Update: November 24, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving,

Joan and I are beginning to prepare for our usual Tennessee Thanksgiving feast. Finding and making family recipes that have been passed down for generations is part of the excitement and enjoyment of this time of year. If you are like us, this will be a very precious time with family. 

With the Pandemic that has caused such pain and fear to so many and the social upheaval going on all around us, we want to share a word of hope and peace. Psalm 46 says, God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble, therefore I will not fear.  

Please know that we are praying for each of you during these times of great uncertainty. We pray that you will have peace and be blessed, your family will flourish, and that you will grow in even greater spiritual grace and maturity.  

As a special Thanksgiving gift, I am enclosing an article that I wrote called, "Thanks-Living".  

This Thanksgiving take a moment to pause, reflect, and thank God for His many blessings! We are so thankful to the Lord that He brought you into our lives. Your friendship, prayers, gifts, and encouragement are truly amazing and keeps us going. Working together for the Gospel’s sake is a blessing we all can be proud of. Here’s wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving. 

From Our Family to Yours,

Keith & Joan

Update: September 27, 2021

Fall Is My Favorite Time of the Year!

Friends,

Fall is my favorite time of the year. Tennessee is beautiful with all the leaves changing colors and the community activities going on; football, county fairs, festivals, and church revivals. 

We are so thankful for all of your prayers and support over the past few months. Our missions to Zambia, Nigeria, and the Western USA were amazing. We have seen God move in powerful ways. The joy of the Lord has been our strength. 

It is amazing how God uses everything in our lives to bring the love of Jesus into peoples’ hearts. Just the other day I was talking with someone about some very personal situations going on in their lives. They had been concerned with some major decisions that needed to be dealt with. Just in talking with them God reminded me of Proverbs 3:5,6 and I shared that passage with them.

Trust in the LORD with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight. (NASB)
 
The next morning, my friend texted that just around midnight he received a spiritual breakthrough after the Holy Spirit calmed his heart by way of our conversation and His Word! He was able to receive the guidance and courage to do what God wanted him to do. 
 
God reminded me - that I was to always remember that He is also directing my paths. He wants to use me in the ordinary and everyday life situations He brings my way.

As an evangelist that sees thousands of people come to faith in Christ the Lord does not want me to miss the miracle that He may want to perform right in front of me. 
 
This week, my team will be having a special time of prayer for some of the personal and ministry needs we have in our lives and mission. We would love to pray for anything you may be facing in your life. Please, if you have anything you want us to pray for you, your family, church, work, or life, let us know and we will pray for you!
 
We have many USA outreach opportunities coming up (retreat for men, church leaders & vision event,  church services) and we would ask you to remember us as we GO for Jesus. Also, we are feverishly working on our Holiday Outreach’s that are just around the corner. Pray for the resources and the power of God to make all these outreach ventures happen.
 
Every prayer you pray, every gift you give, and every word you share with others about what we are going and doing, makes a forever impact. 
 
Thank you again for making the time to pray for us and join with us in this ministry. You are definitely in our thoughts and on our hearts. We appreciate your standing with us. 

God bless you,  

Keith & Joan
Update: July 29, 2021

We need your prayer this week more than ever!

God is definitely moving as we take the message outside the walls of the church and into neighborhoods, large and small.

Our mission to Battle Mountain, Nevada was a huge success! There were so many wonderful and life changing encounters with Jesus. Thank you for your prayers.
Many of the local believers and leaders had no idea that the Gospel could impact their city so substantially in such a short time. People were coming to faith in Christ on street corners, at their door, in the park, at the festival, and in church services.

This morning I am in line to get a COVID test so I can fly Saturday to Nigeria to speak at two massive Evangelism Conferences. My good friend and fellow evangelist, Alan Greene, will be joining me and together we will share with 1000 pastors in Abuja and 1000 evangelists in Ilorin.

Pray for us both, as most of the international speakers were unable to get Visas to travel to Nigeria but, thanks to the Lord, we were able to get our visas. We will be speaking, sharing, training, and meeting with leaders non-stop. 

Joan and I will be sharing at Lifest Music City today at 3:00 and again on Friday. It is exciting to see God moving in our home town. We are honored to be speaking to our fellow Tennesseans about the love of Jesus.
It is going to take a massive amount of prayer, resources, and the power of God to make all this happen and we need you to join our team on the front lines of these outreaches. Every prayer you pray, every donation you make, every time you talk with others about what we are going and doing, makes an eternal impact. 

