Clayton & Isobel Dougan's Update

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Dear Friends at Assembly Care,

Amazingly I have been involved in the Capernwray ministry here in Canada for 33 years. This was brought home when, a few weeks ago, I was able to be part of the 40th anniversary celebration for the centre here in BC. It’s my privilege not only to teach in both the Canadian Capernwray Bible Schools but also to serve as a Director on the board. I will be teaching for one week in each of the two Canadian schools over the next few months. 

The preaching and teaching side of our ministry continues and, if I may say so for the glory of God, I and many others have been aware of the various messages truly being the Lord’s word for the various local churches I have visited. On a recent visit to one of the Vancouver churches I had a good conversation with a young married man who trusted the Lord on a previous visit to this church. He is from a background of Marxism and Buddhism so his life has been somewhat complicated. While he is still grappling with significant questions he is growing in the Lord by spending time in God’s word etc. 

This coming Saturday (13th Oct.) we will be holding the fourth of our L.E.A.D. (Love, Encourage, Assist, Develop) Conferences for elders and prospective elders from local churches on Vancouver Island. The theme this time will be the centrality of Christ. We are praying for a real strengthening of those churches.

Health wise, Isobel has been having some challenges of late. She will be seeing our doctor soon for a “non-urgent” chat to go over the results of some recent blood work. This month I’m celebrating the 10th anniversary of my triple bypass operation. The result of a recent tread mill stress test was that my performance was 60% above average. I’m so grateful. 

Once again we send warmest greetings to you all together with heart-felt thanks for continued prayerful support.


“The grace of the Lord Jesus be with you”.
Clayton & Isobel,
2750 Tudor Avenue,
Victoria, B.C., V8N 1L5
Phone: 250 477 0543
Cell: 250 532 4093
claytondougan@shaw.cawww.claytondougan.org

Prayer Update From Bev

Dear Family in the Lord.

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Greetings again in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I have thought about these verses many times. John who wrote the book of the Revelations wept because there was no man able to open the scrolls (and bring judgement on Satan, and end His Kingdom of darkness.) Then one of the elders, around the throne said to John “Don’t weep, because the Lion of the tribe of Judah has overcome, and is able to bring down His judgments.” To destroy the king of darkness and his kingdom is to end all war, suffering, death, disease, injustice, broken relationships, natural disasters and evil in the heart of every one. The Lion of the tribe of Judah was Jesus, and what Israel was looking for was a LION fierce and terrible to deliver the nation of Israel and destroy her enemies. .. But then John in his vision looks and he does not see a LION, but on the throne of the Ancient of Days was a lamb as if it had been slain. .. A lamb gives us an image of weakness, and a lamb as if it had been slain further intensifies the image of weakness. God will not deliver Israel with the power like that of a LION, but with the character of meekness, love, compassion, and surrender to the will of the LORD. This is how the power of Jesus contrasts with the world powers and the power of Satan. .. In the book by Ken Fleming on “God’s Witness in the Stars” he shows how God’s plan of redemption was revealed to Adam and Eve at the beginning and taught to all his descendants, and after the flood the nations were taught by Noah to all before the confusion of the languages at Babel. Thus, all Gentile nations had God’s message of redemption long before Moses wrote the Pentateuch. In the zodiac sign of Libra, the theme is the price of redemption and man’s inability to pay. But the constellation of the southern cross in the sign of Libra, reveals that the price would be paid by the death of a perfect sacrifice on a cross. This was revealed long before David wrote the Messianic Psalms, of the death of the Messiah where His hands and feet would be pierced. .. Also, in the zodiac sign of Aries is the picture of a lamb that is dying, but he has a crown on his head. This lamb of God will die by crucifixion, but will rise from the dead to receive an eternal kingdom. Jesus thus has power over death disease suffering war, disasters and evil. It is AMAZING the details that have been revealed in the stars as a message to ALL NATIONS. HE IS WORTHY to bring Judgment

