might be reconciled to Himself II Cor. 1:3-4, 5:18-20.  In these verses all of God's servants should get encouragement of speaking the truth as it is in Jesus. We as Christ's ambassadors should speak the truth with power and authority in proportion to the one we are representing. We are representatives of Christ. The King of heaven. Therefore speak as a king.
     The work here is going on forward.  Those who are apostatizing are on (increasing) and those who (are) building on the rock are firmly holding there. The last two weeks we had an evangelistic effort where we had great opposition for the SDA churches surrounding that market...Also their evangelistic revivals (was taking place) for one week and was voiced from every direction, but the people could get sense that there is something wrong with the apostate church.
     Thank you for the support which we received while in effort for we had almost reached a point where we were unable to go forward, but God who is good saw that the work must end at its appointed time. Praise God. It ended well.  God bless you and your co-workers.
     Your co-workers, N.G., Kenya.

Dearest Brother Bob,
     The Lord is blessing the work which we are doing here as His helping hand. Somebody was healed here who has been left to go (travel) West. As I entered the room it was ordourful. He was unable to turn to any of his sides, the joints are not movable. He cannot hear and know or understand what anybody is telling him. But within a short while after some few treatments, he is now moving or walking well and doing everything praisings and glory to the Lord God who has done all these. Others have healed from pains, muscle cramps, nervous disorders shock, bowel cleansers - 3 people, child birth -1 person.
     Thanks for the support and the newsletter.  We have finished the effort well though nobody responded to the message.  We have done our part.
     Yours the servant of the Lord, P.N., Kenya.


Dearest Elder Bob,
     Jn 17:17.
     Greetings again! How are you recently? I'm fine over here n still busy with my inputting work and preparing to start working in ____ with sister ____ beginning in ____ this year. Also pleased to inform you that I had sent the 2nd patch of tracts a few days ago. So I had finished all the translation and input of tracts except for the remaining two, Praise God! They will be sent to you as soon as possible, hopefully next week. To prevent any confusion, I had written the English title of each tract at the back of the printed copies. How I wish that I could sent you the CD files that you would (be) able to print out more good quality master copies with your laser printer.
     I had been to ____ a few days, looking for cheaper paper pack GC and SC but without success. Sister informed me that the local ABC in ____ sells GC at HK$128 and SC at HK$30 (1USD = HK$7.8), which I think is quite expensive. I will recheck the price again and see if the paper pack versions are out of print already....
     May God continue to richly bless you, your family and your ministry!
     Co-worker in Christ, V., Malaysia.


(Combination of 2 letters) Ephesians 1:2.
     Please receive my hearty thanks for the support just wired. I really praise God for His faithfulness and providence each month thru that anonymous Brother in Christ. His monthly sacrificial spirit and bowels of love are deeply appreciated. I pray God will continue to meet him at his point of needs according to HIS riches in Glory. Honestly, without his gifts and your efforts, both spiritually and morally, the work could not go further here. This is the more reason God will continue to be more merciful to both of you.
     I pray that the Lord is blessing in all your needs. I write to let you know that the work is going on here just as the Lord is permitting. You know that it is only God that helps us to accomplish much in His vineyard and thereby gives us opportunity to share mission report each month.
     We have not been able to carry out many activities last month and this month in the best way we would have wanted. The reason is not far fetched. Recently, there was incessant fuel price increase and the Nigeria Labor Union is at it again. I cannot help but remember Mrs. White’s prediction on how the enemy is going to use the Labor Union in the end time crisis. They have mobilized the entire work force in this country and even almost the entire citizens to a strike action and there are no movements or activities going on since then.
     Another factor that has militated against us is the fact that we are in the rainy season and we’re experiencing heavy downpour nearly everyday. This has really affected our outreach somehow. I tell you the truth, this is the best time of year to make use of Radio, TV and Newspaper for evangelism, if there is fund we could utilize.
     However, we have not been crippled entirely. It has really affords us ample time to concentrate on the correspondence school work. We praised God that we have been able to respond to 41 Bible and Health studies request so far. Right now we are still busy grading/marking over 20 returned lesson study booklets that we have received so far. In addition, new letters (about 58) are also waiting on our desk to be replied to. So we praise God that we are now having adequate time to deal with these backlogs.
     There is another important news I must share with you, though it’s sad and painful. I am sorry to inform you that the Pentecostal pastor—____ has gone back so soon to his old beliefs. He and his wife have been pretended that they have accepted our present truth but the Lord has truly exposed them....I am sorry to have quickly published it abroad that we’re having a converted Pentecostal Pastor. I never realized it was going to turn out like this. If you see and hear how this man prays and well versed in the Bible, you would not doubt him. We are really learning everyday. I believe the Lord have added to my experience in His vineyard. Nevertheless, we should be praying for him and his wife to make things right with God before it is forever too late, because they cannot claim ignorance to the truths they have already known.
     Well, much has been said and would like to stop here. I pray the Lord is keeping you and daily supplying your needs physically and spiritually. May we all be faithful to our calling. Extend my regards to your wife and the entire brethren over there. Thank you so much for your continual support.
     Ephesians 6:23-24, A.S., Nigeria.


