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					   Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all .




(352) 447-2731                                                                                     GLORIA ADAMS, PRES.

NEWSLETTER #313                                                                                  http://WWW.JESUSIS.COM
DECEMBER, 2010                                                                              JESUSISMINISTRIES@COMCAST.NET



                                                     Oh Holy Night!

                                                Good Tidings of great Joy


 Luke 2:10-11 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of
   great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a
                                Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

 Matthew 13:45-46 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly
  pearls: Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and
                                        bought it.
David Morse — American missionary to India — became great friends there with the pearl-diver, Rambhau. Many an evening he
spent in Rambhau‟s cabin reading to him from the Bible, and explaining to him God‟s way of salvation.

Rambhau enjoyed listening to the Word of God, but whenever the missionary tried to get Rambhau to accept Christ as his Savior —
he would shake his head and reply, “Your Christian way to heaven is too easy for me! I cannot accept it. If ever I should find
admittance to heaven in that manner — I would feel like a pauper there…like a beggar who has been let in out of pity. I may be proud
— but I want to deserve, I want to earn my place in heaven — and so I am going to work for it.”

Nothing the missionary could say seemed to have any effect on Rambhau‟s decision, and so quite a few years slipped by. One
evening, however, the missionary heard a knock on his door, and on going to open it he found Rambhau there.

“Come in, dear friend,” said Morse.

“No,” said the pearl-diver. “I want you to come with me to my house, Sahib, for a short time — I have something to show you. Please
do not say „No‟.”

“Of course I‟ll come,” replied the missionary. As they neared his house, Rambhau said: “In a week‟s time I start working for my place
in heaven; I am leaving for Delhi — and I am going there on my knees.”

“Man, you are crazy! It‟s nine hundred miles to Delhi, and the skin will break on your knees, and you will have blood-poisoning or
leprosy before you get to Bombay.”
“No, I must get to Delhi,” affirmed Rambhau, “and the immortals will reward me for it! The suffering will be sweet — for it will
purchase heaven for me!”

“Rambhau, my friend — you can‟t. How can I bear you to do it — when Jesus Christ has suffered and died to purchase heaven for
you!”

But the old man could not be moved. “You are my dearest friend on earth, Sahib Morse. Through all these years you have stood by me
in sickness, in want — you have been sometimes my only friend. But even you cannot turn me from my desire to purchase eternal
bliss…I must go to Delhi!”

Inside the hut Morse was seated in the very chair Rambhau had specially built for him — where on so many occasions he had read to
him the Bible.

Rambhau left the room to return soon with a small but heavy English strongbox. “I have had this box for years,” said he, “and I keep
only one thing in it. Now I will tell you about it, Sahib Morse. I once had a son…”

“A son! Why, Rambhau, you have never before said a word about him!”

“No, Sahib, I couldn‟t.” Even as he spoke the diver‟s eyes were moistened.

“Now I must tell you, for soon I will leave, and who knows whether I shall ever return? My son was a diver too. He was the best pearl
diver on the coasts of India. He had the swiftest dive, the keenest eye, the strongest arm, the longest breath of any man who ever
sought for pearls.

What joy he brought to me! Most pearls, as you know, have some defect or blemish only the expert can discern, but my boy always
dreamed of finding the „perfect‟ pearl — one beyond all that was ever found. One day he found it! But even when he saw it — he had
been under water too long… That pearl cost him his life, for he died soon after.”

The old pearl diver bowed his head. For a moment his whole body shook, but there was no sound. “All these years,” he continued, “I
have kept this pearl — but now I am going, not to return, and to you, my best friend — I am giving my pearl.”

The old man worked the combination on the strongbox and drew from it a carefully wrapped package. Gently opening the cotton, he
picked up a mammoth pearl and placed it in the hand of the missionary.

It was one of the largest pearls ever found off the coast of India, and glowed with a luster and brilliance never seen in cultured pearls.
It would have brought a fabulous sum in any market.

For a moment the missionary was speechless and gazed with awe. “Rambhau! What a pearl!”

“That pearl, Sahib, is perfect,” replied the Indian quietly. The missionary looked up quickly with a new thought: Was not this the very
opportunity and occasion he had prayed for — to make Rambhau understand the value of Christ‟s sacrifice? So he said, designedly,
“Rambhau, this is a wonderful pearl, an amazing pearl. Let me buy it. I would give you ten thousand dollars for it.”

“Sahib! What do you mean?”

“Well, I will give you fifteen thousand dollars for it, or if it takes more — I will work for it.”

“Sahib,” said Rambhau, stiffening his whole body, “this pearl is beyond price. No man in all the world has money enough to pay what
this pearl is worth to me. On the market a million dollars could not buy it. I will not sell it to you. You may only have it as a gift.”

“No, Rambhau, I cannot accept that. As much as I want the pearl, I cannot accept it that way. Perhaps I am proud, but that is too easy.
I must pay for it, or work for it…”

The old pearl-diver was stunned. “You don‟t understand at all, Sahib. Don‟t you see. My only son gave his life to get this pearl, and I
wouldn‟t sell it for any money. Its worth is in the life-blood of my son. I cannot sell this — but I can give it to you. Just accept it in
token of the love I bear you.”



