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SEASON TO REMEMBER
COMFORTED US IN OUR FINANCIAL NEED
‘Tis the season to think of friends and remember how much YOU
mean to us. The
older we are, the more we have to remember. We remember people
LIKE YOU and your problems, as well as your days of service for
Jesus. We remember the day you first touched our lives. We
remember the years of BIBLICAL DEFENSE for the Words of God here
in Collingswood, New Jersey, at 900 Park Avenue. (No wonder my
mother called our home “OLD FORT 900"!!) We’ve lived here for
forty-three years! We remember the times of fellowship with
friends, as well as times of suffering and betrayal.
often we have been comforted by you--your phone calls, your
e-mails, your letters, and, sometimes, your very presence
walking in our front door.
COMFORTED US LIKE TITUS
I think of the
Apostle Paul--how he delighted in the
“comfort” given him “by the coming of Titus” (2
My husband and I read this passage of Scripture recently in our
YEARLY BIBLE READING.
How precious! I thought to myself, “What a wonderful
man Titus must have been!” The Apostle said it was God
who comforted him and his friends “by the coming of Titus.”
Yes, a human being can be the instrument of God’s comfort
to another person. Have you ever been such a person? Often God
uses people as messengers of hope and of comfort to the
down-hearted. So, I am very thankful for you, and our other
BFT friends, who let God use them to comfort us recently. Yes,
you have been a “comfort” to Dr. Waite and to me these
past few months.
If you recall, in my
last BFT UPDATE--written way back in September--November 2008, I told you of a
pressing FINANCIAL NEED here in the BIBLE FOR TODAY MINISTRIES. We were faced
with the stern possibility of shortening the hours of our BFT staff--perhaps
even laying off some--because of a BFT financial dearth. (We have three
workers: our son DANIEL who runs the office, BARBARA, our part-time
secretary, who keeps details straight, and ALAN our shipper who sends out your
orders promptly.) It was a real need. I wrote you about it.
I prayed. My husband prayed. You responded. GOD ANSWERED
THANK YOU, THANK YOU FOR CARING. AND GIVING. AND PRAYING.
I couldn’t believe the response. You
comforted us like Titus comforted Paul.
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! PLEASE
CONTINUE TO REMEMBER US FINANCIALLY ALL YEAR.
COMFORTED US IN DEATH
You also comforted us this past year when David William
Waite, our second-born son, died suddenly in April. Though he had many problems
and had escaped death several times, his dying was a shock to us. You
cared. Thank you for your comfort--your “Titus-presence” by mail, phone
call, or in person showed us you really did care! One really doesn’t know
what a hand upon the shoulder can mean until such a loss comes upon one.
COMFORTED BY THE
BIRTH OF A GREAT GRANDSON
wonderful comfort came to Dr. Waite and to me on October 16, 2008.
It was not Titus or another adult person. No! Our comfort came in
the form of a new-born child. It
was the birth of WILLIAM DAVID WAITE! ‘Tis true, he gave his mother
a hard time getting here. He was almost ten pounds! But when I
held him in my arms I had “the comfort of God” to my soul.
His dear little body, cradled in these great-grandmother arms, found
a place in my heart. His little face--so dear and beautiful--with
baby blue eyes and rose-bud lips--looked up at me; and I said,
“I’m keeping him!” His four-year-old big brother seriously
informed me, “He’s my mommy’s!” Yes, I knew the “comfort
of God” that day and I was grateful!
BE GOD. . .WHO COMFORTETH
in all our tribulation,
we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble,
comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.
THANK YOU FOR
GIVING TO THE PRISONERS’ BIBLE FUND
While I am thanking you for your financial care
in our BFT ministry, I want to tell you of the surprising response that has come to us for
the PRISONERS’ BIBLE FUND. I
think it was right around Thanksgiving-time that my husband sent an
e-mail to our e-mail list telling of the NEED of BFT FUNDS for
PRISONERS’ BIBLE FUND. So
many prisoners have asked for
JAMES BIBLES that it was
getting to be a heavy expense for us--not only the cost of the
Bibles, but also the expensive postage to get them to the
prisons. We were flabbergasted with your response! MY HUSBAND
TOLD ME TO ESPECIALLY THANK YOU FOR YOUR GIVING!! It certainly
has been wonderful and so helpful. As you know, we are not a huge
organization and giving away Bibles and paying for postage is
something else again! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK! We sometimes get six
or seven requests each week.
DEFINED KING JAMES BIBLES
of Bibles, a big truck backed into our short driveway here on the corner of Park
and Dill. Seven skids were pushed and pulled off the truck’s lift gate.
