What an exciting month we’ve had in serving the Lord! We had a great Missions revival with Pastor Paul Arcand and the Lighthouse Baptist Church in Pasadena, Maryland. Bro Arcand has been a great friend for many years, and I always enjoy the opportunity to be with him, his family and church people. There was a great turnout for the Friday night service with the missionaries who were there. We also had many out for our soul winning meeting on Saturday morning with people saved.
We had the joy of being with Pastor Zappa and the Union Grove Baptist Church. My wife and I really enjoyed fellowshipping with the sweet people of this church. They were so friendly and really a blessing. This church has a heart for missions. It was a pleasure to preach and share our heart about what God is doing with us around the world.
I was also with Pastor Patrick Heuveline and the Twin City Baptist Church in Brewer, Maine for their Mission's Conference. They had an outstanding banquet on Saturday night in which their ladies decorated each of the tables from different countries. The people were so excited; and what great food we had! It’s always exciting to go back to churches and see the excitement they have in reaching their area for Him.
Many of you know about Typhoon Yolanda that went through the Philippines. We have our children and grandchildren as missionaries living there. We were very concerned because the eye of the storm went right through the area where they are living. We weren’t able to get in contact with them, but after three days we heard they were safe! Sometimes being the parents and grandparents can be challenging! Some of their buildings were damaged, and the roof on the church needs repaired. They went about a month without electricity, but this past week had that restored. We are so thankful to the Lord for meeting that need.
Susie and I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas. Because of all your prayers, love and support, thousands were saved and hundreds were baptized this year. It’s with great joy to know you are there holding the rope for us.