Archive for March, 2008


Wednesday, March 26th, 2008


Attention Faithful Prayer Supporters

March 26, 2008

We have an urgent prayer request to bring to your attention. I knew that our truck tires were getting close to the time when we would need to replace them. My hope was to wait until the end of the summer so we could save up the money that was needed to purchase these tires. But by looking at the tread it is clear that we are not going to be able to make it through the summer.

The tires on our truck are Michelin 255 / 70 R 22.5 and will cost us about $1,800.00 dollars to replace them. I only need to purchase 4 tires for our back dually. Please pray that the tires will keep going until we can replace these tires and that the money for this expense will come in quickly.

First Baptist Church

Monday, March 17th, 2008


March 14 – 16, 2008

On Friday and Saturday night from 7:00 to 9:00 the Arcola First Baptist Church in Roseland, Louisiana presented scenes from Easter in a drive through for local residents. They started with the woman at the well and ended with the men in white raiment that told the disciples that Christ would return in like manner just as they saw him leave. I was one of the twelve disciples in the last supper. As cars drove by our table in the church yard, Jesus spoke to Judas and told him “whatsoever though doest go and doest thou quickly”. Caleb was the angel in the garden tomb and proclaimed to those women who came early in the morning that Jesus was not here; he was risen.

Then on Sunday night I was able to speak to the church and introduce them to our ministry of missionary Evangelism. This was the first time that we have been able to meet with this church family. Please pray that we can be used of the Lord in the future in this church and that those who saw the Easter presentation that do not know the Savior will soon trust in Christ before it is too late.

Lighthouse Baptist Fellowship

Tuesday, March 11th, 2008


March 8 – 11, 2008

We were able to stop in Texarkana to minister at the Lighthouse Baptist Fellowship for a long weekend on our way to Louisiana. On Saturday night I spoke to the bus kids and three trusted Christ as their Savior. Then on Sunday morning and evening, we ministered to the church family. On Sunday evening some friends visited from Ore City, Texas (we had met them last month in Las Vegas).

On Monday night I spoke in the evening and challenged the congregation to greater involvement in ministry in the local church. On Tuesday afternoon we closed our meetings with a challenge from Rodney to the Christian school children.

Please pray that this church will continue to shine the blessed gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. They are praying for two more faithful families to help financially in this growing church.

Desert Hills Baptist Church

Sunday, March 9th, 2008


On the west side of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Pastor Kirk Wesselink and his wife Joyce are starting a new church called Desert Hills Baptist Church. Because of zoning laws, their building growth has been very slow. Currently they are waiting for the city to build sidewalks. The sidewalks must be finished before the church can build an auditorium. They hope to have the youth center and the Sunday school building finished soon. Then they will meet for Sunday services on their own land, instead of the school property down the road. We are praying that in the next two years they will be able to start building the church auditorium. The church is located in a thriving area that needs to hear the good news of our Lord and Savior.

It was so good to see our friends again and minister for their Sunday service in the local school, as well as the evening service that still meets in the pastor’s house. For Tuesday night I shared the story of Zacchaeus with Randy’s help for the youth group.

Please pray for this growing church as they strive to finish their building in this growing area on New Mexico.

Grace Baptist Church

Sunday, March 9th, 2008


St. George was our next stop in the state of Utah. We have known Pastor Rick Newell and his wife Christy for several years. We have held meetings in their church every two years for the last 15 years. Each service has been well attended and we have had the joy of seeing the church family grow spiritually over the years.

Two people responded to the invitation for spiritual growth and fully relying on God’s abundant strength in time of despair. On the last day Pastor and Christy had the opportunity to talk to a man about his faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. We rejoice that they were able to lead him in the sinner’s prayer as he put his trust in Christ.

Please continue to pray for this small church in the heart of Mormon land. Because of pear-pressure, they have lost several of their young people that they have ministered to. During our meetings they were able to bring in some new contacts that they hope will stay with them and build up the youth group once again.

Las Vegas

Saturday, March 8th, 2008


In Las Vegas we had an Assistant pastor’s daughter who was 6 years old who wanted to travel with us. I told her that we could use another princess in our home and that she could stay in Rawley and Randy’s bedroom. So she told her mother that she would like to go with us all over America because we tell people about Jesus and their need of a Savior.

After some time this little girl came up to me and told me that she could not travel with us because her mother would miss her. So I told her that I understood her mother’s predicament and asked her if she would miss her mother as well. She quickly answered and said “OH NO I would not miss my mother because she makes me eat sweet potatoes.” I can relate to her because my wife makes me eat sweet potatoes too.