Month: January 2019

2019-01-27 My grand-son Brendan (17)

ACH Study Groups
Ben & Fran Gilmore – Cofounders
7659 Gingerblossom Drive
Citrus Heights, CA 95621
916-722-2501 histbuff@garlic.com
www.ACHStudyGroups.com
January 27, 2019

This is a letter to our friends –

My grand-son Brendan (17)

Our youngest and her family left California to buy wooded Montana anchorage. We miss having them close in Silicon Valley but rejoice that they have a new home and new employment.

Susan and Bryan (Martin) have done a great job as second-generation home schoolers. We are very proud of our grand-kids. Samantha is about to graduate from Westmont College. Brendan has just finished Highschool and has received his first invitation to college.

This kid is a goal setter. He aimed for and earned his Eagle scout rank. He earned his Black Belt. He set his goal for a career in Army special forces, followed by a career in Intelligence. He qualified for West Point and was runner-up for an appointment. He loves the Lord.

This month, at the peak of his teen career, Brendan received a gut-punch! Aggressive cancer was discovered. He is in a chemotherapy program. I am proud that he has a great attitude and is staying close to the Lord through all this.

The move to Montana interrupted health-care insurance and the new policy is not in place long enough to cover Brendan’s cancer. The medical expenses may bankrupt the family.

Fran and I are asking for prayer for a full recovery for this great young man. We are also asking for financial help for the Martin family. See gofundme account –

https://www.gofundme.com/kp9bw-help-brendan-beat-cancer?utm_source=facebook
&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=fb_dn_postdonate_r

Or contact Susan & Bryan Martin, 1257 Smith Lake Road, Kalispell, MT 59901 (408) 375-9813 dancingmommy@comcast.net

Thanks in advance for your prayers and support.

Ben & Fran

These columns are archived since 12/10/09
See www.ACHStudyGroups.com
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2019-01-27 My grand-son Brendan (17)

ACH Study Groups
Ben & Fran Gilmore – Cofounders
7659 Gingerblossom Drive
Citrus Heights, CA 95621
916-722-2501 histbuff@garlic.com
www.ACHStudyGroups.com
January 27, 2019

This is a letter to our friends –

My grand-son Brendan (17)

Our youngest and her family left California to buy wooded Montana anchorage. We miss having them close in Silicon Valley but rejoice that they have a new home and new employment.

Susan and Bryan (Martin) have done a great job as second-generation home schoolers. We are very proud of our grand-kids. Samantha is about to graduate from Westmont College. Brendan has just finished Highschool and has received his first invitation to college.

This kid is a goal setter. He aimed for and earned his Eagle scout rank. He earned his Black Belt. He set his goal for a career in Army special forces, followed by a career in Intelligence. He qualified for West Point and was runner-up for an appointment. He loves the Lord.

This month, at the peak of his teen career, Brendan received a gut-punch! Aggressive cancer was discovered. He is in a chemotherapy program. I am proud that he has a great attitude and is staying close to the Lord through all this.

The move to Montana interrupted health-care insurance and the new policy is not in place long enough to cover Brendan’s cancer. The medical expenses may bankrupt the family.

Fran and I are asking for prayer for a full recovery for this great young man. We are also asking for financial help for the Martin family. See gofundme account –

https://www.gofundme.com/kp9bw-help-brendan-beat-cancer?utm_source=facebook
&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=fb_dn_postdonate_r

Or contact Susan & Bryan Martin, 1257 Smith Lake Road, Kalispell, MT 59901 (408) 375-9813 dancingmommy@comcast.net

Thanks in advance for your prayers and support.

Ben & Fran

These columns are archived since 12/10/09
See www.ACHStudyGroups.com
“Ben’s Blog”

2019-01-25 Jim Rose Memorial Service

ACH Study Groups
Ben & Fran Gilmore – Cofounders
7659 Gingerblossom Drive
Citrus Heights, CA 95621
916-722-2501 histbuff@garlic.com
www.ACHStudyGroups.com
January 25, 2019

This is a letter to our friends –

Jim Rose Memorial Service

In case this graphic does not print –

The family of Jim Rose would like you to join them celebrating his life on Saturday, February 9th at 11 AM.

Grace Baptist Church, 3782 Chuen Creek Rd, Redding, CA 96002

Reception immediately following.

Please contact Deborah Rose for additional information (530) 378-1885

“I am the resurrection and the life. He that believeth in me, though he were dead yet shall he live. John 11:25

These columns are archived since 12/10/09
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2019-01-19 James Rose passes

ACH Study Groups
Ben & Fran Gilmore – Cofounders
7659 Gingerblossom Drive
Citrus Heights, CA 95621
916-722-2501 histbuff@garlic.com
www.ACHStudyGroups.com
January 19, 2019

This is a letter to our friends –

James Rose passes

A precious friend and mentor, has left the arms of his large family for the arms of his Lord and Savior. A giant in the western home-school movement, Jim and Barbara Rose have enhanced the lives of countless families.

