After the Rapture #40 :: By Dick Ainsworth

After the Rapture – Part 40
Setting-up a wilderness family unit

After the rapture, those left behind will absolutely need to prepare for their small group of 10-12 to be survival-fit both physically and spiritually. So selecting your handpicked “family” is most important, with a range of qualifications to consider. You have to be very picky in this matter. The left-behind world will overwhelmingly be evil and definitely untrustworthy. You must put your own personal salvation first.

If you are the individual who will start organizing this “family,” try to start with two or three good, honest people you can really trust with making good choices and decisions. Since all the crazy uncles will be gone, this might not be too easy of a task. It would be great if you knew 10 or 12 people right from the start, but that might only be possible if you have blood-kin that are close and trustworthy. And the mass confusion and disarray caused by the rapture at that time will make it all the more difficult.

But you might have an individual or two in your blood-kin family you don’t want in your 7-year survival group. So you have the tough choice of rejecting a close family member for the good of the group. And your next-door neighbor might be perfect … or maybe not? Either way, they both should be kept in the dark about your wilderness group family plans. You don’t want any sour grapes to lead to your secretive plans and that information to leak out.

And this group of 10-12 will literally be “family,” kinfolk or not. They all must learn to be that way by trusting and respecting one another. They should possess strong family values and become a close family unit. They must learn to be good listeners and learn from the variety of skills the collection of individuals’ possesses. If you only have one farmer or one nurse in your group, all in your group should learn gardening and first-aid from them, as you don’t know that after the first 3 or 4 years your family of 10-12 might dwindle down to 5 or 6 due to deaths, capture, etc. Or your group gets scattered. So become each other’s teacher, student and trustworthy friend. Be wary of strangers.

In picking your group, you must place each individual’s willingness and eagerness to follow the Holy Spirit of Christ at the top of the list. You don’t want any “and the enemy was amongst us” situations. I know it will be tough to turn people away, but it might have to be done for the good of the group. Sure, you are called by God to try to convert everyone, but you also need to know when to say “no” (Luke 9:5; Matthew 10:14; Mark 6:11).

You are all left-behinders, so you are all starting from scratch, so to speak. If you were a follower of Christ before the rapture, you would be safely in heaven with Jesus and not stuck in the middle of Satan’s mess on earth reading this article on what you should and shouldn’t do during the tribulation period. You should be “above” it all.

Handpick your first two or three individuals that you know you can trust and are like-minded. That is your “organizing committee.” Then treat it like a community or social club where a new member is proposed for membership from within the 2-or-3-member organizing committee. If accepted, then that person is approached to see if they are interested in “joining the club.” You don’t want to give too much detailed information at first until you are sure that person wants to be a “club member.” And you do not want for the word to get around about “open memberships” as it will lead to problems from the “why didn’t they pick me” bunch.

You need to control the numbers to about 10 or 12. If you don’t, then you might end up with a hundred or so showing up to join. That is another reason to not make your plans known openly so a hundred people don’t show up with a lot of “I heard” questions. If that would happen, then the remaining 90 or so should be urged to form their own groups of 10 or 12. And you should act as consultants and advisors to them before you leave (unknown to them) for parts unknown.

I don’t encourage the lone-wolf approach. Unless you are a very experienced outdoorsman, it would be extremely tough for one person to survive all alone for seven years. Don’t be influenced by movies like Robert Redford’s “Jeremiah Johnson” that make the lone-wolf outdoor life look a lot easier and pleasant than it really is. Plus, the spiritual fellowshipping and Bible study is most important. It is a good thing to become a tribulation saint, but you should aim to move into the millennium as a live human.

While you and your committee are choosing up family members, this is also a good time for you and the committee to scout the countryside for a survival community campsite. The first site should be well off the beaten path but is a temporary location mainly to stash away supplies, equipment, tools, etc. (see article #32). You should then be looking for other camp areas deeper and farther into the wilderness. All sites should also have preplanned escape routes.

