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God bless you dear friends. With this edition, we conclude eight years of this publication. I never cease to be amazed at the hand of God, and the grace which He so generously gives unto His children.
We had a wonderful celebration of the Feast of Pentecost. Each night we had different visitors, and the presence of the Lord was also in our midst.
We were blessed to have with us some of the saints from Tulsa, OK. Brother Randy and Sister Letha Ketcherside were present. Brother Thomas Smith and his wife Traci (daughter of the Ketchersides) came too, as well as Thomas' sister Lindsey. We are very happy to have them join the work in Tulsa.
We are also thankful to God that Brother Arturo Linaldi was able to join us during our Pentecost celebration. Bro. Linaldi is from Oaxaca, Mexico, and is currently staying in Orlando, FL. A few years ago, his family contacted us, expressing that they shared our doctrine and were looking for real, meaningful fellowship that would result in us coming in the unity of the faith. Bro. Arturo, and several of his brothers have been in fellowship with us ever since, as we continued to do the work of the Lord in our own corners of the world. We had not yet had the opportunity to meet face to face until this Feast, and what a fruitful reunion it was! God has really blessed us with a common revelation of the Scriptures, and we are glad to have him and his family laboring in Florida and Mexico! May God continue to bless the efforts of his saints wherever they may be.
As you may recall, Bro. Elden and I visited the saints in India in the beginning of the year. We had hoped that Brother Philip Thomas, the pastor there, could attend the Feast of Pentecost, but his mother had taken ill, and he was unable to leave. I recently spoke with Bro. Philip, and learned that she had passed away. We would like to express our condolences to the Thomas family. His brothers and sisters live in Chicago, and have been making many trips over the past few months to assist with their mother's care, and although her passing came as no surprise, I am sure they will feel the loss for many months to come. When we were there, I took note that she never stopped smiling. What a joy she was to her family. May God comfort them, knowing this above all that their mom had accepted Christ, and her future is assured.
Thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
David M. McNabb
Editor & Bible Guy