2018 is Over!
It’s hard to believe that 2018 is already over. It has now been two full years since I launched out into full time evangelism! Wow! God has been very good to us and has faithfully supplied all our needs. I can say like Samuel: “Thus far, the Lord has helped us.” (1 Samuel 7:12). I thank the Lord for being so faithful to us. And I thank you, also, if you have helped us in any way. Every gift and prayer is truly a blessing.
As the year draws to a close and I reflect on what’s to come, I feel like Paul: “without are conflicts, within are fears.” There are many difficulties that we face. I have confidence, however, that the Lord, who ‘began a good work in me, will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.’ I often pray: “Lord, I am yours to use of as you will and to dispose of when you are finished. My life is in your hand.” There’s no better hand to be in than the Lords. This I know by an abundance of experience
Opening the Scriptures
Besides being out on the streets, I’ve been spending a lot of time studying. I recently finished a LARGE systematic theology book that was very difficult to drudge through (mainly because it was written over 100 years ago). It was very eye-opening for me. I put the book down several times because I had so much trouble understanding it, but I felt the Lord nudge me continually back to it. I read several chapters over and over and with some things I just had to move on. However, as I moved through the pages, things began to click. I’ve been praying for a better understanding of the things that I’ve been called to preach and I believe the Lord has answered me through some of these books. These theologians were not only great thinkers, but very fruitful ministers in their time. It’s such a blessing to peer into their minds and partake of their understanding of the scriptures. I wish I had learned some of these things earlier in life.
(I’ve written a few blogs on what I have learned. Click on “Hal’s blog” in the menu to see my posts)
New Year, New Chaffee
2019 is going to be a year of adventure! Not only are we launching into another year of ministry, but we are expecting another child! Yes, Chaffee Child number five! I really love children and I am excited about having another one. I would keep having an endless number of children if I could! The amount of joy my children bring me is innumerable. Please pray for us as we prepare for our new little one’s arrival! He/she is due in July.
If you have supported this ministry, we want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Your obedience to the Lord is what has enabled us to continue to work in the harvest fields of salvation. I pray that the Lord would increase you and multiple you so that you may continue to abound to every good work.
Please pray for us as we begin this third year of ministry. Pray that 1. The Lord would lead me to the places He wants me to go. 2. The Lord would empower me to be more influential and fruitful in the preaching of the gospel. 3. That the Lord would provide all of our financial needs.
If you are not a partner with us and you’d like to be, we would be grateful to have you come along side of us. You can give automatically by visiting our giving page on our website: halchaffee.com/partnergive, or you are always welcome to give by check. Please make your check out to the address below.
Hal Chaffee Ministries
PO Box 1546
Elkton, MD 21922