Images-celebrate-recovery-logoEd Kleiman, is a full time minister of Jesus Christ who God saved and redeemed from a life of drugs, alcohol, and sexual immorality at the age of 41. Ed is a Messianic Jew who grew up in St. Louis “worshipping & serving the god in the mirror” as he refers to it. From the age of sixteen to forty one he offered up daily sacrifices to this god; of drugs, alcohol, and sexual immorality. Then God granted him repentance (Acts 11:18), and God’s gift of eternal life by grace through faith in Jesus Christ alone (Ephesians 2:8), on October 23rd, 1994.

Ed’s change is the powerful testimony of what the Lord can do. As Ed would say; “Nothing less than sovereign power and irresistible grace would ever be sufficient for such a hell-deserving one as myself! Why should any soul despair when God saved a wretch like me?”

After attending Covenant Theological Seminary Ed preached for the first time on November 16th, 1997. In 1999 he began preaching at Sunshine Mission, a homeless shelter in St. Louis.  During his 16 years of ministry at the Mission God has granted new life to some of the most down-&-out, through their trust and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. In 2000, Ed became part of, and now serves full time with the mission’s organization, International Messengers.

ed2Ed has shared his testimony on overcoming addictions at numerous Celebrate Recovery meetings throughout America.  His message of hope, healing and God’s grace in his life has inspired others with addictions to reach out for the God who heals.

He has also ministered to thousands of people here in America and all over the world by leading prayer initiatives and teaching on prayer. Before they head to places in Poland, Hungary, Romania, the United States, Germany, Slovakia, and the Ukraine, Ed trains new missionary students at the Training Center for International Messengers in Libby, Montana. In addition to his teaching and preaching here in America Ed has gone on several mission trips to teach and minister to missionary’s and lay leaders in other cities in Poland, Romania, Hungary, and Slovakia.

To accomplish all the ministry goals Ed founded Small Cloud Ministries which mission is : To glorify God by spreading a zeal for Jesus Christ to all people as the infinite treasure of all of life and His cross as God’s focal point of His glory. More info can be found on Ed and his ministry at www.praybold.org

We are grateful the Lord has allowed Ed Kleiman to share the story of how he overcame drugs and living water2alcohol at our Celebrate Recovery meeting at Living Water Worship Center on May 20th.  He will also be leading a prayer conference at Sweet Prospect General Baptist Church on Saturday May 23rd and Sunday May 24th.  There will be a breakfast and 2 hour prayer and teaching session starting at 8:00 am on Saturday with an evening session starting at 7:00 pm that night.  Ed will deliver the Sunday message titled “Our Hearts Desire & Prayer.”

Please pray for Ed’s visit to Dexter and ask God to move mightily to give hope to those fighting addictions and that Christians will begin to pray for the lost in our community. The Lord has used Ed’s ministry to give hope to the hopeless and rekindle a passion for Jesus Christ in many churches throughout the United States, we ask you to join us in thanking God for blessing Ed’s time in Dexter.

For more information please contact Bryan Gentry at (573) 820-3284 or email gentryb@newwavecomm.net

Disc Golf For St. Jude Children’s Hospital!!!


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CYCLEWERX and K103 have teamed up with St. Jude Children’s Hospital and will be hosting the St. Jude Disc Golf Klassic today May 2nd at the Cape County Park-North Disc Golf Course. All money will be donated to one of the best causes I know- St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

It is a doubles event so everyone will be on a two person team. I signed up with a disc golf expert, Bryan Hubrecht. He is letting me borrow his disks and I have even thrown a couple practice throws. Thankfully, it’s a scramble, so we can use the best shot after each throw.  I doubt we use mine much!

We will be playing two rounds of 18+ holes and there are two tiers: an Open division and a Recreational division. I think I’ve pulled our team down to the recreational division.  The Open division will receive cash payouts, while those of us in the Recreational division will get vouchers to CYCLEWERX, which for me is better than CASH!!! They are also including lunch in the entry fee.

