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Scripture reading for Tuesday, July 11, 2006, recorded in
Editor's Commentary on today's Scripture recorded in
Rear Admiral Bob Burt is the first Pentecostal Chief of
Chaplains in Navy history
progress report on Glenn Bailey
Dr. Kenneth D. Benson's
complete mailing address, including Zip Code
compliment to Stephanie Ellen Morgan's review of the funeral services for
Mildred Hazel Wilson Taylor
A good report on the Pastor Don
Announcing the Derek Tunstall
Memorial Scholarship at Southwestern Christian
Youth Quest 2006 will be
held in Daytona Beach, Florida, July
receive the Benediction?
by for Today's News . .
Lighten up with
The famous Olympic skier Picabo
Street (pronounced Pee-Ka-Boo) is not
an athlete . . . she is now a nurse currently
working in the Intensive Care Unit of a large metropolitan
She is not permitted to answer the hospital telephones
any longer. It caused
too much confusion when she would answer the phone and
say Picabo, I.C.U.
[Submitted by Dr. G. Earl
Beatty, retired Executive Vice President for Operations at Emmanuel
College. He said that his sister, Phyllis Turner from
Tucson, Arizona, sent it to him yesterday.]
Scripture reading for Tuesday, July 11, 2006, recorded in Isaiah
"Fear not, for I have redeemed you;
I have summoned
you by name; you are mine.
2 When you pass through the waters,
I will be
and when you pass through the rivers,
they will not sweep over
When you walk through the fire,
you will not be burned;
will not set you ablaze.
3 For I am the LORD, your God,
Editor's commentary on
today's Scripture recorded in Isaiah 43:1-3
Someone has said that there are 365 "fear not's" in the Bible. If that is true, then there is
one for every day of the year.
I majored in psychology in college. I was taught
that children have only two fears when they are born:
- The fear of loud noises
- The fear of falling
All other fears have to be learned.
Certainly fear can be a good thing and work to our advantage. I am afraid
of snakes both live ones and dead ones. I have never handled them. My parents
taught me to be afraid of walking into the street because a car or truck could
run over me and hurt me. I have learned by experience to be cautious, to protect
myself, to use every security measure I may need. I have come to be leery of
salesmen and never purchase anything on impulse.
However, there are circumstances that may happen to us in life that are
overwhelming and if we are not careful, we can be defeated unless we place our
trust in God. This Scripture today is for us, all of us, when we are going
through deep waters or even in the fire of trials that seem to engulf us.
First of all, God reminds us of who we are in
Him. We are redeemed. God knows our name and address or
where we live. Knowing that He is aware of our
struggles is a starting point to help us gain the victory.
Nothing in this world or the world to come can ever separate us from God's
love and His protection.
I love what the Apostle Paul has to say to us today:
35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall
trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? 36
As it is written:
"For your sake we face death all day long;
we are considered as sheep
to be slaughtered."
37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who
loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor
demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height
nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from
the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
things to happen to you today. Believe that God is now giving you favor
11 For the LORD God is a sun and shield; (light and
the LORD bestows favor and honor; (grace and glory)
thing does He withhold (good things will come to us)
from those whose walk
is blameless. (those who walk uprightly)
12 O LORD Almighty,
the man who trusts in You. (we will be
Rear Admiral Bob Burt is the
first Pentecostal Chief of Chaplains in Navy history
There is no doubt about it. The
Navy Chaplaincy has come of age. For the first time in Navy history,
a Pentecostal has been selected to serve at Chief of
Chaplains of the United States Navy.
Rear Admiral Bob Burt became
the Chief of Navy Chaplains on June 23, 2006. He
succeeded RADM Lou Iasiello, a Roman Catholic. Chaplain Burt is endorsed by the Open
Bible Standard Churches -- a Pentecostal
denomination. His ecclesiastical endorser in the Rev. Mr.
John Simmons, a dear friend of mine. Over the last nine years he and I
have had wonderful fellowship and unity of spirit. He is a dear brother. His denomination and the IPHC Chaplains
Ministries are Affiliate Members of the NAE Chaplains
According to my knowledge of the history of the Navy
Chaplaincy, this is the first time a Pentecostal chaplain
has risen to this high office. We applaud Chaplain
Bob Burt and his denomination. We are united with the
Open Bible Standard Churches in two ways:
Evangelical and Pentecostal.
We are confident that Chaplain Bob
Burt will offer dynamic Christian leadership that will focus on the
spiritual dimension of the ministry to sailors, marines, and coast
I want to congratulate Bob
Burt in his promotion to Chief of Navy Chaplains, and pledge him our
support by praying for him regularly. My prayer is that God will continue to
bless him in the extensive ministries He is now giving to him and the Navy
A progress report on Glenn
"I have just talked with Betty Jo
Howard Bailey. Glenn is out of the hospital
and they are staying at Hope Lodge, a lovely facility
just for cancer patients and their families. Glenn
is doing well and is slowly regaining his strength. They will probably be there
about ten more days."
