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ORDINARY MEN

    • 442 posts
    January 2, 2023 5:48 PM EST

    This topic is near and dear to me. Most of us including me often felt just average just ORDINARY. I/We/Us likely didn’t pursue many things hopes desires just cus we felt ORDINARY. In the SPIRITUAL REALM  we all feel average. Me I felt extremely under average. There were things I excelled at however it was mostly sports or sports related. YET being involved in the SPIRITUAL Aspects of life I couldn’t see myself doing much there. What I didn’t know was GOD delights in doing the impossible. HE often does that with the least likely people, ORDINARY people. If HE did that in the WORD Then HE may have done it in the recent past. If there why not now? IF NOW why not Us /You/Me 

    SO THIS SHORT DOCUMENTARY WILL ATTEMPT TO SEE WHAT GOD DID WITH ORDINARY MEN. My hope is that we will understand GOD can do awesome things through us. Hopefully we all will be encouraged to take these next steps THE LORD has in store for us. Blessings One Love PD

     

     


    This post was edited by Daryl Page at March 13, 2023 12:30 PM EDT
    • 442 posts
    January 7, 2023 8:48 AM EST

                                                              ORDINARY MEN 

                                                                  GIDEON 

    SOME OF OUR SHORT LIST WILL COME FROM THE BIBLE. OTHERS WILL BE CONNECTED TO IT BY SALVATION AND OR SERVICE. THE FIRST MAN WILL BE OUT OF THE BIBLE. GIDEON THE BIBLE INTRODUCED HIM TO US AS THE LESSER OF HIS FAMILY. ON TOP OF THAT HIS FAMILY WAS THE LEAST OF ANY IN THE NATION OF ISREAL. THINK BOUT THAT FOR A MINUTE. THIS MEANT GIDEON IS THE LEAST OF ANY PERSON OF OVER A MILLION AT THAT TIME. THEN THE STORY OF HIM WE FIND HIM IN A WELL SEPARATING WHEAT FROM THE CHAFF. BY THROWING THE WHEAT UP IN THE AIR AND LET THE WIBD BLOW THE CHAFF AWAY. WHY WAS HE IN THE WELL. BECAUSE HE WAS AFRAID HE WOULD BE ROBBED BY THEIR ( ISRAELS) ENEMYS. THEY WOULD COME EVERY HARVEST SEASON AND STEEL ALL THEY COULD. IN MY MIND GIDEON PROBABLY IS NOT EVEN ORDINARY IN MANY SENSES. HOWEVER THERES NOTHING IN HIM SCREAMING HEY LORD TAKE ME. NOTHING SAYING HE HAS HERO IN HIM. 

    WE ALL KNOW THE STORY GOD USED 300 MEN LEAD BUY OUR ORDINARY LEADER. GRANTED NO ONE NEEDED TO FIGHT NO ISRAELI DIED GOD DID ALL THE FIGHTING. YET IF GIDEON WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN THERE THEN NO ONE WOULD BE WITNESS WHAT GOD DID. SO WHAT MADE GIDEON GO FROM ORDINARY TO EXTRAORDINARY. SIMPLY HIS OBEDIENCE YET FAITH. FAITH HE HAD TO BREATH INTO HIS 300 MEN. THEY WERE JUST AS SCARED AS GIDEON. SO THEY HAD TO HAVE FAITH THEIR LEADER WAS HEARING FROM GOD. THERE WILL BE TIMES WHEN WE TRY TO ACCOMPLISH WHAT GOD ALREADY HAS IN MOTION. STOP THINKING LIKE WE ARE ORDINARY. FOR WITH GOD YOU ARE A MAJORLY. YOU ARE SPECIAL TO HIM. BE PATIENT (ACTIVELY) AND LET GOD SHOW YOU WHAT HE WANTS TO DO WITH YOU. HES ABOUT TO MAKE YOU EXTRAORDINARY IF WE JUST LET HIM. MOST TIMES ITS US HE USES TO ACCOMPLISH HIS WILL (OUR PURPOSE). OTHER TIMES ITS JUST A MATTER OF BEING THERE AND GOD DOES ALL OF THE MINISTERING. ALTHOUGH YOUR THERE “DEVINE APPOINTMENT” MEANING HE WILL INVOLVE YOU SOMEWHERE. 

    THANK YOU ALL ESPECIALLY THE 15 WHO CHECKED IN TO SEE WHERE THIS POST WAS GOING  I HOPE IT LIVES UP TO YOUR EXPECTATIONS  

    IF GOD CAN DO THIS MIRACULOUS THINGS WITH A MAN LIKE GIDEON. IMAGINE WHAT HE CAN DO WITH YOU. DO NOT SETTLE FOR GOOD BUT RATHER PUSH FOR GREAT. 

    BLESSINGS ONE LOVE PD 


    This post was edited by Daryl Page at January 11, 2023 10:16 AM EST
    • 442 posts
    January 9, 2023 11:02 AM EST

                                                            ORDINARY MEN 

     

                                                                ELISHA

    WE SEE ELISHA IS MUCH DIFFERENT THEN OUR FIRST ORDINARY MAN GIDEON. YET THEY HAD TO DIFFERENT MINISTRIES. HOW EVER TO LOOK AT ELISHA THERE WOULD BE NOTHING HE WORE,SOCIAL STATUS, PHYSICALLY SCREAMING OUT THAT HE IS ANY DIFFERENT THEN THE AVERAGE PERSON TRYING TO STAY ALIVE. YET GOD BLEST HIM WITH THE ABILITY TO DO 2x THE MIRACLES AS HIS PREDECESSOR ELIJAH. 

    WE ALL KNOW BOUT SOME OF THE MIRACLES HE DID. HE PRAYED AFTER HE TOLD EVERYONE THAT IT WOULD NOT RAIN FOR 3 YEARS THE WIDOW AN HER SON HAD ENOUGH OIL AND BREAD FOR ONE MEAL. THEY GAVE IT TO ELISHA THEY DID NOT RUN OUT OF OIL OR BREAD. BUT THERES ONE MOST DO NOT KNOW. HE MADE IRON FLOAT. HE DIVIDED THE JORDON RIVER. THAT WAS HUGELY SYMBOLIC. 

    WHAT ELISHA DID HAVE WAS THE MISSION GOD SET FORTH. YES WE LOOK AT IT AND ARE AMAZED. WE HAVE THE FAITH TO RECEIVE THE WORD AT FACE VALUE. WHAT WE DO NOT KNOW IS GOD IS STILL IN THE MIRACLE BUSINESS. IF ONE HAS THE FAITH ONE CAN ALSO DO MANY MORE THINGS THAT WERE DONE IN THE SCRIPTURES. I HAVE ACTUALLY ASKED GOD TO STOP THE RAIN 3x EXACTLY WHERE AND WHEN I GOT THERE (I WOULD BE AND WHEN. (I REFER YOU TO INTERVENTION IN OUR TESTIMONY FOURM)  EXPERIENCED SEVERAL THINGS I HAVE READ IN THE WORD. 

                                            ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE IN GOD 

    THANK YOU FOR STOPPING BY TO READ THIS POST. GOING THROUGH THESE MEN YOU MAY KNOW OR REMEMBER SOMEONE ORDINARY THAT GOD USED. PROBABLY MANY OF YOU CAN GIVE THAT TESTIMONY. THIS WILL NOT BE A LONG TOPIC. HOWEVER WITH IN THEM I HAVE A VERY SPECIAL CONNECTION TO SOME ONE WAY BACK IN THE DAY. I WILL TELL YOU WHEN I FINISH THE TOPIC. BLESSINGS ONE LOVE PD 

    • 442 posts
    January 16, 2023 8:44 AM EST

                                                            ORDINARY MEN 

     

                                                                 JOSHUA

     

    MUCH LIKE THE PREVIOUS MEN WE SPOKE OF, EACH MAN WAS ORDINARY YET ONLY WOULD FIT INTO THE OTHERS TIME FRAME. WE LIKE THEY MAY OR MAY NOT BE ORDINARY. YET LIKE THEM WE WOULD NOT FIT IN THEIR TIME FRAME BUT WE DO ALL HAVE A PURPOSE IN LIFE. WE WERE PUT HERE AS IT IS OUR TIME TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE. 

    JOSHUA DID NOT HAVE ANYTHING THAT BROUGHT ATTENTION TO HIMSELF IN THE PHYSICAL REALM. YET HE KEPT THE LAW. HE ROSE TO BE A MAN OF CHARTER. HENCE HE WENT INTO THE PROMISE LAND. HE N CALEB SAW THE SAMETHING AS THE OTHER TEN. BUT THEY SAW IT AS A GOD THING NOT THEIR (ISREAL) THING. HE DID BECOME THE CUP HOLDER FOR MOSES. NO ONE SIGNS UP FOR THAT JOB!  YET THAT DID PUT HIM CLOSE TO MOSES HENCE CLOSER TO GODS ACTIVITY. HE ALSO WENT HALF WAY UP MT WITH MOSES. HE AGAIN GOT A MUCH CLOSER LOOK AT THE ACTIVITY OF GOD. THESE THINGS MUST HAVE LEFT AN IMPRESSION ON HIM. HE DID NOT KNOW IT BUT HE WAS BEING GROOMED MORE BY GOD THEN MOSES TO TAKE OVER. BY THE TIME MOSES LOST HIS ABILITY TO GO INTO THE PROMISED LAND. JOSHUA WAS ALREADY TO STEP IN. 

    WHAT DID GOD DO WITH HIM. WE WOULD SAY HE GOT CLOSER TO GOD THEN WE DID/OO/CAN THATS NOT TRUE. WE HAVE THE BIBLE.HE HAD THE FIRST FIVE BOOKS AND LIKEY JOB. WE HAVE SALVATION. WE HAVE THE HOLY SPIRIT WITH IN US. HE DID NOT AT LEAST BEFORE HE BECAME THE LEADER OF ISREAL. HE WAS ALWAYS GUIDED N ANOINTED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT. 

    HE PARTED THE JORDAN RIVER IN THE SPRING. WHEN IT WAS HIGEST WIDEST AND FASTEST. GOD KNEW IN ADVANCE PEOPLE WOULD GO AFTER MOSES AN THE RED SEA. BUT THEY COULD NEVER FIGURE OUT A WAY TO STOP A RIVER. THAT SAID. THIS WOULD CARRY GREAT SIGNIFICANCE TO THE NATION. THEY WOULD HAVE BEEN TOLD OF MOSES. GOWEVER REMEMBER EVERYONE UNDER 20 DIED IN THE WILDERNESS. THAT GENERATION WAS NOT WORTHY OF GOING IN. *IT IS WORTH MENTIONING WE TO CAN LOOSE OUR CALLING IF WE DO NOT DEVELOP THAT CLOSE RELATIONSHIP WITH CHRIST* THIS WAS THAT GENERATIONS MIRACLE (GOD SMACK). JOSHUA ALSO WON MOST OF BATTLES AND DID WIN THE WAR FOR THE PROMISE LAND. HE WAS ALSO THE LEADER WHEN THE WALLS OF JERICO CAME DOWN. THEIR FIRST BATTLE (THEY DID NOT NEED TO FIGHT). 

