What a wonderful season this is to serve the Lord! The Lord has allowed me to teach at Hyles-Anderson College now for 17 years. We have some excellent students again this year, and many are preparing for the mission field.
God has also opened several doors recently to be able to encourage other churches in their missions programs. Two weeks ago, I had the privilege of preaching during the Missions Month at Bible Baptist Church in Jackson Heights, New York. God is using this church to make an impact in the borough of Queens and around the world. What a great time we had going soul winning with Pastor Taala and Bro. Japheth Jagolina in the subway and on the streets. We had the privilege of witnessing to people on vacation in the city, as well as people who lived there from places like Venezuela, Ecuador, Senegal, and Nepal, just to name a few.
This week, I head to preach the Missions Conference for Pastor Andew Coblentz and the good people of Decatur Baptist Church in Little Hocking, Ohio, for the third year in a row. Then in a couple of weeks, I will preach for Pastor A.J. Harris, who pastors the Evansville Baptist Church in Niles, Ohio, and then I’ll fly to Houston, Texas, to be a part of the Missions Conference at Iglesia Bautista Libertad (Liberty Baptist Church), pastored by Dr. Roy Carrizales. Please pray that God uses me to be a blessing in each church.
If you have not heard yet, my wife and I are pleased to announce the birth of our first grandbaby, Connor Orion Rodriquez, who was born July 31, 2023. Connor is doing extremely well, and so is our daughter Katie. Thank you so much for your prayers. Please pray that he gets saved at an early age and does God’s will for his life.
In the last month, I had a great time with dozens of missionaries, as we had a Missions Mastermind out of the country for a few days, which was very helpful to them and to us who work with FBMI missionaries. Then I flew to Alexandria, Egypt, for the second time this year to teach 13 hours of Bible college classes in 3 days. God blessed, and I even got to teach a children’s Bible class in Egypt, with about 7 trusting Christ as Saviour.
There are several others who have been saved in these past three months, from Maria, who trusted Christ in front of a store in Hammond, to Gustavo on his doorstep, to Ernesto, Juan, and Cesar in a shopping-center parking lot, to Todd in a Chipotle restaurant, to Darwin in a park. God is still working!
Thank you for your faithful prayers and financial support!
For His glory,