Monday, December 29, 2014

A Busy 2014

We are so thankful for the Lord giving us a great year in 2014.  He blessed us with safety in Florida when a man in his pickup truck fell asleep and smashed into us on the interstate back in January.  He provided with some needs that came up with the bus.  He provided a much-needed vehicle to tow behind the bus.  He provided for our financial needs.  Stacie and I are both healthy.  He gave us some great meetings all over the country and into Canada.  And most importantly, a few precious souls made professions of having put their faith in Christ.  We traveled almost 30,000 miles to our meetings.  In November the Lord moved us to Franklin, Indiana.  God has been good to the Cobbs and we are grateful for all He has done for us.  We were in more states and provinces last year, but in most of these states we had several different meetings throughout the course of the year.

Meetings in 2014:
  • Florida
  • Alabama
  • New York
  • South Carolina
  • Maine
  • Indiana
  • Ohio
  • North Carolina
  • Michigan
  • New Brunswick, Canada

Friday, December 26, 2014

The Lord Has Moved Us!

For those of you who are not on our mailing list, I have posted below the content of a letter that was sent out a few days ago.  The letter was informing our friends about a big move that recently took place.  I make reference in the letter to another letter that was included.  At this time I am not able to post the second letter but will do so next week...

December 17, 2014

Dear Friends,

Greetings in our Saviour’s name!  We pray this letter finds you all doing well in serving our Lord. 
I am writing today to share some big changes that have taken place in our ministry.  On November 16, 2014,    Stacie and I joined First Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Franklin, Indiana.  Our pastor, Kent Kirchmeyer, is a good man with a desire to spread the gospel to the lost and the church is a solid Bible-believing church.

Let me first say that we left the Old Time Baptist Church of Hamburg, New York in good standing with the church and with the leadership and I have enclosed a letter from Pastor Guadagno.  I need to point out a couple of things and I can not stress these enough.  First, there were no issues (doctrinal, personal or otherwise) that brought about this move.  Secondly, this move had nothing to do with a better location geographically for our ministry.  In meeting with Pastor Guadagno and then separately with the staff I shared with them the reason for this change and it is quite simple: the Lord made it very clear to me that this was what He wanted me to do.  You will soon be receiving a letter from Pastor Kirchmeyer.

Many folks have suggested and I am sure even more have secretly analyzed that there must be something more to the story than what I was saying.  Rest assured that is not the case.  As I have said many times: this is simply Craig Cobb obeying God and following His will—nothing more, nothing less.  Being at one place for over 23 years and then leaving that place was not a decision that I took lightly.  It was not something that I initiated, but it is something I have determined to follow because it was of the Lord.

I am happy to report that the response we have encountered thus far has been overwhelmingly positive and    encouraging.  We currently have six supporting churches and each one has pledged to continue our support.  I am in the process of calling the pastors that I preach for, and again, so far each one has been supportive.  We are very thankful for the way the Lord has worked all things out.

Our ministry has not changed.  We are still in full-time evangelism.  It is still our burden to be a help to the local church and we continue to pray for the Lord to open even more doors as time goes on.  I would humbly ask you to pray for the Cobbs as we continue to try and serve the Lord to the best of our ability.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me by phone, email or letter.  I would be happy to speak with you.  The above mailing address is our support address and also our personal correspondence address.  As always, we thank you all for your prayers.

In His service,

Craig Cobb
Isaiah 61:1

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas!

Stacie and I want to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas!  We trust you will remember that "Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners..." (I Timothy 1:15) and to share the true meaning of Christmas to a lost and dying world.