Our hope is that this letter finds each of you enjoying a blessed and productive day. God has been so good to us. Since our last update, we have traveled several hundred miles safely, with many good meetings and experiences.
One cold and rainy day in March, my wife and I were out making some visits. We went to a few houses but could not find anyone at home or who would open up their door on such a nasty day. The rain finally stopped, and while we were driving down the road, I noticed some guys playing basketball on a side road. I played a few games with them and then shared with them the Gospel. That day Angelo, Salvador, and Brian’s names were written down in Glory! What a privilege to share the love of Christ.
The end of March, we were able to attend Great Commission Days at Hyles-Anderson College combined with First Baptist Church of Hammond’s First Annual Missions Conference. It was great to see the heart for world evangelism expressed in so many ways. That following weekend we enjoyed especially good services at First Baptist Church of Rensselaer, Indiana, where Pastor Hester Jr. is working to not only revive a passion to reach their local area but also help reach the uttermost.
The first weekend in April, both Laura and I had the privilege to be in Laura’s little sister’s wedding. She married a good, hardworking Christian man who is very involved in his local Baptist church in Pennsylvania. We are so happy for both of them and look forward to seeing all the Lord has in store for them together. Always happy to see folks who get married in God’s house, by God’s man, seeking to build a home together that is pleasing to the Lord.
Mid-April I went with my preacher and a couple of his sons to attend the Baptist Friends Fellowship hosted by Temple Baptist Church and Crown College in Tennessee. We had a productive time of fellowship, as well as making some good contacts for the future.
Some have asked what they can pray for to help us. At the time of this letter, probably the biggest request we could ask for is more meetings. Of course, we need support, but without meetings that support is difficult to get. If you have a church or know of a church looking to expand their world-evangelism outreach, please prayerfully consider contacting us about a meeting or with more information. God’s Word tells us in Matthew 7:7, “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.” So we ask for your support, we ask that you pray as we seek churches who will have us in to present the work the Lord has led us into, and we trust that that our God will open doors.
We serve a wonderful God, and we are so excited to partner together to reach the uttermost. Thank you for your interest in world evangelism. We appreciate all your prayer, support, and love.
If you have any questions or concerns, please call me at (906) 235-6439 or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your servants in Christ,
Mark and Laura