GTS RACK Room Launch
North Africa Team Update
GTS Virtual Prison Ministry
Steve Lillis Injury Update
Featured Article of the Month by Steve Lillis
GTS RACK Room Launch – Our GTS RACK Room live on Facebook was launched this past month spearheaded by GTS Vice President Pastor Michael Hewitt who serves as host with the main site located in his beautiful billiard room in his home in Muncie, Indiana. Initial guests included BCA Hall of Famer Tom “Dr. Cue” Rossman and Brian “Superman” Pauley who is currently one of the top ranked artistic pool players in the world. Coming up on October 4that 10:30 am there will be a Facebook live church service at Rising Hope Church featuring “Soul Care” with special guest Dr. Cue. Check below for link!
North Africa Team Update – Our team is now up to 31 interested members who are preparing and planning to hopefully go to North Africa in 2021. We are meeting monthly on Zoom with special speakers representing eight ministry organizations with this month’s speaker a 20-year veteran of North Africa. Our team is a mix of young people looking to start careers and older seasoned veterans. We are looking to implement BAM (Business As Mission) with the opening of two billiard cafes and private Christian schools in Morocco and Tunisia. Our team has a diversity of backgrounds including business, education, sports, and health care. Please pray as we continue to meet and plan!
GTS Virtual Prison Ministry –We are in the process of launching GTS virtual prison ministry with an organization that supplies 8,000 tablets to inmates in 5 states. Inmates will be able to access our videos and podcasts along with other materials by signing into a unique portal containing the material. Inmates do not enjoy the freedom of the Internet. Initially we will be reaching a population of 26,000 inmates monthly with the opportunity to expand into other states in the future. Please pray!
Steve Lillis Injury Update- After 15 days in a hospital and a rehab following full right hip replacement surgery and a broken left arm from an accidental fall down concreate steps, Steve is now recovering in the missionary housing on the property of the Hawthorne Gospel Church with a physical therapist and nurse ministering there.
The GTS RACK Room live on Facebook is listed below as people continue to be encouraged to “Take a Break in the GTS RACK Room.” Notice the “Q and Cue Characters” making their debut in the initial GTS RACK Room video posted on Facebook. There will be more to come! Stay tuned! All Glory to God!
12) GTS RACK Room live on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GTS-RACK-Room-111050807413948
TAKE A BREAK IN THE "GTS RACK ROOM" TODAY!
1) Majestic Road Podcasts with Steve Lillis, Tom Rossman, and Brian Pauley available on three different platforms. Just search the Majestic Road menu of podcasts on the page that opens up and look for the name of who you want to listen too!
2) Revised "Hope" Gospel Trick Shot Video (23 minutes) by Steve Lillis with slow motion on the Gospel Trick Shots:
This new version of the "Hope" Gospel Trick Shot Show has slow motion added to each of the trick shots in the show.
3) "Witness Tools" Video (8 minutes) by Tom "Dr. Cue" Rossman with encouragement on how to be a witness for Christ.
Dear friends in the billiard industry and beyond... I recently created a video sharing how "witness tools" are used in the GTS (Gospel Trick Shot) / RACK Vision outreach / ministry work.
4) “Joy” Gospel Trick Shot Video (1 minute 32 seconds) by Steve Lillis with slow motion on the Gospel Trick Shot:
5) “Wall” Gospel Trick Shot Video (2 minutes 12 seconds) by Steve Lillis with slow motion on the Gospel Trick Shot:
6) Gospel billiard song entitled "In Heaven it’s Impossible to Lose" by Mike Massey.
7) Martin Luther King Jr. – pool video (2 minutes 54 seconds) entitled “MLK: Pool Shark for the People.”
8) Mike Massey new music video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FebSoKhbH10
9) Steve Lillis Gospel Trick Shot called "Deception." https://youtu.be/TkV04UnIFiA
10) Steve Lillis – “Closer than a Brother” GTS Shot: https://youtu.be/mvcbbjBIy3g
11) World Champion and BCA Hall of Famer Robin Dodson – FB Live billiard interview and teaching clinic on “Playing the Ghost” with Christian testimony starting at about the 33:30 mark.