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Family having a “No Mo’ Chemo” party for their daughter

They have lined up sponsors and have several awesome raffle items to give away with all the money going to St. Jude. I’m thankful to be able to support St. Jude and can’t even imagine what it must be like for the kids and parents who have to deal with childhood cancer.  St. Jude treats each kid and even takes care of family travel, hotel and food during treatments without charging the families ANYTHING! What a blessing that must be in such a difficult time.

If you get a chance come out and join a team or watch us play. Help out the kids and buy a raffle ticket while your are there.  But if you can’t come out, click here and make a donation.  Also, take a moment to thank God for the health of your family and ask Him to give the St. Jude doctors wisdom to help heal all the kids fighting cancer. The event kicks off at 8:00 a.m. and should finish up by 2:00 p.m.


How Children See Their Grandparents


Now that I am a grandpa a friend sent these “wise” sayings of what children say to their grandparents.  I can’t wait till my grandson, Colt Rockhill can talk. I hope all the grandparents out there enjoy them. I thought they were priceless!


1. When my grandson asked me how old I was, I teasingly replied, “I’m not sure.”

“Look in your underwear, Grandpa”, he advised .. . . “Mine says I’m 4 to 6.”

2.  My young grandson called the other day to wish me Happy Birthday.  He asked me how old I was, and I told him, “80”.  My grandson was quiet for a moment, and then he asked, “Did you start at 1?”
3.  After putting her grandchildren to bed, a grandmother changed into old slacks and a droopy blouse and proceeded to wash her hair.  As she heard the children getting more and more rambunctious, her patience grew thin.  Finally, she threw a towel around her head and stormed into their room, putting them back to bed with stern warnings.  As she left the room, she heard the three-year-old say with a trembling voice,
“Who was THAT?”

4.  A grandmother was telling her little granddaughter what her own childhood was like.  “We used to skate outside on a pond.  I had a swing made from a tire; it hung from a tree in our front yard.  We rode our pony. We picked wild raspberries in the woods.”
The little girl was wide-eyed, taking all this in.  At last she said, “I sure wish I’d gotten to know you sooner!”

5.  My grandson was visiting one day when he asked, “Grandma, do you know how you and God are alike?”  I mentally polished my halo and replied, “No, how are we alike?” “You’re both old,” he replied.

6. A little girl was diligently pounding away on her grandfather’s word processor.  She told him she was writing a story.
“What’s it about?”, he asked.
“I don’t know”, she replied.  “I can’t read.”

7.  I didn’t know if my granddaughter had learned her colors yet, so I decided to test her.  I would point out something and ask what color it was.  She would tell me and was always correct.  It was fun for me, so I continued.  At last, she headed for the door, saying, “Grandma, I think you should try to figure out some of these colors yourself!”

8.  When my grandson Billy and I entered our vacation cabin, we kept the lights off until we were inside to avoid attracting pesky insects.  Still, a few fireflies followed us in.  Noticing them before I did, Billy whispered, “It’s no use Grandpa.  Now the mosquitoes are coming after us with flashlights.”

9. She was in the bathroom, putting on her makeup, under the watchful eyes of her young granddaughter, as she’d done many times before.  After she applied her lipstick and started to leave, the little one said, “But Grandma, you forgot to kiss the toilet paper good-bye!”  I will probably never put lipstick on again without thinking about kissing the toilet paper good-bye.
10.  A second grader came home from school and said to her grandmother, “Grandma, guess what?  We learned how to make babies today.”  The grandmother, more than a little surprised, tried to keep her cool.  “That’s interesting.” she said . . . “How do you make babies?”
“It’s simple”, replied the girl.  “You just change ‘y’ to ‘i’ and add ‘es’.”

