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January 2014 Newsletter

Happy New
Year!

 

I trust your Christmas holidays were filled with Faith, Family and Fun.

 

I believe this is a year to
pursue God.
The scripture says in Psalm 42:1-2; "As the deer pants for
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December Newsletter 2013


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!

 


I just returned from Chiapas, Mexico where I taught 25 pastors on "God's Provisions in Christ" from the book, "The Covenant and the Kingdom."
It was a great lesson...


September Newsletter 2013

Does God
still speak today?

 

I believe He does. Fifteen times in
the New Testament it says "To Him that has ears to hear, let him hear".

The problem is not God speaking, but our hearing. I have spoken to a number of
ministers lately that believe, as I do, that God is saying something to the
church right ...


August Newsletter 2013

Dear Friends,

 

This is my August Newsletter being sent in September. It has
been a busy month. We have seen God meet us in wonderful ways. We have seen people running to the altar to ask
God for healing, deliverance, and salvation.
I have just
returned yesterday from Hopkinsville, KY. I was scheduled to minister on Monday
night for a one night service. God showed up ...


June Newsletter 2013

Dear Friends,

 

Yesterday was Fathers Day.
What a need there is in this world for fathers to stand up and be the men
of God they are created to be. My prayer today is for fathers to arise to their
calling. We must return to the values that the Word of God proclaims. We cannot
allow the world to dictate to us what men are to do and how we are to act. I
have been reading a book titled, "No More Ch...


May Newsletter 2013

The Bible speaks about running the race and finishing the course. There are many stories that help remind us that our life is not a 40 yard sprint, but a marathon. During the
course, their are obstacles and difficulties we face but we keep running. I have
dealt with a little of that. Most of you know that I tore my rotator cuff in
February. Actually the doctor says I severe...


April Update 2013

I love Spring! New life is all around us. I love the flowers blooming
(don't like the pollen), birds singing and the feeling that the earth is waking
up. I believe that God wants us to be renewed in this time. Renew our vows,
renew our vision, renew our purpose. God's Word tells us to awaken. Some of us,
who are not morning people and take our time in rising.  God wants us to shake
off the nigh...


Asia Report 2013 and Mission Opportunities

Dear Friends,

 

I have just returned from Cambodia and
Vietnam.
it was a wonderful trip and God met us in many ways. I
visited our missionaries in Cambodia who rescue women and children from human
trafficking. As most of you know, I am the Director of Mission Support for
International Outreach Ministries. I love to encourage these heroes of the
Faith, who put their lives on the line everyd...


March Update 2013

Dear Friends,

 

Vision is an inspired look at
reality.
What do you see? Do you see every problem, every
difficulty, every issue as a personal attack or do you see these things as
opportunities to see the hand of God work in your life. Years ago the Lord spoke
to me and told me that the direction I looked was the direction I would go. If...


February Update 2013

Dear Friends,

 

Miracles: We began the year with several services trusting
God for Miracles. We had testimonies of eyes being healed from stabbing pains.
One man testified that his hands were healed from arthritis. Several have
testified of God opening doors for new jobs. I hope to have some written
testimonies come in. If God has touched you in one of our meetings, please send
me an email with your testimony.

 <...


January Update 2013

Dear Friends,

 

Happy New Year!!
I know we say it so many times, but where does the
time go? I pray that this year is filled with divine appointments for you. Your
steps are ordered of the Lord. Stop procrastinating and do what God has put in
your heart to do. Take a mission trip, pray for someone at Wal Mart, Call an old
friend and ...


November Update 2012

Dear Friends,

 

I have just returned from Kitale, Kenya. Our team was able to completely renovate the
dining hall for Challenge Farm
. The roof, walls, and floor were
completely gone. We put on a new roof, floors, walls, painted the inside and
outside and also built an overhang on the front to allow the children to wash
their hands and not be standing in the rain. It was a productive t...


October Update 2012

Dear Friends,

 

I hope you are enjoying the weather as summer is ending and fall begins. I
have been exceptionally busy, but the Lord is doing great things. I want to
share something with you about our hearts this month.

