August, 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 former buddhist in china was miraculously healed after she read RECEIVE healing from the Lord. Pastor Jim Koshita said, “Chai is one of the new Christians meeting with us at our home church here in China. She was a Buddhist, but now she is a very committed Christian. Since the first day I met her she often complained of pain in her left ear. There was some discharge of blood coming from this ear. She went to many hospitals in China over a period of two years, but the doctors in these hospitals were unable to help her. Your book Receive Healing from the Lord has always been a great blessing to me. I shared this book with Chai. Two weeks later she came back smiling. I asked her if she needed prayer for her ear. She told me that she was already healed and that she had found the true healer. She said that she now has medicine in her home from this great book which is a treasure to her.”

A woman in the philippines said that Exchange Your Worries for God's Perfect Peace gave her a solid foundation for her new life in christ. Loida Yantz said, “My late husband was one of the strong men for Ferdinand Marcos, the former president of the Philippines. We had money and power, but our family life was filled with stress. I was born again for real when Pastor Jack Malone conducted a crusade in our province. I am brand new at age 66. Pastor Jack gave me a copy of Exchange Your Worries for God's Perfect Peace. This book has helped me a lot. It gave me a solid foundation for my new faith to grow on. Thank you, Mr. and Mrs. Hartman, for your inspirational book that has helped me so much.

a man from ghana said that Never, Never Give Up helped him to follow his father’s advice. Kobina Atkerson said, “Your book Never, Never Give Up is a wonderful book. It came to me at just the right time. I thank God for the writers of this book. God used this man and woman to write this book specifically for me. My father is a church leader in one of the Lutheran churches in Ghana. At times he used to encourage me to be patient. I never took his advice seriously. I have always wanted to do things very fast. Your book has helped me so much. I read it every day. Your book has taught me how to persevere in life and never to give up. Each evening before I sleep I read this book. My life is becoming better every day. Thank you very much.”

A woman from Thailand said that she loves Trust God for Your Finances the most after the Bible. Ashaliya Promtha said, “After I read the book, Trust God for Your Finances¸ I was touched by the Holy Spirit and by the love of God. I now feel peaceful and closer to God. I have read numerous Christian books. I love this book the most after the holy Bible. I believe the writer was inspired by God to write this book. A friend of mine who was blessed financially gave a speech at our church. She gave me this book. I am very grateful for Trust God for Your Finances.”

COMMENTS FROM JACK HARTMAN

i am working diligently on our next book. I was seventy-seven years old in July, but I am still very busy doing what God has called me to do. As this newsletter goes to print, I am within a few days of completing the first draft of our next book which tentatively is titled Victory Over Adversity. I always write the first two or three drafts. Judy then goes to work and greatly improves the book in all subsequent drafts.

We believe that very difficult times are coming on the world. Most Christians believe that we live in the last days before Jesus returns. The Bible says, “…understand this, that in the last days will come (set in) perilous times of great stress and trouble [hard to deal with and hard to bear].” (II Timothy 3:1 amp)

Luke 21:25 in the Amplified Bible says that many people will be bewildered and in doubt during the last days, not knowing which way to turn. Luke 21:26 in the Amplified Bible says that men’s hearts will fail them because of fear, dread and apprehension of the things that are coming on the world. We believe that we live in the early part of the last days before Jesus Christ returns. We believe that the rapture of the church will take place relatively soon.

We believe that the seven year Great Tribulation will take place immediately after the rapture of the church. This seven year period literally will be hell on earth. We describe this ordeal in detail in our new book titled What Does God Say?.

We believe that the world will go through difficult times before the seven year Tribulation. We believe that God will allow these difficult times to come upon the world because He wants to draw as many people as possible to Himself for eternal salvation through Jesus Christ before His Son returns (see John 6:44 and II Peter 3:9).

The first chapter of this book deals with the problems in the last days that are explained in the Bible. The second chapter explains in detail the problems that we believe will be reported upon by the news media during the months and years to come. Most thinking people who read the first two chapters of this book will be convinced that difficult times are on the way.

We very much dislike having to write what we are writing in the first two chapters. However, we cannot stick our heads in the sand and ignore the facts. There is no question that difficult times are coming upon us. The question is when, not if.

The initial chapters of this book define the problem. The remainder of the book explains how the Lord will bring you safely through these difficult times if you know and obey His specific instructions and if you know and have absolute faith in the promises He has given to you. Unbelievers will panic when they see the difficult times that are coming upon the world. Many Christians will panic as well because they have not obeyed God's instructions to renew their minds in His Word each day and to meditate day and night on the holy Scriptures.

