Ministry Reports2018-08-18T23:22:19+00:00
906, 2022

Recent Lessons Available

June 9th, 2022|Categories: Newsletters|

Time is short. Consider sharing, with an unbelieving friend, one of the following short evangelistic videos from the Gospel of John.

1304, 2022

Website Demos for PCs and Phones

April 13th, 2022|Categories: Newsletters|

Hello Web Users, Here are two demos to how you the basics of using our website. PC Website Demo with narration While we don't have an app for phones, the website is mobile friendly and this iPhone demo shows how [...]

3103, 2022

Tremble Before God/Triumph in Disaster

March 31st, 2022|Categories: Field Notes|

Perilous Times Primer #45 March 31, 2022 Tremble Before God/Triumph in Disaster “Though the fig tree may not blossom, nor the fruit be on the vines; though the labor of the olive may fail, and the fields yield no food; [...]

2703, 2022

Register for BTBM Bible Conferences in 2022

March 27th, 2022|Categories: Conference Announcements|

Friends, Consider attending these future conferences. Click to see details and register: Red River Cowboy Conference, TX- April 1-3Shenandoah Valley, Winchester, VA- April 8-10PA Conference, Erie, PA- April 14-16Arkansas Conference, Hot Springs, AR- May 13-15Uniown, PA Conference- Oct 7-9Arizona Conference, [...]

1803, 2022

The Battle for Middle Earth

March 18th, 2022|Categories: Field Notes|

Perilous Times Primer #44March 18, 2022 The Battle for Middle Earth “Sauron’s wrath will be terrible, his retribution swift. The battle for Helms Deep is over.The battle for middle earth is about to begin. All our hopes now lie withtwo [...]

701, 2022

Faith is the Victory

January 7th, 2022|Categories: Field Notes|

Perilous Times Primer # 43 January 5, 2022 Faith is the Victory “By this I know that You are well pleased with me, Because my enemy does not triumph over me.” Psalm 41:11 “But the people who know their God [...]

2312, 2021

The Romance of Redemption

December 23rd, 2021|Categories: Newsletters|

The Romance of RedemptionLuke 1:26–38 “And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son,and shall call His name Jesus. He will be great, and will be calledthe Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will [...]

2411, 2021

Incense on the Altar

November 24th, 2021|Categories: Newsletters|

Dear Friends, "It is good to give thanks to the Lord,And to sing praises to Thy name, O Most High; To declare Thy lovingkindness in the morning,And Thy faithfulness by night,With the ten-stringed lute, and with the harp;With resounding music upon the lyre.For [...]

811, 2021

Fall Bible Conference Update

November 8th, 2021|Categories: Conference Announcements|

Fellow Bible Students,The Idaho conference details are below. The AZ and PA Conference recordings can be found on the website here: >>>Conference Recordings<<< Click for Details The Mystery of Godliness2021 Idaho Conference Deary Community Bible Church4981 Highway 8Deary, IdahoNovember 12-14, [...]

3001, 2021

New BTBM Podcasts are available

January 30th, 2021|Categories: Newsletters|

Search for "Basic Training Bible Ministries" in your podcast software. Fellow Bible Students, You may not know this, but you can listen to old and new Basic Training Bible Ministries audio lessons as podcasts on your mobile device or PC. [...]

901, 2021


January 9th, 2021|Categories: Field Notes|

Perilous Times Primer #41January 9, 2021“MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN” >>>Click here for a printable version of this<<< “And this is the inscription that was written: MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN …God has numbered your kingdom, and finished it … You have [...]

1912, 2020

2020 Christmas Greeting

December 19th, 2020|Categories: Newsletters|

>>>>Click here for a printable version of this letter<<<< Christ-mas GreetingDecember 2020 “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day [...]

511, 2020

Post 2020 Election Blues?

November 5th, 2020|Categories: Field Notes|

Perilous Times Primer #39 “Why do the heathen rage, and the people plot a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and against His Anointed, saying, ‘Let us break [...]

311, 2020

Election Day Psalm

November 3rd, 2020|Categories: Newsletters, Prayer Diaries, Uncategorized|

Rise up, O Mighty Warrior! Go in Splendor and might before Your holy ones. Let Your shield and sharp two-edged sword be our defense and security. Let Your battle-cry echo across the plains and through the mountains. Stir your army [...]

1109, 2020

Prayer Request September 2020

September 11th, 2020|Categories: Prayer Diaries|

Dear Friends, As life in the USA creeps back towards normal (maybe!) our brothers and sisters around the world are still being adversely affected by Covid and the government controls that come with it.   We just heard this morning [...]

807, 2020

2020 VA Conference Videos

July 8th, 2020|Categories: Conference Audio and Notes|

Fellow Bible Students,Enjoy the videos of the 2020 Shenandoah Valley Bible Conference this past weekend. The first two have bad audio, but hopefully are listenable. Plain audio of the conference will be available on the website soon. To follow along [...]

2606, 2020

A Saint Goes Home

June 26th, 2020|Categories: Newsletters|

Greetings Prayer Warriors, I would like to inform you of the heavenly promotion last month of our dear fellow-soldier Claudia Dideum, who played a valued role in our publication department. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. [...]

