Although this has been expressed in the last several issues
of the Banner, the presence of the Lord and a special working
of the Holy Spirit on the campus continues. The Lord has been
so marvelously opening our hearts that the richness of His
workings leaves us with few words. However, the results of
the changes in lives are so evident that it causes an almost
overwhelming feeling of appreciation toward the Lord.
Each year, the first week in January is set apart as a special
time of prayer. The word that came forth the clearest during
this time was "relationship;" to personally know
the Lord and spend quality time with Him. Many times, it was
clearly expressed that our devotional time with the Lord is
essential and that our relationship to others depends on it.
It is essential for us to recognize that we were created to
be dependent upon Him, and that an ongoing relationship with
Him is not an option, but necessary.
One cannot give what they do not have. Much of what takes
place in our churches depends upon each individual's personal
response and obedience to the Lord. The Lord is showing us
that He has much more available to those who sincerely desire
Effort is being made to both improve and increase the number
of rooms that are available for the visitors who come to Pinecrest.
If you have been on the waiting list for any of the previous
conferences, do not let that hinder you from making a reservation
for a future meeting, or visit.
We invite and encourage you to come to Pinecrest for any
length of stay to be a part of the chapel meetings and the
classes. Charles Haun will be at Pinecrest to teach during
the third school term, which begins on January 25th. You will
benefit from the spiritual richness of his ministry.
May each one of us continue to grow in the grace and knowledge
that is being extended to us, that we might have a greater
abundance to give to others. May this New Year be more blessed
than any other. This is possible as there is a fresh new working
of the Lord throughout the earth in this hour.
Thank you for your prayers and for being a friend of Pinecrest.