The thought may dawn on you that the wilderness areas might get awfully crowded after the rapture to where it might become an underdeveloped city (so to speak)? I doubt that many of those left behind still won’t know or accept what the rapture was truly about. They will be bombarded with continuous lies from the evil trinity about space aliens, evolution new-age cleansing, etc., causing the rapture. If they buy into that nonsense, you don’t want them in your family.

But many of those left behind will be too comfortable with their soft beds, microwave ovens, big screen TV’s and electric garage door openers. They will see no reason to live a primitive life style. But after those comforts disappear, many of them will become predators. So get settled-in and out of sight before the big city rush comes. The new “good ones” will need to find left-behind boxes on their own, etc., and form their own 10-12 member group. And anything you can share with them (especially Bible study materials) should be encouraged.

Plus, this world has a gigantic amount of undeveloped remote wilderness; there are plenty of places to hide as 31% of the earth’s landmass is forestry covered. The warmer areas with mild winters will be the most popular but they won’t fill up. The evil element will want to stay near the populated areas with abandoned new modern homes, restaurants and bars, sinful entertainment outlets, etc. They need to be able to loot and steal freely, so the less populated areas might be best as that might be where the gestapo and the evil element might last go to hunt for Christians.

Don’t expect to pick up a free new home abandoned by the raptured. Once antichrist has his gestapo in place, they will be doing a widespread door-to-door search routine.

You can expect antichrist’s gestapo to be abundantly equipped with a massive fleet of drones armed with heat-seeking cameras, thermo detection devises plus infrared and night-vision equipment. They will be patrolling the skies nearly everywhere. And it would be a good idea for you to also have solar- powered infrared and night goggles, binoculars and/or glasses for defensive and security purposes. The solar is for recharging batteries.

After your “family” is selected, that is the time to start holding regular formal prayer meetings and Bible study classes. That isn’t to say the selection committee shouldn’t be holding these meetings from the get-go for themselves. I doubt if any of you will have much background in Bible study, prayer and praising the Lord or you wouldn’t be in the wilderness digging caves. So the selection committee needs to do this for their own spiritual growth and so they will be able to lead and teach the entire family once moved into the wilderness. Leadership and a chain of command should be established and trained early on. And much of this will include self-training.

And just like each of you will learn from each other the physical survival skills and needs, the main thing that is most important is your spiritual survival. This in no doubt wasn’t a priority in your pre-rapture days, so you need to accept the fact that it is better late than never. And a major practice you need to establish is known in Christian circles as “fellowshipping.”

You should learn and grow spiritually by a constant exchange of Bible teachings and conversation. You won’t have pennant races, Super Bowls, March Madness, the economy or a good parking spot at work to occupy your mind and conversations. Those things are now nonexistent to you. If “Christian fellowshipping” sounds too dull and boring, you need to ask motivation from the Holy Spirit. An eternity in hell is much, much more than dull and boring. It is continuous 24/7 physical and mental torment forever.

Spiritual survival is the most important goal and is way above the physical survival. It does you no good at all to survive the 7 years of tribulation only to end up in hell for all of eternity. All you’ll get out of that is a taste for dandelion greens, tepid, skunky pond water and living in a cold, damp cave. Your goal as a group family is for all to become born-again followers of Jesus Christ. Some of you may surely die (maybe all) during the tribulation period, but die belonging to God rather than dying unsaved, thus destined to an eternity in the torments of hell.

So get organized, pray regularly and follow the leading of the Holy Spirit. No matter if you live or die during the tribulation period, you will surely spend all of eternity with God in heaven if you seek your Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He knows your heart and your every thought.

God will allow strong deception to fall on those left behind in the tribulation period. That is why it is so important to battle back against the deceptions by reading and studying your Bibles regularly, praying for strength and guidance from the Holy Spirit and being a strong encouragement to the others left behind. It won’t be easy as you will be living in miserable conditions under strong delusion. But it is your last chance for perfect eternal happiness in the presence of God (Romans 11:14-36).