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The missionary was choked, and for a moment could not speak. Then he gripped the hand of the old man. “Rambhau,” he said in a
low voice, “don‟t you see? My words are just what you have been saying to God all the time.”

The diver looked long and searchingly at the missionary, and slowly, slowly he began to understand. “God is offering you salvation as
a free gift,” said the missionary. “It is so great and priceless that no man on earth can buy it. Millions of dollars are too little. No man
on earth could earn it. His life would be millions of years too short. No man is good enough to deserve it. It cost God the life-blood of
His only Son to make the entrance for you into heaven. In a million years, in a hundred pilgrimages, you could not earn that entrance.
All you can do is to accept it as a token of God‟s love for you — a sinner.

“Rambhau, of course I will accept the pearl in deep humility, praying God that I may be worthy of your love. Rambhau, won‟t you
accept God‟s great gift of heaven, too, in deep humility, knowing it cost Him the death of His Son to offer it to you?”

Great tears were now rolling down the cheeks of the old man. The veil was beginning to lift. “Sahib, I see it
now. I have believed in the doctrine of Jesus for the last two years, but I could not believe that His salvation was
free. Now I understand. Some things are too priceless to be bought or earned. Sahib, I will accept His
salvation!”

                                                                                   In the Love of Jesus
                                                                                       Pastor Jeff

                                           THE MIGHTY HAND OF GOD

                                  {This Space is reserved for thanks to God}

From: Indiantown, FL
        Dear Pastor & Mom, I have been receiving your newsletter for quite some time and am blessed by what
I read and I thank you for this. I convey the message to others and refer some people to your program. I do
know Christ Jesus can truly set the captive free! May the Lord Jesus Christ richly bless you both with all
heavenly blessing on earth as it is in heaven. In Christ Jesus Name, S. W.


Luke 17:12-19 And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off: And
they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us. And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go shew
yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed. And one of them, when he saw that he
was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God, And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he
was a Samaritan. And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine? There are not found that
returned to give glory to God, save this stranger. And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole.




                                       NEWS FROM CAMP PHILAGAPE’
                                          REHAB WITH A HEART
 We need to be installing the H.V.A.C. system now. Please pray for our Air conditioning, electrical and
  drywall contractors who have been so faithful. We desire greatly that our God greatly bless them and
there families above and beyond to the glory of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savoir. If you have not visited
                  in a while come see what God is accomplishing. You will be amazed!

   God has provided as needed at each phase and I am confident He will continue to bless both this project and
   all who are involved. I place a few pictures to show current progress on our web site each month. So please
                                keep up to date by visiting WWW.JESUSIS.COM.



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We started November with twenty three men. Two graduated and eight left. Eleven new men entered the
program. We started with eleven women. Four graduated and three left. Six new women entered the program.
There are at time of printing twenty four men and ten women in the program.
The building fund balance is $23,429.24 after expenses and with deposits for October of $1,412.00




                                THE BULLETIN BOARD
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                        Our Web Page Is Still WWW.JESUSIS.COM

        We have three regular phone lines and a dedicated fax line. Please make all personal calls to
residents and staff at 352-447-1662.You can reach the ministry at 352-447-2731 or 352-447-2739. Our
fax number is 352-447-0723. Our Email address is jesusisministries@comcast.net or you can reach
Gloria at gloriajoy@comcast.net. Visit us at our web site at http://www.jesusis.com.
        We pray that this newsletter is an encouragement to you. If you know someone that could
benefit from our newsletter, please give them our address. Anyone who asks for it will receive it at no
cost. There is nothing more satisfying to us than to be an encouragement to others in their growth with
The Lord.
        Come and be with us in our regular meetings - those of you who can. Our meetings are Sunday
morning at 11:00 AM only, Tuesday morning at 10:00 AM, and Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
evenings at 7:30 PM and a gospel sing Saturday evening at 8:00 PM. God is healing and delivering
people from the works of the enemy.
        All contributions to this ministry are tax-deductible. We send out tax receipts at the end of each
calendar quarter plus an annual summary. If you feel led to be a part of what God is doing through this
ministry, make your checks out to JESUS IS! Ministries, Inc. or, a new option, log on to
http://www.manywaters.org/jesusis4/building.htm to donate securely by credit card. Either way, we
will put it into The Lord‟s work and He will bless you for it.
        Please call or write your prayer requests and we will pray over them and God will answer. Take
that step of faith and let God prove to you what He can do.
        The community closet is open from 10 to 4 each Saturday, weather permitting. If you need it
and we have it, it is yours for the taking. If you have items you wish to donate, bring them to the main
house behind the community closet. We especially need good used furniture, bedding, and children’s
clothing.

This rehabilitation facility relies totally on donations from caring people just like you. I want to
thank each of you for your faithful support that has made God’s work here possible. We receive
no grants or subsidies and we are not being supported by any organization.




