Archive for October, 2018

First Baptist Church

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

Our next meeting was just a few miles down the valley in Thermopolis, Wyoming at First Baptist Church with Pastor Harvey Seidel.  When I was a child, my parents where supported as missionaries from the church in Cody, Wyoming when Pastor Seidel was in Cody.  Now that he is in Thermopolis, it was a joy to see him again and catch up with him and his ministry.  We introduced our ministry with a whole family Sunday School and more ventriloquism in the morning service and a clear gospel message.  We rejoice that a young man in his 30’s trusted in Christ as his Savior that morning.

In the evening service I shared with the church family another story with ventriloquism and a message from the New Testament.  I presented the gospel through the life of the demoniac of Gadara out of the book of Mark.   Please pray for Pastor and his family as they reach this community for Christ and as they pray about having us come for a Daily Vacation Bible School in the summer of 2020.

Big Horn Independent Baptist Church

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

The Sunday of October 21, 2018, we ministered at Big Horn Independent Baptist Church in Worland, Wyoming.  We enjoyed our fellowship with Pastor Ron & Kit Fanning and the church family as we presented our ministry in evangelism in a whole family Sunday School and Morning Service.  For Sunday night we answered questions about our ministry and presented our mission board.

On Wednesday morning Pastor Fanning organized a meeting in the community center for me to speak to the home school group in Worland.  It was a great opportunity to speak to over 30 people who came to listen to Rawley tell the story of Jonah and the Great Fish and what Jonah learned about God in the Mediterranean Institute. Please pray for those who do not know the Savior to trust in Him soon.  Please pray for Big Horn Independent Baptist Church as they seek to reach this community for Christ and pray as we return for a Daily Vacation Bible School the Summer of 2020.

During our stay in Worland, Wyoming, we had a chance to drive through Yellowstone National Park.  I also helped Pastor Ron build a roof over a parked camper to keep snow off the roof and I helped Pastor Ron and Kit process an elk that one of the church members harvested for meat for his family.

Grace Bible Church

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

After attending the Northern Plains Pastors Conference, October 7 – 10, 2018 we headed to our next meeting at Grace Bible Church in Lander, Wyoming.  Pastor Timothy Senter and his wife Chris have served the Lord here in Lander for 10 years seeking to reach this area with the gospel of Christ.  After arriving in Lander on Friday, we rode with Pastor and his wife to Rock Springs three hours south for fellowship and to resolve an issue with the borders of the church property.  We had to find a former church member and a notary to witness the signing of some papers. With help from some friends of ours and wonderful timing God brought it all to a successful ending.

On our way back from Rock Springs we were welcomed with a snowstorm topping the mountain pass just south of Lander.  This storm meant that the only people in church on Sunday was the pastor’s family and the traveling evangelist and his wife.  I still preached the message that God laid on my heart to a sparse auditorium.  On the pulpit though was pastor’s phone broadcasting the service live on Facebook for all to hear.  Please pray for this growing church and for God’s Word to keep working in lost hearts.

Frontier Baptist Church

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

On September 30th we had the privilege to return to Frontier Baptist Church to present our ministry to this thriving church. On the west side of their building in Douglas, Wyoming they have a 50 amp plug for RVs and a water spigot for our comfort and quick hook-ups.  I spoke for a whole family Sunday School; Pastor Ricker preached for the morning service; and on Sunday night, I preached from the Gospel of Luke and presented our ministry in missionary evangelism.

During the week I was able to help some of the church members and the pastor as they worked on a new garage door and prepared a future church sign for the front of the building.  Please pray for Pastor Ricker and the church family as we look at our future schedule for Vacation Bible School in the summer of 2020.