    HE LIVED THE REST OF HIS YEARS SERVING GOD AS DID HIS FAMILY. HE INSPIRED GREATNESS IN OTHERS. HE GAVE ISREAL THEIR HOME. AS LONG AS JOSHUA LIVED ISREAL DID NOT FORGET THE LAW. IDK WHY NO ONE WAS REALLY GROOMED TO BE A LEADER. EXCEPT FOR THEY HAD GOD. THEY SAW GODS POWER IN THE WAR. NO OTHER NATION HAD OUR GOD. A LIVING GOD. THEY WERE NOT APPROPRIATELY SET UP TO GO FORTH AS THEY WERE NOT TAUGHT THE DEEP MEANING IN SERVING GOD. WE DO WE HAVE NO MORE OF AN EXCUSE THEN THE GENERATION TO EXPERIENCE GOD WITH JOSHUA 

    THANK YOU ALL FOR READING MY THOUGHTS UNDERSTANDING ON THIS TOPIC. I SEE FEW MORE PEOPLE HAVE FOUND US. GREETINGS TO YOU ALL. PLEASE EMFACE THE RACE. IDK HOW SOON I WILL BE BACK. HOWEVER ITWILL BE WITHIN A WEEK. 

    GODS SPEED BLESSINGS ONE LOVE PD

    • 442 posts
    January 21, 2023 7:17 AM EST

                                                             ORDINARY MEN 

     

                                                           JOHN THE BAPTIST 

     

    WHEN WE LOOK AT JOHN HE WOULD ACTUALLY BE LESS THE ORDINARY. HE SPENT MOST HIS LIFE LIVING ON-THE OUTSKIRTS OF SOCIETY. HE LIKELY RANKED JUST BELOW SHEPHERDS AS FAR AS ACCEPTABILITY. HE WAS THE 1/2 COUSIN OF JESUS. I WOULD HAVE LOVED TO BE IN EAR SHOT FROM THEIR CONVERSATIONS AS THEY GREW UP. BOTH KNOWING WHO EACH WAS AND WHAT EACH WOULD DO.  UNLIKE CHRIST WHO BY 12 KNEW HOW HE WOULD DIE AND WHEN HE HAD LIKELY SEEN DEATH ON THE CROSS. JOHN WOULD NOT KNOWN HIS FORM OF DEATH. HOWEVER I AM SURE HE UNDERSTOOD HIS-PLACE AND POSITION IN TIME AND THEREFORE DID THE MATH AND KNEW HIS DAYS WERE NUMBERED. OUTSIDE OF HIS DRESS WHICH WOULD NOT HAVE MADE HIM ANY FRIENDS EITHER. 

    WHAT HE DID HAVE IS A CALLING IN THE WHILE STILL THREE PLUS MONTHS FROM BIRTH FOR WHEN MARY CAME TO SEE ELIZEBETH HERSELF WITH CHILD THE HOLY SPIRIT CAME UPON JOHN NOT CAM INTO. HE ALSO HAD THE SAME SPIRIT (CHARACTERISTICS ATTITUDE CALLING AS ELISHA. HE HAD THE DISTINCTION OF BEING THE FRONT RUNNER SETTING THINGS UP FOR JESUS (IF I REMEMBER I WILL TAKE YOU THROUGH THE TRANSFORMATION/TRANSITION FROM THE LAW AND THE END OF THE OLD TESTAMENT AND THE ARRIVAL OF CHRIST THEN HIS ROLL OUT OF THE CHURCH. HE ONLY HAD A SIX MONTHS TIME FRAME IN WHICH TO ACCOMPLISH HIS PURPOSE (GODS WILL) HIS CLAIM TO FAME OR BETTER SAID HIS PLACE IN FAME WAS *NO GREATER MAN* THEN JOHN BORN OF NATURAL BIRTH HAS EVER LIVED. THIS SHOULD GIVE US HUGE ENCOURAGEMENT TO KNOW HOW MUCH OUR LORD CAN USE US IN SUCH A SHORT TIME. THATS WHY THEY SAY THERES NO RETIRING FROM MINISTRY HERE ON EARTH. HOWEVER WE HAVE TOTALLY OUT OF THIS UNIVERSE RETIREMENT PACKAGE. I CAN TESTIFY JUST AS I THOUGHT I WAS MOVING INTO THE SLOW ROLL INTO BECOMING A PRAYER WARRIOR, WHEN THE PAST TWO YEARS AND ESPECIALLY THE PAST SIX MONTHS GOD IS OPING BRAND NEW OPPORTUNITIES TO HAVE MINISTRIES AND PLACES I CAN ACTUALLY PUT FORTH THE VISION TO GENERATIONAL CHANGE WITH IN THE SCHOOL SYSTEM,THAT GOD OPENED THE DOOR FOR ME TO VOLUNTEER AS A PASTOR 10 YEARS AGO. THATS AROUND 200 CHILDREN SAVED AND NOW HAVING TWO MINISTRIES WITHIN OUR SCHOOL SERIOUSLY I FELT MY DAYS OF EFFECTIVENESS HAD PAST. I WILL SPEAK MORE ON THIS TOPIC  WHEN I CONCLUDE THIS SUBJECT MATTER. 

    AS ALWAYS I WANT TO THANK YOU MY FAITHFUL READERS THAT HAVE TOGETHER CAME AND SHARED YOUR TIME WITH ME HERE. GODS SPEED. BLESSINGS ONE LOVE PD 

    • 442 posts
    January 24, 2023 6:32 AM EST

                                                             ORDINARY MEN

     

                                                              PETER -JOHN. 


    BOTH WERE DISCIPLES OF JOHN THE BAPTIST. HOWEVER REMEMBERING JOHN THE BAPTIST WHOLE MINISTRY WAS 6 MONTHS. THEY WERE JUST FISHERMEN. LIKELY WELL KNOWN IN THEIR SMALL CIRCLE. JOHN WAS THE BROTHER OF JAMES THEY WERE KNOWN AS SONS OF THUNDER. THEY WERE A LITTLE MORE INTO QUICK JUDGMENT PEYER N ANDREW BOTH BROTHERS BOTH FISHERMEN. THEY BLENDED IN WITH SOCIETY VERY EASILY AS THEY WERE JUST NORMAL MEN. THEY WERE AT PENTECOST KNOWN AS UNEDUCATED MEN. ANOTHER WORDS SIMPLISTIC. JOHN AND JAMES WERE ALSO RELATED TO CHRIST. THEY WERE ALSO 1/2 COUSINS. JUST LIKE JOHN THE BAPTIST. ANDERW WAS WHAT I CALL THE GREAT CONNECTOR. HE ACTUALLY BROUGHT PETER TO JESUS. PETER DID WALK ON WATER. HE ALSO WAS THE ONE GOD DOWNLOADED THAT JESUS WAS THE CHRIST. FOR THAT HE WAS REWARDED WITH STARTING THE CHURCH (GROUP OF BORN AGAIN BELIEVERS) JOHN WHO WAS A TEENAGER WHEN HE FIRST GOT TOGETHER WITH JESUS ( THIS MEANS THE PICTURE OF THE LAST SUPPER IS NOT A PERFECT PICTURE OF THE APOSTLES). HE WAS BRAVE ENOUGH TO STAND AT THE CROSS WHILE THE REST WERE SOMEWHERE ELSE OR WAY IN THE BACK. JOHN ALSO BELIEVED THAT CHRIST HAD RESURRECTED. THESE TYPE OF THINGS WOULD NOT NECESSARILY BE SEEN BY OTHERS OUTSIDE THE SMALL GROUP THAT FOLLOWED JESUS. 

    I DO WANT EVERYONE OR THE FEW OF YOU THAT DO STOP BY. I AM NOT SPEAKING AS IF NORMAL IS BAD OR GOOD. IT IS NOT WEATHER ITS ONE OR THE OTHER. ITS WHAT CAN BE DONE WITH IT WHEN YOU FIGURE OUT THE EQUATION. 

    THANK YOU THE FEW THAT COME HERE. I RRALLY APPRECIATE YOU. IDK WHO YOU ARE. I CAN NOT SEE WHO LOOKS AT MY POSTS. BUT I CAN TELL HOW MANY. THIS AND MY ROOMMATE ARE NOT AS POPULAR AS I HOPED AND YET YOU STILL COME. BLESSINGS TO YOU FOR YOUR COMMITMENT TAKE CARE. GODS SPEED BLESSINGS ONE LOVE PD 

    • 442 posts
    January 26, 2023 11:49 AM EST

                                                           ORDINARILY MEN

     

                                                           MARTIAN LUTHER 

     

    LITERALLY MARTIAN DID EVERYTHING TO NOT STAND OUT MUCH LESS ORDINARY. HE CHOOSE A LIFE OUT OF THE PUBLIC EYE. HE ACTUALLY HE LIVED IN SECLUSION. HE BECAME A MUNK. HIS MAIN JOB OUTSIDE OF HIS TIME SPENT IN HIS PERSONAL TIME OF MEDITATION AND PRAYER. BEING A MUNK (OF GERMANY) HIS PRIMARY JOB WAS MUCH LIKE A SCRIBE AT THE TIME OF CHRIST. UNLIKE THE SCRIBES BACK THEN WHO JUST COPIED THE OT WITH MUCH CEREMONY,MARTIAN ACTUALLY STUDIED THE WORD BECAUSE OF THAT STUDYING HE CAME TO THE TRUE MESSAGE OF THE WORD.  HE REALIZED THAT THE WORD NEEDED TO BE IN THE HANDS OF ALL PEOPLE. HE WAS A TYPE OF HISTORIAN AND LEARNED FROM THE MISTAKES OF THE SCRIBES/RELIGIOUS SETS FATHER OF THE GREAT REFORMATION. THE FATHER OF THE PROTESTANT MOVEMENT.  HE WATCHED THE ABUSE OF THE WORD OVER PEOPLE BY NOT ALLOWING THEM TO HAVE A BIBLE. HE SAW THE WORD AS THE WAY TO BECOME A CHRISTIAN AND TAUGHT THOSE WHO COULD HAVE THE WORD HOW TO LIVE A LIFE THAT BRINGS. GLORY TO OUR FATHER. HIS MAIN CONTENTION WAS EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE A BIBLE IN THEIR  OWN LANGUAGE AND IN THEIR OWN JHANDS. 

