It was another hot night in Sanborn this evening. The temperature at service time was 89 degrees! There was a 107 in attendance under the gospel tent tonight. That is not the highest of the week, but what a crowd! Again there weres visitors from the neighborhood joining us.
Special music tonight was provided by the choir from First Bible Baptist Church in Lockport, New York where Scott Strobel is the pastor. The choir sang several upbeat and old-fashioned songs that were a blessing to all who were listening. Just before the message, we heard from the CrossPoint String Band. It never ceases to amaze me how they play all those instruments - mandolins, dobro, guitar, banjo and the stand-up bass.
The preacher for tonight was Pastor Jon Jenkins of Grace Baptist Church in Gaylord, Michigan. Bro. Jenkins preached from Acts 14 on how Paul was stoned. The principal is that he was knocked down and we all face some difficult times in life. In order to get over these times we need to be surrounded by the saints. When we see the people hurting, we need to be there to help them not hurt them. We need to remember that when it's our turn to be knocked down we are going to want the help of the brethren. It was one of those messages where people may not have needed it tonight, but they're going to need it in the future. We may not be going through a storm now but we sure will sooner or later in life. It seemed that many people got help and were encouraged.
|Evangelist David Mizell from Frewsburg, New York. In the ministry for 40 years!|
|Sharon Cox (left) with my wife, Stacie|
|Pastor Jon Jenkins and myself|
|A nearly-full tent!|
|First Bible Baptist Church Choir from Lockport, New York|
|Pastor Jon Jenkins from Grace Baptist Church in Gaylord, Michigan|