2104, 2020

Stand firm in these perilous times (updated)

April 21st, 2020|Categories: Newsletters|

In the interest of keeping you informed, both for your life-decisions and for effective, specific prayer, I would encourage you to consider the following posts (updated link included): The YouTube video, “Out of the Shadows - The Great Awakening” had [...]

704, 2020

PA Retreat 2020

April 7th, 2020|Categories: Conference Audio and Notes|

Conference audio and notes are available the annual PA Men’s and Women’s retreat, hosted by Fairview Bible Church- Erie, PA March 13-15, 2019. For the general session and men’s classes, Gene's topic was “Redeeming the Time” – which comes from [...]

2503, 2020

Coronavirus Update

March 25th, 2020|Categories: Field Notes|

Perilous Times Primer #37 Let me start off by saying that I am not (obviously) a health professional. The information that I pass on is “for what it is worth.” Consider and respond as you are led by the Holy [...]

2512, 2019

Christmas Blessings 2019

December 25th, 2019|Categories: Newsletters|

“For there is born unto you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” Luke 2:11 Born unto you The greatest event in human history was the coming of the Creator of all things [...]

1612, 2019

India Mission Report December 2019

December 16th, 2019|Categories: Mission Reports|

“So will My word be which goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me empty, Without accomplishing what I desire, And without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it.” Isaiah 55:11 God, in His faithfulness [...]

812, 2019

Thanks be to God

December 8th, 2019|Categories: Newsletters|

Greetings to all of our friends and fellow-soldiers, “Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place.” – 2Cor.2:14 Paul reminds us that every [...]

2110, 2019

Run with the Horsemen—Part 2

October 21st, 2019|Categories: Field Notes|

Gene has recently updated Perilous Times Primer #33 (Run with the Horsemen—Part 1), to exemplify the kind of spiritual battles we are facing today. You can read those updates here. Perilous Times Primer #34 Like Jeremiah, we need to learn [...]

1404, 2019

The Gospel and Culture

April 14th, 2019|Categories: Field Notes|

Simplicity Series #36 The Gospel and Culture In May, I will be speaking at a large Theological Conference in Asia, and I have been asked to present a series on the impact of the Gospel message on culture along three [...]

104, 2019

Update on The Basic Book Revised Edition Printing

April 1st, 2019|Categories: Newsletters|

The Basic Training Bible Ministries staff would like to thank you for your orders and interest in the 2019 revised version Basics Book. We have not not only updated the book, but also changed printing companies. Unfortunately, we've learned that [...]

2903, 2019

The Olivet Discourse — VA 2019

March 29th, 2019|Categories: Conference Audio and Notes|

The third annual Shenandoah Valley Basic Training Bible Ministries Conference was held on March 15–17, 2019, where Gene Cunningham taught “The Olivet Discourse: The Prophecies and Parables of Jesus Regarding His Return.” The key verse is Matthew 24:37, “But as [...]

1302, 2019

Register for 2019 Bible Conferences

February 13th, 2019|Categories: Conference Announcements|

Fellow Bible Students, Details, points of contact or registration forms are now posted for upcoming Basic Training Bible Ministries conferences: March 8-10: PA Men's and Womens Retreat: Theme for Men’s Classes: “The Light that Shines Through The Darkness" (Men), and [...]

2412, 2018

Christmas Greetings, December 2018

December 24th, 2018|Categories: Newsletters|

Christmas Greetings, December 2018 “And you, O tower of the flock, the stronghold of the daughter of Zion, to you shall it come, even the former dominion shall come, the kingdom of the daughter of Jerusalem … But you, Bethlehem [...]

2111, 2018

Living Thankfully

November 21st, 2018|Categories: Field Notes|

Simplicity Series #35 Living Thankfully “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service [worship]. And do not be conformed to this [...]

2008, 2018

This Grace in Which We Stand

August 20th, 2018|Categories: Field Notes|

Simplicity Series #33 The Grace in Which We Stand (Romans 5) Our Security and Blessedness in the Love of God Introduction Paul has carefully laid out his teaching in Rom. 3:21–4:25 on the doctrine of justification. As we have seen, [...]

1404, 2018

Urgent Prayer Request

April 14th, 2018|Categories: Prayer Diaries|

Urgent Prayer Request President Trump is considering moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, in recognition of "The Eternal Capitol of Israel." If he does this, it will be the MOST SIGNIFICANT decision he has made thus far as President of [...]

2001, 2018

Ese Bible Institute

January 20th, 2018|Categories: Mission Reports|

Numba Village, Papua New Guinea Graduation Day Ceremony January 13, 2018 Greetings from Numba Village, Today, we graduated the seventh group of Ese Bible Institute students. What a great day of celebration and giving of honor to the Lord Jesus [...]

1512, 2017

As 2017 comes to a close …

December 15th, 2017|Categories: Newsletters|

As 2017 comes to a close … “This I recall to my mind, therefore I have hope; The LORD’S lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, for His compassions never fail, They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. The LORD is [...]

312, 2017

Urgent Prayer Request

December 3rd, 2017|Categories: Prayer Diaries|

Dear Prayer Warriors,  Please read the attached article about the weekly Bible studies being held in the White House. This gives me more confidence and encouragement than anything that has happened since the election. We are in a raging spiritual [...]

