Our Summer was filled with missions meetings and revivals. Over the years, because of our preaching and singing, we are invited to several revival
meetings during the summer months. This year we were at three, week long tent meetings in a row. These tent meetings had us running from one side of the state of Pennsylvania to the other, praise the Lord for our camper! We were able to see at least six souls saved at these meetings,
praise the Lord.
Just last week we were at the Ambassador Baptist Church in Frederick, MD. Pastor Tom Fry is always looking for unique ways to get the gospel into the community, so for the past several years at the end of summer on a Sunday night, he rents out the city's band shell amphitheater at the park in the middle of town. He holds his evening service there and provides several singing groups to sing to those in the park. Pastor Fry then gave a gospel message to those who could and would hear. Praise the Lord we had at least 3 souls saved.
For an update on our family, our daughter Elizabeth is back in California for her Junior year of bible college. Our daughter Maggie is going to be taking some online college classes while we continue to travel. With the help of a pastor in Scranton, I have been learning to tune pianos and to make minor repairs. By learning this trade I have already been a great blessing to many churches so far this year. This will also will help us with some additional finances until we are fully supported. If we are due to come to your church and your piano needs tuning, please call and I will do my best to work it in. I also tune personal pianos so if anyone in the church needs their piano tuned I can do that as well, all at a discounted rate. If it wasn’t for our present supporters and love offerings we would not be able to do what we are currently doing for the Lord. It is our desire and burden to come off the road and to offer more help to struggling churches and to start many more churches up and down the northeast coast.
I would like to thank those that had a part in helping to meet some of the needs from our last newsletter. Your prayers, love and giving are very evident AND generous!
Please pray for meetings as we are now scheduling our trek back down to Florida for the winter months. We will be on the road between Virginia and
Florida from November until March. With our camper we are able to go farther and stay longer in offering help to churches along the way. Please let me know if you live in FL, GA, NC, SC and or VA and would love to have us come to your church. If you personally know a pastor and church in these areas and would like us to visit, please let me know. We obviously have a great time-frame to work a meeting in! I will need the church's name, city, state, phone number and the Pastor's name. Please be in prayer for us in that we will be able to fill our empty Sundays and be a blessing to many churches and pastors on this trip.
As we finish September and enter October and November we enter into our primary mission's months. Please pray for these month as we encourage churches in their missions programs to do more for Jesus. We even have one church that is stepping out by faith in taking the first steps into church planting! Church planting is the heartbeat of our ministry and they have asked us to have a great part in this new church plant. THAT'S exciting!
Bro. Tim Holtsclaw