Archive for December 22nd, 2016

Newsletter part #3

In late summer the Bible Holiness Church, Ponchatoula, LA, (I pastored last of ’87, first of ’90, all ’88,’89) invited us back to fill a vacant pulpit. It was SO pleasant to see many old faces, meet new folk, and to try to preach/lead Bible studies/prayer meetings for them. Were there five Lord’s Days. If you are a non-pastoring pastor pray about becoming the Shepherd for this nice but needy flock. We are praying for the right man. We also preached this year in  Bible Methodist churches in OH and TN, multiple times for the Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist church and a Quaker meeting here in Indiana and in another church in TN. Happy to do these assignments. 

¶A few years ago I could not have imagined having an internet ministry. I have many of you as friends on Face Book (some 1190 friends). Have followers on Google Plus (some 175 of various cultural/religious beliefs) and started Separate-Holy.wordpress.com in ’08 – I do not know how many people, in how many countries check it.  I have asked God for at least one soul to be in heaven from each continent, because of Separate-Holy. I hope more will be there from the other two media. What a tool this is.

 ¶As the year closes and I close this letter I can not urge you too strongly – be a seeker after Truth. The devil is a liar and a deceiver. Christ, whose birth we now remember, is Truth Personified! He came to earth, was rejected by this earth, left this earth, and will RETURN to earth for all earthlings who Love His Appearing.

¶Blessings, The Edgar A Bryans

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Newsletter part #2

And – well – our oldest/wife and some kids, the E Andrew Bryan II family are surprising us the most, by moving out of AK (his business will still function, as I understand, up there in warmer months). They have chosen VA for new “stomping grounds” where he has bought 35 acres. It has a “barn” which can in part be made into living quarters while they build a new but old looking country dwelling. A daughter/s-n-l were already in VA and their oldest son not too far away. (He spent a few hours with Gram/Gramp last month which we loved.) Happy moving.

¶Moma Stel, my m-n-l, still lives by herself in TN. She has her other daughter, Carole, (RN) close and another person who checks on her daily, making this possible at 94. We see her periodically – were there about a week in October – and Martha calls her almost every night.

¶Our garden produced the most/largest acorn and butternut squash ever this year. Was pleased with our small but nice onion rows and strung them up to dry (a first for me). The nine sweet potato plants yielded over a five gallon bucket and the tomatoes did well. Planted more blueberry plants and put in a pyramid of cement blocks with a strawberry plant in almost every hole. A few non-garden projects also were done. 1.) Barn – put vinyl siding on our little “barn” and installed a sliding window (which came out of our house in ’13) as the siding came up. 2.) Back porch – put a wall on the northern side (a non-moving “garden door” with a vinyl-clad window on each side) plus added a side-light by each eastern facing post giving it a dressed-up look. Got Martha’s porch swing up facing south and so it will “swing” up and in out of the weather. 3.) Clothes “dryer” – I placed one hook in a 6×6 porch post and another in a place where I’d sawn off a branch from a spruce; between them I have a line running on two pulleys. This saves on the electric bill and I love the smell of sheets/pillow cases dried like this.

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Newsletter part #1

Praise God from whom all blessings flow. We are totally blessed. Allow me to share a few of our 2016 blessings with you.

¶Our youngest child/husband/kids, the Phillip D Dickinsons, are still in Cincy though their house is for sale as he wants to move the family into a rural setting. If a turn-of-the century-brick (2.5 stories & full “cellar”) within some 4-5 blocks of God’s Bible School interests you (to own or rent to students/staff) call him or connect on fb. Another if: if you have not had them (speaker, singers, musicians) for a mission service see about that too. They have suffered this year but found God sufficient and friends plentiful.

¶Our older daughter/husband/kids, the Daryl D Hausmans, (also in Cincy) have seen their oldest step into the classroom as teacher for the first time and with the first grade. Daryl is busy teaching international students the fundaments of the world’s lingua franca, and personally pursuing more Chinese studies. Laura, possibly the busiest person in the “Haus” supports her husband in his role, older daughters in their diverse spots, home schools two more, in addition to supplying meals, doing laundry, etc. All are active at church.  

¶Our younger son/wife/daughter, the Lincoln S Bryans continue their residency in Old Dominion, where Lyn teaches and “has to answer” to Lincoln there as well as at home – He is the principal of a growing church-related school which also employs their only daughter. He finds time in the summer to be a successful gardener and in the fall to “bag” a nice buck. Their grandson (Keith’s boy) recently made family history by memorizing Psa 19.14. Thank you Carson’s parents for taking the time to make this happen. 🙂

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