On June 1, we drove to King George, VA to present and preach at Tabernacle Baptist Church. Pastor Sherman Davis was a gracious host, and we enjoyed being with the church family. It was also a privilege to meet some veteran missionaries to the Dominican Republic and to glean from them.
On June 8, we were able to drop in at Calvary Baptist Church in New Bern, NC. Pastor Bill Wingard followed the Lord’s leading and began World Wide New Testament Baptist Mission after seeing the need for the gospel to be preached in the Micronesian islands. We saw the attitude and heart of our mission agency fully displayed through the ministry and preaching of Pastor Wingard and his assistant Pastor Williams.
After spending Father’s Day with Tim’s dad, our next meeting was in Shelby, NC with Faith Baptist Church and World Wide’s Family Week. From Monday through Thursday many pastors and missionaries brought uplifting messages and lessons to encourage the World Wide family. While in North Carolina, we stayed with the Hills, friends and veteran missionaries we met in the Dominican Republic this past January.
On June 22, we had a “double-header” scheduled. In the morning, we were with Central Baptist Church in Waynesboro, VA. Pastor Vernon Berry has been faithfully preaching at the church for over 50 years, and he is excited about the future. In the evening, we attended New Hope Baptist Church in Roanoke, VA. Pastor David McNeill gave us the opportunity to preach and present the ministry to the Dominican Republic. The Lord guided our schedule and allowed us to meet four ladies who are traveling there this week on a mission trip.
It has been a joy to meet many believers and see many old friends as we journey on the deputation trail. Through it all, God has proved Himself faithful time and time again as He has led and provided for our family.