Thank you for taking time to pray for us and to join with us in this ministry. You are definitely in our prayers and on our hearts. We appreciate your standing with us. 

God bless you, Keith & Joan
Update: March 25, 2021

Zambia April 12-26

God is definitely moving as we take the message outside the walls of the church and into neighborhoods, large and small.

Our mission to Battle Mountain, Nevada was a huge success! There were so many wonderful and life changing encounters with Jesus. Thank you for your prayers.
Our Zambia mission is right around the corner! With multiple missions, ministries, and partnerships we are planning for a huge one city Gospel saturation blitz. The On The Go international ministry team will be there as will GNE/LPA, MASY, LifeLight, RSA. We are praying that this will be a model of how to work in partnership for planning future missions.
Update: March 17, 2021

Resuming International Travel...

As you will hear in this update, we are fully "On The Go" doing the work of the evangelist. 

We are beginning to resume international travel and our 2021 calendar is becoming increasingly full! 

We have been doing much, as a team, to host training & outreach events via Zoom Calls, Facebook Live, FaceTime, & Messenger all around the USA & World. 

Because of continued help from our prayer & funding partners we have also been able to assist our partner evangelists and missionaries around the world by helping with funds, resources, emotional and financial needs. 

It has been exciting to see what God has done!

Upcoming Schedule:
  • March: We just returned from Melbourne, Florida sharing and helping at Space Coast CityFest with the Global Network of Evangelists. ​
  • April: Our ZAMBIA (4/13-25) mission is coming together fantastic. With multiple missions, ministries, and partnerships we are planning for a huge one city Gospel saturation blitz. Our entire On The Go international ministry team will be there as will GNE/LPA, MASY, LifeLight, RSA. We are praying that this will be a model of how to work in partnership for planning future missions.
  • May: White Ribbon Day and Keith will be leading the Smith County (MS) Area-Wide Youth Revival (5/6-5/9) and The Objective Conference (TN) (5/20-23)
  • June: Battle Mt. Nevada Festival (6/7-14) is one we are really excited about. Volunteers from all over the country and Nevada will be assisting us as we attempt to share the Gospel with a family festival style outreach with everyone in this part of Nevada.
  • July: Keith & Joan will be sharing at Lifest Nashville (7/29-31).
  • August: NIGERIA School of Evangelism in 2 Cities. This year we will be joined by GNE/LPA.
  • Monthly: Daily Devotions going out, Prayer Event (last Thursday of every month) Zoom Outreach Training Classes worldwide, Zoom Mentoring of young leaders. Creation of quality outreach materials.
Would you consider helping us at this time "do the work of the evangelist"? 

We appreciate you so very much and thank you in advance for praying for us and supporting us for these unique ministry opportunities.

Know that you are also in our prayers and hearts. 

May God bless and keep you in the center of His will,

Keith & Joan

Update: March 11, 2021

Luis Palau | A Life Devoted to the Good News of Jesus

luis palau, evangelist,
My dear friend and mentor Luis Palau has gone to be with the Lord. Joan and I want to ask everyone to pray for Pat, and the entire Palau family at this time. We are actually driving back to Nashville from being with the Palau Team for a Festival Mission on the Space Coast of Florida. 

Luis will be greatly missed. In my last correspondence with Luis I assured him that I would forever hold dear all he taught me and continue to wave high to banner of evangelism. 

PLEASE JOIN WITH US IN PRAYER

1. Pray for Our USA teamJoan and I, and our team and their families, personally need continued prayer covering. 

2. Please join us for our Monthly Prayer Events. Every month, we host via Zoom and other social channels, an online prayer meeting. It is the last Thursday of the month at 6:30 pm Central time. God has blessed as people from the USA and around the world pray together in unity and faith. I personally call out select participants to lead out in specific prayers for needs around the globe. If you want to join us just let us know and we will send you a special link to join in.

3. Pray for our finances. With all the needs around us and On The Go being the only resource for some of these ministries, missionaries, outreaches, and evangelists it is imperative that we raise more support. Doing evangelism is very costly due to us having to raise all the support to pay for all the components that make the outreach a success. We never take up offerings when we are doing ministry to unbelievers. That is why we ask you to pray and help us. So the lost will hear the Good News FREE!

