When we first began deputation, one of the biggest worries we had was what to do for our sending church. I had been meeting with a small prayer group and asking God for direction. On August 27, Victory in Grace Baptist Church in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, had their first service; and God gave us peace about our new church home. Time and time again, God has met our needs and opened doors we could never have opened on our own. God has allowed us the privilege of traveling to several different churches in the past two months. It is encouraging to see different types and sizes of churches filled with caring people and pastors winning souls to Christ across our state!
Our very first out-of-town meeting was with Pastor Brian Tatman at Eastern Hills Baptist Church in Council Bluffs, Iowa. During that weekend I had the opportunity to teach Junior Church and share some pictures of our field and a lesson. At the end of that morning, we saw 8 saved! We thoroughly enjoyed the fellowship and generosity of our fellow Christians in Council Bluffs.
We were also able to attend our first missions conference at Central Baptist Church in Jefferson City, Missouri, pastored by Andy Schmidt. We also enjoyed spending time with Bro. Mark Bosje (director of FBMI) and the Williams family (missionaries to Peru) throughout the conference. It was energizing to hear Bro. Williams talk about the opportunity for the Gospel on his field.
Blessings and Answers to Prayer
Praise God! We had one church take us on for support: Salem Baptist Church in Decatur, Illinois. We have been blessed to attend so many excellent churches and be encouraged by so many different people. I cannot wait to see where God will take us in the coming months, and we are excited to see how He will continue to use us!
We will be heading to Tanzania by July of next year! Please pray that God will use us to be a help to the people of Faith Baptist Church in Morogoro while the Wyatt family is on furlough. Also, please continue to pray for the upcoming Tanzanian Stadium Crusade in July!
Your fellow labourers,
Montana and Kellie Morrow