Dear elder Bob,
     Christian greetings from PNG.
     THOUGHT FOR THIS MONTH: "Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest.  Behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are while already to harvest." John 4:35.
     God has wonderfully blessed our camp meeting in ____ town.  Our (separated) church members attended the camp as far as from ____ region, coastal, inland and islands of ____ Province.  One of the ____ High School was hired (rented) and it was right in the town of ____.  The classrooms were used for sleeping inn.  Every nights the members of attendees (of the meetings) use to increased.  We arranged the trucks to pickup & drop off after night studies.  We based our message on Rev-14, 17 & 18, and it sounds new but challenging to them.  This truth harvest the hearts of many gentiles.
     The teachers and their family remain during the school holidays also attended the meeting.  Principle of the school made a comment after the camp.  He said, "previous years other denominations/churches used to camp out here and run their programme and so on, but one thing I've found out from you, this group Independent Ministry is that you have a real Truth.  Every sermons that preached by the pastors were the real truth from the scripture.  I discover that you have no fear of any churches & the government.  You are unmasking every secrets in (the) other churches & the government.  I see that you have the courage to stand for the truth."
     One of the Lutheran village...Their church leader took stand for the truth with his family, the whole village people agreed to follow their leader to uphold this present truth. (Editor's Note: God be glorified!).  With higher excitement, physically their leader took me (by the arm) and show me the land for building our church there.
     CAMP HIGHLIGHT: ____ town church was full pack every Sabbaths.  We begin our home church in Lutheran village after camp.  Six precious souls (were) baptized on the Sabbath.
     I send one of my young worker--brother ____, to visit and organize the mini camp which will commence on ____.  In ____ we have 2 churches with 180 members, and is located in the territory of ____.  60% of half naked people living there.  It's normally took 2 days on 4 wheel truck to reach ____, many people lost their lives on that risky highway of ____.
     Let me give you a brief explanation on how I discover them.  In Jan. 2001, I travelled with my 7 boys (young workers) with few 2nd hand clothes toward ____ district for missionary trip.  Most of the villages in ____ district are known as animal villages or naked villages, (since) people lived with animals.  Only females do covers 5% of their bodies, but rest were uncovered.  They never know what is rice or biscuit.  In order to reach their village, normally it took us 3 days on car, 9-10 days by foot through the wild forests (and) then reach ____ district.
     ...on our way to ____ the last PMV (transportation) dropped us at ____.  It was dark and we must rest and next day it's time to continue the journey by foot, but we are all stranger in ____.  That night it was very cold and we don't know where to sleep.  But at last God provided a man called pastor ____ from Nazarene church, so he kindly accommodated us.  That night I gave him the Bible study about the Sabbath truth, (and) next day we went away.  Praise the Lord that the Holy Spirit impressed his mind and he accept the Sabbath truth.  He turned his church and whole members to keep the Sabbath.  After the 3 months time their news reached me.
     At 4 times I do follow-up, run the evangelistic meetings, teaching art of preaching, leadership qualities, Sabbath preparation & etc.  Until now (present time) pr. ____ was an active man looking after 180 church members in 2 churches.
     Brother ____ (the young worker I recently sent there) visit them on the 14th of April.  (He) run the revival meetings in both churches.  He said more people are coming in, some members are ready for baptize, they are all excited and prepared for the coming mini camp that will commence on 5-13 June, 2004.  I'm prepared now with my boys to run the camp there, (and) 2nd hand clothings are the best items to take with us there, but we don't have such materials. (Editor's Note: any one willing to donate 2nd hand clothing, please mail to us and we will send appropriate items on to them.)
     With the display of Prophecy Chart on 3 x 4 meters sheet of Rev-17, Woman on the scarlet beast printed in full color, a big crowd (on the street) was attracted every day to listen to the message of warning.  On Monday to Friday at 12:00 mid-day to 1:00 (after)noon the street preaching was done.  The streets of ____ was filled with all kinds of people, the working class and the street rumors, it was the blessing to hear how the street people comment on the message they got on the street.  They said, "The prophecy was made known to us, the message has sound clear to us."
     Brethren, its amazing how these people can understand such prophecy message.  Listen here what prophet Isaiah says, "And judgement is turned away backward, and justice standeth afar off, for truth is fallen in the street..." Isaiah 59:14.
     The message on the street was mainly to clear out (make plain), What is the Mark of the Beast, and What is the Seal of God?  What is God's Day of Worship & and What is Man's Day of Worship?  Sabbath and Sunday issues clearly (presented)....
     A group of laddies with young and old from my home church organized themselves to do the welfare ministries in their community.  I encouraged them and gave a short training on how to approach and give a Bible study to people like, sickly & feebles, widows & orphans, back-sliders & hiddens, visiting the hospitals, etc.  I encouraged my wife to lead these laddies actively in this ministries.  They have already done the wonderful souls-saving work by visiting the sick patients, do the cleaning inside and outside of homes of older age couples, widows; also take care of orphans by feeding them with foods from garden, soap, cooking oil, 2nd hand clothes in smaller way, but it's a great blessings to those needy ones.  The health message are on fire also in their ministries.
     These ladies needs some backup from someone to uphold their ministry.  They needs: -2nd hand clothes, juicer, medical equipments, natural remedies, and financial support....
     Brother, I will never give a chance to devil (to hinder my work giving this message).  Inspiration tells me, "WE HAVE FAR MORE TO FEAR FROM WITHIN THAN FROM WITHOUT.  THE HINDRANCES TO STRENGTH AND SUCCESS ARE FAR GREATER FROM THE CHURCH ITSELF THAN FROM THE WORLD." (1SM 122).  I know that devil is trying to hinder the work of the Lord.  I know that all my supports from...(fellow Independent brethren) will be cut off soon, but this will never hinder me from the work of the Lord.  I have established the churches already, hundreds of gospel fields and I have enough men powers to run the ministries.  I trust my Lord to be my only Captain and He alone will lead me in His service. (Editor's Note: Amen!)  Acts 5:29--Obey God, not men.  Gal 1:10--Please God, not men.  Ps 118:8-9--Trust the Lord, not in princes.
     I will missed out (on) my two (planned) evangelism trip (and I apologize for this).  ____ street preaching, month of May evangelistic travel to ____/____ has been postponed to ____ because my grandpa died on ____, (and) I (was) admitted in hospital on ____ (due to) negative malaria been attacked me, and today I'm still gradually relief, but not much OK.  I'll let you know later. (Editor's Note: our deepest sympathies are with you, as well as our prayers for a speedy recovery back to health!)...
     Bob, I would like to thank the Lord for your commitment to support the work in PNG.  May the Lord richly blessed you as we cooperate together to warned the world for (the) coming crisis.
     Many thanks and blessings.  K., Papua New Guinea.


