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the voice in the wilderness printed missionary ronnie and terry williamson evangelist/editor steve and rebekah lilly staff missionaries the virtual voice serves as an online monthly connection with ministry partners providing up-to-date ministry headlines relevant news information and available resource reminders to receive a monthly link in your inbox please subscribe to the weekly voice at membersnp thevoiceinthewilderness.org in this edition the voice in the wilderness is a nonprofit independent incorporation founded by rev dr j royce thomason d.p.d ph.d evangelist and medical missionary the organization is dedicated to the spreading of the whole gospel to the world especially in foreign lands the program consists of building mission stations supporting american missionaries and native pastors by partnering with the local church in various areas of ministry and preaching christ to the lost we are supported by the gifts of those who care contributions to the voice in the wilderness for projects or to support the ministry of a missionary will be used as indicated by the donor following approved policies and procedures gifts are tax deductible and should be made out to the voice in the wilderness § a fundamental publication published quarterly in behalf of the work of the lord and preservation of the liberties of our united states § printed material from other sources does not necessarily imply an endorsement from this ministry § there is no subscription charge all interested people of good will may have a copy sent regularly to their address simply by requesting it address all correspondence to the voice in the wilderness po box 7037 asheville nc 28802 page 3 my personal message page 4 while the evil days come not page 7 news bits what will you do the voice in the wilderness is standing firm on the word of god support this ministry with a special offering prayers see prayer request page at www.thevoiceinthewilderness.org for personal correspondence contributions address changes new subscriptions www.thevoiceinthewilderness.org e-mail for address changes only visionpartners@thevoiceinthewilderness.org sign-up for the weekly voice e-mail and blog membersnp@thevoiceinthewilderness.org dr ronnie l williamson dr j royce thomason memorial voice in the wilderness p.o box 7037 asheville nc 28802 voice 828 649-1043 write to us 2·the voice in the wilderness february 2013 virtual edition


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dear friends check your mailbox we praise the lord for his watchcare as the diamond jubilee special edition of the voice in the wilderness was completed and mailed someone once said the devil gets in the details and too often than not we see this evident during production of the printed voice this commemorative issue was not an exception but thankfully many who requested this edition have already received read been blessed and corresponded with our office included in this virtual edition is a sneak peek of one of the many articles found in the diamond jubilee edition we trust as you receive and read your copy the variety of articles presenting needful yet sometimes unheard topics will encourage strengthen and perhaps prod you to further study and prayer as the lord leads also final preparations are being made for the diamond jubilee service march 1-2 2013 please pray for god s blessing on this service for over 60 years the voice in the wilderness has contended and we thank you once again our faithful friends for standing with this ministry happy trails for christ and souls ronnie l williamson p.s if you did not receive a copy of the diamond jubilee edition by mail you may request a copy from our office a $10 offering will meet the printing and mailing expenses of this issue to you e s her it 2013 diamond jubilee special edition for more resources visit www.thevoiceinthewilderness.org ·3


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for decades pastors and churches have built gymnasiums and beautiful sanctuaries with the while monies of those now neglected and forgotten the evil days at this very moment i am come not personally acquainted with a number of families giving care to aging loved ones in several instances complex or serious illness presents health and financial issues the aahsa website states between 2007 and 2015 the number of americans ages 85 and older is expected to increase by 40 among people turning 65 today 69 will need some form of long-term care whether in the community or in a residential care facility in 2020 12 million older americans will need long-term care the average monthly cost for a private room in a nursing home is $6,234.00 the average monthly cost of living in an assisted-living facility is $2,714.00 medicare which covers rehabilitation services after an individual is discharged from a hospital pays for 19 of all long-term care spending medicaid which covers health care cost for low income individuals pays for 49 of all long-term care spending each month the world s population of elderly people increases by 795,000 medicare and medicaid programs are not adequate and working in the system can be very frustrating even among many who have diligently been a part of the work force presently retired and living on retirement income are finding they have outlived adequate benefits for today s financial demands sickness and aging impacts an entire family by faith day by day many brothers and sisters struggle in a difficult place for some it can be an almost overwhelming journey through a deep dark valley yet when the christian thinks the sun will never shine the light of god s son rises in his dawn of peace and grace through ways amazing praise the lord a new day is coming in our church three elderly sisters arrived at that stage in life when this tabernacle of clay begins to dissolve i remember distinctly those 4·the voice in the wilderness february 2013 virtual edition


