SPIRITUAL HISTORY OF J.W. & MARILYN THOMAS
J.W. actually found the Lord when he was only twelve years old near the
little town of Franklin, Pennsylvania. He lived next to a small United
Brethern Church. A group called “The Gospel Singer Family” came to do a
revival at the church and Jim was mesmerized by the great guitar
playing of Ray Proper, (one of the brothers). This group also played on
radio station WKRZ with Evangelist Katheryn Kuhlman at Oil City , Pa.
One night J.W. went forward and Ray led him to Jesus kneeling
at the alter. He never forgot this experience of meeting Jesus. J.W.
went on to be an accomplished guitar player himself, even playing with
some of the Grand Ol’ Opry stars.
J.W. And Marilyn met as he played and she sang at an outdoor
park in Pennsylvania, (the rest is history!). They married in 1958 and
had five fine sons and one adopted son, all of course are all fine
musicians; and all know the Lord personally. Marilyn found the Lord
later and they decided not to pursue a music career. They instead
wanted to raise their family in a Christian home and not be on the road
all the time playing music.
They had the wonderful experience of working on the Billy Graham Crusade committee for one and a half years. The Forgotten Treasure Ministry was born out of that experience. That was twenty one years ago. They have never looked back.
J.W. has contacted a serious lung problem which has slowed him
down considerably, but Marilyn carries on vigorously by the power of
the Holy Spirit and a crew of about seventy volunteers.
They also have two music CD’s,
with most of the songs (words and music) by J.W. or Marilyn. Only the
Lord knows what he has in store for the rest of their lives. J.W. turns
seventy in June 2005 and Marilyn’s age is -------------?( ha ). We look
forward to serving the bread of life to the elderly , (which we are not
). Won’t you join us.
There’s a Treasure Waiting for You.
For All The Forgotten Treasure...
RE-CAP ALL THE WONDERFUL YEARS WE HAVE SERVED GODS LOVE TO THE
FORGOTTEN ELDERLY: MARILYN AND I HAVE, FOR THE MOST PART, FINANCED THE
MINISTRY FROM OUR PERSONAL INCOME. SINCE WE ARE NOW BOTH RETIRED WE CAN
NO LONGER CONTINUE TO DO THIS ALONE.
WE WERE IN ERROR NOT TO INVITE MORE PEOPLE TO JOIN US IN THIS OUTREACH.
WE DO HAVE A FEW FAITHFUL PARTNERS THAT GIVE MONTHLY PLEDGES AND SOME
ONE TIME DONATIONS. HOWEVER WE DON'T HAVE SUFFICIENT FUNDS TO CARRY ON
AS WE HAVE BEEN. THE LORD'S WORD IS VERY PLAIN IN STATING THAT SOME ARE
CALLED TO GO AND SOME ARE CALLED TO HELP SEND OTHERS. I INVITE YOU TO
JOIN IN THE BLESSINGS THIS MINISTRY BRINGS WHEN YOU KNOW YOU ARE
HELPING TO BRING LOVE AND HOPE TO A LONELY HEART.
WE ARE SEEKING MONTHLY PLEDGES OF $25.00 OR ANY AMOUNT YOU FEEL LEAD TO
CONTRIBUTE. YOU MAY PREFER TO SET UP A FOUNDATION, AN ENDOWMENT OR A
ONE TIME GIFT.
IT IS ALL TAX DEDUCTIBLE.
ADDRESS YOUR CONTRIBUTION TO:
FORGOTTEN TREASURE, INC.
335 DEPEW STREET
LAKEWOOD, COLORADO 80226
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION.
FOR ALL THE FORGOTTEN TREASURES
PRESIDENT MARILYN THOMAS
Copyright 2009 Forgotten Treasures, Inc.