Missionary Steve Puckett
- Our fall semester of evangelism training has just completed. Our ‘On-the-Job’ training has primarily been at the local food pantry. We have seen numerous professions of faith.
- We are continuing our Hispanic services on the last Sunday morning of the month. Brother Luis preaches and his wife, Melissa translates.
- We are also continuing our apartment Bible studies at two locations.
This is from Chris’s report –
‘Tis the season of Thanksgiving and for all the good gifts that come down to us from the Father especially the greatest, most perfect gift, eternal life through His Son Jesus!
This past month I had the honor of sharing the good news of God’s perfect gift with a man who needed to hear it most.
On Veteran’s day, I spoke with a Vietnam veteran named Charles at the VA hospital who, like many other Vietnam veterans, has suffered from the effects of exposure to the poisonous gas, agent orange. His lungs nearly gave out (three times!) leading to cardiac failure – one time requiring CPR with chest compressions for a full six minutes! He even asked the staff for a DNR – (Do not resuscitate) if his heart failed one more time! I went to see him at the VA and I said, “Charles, you’ve come so close to death, several times! Are you certain you will go to Heaven?” He said, “I’m going to one place or another.” I told him, “God wants you to know for sure, and that I could tell him how to know for sure that Heaven is a gift, it’s not earned or deserved! Have you ever heard that before?” He said, “No, I never have!” After I shared the gospel with him, he prayed to receive Christ! And I stand amazed at the love and mercy of God to bring this man back from death, not once or twice, but three times! So that he could could hear the gospel and be saved! Hallelujah and praise the LORD for His unspeakable gift!!!
The last I heard, Charles has recovered from his pneumonia and all the fluid on his lungs, gaining enough strength to leave the hospital and be at home with his family for the holidays!!! Let our hearts be filled with gratitude for the abundance of God’s love, provision, and grace, especially through His Son Jesus!
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
Come and see us when you can. We would love to have you visit us.
One of our high points was seeing our church body come together to provide a thanksgiving meal for 15 families in our community. Not only were we able to see that these families had what they needed to have a happy Thanksgiving, but we were able to hear stories of these people, many of whom are facing significant challenges in life- from broken homes, to deaths in the family, and even one who was recently burglarized and had a vehicle stolen. With each of these families, we prayed and extended a line of communication that we hope will open up even greater opportunity to become family for them through sharing the Gospel.
Our hope is to provide our people with many opportunities for missional living through December. What this means for us practically is fighting against the common practice of “busying” our people with more activities. Christmas is such a wonderful opportunity to share the Gospel, as people are more aware of the meaning of the season and the joy that surrounds it.
Thank you for all of your support. Come and see us when you get a chance and please – pray for us and the work here in Norman.
Sunday School – 9:30 am
Morning Service – 10:30 am
Evening Bible Study – 5:00 pm
Evening Bible Study (Family Reunion) – 7:30 pm