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GTS News December 2020
Curtis Robertson Home with the Lord – It is with great sadness that we announce the loss of one of our precious Gospel Trick Shot helpers in a plane crash this past month. Curtis not only was a world class cue maker and Artistic Pool player but served with Gospel Trick Shot on the mission field in Honduras, ran a Gospel Trick Shot booth at the (CSRM) Christian Sports and Recreation Ministry Summit, and supported and helped other GTS events. Here is the YouTube link to a special Memorial for Curtis Robertson by Pastor Michael Hewitt our GTS Vice President and Tom “Dr. Cue” Rossman where a “priceless” cue that Curtis made is featured: https://youtu.be/gvgDk0lVCQU
New Steve Lillis video on “Hybrid Missions” – With the recent outbreak of COVID-19 and the partial shutdown of churches, prisons, schools, and community centers, a new strategy called “Hybrid Missions” is needed to share the Gospel and the love of Jesus through the internet in these challenging times! A summary of activities in 2020 was presented on 11/21/20 by Steve Lillis with a future projection of what could possibly be done! Available on YouTube and the GTS website newsletter page: https://youtu.be/EodKB5TXUvE
Tom “Dr. Cue” Rossman – In November 2020, AZBILLIARDS.com the largest online billiard media source in the world, published Tom’s amazing testimony. Next month in the “Sharing the Light” column Steve Lillis will be featured. To read Tom’s testimony go to: https://www.azbilliards.com/sharing-the-light-tom-dr-cue-rossman-testimony/
TAKE A BREAK IN THE “GTS RACK ROOM” TODAY! Past “Breaks”
1) Majestic Road Podcasts with Steve Lillis, Tom Rossman, and Brian Pauley available on three different platforms. Just search the Majestic Road menu of podcasts on the page that opens up and look for the name of who you want to listen too!
2) Revised “Hope” Gospel Trick Shot Video (23 minutes) by Steve Lillis with slow motion on the Gospel Trick Shots:
“Hope” Gospel Trick Shot Show with added features!
This new version of the “Hope” Gospel Trick Shot Show has slow motion added to each of the trick shots in the show.
3) “Witness Tools” Video (8 minutes) by Tom “Dr. Cue” Rossman with encouragement on how to be a witness for Christ.
Witness Tools Video – YouTube
Dear friends in the billiard industry and beyond… I recently created a video sharing how “witness tools” are used in the GTS (Gospel Trick Shot) / RACK Vision outreach / ministry work. Please …
4) “Joy” Gospel Trick Shot Video (1 minute 32 seconds) by Steve Lillis with slow motion on the Gospel Trick Shot:
5) “Wall” Gospel Trick Shot Video (2 minutes 12 seconds) by Steve Lillis with slow motion on the Gospel Trick Shot:
6) Gospel billiard song entitled “In Heaven It’s Impossible to Lose” by Mike Massey.
7) Martin Luther King Jr. – pool video (2 minutes 54 seconds) entitled “MLK: Pool Shark for the People.”
8) Steve Lillis Gospel Trick Shot called “Deception.” https://youtu.be/TkV04UnIFiA
9) Steve Lillis – “Closer than a Brother” GTS Shot: https://youtu.be/mvcbbjBIy3g
10) World Champion and BCA Hall of Famer Robin Dodson – FB Live billiard interview and teaching clinic on “Playing the Ghost” with Christian testimony starting at about the 33:30 mark.
11) GTS RACK Room live on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GTS-RACK-Room-111050807413948https://drive.google.com/file/d/13OIJsGkplvJ4xHaCQ4MycX4oqN89J8UZ/view?usp=sharing
12) Another Mike Massey Gospel country song (audio only): https://drive.google.com/file/d/13OIJsGkplvJ4xHaCQ4MycX4oqN89J8UZ/view?usp=sharing
13) Mike Massey new music video “Sharpie and a Cue” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FebSoKhbH10
14) Memorial tribute video for Curtis Robertson by Pastor Michael Hewitt and Tom “Dr. Cue” Rossman featuring the “priceless” cue that Curtis made in 2017: https://youtu.be/gvgDk0lVCQU
15) Steve Lillis video presentation on 11/21/20 on “Hybrid Missions” which includes summary of hybrid 2020 and future projection of what could possibly be done! https://youtu.be/EodKB5TXUvE
My most recent book “What’s That in Your Hand? God and Pool – The Gospel Trick Shot Story” (2019) and my first book “But You Must! The Steve Lillis Story” (2013) are available for the Holiday Season for a suggested donation of at least $10 or more for each book and will be shipped postage free in the USA! Email me today for your autographed copy at firstname.lastname@example.org and take advantage of this special offer!