We just finished our Corn Roast and Campfire Supper with the International Students, and immediately I am preparing for our Thanksgiving party with the Students and Scholars. Pray for this next event as this is one of the times that we present the gospel at our event. We must advertise if there will be a religious message so that they do not feel deceived. I am surprised that some Muslims come when we share the gospel, but others are offended and can complain about us, and cause problems for us. There are more groups now working on the Campuses with International students and Scholars, so our numbers at our social events are not as large as they have been in the past, as there are more options to choose from, .. but more students are being reached in different ways, for which we must Praise the Lord. I have had a good number of students in the Bible studies this last year, and P.T.L. many seem to have had a positive change of heart and mind. We are seeing a number leave during August and September and the ranks are not filling up as fast again, but the Lord knows that I need a relaxed pace from time to time, to catch my breath. The Lord keeps bringing to us those who are interested in Bible. P.T.L

Thank you for your prayers and support. May the Lord bless you.
Bev Boyle

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Attwood Address Change

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Attwood Update

“When thou saidst, Seek ye My face; my heart said unto Thee,
Thy face, Lord, will I seek.”   
Psalm 27:8

How we thank the Lord for each of you, your prayers and practical love shown to us is much appreciated.

On July 8th, after 33 years of children in our home, we officially became “empty nesters”. We took a few days just to pray and seek the Lord as to what this change in our lives might mean practically. One thing became clear to us - the need to simplify and downsize.  We moved into a much smaller townhouse and are seeking to befriend our new neighbors while we reorganize.

***  Please note our new address now is:
3085 W Cardinal Street
Springfield MO 65810
-2352
U.S.A.

In the midst of all this activity, Mike was bitten by Pin Oak mites, which caused a lot of physical discomfort and pain – he has recovered well after several weeks, and is back on a fairly regular preaching schedule.

We were surprised and delighted with the arrival of James, our oldest son. He flew in from Norway for three days to help us in transition.  Please pray on for the work in Ellingsoy he is involved with. He has weekly prayer and discipleship meetings, and is engaged in shepherding the flock there, as well as seeking to reach out with the Gospel in the area.

Upcoming trips for Mike include Dearborn, Michigan, the TEPSE Encounter Conference, and teaching Romans at the Ezekiel Project School of Evangelism; Spanish Wells, Bahamas; and Heidelberg, Ontario. Your prayers for the power of the Holy Spirit upon those meetings would be greatly appreciated.

Sometime between November and January we need to visit Norway. Mike has yet to see our new granddaughter, Ella [4 months old now], and try to encourage the saints there, and Ireland too, where three of our children now make their home.

We covet your prayers, we realize time is short and want our lives to be as effective as possible, as the Lord Jesus said …” work for the night is coming when no man can work!” John 9:4.

Pray for our Turkish Muslim friend, Omer (age 21), who is reading the Gospel literature we gave him and feels we are like a second family to him. Ann Marie met him in Atlanta Airport on a return trip from Norway four months ago. She took him to the airport today and prayed with him before he went through security. He was deeply moved and wept all the way to security. Do pray for his salvation. He returns to Turkey mid-October.

Mike & Ann Marie Attwood
3085 West Cardinal Street
Springfield MO 65810
-2352
U.S.A.
E-mail:   watchingservant@gmail.com
Telephone:   706-340-5997

A Quick Visit To Los Angeles by Richard and Nancye Yarrall

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Dear friends,

In past newsletters we have asked for prayer for Alan Morris, who lives in Long Beach, and is a member of the Westminster Latino church. He was diagnosed some eight years ago with throat cancer. Amazingly the Lord has sustained him all these years but finally the cancer has advanced. A few weeks ago, he was hospitalized, and they diagnosed a tumor pressing against his heart. The doctors said there was nothing more they could do. He is in the ICU on life support and could pass away at any time. His wife, Eddy, is by his side and there are two teen-age children and they are all quite upset. 

Alan has been a faithful Christian and a leader in the church as well as an extended family from Honduras. He joined the church some thirteen years ago and through him and another brother led us to many Honduran immigrants. As a result of working with the family some thirty have come to know the Lord or have been restored to the Lord. They are all devastated by Alan’s illness as they have depended on him for his spiritual leadership. 

