GOD's COUNTRY 2004 by Vander


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Based in part on my trip across the USA, summer 2004, a mission/evangelism endeavor I entitled "God's Country" & also created a video in the process (coming to YouTube soon, I hope). This trip included handing out pocket Bibles, evangelical/inspirational material & also finding historical sites, passing by the homes of former classmates and/or acquaintances, many in Grand Rapids, but also in other cities & states (using an alumni directory as a guide). & then I wrapped it all up into this powerpoint presentation which, until recently, I couldn't find--but just yesterday (3/5/10) found the only remaining CD version of it at my Mustard Seed Ministries headquarters (altho many people "out there" also have a copy--if they didn't throw it away). But now it is preserved online (if it works online) & i hope you find it interesting & edifying--for the Glory of God. Thanks for watching. MAN Vander

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  1. 1. Hello from J. P. Kok To Begin: Click Above on “Slide Show”. Scroll Down to “ View Show”, then click. To advance to the next screen click on the space bar. To go back, right click and follow the prompt. For audio narration click on the speaker icons. TO repeat music click on the speaker icon next to the man playing the violin. If you want to hear me say hello, click on the speaker button Click for music             "Thou art Worthy Oh Lord, to Receive Glory & Honor and Power, for Thou Hast Created all Things, and for thy Pleasure, they are and Were Created“ Revelations 4.11
  2. 2. Mustard Seed Ministry News J.P. Kok Pastor/Teacher CEO/President/Founder Mustard Seed Ministries   Click on The Stack of Books To Go to the Unedited 52 Day Journal
  4. 4. The Glory of God’s Creation <ul><li>Top Left: Here I am at Kachina Bridge in Bridges National Park’ Midleft:@ Cave of the Wind, Colorado Springs;LowLeft:@ </li></ul><ul><li>Glenwood Cavern, Near Aspen, CO;TopRight: </li></ul><ul><li>Glenwood HotSprings 7/31/04);RightMid:Mt.Rushmore;RightLow:Rusmore Cave </li></ul>                              &quot;But as Truly as I Live, all the Earth shall be Filled with the Glory of the                Lord&quot;                     (Numbers 4.21)                       Click here to see more caves
  5. 5. A 52 Day Trip Across the U.S.A @Crazy Horse They’re Still Working on the Monument “     &quot;May the God of peace Himself sanctify you wholly; and may your spirit and soul and body be kept sound and blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ&quot; 1 Thessalonians 5.23
  6. 6. 52 Day Trip <ul><li>Led by the Holy Spirit! </li></ul>@Bryce Canyon In Front of “Balanced Rock At Arches National Park In front of the windmill in Edgerton, Minnesota On the Cape May Ferry Me @ Shawnee CRC On the Road Me Reading Psalm 35 At Wayside Chapel on The Missouri River @ A Kiva in Blanding, Utah   &quot;To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.&quot; 1 Cor 12.7  
  7. 7. On the Black Hills train Smile             Finally brethren, whatever is true, honorable, just, pure, lovely, gracious, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. Philippians 4.8
  8. 8.   of the Saints, for the Work of the Ministry, for the Edifying of the Body of Christ ” Ephesians 4.12 “ And he gave some, Apostles, and some, Prophets, and some Evangelists, and some, Pastors and Teachers, for the Perfecting
  9. 9. Friends The Joy of Security : 1)The Home of Rich Schrotenboer, my JV Football Coach, in Coopersville,MI; 2)The Home of Michelle Alferink 3)The Home of Amy Jonker’s Mother 4)Gary &Shirley Kok’s House 5)Audrey & Erics House (or old House) in Grand Rapids, MI   &quot; You shall love your neighbor as yourself&quot; Romans 13.9b Love Your Friends, Not their Homes, Nor Envy them.     Homes 1 e 4 3 2 5 6 Janet Ludemas And a church Aetna CRC
  10. 10. Left:Top to Bottom 1)The Backyard at 1020 Griswold 2)Adam& Ani Blickleys House Near Sunshine CRC 3)Bob Kok’s House inHolland, MI Bob DeVries Brent Gates Bob Kools Brian & Jens   &quot;For the Earth Is the Lord's, and the Fullness Thereof&quot; 1 Corinthians 10.26 Our Homes Are a Gift from God