    THANK YOU FOR STOPPING IN FOR THIS HISTORY LESSON  THESES NEXT MEN ARE NOT MEN IN THE BIBLE  BUT WERE ALL BOUT THE BIBLE  

    TWO THINGS WERE GIVEN TO MARTIAN FOR REASONS  NOT TO PUT THE BIBLE IN THE COMMON MANS HANDS  1) THEY ARE NOT ENOUGH PEOPLE TO TRANSLATE INTO EVERY LANGUAGE  2) NO WAY TO MASS PRODUCE THE WORD  GODS INTERVENTION  THE PRINTING PRESS WAS ALREADY BEING DEVELO BUT IT WAS NOT KNOWN YET  IT WAS BEING CREATED IN GERMANY  SAME TIME SAME COUNTRY AS MARTINI  

    GODS SPEED. BLESSINGS ONE LOVE PD 

    • 442 posts
    January 30, 2023 8:00 AM EST

                                                             ORDINARY MEN 

                                                      CHARLES N JOHN WESLEY 

    BOTH JOHN AND HIS BROTHER CHARLES WOULD BE RECOGNIZED AS NORMAL EVERYDAY ORDINARY GUY TO THE AVERAGE PERSON ON THE STREET. THERES NOTHING THAT WOULD MAKE THEM JUMP OUT AT YOU AND WOULD MAKE THEM ANYTHING BUT ORDINARY PHYSICALLY. BOTH JOHN AND CHARLES HAD A BURDEN FOR AFRICA. CHARLES HAD SET UP A MISSON TRIP TO AFRICA THAT WAS A TOTAL BUST IN Ever SINCE. WHEN HE HAD RETURNED. WHEN HE RETURNED TO TELL JOHN HE WAS DEJECTED AND FRUSTRATED. JOHN HAD RECENTLY RECEIVED CHRIST AS SAVIOR. HE SHARED THE GOSPEL TO CHARLES. CHARLES EAGERLY RECEIVED CHRIST AS LORD OF HIS HEART AND LIFE. HE VERY QUICKLY SET UP ANOTHER TRIP TO AFRICA WHICH THIS TIME WAS AN AMAZING SUCCESS. THEY CONTINUED TO HAVE THIS BURDEN FOR THE PEOPLE OF AFRICA AND HAD MANY MORE PROSPEROUS MISSION TRIPS TO THE CONTINENT. THEY ALSO BECAME AWARE THAT ENGLAND HAD LOST ITS WAY SPIRITUALLY. THE GOSPEL WAS NOT BEING BROUGHT FORTH AS NEEDED. THEY STARTED A HOME MISSIONS. THEY EVENTUALLY STARTED THE WESLEYAN METHODIST. IT MADE ITS WAY TO AMERICA AND TODAY IS CONNECTED TO THE METHODIST CHURCH OF TODAY. THEY REACHED THREE CONTINENTS AND BEGAN A REVIVAL IN ENGLAND THE METHODIST MOVEMENT IS CONNECTED TO THE PROTESTANT MOVEMENT THAT MARTIAN LUTHER STARTED. THESE MINISTERS BROKE AWAY FROM THE ORTHODOX CHUCH OF ENGLAND AND THE ROMAN CATHOLIC AS WELL AS THE LESS STRICT CATHOLIC MOVEMENT. 

    THAT IS TODAYS ORDINARY MEN. THERE ARE ONLY A FEW MORE I WILL BE TOUCHING ON. HOWEVER AT THE END OF THE POST ON ORDINARY MEN I WILL SHARE WITH YOU HOW THE LITTLE MINISTRY I HAVE A PRIVILEGE TO BE PASTOR OF WAS CONNECTED TO ONE OF THESE MEN AND WILL BE ABLE TO CONNECT TO OTHERS THAT WERE QUITE ORDINARY BACK 200 YEARS TO MAKE IT POSSIBLE FOR THIS TO COME TO PASS. 

    IDK EXACTLY WHEN I WILL BE BACK. I AM WORKING ON THE NEXT TOPIC TO BRING TO THE TESTIMONIAL PAGE. UNTIL NEXT TIME. THANK YOU ALL FOR DROPPING IN.  I REALLY APPRECIATE YOU ALL. GODS SPEED BLESSINGS ONE LOVE PD 

    • 442 posts
    January 31, 2023 3:59 PM EST

                                                             ORDINARY MEN 

     

                                                             GEORGE MULLEN 

     

    GOERGE IS SO ORDINARY WE FOR THE MOST PART WILL KNOW OF HIM MUCH LESS HIM AS AN INDIVIDUAL. IT IS UNLIKELY FOR (AGAIN THERES NOT MUCH FAN FAIR) GEORGE HAD ANY PHYSICAL ATTRIBUTES. HE IS VERY HARD TO SEPARATE HIM FROM WHAT HE DID. MAKING THAT WHO HE WAS. 

    SO WHAT DID GOERGE MULLEN DO. IT CAME FROM WHAT HE FELT SPIRITUALLY AND WAS STRONGLY LED BY THE LORD, ACCORDING TO HIS COMMENTS. HIS COMMENTS ARE/WERE CARRIED OUT ONCE WE SEE WHAT HE BECAME, AWARE THERE WAS A NEED FOR A REVIVAL IN ENGLAND IN THE 19th CENTURY A POURING OUT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. A REAL NEED TO EDUCATE MEN TO GO OUT AND SHARE THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE LORD. HE WAS A PASTOR AND SAW A FALLING AWAY ESPECIALLY WITH YOUNG MEN. IF THAT DID NOT CHANGE WHERE WILL THE CHURCH BE THEREFORE WHERE WILL ENGLAND BE. HE ALONG WITH A FEW FRIENDS STARTED THE *SPIRITUAL KNOWLEDGE INSTITUTE FOR THE DISTRIBUTION OF THE WORD AND RELIGIOUS EDUCATION. IT WAS FOUNDED TO EQUIP MEN FOR THE CALLING OF SERVING GOD. THEY GOERGE DECIDED THAT THEY DID NOT WANT TO BURDEN THE MEN WITH ANY ENTRANCE FEES SO THERE WAS NO TUITION WAS REQUIRED. A STANDARD THEY HAVE KEPT EVEN NOW. THOUSANDS CAME THROUGH MANY WERE SAVED. THEY WENT ON TO BE PASTORS TEACHERS MISSIONARY’S TEACHERS. GOERGE STARTED A HIME FOR HOMELESS BOYS HE FED THEM CLOTHED THEM AND SPIRITUALLY GAVE THEM LIFE AND HOPE. HE HAD DISTRIBUTED EIGHT MILLION DOLLARS THROUGHOUT HIS LIFE FOR HIS CAUSES. AT 93 WHEN HE PAST ON TO BE WITH THE LORD HE WAS WORTH $800 AND FOUR BOYS HOMES RUNNING. HE WAS A MAN OF DEEP FAITH. NOT TODAY BUT I WILL START WITH THE MIRCLE OF GOD MEETING THE NEEDS OF THE CHILDREN ON EVENING 

    THIS ENDS THIS CHAPTER ON GOERGE MULLEN. WELL UNTIL AND IF MY MEMORY DOES NOT FAIL ME I RETURN TO SPEAK OF OUR NEXT ORDINARY MAN. THANK YOU FOR STOPPING BY FOR THIS SHORT READ. FUNNY IT TAKES LONGER TO PUT THIS DOWN IN THIS FORMAT THEN IT WILL BE FOR YOU TO READ IT. AGAIN THANK YOU. GODS SPEED 

    BLESSINGS ONE LOVE PD 

    • 442 posts
    February 4, 2023 10:54 AM EST

                                                             ORDINARY MEN

    WILLIAM TYNDALE. ALSO SPELLED TYNSDALE TINDALE TINDILL AND TYNDALL. (1494-1536) 

    I SHOULD HAVE PUT WILLIAM IN THE SAME TIME FRAME AS MARTIN LUTHIER. AS ALL BEFORE WILLIAM WAS PHYSICALLY UNNOTICEABLE AS ANY ONE SPECIAL INA SECULAR CROWD. HE WAS THE FIRST TO SAY SUGGEST THAT THE WORD SHOULD AND COULD BE TRANSLATED INTO OTHER LANGUAGES. HE WAS ONE OF THE MEN CONNECTED TO THE GREAT REFORMATION MOVEMENT. HENCE PARTIALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE PROTESTANT MOVEMENT. HE WAS FLUINT  IN HEBREW AND GREEK. HE ALSO FELT THAT THE BIBLE SHOULD BE INTHE HANDS OFTHE COMMON ORDINARY MAN. HIS FIRST TRANSLATION WAS IN GERMAN 1522. REMEMBER MARTIN LUTHIER WAS A GERMAN MUNK AND HAD ALREADY POSTED THE 99 POINTS REFERENCE SUPPORTING/DECLARING HIS STAND AGAINST THE HYPOCRISY HE WAS SEEING IN THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH. HENCE THE FATHER OF THE GREAT REFORMATION. WILLIAM WOULD BE MUCH LIKE A SON OF THE MOVEMENT. THE PRINTING PRESS HAD JUST BEEN INVENTED WHERE? GERMANY. BY 1522 WILLIAM HAD TRANSLATED THE BIBLE INTO ENGLISH. TYNSDALE WAS GREATLY INFLUENCE BY LUTHERS DOCTRINE AND PASSION. THE ENGLISH VERSION BIBLE WAS THE FIRST TO TAKE TOTAL ADVANTAGE OF THE PRINTING PRESS. HE WAS FIRST TO USE JEHOVAH (“LEHOUAH”). THIS WAS A STRARK DEPARTURE FROM THE RCC AND THE LAWS OF ENGLAND GOVERNING OVER/ IN COLLUSION WITH THE RCC. THIS PUT HIM DIRECTLY IN  THE CROSS HAIRS OF THE POPE AND ROYAL FAMILY. HE BECAME A MARTYR ON OCTOBER 6 1536 BY Strangulation   STRANGULATION BY WHAT HE THOGHT TO BE A TRUE FRIEND. THEN HE WAS BURNT AT THE STAKE. WILLIAMS TRANSLATION WAS/IS USED INTH *GREAT BIBLE* AND THE *BISHOPS BIBLE*.  IN 1611 THE 7 YEARS 47 SCHOLARS WHO PRODUCED THE KJV BIBLE DREW EXTENSIVELY FROM WILLIAMS TRANSLATION. IT IS SAID THAT 83% OF THE NEW TESTAMENT IS TYNSDALE WORDS AND 76% OF OLD TESTAMENT WAS ALSO FROM TYNSDALES VERY OWN TRANSLATION. IN 2002 TYNSDALE WAS PLACED AMOUNG THE 100 MOST FAMOUS BRITS. HE CAME IN AT 26. H. MARTYR. 

