Praying Without Ceasing
As a ministry, we receive numerous requests for prayer, many of them heartrending in nature. We want to assure our readers that we take them seriously and devote our Thursday intercessory prayer time to lifting up your needs. "The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much" (James:5:16) is a challenge and a privilege for each of us here at The Berean Call.
Coveting Prayer Without Ceasing
Dave and I are on the mend, although not without some seeming setbacks. Dave recently had to have spinal surgery and, more recently, had a bad fall resulting in a broken rib. Prior to this, he underwent prostate surgery. I (Tom) am facing additional surgery this month that will have me in the hospital for about a week. We covet your prayers, as we have seen them answered continually throughout our trials. We thank God daily for His loving kindness and tender mercies, and for your loving encouragement and prayer support.
TBC Conference in November
Although our conference is months away, Dave and I are looking forward to it with great expectation. First of all, by God's grace, we expect to be completely recovered from our recent and pending surgeries. That will be a wonderful relief, enabling us to enjoy fully the fellowship with attendees that has been our delight at past conferences.
Second, Dave is excited to share messages based upon the content of his upcoming book Cosmos, Creator and Human Destiny. He believes it is his most important book yet. I'm thrilled about our other speakers, long-time friend Roger Oakland and fellow Oregonian Don Chittick.
Third, we just toured the recently completed Riverhouse Convention Center, overlooking the beautiful Deschutes River near downtown Bend. I hope many will join us as we glorify the Lord Jesus, proclaim His truth, and encourage one another in the fellowship we have in Him.