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June 14th, 2010tle
         Our Weekly Devotional
Campfire TALK
from Rich Allcorn Ministries
pastors Rich & Jane - Jeeping!
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It's time for Summer Fun!
A few of cool weather and rain and the "summer" is now here! That's right folks - SUMMER is HERE!   

This year you are going to be in contact with people in everything you do, from vacations to water parks, to even going to LIFETIME Fitness and working out!  I urge you to remember this summer that "YOU" are a son, or a daughter, of the Most High God!  When "YOU" walk into the room, "GOD" walks into the room!  YOU are His representative here in the Earth. 

Someone that you meet is going to need to be ministered to, is gonna need healing, or a financial miracle!  And YOU are there to provide that gift!  You say, "Pastor!  Are you nuts!  I can't do that!"  No, but "GOD" can ... and He will!  Remember Peter, not long after Jesus had left them to return to the Father?  What did he do to the lame man?  He told him, "Silver and gold have I none, but such as I have ... I give to thee!  Rise up!  And walk!" 

So, the next time you see someone in need, stop acting so humble!  Get off your little pet deal and stop worrying that you might offend someone, or that you might give someone the impression that "you" did the healing.  YOU DID!  It was God's power, in you, but "YOU" did the healing!  Jesus came to be an example to us, or weren't you paying attention?  HE said that "He would heal" ... but it wasn't HIM that did the healing of His own power, was it?  No.  He came "as a MAN" ... to show "us" men (and women) HOW TO DO IT! 

Ok, now you know!  I've passed this knowledge on to you now.  You are now accountable, to God, for this responsibility. I recommend that you ... get busy!

Make me proud! 
- rich -

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Weekly Devotions from Pastor Rich
John Allcorn,our son
John leaving for Canada trip
Just last week our 12yr old son, John, left for a trip to Canada.  He traveled with a tour group from his school to Montreal and Quebec City.  This was a leap of faith for us, just in letting him go with them ... but WITHOUT US! 

The first night he was there he called us.  We had a "Canadian plan" set up on his phone so "he" could call us just like here, with no extra charges or phone bill surprises!  Anyway, we were visiting with him and he was so excited!  He was telling us about all that he had seen.  As he was talking to his Mom he suddenly said, "Mom, can you hold on just a minute ... "  He sounded worried, like something was wrong.  His Mom said, "John!  What's wrong?"  Now we could hear him breathing really fast, and it sounded like he was running!  You could hear him say, "Mom ...  I ... can't!"  and then the line went dead! 

Here we were, sitting there in our den ... our son is thousands of miles away, in another country ... and now it appears that something has gone wrong?  Was he lost?  Was someone chasing him?  Oh the devil was having a hayday with the various "possibilities" on this one!  And I assure you, he was speaking each of them into our ears as we waited!  We just sat there, looking at each other ... dumbfounded! 

What do you do?  Well, being a mother, the first thing pastor Jane did was, "I'm going to call him back!", as she was holding back the tears!!  Now I was hearing the same voices in my head that she was hearing!  However, I have a very good understanding of the spirit of fear and what it can do! 

I said, "Stop!"  Then I firmly told her, "Get a hold of your feelings on this ... NOW!"  I immediately sent a "text"!  The text to his group leader was simple:  "John is lost!"  Then I texted John and said, "Call me ... NOW!"

Then came the longest moment of silence I believe I have ever known.  What was only moments seemed like an eternity!!  As we waited, Jane was in tears, and starting to go into a panic attack.  I don't know what all goes through a mother's head in this situation, but I DO KNOW that fear opens doors to the devil, and I currently had his head stuck in the door, and I was pressing it hard!  He wasn't happy!  But neither could he get in, to my mind and my heart, or into my wife!  I was not about to let that happen!! 

I said to pastor Jane, "Honey, you have got to decide WHO are you going to trust?"  She took a deep breath ... a cleansing breath ... and let it out slowly.  You could still see it in her eyes, though ... she was terrified!  But she refused to say anything more, to ensure that she did not step into fear either!

Another moment of silence.  If we had owned a wall clock we would have heard it ticking ... tic-toc, tic-toc ... in the silence ... as we waited! 

Suddenly "my" cellphone rang.  The contact name said "John Allcorn".  I answered it.  There was a quiet voice on the other end.  It sounded rather sheepish, like he'd just had a scare and was getting over the adrenaline rush.  He said, "Dad?"  He was safe.  John was safe!  