 

I Samuel 16:7 says: 'But the Lord said to Samuel, "Do not look at
his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him. For the
Lord does not...


September Update 2012

Dear Friends,

 

I recently went to my high school reunion. It was fun to see some old friends
and catch up. I had already been working on a new
teaching that I have titled, "Most Likely to Succeed."
In almost every
yearbook, there are pictures of the people that the school thinks will succeed
in life. I wonder, how many of them did? Sometimes the people we think will not
succeed, change their lives, and be...


Opportunities

There are always opportuntites for mission ministry. These are some I am presently working on. If you feel that God speaks to you about being a part of something around the world, I can help facilitate your involvement. With over 125 missionaries in 17 countries, we can find a place for you to go short term or several months. Please feel free to contact me and talk about the possibilites.

Costa Rica Hidden Treasures Project: We continue to take teams.

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July Update 2012

Dear Friends,

 

Many years ago, I spoke a message on "Hearing
the Voice of God".
I am working on a new series about the same idea.
Today we are so busy with our own issues, we miss the voice of God. I believe He
wants to speak to us. We are His creation, the apple of His eye, the object of
His love. I urge you today to stop for a while. Tune in to His voice. Tune out
the other voices and noises that are al...


June Update 2012

Dear Friends,

 

I hope all the Fathers had a wonderful day of celebration. I enjoyed
the day with my children and grandchildren. It is amazing to see how fast time
has gone and how fast the kids are growing up. I am thankful to be a father. I
read an article yesterday that said that in one out of every three births, there
is no dad. So for one third of all children
born, they are born with no fat...


May Update 2012

Dear Friends,

 

What an exciting time to live in. God is moving and touching people.
We are seeing healing and miracles almost every week.

 

I want to encourage you to be obedient in what God directs you to do. We
do not always see the fruit. Here is a note I recently received.

 

Dear Ron, I wanted to drop you
an email to encourage you. In...


April Update 2012

Hello Friends,

 

It is good to be home. My trip to
Asia was exceptional.
I had
many responses to my report. I did not share that the Friday before we departed,
we received a phone call that there might be security issues in Vietnam. Our
director, Dan Dang, got us all on a conference call to let us make a decision of
whether we should proceed or not. The...


March Update 2012

The following newsletter if from a long-time friend and supporter, Clayton Holloway.  May the Lord minister to you as you read what the Lord has put in his heart.

Hello everyone,

My name is Clayton Holloway, I have been a part of what Ron has being doing for almost 20 years. I am on his board and a very close friend. Matthew 20:19 says, "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations." I believe Ron has taken that call more personal than most and gone to places others hav...


Asia Update 2012

Dear Friends,

I wanted to give each of you an update on my recent trip to Asia. It was great trip and went beyond all my expectations. I am thankful to those who sowed to help make this trip a reality.

Vietnam: The team met together in Ho Chi Minh City. The city is over 10 million people. We first went to an orphanage where children have been affected by Agent Orange. These children have great problems. One child was born without a nose or mouth. She was thrown into a garbage ...


February Update 2012

Dear Friends,

We have had some wonderful times in the presence of the Lord. I spent the last week of January fasting and praying for direction for this year. It was a great time. Clayton Holloway, a long time friend, joined me. We prayed for many of you. The Lord really spoke to us about fruitfulness and productivity. I believe that this year will be a year that many of you will come into the calling that God has on your life. It does not matter what your outside situations are, God...


January Updates 2012

Dear Friends,

Happy New Year!!! I pray you will look for new beginnings this year. We learn from our past and then should make decisions to take us into our future. I know that I make mistakes, but I choose not to dwell on them. Spend some time and look at ways you can gain insight from those mistakes and go forward. There is something important about going forward. If you don't move, then actually you are going backward. There are many possibilities in front of you for 2012. Find a...


October Update 2011

Dear Friends,

Today I would like to share with you that God is Faithful. We hear that so many times, but do we believe it. We put a lot of emphasis on human responsibility and action and sometimes negate the power of God to complete His work in His people.  God has told us that He would be with us and never leave or forsake us. That is good news. He has told us that His grace is sufficient.

