May the Lord bless you and yours as we celebrate the birth of our Savior! May we never forget and always be ready to tell of the greatest gift ever given by any one at any time. May we never forget to say thank you for any blessing shown to us. We want to say thank you to all of those who have come to support our ministry; both financially and through prayer. God has truly shown Himself real to us as we have traveled these many miles. I am sure that our protection on the road has greatly hinged on your faithful prayers. Consider all the miles we have traveled and we have been protected through rain, snow, crazy drivers…
Let’s recap what has been accomplished through this ministry for God. During this past year, we were able to return and help the church plant in Staten Island. The Liberty View Baptist Church celebrated their 1st year anniversary on May 17. With recruited help for this special celebration, three more souls were saved for a total of 25 souls for our labor in State Island. We were also privileged to see this church sign their charter of membership! Six signed on as members and I am happy to share that they now have 19 members with an average of 30 in Sunday attendance.
Our next adventure was in Washington, DC. Here we were able to go soulwinning in our nation's capital! This new church, Graceway Baptist Church, with pastor Brad Wells, is doing a great job.
In our latest project, we were able to set aside three full weeks from deputation to help plant a new church in Youngstown, Ohio. Youngstown is home to 60,000 souls with a great need for a good soulwinning Baptist church. The Youngstown Baptist Church is pastored by Pastor Mike Williams. We were able help with Pastor Williams by canvassing 10,000 homes and soulwinning to over 1,000 homes. Over 10 pastors from the area volunteered their time and their people to help in the start of this new church. What a blessing to see preachers working together to help another church! The Lord blessed with ten souls saved and 25 first-time visitors from the community to the first week of meetings. We thank the Lord for His blessings upon the labor of His people.
We are blessed to say that we have two more supporting churches and a couple more praying and working to partner financially with our ministry. Thank you, Maranatha Baptist Church, Jacksonville, NC, and the Harbor Baptist Church, Charlotte, NC, for your partnership with our ministry. With this added support we have crossed the 50% mark and are closer than ever to reaching full support!
On behalf of myself, Kelly, Elizabeth and Maggie, we want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!