I look forward to writing this column, as it gives expression
to my heart concerning the vision and ministry of Pinecrest
to the Body of Christ through the Banner, the Bible School,
and the Conference meetings.
When I am asked concerning the "health" of this
ministry, I usually reply that spiritually, things are wonderful,
for the Lord is marvelously moving and blessing; but financially,
we are struggling almost beyond our ability to continue.
This may seem like a contradiction, yet I am absolutely convinced
that the Lord is clearly indicating that we most certainly
are to continue. This means there must be an increase in our
income. Over the years, I have been reluctant to "ask"
except at times of dire need, but it has become necessary
to more openly make the on-going need known.
I am prayerfully looking to the Lord for increased wisdom
and understanding concerning His "intent" for Pinecrest.
He will support His program. However, we must do our part.
First and above all else, we must both please Him in all we
do to fulfill His purpose and calling. I often search my heart
to be sure we are moving towards that which He made so real
to me in a visitation during October of 1959.
I am encouraged by the pure abiding presence of the Lord
and the moving of the Holy Spirit in visitation at Pinecrest.
There is a deeper and more intense working of the Lord in
the lives of the students and visitors than ever before. Along
with this, it is marvelous to read the letters that come concerning
the change in lives that is taking place through the ministry
of the Banner. All this makes it worth while.
The Lord has spoken to us about a "weekend conference
ministry" with a service each Friday evening, Saturday
morning and evening, and Sunday morning, for those who come
on weekends. We will let you know when these special meetings
To those who are presently supporting this ministry with
your gifts, thank you from the very depths of my being. And
to all others who are being spiritually fed through the ministry
of the Banner and of Pinecrest, please consider becoming a
Your gifts will help make it possible to continue.
Thank you and may our Lord richly bless you.
Wade E Taylor