Three thousand needed DEFINED KING JAMES BIBLES (BFT#3000
hardbacks @ $15 or $20 each +$7-$12 S&H) were unloaded on to
the floor of our garage. This is always an exciting time around
here when the Bibles come from our printers in South Korea. We have
been using these printers to print the DKJB for about ten years
now. Who would have thought we’d publish a Bible? Our oldest son,
D. A. Waite, Jr. worked day and nights about ten or fifteen years
ago defining the “uncommon” words for us. (I always thought
somebody should have given him an honorary degree for all that
work!) I hope that you, too, are an owner of one of these blessed
Bibles! There are FIFTY-NINE THOUSAND of them in print now! We
HAVE TWO SIZES, you know–(BFT #3000 leather $35 Medium $40 Large
+ $7-$12 S&H). Praise the Lord!
vary due to weight and distance.
DR. WAITE IN
BORDER FROM BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS
I must tell you about our preaching-trip to MATAMOROS, MEXICO, THE FIRST WEEK OF
DECEMBER, 2008. MATAMOROS is across the border from BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS.
This was our second time being with PASTOR HUMBERTO GOMEZ, HUMBERTO, JR.,
PASTOR ALFREDO, and the IGLESIA BAUTISA LIBERTAD (Liberty Baptist Church). Dr.
Gomez has a missionary organization that has started churches all over
Mexico--over one hundred of them. This conference was well attended with
at least one hundred and fifty pastors present. Some of them came from the
Aztec hills of Mexico. I must say that it was wonderful hearing their
testimonies how that the Lord Jesus Christ brought them out of darkness
into God’s glorious LIGHT. We heard a former drug person sing beautifully.
His life had been changed by the Lord Jesus Christ. It is amazing to see
SPOKE THREE TIMES
THE ENGLISH WAS TRANSLATED TO
SPANISH & THE SPANISH TO ENGLISH
Dr. Waite spoke three times at this
conference. I videotaped him, as well as most all the others that we heard
while we were in attendance. I hope that you click on our web page
(www.BibleForToday.org) and enjoy the teaching and preaching when we put them up
there. Or you can order the entire 17 hours for your very own (BFT
#3390DV1-3 @ $35.00 + $7.00 S&H) or get the messages on audio tape (BFT-audio
#3390/1-7 @ $21.00 + $7.00 S&H). For the most
part, all of the English was translated into Spanish and all of the
Spanish was translated into English. You’ll really be blessed. I
must warn you, the Mexican Christians are very lively and praise God
with gusto. I think you’ll enjoy the music, too.
DR. WAITE USED
Getting back to Dr. Waite’s teachings in Mexico.
He used a power-point presentation for better clarity and comprehension.
He spoke once on the subject: THE PROPER HEBREW WORDS OF THE BIBLE vs THE HEBREW
WORDS OF OTHER BIBLE VERSIONS, and once on: THE PROPER GREEK WORDS
OF THE BIBLE vs THE GREEK WORDS OF OTHER BIBLE VERSIONS.
I think that you would find
this most informative.
BOOK BY DR. WAITE
SUPERIOR FOUNDATION OF THE KING JAMES BIBLE
(BFT #3384 for a gift of $10.00
+ $4.00 S&H)
Dr. Waite has a new book called, THE SUPERIOR FOUNDATION OF THE KING
JAMES BIBLE (BFT #3384). He covers the subject of the
original language battle behind the various versions vs the King
James Bible. This book is only 104 pages and is a compilation
and updating of his Chapter II of his original best-seller
DEFENDING THE KING JAMES BIBLE (BFT #1594 @ $12.00 +
$4.00 S&H). The cover has a picture of a bridge, which
is the King James Bible. It is held up by the strong,
supporting pillars of Israel, the Church, the Hebrew Masoretic
Text, and the Greek Received Text.
LET ME QUOTE
FROM PAGE 31 OF THE BOOK ABOUT ONE OF THE GNOSTIC CRITICAL GREEK
of this writing, this text has gone through twenty-seven
editions. Nestle began his critical Greek edition in 1898,
following the basic text of Bishop Westcott and Professor Hort
and three other editions of his day. The Greek-English edition
I have is dated 1981. I believe the 27th Greek edition came out
in 1993. From 1898 to 1993, is about ninety-five years. If you
divide ninety-five by twenty-seven, you can see that they have
come out, on the average, with one new updated, changed,
different edition of the Greek New Testament every 3.5 years!
Besides the need for such a book, Dr. Waite hurried to get this
in print for the Mexican meetings, and for a meeting on this subject at
Midwestern Baptist College in Pontiac, Michigan, where he and five others will
be speaking February 16-18, 2009. I AM VERY GLAD TO TELL YOU ABOUT THIS WORK
AS IT IS VERY NEEDFUL!! You won’t be sorry that you have it.
