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THE TRUMPET

Vol. XXIII - Issue IV Oct/Dec 2016

 

News of Interest

Tom Chestnut 

NATIONAL UBF MEETING
32nd National meeting Oct. 17-19.
Bro. Homer Fletcher - Host Pastor
Victory Baptist Church
1020 Smith Ave.
Paduka, Ky 42003
270-442-4249
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Services begin at 7 pm Mon. evening
and 9:30 am each morning.
Evening services Tues. & Wed.
at 6:30 pm.
Meals will be provided by the church.
Motel information for both meetings will be listed on our UBF website soon.
http://www.unregisteredbaptistfellowship.org

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Pastor Greg A. Dixon speaks to 80 church planters in Oaxaca, Mexico, Sept. 25, 2016

Could Trump Be The New Constantine

Judge Moore Suspended

WHAT'S INSIDE

Did God Blow Up the Space X Rocket?

Mr. Khan Have you read the Constitution?

Barbara Ketay – Celebration of Life – Saturday, Oct. 15

Muslim Shoots Up 3 Churches

Regional UBF Meeting Schedule

ITEMS OF NOTE

Booklets by Dr. Greg Dixon

The Trumpet Archives

Biblical Law Center
Helping Churches
Since 1984

To organize or reorganize churches
To leave the IRS 501 (c ) (3) tax exempt
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New Testament Churches
In the area of church polity
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Marriage Covenant
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Barbara Ketay – Celebration of Life – Saturday, Oct. 15

Barbara Ketay (74), worked as Legal Associate with Dr. Greg BarbaraKetay Dixon and the Biblical Law Center  since 2004, went home to be with the Lord from the Vitas Hospice Home on Merritt Island, Florida, the morning of Oct. 6, as Hurricane Matthew raged toward the coast of Melbourne and the Space Center.  Authorities had given the order to evacuate the entire island, so contrary to earlier information they evacuated her to the Consulate Nursing Home on Sarno Rd in Melbourne at 11 pm on Wed. night Oct. 5 and we rejoice that our Lord released her from her earthly prison and set her spirit free at 5:55 am Thurs. morning Oct. 6.  A Celebration of Life will be held for Barbara this Saturday morning, Oct. 15, at 11 am at the Calvary Baptist Church in Melbourne.  She is survived by a daughter Mona Lisa Wilcox, a son Marc Fiorito (Ty), and a younger sister, Paula of Cleveland, Ohio.  Also Tonya, a beloved niece in Cleveland with her family. 

Barbara was used mightily of the Lord to help many churches and pastors in their struggle with State Government.  Her essay, Down and Dirty, which was a warning against church incorporation has been reprinted many times along with her CD Church in Chains.   She was also one of the founders of the North American Patriot Union, and also the Co-founder of the North American Law Center.  Visit the VIDEO of Barbara as she thundered away at the Washington Mall on 11.11.11 as we Declared our demand to Restore the Constitutional Republic.    Her speech at the Washington Mall can be read at http://the-trumpet-online.com/barbara-ketay-u-s-patriot-union-speech/.

Barbara had also worked for the past two years, until her illness made it impossible to travel, with Chuck Baldwin and the Liberty Church project Conferences as the main speaker on the Church/State entanglement of the 501 (c) (3) issue. 

Barbara suffered with little complaint knowing that “…she was participating in the sufferings of Christ.”   Her family also wishes to thank Phyllis Bruner, Patti Dooley and other precious neighbors, who gave of themselves and expressed the true, “Good Samaritan” spirit, throughout her ordeal and never abandoned her.  They also wish to thank the good ladies of Hospice Care and their devotion and love for Barbara and others in their care.   

Barbara loved her beloved nation, and was a great patriot.  She loved the pastors and churches that she worked with on a daily basis, with very little compensation, and she loved our veterans in all branches of government, including our First Responders.  She would often stop anyone in uniform and tell them that she loved them and that she appreciated them.  It was always amazing how they would respond to her.    

Pastor Sergio Reyes, Officiating

Service: 11 am

Calvary Baptist Church

Address: 2980 N Wickham Rd, Melbourne, FL 32935

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THE TRUMPET

Vol. XXIII - Issue III Jul/Sep 2016

 

News of Interest

Tom Chestnut 

Summer Unregistered Baptist Fellowship Meeting
Fairland Baptist Temple,
7051 North 600 West
Fairland, Indiana 46126
Tom Chestnut, Host Pastor
August 15-16
Beginning Monday evening at 7 pm
The next day from 9:30 am through the evening service at 6:30 pm.
Meals will be provided by the church.