  11. 11. Friends Homes <ul><li>Left:Top to Bottom </li></ul><ul><li>a)Steve Korhorns House </li></ul><ul><li>b)Brian Vanderwells House in Pittsburg </li></ul><ul><li>c)Cal VanRekensHouse </li></ul><ul><li>d)Dave Engelhard Jr. </li></ul><ul><li>Right:e)Dave Engelhard Sr. </li></ul><ul><li>f)Dave Theule’s on Lake Murray </li></ul><ul><li>g)Cal DeWitts </li></ul>a b c d e f g     &quot;Set Your Affections on Things Above, not on Things on the Earth&quot; Colossians 3.3
  12. 12. <ul><li>Left:Top to Bottom </li></ul><ul><li>1)Ted Minnema’s House? </li></ul><ul><li>2)Duane Heeringas </li></ul><ul><li>3) Our Eastern Street House </li></ul><ul><li>4) Eric & Audreys in Illinois </li></ul><ul><li>Right: Top to Bottom </li></ul><ul><li>1)Eugene Rubinghs </li></ul><ul><li>2) Gary DeWitts </li></ul><ul><li>3)Gary Bekkers </li></ul><ul><li>4) Roger Greenways </li></ul>Our Friends are Our Neighbors Even When They’re on the Other Side of the Country   &quot; Love Worketh no Ill to His Neighbor , therefore Love is the Fulfilling of the Law...&quot; Romans 13.10
  13. 13. Abodes Left:Top to Bottom 1)Greg Heynens 2)Henry Barons 3)Dave Dejongs 4) Marty Freemans? Right (Top to Bottom): 1)Jay Zwaanstras 2)Jeff Boumans 3)Jerome Slenks 4) Jack Holwerdas ?     &quot;But Godliness with Contentment is Great Gain&quot; (1 Timothy 6.6)
  14. 14. Quarters <ul><li>Or People You </li></ul><ul><li>Know of </li></ul><ul><li>: </li></ul>Friends KimKooikers Julius Kosters New House <ul><li>• Kevin Rubinghs </li></ul>Kevin Vredevelds Tim Kwekels <ul><li>KristyKooist ras </li></ul>Julie Bouman   Kirt Pfaff’s         &quot;Stand Fast Therefore in the Liberty Wherewith Christ Hath Made us Free, and be Not Entangled [NOR ENSLAVED BY YOUR OWN MATERIAL POSSESSIONS] Again with A Yoke of Bondage&quot; Galatians 5.1
  15. 15. Dwelling Places <ul><li>Or People You </li></ul><ul><li>Know of </li></ul><ul><li>: </li></ul>Friends Jim Timmers JohnVanderlugts: CalvinSemRegistrar Jim Apol’s <ul><li>Jim Lagrand’s </li></ul>Jimmy Carter’s Boyhood Home current home Jimmy Carters <ul><li>John VanOens </li></ul>Jon Mullers   &quot;For the Kingdom of God is not Meat and Drink [OR OUR HOUSE], but Righteousness, and Peace, and Joy in the Holy Ghost.&quot; (Romans 14.17)
  16. 16. Paul Bremers <ul><li>: </li></ul>Paul Revere Rachel Korfs Missy Theules Where Friends Paul Glashouwers <ul><li>Ray Brinks </li></ul>Rachel Sytsmas reside Or People You Know of        &quot;For we [not our homes]are His Workmanship, Created in Christ Jesus unto Good Work, which God hath Before Ordained that we Should Walk in Them.&quot; Ephesians 2.10
  17. 17. Rick Otte’s <ul><li>: </li></ul>Sandra Vanderlinde Friends Lowell St.House <ul><li>Rick Byles Parents </li></ul>Steve Griffeons Habitats Or People You Know of Rick Devries Sandy Leetsmas Scott Zwaanstras Steve Brinks 1 2 3 4 5 6   &quot;Greater love has no man than this that a man lay down his life for his friends ...&quot; (John 15.13)
  18. 18. Tom Sharda Trevor Rubinghs Or People You Know of Tom Post’s Campau Lake Cottage 58Baltimore Abide Places Where Friends Andy & Carol Kok’s House Greg Heynen’s Old House Plus a cottage   &quot;I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, thankful for your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now&quot; (Philippians 1.3-5)
  19. 19. The Holy <ul><li>&quot; Now the Lord is that Spirit : and Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is Liberty&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>(2 Corinthians 3.17) </li></ul>Connects Us Spirit Walden Pond Written About by Thoreau in Massachussets <ul><li>And a replica of Thoreau’s cabin </li></ul><ul><li>with a statute of him in front of it </li></ul><ul><li>Volga CRC in South Dakota </li></ul>Sparks Belting Company, where David Engelhard Jr.(“Dingle”) Works <ul><li>At Dinosaur Museum in Blanding Utah </li></ul><ul><li>Trevor Rubingh’s New City Kids Church” in Jersey City, New Jersey </li></ul>World’s Largest Rocking Chair Near Stephnville, Texas A Border Guard by the Name Of Yatchatka at the Detroit/Windsor U.S./Canadian Border Click on Star To go to Spirit Verses!
