27 April 2011
Dear Friends and Partners,
We trust that this letter finds each of you well and safe in the arms of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We are writing this letter from the U.S. rather than from Europe as we planned. The particular passage of Scripture that is in our hearts and minds today is Psalm 91:1-6 (NKJV):
He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High
Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty
I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress;
My God, in Him I will trust.”
Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler
And from the perilous pestilence.
He shall cover you with His feathers,
And under His wings you shall take refuge;
His truth shall be your shield and buckler.
You shall not be afraid of the terror by night,
Nor of the arrow that flies by day,
Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness,
Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.
The reason for this lengthy passage is that just before we were to depart for Europe our daughter, Shelley, was attacked, as she was about to enter her car to go to work. What could have been a great tragedy was averted because she listened to the voice of the Holy Spirit and was able to escape. She was injured and her car was stolen and destroyed by the attacker. As a result, we cancelled our trip to Europe to be with her. We are able to report that she is healed of her injuries, the attacker is caught and jailed, and her car is replaced.
We related this information to you who could be contacted by e-mail but this is the first opportunity to share this with all of you. For all of you who knew of the situation, we want to thank you for your prayers and your stand of faith with us during this time. Knowing that we have an extended family like you, has blessed us immensely.
As we get back on schedule, you will note from our agenda that we will be in Canada for part of the month of May. We also want to take this opportunity to announce again the 2nd Annual Gathering at Camp de l’Arche, 41 Fermanagh, St-Elzear (Beauce), Quebec: the 10th through 12th of June. The subject of this gathering will be, “Life That Wins.” Our first gathering was in September 2010 with a tremendous attendance and time of blessing. For those of you who live in the Northeastern United States and Eastern Canada, this will be an opportunity to spend time together and in the presence of the Lord. For reservations please call Camp de l’Arche at 418-596-3041 or 418-948-0721 or e-mail email@example.com.
Please know that you are loved and our hearts are with each of you. We pray for you according to the words of Paul as he wrote to the church in Ephesus, “…that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him…” (Ephesians 1:17 NKJV).
Eugene & Sherry