Your prayers for our family are so appreciated! Our daughter and son-in-law, Angela and Gregg Schoof, in Rwanda, East Africa, are trying to work with their government, as it has shut down their church and two Christian radio stations. Our son David Highfill, who is in the Navy in Djibouti, Africa, was able to take a short vacation to be home with his family. He has now returned for the rest of his tour of duty there. In March, his son Jimmie, who is also in the Navy in San Diego, California, was sent to Great Lakes Naval Base, Illinois, for special training. Our son Tony is stationed at Fort Benning Army Base, Georgia, after a few tours of duty. The last of April, our granddaughter, Lydia Highfill, graduated from Air Force boot camp at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. We are thankful for their sacrifice and for the sacrifice and service for their country of all of our military families. We ask God to keep them safe and bring them home again.
Soul winning works! At Victory Baptist Church in Port St. John, Florida, we visited with the bus workers on their route. We had the privilege of seeing 4 adults trust Christ; 3 of those were parents, and we were able to sign up 3 of their children to ride the bus to church. It was exciting to watch God give the increase. “I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.” (I Corinthians 3:6) Without God, we can do nothing. We are humbled that He chooses to use us.
Thankful for the Opportunity: In March and April, God enabled us to travel 3,520 miles and help 16 churches. Ten folks accepted Christ as we witnessed to them, 4 of whom were parents of bus kids. We were able to help fix 23 buses; 6 of those were out of service, and they are now on the road again. Several bus mechanics have called me, and over the phone we were able to help fix most of their buses.
“. . . Occupy till I come.” (Luke 19:13) We can use our occupation and talents for God’s work. “And the LORD said unto him, What is that in thine hand?” (Exodus 4:2a) God could use each of our talents in His work—as bus-mechanic missionaries, CDL drivers, bus workers, soul winners, nursery workers, Sunday school teachers, choir members, cooks, janitors, maintenance men, etc. What are your talents?
Thank you for your care for the Bus Ministry! Your prayers and financial support help make all of this possible. We so appreciate those of you who have partnered with us. You have a part in all the buses that are repaired, all the souls who trust Christ, all the lives that are changed, and all the bus families who are reached for God.
Yours for souls,
Warren and Jary Lynn Storm