Archive for September, 2010

First Baptist Church

Friday, September 24th, 2010

For the week of September 19 through the 22, we held meetings at First Baptist Church in Ducor, California.  This church is in the heart of a valley full of grapes, oranges,  and olives.  We were able to enjoy a large box of very sweet green grapes during our stay in the small town of Ducor.  On Sunday morning we were able to minister to the whole church for a family Sunday School class.  Four children responded to the invitation and trusted Christ as Savior.  What a joy to see these young people respond to the message of salvation.  Then in the morning service, I had five adults raise their hand asking the Lord to help them share the gospel with a friend in the next two weeks.

During the week I preached my series entitled “Knowing and Living God’s Will.”  The last message is on Job and what he focused on to get him through his trials.  Job focused on the attributes of God: not on his friends, family, nor finances, but on how awesome our God is.  Four adults raised their hand asking me to pray for them as they are going through some trials that they need to trust in the Lord as Job sought to do.  We finished our meetings on Wednesday night with a great group of people from this small town.  Please pray for Pastor Bud Williams as he seeks to reach this community for Jesus Christ. 

First Baptist also has a building on the church property where a Spanish church is meeting.  This church reaches the families that come up from Mexico to work in the fruit fields.  Praise the Lord for this vital outreach.

Calvary Baptist Church

Monday, September 13th, 2010

 After we finished the repairs on our trailer in Portland, Oregon, we made the trip down to Paradise, California.  The trip took us over some very high mountains and beautiful valleys as we crossed the Nevada and California state line.  For two hours during the trip, we had a great view of Mount Shasta.  What a beautiful view that God has given to us to enjoy.

 On September fifth, I was able to speak at the Calvary Baptist Church in Paradise, California.  For Sunday school I challenged the adult class with several different methods of evangelism as found in Scripture.  In the morning service I preached a message from John 3 expounding on why would Nicodemus risk a trip to see Jesus at night.  Jesus answered Nicodemus that he must be born again.  I closed the service with an invitation for the lost to trust Christ as Savior and for the saved in the congregation to think of someone that they knew who is not saved.  Eight people raised their hand asking for the Lord’s help to find the courage and the time to share the gospel with their unsaved friends.  Please join me in praying for these Saints as they strive to reach their friends for Christ.