Reader Feedback


I read the article (#37) with interest. Your comments on President Trump really caught my attention. I see others have already reminded you of the comment he made about not doing anything he needs to confess. So, I’ll skip that section. Instead, I would like to draw your attention to the good “Christian” advisors and leaders he has surrounded himself with.

  1. Pastor Jeffress, he did an interview with Good Morning Dallas about six months ago where he stated that he advised Pres. Trump to not worry about trying to overturn Oberfell vs. Hodges, as it was settled law, and instead to focus on trying to overturn Roe vs. Wade. Where in the Bible are we instructed to turn our eye away from evil because it is settled law? I watched him at David Reagan’s seminar last Friday, and he said, “I told President Trump that as long as you give us good court nominees, we will support anything you do.” Trump is trying to divide the land of Israel. Jeffress is going to support that?
  2. Paula White, this is his “pastor.” She is a female, divorced, and of the prosperity gospel “name it and claim it, and send me your money to obtain the blessings of God.”
  3. David Jeremiah has now come out and endorsed the purpose-driven church, and is endorsing [the book]“Jesus Calling,” and emergent-church teachings.
  4. Cabinet, Betsy Devos, from Grand Rapids, MI, attends Mars Hill Church while she is there, the church founded and run by Rob Bell.
  5. Nicki Haley converted to Methodist in her 20’s, but per an article I found last year, still attends Sikh temples part time, in which she was raised.
  6. Mike Pence, yes, I know this will strike a big nerve, but here’s a quote and a link to an article that was published by a liberal rag in the election. They didn’t even blast his church.

“In the two services I attended at College Park Church, there was no fire and brimstone, no preaching about social issues like abortion or LGBT rights, and certainly no talk about the 2016 presidential race. The only messages were about love and kindness.”

He also hung the Christian businessmen out while governor of Indiana. When they initially passed a bill protecting them from lawsuits, the NBA, Indy 500, NCAA, etc., all threatened the state with boycotts, and they passed another bill removing those protections. Mike Pence’s quote when he signed the bill removing the protections: “I have to do what’s best for the state of Indiana.”  Not what God said, but what’s best for the state because of money.

  1. Neil Gorsuch, SCOTUS pick, attends a church pastored by a lesbian. (see P.S. post below.)
  2. Ben Carson attends the Jehovah Witness cult. (see “Dick’s reply” below.)

This is just a sampling of the “good counselors” he has surrounded himself with. Everything I have stated here is readily verifiable by doing basic research on the web, and from credible sources, not fake news. These are not our type of “Christians.” I don’t see a single crazy uncle in the bunch. I see a lot of new age, God is nothing but love, emergent church and compromised “Christians” at best, who are in the process of losing their rewards because they won’t finish the race, or at worst, a lot of people who claim to be believers who might be digging through your basement to find your articles on how to survive the Trib after the Rapture.

I am not a Trump hater. I agree with many things he is doing; but like you, I see them in the light of the Bible, not through secular eyes. His trade/tariff policies, if history repeats itself again, could easily be leading to the seal where it takes a day’s work for a day’s food. The last time this was done in the US was by Hoover, and it resulted in the Great depression. I can go on and on. But I know you get my point. So the real question is this: Is God’s definition of a Christian the same as ours?

P.S.: I didn’t have the time to research the links for you this morning….Here are some of them if you want to view them.

Nikki Haley….

Betsy Devos….

Pastor Jeffress…..

David Jeremiah….

Paula White… to thinkate-is-a-controversial-pick-for-inauguration-prayer/?utm_term=.444e1653a926

Neil Gorsuch, please excuse on this one. His female pastor is not a lesbian,
but is pro LGBT.

These are the people “advising” our president…..Enough said.



