Tuesday, June 02 2020
Praise the Lord! Praise Him in His mighty firmament! Praise Him for His mighty acts; praise Him according to His excellent greatness! Psalm 150:1,2
Our ladies were singing in a church one Sunday in Southlake, Texas and the Associate Pastor of Time Square Church was there, Bob Phillips. I had known Bob when he had been involved with Milt Green and he was one of the best Bible teachers that I have ever heard. After the service Bob told me that he wanted to open homes around the country and invited us to come to New York.
One of the desires of my heart was to meet Pastor David Wilkerson, founder of Teen Challenge and author of The Cross and Switchblade! I never dreamed I would help him open a women's home in New York. After our arrival, we were invited to have lunch with one of the elders, just an average Joe, but as he explained to us, he was a businessman with a small holding company that owned: American Standard Plumbing, (one of the largest in the world) Wrangler Jeans, Black and Decker, and Trane Air Conditioning, to name a few.
Joe had just given the church a seven-story apartment building, brand new in the heart of Manhattan, worth millions to start a women's home called Hannah House. We worked with Pastor David's people and stayed in New York for a month until the facility was opened. It was the thrill of my life to work with the man who inspired me to go into ministry to begin with!
Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness. Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart. Palm 37:3,4
Your servant in Christ, Timothy Laughlin