Pastoral Letter

Pastor's Charles Simpson and Stephen Simpson write a monthly Pastoral Letter, and just like One-To-One Magazine, it is freely sent to those on our mailing list. These timely and personal letters are fresh teachings that offer encouragement and reflect what God is currently speaking to their heart. Quite often we receive more feedback from this media than from anything else we publish. We have archived these letters here for our online readers. We trust they will minister to you.

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The Most Vital Change

Publication:, Wednesday 2006
Dear Friend in Christ:
Publication: Pastoral Letter, February 2006 Dear Friend in Christ: How do we deal with change? This is a major issue that is confronting us, and will continue to confront us throughout 2006. Change is accelerating with technology, the flood of information, and innovation. It seems out of control and as. […]

Getting Real

Publication:, Sunday 2006
Dear Friend in Christ:
Publication: Pastoral Letter, January 2006 Dear Friend in Christ: Thank you for your faithful support last year. The Lord spoke to me that 2005 would be a year of tests_it certainly was. For our family personally, we faced my wife, Carolyn’s diagnosis of cancer, and local hurricanes among other issues.. […]

Be of Good Courage

Publication:, Thursday 2005
Dear Friend in Christ:
Publication: Pastoral Letter, December 2005 Dear Friend in Christ: Thank you for taking time out from your schedule to read this letter. I hope that it will help you understand our times and strengthen you during these days. I noted in an earlier letter that the Lord spoke to me. […]

How to Have an Overcoming Faith

Publication:, Tuesday 2005
Dear Friend in Christ:
Publication: Pastoral Letter, November 2005 Dear Friend in Christ: Faith is the key to where God wants you to be; therefore, it is vital. My parents were “faith missionaries” when I was very young. Faith was a serious issue for our family. I remember my parents’ prayers. Today, our daughter. […]

Responding to Hurricane Katrina

Publication:, Saturday 2005
Dear Friend in Christ:
Publication: Pastoral Letter, October 2005 Dear Friend in Christ: I hope you read this letter in its entirety as I try to describe Hurricane Katrina and our response to it. Let me begin by saying that I was born in New Orleans and spent my early years along the bayous. […]

Christians and Islam

Publication:, Thursday 2005
Dear Friend in Christ:
Publication: Pastoral Letter, September 2005 Dear Friend in Christ: Please read this entire letter and make copies for your Christian friends. I have just returned from The Netherlands, where I ministered to approximately 1000 leaders from 25 Muslim-dominated nations across the world. Many of these leaders are ethnically Iranian and. […]

Where to Find Strength When Times are Tough

Publication:, Monday 2005
Dear Friend in Christ:
Publication: Pastoral Letter, August 2005 Dear Friend in Christ: This past Father’s Day, our sons and their wives took Carolyn and I to dinner. (Our daughter Charlyn and her husband Enrique are in Costa Rica.) It was enjoyable to be with family. We sat at the table and talked for. […]

Courage or Comfort?

Publication:, Friday 2005
Dear Friend in Christ:
Publication: Pastoral Letter, July 2005 Dear Friend in Christ: I pray this letter finds you well and having a blessed summer. I recently returned from a significant time of ministry in Siberia, the Netherlands, and Belgium, where I ministered to many leaders. It was an intense two-week trip with Goos. […]

Close By, Yet Far Off!

Publication:, Wednesday 2005
Dear Friend in Christ:
Publication: Pastoral Letter, June 2005 Dear Friend in Christ: Greetings in the Lord! I pray that you are well and having a good summer. This month, I want to share with you something that is very urgent on my heart, concerning God’s mercy and our response to Him. How did. […]

You Can Stand

Publication:, Sunday 2005
Dear Friend in Christ:
Publication: Pastoral Letter, May 2005 Dear Friend in Christ: My father used to tell a story about a small boy who insisted on standing up in the church pew. His father told him to sit down but the boy continued to stand. Finally, the father physically put him down in. […]

What Do You Think When…?

Publication:, Friday 2005
Dear Friend in Christ:
Publication: Pastoral Letter, April 2005 Dear Friend in Christ: Sometimes it is hard to know what to think. There are times when one can hardly think at all. Such was the case a few days ago when the doctor told me that my wife, Carolyn, has ovarian cancer. “We feel. […]

Life in the Unimaginable

Publication:, Tuesday 2005
Dear Friend in Christ:
Publication: Pastoral Letter, March 2005 Dear Friend in Christ: I enjoy worshipping the Lord, but even more, I depend upon it. It is not simply what I say to God as I worship, but what I hope to hear from Him. Once the worship rises into the spirit of revelation,. […]

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