This is our first prayer letter, so Abbie and I figure that makes us official missionaries now! We have greatly enjoyed visiting churches in Ohio and Illinois and getting to present our future ministry in Ghana. We have been treated so well that Abbie and I are afraid we will be spoiled by the time we get to Africa!
I especially enjoyed getting to visit two churches that have my heart in a special way. When I was a student in Hyles-Anderson College, I worked in the Chapel Ministry, which planted churches in predominately African-American neighbor-hoods. I was blessed to be able to work in First Baptist Church of South Holland for 7½ years. For most of those years, my area of ministry was a bus route in the neighboring suburb of Harvey. That bus route became a separate church plant, Promise of Hope Baptist Church.