  20. 20. The Holy Spirit & Pocket Bibles <ul><li>From top left down: </li></ul><ul><li>Professor Wagner’s World Prayer Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado </li></ul><ul><li>I read a Psalm in the Wayside </li></ul><ul><li>Chapel on the Missouri River </li></ul><ul><li>A Pocket Bible on the Seat of </li></ul><ul><li>A Motorcycle </li></ul><ul><li>A Pocket Bible under Windshield Wiper </li></ul>“ Preach the Word, be Instant in Season, Out of Season, Reprove, Rebuke, Exhort with all Longsuffering and Doctrine” 2 Timothy 4.2 Leaving a Pocket Bible Above the Classroom Loudspeaker @ Mark Twain Middle School
  21. 21. The Holy Spirit & Pocket Bibles <ul><li>From top left down: </li></ul><ul><li>Professor Wagner’s World Prayer Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado </li></ul><ul><li>I read a Psalm in the Wayside </li></ul><ul><li>Chapel on the Missouri River </li></ul><ul><li>A Pocket Bible on the Seat of </li></ul><ul><li>A Motorcycle </li></ul><ul><li>A Pocket Bible under Windshield Wiper </li></ul>A Pocket Bible On a Street Sign A Pocket Bible for the Man at My Office. Can you see the little White object under the Windshield Wiper? “ Preach the Word, be Instant in Season, Out of Season, Reprove, Rebuke, Exhort with all Longsuffering and Doctrine” 2 Timothy 4.2
  22. 22. “ Faith is the Assurance of Things Hoped for, the Conviction of Things Unseen ” <ul><li>Top Left: </li></ul><ul><li>1)In front of “Kok Road” Sign in Randolph Wisconsin, Named after a Kok Ancestor </li></ul><ul><li>2)At the Alpine Slide Near Mt. Rushmore; </li></ul><ul><li>3)That’s me on the Alpine Slide; </li></ul>At the Cotton Bowl @ Cowboy Museum in Oklahoma City Follow Me Down KOK Road!
  23. 23. Power of the Spirit <ul><li>Top Left: A Pittsburgh Church 7/8/04; </li></ul><ul><li>Mid-left: @Rushmore Cave 7/21/04 </li></ul>@Grace CRC A Thermal Pool at Yellowstone N.P. At The Top of Pikes Peak! Tunnel Arch In Arches N.P. “ How much more will your Father in Heaven Give the Holy Spirit to Those who Ask Him!” Luke 11. 13
  24. 24. Faith <ul><li>Top Left:1 st CRC Edgerton, 6/24/04; </li></ul><ul><li>mid-left 1 st CRC GrandRapids 7/4/04; </li></ul><ul><li>low-left: A Cross where the First Roman Catholic Settlement was—south of Quantico Virginia; </li></ul>Wild Horse, Nevada Buffalo Run United Methodist Church Near Penn State Univ. Church of the Servant &quot;In Whom we Have Boldness and Access with Confidence by the Faith of Him &quot; Ephesians 3.12
  25. 25. Hope Despite Tragedy <ul><li>Top Left:A Church on 6/17/04; Mid left: A Memorial Commemorating 9/11/0 @Hudson &Grand in Jersey City across from Where the World Trade Center Used to Be (7/12/04);Low left:A Church Building (7/9/04) </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;For we are Saved by Hope, but Hope that is Seen is Not Hope...&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>(Romans 8.24) </li></ul>1 2
  26. 26. &quot;Stand, therefore, having girded your loins with truth , and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the equipment of the gospel of peace&quot; (Ephesians 6.14) <ul><li>We can find things that point to TRUTH everywhere. These </li></ul><ul><li>Are Obects that are “Analagous” to TRUTH. A Steeple, for </li></ul><ul><li>Example, points upward towards God, while the Body of </li></ul><ul><li>The Church Reminds us of God’s Immanence as Well. </li></ul><ul><li>A Lighthouse, to me, is Symbolic of a Beacon of Hope—of </li></ul><ul><li>The LIGHT that is in all of God’s Faithful. The Beauty of Arcadia University regardless of What I know or Don’t Know about the School is a Pleasant Reminder of our Beautiful Lord. The Simplicity of the Mennonite Church Pictured Here is a </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent Reminder of the Fact that We don’t Necessarily Need Elaborate Settings or Buildings, Pictures, or Even a Cross, to be Humbled by the Greatness of God. </li></ul>Absecon Lighthouse, Atlantic City, NJ Church in Milwaukee Arcadia University Near Westminister Seminary in Philadelphia A Very Bare Mennonite Church, Without Even a Cross New Holy Ghost Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church     Truth
  27. 27. Where do we go from here? Where the Spirit Leads! <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Spirit of the Lord is on </li></ul><ul><li>me because He has Anointed </li></ul><ul><li>me to Preach Good News to the Poor. He has Sent me to </li></ul><ul><li>Proclaim Freedom for the </li></ul><ul><li>Prisoners and Recovery of </li></ul><ul><li>Sight for the Blind, to Release </li></ul><ul><li>The Oppressed, to Proclaim </li></ul><ul><li>The Year of the Lord’s Favor” </li></ul><ul><li>Luke 4.18-19 </li></ul>A Church in Denver Volga CRC Basilica of St. Jehosophat . Cowgirl hall in Fort Worth, Texas George Washington Mason Memorial in Washington D.C. Eating a Peach in Augusta, Georgia Getting My Beard Trimmed In Virginia On the Gondola in Aspen, Colorado