2011, 2017

Thanksgiving 2017

November 20th, 2017|Categories: Newsletters|

“Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever. Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom He has redeemed from the hand of the enemy … Oh, that men would give thanks [...]

1107, 2017

Prayer Update

July 11th, 2017|Categories: Prayer Diaries|

Greetings, Fellow-Soldiers in Christ!  We want to thank all who joined us in prayer for Faisal. Our latest word is that he has experienced nothing less than miraculous recovery. He is forging ahead with the work that was planned for [...]

1107, 2017

Prayer Request

July 11th, 2017|Categories: Prayer Diaries|

Greetings, Fellow Soldiers in Christ,Nan and I are in Perth, Australia for a Bible conference next weekend. Just this morning we learned that my nephew, Monte Jones, has died suddenly and unexpectedly. Details are scant at this time, but Monte [...]

507, 2017

The Commonplace Christmas

July 5th, 2017|Categories: Newsletters|

 Christmas: God Celebrates the Miracle of the Commonplace   “Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and [...]

107, 2017

Building for Eternity

July 1st, 2017|Categories: Field Notes|

  Simplicity Series #26 Building for Eternity “If anyone’s work which he has built on it [the “foundation,” v. 11] endures, he will receive a reward.” 1Co 3:14 Review from Simplicity Series #25 We each choose to be either a [...]

2006, 2017

Prayer Request

June 20th, 2017|Categories: Newsletters|

Greetings in the matchless grace of God,To all our friends, supporters, and fellow-soldiers. Just this afternoon I received a call from my long-time friend Nick Bacon. Many of you have heard of Nick and know that he is a Congressional [...]

106, 2017

Prayer Requests

June 1st, 2017|Categories: Prayer Diaries|

To all prayer warriors,  This morning, I received sad news from India. Pastor Jayraj and his wife Lalitha have a daughter named Karyuna, who has suffered from epilepsy for some years. She grew into a lovely young lady and married [...]

105, 2017

Ministry Prayer Requests

May 1st, 2017|Categories: Prayer Diaries|

Greetings Prayer Warriors,   Nan and her team are in Asia teaching Children’s Bible School programs. The pastor of the church they are in was approached yesterday by members of an unfriendly religious group, asking why they were promoting a [...]

604, 2017

Let Freedom Ring

April 6th, 2017|Categories: Newsletters|

Let Freedom Ring4 July, 2008   “Jesus therefore was saying to those Jews who had believed in Him, ‘If you abide in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; and you shall know the truth, and the truth [...]

104, 2017

The Shepherd-King

April 1st, 2017|Categories: Field Notes|

  The Shepherd-King “Behold, the days are coming, says the LORD, that I will raise to David a Branch of righteousness; a King shall reign and prosper, and execute judgment and righteousness in the earth. In His days Judah will [...]

3003, 2017

Last of the Headhunters

March 30th, 2017|Categories: Mission Reports|

Many of you know that we have made many mission trips into Nagaland. I thought you might enjoy the following article published in the April 4, 2017 issue of the U.K. Sun—GeneLAST OF THE HEADHUNTERS by Mark McConville  Meet India’s [...]

2703, 2017

Memorial Day

March 27th, 2017|Categories: Newsletters|

Memorial DayLet’s all keep in mind as we enjoy the peace and freedom of this Memorial Day weekend that our service men and women are far from home and in harms way. We urge each of you to remember them [...]

1903, 2017

Military Prayer Update

March 19th, 2017|Categories: Newsletters|

Military Prayer Update  On April 1, his 23rd birthday, our son Cody entered Marine Recon School. The day before had been devoted to entrance activities, including a PFT (personal fitness test). Of the entering group, four were dropped at this [...]

1303, 2017

Australia Prayer Update

March 13th, 2017|Categories: Newsletters|

Australia Prayer UpdateMarch 2008   “Let the heavens, the earth, the waters with all their creatures and all those here present witness that I, Captain Pedro Fernandez de Quiros…in the Name of Jesus Christ…hoist this emblem of the Holy Cross [...]

103, 2017

Urgent Prayer Request

March 1st, 2017|Categories: Prayer Diaries|

Dear Friends and Family,  Please pray for Faisal and Carrie John. Pastor Faisal is currently in Pakistan and has contracted Typhoid Fever. He is on medication and resting at this time.   Please pray for:  The merciful Lord would heal [...]

101, 2017

Prayer Update

January 1st, 2017|Categories: Prayer Diaries|

Dear Friends,  Below is a quick email from Gene regarding the prayer request we sent out yesterday:   “We made it, but no chopper. We made record time, eleven and a half hours. Please send out thanks to all who [...]

101, 2017

Complete in Christ?

January 1st, 2017|Categories: Field Notes|

  Simplicity Series #18 Complete in Christ? “For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.” Col 2:9–10 A Faulty Conclusion Many believers [...]

1512, 2016

Greetings from Singapore!

December 15th, 2016|Categories: Mission Reports|

Greetings from Singapore!Nan and I have just enjoyed two wonderful weeks with our extended clan in Australia. It is always wonderful to catch up with our Aussie family, and see how much the grand-kids are growing and developing. We always [...]

