Psalm 27:13 says, “I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.” January was such a busy month of travel for us that we nearly put 5,000 miles on our car. There were so many surprise blessings this month that I’m afraid I might miss some of them in this report, so I’ll suffice it to say that at every turn God supplied our needs. I’m truly overwhelmed by the goodness of the Lord in our lives.
We began the month with a Jubilee Meeting in Perry, Florida; this was not only a good networking opportunity, but it was also a good revival opportunity for our spiritual lives. We had a surprise meeting opportunity given to us at Bible Baptist Church in Live Oak, Florida, which is a favorite prophet’s-chamber stop for us. On this occasion we attended services on a Sunday evening, and Pastor Whittle graciously offered a time for me to present our work. What really blessed my heart was getting to spend time with him out soul winning; the fellowship was great, and I learned very much from him. We completed our time in Florida at Cedar Creek Baptist Church of Silver Springs with Pastor Vaughn Foust and the wonderful church family there.
The next leg of our journeys was a fast-paced and mostly caffeine-induced set of road trips that went from Central Florida to the lower eastern shore of Maryland and then from Maryland to Vicksburg, Mississippi! We don’t usually travel in that manner, but when Pastor Leto offered me a great missions conference like the one they have at Salisbury Baptist Temple, I gladly took it. The imminent threat of a blizzard cut our trip a little shorter than I originally planned; but, by God’s wonderful grace, we made it safely to Vicksburg, Mississippi.
For the next week, Liz and I were in beautiful Mississippi. I presented and preached in the Sunday morning service at Warrenton Independent Baptist Church in Vicksburg, Mississippi. My favorite blessing this month came when, after we were already well into our next meeting that day a couple of hours away, I got a text from Pastor Curtis Jr. that they had voted in their evening service to take us on immediately as their newest missionaries! That night we got to present our ministry to a fairly new church plant called Old Paths Baptist Church in Meridian, Mississippi. Our last meeting was in Potts Camp, Mississippi, with Open Door Baptist Church. Pastor Tony Moore is also a Hyles-Anderson graduate, and we had a great time swapping stories after church. We have truly been blessed this month.
I’m happy to report that most of our Sundays are filled with meetings already! Please pray that the rest of our schedule is filled. Lately it’s been a weekly thing to take calls and emails from pastors who want us to come to share our burden for Canada. These are seeds that I planted many months and sometimes a few weeks before with packets, emails, and voicemails that are finally turning into meetings. We are very encouraged by this. Please continue to pray that support will increase.
Thanks to Calvary,