From the 18th to the dawn of the 20th century, much happened in England throughout Christianity. Men like John Newton, author of “Amazing Grace,” C.H. Spurgeon, George Whitefield, and others invested their lives for the Gospel to be preached. England was a shining light for Christ. Today the scene is much different. Today England needs revival!
SBC enjoys telling others the Gospel. Often we hear families telling stories of how they were able to “preach the Gospel” to someone else. This desire pleases the Lord, and we are grateful for the opportunity to preach Christ crucified and risen again in a free country. Years ago, the Gospel would be met with a receptive heart; however, today we often hear the response of “I’m not religious” or “I’m an atheist.” England needs revival!
The past couple of months, SBC has invested much time in prayer for revival. At the end of June, our annual revival meetings were held. We enjoyed a “fancy dress” night on Saturday, where we dressed in attire of the 1700s. It was a great and wonderful service full of humor and praising God that the men don’t wear wigs anymore!
God answers prayer! When we would go soul winning two years ago, the reception would often be hard. Over the past few weeks, it has become a different area. People have been warm and receptive. God is working, and we are beginning to see the results of nearly six years of planting God’s Word beginning to break up the fallow ground.
We held a baptismal service in May. A man named Kenneth got baptized. He’s growing in the Lord, and we’re excited to keep teaching and discipling. Please pray for his family, as they are not saved.
July is an extremely busy month, as there are several great times of outreach, including our Holiday Bible Club (Vacation Bible School) July 25-29 and a Community BBQ on July 28. Pray that many children come and take part in the HBC and that many come for the BBQ, where we open our doors for a day of grilled hamburgers and sausages, games, and a great time to get acquainted with our community. God has used this greatly over the past two years. Please pray for these exciting days ahead!
Thank you for being faithful and serving Christ. You are an encouragement to us!
Yours for the souls of England,
Justin, Holly, David, Jonathan, Nathan, and Samuel Williams