A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a three fold cord is not easily broken.
We were expecting a huge crowd in Ocala, but the crowds were small. But that didn't stop God or God's people from giving their all. There were several divine appointments and testimonies coming out of the powerful weekend. We want to thank those who had the vision who wasn't afraid to step out in faith and travel hundreds of miles to join with us and those who had the vision to bring Rig Ministries 3 Fold Cord Conference to their area.
God spoke to Bill Schell and he shared this with everyone on Saturday that God said this weekend was all about the ministry of the unseen! What does that mean to us? It's the Ministry that happens after we leave. Bill spoke of when he first arrived all sorts of people walking up to him and asking him, how's Maddie? Everybody new the story of Maddie and Bill found out people all over the country were praying for his family. Bill shared this Scripture with us 1 Corinth 3:6-9 that says," I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the increase. So then neither he who plants is anything, nor he who waters, but G od who gives the increase. Now he who plants and he who waters are one, and each one will receive his own reward according to his own labor. For we are God*s fellow workers; you are God*s field, you are God*s building.
Reports are still coming in from the conference in Ocala, Florida. We have heard that there were at least 4 salvations and at least 10 rededication and still counting! God only knows how many and who they will reach! I'm looking forward to how and where God is going to use us next!
RIG ON THE MOVE
What a great way to kick off the new year with the God Bless America Again Conference in Ocala Florida. I know everyone who attended was blessed in a mighty powerful way and many people left the conference totally changed.
We left Ocala and headed to Mac Records and Studio 115A in Columbus, MS. for a day of recording with Joe Arview and The McKay Project. The new Lonesome Road Vol # 2 CD will be out in March in time for the Mid America Truck Show in Louisville, Ky. and we will once again be there in the west wing along with Truckers Friends Network, Channel 21 Ministries and The McKay Project. In February Rig Ministries Gary Rayburn will be speaking at 1st Baptist Church in Carmi, Il. at 10:10 AM on the 18th. Rig Ministries will also be taking part in an Old Time Revival at the McCabe General Baptist Church
7151 Old Hwy 50, Flora, IL. February 21,22,23 Wed night the 21st Trey Lewis will be preaching at 6 pm. Thursday night the 22nd at 6 pm Glen Galbraith will be bringing the Word and Friday night the 23rd Gary Rayburn will bring the message. Here is Pastor Rodney Payne's phone number, 618-676-4405 for more information and directions to the Church. Come join us for a good old time Revival in Flora, IL.
Rig Ministries, Channel 21 Ministries and The McKay Project will be bringing the 3 Fold Cord to New Castle,In. for a 2 day Revival at Victory Full Gospel Church Saturday night March 17 @ 7pm and Sunday morning March 18 @ 10:30 AM Victory Full Gospel Church 106 N. 31st ST. New Castle, IN. Pastor Tim Denney 765.520.7815.
From there we go to the Mid America Truck show in Louisville, Ky. March 22,23,24 and then the McKay Project will be traveling to Wayne City Il. to the 1st Baptist Church March 25 at 10:30 and then they will be in Concert that night at McCabe General Baptist Church in Flora, Il @ 6 pm.
Rig Ministries 3 Fold Cord Conference Will be June 22,23,24 here in Carmi, IL. and we are looking forward to this year's being the best one yet! We have several new additions to this year's conference in Carmi. We are excited about what God is going to do in 2018! Give us a call for information on how to bring the 3 Fold Cord to your area.
Luke 5:4 When He had stopped speaking, He said to Simon,”Launch out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.”
I love this story in Luke Chapter 5 verses 1-11. Eleven powerful verses we need to apply into our lives. Jesus done the majority of His preaching, Teaching, Reaching by taking His message to the people where they were. Here we find Jesus going right into the work place to the fishermen and preaching to them from their very own boat. Then He said, "launch out in to the deep waters and cast your nets" and they brought in more fish than they had ever caught before. Then Jesus said; that's nothing follow me and I will make you fishers of Men! This can be the beginning of something huge in our Ministries, our Churches and our homes. God is bringing us to new levels if we will just take a step in faith and follow Him!
God has something special, something unique for each and every one of us if we will just reach out and grab it. Most of the time it requires us launching out into the deep, claiming territory we are not comfortable in, or in other words getting out of our comfort zone. Many times it has us doing things we just aren't capable of doing, but with God all things are possible. Are you ready to launch out into the deep, are you ready to let God use you?
In verse 4; Jesus said to Simon now go out where it is deeper and let down your nets to catch some fish. Simon's reply was “Master, we worked hard all last night and didn’t catch a thing." But then Peter realized who was speaking to him and he said, "But if you say so, I’ll let the nets down again.” This time their nets were so full of fish they began to tear! A shout for help brought their partners in the other boat, and soon both boats were filled with fish and on the verge of sinking. We are shouting out for those who are willing to partner with us to help us bring in the harvest of souls for His kingdom.