I don't know what you face, but God is faithful. People are sometimes unfaithful ...


August Update 2011

Dear Friends,

The power of our choices has been on my top burner lately. At age six I made a choice to follow Jesus Christ as my savior. At age 15, I made a choice to submit to what I believed was the call of God on my life to preach the Gospel. I made choices to quit Florida State University and start traveling to churches. I made a choice to marry Sharon (29 years ago on August 7 and one of my better choices). Our choices are important. Choices lead to actions. Actions lead to lifes...


December Update 2011

Dear Friends,

Merry Christmas!! I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas Season. 

One of the great truths concerning Christmas is that Christ came to us. So many times we tend to think that we came to Him. It was the love of God for His creation that caused Him to send His Son. He came to redeem us. He came to bring us abundant life. He came to be our savior, Lord and King. Today in the midst of destruction, condemnation, and death, Jesus comes and brings lig...


November Update 2011

Dear Friends,

I have just returned from Morelia, Mexico. I spoke numerous times at Filadelphia Church with Pastor Eric Rodriguez. I am so thankful for the blessings of the Lord. Time after time, Pastor Eric shared that the messages were on target and met the people at the point of their need. I spoke for the men and almost every man in the house came forward for prayer to become what God desired of them. I spoke to the youth about what real success is. They responded with a heart for ...


September Update 2011

Dear Friends,

Last month I wrote about choices. I had a number of people respond. One parent shared that they talked about my newsletter at the dinner table with their children. This month I want to talk about discernment. There are many words and expressions floating around today. All of them are not Biblical. The scripture says to "Buy the truth and sell it not". Truth is valuable. People distort truth and even call in professionals to tell us the truth. I urge you today to not be g...


June Update 2011

Dear Friends,

I have just returned from Poland and France. We had wonderful meetings in both countries. It did take us some effort to get there. Traveling is never easy, but sometimes it is really frustrating. Our flight was four hours late leaving Dallas, TX. That caused us to miss our flight in London to Warsaw. Then because of bad weather, all flights were canceled. We had to stay overnight in London and get flights the next day. Our team was separated. We stood in lines for over 8...


May Update 2011

Dear Friends,

It has been a busy season for me. I have traveled more in the last few weeks than anytime I remember. God has met us in so many ways. We have seen lives changed and many have testified of either healing or a time of restoration in the Lord. I am thankful for His touch on so many lives. I had the opportunity to speak at my home church, Evangel Assembly of God, in Tallahassee, FL on Mother's Day. I honored my mom and we had a great time of prayer for many at the altar. The...


April Update 2011

Dear Friends,

It is April and things are in bloom. One of the great things about this time of year is the new growth. The Bible speaks about becoming a new creation. I don't think that is just a one time event. I believe we are always becoming new. If you became a new creation 25 years ago and have not moved in your spiritual life since that time, I would believe that you are no longer new. Our life in Christ is a daily experience. Every day we put aside the old, the ugly, the past: t...


March Update 2011

Dear Friends,

Spring looks like it is finally here. It has been a cold winter, even here in LA (Lower Alabama). Seasons are necessary for growth. We don't always like the season we are in, but it is important to prepare us for the next season. Winter helps roots to grow deep and strong. I don't know what you are facing today, but God will help you through this season and into the next. Don't quit too soon. Don't believe a lie that you can't make it. Another season is just around the c...


February Update 2011

Dear Friends,

We have just concluded Valentine's Day. A lot of chocolate was eaten, flowers given and words of love shared. It is a fun day. The truth is we need more than one day to develop the relationships God wants us to have. How are things in your home? In your family? At Work? At Church? We live in a day where many relationships are dysfunctional. Traditional families have almost become non-existent. Friendships have to have contracts to keep peace. We send e-mails to one anoth...


January Update 2011

Dear Friends,

A new year of possibilities is here. We stand at the door of lives changed, miracles, healing and blessings. I encourage you to find a way to reach out. Write a missionary, visit your neighbor, call an old friend, do a random act of kindness. You never know how God will use any of these things to help you make a new step in the right direction. I am always excited about new creative ways that God will expand His Kingdom. 

