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October 2009 Newsletter

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NEWSLETTER – Barb and Ray Payne – October, 2009

“So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and His glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him. And the Redeemer shall come to Zion, and unto them that turn from transgression in Jacob, saith the LORD. As for Me, this is My covenant with them, saith the LORD; My spirit that [is] upon thee, and My words which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed’s seed, saith the LORD, from henceforth and for ever.” Isaiah 59:19-21

We are living in days of challenge… but, also exciting – read the entire chapter! We know that the Lord is still (AND ALWAYS) in control of ALL things!

Greetings, Prayer Partners and Friends … we certainly appreciate you and thank the Lord that we can depend upon you for your faithfulness in prayer and support! Your dedication to the Lord is so important to us for safety and provision in the many miles we travel monthly, and for the many opportunities the Lord gives us to interact with law enforcement officers – one-on-one as well as in departments. It is awesome that the witness is always accepted, and never are the Only One Son tracts refused in the police community!

A very special time is the annual CLEO (Christian Law Enforcement Officers) Retreat at Living Waters Bible Conference, in Danforth, Maine, the beginning of September! We have been going to CLEO for 18 years. What especially got our attention this year is the spiritual growth we saw in several of the officers and their families … they are now leaders in their local churches and grounded in God’s Word. Ray has the privilege and joy of meeting each morning with the men for prayer (after stopping by the kitchen briefly on the way to the chapel to pick up a cup of coffee, of course!)!

PRAYER REQUESTS include our trip to Little Rock, Arkansas for the annual COPS (Concerns Of Police Survivors) Parents’ Retreat. This is for the parents of officers killed in the line of duty. Although COPS is not a Christian organization, Ray is asked to lead a devotional each morning. We have met many parents who are believers. We would appreciate your prayer support for this long trip!

Please pray for Barb as some of her scleroderma symptoms have worsened … also, Ray has a new oncologist who has ordered more tests related to the immune disorder he most likely picked up at the World Trade Center after 9/11. We do get tired, but are grateful to the Lord for His strength in exchange for our weakness – Isaiah 40:31!

We pray that you will experience God’s blessings, protection and provisions for all of your needs as you labor together in His love with us to reach the law enforcement community! Keep in touch!

By His Grace,

Barb and Ray

II Timothy 1:12


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