Ministry Letter: July, 2022

“He gives power to the weak,
And to those who have no might He increases strength.
Even the youths shall faint and be weary,
And the young men shall utterly fall,
But those who wait on the Lord
Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint.” – Isaiah 40:29-31

The July ministry update from Paul and Joyce Travis is here:

 

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June 2022 Update

“But the angel said to the women, ‘Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here, for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples that he has risen from the dead…'” Matthew 28:5-7

Because Christ arose we have a wonderful message to share…

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May 2022 Update

We continue to counsel ones from distances. We praise the Lord and thank you all for your faithfulness in praying and supplying the needs. We ask each of you to stay intimately with the Lord in these last days.

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Resurrection Day, 2022 Update Letter

“I am the resurrection and the life” (John 11:25).

“He is not here for He is risen as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. And go quickly and tell His disciples that He is risen from the dead” (Matt. 28:6,7)

Our Lord has written the promise of the Resurrection and every leaf in springtime. He spreads His life throughout His creation, as Paul and Joyce will indicate, serving with Freedom In Christ ministries. The greatest truth is that our Redeemer lives. With this in mind, we wish you a most blessed and joyful Resurrection season.

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March 2022 Update

In the major events of Christ, we find that there are two phases or aspects involved. There is a private phase and a public phase, which are distinct and separate. When we apply this fact, it will help us in our understanding…

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January 2022 Update

We thank you all for your prayers and support of this ministry. Today we are seeing Satan very active as our enemy. As you know and realize, we are to remember the warning in Ephesians chapter 6. It tells us to “Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.” (vv.11,12)

John 15 tells us to abide, which means to continue, remain or dwell…

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Thanksgiving Update, 2021

“We gather together to ask the Lord’s blessing and we praise him for his bountiful supply.” May we continue to praise him.

We want to take this opportunity to give thanks to the Lord for what He has done through each of you in supplying the needed support to provide this ministry of setting people free in Christ. It has been wonderful to see how the Lord supplies our needs…

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October 2021 Update

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September 2021 Update:”Obedience”

News from Paul and Joyce Travis

Serving with Freedom in Christ Ministries


The result of the last letter was tremendous; praise the Lord, though we are still praying for those who have been abused. We were thinking that the letter would bring out a lot of questions; but it was very different, because ones called us and asked to have us send extra copies of the letter, so they could pass them to others. We were glad to help them, and we praise the Lord for what He did.


We love you all and know that we have a special group of supporters. Thank you so much for all the prayers you have offered on our behalf; we now hope that you are praying for those abused and hurting also. There are some things that we were not able to include in our letter that we want to gradually share; for example, it’s important that when we are counseling a lady, to have Joyce present, involved and near them. Often children tell their parents that they have been abused; but the parents think that they are not telling the truth. This happens frequently and can become more harmful than the original abuse; so we caution parents to have this in mind to help them. This is a type of rejection.


Today we want our subject to center around the importance of the word obedience. We are to obey the Lord’s commandments, to trust His promises, understand His grace, appreciate His love and apply His compassion. In Exodus 19:5 the Lord told the Old Testament believers: “Now therefore, if you will indeed obey My words and keep My covenant, then you shall be a special treasure to Me above all people. Then you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation. In John 15:10, Christ says “If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love. Hebrews 5:8-9, indicates, “Though He (Christ) was a Son, yet He learned obedience by the things which He suffered, and having been perfected, He became the author of eternal salvation to all who obey Him.”


The Lord can use our failures to teach us valuable lessons—to fear Him, hate evil, and walk in obedience.


Each time we choose to believe the Lord and step out in obedience, we gain greater confidence to trust Him the next time. There will be opportunities for us to believe in the Lord and respond with obedience. These situations are what we often call “problems.” With each step of obedience, our trust in Him will be strengthened.


The practical truth is that we need to exercise an obedient attitude. When we rely on the Holy Spirit, our heart changes—love takes root, joy fills our heart, kindness feels right and patience produces a peaceful spirit.


With special love and appreciation, we thank you immensely for supporting this ministry and praying for us.
Paul & Joyce

Pictured is Paul preaching at Pisgah Forest Baptist Church, the Sunday morning of August 29th. We are finding that we are ministering many places, not just in our home.
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March 2021 Update

March 2020 ministry update

We never cease being amazed how the Lord uses faithful people like yourselves to provide for the needs of this ministry. We appreciate you so much. We are trusting the Lord that He meets your needs as well as ours. We thank you for your part in making this all possible.

We cannot count the number of times professing Christians are mentioning their concern that their friends and loved ones are drifting. This usually involves asking for prayer. Now, what does this mean? When making a research, we find many descriptive words such as: tendency, inclination, trend, digression, being carried away, wandering, straying, controlling influence, varying from the course, and gradual deviation. Some may not be saved.

We start by leading an individual to know who he or she really is as a child of God, how valuable they are, and how the Lord wants to make them more and more like Jesus Christ which is His purpose for them.

In our research we came up with this statement: the ones having difficulty are those who are deceived and making choices for which they are responsible, without realizing how wrong and sinful they are.

Spiritual drifting is wandering away from God and His will, and takes place when a believer ceases to steer toward the Lord. If a Christian continually excuses his wandering away and denies sin, his conscience gets numbed. He becomes hardened to the things of God. The drifting believer sacrifices the victorious life in Christ for an existence devoid of permanent satisfaction.

Please pray for us as we face new kinds of problems which lead to solutions in Christ. Skipping church in order to pursue other interests, for example, usually indicates that a believer has begun to drift away from God. We need to attend worship for nourishing our heart and mind with principles and encouragement from the Bible. We should be in is pages, reading and meditating faithfully.

Hebrews 2 warns us: “We must give the earnest heed to the things we have heard lest we drift away; how shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation?” We have accepted a motto: if the Bible calls it sin, our opinion doesn’t matter.

Remember, if we know Jesus Christ as our Savior, Lord and life, our best days are coming!

Love in Christ,

Paul and Joyce

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