Aloha Saints, Family & Friends, beloved of Jesus and me,   8/6/21     From Ken Smith<><
CHILDREN,   Feeling a big political today,
Sort of considering our children.  The Bible teaches that they are arrows in the quiver of a mighty man.  We are enjoying 2 Japanese girls, 18, now giving us a hand at TruVine from upstate New York.  They came to us as Wwoofers  from upscale professional families with perfect finger nails, now removing weeds from our back stone wall.  And are having great fun and enjoying this new adventure, so far.  They are still like children in many ways but trying to learn to live in our morally bombed out world.   Please be in prayer for them.   Yours in HIS great love, Ken<><

Amazing…..  “Worth Considering” (Potential of children.)

M. Glinka / Balakirev – Lark / Hannah Yun-Ying Vang
Pablo de Sarasate Gypsy Tunes 1878 violin Teo Gertler
Frédéric Chopin – Nocturne No. 20 in C – Sharp Minor Agafia Korzun
A 10 year-old autistic and blind boy singing. Christopher

A PASTOR’s WIFE’s LETTER  -Trish Woelk
Since the early days of my Christianity, I have been praying for revival.    Coming into the Kingdom at the end of the Charismatic Movement in l975, I went to Aglow and Full Gospel meetings, but the glory had departed and religion, politics and factions were moving in.  My longing for the presence of the Lord was fed by writings and biographies of revivalists.    Studying Evans and Finney made my heart ache for the church. She was being overtaken by her enemies, the gods of this world. Ten years ago, while studying the 33rd chapter of Exodus, the Lord began showing me the state of the church.    Exodus 33:3- “Go up to a land flowing with milk and honey; for I will not go up in your midst…”    I saw the church. No cloud. No pillar of fire. No Presence.  No manifestation. No miracles, signs, or wonders. He was not with us.

We were wandering around in the desert, being over- taken by our enemies. There was a terrible shallowness everywhere. We said things about Jesus that were blasphemous: “Just ask Him into your heart and you will be saved”. Unbelief was common: “Can you really know if you are saved?” The most simple teachings of the Bible –  repentance, holiness, sacrifice, faith, love, were ignored or misunderstood. Almost the entire church followed denominational hierarchies who used sheep, rather than caring for them.     Propagation was rare, something we studied, like math. Righteousness, peace, and joy? Testimonies? Baptisms? He was not with us.
“…lest I consume you on the way for you are a stiff- necked people.”One who is stiff-necked is one whose vision is restricted. Eventually, left untreated, the stiff-necked person´s head will not be able to turn.    Stubbornly holding to a form, the Institutional Church refuses to admit His glory has departed. Stiff-necked,  she insists on carrying an ark that does not give evidence of His presence. Declaring she is a place of covering and protection, she is being overrun by her enemy.    Insisting she is the place of nurture, she is using hungry baby lambs to feed herself. Declaring herself a place of freedom, she uses the Bible to bind sheep to herself.  She is led by a board of elders rather than a pillar of fire, and she is ruled by a pastor, rather than a King. “Bring them in so they can be saved!” she cries, while her sheep trudge through the desert full of unbelief, fear and timidity, unforgiveness and bitterness, ambition, vanity and sexual impurity, strife. Stiffly, with no more passion than the building she so proudly meets in, she drives her congregation through the motions of sustaining “church life”, which generally consists of a schedule (somehow thought to be hallowed) of weekly meetings…    Tragically, her differentiation from the world is not always discernible. She is stiff-necked, refusing to admit what everyone knows but her – her strength is in her numbers and her money, not her God.   Mike & Trish Woelk pastored for years in Pentecostal churches. They are still very active for God and are still recognized leaders among-st the Christians .   Rev. 3:12-22

Natural infection vs vaccination: Which gives more protection?  July 30, 2021       With a total of 835,792 Israelis known to have recovered from the virus, the 72 instances of reinfection amount to 0.0086% of people who were already infected with COVID.      By contrast, Israelis who were vaccinated were 6.72 times more likely to get infected after the shot than after natural infection, with over 3,000 of the 5,193,499, or 0.0578%, of Israelis who were vaccinated getting infected in the latest wave. Source: Arutz Sheva

Worthy Brief <;   8/4/21     Gulf of Mexico’s ‘Dead Zone’ Larger Than Predicted, According to New NOAA Study  NOAA-supported scientists on Tuesday reported that this year’s “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico is larger than originally predicted, at more than 16,000-square kilometers, or about the surface area of Lake Ontario and Lake Erie combined.     Dozens Of Canada Churches Destroyed Amid Rising Anti-Christian Sentiments Police in Canada are concerned about growing anti-Christian sentiments after dozens of churches were attacked, with at least ten churches destroyed by fires.  Church in Maine asks US Supreme Court to block church restrictions once and for all.    An evangelical church in Maine is asking the United States Supreme Court to prohibit the state from ever placing COVID-19 restrictions on worship gatherings again, the Washington Times reports. While Maine removed all restrictions on gatherings in May, Calvary Chapel Bangor is appealing to the Supreme Court for fear the Delta variant may cause lockdowns and restrictions to be reinstated.    Http://    Outbreak of Virus in Hawaii is now larger than anytime in the Pandemic.  The D varient is 1,000 times more effective in spreading than the A & B varients.  Hospitals are filling up with 95% of those who are unvacinated.  But even 5% were still hospitalized.   Very Nasty stuff from China.

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