October 25, 2019.
Are you willing to follow God wherever He leads you to go?
“Only be strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may prosper wherever you go. This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.” Joshua 1:7-8 NKJV
Two teenagers were featured in a musical, produced by Kathy Greer Beaman, when the TTT Christian Communication Center was dedicated the first weekend of November, 1978.
Brian Fuller and Sharon Hammack, participants with the TTT Youth for Christ Club at Mt. Vernon, Illinois, had the lead roles.
Both Brian and Sharon have continued to serve the Lord since their high school days.
Saturday, November 2, 2019 – 41 years since the TTT building dedication, Brian Fuller, now a Southern Illinois pastor and Christian radio station host, plans to be back, sharing updates and reflections of his ministries across the years.
Sharon Hammack Higginbotham, now a missionary serving with her husband Keith in Thailand, will be featured through videos of their ministries in Southeast Asia.
The current TTT team – full-time, part-time, and volunteer – along with teenagers, preteens, and alumni, plan to be involved. November 2 is South of the Border Night, with free nachos to be served. It will include a very recent update from a boat ministry in Brazil.
As a high school student, Sharon asked us to pray that God would show her His will whether to be a missionary or a nurse. Later, she sent a message: "Thank you for praying. I am now a missionary nurse, serving the Lord in Southeast Asia.”
Sharon and her husband have been missionaries in Thailand since 1991. They began 2 Bible ministry training centers, one in Bangkok, Thailand and the other in Yangon, Myanmar. And they laid the groundwork for another Bible school in Phrom Pen, Cambodia.
Ten years ago, Sharon wrote: “My husband and I are pastors here in Bangkok. Recently, the youth pastors of our church resigned and talking with my husband about who is qualified to lead the youth group, we discussed different folks, but found one problem: no one had experience. As we were talking, I mentioned that in high school I participated in TTT-YFC. Keith turned and said, ‘Well, that settles it then. You have the most experience, so you’re it!’ I laughed. He was serious. As a pastor’s wife, I get to do many things. So I’ve taken the lead with the youth wholeheartedly. I’d appreciate your prayers!”
This fall, 11 of their Bible school students were on a mission trip southwest out of Bangkok to Tak Province. Each of 4 days, the team went to a different village where they walked house to house to share the gospel, witnessed at the market, presented assembly programs in local schools, and finished each evening with services either in a village church or someone's home. The group was focused on telling as many people as they could about Jesus, sharing the Gospel. Their labor brought in a harvest of 305 people who prayed to receive Jesus. Working together with a local pastor, his on site ministry team will follow up with new believers and help them begin their new life in Christ.
This month, 10 of their Bible school students shared the gospel in 2 homes for boys. They prepared an evangelistic program with skits, puppets, and games. 67 who heard invited Jesus into their hearts.
The Higginbothams are teaching, training, and sending their students sowing and reaping, for God’s glory.
During these 41 years since TTT’s building dedication, teenagers from all 50 states and students from over 40 nations have been trained in peer evangelism here and have taken the Gospel across the Tri-state and back to their home areas across America and around the world.
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 NKJV
You, too, can “do the work of an evangelist,” wherever you are and where God leads you to share the challenge to “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ.” Will you?