Coronaversary Recap 2020-21
Live Action and New Online Releases
Coronaversary Recap 2020-21 – We have had one year of this Corona-virus pandemic and it has been one year since our last GTS board meeting back in April 2020 when we agreed to launch the RACK Vision under the banner of Gospel Trick Shot. Here we are a year later having created over 100 different multi-media materials that have been posted on various social media sites and other internet locations. Hundreds of thousands of people have been viewing our materials from all over the world including inmates in USA prisons on tablets. We praise God for our online GTS RACK “Dream Team” of Steve Lillis, Mike Hewitt, Tom Rossman, Mike Massey, Brian Pauley, new member Larry Nicholson, and our other volunteers who have all contributed to help make this happen. We have another GTS board meeting this month on April 8th to approve the launching of a mega website called GTSRACKRooms.com which will be a landing platform for all our multi-media efforts and hopefully will be viewed by millions of people around the world. Please pray!
Live Action and New Online Releases – This past month GTS Vice President Pastor Mike Hewitt and Tom “Dr. Cue” Rossman went to their second live billiard tournament in the Midwest and this time in Cincinnati, OH at Michael’s Billiards. There were 101 pool players in attendance as Mike and Tom once again competed and shared the love of Jesus both live and on the GTS RACK Rooms live Facebook page. One highlight was when Tom explained all the detail on the cue stick that he was using called the “Witness Cue.” The cue stick has Scripture verses, the crown of thorns, and the nails used to crucify Jesus! To think that Jesus did it all for us on the cross! Hundreds of people were watching online! Happy Easter everyone! This special cue stick was designed and created by our former GTS RACK Team member Curtis Robinson who went home to be with the Lord late last year after a fatal plane crash. To see and hear more about this cue stick please go to a special memorial for Curtis that Pastor Mike Hewitt and Tom did at a local pool room after the accident. The link to view the video is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvgDk0lVCQU&t=13s.
The new online releases for this past month from our GTS RACK “Dream Team” are listed below. Enjoy and may God bless!
Steve Lillis, Tom Rossman, and Mike Hewitt added some new videos in March 2021 to the GTS RACK Rooms YouTube channel and 41 videos are now posted on TicTok at @gts_rack_rooms.
Mike Massey – “Touched by the Glory” music video was posted on YouTube in March 2021 at https://youtu.be/qvhljXOtFws.
Larry Nicholson – “It is Finished” GTS #13 published in March “Buzz” Magazine on AzBilliards.com and YouTube at https://youtu.be/SatMP20s8XQ.
Brian Pauley – “Narrow Way” GTS #14 is completed and will be published in April Buzz Magazine on AzBilliards.com and can be viewed on YouTube at https://youtu.be/k2YBqoDPPLk.
Mike Hewitt and Tom Rossman put up multiple videos in March 2021 on the GTS RACK Rooms live Facebook page.
“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.
Please Click Here to see my page on McDermott Cue.