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About Samuel C. Gipp and A Friend to Churches Ministries

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."



April, 2014

Dear Friends,

Meetings

It has been awhile since the last letter but we have been pretty busy. Since our last letter I've preached in Michigan, Ohio, Arizona, Texas, Mississippi, Arkansas, Missouri & Kansas.

We've had folks saved and a very good response as far as Christians desiring to better serve the Lord. That is rewarding to see.

Books

Gipp's Understandable History of the Bible just had it's 6th reprint. I wanted to add some new material and bring out a 4th Edition but our stock was too low & would have been depleted before I could finish. The Answer Book is also going through it's 10th reprint. I just had a young man tell me his pastor taught through The Answer Book on Wednesday nights & that got him grounded on the King James Bible.

Unfortunately, all the reprints have been drawing off money that would have been used to print new books but that's just how it is.

We've picked up about four new books by other authors just since the first of the year and sales of the 22 other authors we publish for are doing well.

The Battle

I have often said that the Contemporary Christian Movement (towards Hell) has taken so many churches off the devil's target list he can concentrate on those few who have chosen to stay straight. All over the country those churches who have resisted the trend toward surrender to the World are paying for it through trials both large & small. We are seeing our share. The RV is five years old. In spite of what “experts” (people who never owned one) say about “That diesel engine will get a million miles!” the structure ages in something akin to “dog years.” Each trip is the same as your house enduring a 3.5 earthquake. We travel just about every week so five years of weekly “earthquakes” have tended to loosen things up. That's why they are pretty much worn out after 5 years of continual use. I believe I have worked on it almost weekly for the last three months. That's not a complaint. It's still a good unit & we have no desire to have to purchase another. I still think, “When I get this fixed it should be OK for a while.” but then something new goes “south” on us. Our intention is to keep on repairing it until we “gain” on it rather than get another. Only the Lord & the RV can change those plans. Please understand, we knew it was a war when we enlisted over 40 years ago so we have no complaint.

Health

Kathy saw two cornea specialists in January. They changed one of her prescriptions which has helped reduce the irritation she feels in her eye. But there is little chance that she will ever get rid of the virus.

The plan to see a neurosurgeon in Texas fell through. My doctor friend presented my MRI & CAT scan results to no fewer than four neurosurgeons and each one got back to him & said they couldn't do anything to help me. They said the condition of my neck is too deteriorated too fix. As a backup plan I got a series of steroid/gel/pain-killer shots in my neck last January. Unfortunately they did absolutely nothing to help. There are some very serious problems presenting themselves daily. If the Lord allows & I last that long, we are planning on yet another surgery in December. I'm holding off till December to keep from having to cancel churches, some of which have waited 15 years for a meeting.

But don't let that report make you think we are in despair. Kathy & I both love what we do & have no desire to come off the road. Furthermore, other than my neck, I'm in pretty good health, no blood pressure, cholesterol, sugar, PSA or other problems. Not even a hint of Alzheimers!

But don't let that report make you think we are in despair. Kathy & I both love what we do & have no desire to come off the road. Furthermore, other than my neck, I'm in pretty good health, no blood pressure, cholesterol, sugar, PSA or other problems. Not even a hint of Alzheimers!

But don't let that report make you think we are in despair. Kathy & I both love what we do & have no desire to come off the road. Furthermore, other than my neck, I'm in pretty good health, no blood pressure, cholesterol, sugar, PSA or other problems. Not even a hint of Alzheimers! ...um, now...what was I saying?

The truth is as simple as I have always put it. Without the prayers of God's people we're toast! No one can demand prayer. Thus, we humbly request your grace in continuing to uphold us to God's Throne. It's all we have. It's all we want.

Thank you for your prayers for us.

In Christ's Service,
Samuel C. Gipp







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