    THIS CONCLUDES MY TEACHING ON WILLIAM TYNSDALE I HAVE ONLY A FEW MEN LEFT AT THAT POINT I WILL DRAW THE CONNECTIONS TO AT LEAST ONE OF THESE MEN TO THE MINISTRY I WAS BLEST TO START 30 YEARS AGO. FROM THERE IDK IF I WILL START ANYTHING ELSE. THE LORD HAS NOT SPOKEN TO ME YET. HOWEVER IF YOU HAVE A TOPIC YOU WOULD LIKE ME TO COMMENT ON JUST POST IT HERE OR IN BOX ME   UNTIL NEXT TIME. GODS SPEED. THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT TO THIS PAGE BUT MOSTLY TO ME. I CAN NOT EXPRESS THE EMOTIONS THAT STIRS UP IN ME. BLESSINGS ONE LOVE PD 

    • 442 posts
    February 8, 2023 8:39 AM EST

                                                            ORDINARY MEN 

     

    GEORGE MULLEN EARLY CRISIS OF BELIEF (REFER TO 7 WAYS GOD SPEAKS TO US IN TESTIMONIAL PAGE)

    I WAS GOING TO PUT THIS UP BEFORE THE LAST POST. HOWEVER THIS IS WHERE IT LANDS. EARLY IN THE MINISTRY HE HAD TO THE HOMELESS BOYS. HE TOOK THEM IN AND CLOTHED THEM FED THEM AND GAVE THEM A PLACE TO SLEEP. THEY HAD A PLACE CALLED HOME. ONE EVENING THE COOK CAME TO GEORGE AND TOLD HIM THERE WAS NO FOOD TO FEED THE BOYS TONIGHT. WORSE THE BOYS KNEW THERE WAS NO FOOD. GOERGE PRAYED AND ASKED GOD TO PROVIDE. APPARENTLY HE EITHER HEARD FROM GOD IN SOME CAPACITY,MORE LIKELY HE WAS SPEAKING AS IF IT WAS EXERCISING HIS GREAT FAITH. HE TOLD THE COOK TO GET READY TO PREPARE A MEAL FOR THE BOYS. HE TOLD THE STAFF TO GET THE BOYS CLEANED UP AND SET THE TABLE FOR DINNER. AS THEY WERE AROUND THE TABLE THEY GAVE THANKS FOR THE MEAL THEY DID NOT HAVE AS IF IT WAS COMING FROM THE KITCHEN. IN A MINUTE OR TWO THERE WAS A KNOCK AT THE DOOR. SEEMS A FARMER IN THE AREA HAD EXTRA VEGETABLES AND WAS WONDERING IF THEY COULD USE ANY FRESH PRODUCE. EXCITED THEY BROUGHT THE VEGGIES TO THE KITCHEN. AS THE COOK BEGAN TO PREPARE THE VEGGIES FOR THE BOYS ANOTHER KNOCK ON THE DOOR. WHEN THE HEAD OF STAFF ANSWERED THE DOOR A MAN FROM THE OUTDOOR MARKET WAS THERE AND HAD SOME BEEF HE SAID HE COULD NOT TAKE IT HOME SO HE WONDERED IF THEY COULD USE THE BEEF. IT WAS ON THE TABLE IN A SHORT TIME. IT WAS ONE OF THE BEST MEALS THEY HAD UP UNTIL THEN. AS THEY WERE EATING WITH SMILES AND MUCH JOY ROUND THE TABLE WHEN ANOTHER KNOCK AT THE DOOR. WHEN THE HEAD MASTER ANSWERED THE DOOR A MAN WHO DELIVERED DAIRY PRODUCTS WAS STANDING THERE. HE TOLD THE MAN AT THE DOOR SAID HIS WAGIN BROKE DOWN OUT FRONT AND EVERYTHING HE HAD WOULD SPOIL. HE WAS WONDERING COULD THEY USE ANY PRODUCTS. NOT ONLY DID THEY GET MILK WHICH WAS NOT THE NORM BUT ALSO HAD ICE CREAM FOR DESERT. THAT TRULY WAS A RARITY. 

    MUCH WAS LEARNED THAT NIGHT FAITH WAS INCREASED. CHILDREN KNEW THAT GOD DID EXIST AND LOVED THEM. THEY ALL SAW THE IMPOSSIBLE HAPPEN. THEY LEARNED THE POWER OF PRAYER. THIS EVENT CONVINCED GEORGE TO START 3 MORE PLACES FOR WAYWARD BOYS.WE WOULD DO WELL TO TAKE THIS STORY TO HEART AND INCREASE OR SPHERE OF INFLUENCE. THIS IS TRULY THE LAST POST ON GEORGE ALTHOUGH GEORGE WOULD HAVE MANY SUCH ENCOUNTER WITH GOD OVER HIS TIME ON THIS TERRESTRIAL BALL.

    IDK WHEN I WILL BE BACK UNTIL THEN I WANT TO THANK THE YOU ALL FOR THE UPTICT IN VIEWING. IT MEANS A LOT TO ME. IF YOU HAVE ANY THOUGHTS OR COMMENTS JUST POST THEM HERE. I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM ANY OF YOU. UNTIL NEXT TIME. GODS SPEED. BLESSINGS ONE LOVE PD 


    This post was edited by Daryl Page at August 14, 2023 11:18 PM EDT
    • 442 posts
    February 13, 2023 1:23 PM EST

                                                             ORDINARY MEN

                                                WILLIAM ASHLEY “BILLY”SUNDAY 

     

    BORN NOV 19 1862 / NOV 6 1935. Billy was someone that you would not recognize for any physical attributes. He easily could fit in with anybody. He was a baseball player for about 8 years. Among players he was certainly average. He walked away from his dream to play in America’s Great Pass-time and became an Evangelical Christianity He perfected ability to speak from the pulpit. He eventually grew famous for his colloquial sermons and his frenetic delivery. He became an traveling Evangelist and drew huge crowds in many of the biggest cities. He supported prohibition Many historians give him the credit for being instrumental in the Eighteenth Amendment in 1919. As time past an America was looking at other types of entertainment. Most know him for being found frozen to death kneeling in prayer as he past. 

    He will be mentioned again in the near future. There just a few more men left. Then as promised I will take you back 200 years of men idk about till after we became a ministry and I started to research what I knew. From the Initial two men I knew I worked back as far as I could to connect the dots. This will show that the starting of LHF Ministries was by GODS INTERVENTION starting 200 years ago. Understanding if any of us in the line MISSED OUR DEVINE APPOINTMENT then I wouldn’t be here today with you. Heck idk where I’d be. Likely back in the life I ran in back n the day. That said it’s likely I’d be dead today or incarcerated. SURE AM GLAD I DID NOT MISS THAT MEETING MY DEVINE APPOINTMENT

    THANK YOU ALL FOR DROPPING BY AND SPENDING SOME TIME WITH ME TODAY. YOU ALL BLESS ME MORE THEN I CAN EXPRESS. I WILL BE BACK WITHIN A WEEK OR SO. UNTIL THEN. GODS SPEED BLESSINGS ONE LOVE PD 

    • 442 posts
    February 15, 2023 1:43 PM EST

                                                            ORDINARY MEN 

                     
                                                          ABRAHAM LINCOLN     

    OK NAME RECOGNITION. TRUE. YET HE WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO BLEND IN LONG BEFORE BECOMING PRESIDENT. HE WOULD HAVE A PHYSICAL APPEARANCE THAT WOULD MAKE HIM STAND LITERALLY HEADS OVER MOST PEOPLE OF THE TIME. BUT TO JUST HAVE A CONVERSATION WITH HIM WOULD BE NORMAL. ESPECIALLY IN HIS EARLY YEARS WHERE HE WORKED THE FARM AND TAUGHT HIMSELF. HOWEVER HE BECAME SO EDUCATED HE WAS ABLE TO HAVE THE SKILLS TO DEBATE. HENCE HIS POLITICAL CARRER. THE ROAD TOWARD THAT EXPERIENCE WAS FRAUGHT WITH CIRCUMSTANCES THAT MOST WOULD GIVE UP. 

    1831 FAILED BUSINESS

    1832 DEFEATED  FOR LEGISLATOR 

    1833 TWO FAILED BUSINESSES 

    1836 NERVOUS BREAKDOWN 

    1838 DEFEATED FOR SPEAKER

    1840 DEFEATED ELECTOR 

    1843 DEFEATED  FOR CONGRESS

    1848 DEFEATED FOR CONGRESS AGAIN 

    1855 DEFEATED FOR SENATE AGAIN 

    1856 DEFEATED FOR VICE PRESIDENT 

    1858 DEFEATED FOR SENATE 

    1860 BECAME PRESIDENT 

    1864 RE-ELECTED PRESIDENT  AFTER WINNING THE CIVIL WAR  HE WAS NOT EXTREMELY POPULAR FOR THE WAR  YET THE PEOPLE SAW THERE WAS A NEED FOR THE WAR TO HAPPEN AND THE NORTH WINS  JUST A FEW MONTHS EARLIER MANY HISTORIANS SAY HE BECAME A CHRISTIAN  I HOPE SO FOR JUST 14 DAYS AFTER HIS REELECTION HE WAS ASSASSINATED 

    NOTICE HE WOULD FAIL BUT RUN FOR A HIGHER OFFICE DETERMINATION WAS DEFIANTLY STRONG  THERE ARE JUST ONE MAYBE TWO MORE PEOPLE TO SHAFE ON THIS TOIPC  NOT SURE WHEN  BUT UNTIL THAN THANK YOU FOR DROPPING IN A SHARING YOUR TIME WITH ME  

    GODS SPEED BLESSINGS ONE LOVE PD 

     

     

    • 442 posts
    February 19, 2023 7:25 AM EST

                                                             ORDINARY MEN 

     

                                   JOHN WYCLIFFE BORN IN 1328-12-31 1384 

     

    To be I the 1300’s John had no special skills that to the a average man  He may have been a little more financially set then most but not so much that he lived any different in the physical realm. He was well known in his place in the KINGDOM BUILDING. He was known primarily for his vision that the BIBLE should be translated. This was in direct conflict with the Catholic Church and especially the pope  He was an English Scholastic Philosopher. So he would understand the power of words. This is and was his driving force to translate the BIBLE into the native language of the people. Many people couldn’t read that well,John felt that they could use the BIBLEto learn to read  No one thoight it possible to translate the WORD especially from Latin which was n is a dead language. He started out as Catholic Priest. By the middle of the 14th century he grew disenchanted with the leagelism of the Catholic religion. The Catholic Church and its apperatus were adamantly opposed to converting the WORD as they were able to control the narrative, counting on keeping in compliance. John much like Martin Luther would see this as a GREAT EVIL  John was fluent in Hebrew Greek and Latin  He knew he and his colleagues could translate the WORD and set out to do so. Mass production would not come for almost hundred years. He was known also for his movement from the Catholic Church and was considered one of the Pre-Protestant movement. He saw the huge problem with the monopoly the Priests had over the people. His choice to translate the WORD put a target on John on his back. His stand on making the BIBLE available to the common/ordinary man would later influence men like Martin Luther Henry V111 John Calvin and William Tyndale. He had to keep moving as he was being singled out as a rebel and would have to be eliminated. He had avoided capture for many years however he was betrayed by a friend. 

