DECEMBER 16th; LORD'S Day (Sunday); 2018.
*LORD, specially bless the Care Facility Church Services at this time of the year. At this time of the year, when many think of home—as they remember the times they had with their spouses and their children—we pray that Thou wilt sovereignly bless the preaching of Thy Word to the good, comfort, and salvation of souls. In JESUS' Name. Amen.
THIS WEEK'S HYMN. “Now I Belong To JESUS” by Rev. Mr. Norman J. Clayton (1903-1992). Rev. Clayton was an American Radio Evangelist.
THIS WEEK'S THANKSGIVING. GOD has answered Prayer. 1. Four Residents returned from the Hospitals last week and are now back in their Care Facilities. 2. A Gentleman who gave Dr. Spence a special request for Prayer the other week said THE LORD has undertaken for him. 3. Dr. Spence received a kind Card and a generous Gift from a Friend who has supported the Care Facility work for many years. 4. Good meetings happened in the Care Facilities last week. In many instances, THE LORD blessed His Word. It was a particularly busy week with many calls. Thank GOD! On one day, when Dr. Spence was weary, THE LORD was specially near in the Church Services that day. Lamentations 3.25 says: “The Lord is good unto them that wait for Him.”
THIS WEEK'S PRAYERLIST. These Prayer Requests have been made by different Residents and Staff in the Care Facilities. 1. Those who are in the Hospital. 2. Those who are in pain. 3. Those who have recently moved into several Care Facilities. 4. Those who often give Dr. Spence Prayer requests. 5. Those who are cast down and dejected at this Christmas season of the year. 6. A dear Gentleman who was overwhelmed last week and wept for half an hour at the approach of sickness and old age. Psalm 71.9 says: “Cast me not off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength faileth.” 7. A Lady's Daughter is yet undergoing treatments for her cancer. 8. A Lady who received a Bible last week. She asked us to pray that GOD will meet with her and bless her in the reading of His Word. 9. A young Lady who suffers with many health problems. She'll be trying a new type of compression socks in the near future. 10. Two Care Facilities that are doing a good job and desire to take care of more Residents. Psalm 123.2 says: “Our eyes wait upon the Lord our God until He have Mercy upon us.” *In the Thanksgiving and Prayerlist sections, the names of the people have been withheld to protect their privacy. Nevertheless, the Thanksgivings and Prayer Requests are real and actual. Privacy protection is also the reason there are no photos of Residents on Dr. Spence's website.
THIS WEEK'S COLPORTAGE REPORT. 1. One Bible was given last week to a Lady in one of the Care Facilities. 2. 15 Chaplain Calendars were distributed in a Care Facility located in Mount Lebanon. 3. Please pray for the Monthly Colportage which will hopefully happen this coming week. 4. Is there anyone who could use the King James Version Book of Psalms in Braille? If you or someone you know could use these Psalms, please contact us. The Book and postage are free.
IN THIS WORLD, there often arises temporary situations and unique circumstances. People necessarily leave their Homes and move into Care Facilities. Others are confined to their Homes. For more than twenty-two years, Dr. Spence has served as a Personal, Domestic, and Care Facility Chaplain meeting the spiritual needs of many of these people. James 1.27 says: "Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world." If you have questions or comments, or if you are interested in Dr. Spence's services, please contact us. Dr. Spence seeks to answer calls here in Southwestern Pennsylvania. However, he tries to go wherever he is requested.