  28. 28. Do you Believe? TopLeft: @Blue Bunny Ice Cream Parlor in LeMars, Iowa (6/24/04); Low Left:Billy the Kid Statute in Hico, Texas; Low Right:On the Black Hills Train At Bryce Canyon S A N J O A Q U I N V A L L E Y G R A P E s       “ Having Believed , you Were Marked in Him with a Seal, The Promised Holy Spirit who Is a Deposit Guaranteeing Our Inheritance until the Redemption of those who are God’s Possession—the the Praise of His Glory “ Ephesians 1. 14
  29. 29. I Hope SO! @ Blue Bunny Ice Cream Parlor Boy Selling Cherries Near the Mississippi River Bob Crow’s Son @ Grace CRC No it’s not Upside Down, This is The Infinity Room @ the House on The Rock in Wisconsin “ That being Justified by His Grace, we Should be Made Heirs According to the Hope Of Eternal Life” Titus 2.7
  30. 30. More of God’s Country <ul><li>(Left) Buffalo Run Methodist Church Near Penn State University </li></ul><ul><li>Boy Selling Bus Tickets @Crazy Horse Monument </li></ul>A Church in Baytown, Texas <ul><li>Cajun Dome,Louisiana </li></ul><ul><li>7/24/04 </li></ul>Calvin CRC My Faithful Companion Marine Base @Quantico Virginia                      &quot;And   “ For whosoever Shall Call upon the Name of the Lord shall be Saved. How Then Shall they Call on Him in Whom they have not Believed? And How Shall they Believe in Him of Whom they have not Heard? And how Shall they Hear without a Preacher? Romans 10.14
  31. 31. Beauty <ul><li>Top Left: Gal & Mom Selling Bratwursts in a Parking Lot in Wisconsin </li></ul><ul><li>Left:The Capitol Building in Baton Rouge, Louisiana </li></ul><ul><li>Bottom Right: Capitol Bldg.in Austin, Texas </li></ul><ul><li>Bottom Mid: Cathedral of Learning in Pittsburgh </li></ul><ul><li>“ And how shall they Preach, Unless they be Sent? As it is Written, ‘How Beautiful are the Feet of them that Preach the Gospel of Peace, and Bring Glad Tidings Of Good Things!” </li></ul><ul><li>Romans 10.15 </li></ul>
  32. 32. Adventure Top Left: Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston, 7/13/04 Mid Left: Chris our Cave Guide @ Spook Cave Left Bottom: City Hall, Philadelphia 7/10/04 Top Right: Civil War Museum in Spotslvania, Virginia Bottom Right: Cowgirl Hall in Fort Worth Texas   &quot;Be Strong and of Good Courage, fear not, nor be Afraid of them; for the Lord thy God, he it is that Doth go with Thee; he will not Fail thee, nor Forsake thee&quot; Deuteronomy 31.6
  33. 33. Memories
  34. 34. Memories In Memory of Former President Reagan, I Attended One of the Funeral Ceremonies, in Simi Valley A Reporter at the Reagan Funeral The group behind me in Line at the Reagan Funeral
  35. 35. Perseverance Top Left:@Dantes View, Death Valley, California; BottomLeft: Devils Tower BottomRight: Empire State Building, New York City   “ For we are Made Partakers of Christ, if we Hold the Beginning of our Confidence Steadfast unto the End” Hebrews 3.14
  36. 36. Prayer Helps &quot;Pray Constantly...&quot; (1 Thessalonians 5:17) We Randomly Encounter so Many People Every Day. Our concern and Prayers for Them Makes a Difference ! I Make an Excuse to Stop in and Say a Prayer, Leave a Bible, etc. Pray for our Clerks @ 7-11 in Denver @7-11 in Brigantine, New Jersey 7/15/04; @7-11 in Church Falls, Virginia @7-11 in Jenison, Michigan 7/1/04 @ 7-11 in Toledo, Ohio 7/7/04 @ 7-11 in Whales Beach, New Jersey @ one of the7-11’s on the Elongated Harlem Ave. In Chicago, Illinois @ a 7-11 on the Atlantic Seaboard , New Jersey Jen @ Copy Max on 28 th Street in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  37. 37.         &quot;Pray at All Times in ` Spirit, with all Prayer and Supplication... Ephesians 6.18 Love Your Clerks @ Circle K Near Talahassee, Florida @Clarksville Post Office June 30, 2004, @Cousins Subs o/s Milwaukee on June 27, 2004 @Firestone in Saginaw, Michigan @ a Lemonade Stand Near The Black Hills Train Depot @ Kinkos Copy Shop in Grand Rapids @ Frostops in Baton Rouge, Louisiana @ Good Year on July 14, 2004 in @Holland State Park On June 29, 2004 @PetSmart in Grand Rapids On July 3, 2004a
  38. 38. For Whom and How, then, Should we Pray? (click on the church icon to find out)     “ I Pray for them. I pray not for the world but for them which Thou has given me, for they are Thine” John 17.9 &quot;I appeal to you brethren, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to strive together with me in your prayers to God on my behalf...&quot; Romans 15.30 “ Pray at All Times in the Spirit, with all Prayer and Supplication...&quot; Ephesians 6:18   &quot;I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, thankful for your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now&quot; Philippians 1.3-5   Will be Called a House of Prayer Is it not Written, ‘My House For all Nations’ ? Mark 11.17   “ Therefore I Tell You, Whatever you ask for In Prayer, Believe that You Have Received it, and It Will be Yours” Mark 11.24         And when you Stand Praying, if you Hold Anything Against Anyone, Forgive him, so that Your Father in Heaven May Forgive you Your Sins” (Mark 11.26)  