2407, 2016

Throw away the cane!

July 24th, 2016|Categories: Newsletters|

Dear Friends, Gene is out of surgery and the news is good! Thanks so much for praying! Just a little while ago they brought him back to our room from surgery and the post op recovery room. When they brought [...]

104, 2016

Passover 2016 Message

April 1st, 2016|Categories: Newsletters|

Passover 2016April 22–30, 2016   “Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen!” Luk 24:5b–6a   On Friday evening, April 22, the Jewish Passover begins. The Feast of Unleavened Bread will run [...]

301, 2015

At the Feet of Jesus

January 3rd, 2015|Categories: Ladies' Corner|

At the Feet of Jesus is a study that Nan Cunningham has written featuring Mary of Bethany. Picture yourself at Jesus' feet with the forgiveness of God making all things new in your life. Mary has much to teach us about [...]

109, 2014

Delivered from What?

September 1st, 2014|Categories: Field Notes|

Perilous Times Primer #20 Delivered from What? “Because you have kept the message of My perseverance, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the [...]

108, 2014

Urgent Call to Prayer and Action!

August 1st, 2014|Categories: Newsletters|

Urgent Call to Prayer and ActionTo all fellow believers, We are watching dangerous events developing around the world, while our political elites golf, fund-raise, and attend lavish dinners.   Our so-called leaders will not lift a finger to support people [...]

107, 2014

The Hour is Upon Us!

July 1st, 2014|Categories: Field Notes|

Perilous Times Primer #19 The Hour Is Upon Us! “That very hour the word was fulfilled …” Dan 4:33 “… but the people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits. And those of the people [...]

101, 2014

Honoring the Body of Christ

January 1st, 2014|Categories: Newsletters|

A Homosexual Jesus film?   Recently, a reader and listener sent an urgent report, warning of a soon-to-be-released film depicting Jesus as a homosexual. As always, I try to check things out before making any comment. Here is what I [...]

2511, 2013

Thanksgiving and Hanukkah 2013

November 25th, 2013|Categories: Newsletters|

Coincidence or Providence?  A Strange Convergence   This Thursday, November 28, 2013, Americans will celebrate our traditional Thanksgiving holiday. In a strange historical alignment, this day also begins the eight-day Jewish festival known as Hanukkah. Generally, Hanukkah falls closer to [...]

2502, 2013

Signs in the Heavens

February 25th, 2013|Categories: Newsletters|

Looking Ahead and Looking Up in 2014  “Then the Pharisees and Sadducees came, and testing Him asked that He would show them a sign from heaven.” Mat 16:1    Willful Spiritual Blindness     This incident occurred following the feeding [...]

2012, 2012

Immanuel – Christmas 2012

December 20th, 2012|Categories: Newsletters|

Immanuel  “Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.” Mat 1:23   The Age-Old Question   In light of the recent savage and demonic [...]

1512, 2012

Be Advised, and Be Wise!

December 15th, 2012|Categories: Field Notes|

Perilous Times Primer #16 Be Advised, and Be Wise! “Does not wisdom cry out, and understanding lift up her voice? ... Hear instruction and be wise, and do not disdain it. Blessed is the man who listens to me, watching [...]

111, 2012

Never Quit!

November 1st, 2012|Categories: Field Notes|

Perilous Times Primer #15 Never Quit Recently, I have received several emails asking for guidance and direction. These questions relate to the recent election, what the future may hold, and how we can prepare for the uncertainty of the future. [...]

108, 2012

Omnous Warnings

August 1st, 2012|Categories: Field Notes|

Perilous Times Primer #12 Omnous Warnings “Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near … looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and savior [...]

407, 2012

The National Anthem

July 4th, 2012|Categories: Newsletters|

Greetings, Fellow Believers,  I found the following article, which I want to pass on as a post 4th of July question. I pray that each of us, and by God's grace, our whole nation, might spend the time to seriously ponder, [...]

101, 2012

New Years Greeting 2012

January 1st, 2012|Categories: Newsletters|

New Year’s Greetings  “But the end of all things is at hand; therefore be serious and watchful in your prayers. And above all things have fervent love for one another, for ‘love will cover a multitude of sins.’ Be hospitable [...]

1511, 2011

Thanksgiving 2011

November 15th, 2011|Categories: Newsletters|

"Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.Do not quench the Spirit. Do not despise prophecies [prophetic utterances, i.e., divine revelation]." 1Th 5:16–20   "O foolish ones, [...]

1508, 2011

Africa 2011 Part One

August 15th, 2011|Categories: Mission Reports|

       Greetings, prayer warriors and supporters,   I apologize for the delay in sending out a report on our recent ministry in Africa. Since returning home, we have had some big problems with our computer server company hindering our [...]

112, 2010

Christmas 2010

December 1st, 2010|Categories: Newsletters|

The True Spirit of Christmas   “For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” Luk 2:11    “For God so loved the world that He gave His only [...]

111, 2010

Thanksgiving 2010

November 1st, 2010|Categories: Newsletters|

 “Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift...”“Pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” 2Co 9:15; 1Th 5:17–18 Jesus Christ is the gift of a loving heavenly Father [...]

