Northwest Convocation & October Meeting
Seattle, Washington September 16th-20th, 2009
It was John’s privilege to be one of the featured speakers at the Northwest Convocation near Seattle Washington September 16th-20th. John was blessed to be able to share with between 80-150 people on the theme “Power for a Finished Work”. Pastor Dave Westbook was the other main speaker for the four-day weekend. While Pastor Westbrook spoke on the order and importance of the closing events, the four slide programs John shared were aimed at giving practical suggestions for new victories in our physical, mental and spiritual habits.
The first week of October found Windy and John back in
Indiana preaching at the Indianapolis Church of SDA Believers
on the subject of the preparation for translation. By God’s
grace John was also able to assist a team of workers who
were putting on a Revelation Seminar on the West end of
Indianapolis. Tuesday evening October 14, 2009 he shared a
111 slide power-point program on The Mark of the Beast. The
tables in the rented building were arranged in a horseshoe
shape so that the participants could compare notes and get
to know each other.
Gazeley Fellowship Health Camp Meeting
Houghton, England August 7th-9th, 2009
Early August found the Temple Restored Ministry in the notoriously irreligious United Kingdom.
Present Truth Adventism has a small footprint in this country of 61 million people.
John's program outlined the various specific difficulties God's people will face in the last days.
They were then shown some of the scientific information which explains why proper care of the
body can make them better prepared for weariness, hunger, cold, heat, and even persecution.
It was emphasized that: "Anything that lessens physical strength enfeebles the mind, and makes
it less capable of discriminating between right and wrong...less capable of choosing the good...
less strength of will to do that which we know to be right."
Sabbath morning's study period was devoted to examining what the Bible has to say about diet;
with special emphasis on how appetite uncovers the inner condition of the heart. The 11:00
hour was a sermon entitled: "The Temple and Three Kings" which examined how the stories of
King Ahaz, King Hezekiah and King Josiah greatly help the NT Christian to understand the work of
polluting, cleansing and repairing his body temple.
On Sabbath afternoon about 100 saints were blessed to hear Windy's program: "Cleansing for
Health and Holiness. In which the biblical, historical and scientific reasons for assisting the organs of
elimination were examined. Windy employed a few practical demonstrations in her presentation
which sparked many questions during break time. Windy's presentation on cleansing was followed
by John's 90 minute slide program entitled: "Right Thinking: How are Mental and Physical Habits
Influence the Mind".
On Sunday morning the 25-30 people that stayed were treated to two 60-minute practical classes
on "Medicinal Plants" and "Things you can do to Improve Your Health".
Mid-America Sisterhood of Churches Camp Meeting
Ozone, Arkansas June 10th-14th, 2009
John and Windy were privileged to make the 14-hour drive South to a small wooded camp
ground in Northwest Arkansas where they worshipped and fellowshipped with several of
their brothers and sisters from Oklahoma, Arkansas and Tennessee.
The over-arching theme of the four-day Camp Meeting was "Shelter in the Coming Storm".
The five scheduled speakers were: Mike Bauler, Barry Mellor, Bill Hughes, Shelem Flemons
and John Skeete. Very little time was spent talking about the details of the coming economic,
political and spiritual crisis; instead the speakers focused on the spiritual preparation. The
titles of John's four meetings were: The Shelter of the Atonement, The Shelter of God's
Tabernacle (part one and two) and The Key to Acquiring Divine Shelter. Besides the quality
Bible instruction there was an abundance of good conversation, good music and good food.
Construction Begins on African Bible Training School
April 13th- May 11th, 2009 Accra, Ghana
The wonderful dream which has been on hold for three years took
a big leap forward when, on this latest trip to Ghana, construction
began in earnest on the new Temple Restored Office and Bible
Training School. The beautiful 4.4 acre piece of country property is
near the town of Kasoa, a large suburb West of the capital, Accra.
John was extremely busy on this four-week, whirlwind trip. He was
blessed to start the 26' by 50' two-story building while
strengthening a new partnership with the neighboring SDA
orphanage. While the original plan to conduct an Evangelistic series
did not pan out, He was privileged to visit and encourage four
separate congregations scattered across the country.
On this trip John was impressed to inaugurate a new Bible
distribution program for newly baptised Church members. He also
was able to make arrangements for a local Evangelist to plan an
Evangelistic series later this summer.