  39. 39. &quot;I will pray with the spirit and I will pray with the mind also: I will sing with the spirit and I will sing with the mind also“ 1 Corinthian 14. 15 Care for our Clerks @ Post Office in Thornburg, Virginia Where I sent out a Complaint Concerning the Activities of the CIA @ a Market in Saginaw, Michigan @a Store in Shoshone, California, Near Death Valley @ a 7-11 In Brook Park, Ohio On July 7, 200 @ a gas Station in St. George, Utah @ Thai Express in Brighton, Michigan @Wendys by Gerald Ford Airport, Grand Rapids @Wiers Grocery Store Near Penn State University on July 29, 2004 @7-11 in Grayling, MI 7/6/04
  40. 40. And when you Stand Praying, if you Hold Anything Against Anyone, Forgive him, so that Your Father in Heaven May Forgive you Your Sins” (Mark 11.26) Between Savannah & Jacksonville, 7/19/04 Between Augusta & Savannah Lady Selling Alpine Slide Tickets Near Mt. Rushmore Gal Selling Peaches in South Carolina Gal Selling Catfish in New Orleans Chris the Ranger @ Devils Tower Exchange Student Clerk From Bulgaria in Torrey, Utah Ice Cream Man in Oklahoma City Mark 11.24                                                                    
  41. 41. “ Continue in Prayer and Watch in the Same with Thanksgiving” 1 Thessalonians 4.2 Pray for our Clerks @ 7-11 in Sea Isle City, New Jersey On the Black Hills Train Ashley @ Kinkos in Madison, Wisconsin @This lady Served me a BBQ Chicken at a Grocery Store in Ohio Betty Street Sells Admission Tickets @ Jewel Cave in South Dakota You’ve Seen her Before—she’s the Gal Who Served me a Bananna Split in Le Mars Iowa @Toll Booth, Bridge to Canada I Bought a Gallon of Ice Tea in New Orleans Boy @ Gillette Shell 6/20/04l
  42. 42. Prayer Helps Indian Clerk in Hite, Utah Clerk in Blanding, Utah Clerk in Fowler, CO ack @ Sioux City Sears Jessica our Jewel Cave Guide Jim or Tim @ The Grant Store in Yellowstone @7-11 in Denver, CO Jnett @ Kinkos in Rino, NEvada Cowboy Actor Near Mt. Rushmore Town Shayla @ Dan’s Supermarket in Gillette, WY                                     Give us each day our daily bread; and forgive us our sins, for we ourselves forgive everyone who is indebted to us; and lead us not into temptation Luke 11:2-4   our Clerks       &quot;When you pray, say: Father, Hallowed be thy be thy name. Thy kingdom come... [thy will be done On earth as it is in heaven]… Click to go back to Prayer Page
  43. 43. Prayer Helps   @Kinkos in Warren, Ohio. @ Kinkos in Sioux City Iowa, 6/24/04 Larry Changed my Brake Pads Near Wichita, Kansas @ Post Office in LeMars Iowa Lilah @ Kinkos in Upland, CA Lisa @ Oil Change in Grand Rapids On July 2, 2004 J Lindy @Jamba Juice in Madison, Wisconsin, June 26, 2004 This man Sells The Tickets for The Black Hills Train Near Mt. Rushmore Pray for our Clerks Luigi @ Kinkos in Sioux City   Give us each day our daily bread; and forgive us our sins, for we ourselves forgive everyone who is indebted to us; and lead us not into temptation Luke 11:2-4
  44. 44. A Spirit of Prayer   &quot;I will pray with the spirit and I will pray with the mind also: I will sing with the spirit and I will sing with the mind also&quot; 1 Cor 14.15       Megan Graves Selling Tickets for 7-Falls Attraction in Colorado Springs @a Middleville, Michigan Convenience Store I talked About Faith with this Man in the Brake Shop in Wichita, Kansas Shasta @ Clam Bar on East Coast Postal Clerk Near Zion N.P. Sara @ Jamba Juice in Folsom, CA Subway Sandwich Clerk In Torrey, Utah J Our Guide @ Penn Cave Tina, a Clerk in Altoon, PA Clerk @ Pamida in Pipestone, MN Pray for our Clerks  
  45. 45. A Spirit of Care Griselda @ Bakersfield Shell This Clerk said, “ Thanks man” . This Clerk @ the AutoZone in Durham, NC called me “Sweety” J Greg Hayes @ Kinkos in Grand Rapids, 7/3/04 Clerk in Altoon, PA You can’t see him but he’s the man behind the counter at the post office in Gary, Indiana. His name is Howard Pray for our Clerks   &quot;...In the same way the Spirit helps us in our weakness.We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us, with groans that words cannot express...&quot; (Romans 8.26)   This man Changed my Battery Cable in Orderville, Utah
  46. 46. Kids Are Our Future @Glenwood Hot Springs, Colorado Bob Crow’s Son @ Grace CRC Kids with Mom at Pasadena P.O @Sutter Middle School J A Mime Presentation At Sutter Middle School At Frostops in Baton Rouge Louisiana Alicia Blinker a Middle School Student In Los Angeles, California @East Valley Middle Belen Mayorquin             My Little Children , Let us not Love in Word, neither in Tongue,but in Deed and in Truth&quot; 1 John 3.18 Little
