My family and I are privileged to serve Christ as co-laborers together with you. Together we have a Great Commission to reach the world with the greatest news anyone could ever hear— the sacrificial death of the Lamb of God, the burial of the Son of God, and the victorious resurrection of our Saviour Jesus Christ. As we know, there is no greater message the world will ever hear, and we have partnered together to reach the world with the Gospel. Holly and I had the rare opportunity to go soul winning together recently. We enjoyed our time carrying the Gospel to the lost. We met a lady named Sherry in New Jersey who wanted to hear about Christ. Holly carefully explained the Gospel to her, and she sweetly got saved!
Our hearts’ desire is to not only tell the Good News here in the States but also in England. We miss being home. Furlough has been slower than anticipated. We’ve been in many new churches, and God has blessed with new supporting churches. We need at least $1,200 more each month to come in before we can return to our home, England. When we came back for furlough, we saw clearly that we had left severely under-supported for one of the most expensive cities in the world. Gas (petrol) averages around $2.40 PER LITER! School curriculum for our boys is going up, and living expenses are on the rise. We were seeing a $1,000 monthly deficit while on the field. As much as our hearts yearn to be back in England, we cannot return until we raise some more support. This is mandating an extended furlough. At the time of this writing, we are fervently praying and working to return to England in January 2015.
There are several ways each of you as our supporters can help:
2. If each of our supporters could raise our current support just $15 a month, this would enable us to return to the field immediately.
3. If just half of our supporting pastors referred us to just one prospective new church for support, this would enable us to raise our support quickly and help us return on schedule.
We need your prayerful consideration to help us return to the field. Our heart is with the English, and we covet your prayers and help.
As you know, our preacher, Dr. Corey Bane, resigned our sending church, Grace Baptist Church in Delaware, Ohio, last year to take the pastorate of Shenandoah Bible Baptist Church in Martinsburg, West Virginia. SBBC has moved forward in reaching more people with the Gospel. Over the past 20 years, Pastor Bane has been Holly’s pastor. For the last 14 years, he has been my pastor, and he married Holly and me. Pastor Bane knows us better than anyone else outside of our immediate family. He has led Grace Baptist Church and Shenandoah Bible Baptist Church combined to invest thousands of dollars in our ministry, sacrificed much to help start Grace Baptist Church in Enfield, and has spent countless hours with us through prayer, pastoral counsel, and friendship. After much prayer and counsel, we have decided to change our sending church to Shenandoah Bible Baptist Church. We love Grace Baptist Church in Delaware, Ohio, and are thankful to have a great home church. There’s no problem between us, Pastor Herdman, or GBC. As a missionary, the relationship we have with Pastor Bane is rare and priceless. We are overwhelmed by the good relationship we have with GBC and SBBC.
Our new mailing address is:
2251 Williamsport Pike
Martinsburg, WV 25404
Thank you for your faithful support through prayer and finances. We love you and are grateful for you who “hold the ropes” for us as we continue reaching lost souls for Christ. May the Lord richly bless you as we strive together with Christ.
For the souls of England,
Justin, Holly, David, Jonathan, and Nathan Williams