(Dick’s reply) Thanks for the good information. It was both helpful and informative. I think Trump has turned the USA in the right direction even though there is a lot to be desired. Especially how far down in the dumper the Obama years took us. An awfully big filthy hole to dig out of.

And I don’t think Trump has been overly Christian in his years prior to 2016. He is still somewhat uncomfortable praying, etc., in public, and I don’t know what goes on “in his closet” (Matthew 6:6). I think being a recognized Christian is still too new for him. I truly believe the prayers of the nation on his behalf and his administration has led the Holy Spirit to act and lead him spiritually. I know I pray at least once daily for him, his family and the White House.

But this serves to show us how the Holy Spirit of God works for us in times of need. The president evidently led a lifestyle many of the rich and famous do. But he sought the votes from the evangelical community; and since I don’t believe he has a phony bone in his body, he surrounded himself with Christians, and some of their advice was heeded and put into actual practice.

Like you, I noted some of his advisors I don’t gravitate towards; but I sort of considered his campaign in 2016 (in a way) as his own “Damascus Road Experience.” So he is learning about the Lord as he goes; plus, I feel the Holy Spirit is working in him to be a better servant to God. I think this might be a case of the Holy Spirit putting the right people in the right place at the right time. The world really needs this at this particular time as our church age comes to its end.

He isn’t going to get everything right and will make bad appointments and decisions. But Satan and his imps are still strong in the White House. Obama might be gone but evil is still deeply embedded.

I shudder to think if the demon Hilary or the commie Bernie were president and who their “spiritual advisors” might have been? What we have now isn’t perfect, but it is a far cry better than what we had in the past or might have had in the future. I think he is taking us in the right direction in what time we have remaining.

Gorsuch belongs to the Holy Comforter Episcopal church, which is a member of the Anglican Communion movement that states it is half-catholic and half-protestant. That sounds like a good fit for the false prophet’s One-World Church that will blossom fully during the tribulation period.

Ben Carson was baptized at the Burns Seventh Day Adventist church on Detroit’s eastside in 1975 and is still a member.

“Many are called but few are chosen.” It doesn’t really surprise me that so many “good preachers” have drifted away (or are beginning to drift away) from the faith; but these are the end-times, and it is to be expected with deception and false teachings increasing drastically as time runs out. I don’t think they realize their change. Maybe it will be a good thing that some of these pastors are left behind to lead and teach the lukewarm and lost? This might be after the shock that they were left behind and why.

Meanwhile, we must really watch our step and be like Bereans so we don’t slip into error. Satan is not a dummy. He gets things done. This will be an ongoing battle until the Trumpet sounds. And then we will be out of here!

More wilderness survival info

After the “wilderness survival tips” section in #37, it came to my attention that $37.00 was a bit high to buy something a person knew so little about; so I got out my copy of “The Book of Lost Remedies” (by Claude Davis) and did a quick summary to give you a better idea of what you would be getting for your buck.

The book is 300 pages with a page size of 8½” x 11.” It has a 5-page Table of Contents at the front (in alphabetical order) and a 12-page Index (also alphabetically arranged) at the back which lists injuries, illnesses, diseases, etc. (ranging from broken bones to indigestion to constipation or diarrhea to food poisoning to female issues to depression), what cure to use, and what the page numbers are in order to find it.

A sectional breakdown has 37 weeds found in your backyard to forest and woodlands (39); trees & shrubs (30); wild plants in the great plains (4); coastal, tropical & water-loving plants (9); nationwide plants (11); and 7 household remedies you might want to stockpile or stash such as Listerine, activated charcoal, cayenne pepper, Epsom salts, bleach, etc.

The book has many, many color photos of the plants, trees, shrubs, weeds, etc., to make them easier to identify. There will also be harvesting instructions, seed gathering info, use warnings, recipes, use instructions, etc.

