As I type this it feels like I am dreaming. There’s just something about believing God for the impossible. When you receive your miracle, you know the impossible can be done. Still, there is a surreal like feeling when your miracle comes that it feels like a dream–except it’s not. God has done for you what you could not do for yourself.
It is with the deepest humility and astounded awe at Gods mercy that I send this letter to you to announce that once again–ALMIGHTY GOD HAS TOUCHED MY BODY AND HEALED ME! Hepatitis C has taken my body down since the blood transfusion I received in 1983 where I contracted it and now I am cured! PRAISE BE TO THE NAME OF JEHOVAH-RAPHA! He indeed has done “exceedingly, abundantly above anything we could ask or think” and we are so thankful.
Not only are we thankful for that–I also praise him for you. Thank you for never giving up on me and believing God with me for the miracle healing I’ve been seeking for nearly five years now. Being disabled from preaching the gospel might have been harder than just simply dying would have been.
Since the day the Lord Jesus Christ saved my soul through faith in the finished work of the Cross and healed my body (the first time) of a colostomy, I’ve wanted the entire world to know his awesome and faithful love also.
After my daughter Beth’s tragic death and the subsequent divorce that followed I thought perhaps God was through with me as He allowed so much crushing heartbreak and mind numbing defeat to come my way. I’ve never know heart felt pain like I have in the last few years of my life. I never found it necessary to use drugs or alcohol to cope but I can say I felt so sad I thought I could die.
However I never stopped believing. I love the Lord and once again know by experience that His promises are true. Deuteronomy 31:6 “Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.” In my darkest hours God never left me nor has He rejected me. He is gone with me through so many tears.
I not only preached to live since my youth I have lived to preach! The one thing that kept me going was the sure hope that no matter how far down the scale I fell there would be a way to help others. To help others see that success and failure are both impostors and the only true reality is the presence of the Lord. I knew that in His presence is life and when we live in His Light we see Light. So I pressed on and boy am I glad I did.
Then, in his incredible mercy and goodness God provided a new person to assist me in the global task of preaching the gospel to the world. Her name is Susan and I could never thank God enough for sending me a person of such incredible intellect, passion and creativity to be by my side. I still couldn’t figure out how to get back out in the crusade for souls again though with so much weakness.
Well it’s finally happened! When I got the news from the VERY surprised doctor that I had been cured amazingly fast from hepatitis C I thought to myself “the Heavenly Father is up to something … First Susan now a healing …., I bet he’s going to finally use me again”. Then I uncover this letter that is presented before you today. It is a letter approving me to go to every public school student in palm beach county Florida in the Power of a Choice assemblies against bullying and addiction. That’s 236,000 people face to face that I can speak before and potentially bring the good news of the Kingdom of God.
That’s why I am writing today. I never could go do a job like this and there is no way I can now without you. Please stop and pray right now and ask God what he would have you to do to get the preacher dude, Rick Amato back out there preaching. This time as a missionary to America and the public school children of the United States. If you would give money to help people anywhere in the world THEN PLEASE GIVE TO HELP OUR OWN KIDS- THE KIDS OF AMERICA! This incredible door is opened and all I need to do is be sent through it. That’s right be sent.
The Bible is real clear when it says “how can they go unless they be sent”. Maybe you can’t reach the public schools of America, hundreds of thousands of young people alone but we can together. The door is open and I have a badge with my name on it to go speak available through the year 2023. I can influence them to stay away from drugs and booze and find healing instead of giving in to the biggest bully of all-drugs and alcohol. I can influence them to put the main priority of their lives on their spiritual life by knowing God. God gave me that gift and I want to use it for Him however I can’t influence them without your help. We can influence them together.
Susan’s grandfather is the man who wrote and performed the most widespread and best-selling Blue Grass Country Song of all time. People thought he was mentally ill but he was in fact an alcoholic. Perhaps if he had been diagnosed properly and treated like Susan and I are giving treatment to those suffering now (Susan is a Licensed Mental Health Therapist in Florida, Michigan and Maryland both to practice mental health professionals and train them! ) he would have written and recorded even more blockbuster superstar music. Susan has from her family heirlooms the only time he himself ever recorded the song and when I heard it I got cold chills.
Now for the first time through an exclusive licensing agreement, in honor of Mr. Ervin T. Rouse we are going to provide the first ever copy of the song performed by him personally from his home recordings the Audio CD of the best-selling bluegrass song ever written “THE ORANGE BLOSSOM SPECIAL” to the first 250 people who respond to help us get Rick Amato back out into the public schools of America. In Ervin’s honor every penny donated will go to help the kids of America hear about the power of a choice. In 1981 Ervin prayed to be saved on his death bed. May Ervin’s story live on as you and I together help these kids stay away from what is killing 175 people a day and introduce them to THE ONE who will never leave them and forsake them. Thank you with all of my heart.