Feeding on God’s Word

Without proper nourishment, Christians wither on the vine.

Jon and Rita Rackley know a thing or two about plants. That’s because they own and operate one of the largest wholesale nurseries in Florida—providing plants and shrubs to retailers across the Southeast.

They understand that without proper feeding and nourishment, a vibrant green plant will soon turn brown and eventually die. They also understand that without the proper feeding and nourishment, Christians can quickly wither on the vine. That’s why they believe so strongly in the work of Precept Ministries. They have seen it at work in their own lives, as well as in the lives of their family.

It was 26 years ago that Rita first stepped into a Precept Upon Precept class, and she has never looked back. “I was amazed at the way I fell in love with the Inductive Bible Study method,” she explains. “It opened God’s Word more abundantly to me.”

“I fell in love with the Inductive Bible Study Method!”

Rita is still a Precept student, but also a teacher—to her grandchildren! She says they love to study with her using Precept’s Discover 4 Yourself series. “They call and say, ‘Nana, can we come over and do Bible study?’ ” Both Jon and Rita are thrilled at their hunger for the Word and have been blessed to see all their children, and of course, now their grandchildren, involved in Precept.re my English students and not Christians yet. May the name of the Lord be praised!”

Not only do Jon and Rita participate in the Ministry through studying and leading, they also have invested financially over the years. Rita explains, “We give to Precept because God’s Word changes lives. It’s as simple as that.” Jon adds, “Giving to Precept is a great investment. We are excited to be part of a ministry that is bringing people closer to God.”

We are thankful for Jon and Rita Rackley. They have been generously supporting the Ministry for many years and are perfect examples of how God is working through people every day to show others how to discover God’s Truth for themselves.

It is through your prayers and God's faithfulness that we are on the verge of expanding the work of Precept like never before in the history of the Ministry. God gave us the vision to reach 30,000 new Canadians with Inductive Bible study. And we can see that it is truly His vision.

Have we met our goal? Not yet. But we are well on our way, and I know God will continue to be faithful as we follow His leading. Thank you for hearing God's call and partnering with us in this incredible opportunity.

Blessed by your partnership,

Mark Sheldrake, National Director

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