Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas and Happy New Years from Chuck & Estela

We pray this letter finds you doing well and receiving the gracious daily blessing of our Sovereign Lord and Savior. He is high and lifted up, ruling supremely upon His throne. He is in control, interceding on our behalf, and extending His all sufficient grace to all who learn to live in Him.

As you can see, the kids and grandkids are doing well. We love having them close and getting to see them weekly. The 2 older grandbabies will be 4 years old in March and the 2 younger ones just turned 2 years old in November and December. What a joy it is to watch them grow.

Estela thoroughly loves being Nana. She takes care of me, works at the dental office, and still finds the energy to take care of grandkids and cook for everyone. With some help from her mom and dad she cleaned up the garage and had a garage sale. She also found time to orchestrate a 50th Golden wedding anniversary party for her mom and dad on November 25. She is an amazing lady, a gift from God to me. Her outer beauty is only exceeded by the depth and genuineness of her inner beauty.

2006 has been a year of new experiences. We started out the year looking into a way I could make a living from home with very limited physical ability. It was becoming apparent that my health would not allow me to continue pastoring. I began to feel less and less energy through the summer and into the Fall. A visit with my cardiologist in late September led to an October 15 resignation from pastoring and a lot of prayer about looking at a heart transplant. Now, at 49, I’m officially retired due to medical disability (the hours are great but the pay is terrible). On December 12 I went through a full day (11 hours) of testing and evaluation at the Nazih Zuhdi Transplant Institute in Oklahoma City. I have a few more tests to go through but it appears right now that I will be placed on the transplant list toward the middle of January 2007. There is no way of knowing the wait period before I will actually be transplanted. There are just too many variables with organ availability, criteria for a match, and health of recipients. In order to pay for the post-transplant medications we will have to go through a fund raiser company because the meds are extremely expensive and I will have to take them for the rest of my life. So, undoubtedly, you will be hearing from us in the near future.

Our church, Grace Fellowship, is so unbelievably supportive of us. They have walked with us and carried us for the past 4 years. Although I had to resign in October, they have graciously extended my paycheck through December. They also established an Insurance Fund that will go toward paying for our health insurance. They have blessed us with their love and action.

Starting January 1 my income will be determined by my new business opportunity. The home business we found is called Escape International. Finding Escape has been a blessing from God. We are a marketing company that acquires new customers for our partners. We market for a VoIP residential and business phone service, all the major cell phone companies, DISH Network Satellite TV, some broadband internet providers, and a wellness company called Xymetri (incredible health products). After 27 years of pastoral ministry, it’s not easy to learn a business mindset. Sorry to use a Christmas letter to solicit business but time is short and we could sure use your help. So, will you go through me to get to these services and products? I can probably save you money and you can know that you are supporting Estela and me. Thank you. Are you interested in developing residual income with a part-time job? Check out the websites at and (Rep #424638) or

“Whom have I in heaven but You?
And besides You, I desire nothing on earth.
My flesh and my heart may fail,
But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
For, behold, those who are far from You will perish;
You have destroyed all those who are unfaithful to You.
But as for me, the nearness of God is my good;
I have made the Lord God my refuge,
That I may tell of all Your works.”

Psalms 73:25-28

Jesus Christ is the reason for the season.

“And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory,
glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.”
John 1:14

Saturday, September 30, 2006

Philippians 3:7-14

"There are so many things this side of heaven that I found my identity and value in. I believed in them all, but now I see them for what they are in comparison to Christ. More than just seeing them, I’ve actually lost most of them and, internally, I rescind all of them when understanding the ultimate value is knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. It’s okay that I’ve lost them, compared to gaining Christ and being found in Him (in life and death) everything else is like manure–not even close. Now, I’m not talking about having a relationship with Him derived from some religious idea. But being assigned with the righteousness of Christ through faith. The basis of this righteousness is a gift from God as is the faith through which it comes. What I value now is that I may know Him and the power of His resurrected life and that I may experience the totality of life, the one He suffered for me to have, and, that, in so doing, I’ll be molded by His death to self and obedience to God. The results of knowing Christ is the reality that I fully anticipate experiencing a physical resurrection.
I’m not saying I’m perfect, but I am moving forward in being everything Christ saved me to be. You know me better than to even think that I’m saying I’ve arrived, but you know, too, there is one thing that drives me: I don’t live in the past and I won’t let the past limit me, like a runner stretching for the finish line tape, I’m reaching forward for everything Christ has for me. I will press on toward the goal. I want the trophy, the prize when God calls me home. Jesus is the prize, the trophy. The call is in Christ. True life begins in Him and ends in Him. Let’s keep on living in and enjoying Him." (Philippians 3:7-14, Andrews Translation)