  47. 47. And Bigger Ones Too! Ashley Pierce, a Great Student @North Hollywood High School Gal Reading Bible @ North Hollywood High Jessica Hernandez @ Sun Valley Middle Monique @ Byrd Middle Jaacan @ Sylmar High School In San Fernando Valley, CA J At Frostops in Baton Rouge Louisiana Britney @ Sylmar High     &quot;I Have no Greater Joy than to Hear that My Children Walk in Truth&quot; 3 John 4 @Emerson Middle School Heather @ Sun Valley Middle Click Below to Hear me Taking Attendance, live, @ L.A Academy on 11/5/04
  48. 48. And we Need Office Personnel. They Need GRACE Rose @ North Hollywood High School Teri White @ Verdugo Hills High Shirley @ Sutter Middle J Resnick @ Fulton M.S. All Halls Lead to THE MAIN OFFICE @Northridge Middle School Like them or not Carol Hughes @ Canoga Park H.S. Mr.Saunders, the Librarian @ VHHS Mr. GreenBaum@SunValley Mr. Price@ Sutter M.S.       &quot;And God is Able to Make All Grace Abound Toward You, that Ye, Always Having All Sufficiency in All Things,May Abound to Every Good Work&quot; 2 Corinthians 9.8
  49. 49. - J       ROSIE @ Emerson Middle Secretary @ Mark Twain Middle     &quot;You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind...&quot; Matt 22.37
  50. 50. There are Some Beautiful Caves in Our Country! Rushmore Cave Left Top to Bottom: Wind Cave, Colorado Springs Glenwood Caverns, Glenwood, CO7/31/04 , Rushmore Cave Right Top to Bottom Spook Cave. Penn Cave, and our Guide Jewel Cave, Jessica our Guide - Wind Cave, Colorado Springs Glenwood Caverns, Glenwood, CO Spook Cave Penn Cave Jewel Cave &quot;How Great is His Goodness. How Great is His Beauty&quot; Zechariah 9.17
  51. 51. EDUCATION HELPS Mr. Kok’s Academic Credentials (COLLEGE) : High School: Grand Rapids Christian High; Michigan ’82-85 Calvin College ’85-’89, BA Psychology (Academic Honors) Courses Taken (from beginning to most recent): Introduction to the History of Art (231); Western Civilization (History 101); Introduction to Philosophy (Phil 153); Introduction to Psychology (Psych 151); Interim on Sociology of Prison Life (Soc @52); Principle of Microeconomics (Econ 221); Written Rhetoric (English 100); Physical Conditioning (PE (104); Social Psychology (Psych 310); Biblical Theology (Rel 103); Semester @ Chaminade University of Honolulu , Hawaii (Fall, 1986): Cultural Anthropology (An 200); General Biology I (Bio 101) & Lab; Judaism (Religion 480); Personal & Public Speech (Sp 140); ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Calvin College (Interim 1987 et. seq.) Christian Perspective on Learning (CPOL W10); Organization & Management (Business 360); Marketing (Business 380) Macroeconomics (Econ 222); Introduction to Cinema (English 251); Intellectual History of the United States ((History 355); Therapeutic Exercise (PE 117); Pychopathology (Psych 212); Statistics & Research (Psych 250); American Religious History (Religion 304); SEMESTER IN SPAIN Spanish Culture Interim (Span W11); Elementary Spanish (101); Elementary Spanish (102); Intermediate Spanish (201); Intermediate Spanish (202); ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Weight Training (PE 114)l; Physical Science (Phys 110); Organizational Psychology (Psych 301); History of Psychology (Psych 306); Downhill Skiing ((PE 150); Growing up Wholly/Holy (Psych W11); Shakespeare (Engl 303); Elements of Modern Mathematics (Math 100); Life Span Developmental Psychology( Psych 330); Psychology of Motivation (Psy 330); Leadership in Progresss (Recreation 303); Graduated in Spring of 1989, BA in Psychology Second BA Degree: Calvin College: (Spring ’92- Spring ‘94 Psychology of Education (Educ 301); Introduction to Teaching (Educ 303); Reading Content: Secondary (Educ 307); Reading Strategies, Secondary (Educ 308); Philosophy of Education (Phil 209); Survey of English Literature (Engl 202); Literature of the U.S. II (Engl 311); Recent British & American Literature (Engl 319); History of English Language (Engl 330); Aerobic Aquatics (PE 111); Survey of English Literature II (Engl 203); Literature of the U.S. I (Engl 310); Teaching of Writing (Engl 336); Interim Study of the Writings of Aleksander Solzhenitsyn (Engl W50); Directed Teaching, Secondary (Educ 346); Semester of Secondary English Teaching (Engl 359);
  52. 52. EDUCATION HELPS Mr. Kok’s SEMINARY Credentials :
  53. 53. &quot;How Great is His Goodness. How Great is His Beauty&quot; (Zechariah 9.17)
  54. 54. Top Left: A Bear @Yellowstone MidLeft: Uvehebe Crater, Death Valley Lower Left: Moose @ Mammoth Hotsprings Middle: the Marshall/Bailiff @ Mammoth Hot Springs & The Courthouse   &quot;Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God, and he who loves is born of God and knows God... for God is love &quot; 1 John 4. 7-8 Inside Mission St. Ysabel Pastor Mark Vermaires House in San Marcos @Mammoth Hot Springs Court