    THIS CONCLUDES THE TRACKING ON JOHN WYCLIFFE. THERE IS MUCH MORE WE CAN SPEAK OF ABOUT ALL THESE MEN. ONE THING WE CAN SEE IS GODS HANDS ALL OVER THESE ORDINARY MEN KEEPING HIS WILL AND EACH WAS SUCH AN ENCOURAGEMENT THAT IT WOULD ENCOURAGE MEN TO BRAVERY AND TO TAKE A RADICAL STAND PUTTING THEM IN HARMS WAY. YET THEY UNDERSTOOD THEIR PLACE IN TIME AN WERE INSPIRED BY GOD TO PUSH TO SEPARATE FROM THE CORRUPTION OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH.  

    I ONLY HAVE A FEW MORE I WOULD LIKE TO BRING FORTH. HOWEVER I WILL BE FINISHING UP THIS TOPIC LIKELY IN MARCH. AS PROMISED I WILL TAKE YOU BECK 200 YEARS TO SHOW THE CONNECTIONS TO SOME OF THESE MEN. ACTUALLY WE COULD LOOSLY CONNECT JOHN TO OUR MINISTRY. I CHOSE NOT TO GO BSCK THAT FAR. THE MEN I WILL BRING FORTH WERE OVERLAPPING OR DIRECTLY CONNECTED TO THE PREVIOUS MAN OF GOD  

    THANK YOU FOR TAKING YOUR TIME TO STOP HERE AND READ THESE POSTS  I AM HUMBLED BY THIS FACT. UNTIL I RETURN MAY GOD RICHLY BLESS YOU EVERY ENDEAVOR. GODS SPEED BLESSINGS ONE LOVE PD

     

    • 442 posts
    February 24, 2023 8:07 AM EST

                                                            ORDINARY MEN 

                                                        DWIGHT L MOODY 

     

    Dwight was born February 5, 1837 through December 26, 1899. He did not stand out as anything but ORDINARY Nothing in his early years would distinguish him from any other man. However later in life. He was known as one of the 19th century greatest evangelist in AMERICA n EUROPE He only had a sixth grade education. He worked as a shoe salesman for several years before leaving that occupation to become an evangelist.  He founded THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE where they charged no tuition  which I believe is their same status today In Chicago he built an EVENGELICAL CENTERS which are still running today. He was invited to London to meet Spugon and other pastors of the time. They wanted to know how a 6 grade educated man who was but a shoe salesman became so passionate about LOST SOULS. Dwight will show up later and I’ll give you more of that encounter. The biggest influence on him was in Chicago when he spoke but didn’t give invitation. He was to speak the next night and that’s when he would give an alter call. Unfortunately, that night they had the great Chicago fire. He realize that many of the people who were at his rally died that night in the fire. From that point on, he never spoke without given an invitation. He also understood the power of prayer. I will touch bases with that later on also. He had two inspiring quotes “FAITH MAKES ALL THINGS POSSIBLE. LOVE MAKES IT EASIER”   #2  I SEE DEAD MEN WALKING.  

    THIS CONCLUDES MY TEACHING ON ORDINARY MEN. I WILL NEXT TIME BACK BEGIN TO LAY OUT THE TIME LINE AND THOSE IN IT FROM 200 YEARS AGO THAT ALLOWED ME TO START LIGHTHOUSE FAMILY MINISTRIES. YOU WILL SEE A FEW OF THESE MEN I HAVE SPOKE ON WILL BE SEEN AGAIN. THANK YOU ALL FOR THE TIME WE SPENT HERE. IVE FINISHED SPIRITUAL JOURNEY AND WILL FINISH THIS POST WITHIN TWO WEEKS. I AM STILL PRAYING ON THE TOPIC GOD WOULD HAVE ME SHARE NEXT. IF YOU HAVE ANY IDEAS LET ME KNOW. SO UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN HERE. GODS SPEED. BLESSINGS ONE LOVE PD

    • 442 posts
    February 26, 2023 2:23 PM EST

                                                          ORDINARY MEN 

     

                                         LINEAGE OF LIGHTHOUSE FAMILY MINISTRIES 

                                                             EDWARD KIMBALL 

     

    TODAY I WILL BEGIN TO SHARE WITH YOU HOW GOD WAS PUTTING THE PIECES TOGETHER SO I COULD START LFM. I ONLY LEARNED OF THIS 200 YEAR PROCESS AS I WANTED TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE MAN WHO MY MENTOR KNEW.  I KNEW SOME ABOUT THIS MAN HOWEVER I WANTED TO SEE WHO INFLUENCED HIM. 

    Edward Kimball. Born 6/26/1839-1/4/1938 

    In 1854 kimball was a Sunday School Teacher in Detroit.  In his class one Sunday a young 17 year old came to his class. The young man wasn’t all that interested in GOD or really anything bout GOD (typical today also) nor religion. Edward felt the burden to talk with this teen on his own turf. Figuring he’d be more comfortable in his setting. Yet also would likely impress the teen of his importance to Edward. Hence Edward could draw a straight line back to GOD. Edward went to the teens place of employment. It was at a shoe store. No one knows exactly Edward allowed GOD to say through him. However it did make an impact on the young man. Edward was able to share the Gospel with the young man and Edward help him develop a relationship with/in/through JESUS. The young man’s name will be familiar to you as we have mentioned him before. The young man’s name DWIGHT L MOODY. 

    THIS IS THE FIRST MAN I COULD TIE TO OUR MINISTRY HERE. OBVIOUSLY DWIGHT WILL BE ONE OF MY NEXT ORDINARY MAN THAT MADE IT POSSIBLE FOR LFM TO COME INTO EXISTENCE. MAY THE LORD FIND FAVOR FOR ALL WHO COME AND READ THESE UP COMING POSTS. I WILL BE BACK IN A FEW DAYS. UNTIL THEN. GODS SPEED BLESSINGS ONE LOVE PD 


    This post was edited by Daryl Page at August 11, 2023 3:43 PM EDT
    • 442 posts
    February 28, 2023 7:47 AM EST

                                                          ORDINARY MEN

     

                                                            F.B.MEYER 

     

    F.B.MEYER 4/8/1847-3/28/1929 

     

    Meyer was a contemporary of Moody. He was a Baptist Pastor and Evangelist in London. He was involved in ministry ministry to those in the inner city. He also did this work on both sides of the Atlantic. Author of numerous books and articles many of which remain in print today, he is described in an obituary as the Archbishop of the FEE CHURCHES. In his younger days he attended Brighton college and graduated from the University in London in 1869. He studied theology at Regents Park College. 

    Meyer was part of the higher life, movement and preached often in KESWICK Conversion. He was known as a crusader against in morality. He preached against drunkenness and prostitution. He is said to have brought about the closing of 100 saloons and brothels. While in New York in the early 1870s Meyer met the American evangelist, Dwight L Moody, whom he introduced to other chapels, churches, and Ministries and England and by exchange was invited to minister in England, and exchange was invited to make several trips to minister in America The two were lifelong friends 

    Meyer played an important part in beginning the Welsh revival, holding KESWIK meetings in Wells and 1903 at which Evan Roberts among others pledge to spend at least one day a month. Praying for revival. In 1908 Meyer and his wife made a tour of South Africa where they met Mohandas Gandhi’s movement of passive resistance 

    in June 1916 together with Herbert Peete, a quaker, he visited British CONSEIENTIOUS objectors in French, to report upon your position, and the light of the news that the 42 resisting man, heaven forcibly transported there. The visit to pay shortly after 35 of the Man Work court Marshall and formulations to death, but immediately were reprieved

    Meyer wrote over 75 books, including Christian biographies and devotional commentaries of the Bible in 1918 he along with seven other clergyman, was also a signatory to the London Manifesto asserting that the second coming was eminent. An illustrated biography of his life was published in 1929 with the addition of a few years later. 
     

    This concludes the line of ORDINARY MEN that were not just instrumental, but absolutely positively were needed in order for me to have the opportunity to start capital LFM. May this day find you well. May our Lord bless your every endeavor. Thank you for taking the time to stop by and read this post. It means a lot to me. I’ll be back in a few days. Until then, GOD SPEED BLESSINGS ONE LOVE PD 


    This post was edited by Daryl Page at February 28, 2023 7:57 AM EST
    • 442 posts
    March 1, 2023 9:36 PM EST

                                                          ORDINARY MEN 

                                                        DWIGHT L MOODY 

     

    Dwight was born February 5, 1837 through December 26, 1899. He did not stand out as anything but ORDINARY Nothing in his early years would distinguish him from any other man. However later in life. He was known as one of the 19th century greatest evangelist in AMERICA n EUROPE He only had a sixth grade education. He worked as a shoe salesman for several years before leaving that occupation to become an evangelist.  He founded THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE where they charged no tuition  which I believe is their same status today In Chicago he built an EVENGELICAL CENTERS which are still running today. He was invited to London to meet Spugon and other pastors of the time. They wanted to know how a 6 grade educated man who was but a shoe salesman became so passionate about LOST SOULS. Dwight will show up later and I’ll give you more of that encounter. The biggest influence on him was in Chicago when he spoke but didn’t give invitation. He was to speak the next night and that’s when he would give an alter call. Unfortunately, that night they had the great Chicago fire. He realize that many of the people who were at his rally died that night in the fire. From that point on, he never spoke without given an invitation. He also understood the power of prayer. I will touch bases with that later on also. He had two inspiring quotes “FAITH MAKES ALL THINGS POSSIBLE. LOVE MAKES IT EASIER”   #2  I SEE DEAD MEN WALKING

    This concludes the third ORDINARY MAN connected to the birth of LFM in 1997. Thank you for stopping by. There’s several more men left before I will conclude this Topic. I have chosen my next Topic. Entitled VOICES. Hope to be posting there with in the week.I’ll be back here in next two day. Until then. GODS SPEED BLESSINGS ONE LOVE PD

    • 442 posts
    March 3, 2023 10:46 PM EST

                                                            ORDINARY MEN

                              JOHN WIBUR CHAPMAN 6/17/1859- 12/25/1918 

     

    CHAPMAN TOOK ON SEVERAL PASTORATES BEFORE SHIFTING TO THE EVANGELISTIC CIRCUT. HE BEGAN PREACHING WITH DL MOODY IN 1893. HE WAS ALSO DOING HIS OWN EVANGELISTIC EVENTS. WHILE NOT DIRECTLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONVERSION OF BILLY SUNDAY CHAPMAN WAS A STRONG INFLUENCE ON HIM. 