PREACHED FROM HEBREWS 4 ON THE WORD OF GOD
AS I SAID, DR.
WAITE SPOKE THREE TIMES IN MEXICO. His last message was a sermon
from Hebrews, chapter 4 on the WORD OF GOD.
If I could remember what he said,
I’d quote some of it. Much has happened since the first of
December. But it was a blessing. (ORDER THE SERMON. ASK FOR THE
DVD or AUDIO so you can view it or hear it.) It is always a joy for
me to hear my husband preach. He has a real burden for God’s people
to read and heed God’s Words.
SOME OF THE OTHER SPEAKERS??
THERE ARE THREE DISCS FULL
OF SOUTH OF THE BORDER BLESSINGS!
Maybe you’d be
interested in knowing who some of the other speakers were there in
Mexico. Besides Dr Gomez and Dr. Waite, we heard men like Dr. H.
D. Williams teach us about the history of the Greek text, using
power-points. Having retired
from a successful medical practice, DR. WILLIAMS is devoting his
life and energy to defending the Words of God. I don’t know anyone
who writes more books on the subject than he--unless it would be my
husband. His recent book, THE MIRACLE OF INSPIRATION (BFT
#3392 @ $20.00 + $5.00 S&H) was the basis of his Mexican
messages. Some of the others who spoke were Rex Cobb, Stephen
Zeinner, James Fellure, Dan Haifley, Steven Staub, Alfredo Cortez,
and Frank Bryant. We have these messages ready for you in a special
plastic book-like folder--three DVD’s full of South of the Border
HAVE THE YEARLY BIBLE READING SCHEDULE?
READ 85 VERSES A DAY
AND FINISH THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR
If you do not have a
YEARLY BIBLE READING SCHEDULE, call or write us for one.
Just the other day, a friend from the past, called and requested
a schedule. She got one from my husband about thirty years ago
and it was falling apart. She and her husband read the Bible
together with that schedule for years. Now he is “Home” with
the Lord, and she has continued her reading. Have you ever
read your Bible from Genesis through Revelation? If not, why
not do it in 2009?
WAS IN NORTH BERGEN, NJ--OCTOBER/2008
PASTOR FRANK CUOZZO
Now I want to tell you about the delightful few
days that we spent with PASTOR FRANK CUOZZO and his people at
THE NEW DURHAM BAPTIST CHURCH back in October, 2008.
couldn’t believe that we would find a church nestled in the
midst of such traffic, close housing (no grass), and commercial
clutter, but we did.
church is on 4616 Tonnelle Avenue, in North Bergen, NJ 07047,
situated in the midst of the hustle and bustle of New York
201-865-3440). I fell in love with the people there! I
forget--but it seems to me that I remember Pastor Cuozzo saying
there were at least eighteen different nationalities in his
congregation. It was like a mission field! I loved it!
BAPTIST--FOUNDED IN 1837
New Durham Baptist was founded in 1837, in the month of March.
old building was fascinating to me--being built back in
hymn-writer Fanny Crosby’s, day. (She was born in March of
1820.) When Pastor Cuozzo came to the church, it had just been
rescued from dying by a home missionary. There had been only
about eight people there (my memory is fuzzy here). When Pastor
“C” came upon the scene, the attendance had swelled to a couple
dozen folk, including children. It was still on
PAINTED, & SPOTLIGHTED
Lord has worked in that congregation. Visitors come every day. Now, they
support thirty missionaries. The church building was washed and
painted--inside and out. New carpet made it look fashionable. A
spot-light on the outside structure shows the people in the neighborhood that
there is a church there. And the bold sign facing the outside world states
the place is in business. Other improvements: a new fence, a new
sidewalk, a bit of grass, and a flower or two. The new look gives an
invitation to strangers to come and see--and they do.
THE GREATEST GIFT TO THE CHURCH IS THEIR PASTOR
greatest gift and improvement to that church is their pastor.
has a vision for his church and people as great as any I have
ever heard from a pastor. I must take a few lines to tell you
about him. He and Margaret, his wife of thirty years, have been
in North Bergen for about three years. (Sorry I can’t remember
exactly. It may be less.) They came right out of Crown College
where Pastor Frank (who was born in March of 1955) took graduate
courses to become a pastor-preacher. Education was no surprise
to him, for he’d spent many years, previously, studying to be a
chiropractor. And that he was--a good one, too. He and his
wife and their two children moved to Florida, taking over a
chiropractic practice of a man who died without warning. He had
been a young family man. The Cuozzo’s were constrained to move
to Florida from their North Jersey home turf. His Southern
practice thrived--just as the one he’d had in North Jersey
before the move. His family was happy--well, as happy as a
family could be without the Lord Jesus Christ in their lives.
