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September 8, 2011

What Does 9/11 Mean to You?

September 11, 2001 stands out as a day of destruction, and a day to call upon the Lord.

The 9/11 attacks seemed to accomplish the unthinkable in the minds of many. There is no doubt that it caused enormous damage in terms of lives lost, dreams cut short, economic upheaval, and 10 years later our country is still struggling to recover. 9/11 also reminds me that there is a terror far greater than any man is capable of producing. Scripture reminds us that it is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God (Heb. 10:31). As for man--we are told not to fear those who can only kill our body, but rather to fear Him who is able to destroy both body and soul in hell (Mat. 10:28). 9/11 reminds me that our days are numbered, and they might be far fewer than we thought. There is a limited time for people to respond to the gospel. Because our time on earth can be cut short in an instant, we ought not think that we can wait until the "end of our life," to get right with God. So 9/11 reminds me of the urgency of the gospel. 9/11 reminds me that I need to be a faithful proclaimer of the Lord Jesus Christ; and 9/11 reminds me to warn all men to respond to the gospel call now, because the "end of our life," might come sooner we think.

Upcoming Event at the Capitol

I was asked to give the invocation for the 10 year anniversary of 9/11 at the Arkansas State Capitol. Please join with me in prayer for this event, and for our first responders, military, law-makers, and nation.

Huge Praises Are In Order

God has blessed our fundraising efforts. This month we were able to add two more days of ministry service, and are now able to serve the Capitol community Monday through Friday! We praise God for His gracious provisions, and thank you for supporting this cause of reaching those within the Capitol community for Christ.

Huge Requests Are Still in Order Too

While I am now available to serve Monday through Friday, I am still working evenings to supply what is lacking for both our family and ministry budgets. While our family feels stretched, we are getting closer to becoming fully funded. This September we are praying for God to provide $1,000 in new monthly support. This means we have need of several $100 - $400 per month supporters, and many $20 - $75 per month supporters. For every $500 in new monthly funding, we will drop an entire evening of supplemental work each week. We are eager to drop two full nights of supplemental work as soon as possible, preferably by the end of this month. Freeing two more evenings each week will not only help us better balance our family and ministry schedules, but it will also help us with producing, holding, and distributing Bible studies and devotionals for our political leaders and staffers. Won’t you join with us in praying for this amount to be realized, and if it is possible, would you also help us with reaching this month's goal of $1,000 in new monthly support? All gifts are tax-deductible, and they will help the gospel and discipleship to advance within our Capitol community.

It takes two minutes to become a monthly supporter. Simply go to http://www.capitolcom.org/arkansas/donate

Thank you for your interest, consideration and support. We greatly appreciate you. God's grace and peace be yours to the fullest!


Jason Palermo
State Director, Arkansas