Thank you for praying about our colds. We are much better thank you. I wasn't able to preach on Thursday night. However, I was able to preach both services this morning. I enjoyed preaching a message in the AM service on Life Changing Faith from 1 Thes. 2:13. Praise God for the power of the Gospel! Regretably, man has robbed it of all it's power. That verse shows the key to unleashing the power of God's Word in a transformative way.
Thank you for your prayers for Kay Lee and Benson. They got back from Spain last night just before midnight. God blessed their time away and they will likely not stop speaking about this for quite a while. :) We are enjoying hearing all the stories from their time away. Tonight they are going to share a testimony in our evening service. Jack will also be sharing a testimony about how God worked on his trip to CA. He was unable to go to the Bible college. Thank you for praying for that possibility.
Yesterday I got to help out Don Dillman over in Livingston. Please pray for God's continued blessing on Almond Valley Church where the Dillmans minister. We were able to put out several hundres flyers and had one short witnessing opportunity with Jason. Please pray for God to awaken Jason's heart. After watching a documentary on genetics, he has concluded that there must be a creator. That is a great place for faith to begin!
Please also pray for the health of our family. The main need is that I would have my voice and that we won't be kept from attending church. A few of us have a cold. Thank you for your prayers!
Camp in Spain is now over. The kids will be spending a couple more days with the David Willis family before arriving back here on Saturday. As far as we know (from facebook videos etc) they are having a great time. We look forward to hearing them share everything that God has done during these days.
A man in our church, Tommy, helped me put out the Christmas flyer in Loanhead this morning. I enjoy getting out with our church people doing evangelism. We had a couple divine appointment. One older lady I met promised to come to the Carol Sing saying that she will definitely be there. The other divine appointment was very significant. Please pray for God's amazing grace to work in the heart of this couple. We would love to see them come to Christ for greater reasons than their personal salvation.
We also took 1400 flyers to a large highschool which many teens in our area attend. Please pray that they will have permission to be put out. It is simply Scripture about the birth of Christ and an invite to our special services over the holidays. Thanks for praying.
Today is our marathon Sunday. We have just gotten back home and are eating before heading out for our afternoon service. God gave us a good morning. We had a visiting theological student from the New College Edinburgh. Please pray for this young man that God would use him. We enjoyed meeting him. I preached this morning on "Never Say Quit" from Acts 18:1-11. If nobody else needed the message this morning, I did. We had a good time together around God's Word. Thanks for praying.
Don Dillman and I put out flyers on Wednesday in Loanhead. It was cold! Actually it was also very wet as freezing rain was falling making it a bit treachorous. We put out about 400 Christmas flyers.
My door to door partner, Jack, is in California this week getting some adjustments on his back. Jack has had some hip surgeries and his back causes him a lot of bother. Please pray that the treatment will be effective. Katie and I did door to door today. The best opportunity was with a lifetime JW who is older. Please pray for God to help her with His truth. I shared a lot with her about the deity of Jesus. He is worshipped, forgives sin, created all things, to see Him was to see God the Father, etc.
Please pray for God's Spirit to enable us for ministry tomorrow. Tomorrow is our busy Sunday of the month with an assisted living ministry in the afternoon. Thanks for praying for us and for following along.
I was able to get out for a couple hours this morning with our new Christmas flyer. I put out around 300. Please pray for those homes that received it that God would interest them in His Word. The Christmas story from Luke two is the main text of the flyer.
Praise the Lord for our good attendance today. We didn't have any visitors but all of our regular church members were there. We are enjoying seeing some church growth and are very thankful for what God is doing. It was a special blessing to have Melanae Clark sing and share her testimony with our church family. Also, the Christmas Tea was well attended and there was a great spirit in their time to gether. Thank you for praying.
I preached this morning from the phrase in I Corinthians 11:24 on "He Brake it... Broken for you." God is good. We thank Him for what He did in our hearts this morning.
I'm very thankful that God has provided a means to get literature printed very nicely AND inexpensively. I prepared this flyer on Monday and have already received it. (5,000) Please pray that God will use this flyer to encourage people to open up His Word with their families. I hope some people will save this flyer and read it aloud with their family on Christmas Day. Included is also an invitation to our special holiday services.
Tomorrow is the Christmas Tea at our home. Thank you for praying for that ministry opportunity.
We are very pleased to have our former pastor's wife, Melanae, with us for a week. This is expecially great for Katie. Melanae arrived this morning and is excited to get to see where God has put us. She will be speaking at Katie's Ladies' Christmas Tea this Friday. Please pray for a good turnout. Many ladies have been invited.
I was able to get out doing flyers this morning in West Linton. Please pray for Craig. He doesn't have time to go to church he said. I challenged him to listen to the message I preached this past Sunday. That excuse was in our text and I hope he takes the time to listen in. His kids need a dad who is saved and investing in their eternal life.
I did evangelism from my computer yesterday as I prepared our church Christmas Flyer with Luke 2 on it. I ordered 5,000. On the back is an invitation to our church Carol Sing Service and our New Years Eve Family Film Night. Please pray for our church as we get these out.
God gave me a divine appointment this morning as I had to go to Cosco. As I waited for the doors to open I spoke with the man next to me. He hopes to come to the Carol Sing Service. His wife is Catholic. He is Presbyterian. I told him to compromise with her and come to a Baptist church. I have no reason to doubt his intent to come on Christmas Eve. I hope to see him there. Thanks for praying for that special event.
It's always good to get to the house of God to join together around the word of God. This morning was no exception. Several whom we hoped to be there were not. God knows our desire for their attendance and yet He is doing a great work despite their lack of attendance. One family did text me to let me know of their inability to attend and to promise to see us next week. Do pray that they will come.
I preached this morning on, "Attend God's Great Supper" from Luke 14:12-24. Praise God that all things are now ready and that we can come and can encourage others to attend. What a privilige in both regards.
Thank you for your prayers for our ministry!