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By now most of you have heard that Lisa and I have a new grandson.  We are far from being a perfect family, but God has blessed us far more than I deserve.  He has given me a wife who loves Him, loves me, and is an awesome mother and GiGi for her children and grandchildren.  For almost three weeks now I have watched her selflessly and tirelessly serve her children and grandchildren. God gave her the strength and I hope our children realize how blessed they are to have the Mom they have. Today I feel like the psalmist who wrote the 128th Psalm.  Read it again for yourself and I pray that you can praise the Lord with me.

We are still asking God to sell our house in Demopolis and to show us where He wants us to be.  His timing His perfect and we wait upon Him.  A new website is finally in the works.  I do not know when it will be ready, but I am very excited about the potential it has to share the Word of God and present the Gospel around the world.

Thank you for your prayers. God is so good and Faithful!  Please help us spread the word about the AMEN Ministry.  Tell your friends and your pastor about us.  Pray that the Lord will continue to open doors in churches in the U.S. and for opportunities overseas.  I will ask you to begin praying now for the November trips to Romania and Poland.  Pastor Kamil and I are in the process of working out the details for the Poland trip.  We definitely want to make the most of the time God gives us together.

I have already been invited to participate in two wonderful opportunities for 2015.  One is in Albania and the other is in South Africa.  In both situations I will be able to encourage pastors, preach on revival, and of course, share the Gospel.  We need everyone to realize that your giving not only provides for Lisa and myself, but these overseas missions are especially dependent upon the giving of God’s people.  There are countless opportunities to go and these opportunities are made possible by the generosity of those who stand with us.

We thank God for each one of you.  Thank you for your love, encouragement, prayers, and your gracious giving.  We love you and we pray God’s blessings upon you.  Let me encourage you to walk with the King everyday and to ask Him to use you to be a blessing.

In Christ’s service, Allen & Lisa

The Need of the Hour

It could be argued that there are many needs in our churches and in our nation today.  However, I believe one of the greatest needs of the hour is not for another pep talk by the celebrity of the day, but for the men of God who preach the Word of God to be invited by the people of God to the house of God for a dedicated time of seeking God, searching the Scriptures, and asking the Holy Spirit to examine our hearts as individuals and as a church.  It may not draw a big crowd or be exciting to the flesh, but when was the last time your church set aside several days for a Bible conference or a revival meeting, or an extended time of prayer and seeking God?

Many would say that those things are out of date and that we are too busy in our day and time for something as old fashioned as that.  But I want to ask you something, “If the children of Israel could set aside several times a year to meet together as God’s people to focus on the Lord, seek Him, and make Him their priority for an extended period of time, then can we, who live under grace, not do the same thing at least once or twice a year?”

Revival will not come until God’s people make seeking the Lord together a priority in their lives.  I think one reason why so many churches no longer have these type of meetings is because the pastor and others are concerned about the attendance.  I understand that, but we need to remember that some of the greatest revivals in history began when even just a few came together to seek the Lord with all their hearts.  My experience has been that, just as we read in Mark chapter two, when word gets out that Jesus is in the house, people will come to meet with Him.

I thank God for the few churches like Sherwood Baptist in Albany, Georgia that still have daytime and evening services in their annual ReFresh Conference that call people to come together to seek the Lord. Those meetings have been a great blessing to me in recent years.  However, we need thousands of other churches to do something similar in their own communities.

What will your church do in 2014 in terms of meeting together to seek the Lord and asking Him to send revival until He does?  God is ready.  Are you?

Habakkuk 3:2

Isaiah 64:1-7

The Need of the Hour

It could be argued that there are many needs in our churches and in our nation today.  However, I believe one of the greatest needs of the hour is not for another pep talk by the celebrity of the day, but for the men of God who preach the Word of God to be invited by the people of God to the house of God for a dedicated time of seeking God, searching the Scriptures, and asking the Holy Spirit to examine our hearts as individuals and as a church.  It may not draw a big crowd or be exciting to the flesh, but when was the last time your church set aside several days for a Bible conference or a revival meeting, or an extended time of prayer and seeking God?

Many would say that those things are out of date and that we are too busy in our day and time for something as old fashioned as that.  But I want to ask you something, “If the children of Israel could set aside several times a year to meet together as God’s people to focus on the Lord, seek Him, and make Him their priority for an extended period of time, then can we, who live under grace, not do the same thing at least once or twice a year?”

Revival will not come until God’s people make seeking the Lord together a priority in their lives.  I think one reason why so many churches no longer have these type of meetings is because the pastor and others are concerned about the attendance.  I understand that, but we need to remember that some of the greatest revivals in history began when even just a few came together to seek the Lord with all their hearts.  My experience has been that, just as we read in Mark chapter two, when word gets out that Jesus is in the house, people will come to meet with Him.

I thank God for the few churches like Sherwood Baptist in Albany, Georgia that still have daytime and evening services in their annual ReFresh Conference that call people to come together to seek the Lord. Those meetings have been a great blessing to me in recent years.  However, we need thousands of other churches to do something similar in their own communities.

What will your church do in 2014 in terms of meeting together to seek the Lord and asking Him to send revival until He does?  God is ready.  Are you?

Habakkuk 3:2

Isaiah 64:1-7

December

Dear Friends & Partners,

Lisa and I continue to be amazed at God’s grace and goodness, and your generosity.  The following is just a general overview of all you were a part of this year:

-Finishing touches to the church building in Halmeu, Romania.

-School supplies, shoes, clothing and other financial needs for the children at the House of Hope in Romania.

-Financial support for international pastors.

-Purchase of 450 Romanian and Hungarian language Bibles.