Dear bro. Bob,
     I hope and pray that grace and peace from our God and Lord Jesus Christ are always with you brother, your family and to our brethren there.
     I am thankful that the Lord has blessed us in our last camp meeting here in ____; held last May 16-22, 2004. Though lots of hindrances on our way but we still moved on through the strength given of God. Most of our brethren here in ____ have attended our camp meeting. Also our co-workers from ____ and ____ were there. I’m very thankful to those brethren who always lined with the workers for this meeting for the strength of all the brethren specially the new converts.
     I saw in the faces of our brethren a smile of gladness that after two years we have held again the very important gathering, because as we know that the day is near. I am thankful also to some of our brethren who though indigent but still have given support through their presence for the strength of other new believers in the faith. And most of all thanks to the Lord for he blesses us all, and allows us your brethren here in the Philippines to have a two times camp meeting in a year; that is a very great blessing for us. I am also thankful to you bro. Bob, for all your support for these gathering financially and in prayer; we do appreciate it very much.
     Brethren from ____, ____, ____, ____, ____, ____ and ____ have attended the meeting. There are also other brethren who have not attended for some reason but still prayed for the success of the meeting. Through the grace of God, five souls have been baptized. I hope and pray that may these brethren can stand the test in God’s grace. Unfortunately because of the storm, there are other brethren from ____ came late, so some of our workers have extended their stay here in our town for the sake of these brethren. We will be having a camp meeting again next year; we are proposing for a national camp meeting I hope you could come by God’s grace.
     In this camp meeting I have used my fund amounted almost $____ US dollars for all the needs for the camp meeting such as foods, renting site, fares, helping some indigent brethren and other needs plus the $____ US dollars also for our co-workers here. I’m very thankful to you brother for all your financial support. May our God ever bless you! Please extend my heartfelt appreciation for all your help financially and prayers.
     Brother, I was impressed through simple means you have done there in reaching people who want to have a Bible study in their home. Was it only by placing a small poster with invitation card? (Editor's Note: yes, so that they could take it home, fill it out, and mail it at their convenience.  I will send you a copy.  Again we thank our dear brother Melvin for his help in this area!)...I am praying that may God bless this simple means you have started so that flood of light may shed upon this dark world and Jesus would come.
     Till here for now, thanks for everything, God bless you there!
     Your brother in Christ, H., Philippines.