4. Pray for the USA and The World - that the Lost will be saved!

THANKS-LIVING 2.0

by Keith Cook

1. THANK GOD BY GIVING HIM CREDIT FOR WHAT HE HAS DONE - “Give thanks unto the LORD, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the people.” (1 Chronicles 16:8) 

Pride leads to claiming credit for things we have not done or earned. Let Jesus have the glory in all that He has done for you. He has given life, health, security, provisions, peace.

2. THANK GOD IN SONG - “And they sang together by course in praising and giving thanks unto the LORD; because he is good, for his mercy endureth for ever toward Israel. And all the people shouted with a great shout, when they praised the LORD, because the foundation of the house of the LORD was laid.” (Ezra 3:11) 

A cheerful heart is a blessing. Downcast and bitter lives bring defeat and sorrow. Praise and honor your Christ by your words, expressions, and even with a joyful song. 

3. THANK GOD IN THE MARKETPLACE - “Therefore I will give thanks to you, O LORD, among the nations, and I will sing praises to your name.” (2 Samuel 22:50) 

Give Him Credit for success and favor. The unbeliever or even the back-slider that you work with needs to be reminded that God gives and God takes away. They need your positive expression of your faith and your constant admission and reminder that Jesus is directing your life. You are the best advertisement that most of your peers will ever see for a real Christian. Reflect all of Him.

4. THANK GOD UNTIL THE END - “To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever.” (Psalms 30:12) 

Never stop thanking God. Thank Him all through your life, not just when you are having success. Thank Him in every way, every day.

5. THANK GOD BY CELEBRATING COMMUNITY WITH OTHER BELIEVERS - “I will give thee thanks in the great congregation: I will praise thee among much people.” (Psalms 35:18) 

Going to church and to Christian events helps you grow in Christ. You also help the faithful by your presence. You may inspire many people, both young and old. Do not give in to the temptation to go it alone. We are called to work and worship with others. It honors God when we do.

6. THANK GOD BY SHARING WHAT HE HAS DONE FOR YOU - “O give thanks unto the LORD; call upon his name: make known his deeds among the people.” (Psalms 105:1) 

Make sure you ask God for the desires and needs of your life. Do not be afraid to talk with Him about every area of your life. Let Him in on the small things. Do not be afraid of letting others know how good following Jesus really is. God wants to work on your behalf.

7. THANK GOD FOR HIS GOODNESS AND MERCY - “Praise ye the LORD. O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.” (Psalms 106:1) 

God's hand of mercy is on us all the days of our lives. Thank Him for sparing you from danger and directing your steps. He has been good to you. Do not forget all that He does for you. The air you breathe and skills you have been given are all from God.

8. THANK GOD FROM HOLINESS - “Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto thy name: the upright shall dwell in thy presence.” (Psalms 140:13) 

In order to really thank God you have to be loving for Him in your public and private life. Live Holy and you will have much to thank God for. Live for self and in sin and you will forfeit most of your benefits in Christ. 

9. THANK HIM EVEN WHEN IT MAY COST YOU - “Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into his house; and his windows being open in his chamber toward Jerusalem, he kneeled upon his knees three times a day, and prayed, and gave thanks before his God, as he did aforetime.” (Daniel 6:10) 

There are going to be times when your desire to serve and praise God will cost you. Even if serving God is politically or socially incorrect the command has been given to thank Him. Daniel knew the secret of thanking God in the midst of hard situations. He did not stop praising God even though the law said it was illegal.

10. THANK HIM WHEN YOU NEED A MIRACLE FOR WHAT YOU HAVE IN YOUR HAND - “And he took the seven loaves and the fishes, and gave thanks, and brake them, and gave to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.” (Matthew 15:36) 

When you need God to come through for you make sure you look for the things He has given you. God often makes you be a part of the answer to your prayer. Your joy and thankfulness will be great when God allows you to see His mighty hand work through you.

11. THANK GOD FOR HIS VICTORY IN JESUS - “But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Corinthians 15:57) 

When you and Jesus show up in a situation you win. God will lead you in the victory you need over every situation. Thank Him for victory over sins, habits, situations, and needs. God has won, in Christ, a mighty victory. Positive thinking nor material prosperity have anything to do with victory. Victory comes from living in His victory all the time.

