January – March 2017
Dear Praying Friends,
2017 is off to an exciting start and we’re excited about what the Lord has in store for us this year!
We have already been from Oregon to Florida and have had some tremendous revival meetings, seen many lives changed and souls saved.
It was good to be at Bible Fellowship Baptist in Sacramento, California and to see Pastor Dennis Blankenship again. He is doing a great job there and making a real impact on the lives of people.
We went from Sacramento to Phoenix, Arizona to be with Pastor Terry Randolph at Cornerstone Baptist. Pastor Randolph was one of the brave men who allowed me to come to his church when I first started out in evangelism 20 years ago and we have loved going back ever since!
We had great meetings in Roanoke, Alabama at Soul’s Harbor Baptist and at Victory Baptist in Eustis, Florida before heading north to Massillon, Ohio. We always enjoy being at Massillon Baptist Temple and Massillon Baptist College. This year we not only had services at the church each evening, but chapel services at the college every morning. The Lord moved in a wonderful way and we saw some great victories won that week.
The next weekend we were at Liberty Baptist Church in Ada, OH before moving on to Bible Baptist Church in Mercer, PA and then Bible Baptist Church in Lancaster, Ohio.
In December I asked you to pray for Pastor Bruce McComb from Lighthouse Baptist Church in Payette, Idaho. He had been diagnosed with a severe form of cancer in November and was starting the process of treatment. The first week of January, Brother McComb conquered the burdens of this world, including cancer, and went to meet his Saviour face to face. Please continue to pray for his wife, Nancy, and his children and grandchildren as they deal with his home going. Thank God for the Blessed Hope we have in the Lord Jesus Christ!
As you know, we have had some mechanical issues with our ten year old 5th wheel trailer and we have been praying about what we need to do for the coming year. After much prayer and much comparison we have finally found a trailer that we believe will suit our needs for the next several years.
We have put money down on the trailer and, Lord willing, we will pick it up the first week of March.
Several churches have helped us raise extra funds to offset the huge expense of a new trailer and those funds have been applied to the down payment. If your church would like to help out with this project, anything you can do will be greatly appreciated and we will immediately apply it to the principle owed. Any gifts toward the trailer can be made out and sent to Bible Baptist Church in Fairbanks, Alaska, and designated for the “Rogers 5th wheel”.
Lord willing, we will record a new CD this summer with the whole family. We are choosing and practicing new songs now and we’re excited about how the Lord will use them in the hearts of people.
We are looking forward to spring (the sooner the better!) and summer and seeing many of you in the coming months.
Please continue to hold us up in prayer as we endeavor to serve the Lord.
God bless you,