Weekend Health Seminar and Community Health Fair
March 27th-29th, 2009 Indianapolis, Indiana
The end of March found Windy and John back in Indianapolis for another four-part Health
Seminar. John opened on Friday evening with a 75-minute slide program entitled: "Battle for
the Body" where he traced out the ancient roots of concepts which are prevalent in allopathic
medicine. Saturday morning's two messages were on the deeper meaning of your body being
a temple and how three OT Kings teach us HOW we are to transform our polluted body
temples into clean, restored temples; and more importantly WHY.
On Saturday afternoon Windy gave a 90 minute presentation entitled: "Cleansing for Health
and Holiness" which covered what the Bible says about the relationship of an internally clean
body with our spiritual walk. She briefly explained the anatomy and function of the various
organs of elimination, as well as how each Church member can conduct their own simple
"cleansing program" in the privacy of their own home. The question and answer period was so
lively that she finally had to end the meeting with hands still in the air.
Community Health Fair at Public Indoor Mall
Indianapolis, Indiana Sunday March 29th, 2009
The climax of the weekend was a Health Outreach project at an indoor mall in West Indianapolis.
The Church was given approximately four hours of training where they were taught to man eight
stations for health assessment. The free non-medical health screening took about 20 minutes for the
participants to complete. Each brave soul carried an information sheet from station to station where
church members would give them various physical tests, information and encouragement. At the
final station the participants were offered some spiritual counseling, Christian and health literature
and prayer for any problem for which they requested.
The Free Health Fair ran from 11:00am - 3:00pm and the enemy tried his best to discourage. The
rain storm which had arrived on Saturday turned to freezing rain, mixed with snow and wind. This
kept the number of people at the mall unusually low, yet the Lord blessed anyway. The Spanish
translators were kept very busy and a handful of requests came in for written Bible Studies.
Temple Restored Teaching at M.E.E.T. Ministry School
Huntingdon, Tennessee March 30th- April 2nd 2009
Sunday afternoon March 29th, John and Windy left their Church family at the Health Fair in
Indianapolis, loaded up the van and head southwest to Huntingdon Tennessee. They
made the 6 hour trip to uphold the hands of their fellow Health Evangelists Thomas and
Laverne Jackson. they run a health ministry called "MEET Ministry" --Missionary Education
and Evangelistic Training. MEET is in the second month of their 120-day Health and Gospel
training school. They are located approximately 90 miles west of Nashville.
John conducted 12 meetings in four days on the Gospel as revealed in the Sanctuary
Message. He covered such subjects as: The Purpose of the Sanctuary, The Events in the
Plan of Redemption, The Experiences in the Plan of Redemption, What the Sanctuary
teaches about our Private Devotional Time, among other classes.
John also taught a class on the False Systems of Healing in which the students examined
secular documentation addressing the reasons why Christian health workers should not be
involved in: Guided Imagery, Acupuncture, Acupressure, Reflexology, all forms of Hypnotism
and Iris Diagnosis. He addressed --from the Scriptures-- the common fallacy that Christians
should only talk about "good things" and not expose the bad".
Part of the two hours devoted to this subject was spent examining the mistake of using
prescribed medications for every ache and pain, instead of lifestyle changes. Both the
Scriptures and secular documentation were used in this class.
John also taught a two hour class on the use of nature's products for poulticing. The
students enjoyed both the theory and lab for using charcoal, clay, onion, aloe vera, potato
and garlic for various conditions.
The current batch of MEET Ministry students come from such exotic places as Canada, New
Zealand, Indonesia, South Africa, Zimbabwe, New York and Alabama. There were local
students from Tennessee also. John and Windy were happy to assist at M.E.E.T.
The Church in the Wilderness Sanctuary Seminar
Feb. 13th-14th 2009, Eatonville, Washington
On Friday evening Feb. 13th John was in Eatonville Washington (approximately 45
minutes south of Seattle) beginning the condensed version of the "Soldiers of His
Sanctuary" seminar. Approximately 25 precious souls came out to hear the
introductory message: "False Temples and Lying Priests".
About 50 saints came out to hear Sabbath morning's message as we march
through two lengthy programs on The Events and then The Experiences of the
Sanctuary. After lunch, John shared a new Sanctuary power point program
entitled:"Golden Boards and Living Stones: Sanctuary Lessons on