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FROM THE DESK OF JOHN S. TORELL

 

OUR SHIP HAS TAKEN A HIT!

September 26, 2010

 

Dear Friends,

It is Sunday night when I write this report from our ministry in Sacramento. I have just been informed that the Sunday offering today came up short by $3,200 to clear all the bills for this month, the majority of it being for the rent of our church building. It is obvious that we are under a severe attack by the Devil and his demons. Jesus told us that Satan is the prince of this world:

“Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.” (John 14:30)

Jesus also told us that the strong man must be bound before his house can be spoiled:

Or else how can one enter into a strong man’s house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man? and then he will spoil his house.” (Matthew 12:29)

We know that God uses His people to finance His work on earth. The majority of the financing for our ministry comes from members of Resurrection Life of Jesus Church; a few of the people are blessed with extra money and are able to give above their tithe. (Deuteronomy 8:18) Our base in Sacramento is not strong enough to handle all the costs of the ministry but there are a number of people outside the Sacramento area who are “cyber members” of the church by watching us every week and regularly tithing to the ministry.

For about 30 years I was on the radio Monday through Friday with several radio stations and many listeners were supporting us so that we could pay for air time and have some extra that we used in our church outreach. Most of our supporters stopped their giving when I stopped preaching on the radio but a small loyal group remained and accessed our website or received messages on cassette or compact disc from us.

God has been slowly building up a new support base when we began the webcasting in December 2008 but it is not strong enough yet to bring in the necessary finances. We have survived from month to month because certain people caring for our ministry have given extra to fill in the gap. But I do not want to wear out my welcome by asking them for more help; instead, the Holy Spirit impressed upon me to write a general letter to all of our friends and ask you to be part of a miracle. We must pay the rent by September 30th in order to keep our facilities for the webcast. Time is of the essence and you can help in one of three ways:

1.      Write a check and overnight it to our ministry.

P.O. Box 166, Sheridan, CA 95681

2.      Use the PayPal link on our website to make a donation.

3.      Have your bank transfer a gift directly to our bank.

SWIFT ADDRESS:

USBKUS44IMT (Also known as BIC)

ACCOUNT NUMBER:

153462610392

NAME AND ADDRESS OF BANK:

U.S. Bank, 525 McBean Park Drive, Lincoln, CA 95648
Lincoln Office Number: SF-CA-3832

RECIPIENT:

European-American Evangelistic Crusades, Inc.
P.O. Box 166, Sheridan, CA, USA 95681

If you make the choice to transfer money directly from your bank to ours, please notify us when the transaction has taken place.

Now you might say, “I helped several times and there seems to be no hope of improvement,” but I will tell you that the competition for funds is fierce and our small ministry is competing against the mega churches, the many Christian television networks, and thousands of churches who are webcasting just like us. God has given us a unique ministry of salvation, deliverance, healing and prophetic teaching and there are not many people interested in these matters when combined together.

God is slowly but surely building our ministry but it is going to take some time. I believe that as we diligently pray, fast and faithfully minister in the name of Jesus that the day will come when our income will be there steadily month after month.

My wife and I have just come back from a rest period, the first one we’ve had in two years. I can tell you that God met us in a wonderful way and we are refreshed and ready to go full speed again. The Devil is not happy because every time we take some time off, he always stirs up some trouble to get us depressed and tired in no time at all but I refuse to accept the program Satan has lined up and I’m asking you to help us in this time of need and roll back the forces of evil. Thank you for standing with us.

Yours in Christ, 

John S. Torell

 


 

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Sheridan, CA 95681

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From the Desk of John S. Torell