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Ride the Wild Surf!

Publication:Pastoral Letter, September 2018 Dear Friend in Christ: I pray you had a wonderful Summer! Thank you so much for your friendship, support, and prayer for this ministry. This month, I want to share something with you that I pray will encourage you during these tumultuous times. Is it possible to see adversity turned into [...]

Beyond Walls

Publication: Pastoral Letter, November 2006 Dear Friend in Christ: This letter is about a prophecy given by a father, who was about to die, to one of his 12 sons. The prophecy was given approximately 3800 years ago and is still relevant to all of us. Here is what he said: “Joseph is a fruitful [...]

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Christians and Islam

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 speak the Farsi language. During [...]

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Where to Find Strength When Times are Tough

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 more than two hours as [...]

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Forward through Adversity…An Interview with Jim Tully

by Jonathan Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Summer 2005 When you are in the midst of trials, there is a comfort and encouragement gained from those who have been tested by fire and found faithful. Their strength is not imparted through pats on the back and extensive shoulder crying sessions (although there may be time for that). [...]

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The Shadow over Christmas

Publication: Pastoral Letter, December 2002 Dear Friend in Christ: This is a joyful season for us, and we pray that it will be for you and yours. Nothing in all history approaches the great blessings of Jesus’ entrance into the world. It is no wonder the angels sang, “Joy to the World!” Words collapse under [...]

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