I wrote last month about several nee...


December Update 2010

Merry Christmas to all our Friends,

I recently preached a message for this season titled, "The Reason Jesus Came". I am so glad that He came to us. Here are some of the main points

  • He came to reveal the Father. John 1:18; 14:9
  • He taught that the Father loves us. John 6:27
  • He taught that the Father knows what we need before we ask. John 6:27
  • The father will not withhold any good thing from His children. Matt. 7:11
  • That ...

November Update 2010

Dear Friends,

I hope this letter finds you doing well. 

Some of you may not know, but my father passed away on October 12 in Tallahassee, FL. He was 96 years old. Dad (Parks L. Gray) was a good man. He raised four boys and taught us many Godly principles. He helped us to understand integrity, excellence and finishing what you start. I was thankful to be in the room with him in his final hours. A young lady from Hospice was playing the guitar and singing  " How Great ...


October Update 2010

Dear Friends,

I have just returned from Kenya, Africa. What a great trip. We were able to dedicate the Dr. LeRoy Curtis Training Hall. I had the privilege of helping take several teams to work on the construction of that building. It is the finest building in the entire region. It will be used to train pastors and leaders for many generations. It will also be used for weddings, seminars and conferences.

The money raised from renting it out will help pay for many students fo...


September 2010 Update

Dear Friends,

What a great time I had in Morelia, Mexico. While there are many problems in Mexico right now, there are also many people who are seeking the Lord. Filadelphia Church is a growing group of believers that have a heart for the Kingdom of God. I spoke twice on Friday night concerning Worship. I was reminded of Isaiah in Chapter Six. Isaiah saw the Lord in a moment of difficulty. I believe you will see what you are looking for. God wants our focus to be on Him. I choose to s...


August Update 2010

Dear Friends,

I have just returned from two weeks in Guatemala. There were two different teams that joined me. The first team was from Christ the King Church, St. Louis, MO and Wings of Life Ministries, Mobile, AL. They ministered to children and also served the homeless at The Lord's Kitchen. What a great time we had. One night after a service, I felt two arms around me. I was momentarily surprised, but turned to see one of the Mayan women weeping and saying, "Thank you, Thank you". ...


July Update 2010

Dear Friends,

We are experiencing a lot of difficulty on the Gulf Coast. Oil is affecting everything. The news reports that this could be a record year for hurricanes. Jobs are scarce. People are fearful and discouraged. I find these are times we must put our trust in the Lord. The Bible says for us not to fear. Give it no place. Fear paralyzes and keeps us from going forward. I know there are many difficulties, but God will help us through these times. He Never Fails! Once we allow f...


May Update 2010

Dear Friends,

The Lord is Great and Greatly to be praised! 

The last month has been extremely busy. I traveled extensively across the Southeast. I ministered the Word at several church and also took part in a conference. I also have the joy to serve on the board of International Outreach Ministries. It is exciting to hear of all that God is doing in the world. We are a small group, but having impact in so many areas. We have missionaries rescuing children from becoming se...


April Update 2010

Dear Friends,

I recently preached a message I titled, "Beyond Sunday Mornings". I believe that God wants us to be activated for His Kingdom every day of the week. We have a tendency to compartmentalize our lives. We go to church on Sunday mornings, but don't allow ourselves to be used during the week. God expects us to be conduits for Him. There should be miracles happening at the work place. Recently a man shared at my home church in Tallahasse, Florida that he came to the Lord throu...


March Update 2010

Dear Friends,

It looks like Spring is finally arriving. I am always glad for the change. I would like for it to stay about 65 degrees year round. That would be my request. But some people like it cold and some like it hot. Have you noticed how many different opinions there are in the world. Everyone seems to have their own ideas. The Bible teaches that  there are ways which seem right to a man, but the end is death. Our desire should be to ...