 

NATIONAL UBF MEETING
32nd National meeting Oct. 17-19.
Bro. Homer Fletcher - Host Pastor
Victory Baptist Church
1020 Smith Ave.
Paduka, Ky 42003
270-442-4249
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Services begin at 7 pm Mon. evening
and 9:30 am each morning.
Evening services Tues. & Wed.
at 6:30 pm.
Meals will be provided by the church.
Motel information for both meetings will be listed on our UBF website soon.
http://www.unregisteredbaptistfellowship.org

The Bill of Rights

Why was the Rainbow chosen as the symbol for Sodomy?

WHAT'S INSIDE

Women’s Draft – Worst Legislation Ever Passed

We're the Battling Boys of Benghazi

Suicide on the Installment Plan

Daughter of Baptist Pastor Killed in I-95 Crash in Florida

Half of Americans will be Chipped

Dr. Peter S.Ruckman Obituary

Greg A. Dixon Speaking Schedule-2016

ITEMS OF NOTE

Booklets by Dr. Greg Dixon

The Trumpet Archives

Biblical Law Center
Helping Churches
Since 1984

To organize or reorganize churches
To leave the IRS 501 (c ) (3) tax exempt
Scheme and become non-taxable
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In the area of church polity
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 Dr. Peter S.Ruckman Obituary

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Matthew 25:21
“His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.”

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Dr. Ruckman is survived by his wife Pamela Ruckman, married 27 years, Pensacola, FL; and ten children; ... Peter Sturges Ruckman was born physically on November 19, 1921, to John and Mary Ruckman in Wilmington, Delaware.  At a young age the family moved to Topeka, Kansas, where he grew up while going back to Wilmington during the summertime.  He had a brother, Johnny, and a sister, Marion.  Coming from a long line of military men, he followed in their footsteps by enlisting in the Army and served in World War II as a DI in hand-to-hand combat in the Philippines and spent time in Japan monitoring the radio broadcasts at Radio Tokyo.  But at the age of 27 years old, he enlisted in a different Army.  A Spiritual Army.

On March 14, 1949, Dr. Ruckman signed up in the Lord’s Army by accepting Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior at the radio station in Pensacola, Florida.  He was lead to the Lord by a Baptist preacher, Bro. Hugh Pyle.  At one time he wanted to be a “30-year man” and retire from the Army.  He now has done over two “30-year hitches” in the Lord’s Army, the “right” Army.  Through the 67 years he has served the Lord, his vision and his burden was to reach lost souls for Jesus Christ and to teach people that we have a Bible that is perfect and infallible, that you can hold in your hands – the Authorized King James 1611 Version.  He had a burden especially to reach young men for Christ and get them rooted and grounded in the Word of God so they would be equipped to defend "the Book" against the agnostic scholars who try to rob you of your faith in your King James Bible.  From this desire, Pensacola Bible Institute was started.  It continues today from Dr. Ruckman prayerfully and wisely choosing a man, Brian Donovan, to train and equip to carry on the work of the school and church after he has gone on to Glory.

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Dr. Ruckman had pastored for well over 50 years; including a church in Bay Minette, AL, Brent Baptist Church, and Bible Baptist Church in Pensacola since 1973.  He also was the Founder and President of Pensacola Bible Institute which was started in September of 1965.

Ruckman entered the U.S. Army in 1944 as a second lieutenant and volunteered to serve with the occupation forces in Japan. While there, Ruckman studied Zen Buddhism, and spoke of "the experience of Nirvana, which the Zen call Samadhi, the dislocation of the spirit from the body". Ruckman returned to the United States "uneasy, unsettled, full of demons."[2] He became a disc jockey by day and a drummer in various bands by night. He began to hear voices, and he met with a Jesuit priest to explore the possibility of joining the Roman Catholic Church.[2] On March 14, 1949, Ruckman converted to Christianity after talking to evangelist Hugh Pyle in the studios of WEAR radio in Pensacola.[2] Ruckman attended Bob Jones University, where he received a master's degree and Ph.D. in religion.[2]

