June, 2008

 

 

Dear Lamplight Family,

 

We are pleased to share with you the exciting things that God is doing through Lamplight Ministries in many different countries. Praise the Lord. We are grateful to you for your prayers and for your financial support that enables us to help many people around the world.

 

COMMENTS FROM PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN HELPED BY OUR PUBLICATIONS

 

If you would like to see the effect of your prayers and your contributions, please visit our website at www.lamplight.net to see 566 comments from people in 41 different countries who have been helped by our books and Scripture cards. You can order our publications from our website, from our post office box or the 800 telephone number at the bottom of this page.

 

A BUDDHIST WOMAN FROM SRI LANKA GAVE HER LIFE TO JESUS CHRIST AFTER READING WHAT WILL HEAVEN BE LIKE?.

 

Leela Fernando said, “When I came to visit my granddaughter in China, I found a book in her apartment titled What Will Heaven Be Like? written by Jack Hartman. I started reading this book and I was very much touched by the truth I found in the book. I discovered that as a Buddhist I was very lost and was heading for destruction. I did not want to miss heaven. I gave my life to Jesus Christ. I want to go back to Sri Lanka and spread the gospel of Jesus. Please help me with copies of your books so that I can use them to preach Jesus in my country. I am now a Christian and will never again be a Buddhist. Pray for me that I will bring many of the people in my country to come to the truth.” (Even though postage rates are very high, we sent Leela several copies of our books.)

 

A MAN FROM THE PHILIPPINES SAID THAT HE WEPT AS HE READ EXCHANGE YOUR WORRIES FOR GOD’S PERFECT PEACE.

 

Ezra Sanchez said, “When a copy of Exchange Your Worries for God’s Perfect Peace was given to me, I soaked it up like a sponge. I wept reading every page. You will never know how I passionately exchanged my worries for God’s perfect peace. The lessons in this book taught me that I have to forgive those who have harmed me. I admit that I have been bitter, but I thank God that I am now at peace again. I shared this wonderful book with my family. I am so happy just to be happy and to have my faith released. Thank you so very, very much.”

 

A WOMAN FROM THAILAND WAS GREATLY ENCOURAGED BY TRUST GOD FOR YOUR FINANCES. Mrs. Supapun Chalarddee said, “Ten years ago we started a fish farm. This business was a failure. We had to give up and sell everything. We still owe banks a huge debt. When I read your book Trust God for Your Finances, I knew that God will redeem us. We concentrate on Him now. The verses from the Bible in your book give me much moral support and calm me down. I am now waiting for God’s answer. We are making offerings faithfully and regularly and help others when appropriate. Thank you, Mr. Hartman, for sharing these blessings with so many people.”

 

A MAN FROM CHINA WAS VERY BLESSED BY TRUST GOD FOR YOUR FINANCES. HE WANTS TO TRANSLATE THIS BOOK INTO A LOCAL DIALECT.

 

Paul Ramsey, a teacher in China, said, “Your book Trust God for Your Finances has been a great blessing to me and my family. I am trying to find a scholar to interpret this book so that I can share it with many Chinese people here. This book is a must read. It has changed my thinking. I now have started trusting God for my finances. I soon will be moving from Tianjan to another province to teach in another school. Please send a copy of this book to my parents in the United States. I know that this book will bless them.” (We sent a copy of Trust God for Your Finances to Paul’s parents.)

 

COMMENTS FROM JACK HARTMAN

 

WE HAVE GOOD NEWS AND BAD NEWS CONCERNING OUR NEXT BOOK.

 

When we sent you our last newsletter, we were working steadily trying to get What Does God Say? finished and to the printer so that we could feature this book at the Christian Booksellers Convention in Orlando from July 13-17. I must tell you that all of our hard work was in vain. After the last newsletter came out, we discovered that we could not possibly have this book completed in time for this meeting. The reason for the delay is that this book is entirely different from the other seventeen Christian books we have written. All of these other books were written with individual chapters. Each book followed a similar format. What Does God Say? consists of 94 topics. The format for each of these topics is much different and requires more space than our normal book. We were aghast to find out that this book was going to be much too large. That is the bad news.

 

The good news is that we are cutting this book down steadily. We are keeping only the very best of the very best. Each day I pray asking God to guide us so that every detail in the final draft of this book will be exactly what He wants. God is answering this prayer. This book now is being tightened and polished so much that we are very excited about what the finished product will be. As this newsletter goes to the printer, we are working diligently on the typesetting. We hope to have the book to our printer by early July. We do not know the date when the book will be available, but we believe it will be late July or the first part of August. We believe that the delay of a few weeks will be well worth waiting for. God is answering our prayers. This book is being tightened tremendously. We believe that What Does God Say? is greatly anointed by God.

We will look forward to receiving your comments after you receive your copy, probably in August.

 

HAVE YOU NOTICED HOW GOD IS REACHING AROUND THE WORLD MORE AND MORE WITH THIS MINISTRY?

