Mustard Seed Outreach Updates...
Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies. The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life. (Proverbs 31:10-12)
A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband. (Proverbs 12:4)
Mark and Ginger Lang's wedding anniversary is September 3rd.
The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away. (Psalm 90:10)
So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom. (Psalm 90:12)
Two little lines I heard one day,
traveling along life's busy way;
Bringing conviction to my heart,
and from my mind would not depart;
Only one life, 'twill soon be past,
only what's done for Christ will last.
Mark's birthday is September 16.
When is your birthday?
Mark has become, "The Padre of Broadway." He is giving away food and drink to the homeless. He is sharing the gospel with tourists from all over the world. He is also passing out gospel tracts at concerts that are held at The Municipal Auditorium and the Bridgestone Arena. Ginger continues to offer Biblical counseling, spiritual encouragement, and intercessory prayer. She is "God's Minute Woman."
"We will give ourselves continually to prayer and to the ministry of the word." (Acts 6:4)
"But the end of all things is at hand; therefore be serious and watchful in your prayers." (I Peter 4:7)
"Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving;" (Colossians 4:2)
Death is a reality. As you grow older and see your loved ones die, fathers, mothers, husbands, wives, and yes even children, you begin to realize that life is fleeting and death is just a breath away. The loneliness and grief you feel as a loved one passes away sometimes seems too much to bear, but through the resurrection of Jesus Christ we have hope of a better life beyond the grave. Jesus said, "Because I live, you will live also." John 14:19
"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead." I Peter 1:3
"Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life." John 5:24
"These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of God." I John 5:13
Jesus said, "Do not marvel at this; for the hour is coming in which all who are in the graves will hear His voice and come forth--those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of condemnation." John 5:28-29
"For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord." I Thessalonians 4:16-17
Jesus was born in a manger, but He didn't stay in a manger. Jesus was nailed to an old, rugged cross, but He didn't stay on an old, rugged cross. Jesus was buried in a borrowed tomb, but He didn't stay in a borrowed tomb. The tomb is empty! The Son has risen! Jesus said, "I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of Death." Revelation 1:18
Because of the empty tomb, you and I can have the assurance of eternal life. Death could not keep our Savior in the grave - the One who gave His life to save us from our sins has triumphed over death. Jesus' death and resurrection opened the way for all who believe in Him to experience true life in the presence of God Almighty.
REJOICE, FOR HE HAS RISEN!
We need those of you who have been blessed by Mustard Seed Outreach to step forward and support the ministry on a monthly basis.
Areas for financial support:
We need funds to purchase the following items for the ministry:
Movie Ministry - DVDs, a Shure microphone, speaker stands, and a Panasonic Blu-Ray player. We also need a more centrally located place to show our film presentations. Let us know if your church would be interested in allowing us to use their facility.
Benevolence Ministry - food and clothing for those in need, and gift certificates from grocery stores, restaurants, and department stores.
Music Ministry - Pre-recorded Christian Music CDs, Adobe Audition computer software, CD jewel cases, and music CD-Rs.
Literature Ministry - Audio books, Christian paperbacks, bookmarks, gospel tracts, Scripture portions, and Bibles on compact disc.
Mailing Ministry - postcards, Blu-Ray laptop computer, envelopes, bubble mailers, postage stamps, and Scripture seals.
We need to raise at least $100,000 to keep Mustard Seed Outreach going strong in the year 2011.
"...do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry." II Timothy 4:5b
"... He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver." II Corinthians 9:6-7
Mustard Seed Outreach is a non-profit ministry, supported entirely by contributions. All gifts are tax deductible and should be sent to:
P.O. Box 24092
Nashville, TN 37202
Tel: (615) 354-1930