How wonderful it is to wake up each morning and know that we serve the living Savior! Just as wonderful is the knowledge that His Holy Spirit is inside, will never leave, and will lead in all truth! I am so thankful to be a Christian!
Recently, while flying from Dallas to Seattle, I met a young woman from India. We began talking about life and eventually about God. She shared with me about the heartache of her recent divorce. She also spoke of her struggles to cope with seven miscarriages she had experienced while married. At the end of our conversation, she reached for my hand and asked for prayer. I prayed that she and her former husband would come to know Christ as Lord and Savior and that God would work in her life during this difficult time. At the end of the prayer, she smiled and thanked me. As I think of this Indian lady, I marvel at all the people in this world who need to see Christ alive in His people! Are we not called to be salt and light? Who will we touch today with God’s love and truth?
Deputation: Praise the Lord for four new supporting churches: Canaan Land Baptist (Trenton, Georgia), Macedonia Missionary Baptist (South Pittsburg, Tennessee), Bible Baptist Church (Fairbanks, Alaska), and Suck Creek Baptist (Chattanooga, Tennessee)! Recent travels have taken me to Georgia, Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Alaska, and Missouri. In Philadelphia, I was the missionary speaker for a Child Evangelism Fellowship camp! What a challenge and joy to speak to these children! One little boy named Malcom came every day with new questions about deaf people. He was eager to learn to “speak with his hands.” I wish I could have stayed and worked longer with him. There are millions of deaf around the world who do not know about Jesus because they have never “heard”! They need little boys, like Malcom, or men and women who are willing to learn their sign language and go tell them of the Lord of lords!
While in Alaska, I went with friends to visit missionaries in the small Eskimo village of Selawik. We helped with a youth night and also presented missions in the local church. Selawik’s population is only about one thousand, but I did meet one deaf girl named Trinity. She did not know Sign Language but could read lips a little. I noticed that she was interested in seeing my pictures of deaf children from Romania. Can you imagine what she must have thought or felt knowing there were many other children who were just like her? Trinity probably lives in a very confusing and lonely world. Who will reach her with the love of God? Please pray with me for Trinity’s salvation and for the many other deaf who have no gospel witness.
A few weeks ago I was in St. Louis at a missions conference in a deaf church! I was able to present missions, teach Sunday School, spend time counseling one deaf woman, and present the gospel to an older deaf woman who was not saved.
There is much more I could say, but I will end by saying thanks to all of you who intercede before the Father on my behalf and who lovingly give to help make this work possible! I am so blessed to have you on the team!
Because of Him,
Praises: My support level is now at 21%.
Prayer: My car fund is at 3,680. I still need to raise the remaining 6,320. Lord willing I will purchase a car soon!