Please accept my apology for taking this long to write about our November travels. November closed out missions conference season for us with two great conferences in West Virginia and Texas. We started the month at Pastor Michael Lamb’s conference in Parkersburg, West Virginia. We met so many new friends there, like the Sheppards who put us up in their home and showed us a great time with a lot of laughs. To my great surprise, I even got to eat jambalaya cooked by some fellow Cajuns who moved there for work years ago. I simply cannot express how much we enjoyed the fellowship there. From the eating time to the preaching time, it was Heaven on earth. We got to go soul winning with the members, and I got to preach in Junior Church and for the teenagers. We ended the month in my favorite big city, San Antonio, Texas, for the missions conference of Faith Baptist Church. Each night a different missionary got to preach and present his burden. The variety of preaching styles and personalities made for a really interesting week.
Our most beautiful meeting came from Dresden, New York, at Good Samaritan Baptist Church. We stayed mere steps from Seneca Lake in peak fall colors. It was surreal each day seeing God’s amazing creation. The meeting was just as wonderful as the scenery. It was a real treat to drive from Dresden to Pennsylvania to meet Pastor David Velickoff. He pastors two churches, and I got to preach and present in both of them on a Sunday morning. It was really fun doing that, but what Liz and I both enjoyed was the fellowship time with the Velickoffs. They have such a great spirit that I have no doubt both churches have a great future ahead. Lastly, before the long trek to North Carolina, we presented our work in McKinney, Texas, at Heritage Independent Baptist Church.
December is a light month for meetings. We’re taking open dates to meet new pastors in North Carolina and Virginia and to fill our schedule for next year. We have a good schedule for next year, but we have a few key openings for the fall that need to be filled if we’re going to wrap up deputation next year. Please pray with us that God will lead us to the right meetings and that we can finish up deputation next year.
Thanks to Calvary,