An unforgettable Halloween …

An unforgettable Halloween …

by | Nov 1, 2012 | Blog


Passing our ‘One Wish’ truck at the New Hope’s Church Fall Festival, Terre, Rachel and I asked dozens of people, “If you had one wish from God for you today, what would that be?”

Some of the people we prayed for their one wish:
– A man contemplating suicide because out of work so long.
– A woman realizing her need forgive her father and be back in church this Sunday.
– A couple looking for a church home with good children’s ministry.
– A woman grieving over the loss of her mom one year ago.
– A young man wanting God’s will for his life, not his own will.

3 people wanting God to forgive sins or to be sure they were going to heaven – we shared the gospel.

Each person received a ‘Steps to Peace with God’ tract and their children ‘The ABC’ gospel booklet and candy.

What a night.

Someone said, ‘Don’t curse the darkness, light a candle.

It was awesome …

said a young person who joined a youth group from a neighboring town
to be a part of “One Wish,”
an outreach I led into the city center of Carlisle on the Scottish border.
“It was my first time to share my faith.”

Becoming a US Citizen

Today I am recording all the days I have spent outside the USA in the last 5 years as part of the process of finally applying for US citizenship after 28 years of marriage to Rachel, my amazing American wife, as I can have dual citizenship with Great Britain. WOW! I did not realize how many mission trips I have taken.

Praise for $550 in gifts I have received towards the $680 fees.

One perk of US citizenship will be getting a 10 year visa for India at the same price of a single entry visa I can only obtain presently with a UK passport while residing in the US.

Pray for a quick process and $130 for payment.

Missing the 9:07

We ran to Termini, the main train station in Rome, to meet up the other 29 teams out all day seeing the sights of Italy’s capital and sharing Christ to make sure we caught the 9:07 back to our base, for the final day of our Transform training week — readying 300 to move out in mission that weekend around the Mediterranean.

We found hundreds watching our African brothers and sisters sing and dance.  Then “Amazing Grace” broke out.  Smiling, taking pictures and videoing — people were loving it.

All day I had carried a gospel illustration in my back pack looking for an opportunity to preach Christ in the “Eternal City” and now the opportunity found me as I stood in their midst, showing people how they also could begin a friendship with God.  Grabbing tracts, gospels and CD’s — the people seemed eager to know.

The next morning I heard that our 9:07 had been pushed back to 9:27.  I guess God had wanted people to catch more than the train that night.

And for our teams!  To catch a glimpse of how he to about to use them from one end of the Mediterranean in Portugal to the other end in Lebanon.

Journal “In the Cool of the Day

Thank you Richard!
This prayer tool has been extremely helpful.

I was there when you explained it the day we went out for Rome. The Lord nudged my heart to wake up early for prayer and I knew He had something important for me and it was this super helpful prayer tool! Now I am ordering some for my friends and family.

God has used this to encourage my heart, now I can look back at my week and see how God is moving in and through me, beautiful. Now I can praise Him on a regular basis.

I am not one to remember many details in fact it is a struggle to remember yesterday, so this has been extremely helpful with remembering what to thank God for and so much more 🙂


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