Do we go Straight to Heaven When we die?

Is the 5th seal in Revelation literal or symbolic? Are there souls literally trapped under an altar in heaven right now?

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Buildings are Closing but the Church is still Open-Podcast

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I am podcasting from the beautiful Tampa Bay area.

In Matthew 28:19-20 Jesus did not send His church to a building. he sent them to the ends of the earth to share the Gospel. Today while the coronavirus prevents us to meet in buildings it still does not prevent us from sharing the gospel. The church can go beyond the building. Listen here. 

My Open Newsletter to my Ministry Supporters

You may now send your tax deductible contributions online here.   Please see third line item under “Local Church” marked “Bible Worker.” Thank you!

Nani Baptism

Its hard to believe that it was five years ago that my friends and God encouraged me to begin a ministry that works closely in cooperation with the Seventh-day Adventist Florida Conference, but is supported solely by contributions from people like yourself, with no financial backing from the conference. When I began five years ago I had total trust in God, but was not sure what He had in store or how long I would be able to survive relying on God to provide supporters.

I am not a good fundraiser so I am very happy that God has provided for me so I can focus most all of my time and effort into soul winning, and very little time and effort into fundraising. I want to thank those who contribute monthly to my ministry and to those who contribute whenever the Spirit impresses them. In the past I have been told by people that it would be easier for them to contribute online. Well now thanks to God you can! The Plant City SDA Church who hosts my fund is now accepting tax deductible contributions including for my Bible worker fund. You can contribute here.  The Bible Worker fund is the third line item under local church. You can still send contributions by mail to the Plant City SDA Church PO Box 5379 Plant City, Florida 33563. If giving to the Bible Worker fund please mark “Bible Worker Fund” on your check.

Studying With Preston

While God has wonderfully provided over the last five years we are looking forward to many years to come. Like any ministry some people for whatever reason are no longer able to support this ministry, so please pray and ask God if He is asking you to begin systematically supporting this ministry to continue where others who have faithfully supported this ministry over time are no longer with us or just not able to continue.

Bible Work is a constant everyday battle with wicked spirits in high places, so I also truly appreciate all of the prayers and kind words sent my way. Thank you for your prayers, kind words and contributions for the last five years, and please pray for the continued success of this ministry. Thanks and God bless you!

William

My Enchilada Recipe

Enchiladas

As a bachelor, for years I would bring canned corn to church fellowship meals. It was simple and easy, and of course since I was just a bachelor, no one expected any more from me. Double standard I know.

I remember one Friday afternoon in the mid 1990’s I was at the Win Dixie in Benbrook Texas, where I lived at the time, and was about to grab a couple cans of corn for the next day’s church luncheon, when I told myself I was tired of just bringing corn all the time. I wanted to actually make something.  I stood there in the isle wondering what a bachelor like me could possibly make. It dawned on me that I have eaten so many enchiladas in my life that I should know by heart what goes in them and can figure out how to make them. So I went around Win Dixie looking for ingredients for my enchiladas. This is what I found that afternoon to  make a full size service pan.

2 packages of Taco Bell Taco seasoning mix.

2 cans of Taco Bell re-fried beans.

2 pouches of Morning Star Farm Meat Crumbles.

A large bag of shredded cheese.  (I have successfully used vegan cheese.)

1 container of diced onions.

1 can of enchilada sauce

1 can of Chili Man Chili (not at Win Dixie it was already in my pantry. I have also used tortilla soup instead or other veggie chili.)

A few green onions.

24 Corn tortillas.

Salt and pepper.

The first few years I made this I actually put each tortilla in olive oil before rolling them up restaurant style. Since then I have found several time saving short cuts, as you know us bachelors are all about time saving shortcuts, which is why we don’t have families. They take too much time. Anyway, here is the quickest and best way to put it all together.

I get a large pan heated, and fill it up a with just enough water to add the seasoning mix. Then I add the Morning Star Meat Crumbles with the beans. I then add salt and pepper to taste. After that the diced onions are added along with half or more of the large bag of cheese. Obviously you add cheese to taste. Obviously you can add anything to taste.

Once all that is mixed in, I put a single layer of the tortillas in the bottom of the serving pan. I don’t take time to roll them up anymore. I make them lasagna style. I then pour some of the mix from the pan over the tortillas. I repeat with a second layer of tortillas covered with more of the mix. I usually have a little mix left over which can be used for dipping chips in. I then put the final layer of tortillas over the final layer of mix. Over the final layer of tortillas I pour the enchilada sauce, Chili man chili, some sprinkled grated cheese and a few diced green onions.

You can warm to serve however you see fit, but if you make the full batch and put in the refrigerator over night it will take a while to warm up. I usually heat it at 425 degrees for a good 45 minutes or so to get hot again all the way through.

I have made these for several of my Bible study groups and they say they love them. Of course they are nice people. Some of them just love to use the mix as a dip for chips. After fellowship lunch one Sabbath a teenage girl from Mexico came up  to me and said my enchiladas were delicious. I asked her if they really were or if she was just being nice and she assured me they really were delicious. I then asked her if they were the best she had ever tasted. She then laughed and said, “no. but they are really good!” So there you have it from a Mexican food expert. My enchiladas are not the best she has ever had but they really are delicious!