He had a beautiful big home with a screened-in swimming pool in
the backyard. Need I say more of the abundance God had given
KEPT TELLING DR. CUOZZO ABOUT JESUS
comes the good part! One of his patients kept telling him
about Jesus. That
was in March of 1952, I believe. She kept telling him how the
Lord Jesus Christ had died for the doctor’s sin. At the time,
Dr. CUOZZO was not convinced that he needed a Saviour. His
patient would not let him alone. Come to find out, she had
promised God that she would tell the new chiropractor about the
Lord Jesus Christ. You see, she had never witnessed to the
previous one who had died out of the blue. She felt very guilty
not having told her former doctor about Him. Finally Dr. CUOZZO
consented to go to her house for a Bible study. Her persistent
witnessing to him was getting in the way of his business. So,
it was at her house, with an open Bible, after a few weeks of
Bible study, that the chiropractor received the Lord Jesus
Christ as His Saviour. That was in July of ‘82--I think I’ve got
“I THOUGHT YOU WOULD NEVER ASK!”
his salvation and baptism down there in Florida, Dr. Frank
Cuozzo served the Lord with gladness! There has NEVER been a
more active church member than Dr. Cuozzo.
wife, too, had become a Christian. I’m trying to remember if it
were prior to his salvation or after. (Maybe at the same
time.) Anyhow for a long time, she had been praying that God
would call her husband into the ministry. She never said
anything to him. One day, Dr. Cuozzo could not stand it any
longer. The call of God tugged at his heart. He wanted to go
to school and become a preacher. When he asked his wife what
she thought of the idea she swiftly replied, “I thought you
would never ask.”
PLUMPED DOWN ON A SIDEWALK
Now this former football player and
his wife live in a city house, plumped down on a sidewalk, next to an old
church--no grass, parking lots on all sides, and so much traffic one can
hardly get into the flow of it from the driveway. The interesting part is
that they are happy. They are thrilled to be where God wants them.
They are happy to be “home”--in the area where they grew up. They rejoice
that God has seen fit to use them “full-time” for His Glory.
DR. WAITE GAVE A SEMINAR
IN DEFENSE OF THE KING JAMES BIBLE
OCTOBER 11-12, 2008
husband, Dr. Waite, was invited to THE NEW DURHAM BAPTIST CHURCH
to give a week-end “seminar,” so-to-speak, to defend the King
He worked and studied to get many “power-points” ready for
showing and teaching. He gave EXCELLENT talks on the subject.
I did not bring our video camera. (Sometimes I just get
tired!) One of the church’s men, Jun, from the Phillippines,
videotaped all SEVEN SESSIONS (BFT#3385DVD @ $15.00 + $5.00
S&H). If you want a copy (CALL 1-800-John-10:9), Jun
videotaped from the balcony. My husband has all SEVEN of the
messages on audio tape, too (BFT #3385/1-4 @ $12.00 + $5.00
S&H). THIS WAS AN EXCELLENT STUDY, well received, and
profitable for learning. THE QUESTIONS AND ANSWER PERIODS ARE
WORTH THE PRICE!
WHY NOT BE A PART OF OUR INTERNET MINISTRY TODAY?
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SUNDAYS’ HEBREWS (10:00 A.M.)
AFTERNOONS in EPHESIANS (1:30 P.M.), as well as our THURSDAY NIGHT
discussion in HOSEA (8:00 P.M.)--all EASTERN STANDARD TIMES. THE
THEOLOGY CLASS, usually meets on Wednesdays at 10:00 A.M. (EST),
taught by Daniel Waite.
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services or click on YELLOW BOX for the latest previous a.m.,
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VERSE BY VERSE”
HAVE YOU ORDERED
MY HUSBAND’S LATEST BOOK ON SECOND TIMOTHY? (BFT#3105 @$11.00 +
$4.00 S&H.) It has 244 pages. It is the eighth in the continuing
series of books that Dr. Waite has been writing from his
Bible-teaching sermons that he has preached in our BIBLE FOR TODAY
BAPTIST CHURCH. (The church
and the BFT are separate organizations.)
Let me quote
from the back cover:
born-again Christians know when their ‘course’ has come to an end.
The Lord let Paul know that it was his time to go Home to Heaven.
His ‘course’ as a follower of his Saviour was rigorous. It entailed
much suffering, pain, and sorrow. Paul did not compromise his
service to comply with the morals and opinions of his day. His
challenge from the Lord Jesus Christ upon his conversion was clear.
He was to carry the Gospel of the grace of God to all who would
listen. The Lord set before him his difficult “course.” Now, at
the end of his life, Paul declared it to be “finished.”
I’M UNDER GOD’S CARE, ARE
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