OCF-PB’s guest for our October meeting was David J Pieterse. He spoke about Obedience and gave a slide show presentation. You can download the pdf to that here
Yesterday we stopped by the monthly meeting for the Association of Energy Service Companies or “AESC” and told them about our efforts for the oil show. Two boxes of Bibles went out the door with the members. Here is the presentation in PDF format. You can find more information about the AESC on their website http://www.aesc.net
Someone has donated the sum of $25,000 to Faith Comes by Hearing out of Albuquerque, NM. in the name of the Oilfield Christian Fellowship. The donor expects us to use the different devices, (listening devices with the Old and New Testaments in nearly 900 languages and dialects.) with folks who travel to different countries to work in the oil business.
Our speaker today was Ken Edwards, a representative of FCBH and his story and how to use the devices is well worth the listen and I would recommend him to you as a speaker one day.
For a look see, get the free app. Bible.is to get a flavor of what I am talking about. In our audience today was Justin Stone, a drilling manager for Anadarko and he told us how he used the largest of the devices, The Proclaimer, many times in the three years he was in China sharing the Gospel there.
There is so much more to tell you about how these devices help in reaching the world for Christ, but I will let Ken tell you. But a personal story from two weeks ago at MD Anderson:
A Christian nurse from the Philippines was preparing me for a test and I asked her if she had ever heard of Bible.is and she hadn’t. I pulled up the web site with my phone and asked her what her language was and she said “Tagalog”. I then said, “no, what is your dialect?” Surprised, she said, I am from northern Philippines and I speak Ilokano. I then proceeded to look for Ilokano and when it appeared she said. “That’s it!!” But when I tried to play it, it would not work and I found out today why it wouldn’t. But if it had worked she would have heard the New Testaments in her own dialect. (When Ken came today, he suggested I uninstall and reinstall and sure enough, I listened briefly to the Gospel of John in Ilokano.)
Now why is this important one might ask. Ken explained that while she understands Tagalog, she hears it with our head, but upon hearing the New Testaments in her dialect, she hears God’s Word with her heart.
And this is just one of the neat things about this web site now available around the world free to everyone and is linked on our web site home page.
Something cool. FCBH has a way of monitoring who listens in and what countries and dialects and guess what, the biggest hits are coming from the Muslim countries.
God is at work!!! If you know of anyone will be working overseas and needs one or more of these devices, let me know. And one last thought. We have guys working on American rigs who like so many other young people would rather listen to the Bible rather than read it, so there is a need here as well.
Check out Bible.is, the best way to read, listen to, and see the Bible like never before.
Randy Mounce – back problems
Raymond Griffin – daughter Aundi (spelling?) – kidney failure (OCF Houston)
Mike Billingsley – heart problems
David Hillman – brain cancer
Oil Well Blowout In Greenwood 11/12/13
GREENWOOD – Authorities are responding to the scene of an oil well blowout near the intersection of S. County Road 1060 and E. County Road 113 in Greenwood.
Scanner traffic tells us that the blowout was caused when drilling hit an H2S pocket.
CBS7 has a crew on the way to the scene.
Pray every one is okay.
I would like to pray for us as leaders and for our community below:
Lord, we thank you for today. We thank you for the many blessings you have bestowed up us. We pray Lord that as leaders of this ministry that you would lead, guide, and direct us in all we do. May our hearts be cleansed of any impure motives and anything that would keep us from bringing glory to you! Help us to prepare for Friday’s meeting individually and as a group. Guide us on who to invite. May we be courageous and step out in faith, not worrying about the cost, to invite those you have called us to invite. Help us to prepare to minister to those who will attend, that you may give us a word for those we encounter so that they may be encouraged and touched by you.
Lord, we lift up our community here in the Permian Basin. We pray for hearts to soften, for a desire for you to grow, and for a sense of community to grow. We pray Lord that a revival would start in our community and that the negative effects of an oil boom would begin to break off. We pray Lord that we would be a community that brings glory to your name! I pray that we would be a community that follows the call that you have given us in Isaiah 1:16-17 where it says,
Wash and make yourselves clean.
Take your evil deeds out of my sight;
stop doing wrong.
Learn to do right; seek justice.
Defend the oppressed.
Take up the cause of the fatherless;
plead the case of the widow.
Help us to know how to serve our neighbors, to love our enemies, and encourage those around us. Show us where we can be a blessing to someone in need and may we always act in a way that is loving and Christ-like.
We ask for safety on our roads and that we as a community would take our time to go from place to place. That we would focus on the task at hand and not to be distracted. Help us to love our families, coworkers, and friends, and to let those we know we love them. Protect us Lord, keep us safe.
We pray these things in your mighty name!