Welcome to the July 21st newsletter.
It has been too long since the last newsletter. I apologize for the delay. Life has been hectic and I have been overwhelmed with projects, typo corrections, emails, writing, research, and general fatigue. I'll try and make up for it in this newsletter.
As many of you know I had planned to quit my job on July 1 and move full-time and to CARM. Unfortunately, that has not happened because of medical insurance reasons. I have mentioned that my wife has Marfan syndrome (a connective tissue disorder affecting the entire body). As a result, she needs occasional surgeries to literally put joints back in place. Her hands, feet, back, are all affected -- mild pain is also a constant problem. You would not know by looking at her but she is, in a real sense, falling apart. Add to this that she has recentlythe suffered a relapse of Siliac Sprue. It is an allergy to wheat....as if Marfan syndrome wasn't enough. Anyway, it took a couple three weeks to get it under control.
As it stands, we have not been able to find insurance will cover her and my whole family without costing way too much. I want to be able to do this Ministry full-time, but we are still short about $800 a month that would cover insurance. That is why I'm not full time yet. We thought that we could go without Insurance for a little while as I built up CARM and its support, but the recent events have pushed that into the future. We're still looking for insurance and when we find some something that we can afford and will will cover her and our children, then we are probably going to take the leap into full-time status. It would be a true step of faith.
That reminds me, so many people have e-mailed me and said, "Just trust God and go. If you are doing God's will, he will provide." While the statement is very true, the Bible also tells us to be wise and to count the cost before you undertake a project. Since I am responsible for the welfare of my family, I must count the cost in more ways than one. Nevertheless, as I continue to give this to the Lord, I know that our needs will be met.
My family and I took a vacation in Southern California and we were gone for two weeks. Since I've been up here in Idaho for about a year now, my return trip to San Diego was rather interesting. I have grown accustomed to the slower pace of life , the politeness of people, and a lack of traffic. In short, I don't miss San Diego anymore after having visited and returning here to home. We are blessed here in Idaho.
As many of you know Wicca and Kabbalah are increasing in popularity in America. As I've been working on books, e-mails, etc., I have not been researching as many projects as I would like to. But a few days ago I went and bought a bunch of books on Wicca and Kabbalah in order to start researching them both for release on the CARM web site. The night that I bought them, I had a nightmare dealing with spiritual oppression. When I woke, I clearly remember saying to myself that it was because of those books. I had already prayed over them and have been trusting the Lord for protection from anything occultic that is associated with either topic. But, the enemy persists.
Also, it seems that there might be a spiritual battle coming because -- and I know this is subjective -- but I feel as though I'm under spiritual attack and that more is coming. Again, I need your prayers. Just as those who have been supporting financially are of great value to the continuation this Ministry, so to are those of you who pray for CARM. Please remember to pray. Please don't forget. My family, this Ministry, and I need all the spiritual support we can get. This is not an easy thing to do and I must face spiritual oppression, various attacks, and the like, as I read through occult material and study it in depth. The enemy does not want me to do this which is why I need your prayer support.
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