Archive for February, 2020

Valley Baptist Church

Friday, February 28th, 2020
Valley Baptist Church

For Sunday, February 23, we drove west from Albuquerque, New Mexico and headed to Winslow, Arizona.  Pastor John and his wife Diane are missionaries with Baptist Mid-Missions and have served the Lord for several years reaching the Navajo for the Savior.  We confirmed the details for Bible Camp this summer at Whispering Cedars Baptist Camp south of Gallup, New Mexico.  I preached for all three services on Sunday with a whole family Sunday School and morning and evening services.  For lunch we all meet at their other building across town and had a fellowship dinner.  Sunday night they requested to see my friend Rosie.  So, Rosie came out and helped me tell the story of Ruth and her desire to serve the Lord. 

During our stay in Winslow, we took some time to drive the 40 miles to Holbrook to see our dear friends Pastor Richard and Annarae Zehrung.  Pastor Richard is fighting skin cancer and is doing very well with his recovery.  Because of the chemo, he is developing cataracts in both eyes.  He hopes to get those removed so he can travel to Phoenix to complete his needed treatments.   Please pray for Pastor Zehrung in Holbrook and John and Diana Woods in Winslow as they serve the Lord reaching the lost in Northern Arizona.

Charity & Desert Hills Baptist Church

Friday, February 21st, 2020

February 7 – 20 we held meetings in two churches in Albuquerque, New Mexico.   We parked at Desert Hills Baptist Church and preached for their active Word of Life youth group on two Wednesday night services.  Then we traveled to Charity Baptist Church 40 minutes away in Rio Rancho.  We drove up to Charity on Friday to set up for Sunday morning whole family Sunday School and to enjoy lunch at a local restaurant with Pastor Skaggs and other friends from the church.  Saturday morning, I drove back to Rio Rancho for a Men’s Prayer Breakfast – we enjoyed breakfast burritos seasoned with New Mexican green chiles.  Then we had a great Bible study from the Word of God. 

On Sunday morning February 16, 2020 pastor Skaggs was sick and not able to attend.  The Lord worked it all out for him to have a special speaker for this Unplanned circumstance.  It was a joy to be back in the pulpit in Rio Rancho and challenge these dear Saints from the Word of God.  We missed the pastor, but where blessed by his wife who had special music with two other ladies in the church.  After the morning service we stayed with Mr. and Mrs. Michael Cline in their home near the church.  After the evening service we fellowshipped with more couples in a local restaurant.  Please pray for Charity and Desert Hills Baptist Church as they continue to reach the lost in the Albuquerque area.    

Lighthouse Baptist Fellowship

Wednesday, February 12th, 2020
Lighthouse Baptist Fellowship

Because Jane’s recurring cornea erosion became an eye infection and corneal ulcer, she stayed in Pierceton, Indiana while I took the motorhome and headed to our next meeting in Texarkana, Arkansas.  Lighthouse Baptist Fellowship has been one of our supporting churches for years.  They also helped us with Caleb’s education.  We thank the Lord for their faithful prayers and support all these years. 

Sunday morning, January 19 I spoke for a whole family Sunday School and preached for the morning service.  Then for Sunday night I presented another story through ventriloquism and preached a message from the book of Genesis.   It is always a joy to see friends and their children that we have been praying for and seeing them grow.  Thanks for praying for the Silcott Ministries.

I remained in Texarkana so that the motorhome could be worked on. Then on January 28 I drove the little car up to Missionary Acres in Silva, Missouri while Jane’s parents John and Jean Baughman and Jane connected with me. (The Acres is almost halfway between Texarkana and Pierceton.) Jane’s ulcer has healed, but the eyesight in her right eye is affected by the remaining scar tissue. She can drive short distances in the daylight; but because of her light sensitivity, she prefers cloudy days and at this time cannot drive at night.

Whosoever Ministries

Wednesday, February 12th, 2020

After speaking for Glory Bound Ministries (the video recording) through Hillcrest Baptist Church, I was introduced to Pastor Denver Conway.  Pastor Conway is the pastor of Whosoever Ministries located in Fountain City.  This ministry is unique as it reaches out to the community with services that start at 2:00 pm Sunday afternoon. 

This new church which is Baptistic in doctrine is reaching out to people in the community that have been asked not to attend other churches in the area. Sunday, January 12, I told the story of Jonah and the Great Fish with a clear gospel presentation.  Please pray for those who heard the gospel but have not trusted in Christ as their Savior.