For information and/or to order:

About the Prayer Requests

There have been some changes beginning with the “prayer requests” section. Due to space limitations and the growing popularity of prayer in these end-times, my articles will now be divided into two separate posts: (1) Will be the title subject of the article in the “After the Rapture” series, and (2) a new series of articles for “prayer requests” only entitled “A Pre-Rapture Prayer List.” Also in these articles will be some “Reader Feedback” emails. So instead of getting the entire article in one place, you may now get it in two.

I’m requesting that those of you seeking prayer to please update your prayer requests when needed. You may want to add to or take away from, so I depend on you to keep the prayer list current. Also get back with me via email when you are getting a positive result from group prayer so I can report it to the worldwide prayer warriors. That will be an encouragement to them that their prayers are being heard and acted upon by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

The following are the new prayers that have recently come in. They will be transferred to a new “Pre-Rapture Prayer List” when it is necessary to do so.

Go to in the new articles (right column on home page) for a post entitled “Prayer” by Alice Childs (posted July 22). What I did was run off hard copies of the prayer, plus I also posted it on my Facebook page. However, Facebook deleted the “Prayer” post in less than a day. So you will have to go to the RR articles archives for this outstanding prayer.

Send your prayer requests to:

The first “Pre-Rapture Prayer List #1” was posted July 24, 2018 in RR’s new and/or archived articles.

The next “Pre-Rapture Prayer List #2” was posted the same way on August 8, 2018.

Prayer Requests

Hi Dick,

Thank you for your contribution to Rapture Ready with your articles and the prayer requests. It is true that time is running out. However we must “occupy” until the Lord comes; and for that reason, we need to keep the gospel going out. People need salvation. Amen.

I am sending this mail for prayer requests for two people. The first is for a friend of mine called Antoinette who is a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ. Her problem is her husband Dennis. When she met him, she was not a believer. She fell in love with his generous heart but soon found that he was an addictive person in nature.

Dennis always has to go to the extreme. If you give him a glass, he will go for the bottle; he will not stop until he has finished every bottle in the house, same for the cocaine and other drugs he uses. They say love is blind, and you can say it applied to her.

Throughout her married life she has lived with drugs and alcohol. She did manage to get his family to speak to him at one stage, and he went to rehab. He came out of rehab and was “clean” for 2 years before sliding back into the addiction again.

Although he drinks and does drugs, he never misses work, He can stay out for the whole night drinking, etc., but he will go to work every day and makes sure he pays all the bills. The only way you can see his addiction is that he has binge nights; and when weekends come, he sleeps the whole weekend away. He no longer shows any love or respect for his wife or his daughter. He abuses them verbally but has never hit Antoinette physically. Throughout these years she has stood by him and prayed for him, but now she has had enough.

She does not see change, believes God is not answering her prayers, and she just wants out. I think she has lost hope. She wants to get divorced and is seeking legal help. She no longer loves him or respects him. This needs a miracle, and only God can perform miracles.

As her friend (she does not know I am sending this prayer request), I would like prayers for her and Dennis. Only the Lord knows what to do in this situation. I have over the years been there for her many times, but now I don’t know what to say to her anymore or how to help.

People think that when you are a pastor you have all the answers, but that is not true; you can only lead people to the ONLY ONE who has the answers, and that is Jesus.

The second person I would like to pray for is my nephew, Nelson. Please pray with me that the Lord delivers him and sets him free from the gay lifestyle he is living in. He grew up in the church but is living this way and is moving away from family overseas; and I worry about his salvation. (He does not know that I pray about this every day and will never know, because he does not allow anyone to speak to him about these things.)

Thank you for taking the time to read my mail. Please keep on posting teaching articles to RR; it is important and very needed. As things get darker we need to be that light, shining hope and leading people to Christ. He is the only answer to life’s problems!

Rapture Ready has been a light in the darkness. Amen. As we wait for our Lord’s return, let us be about our Father’s business right up to the trumpet call. Amen.


