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If J. R. Church were still with us I know he’d be grinning from ear to ear. We’re very pleased to announce that on July 13-15, 2012, Prophecy in the News will be sponsoring its first official prophecy conference in Branson, Missouri! We’re calling it, The Prophecy Summit at Branson 2012: The Final Prophecies Are Here and we’re expecting a standing room only crowd. In just our first three days of registration, we’ve already registered 300 guests, so if you want to be a part of this amazing event, you’ll want to call us TODAY and reserve your seats.
You know the names. Gary Stearman, Tom Horn, Chuck Missler, Grant Jeffrey, L. A. Marzulli, Avi Lipkin, Noah Hutchings, Larry Spargimino, Bill Federer, Joseph Farah, Doug Woodward, Doc Marquis, Derek and Sharon Gilbert, David Brennan, Ray Gano, Russ Dizdar, Doug Hamp, Steve and Linda Bauer — with several more big names to come.
We’re dedicating this conference to the memory of J.R. Church. It’s been almost a year since Prophecy in the News lost its founder and earthly navigator. On March 22, 2011 J.R. Church went home to glory, joining that great cloud of witnesses—heroes of the faith who are cheering us towards the finish line. No doubt J.R. is right down in front, watching every move we make, tugging on the Lord’s sleeve, asking him to open doors and bless us like He’s never blessed us before. There can be no other rational explanation for what has happened in the last year.
Just yesterday Linda Church walked into my office and said, “Bob, what is going on?” What IS going on at Prophecy in the News? Who can explain the blessings of the Lord? J.R. served as co-captain of this ship for 30 years, building a solid foundation for the future. Linda, Gary and I, along with the growing staff here, are dedicated to building on that foundation, no matter what it takes. The sacrifices that Linda and Gary have both made to keep this ministry going strong are extraordinary, but all of us are committed to the work here. Lord willing, Prophecy in the News will be here until Jesus comes. Which shouldn’t be much longer!
It’s hard for us to forget the day J.R. let us know he’d been diagnosed with cancer. It was a dark day, full of questions, tears and utter bewilderment. It seemed surreal back then and it’s even stranger now. Sometimes I find myself listening for those rapid footsteps coming down the hallway, conveying his usual sense of urgency. I miss the happy whistle that let us know he was having a good day — or the excitement in his voice when he’d made a new, amazing prophetic discovery. We miss him greatly, as I know many of you do, but it brings our “blessed hope” clearly into focus. We do have a bright hope for tomorrow—and a responsibility to continue the work he started.
While J.R.’s cancer may have caught us by surprise and left us confused and overwhelmed, Jesus was not unprepared for our future. One at a time doors began to open for us, almost supernaturally. When J. R. finished writing his new Daniel book, Tom Horn recommended a talented artist for the all-important book cover design. Daniel Wright designed a cover that was nothing short of spectacular and J.R. couldn’t have been happier. A short time later as his health regressed, J.R. asked him if he’d be interested in designing our monthly magazine and much to our surprise, Daniel accepted the challenge, working from home in South Carolina. God found us a perfect match! Daniel really brings the pages of our magazine to life!
Our website and online bookstore were next in line. Help came in the form of a handsome and talented graduate of Oklahoma State University, (did I mention he’s my son?). Brad redesigned our website using his talents in such a way that caused J.R. to smile and simply say, “eye candy!” J. R. loved color and good design and he was very pleased. Brad is now an important member of the team and one of the guys who makes our little television ministry look so big! People are now watching PITN from all over the world!
Can I share a few facts to show you what God is doing here? Since September 9th of 2010, when we launched the new website, our bookstore revenue has increased by more than 600%! We can’t fill the orders fast enough. Each month we add over 1,000 new supporters and they’re coming from all over the world!
We’ve launched 10 new television stations, from Cleveland to Honolulu—added 2 DirecTV airings, The Dish Network, and now we’re back on the Sky Angel Network! And there are more exciting expansion plans in the works that you need to be in prayer about. This increased interest in Bible prophecy is allowing us to do great things for the Lord!
We want to say thank you to each of you who have come alongside us and supported us in an extremely difficult and challenging time. This is your ministry as much as it ours and we want you to understand how much you mean to us.
Prophecy Summit 2012 will be here before you know it. Gary will be there. Linda will be there. My wife and I will be there. Daniel Wright and several members of our staff will be there. It sure would be wonderful if you were there to join us.
J.R. Church left an eternal impression on many of you and we’ll continue to celebrate his life until we meet again. Come join us in Branson for three days of great fellowship, preaching and summer fun. God is still hard at work at Prophecy in the News! And if my guess is right, he now has an assistant!