March 1, 2010 Dear Friends, Family, Ministry Partners, & Share Plan Supporters,
Greetings again from the road of "revival-land." We've been in wonderful meetings in recent days and witnessed some great victories. Miracles are still happening. Tam has been experiencing weakness in body joints for quite some time. Her shoulder suddenly went out of socket back in June. It has felt weak since then and often she would wince from pain while reaching or lifting. Her knees were also feeling tentative in strength at times as if they might give out. We attended a prayer summit a few weeks ago with Dan Bohi and the South Florida district. Many answers to prayer were shared and at one point, all were asked to come forward for prayer. The presence of God was so evident and He miraculously healed her. For more than an hour she felt the rebuilding of her joints throughout her body. It is still happening. Daily she notices tasks that are easier now. We give God all the glory! That's only one of many wonderful answers to prayer we have experienced in recent months. Camp meetings and revivals have been anointed, and we are seeing lives changed. I'll share a few glimpses of our lives in the last couple of weeks.
After 28 years of marriage, Gene & Sharon Chapman renewed their vows of marriage to each other on Valentine's Day. She proposed to him publicly following the morning service and the wedding followed about 30 minutes later. Sharon & her sister, Sandi (left), went to great lengths to keep this a surprise to Gene. He was totally overwhelmed, for he had wanted to do this for quite some time. Please pray for Gene's health as he has recently been diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease).
Be careful when you offer your home to us unless you really mean it. Our dear friends, Wayne and Cathy Thomas found that out as we stayed with them for a couple of nights recently in Sanford, Florida while our coach was in the shop. They were so gracious, and we enjoyed our time together so much.
Getting fuel for the bus is a necessary task from time to time. It was a beautiful day until I looked at the dollars due.
We enjoyed taking daughter Myndi and her husband, Chris to dinner to celebrate her birthday.
We enjoyed some Cici's Pizza one evening with Rev. Al and Sherri Dicer, who pastor in Orlando, Florida.
The newly built and dedicated facility for MetroWest Church of the Nazarene in Orlando, Florida is in the background behind the Dicers. Many miracles were realized during the relocation process, including the sale of old property, purchase of new property, building, landscaping and even a $70,000 stop light that the municipality decided to put in at no charge to the church. These are good days for this multi-cultural congregation, representing 21 different countries.
The "Hammer Jammers" provided a very nice program for a morning coffee time at the Gulf Shore, Alabama Methodist Church. The choir of hammered dulcimers made beautiful music enjoyed by over 200 people.
The drawing for door prizes at the above gathering netted a treat from TCBY (The Countrys Best Yogurt) store for Tam, who held the winning number. She was nice to share with me when she saw my mouth drooling.
We enjoyed two days with Aunt June and Uncle Maurice from Michigan before going to our next revival. Notice I said "from" Michigan; but they winter at Gulf Shores, Alabama. The sunset view from their deck was inviting my camera even though we didn't have a direct line of sight to the sun as it went down for the day. The sound of waves was a pleasing way to wind down before watching some Olympic games and going to bed.
Dr. Jim & Joy Nash pastor the Fort Walton Beach, Florida Church of the Nazarene. We have been friends since college years and Joy was the office manager for Revivalism Ministries in Kansas City before they accepted this pastorate. God is blessing their ministry and revival days brought some great times of spiritual growth together.
Although I was here in revival back in 1988, it has been many years since I've seen the building. They have made some wonderful improvements including new windows in the sanctuary and ceramic tile throughout the rest of the building. The needed "face-lift" has brightened everyone's perspective of the physical church building. New people are coming and getting saved. We saw some mighty answers to prayer during the revival. To God be the glory!
It was a special treat for us to see Lyndsey Banks, who is stationed at Hurlbert Air Base near Ft. Walton Beach, FL. We hadn't seen her for at least 10 years. The little girl we once knew is now a beautiful young professional, working in investigations within the Air Force. We had the opportunity to share a meal together after Sunday morning service. Her dad, Rev. Bruce Banks, was our pastor for many years in Morenci, Michigan. He and his wife, Beth, now reside in Adrian, Michigan.
Thanks again for your prayers! If there is any way that we can pray for you or your family, let us know. We'll also pass the request to our prayer teams. There is tremendous power in prayer for others. Come, call, email, text, or visit our website if you get a chance. "www.leckroneministries.org" Bye for now.
Blessings to you and yours!
Larry & Tam
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