-Eighty-four professions of faith during the March mission trip to Romania.

-Much needed dental work for one of the girls at the House of Hope.(Her father had beaten her so badly, it damaged her teeth and mouth).

-Children’s evangelistic outreach in Nicaragua.

-”The AMEN Corner” weekly radio broadcast on Moody Radio South.

-Several revival meetings in churches.

-Three Prophecy Conferences.

-Pastor’s Conference and Revival meetings in Poland.

There are several overseas opportunities that we are praying about for 2014.  These include invitations to South Africa, Poland (for extended evangelistic work), Romania, and other nations.  Because of your prayers and gifts, we are able to do the AMEN Ministry fulltime.  We thank God for all of you.  I would ask you to ask your pastor to pray about a ministry opportunity in your church.  It could be a revival meeting, prophecy conference, Bible conference, or some type of evangelistic event.  Tell him about our website.  This is what God has called us to and we love ministering in the churches.  Whenever I go to churches, I pray the words of Paul from Romans 15:29,32-”But I know that when I come to you, I shall come in the fullness of the blessing of the gospel of Christ.” (vs.32) “that I may come to you with joy by the will of God, and may be refreshed together with you.”

Merry Christmas and may the Lord continue to bless you in every way!

In Christ’s service,                                                                                                                                                                                                             Allen & Lisa

November

     Thank you for your prayers for the mission to Poland.  God was gracious and He answered all of our prayers for the trip.  We expected between 60-70 in attendance for the Conference on Revival.  Instead, we had 120 pastors and church leaders!  All of them said that they were blessed, encouraged, and refreshed by our time together.  These pastors came from four different nations and from various denominations, but God gave us a unity of heart, spirit, and purpose.  He blessed us with His presence and He worked in many hearts.  It was a privilege to serve the men and women who attended.  Because of your prayers and gifts, you were also a major part of that blessing.

     Even though our primary purpose for this trip was encouragement for the pastors and a conference on revival, our team also had the joy of witnessing several people pray to receive Christ.  We preached in several churches, two prisons, and two of us were able to distribute many gospel tracts.  We were also able to leave about 200 tracts for the churches to share.

     In one of the evening services, the Lord led me to preach from the Gospel of Luke.  It was the fourth chapter where Jesus read from the book of Isaiah.  The message was entitled, “There is Hope!”  A homeless man walked into the service.  He is only twenty-seven years old, but he looks about thirty years older than his actual age.  When I announced the text, I noticed that it got his attention.  You see, this young man’s name is Luke.  He listened intently to the message.  After the service, he shared his story with us.  His is a story of much sorrow and loss.  He told us that he walked in that night with a broken heart, but he heard that Jesus came to heal the broken-hearted.  I am glad to tell you that Luke prayed to receive Christ that night.  Please pray that he will now grow in the Lord.

     Believe it or not, only one-tenth of one percent of the people of Poland claim to be born-again, evangelical Christians.  The need for revival and spiritual awakening in that nation is almost overwhelming.  I ask you to pray for the pastors and churches of Poland.  Pray that God will do a mighty work in that nation.  I ask you to especially remember Pastor Kamil.  We believe that God has raised up this young man for such a time as this in his country.  It is Pastor Kamil that had the burden and vision for the revival conference.  Pray that God’s hand will be upon him and that the Lord will continue to use him in a mighty way.

     Thank you for your love, prayers, encouragement and your gifts.  Please pray that God will open doors for ministry in 2014 and that the funds will be provided to continue this ministry to which He has called us.  Pray that we will be faithful and trust Him completely in all things.  We love you all and we thank God for you.

In Christ’s service,

Allen & Lisa

Psalm 72:19

September Update

Dear Friends & Partners,

We pray that you are doing well.  God is good and He is Faithful.  He keeps all His promises.

The week of September 11, I led another Prophecy Conference at Carrolls Creek Baptist Church in Northport.  From the beginning, I prayed that the prophecy conferences would be more than just a study of prophecy, but that God would use them for salvation, for revival, and for God’s people to get a renewed urgency for evangelism.  God has answered those prayers every time.  In one church, the people were so hungry for God’s Word, they asked if I could come back for another night.  In another church, the pastor told me that for a few  weeks after the conference, people were still coming forward making decisions for Christ.  At Carrolls Creek, we had a Sunday morning worship crowd for the Sunday School hour and for every session, the people came and responded to the Word of God.  I thank the Lord for these pastors and churches who are hungry to know more of God and His Word.

So many people today think that we are too busy for Bible conferences and revival meetings and that meetings like these are old-fashioned and out of date.  I want to ask, “If the children of Israel could set aside several times a year to seek the Lord, focus on Him, and make Him their priority for an extended time, then why can’t we, who are under grace, do the same once or twice a year?”  I know firsthand that God still blesses and works and meets with us when we make it a priority to meet with Him.  I pray that more pastors and churches will see this need and have this burden.

Please pray for the team of pastors, myself included, who will travel to Poland in a few weeks to teach pastors and preach in revival meetings.  As of yesterday, we have pastors coming from Poland, Belgium, the Netherlands, and the Czech Republic. What an awesome opportunity to teach, encourage, and evangelize!  As in all things with the AMEN Ministry, only the grace of God and your generous gifts can make this possible.  Thank you for your prayers and your gifts.  Please keep us in mind in the next few weeks that we may be able to finish the year strong in every way.

Let me close this update with the words of the Apostle Paul from 1 Corinthians 16:13-14…”Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong. Let all that you do be done with love.”  We love you and thank God for you.

In Christ’s service,

Allen & Lisa

 

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