Life May Not Be “Fair”

Dr. Jed N. Snyder, Pastor

Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him, and he will act. He will bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as the noonday. Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices! Refrain from anger and forsake wrath! Fret not yourself; it tends only to evil. Psalm 37:5-8 (ESV)

Have you felt that you were being discriminated against because of your race, religion, family, employment or even your obesity or apparent anorexia? If so, and it is likely that you have, you are among the great majority of people. Life often does not seem to be “fair.” Professional athletes may take home millions while their work-out assistants are grossly underpaid. Nurses and health-care aids frequently do the hard, “dirty” work while the doctor appears to get the “big bucks.” It is likely that you can add many other cases of apparent discrimination to these.

What really matters and will bring a healthy perspective is our relationship to the Lord. If we believe that God is alert to each one of us and He cares for us all, then we will follow the truths that are given in the passage at the beginning of this article. Commit to the Lord. He will act. Be still, be patient, not anxious. Do not get vengeful or wrathful. When we know that God brings “all things together for good to those who love Him” we can be joyful and peaceful especially when much seems so unfair. Your broken health or “rattle-trap” car do not mean God has abandoned you. He sees the bigger picture and knows what His plans are for you.

May we be “happy” even when life seems very unfair.

It’s Published!

Biblical Shepherding: A New Look at Biblical Counseling has just been finalized at the publisher and should be available to anyone who desires it by the end of January 2019. It can be obtained directly from Jesus Every Day Ministries, Inc. by requesting a signed copy by email, telephone or in person. It will also be available online from Amazon.com, but of course, Dr. Jed will not be able to sign it unless you bring it to him after you receive it. If enough copies are sold to recover the publishing cost, any further profit will go into Jesus Every Day Ministries.

This may be his most helpful book yet. It gives all readers a clear and beneficial way to help others. It deals with concerns that cannot be ignored. He uses easily understood language in a four-part outline; nutrition, hygiene, exercise and healthcare.

The author, Dr. Jed Snyder, has many years of successful teaching, counseling, preaching and evangelizing both in the USA and in several other countries. Though the book will be good for professional counselors and pastors, it will be useful to anyone who desires to help others. Dr. Jed’s experience is that the weakened state of evangelical churches in the USA is due, in part, because they do not have a grasp on or at least do not successfully follow these principles.

The per book cost is projected to be $15.99 for softcover, $24.99 for hardcover and only $3.99 for an e-book.

NOREEN COREY’S UPDATE – JULY 2016

Dear Family and Friends
Greetings from New York. It is great to be home for a break again this summer. The school year ended with exam week, a road trip to the beach and report card day. The students are progressing in their studies and skill levels, and we continue to instill Godly values and God’s truth(s) into their hearts and lives. One mother visited on a day that we had a missionary from Mexico to do a Bible teaching with the kids and later, he met with her privately and she accepted Christ as her personal Savior. Please pray that she will seek God with her whole heart and grow in the faith.

We have met new little ones that we hope will enroll next year. Also, we will try to get back students that were not able to enroll this past school year. It would be great if we could register at least 60 students.

In terms of finances, I cannot count on local donations in Equatorial Guinea; so as Jed mentioned I really need to boost my monthly support. I have begun to contact Deaf communities/churches in the greater Syracuse area to see if I can present the work being done in E.G. while I am stateside. Also, have asked a few churches to collect school materials and supplies for us to decrease my spending for summer inventory to be shipped back to Africa in September. The GoFundMe account that my home church put up has raised $900.00 to date. A friend on the West coast is going to post on another fund raising site at the end of the summer. Praying that the Lord will touch more individuals to give on a monthly schedule.
A local official in Bata has promised us the use of a second bus, since ours is full. He has also said that he would assist us fiancially and help us get noticed in the community. We are praying that he will follow up with his recent verbal commitment.