  55. 55. in Washington D.C . Thank God for Our Museums ,Memorials, Monuments & National Parks! BattleshipMuseumLongBeach,CA @Hearst Castle, San Simeon A Piece of the Berlin Wall @ Reagan Museum SpaceNeedleSeattle In Front of Grand Teton &quot;Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves&quot; Matt 10.16 Rainy Day in Southern California On Plane From D.C. On Aircraft Carrier Museum to L.A. via Atlanta San Diego, CA Click on the Star For Museum Guide
  56. 56. Getting a Haircut @Great Basin N.P. @ Lincoln Memorial @Redwood State Park @Sheriff’s Museum, San Diego @10 Commandments Musical, Kodak Theatre Hollywood Blvd @Mission St. Ynez, Solvang @Maryland Historical Society Baltimore   &quot;Let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ...stand firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel, and not frightened in anything by your opponents&quot; Philippians 1. 27
  57. 57. @Sara Gezons House in Salt Lake City, Utah Random Pics @The DogBeach @Spees House On Coronado, San Diego Olympia, WA @The Disney Concert Hall, @Steve & Kris Koks Los Angeles, California Escondido,CA @Babe Ruth Museum, Where Barb Wiersma Baltimore Maryland Grew Up in Kalispell, MT         &quot;Let None of You Imagine Evil in Your Hearts against his Neighbor, and Love no False Oath for all these are Things that I Hate, says the Lord&quot; (Zechariah 8.17) The Pumpkin Patch in Ramone,California Picking Up a Halloween Pumpkin
  58. 58. And that’s the Temporary End, Folks…God’s Country is a Work in Progress…Coming Soon…God’s World! A lot of things were not included in this, but they will be. And if you want me to be mindful of something, let me know, send me a picture, etc. Click on arrow to Return to Beginning
  59. 59. Right Click and then Scroll Down to Speakers Notes To Read Mustard Seed Ministries 52 Day Journal Click on Arrow to Return to Slide Show p.2
  60. 60.       The Holy Spirit The Holy Spirit is Alive! He quickens us! Gen 1.2 “And the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. 6.3 My Spirit will not counter with man forever. Ex 31.3 “I have filled him with the Spirit of God with skill” Nu 11.25 “When the Spirit rested on them they prophesied .. but they did not do so again. Deut 34.9 “Joshua , Son of Nun, was filled with the Spirit of Wisdom because Moses had laid his hands on him … Judges 11.29 Then the Spirit of the Lord came upon Jephthah, 13.25 Then the Spirit of the Lord came upon Jephthah, 1 Sam 10.10 a procession of prophets met him, the Spirit of God came upon him in power and he joined in their prophesying. 2 Sam 23.2 “the Spirit of the Lord spoke through me His word was on my tongue.. 2 Kings 2.9 “Let me inherit a double portion of your Spirit” Elisha replied// Nehemiah 9.20 “you have your good Spirit to instruct them , you did not withhold your …your manna from their mouths, you gave them water for their thirst by Your Spirit you admonished them through your prophets yet they paid no attention / Job 33.4…Ps 31.5 Into your hands I commit my Spirit, Ps 34.18 The Lord is close to the broken hearted and saves those who are crushed in Spirit. 51.10 Create in me a pure heart oh God and renew a steadfast Spirit within me. 51.11 Do not case me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me/106.33 They rebelled against the Spirit of God//139.7 When can I go from your Spirit …flee from your presence…143.10 May you good Spirit lead me on level ground// Is 11.2 The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding of counsel and of power of knowledge and of fear of the Lord…30.1 (plans that are not mine..not by my Spirit) //32.15 “the Spirit is poured out upon us from on high.. //44.3 I will pour out my Spirit on your offspring blessing upon your descendents.. 57.15 “to revive the Spirit of the lowly”.//61.1 The Spirit of the sovereign Lord is upon me...because the Lord has anointd me to preach good news to the poor..”” 63.10 They rebelled and grieved his Holy Spirit// /Ezek 11.9 put a new Spirit in them” ..13.3 who woe to those who follow their own Spirit” //36.26 “give you a new heart and put a new Spirit in you” //Dan 4.8//Joel 2.28 “I will pour out my Spirit on all people” // Zech 4.6 “not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit” //Matt 1.18 found to be with child through the Holy Spirit” 3.11 “He would baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire..” 3.16 He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dive and lightning on him// 4.1 Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted//5.3 “poor in Spirit” //10.20 Not you speaking but the Spirit of your father speaking through you” //12.31 blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven..//26.41//28.19 Baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit// , Mark 1.8 He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit// Lk 1.35 The Holy Spirit …Lk. 1.80 Become strong in Spirit (pneumatic).. 