Vol: 63 Issue: 15 Friday, December 15, 2006
I am overdue in posting a situation report on what is going on behind the scenes at the OL, what’s been occupying my time, and what our plans are for next year.
First off, some of you have noticed that Hal’s website is behaving somewhat strangely. Many of the links from Oracle to other websites, (including the OL) are not working.
Hal has hired a new webmaster to work with him locally on a new web project that will focus its attention more on video streaming than written commentary. While the new webmaster, Heath, is developing the new project, the current website is acting as a ‘place-marker’ until the new website is developed.
Mike is no longer working with Oracle, devoting himself full-time to redesigning the Omega Letter. It is a win-win situation for all concerned.
Hal is able to work locally with his new webmaster, which is a lot less time-consuming than trying to communicate new ideas via email and telephone conferences. I don’t have to wear two hats as editor of two different websites.
And Mike is free to redesign and develop your new Omega Letter. This is a very exciting project that I have high hopes for. The new web design will be much cleaner, with many new features we’ve never had before.
In the meantime, the existing website will continue operate as it always has.
I have been working very hard on a new book with Steve Spillman of True Potential Publishing. Right now, it has the working title of “Ten Signs We Are Living in the Last Days” — but that is more a description of the content than the final title.
Steve hopes to have it printed by April 1st and in time for the 2007 OL Road Tour. We are hoping that book sales will help with the financing of the tour — which, as we learned in 06, is a lot more expensive than we had anticipated.
And speaking of the Road Tour ’07 — as I mentioned briefly in an earlier OL, Nicole Boedecker has agreed to serve as our Road Tour Coordinator.
Nicole will take on the responsibility for planning and coordinating our tour, arranging OL gatherings across the country, together with speaking engagements at churches, prophecy conferences and the like.
It is my prayer that we will be blessed with another opportunity to celebrate believers baptism along the way, like we did last year at Gage’s Lake, Illinois. (That was such a spiritual charge — it is still paying spiritual dividends to me personally.)
We’ve set some rather ambitious goals for ’07 — should the Lord tarry — and if the Lord blesses it and we don’t drop the ball, next year will be very exciting.
We have a lot of irons in the fire just now. There is the new book, the new website, the Road Tour — right now it feels like I am trying to move a mountain with a spoon, but if we are moving in the direction the Lord wants us to, I am confident that it will all come together.
Tentatively, we hope to hit the road again in early April, kicking off with an OL gathering in South Texas, then heading north through Oklahoma, Missouri and Illinois by midsummer, then working our way across the north east and back south down the East coast as winter approaches.
But, as I said, that is tentative. we’ll be working out a firmer schedule with Nicole sometime after the Christmas/New Year holiday season is behind us.
Right now, Gayle’s mom is still staying with us until the middle of January. The Scriptures say, “Honour thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise; That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.” (Ephesians 6:2-3)
Evelyn is 85, but she seems to have gotten younger while she’s been here. It’s been years since I’ve seen her so spry and involved. (I promised Gayle she could take time off while her Mom is here, so I am flying on one wing for now)
In summary, here is the overview of our plans for next year. We will being firming plans for the Road Tour after Ev goes home. We hope to arrange as many OL gatherings as possible. We will soon be offering a brand-new version of your Omega Letter. And I should have a book out by early spring.
A lot has happened over the past year. And, should the Lord tarry another year, 2007 promises to be even more exciting. Keep an eye on the Road Tour forums for updates as they develop.
Email Nic at email@example.com if you’d like to schedule a speaking engagement, set up a local OL gathering, or a believer’s baptism. (And of course, we’ll resume the Road Tour Journal once we are back on the road and have something to journal about)
Finally, please, please, pray with us that the Lord will use the Omega Letter in a mighty way for the Kingdom in the coming year.
“Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7)
Without prayer, we can do nothing — but with your prayers, “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” (Philippians 4:13)
In 2007, I look forward to seeing you; here, there — or in the air!
Maranatha! (“Our Lord Cometh”)