Palm Sunday

palm sunday

Mark 11:1-10 11 As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage and Bethanyat the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two of his disciples, saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and just as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, which no one has ever ridden. Untie it and bring it here.If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you doing this?’ say, ‘The Lord needs it and will send it back here shortly.’”

They went and found a colt outside in the street, tied at a doorway. As they untied it, some people standing there asked, “What are you doing, untying that colt?” They answered as Jesus had told them to, and the people let them go. When they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their cloaks over it, he sat on it. Many people spread their cloaks on the road, while others spread branches they had cut in the fields. Those who went ahead and those who followed shouted,


“Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”

10 “Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David!”

“Hosanna in the highest heaven!”


Happy Thanksgiving from NHIM

great is thy faithfulness

Great is Thy faithfulness, O God, my Father.
There is no shadow of turning with Thee.
Thou changest not, Thy compassions – they fail not.
As Thou hast been, Thou forever will be.

Summer and winter and springtime and harvest,
Sun, moon, and stars in their courses above,
Join with all nature in manifold witness
To Thy great faithfulness, mercy, and love.

Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth,
Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide,
Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow –
Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside.

Great is Thy faithfulness!
Great is Thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see.
All I have needed Thy hands hath provided.
Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord unto me!

It Doesn’t Get Any Better (Roy Health Update)

Just a year ago, Miss Sue and I sat in the doctor’s office in Lexington, Kentucky.  My mind went numb as the doctor shared the results of the various tests I had taken. His report: “You have a very aggressive prostate cancer. The  Gleason score (rating for aggressiveness) is as high as it goes. We did 15 biopsies and 13 of them show cancer. It is not contained to the prostate. You are a high risk patient.”

On February 10, 2014, Miss Sue and I sat in Dr. Kuban’s office at M.D. Anderson Cancer Research and Treatment Center in Houston, Texas. Nearly four months of aggressive treatments and three months to allow my systems to settle was finally over. The results of the recent tests were in. Miss Sue and I waited to hear the report. Dr. Kuban began by saying, “I’m going to give you a brief summary of our evaluation.”  Then with her eyes sparkling and a smile she said, “It doesn’t get any better! The prostate is small and smooth. The tumors are gone. There is no evidence of cancer cells.”

I have great respect for Dr. Kuban and the M.D. Anderson team that treated me, but I give credit and praise to Jesus, my Savior and Healer. Allow me to share the words on the sign in front of Tenwek Missionary Hospital in the highlands of Kenya, Africa: “We Treat – Jesus Heals.”  I also acknowledge the hundreds, perhaps thousands, who pleaded my case before God’s Throne. Your prayers sustained me, encouraged me, and carried me to healing.


~ Brother Roy

Urgent Prayer Request

We have an urgent prayer request for our son-in-law, Rich Wright.  (Rich also serves as Treasurer for the NHIM Board.)  Rich is now working out of Johannesburg, South Africa, and has been seriously ill.  He has had a recurrence of previous health problems with his liver.  Fortunately, a coworker from Louisville is with Rich and taking care of him until our daughter, Lori, can get there.  Lori is flying over on Friday.  Rich and Lori need many prayers lifted up on their behalf.

Thank you all for your continued prayer support for me as I continue cancer treatments in Houston, Texas.  We appreciate every one of your prayers.

~ Brother Roy

Brother Roy to Houston for Cancer Treatment

lauter map 2We would like to invite all of our friends of NHIM to join us in prayer for our founder and president, Roy Lauter.  Brother Roy was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer back in the Spring.  This week he has traveled to Houston, Texas, to begin several weeks of treatment at MD Anderson Hospital.  While the doctors prescribe the best care for his situation, we are trusting the Lord to continue to care for Roy, as He always has.