Personal Newsletter N0 34 July 2020
Greetings To All Our Dear Supporting Friends!
We have been praying that you all have been kept with a deep sense of our dear Lord's presence and power surrounding you and keeping you safe during these amazing days.
"Father, help us to be like Jesus, neither frightened by the storms of this world, nor allured by its crowns."
"Holy Spirit, may we learn at the feet of Jesus that our most cheerful sacrificial giving will result in our most joyful, abundant receiving."
What amazing days we are living in! Could we in our wildest dreams have ever thought we would have lived through such a fearful time and yet a time when we could learn afresh how to trust our great and wonderful God. "We thank You, O Lord, that you have so set eternity within our hearts that no earthly thing can ever satisfy us wholly."
Here we are mid-year still in the middle of this unbelievable pandemic with praise and thanksgiving in our hearts and upon our lips for the hand of the Lord being so good upon us as God's children. Yes, we sadly have had to say an earthly farewell to some of our dear brothers and sisters. Some of whom were taken home to be with the Lord because of this terrible virus or other natural means yet, whether by one means or the other we are so thankful for the words of the Psalmist.
"As for me, I will be behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness" Psalm 17v15. Ah! Praise God, this is not the end but for those loved one gone from us why, it's just the continuance of their eternal life in the very presence of the Lovely Lord Jesus Christ. One dear Puritan saint was asked, "What will be the first thing you do when you open your eyes in Heaven?" He thought for a few minutes, then gave this reply; "I believe I will spend the first thousand years gazing upon my dear Saviour's Face, then maybe I'll take a look around."
C.H. Spurgeon said this, "We have plenty of people nowadays who could not kill a mouse without publishing it in the Gospel Gazette, yet Samson killed a lion and said nothing about it: the Holy Spirit finds modesty so rare that He takes care to record it. Say much of what the Lord has done for you, but say little of what you have done for the Lord. Do not utter a self-glorifying sentence".
With that in mind dear friends to you who have been so modest in your help and so faithful to the Lord and to Treasured Truth Today Ministries, may we say from the depths of our hearts, grateful and sincere thanks for your sacrificial gifts to us as a ministry. During the month of December 2019 you gifted us with hundreds of Christmas shoe boxes filled to overflowing for the boys and girls of Romania. I only wish you could have been there to see the look on those little faces, some with tears running down their face and some with such joy displayed they could not hide their delight. Also, throughout early part of 2020 you allowed us to be able to ship shipment after shipment to the village churches where there is an amazing need. Your thoughtfulness of sending all kinds and sizes of overcoats, clothes, even suits, sportswear, footwear, blankets, etc, etc, have been received with deep thankfulness.
We to continue to be happy in the work the Lord laid upon our hearts back in 2000 unofficially and officially when Treasured Truth Today Ministries was set up in 2004.
Psalm 144v15, "Happy is that people, that is in such a case: yea, happy is that people, whose God is the Lord."
It is our continued joy to be involved with the dear people in Romania at least to some degree. In the last week of May 2020, we had the joy of sending our first shipment for many weeks due to the lockdown here in Northern Ireland. What a joy it was for our dear friends to receive that shipment of all kinds of everything. At present we have enough of all kinds of everything again for another shipment as soon as the store opens its doors on the 1st of June 2020 where we purchase our empty cardboard boxes.
When we began penning this letter, we were unsure if the commercial printer who has faithfully helped us in this written ministry for many years, would be available to print our letters because of the lockdown. They like so many businesses and individuals have suffered a significant impact due to the ongoing situation. However, thankfully we are delighted as you now see our letter completed in all of its very professional way and say deep and sincere thank you to Gortreagh Printers for their excellent work.
So much has changed and indeed so much will change in the future yet as I close my letter to you, we have the confidence of the Psalmist to say:
"Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever You had formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God".
Until Jesus Comes
Ken & Isa Humphries
Home Phone: 028 9753 3252
Mobile Phone: 07712 582637
Home Address: 21 Mayfield Grove, Kinallen, Dromara, Co. Down, Northern Ireland BT25 2QP