Ruckman was the pastor of Bible Baptist Church in Pensacola, and his writings and recorded sermons are published by his Bible Baptist Bookstore.[3] Like his father, Peter Ruckman demonstrated artistic talent early in life, and he often illustrated his sermons in chalk and pastels while preaching.[4]      

(Note from Assistant Editor David Williams)  Jeanie and I were married in a church here in Florida 42 years ago where he came on a regular basis and we can’t forget a wonderful illustration he gave as he preached, starting out with the face of a boy and as he preached he gradually made the face older and more wrinkled showing the ravages of sin on a life.  We will always have a place in our heart for his defense of the King James Bible and the many times we saw his artwork and heard him preach.  Our home church in St. Petersburg, Florida loved him and had him often. He was a brilliant scholar and loved lost souls with all his heart.  One time a student from his college visited us and we were so impressed with his politeness and love of the Bible and telling others about Jesus.  Truly his good works will follow him.

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THE TRUMPET

Vol. XXIII - Issue 4 Oct/Dec 2015

 

News of Interest

IBT Building 

Rev. J. Matthew (Matt) Roller takes over for Greg A. Dixon, son of Dr. Greg Dixon at Indianapolis Baptist Temple in Indianapolis, Indiana

UBF Meeting April 13-14.

National UBF Meeting

Victory Baptist Church

1020 Smith Avenue

Paduka, KY

October 10-21, 2015

 

Midwinter UBF Meeting

New Testament Baptist Church

Coral Gables, Florida

February 22-23, 2016

Setting the Stage for WW III

Should a Muslim be President Of United States?

WHAT'S INSIDE

Passing the Torch

“Gay” Manifesto - "We Shall Sodomize Your Sons"

The Pope's Yard Sale

What would Jesus do about the Emmanuel Church Killings?

2015 Obituaries

2015 UBF Anual Meeting

ITEMS OF NOTE

Booklets by Dr. Greg Dixon

The Trumpet Archives

Biblical Law Center
Helping Churches
Since 1984

To organize or reorganize churches
To leave the IRS 501 (c ) (3) tax exempt
Scheme and become non-taxable
New Testament Churches
In the area of church polity
For information go to
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Marriage Covenant
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2015 Obituaries

Dr. Carl Troy Woodbury (93) 1922 - 2015

 

Dr. Carl Tryo WoodburyEvangelist Carl Troy Woodbury, Sr., 93, a resident of Franklin, NC, (formerly of Indianapolis, Indianapolis), went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on August 13, 2015.  He is survived by his precious wife of 73 years, Joyce and two children, Lana Carol Peterson (James) and Carl Troy (Sandra Lynn) and several grand-children and great-grandchildren.  Bro. Woodbury served in World War II as a Corpsman / Medic attached to the U. S. Marines serving in the Pacific Theater.

 

Bro. Woodbury was a graduate of Wake Forest College and did his seminary work at Crozer Seminary.  He received Christ in March of 1953 after having pastored a number of Southern Baptist churches.  His personal testimony is in a tract, titled “A Lost Preach Saved”, in which millions have been distributed.  It tells of his journey through modernism and mysticism as he travelled through the Southern and Northern Baptist Colleges that he attended.  Afterwards he pastored several Independent Baptist churches before going into full time evangelism.  Services were held for him on Aug. 22nd at the Victory Baptist Church near Franklin, N.C.  Rev. R.C. Redmond conducted the service along with other pastors.   Internment was at Forrest Hill Cemetery in Morgantown, N.C.  In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Missionary Tract Fund Limited Inc., P. O. Box 28, Franklin, NC 28744.

 

Dr. Clinton L. Branine (89) 1926 - 2015

DrClintonLBranineClinton L. Branine, age 89, of Greenwood, In., went to his Heavenly Home on Thursday, September 10, 2015. He was born in La Junta, CO on June 12, 1926.  He attended Colorado Christian University and the Denver Seminary.  Clinton was the former President at Indiana Baptist College from 1975 to 1991 and Pastor of Suburban Baptist Church from 1968 to 1991.  He was a church planter and founding Executive Officer of Baptist World Mission.  He was a Board Member of several Christian Educational Institutions.   He held two Honorary Doctorate of Divinity degrees.  Clinton served his country honorably during WWII as a B-17 pilot in the Army Air Corps from February of 1944 to January of 1947.  He is survived by his wife, Mildred, daughters, Beverly (Eddie) Meshaw and Elaine (Samuel) Harbin; 9 grandchildren, and 14 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by sons, Stephen and Rodney Branine.