108, 2010

I Like the Depression

August 1st, 2010|Categories: Field Notes|

Perilous Times Primer #10 “I Like the Depression” Recently, at the local farmers' market here in Prescott Valley, Arizona, I found a book entitled, “We Had Everything But Money,” a book of memoirs from the Great Depression.  As I leafed [...]

1504, 2010

Ministry Report, April 2010

April 15th, 2010|Categories: Newsletters|

Basic Training Bible Ministry Report 2 April, 2010   Weekend Bible Conferences   The weekend conferences held in Florida and Virginia are now history.  We enjoyed them a great deal, seeing old friends and meeting quite a few new students [...]

112, 2009

Thanksgiving for Christmas

December 1st, 2009|Categories: Newsletters|

 Thanksgiving for ChristmasGiving the Greatest Gift   “Then the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told them…And [Anna] coming in that instant she gave thanks to the [...]

112, 2009

Safe Return from Asia

December 1st, 2009|Categories: Mission Reports|

Greetings to all,  Thanks for your prayers, we have returned home safe and sound. The journey was under the evident guardianship of the Lord from start to finish. We just walked in the door about an hour ago. Sometimes the [...]

1908, 2009

Mission Update July 2009

August 19th, 2009|Categories: Mission Reports|

Mission Report28 July, 2009 “Let us therefore be diligent to enter that rest, lest anyone fall according to the same example of disobedience….And we desire that each one of you show the same diligence to the full assurance of hope [...]

908, 2009

Arkansas Youth Camp

August 9th, 2009|Categories: Mission Reports|

 Arkansas Youth Camp Mission Report   We returned on Monday night from a long-haul cross-country road trip in which we clocked nearly 3,000 miles on our vehicle. As we travelled across the country we saw beautiful vistas, met some fellow [...]

908, 2009

Peru Mission Report

August 9th, 2009|Categories: Mission Reports|

Peru Mission ReportJuly 2009 Three Day Conference We returned to Peru for a short time this year in a time of crowded schedules. However, we thought it necessary to visit Julio and Betty, our representatives in Peru and South America. [...]

2007, 2009

Asia Mission Report

July 20th, 2009|Categories: Mission Reports|

Asia Mission ReportMay, 2009   “Remember the prisoners, as though in prison with them, and those who  are ill-treated, since you yourselves also are in the body.” Heb 13:3   “The King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I [...]

1506, 2009

Government Amateur Hour

June 15th, 2009|Categories: Field Notes|

   Government Amateur Hour “For behold, the Lord God of hosts is going to remove from Jerusalem and Judah both supply and support ... and I will make mere lads their princes, and capricious children will rule over them, and [...]

106, 2009

On Becoming Children

June 1st, 2009|Categories: Field Notes|

Perilous Times Primer #6 On Becoming Children “Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.” Mat 18:3 “An innocent child is a man who [...]

2605, 2009

Prophetic Ministry

May 26th, 2009|Categories: Mission Reports|

Prophetic ministry21 May 2008 “For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy” – Rev 19:10   Floods, Earthquakes, Famines, and Plagues. We have just returned from six weeks in China, India, and Pakistan. After such a long time, [...]

1505, 2009

The Elijah Option

May 15th, 2009|Categories: Field Notes|

Perilous Times Primer #5 The Elijah Option “The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much.” Jam 5:16b   In this post, I want to discuss what I firmly believe to be the single most significant and essential step [...]

105, 2009

No Accidents in God’s Plan

May 1st, 2009|Categories: Field Notes|

Perilous Times Primer #4 No Accidents in God's Plan “Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the elect pilgrims of the dispersion ... according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience and sprinkling of [...]

1604, 2009

Children’s Bible Schools India 2009

April 16th, 2009|Categories: Mission Reports|

    India Children's Bible Schools  2009 Many hands and hearts worked together this year for the children of India!  Some went, others stayed, some taught, others prayed, some printed, drew, laminated, cut, gave, translated, designed, colored, punched and packaged!  All was done with one [...]

104, 2009

Victorious Celebration

April 1st, 2009|Categories: Newsletters|

Victorious Celebration  “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead…” 1Pe.1:3   Our Living [...]

104, 2009

Ministry Update

April 1st, 2009|Categories: Mission Reports|

Mission Field ReportApril, 2009   Papua New Guinea In January it was our privilege to return to the Ese Bible Institute in Numba village. We always consider it a real honor to work with veteran Bible translator Jim Parlier. The [...]

1511, 2008

Israel Tour 2008

November 15th, 2008|Categories: Newsletters|

Israel Tour Nov 22-Dec 1, 2008  The Israel tour is now history, and what a tour it was. We experienced a great “pilgrimage” through the land of the Bible. How blessed we were to share it with so many friends and [...]

109, 2008

Peru Mission Report

September 1st, 2008|Categories: Mission Reports|

Peru Mission Report "And from there they sailed to Antioch, from which they had been commended to the grace of God for the work that they had accomplished...and gathered the church together, they began to report all things that God [...]

1106, 2008

The Power of Hearing

June 11th, 2008|Categories: Field Notes|

The Simplicity Series #15 The Power of Hearing “Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” Rom 10:17 According to Jesus, one must have “ears to hear.” It is not enough to have ears, nor is hearing [...]