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Who Would've Thought It?

Who Would've Thought It?

Hi, my name is Chuck Andrews. I’m 49 years old, married, and live in Norman, OK. The picture is Estela, me, and our 4 grandchildren. After 26 years of pastoral ministry, I find myself at an unfamiliar crossroads. Due to my health I am unable to continue in a pastoral role. A heart attack in November 2002 has left me with massive heart damage. Our church, Grace Fellowship, has graciously and faithfully supported us for the past 4 years. They have stood with us through rehab and research and if it weren’t for failing health I would have no desire to do anything but pastor them. As God has redirected my life I have sought a way to provide a living for Estela and me. Maybe you can help me and save some money at the same time. If interested, you may even join with me in this remarkable company. Please, forward this blog to everyone you can. Thank you so much for your consideration and help.

I represent a viral marketing company named Escape International. Our company puts people in their own business and allows them to use the Internet and good 'ol word of mouth advertising to virally market products in trend setting industries. The present industries are communications, including VoIP, and health/wellness, which are two large and growing sectors of our economy.

So, basically what we do is allow people to buy products and services through the Internet that they are already purchasing but for LESS MONEY than they are currently paying. We market to save people money on phone services (residential & business), cell phones (residential & business), broadband internet (residential & business), and satellite TV. We also help people gain health, loose weight and feel better. Our household in Norman is saving around $100 per month just by going through Escape to get our services. That’s $1200 a year!

As a consumer I encourage you to take the time to investigate and you do the math. Going through our Products and Services site using my rep# (424638) and click-&-pick technology see what the savings are for you. Actually, you become a customer of the service provider but because you went through Escape you are assured that you are getting it for the best possible price.

To help you learn more about this FREE opportunity, we hold 23 live broadcasts per week (4 on Monday-Friday, 2 on Saturday, and 1 on Sunday). You can simply login to one of those broadcasts and find out exactly how this business works and exactly how you can profit from it. Each broadcast is about an hour in length. I would encourage you to do your due diligence and see if building an Escape International business would help you accomplish your future and financial goals.

Don’t miss the opportunity to watch one of our 23 live online broadcasts per week.
---Go to Check out the schedule for the times.
(We use a free application of Adobe Flash Player for the presentation. Be sure you have the latest version so you can effectively watch the presentation.)
---Click on LOGIN. You will be taken to a login page.
---Type in "Your First Name"-1-OK then click on Enter Meeting Room (password and room# are preset).
You may be asked to open and run a program and install a Conference Client. It’s a very small program and very safe.
---Wait, Watch, and Listen. The presenter will do a sound check and he/she will advance the slides.
At the end of the presentation there is a Q & A with the live presenter.

As our President and CEO, David Rutz, says, “The RAT RACE has the American people trapped.” Here is your chance to escape. With a FREE proven training system and unmatchable compensation plan this is an awesome opportunity to get in on a viral marketing network and provide fast cash flow and a lasting residual income. I have no doubt that we can help you reach your goal, whether it is money, security, independence, more family time, or all of the above.

Five things that will immediately show you that Escape is different:
1. Everyone joins for FREE.
2. All our training is FREE. (3 live broadcasts per week & hours of downloadable MP3 files).
3. No Breakaways.
4. No Annual Fees.
5. No Inventory.

I seriously encourage you to check out our website. If nothing else we can save you money every month on things you already spend money on.

Feel free to contact me.

Have a great day,

Chuck Andrews
Rep# 424638
Independent Representative with Escape International