Newsletter — November 2019-January 2020
Clockwise from top Left – Ross visits sisters Robyn and Claire in Australia; Fun at the park with grands Grace and Gabriel; Reading time with “Grammy Tammy”; Lisa and Jon, Isaiah, Evelyne and Solomon in the Middle East; Our dear friend, Mrs. Robbie Trussell and part of my wonderful audience for a concert outreach program at Memorial Life Center in Johnson, Kansas
From the keyboard of Dr. Ross Jutsum
“From everlasting to everlasting the Lord’s love is with those who fear Him, and His righteousness with their children’s children.” Psalm 103:17
Passing of our dear brother-in-law, Richard Gerrard — In early September our dear brother-in-law Richard, beloved husband of Tammy’s sister Linda, ended his year-long battle with Stage IV brain cancer. Richard was a wonderful father and cherished grandfather, treasured husband and a devoted follower of Jesus. He leaves a lasting legacy and we all miss him greatly and look forward to that great family reunion God has in store for all of us!
Family Update — We were delighted to have Heidi and Ryan and children spend two weeks with us in August and we are very excited to be soon visiting our younger daughter Lisa and her family in the Middle East. We will be thrilled to see where they have made their home and spend some quality time with our three “grands” and sharing in worship and ministry with the wonderful communities they are serving over there.
Ministry Visits – August-October 2019
It was a delight to make a return visit in August to Christ Communion Church in Beaumont TX. Then it was off to the land down under. I hadn’t visited my family in Queensland in almost seven years and a quick 9-day trip gave me the opportunity to catch up with my brother and three sisters, their spouses and families, and especially to spend quality time with my middle sister Robyn, who was recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. The latest update is certainly positive with her becoming more mobile, having better sleep and energy and gaining a little weight. Your continued prayers for Robyn, her husband Ian and their children and grand-children would be most appreciated.
In addition to special time with the family, including an impromptu and very moving worship service for Robyn and Ian and two of their children in the hospital waiting room, I also served Grace Community in Carina (Brisbane) and at the Rangeville Community Church in Toowoomba, as well as gave concerts at West Haven Retirement Village and Symes Thorpe Nursing Home in Toowoomba, and also made a quick visit to our old home town of Warwick, about 50 miles away. Two days after my return to California, it was time to head back to the Texas Panhandle and serve many dear brothers and sisters in Grace Communion Church in Amarillo, Calvary Baptist Church in Tulia and Community Fellowship Church in Clarendon. An added treat was a 500-mile round-trip on Monday to Johnson, Kansas to visit with our dear friend and treasured ministry partner, Mrs. Robbie Trussell. After two previous visits to give concerts in the living room of Mrs. Trussell, she decided to make it a community program at Memorial Life Center and what a delight it was. I so appreciated my brother and friend Sammy driving over 800 miles in two days!
Another ministry trip took me to Houston TX where I was delighted to give a program at the Solea Copperfield Retirement Community and lead an outreach worship service in a tent adjacent to Inn Town Suites. I am so grateful to my hosts, dear friends and wonderful ministry partners, Debbie and Barry Wawak for arranging these opportunities. Also, many thanks go to my hosts in other venues – Pastor James Scales in Beaumont, Pastor Eddy Helms in Tulia, Pastor Larry Capranica in Clarendon, dear friend Bill Edwards in Amarillo, Pastors Bob Regazzoli and Bharat Naker in Brisbane, sister Claire and Keith in Scarborough, sister Margaret and Lex in Ipswich, brother Bruce and Janine in Toowoomba, and for my wonderful nephew Peter, his wife Anchalee and “great” nephew Lewis.
Ministry Contact Information
We are an established 501C3 California non-profit corporation and tax-deductible donations and CD orders can be done online at www.stateoftheheart.org or by calling 626-818-7113 or by writing to “State of the Heart Ministries” at P.O. Box 56, Sierra Madre CA 91024-0056
Ross’ Ministry Schedule – November 2019 – March 2020
|Nov 2-3||U.K./Middle East||Jan 11-12||Arcadia CA|
|Nov 9-10||Middle East||Jan 18-19||Bradbury/Pasadena CA|
|Nov 16-17||Middle East||Jan 25-26||Fort Myers FL (tent.)|
|Nov 23-24||Middle East||Feb 1-2||OPEN|
|Nov 30-Dec 1||Bradbury/Duarte /Sierra Madre CA||Feb 8-9||Miami FL (tent.)|
|Dec 7-8||Pasadena CA||Feb 15-16||FAMILY|
|Dec 14-15||San Jose/San Leandro CA||Feb 22-23||OPEN|
|Dec 21-22||Mitchellville MD/Vienna VA||Feb 29-Mar 1||Arcadia/Bradbury CA|
|Dec 28-29||Arcadia/Pasadena CA||Mar 8-9||Orlando FL (tent.)|
|Jan 4-5||OPEN||Mar 15-16||Sierra Madre CA|