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Once again; To all our Veterans and friends; greetings and blessings from LTWM. We pray you are all doing great in the Lord, and are walking in health and blessings.
Hello to all our fellow brothers and sisters in the Armed Forces of our great land. Well another Independence Day celebration has come and gone, yes, we just celebrated number 245; of years as a Nation, One Nation under God I may add. As I often say, never take freedom for granted, or this may be the last Birthday our Nation will ever celebrate. I was able to attend a 4th of July parade this year in a very small rural town about 100 miles from I live, wow, just incredible display of love and loyalty to the good ol’ USA. I talked with many people during the course of my venture, some young, most elderly, all with a good attitude toward our beloved USA. One young fellow that I shared with in the parade was sitting atop a John Deere tractor, the way he talked about our Country gives me hope that there may many more just like him out there, not the fringe we hear so much about on the nightly news.
Once again to my fellow countrymen and the military veterans of past, present and future, thanks to all for preserving such a great land, a place to raise my/our family with values, morals, without fear of a knock on the door late at night, where some political regime silences those who speak out against corruption at all levels. A place where we can attend Church, work and prosper, go on vacation and enjoy the fruits of one’s labor. We all know in many countries of the world, what you make/earn ends up in some despot’s coffers, making a government rich at the people’s expense. If we can keep this from happening in our great land of the USA, maybe we will be able to attend another 4th of July parade in celebrating yet another year where Old Glory still flies high in the air to our great appreciation.
In my Reflections pages this time around I share some thought about; “Injustice Abounds. I hope you can take a few minutes and check it out; it should be a good read. Blessed is the Nation, whose God is the Lord; Amen; Thomas
We at LTWM are not just a Web-Site; but a resource site as well. In the near future videos will be accessible on a host of topics, technology, world conditions, various subjects, too many to list. There is a truth and “The Truth” that needs to be told. Despite all the technology, people are ignorant of things they should know. It is my observation that most folks, and especially the younger crowd, know more about some “app” on their cell phone then they do about their eternal destiny, very tragic. We don’t claim to know it all, but if we can be of service to any of our Veterans, please drop us a line. Blessings; Thomas
If LTWM can be of service to you, just drop us a line, perhaps we can help, if not we can refer you someone who can.
One more thought, the Ministry Trailer I have been working on this past summer is coming along very good. The trailer is almost complete, final paint schemes are being worked out and done. The fish are painted and mounted to the side of the trailer, man what a sight! The Lord is blessing mightily, things are happening fast now.
As I have said before, the theme will be about fishing, in our case not just fishing, but fishing for souls. It will be about fishing poles, cast nets and life preservers to throw out to the souls in need. You may remember reading in the Gospel of Luke how Jesus saved the/a fish camp, as a result, they became partners with Jesus in the fish business. What a call in life, to partner with the Lord in any good work. Presently I am working on the other fish that will attach to the sides of the boat/trailer. When I say fish, they will range from about 24” to 14 feet, so I am talking about whoppers. A beloved brother in the Lord, just donated some huge fishing rods and reels for Ministry usage; PTL. We have some progress pictures posted on our web site; click on “pictures” to view. To all our friends and family; be blessed, Thomas
One more thought, the Ministry Trailer I have been working on this past summer is coming along pretty good. The trailer is almost complete, final paint schemes are being worked out. The fish are ready for the artist to do her part, after that they will be mounted to the side of the trailer. The Lord is blessing mightily, things are happening fast now.
To all our friends and family; be blessed, Thomas
The staff at LTWM are all Veterans. Our President and Founder Ryan DeStefano served in the Navy. We all hold a special appreciation for you all that have served this great Country, God Bless you. Don’t be surprised if you read articles on this Veterans page that look a lot like war stories, as I like to share some things that reflect upon my experiences during this great time in my life. I was no Purple Heart recipient, but I did faithfully serve and did what I was told. With that said, I would like to extend an open arms to all our Veterans that would like to be Members of our fellowship and have something they would like to share for all to appreciate. Almost everything is free on our web-site, if you don’t see what you are looking for, drop us line and we’ll see what we can do to help.
