Last Sunday we had the opportunity to be at two wonderful churches in PA! It was worth the 1,500+ mile drive to be with these loving people!
Saturday evening we arrived at Fellowship Baptist and spent the night at their prophets chamber. It was a blessing to get a good night’s rest! Sunday morning we met Pastor Jacob Langdon, his wife Kellie, and their two children, Noah, and Conner. Pastor Langdon had me Preach in Sunday School and do our DVD presentation in the main service. We praise the Lord for the good response from the people, and I was encouraged by the testimony of one of the church members who had a similar testimony to my father’s. After the service a couple from the Church invited us and the Langdons over for a delicious lunch! We had a great time of fellowship with them and Pastor Langdon. Thank you Rick and Joyce for opening your home to us. We won’t forget your kindess or those mashed potatoes!!! Thank you Fellowship Baptist and Pastor Langdon for having us come and share our heart for Japan!
Sunday evening we drove only 20 miles to our next meeting at Baptist Tabernacle with Pastor David Foote. Pastor Foote was very welcoming and helped us get set up. We were going to show our DVD presentation, but we didn’t have the right cord for their projector. The Lord blessed anyways and after I finished preaching several people came to the altar. We praise the Lord for what He has done through us! After the service we went and ate with several of the church families, to the most unique dairy queen I’ve ever seen in my life! There was a real Apollo Mission space ship in front of the restaurant and an airplane you could sit on, inside. It was especially enjoyable to be there because we met the parents of our good friend Jason Rishel. Which it turns out was his home church! I ask that you would Pray for Jason as he is preparing to be a missionary at the Training Center at Vision Baptist. Please also pray for Pastor Foote. He was doing some yard work around the church and got poison ivy on his neck. Even though it was very miserable for him, he still took care of us and ate with us after the service!
Thank you Pastor Foote for the opportunity to preach and present our ministry, and thank you bro. Rishel for supper! We pray the Lord continues to bless you guys!
Here recently several events have taken place that I ask you to pray for. All of these are close friends of mine, and would mean so much to us if you would pray for them.
Pastor Jay Reed has a one year old daughter named Savannah. She was diagnosed with Leukemia about 6 months ago, and has been battling it ever sense. She has faced many hardships with chemotherapy. Pastor Reed is a supporting pastor and our prayers go to him and his family. Please pray for the health of his little girl!
A few weeks ago, Austin Gardner found out he had a fist sized tumor on his kidney and it was cancerous. On June 7th he had his kidney removed with the tumor. Praise the Lord that there was no trace of cancer anywhere else! Please pray for his recovery. The Lord has greatly used Bro. Gardner in my life, and I’m thankful to call him a friend. See more information on his recovery at Visionbaptist.com
A few days after Austin Gardner’s surgery, his son David Gardner ruptured his appendix. The surgery went well and has almost fully recovered.
Last week Leah Green was hit by an oncoming truck that drifted into her lane. She suffered severe liver damage, her leg was crushed, and ankle broken. She is out of immediate danger, but she still has surgeries to go through. Please pray that her surgeries go well and she will recover! You can keep updated on how she is doing at projectna.com.
Also Last week Asunta Tubillas was hit by a car that backed into her and pinned her between her car and the other. She suffered severe bruising to the leg and broke a rib. Praise the Lord her two children that were standing with her were not seriously injured. Her husband Ronald is the Pastor of two churches here in GA, and I can’t imagine how this burdens him. Please pray for her quick recovery.
On June 21, Pastor Dan Bailey, a supporting pastor, will be having cataract surgery at 7:00 AM. They were such a blessing to us when we visited them, and I ask that you would pray that his surgery would go well. Also the surgery is costing them $3000.00 and they are praying the Lord will provide. If you would be interested in giving toward his surgery, you can send a check to his church at P.0. Box 91 Royston, Ga. 30662 and make it out to Dan Bailey and in the subject line mark eye surgery.
I believe Satan is waging an all out war against God’s children, but we serve one who is greater! Sometimes we forget to pray for others around the world, but let us remember to pray a hedge of protection around those that are serving the Lord. Thank you once again for your prayers, we desperately need them.