Funeral services were held on Tuesday, September, 15 at 1:00 p.m. at Suburban Baptist Church in Indianapolis.  Rev. Ford Glover Officiated.  Burial was at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to the Indiana Baptist College Student Scholarship Fund.

 

 

Bobby (Dee) and Carol Dorchester

Carol and Bobby DeeBobby and Carol, who died recently at their home in Hemet, California within two weeks of each other, met at one of the original American Coalition of Unregistered Churches meeting at the Indianapolis Baptist Temple.  Carol was near eighty and Bobby had just turned eighty-one.  They were both accomplished musicians and singers who were known for innovative ways of gospel music on the piano and various other musical instruments.  They traveled for years in churches and later throughout the nation presenting gospel and patriotic programs in Mobile Home Parks and Camp Grounds.  Bobby led singing and presented the music for many years at the ACUC and later at the Unregistered Baptist Fellowship Meetings.  They were both precious and untiring servants of God who will be missed by all of us who knew them.     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

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THE TRUMPET

Vol. XXIII - Issue II Apr/Jun 2016

 

News of Interest

Dixon Oaxaca 

Rev. Greg A. Dixon participating in a service at the Independent Baptist Church in Oaxaca, Mexico in early March

 

Pastor Roan.

Spring Unregistered Baptist Fellowship Meeting at Cape Coral, Florida

 New Testament Baptist Church
April 18-19, 2016
Host Pastor - Bill Roan
2805 NE Pine Island Rd
Cape Coral, FL 33909

National UBF Meeting
October 17-19, 2016 TBA

Will the churches in America be destroyed through regulation and taxation?

More Roman Catholic Leaders Covering Up Pedophilia

WHAT'S INSIDE

Why No American Should Vote for Ted Cruz

Is Trump's Campaigner Really Guilty of a Crime?

Somerset Pastor-Author-Dies in Motorcycle Crash

Spring Unregistered Baptist Fellowship Meeting at Cape Coral, Florida April 18-19

Resolution on Immigration

The Day I Held Nancy Reagan's Hand

ITEMS OF NOTE

Booklets by Dr. Greg Dixon

The Trumpet Archives

Biblical Law Center
Helping Churches
Since 1984

To organize or reorganize churches
To leave the IRS 501 (c ) (3) tax exempt
Scheme and become non-taxable
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In the area of church polity
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Somerset Pastor-Author-Dies in Motorcycle Crash

 Somerset Pastor

Somerset Daily American

 Posted: Wednesday, March 9, 2016 9:21 pm | Updated: 9:26 pm, Wed Mar 9, 2016.

Associated Press | 1 comment

CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) — West Virginia State Police say a Somerset man has died from injuries he suffered when his motorcycle hit the rear of a car on Route 28 in Short Gap.

The Times-News of Cumberland reports the man was identified as 68-year-old Dale Lyzbicki, of Somerset. Police say he was thrown off the motorcycle in Monday’s traffic accident and was taken to a Maryland hospital, where he died Tuesday afternoon.

(Publisher’s note:  We are saddened to report the death of Pastor Dale Lyzbicki who had been the pastor of an unincorporated Baptist church in Somerset, PA for many years until his recent retirement.  He died on Tuesday Mar. 8 at the scene of the accident, even though he was taken to the hospital and spent the night on a respirator.  He had massive facial and brain injuries in spite of being helmeted.  The accident took place on a two lane highway in WVA near Cumberland, MD when he drove his cycle into an SUV which was stopped to make a left turn.  According to his wife Billie, who was riding on the back of the cycle, she was thrown into the air and landed in the next lane, and even though she had some bruising, she had no serious injuries and was released from the hospital that afternoon.  Apparently Bro. Dale was distracted and never saw the SUV.

A private service was held for the pastor for the immediate family which included his wife, daughter and son along with four grandchildren.

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THE TRUMPET

Vol. XXIII - Issue 3 Jul/Sep 2015

 

News of Interest

Pastor Dixon and Chin Pastors

Dan Hardon, Pastor of Gateway Anabaptist Church in Monroe, Michigan, preaching at an Anabaptist Church Conference in Cebu City, Philippines the first week of june.

