Archive for March, 2020

Open Door Baptist Church

Monday, March 23rd, 2020

For the Sunday March 22, 2020, we headed north from Tucson to Open Door Baptist Church in Prescott Valley, Arizona.  Pastor Thomas Petro and I graduated the same year from Faith Baptist Bible College in Ankeny, Iowa.  For Sunday School they had a lesson from Evangelism Explosion taught by one of the church members.  For the morning service I preached a message on the Deity of Christ and how we should have a clear view of who Jesus is as our risen Savior.

For Sunday night I preached from the gospel of Mark on the Gospel Sower.  Today we see so many hearts that are hardened, Crowded, and choked out from hearing and responding to the good news of the gospel.  Pray for Jane as she speaks to the Ladies Bible study on Tuesday morning.  Next week we are heading north to Kingman, Arizona for Sunday, March 29, 2020.  They are praying for the Lord’s leading in finding a Senior Pastor. 

Sahuaro Baptist Church

Monday, March 23rd, 2020

On March 15, 2020 we ministered at Sahuaro Baptist Church on Old Spanish Trail in Tucson, Arizona.  Pastor James Kester and the deacons informed the church that if they were not feeling well and had symptoms of a cold that they should stay home.  With lots of hand sanitation at the door and orders not to shake hands, we held Sunday School, and Morning and evening services.  Friends that we have known for years all came out to hear an update on our ministry in evangelism and about my aortic heart valve replacement.  We also had visitors that day that said that they had just found their church home and that they would be back.

We enjoyed our extra time that we were able to spend with Pastor James and Lisa Kester.  Pastor Kester grew up as a missionary kid on the mission field and has been a great encouragement to me and Jane.  Please pray for Sahuaro Baptist Church as they work through the concerns of the Coronavirus and their future ministry.  Jane was able to sing with the choir and share a song for the morning special.  Jane is still working through her eye erosion but starting to see much better.  Thanks for your prayers for our ministry and future decisions for upcoming meetings.

Southeast Valley Bible Church

Tuesday, March 10th, 2020

For the two Sundays of March 1 and 8, we had the privilege to attend the services at Southeast Valley Bible Church with Pastor Joel Tetreau and Pastor Gary Davis.  We had the opportunity to present our ministry during the announcements Sunday Morning and attend home Bible studies during the week.  From March 4 – 6, 2020, Pastor Gary and I attended a Pastors’ Conference in Los Angeles.  The preaching was informative and the fellowship driving back and forth was encouraging for the two of us.  Please pray for Southeast Bible Church as they look forward to a building program as they add to the auditorium for some well needed extra space.  We thank the church for their prayers for our ministry in evangelism and the financial support from the church and members that support us personally.

On Sunday night March 8, I served at East Mesa Baptist Church and told three Bible stories with my four friends.  Pastor Fidel Hughes asked me to speak for their Sunday night service to their church family.  Sunday night they have a food ministry where they provide food to needy families in their community.  Local grocery stores give food to the church to help the homeless and needy families in the Mesa area.  We rejoice in the two that trusted Christ as their personal Savior.  Pray for this couple that they will start going to church and that they will be faithful in their new walk with Christ.