Newsletter – November 2023
November 2023 – January 2024 Newsletter
“… for He is the living God and He endures forever; His kingdom will not be destroyed. His dominion will never end. He rescues and He saves, performs signs and wonders
in the heavens and on the earth. He has rescued Daniel from the power of the lions.” Daniel 6:26-27
From the keyboard of Dr. Ross Jutsum
Dear family, friends, and ministry partners:
Tammy and I were privileged to visit Destin, Florida for a week in late September/early October where I served as worship leader at the Annual Festival, hosted by the Church of God, Big Sandy, Texas. We caught up with many dear friends from our time teaching at Ambassador University there during the 1990s. I also gave an evening concert. (featured photo – telling this group of delightful children the story in song of “Daniel and the Lions” complete with their percussion instruments and timely lion “growls!” Right photo – a worship service telling the story of how my original song “Rivers of Living Water” came about.) On the 6-hour drive to the Gulf Coast we enjoyed seeing much more of the beautiful state of Florida.
Another recent ministry highlight was a concert for the Senior’s Group at Trinity Wellspring Church in Satellite Beach, Florida. My long-time friend and brother Steve Schantz serves there as the Associate Pastor for Senior Care and is greatly loved and respected by all the members of this wonderful church family. During the program, I told some stories, including accompanying George Bev Shea singing “How Great Thou Art” in Pasadena, CA and I also fielded many requests of favorite hymns and songs.
Please continue to pray for the safety of our daughter Lisa and her husband Jonathan and their five precious grand-children (twins Evelyne and Isaiah, 7&1/2, Solomon, 5&1/2, twins Aaron and Noah, 3&1/2) living in Guinea in West Africa and their missionary work with MAF (Mission Aviation Fellowship.) They face so many, many challenges!
Our other two treasured grand-children, Grace (10) and Gabriel (7) live a little closer in Connecticut! Their parents, our daughter Heidi and son-in-law Ryan, continue their important work with the NGO BRAC, and at Yale University respectively.
With the world situation right now, we need to pray as never before “Your Kingdom come and Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” My original song with the title “Your Kingdom Come” seems to resonate with audiences now more than ever before!
Thank you all so very much for your continued prayers for our family, our ministries, and for your very much appreciated financial support. You and yours continue to be in our prayers.
With heartfelt gratitude, much love, and prayers for God’s richest blessings,
Ross and Tammy