I mentioned a couple of posts ago about being at Highway Baptist Church in Dayton last week. Pastor Cliff Parks has several highway-themed signs (as well as other signs) around the church that I thought some folks might enjoy so I am posting them here...
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Monday, April 6, 2015
The bus is packed, the car is hooked up and we are ready to hit the road! Yesterday was our last service at our home church until towards the end of May. We leave later this morning for Maine, New Brunswick and Tennessee. We are asking for God to do great things in the churches we visit on this trip. We earnestly covet your prayers for the meetings, for safety while traveling and for the bus and car to run with no problems. It will be good to see many of you on this trip!
Friday, April 3, 2015
Greetings in our Saviour’s holy and precious Name! In Psalm 34:1, David declares “I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.” As I began to write this letter this verse yelled from my heart. We have so much to be thankful for and to praise Him for. God is so good to us!
First, an update on 2015 thus far… We were home for all of January and I was able to fill the pulpit for the first two weeks of the month for my preacher who was recovering from surgery. The Lord worked this out for sure as we are normally in Florida and Alabama this time of year. In February I flew to Florida to be at the annual Fellowship Meeting at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Lake City (Pastor Mike Norman). This was my first time there and what a meeting God gave us. I posted a lot of pics and videos on our website and our Facebook page. From there I flew back to Indiana where Stacie had the car packed and we headed to New York.
We were at New Hope Baptist Church in Collins, New York (Pastor Jack Seiler) for their annual winter revival with myself and Evangelist Don Hardman. It was good to see some church members trust Christ! The following Sunday we were at Buck Settlement Baptist Church (Pastor Greg Ferguson). It was good being “up on the hill” again and we enjoyed it very much. I had the privilege of preaching in the morning service there. I then had the privilege of going to the annual Youth Ablaze meeting in Rochester, New York hosted by Chili Bible Baptist Church (Pastor Hal Roscoe). This was the first time there and what a great youth meeting with a completely spiritual emphasis this is. On Saturday morning I got to preach the gospel to the about 800 or so in attendance—what an honor!
Then on our last Sunday in New York it was a blessing to be at Faith Baptist Church in Springville (Pastor Kevin Friedman) - one of our supporting churches. I preached in the morning and evening services and we had a great day in church and some great fellowship. We then headed back to Indiana for the month March. On March 29th we were at Highway Baptist Church in Dayton, Ohio (Pastor Cliff Parks). In June they will be celebrating their 10th anniversary. We were there for their first one and it was good to be there again. I also got to preach several times at our home church for different services.
Coming up… The bus came out of storage last week and after a day of maintenance and getting it ready (with a BIG thanks to a man in our church who did 99% of the work!) I drove it to the church to be packed up and get ready to hit the road. Stacie has been such a hard worker these last few days and the end is in sight. We will be home for Resurrection Sunday and then we head out next week for Maine, New Brunswick Canada and Tennessee. While we are going to miss everybody here at home, we are excited to get back in the bus and on the road for an extended period of time. We are asking the Lord to give some great meetings and please pray for the Lord to use us as we try to be a help and encouragement to some churches. We thank you all for your prayers and support!
In His service,