Archive for April, 2013

Choice Hill Baptist Church

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

 

ChoiceHillsOn April 21, 2013, I had the opportunity to preach at Choice Hill Baptist Church in Henderson, Nevada just outside of Las Vegas and a few miles from the Hoover Dam.  Just behind the church, there are several large cement slabs that were the foundations for housing that was used for the men who worked on the Hoover Dam.  On Friday night we held a youth meeting for the teens in the church.  Several from the church family came with six of the teens and heard the results of sin through the life of Samson.  For Sunday School, we learned about our God through the life of Jonah.  For Sunday morning, I preached a timely message on the life of Nicodemus and his question that he asked Jesus during his late night trip to see Jesus.  For Sunday night we saw a living profile of the demoniac of Gadara.

Please pray for Pastor Brewer as he seeks to reach this community for the Lord Jesus Christ.  He is searching for a man that can come and be his Assistant Pastor.  During our meetings this weekend, we saw two asking us for prayer as they seek to reach their friends for the Lord.  We know that in our meetings that there were some who were not saved.  Please pray that they will soon trust Christ as their personal Savior, before it is too late.

Bible Baptist Church

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

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On April 14, 2013 I was able to preach at Bible Baptist Church in Las Vegas, Nevada.  They had just completed an eight day meeting with Brother Spurgeon who was a “Biker” in a gang and now a “Preacher” in the family of God.  For Sunday School, the church gathered together to hear Rodney tell the story of Daniel and the Lion’s den.   For the morning service, I preached and 10 people raised their hands for prayer as they seek to tell a friend the gospel.  In the evening, I presented our ministry and preached out of Mark 5 on a Living Portrait.  Four prayed at the altar for strength as they seek to live for the Lord through this busy week.

BibleBap01Please pray for this church as they seek to reach Las Vegas for the Lord Jesus Christ.  They hand out tracks on the strip downtown and on Thursday night from 6:00 to 9:00 they have their assistant pastor street-preaching on Fremont Street.  Others are standing by to counsel those who respond to the invitation.  Reading Daniel 12:3 you find these words.  “And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars forever and ever.”

Grace Baptist Church

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

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The attendance was up this year at Grace Baptist Church in Washington, Utah.  Pastor Rick Newell and his wife Christi have been a great encouragement to us over the years.  We held a week of revival meetings for them on April 7 – 10, 2013.  Visitors came who were invited on Sunday morning.  Each evening we had a meal together, and then gathered for the preaching of God’s Word in the auditorium.   It was wonderful    to see their faithfulness and response to the preaching of the Word of God.  For the evening services, Jane took the young children to the back room and taught them a story or reviewed the story that was told in the ventriloquism.

Please pray for pastor and his family as they are going through some challenging times.  Pastor’s job has cut some of his hours making it hard to meet their financial budget.  They are working on their computers trying to get them working to meet their needs and their son is soon to make a move to the state of California.

Berean Baptist Church

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

Holbrook
We celebrated Resurrection Sunday on March 31, 2013 at Berean Baptist Church in Holbrook, Arizona.  Dick Zehrung pastors this very small church east of Flagstaff on I-40.  On Sunday morning, we served a pancake breakfast and remembered our risen Savior in the morning service.  Sunday night we started with some ventriloquism and an evangelistic message from the Word of God.

Each evening we had different people come from the community to see the ventriloquism and hear a message from the Bible.  On Tuesday evening one of the young people responded to the invitation looking for assurance in her salvation.  My wife Jane talked with her, gave her verses on eternal security,   and explained the hope we have in believing by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.  Please pray for this young girl and others in the church that struggle with their faith in Christ.

Open Door Baptist Church

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

 

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On March 23, 2013, my family and I traveled with Pastor Tom Petro and other church members from Prescott Valley to Calvary Baptist Church in Kingman, Arizona for the Arizona Association Pastor’s Conference.  The theme for the conference was “The Enthusiastic Church.”  Pastor Lohmeyer, the host pastor, started the day.  Pastor Adam Zamora, then, challenged us with ideas for practical outreach for churches.   I ended the day with a message from Acts 16 on the church’s enthusiasm in response to the Macedonian call.   After some great fellowship with the Arizona pastors, we returned to Prescott Valley that evening.

In Prescott Valley, I spoke for Sunday School and presented our ministry on Sunday Night.  We thank this church for the years that they have prayed for us and helped us with financial support.  On Tuesday afternoon, I spoke for their Awana club.  Rodney helped me tell the story of Daniel in the Lion’s Den.  Daniel came walking out of the lion’s den in proof that our God is alive.  We do not serve a dead God, He is alive and we can rejoice in a God that knows our needs.