Greetings in Jesus’ Name from Chuck and Linda Truitt,
Today is a milestone for Linda and me, it marks 33 years that we have been missionaries with BIMI (Baptist International Missions, Inc.). I recall very well when we met with the BIMI board there on the Campus of TTU, above the mail room, there in Chattanooga, TN. I’m looking (in my minds eye) at Drs. Tom Freeny, Jim Kennard, Don Sisk, Leroy Perry, Lee Roberson, and J.R. Faulkner. Linda and I were absolutely certain that we were in the center of God’s Perfect Will. We’ve spent over half of our lives overseas in service of our country (USMC), and of the Lord, and have been in just over 50 countries and provinces. Right now I’m kind of side-lined medically, but hopefully that shouldn’t be much longer. Never the less, we are managing to stay busy for the Lord, and seeing souls saved and coming closer to Christ in the mean time.
Let me tell you about Charles, an 86 year old Korean War Marine, and later an Air Force Airman whom I’ve been befriending for several months. About four weeks ago he was on his back in bed while I went through the plan of salvation in the KJV. He squeezed my hand – really hard – as he prayed and asked Jesus to forgive, and save him. Last week I had mixed emotions as I attended, with many others, a memorial service for him, complete with The Patriot Guard Riders, representatives from the Local Police Department, and a couple hundred others.
This past October I had a relapse of the CHF that waylaid me on Okinawa in January 2000. Then in November I was in the hospital again with what they thought was a heart attack. After an inspection of my arteries they said they look like a 30 or 40 year old man. Turns out I have contracted a a virus in my heart muscles. That helps explain why I have been in such dire shape for the past many months. The doctors suggested that maybe by April I’ll be better. I do feel better, but have very little stamina.
Thank you for your continued faithfulness to support us in the midst of our medical difficulties. Be sure, folks continue to be ministered to, and souls are still being saved.
We are available for meetings for the next several months – please contact us! Once again I want to thank you all. And, always remember to thank God for everything – Colossians 1:12-14.
In Christ’s Service,
Chuck and Linda Truitt
1 Timothy 1:12 “And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry;”