God reminds us every year of new life in the risen Savior through the season of spring. This season we have had the privilege to see people born again almost every week. Here are some highlights. On Resurrection Sunday we had the privilege to be back with Pastor Dave Myers at First Baptist Church in Pecatonica, IL. On Sunday morning it was exciting to meet a lady who came during the invitation to receive Christ.
I preached at Iglesia Bautista La Fe in Lenoir City, TN for the first time this year. The Lord blessed this good Spanish church lead by Aldofo Bourdet. I spoke to a teen rally on Saturday and we had three saved. I saw a couple of boys come in late. I was burdened to witness to them but they left early. We tried to visit them at their house but found some other teens who needed Christ. We gave them the gospel and both chose to trust Christ. We recognized God’s providence in that divine appointment. It is always neat to hear a teen say “Thank you for telling me that!”
On Sunday I preached to the church through a skilled interpreter and we had five more trust Christ as Savior. God moved in the hearts of believers. There was a tenderness to the Spirit’s conviction all day. All total we saw the Lord save ten people that weekend.
In Shrewsbury, PA we were with Turnpike Baptist Church and our friends Pastor and Mrs. Jeff Feeser. On Friend Night we had several first time guests. Two guests were granddaughters of a church member. They both responded in the invitation and Karen Feeser lead them to Christ. The Lord gave unusual liberty in preaching the gospel that night. If you are burdened for a family member to hear a gospel explanation, please contact me about the message.
We had the privilege to have a return meeting at Independent Baptist Church in Kingwood, WV. We celebrated Pastor Terry Cumberland’s twenty-fifth anniversary as pastor and the church’s fortieth anniversary. God blessed the start of the meeting with a dear lady responding in the invitation to trust Christ as Savior. She along with her husband traveled at least forty-five minutes to come back another service that week.
In Indianapolis, IN God is using Pastor Leo Mejia to build Charity Baptist Church. During the week we experience many challenges with sicknesses in the pastor’s family and in ours. I had to have someone preach for me which has only happened two times in over twenty years of ministry. I am thankful for Pastor Chris Chavez filling in for me. That week we saw two saved. One was a man from Nigeria, who thought he had to stop sinning on his own in order to go to heaven. I said, “If you can stop sinning on your own, why did Jesus die for your sins?” He then saw the truth of the substitutionary death of Christ and trusted Him alone!
Wedding for our son Caleb
Spring also means weddings! We are excited about our son Caleb marrying Mercy Williams on May 18th on 1:00 PM. The ceremony will be held in Warsaw, IN. Please pray for them and plan on coming if it is possible.