Thank you for being faithful throughout this year. The year 2020 has certainly been different than we all had planned, but we praise God for His unchanging faithfulness, no matter the season of life or ministry. God has taught us through this time, and we desire to be pruned, molded, and changed to the image of Jesus Christ.
In July, we were able to hold in-person services again. The services look different now with social-distancing measures in place, masks, and pre-booking seats for the service. God’s people have stayed faithful, as we meet in person on Sundays only at this time and livestream the services on Wednesdays.
For years we have been praying for a lady named Barbara. Alec, one of her sons, got saved years ago, married a lady from the States, and lives in the States. When Alec and/or his family visit his mother, often I would meet with them and present the Gospel to Barbara. Her time left in life was coming to an end, but she continued to reject Christ as Saviour. We joined Alec and his family in prayer that Barbara would get saved.
Later in the evening on the first Sunday in August, I received a message from Alec, stating that there wasn’t much time left for Barbara, and she had asked for me to come and tell her the Gospel one more time. Shortly afterwards, I arrived at Barbara’s home and told her the Gospel. She was in much pain, but in spite of her pain, she listened to the Gospel. Alec watched, through Skype, the conversation as I asked Barbara if she would like to ask Jesus to be her Saviour. Barbara said, “Yes, I want to be saved.” Barbara, through pain, asked Jesus to save her!
The family testified that after Barbara got saved, it was like a peace came and flooded her soul and body. She was calm for the next three days before she passed from death to eternal life with her Saviour, Jesus Christ. Praise God for His saving grace!
Please pray for my family and me. God has been so good to us, and we are grateful for His provision. Pray for faithful support, knowledge for our boys—as all of them are now in school, wisdom, and instruction in the days ahead. Pray for Skelmersdale Baptist Church and the ministry as we press forward with the Gospel. We are praying for you.
Rejoicing in the Lord,
Justin, Holly, David, Jonathan, Nathan, and Samuel Williams