God Bless you all today,
Our greater Family situation is very very difficult for us. Because of an active and simple but honest witness, we are very much shunned and ostracised because of that witness for Jesus. We even had an ordained Minsiter friend chased away from the family house in shame. My Wife has been forbidden from ever visiting and ringing due to this. We suffered much slander and libel and defamation, downright lies, rude calls, flat tires etc. etc. until we could hardly bear it. We really went through the mangle so to speak. We had to move away to salvage anything at all. Through it all, we ended up losing our little rented home and most of our belongings too through financial loss due to false witness and terrible tale bearing which falsely destroyed our witness and reputations and the little foothold we had for Jesus in the place we lived and ministered in.
Sadly, the whole thing is repeatedly compounded by 2 Family members, both of whom we fell foul of when we lovingly but truthfully challenged and witnessed to them. One member is mixed up in, at a very high level, witchcraft and the black arts and such wicked things and many soulish prayers and curses wing their way to us as a result and we do experience many many strange and unaccounted for things that we could so very gladly do without. We witnessed strongly against this and as result now have very determined opponents for life now, who are very fanatical about their practices and what they believe. Witches are better respected and received than any evangelist would ever be where we come from, such is the grip of sin these days now and people's desire to know the future of and to access the supernatural, yet to bypass God in getting there.
Another of our in-laws, a Pastor of a house Church, has not lived a monogamous life towards his Wife at all and has terribly strayed with several of her own sisters within his own Wife's Family, our Family, and we tried to bring this before them and God to stop it, but instead - because of various members of our Family being all currently involved with him intimately, we were the ones who were maligned and thrown out, even though everyone knows very clearly what is going on. And still, he ministers as a Pastor, and leads a Christian Charity, and yet he would not even allow a Minister into our Father's house to witness to him. It is heartbreaking. We judge not, we are no angels, just saved sinners, but I have to share this openly that someone might pray for us that unrepentant hardened sinners, even reprobate Christians, and those who worship the occult would not be able to hinder the salvation of others in the Family who desperately desperately need it. People will do anything to their fellow Christians without shame we have found out painfully, to keep their own sins covered, and to keep a worldly 'good' reputation intact and to keep those tithes and offerings rolling in.
As we go on in Mission, please do pray that the Lord will provide us with more warm clothes and watertight shoes that we can stand on the street corners and witness in the coming bad weather we are soon due to experience. We only have a small pension between us and it is pretty tight sometimes. I am part blind and part deaf due to illness, my Wife has heart trouble - please pray that my remaining sight and hearing and my Wife's heart and our both healths will last until we have done all He requires us to do. Please, we don't need and are not asking for anything other than prayer, that is all we need - people who have a heart for witness and evangelism and who hold us before God so that He will remember us as we work and suffer for Him.
We thank you again with all our hearts for your beautiful prayers and the good they always do us, God will reward you, it is waiting up ahead, beyond measure and beyond description and beyond imagination. Jesus has prepared it for those such as you who love him, His Word says so. Count on that.
1 Corinthians 2:9
May God Bless you today and always,
We love you all very very much in the Lord Jesus Christ.