Dear Friends of Pinecrest,
One of Paul's prayers applies to those who are presently
being moved upon and stirred by the Holy Spirit. This prayer
can be found in Ephesians 1:17-18. "That the God of our
Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, would give you a Spirit
of wisdom and understanding in gaining a personal knowledge
of Him, the eyes of your heart having been enlightened, that
you may know "
This is the heart and intention of the ministry of the Banner.
I seek for and appreciate your interest and prayers, that
this message may continue to touch hearts and lives. The letters
I receive are very encouraging concerning this.
A Church is made up of those who attend and give in its support.
The congregation of Pinecrest consists of those who are students,
attend the conferences, or come as visitors, along with those
who receive the Banner. The income that is received from students
and visitors alone does not supply adequate funds for the
continuation of this ministry.
Above all else, we are dependent on the Lord, but we look
to Him to supply these needs through those who receive the
Banner. Many of these are faithfully supporting the ministry
of Pinecrest. To each of you who are doing so, thank you from
the very depths of my being. Your gifts are very much needed
To the many of you who are not giving in support of the ministry
of the Banner and of Pinecrest, please prayerfully consider
doing so. We are continually short of the necessary funds
to maintain this ministry. We are able to continue only due
to much sacrifice. There is an urgent need for an increase
in the number of those who support the ministry of the Banner,
and the Bible School.
Thank you for your kind consideration of this need. I trust
that this issue of the Banner will be a blessing to you, and
that it will truly have a part in the "eyes of your heart
being opened to spiritual truth," and that our Lord will
make Himself more fully known to you in this new year.
May our Lord bless you.
Wade E Taylor