Pastor Elizabeth Amorim

South Africa

(Dick’s reply) Your email is so typical of our fallen world today. Satan’s time is short (Revelation 12:12) and his anger and hellfire is spreading rapidly; and the world is falling for his lies en masse.

Your good Christian friend Antoinette and her lost husband of 24 years, Dennis, who have a 21-year-old daughter, are living in a satanic mess so common throughout this world today as is your nephew Nelson who is deceived into a homosexual-entrapped lifestyle. Let me give you my views using Scripture as a basis.

I am not familiar with South Africa’s marriage laws, so let me say from the start that there are only two types of law in this world: (1) Man’s law, and (2) God’s Law. Man’s law is often wrong and unbiblical while God’s Law is never wrong.

So I am against divorce unless Dennis is proven an adulterer. I don’t mean in a South African Court of Law but by her own evidence of his adultery. If the divorce route is chosen, then she must consider a court settlement and alimony so Dennis continues to pay the bills. She might consider a private investigator to gather evidence?

What are South Africa’s laws regarding “legal separation?” I can’t imagine anyone staying away from home on drugs and alcohol binges and not be involved in affairs or one-night-stands?” Dennis has the memory of his own father’s “mistress” affair, so maybe it’s a case of “like father, like son?”

Antoinette and her daughter have been much too tolerant and forgiving of Dennis’ years of drugs, alcohol and emotional abuse. Paying the bills is not enough in a marriage. Dennis needs to be confronted with a choice: (1) A loving wife, daughter and home, or (2) Wine, women & song. It is his choice. Dennis wants it both ways which is selfish and self-centered, besides evil.

But Dennis did go to rehab and dried out for two years, so there might be hope for him yet. He might make the wrong choice but he may later see the light and come crawling back. Either way, divorced, separated or not, wife and daughter both need to continue to pray for his salvation as he doesn’t appear to be spiritually bright enough to seek the Lord on his own.

The daughter is now a grown woman who was raised without a father. Her mother has also been her father-figure. With this being the case, they both need to support each other in Godly fellowshipping and be taken in the rapture together.

Antoinette can’t give up hope or that God hasn’t heard or answered her prayers. She must realize that God has at least three answers to prayers. They are “yes,” “no” and “later.” She should realize that she can’t believe God has not answered her prayer. She should believe “God has not answered her prayer YET.” All prayers to God are recorded in His books. Many times a prayer might seem to be getting a “no” answer when it is really getting a “later” reply; and a lot of times the “later” answer is better than the original. Just trust God to answer in His time in His own way. Be patient.

Satan has a firm grip on Dennis, and he needs prayer. But Satan also wants to get to mother and daughter. He is the one who put the “giving up on God and Prayer” thoughts in people’s heads and hearts. She needs to realize where those negative and discouraging thoughts are coming from. Then she will be able to battle back against the evil one. Know your enemy.

Psalm 26 and 2 Corinthians 6:14-15, among others, speaks to us not to yoke ourselves with infidels and unbelievers. Matthew 19:9, Mark 10:11 and Luke 16:18 speak of adultery in detail.

Life on earth is about to end for her and her daughter, so they must leave it to God and look forward to an eternity of peace, happiness and joy after the rapture in heaven.

Your nephew Nelson is trapped in an increasing lie by Satan that has plagued mankind since the times of Noah and Lot. Non-believer gays and lesbians are one thing, but the power and acceptance of the LGBT crowd, concerts and parades have made it “the new normal.” I know firsthand, as 9 years ago I lost my 29-year-old nephew to AID’s. The “evil big 3 or 4” is very active in promoting and participating in this fornication and abomination (Leviticus 18:22, 20:13; Jude 1:7).

If Nelson is not a believer, he isn’t going to believe God’s own words in Scripture. I have received an alarming number of prayer requests recently for young people who have been tricked to believe there is such a thing as a “gay Christian!” It is widespread but working for Satan’s behalf. If there was some way to get Nelson and others to read and even consider Romans 1:21-32, it would be so much easier to save them from the eternal fires of hell.

