The Dilemma of the Unanswerable

From my Sunday morning sermon notes…   (We left the service only to learn of the inexplicable tragedy that had just happened in Sutherland, Texas.)   Christianity isn’t immune from the dilemma of the unanswerable. Unanswered questions are part of our faith. Perhaps that’s one reason it’s called, “the faith.” …

Take A Stand! Go MAD!

Erma ministered to the Mansion staff and children this morning. I was not able to be there, but I know she did great! And I know what she spoke about, because we share an Evernote account, and I eavesdropped on her notes. Here are some excerpts: GO MAD! You are …

What I’ve Been Reading Lately

Somebody asked me the other day what I’ve been reading lately. Here’s the list:   – Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster, by Jon Krakauer (Recommended by my son-in-law, Chad Utermark. Good read!)   – Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, by Greg McKeown (Just …

There’s Still Time To Make A Year-End Gift to TCM!

  On Mansion Sunday, November 6th, there were a number of unsolicited testimonies posted on social media from former residents expressing their appreciation for the TCM. My heart was warmed as I read them, and want to share them anonymously with you. “I want to say that Tupelo Children’s Mansion …

Thomas L. Craft’s Tribute to Dad

Rev. Thomas L. Craft, Bishop of the First Pentecostal Church of Jackson, Mississippi, sent me a letter expressing sorrow that circumstances had prevented him from attending my father’s funeral. Please allow me to share some excerpts from the letter…   It is understood by all that when one looks up …

Tamisha’s Remarks at her Pappaw’s Funeral

We have heard a great deal about Pappaw’s life ministry and the impact he had on lives around the world. Now, I would like to bring it close to home and speak on behalf of what Pappaw meant to me—as a granddaughter—and to our family. As a little girl, I …

Edwin E. Judd Tribute by Robert Rodenbush

Tribute by Robert Rodenbush given at my father’s funeral last week…   Brother Edwin Judd was my friend, my mentor and a true hero in Global Missions! Some gain fame in this world because of one single incident or talent. But the true heroes in this world are those who …

Tribute by Missionary Bennie DeMerchant to Dad

When my father, Edwin Judd, was a Regional Director over Latin America and the Caribbean, he and mom visited the DeMerchants in Manaus, Brazil on numerous occasions, visiting dozens of churches up and down the Amazon. I remember dad sharing with me that when Bro. DeMerchant took him flying the …

Harry Scism’s Tribute to My Father – Edwin Judd

Harry Scism, former General Director of Global Missions with the United Pentecostal Church International, recently had heart surgery and regrets that he will not be able to come to dad’s funeral on Tuesday. Of course, because of his close relationship with dad through the years, he would have been one …