705, 2008

Christ, our Passover

May 7th, 2008|Categories: Field Notes|

The Simplicity Series #1 Christ, our Passover “… For indeed Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us. Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread [...]

105, 2008

Available People

May 1st, 2008|Categories: Field Notes|Tags: |

Available People Moses (Num 12:3; Heb 11:25–26). To Moses, availability meant self-denial and great hardship to accomplish the plan of God. David (2Sa 10:11; 1Sa 16:13; 1Sa 17:37). In the battle with Goliath, there was only one person available for [...]

1404, 2008


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Humility Humility must be sought (Zep 2:3). Humility is displayed through restraint (Luk 6:28–29). Humility is produced by the Holy Spirit (Gal 5:22–23). Humility is absolutely essential in teaching (2Ti 2:25; 2Co 10:1). Humility is absolutely essential in learning (Jam [...]

1004, 2008

Spiritual Gifts

April 10th, 2008|Categories: Field Notes|Tags: |

Spiritual Gifts  "The Gift of the Spirit" and "Spiritual Gifts" The phrase, "the gift of the Holy Spirit," relates to salvation and has to do with the indwelling of the Holy Spirit and the believer's relationship in God's family (Act [...]

2203, 2008


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Meekness  Pautes, or praotes, denotes "meekness."   In its use in Scripture ... it consists not in a person's "outward behaviour only; nor yet in his relations to his fellow-men; as little in his mere natural disposition. Rather it is an [...]

1003, 2008


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Baptisms  In Heb 5:11–14 through Heb 6:1–3, the believers in first-century Jerusalem were called down for their failure to mature in the faith. These believers, who ought by now to have been teachers, were still babes who needed someone to [...]

1003, 2008


March 10th, 2008|Categories: Field Notes|Tags: |

Ambassadorship An ambassador does not appoint himself. We are appointed by Christ (2Co 5:18–20). An ambassador does not support himself. God supplies all our needs (Eph 1:3; Phi 4:19). An ambassador is not a citizen of the country where he [...]

1512, 2007

The Mind of Christ

December 15th, 2007|Categories: Newsletters|

Christmas Greetings from Basic TrainingDecember 2007   “Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, Who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of [...]

109, 2007

Missions Conference

September 1st, 2007|Categories: Newsletters|

Missions ConferenceWestside Bible Church, Glendale, Az October 5-7,  2007   I would like to recruit as many as possible to be in prayer for our upcoming missions conference.  I truly believe, as Oswald Chambers stated, “Prayer is not preparation for [...]

108, 2007

The Story of Mr. Eternity

August 1st, 2007|Categories: Newsletters|

The Story of Mr. EternityThere is nothing so effective in teaching valuable lessons of life like a good and true story. Many of Jesus’ greatest lessons began with the words, “A certain man (or king, or householder)”, which indicated that [...]

107, 2007

Thoughts on Independence

July 1st, 2007|Categories: Newsletters|

Thoughts on Independence  “Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free,  and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.” (Gal 5:1)   As we celebrate Independence Day it is good for us [...]

1506, 2007

Pakistan Mission Report

June 15th, 2007|Categories: Mission Reports|

  Pakistan Mission Report 2007 Recently I was blessed with the opportunity to visit an amazing ministry in Pakistan. I was accompanied by my "Timothy in training", Logan Carnell (while his wife, Desiree, was helping Nan in India at the [...]

3005, 2007

Kenya, May 2007

May 30th, 2007|Categories: Mission Reports|

Kenya Mission 2007As Nan and team were in India for the children's Bible programs, Logan and I were able to continue on to Kenya. I was last in Kenya in 2003 with Nan and Cody. We had worked with Pastor [...]

105, 2007

Mission accomplished!

May 1st, 2007|Categories: Mission Reports|

Mission Accomplished! Thanks to all who covered us in prayer on our recent trip into Asia.  We can't tell you where we went but by God's grace we arrived safely to a remote little bible college tucked away in a sleepy village high [...]

110, 2006


October 1st, 2006|Categories: Newsletters|

Forgiveness: A Living Object Lesson  “And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors….For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your [...]

110, 2006

Missions Review 2006

October 1st, 2006|Categories: Mission Reports|

Missions Review, 2006      January – Ese Bible Institute, Numba village, Papua New Guinea.                 Our original students will graduate this year!                 Pray for the two courses being taught this January         [...]

1507, 2006

July Newsletter

July 15th, 2006|Categories: Newsletters|

Prayer ChallengeBefore leaving Australia, we had been studying the prayers in the New Testament. We found that in almost every epistle, Paul actually includes prayer excerpts built around the doctrines he is expounding. Take Ephesians as an example. In the [...]

2601, 2006

Prayer of Jabez

January 26th, 2006|Categories: Conference Audio and Notes|

Long ago an unknown man uttered an obscure prayer. God recorded that prayer to be an encouragement to each and every seemingly insignificant and unknown believer who has the boldness to pray and trust Him for great things.

109, 2005


September 1st, 2005|Categories: Mission Reports|

Peru Conference ReportNovember 2006   We recently returned from our first trip to Peru since 1993. At that time we held a conference high in the Andes at a village named Pachas. We distributed over 100 copies of the Basics [...]