But I will place a prayer in “Prayer List #3” for Nelson and others in your name and hope that an outpouring from worldwide prayer warriors will change their eternal direction.


Please pray for our son (Nathan) who has been deceived to believe that you can be a gay Christian. Our life is on hold as we pray for God to release him, our only child. We need prayers for him and ourselves. Give us a testimony to your Greatness, Jesus.

Karen Mayercsik

(Dick’s reply) Here are some verses from both the Old and New Testaments which clearly point out God’s commandments and judgments for practicing gay homosexuals. People deceive others with the old worn out “God hates the sin but loves the sinner,” so God loves you no matter what you do. That’s partly true, but God is also just and righteous who also loved His Son Jesus, yet He allowed Him to be beaten, tortured, nailed to a cross and die a slow painful death for the sins of the world. Jesus didn’t commit a single sin; so He was punished for all of your sins: past, present, future. Your only way to heaven is to accept Him as your Savior, confess those sins (even in your own closet – Matthew 6:5-6) and repent. There is no other way.

The verses are: Genesis 2:24; Leviticus 18:22, 20:13; Jude 1:7; Romans 1:23-27, 32; 2:2-8. Especially focus on Romans 1:24-32.


Another email prayer with medical suggestions concerning Nancy Schumacher’s son Ryan and his intense migraine headaches that I last reported on in “Pre-Rapture Prayer List #2” is as follows along with Nancy’s reply:

Regarding Ryan’s migraines, I suffered for years with most painful ones where it felt like my head would explode. No pain medicine brought relief. Finally a doctor recommended Sumatriptan. Pain went away instantly! Maybe Ryan’s mom could talk to Ryan’s doctors about this medicine.

For Ryan…. God Bless.


(Nancy’s response) Thank you very much. Ryan is getting through a bad migraine that started days ago. As soon as I get our insurance reinstated for him I will ask our neurologist about that.

He just saw his aunt (who is a doctor) and she said they were trying to treat migraine with Dayquil along with Tylenol to cause restrictions of the blood vessels and other parts of the body. She gave him Compazine to go along with his Fioricel.

We were camping together as a family reunion in Bar Harbor. Please keep the prayers coming. Even half the pain would be more bearable. We appreciate all suggestions, and I am happy to hear this one.

Nancy Schumacher

Dick’s reply to Nancy Schumacher) Anthony Hamm emailed me to pass on to you that drinking STRONG COFFEE worked for him relieving his migraines:

“Prayer is still the saint’s most powerful weapon. They (the left behind) will need to use it a lot. Where should I go, what to do, and what to eat & drink. Consult your Master before you do anything else.”

Anthony Hamm


MIRA ACKMAN AND HER FAMILY are requesting prayer for Jennie, Bradey and family. Please pray for their family as they grieve. Their daily struggle of coping with their September 2017 tragic loss of husband and father Brian has yet to lessen. They are still trying to live through their new normal.

And please pray for Sandra as she is going through some health issues.

(Dick’s note) I need to make some corrections from this prayer when first posted: Brian was a high school coach & teacher that was en route taking his cross-country team to an event. He was driving the school bus when a driver swerved onto the wrong side of the 2-lane country blacktop road and caused this head-on crash. The driver had several DWI convictions and had his license revoked at the time of this tragic wreck.


Prayers are urgently requested for the LIGHT OF THE WORLD MINISTRY in India that is still trying to recover from Hindu terrorist attacks that burned down their church in February plus hospitalization of some of their pastors from beatings and attacks. They need both spiritual and financial assistance in rebuilding.

They just finished a 2-month missionary trip to remote areas and the quarry people that resulted in a Gospel harvest. Pray for the poor and lost people of India who suffer daily from poor health, adverse weather events, satanic persecution, terrorism, etc.