After visiting with him, it turns out that he was talking to us on the phone and looking around, and he got separated from the group!  He started to panic!  He was running trying to find them, holding the phone in his hand.  His finger hit the hang-up button as he was frantically running, looking to see where they'd gone.  And they had already noticed him missing and were waiting for him, so there was no problem.  To him, though, he was for a few moments ... all alone, in a strange country, with his parents literally thousands of miles away! 

What do you do when you suddenly find yourself in a predicament?  Either on John's end - "lost" - or on our end, "with your little baby ... possibly lost, or running for his life, and thousands of miles from your protection"?  What do you do? 

This is important, because WHAT you do, will affect the outcome!  Faith is the force in the Kingdom of God that works on your behalf.  Fear is the perversion of that force, the opposite of that force, and it works "against" you! 

It is important in a crisis that you (1) do not fear, and (2) that you carefully select your words!  You will either say something to enable "faith" or something to open the door to the devil and all that he's been saying that "could happen"!  Is GOD faithful?  Do you trust Him ... with your son, or YOUR life?  Really?  Do you rrreally trust Him? 

Today is the time to "get into the Word" and feed your spirit man ... with faith.  Because when you are faced in a crisis situation ... an opportunity to choose faith or fear, which is it going to be?  Is your heart full of television, and examples of the very worst things that could happen?  Or it is full of faith examples of folks who have believed God and "seen" the deliverance of the Lord?  Yeah, think about it!  As for me, I was glad that my heart was "locked-in" to faith ... and my Daddy's ability to deliver me (and my son).  Will you be ready?

By the way, John finished his trip, and had a wonderful time!  But we were so, so happy to hold him in our arms once again at the airport!  Thank you so much Father ... you are faithful!

We'll be teaching on this soon!  Look us up! 
Make me proud!
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Quick Links


Rich & Jane Allcorn, sr. pastors 
their sons:  Joshua & John

Associate Pastors: 
Margarett Parker, field ministries 

Worldwide Outreach: 
Spirit of Truth Ministries, Int'l 

Affiliate Ministries: 
Williamson County Cowboy Church
     and  Corey Ross Ministries
House of Power Outreach 
     and Tory Gant Ministries


About the Pastors

About me:
I'm a hopeless romantic! I write poetry, short stories, and songs. I love rainy and foggy days. (sorry, that's me) I like to take walks with my wife through nature, go camping with her in the outdoors, and take my Jeep and go places we really can't go in a normal car. I can't wait for us to get a motorcycle! We both love to ride!

I love to sit in the woods and listen to the raindrops after a rain as they slowly drip from the leaves, in the quiet of the woods.

My feelings run deep - really deep. My values are true, solid, black-and-white. My commitments are true, as well. I am a believer in "absolutes"! When I am your friend, there are no "grey areas" with me - you're my friend - period. That survives all attacks, all obstacles, and all that we may go through.

I'm not perfect, but my beliefs are solid, deep-rooted, and of honor and character. These are what keep me grounded, as a friend, and as a person ... and they're what bring me back when I stray or fall short. My wife is that way too. I guess that's why we are such a perfect match!

About her:
She's that sparkle in my eye, the twinkle in my smile, the dance in my step, the hop in my walk, and the object of my affections!

We go camping together, Jeeping together, traveling together, and we even work out together! When we go out in public together, I climb over 2 notches on the social scale just because I'm seen in public with her!

We like much of the same foods, so we cook together and compare recipes. We learn from one another. She's my pal, my friend, my lover, and my partner in life.  We even do Weight Watchers together!   We've been called that "Mad About You" couple you've seen on TV! When we minister together, it's obvious that we "belong"!

I believed God for Jane. She was a "special order", I assure you! He put things in her personality, her physique, and her walk ... all the things about her are things God knew that I wanted and needed!  She is His expression of love, to me!

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Here at Rich Allcorn Ministries, we are committed to the spreading of the gospel of Jesus Christ, in teaching, preaching, and in sharing the Word of God ... to the World!  This is not an option, for us, but a "command".  Jesus told us to "Go into all the world and preach the gospel ..." so that is just what we do!  And it is with your prayers and your continued support that we are able to do this! 

Thank you for your help in carrying out the vision of spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ to the world!

Rich & Jane Allcorn