Dear Bro Bob,
     1 John 3:1.
     Grace be unto you and peace from God the father and our Lord Jesus Christ! Hi! How are you?  Well, about me and my family, we're all doing fine and in good health and condition through the blessing and help of our merciful Saviour.
     About the progress of the work here, it is also progressive through God's guidance.  God open the way for us to share to some of the members of the group of Mormons. They met by bro ____, and in that meeting he open the conversation and share to them some of our belief. Then this group wants to hear more of our message, so we set date so we can talk more with them. We invited them to our house, and they went here. When the said date come, we give them some studies about the law focusing more about the sabbath. We we're able also to share to them the 3 angel's messages. Though they didn't give reactions about our studies, we are still hoping that God will give power to those light and will spring up to their hearts. We are waiting for their another invitations to hear us.
     Also, God open the way for me to share to a middle aged man. This man is a devoted Catholic believer who idolized their Black Nazarene. I told him what God is saying about idols, and it's in second commandment that God condemns worshipping idols. I also shared to him all of the ten commandments and if we obey God's law, we will receive blessings from God. This man was so interested and he opened his hearts to hear the message and to the Holy Spirit's calling. I am hoping to meet this man again and am praying that God will cross our paths again.
     Till here for now. Thank you for your continued support and for helping our work here. May God bless you and your ministry.
     Your sister in Christ, B., Philippines.


Dear Brothers,
     Precious greetings in Jesus' Name.
     The Who Ever Lives (God) gave precious opportunity to go down in ____. This has been a long awaited mission.  Many times we had love to have it, but due to financial limitations we postponed.  God's timing hath always been the best. We started the Crusade on 6th of June, 2004 in the evening hours (and) the attendance was good.  Preached on the "Two Ways". The Lord touched the hearts of the people.  The next (meeting) the number increased.  (We) gave (the) study on "The Times of Jehosaphat".  At the end of every sermon the people have been called to kneeling in prayer, which they readily accepted -- a practice which is rare in public meetings (and) the Lord gave the grace for the people to do so.
     The 3rd day the generator distorted.  I talked on the issues' of the dead "Are They Really Dead?". This is a place enslaved in the fear of the dead. The Priests/prophets (are) called "Batusa" for every clan has one or three who are supposed to plead for the living in case of any problem and blessing of success, marriage, business, etc. These persons wear animal skins/hides...Questions were asked about the same things, which are held in great fear, (and) the Lord gave the boldness and clarity on this matter (and) through the Word ministered to people.  Many thank the Lord for the freedom they have got in believing in Jesus. This is the day the brothers and sisters from ____ came (and) were disrupted by the rains before we closed.
     4th day the sermon was on "Family Life". On the 5th day talked on "The Purpose of Jesus Coming". On the 6th day (we) talked on "The Sabbath Day".  Before I finished the subject we had a heavy down pour so terrible that the house on ground was filled with water.
     The 7th day continued with "The Sabbath Question".  I made alter call (and) 27 persons came up.  We thank God for those who stood up to be counted. 8th day made "The Fate of Those who Reject the Gospel".  This was summary (for all the meetings).
     The LORD Blessed us with other souls around 30, and more were promising to do the same. Every morning the brothers and sisters moved from house to house praying for those with different requests.  It gave us great happiness in home visitation.
     The sincere questions were (regarding) the place of worship and work to nurture them.  We had proposed Br ____ and ____.  We earnestly prayed that some one out there should came out and support this work for at most six months (Editor's Note: this would come out to be $120 US per month for the 6 months).  We hope that by that time the people will be able to conduct the Church services (by themselves).
     Those whom we worked with are Brother ____, ____, ____, ____, ____, ____, and four sisters.  Average attendance 160 persons per day....
     Brother Joseph is terribly ill, your sincere prayers are honestly wanted....
     Yours in the loving Saviour, H.I., Uganda.