“In Memory of Ella” by Steve Lillis
On October 12th our dear granddaughter Elizabeth “Ella” Rose Fuehring 2 1/2 years old went home to be with the Lord Jesus. My Mom Ellie Lillis Arntson 86 years old went home to be with the Lord in January of this year and today as I write this it is October 29th which would have been Mom’s 87th birthday. The picture that my niece Christina had in her mind was that Mom was holding Ella in her arms in heaven the day she departed earth. What a beautiful picture that all of us who know Christ will be reunited with loved ones.
From an earthly perspective the colliding of two buses with Ella, our daughter Sarah, and her friend Joanna crushed between them was a total disaster. Sarah will perhaps be six months before she can walk again and Joanna is about in the same condition having damage done to their hips and legs. We rejoice that our grandson Jayden six years old was lagging far enough behind that he was not stuck by the buses but did however see the whole thing including seeing his sister Ella lying on the ground having instantly departed from this world. Again from an earthly perspective this was a disaster! However knowing Christ we can be assured that God has a plan to cause all things to work together for good (Romans 8:28).
The good has already started as the past two days I was privileged to do my Gospel Trick Shot Shows at two locations with a new show entitled “In Memory of Ella”. I believe the Lord came to me in a dream on October 22nd at 4:30 am as I began to perform this show while dreaming of doing trick shots and speaking about Ella. I woke up half way through the dream and just sat up in my bed continuing to visualize shots and thinking about what I would say. On October 27th I went to the Players Billiards Café in Eatontown, NJ and did this show for about 25 men from a local church along with another 120 APA pool league players there that night to compete. The next night on October 28th I went to the Crossroads Ministry Center in Paterson, NJ to do the same show “In Memory of Ella” for about 25 young boys and leaders in a Royal Rangers church group with another five friends of mine in attendance. I performed this particular show last night in Paterson on the very table I started my ministry on some 18 years ago when I lived, worked, and ministered in Paterson, NJ. A friend of mine helped to repair the table back then and we both chipped in for the cost. And now here we are some 20 countries later, 30 states later, and over 1,000 Gospel Trick Shot Shows later, returning to Paterson with a new show entitled “In Memory of Ella”. Needless to say people were deeply moved as I shared and lives were touched by the Lord Jesus Christ as an invitation to join my Mom and Ella in heaven was given. God has put in my heart to continue to share this all over the world and by His grace I will. We have received four more invitations in the last 48 hours and we have a GTS board member Rob Boswell over in the Philippines now making plans for us to go back there. Please pray and give financially so that Gospel Trick Shot can go and share the story of Ella and more importantly share the story of Jesus! We appreciate you! God bless!
Gospel Trick Shot Relaunched! by Steve Lillis
New Book Release: “But You Must! The Steve Lillis Story”
The true story of Steve’s life and unimaginable 19 1/2 year separation and subsequent marital restoration to Camille in 2009 has been published by Gospel Trick Shot Ministries, Inc. and is available for distribution. The story includes his childhood, turbulent years as a pool hustler, military experiences, and travels as a professional pool player in search of meaning and purpose. The book transitions to finding faith in God and his divine leading to become a college professor and founder of the worldwide ministry called Gospel Trick Shot Ministries, Inc. The events and the people are real as the story was written to help and encourage those on life’s journey in search of true meaning and purpose. Co-author Devra Robledo adds the female touch to keep the story suspenseful yet sensitive to all people. Tom “Dr. Cue” Rossman a world renowned professional trick shot artist and GTS RACK team member has written the forward to wet the reader’s appetite. In a recent note from a person who recently read the book here is what was said:
Steve, I just had to drop you a note saying that I loved your book. I won it at the New Jersey Expo Center while you were demonstrating. I am going through some of the same things you went through regarding my wife leaving me and my two young daughters in the middle. Your decision to put your trust in God is beyond inspiring. Thank you for your story. – John Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. – Psalm 51:10
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The right picture is the cover of the new book entitled: “But You Must! The Steve Lillis Story”.
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