About once a year I like to share with you a few of the many testimonies that come in from people around the world who receive the teaching materials because of your faithful giving. Our mandate from the Lord has always been to make everything available for free and postage paid. He said He would speak to the people He chooses to support us and the work of the ministry. He has done exactly as He said and you have responded to His still, small voice from within.
Today I am remembering my trip to South Africa in 2003. I was blessed to be able to teach and preach in many nice churches while there. I also visited the "Squatter Camps" where millions of people live without electricity, fresh water, or proper sewage. I met a man from one of those camps who told me he had received several of our cassette tape teaching albums. I asked him how was it possible for him to listen to the messages since there was no electricity in the Squatter Camps. He said, "Oh, I have a friend who lives in a home outside the camp. He has electricity and about twenty of us would meet at his house on certain evenings and we would all listen to the teachings as he played the cassette tapes for us." It nearly brought me to tears. Can you picture these humble believers who are so hungry for the Word of God that they would gather together like that just to hear those teachings? Thank God we sent them for free! They could never have heard them otherwise.
Of course today most people hear the teachings by way of the Internet, or via the free DVD's we send around the world. Many people download the messages from the website and put them on their MP3 players so they can listen any time that is convenient for them. (We still send cassette tapes to remote areas of the world if that is the only format they can use.) Here are just three of the many testimonies we have received in the past few months:
A portion of a letter from a believer in the Netherlands:
I would like for you to know that the revival message has also reached us in the Netherlands in a city called Almere. I am really blessed with the audio messages from you, Pastor Dave, and others from the Prayer Center. It has helped me a lot in my daily battles. I have received lots of answers in a practical way that I had not received from others. I also really love all the testimonies and the practical side of all of the teachings. I can taste the "realness" of it all. Now I know there are things I can do to increase my faith. Going from a "slave" to a son. Thanks to all of you for the teachings and the good work that God started in Tulsa. JZ, Almere, Netherlands
Here is an email received from a believer in the United Kingdom:
A note from the UK to encourage you guys. I have been in the Lord for 25 years. I was 36 years in Adam when I had a glorious encounter with Jesus and the infilling of the Holy Spirit. Three years ago I got a job as a truck driver so "Yeeha" lots of time to pray and listen. I found Dave Roberson's stuff first and then Gary's. The best things the Holy Spirit has been showing me over the years are now coming together as I listen. God has told me, "I am going to make you a man of truth. Eat what I give you and I will bring it out when the time is right." YOU HAVE REKINDLED HOPE AND CONFIDENCE IN WHAT GOD IS DOING IN ME! Praise and glory be to Father God and to the Lord Jesus Christ. Grace and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be yours. FS, Sheffield, United Kingdom
One more from believers in Nairobi, Africa:
God has used you to turn our lives around. My wife and I have been passionate about the Kingdom of God but through a series of similar events we also ended up with a "roach motel" lifestyle. We took your teachings and have been genuinely pursuing growing love in our hearts and taking long durations to spend time with God through praying in the Spirit. Change has been occurring and boy isn't life turning out great for us and through us to others. We are Kenyans living in Nairobi and are around 33 years of age. From the depths of our hearts we say thank you for posting the teachings online. TM, Nairobi, Africa
How can Sue and I thank you enough for helping us send the glorious gospel around the world for free? The treasure of heaven is "people." Thank God for every person who is saved out of darkness and brought into His glorious light. But even after they are born again they need to be taught the truth of God's word. God says His people are destroyed for a lack of knowledge [Hosea 4:6]. Our calling in the body of Christ is to bring the knowledge of His Word to people all over the world so they will no longer be destroyed through ignorance.
Sue and I love you and appreciate you. We thank God for your generous and giving heart. God bless you!
Your friend and co-laborer,
Gary Carpenter Ministries|
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