UBF Meeting April 13-14

Summer UBF Meeting

Trinity Springs, Indiana

August 17-18, 2015

 

National UBF Meeting

Paduka, Kentucky

October 19-21

Declaration of Independence

Franklin Graham's Statement at First Baptist Church Jacksonville

WHAT'S INSIDE

Hovind Acquitted on All Charges

Who Owns Palestind Part VI: The Position of the Jews

Same Sex Marriage Resolution

Elaine Wilson with Jesus at age 99

Summer Unregistered Baptist Fellowship

What Would Jesus Have To Say About the Emmanuel Church Massacre?

ITEMS OF NOTE

Booklets by Dr. Greg Dixon

The Trumpet Archives

Biblical Law Center
Helping Churches
Since 1984

To organize or reorganize churches
To leave the IRS 501 (c ) (3) tax exempt
Scheme and become non-taxable
New Testament Churches
In the area of church polity
For information go to
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Marriage Covenant
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 A Bully meets an Angel

Well, she almost made it to one-hundred, but not quite.  She missed it by 102 days.  But more than that, she missed the Rapture, which she didn’t expect to miss.  In fact nearly every time I saw her she said, “Jesus is coming soon.”  She believed it too.  Many times, she and her husband, Dr. Art Wilson, pastor of the Wichita Baptist Tabernacle in Wichita, Kansas would pick me up for Sunday school, and practically before she had time to greet me, she would say, “Jesus is coming soon.”  That was in 1947.

But the first time I met her was under somewhat different circumstances.  It was a very hot August of the prior year.  My parents had just moved with me and my step-sister and brother from the West side, to the more affluent East side of Wichita.  Changing sides of town hadn’t changed me, I was still filled with the same bitterness, hatred, anger and perennial chip on my shoulder that I had carried as long as I could remember.  From my earliest recollection I was called “Buddy”.  In fact, I don’t ever remember knowing or writing my given name.

The following event took place on a Monday or Tuesday at approximately 3:30 to 4 pm in the afternoon.  A “Rolly Polly” boy with blondish hair, around twelve years old, came riding his bike down the side walk towards me.  When he got parallel with me, I knocked him off of his bike, cursed him out, and told him not to ride his bike on my side walk in front of my house.  He began to cry and said, “I’m going to go home and tell my momma’ on you.”  I said, “I’ll go and tell her for you.”  Boy was I brave, so I thought.

So I followed him from Volutsia Street where I lived, between some houses,  through his back yard on Estelle Street and stood out in their yard by their front porch.  Pretty soon this Angel came out the front door with little “Rolly Polly” behind her.  As soon as I saw her I thought it was Judgment Day.  I immediately said, “Can I play basketball in your back yard?”  I had seen the basketball goal when I came through the yard.  She said, “We don’t let little boys play in our yard that use the kind of language that you use.”  I promised not to use that kind of language, and she said that I could.  Then she said that they were having a tent crusade and would I like to come, which I said that I would.  By this time, I was greatly relieved that I had escaped the judgment.  “Rolly Polly” looked pretty relieved too.

As evidence that the Holy Spirit was on my trail in a most significant way, the next day I received a phone call from “Mom” Lucas wanting to know if I would like to go to a tent revival crusade with them the next evening (Thursday).  She said that the preacher was going to preach on the subject: “Will We Have a Third World War With Russia?”  I said, “Yes.”  That interested me, because there had been a lot of stories in the news on that subject lately, in that it was right after WW II.

Mom and Dad Lucas had been my foster parents from the time that I was four  years old until my mother married my Step Father, Lyle E. Dixon when I was eight.  My mother had taken me into “Luke’s Barber and Beauty Shop” on South Harry Street in Wichita, Kansas when I was four years old.  She told me to wait on her while she went into the back where the hair dresser was.  Luke, the one legged Barber struck up a conversation with me.  He asked my name of which I told him that my name was “Buddy.”  In answer as to where I lived, I told him that I didn’t like where I lived, and in response to, why?  I said, “Because the woman drinks beer.”  At that point Luke said, why don’t you come live at our house and I agreed to do it.  When my mother came out Luke told her that he and Buddy had made an agreement and that I was going to live at his house.  He said you go down to 1333 Mosley Street and tell Mrs. Lucas that Buddy is going to stay with us.