108, 2005

The Discipleship Continuum

August 1st, 2005|Categories: Mission Reports|

The Discipleship Continuum  “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations... teaching them to observe all things I have commanded," Mat 28:19-20    A careful study of Paul's missionary methodology demonstrates his commitment to the above mandate of our [...]

107, 2005

Florida Youth Camp Report

July 1st, 2005|Categories: Mission Reports|

Dear Prayer Warriors,Due to travels and settling in here in Arizona, I have been delayed in updating the camp ministry report. Following the great Arkansas camp (hosted and organized by Monty and Cheryl Watkins), I went on to join Steve and [...]

2503, 2005


March 25th, 2005|Categories: Field Notes|Tags: |

Discipleship The Countdown: The combined body of Christ has One all-encompassing spiritual objective. Mat.28:19 "Make disciple. In this are four elements Authority, v. 18. Invitation, v.19. Methodology, v.20. Promise, v.20b. Each believer has Two available sources of power for the [...]

2403, 2005

Blessing and Reward

March 24th, 2005|Categories: Field Notes|Tags: |

Blessing and RewardFive Categories of Blessing in Time Spiritual blessing (Eph 1:3; Col 2:10) Promotion (1Sa 2:30) Blessing by association (Psa 23:5) Historical impact (Isa 53:12) Dying grace (Psa 116:15) Four Categories of Reward in Eternity Praise (1Co 4:5) Crowns [...]

2103, 2005

The Rapture

March 21st, 2005|Categories: Field Notes|Tags: |

The RaptureThe English "rapture" comes from the Latin translation of a Greek word used only a handful of times in the New Testament. Harpazo means "to take by force, to snatch out of imminent danger." in the earliest Latin translations [...]

1803, 2005


March 18th, 2005|Categories: Field Notes|Tags: |

SufferingThere is no technique that can take the hurt out of pain. The task of faith is not to remove our pain, but to give us the strength to bear it—only in weakness can we find God's sufficiency revealed (2Co [...]

1703, 2005


March 17th, 2005|Categories: Field Notes|Tags: |

Decisions1. Jesus Christ controls history. If Jesus Christ controls history, then there are crises in life, but there are no tragedies and no innocent victims (Rom 8:28; Eph 1:11; Col 1:17; Rev 22:12-13). 2. Every person has an allotment of [...]

1503, 2005


March 15th, 2005|Categories: Field Notes|Tags: |

Peace The environment of peace: Phi 1:2 The formula for peace: Phi 3:13-14 The practice of peace: Phi 4:6-7, Phi 4:11-13   Seven Disciplines Producing Peace For we walk by faith not by sight (2Co 5:7)   By faith learn [...]

903, 2005


March 9th, 2005|Categories: Field Notes|Tags: |

Faith Faith is contrary to human reason and logic (Rom 4:18; Mat 11:25). Faith does not depend on sight (Rom 4:18; 2Co 4:18). Faith is simply trusting God's Word (Rom 4:18; Gal 3:16; Rom 10:17; Heb 4:2). Faith looks impossibility [...]

603, 2005

Eight Sabbaths

March 6th, 2005|Categories: Field Notes|Tags: |

Eight SabbathsThe word "sabbath" is from the Hebrew shabath, which means "to repose, to desist from exertion." Eight sabbaths are described in the Bible. All are designed to be times for men to cease from toil and to celebrate God's [...]

2802, 2005

Divine Wisdom

February 28th, 2005|Categories: Field Notes|Tags: |

Divine Wisdom Divine wisdom abides forever (1Pe 1:25); earthly wisdom is passing away (1Co 2:6). The world rejects divine wisdom by rejecting the Lord Jesus Christ, the personification of wisdom (Joh 1:14, Joh 1:17; 1Co 2:8; Col 2:3). Divine wisdom [...]

2602, 2005


February 26th, 2005|Categories: Field Notes|Tags: |

Evil Believers are expected to recognize evil and know how to deal with it (Rom 12:21; Eph 6:10-18; 1Th 5:15). Evil is the policy of Satan; it originated with him (Isa 14:12-15; Eze 28:11-16). While sins are generated from man's [...]

2102, 2005


February 21st, 2005|Categories: Field Notes|Tags: |

Spirituality What makes a person spiritual? Some people would look to externals for the answer—they would say a person is spiritual because of the pious way he dresses or talks, the things he does or does not do, the places [...]

1702, 2005


February 17th, 2005|Categories: Field Notes|Tags: |

Discipline God disciplines His children, but His discipline is never punishment. Jesus Christ on the cross bore the punishment for all our sins. When we get out of line, God disciplines us for the sole purpose of getting us back [...]

702, 2005

Abiding: Absolute Thinking

February 7th, 2005|Categories: Field Notes|Tags: |

ABIDING: ABSOLUTE THINKING Joh 15:1-10 The word "abide" speaks of perfect provision, supply, sustenance, fellowship -- at home-ness! (Deu. 33:27) "The eternal God is our dwelling place, and underneath are the everlasting arms...(v. Deu. 33:28) so Israel dwells in [...]

