Another summer is past, and the work goes on. “But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.” (Ephesians 2:13) It is wonderful to be saved and to have so many friends and loved ones in the ministry. God has been good. We have had a busy summer with the new church in Yuma and trying to help others start churches also.
The church in Yuma continues to go forward. We have now had over 100 visitors walk through our doors. The Lord’s blessings are around us. We will be having a special day on October 9. Please pray for many to be saved and for the church to be added to. Brother Eric Pittman and his family will be at the church for a month this fall. He is using it as a missions trip. He will be filling the pulpit and helping with the Fall Family Fun Night. He is well versed in doing activities like this.
I am traveling and preaching in missions conferences. Please pray for God’s hand of protection and for His power. God blessed recently in a conference in Canada. Brother Dave Adkins and his family are special people indeed. The church had 60 people out soul winning on Saturday of the meeting, and there were 22 people saved. On Sunday morning there were 3 saved and 1 baptized. On Monday night at the Stewardship Banquet, the church was full, and the church was able to go forward in their Faith Promise giving. Praise the Lord!
On Wednesday night I drove to Edmonton to be with Brian Rice and his family. It was so good to see them and many of the good folks at the church.
Please pray for me, as I will be traveling for the next two months. Pray for Crystal, as she will be at home. Pray for new churches that are being started this fall. Pray for the many churches and especially missions conferences that I will be preaching in.
Thank you for your faithful support in missions and church planting!
Dr. Joseph Elwell