We pray that you all had a blessed and safe 4th of July this year. The month of July was busy and fruitful for our family, as we traveled all over the Lone Star State of Texas! Our first stop was with Trinity Baptist Church of Arlington, Texas. Pastor Lasseter gave us the opportunity to present our ministry. Pastor Lasseter voted to partner with us, and the church joyfully took us on for partnership. Praise the Lord!
From Arlington, Texas, we headed to Amarillo. While one meeting had to be canceled, the Lord blessed through us dropping in at Arden Road Baptist Church for their Sunday morning service. After the service, we were able to meet Pastor Denson and his precious family. He invited us back, and we were able to present the need for the Gospel in East Africa before the church. For the midweek service, we headed down to Hereford, Texas, to have dinner with the sweet church members of Iglesia Bautista Fundamental before the service. During our dinner, Jeffrey became best friends with Pastor Rodriguez! In the evening service, Pastor Rodriguez had us show our video and then had me preach while he translated for me into Spanish. We want to say “Thank You” to everyone at Iglesia Bautista Fundamental, Hereford, Texas! They also voted to partner with us in reaching souls across East Africa.
From Amarillo and Hereford, we found ourselves in San Antonio with Texas Baptist Church. We had a wonderful time with everyone at the church, as we went door knocking on Saturday, taught Sunday school, presented in the morning service, and preached the evening service. We made a lot of new friends in the ministry while there, and Pastor Bell kept me on my toes the whole time. From there we headed to Vidor to use a church RV hookup they had available. While there we did not have a scheduled meeting for the midweek service, and Pastor Green of Victory Bible Baptist Church invited us to present and preach their service for them. We were very thankful for another opportunity to be used by God. Thank you, Pastor Green, for a place to stay and for the service time!
Lastly, we ended the month at Iglesia Bautista Victoria, Baytown, Texas. Please pray for our brothers and sister in the Houston area, for they have been impacted and hit hard by COVID-19. Due to the high outbreaks, the church was unable to meet physically and was still using Facebook Live as a means to have services. I was able to present Kenya, East Africa, and preach with one of the men in the church as a translator and with just a couple of people actually sitting in the church. I preached a message mostly to the youth on reaching the youth around them. I pray that God will use this next generation of young Christians to reach America with the Gospel of Jesus Christ!
We cannot thank each and every one of you enough for your sacrificial prayers and support to help us make it to the field. We have seen God working in the lives of those who so desperately need Him as Saviour, even in the midst of all that is going on. Please pray specifically for Richard and Jeffrey, two men I was able to go through the Gospel with but did not see come to accept Christ as their Saviour. I pray that God will open their eyes and that they will come unto Him. Thank you all, and may God bless you.
Your co-laborers for lost souls across East Africa,
Brandon, Ali, Jeffrey, Hannah, & Esther Heselschwerdt