Three2One - Granbury 2017!
Valentine’s Weekend on Lake Granbury…always one of our favorite marriage events of the year. We were blessed to have as our special Keynotes, Dr. Jimmy & Carol Draper, former president of LIFEWAY, along with Kelly Randles and several of our incredible Three2One Staff from the Granbury area. Over 40 couples came from 3 states to refresh their relationships as husband & wife…and strengthen that sacred cord of 3 strands! Plan to join us at one of our Three2One retreats coming up! Or possibly the LoveLikeYouMeanIt Cruise, February 11-17, 2018.
Jimmy & Carol Draper
Hollis & Jo Payne
This past December 5, 2016 Tammy’s mom, Mary Jo, left her little
apartment in Floydada, Texas and moved to her mansion in
Beulah Land. We know she’s for sure spent some time at Jesus’
feet and on the arm of her earthly husband, Hollis Payne. We celebrated her life and home-going with many friends and family at her home church, FBC in Floydada. Small towns can be WONDERFUL…because life can be simple.
Well, there’s not another Jo Payne, and I’m sure of it. She asked to sing at our wedding, and of course we said yes! The song was “God Hath Not Promised”. I’d never heard it, and didn’t have a clue what truth it spoke to us that day as 20-somethings. God hasn’t promised us skies always blue, flower-strewn paths all our lives through. But He has promised strength for the day, rest for the weary and Light for the way. And WOW…. He’s kept those promises!
Tammy’s parents were honored just this month, with an anonymous donor endowment to Wayland University. We will be presented this fall with the bronzed plaque that will be displayed on the wall of scholarships in McClung Hall at WBU. This is probably the best tribute to two educators, coach & pastor from someone who just said, “they changed my life forever. And I want them to remembered forever.” Would we all have that legacy.
Jo & Hollis Payne
Pakistan March 2017
I’ve just returned from my 3rd
visit to Lahore, Pakistan. We
visited new churches/pastors
and presented awards at St.
Thomas Christian School.
Being in this country is almost
like walking into the New
Testament. The Church there is
one of the most beautiful I
have ever seen. Two AMI
Board members, Joe Stewart & Scott Dix accompanied me and we were humbled to say the least. We were asked to pray for many sic; an 8 yearold boy with cerebral palsy who first prayed for us! Pastor Aslam then took us to his home and washed our feet. How they loved us. See photos.
Our Pakistani Rose welcome to the church at Pattoki!
Christian Children in Worship
Pastor Aslam Masih with Shehrazer Dawood, his pastor and their wives.
The “men’s” side of this new church in worship.
Scott Dix presenting Achievement Awards at St Thomas Christian School.
Ukraine June 2017
We were blessed to be a part of an English Evangelism Event in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine this
last April. The Lord has orchestrated a return to this great city to lead 2 regional marriage conferences in June. The host, Central Baptist in Dnipro is preparing for hundreds of couples lost & saved to attend. Pray for this.
Pastor Lucas Medina from Venezuela now in Alabama!
God has allowed us to build probably the strongest international ministry we have, with the pastors and churches in
the state of Falcon, Venezuela. Due to the political state, we have been required to attain visas now
to enter the country and the stipulations are quite strict. We’ve been praying about what to do
concerning a return, but in the meantime we send financial support to pastor’s families& seminary students who at times have no food. I receive videos and pics regularly of the city of
Coro that show the dire situation at markets and stores. The photo above is of us, the Dixes & a
pastor who is actually moving to the U.S. and trying to work as a pastor in Alabama; Lucas Medina.
He was the 1st pastor to start a Baptist Church in Coro over 40 years ago. Others are trying to
leave to Chile and some have gone to Portugal where we ministered this past fall. Would
you pray with us for the following:
• Visas to be granted
• Financial help for pastors and seminary students for food
• God to send them REVIVAL!
Aten Ministries operates 100% on love gifts from churches & individuals. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit religious corporation and all gifts are considered tax-deductible.
One-time giving option
Recurring Giving option