This was the beginning of discipleship for Simon (Peter), James and John they were just fishermen. But when they saw who Jesus was they left everything to follow Him.
This could be the beginning for us! We too need to see who Jesus is in our lives and we need to leave everything and follow Him.
The Bible says one can put a thousand to flight but two can put ten thousand to flight. When we tie ourselves together with other Ministries we can do ten times what we are capable of by ourselves. The Bible also says a three fold cord is not easily broken. When we work together God is pleased and He will strengthen us beyond anything we could ever dream or imagine.
Rig Ministries is a Church without Walls, A Church out of the Box. We are praying and asking God to bless us and use us to stretch this net all across America, bringing in a harvest for His kingdom. We are praying for Churches, Ministries, and Individuals that are ready to say "Here am I Lord use me!"
Here is the link to January's CD "Testimonies From the 3 Fold Cord Conference 2017 with a special concert by: "The McKay Project" Give it a listen "You Will Be Blessed"
You can contact the McKay Project on Face Book: Click Here
Join with us and let's put God 1st in our homes, Churches, and Communities and let's ask God To Bless America again!
Come join us in Ocala, Florida Jan 26, & 27 2018 Noon till 8 pm each day at the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion 2232 N. Jacksonville Rd and meet a whole lot of the folks you hear on the Rig CD'S. Many of them will be there and are looking forward to meeting you! Even if your not able to be in Florida you can still be a part of this life changing event. If you are not able to join us in Ocala don't let that stop you from joining with us in prayer. You can also help by helping us spread the news of this event on social media and by email. If you know someone in Florida or who you think might join us give them a call or share our flyer on Face Book or email and please share this newsletter with them. You can find it on our website www.rigministries.org For more information here is some phone numbers to call: 352.288.1607 352. 216. 3226 or 919.614.2978 or give me a call here at Rig Ministries 618.383.2107
3 Fold Cord Conference 2018
Our plans for a conference in Florida for 2018 has been put on hold for now while we try and figure out how to take our 3 Fold Cord conference on the road to other areas. But the Good News is we are planning our conference for Rig Ministries June 22,23,24 2018 for our 6th 3 Fold Cord Conference at Rig Ministries in Carmi, IL.
We already have James Payne lined up and we have invited Barbara Fairchild to our Conference in 2018 as you will hear on this month's CD by Barbara Fairchild, "A Message From The Lord." We also have Joe Arview, Bill Schell, Jim and Ann Davenport, The McKay Project, & Dan Duncan lined up to be at our conference next year. I also have some others that I am planning on inviting to make next year's conference the best one we have ever had.
Last year we had 22 States represented and hopefully we will continue to grow until we have all the States represented. I have a vision of making this a conference that we can take to other areas of the United States and bring the unity that we share to others. So the Florida conference is on hold until we can figure out how to not only make it happen but to make it something that people will want to travel from around the country to attend.
We want to use our conference to stretch a net across America tying Ministries and Churches together to win lost souls to Jesus. Working together we can reach our lost family, friends, & neighbors all across the Country. We have a lot of sold out Christians that are working with us here at Rig Ministries and they are willing to work with you and your ministry or your Church to reach the lost and hurting folks in your area. It doesn't matter if it's a big event or a small event we want to work with you.
We have many Churches that are partners with us here at Rig Ministries to place the Rig Cd's in their Church and spread them throughout their communities. Contact us here at Rig Ministries and lets talk about how we can partner together to spread this net across America bringing in the harvest for the Lord. Contact some of the great folks you hear on the Rig Cd'S and talk with them about bringing them to your Church or your Community Event. Together we can make a difference!
Rig Radio Back on the Vine
Rig radio is back on the Vine starting Nov 7. Rig will be on tuesday nights at 8 pm CST with some great programs and interviews each week. You can listen each week on 90.9 or 105.5 Centralia, Il. If your not in Southern IL no problem you can log on and listen online at www.wvyn.org
This month's lineup has some great interviews with some award winning country gospel Artist. Nov 7 we have Tommy Brandt, Nov. 14 we have a great interview with Dan Duncan the president of the (ICGMA) International Country Gospel Music Association. Nov 21 we have a great interview with Roger Barkley Jr. and Nov 28 we have a awesome interview with our good friend Kevin Rowe. You are going to love these interviews and of course we will be putting these on CD so if you can't tune in give us a call and request the Rig on the Vine cd's.
We have two songs on the top 40 chart for Nov. Taking Me Home by the McKay Project is at # 21 and Paid in Full By Ann Webb Davenport is at # 40.. Please log on or call Camp meeting radio and request our songs. 931-520-7395 EMailcampmeetingradio@gmail.com
or go to campmeeting radio on Facebook
Link to our CD of the Month, click here, or listen and enjoy from the player below.
Here is the link for October 2017 CD
I logged over 4 million miles as a truck driver from 1972 - 2007 and I have written a lot of it in my songs. God has taken me off the road and put me into full time ministry, but I still have a heart for all you drivers out there.