    1895 CHAPMAN WAS APPOINTED CORRESPONDING SECRETARY OF THE PRESBYTERIAN GENERAL ASSEMBLY, OVER SEEING 51 EVANGELISTS IN 470 CITIES. IN 1907 CHAPMAN JOINED FORCES WITH CHARLES McCALLON ALEXANDER. THEY LAUNCHED THEIR TOUR TOGETHER CHAPMAN PREDOMINANTLY DID ALL THE PREACHING. WHILE CHARLES DID MOST EVERYTHING ELSE NEEDED. ESPECIALLY IN THE MUSIC ASPECT OF THEIR CAMPAIGN.THEIR FIRST CAMPAIGN BEGAN (MARCH 12- APRIL 19, 1908). DURING THAT THREE WEEKS IT IS ESTIMATED THEY REACHED 8000 PLUS. 

    BY 1910 CHAPMAN’S MASS EVANGELISM TECHNIQUE WAS LOSING FAVOR IN EVANGELISM CIRCLES. HOWEVER THEY WERE STILL BRINGING IN THE BIG CROWDS AT THEIR REVIVALS IN 1912. THEY REMAINED POPULAR ATTRACTION RITE UP TILL THEIR FINAL REVIVAL ON FEBRUARY 13,1918. 

    MAY OF 1918 CHAPMAN WAS ELECTED *MODERATOR OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY* OF PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. THIS POSITION WHICH INUNDATED HIM TO EXTREMELY HIGH LEVELS OF STRESS. SO MUCH SO HE DEVELOPED A SERIOUS ENOUGH CASE OF GALL STONES TO NEED SURGERY ON DECEMBER 23,1918 AND DIED TWO DAYS LATER ON CHRISTMAS DAY. HE WAS ONLY 59 WHEN HE WENT HOME TO THE LORD. 

    THERE WAS MORE THINGS CHAPMAN WAS INVOLVED IN. I HIT MOST THE HIGH POINTS. THE ONE PERSON THAT CHAPMAN WAS AN INFLUENCE ON WAS BILLY SUNDAY. THEY REMAINED CLOSE FRIENDS RITE UP TILL CHAPMAN’S DEATH. BILLY WAS IMPORTANT AS HE IS ALSO ONE OF THE *ORDINARY MEN* THAT GOD USED TO MAKE IT POSSIBLE FOR THE LFM. 

    I WILL BE BACK SOON,AS  THERE ARE ONLY FEW MORE MEN OF GOD LEFT TO COMPLETE THE CYCLE. AS ALWAYS THANK YOU FOR TAKING TIME TO READ THIS POST  UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN GODS SPEED BLESSINGS ONE LOVE PD

     

    • 442 posts
    March 6, 2023 1:41 PM EST

                                                       ORDINARY MEN

     

    WILLIAM ASHLEY ( BILLY) SUNDAY. 11/19/1862- 11/6/1935 

     

    BILLY IS THE NEXT MAN THAT MADE IT POSSIBLE FOR ME TO ACCOMPLISH ANYTHING I DO/DID. HE PLAYED BASEBALL FOR EIGHT YEARS. IN THE 1880’s BILLY CONVERTED TO CHRISTIANITY LEFT BASEBALL TO GO ON THE CRUSADES OF THOSE DAYS. BILLY HAD A BURDEN FOR SOULS. HE WAS KNOWN FOR HIS FIERY MESSAGES AND HIS WONDERFUL STAGE PRESENCE. 

    IN AMERICA STARTING FROM THE MIDWEST TO FINALLY DRAWING HUGE CROWDS IN THE BIGGEST CITES THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES. BILLY DID WELL FINANCIALLY DURNING THESE YEARS, THAT OPENED DOORS TO THE UPPER CLASS THAT MAY NOT COME TO CRUSADES. HE WAS A STRONG SUPPORTER OF PROHIBITION. HE ALSO CREDITED FOR HIS STAND ON LIFE AT CONCEPTION, AND WAS THOUGHT TO HAVE INFLUENCED THE 18th AMENDMENT. 

    BILLY SUNDAY AND WIBUR CHAPMAN HAD A CRUSADE IN CHARLOTTE NC THEY MADE A IMPACT ON A BAPTIST PASTOR MORDECAI HAM. THE CRUSADE WENT SO WELL BILLY WAS ASKED TO STAY ANOTHER WEEK. BILLY HAD OTHER ENGAGEMENTS AND RECOMMENDED THAT MORDECAI TO FILL IN.  THIS WOULD AT FACE VALUE LIKELY DISAPPOINTING TO MORDECAI. HE COULD NOT HAVE ANY IDEA HOW IMPORTANT THAT WOULD BE. 

    IN 1891 BILLY LEFT BASEBALL AFTER HIS CONVERSION AND TOOK A JOB AT THE CHICAGO YMCA. HE WAS PAID $83 A MONTH. HIS POSITION WAS ASSISTANT SECRETARY WHICH WAS ONE OF MINISTERING TO THE HOMELESS SHUT INS. THIS IS WHERE HE WORKED ON HIS SKILLS IN SPEAKING. HE WAS KNOWN TO WALK IN BARS AND INVITE THE PATRONS TO HIS EVANGELIST CRUSADE. IN 1893. HE JOINED WIBUR CHAPMAN A WELL KNOWN EVANGELIST OF HIS TIME. SUNDAY WOULD BE THE LOGISTIC MAN FOR CHAPMAN. HE WOULD GO AHEAD TO THE CITIES THE CRUSADES WOULD TAKE PLACE IN AND ARANGE THE CHOIRS THE SOUND THE PRAYER PEOPLE. SUNDAY WOULD SIT AND WATCH AND LISTEN TO CHAPMAN. SUNDAY LEARNED THE HOMILETICS. THIS WHOLE WAY OF DOING CRUSADES WOULD FADE AWAY. HOWEVER DO TO THE *DEVINE APPOINTMENTS* KEPT THEY WOULD RETURN. THIS ALSO WOULD BE THE BLUE PRINT FOR THOSE TO COME. 

    THIS CONCLUDES THE OTHER THINGS WE DID NOT GO INTO BEFORE. THAT SAID THE SUNDAY HAVING MORDECAI FILL IN WAS SO INSTRUMENTAL TO MY FATHERS SALVATION. HOWBEIT THAT WAS STILL 30 YEARS IN THE FUTURE. YET IMPORTANT TO THE MINISTRY I HAD THE PRIVILEGE TO PASTOR. 

    THANK YOU ALL FOR STOPPING IN, WE ARE ALMOST DONE WITH THIS POST. MEANWHILE I DID START A NEW TOPIC IN TESTIMONIAL. VOICES. I WILL BE BACK IN A FEW DAYS. UNTIL THEN GODSPEED BLESSINGS ONE LOVE PD


    This post was edited by Daryl Page at March 6, 2023 2:28 PM EST
    • 442 posts
    March 10, 2023 9:01 PM EST

                                                             ORDINARY MEN 


                                               MORDECAI HAM 4/2/1877-11/1/1961 

    MORDECAI WAS A INDEPENDENT BAPTIST EVANGELIST. THERES NOT A LOT I COULD FIND ON MORDECAI. HE MARRIED *BESSIE SIMMONS*. THEY HAD THREE CHILDREN.ALMA MATER OGDEN COLLEGE   HE ALSO RECEIVED A HONORARY DOCTORATE FROM BOB JONES UNIVERSITY.

    LETS GO BACK AND SEE THE CONNECTION TO LFM. BILLY SUNDAY AND WILBUR CHAPMAN WERE DOING A CRUSADES WHEN THEY DECIDED TO HAVE MORDECAI JOIN THEM. THEY WOULD REMAIN CLOSE FRIENDS AND BROTHERS IN CHRIST. YEARS LATER BILLY PREACHED IN CHARLOTTE NORTH CAROLINA. IT WAS SO INSPIRING THAT A GROUP OF CHRISTIAN MEN DEDICATED THEMSELVES TO REACHING THEIR CITY FOR CHRIST. IT WENT SO WELL THEY ASKED BILLY TO COME BACK A SECOND WEEK. BILLY HAD OTHER PRESSING ENGAGEMENTS AND SUGGESTED THAT MORDECAI TO FILL IN. HE DID NOT DRAW THE CROWDS HE HAD HOPED. HOWEVER HE STAYED WITH IT. IT WAS IN 1932 MORDECAI WAS HAVING PEOPLE COME TO CHRIST,YET HE WAS BURDENED FOR THE LOST AND KEPT AT IT. HOWEVER ON ONE OF THE LAST NIGHTS A YOUNG MAN THAT HAD HELPED SET THINGS UP CAME FORWARD TO RECEIVE CHRIST. EVERYONE KNEW HIM AS BILLY FRANK. WE KNOW HIM AS BILLY GRAHAM THE 20th CENTURY GREATEST EVANGELIST. WHO CAME FROM A WHOLE LINE OF EVANGELISTS. 

    THIS IS THE CONCLUSION OF MORDECAI HAM. ITS AMAZING TO ME TO LOOK BACK AND SEE THE CONNECTIONS GOD PUT IN MOTION. I WHILE DOING THIS RESEARCH FOUND TWO MEN IN MY SPIRITUAL FAMILY THAT ALSO WERE/ARE CONNECTED TO A MINISTRY I ATTEND. SEEING THESE TWO MEN ARE CONNECTED TO BOTH US IT WAS ONE OF THE CONFIRMATIONS THAT I EXPERIENCED ENCOURAGING ME TO WORK TOWARD BECOMING A MEMBER. BILLY GRAHAM WILL BE OUR NEXT ORDINARY MEN CONNECTED TO THE LFM. IDK WHEN I WILL BE BACK IT WONT BE TO LONG. UNTIL THEN THANK YOU FOR TAKING TIME TO READ THIS NARRATIVE. GODS SPEED BLESSINGS ONE LOVE PD

    • 442 posts
    March 13, 2023 11:31 PM EDT

                                                             ORDINARY MEN

     

    BILLY FRANKLIN GRAHAM. 11/7/1918-2/21/2018. 

