From Pastor Allen,
I trust you all had a blessed Christmas and are trusting for God’s favor in 2017. It is truly an exciting time to be alive. Just consider the events that are propelling us into 2017. We are going to have a new President of our country, who I might add needs our prayers not our criticism. The stock market as I write this letter is almost at 20,000. We are in an ongoing war with Islamic terrorism. The UN is trying to put the squeeze on Israel, and has just approved $138,700 for a database blacklisting businesses with ties to Israel. Our world has reached 7.5 billion people. And we are the closest generation to the second coming of Jesus Christ. Exciting.
If there is a beginning of God’s dealings with man, then there will be an end. The Bible says, “Thus says the Lord, …‘I am the First and I am the Last;” (Isaiah 44:6) God wrote the first chapter of man’s history and he will write the last. There is no need to fear 2017, God is still on the throne. Like the words of the old song we used to sing says, “He’s got the whole world in His hands. Our lives are secure in Him.
I am also looking forward to experiencing God’s favor on PT and PT North in 2017. Last year we experienced our greatest year of giving in my 17 years at PT. We had a record year of giving out to Missions, RI Dream Center, prisoner’s families, feeding the homeless every day, and so much more. As we gave out, God also gave back, because you can never out give God. What we sow is what we reap.
Church, I challenge you to stay focused on reaching souls, restoring the fallen, and helping the hurting. Find a need and fill it this year, find a hurt and heal it. If we do this, God will invest in PT and PT North. It has been my privilege to work with Pastor Dave, Pastor Barry, Pastor Les, and the staff of PT and PT North. The PT staff is not just a staff, they are a team. Let God use you in 2017, surrender your life completely to God and He will do the unimaginable.
For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11-13