2017 Summer Ministry News Update!

With Families at Heart and a Heart for the World


Dear Friends in Christ,

     The Lord keeps bringing us a wide range of interesting ministry opportunities! This summer so far we’ve had five Christian school groups, five family groups (including a group of Asian families), and a major speaking engagement.

      I wish you could be with us! As an evangelist, with church & Christian school groups it’s a delight to share spiritual life lessons to build up believers, and invite young people (or anyone!) who is not yet a believer to make a personal faith commitment to Christ. My calling is to give them that opportunity in the unique context of history lessons about America’s Founders. Someone from Arizona said, “I feel like we’ve been on a spiritual retreat, not just seeing our capital city.”

      I always try to be creative and engaging. One Christian school teacher from Nevada said, “Bernie is a rock star! We love his great stories and how he brings everything back to the Lord.” For example, we took that group to Gettysburg Battlefield, one of my favorite places to tell the dramatic history of what happened there. But especially to share from my ‘Top Ten’ spiritual lessons at relevant major battlefield locations: “On site with insight!” I.e. At the Peace Memorial with its eternal flame, I share John 14:27: “Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled.” The world’s peace is: Temporal, external and man-based. Jesus’ peace is: Eternal, internal & God-based.

     When visiting the Law Enforcement Officers Memorial (L.E.O., as in lion) with its 21 thousand names of fallen officers, one of the fathers from California in our family group shared the story of how his fellow officer’s name came to be on that Wall of Honor. It was powerful and moving for me & everyone, especially the young people who listened with rapt attention. A Bible verse etched on the wall says, “The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are as bold as a lion.” (Prov. 28:1)

      Some kind words from other parents. TX: “It was a pleasure to meet you and learn from you on spiritual and historical topics. I love your passion and enthusiasm. It attracted strangers to listen!” OH: “Bernie, thanks for investing so much of yourself into our family. You really made our time in DC enjoyable and my children will have memories for a lifetime. Keep up the good work for the kingdom, and may the Lord richly bless your family.”

     I was invited to speak in North Carolina at an int’l conference for Christian leaders. The president of the organization* said it was the best presentation on America’s spiritual heritage he had ever heard. I suggested that may be because I come at it with the heart and zeal of an evangelist.   In fact, the speaker before me was the int’l president of Evangelism Explosion!

      Perhaps we can serve you by leading a ministry outing or speaking to your church or group. The enclosed card highlights our range of evangelistic & discipleship oriented events, plus a list of presentations we can make available. Can we serve you?

1. Linda’s steady & complete recovery from a fall at home that resulted in two broken bones: left knee and elbow. Cf. Jer. 17:14. Thank you to all who gave extra toward our medical and air conditioner replacement needs. About two-thirds of our goal has been met. We are so grateful to God and His people!!

2. Ministry opportunities in DC in the next two weeks: Asian business leaders, Asian college students, ALERT Cadets from Texas, and ministry leaders from *Evangelical Church Alliance.

Thank you!

All the Best, In Christ,
Bernie for the Bealls

“For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an
opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.”  ~ Galatians 5:13 ESV

Top: Bernie, Arizona flag & future Members of Congress at the Capitol!, and a group of students on the Oak Ridge Observation Tower

Middle: Three boys and a cannon at Gettysburg, Four flags presentation

Bottom: Two lions and the Wall of Honor at the Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in DC.