October 16, 2017
Hello to all our Drivers, Family, Friends, and Supporters of this Ministry.
I send my greetings to all of you on this beautiful autumn day. We have finally received some cooler weather and are enjoying the beautiful fall colors. The grass is green once again after we had a good rainfall this past week. If you were here for the jamboree, you saw firsthand how dry everything was.
In this newsletter I want to give you an update on our two projects, report on what happened during the jamboree, include some comments made from drivers on our Facebook page (ACT Road Angel), let you know of a ministry opening we have that we want you to keep in your prayers, and a short devotional. So, let’s get started.
Our two projects that we planned for this summer were to paint our main ministry building and reseal more of the parking lot. Neither of the projects have been completed as planned. We are waiting on more donations to come in that are designated for one, or both of the projects. Currently we have $550.00 received for the painting project and $200.00 for the resealing project. We also need some volunteers to help with the projects. If you are willing to help, please call me and let me know the dates you would be available, and I will get equipment reserved and buy the necessary items needed. Thank you for praying and considering how you can help.
What a wonderful time we had at the fall jamboree. We had a good turnout of drivers, retired drivers, trucking company owners, trucking ministry workers, and pastors. We want to especially give a shout out to Woody Clark, owner of Woodpecker Truck and Equipment Sales in Pendleton Oregon, for coming and sharing with everyone at the first evening service we had. Woody is 94 years old, and shares his testimony whenever he is given an opportunity. Thank You Woody for coming and may God keep you in good health so you can continue to share with people about God’s grace and mercy.
Not only did we have great speakers, but we were able to witness two baptisms of drivers who had accepted Jesus as their personal savior in the first part of August. They were wanting to follow Jesus’s instruction to be baptized and we were able to get that accomplished. One baptism was done the night before the jamboree started as the driver’s schedule didn’t allow him any other time. The other one was witnessed on the afternoon of September 29th. We thank God for these two drivers who are following Jesus’ example and living for Him now. Please pray for them (Zachary and Therese) as they start this journey.
Have you seen our Facebook page yet? If not, please take time to go on it. In the search area of Facebook, type in ACT Road Angel. This will take you to our page. We have had a couple of comments from our page that I want to share with you. . . .
Robert Moore posted a comment on 9/11/17. “Great place. Very nice. Cleanest place you could stay at. Great atmosphere here” He gave us a 5 star rating.
Another driver, Jack Konrad posted a comment on 10/10/17. “I enjoyed and felt welcomed the time I was there. Keep up God’s work.” Jack gave us a 5 star rating as well.
As many of you know, we have two ministry openings here at ACT. We are looking for a Chaplain and a cook. The perfect candidates would be a married couple that has had experience with the trucking industry (semi-retired or retired truck driver with experience ministering in a church) so you can relate to the driver’s needs. The cooking position is mostly preparing evening meals and the Sunday meal which is served right after the service, and also cooking for our jamborees. What do we offer? We offer Room and Board. At the present time there is no salary, but you will not pay for apartment rent, electricity, Gas, TV service, laundry or meals. The couple will also help with Bible Studies and building and property maintenance when not ministering to drivers. If you want more information or an application, please contact Mark Hewett at 507 271 6108 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also contact me here at ACT for information. Please pray with us concerning the right people for these positions.
Psalm 121:1-8 “I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: He that keepeth thee will not slumber. Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand. The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil; he shall preserve thy soul. The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore”.
What a wonderful promise from God! He will preserve us from all evil! He never slumbers! I hope this gives you peace like it does me. We can rest knowing that God is on duty. He is watching out for you every day of your life. You can place all your cares on him. Just talk to him.
Please keep this ministry in your prayers. May God bless you and keep you until we meet again.
In HIS service,
Chaplain Dock Hinman
Web Site: acti70.org (you can donate on this site under one of the donate tabs)
Facebook: ACT Road Angel
Phone: 618-427-3737, or 618-704-4366