January 31, 2012
Friend of The Forgiveness Foundation
Re: February 2012 Newsletter
The Forgiveness Foundation Christian Ministries is all about sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with the world. More particularly, TFF wants to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the entire world. Since TFF cannot believe for the unbeliever, our goal is to introduce people all over the world to the Bible, encourage them to read it, and engage them in conversation and worship. We accomplish this over the World Wide Web. Every month the numbers of people who visit TFF’s website increase. By the end of today, TFF’s website received 527 more visitors for January 2012, than it had for January 2011. That is God acting through this ministry. Praise the Lord!
When people ask me why we share the Gospel with men and women on death row, I think of this Bible passage,” (11) And when the Pharisees saw this, they said to his disciples,”Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?” (12)But when He (Jesus) heard it, He said, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. (13) Go and learn what this means, ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.’ I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.” Matthew 9:11-13 (ESV), and Darryl Durr. Then I thank the Lord for coming to call sinners for I am one.
Eight men are scheduled to be executed during the month of February:
February 01 – Donald Newbury – Texas (Stayed)
February 08 – Edwin Turner – Mississippi
February 15 – Robert Waterhouse - Florida
February 16 – Gary Allen - Oklahoma
February 22 – Michael Webb – Ohio (Stayed)
February 28 – Anthony Bartree – Texas
February 29 – Robert Moormann - Arizona
February 29 – George Rivas - Texas
Please pray for Donald, Edwin, Robert, Gary, Michael, Anthony, Robert, and George. Pray for salvation if unsaved, peace if saved, and if any of these men are innocent that it be discovered before they are executed. Over 2,000 years ago, Jesus Christ died for the forgiveness of Donald, Edwin, Robert, Gary, Michael, Anthony, Robert, and George’s sins at Calvary. All that remains is for them to accept Jesus Christ as personal Lord and Savior to receive the free gift of salvation and eternal life. Please pray earnestly for these men keeping in mind that in God’s eyes murder is a sin and in the eyes of Texas, Mississippi, Florida, Ohio, and Arizona; murder is a crime that, in these cases, is punishable by death. At Calvary, over 2,000 years ago, Jesus accepted the punishment for the sin of murder these men committed and now they need to accept the salvation and forgiveness Jesus desires to give them.
My mother entered hospice about two weeks ago. The doctors have given her from two weeks to a month. She is experiencing a great deal of chest and stomach pain. Please pray that the Lord may grant her a peaceful passing when the time comes.
We thank you for your prayers and financial support. The Lord continues to bless TFF by providing new ministry opportunities. Through your prayers and financial support TFF’s ministry has grown from sharing the Gospel with men and women on death row to a ministry that currently serves 88 countries throughout the world. I encourage you to join The Forgiveness Foundation 14 Days of Prayer from February 15 – 29. Prayerfully consider a gift to help the ministry of The Forgiveness Foundation. You may make a gift online by going to: www.theforgivenessfoundation.org, and clicking onto the PayPal logo and following the instructions. If you prefer, you may mail your gift to: The Forgiveness Foundation, 100 2nd Street NW, Charlottesville, Virginia 22902.
Easter is just 67 days from today. When I think of the birth of Christ, I think of this scripture, Luke 1:34 -37 and especially think of verse 37 because it is awesome to know that nothing is impossible with our God, “And Mary said to the angel, “How will this be, since I am a virgin?” And the angel answered her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy – the Son of God. And behold your relative Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son, and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren. For nothing will be impossible with God.”
Rodney Rexrode, The Forgiveness Foundation
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