Dr. Gipp is a former pastor, an evangelist, teacher, author and Bible conference speaker. He has the unique ability to digest large amounts of information and then present it in an analytical, understandable, format. His humerous, informative and forceful preaching style make him popular with all ages and keeps him in demand as a Revivalist and Bible conference speaker.
Brother Gipp was apart of a panel of defenders of the King James Bible on the "John Ankerberg Show." Also, his life's story was featured on the national radio program, "Unshackled."
Since our last letter I've preached in Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Alabama and Tennessee. Also, in October we made a ten day trip to Israel which was really a blessing. We will finish out the year in Tennessee and start up after the first in Michigan.
The trip to Israel was quite rewarding. As Kathy & I had hoped it gave us new insights into the land and travels of the Lord and has indeed changed what we see when we read our Bibles. I got several new messages and am presently doing a Bible study inspired by the trip.
Our sons live in three different time zones so it is difficult to see them. That makes the holidays extra difficult. We recently spent a few days with Jon, in Denver. Kathy & I will be heading for Lewiston, ID, to spend Christmas with Nathan & his family and then drop down to Pensacola to see Luke. It is by no means restful but it certainly is a blessing to see the boys & their families.
It is astounding how people know exactly what we need to do with our plans of the future. But the fact is, this is what we must do...obey the Lord. He called us to the road 29 years ago & hasn't changed that yet. (Believe me, I've asked.) Yes, my neck is worse than ever. You don't even want to know what a typical day is like. But still, God hasn't changed my call. So, Kathy & I intend to keep doing this until He makes a different course plain. It you say, "But what about your poor wife?" Well, ask her! My "poor wife" has no desire to come off the road. It is hard living this way & living with me is even harder but she has no desire to change unless we are directed by God. So far, that hasn't happened.
We are definitely going to have to replace the RV. We thought about trying to fix & keep it but there are structural issues that negate that. Many folks think they know what we need to get (like a Mercedes Benz bread truck) or that we should simply stay in motels. I have always said that everyone doing nothing knows how someone doing something is doing it wrong. We've been doing this for 29 years & probably know better than anyone else what we need. But we do covet your prayers because it is much more difficult than it was 29 years ago.
In Christ's Service,
Samuel C. Gipp