Speaking today for Ben Lippen Missionary School and tomorrow for Chapel at CIU, in Columbia, SC, the Seminary where I came to the foot of the Cross some 30 years ago. Please be in prayer that the Lord will put His words in my mouth, and give the students hearts that hear.
Below is an excerpt from CIU News (Spring 2015)
“I have seen it all, and I can testify as one who is getting older and older that it gets better and better,” Thomas said. “Why is that? Because we are walking closer and closer to [God].”
Thomas encouraged CIU students to seek God through music and worship, which — even though she’s deaf — are comforting to her, as she feels the vibrations of the music.
“God has created the music in every one of us, whether we’re deaf or hearing,” Thomas said. “Never be afraid to sing adoration and praise to the Creator.”
We seek to be a vessel, an outpouring of God’s love, to bring the good news to the afflicted, to bind up the broken hearted, to set the captive free, to comfort those who mourn, and to bring the oil of gladness and the mantle of praise to all that we meet and serve.
We undertake our mission through our outreach of ministering to the spirit, mind, and body, whether it be in renewal through silent retreat and prayer at WaterBrooks, through encouraging those with deafness and other physical challenges at Kennels of Levi, or through meeting the needs of our brothers and sisters among the homeless with Operation Silent Night.
We strive to fulfill our mission, not through our own might and power, but by resting on the firm guiding hand of faith in God’s providence, provisions and promises…for what He has started, He will so complete.