My parents Dave and Marybeth Solt landed in England in the fall of 1996, and a few months later I was born. At the age of four, I recognized my sin nature, and asked God for salvation…a few years later I followed Christ’s example through baptism. While growing up, I was privileged to join in multiple ministries with my parents from church planting to teen activities and children’s programs.
After graduating high school, I enrolled in Hyles-Anderson College with the goal of developing a media career. It was during the missions conference my freshman year, God spoke to me, and revealed His perfect plan for my life. Matthew 14:17-19 says, “…We have here but five loaves, and two fishes. He said, Bring them hither to me…” Christ’s response to Andrew turned my plans upside down. Following His lead, I surrendered my life to him, changed my college major to missions, and began the path to serve Him full time in the mission field.
Rachel was born and raised in the beautiful state of Montana. At the age of seventeen, after hearing her youth pastor teach a lesson on Hell in Sunday School, Rachel got her salvation settled. She surrendered her life to the Lord in 2014 at a summer teen camp while hearing a sermon on the will of God. It was also the same year that she felt God leading her to attend Hyles-Anderson College.
God brought us together during our first semester of college, and a few months after graduation we got married. Together with Rachel, I have served in the bus ministry of FBC as a captain, CDL trainer, and junior church superintendent leading up to deputation. In the fall of 2021, we visited England together for the first time as a family, and God solidified His calling on our lives to return as full-time missionaries.
Upon returning to England, we will be serving at my father’s church in Preston, England, a city with a surrounding population of over 200,000 people. Lord willing, we plan on building a children’s program and teen department, along with participating in outreach, discipleship, media efforts, and establishing a Bible institute. We are excited about and looking forward to the new opportunities God has in store for us once we have adjusted to being on the mission field as a family.
Friends! Thank you for your continued love and prayers! God has opened up so many doors this month, further confirming His calling on our lives! What a mighty God we serve!
We started off this month by relinquishing our final responsibilities at FBC Hammond. For the past three years, I have been serving as Junior Church Superintendent for inner-city bus children. That task has now been handed off to a good friend of ours, and we said our goodbyes. Thank you, Bro. Francis, for entrusting us with this department! We loved our kids and fellow workers but are excited for what God has planned for the future!
Mid-August, we made a quick Saturday stop at Greenwood Bible Baptist Church to serve in their Overcomer Burmese Ministry. Over 160 young people were in attendance! I was given the opportunity to preach, and five children accepted Christ’s gift of salvation! Praise the Lord for the vision of Timothy Cangmah and GBBC!
We finished up August in Wilson, North Carolina, with Pastor Shakour and Tabernacle Baptist Church for their Missions Conference! We enjoyed every minute spent with those sweet people. Graciously, they asked me to preach to the middle-school chapel, with over 300 young people, and teach the Young Adult Sunday School Class. Throughout the week of the conference, we witnessed to a total of seven people during Friday night street preaching and Saturday outreach. Thank you once again, TBC, for your kindness to us!
Throughout August, we have been able to share the entire Gospel with 12 people! One story I would like to share is Justin’s. I met a young man named Justin at the park during a church outing. While presenting the Gospel to him, he stopped me and said, “So the entire reason you are here is to tell me about this?” Shortly afterwards, he bowed his head and trusted Christ. Praise God for divine appointments!
Solt Family Update (SOLT: Serving Our Lord Together):
Our sweet Ruby has decided that crawling is not good enough for her anymore. Crawling is “out,” and climbing is “in.” Everywhere she goes, she wants to climb and grab! What an adventure parenting is, and we would not have it any other way.
Rachel has been slowly packing up the house for our full-time transition. I am thankful for a wife who is willing to give up so much out of her love for the Lord. Thank you once again, our friends, for your love, prayers, and support!
• God’s wisdom as we book meetings (March through June 2023 especially)
• Protection as we travel
• That we would be given opportunities to see souls saved
• Wisdom as we look into Rachel’s visa and Ruby’s British citizenship
Daniel, Rachel, and Ruby
Saying our goodbyes to the our Junior Church at FBC.
Our Ruby is growing up so fast!
Preaching to the middle-school chapel at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Wilson, North Carolina
Our Ruby is climbing up on everything these days!
Rachel, Ruby, and I with Pastor Shakour of Tabernacle Baptist Church, Wilson, North Carolina