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precious ladies saying we all got old and sick at the same time now none of us can take care of each other it can be frustrating when dear ones suffer and there are no simple solutions to the trial with modern drugs and so-called heroic medicine many live longer but experience extended periods of complicated assistance for the individual as well as the family the challenge brings intense emotion of tears resentment anger and extraordinary love yes love love that may seem a bit mixed-up at times but real the same i the evil days have you ever studied ecclesiastes 12:1-8 the preacher makes some incredibly accurate and relevant comments on the aging process in verse one note the startling phrase while the evil days come not just this week while door knocking my wife and i met a man who said he did not believe in god and the bible was written by men with over 5,700 different translations he also stated that men created gods just to have hope some day that man will be a lonely hopeless individual but for me hope is a precious gift romans 8:24 colossians 1:27 titus 2:13 even so for many the evil days will come dr j royce thomason founder of the voice in the wilderness inc told me many times he wanted to die in the saddle with his boots on but that was not to be the last five years of his life were spent in and out of hospitals and nursing homes he was never able to deal with confinement and sickness when the driver s license independence and meeting schedules were gone his obvious struggle with contentment ensued yes the evil days had arrived my dad lived ten years after a very serious stroke mom was his primary caregiver and it was not easy for both of them long days and nights of testing came all too often physical limitations prescription drugs and side effects personality changes financial constraints bureaucracy red-tape added sickness and a host of complications defined the evil days of ecclesiastes mom and dad were not alone in that struggle but friends relatives and acquaintances that came by to keep them company help or assist still could not make this time of life easy less than a month ago a pastor friend called my office in our conversation he stated emphatically i will never get involved in someone else s power of attorney or as executor of a will again he had been placed in an ugly complicated situation people you would for more resources visit www.thevoiceinthewilderness.org ·5


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never think to have a vicious vengeful bone in their body can in the last chapter of a loved one s life become greedy bitter and absolutely unreasonable to put it kindly the evil days have come ii the critics then some will make it a spectators sport onlookers have all kinds of advice and always know how it ought to be done and are always compelled to tell you with that their criticism can be so unkind stories are told and well-meaning people will believe an utter lie however they would certainly never want such things said about them yet they will take the tale and run with it knowing the circumstances but preferring to spread gossip just as job experienced the extreme his suffering was compounded by his friends listen to job 30 1 2 but now they that are younger than i have me in derision whose fathers i would have disdained to have set with the dogs of my flock yea whereto might the strength of their hands profit me in whom old age was perished to add insult to injury job received no respect or understanding from the younger the pain is both physical and psychological my kjv study bible has this header for job chapter 30 the humiliation of job s present state dr j royce thomason said to me several times after his debilitating strokes these golden years aren t what they were cracked up to be some may agree that their golden years have tarnished or as job felt they had gone to the dogs christians can be some of the most critical know-it-all s imaginable just like job s friends there will be those who know exactly what is going on in your life be forewarned this is the very reason we all need a good church home and church family i have heard it said many times every person needs three homes of course there is our family s home thank god for husbands wives children and parents that love each other then there is the church home so very special is the truly new testament church home and most importantly is our eternal home for the young and old alike to trust jesus christ by faith having one s sin forgiven by his precious blood with our names written in the book of life is the home we all need assurance of during those times of suffering and especially during the aging process the counsel we need will come from our church family and friends three c s are so very essential church counselors and contentment continued in the diamond jubilee edition read online or request a copy by mail with a $10 offering while supplies last 6·the voice in the wilderness february 2013 virtual edition