[Editor's note: Carolyn
Johnson Stocks from Greenville, NC, sent in this report. Let us continue
to remember Glenn Bailey in our prayers. There is
power in prayer.]
Dr. Kenneth D. Benson's
complete mailing address, including Zip Code
The other day when I reported that Dr. Kenneth D.
Benson, former President of Holmes Bible College, has been
diagnosed with an inoperable cancer and is currently receiving radiation
therapy, I sent you his mailing address as well as his website. The last digit
was missing on his Zip Code. Dorothy, Kenneth's wife, gave me the last
Here is the complete mailing address for Dr. Kenneth and Dorothy Benson.
I am sure that many of the readers of Hugh's
News will want to send Dr.
Benson a get-well card.
The zip code is 24540-0107
The Rev. Dr. Kenneth and Dorothy Benson
P, O Box 4391
Danville Virginia, 24540-0107
[Editor's Note: Dorothy Benson writes, "Your prayers and the prayers of out
many friends are deeply appreciated. Your newsletter means a lot to us."]
Evangelism USA has produced a
new, highly graphic website: www.evusa.iphc.org
May I encourage you to check out
the new revised website of Evangelism USA. It
has been done professionally and is a tribute to the great leadership of Dr.
Ronald W. Carpenter, Sr. and his staff. Here it is: www.evusa.iphc.org
I was greatly impressed by what Dr.
Owen Weston, the Director of City Quest which
includes Church Planting and Church Revitalization. In my opinion, for what it is worth,
Dr. Weston is one of the most
gifted and anointed teachers I have ever met.
He knows his subject material because he has done it himself. He gives
practical, workable things to do in planting churches. What's more, I really
like him and enjoy talking with him. In the video presentation on this website
"We are here
to serve as a ministry link between Evangelism USA and church planters across America.
As you might know
Christianity is dying in this country. The only way to change this is by
planting new churches. Our website will have all the
resources needed to help you plant a church. Our website is not exhaustive. We
are constantly improving it and updating the material. On our website there are
current church planters that you can contact. They can help
you by showing you the steps they used to plant their church. We have an annual Church Planter’s School that meets in Atlanta, GA. Our
website has more information about this school. If for some reason you and your
spouse cannot attend the Church Planter’s School please try to attend one of the
City Quest across the country. These dates can also be found on our website. If
there is any information that you cannot find on our website please feel free to
contact me in the office or by email. We look forward to helping you expand the
kingdom by planting churches."
A compliment to Stephanie Ellen Morgan's review of the funeral
services for Mildred Hazel Wilson Taylor
One of my
faithful readers of Hugh's
News had this to say about Stephanie's review this week of
the funeral services that were conducted for Mildred Wilson Taylor:
"Please tell Stephanie "thank
you" for the beautiful tribute she has shared with your readers. Her words made
me feel I was actually at the memorial service with Mildred Taylor!"
[Editor's note: Wanda L. Parker who
resides in Yorktown, VA, made these comments. When you compliment our children,
I will listen. When you speak kindly of God's Son, Jesus Christ, God the Father
is pleased and will listen. He responds to prayers that are prayed in the Name
A good report on the Pastor Don
I am happy to report that the Rev.
Mr. Don McKellar, Pastor of Gum Springs PH Church, came through the
surgery well, and the doctors were able to remove all of the tumor. The cancer
had not spread to any other tissue!
Don wrote me this morning. He said, "The tumor was
rather large and we had feared the worse, but we are serving a Wonderful God!
God is Good and faithful to answer our prayers!"
Praise the Lord for a wonderful report!
Let's continue to pray for Pastor
McKellar as he recovers. He wants to thank everyone for their
[Editor's Note: I first met
Don McKellar when we were students at Holmes Bible
College. Later, he was the pastor of Melvine's home
church (the Draper P. H. Church in Eden, NC) for many years. Melvine's parents, Russell and
Frances Stewart, loved him and spoke kindly about
him. His church, Gum Springs P. H. Church is located at 203
Gum Springs Road, Taylors, SC 29687. His
mailing address is 240 Gum Springs Road, Taylors, SC
29687. If you would like to call him, here is his telephone number: 864 895-4114.]
Announcing the Derek Tunstall Memorial Scholarship at Southwestern
University is honored and proud to partner with Dr. and Mrs. Frank Tunstall to remember their son, Derek Tunstall.
Derek was an accomplished classical
musician. His instrument of choice was
the oboe. His life dream – to play the
oboe in a major American symphony – was cut short when Multiple Sclerosis numbed
his fingers and derailed his promising musical career. A tragic car accident took Derek’s life on June 1, 2006,
taking him to be with the Lord.