“In Memory of Ella” by Steve Lillis
On October 12th our dear granddaughter Elizabeth “Ella” Rose Fuehring 2 1/2 years old went home to be with the Lord Jesus. My Mom Ellie Lillis Arntson 86 years old went home to be with the Lord in January of this year and today as I write this it is October 29th which would have been Mom’s 87th birthday. The picture that my niece Christina had in her mind was that Mom was holding Ella in her arms in heaven the day she departed earth. What a beautiful picture that all of us who know Christ will be reunited with loved ones.
From an earthly perspective the colliding of two buses with Ella, our daughter Sarah, and her friend Joanna crushed between them was a total disaster. Sarah will perhaps be six months before she can walk again and Joanna is about in the same condition having damage done to their hips and legs. We rejoice that our grandson Jayden six years old was lagging far enough behind that he was not stuck by the buses but did however see the whole thing including seeing his sister Ella lying on the ground having instantly departed from this world. Again from an earthly perspective this was a disaster! However knowing Christ we can be assured that God has a plan to cause all things to work together for good (Romans 8:28).
The good has already started as the past two days I was privileged to do my Gospel Trick Shot Shows at two locations with a new show entitled “In Memory of Ella”. I believe the Lord came to me in a dream on October 22nd at 4:30 am as I began to perform this show while dreaming of doing trick shots and speaking about Ella. I woke up half way through the dream and just sat up in my bed continuing to visualize shots and thinking about what I would say. On October 27th I went to the Players Billiards Café in Eatontown, NJ and did this show for about 25 men from a local church along with another 120 APA pool league players there that night to compete. The next night on October 28th I went to the Crossroads Ministry Center in Paterson, NJ to do the same show “In Memory of Ella” for about 25 young boys and leaders in a Royal Rangers church group with another five friends of mine in attendance. I performed this particular show last night in Paterson on the very table I started my ministry on some 18 years ago when I lived, worked, and ministered in Paterson, NJ. A friend of mine helped to repair the table back then and we both chipped in for the cost. And now here we are some 20 countries later, 30 states later, and over 1,000 Gospel Trick Shot Shows later, returning to Paterson with a new show entitled “In Memory of Ella”. Needless to say people were deeply moved as I shared and lives were touched by the Lord Jesus Christ as an invitation to join my Mom and Ella in heaven was given. God has put in my heart to continue to share this all over the world and by His grace I will. We have received four more invitations in the last 48 hours and we have a GTS board member Rob Boswell over in the Philippines now making plans for us to go back there. Please pray and give financially so that Gospel Trick Shot can go and share the story of Ella and more importantly share the story of Jesus! We appreciate you! God bless!
Gospel Trick Shot Relaunched! by Steve Lillis
New Book Release: “But You Must! The Steve Lillis Story”
The true story of Steve’s life and unimaginable 19 1/2 year separation and subsequent marital restoration to Camille in 2009 has been published by Gospel Trick Shot Ministries, Inc. and is available for distribution. The story includes his childhood, turbulent years as a pool hustler, military experiences, and travels as a professional pool player in search of meaning and purpose. The book transitions to finding faith in God and his divine leading to become a college professor and founder of the worldwide ministry called Gospel Trick Shot Ministries, Inc. The events and the people are real as the story was written to help and encourage those on life’s journey in search of true meaning and purpose. Co-author Devra Robledo adds the female touch to keep the story suspenseful yet sensitive to all people. Tom “Dr. Cue” Rossman a world renowned professional trick shot artist and GTS RACK team member has written the forward to wet the reader’s appetite. In a recent note from a person who recently read the book here is what was said:
Steve, I just had to drop you a note saying that I loved your book. I won it at the New Jersey Expo Center while you were demonstrating. I am going through some of the same things you went through regarding my wife leaving me and my two young daughters in the middle. Your decision to put your trust in God is beyond inspiring. Thank you for your story. - John Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. - Psalm 51:10
To order your book please send a donation of $15 or more to GTS, P.O. 313, Hawthorne, NJ 07507 and indicate that you want the book entitled “But You Must!” and Gospel Trick Shot will ship it to you postage paid. Please be sure to include your return address. If you are receiving a GTS newsletter and response card by USPS mail simply check off the appropriate box on the response card and enclose it with your gift. Thanks for your many prayers and support!
The right picture is the cover of the new book entitled: “But You Must! The Steve Lillis Story”.
Go to www.cbn.com/700club and click on the "Media Center" tab on the left side of homepage. Then when the "Media Center" page opens type in the white textbox area "Steve Lillis". Then click on the "video" button and enjoy the broadcast.
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