November 10, 2015
On Friday morning, August 7th, of this year God took one of HIS CHOICE SERVANTS home from the Dominican Republic, JOSH WESSON. Dr. Russell Anderson always said that Josh was the finest young man he ever knew. Josh’s father, Joel Wesson, led Josh to the Lord when he was just a wee lad. Recently, I have been in touch with Joy, Josh’s widow. I want to be a blessing to them. Mrs. Vineyard and I are going to take Joy, Kimberly, Stephen, Ashlyn, and Katlyn on for $50.00 a month support.
Therefore, Preachers, knowing GOD’S COMMANDMENTS TO US CONCERNING WIDOWS, I write you this Tuesday morning urging you, to get A REAL BLESSING and take this dear widow on for monthly support.
Joy recently wrote me:
Thank you for your kindness to our family and your willingness to seek support on our behalf. We appreciate you and Mrs. Vineyard praying for us as you do and for being willing to support us monthly. My prayer is that the Lord will help me to walk worthy" of Him and of our calling.
Many times through these years on the mission field, I have recalled to mind a message you preached to us many years ago in college chapel. Just this morning I read it in my daily Bible reading. It is Psalm 78:9 "The children of Ephraim, being armed, and carrying bows, turned back in the day of battle."
I do not ever want to turn back. The Lord has given me everything I need to continue to go forward. Thank you for encouraging us as we seek to do just that.
I think the message she refers to was titled "TURNING BACK IN THE DAY OF BATTLE".
Psalms 78:9 The children of Ephraim, being armed, and carrying bows, turned back in the day of battle.
And then in Psalms 44:17 All this is come upon us; yet have we not forgotten thee, neither have we dealt falsely in thy covenant.
18 Our heart is not turned back, neither have our steps declined from thy way;
I. TURNING BACK BECAUSE THEY FIND OUT IT TAKES WORK!
It takes work to visit prospects every week; to keep track of all the addresses and names one develops; to run a good program on the bus; to run good programs in Sunday School.
II. TURNING BACK BECAUSE WE LOSE SIGHT OF THE TIME IN WHICH WE LIVE.
God brought Esther to he Kingdom for Such a Time as this; He has brought you and I to the Kingdom for such a time as this!
III. TURNING BACK BECAUSE WE LOSE SERVANT’S PERSPECTIVE!
2Co 4:5 For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.
IV. TURNING BACK BECAUSE WE ARE NOT WISER THAN OUR ENEMIES!
In recent days we have had three Israeli Colonels visit us here at WHBC. I would hate to be a Palestinian, always having to “play catch-up” with the JEWS.
V. TURNING BACK BECAUSE WE DON’T LET GOD FIGHT FOR US.
The Battle is not “mine.” It is the LORD’s! I need let him fight I my behalf.
Ex 14:14 The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.
We need, 1st, to rest patiently in our circumstances; 2nd, to realize God is greater than all our hindrances; 3rd, our only alternative is to follow God.
PREACHERS: THIS WIDOW IS ABOUT 40 YEARS OLD. SHE HAS 4 CHILDREN. SOME CHURCHES WON’T CONTINUE TO SUPPORT WIDOWS AS MISSIONARIES. I AM SURE THAT HAS BEEN THE CASE IN HER SITUATION. THEREFORE, IF YOU WANT A BLESSING, TAKE THIS DEAR LADY ON AS SHE WINS SPANISH SPEAKING PEOPLE AND DEAF FOLK. GOD WILL ABUNDANTLY BLESS YOU AS A CONSEQUENCE!
After two weeks of relative calm in Jerusalem, one stabbing attack and two attempted attacks took place in East Jerusalem and the Old City on Tuesday afternoon.
Two Palestinian youths, a 12- and 13-year-old, stabbed a security guard on the Jerusalem Light Rail in the Pisgat Ze'ev neighborhood of East Jerusalem. The victim was moderately wounded.
Magen David Adom paramedics arrived on the scene at the light rail station on Aluf Yekutiel Adam Street and treated the 25-year-old guard. They transferred him to Shaare Zedek Medical Center for treatment with stab wounds to the upper body.
Meanwhile, another stabbing attack was reported in Damascus Gate in Jerusalem's Old City. The assailant ran toward two security guards on HaNevi'im Street in the direction of the gate with a knife in his hand. The guards shot at the attacker before he managed to stab them, critically wounding him.
The assailant was transferred to Hadassah University Hospital on Mt. Scopus, and later succumbed to his wounds. A 50-year-old Palestinian passerby was lightly wounded in the hand by the shots. Israeli security forces arrest one of two knife-wielding Palestinian boys who allegedly attacked a security guard guard at a tramway station in Jerusalem, November 10, 2015.AFP
A few hours later on Tuesday, initial police reports indicated that an assailant attempted to stab a Border Police officer in East Jerusalem at a checkpoint near Abu Dis. His attack was thwarted when police shot him onsite. He succumbed to his wounds within the hour.
Jerusalem has not seen any attacks since the start of November. Last Wednesday, Jerusalem Police removed four checkpoints set up three weeks earlier in East Jerusalem. The checkpoints were set up amid the recent wave of attacks, which started in October.
The last terror attack in Jerusalem took place next to the Jerusalem Light Rail station near Ammunition Hill. APalestinian assailant stabbed an American citizen in the upper body and lightly wounded him. According to the police, three security guards shot dozens of bullets at the attacker, who was critically wounded and later succumbed to his wounds in hospital.
Please pray for my wife’s upcoming Hip Replacement Surgery! Please pray for those nine OKC women in Israel and their safety!
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM!
YEDIDIM OF ISRAEL
P.S. Here are some pictures widow Mrs. Joy Wesson sent me!
Deaf Church Members
Josh saved this boy from drowning.
Two faithful teen girls