    7 MAN IN THE LINEAGE OF LFM. 

    BILLY WAS BORN IN CHARLOTTE NC. HE WAS THE 20th CENTURY GREATEST EVANGELIST. IN 1932 MORDECAI HAM LEAD BILLY TO THE LORD AT 16. AFTER CONNECTING WITH THE MEN WHOM WERE MOVED TO REACH CHARLOTTE, HE LEARNED HIS SKILLS. HE BECAME A SOUTHERN BAPTIST PASTOR. HE WENT TO BOB JONES UNIVERSITY. AFTER THE FIRST YEAR HE ALMOST GOT EXPELLED. BOB WOULD TELL BILLY ACCORDING TO HIS AUTO BIOGRAPHY *DO NOT THROW HIS LIFE AWAY AT BEST ALL YOU COULD AMOUNT TO WOULD BE A POOR COUNTRY PREACHER SOMEWHERE OUT THERE IN THE STICKS…..YOU HAVE A VOICE THAT DRAWS PEOPLE IN GOD CAN USE THAT VOICE IN A MIGHTY WAY. BILLY WOULD EVENTUALLY TRANSFER TO FLORIDA BIBLE INSTITUTE.  BEFORE HIS COLLEGE BILLY WAS KICKED OUT OF HIS YOUTH GROUP. FOR BEING TO WORLDLY. ALBERT MCMAKIN WHO WORKED WITH BILLY ON THE GRAHAM FARM AND PERSUADES BILLY TO COME TO THE.CRUSADE OF MORDICAI HAM. THE LAST NIGHT BILLY CAME FORWARD. BILLY PREACHED FOR SIX DECADES.  ILLY DID RADIO THEN TV. YET HIS MAIN WAY TO SPREAD THE GOSPEL. OFTEN TO STADIUMS ITS THOUGHT BILLY PREACHING EVENTUALLY  3.2MILLION PEOPLE WOULD RESPOND TO HIS.CALLING TO COME TO CHRIST. [ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE WAS MY DAD] HIS BROADCASTS WOULD BE HEARD BY 2BILLION PEOPLE. WHILE ON HIS WAY TO A SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT HE WAS SNOWED OUT. HE WAS INVITED TO JOIN YFC (YOUTH FOR CHRIST)IN 1952. HE JOINED CHARLES TEMPELTON AND TORREY JOHNSON. IN THIS NEW ENDEAVOR. HE WOULD CONTINUE TO BE CONNECTED TO YFC HE STILL DID CRUDADES TILL 2005. BILLY WOULD MEET A MAN MY CONRAD BETON. 

    CONRAD JOINED  YFC THATS WHERE HE AND BILLY MEANT EACH OTHER. THEY REMAINED FRIENDS BUT DID NOT GET MANY TIMES TO BE TOGETHER. THIS YFC CONNECTION WOULD BECOME MY COMMON DENOMINATOR. THERES ONE MORE MAN I WILL TALK TO YOU ABOUT WHEN I GET BACK. THEN ILL TIE ALL THE LOOSE ENDS UP. LASTLY EXPLAIN WHAT I LEARNED FROM THIS RESEARCH. 

    UNTIL I RETURN. MAY THE LORD BLESS YOUR EVERY ENDEAVOR. GOD SPEED BLESSINGS ONE LOVE PD

    • 442 posts
    March 16, 2023 8:41 AM EDT

                                                            ORDINARY MEN 

     

    CONRAD BETON. 8/15/1931-6/26/2013. 


    CONRAD BECAME A CHRISTIAN LATER IN LIFE AFTER HIS MARRIAGE TO CHERYL. FOR MANY YEARS SHE PRAYED FOR HIS SALVATION. IDK THE DATE BUT HE WAS OITSIDE IT WAS 1973. HE WOULD HAVE BEEN ROUND 36. AT THAT TIME I WAS STILL IN HIGH SCHOOL WITH NO DESIRE OF BEING INVOLVED IN THE KINGDOM BUILDING. 

    IN 1967 HE JOINED YFC HE WOULD EVENTUALLY BECOME DIRECTOR OF THE BROWARD COUNTY. THIS WAS AS FAR SOUTH YFC REACHED IN THIS COUNTY. MIAMI N WEST PALM BEACH ALSO HAVE THEIR OWN CHAPTER. HE WAS INVOLVED IN YFC BY HOLDING BIBLE STUDIES FOR TEENS AT HIS HOME. HE ALSO WORKED IN THE SCHOOLS FOR AWHILE. DURNING THESE YEARS CONRAD HAD MEANT BILLY GRAHAM AT A YFC RALLY I BELIEVE. THEY REMAINED GOOD FRIENDS ALTHOUGH THEY DIDNT GET TO FELLOWSHIP AS MUCH AS THEY WANTED. CONRAD WAS THE DIRECTOR UNTIL 1997. 
    i MEANT CINRAD IN 1995 I HAD WITH MY FUTURE WIFE KAREN HAD DEVELOPED A SPORTS MINISTRY WE HAD BEEN USING AT THE BAPTIST CHURCH WHERE I MEANT KAREN. I CALLED HIM AND LEFT A MESSAGE FOR HIM. HE DIDNT GET HOLD OF ME SO IN TWO DAYS I CALLED BACK AND ASKED WHAT THE PROBLEM WAS THAT I COULDNT GET A CALL. LATER THAT DAY HE CALLED WE TALKED FOR HALF HOUR. HE THEN WANTED TO MEET US. WE GOT TOGETHER LATER THAT WEEK. WHEN I FIRST SAW HIM I WAS THINKING HE REALLY DOESNT LOOK THE PART. HE WAS PHYSICALLY DIFFERENT IN THAT HE WAS VERY TALL N LANKY. BUT WHEN WE TALKED AND GOT TO KNOW EACH OTHER. IT WAS OBVIOUS WE CAME FROM THE SAME TREE. 

    WE MEANT IN 1995 WE ALSO JOINEC YFC IN 95  WITH IN SIX MONTHS I WAS GIVEN DIRECTOR OVER S BROWARD. FROM DANIA TO HALLANDALE. I WILL GIVE YOU MORE EHEN I TELL YOU OF MY STORY. 

    AFTER I GET THE LINEAGE OF LFM. I WILL TIE ALL THESE MEN TOGETHER. AT THAT TIME YOU WILL SEE HOW EACH MAN FOR 180 PLUS YEARS. ONE LAST MAN IN THE LINE OF WHAT EDWARD KIMBAL STARTED. UNTIL I GET BACK. THANK YOU ALL FOR COMING ALONG FOR THE RIDE WITH ME. GODS SPEED BLESSINGS ONE LOVE PD

    • 442 posts
    March 22, 2023 9:23 AM EDT

                                                           ORDINARY MEN 

     

    THIS WILL CONCLUDE THIS TPOIC. I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE TIME TRAVEL EVENT WE HAD THE LAST FEW MONTHS. THE LAST MAN IN THIS EQUATION IS ME AND THEN THE MINISTRY GOD PROVIDED FOR ME. HOWEVER FIRST I WANT TO TELL YOU WHAT THEY NEW THAT TOOK THEM FROM ORDINARY MEN TO *EXTRAORDINARY MEN* 

    THEY ALL CAME TO FIND OUT THAT THEY COULD BE SIMPLE-ORDINARILY 

    YET THROUGH THEIR SALVATION BY CHRIST 

    1) THEY BECAME A NEW CREATURE 

    2) GOD COMPLETED THE WORKIN THEM 

    3) AS HIS CHILD WE ARE SET APART SANCTIFIED MADE HOLY. 

    4) NEVER FORGOTTEN QUITE THE CONTRARY YOUR PRECIOUS TO THE FATHER 

    5) GOD HAD A WILL  FOR THEM. THEY ALLOWED GOD TO GUIDE THEM TO COMPLETE IT. 

    6) THEY WERE AWRARE GODS WILL FOR THEM WAS THEIR PURPOSE IN LIFE 

    7) THEY WOULD ALLOW THEMSELVES TO SEE GOD REVEALING HIS DIRECTION FOR EACH MAN THEY WOULD STEP INTO HIS PROVIDENCE THE EMPOWERING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. 

    8) THROUGH THEIR FAITH THE WERE ALL MADE TO PROSPER (RELATIONSHIP IN THE LORD) AND HAD GREAT SUCCESS 

    CONCLUSION DO NOT FORGET THOSE WHO MADE IT POSSIBLE FOR US TO BECOME CHILDREN OF GOD. REMEMBER NO MATTER HOW ORDINARY YOU THINK YOU ARE. IN GODS EYES AND THROUGH THE HOLY SPIRIT HE SEES GREATNESS IN US AND WHAT WE DO FOR THE KINGDOM. DO NOT STOP THE PROCESS. REACH OTHERS FOR CHRIST. HONOR OUR FATHER N THE PEOPLE HE USED TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN OUR LIVES 

    I WILL COME BACK LATER AND TELL YOU OF ME AND THE THINGS GOD HAS ALLOWED BE TO BE PART OF. UNTIL THEN. TY FOR TAKING A MOMENT OF YOUR TIME TO REAS THESE POSTS. GODSPEED BLESSINGS ONE LOVE PD 

    • 442 posts
    March 24, 2023 10:02 AM EDT

                                                             ORDINARY MEN 

     

    HERE IT IS THE CONCLUSION OF THIS NARRATIVE. THE LAST PERSON IN THIS LINE I KNOW VERY WELL. SURPRISE IT IS ME. 

    DARYL PAGE. 4/13/56- STILL KICKING. BORN IN STATEN ISLAD NY. PARENTS RAYMON AND HELEN. DAD PASSED IN 08. MOM STILL ALIVE AT 86. MOVED TO SYRACUSE NY IN 1958. HAS ONE SISTER 3/7/59- LIVES IN BALDWINSVILLE NY JUST OUTSIDE OF SYRACUSE. MY EARLY YEARS MOM DERRY AND I WENT CHURCH. DAD DID NOT GO BUT DID NOT PREVENT US FROM GOING.  LATE IN 1969 DAD WAS WATCHING ONE OF BILLY GRAHAM’S CRUSADES AND HE RECEIVED CHRIST AS SAVIOR. JUST A FEW MONTHS LATER FEBRUARY 14th 1970 BOTH MY SISTER AND I WERE AT A YOUTH RALLEY AT WEST GENESEE BAPTIST CHURCH. ABOUT 8:50 pm I RESPONDED TO THE CALL TO RECEIVE CHRIST AS SAVIOR. I FOUND OUT LATER THAT EVENING MY SISTER ALSO WENT FORWARD. PASTOR VUNK MY PASTOR CAME UP BEHIND ME AND LEAD ME TO CHRIST. I PUT THIS INFORMATION OUT FOR AS AN EVANGELIST I BELIEVE ONE MUST BE ABLE TO PUT A TIME N OR A FACE N OR A PLACE THEY MADE THIS CHOICE. 