Nancye and I have been praying about making a return visit to Los Angeles to spend time with the family and the church. They need a lot of support at this time as it has been devastating for many of them.

So we have booked flights to Los Angeles leaving from Auckland on Tuesday, October 9th and returning on Sunday night, October 28th. Your prayers would be a big help at this time as we go to minister both to the Westminster church and to the extended Morris family. 

Why the English name Morris? Their grandfather went from Texas to Honduras many years ago where he met and married a girl. The rest is history. The offspring grew up speaking Spanish but have access to residency in the USA which they have taken advantage of.

We look forward to this return visit and meeting all our old friends, plus getting back into the Spanish speaking world. Time will preclude any visits beyond Los Angeles. We can’t stay longer as we must be back in New Zealand for my sister and brother-in-law’s Diamond Wedding Anniversary in early November. 

Your prayers at this time would be appreciated for a profitable time of ministry in Los Angeles among our Latino friends. 

With love in our Lord,
Richard and Nancye

Clayton & Isobel Dougan's Monthly Update

 Clayton and Isobel Dougan

Clayton and Isobel Dougan

Dear Friends at Assembly Care, 

Isobel and I are grateful for the time we were able to spend with our younger son Tim and his children in August. It was quality time during which the Lord made it possible to have spiritual input into the lives of the children. While with them I was asked to say a few words at the Memorial Service for a friend whom I had the privilege of leading to the Lord some months ago. As a result of sharing how my friend had come to Christ I learned that the ladies of his wife’s Bible study group had been praying for him for years. They were overjoyed to hear he had come to the Lord even if it was at the very end of his life. It was a real illustration of how the evangelist in very often the final link in the chain which leads someone to faith in the Lord Jesus. To God be all the glory.

Last weekend I was preaching in one of the Vancouver assemblies. The Lord’s presence was truly felt as the word of God was being preached. The Holy Spirit was working and some people who are grappling with significant challenges spoke of it being the Lord’s word for them. Also the young married man who came to the Lord the last time I was with this assembly is continuing to grow in the Lord. Again, all glory to our wonderful Lord. 

Our men’s Bible study has resumed and seven men met with me yesterday. They all testified to the fact that our times together is proving significant in their spiritual growth. 

Yesterday morning we met with our Advisory Board. We were able to rejoice together in all the Lord is doing as well as discuss and pray over some deeper issues relative to the ministry the Lord has given us.

Thank you again for your prayerful support which, as we keep saying and saying from our hearts, means more to us than you will ever know. 

“The grace of the Lord Jesus be with you”.
Clayton & Isobel,

2750 Tudor Avenue,
Victoria, B.C., V8N 1L5
Phone: 250 477 0543
Cell: 250 532 4093
claytondougan@shaw.cawww.claytondougan.org

54 YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE KING: August 10th, 2018 Praises & Adoration For All His Blessings!

 Carmen

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August 10th 2018 Praises & Adoration for all His Blessings!
Thank you very much for your prayers and support each month for the bills that you are helping me to keep up with. Sometimes there are shortages, but like the Apostle Paul says, abounding and making the best of what our Lord sends me. I appreciate everything you do for me and the work. Heaven awaits those who will give. Thank you for your gifts and prayers as they found the Lord because you helped them in the kingdom. It sure brings tears to my eyes when you think of the day when Jesus will say to you, “Well done for your care for Carmen and these people”. What a day that will be!  Let us remain faithful Jesus is nearer than we think!

A POSSIBLE  NEW OUTREACH : Looking to 2019
Prison ministry and a new outreach in a new Nursing Facility. So much to be done, however as the Lord has to guide me and open doors for these things. PRAY with me to this end. I am excited how He is going to make this happen. Catch the flame with me!

November 11th will mark five years at Cinnaminson Home. Oh what a joy to touch lives of the staff and Residents. To our Lord be the glory! I have brothers who share the ministry of the word along with me. I provide music, and new song books for those who can still see to read. The Lord give us a swell time every 2nd Sunday at 2.PM. Pray for us.