12. THANK GOD FOR USING YOU IN EVERY PLACE AND EVERY WAY - “Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place.” (2 Corinthians 2:14) 

God wants to use you to help people around you. He will give you knowledge and wisdom. Ask Him for divine wisdom and provision. God can use you in the office, at school, at home, in ways way beyond your human capacity. Thank Him for this honor. 

13. THANK GOD FOR GOOD FRIENDS WHO SHOW THEY CARE - “But thanks be to God, which put the same earnest care into the heart of Titus for you.” (2 Corinthians 8:16) 

God has blessed you with friends and family who encourage and inspire you to live for God and excel in life. Thank God for each of them. Do not be afraid of sharing with others. It will help you expand your ministry and service to God. People working together get more done than those going through situations alone. 

14. THANK GOD FOR HIS DIVINE GIFT - “Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.” (2 Corinthians 9:15) 

The gift you have been given is inexpressible. Words can not describe this gift or its importance to you. When Jesus came and paid the penalty for your sin on the cross you were given the capacity to receive this ultimate gift. Thank God for this gift of life in Jesus.

15. THANK GOD FOR THOSE DOING GOOD - “Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers;” (Ephesians 1:16) “We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers;” (1 Thessalonians 1:2) “We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you,” (Colossians 1:3) “For what thanks can we render to God again for you, for all the joy wherewith we joy for your sakes before our God;” (1 Thessalonians 3:9) 

Thank God for all the Missionaries and Ministries that are working for the kingdom around the globe. They deserve your praise and thanks. Thank God and think of them often. You can join them in service. You can support their service by volunteering or by giving to their needs. Thank the Lord for these Saints.

16. THANK GOD IN ALL THINGS - “Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;” (Ephesians 5:20) “In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” (1 Thessalonians 5:18) 

Many things in life are not fair. The Bible says it rains on the just and the unjust. It is hard to thank God in the middle of pain and tragedy but it helps heal us and get us through the situation. Thank God for His love and comfort. Thank Him for knowing how to get you through all that you are going through. 

17. THANK GOD FOR GIVING US AN INHERITANCE - “Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:” (Colossians 1:12) 

Heaven is awaiting all who know Christ. You can thank Him for all He has for you in Heaven. Jesus has gone to prepare a place for you. This place is not like any in this world. In Heaven you will have no pain, no sorrow. There will be no more problems to solve. There will be no more bills to pay. Thank God for this inheritance that Jesus provided for you.

18. THANK GOD YOU CAN WORK FOR HIM - “And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.” (Colossians 3:17) 

There is great joy in being able to work and live up to all the potential God has for you. He has divine plans for you and wants your life to be productive. There is no way to lose in life is Jesus is your way, your truth, and life.

19. THANK GOD CHRISTIANS ARE ALL BOUND TOGETHER IN ONE BIG FAMILY - “But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:” (2 Thessalonians 2:13) 

God has given many unique and special manifestations of His church in this world. Do not be afraid to thank him for your friends in other Christian churches and ministries. All who call on Christ are in the same family. You do not have to give up your uniqueness in order to appreciate their value to Christ's cause. Thank God for the family. 

20. THANK GOD FOR THE HONOR OF PRAYING FOR ALL MEN - “I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;” (1 Timothy 2:1) 

God wants you to pray for those in authority over you as well as those who do not call on the name of Jesus. The Muslims, Buddhist, Jews, Mormons, Spiritists, New Agers, Atheists. He wants you to pray for their needs, appreciate them, honor them and seek to win them. Thank Him for entrusting you with this worthy call to pray. Of course you are to especially pray for believers. Pray for their needs. Pray for them to have confidence to do what God is calling them to do. 

21. THANK GOD NOT JUST ON THANKSGIVING or SUNDAYS - “By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.” (Hebrews 13:15) 

Thanks-living is a 365 day a year job of every Christian. Everyone should be thankful to God for all He does for them and show their thankfulness everyday.

22. THANK GOD FOREVER - “And when those beasts give glory and honor and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever,” (Revelation 4:9) “Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned.” (Revelation 11:17) 

Thank God that one day you will live forever in Heaven. You will join the angels in praising God for eternity. What joy!
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