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news bits from here and there this january marks the 40th anniversary of the roe v wade supreme court decision not many years prior americans would never have allowed abortion clinics hospitals and planned parenthood to perpetrate the murder of 50 million babies thankfully the number of abortion clinics have been significantly reduced over the past 20 years there is a continued debate on tax funded abortion and support for the pro-life position is on the increase for those 50 million we must press the battle nine states plus the district of columbia now recognize same-sex marriages a local children s home that said 2 years ago they would not use sodomites in foster child care now place precious children in this perversion more states are under pressure to approve gay marriages the first openly sodomite u.s senator was elected from wisconsin obama was pictured on the may 21 2012 newsweek as the first gay president many voters have now been duped into believing homosexuality is a civil right and issue of discrimination depart from the authority of god s word and a people are exposed to the cancer of perversion the numbers are in there are over 98,000 deaths in this u.s each year as a result of medical mistakes nearly 14 million americans one in every 13 adults abuse alcohol or are alcoholic drunk driving accounts for about 16,000 alcohol-related deaths per year only about 25 of all alcohol-related deaths fetal alcohol spectrum disorders fasd are the leading preventable cause of birth defects in the u.s affecting as many as 40,000 babies per year and costing upwards of $5.4 billion per year in 2009 784,507 legal induced abortions were reported to cdc from 48 reporting areas the abortion rate for 2009 was 15.1 abortions per 1,000 women aged 15­44 years and the abortion ratio was 227 abortions per 1,000 live births 2013 on the chinese zodiac is know as the year of the snake or the dragon in heaven could this be the year the trump of god sounds meggings are here all you pantwearing women should be happy now women wanted their own pant suits then just pants tighter pants and skinny jeans you crossed over and now men join you with meggings the fashion world presents tights for men actually its skin hugging underwear and some have even added a skirt on top as a coverup those who have brought women s pants into the church can get excited about meggings and skirts on men coming to a pew near you chavez the political situation in venezuela is up in the air at press time the future of chavez and his vp is uncertain a new election could be called but there are constitutional questions and thus a fragile situation at best chavez has expelled missionaries from the jungles and caused difficulties for gospel work pray for the lord s people and a favorable outcome for the gospel ministry for more resources visit www.thevoiceinthewilderness.org ·7


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these resources are not for sale but are this ministry s gift to you when you send an undesignated gift to the voice in the wilderness inc a miracle in india pamphlets the story of baba and his testimony of faith how to be a prayer partner a simple yet challenging outline of how to connect and pray effectively for your missionaries the voice in the wildernessministry details club mitoverview of children s club designed to engage and equip in missionary work books hall of faithavailable collector s series with biographical hall hall with an details of great heroes of the faith of of offering of $10 faith faith set options heroes of the faith king james bible translators ten his voice shakes the wildernesscommandments a detailed account by sophie w suffer the little childrenne muller of her lifetime of missionary dynamic examples and techniques work in the jungles of south america to equip the adult in biblical teaching beyond civilizationand leading a child to christ further details of sophie s ministry passport to missionsjournal style passport size booklet including her jungle methods used for recording missionary facts by indian lay leaders in the jungle pictures signatures etc great to the book of revelationuse during mission conferences a layman s verse by verse study of additional revelation written by the voice in heritage lapel pinthe wilderness founder dr j royce a uniquely designed lapel pin thomason picturing the christian flag us flag star of david alpha omega bible eagle beautifully displayed on a full-color description card kjb anniversary lapel pin featuring the bible with salvation colored ribbons and dates for kjb 400th to obtain a resource please write anniversary po box 7037 asheville nc 28802 available i ii thou shalt have no other gods before me exodus 20:3 thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image exodus 20:4 resources for you 8·the voice in the wilderness february 2013 virtual edition with an offering of $6



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