For many years ACH Study Groups hosted four-day by 12 hours/day “Study Seminars”. Jim lead the faculty. He was a gifted sophist in Biblical Principles. His theme was “One God working”. Jim would close each Seminar leading the class in singing Isaiah 58:12 –
“And they that shall be of thee
shall build the old waste places:
thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations;
and thou shalt be called,
The repairer of the breach,
The restorer of paths to dwell in.”
Isaiah 58:12

We will miss you Jim – Great memories!

These columns are archived since 12/10/09
See www.ACHStudyGroups.com
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2019-01-11 Politics & Faith

ACH Study Groups
Ben & Fran Gilmore – Cofounders
7659 Gingerblossom Drive
Citrus Heights, CA 95621
916-722-2501 histbuff@garlic.com
www.ACHStudyGroups.com
January 13, 2019

This is a letter to our friends –

Politics & Faith

It has begun – The 2020 voting cycle is in full swing (mostly) behind the scenes. At its root is a spiritual battle for the soul of America. On the surface it is an election cycle.

The left (you can know they represent evil because not one of their policies enhances righteousness) will seek to focus public attention upon the Presidential Primaries next spring (2020), then the Presidential general election in November 2020.

Like the magician who diverts attention with one hand while manipulating things with the other – the leftist media, democrat activists, and “RINO’s” will be hard at work manipulating local (down-ticket) primary races. They want their candidates winning nominations on the Democrat ticket and they want RINO candidates on the Republican tickets.

There will be some great primary candidates, but most voters will hear little about them because the left systematically cuts off their source of funds and invitations to speak.

I confess – Last week I told the Lord that it appears the voters’ level of political sophistication is far too low to combat the swamp-manipulation. He answered with silence and I had to apologize. This is His battle. We need to pray and obey!

So here is a suggestion from an old political warhorse. If you are willing to get involved –
Phone or visit your county registrar of voters. Ask for their political calendar. When you hear that a local Republican candidate (Righteous Democrat candidates can no longer survive in their party) is interested in your district, contact him by phone or in person. You will be surprised at how hungry they are to meet voters

Ask them the “litmus” questions- What is your position on — * Guns
* Abortion
* Homosexuality

If you get 3 of three then do all you can to help him.

If you get 2/3 look for a better candidate for your efforts.

After the primary is settled, support the Republican candidate regardless of his views. I know it is the lesser of two evils – but – until we have a perfect candidate – every election is the lesser of two imperfect candidates! Issues are important in the primaries. Control is a numbers game in the down ticket general elections.

It will seem overwhelming. Remember – It is God’s battle! Our job is to pray and obey. Then have faith that God is always in control!

These columns are archived since 12/10/09
See www.ACHStudyGroups.com
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2019-01-01 The big BIG BIG picture

ACH Study Groups
Ben & Fran Gilmore – Cofounders
7659 Gingerblossom Drive
Citrus Heights, CA 95621
916-722-2501 histbuff@garlic.com
www.ACHStudyGroups.com
January 1, 2019

This is a letter to our friends –

The big BIG BIG picture
As I see it.

If we are to accept the Bible as true, we are able to piece together clues and build a timeline
from creation to the present. Adam was created about 4000 BC. That makes the human history timeline around 6000 years long. I believe that is true.

God placed men on earth to learn to love Him and one another. [Matthew 22:36-40]

Men made a mess of their first 2000 year try. God flushed it with a great flood to start over with Noah and his family.

Again, they strayed off track and God divided mankind into people groups by dividing their languages at the Tower of Babble. Then He selected one people group, Abraham’s family line, the Jews, to illustrate how a nation was supposed to interact with Him (God) and others.

They weren’t learning well. They tried, but like it is today, sometimes good, sometimes not so good. He promised them that He would send a Messiah [Malachi 3:1, among many OT Scriptures]. The surprise was that He came Himself in human form as a baby, to grow and teach by example how to love God and others.
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Jesus arrived at the end of the second 2000 years on the human timeline. The lessons He taught us literally turned the timeline in another direction. He opened the way to repentance, forgiveness, and direct relationship with God.

Let’s back off and review. 2000 years and a flush (start over). Then miraculous events in the Middle-east (Israel, Egypt, Medo-Persia). Christianity and doctrines of Christian self-government spread across Greece, then Rome, Europe, Great Brittan, America.

Note the general movement has been from east to west. On a globe that traces a great circle.
The major moves of Christian history in America also appear to have been westward to the Azusa Street revival in LA (1906).

I have not seen such culture changing events beyond that. The great circle I mentioned extends from Los Angeles across southeast Asia, the Indian subcontinent, and through the Moslem world back to the Mediterranean Sea.

It would be unlike God, not to include the 2/3 of the world’s population near that extended line. BUT – I believe the end-time clock is ticking. There may not be a lot of time left.

My conclusion – We are on the brink of a mind-blowing, western moving, worldwide baptism in righteousness, the likes of which mankind has never seen!

These columns are archived since 12/10/09
See www.ACHStudyGroups.com
“Ben’s Blog”

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