The word "Pinecrest" represents several different
areas of ministry. It speaks of a place that is available
to those who desire to come apart for a time of preparation;
a house of prayer for those who need a place to seek the Lord;
a place where the Spirit of the Lord rests for those who desire
to sit under anointed teaching for short periods of time;
and a School of the Spirit, a ministry to those who seek a
deeper insight into the Word of God.
The outworking of these ministries necessitates having buildings,
staff, supplies, and equipment. All this is very expensive
to maintain. The need is beyond the income that comes from
monies received through the every day operation of Pinecrest.
Many come to Pinecrest and feel this burden and, on a regular
basis, are supporting Pinecrest, helping to make up the shortage.
Also, there is an increasing number among those who receive
the Banner that are sending support towards printing and mailing
the Banner. This lifts the burden for support of the Banner
from the other ministries of Pinecrest. There is an urgent
need for more to feel this burden and become a part of this
The letter that you recently received was sent to you because
the financial pressure has increased beyond any possible means
of being satisfied through the regular income of Pinecrest.
Your response to this need has been most encouraging.
I personally thank each one of you who have returned the
offering envelope with your gift to this ministry. Thank you,
from the very depths of my being.
Also, I encourage those of you who have not returned your
envelope with a gift to prayerfully consider doing so. Without
your help, we will come short inbeing able to lift the present
financial pressure from the ministry of Pinecrest.
I am sorry that we were not able to send the Spring issue
of the Banner. The funds to do so were not available. This
issue of the Banner is designated as the Spring-Summer issue,
so there will not be a gap.
I am trusting the Lord that it will be possible to send an
enlarged issue of the Banner within each of the four seasons
of the year. I am greatly encouraged by the many comments
I receive concerning the quality and anointing that is upon
the Banner. This is an answer to my on-going prayer that the
Banner will be blessed by the Lord. I am very conscious of
His enabling graceand anointing as each issue is prepared.
The expense of printing and mailing the Banner is far more
than most realize. Thank you for your part in making a continuation
of this ministry possible.
May our Lord richly bless you, and cause you to come into
all that He has purposed for you.
In His love,