Archive for August, 2009

Community Baptist Church

Sunday, August 30th, 2009


Our last week of Daily Vacation Bible School this summer took place in the small town of Dixon, Montana August 23 – 30, 2009.  Dixon, Montana is just outside of the National Bison Range in Western Montana snuggled among the high beautiful mountains that are common in this area.  We ministered in Dixon with an evening family VBS.

dixonp.jpgOn Saturday for Melon Days, Rawley and I were able to ride in the church float inviting spectators to come to the church lawn for a Bible story with ventriloquism.  We started with fifteen spectators and by the end of the story we had quite a road block.  I told the story of David and Goliath and his faith in his God to help him conquer the big giants in our lives.  On August 30, 2009, we ended our meetings with the story of Noah and his walk with God.  We rejoice in the large number of visitors.   Please pray for the large number of people from Dixon who have heard the gospel, but have not responded. 

Flint Creek Baptist Church

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009



We had a great Daily Vacation Bible School at Philipsburg, Montana, August 16 – 21, 2009.  They had crafts each evening and an obstacle course to run for the games.  They even had a bucking bull named Buckey made from a 50 gallon barrel tied to four ropes.  They timed how long each person could stay on before getting bucked off.

We praise the Lord for the visitors that came all week long and the response to the gospel.  Through the week we saw six young people respond to the gospel and trust Christ as their Savior.  Caleb enjoyed the local tourist shops including a 1920s soda fountain and a chocolate factory in the downtown area.  Please pray for Pastor Hoggatt and his family as they minister in Philipsburg at the Flint Creek Baptist Church.

First Baptist Church

Monday, August 17th, 2009


On August 9, we started a Daily Vacation Bible School at First Baptist Church in Whitefish, Montana.  Jane and I presented our theme “On Track for Christ” while the church ended the day with a warm lunch and a Soccer Camp.  We rejoice that three young people trusted Christ as their Savior and another responded with questions about baptism.

On Friday night we had a closing program with Rodney giving a review of the week and the children saying their verses for the parents.  We closed with a game of soccer and some sweets and cake for some good fellowship.

Valley Baptist Church

Saturday, August 8th, 2009


From August 2 – 7, we helped with a Daily Vacation Bible School at the Valley Baptist Church in Eureka, Montana.  We saw one child trust Christ as Savior after hearing that salvation is not through baptism nor through church membership but by faith in Jesus Christ alone.  What a joy to see this new child in Christ bring friends the next day so that they could hear the gospel also.

traineureka.jpgTwo families and a teenager from Kalispell came up to Eureka to help with this week of Vacation Bible School.  The decorations outside and inside fit our theme “On Track For Christ.”  The church really worked hard in planning and decorating the church.  We even had a railroad tunnel.  The VBS was very well attended.  Pastor Matt Schrepfer was rejoicing in the three new families that he can call on in the future.  Please pray that these new contacts will start attending the church services. 

Blaine Baptist Bible Camp

Sunday, August 2nd, 2009


Junior Girls was the last week of camp at Lake Blaine Baptist Bible Camp.  It was a great week just like the last three weeks.  We saw four girls trust Christ as their Savior and several other decisions for obedience to parents and living for the Lord.  One of the girls asked if she could tell the girls about her decision to serve the Lord on the mission field or as a pastor’s wife.  What a joy to see the Lord working in the hearts of these young girls.

Last week we had a camper during the Senior High week of camp claim that he was an atheist.  When he left camp, he said that he had a lot to think about when it comes to the existence of God.  We praise the Lord that at home this young man trusted Christ as his personal Savior.