What a wonderful season God has given us! This past month and a half has been extremely eventful. March 27-30, 2022, were the dates of our FBC Missions Conference. God used our Missions Conference to remind the church of four necessary ingredients in fulfilling the Great Commission: Men, Materials, Money, and Media. It was a great privilege to help out with some of the planning and the preparation of the conference, as several were called to be missionaries, while others were reminded of their need to go locally, give systematically, and pray fervently.
Then April was a month of finishing this semester at Hyles-Anderson College, with graduation and the 50th anniversary celebration culminating at the end of the month. Many friends came for both events. We rejoiced at how good God has been to the college all these 50 years. I had the privilege to host Pastor Johnny Pope on April 28 and got to see our son-in-law Xavier graduate from Hyles-Anderson College.
May started with our FBMI Missionary Candidate School, in which I got to teach three times on Tuesday and three times on Wednesday. Praise the Lord that God is still calling laborers into His service, who are sent out from local churches and want to serve with FBMI. Also, God has allowed me to help some of our FBMI missionaries with questions regarding deputation, financial reporting, ministry work, and getting to the field.
The end of the week brought the wedding rehearsal and the wedding of our daughter Katie to Xavier Rodriquez on May 6, 2022. What a beautiful wedding! Dr. John Wilkerson, our pastor, of First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana, did a phenomenal job officiating the wedding. Please pray that God will use this couple for His glory and in His service.
Please pray for me, as one week from today, I will be traveling with the Boundless Grace tour group from Hyles-Anderson College for about 12 days. It has been a joy to travel around the country the last few years during the summer, representing Hyles-Anderson College.
God has worked through us to see 6 souls personally saved and 2 baptized over the past 2 months, as well as over 20 visitors in our adult Bible class on Sunday mornings.
Thank you for your faithful prayers and financial support!
For His glory,