Saturday, April 21, 2012

Back in Maine

We are back in our "home" for the next few weeks. After being "randomly" selected for search at the border where we ended up being detained about a half hour or so, and a stop at Stacie's favorite Amish store for another knife, we arrived safely.

Our meeting at McKenzie Corner Baptist Church was a blessing. They recently reorganized and adopted a constitution. A new family has joined the church with another planning to do so in a couple of weeks. They are seeing visitors on a regular basis. There was great liberty to preach each night. Our prayer is that the fruit of this meeting remains for a long time. We are looking forward to next year's meeting already.

On a side note, our home church is having their building dedication on May 25th. We are glad to be able to be home to be a part of that. To see what God has in store for our church as they move forward is exciting.

McKenzie Corner Baptist Church - New Brunswick

Friday, April 13, 2012

Last Service

Tonight is our last service for the meeting here in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine. Tomorrow morning we head to New Brunswick to be with Bro. Andy Nissley and McKenzie Corner Baptist Church.

It has been a busy day to say the least! An all day preacher's fellowship with breakfast, lunch and supper. Between helping with the preparations for this and starting the packing to leave in the morning has left no time to sit down! Right now there are a few minutes to sit and relax before changing for service tonight.

As we will be in New Brunswick, I am not certain if I will be able to post anything until we return here to Maine. Please keep us in your prayers at this next church. The church was established over 150 years ago, was in the United Baptist Convention and basically has been reestablished as an Independent Baptist Church.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

A Busy Week

Our meeting started Friday with a very good service and quite a number of visitors in attendance. Saturday was a little lighter in numbers. Early Sunday morning saw us at a sunrise service with breakfast after, then regular services for the remainder of the day. Monday was quite well attended although Tuesday was light again. However, the services have been very good. We have seen at least 5 make a profession of faith since Friday. A couple of young men seemed to get some help last night.

This coming Friday will be an all day preacher's fellowship. It is the first one this church has held. They are very excited about it.

Saturday, we will be leaving for New Brunswick for the week. Our meeting there starts Sunday and goes through Thursday. Already, 2 preachers have booked us for meetings since we have been here. One scheduled a Sunday through Wednesday and the other for a Sunday yet to be determined. We have been coming up here for the past eight years and are excited at how God is allowing us to be able to minister to the area churches.

While we are busy each night, it is quiet during the day. Plenty of time for relaxing, reading and studying. It is a beautiful area and a rather slow-paced lifestyle.

Thank you to each of you for your prayers and love for us. We appreciate your friendship.


Tuesday, April 3, 2012

On the road again

We have hit the road again, although honestly we haven't stopped traveling since we left last year a couple of days after Christmas. These past two years have been the busiest years for us. This year is pretty well full too.

Currently we are in Maine. The list of places on this trip is: Maine, New Brunswick, home for a couple of days (literally), Indiana, and then back to New York for a couple of weeks for a tent meeting. You can check out our travel schedule on the calendar.

The van has been such a blessing and a comfort to ride in. We did have a little incident where a passenger door was dented, but that was fixed with no problems. The only issue we seem to have with the van is the excellent air conditioning system. For some reason, someone feels the need to keep their vents covered as though it is freezing! The humorous differences between a husband and wife.

We are looking forward to being able to keep in touch with our friends across the country. Please feel free to leave comments!

Craig and Stacie