June 2009–A Simple Trust…An Outrageous Claim!

June 2009—TBG Newsletter


 (on www.theTBloG.org  for June 22)

I have a simple trust in an outrageous claim.  Jesus said:

“Because I live, you also will live.”

John 14:19

I am convinced that Jesus is the Lord of Life who laid down His life for mine, and rose from the dead to give me eternal life with Him. I trust Jesus.

That’s why I have a simple–albeit passionate and life transforming–trust in His outrageous claim.

I hope you have this same simple trust in this outrageous claim Jesus made. It makes all the difference in the world–for this life and the next!

In love, peace and purposeful passion,


 Speaking Events Completed:

May 2Rachel Mack had the privilege to speak at Trinity Bible Church in Bristol, PA for their Ladies’ Tea-where she knew many, including her mom! Sylane served as prayer support and cheerleader! The twenty women in attendance enjoyed food, fun and fellowship, and were blessed as Rachel shared lessons gleaned from John 11 (Raising Lazarus from the dead). Specifically: how God would want us, as mothers and wives, to respond when our loved-one is going through a trial:  Praying, remembering God’s attributes and praising God for who He is, what He did in the past and what He will do in the future. These actions help us to see our loved-one’s trial from God’s perspective.

Ladies Tea
Ladies Tea

Remember to join us on the 10th day of each month as we passionately PRAY for God’s life-giving, life-freeing, transforming work to be done in the lives of all with whom we minister-at conferences, counseling sessions or on corners and in coffee shops!

May 16-Lydia Austin spoke at Neshaminy Valley Baptist Church.  The ladies hosted a beautiful Spring Tea – their first women’s event in years. Rachel Mack traveled with Lydia, and having known quite a few of these ladies, was able to reconnect with many. Excitement, fellowship, and joy filled the room!  Lydia spoke about keeping JOY (Jesus Over Yourself) in your life and used the analogy of the three layers of a tea sandwich:  The bread -Notice the Blesser. The yumm(sometimes surprise-ing) middle -Notice the Blessing, The bread – Thank the Blesser

May we all remember to keep JOY in our lives!  May our glasses overflow with abundant joy!  AMEN!

Upcoming-“Home-Coming” Speaking Events

July 1-Sylane Mack will be at Ontario Bible Camp (OBC)-Oswego, NY. This is such a joy for Sylane because this is the camp where she accepted Jesus as her Savior as a seven year old little girl! And the first time she’s been back in 42 years! Our God truly is the Alpha and the Omega!

The healing and transformation that Christ alone can bring into a life will be her focus. First, via a Counselor Training Session on Leading a Child to Christ and then, after dinner she will share her testimony and encouragement during the Commissioning Service for Counselors and Staff.

PRAY that ALL who serve will take up the full joy and power of being an Ambassador of Christ to the children and their fellow staff members at OBC Summer Camp 2009! PRAY that many children will have their lives transformed for all eternity as they come to know the loving salvation of Jesus Christ for themselves!

July-Labor Day-Sylane will be on Sabbatical to WRITE (and finish!?) CONVINCED! the story of her own life. PRAY for the Spirit of God to lead every word she writes, for just the right publishing path to come about and for the transforming grace of Jesus to be fully revealed through the reading of this book in the lives of many, many people!

It is for freedom that Christ has set us free! Galatians 5:1

  • Please read and pray for the impact of Sylane’s daily devotional posts for A Time for Grace and Truth on www.theTBloG.org

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JUNE 2009