202, 2005


February 2nd, 2005|Categories: Field Notes|Tags: |

Endurance The heights by great men seized and kept did not occur by sudden flight. But they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward through the night. Endurance is a vital factor in the spiritual life. (Heb. 10:36) "For you [...]

2901, 2005

Fellowship with God

January 29th, 2005|Categories: Field Notes|Tags: |

Fellowship with God The Biblical idea of fellowship is one of agreement producing communion, unity and compatibility. The word KOINONIA means "joint participation" in something. Fellowship begins with faith in Jesus Christ. (1Co. 1:9) "God is faithful, through whom you [...]

2701, 2005


January 27th, 2005|Categories: Field Notes|Tags: |

Freedom in Christ Gal. 5:1 - "It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery." Joh. 8:32, Joh. 8:36 - "And you shall know the [...]

2601, 2005

God is Able

January 26th, 2005|Categories: Field Notes|Tags: |

God is Able !! THE DECLARATION OF DIVINE POWER. (Mat. 19:26) "With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible." GOD IS ABLE TO SAVE FOREVER THOSE WHO BELIEVE IN JESUS CHRIST. (Heb. 7:25) "Hence, also, He [...]

2201, 2005

Imitation of Christ

January 22nd, 2005|Categories: Field Notes|Tags: |

Imitation of Christ Imitation is the foundation of discipleship, the surest and quickest method of training. (1Co. 4:16) "I exhort you therefore, be imitators of me." The Corinthians could imitate Paul, for he was imitating Jesus Christ. (1Co. 11:1) "Be [...]

101, 2001

CBS Jesus Loves Me

January 1st, 2001|Categories: CBS Series|

Jesus Loves Me Coloring Book CBS Coloring Book --part of series CBS Jesus Loves Me Jesus Loves Me -- an evangelistic visual aide CBS Visual Aide --part of series CBS Jesus Loves Me

101, 2001

CBS Psalm 119

January 1st, 2001|Categories: CBS Series|

Psalm 119 Visual Aides (colored artwork) CBS Visual Aide --part of series CBS Psalm 119       Psalm 119 CBS Coloring Book --part of series CBS Psalm 119

101, 2001

CBS Psalm 23

January 1st, 2001|Categories: CBS Series|

Psalm 23 Visual Aides (colored artwork) CBS Visual Aide --part of series CBS Psalm 23   Psalm 23 Memory Verses CBS Memory Vere --part of series CBS Psalm 23   Psalm 23 CBS Coloring Book --part of series CBS Psalm [...]

101, 2001

CBS Village Curriculum

January 1st, 2001|Categories: CBS Series|

Village Curriculum Teaching Notes only CBS Teaching Note --part of series CBS Village Curriculum   Village Curriculum Artwork and Teaching Notes CBS Visual Aide --part of series CBS Village Curriculum

602, 2000


February 6th, 2000|Categories: Field Notes|Tags: |

Death Webster's dictionary defines death as "a permanent cessation of all vital functions: the end of life." Though it is often associated with extinction, death in the Bible never means the end of existence. Instead, it means separation from or the inability [...]

602, 2000

Free Will

February 6th, 2000|Categories: Field Notes|Tags: |

Free Will a quote by C.S. Lewis " ... free will, though it makes evil possible, is also the only thing that makes possible any love or goodness or joy worth having. A world of automata—of creatures that worked like [...]

602, 2000

The Plan of God

February 6th, 2000|Categories: Field Notes|

The Plan of God ... I am God, and there is no one like Me, declaring the end from the beginning ... saying, "My purpose will be established." (Isa 46:9-10) The counsel of the Lord stands forever, the plans of [...]

602, 2000


February 6th, 2000|Categories: Field Notes|Tags: |

Greek     The New Testament was written in the language used in the Greek-speaking world from about 300 B.C. to  A.D. 500. It was known as Koine or "common" Greek because it was street language—the language of the people—as opposed [...]

602, 2000


February 6th, 2000|Categories: Field Notes|Tags: |

Parakaleo     Parakaleo is one of the oldest and richest words in the Greek language. The compound—para, "alongside," and kaleo, "to call," conjured up at least five vivid pictures to the Greeks. It was used to mean: To rekindle a [...]

1601, 2000


January 16th, 2000|Categories: Field Notes|Tags: |

Hermeneutics     In his account of the risen Lord's walk to Emmaus, Luke relates that Jesus reproved the disheartened disciples for not believing what the prophets had spoken. "And beginning with Moses, and with all the prophets, He explained to [...]

1601, 2000


January 16th, 2000|Categories: Field Notes|Tags: |

Dispensations Throughout human history, salvation has always been by faith in the revealed Son of God—Jesus Christ the Savior. But the way in which Christ has been revealed and the expression of faith have differed in the various dispensations. Unger's Bible Dictionary [...]

1601, 2000

The Church

January 16th, 2000|Categories: Field Notes|Tags: |

The Church Formation. The Church was anticipated by the Lord Jesus Christ in Mat 16:13–18, but the formation of the Church did not take place until the coming of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the power who makes [...]

101, 2000

Romans 1:16

January 1st, 2000|Categories: Verse-Poem Pairs|

“For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes.” Romans 1:16    From strength to strength go on;Wrestle and fight and pray;Tread all the powers of darkness [...]