Dear Pastor and Friends,
So many things that have happened since our last newsletter. I will try to be brief but also complete in giving an account of our ministry. Having traveled many miles and helping many, we are so very thankful for your prayers and for those that support our ministry financially on a monthly basis.
On May 11th-17th we were ministering back in Staten Island for the One Year Anniversary of the Liberty View Baptist Church. Elizabeth had just returned from college and we whisked her off right away for ten days helping this new church. Nothing like hitting the ground running! With some help from the teens of Stateline Baptist Church, we were able to get out over 2000 gospel tracts and had three souls saved. For the anniversary service we had three first time visitors and nearly doubled the regular attendance. Pray for this new church as they signed their church charter with the new members.
Summer is the time for traveling and revival services. These summer revivals give us good exposure for our ministry. We started with a couple of revival meetings in western Michigan, around Detroit. We then traveled down to upper Ohio, near Toledo, to visit a pastor friend to present out work. We will be parked nearly 3 weeks in Meadville, PA before we leave next week, (a record long stay for us!) and just finished up a week long revival here in Meadville at Bible Baptist Church. During this meeting, we were asked to sing and preach the gospel in the city’s central park gazebo and were overjoyed to see a young eleven year old receive Jesus.
We have several more meetings ahead of us, but we are making plans for helping a new church plant in Youngstown, OH. On September 7th-12th we will be helping in the starting of the Youngstown Baptist Church. We are making calls and sending out requests for help from the local pastors for soul winners and door knockers to assist in getting tracts and invitations out into the community. As they say, “many hands make for light work.” We could use your hands and feet to help in this effort. Please go to our website for more information on how you can help with pray, finances and even taking a missions trip to help.
Personally, we are all doing well, but do have some things that we do seek your prayers about. We surely need prayers for safety and for souls, and for the Lord to open doors for service and for financial support. Prayers for opportunities to present our ministry as we are scheduling meetings back down south to Florida. In just two months we will be sending Elizabeth back to college; but not alone, for her sister Maggie will be joining her as a student at West Coast Bible College. This will leave Kelly and I as empty nesters and we will need your prayers. Lastly, Kelly and I, in obedience to the Lord’s calling, will be taking another step of faith towards fulfilling the Lord’s calling upon our hearts. Upon returning back home, we will be putting our house in Columbia, PA up for sale. We believe that it is time for us to go full time in our ministry. Please pray with us that our house will sell quickly and for the amount that we need.
We hope that all have a blessed summer. Keep looking up for the Lord is coming soon.