Saturday, June 1, 2013

Pray for Suburban Baptist Church in Moore, OKlahoma

Storms have ravaged the midwest. Oklahoma has been hit particularly hard at least three times in the past two weeks. No sooner had folks there gotten things dried out when another storm would dump 7-8 inches of rain on them again. The loss of life from the tornadoes has been staggering. It seems almost surreal that that area would be hit three times in such a short period of time. I am sure the good people of Oklahoma must be asking themselves many questions. Why us? When will it end? How are we going to get through this? Are there more dangers ahead?

I have been in contact with a sister church, Suburban Baptist Church, in Moore, Oklahoma. We will be sending an offering directly to them to help seven of their church families who have been devastated by the storms. I know that what we will be able to send will only be a drop in the bucket compared to what is needed. Some have lost all their possessions. We trust that God will use our token to bless these dear folks. By God's grace, none of their church suffered any fatalities. 

If anyone would like to donate to these seven families feel free to send a check to the church and we will forward it on with our offering. You can contact me at and I will let you know how to send any donations.

This week I would like to focus on another church member, Dan Rebsch.

Through Bill Gothard’s Basic and Advanced Seminars, the Holy Spirit worked in my heart by showing me the truth of His Word. I had never received so much Biblical truth as I received at those seminars. When I realized that the religion I was following was teaching a different doctrine than that of the Bible’s, I made a salvation profession to Jesus, left that other religion and began a new life in Christ. I have never looked back or regretted that decision even though it cost most of our friends and family members at the time. 

Dan & Granddaughter Melissa

I like to make time in my schedule for staying in shape by running and weight training. I usually run three miles at Memorial Park 2-3 days a week during lunch. I do my own weight training at home in my garage also 3 days a week. 

I enjoy teaching the adult Sunday school class because I love to research Biblical topics which broaden my understanding of God and His word. I love any type of in-depth scripture learning. As Pastor’s deacon, I enjoy being able to serve him and the church in areas of leadership and assistance. One of my other favorite church related functions would be when we have missionaries come in and present their ministries. Since one of my daughters is a full-time missionary wife in Ukraine and my other daughter was on the foreign mission field before marrying a young pastor, I have a soft spot in my heart for missions. 

At The Church at Katy, I serve as deacon with responsibilities for keeping the missionary bulletin board, purchasing all the church supplies used on Sundays and for special events, teaching Sunday school, setting up the church weekly, and keeping Pastor in line. :>) Outside of my church responsibilities, I, along with my wife, do an outreach to the Chinese on Friday nights. The group is known as the American Chinese Fellowship (ACF) and my wife and I teach a beginners Bible study every other Friday. 

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