Archive for September, 2017

Big Horn Independent Baptist Church

Saturday, September 16th, 2017

Sunday September 10, 2017, we presented our ministry at Big Horn Independent Baptist Church in Worland, Wyoming.  I have known the pastor, Ron Fanning, for many years.  When I was a child, Ron was the pastor in Spearfish, South Dakota just 50 miles from where I grew up in Rapid City, South Dakota.  During our ministry, Ron was the pastor who told me about the F 800 truck that was for sale at the Ford dealership in Spearfish.  The truck “Monstro” kept us on the road for 13 years.  It was good to see Ron and his wife Kit again and meet the church family in Worland.  For Sunday School, I shared with the church my testimony and presented my burden for the ministry of evangelism.  Both Sunday morning and evening I presented the gospel through ventriloquism and object lessons.

Ron worked hard to introduce me to other people in the area.  On Tuesday at 10:30 I spoke to a group of home school families at the city park in Worland.  On Wednesday, I was asked by the pastor in Thermopolis to come and present our ministry to the church family and speak to their youth.  I have known Pastor Harvey Seidel for many years because he was one of the pastors who supported my Dad as a missionary in Rapid City, South Dakota.  Both Pastor Ron Fanning and Pastor Harvey Seidel are praying about having us come back in 2019 or 2020 for Vacation Bible School.

Calvary Baptist Church

Saturday, September 9th, 2017

On September 3, 2017 I preached in Douglas, Wyoming for Pastor Matthew Roberts.  Pastor Roberts and his wife Amanda just moved to Douglas to pastor this small church west of Casper, Wyoming.  For the past several years we have held a Vacation Bible School and filled the pulpit for Calvary Baptist Church praying that they would soon find a pastor for this growing church.   We thank the Lord for their new pastor and his wife as they seek to reach this community for the Lord.

Being close to Casper, Wyoming we knew about a mechanic shop which did great work for us in the past.  Our Saturn Ion was making sounds in the front when we made turns.  They discovered that a motor mount was broken and both driveshafts needed to be replaced.  Big expense, but God is able to provide as the work is finished and we rejoice that we did not break down on a lonely Wyoming road as many do not have cell service.

Grace Baptist Church

Saturday, September 9th, 2017

We started August 26 on Saturday night in Cokeville with hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill followed by ventriloquism, an object lesson, and a singspiration. Pastor Hartman and Pastor Sprecher of Thayne are trying to start a new church in Cokeville which is halfway between the two communities.  These pastors are conducting a Bible study each week to grow a group of believers.

Then August 27 – 30 we were at Grace Baptist Church in Kemmerer, Wyoming with Pastor Richard Hartman.  We treated the meetings as a whole family Vacation Bible School and I preached every night using ventriloquism and object lessons.  Each service was well attended by members, visitors and friends from the community.  Please pray for those who heard the gospel but have not responded by faith in Christ.

During the week Jane was able to spend time with quilting friends that live in town.  She finished several quilts with their long arm quilting machine which helps make the job much faster.  Jane even stayed back in Kemmerer as I traveled to Douglas, Wyoming so she could spend a couple more days with friends.