We have been On The Trail all summer for Jesus. We are still ‘Presenting Jesus!”- and the love and encouragement, and victory He offers.
This summer we have been to several of Lester Meier Rodeo Company 2017 Open Pro Rodeo Tour events in south central Texas. Lester and Holly Meier are Cowboy Partners in this ministry. They continue to welcome us to minister at their rodeos. Even with their busy schedule just before performance time, they make a way to attend Cowboy Church and encourage their workers, contestants, the rodeo judges, bull fighters, specialty acts, and others to attend.
We have seen a lot of the same cowboys and cowgirls this year. Because of this we are able to make disciples, and not just converts. After receiving Jesus as Savior people need to “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” (2 Peter 3:18) We counsel them during, before, and after church in many areas –healing, forgiveness, finances, jobs, marriage, couples living together who are not married (several have gotten married since), anger, wounded spirits from past hurts, hope for the future, resisting sin, living a more godly life pleasing the Father, and more. We have seen miracles and watch as Jesus heals alot of people and takes pain away. We see good fruit from our efforts. Many cowboys and cowgirls are living a life of love, joy, and peace instead of anger, bitterness and confusion. Many are living to serve Jesus now instead of always serving the flesh. Love always wins!
We continue to preach at Tejas Rodeo with the blessing of the owners, Yancey James and Trey Moore. Tejas Rodeo is a weekly Rodeo in Bulverde, Texas held weekly on Saturday nights from March to November (about 40 performances a year). They celebrated their 10th Anniversary last year. Pastor Cody Haynes of Johnson City, Tx supplies the bulls. Cody always says, “My bulls are about Jesus!”. He has made sure that there is a Cowboy Church service each week before every performance for 10 years. I preach and minister there several times a year when my schedule allows it. Over the years we have seen lots of people receive Jesus, grow in Christ, get healed, experience miracles. Jesus continues to bless us there. He is the same powerful Lord as when He walked the earth, and He still moves on the behalf of mankind in healing, salvation, deliverance, protection, and help. Tejas rodeo has grown in size and crowd numbers over the years. We believe it is because they honor Jesus and the Holy Spirit. It is a great place for beginner and seasoned cowboys to compete. A lot of cowboys and cowgirls that travel around the country got their start here. And they also got a good foundation for living their lives by the Word of God being instilled in them.
Cherlyn and I were also able to minister at Ridin’ With Christ Fellowship in Waller, TX this July. Pastor Art Musgrove has been inviting me to preach there since about 2008. It was a good service. People were ministered to in spirit soul, and body. Salvations-people were born again in their spirit. Wounded spirits from old emotional hurts were healed in their soul. Physically people were healed in their body. (See 1 Thessalonians 5:23 shows that God preserves us complete-spirit, souls, body.)
We I will be back at PRCA Rodeos this September and October to continue to minister in an area we have found favor from God and men for many years-38 years! We will continue to present the Good News of Jesus Christ. Lives are changed for the good!
It is a blessing and an honor to serve Jesus. We encourage you to present Jesus On The Trail of your life. It is a crazy world we live in. Our only hope is Jesus. So let’s do Matthew 5:16 “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.”
Reporting from On The Trail for Jesus,