February Update 2010

Dear Friends,

I hope this letter finds you doing well in this season. They are predicting that our area will have some snow tomorrow night. We have not had any real snow since 1996. It has been a cold winter for us. I look forward to the spring. The truth is that it is good for a change in seasons. The change helps life to function properly. We all like different seasons for different reasons. Some like the cold and some like the heat. Some like seasons because of the sports played du...


January Update 2010

Dear Friends,

Not only has this past year gone by quickly, but this past decade. Things are happening so fast, it is almost impossible to keep up. The good news is that we don't have to. We need to remember that the most important area in our life is our relationship with our Father. He said to be still and know that He is God. Our trust is in Him. I recommend that we take a deep breath, settle down, and tune in to what He is saying. The good news is that He is talking. We just don't ...


December Update 2009

Dear Friends,

It seems that we just started this year and now it is ending. I am amazed at how fast time seems to go. The truth is that it is a constant and does not change. It is what we do with our time that counts. My prayer is that I will use my time to extend the Kingdom of God. The Bible teaches us to count our days. They are important. Now any of you that know me believe that I like to enjoy days also. I advocate that it is important to take time to fish, hunt, golf and hang ou...


November Update 2009

Dear Friends,

I love this time of year. It is beautiful in Lower Alabama today. What a great time to live. God is moving. Are you moving? Some people have not moved in so long, they have gathered moss. I want to be a living stone, moving for the Kingdom of God. The scripture tells us in Matthew 6:33 to "Seek first the Kingdom of God".  

It seems that we seek everything else and then His Kingdom. First means first! It is a priority. I urge you today to begin seeking God. S...


September Update

Dear Friends,

God's Grace. It is still amazing. Grace is not just unmerited favor, it is the empowerment of God for success. God gives and we receive. I think we limit the opportunities God puts before us. We also need to be careful at how we define success. Success is not just doing something well, it is finding the reason for your creation. God is always guiding us. He does not push us, but goes before us and calls out to us. I urge you today to listen to His voice. So many people w...


August Update 2009

Dear Friends,

What a day we are living in. There seems to be all kinds of confusion and difficulties around us. I pray today that God will give you His peace. He says that we can have peace that passes understanding. We cannot comprehend this with our minds. This peace comes from the inside, not the outside. Psalms 20:7-8 says; "Some trust in chariots, and some in horses; But we will remember the name of the Lord our God. They have bowed down and fallen; But we have risen and stand up...


July Update 2009

Dear Co-Laborers,


I can't believe how hot it has been this summer. I thought about praying for God to send me to somewhere like Switzerland next year during the summer. I don't know what kind of response I would get. I believe God has a plan for our lives. We need to believe that our steps are ordered of the Lord. So many times we pray for God to lead us, and then we He does, we don't believe it is Him. We need to remind ourselves that God's ways are not only higher, but differe...


June Update 2009

Dear Friends,

I just returned from my trip to Nicaragua and Costa Rica. It was a great trip. The time in Ometepe with Missionary Tom Fritz was very meaningful. We were able to see the joy of about 14 pastor who are going through the Ministry Training Institute. This is the same material we use in Kenya. LeRoy Curtis developed Basic Inductive Bible Studies material and we have also translated The Covenant and the Kingdom book by Charles Simpson. Both of these materials help these rural...


March Update 2009

Dear Friends,

What a month this has been. I just returned from Poland where I had the opportunity to speak to over 60 men. The conference was in the mountains and it was a beautiful area. The men responded to the Word of God. They repented of their sins and sought a visitation of the Holy Spirit. Thank God for His redemptive love for us! I also spoke for a couple of different churches while I was in the country.

I go back May 6-18 to hold business conferences. Our team consist...


February Update 2009

Dear Friends,

God is moving by His Spirit. We have had tremendous moves of God in the last few weeks. The presence of God was strong at Cornerstone A/G in Anderson, SC. People came forward and were touched by God's power. Last week I preached at Sorrento Christian Center in Sorrento, FL. It was a prophetic time in the Lord. The Word went forth and people were moved to seek the face of God. Last Sunday at Grace Temple in Hattiesburg, MS, we saw people again respond to the touch of the ...


