Archive for March, 2017

Open Door Baptist Church

Friday, March 31st, 2017

The last Sunday in March, we updated a supporting church in Prescott Valley, Arizona.  I first met their pastor, Thomas Petro, in Bible College back in 1986.  He has served the Lord as pastor of Open Door Baptist Church for the last 30 years.  It was good to see pastor, his son Ben and wife Brenda along with the whole church family.  After the morning service, pastor lead a child to Christ and again on Tuesday night a boy responded to the gospel after Rosie told the story of Ruth.  Jane spoke for a Ladies Bible Study on Tuesday and attended a ladies’ tea on Friday in a member’s home in Dewey, Arizona.

On Wednesday pastor and I helped two ladies move in some furniture into their new home.  They just moved into the area and have been coming to Open Door for just a few Sundays.  Please pray for the two children who trusted Christ as their Savior and these two ladies that they will find Open Door their new church home.

Amphitheater Bible Church

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

For March 19, 2017 Jane and I presented our ministry in a church located in the center of Tucson, Arizona.  A longtime friend of my parents, Mrs. Kathy Teela introduced us to her pastor, Thomas Savage who requested for us to come and preach for him on Sunday morning and the 6:00 evening service.  We left our home parked at Sahuaro Baptist Church and drove our car over for each of the services.

The church family refers to their church as Amphi Bible Church.  It is located across the street from the Amphitheater Public School.  Sunday night, Mrs. Teela brought her unsaved 90+ year old neighbor with her to hear the story from Rawley and a message out of Mark 5.  Please pray for her salvation and for this church seeking to reach the lost in the center of Tucson.  Jane enjoyed playing for the evening service and singing a special between the story with Rawley and the preaching of God’s Word.

Sahuaro Baptist Church

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

On March 12 – 15, 2017 we held meetings at Sahuaro Baptist Church in Tucson, Arizona.  This supporting church is on the east side of Tucson on Houghton road.  We started our meetings with the Teens and the Adult Sunday School class encouraging the Saints with my seminar on Creation.  Then we looked at the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ found in I Corinthians chapter 15.  Sunday night Rawley and Randy helped me tell the story on obedience.  I finished the hour with a message on the Rapture out of I Thessalonians 4.  Tuesday night we heard “On Your Marks, Get Ready, Set. . . Go” as they held their Annual “Pine Wood Derby”.  I shared the gospel with the Awana Clubbers and their parents using the story of Jonah as told by Rawley.  Then on Wednesday night, I closed the meetings with a message from John 3, Nicodemus asking Jesus about eternal life and how he could know for sure that heaven would be his eternal home.

For the rest of the week, we enjoyed fellowship with friends that we have known for years.  I also spend time at a local shooting range with Pastor Kester and my dear friend Tim Schafer.  Please pray for this growing church and those who heard the gospel but have not responded to the Savior.  Next to this paragraph is a picture of a Sahuaro cactus which is only found in the Sonoran Desert here in the state of Arizona and limited locations in northern Mexico.

Southeast Valley Bible Church

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

For February 26 and March 5, we served the Lord at a supporting church, Southeast Valley Bible Church in Gilbert, Arizona. On February 26, I told a story with Rawley during the worship in music and preached a message out of John 3.  On March 5, I presented my seminar on “Why do the Just Suffer” during the Sunday School hour for the adults.  Then I introduced Randy with a story on Gideon during the sing time.  For the morning service for children’s church, I preached a message with Rawley.

During our stay at Southeast Valley Bible Church, I attended a pastor’s conference in California with Associate Pastor Gary Davis and other men from the church.  During our stay in Gilbert, we were also able to get the windshield replaced on our motorhome and replace the cooling unit in our refrigerator.  Now we can keep our food cool and get back on the road to head to Tucson, Arizona.  Thanks for praying for us as we serve the Lord in the ministry of evangelism.