Martha’s Pantry” is thirty years now
It is being restocked for the holiday, with canned food and other non perishables, so when folk call the office I can either ask them to come and get the help or I’ll take it to them. You cannot imagine the need folk have at times. None of us are free from needs thank the Lord we can help as believers bring in their donations – Turkeys, and chicken are bought last for November and December’s  Gift Baskets with Bibles and other spiritual helps. Most times the needs are because of fires, work related, or just bad times, but these situation are not forever. We are glad to help the community.

Pray for  more children for our Sunday School and also for more young people for the youth outreach. Help us pray for new families, not church hoppers.

Pray for:
For women to serve in the women’s outreach at the chapel for the 2019 term and beyond.
For more open doors and open hearts to accept our Lord as I engage them.
Ethenic outreach at the Gas Stations, beauty salon, and Market shops.
For my son Nate who is incarcerated right now for accusations against him cost to help him is quite expensive. Pray for Lawyer Huff and Judge Smith as they handle his case.

JOYS, GOD KEEPS:
Twenty four years since Ed and I have been separated- God is keeping me and helping me to live abundantly and serve His causes with joy. I am making it through because of your prayer, encouragement and help. Thank you very much. May you be watered as you do to me Isaiah 58:11 promises to do just that- water, prosper and strengthen us Amen!

We are Giving thanks and my heart is joyful and gracious. Your prayer brings peace amidst the trials in my family right now.! (Psalm 62:5) God is my/our hope and expectation Hallelujah!

Fall is here. I love and appreciate you for serving with me!

You are awesome,  
THANKS my SPECIAL Friend.
Carmen

57 Gamewell La, Willingboro, NJ 08046
E.charmingandy1@gmail.com

Prayer Partners for Paul Howland

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Dear Prayer Partners,

Last month the Lord brought me across the path of many people who were open to hear about Him.  I did not see the resistance to the Gospel as I traveled "A Cross America with Christ" like in 2017 except in Canada.  There was laughter and open opposition, but the three Provinces of Nouveau Brunswick, Québec & Toronto need personal workers to bring them to Christ.  The believers are few and far between.

As I head across the Midwest of the USA, I appreciate your prayers for the assemblies on my route.  Christ has stirred many hearts to be ready to lead others to Him.  Pray with me that the fire will not be quenched by the "cold water" that our Enemy will throw on that fire.  Remember the altar Elijah built!

You can see and read about the "latest news" of the mission the Lord has confided to me.  Just copy and paste or click on this link to visit my website:  https://pass4missions.yolasite.com/latest-news.php

In the fellowship of the Gospel,  Paul Howland

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September News from Sue

This last month I began to give out my new tracts. Since they are printed on thinner paper I can’t use a rubber band to keep them together or they would bend. I have missed some opportunities to give them to people because I couldn’t get them out of my purse fast enough. Maybe by the next letter I will tell you my solution.

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Chaplain Kenneth Botton - Chaplaincy Interview

Dr. Kenneth V. Botton, originally hails from North Hollywood, California. After high school, he attended the University of New Mexico as an NROTC Scholarship recipient and received his Navy Commission upon graduation in December 1971. Dr. Botton’s military career spanned almost 23 years and he saw service as both a line officer and a Chaplain. His assignments include...

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Iron Sharpens Iron Conference May 24-27, 2018

Are you familiar with the Iron Sharpens Iron Conference? It is hosted at Emmaus Bible College and will be held this year from May 24 - May 27. It's now open for registration, I highly encourage you to take advantage of it. Like many other conferences, you will have the opportunity to enjoy strong biblical teaching, fellowship, and encouragement from your brothers and sisters in Christ as you share what the Lord is doing in each others lives. I'll share a video below as an example of some of the people you can meet and speak to at these types of conferences. It's a video we have put together to raise awareness of the Stewards Ministry Chaplaincy Program. 

Keep an eye out here for upcoming interviews from some of these commended workers and in the mean time go to www.isi.emmaus.edu and register you and your family.

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