“And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. ” Philippians 4:19
This is what we believe.
Our thought has been that you all have made this ministry possible; but it is the Lord who lays it upon your heart to pray and give to this ministry. We are very thankful, and the Lord needs to be praised for He is the One who causes it to happen. Sometimes we go through a testing time, but for 24 years the Lord has provided. If the support does not come in, we believe we need to pray more and make our needs known.
God is always faithful and we continue to trust Him and be obedient to His Word. We are finding that we need to pray and work with those in need, but we also need to pray for the Lord’s wisdom, faith and guidance. We do not always fulfill God’s will, so pray for us as well. It has been amazing to see how the Lord has blessed so much. Many lives have been changed and helped. Praise Him rather than us.
Recently we have been seeing pastors and Christian leaders applying more biblical truth that brings blessing. May the Lord be praised. We can proclaim truth but it’s the application of truth that really makes the difference. We don’t know all of God’s truth, so we have to rely on the Holy Spirit to reveal and bring application in people’s lives.
What a privilege it is to share the love of God, and tell individuals that Christ has completely paid for their sins, and the Holy Spirit has been sent to provide answers to our needs. It is a real joy to mingle among people and see those who have been freed from bondage and see how the Lord is blessing. It is tremendous to realize how that the Lord has accomplished so much in those who have placed their faith and trust in His Truth. We are continuing to believe and claim His promise that was placed at the beginning of this letter. We cannot do it, but the Holy Spirit can. Will you praise with us that whatever is being accomplished is truly the work of God, not us. You have prayed and given support and one day we will be able to share together how God has led.
Think of these truths: We have been saved from the penalty of sin; we are being saved from the power of sin; and we will be saved from the presence of sin. This was such a blessing to an individual believer during the last few days.
Please keep praying for God’s promises are true and real. People come, call and share confidentially. It is wonderful to see how the Lord accomplishes His desire and will in Christian lives. We just got off the phone, answering questions for three hours. We cannot change lives, but God can and does. If you would like this ministry to continue, please pray with us and for us. We have never asked anyone for a contribution, but you know we live by the support that comes in. We pray the Lord’s blessing on all of you that have given and are giving. The blessing will last throughout eternity.
Together for His glory,
Paul and Joyce
PDF copy: Travis_May_2019
Paul and Joyce will be assisting with a Freedom in Christ practicum for four days in Lenoir City, TN this month. Here is their recent prayer letter.
Here is the ministry letter from Paul and Joyce for October (PDF file): Paul_Travis_11_2018
Click on “Ministry Update – November, 2018” above to open this post.
Here is the ministry letter from Paul and Joyce for October (PDF file): Paul Travis 10 2018
Click on “Ministry Update – October 2018” above to open this post.