Update on the Schoofs
Our son-in-law and daughter, Gregg and Angela Schoof, and their family will be moving from Rwanda to Uganda, Africa, the first part of October. They will be restarting two radio stations there and working with another missionary family. Their oldest son Caleb’s health has improved since the doctors put him on a temporary heart-regulating medication. Thank you for your prayers for them.
FBC Youth Conference Bus Repairs
We received word that the bus from North East Baptist Church in Danbury, Connecticut, had broken down on the Ohio Turnpike on the way to our FBC Youth Conference. We called Pastor Vassak and offered to repair it for him—they had gotten a repair estimate of $4,000. The bus was towed to Lewis Avenue Baptist Church in Temperance, Michigan. Pastor Vapreszan of Metro Baptist Church of Belleville, Michigan, let them borrow one of their buses to go on to Youth Conference. At Youth Conference, Jerry Ossewaarde (the bus mechanic for Hyles-Anderson College) and I made sure that Metro’s bus would make it back to Connecticut. We were able to help fix several more buses at Youth Conference as well. A couple weeks later, we went to Lewis Avenue Baptist Church and repaired North East Baptist Church’s bus. We were able to get all the parts for less than $1,200. Pastor Vassak brought Metro’s bus back to them and took his own bus back to Connecticut. Praise the Lord! The bus made it back home and is again picking up kids every Sunday.
In these two months, God enabled us to travel 1,727 miles, helping 17 churches. We worked on 30 buses; 11 of them were totally off the road and are now up and running. We saw 9 people receive the Lord Jesus as their own personal Saviour, and 2 of those were parents of bus kids.
“For God so loved the world, that He gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16) At Crossroads Baptist Church in Indianapolis, Indiana, the bus captain and I were visiting on his bus route. We were able to see 3 people trust Jesus as their personal Saviour; 2 of those were parents of bus kids. The bus kids would love nothing more than to see their parents trust Jesus, Who suffered and died on the Cross and rose again from the dead for their sins, so that they could believe and receive Him and receive everlasting life. They would know the peace and joy that Jesus gives, and their homes would be a haven of rest.
We so appreciate all your prayers for our health and safety, for our family, and for the “Keep the Buses Rolling” ministry! We are very grateful for your faithful support. Thank you, as well, for your thoughtful birthday and anniversary remembrances.
Bus Ministry Reunion
If you have served in the Bus Ministry or are a product of the Bus Ministry, you are invited to the First Baptist Church “Bus Ministry Reunion” on November 4-5, 2019. It is going to be a great reunion!
Yours for souls,
Warren & Jary Lynn Storm