    BY 15 I HAD BECOME DISENCHANTED WITH THE WHOLE HYPOTHESIS I WAS SEEING AS A YOUTH. MENTALLY N SPIRITUALLY I TAPPED OUT. GRADUATED IN 1974. IT WAS THEN I STOPPED DRINKING FOR I KNEW I WAS BECOMING A ALCOHOLIC. HOWEVER I DABBLED IN DRUGS WITH MY FUTRE FIRST WIFE. IT WAS NOT LONG BEFORE I MEANT THE RITE PEOPLE TO PUT ME IN A PLACE THAT IN TWO YEARS ME N MY CONNECTION WERE MOVING 90% OF SUPPLY IN THE SYRACUSE AREA. BOUT THE SIZE OF FORT LAUDERDALE. I MARRIED IN SEPT 9fh 1978. I CHOOSE TO NOT GO TO CHURCH AND MY WIFE FOLLOWED ALONG. I WAS MARRIED 5 YEARS 5 MONTHS. IT WAS A YEAR LATER WHEN I GOT MY DIVORCE. THE BIBLE GIVE ON REASON TO DIVORCE AND REMARRIAGE. I HAD THAT COVING IN SPADES. IN 1989 I WENT DOWN TO FL TO VISIT MOM N DAD N SIS OVER CHRISTMAS BREAK. I WENT HOME AND 1/1/99 MY GRANDMOTHER PAST AWAY. IT WAS MY MOMS MOTHER. MOM WAS BORN JAN FIRST. IDK HOW SHE POSSESSED THAT. I CAME BACK FOR THE FUNERAL AND WAS TALKED INTO MOVING HERE. BY THEN THINGS WERE RADICALLY CHANGING IN THE DRUG WORLD. I HAD TO GET OUT FOR MANY REASONS THE BIGGEST ID BECOME A DRUG ADDICT. IT WAS ONLY A FEW WEEKS WHEN I MEANT MY NOW WIFE.I WOULD REFER YOU TO THE POST ON INTERVENTION FOR MORE DETAILS. WE MEANT AND OUR FIRST DATE WE PLAYED BASKETBALL. I FIGURED IT WOULD BE EAZY. SHE PLAYED BASKETBALL IN SCHOOL. I DID WIN BUT IT WAS HARDER THEN I THOUGHT. HOWEVER IT WAS AT THAT MOMENT WE KNEW WHAT GOD WANTED US TO DO. WE WOULD START A SPORTS MINISTRY. WE THOUGHT HOW WE COULD PUT THINGS TOGETHER. WE STARTED IT IN THE BAPTIST CHURCH WE WERE GOING TO. IN SIX MONTHS WE HAD IT DOWN. THE SPORTS MINISTRY COULD BUILD A YOUTH GROUP FROM WITH IN OR FROM OUTSIDE THE CHURCH. IN THAT SIX MONTHS WE HAD 15 YOUTH COME TO CHRIST. I BEGAN TO UNDERSTAND I WAS AN EVANGELIST. WE THEN TOOK IT TO FEW OTHER CHURCHES WHEN OUR OWN WOULD NOT TAKE IN THE KIDS WE WERE WORKING WITH. THEY WERE FROM BROKEN FAMILIES. AL, THE CHURCHES LET US GET THE PROGRAM UP AND RUNNING THEN THEY WOULD TELL US WE WERE NO ,ONGER NEEDED AS THEY COULD TAKE OVER. ALL OF THEM FAILED. 

    AFTER THE LAST CHURCH DISMISSED US PREDOMINANTLY CUS KAREN WAS FROM THE ISLANDS I WAS A WHITE GUY FRON UPSTATE NY. THERE WAS A PREJUDICE IN THE CHURCH. I GREW TIRED OF SUCH STUPIDITY. BTW GOD HAD BEEN WORKING ON ME SENCE 3rd GRACE AGAIN GIPO TO INTERVENTION LOOK UP KAREN. I DID NOT KNOW WHERE TO GO OR WHAT TO DO. I WANTED TO DROP OUT AGAIN. KAREN WAS FIRM ON GOD COMING THROUGH. IT WAS TWO WEEKS LATER I GOT THE CONTACT NUMBER FOR YFC THE SAME ONE BILLY GRAHAM STARTED RITE HERE IN S FL. THE CONTACT PERSON WAS CONRAD BETON. I JOINED YFC 1995. KAREN N I WERE NOT MARRIED YET FOR THE TIMING WAS OFF EVERYONE HATED THE IDEA OF US TOGETHER. GUESS EVEN IN OUR OWN FAMILIES THAT  WERE BELIEVERS THERE WAS A PREJUDICE THERE. I WAS BLOWN AWAY BY THIS POSION. I WAS LEAD TO THE FIRST METHODIST CHURCH GROW THEIR YOUTH GROUP. THEY ONLY HAD 3 FULL TIME YOUTH. THE REST ONLY CAME WHEN THERE WAS A PARTY. WE USED THE SPORTS MINISTRY TO GROW THEIR YOUTH DEPARTMENT. WE HAD ALREADY BROUGHT 50 PLUS KIDS TO CHRIST BEFORE JOINING YFC. I BECAME DIRECTOR FOR YFC IN THE S BROWARD AREA. WIRG IN 6 MONTHS WE WENT FROM THE THREE YOUTH TO 30 YOUTH. WE WERE THERE FOR 15 MONTHS WHEN WE WERE TOLD THE YOUTH DEPARTMENT WOULD BE TURNED OVER TO THE ORIGINAL YOUTH LEADERS. OUR HELP WOULD NO LONGER BE NEEDED. THAT WAS EARLY FEBRUARY OF 1997. WE MEANT WITH THE YOUTH AND TOLD THEM WHAT HAD HAPPENED. I GAVE THEM SEVERAL CHOICES ONE WAS TO FOLLOW ME. IT WOULD TAKE GREAT FAITH FOR ALL OF US AS I HAD NO PLACE TO GO. BY THAT TIME WE HAD 70 YOUTH ONE HALF THE POPULATION AND HAD REACHED OVER 100 YOUTH. TWENTY YOUTH FOLLOWED US. WE MEANT AT A PARK THE NEXT SUNDAY THE 9th. LATER THAT WEEK I WAS CONNECTED BY SEVERAL ADULTS THAT WANTED TO KNOW WHERE I WAS GOING OR DOING.  I MEANT WITH THEM AND SUEZANNA HAD BOUGHT A PLACE RITE ACROSS FROM THE METHODIST CHURCH I MEANT WITH HER ON THE 13th AND DISCUSSED MOVING INTO HER PLACE. I. MEANT WITH HER AGAIN ON THE 14th SHE TOLD ME TO START OUR OWN MINISTRY. THAT I WAS NOT READY FOR. HOWEVER AFTER 3 CONFIRMATIONS I SAID YES. SO ON MY ANNIVERSARY OF MY SALVATION I WAS GIVEN THE MINISTRY. WE CAME UP WITH OUR NAME BUT I WONT GET INTO IT HERE. IT WILL SHOW UP IN INTERVENTION ONE DAY. WE STAYED THERE 6 MONTHS AND OUT GREW THE BUILDING. IT WAS THEN WE FOUND OUR OWN BUILDING TO RENT. WE WERE THERE SIX YEARS. DURNING THAT TIME WE GOT MARRIED AND CONRAD DID OUR SERVICE. I BECAME ORDAINED AND WAS INVOLVED IN SEVERAL OTHER MINISTRIES I WENT IN 5 MISSIONARY TRIPS THE FIRST TO GUATEMALA THE NEXT TWO WERE TO HATIA  BOTH THE POOREST  COUNTRIES IN THEIR LOCATED ADEA. THE LAST TWO WERE IN JAMAICA. BY THIS TIME WE WE HAD REACHED OVER 3000 PEOPLE FOR CHRIST. 

    WE HAVE REACHED OVER 6000 PEOPLE FOR CHRIST. THE REST BY OUR  YOUTH THAT WE TRAINED TO  EVANGELIZE. THEY STATED BIBLE STUDIES ON THEIR LUNCH TIME. THAT YEAR THEY REACHED OVER 100 TEENS TO CHRIST. OTHERS WENT ONTO BE MISSIONARIES. ONE TO INDONESIA THE OTHER TO CHINA AND MONGOLIA. I AM BLESSED TO DIRECTLY REACHED 4000 PEOPLE FOR CHRIST WE HAVE REACHED 20 COUNTRIES WITH OUT A MISSIONARY OR A MISSIONARY GROUP. 

    TODAY LIGHTHOUSE FAMILY MINISTRIES ARE NOT MEETING ON SUNDAYS BUT WE ARE MINISTERING TO MY WIFES SCHOOL WHERE WE STARTED THE B~RARE PROGRAM 10 YEARS AGO. DURING THAT TIME WE REACHED OVER 200 ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. RECENTLY WE STARTED OUR SECOND STAGE OF B~RARE. IT IS OUR AFTER SCHOOL FAITH BASED PROGRAM CALLED 101 FOR THOSE WHO MADE IT IN. THE SCHOOL IT IS KNOWN AS B~RARE 101. THIS YEAR WE HAVE REACHED OUR FIRST IN CLASS STUDENT. THE REST WE WILL TALK TO AS WE GET CLOSER TO RESURRECTION SUNDAY. THE SAME WILL COME TO PASS WITH OUR 101 KIDS. RIGHT NOW WE HAVE THREE 5 th GRADERS THAT RECEIVED CHRIST LAST YEAR. THE OTHER 13 YOUTH ARE ALREADY ASKING ABOUT SALVATION. I ALSO GOT VOTED IN AS THE PRESIDENT OF THE PTA IN OUR SCHOOL. MUCH TO THE PRINCIPLES DISMAY. ACTUALLY IVE BEEN ELECTED TWICE THIS YEAR AS THE PRINCIPAL DECIDED THE FIRST DID NOT COUNT. HOWEVER GOD OVER RULED HER. THERE IS ANOTHER ELECTION IN MAY. IM SEEKING GODS DIRECTION WEATHER TO CONTINUE IN THIS ROLL OR NOT. 

    THIS CONCLUDES THIS POST ON THE LINEAGE OF THE LFM AND MY PART OF THE EQUATION. LAST FEW THINGS. WE WERE ESTABLISHED THROUGH EVANGELIST. I DID NOT KNOW THIS UNTIL I DID A DEEP DIVE INTO OUR PAST. I HAVE CONTINUED IN THAT SAME CAPACITY. THE MINISTRY I BELONG TO KNOW I FOUND ALSO WAS CONNECTED TO MY LINEAGE. CONFIRMATION IM INTHE RIGHT PLACE. 

    THANK YOU ALL FOR ALLOWING ME TO BORE YOU WITH MY STORY. I RECENTLY STARTED THE NEXT TOPIC. RESURRECTION SUNDAY. GODSPEED BLESSINGS ONE LOVE PD