The Strong Blue Line
Over the summer I met a police chaplain from California and gave her a copy of Winning a Gunfight. Earlier this fall, she called to say she was counseling an officer who was experiencing emotional difficulties after recently being in his third gunfight. The chaplain said, “We almost lost him. I gave him your book, hoping it would help.” The officer read the book and reported back that the book was very helpful and an encouragement to him, he continues to serve as a police officer. Pray the book ministry will continue to reach officers.
What makes a grandma great? Is it when her child becomes a grandparent? How about sharing the gospel? After all, that’s what Christian grandmas (and all Christians) are called to do. Recently, two great-grandmas shared the gospel with an entire police department! These two great-grandmas (my mother Lucille and her sister, Elaine) were vacationing in Texas’ Gulf Coast city of Port Aransas. While there, they made it a point to stop by the police department and ask how many officers the city employed. “Twenty” was the answer. It just so happened, mom had twenty copies of Winning a Gunfight in her truck. The next day, the two great-grandmas delivered the books to a very grateful police department. Pray the books will bless Port Aransas’ officers. Please consider ordering books for your local law enforcement officers. Individuals, churches, or businesses can partner to provide books for officers in your community. Click here for more information or to donate.
We’re halfway there, thanks to donations from great-grandmas! In Idaho, another great-grandma donated toward books for the March Sheepdog seminar in northern Idaho. We’re raising money for Jimmy Meeks (Sheepdog Ministries) to give 200 copies of Winning a Gunfight to officers attending a March 2019 Sheepdog seminar in northern, ID. This seminar will feature Lt. Col. Dave Grossman and Pastor Frank Pomeroy (First Baptist Church Sutherland Springs). I’m trying to raise the money to send these books. Please consider donating to this effort. Also, please consider donating monthly to The Strong Blue Line ministry.
Bingham County (Idaho) Sergeant Todd Howell was wounded from gunfire in a recent attempt to apprehend a robbery suspect out of Idaho Falls. Sergeant Howell is at home and is expected to make a full recovery. To help with medical bills, Cop Church donated $500 to the Howell family and gave Sergeant Howell a copy of Winning a Gunfight. Cop Church uses it funds to share the gospel and support law enforcement officers and their families. Please support Cop Church with your prayers. If you’d also like to support financially, click here, then click the “Donate” button.
At the October service I started a new sermon series from the Gospel of John entitled “That You May Believe.” John wrote his Gospel so his readers will believe that Jesus is the Christ (the promised Messiah), that he is God (equal to the Father), and that he is life (in him is eternal life). In fact, John says this, “But these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name” (John 20:31). If you’re in the Idaho Falls area, please come out and join us on the second Tuesday of the month. If you’re not able to make it the sermons are available online on our Cop Church website.
Pray for your police.