I am often asked, "What is the Lord is doing at this
time?" My conviction is that the Lord is increasingly
redeeming a people out from the world, into His Church. At
the same time, He is intensifying His call to a people who
are within the Church, and separating them, while abiding
within the Church, unto Himself. "My beloved spake, and
said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away"
This "called" people are being stirred, quickened,
and moved upon, by the Lord as He leads them through a special
time of preparation, and increasingly reveals Himself, and
His end time purposes to them. The Banner is prayerfully dedicated
as a ministry to these who are being inwardly dealt with,
and drawn upward, by the Lord at this present time.
I am very encouraged by the many letters that I receive regarding
the ministry of the Banner. These report that the Banner has
brought spiritual understanding, edification, and encouragement
to them. This makes all that is involved in the preparation
and mailing of each issue of the Banner worthwhile.
I personally thank each one of you who gave, in response
to the letter that was sent asking for funds to help lift
the intense financial burden that was upon Pinecrest. Enough
has come to lift much of this burden. Also, this has lessened
the pressures that are upon me because of this financial need.
I feel like an immense load has been lifted from me.
All this was accomplished through the gifts that came from
about one-in-twelve that receive the Banner. If each one who
receives the Banner had responded, or will yet respond, the
remaining pressure and much of the long term debt could be
lifted from Pinecrest.
I am prayerfully trusting that Pinecrest will not fall back
under financial pressure, such as had accumulated in the past.
This can only be so, if those who receive the Banner and are
ministered to by it, continue to give on a regular basis to
I prayerfully trust that this issue of the Banner will bring
spiritual understanding and encouragement to you who are searching
for "something more."
Thank you again for being a part of this ministry.
Wade E Taylor