Prayer Requests

• Health and protection for all students and staff. The caretaker’s wife, Fatima, is pregnant, pray for normal development and growth of the baby and that Fatima will not get malaria during this time.
• A larger finance base for the school.
• Qualified teachers coming in to the country to teach the higher primary grades.
• For greater discernment and wisdom on my part to take the project to the next level.
• Salvation for Angelina (our new representative), Francisca (has taken an interest in us and is now helping me with some administrative work that needs to be done), and our caretaker and his wife, for the parents of our students and for decisions among the students.

Thank you for your work that keeps me on the field.

Love and Prayers, Noreen

GREETINGS FROM THE BOHOL – JULY 2017

Thank you for your continued prayer. Our family has had quite an adventure in the last several months.

We have been working on a lot of new programs and outreaches in cooperation with other churches.

James just finished a short holiday with us before returning to Manila to continue studying Electronics Engineering at Mapua. His laptop hard drive crashed and he lost all his data and it was quite a drama to get the old laptop going again with a new hard drive during the first week of classes. He is still looking at options on how to recover data from a formatted hard drive. A local repair store has quoted more than $400 to recover his lost files. I think we can download some free programs that can do the job.

Daniel is now studying 9th grade in Australia. He is staying with his grandma LaRaine in Bendigo. This is the first time he has ever been to Australia so it is quite an experience for him.

On May 11 while doing some major repairs to our roof I fell and broke 4 ribs. I spent a week in the Ubay hospital while they drained blood from the chest cavity to help me breathe. I celebrated my 49th birthday in the hospital. I am recovering well. I still cannot lift heavy things and do not ride the motorbikes. As we rely mostly on motorbikes for our transportation we have had to use our van and other options a lot more. It has been raining a lot so I need to use 4WD to get home.

2 weeks ago, there was an earthquake on the island of Leyte where the geothermal power plants are located that power our island. This is also the same area that was devastated during the typhoon in 2013. The power stations are damaged and could take many months to repair. We have just started receiving some power that has been shared from other areas for several hours each day on a rotational schedule. I bought a battery for our old generator and got it going again. We have been using the generator for a few hours every few days to wash clothes, do important computer work, communications and pump water from our well to our water tank. Yesterday the power was on in the day and out at night. It has been on today so it will probably cut off soon.

Lilia and I just finished translating a small booklet for Bio-organic Farming that we use as part of an evangelistic program we have been doing with local farmers. We teach evangelistic and spiritual growth sessions each week and teach practical farming techniques.

Thank you for your constant prayers,
Ken, Lilia, James, Daniel, and Timothy Rose

Ken and Lilia Rose
www.talibon.com Internet Cafe
Evangelista St.
Poblacion, Talibon
Bohol Philippines 6325
Phone +63 919 694 5525
www.talibon.com

US Address C.O.
Jed Snyder
P.O. Box 4332
Irmo, SC 29063
cell-781-888-1642
www.jedministries.com
jsnyder@jedministries.com

MINISTRY UPDATE – WIDELY SCATTERED, BUT SAME WORK

Ken and Lilia Rose work in the Philippines. Noreen Corey works in Equatorial Guinea on the continent of Africa and Jed and Betty work in the United States on the continent of North America. It is a great source of encouragement to know that your prayers are touching such widely scattered areas of the world. Your financial gifts help to keep us all giving out the same glorious message; Jesus Christ, God the Son, is “the way, the truth, and the life.” All who trust him as Savior will one day be united in heaven enjoying him, the other saints, and the angelic host forever.

Ken has written of their own situation describing the need for tires for their multi-purpose vehicle so vital to carrying people and supplies. He has additionally described the need for roofing for their home in addition to the usual needs for their growing young children of school supplies, clothing and health care. Please ask our gracious Father in heaven to provide these needs in ways that will help the Rose family and bring glory to Christ among the people.

Noreen has written of the needs of the deaf children in her school. She has mentioned the need for qualified, Christian staff to serve as instructors and other care givers. All of these people require the same things that each of us needs, food, shelter, clothing, healthcare and the less obvious, but equally important concerns of spiritual and emotional support.