So mother took me by the hand and we walked the two blocks down to 1333 Mosley Street, mother knocked on the door and mother told Mrs. Lucas about the deal.  I sat down in Luke’s big chair and woke up the next morning and that was my home for the next four years except for a brief time that I lived with my aunt Gladys Manus in Oklahoma City when I was five.

The Lucas’ were fine Christian folks with an adopted daughter and son who were still living at home.  Another adopted daughter was already married and lived next door with her family.  The Lucas’ were church hoppers and pretty well went where the excitement was going on at the time.  I did win an award for attending a Nazarene Sunday school class, without missing for one year.  In fact I went forward in a Nazarene revival meeting.  I’m not sure that it was Holy Ghost conviction more than the thundering sermon of the preacher and the thunder storm going on outside, but whatever, it didn’t take.  Mom Lucas was some praying woman though.  Boy could she pray.  You could hear her all over the house.  She could pray all heaven down.

The big tent at Waco and Douglas, with the “Kansas Tornado”, Evangelist “Art” Wilson doing the preaching, was the most exciting thing going on in Wichita that lazy hot summer in 1946, and Mom and Pop Lucas weren’t about to miss it.

Thursday evening came, and the Lucas’ were right on time at 121 Volutsia Street to pick me up.  When we got there, I thought that that had to be the biggest tent I had ever seen.  But after my eyes got used to the light, they didn’t have day light savings back then, and little light bulbs were trying to compete with the remaining daylight outside, I saw little “Rolly Polly” sitting across the aisle.  I doubled up my fist and said, “I’ll get you after the meeting is over.”  I’m sure he began to pray for my soul right then and there.

When the evangelist began to preach, I prayed the following prayer.  “Dear Lord, Please help me to concentrate on what the preacher is saying tonight.”  I had a very difficult time concentrating on things at that time of my life, especially school work or anything academic.  It seemed that my mind had no capacity to conceptualize ideas of any kind that pertained to learning.  But an amazing thing happened that night.  Bro. Wilson preached from one of the most difficult texts of the Bible, Ezekiel Chapter 38 & 39 for more than two hours.  We were sitting on a hot August night on wooden benches under a tent with no A/C, and I can still remember as if it were yesterday, almost word for word the sermon that he preached.

It seemed like a box car load of conviction for sin had me literally pinned to the ground to the point where I could hardly breathe.  When he gave the invitation to come forward, I turned to Mrs. Lucas and asked her to go with me and she said, “No.”  Something inside said, it’s now or never.  I took one step and it seemed that I floated all the way to the front.  The guilt of sin was gone.  When the preacher asked the people to come and shake our hands at the end of the service, “Rolly Polly” was the first one to grab me and we hugged and I didn’t think he would ever turn loose.  Many will remember him as Rev. Ray Wilson, for more than forty years, one of the great missionaries to Mexico along with his wife Bonnie.  Oh how I loved him.

I was in a Bible Conference in Ft. Worth a few years ago when his Bonnie called me and told me that Ray had had a stroke and was in the hospital in McAllen, Texas.  I left immediately and flew there.  I stood there with her as the Doctor showed us the CT scan and it looked as if we were looking at a city where half of the lights had gone out.  I waited with her until it pleased the Lord to take him on home. 

 

Now his mother Elaine Wilson has joined him in heaven.

Elaine Wilson

Elaine Wilson, 99, passed to her heavenly home Tuesday, April 28. Preceded in death by husband, Dr. Art Wilson, two step-sons, Raymond and Donald, and daughter, Rose Fields. Survived by two daughter-in-laws, Bonnie and Velda Wilson, sons, Paul and Mark, 14 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Service Friday, May 1 10:30 am, Berean Baptist Church, Springfield. Visitation with family Thursday, April 30 6 - 8 pm Greenlawn East. Burial Wichita Kansas. Memorial established with Berean Baptist Church Mission Account.

One day, The “Angel”, “Rolly Polly”, his dear wife Bonnie who has admirably carried on the ministry alone in Leon Qto, Mexico, and all of us will meet again in that city where the Lamb will be the Light where the lights will never grow dim again In the land where there will be, “No More Night.”                 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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