Dearest pastor Bob Sessler,
     I humbly greet you in Jesus' name today.  I am indeed so glad to write you and let you know what is going on.
     We ended our distribution of tracts last week in ____ and the surrounding areas.  These surrounding areas are 70km to 100km away from this town.  Some areas we could walk and the farthest we could pay for the delivery of the tracts.  There was no resistance from people in receiving these precious messages.  For some learned persons we had to make appointments for personal study.  We had several of these appointments. (Editor's Note: this is wonderful news!)
     From April up to July we will carry out these studies with some little seminars.  The areas I go to are so remote that I have no better word to describe the situation.  Others are towns.  We always meet with my brother ____ to plan especially in his mission travels outside the country.  It's nice to hear that you are praying for this work.  Please, may God keep you and bless you more and more.
     Please pastor Bob, if there are USED Conflict Series (or other) books of E.G.W., please send them over to me so that they can be a blessing to so many brethren in 3 home churches with about 26 (total) members. (Editor's Note: any of our readers who have SOP books that they could spare, please mail them to us and we will send them out to cover this and other needs). Most of our time we are so absorbed in work (and) are very busy.  For the work is now so demanding.
     I will be glad if this letter reaches you.  I am not often on internet just because I am often out of home and town--for the Lord's work.  If you would want to reply--send me a letter....For now I am leaving for an appointment and br. ____ is busy too.  God be with you.
     Sincerely in Him, E.K., Zambia.

(Combination of 2 letters) Elder Bob,
     I find it so encouraging whenever I hear from. Thank you, and God bless.
     We reached home on Friday and we had a good trip. You will get more in the soon coming report.
     Thank you to hear this good news from Zimbabwe, this has been my prayer and may God be praised to answer my prayer. I will try by this grace of God to be in contact with him and if possible go there soon before our international camp-meeting so that he may come. I will inform the brethren in Namibia so that we can meet there. God be praised as this was one of our arrangements in Namibia.
     Now my elder, be informed that Joy is abit okay, but has a big cough and a lot of body pains due to the side effects of the drug thing she went through. It is a bit hard for me cause right now I have no money to get her some detoxifying herbs and other herbs for these pains.
     Allow me to tell now that, truly speaking, our condition or the way we are living is a bit dangerous.  I mean what we get from you is spend in a month's time because we are many sharing (the support), and we can't even save something since we started. And in situation like this one many people doubt our truth. I don't (know) you what I can do. As you know we use most of our support in the work, especially when it comes to international trips....
     The month of April was a busy month after I had received the support for Feb-March. I had to go around in the near by towns to finish up the distributions for our tracts and booklets. In the first week of April we had week teaching natural remedies and cookery in ____ at the camp site where all the leaders from all the home churches attended. This I really praise God because people were very willing to get these truths.
     Within this week we had a wedding for the brethren within the faith and I praise God cause it was my first time to officiate this big ceremony.  Many people from outside our faith came to see how it is done in this faith.  Praise God His name was Glorified.
     After this programmes I received a message from Namibia requesting br. ____ and I to go and meet the brethren from ____ town and in ____ town within ____ to settle same differences in the home church on the issue you know [elder Sessler]. I praise God for the great provision of transport money cause it was very hard by then.
     After the discussion I thank you God that all things were fine according to His grace. Besides it was that time when these brethren were hosting a camp-meeting. We again had a good time to attend the camp and we were one of the facilitates on the programme. Praise God this was a very heart breaking camp I have ever attended before.
     We were in the desert under a very big mountain where the sun could only be seen for two hrs.  We had the Lords Supper and after the camp all the people who attended this meeting saw the great need of this gathering.  Lessons like Marriage (and) Prophecy were very touching to all. This is where I saw families who are really sacrificing for the massage.  To mention a few ____ families, ____ families, ____ families, ____ families and ____ families.  May God add more blessings to their families. These gave up there vehicles for the whole work....Brethren have promised by the grace of God to come again in ____ in ____ international camp-meeting.
     But one bad thing is that whilst in the camp the devil strike my ____ home church, that all the church members were very sick up (til) now.  My first born boy is down by measles.  Pray hard for me, my house is in trouble. Thank you, Lord (as I) am not threatened by all these because I know whom (I) am up against.  But I know also whom I believe in. PSALM 46. Right now I am just waiting for the support we need to go to Congo to answer other calls (and) that is why the devil is against me....and thank you, Lord for a great gift of another great co-worker Elder ____ we are traveling with. Thank you, also (God) for GREAT SUPPORT WE RECEIVED FROM THE BRETHREN IN NAMIBIA.  GOD ADD MORE BLESSINGS.
     Elder BOB, pray for me and my family as never before.
     Your br. in faith, W.M., Zambia.