January Update 2009

Dear Friends,


I hope that this year finds you full of hope. it seems that there are negative attitudes all around us. I know there are some difficulties taking place in many lives, but I want us to do what the scripture says for us to do and that is to "Lift up our heads". Psalm 24:7-10 says these words:

 7 Lift up your heads, O you gates! And be lifted up, you everlasting doors! And the King of glory shall come in.

 8 Who is this King of glory? The LOR...


Opportunities

There are always opportuntites for mission ministry. These are some I am presently working on. If you feel that God speaks to you about being a part of something around the world, I can help facilitate your involvement. With over 125 missionaries in 17 countries, we can find a place for you to go short term or several months. Please feel free to contact me and talk about the possibilites.

Guatemala: We need a construction team to help finish a project in building ...


December Update 2008

Dear Friends,

Merry Christmas to You! I pray this will be a blessed time in your life and the lives of your family. I pray that peace will abound in the midst of activities and travel. Make some time to rest and speak blessings to those around you.

I have just returned from Africa. Nine people went with me to Kenya to help build the Mama Beverly Guest House on the campus of Kenya Ministry Training Institute. We were able to build two dormitory rooms that will sleep eight p...


November Update 2008

Dear Friends,

Some of you caught the mistake last month. I inadvertently sent out the October Update with the title September Update. Oh well. That's what you get when you live in constant jet lag.

I pray this note finds you doing well. The elections are over. I pray we will keep praying and believing for God to reveal himself in these days. The good news today is that God is building His Church. I personally believe that we are in for some difficult times in the world's s...


October Update 2008

Dear Friends,

I have just returned from Morelia, Mexico. Pastors Fernando Rodriquez and Eric Rodriquez are pastors of Filadelphia Church. I have been going to Morelia now for about 5 years. God has joined our hearts together. I shared with the men on Thursday night. At the end about 35 men rushed to the front of the room to receive prayer. Friday night and Saturday night I taught on "Four Characteristics of a Healthy Church". Sunday I preached and Sunday night many were prayed for...


Enter to Worship, Exit to Serve Book Release Event

and Sunday morning service November 7-8-9

_Presented by Faith Covenant Church in Daphne, Alabama_

For 34 years Ronald Gray has ministered in over 38 countries throughout the world. Additionally, he speaks to churches and conferences of various denominations around the United States and abroad. In 2007 he logged more than 100,000 miles of ministry travels. He is on the board of International Outreach Ministries, leads short term ...


September Update 2008

Dear Friends,

I have just returned from Tampa, FL. Pastor Mike Tedder at Bethel Church invited me to speak to his men on Friday and Saturday. What a great group of guys. God ministered to us as we worshiped and prayed for one another. I so enjoy the opportunities God has given me to minister to men. I then spoke to the church on Sunday morning. Many people responded to the message and wanted prayer to obtain victory in their lives. Thank God for His anointing that breaks the bondage...


August Update 2008

Dear Friends,

What a summer! The team from Christ the King Church in St. Louis, MO did a great job in reaching out in Las Brisas, Costa Rica. We touched many children's lives through drama and song. We fed about 100 kids one day with hot dogs and chips. The team took food to five families that needed some help. We also shared in several schools. Thanks to those who went and gave of their time, money and talents.

I have several things to share in this letter. We had several...


March Update 2008

Ronald Gray

March 19, 2008

Dear Friends,

I just returned from Costa Rica. I believe this was trip number 71. Seventy one times to this Central American Country. We have built numerous church buildings and this time two homes for pastors. Grace Temple in Hattiesburg, Mississippi partnered with us and brought a team to help two rural pastors have a home. These pastors and families presently live in very difficult situations with dirt floors and no privacy. Grace Temp...


May Update 2008

Dear Friends,

I have just returned from Poland. It was my fifth time in that beautiful country. God really helped us in having the best trip we have taken. The team there put together a great schedule. My team consisted of Angela Hough, Jim and Joyce Waskow. They did a great job in teaching. We flew into Krakow and then traveled to Gliwice. We met with a group of about 65 business people in the morning and then had another session in the evening with a different group of about 50. The n...