Total Church Life Ministries
March 31, 2012
Many of you have responded to support us in Total Church Life Ministries. Thank you for your prayers and help in supplying for us to obey Jesus in carrying out the Great Commission.
Big Spring –April 6-12
San Saba – April 13-15
Grapevine, TX – April 18
Clay City, Illinois – April 20 -25
Marquez, TX – Vanetia Baptist Church – April 28-May 2
Redding, California – May 3-10
Liberal, KS – May 17-21
Italy – Romania – Albania – May 27 – June 12
Milan – May 29: Launch the book People Sharing Jesus in the Italian language.
Torino – May 30: Launch People Sharing Jesus in the Italian language.
Romania – June 1-6: Train the people with Total Church Life Strategy. Preach in churches.
Albania – June 7-10: Train the Albanian people and pastors in TCL Strategy.
Milan – June 11
LOOKING BACK TO JANUARY
For a number of years my feet were numb and tingling. It spread to my legs and hips. They treated me with cortisone shots which helped for an extended time. I came to the point of falling as I walked along. I agreed with the surgeon that surgery was essential.
Then, God allowed me to help Dr. Marty Dupree, Evangelism Leader in North Carolina with an outstanding Vocational Evangelist’s Retreat. God did a mighty work in the lives of Evangelists.
From North Carolina, I went to Kansas City, MO to teach a course in Personal Evangelism at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. The students were outstanding. I trained them to witness during class time. In the afternoons we went out on the streets and led people to Christ.
The next week we ministered in Mobile, AL where we celebrated the twenty-fifth anniversary of the marriage and ministry together of our dear friends Dr. Bobby and Mary Morton. I spoke at the celebration, then, on Sunday had the privilege of preaching for Pastor Mike Bedford at College Park Baptist Church. Many decisions were made for Christ. Our Total Church Life Board of Trustees had an encouraging meeting to review our 2011 ministry.
Back in Texas my final ministry before surgery was with Dr. Marcus Sheffield, pastor and FBC, Mexia, TX. Dr. Sheffield is committed to lead the church to take the Gospel to every home in their area. He invited me to help train his people in witnessing through teaching People Sharing Jesus Seminar. Many made the decision to be a team with their pastor to reach the lost in Mexia for Christ.
It was a difficult month to keep going in spite of pain. God blessed mightily with decisions for Christ and enabled me to continue. At one event as I was speaking, my legs gave way and I was about to fall. Fortunately I was able to reach out and hold on to something on the platform to stabilize myself. The day of the surgery came on February 6 after I had completed my January commitments.
After four weeks of recovery, it was a privilege to be with Pastor John Cole at Woodforest Baptist, Jacksonville, TX to help with People Sharing Jesus Seminar and Saturation. We trained the people, they committed to join Pastor John to join him in being a team to reach the lost of that area for Jesus. It was good to be with John again after almost fifty years. We had worked together in a revival in Big Spring, TX almost fifty years ago. John has difficulty walking also. He struggles to walk even with a cane. When I was with him, I used a cane. He and I went out as partners to witness home to home. WHAT A SIGHT WE WERE – struggling to get out of the car, making our way to the doors and knocking. But, we did it and God blessed our visits. People were saved! One WWII Veteran who seldom went anywhere accepted Christ. The only way he would ever be saved was for someone to go to his home and find him. Praise the Lord! Pray for John Cole and his church.
After we left Jacksonville, Kathy drove me to Greenville, TX where I led a Synergistic Evangelism Seminar for Hunt Association and my friend, Dr. Jim Gatlin. Jim is leading the Hunt Association to share Christ with every person in the county, to start churches, and disciple Believers.
“I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.” (Romans 8:18)
What a joy it is to know that God can use us when we feel good and when we don’t. Obedience to Christ and His Commission is the key to Fruitfulness and Victory!
Darrell W., Kathy, and Robin
Total Church Life Ministries
15000 Mansions View Drive, Apt 2507
Spring, TX 77384
Phone: (281) 617-3411