3.16 He will baptize you with Holy Spirit and with fire (pneumatic agio), 4.18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me.. //11.13 “Father in heaven will give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him” // 23.46 I commit my Spirit .. Jn 1.33 I saw the Spirit come down from heaven as a dove and remain on him” 3.5 “No one can enter the Kingdom of God unless He is born in water and the Spirit. Spirit gives birth to Spirit. … 4.24 Must worship in Spirit and in truth, 6.63 The Spirit gives life, the flesh counts for nothing. //7.39 By this he meant the Spirit/, up until this time the Spirit had not yet been given// 14.26 the counselor the Holy Spirit whom the Father will send in my name will teach you all things…16.13 when the Spirit of truth comes He will guide you in all truth// 20.22 Receive the Holy Spirit. Acts 1.5---In a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit 1.8 you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you.// 2.4 all of them were filled with the Holy Spirit. // 2.17
  61. 61.       “ I will pour out my Spirit on all people..//2.38 you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit… 4.31 and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit. 5.3 you have lied to the Holy Spirit. //6.3 choose 7 who are known among you to be fill of the Holy Spirit //8.15 they prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit. // 9.17 that you may see again and be filled with the Holy Spirit//11.16 you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit/ 13.2 while they were worshipping the Lord and fasting the Holy Spirit said, “set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them..// 19.2 Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” Romans 8.4 “Do not live according to the sinful nature but according to the Spirit!” 8.5 set mind on what the Spirit desires //Roman 8.9 If anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ he does not belong to Christ/ Ro. 8.13 IF by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body you will live because those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God not a Spirit of slavery but the Spirit of Sonship the Spirit Himself testifies that we are Gods’ children// 8.23 first fruits of the Spirit (groan inwardly) 1 Co 2.10 God has revealed it to us by His Spirit, The Spirit searches all things //2.14 man without Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God. // (words taught by the Spirit) // 6.19 your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit.. //12.13 “we were all baptized by one Spirit into one body we were all given the one Spirit to Drink.. 2 Cor 1.22 Put His Spirit in our hearts as a deposit guaranteeing what is to come. 3.3 Not with ink but with the Spirit of the Living God// 3.6 Letter kills but the Spirit gives life// 3.17 Now the Lord is the Spirit and where the Spirit is there is freedom//5.5 Spirit as a deposit.. …. Gal 3.2 // 2 Cor 7.1 Did you receive the Spirit by observing the law/ or by believing what you heard.??? Gal 3.2 // 5.16 So I say live by the Spirit// 5.22 fruit of The Spirit // 5.25 Since we live by the Spirit let us keep in step with the Spirit.//6.8 the one who sows to please the Spirit from the Spirit will reap eternal life. // Eph 1.13 In // Eph 2.22 –In Him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by His Spirit. //4.4 One body one Spirit .. //4.30 Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption// 5.18 Instead be filled with the Spirit .. //6.17 Take the sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God and pray in the Spirit// 2 Th2.13 God chose you to be saved through the sanctifying work of the Spirit and through belief in truth// 1 Tim 3.16 He appeared in a body was vindicated by the Spirit… // 2 Tim 1.7 Not a Spirit of timidity but a Spirit of power, love & self –discipline… >Heb 2.4 “And gifts of the Holy Spirit..” . 10.29 “Who has insulted the Spirit of grace..’ /1 Peter 3.4 Beauty of a gentle and quiet Spirit p..2 Peter 1. 21 prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, by men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit…..// 1 John 3.24 And this is how we know that He lives in us, we know it by the Spirit He gave us… // 4.1--- do not believe every Spirit.. //4.13 We know that we live in Him and He in us because He has give us of His Spirit. , Jude 20 pray in the Holy Spirit. Revelations 2.7 “Let him hear what the Spirit says too the churches.. Matt 24. 15… When … you see standing in the Holy Place the abomination of desolation ...Mk 1.24 I know who you are the Holy One of God… Lk. 1.35 The Holy Spirit will come upon you…   Click on Arrow to Return to Slide Show, p.19
  62. 62. Right Click and then Scroll Down to Speakers Notes To Read Mustard Seed Ministries Museum Guide Click on Arrow to Return to Slide Show p. 55