The beauty of Autumn has begun to once again paint the landscape of the Pennsylvania hills. Bright colors, dry air, and the chill of the evenings means that things are changing.
RDM is making a few changes too. Lynn Murphy has been added to the staff and is helping with admin and fundraising. We welcome her attention to detail and passion for the ministry.
After a long and difficult summer, things are looking up for RDM. We will recover from the trials that press upon the promises of God and prove He’s faithful. Watch for the new and updated website for news and information.
Many thanks to KD Richard for all the hard work and investment in our old web site. It has been such a blessing. May the Lord bless you as you move on into bigger and better things.
Thanks to to Tom Hughes for the added resources and information that expand our reach with the web site. You have saved us lots of time and money.
Good things are ahead; now on to victory as we reach our destiny together.
You might think that a man 82 years of age should be sitting in a chaise recliner beside his 78 year old bride sipping mint tea and remembering the past with fondness, but not “Papa” Bob. Why sit back and watch the world pass by you by when you can be making history.
April 2013 has seen Br. Bob minister in churches, home groups, and even a half-way house for women getting out of prison. He and Gillie have been making new friends and changing the lives of people up and down the east coast of the USA. No, you are not going to slow this “Old Man” down, not as long as the Holy Ghost is still in business.
Many thanks to the pastors, churches, and ministries that have opened their doors for Br. Bob to minister. We have see folks saved, filled with the Holy Ghost, healed, and set free. The anointing is as strong as ever, and Papa continues to demonstrate how God works in the Body and encourages us to follow his example by following the leading of the Holy Ghost.
I can’t wait to see what happens in the Fall!
Your faithful support is giving life to those who cannot provide for themselves, and setting the course for great men and women of God.
With the turmoil around the world, the political unrest, and the famines that have beset so many people, it is imperative that we who believe in the power if intercession to change the course of events get on our knees before the Father and and cry out.
1 Timothy 2:1–4 (NKJV)
1 Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, 2 for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. 3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
Whenever we see the kind of unrest that is going on, we see that the Gospel is restricted. Trying to quell violence and appease the violent minority, politicians will always restrict the freedom of the masses, “for their own protection.” But a loss of true freedom comes when those who are righteous begin to cower in fear instead of cover in prayer.
John 16:33 (NKJV)
33 These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”
While we may not be able to prevent the onset of tribulation, we do not have to be bound by it, limited by it, or overwhelmed by it. Quite to the contrary, we, of all people should walk in that divine peace that only comes from being in Christ. Only when we walk in His peace will we be able to bring that peace to bear on our world.
As the world debates which religion is the “religion of peace,” let us, by our prayer and demonstration of the Kingdom of God and all it represents. Int he face of tyranny, Jesus “went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.” (Acts 10:38) He prayed, and He obeyed. When the government of their nation outlawed the spreading of the Gospel under penalty of death, the disciples still preached the same message and demonstrated the will of the Father in the earth. Their mandate was clear, “we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.” (Acts 4:20) Covered with prayer, they went about the course of their daily living in power and authority, changing the circumstance of those they touched.
Now it is our turn. WE must pray and see the heart of the Father in all things. We must do as He directs, knowing we are safely kept in Him for all eternity. If we suffer persecution, we must remember that Jesus did too, and His death changed history for eveyone who will receive Him.
Alida Traore recently shared a soda with our administrator Constantin (a treat for most people in Burkina, and something they highly treasure!) For this report, we would like to introduce you to this beautiful 6 year old girl, an orphan who lives in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, with her mother and her four siblings. Those who have lost one or both parents are considered to be orphans in this West African culture.
Alida lost her father, a soldier, to illness in July of 2006. Alida’s mother is a hard working woman who, like many other people in Burkina Faso, find it difficult to get a job. Widows in Burkina have an especially hard time in their culture, and they also receive no help from the government.
Alida’s mother went from place to place looking for work, even just for a day. Alida and her family struggled like this for two years, until her mother heard about the ministry of RDM in 2008. She arrived at the RDM headquarters in Ouagadougou with her husband’s death certificate in her hand, eager to prove that she really was widowed and in desperate need of help. Since then, our partners at RDM-Child’s Hope Inc. have helped Alida to thrive in school. She has her basic necessities provided for- clothes, food, school supplies, and most importantly she is attending our school in the capital city of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou. This year, Alida is the head of her class of 32 students!
We are pleased to report on these beautiful and wonderful children and to show how your generous gifts to us each month make such a difference in their lives! Many of these children would still be living without hope if not for the prayers and support from our partners in the ministry. These precious children are able to hear about the saving grace and love of our Lord Jesus, because someone like you chose to help and partner with us as we share the Good News in Burkina Faso! Thank you and bless you dear partners!
Over the years of traveling to West Africa, the Lord has done many miraculous things. Here are just a few testimonials.
Four people have been raised from the dead. Two of them were little girls. One was a man who died of Malaria and was called back to life in the Name of Jesus. The other was a woman that was carried 12 kilometers to church. She had been sick and paralyzed for 4 years and actually died during the chruch service. Calling her spirit back in the Name of Jesus, she came back to life. She got up and started dancing and praising God. Today she is married and has a baby and is doing very well.
A boy who was completely paralyzed and could only lay on the ground was completely healed after the Father told me what to do to minister healing to him.
A blind Muslim priest came to our compound one day begging for food. He was starving, we gave him some food and then preached the gospel to him. He surrendered his life to Jesus and then God healed him of his blindness. He left with his spiritual and physical eyes opened!
Many people have been healed of blindness, Malaria, and AIDS. Crippled legs have been healed, deaf ears have been opened. Many people delivered from satanic oppression and demonic possesion. Many, many people have turned away from their false gods and turned to the true and living God. The Burkinabe people are growing in the Lord and being made so hungry of Him. All of this has been done by God and for His glory alone. What a provilege it is to be a part of what the Father is doing in Burkina Faso, West Africa!