May 28, 2017   Jane’s Heart to Heart….  Pastor’s Help Mate

Memorial Remembrance

The darkness of sorrow and grief and serious health issues

has come recently to some of our dear loved ones

in our church and families.

JIM FORD Member 5/6/2017

MAUDE GREEK  Member  5/8/2017

NAOMI GIEHL  Grandmother of Jennifer Pierpont 5/17/17

GLENN HARRIS-Husband Of Niece Beth Pierpont Harris’ 5/22/17

Joni Eareckson Tada reminds us in her devotional A Spectacle of Glory,  to ask the Lord to fill us daily with Himself so people who encounter us will see glimpses of Him, hear His kind, grace-filled words; and even catch His fragrance. She noted this poem in Mrs. Charles Lettie Cowman’s  “Streams in the Desert”, 1925, Zondervan. p.313. 

On February 1, 1901, the Cowmans left the United States to work as missionaries in Japan.  Charles was also one of the co-founders of The Oriental Missionary Society. Charles died in September 1924. After his death, Lettie found a note addressed to her in his Bible, stating, “Go on with my unfinished task.  After Charles’ death, OMS’ work continued with co-founder E.A. Kilbourne as the organization’s second President. Lettie continued serving with OMS as one of the co-founders. When Kilbourne died four years after Charles, Lettie became the third President of OMS, the sending mission board of our dear Marilyn Wykes.

Oh, give thy servant patience to be still,

And bear Thy will;

Courage to venture wholly on the arm

That will not harm,

The wisdom that will never let me stray

Out of my way;

The love that, now afflicting, knowest best

When I should rest.

Have you considered who is going to take the place of those who are not able? God wants us to lift up our eyes to Him and honor Him as we take up the cross and follow Him.  Also, as others take up the task that some of us once did, they deserve to see a better more joyous spirit in us as we continue to rejoice in the LORD and remember that we are so blessed, that we can still pray for those who do the work of the Lord.    Let us rejoice together!     What is your life?




Angelina Jolie tells much of Louis Zamperini’s extraordinary life in the film “Unbroken,” released in 2014 after his death in July, but the rest of his story is being told in a short film released from the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association “Captured By Grace”, on December 25, the same day Unbroken was released.

Zamperini was a former Olympian distance runner who spent 47 days on a raft in the Pacific Ocean before being captured and tortured by the Japanese. His gripping life story told in the best-selling book “Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption,” moved Jolie so much that it drove the actress to make a film about his journey. .  The movie covered just 33 out of 39 of the book’s chapters and only mentioned in passing Mr Zamperini’s pivotal 1949 conversion to Jesus Christ,” 

Franklin Graham, told Fox News, that though “Unbroken” is an excellent adaptation of the Laura Hillenbrand’s book on Zamperini, the film has skipped essential parts in the former prisoner of war’s story, particularly concerning his Christian faith.

“The most important part of the book”, Mr. Graham said, since they explain how Mr. Zamperini really became ‘unbroken’ was his post-war struggles with revenge, nightmares, alcoholism and a failing marriage”  These were turned around after he gave his life to Jesus Christ at a Billy Graham Crusade revival led by the legendary evangelist.   Mr. Graham told Fox News that Mr. Zamperini was at first reluctant to take the elder Graham’s offer to put his faith and trust in Jesus Christ. But he did, and went home that night, got rid of his pornography, his alcohol and his cigarettes, and found the Bible given to him in the military.

Zamperini said, “I started to leave the tent meeting, and I felt [awfully] guilty about my life.   “Yes, I had a lot of great times, a lot of great experience, a lot of escape from death, but I still didn’t like my life after the war. I came home alive. God kept His promise. I hadn’t keep mine, and so I went forward and accepted Christ.”

Mr. Zamperini gives his own testimony on the DVD, and said  “ When I found Christ as his Savior, that was the heart of my whole life.

That is what conversion to Christ.should be like….

A complete change in your life .