Thank you for helping these precious servants of Jesus Christ as you also help Betty and me in our efforts to serve others as we seek to serve our Lord. The Interim Pastoral work at Augusta Street Church in West Columbia seems to be progressing well. Pray, please that the Lord will fill and empower me and all who teach and lead. Also uphold the outreach efforts being made to grow the church family numerically. The teaching in the Central Midlands Transitional Retreat for homeless veterans also is a challenge that appears to be bearing fruit. The weekly men’s Bible study is a very precious time of sharing and learn for each of us men who attend. My book publishing agent requests prayer as she seeks publishers for me and for other authors whom she represents. I also am writing an inspirational column that is offered for publication in several places on a weekly basis.

God is at work and you are part of it. Your gifts are a very sweet offering to God for us.

SALVATION

How To Receive the Gift of Eternal Life

ADMIT: we all are sinners. No one is perfect, everybody has sinned. All will be judged.
Romans 3:10 “As it is written, there is none righteous, no, not one.”
Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.”
The price of sin.
Romans 6:23a “for the wages of sin is death.”

BELIEVE: Jesus Christ paid for your sins by dying on the cross. He rose on the third day to show his victory over sin. He offers forgiveness, the gift of eternal life.
Romans 5:8 “But God showed His great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.”
Romans 6:23b “…but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

REPENT: Ask God to forgive you for sinning and being a sinner. It’s important to repent for sin in your life.
Mark 1:14-15; 9:13 “… I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance”

CONFESS: Jesus as Lord and call on Him for salvation.
Romans 10:9-10, 13 “…that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation…For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

THE SINNER’S PRAYER. If you’re ready to accept Jesus, please pray a prayer like the one below.

Dear God, I admit that I’m a sinner and realize that my sins have separated me from You. I repent of my sins. I acknowledge and believe that Jesus is the Son of God and that he died, was buried, and rose on the third day to offer the gift of eternal life. I give my life to you by trusting in Jesus now and forever. Come into my heart right now as I claim your forgiveness for my sins and save my soul from eternal wrath. I accept your gift of eternal life. Thank you for saving me. Help me to live this new life in the fullness of your power. In Jesus name, Amen.

If you made a decision to accept Jesus as Lord and Savior of your life, will you let us know about it? We have materials to help you which we would love to send you.
Contact: jsnyder@jedministries.com or call 781-888-1642.
If you already know Christ and would like these materials to use and share with others, please let us know, also.
If you are not sure but are interested and will consider your need to receive Christ, you, too, can let us know and we will gladly send materials to you.

NOTE: No prayer saves you, only God’s grace does as you place your faith and trust in him. Prayer is simply talking to God, asking him into your life.

Marching Forward

Marching Forward

God has been good to Jesus Every Day Ministries. The spiritual warfare that is being waged by some of the folks among whom we minister is great. But God is greater. It has been a source of joy and encouragement to be enlightened by the Holy Spirit regarding how to help people, especially as they deal with sin.

Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted. Galatians 6:1

Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working. James 5:16

Please consider the following:
Person A- the offender Person B-the offended

A————–> <----------------B In this illustration, the two parties are following the Bible and seeking reconciliation. Note that the offended person does not wait for the offender to come to him. He also initiates the reconciliation process. A--------------------------------> B
In this illustration, the offended party does nothing, but the offender obeys Scripture and repents, seeking forgiveness and reconciliation.

A <--------------------------------B In this illustration, the offender does nothing, but the offended obeys Scripture and goes to the offender to seek to get him to admit the sin, repent, and become reconciled. The Bible places the responsibility for cleansing, and the spiritual power and insight that accompanies cleansing, on both parties to the sin. There is more to consider in regard to being cleansed from sin but if we apply these things we will be more likely to be aware of and be able to use and continue to develop our spiritual gifts. Thanks for being part of the Jesus Every Day Ministries. I hope you will continue to be part of the work God is doing through your prayers and giving.