 

We have been writing these newsletters for many years. From the time our first book, Trust God for Your Finances, was published twenty-five years ago, we have received an enormous number of comments from readers who have been helped. Only a portion of these comments are on our website. We have many more. Our initial comments came primarily from people in the United States. Then we began to be used by God to help needy people in Third World countries in Africa. Many pastors in Africa have taught from the scriptural contents of our books for several years. Since the initial comments that came primarily from the United States and countries in Africa, God has constantly expanded this ministry. Trust God for Your Finances now has been translated into Russian, Danish, Portuguese, Norwegian, Korean, Hebrew and Greek. This book also has been translated into the Tamil dialect in India.

 

In recent newsletters, you may have noticed that God is expanding our books and Scripture cards into even more foreign countries. We have been receiving comments from the Philippines for almost three years. In recent months we have received several comments from Thailand. Unshakable Faith in Almighty God is currently being translated into the Urdu language in Pakistan. We have received several comments from China. This month we received our first comment from Sri Lanka. When I first wrote Trust God for Your Finances in 1983, I wrote the entire book in longhand. I had no experience writing Christian books. This book was turned down by each of the Christian publishers we sent it to. We ultimately published the book ourselves.

We are in absolute awe of how God has used Lamplight Ministries to help needy people around the world. Our checking account balance is very low as this newsletter is being written. Sending all of these books (average $15 for each book for shipping and handling) is very expensive. Please pray about sending a generous contribution to us to aid us in helping many people all over the world.

 

Thank you and God bless you.

 

COMMENTS FROM JUDY HARTMAN

 

Dear Lamplight family,

 

We love you and pray God’s blessing upon you in Jesus’ name. Beni Lup of WorldTeach Romania is spreading the Word of God through Lamplight books in Romania. He wrote to me: “Greetings from Romania! I have news from the Bible students in Moldova (a republic between Romania and Ukraine).

Here are a few comments they had about the books:

“The book called God’s Wisdom is Available to You caught my attention since I was praying for more wisdom. I come from a small village in Moldova and nobody in my family was seen as smart. Reading the book I understood how I can become wise through God’s Word, through meditation and through allowing the Spirit to lead me. I am happy that this book enriched my relation with God, people and with

myself.” (Sergey)

 

“When I received the book called Unshakable Faith in Almighty God, I soon realized that this is what our nation needs – something they can depend upon. I read it and read passages from it to others over the phone. It tells me that unshakable faith begins with a renewed mind – that is the key. Our nation needs this book. We need the God that this book so clearly describes.” (Nikolay)

 

“I want to be a woman of faith. The book Unshakable Faith in Almighty God gave me a clear perspective of keeping my head up in times of trouble and during the adversity in my life. I want now to share this truth with others.” (Svetlana)

 

Beni Lup is in the middle of his law exams and will complete them on July 10th. Please pray that the mind of Christ in Beni will prevail, that he will be led to study what he needs to know, and that he will pass the exams in the excellence of the Lord Jesus Christ. A lack of finances prevents Beni from printing the translations of our books in the Romanian language. These translations are strong on our hearts to be printed and distributed to the Romanian people who were so long without the gospel and now can receive it openly.

 

The ten 85-minute cassettes that originally accompanied our ten sets of Scripture cards now are available on CD for $10 each plus postage with five to nine of any combination at a 40% discount and ten or more at a 50% discount. Most people really enjoy Jack’s voice and presentation of the gospel on each of the ten subjects. Giving someone a CD on a topic of interest is a great way to present the Gospel to friends, family, and anyone else as God prompts you.

 

The set on finances is a great gift for anyone (book: Trust God for Your Finances; Scripture Cards

Financial Instructions from God and CD). The faith set is a great one as well (book: Unshakable Faith in Almighty God; Scripture Cards Continually Increasing Faith in God and CD).

 

You might choose the healing set (book: Receive Healing from the Lord; Scripture cards Receive Healing from the Lord and CD) or the peace set (book: Exchange Your Worries for God’s Perfect Peace; Scripture cards Enjoy God’s Wonderful Peace and CD).

 

I encourage everyone to go through Trust God for Your Finances again if you already have it or order the set. We all must be following God’s instructions. He provides for His children regardless of the outward circumstances. A pastor from Iowa received a copy of Trust God for Your Finances about ten years ago. He read it and gave copies of it to his Board of Directors. Six months ago he remembered the book and reread it. He said, “I started digging into it and saw the ideas and concepts of consistently speaking these promises to our situation, standing on God’s promises. Extreme fear and anxiety is not there as it used to be. I understand that God’s blessings will be there regardless of the financial situation in our society. We must trust Him and be obedient to His voice.”

 

Naomi Licek ministers to the people who place prayer requests on our website. She is anointed as she emails or calls each person. Please pray for her as she leads in this key area of Lamplight Ministries. I believe that we are in a war on earth today and that we are to be living as alert soldiers in time of war. We know that the enemy is not in one place. He is all around us and is ready to pounce on anyone who is vulnerable; we must be clothed in God’s armor (see Ephesians 6:10-18)

 

Pray for and contact your senators and representatives regarding legislation to keep our freedom to proclaim the Gospel.

Call the Congressional switchboard (202-225-3121) to leave a message with your senators and representative regarding freedom to express your beliefs.

 

Blessed to be a blessing (Genesis 12:1-3),

 

Jack and Judy Hartman

 

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