From May 13-17, we had the wonderful privilege of participating in the mission conference at Crossroads Baptist Church in Bailey’s Crossroads, VA. Our hearts were encouraged and stirred through the outreach of the church and the preaching of Dr. Don Sisk. It was an honor for me to present for the church; Dr. Kenny Baldwin was preaching the youth rally when God called me to missionary service over thirteen years ago in June 2002! At the end of the conference, the church voted to partner with us prayerfully and financially!
On Sunday, May 24, we drove to Frewsburg, NY to take part in the Sunday services at First Baptist Church. Pastor Cultrara and his family hosted us in their home and at the church. We enjoyed teaching Sunday School, presenting the ministry, and preaching the morning service. The Lord has used this church in Frewsburg for over 175 years!
On Wednesday, May 27, we headed to Tioga, PA for the midweek service at Tabernacle Baptist Church. We enjoyed meeting Pastor Neff and the church family. We again were thankful for the opportunity to present the ministry, field questions about the Dominican Republic, and preach from God’s Holy Word.
On Sunday, May 31, we were back in North Carolina at New Testament Baptist Church in Gibsonville. It was exciting to see the new church building being built beside their current storefront location. We had the opportunity to present the work and look at John 4 on how Jesus reached the Samaritan woman at the well.
On Sunday, June 7, our travels brought us to Greenville, SC. It was a blessing for both of us to teach Sunday School, present the work, and sing during the service. We were excited to meet the people and see what God has done through the church under Dr. Aiken and Dr. Sightler before him.
We are now over 90% of our needed support, and a few churches have contacted us in the past few weeks about their commitment to us financially. It has truly been amazing to watch God bring in our support! We would ask for your prayers as we are waiting for one document to come in so that we can apply for our visas. Also, please pray as we take the necessary steps to move to the Dominican Republic.