I Have Missed You!

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Dear Family of Our Lord Jesus Christ,
How are you today?
It has been a long time!
Today and all days let us do what God wants us to do, not what you want to do.
What you and I have planned today could be the direct opposite of what God has planned for us, stop and listen.
Be aware of God’s presence
WOW! God gave me those words this morning.
Last night I talked to my dear friend Ed Moore as his lovely angel wife Jan lay in her bed at home. The Moore family has had a huge impact on my life, greater than they know! Ruby Moore, Kay Lawrence Clyde Moore Doug Moore Rachelle Moore Brandt Chuck Moore This family gave me my first job in Christian radio back in 1986 at WFRN in Elkhart, Indiana. They have made me a better man of God, better Husband, father, and Preacher. My heart aches for the Moore family today.Rachelle Moore Brandt posted this yesterday: Thank you if you’ve been supporting my mom and our family in your prayers. She came home yesterday evening from the hospital and will stay there until God takes her home. It will likely be just a matter of days…
Jan helped me very much when I was the marketing manager for WFRN! She helped make me a better man of God. Whether she knows it or not, her life PREACHED TO ME! In fact, all the Moore PREACH to me with how they have lived their lives.The Moede’s love you all! We are in constant prayer for Jan and all of you. The Moore family has established a living legacy!
Please pray for Shona Neff and her hubby Warren today, they are having to say goodbye to their doggy, 14 year old Cooper today at 4pm. Cooper was born on Super Bowl weekend 2001! Cooper has been a huge blessing to the Neff family and to many others! I know how much Shona and Warren love doggy’s!
Our prayers are with the Martin Jude Richards family, Marin passed away on Tuesday at the age of 63. Martin was an Albuquerque firefighter for 20 years. he was the brother of Dorothy Kimbro, wife of Pastor Don Kimbro. Our love and prayers to the family.  
I also want you to know I have missed writing to you, the Lord showed me yesterday as I stressed about our website crashing because of many hits and having it damaged in the process, I was walking out into the foyer and saw the picture of Buffy smiling, thank you Kay!, It that made me stop right there! I sat down and prayed and listened for the Lord. The Lord then said to call Wanell Pate, FGGAM Board member. We had a Godly talk about FGGAM and what the Lord has us doing. The one thing that was very clear to us is that Lord wants me to being doing the CUP! Jeannette has been out of town for 2 weeks. She has been cooking for an elk hunt near Reserve, NM. I do not know if people realize the time and money that we put into the website,  Also managing 45 writers is quite a chore! I ask for you financial help as we go forth, in every aspect of this ministry.Thank you all for your support of FGGAM! Since we have put out the plea for help, many are answering the call for our financial needs so that we can help those in need, bringing the light of Jesus Christ to one person at a time, through preaching, teaching, counseling, podcasts, and the FGGAM.ORG site. Please visit FGGAM.ORG and listen to my podcasts, on the front page under” From My heart”………..
Sonja Haldeman is even sending me a box of clothes, as I have needed new shirts and pants. Sharon and I have not bought any clothes for years now
I have been told to be more BOLD in asking, so that we can continue here! Trying to let you know the need is great, the website alone has cost us $650.00 so far this week.
We are not a fancy ministry, just nuts and bolts, down to earth, the love of Jesus Christ! Amen! We get our hands dirty for our Lord!
Thank you to Charles Stanley’s ministry for supplying us with teaching materials! In Touch Ministries has been so very kind to us over the years, showing us the love of Jesus Christ.
2 weeks ago I traveled to Reserve on a Saturday, the 10th, to do the Memorial service and graveside service for my dear friend Glenn Kellogg. I also then preached on that Sunday and returned to preach last Sunday. With everything else going on I have not made time to brew a CUP. I am also doing a 5 minute podcast on The Hub of New Mexico weekdays at 11am and 3pm. I also post the podcast to FGGAM.ORG
Albuquerque this week: 4-year-old Lilly shot to death in a road rage incident by a repeat offender, Albuquerque Police Officer Fights for his life after being shot by a repeat offender.
It is hard for me these days, for all of us…..to look at the violence in our City, Albuquerque. I have lived here since 1995 and I have seen how violent we have become as a people over the years. I have never seen so much horrific violence in my life, the killing of children, even killed by their own parents! I am way beyond being alarmed by this violence, I was alarmed back in 1995 when we moved here, it is way beyond being just alarmed. We are living in a world that does not value life. Just like the killing of little Lilly. Now comes word that another Albuquerque Police Officer has been shot, he is fighting for his life at the University of New Mexico Hospital. Violence is out of control. For far to long New Mexico courts have let thugs out of jail way too many times and treats repeat offenders with kid gloves. We abort children everyday here in Albuquerque. All of us take responsibility in the horrific condition we are in, you and me, Pastors, Judges, Political leaders and so on. We have allowed us to become who we are, a mess, we have let evil spread like wildfire and sweep over our community and world. Only God can change this, people coming to our Lord Jesus Christ. You see this is what happens when just 7% go to Church and we are living in a time when most American homes do not have a  bible in them, America is a godless society. The Church is failing. Two long-time Pastors here in New Mexico, Don Kimbro and Errol Stepp, with both having nearly 50 years of service to God’s people here in New Mexico, told me the greatest failing of the Church is not baptizing enough people. The Church is not disciplining enough people, maybe one day a week, if that. Crime has no zip code, know one is safe. A nurse said they had someone storm into the hospital  she works at the other day demanding drugs. In my hometown of Windom, Minnesota this month, they have a had a killing and a swat situation at a home, a man with a gun, this is in a town of about 4,000 in rural Minnesota. I am sorry to say this, and it makes me weep, but the American society has gone to hell in a handbasket.
Sadly this scene keeps happening, innocent people get killed, Babies, children and adults. Speeches are made, songs are played, Politicians fight over what to do, funerals take place, and families are never the same.
We do not do anything of substance to change the cycle of violence.
We are a people of “no moral code”
What is substance, not lip service……..we weep, we mourn, we fast, we pray.
We need revive ourselves, or as a long-time Pastor, Richard Mansfield told me,  how can you revive a Church that is DEAD, we need an awakening. An awakening to return to God and His ways, otherwise a living hell awaits us, if we are not already there.
The best predictor of future behavior is past behavior. Will we change?
The late Chuck Colson said years ago on KKIM Radio, “The American church has been nothing but a High School pep rally”
I am weeping, I am in mourning, I am praying for all of us to break this cycle of violence.

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