We want Derek’s love for
life, family, friends, music and God to live on. Therefore, Southwestern Christian University, in cooperation with the Tunstall Family, is proud to announce the creation
of the Derek Tunstall Memorial Music
Scholarship. This memorial
scholarship will be permanently endowed by contributions from friends, family
members, and others wishing to honor Derek and his parents. James Hostler, a longtime family friend, birthed this
scholarship idea and is spearheading the project.
To date, through a generous $2,000 gift from Bill and Sharon Walters of Lynchburg, Virginia, and other contributions,
$2,475 has been received. These scholarship funds
will be invested, and only the interest earned will be used to fund the Music
Scholarship. Therefore, all gifts received will continue in perpetuity. Each
year, the Tunstall family will receive a list of applicants and select the Derek Tunstall Memorial Scholarship recipient. This
scholarship will help a Southwestern Christian University music major complete school and
begin a career in church music or music performance.
Please consider making a one-time donation, or a
commitment annually to contribute to this scholarship in memory of Derek Tunstall and his legacy.
You may send your contributions
Attn.: Jon Chasteen, Director of
P. O.Box 340
Bethany, OK 73008-0340
Designate your check:
Derek Tunstall Memorial Scholarship.
Note: I am grateful to Jon Chasteen,
Director of Development, for this announcement. He is going a great job for SCU.
Melvine and I have
already contributed to this memorial fund. We believe that leadership gives
first, and that we should not ask anyone else to give to that which we are not
willing to give to. We have learned and are learning that "It is more blessed (more productive and profitable)
to give than to receive." However, we, also, know
something else Jesus said, "Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure,
pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap.
For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you"
(Luke 6:38, NIV). We have
found that what Jesus has told us is the truth, for
He is Truth. Giving and receiving go hand in hand.
You can't do one without the other.]
Youth Quest 2006 will be held in Daytona Beach, Florida, July
I have been informed by reliable sources that this year's registration
for Youth Quest 2006 has already surpassed all
previous years. I have a hunch that we may have 6,000
people in attendance.
Let me tell you, Teen Talent, Bible Quiz, Royal Ranger
of the Year and Youth Quest have come a long
way. Do you remember when the emphasis was primarily on talent competition and
God is doing a new thing. And He is doing it through the youth of our
church and other churches. I do not know exactly how many people will be in
attendance this year but it could reach about 6,000 or more
people. This event draws many more people than our General Conference
which convenes every four years.
It's not too late to consider attending. The dates are July 17-20, 2006.
The main hotel is:
|Hilton Daytona Beach Ocean Walk Village
100 North Atlantic Avenue
Daytona Beach, FL United
It may be that all of their rooms are filled at he Hilton
where all of the rooms face the beach and ocean, but surely there are other
hotels nearby that can take care of your needs.
You can still register by going online: yq.iphc.org or by calling 1-866-263.1623.
Chaplains Ministries, IPHC will
provide four of our military chaplains to interact
with the youth, their families, pastors and youth pastors. Navy Chaplain, Lieutenant Timothy Moore who is serving with
the Marines at Cherry Point Marine Air Station in North Carolina, will conduct a
workshop on Introduction to the Military Chaplaincy. He served in Iraq with the
Here is a list of our chaplains who will be present and will be available
at our Chaplains Ministries, IPHC Booth:
Lieutenant Timothy Moore, Navy Chaplain with the
Marines at Cherry Point Marine Air Station, NC. He served in Iraq with the
Chaplain (Major) Timothy Baer, Army National Guard Bureau Recruiting. He served in Kuwait
and Iraq while on active duty in the Army. He is the director of recruitment for
Chaplain (Captain) Suk Kim,
Army with the 3rd Infantry Division. He served in Iraq for one year. He
Chaplain, First Lieutenant, Sarah Tarpley, Air Force Reserves. She is the pastor of First Love Pentecostal Holiness Church in Enid, OK, the
same church that Oral Roberts pastored prior to his
launching his evangelistic and healing ministry. She is attached to Vance Air Force Base for training. She has only one more
year of full time pastoral leadership experience to complete to qualify for
active duty in the Air Force Chaplaincy.
We plan to make an impact on the youth of our church. We want them to
consider the call of God to serve Him in them military chaplaincy. It is a new
day and our chaplains are given a global ministry in the 21st Century. No other
ministry that I know of reaches so many of America's finest youth.
and I plan to be at Youth Quest
2006. We would love to see you there and visit with you. Come by our
Chaplains Ministries, IPHC booth. We are staying at the Hilton Daytona Beach Ocean Walk Village.
Will you receive the Benediction?
Now to Him
Who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His
power that is at work within us, 21 to Him be glory in the church and in Christ
Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
friend in all seasons,
Hugh Holmes Morgan
The Reverend Dr. Hugh H. Morgan
Chaplains Ministries, IPHC
CEO, Founder, President, Editor of Hugh's News & Commentary
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