11.  Children’s Logic: “Give me a sentence about a public servant”, said a teacher.  The small boy wrote: “The fireman came down the ladder, pregnant.” The teacher took the lad aside to correct him.  “Don’t you know what pregnant means?”, she asked.
“Sure”, replied the young boy confidently.  ‘It means carrying a child.”

12.  A grandfather was delivering his grandchildren to their home one day when a fire truck zoomed past. Sitting in the front seat of the fire truck was a Dalmatian dog.  The children started discussing the dog’s duties.
“They use him to keep crowds back”, said one child.
“No”, said another.  “He’s just for good luck.”
A third child brought the argument to a close.  “You’re both wrong . . . They use the dogs”, she said firmly, “to find the fire hydrants.”

13.  A 6-year-old was asked where his grandma lived.  “Oh,” he said, “she lives at the airport, and when we want her, we just go get her.  Then, when we’re done having her visit, we take her back to the airport.”

14.  Grandpa is the smartest man on earth!  He teaches me good things, but I don’t get to see him enough to get as smart as him!

Pressures of Politics: A First Hand Account -ABC 30 St. Louis


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Here is a link to the interview I did with Aisha Khan from the Allman Report on KDNL ABC30, St. Louis. They asked me if I would share my thoughts about the pressure of politics in lieu of the resent deaths of Tom Schweich and Spence Jackson. 

It is hard to describe the conflict and combat in politics.  The fights between political parties and candidates are only the tip of the iceberg.  While party infighting is normally kept out of the public eye, it is a constant hazard to candidates in both parties.  The desire for power causes candidates, activist and donors to deploy ruthless tactics.  Backstabbing, betrayal and deception are often the norm in a world where the ends justify the means.  Once pride, arrogance and oversized egos are thrown into the mix of an anything goes, winner take all world…things get rough.  

The pursuit of power, or the effort to keep power, along with the need to take power from others in order to do “good” things, can be extremely hazardous to leaders and their supports.  It can change a caring, kindhearted person into a ruthless hunter.  Soon fear and paranoia set in and an unending tiresome fight is on.  

Rarely in the private sector is it like this.  In the business world companies pick up market share and they lose market share, but normally they can stay in business by finding new customers, cutting costs or improving services.  In politics, the winner is in control, running the show, making all the decision, while the loser is out of a job, unemployed following the rules their enemy just imposed.  

Unfortunately, I let the pressure and betrayal get to me.  I let power change me into somebody I didn’t want to be.  Not all politicians do this, but the higher you rise and the more power you have the harder it is to stay the same and not let it change you.  

I was only able to make a few comments in my interview, but I hope they shed some light on the pitfalls of power.   

Click here for interview


Rod Jetton Is Sharing Testimony at the First Freewill Baptist Church Men’s Breakfast


FFBCThe First Freewill Baptist Church in Farmington, Missouri has asked Rod Jetton to share his testimony at their men’s breakfast on February 7th.

Rod has an amazing testimony of God’s love as he enjoyed a meteoric rise from a young Marine officer to the second youngest House Speaker in Missouri state history. Rod was on the fast track to becoming Governor of Missouri, when his personal life exploded as he went through a very public and humiliating fall.

In his testimony Rod explains how his hypocritical lifestyle led to his downfall and he points out how pride, flattery, bitterness and paranoia can have terrible consequences for individuals and families.  Using personal examples, Rod will warn men about the dangers of letting success go to their heads as well as the destruction that follows when succumbing to pride and temptation.  Rod’s candid way of explaining his mistakes and pointing out the dangers of putting his career in front of his faith and family are of great benefit to anyone focused on accomplishing their goals.

He will be speaking  at the men’s breakfast February 7th, 8:00 am at First Freewill Baptist Church in Farmington, Missouri. Breakfast will be served at 8:00 a.m. followed by Rod’s testimony.  More info can be found by clicking here

FFBC2First Freewill Baptist Church

305 West Columbia

Farmington, MO 63640

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