Hi Ken, this is a message for your Dad on his birthday. My entire family sends your Dad blessings for his day and many more years of ministry. Here's a little history from my family - Dean Milley, Lima Peru
Pastor Max Solbrekken with Rev. Dean & Dr. Ruth Milley at Community 10 TV Station Camrose. AB 2012
Hi Pastor Max,
I want to wish you the Best Birthday ever because you listened to the call of God and followed the way He has directed you!!
Oct 1967 a year after I was born God used you in the life of my dad to come to Jesus Christ. My dad was in Lewisporte, NL attending one of your evangelistic campaigns and he got up to leave the service.
The Holy Spirit took a hold of his heart when he was about to leave and you said, "If you don't do it for yourself do it for your family. Come to Christ for your family!" In that first campaign you were holding in Newfoundland, my dad came to Christ for his family.
Years past and all my family was raised in a Christian home and headed to Bible college to study for ministry, except me. I was a prodigal. I was the son that everyone kept praying for because I was so messed up in sin.
Many years past by and on May 15, 1988 - 26 years ago I left my house to commit suicide, but because of someones prayers that night I ended up there up at Camp Emmanuel camp grounds in that huge tabernacle.
I entered the meeting that was in process that night and the Spirit of God hit me in such a strong way. That was the night I found myself at the altar repenting of my sins. That night God used you to minister to me and I was delivered from the demons of hell.
Thank you Pastor Max for leaving your work years ago and going into full time ministry. God used you and today all my family are in a type of ministry. My sister, her Husband and her son are missionaries in Peru, South America.
My Brothers and their wives are in full time ministry in Canada with P.A.O.C and their families. I am full time missionary through the P.A.O.C and my wife is also in ministry here in Peru.
Its all because you left your full time work and followed the call of God in full time ministry. Its because of your obedience we have been a part of seeing over 60 000 come to Christ in the past 13 years here in Peru. That's 60 000 souls that have come to Christ because you listened to the call and obeyed it.