Jesus Christ won a total, complete and absolute victory over every problem you will ever face (see II Corinthians 2:14). Receiving manifestation of this victory will be automatic when Christians arrive in heaven. However, walking in the manifestation of this enormous victory is far from automatic during our lives here on earth. You must know what God has promised and have absolute faith that your loving Father will do exactly what He has promised to do. “…without faith it is impossible to please God…” (Hebrews 11:6 niv)

This book will be filled with hundreds of specific instructions and promises from the holy Scriptures that will enable you to walk in the victory that Jesus Christ won for you during the difficult times that are coming upon the earth. We are very excited about this book. We believe that many people will be helped.

CORRECTION ON OUR NEW BOOK. Writing a book of the magnitude of What Does God Say? is a formidable task. Explaining 1,221 verses of Scripture on 94 different topics is a massive job. We do not know of any ministry of our size that has ever attempted such an enormous undertaking. We have received two comments about minor errors in context in this book. We eliminate or correct many verses of Scripture that are incorrect in each of our books. Occasionally we miss one. We apologize. We are not perfect. We are doing our very best. We will correct any errors in the next printing.

PLEASE PRAY ABOUT SUPPORTING OUR MINISTRY FINANCIALLY. As you can see from these monthly newsletters, we are helping many people all over the world. We have several requests for large numbers of books that we are unable to fulfill because our finances at this time are not sufficient to deal with the significantly increased postage rates that have caused some ministries to stop sending books overseas altogether. We very much want to help these people. We are trusting God for regular contributions to help us continue this expensive project. Please pray about sending a generous contribution and becoming a monthly partner to help us continue the work the Lord has called us to do. Thank you and God bless you.

COMMENTS FROM JUDY HARTMAN

Dear Lamplight family,

We love you. We treasure our relationship across the miles that are close in prayer.

A dear friend told me that What Does God Say? is arranged in a way that makes focusing on each topic very easy. She said that the subtitles and the space between each verse enable her to focus on each passage. She also said that she is a fast reader. In other books she reads so fast that sometimes she misses part of what she reads. In this book, she says that you can’t miss anything, because you are made to slow down and stop to focus on each explanation and verse of Scripture. Another dear friend told me that she had always wondered how God could turn His back on His Son. She said that she now understands after reading the Salvation section of What Does God Say?

We believe that if you give this book to unsaved loved ones, they will receive it gratefully. Their curiosity will be aroused. The 40% discount for five to nine of any of our items in any combination and the 50% discount for ten or more of any combination of our items include our new book. We have never seen a book that so clearly defines heaven, hell, and salvation in the first three topics. On the front cover we invite people to see if they have made the most important decision they will ever make. We do not know how long we will remain on the earth. We encourage you to give this book to everyone you love and to everyone in your circle of influence.

Nancy Sue Laminack has invited me to join her on a trip to India in November. I attended the training at the Literacy and Evangelism International headquarters in Tulsa, OK this year with Nancy Sue as one of the instructors. I have a Master’s Degree in Secondary Reading, so literacy is a passion in my life. I am inviting Pastor Ebenezer Moses of India Gospel Fellowship to join us at this training. We will train pastors and leaders to teach people to read with the gospel message included in the learning-to-read primers. 

We are mailing copies of some of our books for the English-speaking pastors and leaders to use in their church planting ministries. I will be teaching the principles in Trust God for Your Finances to the pastors and leaders in India. If you would like to invest in my trip to India in November, you can begin to do so now. Please include a note of explanation with your contribution. The cost will be about $1850 for the airline ticket plus $25 a day for fifteen days = $375. We also are trusting that we will be able to donate a projector that projects from a computer to a screen. We will need this projector in our teaching. We can take one, but we prefer to donate one for the pastor to use in his training of pastors of churches he plants. We would like to give a monetary donation to Pastor Rajan as well for his church planting ministry.

A man from Washington emailed me saying, “Last year I reread Trust God for Your Finances a few times because I had been having trouble in that area of life. It seemed like my wife and I would work and work and get promotions, but we never seemed to have financial soundness. Everything is much better since I started focusing on renewing my mind, but this still is a work in progress. I am getting settled into a pattern of tithing and cheerful giving. It is a comfort to at least have turned the corner on the road to trusting our heavenly Father in this area. I also have enjoyed several of your sets of Scripture Meditation Cards. What a great idea!”

For at least twenty years, people in the Amway or Quikstar Company have been ordering Trust God for Your Finances. Many people have come to know the Lord Jesus Christ through Sunday morning services at Amway meetings around the world. A man from Tennessee told me: “A man who mentors me gave me a copy of Trust God for Your Finances. This book contains a wealth of God’s power and promises. I decided to take God at His Word. What I have gone through the last five years has led me to a passion for Christ. If I had to go through them again, I would. I have a peace and find it awesome to see what God will do. My greatest passion is being a father. I am teaching my four year old daughter to state the Scripture every day in words she can understand. I am planting the seed of God’s Word in her. This year ten people on our team have read Trust God for Your Finances.

Please pray for Jack as he completes the first draft of our next book. Please pray for God’s anointing upon us as we prepare God's Word to be easily understood and applied in lives in every nation. Thank you for your prayers.

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