Pastor Param has been infected with health problems and seeks your prayers as does his wife Asha who is carrying much of the ministry’s burdens. Their daughter’s families also seek the protective hand of God: Deevena and her husband Moses and their daughter Riya Joe plus Amulya and her husband Solomon.

Their Christian library is very important in the training of new pastors and also a blessing for the youth seeking to accept the Gospel of Jesus Christ which leads to the saving of souls.

Sister Deevena can be reached at while you can reach Pastor Param at


Recent new prayers

PASTOR SEAN GOODING is requesting pray for the family of his good friend Karl who recently passed away after a year-long battle with cancer. He also wishes to thank all of you for prayers for Chris whose health is improving. Sean was able to take Chris fishing one evening recently, but he still has a year of rehab to do.


Would everyone please pray for my son Jacob? He is going into the 10th grade. He was suspended last year for vaping (*juul). He does not truly seem repentant. He is often rude, disrespectful and has an entitlement attitude. My ex-husband (CEO) basically worships money and power. He has expensive cars, multiple houses and fancy clothes and shoes. My son seems to think that this is where life is. Jacob said the sinner’s prayer years ago when he was very young. However he is mimicking my ex-husband’s priorities.

Please pray for Jacob’s true salvation (if he isn’t truly saved) and please pray for him to fully repent and submit under Jesus. Please pray that Jesus would fully show Jacob who He really is.

Thank you.


(NOTE: “Juuling” is a new high-tech fad among teens. It is a discreet way of vaping that’s popular with teenagers, but it’s a phenomenon most parents haven’t heard of).


Please pray for my son Andrew. He is 26. I think he is saved but he is away from the Lord. He is moving back east to start a new life. He has struggled with alcohol but has been sober for a year. He has anxiety and some depression. He needs a mental and emotional healing. Please pray that God will get ahold of his life this year and he will rededicate his life to God and be healed.

Thank you & God Bless



Dear Dick,

We grew up in a cult church. I got saved in 2000. I have six children that need salvation.

My son Andy is on drugs and was sabotaging the house today so that it would burn down. He fixed the air-conditioner so it wouldn’t work and had the heat turned up to 86. He stole a package delivered today off the front porch. I found drugs in one of his shoes in my car. And this goes on continuously.

Brent has a disability and is in continuous terrible pain. He is not married to his companion.

George is an alcoholic and has had a broken back plus other injuries.

Katherine (my daughter) prays but she and he husband have not taught their children and do not go to church.

Christopher is a good person but is not saved or his wife or any of their family.

David and his family claim to be Christian but are not saved and do not go to church.

I am in continual prayer for my family and have been for years. I would be so grateful to you for prayer for my family. Thank you very much. Blessings to all of you.



Hi Dick,

My wife Debb and daughter Ryann are unsaved. Satan has been deceiving my wife for over 30 years. We are planning on going to Israel this coming February. Please pray God will use this time to draw Debb to HIM, that she might be unshackled, and come to receive HIS gift of salvation!

In HIS Name



Please pray for my son and daughter. They both had given their lives to the Lord when they were young but are not walking with Him now. They think they are ok but want to do it their way, and not His. They are not teaching their children about the Lord. Please pray that the Lord will open their eyes and place a great desire and hunger inside of them.

Please pray for my husband. He is not saved and has totally rejected anything to do with the Lord. May the Lord place in him a new heart.

My brother and his family, my sister and her family all need the Lord. They had all turned to the Lord at one time but now have turned to alcohol and sin. Please Lord, awaken them, quicken to repent and turn their spirits turn back to You.

The enemy has tried to take me down with great illnesses. Please, I would be most grateful for prayer that I remain strong and continue my walk, and I might be found faithful when our Lord calls His bride home.

While it is increasingly harder and harder to walk in the world, I am grateful for this opportunity to not only add my prayer, but to pray for all of those who have reached out.

God Bless each and every one, and may His peace be with us all. God Bless, and thank you once more.

Cindy Burke


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