     THIS FACILITY IS EXEMPT FROM LICENSURE BY THE STATE OF FLORIDA.


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      “To Be Like Jesus” is a 4-tape series on deliverance by Gloria Joy Adams. These four tapes can
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Here is a complete listing of our tapes as of press time.

By Gloria Joy Adams                                          By Jim Adams
T1 46 min WOUNDED SPIRITS & PRIDE                            T2 59 min TRADITIONS & DOCTRINES OF MEN
T4 61 min THE HARLOT CHURCH                                  T3 58 min OBEDIENCE
T10 33 min A GOOD SOLDIER                                    T5 61 min WHAT IS SIN
T13 91 min SEVEN CHURCHES OF REVELATION                      T6 57 min HIM THAT OVERCOMETH 2/2
T17 42 min A SCORNER, A BRUTE, OR A FOOL                     T7 51 min HIM THAT OVERCOMETH 2/2
T18 35 min STAND IN THE GAP                                  T8 74 min BE YE COMMITTED
T20 35 min MOCKERS                                           T9 37 min HOW TO RECEIVE FROM GOD
T21 30 min THE PRODIGAL SON                                  T11 60 min WHO IS IN BONDAGE TO WHAT?
T22 44 min HATED - WITHOUT A CAUSE                           T12 77 min THE GLORIOUS CHURCH
T24 42 min DENY - DISOWN                                     T14 58 min THE PRIEST OF THE HOME
T26 46 min ARMORED EARTHEN VESSELS                           T15 52 min HOLINESS - THE GLORY OF GOD
T27 37 min DRAWING POWER                                     T16 50 min YOUR MIND STAYED UPON THE LORD
T32 42 min DO YOU KNOW WHO CHRIST IS?                        T19 59 min HOW TO BE A MIRACLE WORKER
T37 43 min GREED                                             T23 39 min FALSE HUMILITY
T40 45 min WILL YOU LISTEN NOW?                              T25 68 min GOD‟S COVENANT WITH YOU
T44 46 min WHIRLWIND                                         T28 59 min GOD‟S ANGELS BEAR YOU UP
T50 39 min THE ANCIENT OF DAYS                               T29 70 min GOING THROUGH THE FIRE
                                                             T30 58 min AND WIN WE WILL
                                                             T31 58 min DON‟T LET THE ROCKS CRY OUT
                                                             T33 58 min UNCLOGGING OUR PIPES FOR GOD
Anyone on a limited, fixed income, who desires to            T34 72 min FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT OF FAITH
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                                                             T36 78 min WHO ARE YOU?
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sent, postage paid, at no cost to you. We want you to        T39 48 min BEHOLD! THE BRIDEGROOM COMETH
feel free in this offer because we want you to be            T41 63 min DON‟T SELL YOUR BIRTHRIGHT!
blessed.                                                     T42 65 min POWER OF POSITIVE FAITH
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entire set of tapes at no charge.                            T45 79 min SPIRITUAL WARFARE
                                                             T46 80 min YOU CAN KNOW THE HOLY GHOST
                                                             T47 68 min HAVE THE FAITH OF GOD
                                                             T48 56 min THE ONLY VIABLE ALTERNATIVE
                                                             T49 86 min DELIVERANCE FOR YOU

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                                                    GRADUATES – STAFF – SUPPORTERS –

                                                                              PRAYER PAVERS

Those of us who have been through the program remember a large glass jar that we
would pray over daily. In it we put the names of our family members that needed help
from The Lord. Every morning, when the residents gather for prayer, the jar would
be brought out and all those in it would receive prayer from the entire group. The
jar was very full. No names were ever removed and the number of residents
continues to grow.

Historically, the morning gathering for prayer has taken place on the back porch
before breakfast. After the new building is complete, the residents will be lining up
for breakfast on the new back porch and long sidewalks and the morning prayer
gathering will take place there.

NOW as a donation to the building fund we can purchase a paver for each loved one
or a graduate, staff or supporter and have it professionally engraved. Graduates
may have their name and the year they graduated. Staff and supporters may have
their name and years of service. Loved ones may have the name of those in need of
salvation, healing and deliverance or in memory of a loved one gone home.

Let your name and the names of your loved ones be an enduring part of all that the
ministry is destined to become by purchasing a paver.

Professionally engraved paver blocks need to be purchased before the sidewalks
are constructed, so sign up for yours today!!! Each paver ordered is for a $100.00
donation directly to the building fund in your name and can be made in 4 monthly
payments of $25.00 each. Pavers will be ordered when the balance is paid.
Send in your order today with the form below (please print)
Examples:
1.     John Smith    1. John Smith         1. In Loving Memory
2.     graduate      2. Supporter          2.    Mary Smith
3.       1999        3. 1979 – 2006        3.     2001

1.        John Smith                              1. Family Member
2.           Staff                                2. Salvation or Healing or Deliverance
3.        1985 – 2006                              or Prayer, etc.
                                                  3. 2006

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