My family and I want to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I pray that you have had a wonderful year. Ours was filled with many miles and many blessings. We were able to visit many new churches and to follow-up with some of our supporting churches. We were also able to do some revisiting of some of our church plants.
The Liberty View Baptist Church in Staten Island is growing!!! They are already looking to expand by renting additional rooms! Praise the Lord, they were given a church van and can now pick-up even more folks for church!
The Youngstown Baptist Church plant recently purchased a church building! Last week, they held their first services and are very excited about having Christmas in the new building. This is incredible progress for a church that is not even two years old yet! Praise the Lord for His rich blessings on this church and for allowing us to have a small part in it.
The church plant in Baton Rouge is getting closer!!! Drop me a message if you are thinking of coming so we can start praying for you and what you will need to get there. We will be there the first two weeks in April
Personal needs -
Our biggest prayer request right now is wisdom and guidance regarding our Dodge pick-up truck. We believe that now is the best time to be looking at trading it in for something more faithful to God's work. We are very, very thankful for all who have given sacrificially towards our breakdowns. We know that the Lord will lead and provide for this vital piece of equipment for our ministry.
We are looking for a 2010 or newer truck any make (2500, 250 or better) with the strength to haul our home all over this great land of ours. These vehicles cost in the neighborhood of $30,000.
If you have one and would like to donate it to our ministry or know of someone that desires to donate one, we would love to talk with them. Also, please consider helping us financially with a special fund that we have started for this need. Just go to our website: www.theholtsclawfamily.com and click on the donate button at the bottom of the page and designate, TRUCK.