February 18, 2019
Dear Pastors, Friends, and Prayer Partners,
The last few weeks have been very busy and very blessed weeks. We have traveled literally several thousands of miles, spoken to several hundreds of people, and rejoiced that so many people have responded to the preaching of Gods word. Thank you for traveling with us via your prayers.
Here are a few of the places where we have been privilege to serve the Lord:
Fairfax Baptist Temple in Fairfax, Virginia. God gave us some really great services with this great church. God is really using Pastor Todd Abby and it was a blessing for us to serve with him again. The weather complicated things and we actually had to cancel one night of services and one night we did a lifestream from the church auditorium. To me the highlights of the week were the chapel services in the Academy, and the sincerity of the church people as they responded to Gods word.
Beacon Baptist Church in Raleigh, North Carolina. Bethlie and I were very happy to speak at their annual couples retreat in Myrtle Beach South Carolina and also to the church body on Sunday. Pastor Tim Rabon is a wonderful man of God and it was a privilege to serve his people.
Maranatha Baptist Church in Peoria, Arizona. I have preached at Maranatha for for well over 20 years now. Pastor Peter Lopez is an old friend and God is using him in a great way to reach people in Peoria. We partnered with him for a family conference and God blessed the services in some really incredible ways.
Colonial Baptist Church in Blue Ridge, Virginia. We are at Colonial right now in the middle of their family conference. Yesterday’s services had an incredibly sweet spirit and God worked in every service in very specific ways. I will preach again tonight as well as Tuesday and Wednesday. Please pray with us that God will continue to bring revival to the homes and families in this generation.
This weekend I will be speaking at People's Baptist Church in Greenville, North Carolina. Pray with Bethlie and me as we serve the couples of this church and as I preached to the church family all day Sunday.
I know that many of you pray for Micah as well. He is still serving in India and has had some really great opportunities to teach soul winning as well as to preach the gospel in many many places. He is currently battling some sort of bug and I know would appreciate your prayers for his healing. The good news is that he is serving with a pastor whose wife is a nurse. I am always amazed at how God directs our steps and meets our needs.
Please pray for me about a special matter as well. Many of you know that I love to ride motorcycles. While I was in Raleigh a few weeks ago I was writing a motorcycle and deer ran across the road in front of me. I did manage to miss the deer but I did not miss the pavement. The bike had a few minor scratches and I actually broke a bone in my hand. Please pray for my hand to heal and that I will not have to have surgery. I should know sometime tomorrow regarding the surgery. I am scheduled to speak in the Philippines in a few weeks and I would really like to be able to go. Would you pray about this matter?
Thank you so much for being our friend. Thank you for supporting the ministry of the gospel. We are very encouraged that God is working in this generation!
You're sincere friend,