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

Carmen

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

Paul Howland

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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News From Sue Watt August 2017

News from Sue  August 2017

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In my July newsletter, the first story was about a lady that spoke Persian (Farsi). The King of Glory Gospel presentation has just been recorded in Farsi and will soon be available on the Internet! The second story in that letter was about a lady from Morocco. The King of Glory should be recorded in Moroccan Arabic in the next few months!

I don’t often met people from Europe, but the other day I met two people from Europe in one day. The first lady didn’t want a bracelet, so we just talked awhile. I was still holding the tract and bracelet in my hand. She got curious and said, “Yes, I would like to read it.” She was 89 years old and still out on the buses. I could not recognize her accent, so I asked where she was from originally. She said she was from Lithuania and spoke German.

Later that day I was at a grocery store. As I came out to catch the bus, it zoomed by the bus stop. Oh well, I will go back in the store and stay cool. I remembered that I needed some fruit so bought some. As I headed outside I missed the second bus. Well, I better just go sit and wait for the next one. As I sat there I looked at my receipt and noticed they had made a mistake. Even though I saw the third bus coming, I returned to the store. After the lady helped me I gave her a bracelet. On the fourth bus, I met another older lady. I think she said she was 86 years old. She also had an accent. I learned she was from England. She said she would give the bracelet to a little girl in her church. I asked what church she attended and learned it was a church I had visited a couple of times! (They had a sewing group, but I have been too busy to consider joining.) I was glad I was on the bus God had for me to ride that day.

One day recently I saw a man toward the back of the bus who looked like he was wearing a rubber band type Good News bracelet. Then he moved his other hand where I could see it, and on the other hand was one of my bracelets. I don’t often see people wearing them later.

I missed the #4 bus, but had a nice opportunity with a lady on the next bus. Then I just missed the #15 bus. When the bus did not arrive in 15 minutes I realized it was the time in the afternoon when the bus switches to every 30 minutes. So, I had a long wait, but it was cloudy so not too hot. On the next bus, I did have several good opportunities including a family with three school aged children. It was a long day, I was on 7 buses, but I gave out 20 bracelets.

Today my order of King of Glory cards arrived. Also, a 1,000 business-sized cards to go with the bracelets.  I decided to design the cards instead of a new tract. These cards have three verses and direct people to a place on the Internet to read the Gospel of John. If I learn they do not use the Internet, and do not have a Bible in their home, then I have Gospels of John to give to them.

Thank you for praying!

Sue Watt