How about this thought; I was thinking the other day about who knows better about sacrifice than a veteran? I was watching a training video on TV about how the Navy Seals go through training, and man, I’m thinking; these guys are brutal, battle ready once they leave Paris Island, from what I saw. I thought I had it tough in the Army going through Fort Polk, La. in the summer time no less. It was hot, humid, rained daily, with bugs, snakes and who knows what all, this country boy had just about met his match in the bayou country was my thinking. I didn’t think it could get much worse, until I went to Tiger-Land. Some may remember the old tune back then; don’t ask me, I don’t give a dang, next stop is Viet Nam. Ok, that was over fifty years ago, amen, still here Lord. So back to the sacrifice part, I’m thinking if anyone should understand what being a Christian is all about, it ought to be the veteran. He knows how to take orders, been there and done that. He understands that a good commander over the men is a commander that will get the men home safe and sound from the mission. We all know men gladly follow a proven leader, one who has the best battle strategy/plan. Just like the battle field, we don’t leave the dead or wounded behind, care for our brothers is paramount to any mission. How many folks know that many have had to sacrifice their own well being in order to protect or recue a comrade in battle from time to time? It’s all part of the plan, these are our brothers, we fight together and we stick together. And at the end of the road there is a military parade, after big wars that is, we once again take our place among the faithful, a sense of pride, a job well done, something to feel good about. The same way it is with serving the Lord, one day in Glory, the words will be spoken; well done thou good and faithful servant, enter in to the joy of the Lord. Yes, if anyone should know something about being faithful to task, sacrifice, maybe even being wounded in action, it would be the veterans. They could teach a lot of folks something you can be sure. Remember the part about leaving folks behind I mentioned? With that thought in mind, we are reaching out to our fellow veterans to point you to the Lord. You see, Jesus had a mission as well as us vets, His mission was to win the battle for the souls of mankind. He accomplished His mission and went back to Heaven to prepare a place for us and our families. Let us not miss out on such a great victory! Our website has much to offer in getting folks on the right track with the Lord. If you need some help with that drop this Ministry a line, or call, we would love to hear from you. Pastor Tom
The Ministry Trailer I have been working on this past summer is coming along very good. The trailer is almost complete, final paint schemes are being worked out and done. The fish are painted and mounted to the side of the trailer, man what a sight! The Lord is blessing mightily, things are happening fast now.
One more thought, the Ministry Trailer I have been working on this past summer is coming along pretty good. The theme will be about fishing, in our case not just fishing, but fishing for souls. It will be about fishing poles, cast nets and life preservers to throw out to the souls in need. You may remember reading in the Gospel of Luke how Jesus saved the/a fish camp, as a result, they became partners with Jesus in the fish business. What a call in life, to partner with the Lord in any good work. Presently I am working on the fish that will attach to the sides of the boat/trailer. When I say fish, I am talking about whoppers; if anyone knows someone who can airbrush paint that lives in the central Fla. area, please forward their contact info to our web site’s contact page. A beloved brother in the Lord, just donated some huge fishing rods and reels for Ministry usage; PTL. We have some progress pictures posted on our web site; click on “pictures” to view.
To all our friends and family; be blessed, Tom
What We Offer
This Month’s Commentary is; “Divided We Fall”? Our Commentary this month is about our Nation celebrating the 245th Anniversary of our birth. How many more do we have before tyranny takes us over is a question I wish we didn’t have to ponder. However; I try to bring out some very relevant information to where the world is headed, information to help us see where in the not too distant future this is headed. It is a worth while read; hopefully you find it worth sharing with family and friends via the many social outlets. Blessings to all from Thomas
If more information is needed about these articles, please drop this Ministry an e-mail.
The theme for July’s Devotional is; “My Country and My Church”. What a theme, standing up and being counted among the faithful lovers of Country and Church. I share much Old Testament and New Testament truths to help enhance our walk with God on a daily basis. Great insights are gleaned from not only God’s Word but from practical and personal insights, it should be good.
Once again, our web-site is designed to be a soul-winners paradise. We have much free material to download and use to start your own outreach and/or Bible Study. If you have a particular area of study need not posted on the site, just drop us a line on our contact page and we’ll see what we can do to help.
These insights are designed to give a daily bread connection to the Word of God, and get our day off to a good start. After all, thou will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on thee. Isaiah 26:3
Companions For Heroes
Who doesn’t love dogs, this group of folks has a ministry of connecting service dogs with military vets for lifelong friendships
Also being offered is a little book written by a Pat Gavros. She is a spokesperson at Veterans affairs meetings, sharp lady. The book is; “101 Amazing Facts about Military Working Dogs”. It’s a good read, she shares stuff most folks never heard of before. Can be obtained from our web-site.
Companions For Heroes HQ