These past two months have had some exciting events in our personal lives. Holly has sung a song on furlough stating that “God’s way is the best way,” and we have truly seen God’s hand lead, guide, and direct. Proverbs 3:5-6 says it best, “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”
As we traveled these past two months, Holly was informed that her unsaved grandfather had broken his back and was suddenly diagnosed with terminal cancer. We were in her grandfather’s area shortly after this news was delivered. Holly made arrangements on a cold, snowy night in Columbus, Ohio, to go and see her grandfather. The Lord worked it out where Holly was the only person visiting him that evening, and she had the privilege of presenting the Gospel to him once again. Her family has been concerned about his salvation for many years, but that evening he bowed his head and received Christ as his Saviour! Holly’s mother has been in Heaven for over five years now, and one can only imagine the excitement and rejoicing that night in Heaven!
Our sending church, Grace Baptist Church in Delaware, Ohio, voted to call Bro. Jonathan Herdman, assistant pastor at Franklin Road Baptist Church in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, as pastor. Pastor Herdman has accepted the pastorate and has officially started his tenure as pastor of Grace Baptist Church. We are excited about what God has done at our sending church and congratulate Pastor Herdman on becoming the third pastor of the 31-year history of GBC. My family and I are excited to see what God is going to do through Pastor Herdman and GBC!
Please continue praying for our furlough. God is meeting needs, and we have seen more churches take us on for support these past couple of months. We need about 20 churches to take us on for support so we can return to England.
Thank you for your faithfulness in prayers and support. What an honor it is to serve Christ with you!
For the souls of England,
Justin, Holly, David, Jonathan, and Nathan Williams