Ukraine Teaching Trip

Ukraine Teaching Trip

The New Building

The above is the million dollar building (fully paid for) at Zaporozyhe Bible College and Seminary in Ukraine. It was dedicated to the Lord’s use on Saturday, October 6, 2012. It has faculty offices, a full floor for the library, dorms and guest rooms for visiting teachers. It sits next (not visible) to a classroom building that looks almost like it.

This was given by my class on the last day

These are my students. They all studied really hard and all passed the book of Acts course. The guy to the far right is from Khazakstan.

I am preaching at College Church. The interpreter is also the Academic Dean of the College.

Thanks again to all who prayed and gave and please keep praying and if you can continue to support please do as the Lord may lead.
Can You Help?

We want to make a comprehensive list of service agencies (especially Christian ones) in the Midlands of South Carolina. Will you email me contact information so I can get in touch with such organizations? I have a questionnaire to send them to evaluate their trustworthiness for being listed.

Thanks,
Dr. Jed Snyder
Please use jsnyder@jedministries.com to email us.

OCTOBER 2012

October 2012 – God Provides

When this is put up on our site, Jed Snyder, our President will immediately be traveling to Ukraine or already on his way. Our Lord has provided a good number of prayer partners to become part of the power of blessing that Jesus Christ will send through his Word, the Bible. If you are one of those partners, thank you and praise our Lord.

Additionally our Lord has provided the funds required for this trip. Over $4000 has been raised. $2200 of this will be given as a gift to Zaporozyhe Bible College and Seminary to help with their expenses. The students for the most part, come from economically poor households. These funds added to many other gifts make the college a viable training institution for many young men and women who will be working in churches and missions across the Russian and Ukrainian speaking world and perhaps beyond.

We are very delighted by the work that our missionary, Ken Rose (with his wife Lilia and little family) are pursuing in the Philippines. They work under what we consider to be harsh conditions but do so in order to glorify Jesus Christ and win many to salvation through him. Please continue to uphold them and if you are so led, any giving that goes to them is a good investment for the growth of the church in that land.

God has opened another door for ministry in an organization (God’s Storehouse) when needy folk can receive food and clothing. One of our volunteers is doing evangelistic work with those who express an interest and Jed will be seeking to provide more specialized counseling for those who voluntarily seek it. Please pray.

As we have stated from the beginning, all that we do is based upon the desire to bring glory to Jesus Christ and get people to know and benefit for themselves and others the wonderful love that Jesus Christ offers. Your gifts make it possible to buy supplies, to spend time with people and to pray, study, write, teach and preach. We cannot continue without your prayer and, as the Lord leads, your giving. You can give online or send a gift by mail or we will work with you to set up a direct bank transfer. This latter method is easiest and usually does not cost a percentage of your gift.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Greetings from the Philippines

Greetings from the Philippines

Thank you for your constant prayers for the work here.

Two weeks ago I had the privilege of preaching a series of sermons at a funeral program that ran for 9 nights. The family and neighbors gathered at the home of the dead man each night for the program.

Last week I attended the final classes in Tagbilaran to complete my studies toward a Doctorate of Divinity focusing in Missions. On Saturday I brought Lilia, Daniel, Timothy, several of the members of the Church and some pastor friends to the graduation ceremony in Tagbilaran.

We had been praying about the future of a mission to help the blind and looking for options to continue the program after having the funding from the Korean Government cut off. The church board has decided to continue the program and trust God to provide the finances for it to continue. This is an answer to prayer.

Daniel’s broken bone in his foot is healing well. I removed the cast myself several weeks ago and his foot is regaining its strength. LaRaine sent Daniel a pair of high back running shoes to protect his feet that he wears to school now.

The youth program at our church has just started meetings on Friday nights again. I preached there last night. It is encouraging to see how many young people are participating. Some of the youth (including James and some of his cousins) have started an evangelistic outreach program of there own on Saturday afternoons.

I put some recent pictures up at
http://www.flickr.com/photos/boholmission/

Ken and Lilia Rose
www.talibon.com Internet Cafe
Mumar Bldg. CPG Ave.
Poblacion, Talibon
Bohol Philippines 6325
Phone +63 919 694 5525
http://www.talibon.com/