May and June 2005

Dear Friends in Christ,

“For though I be absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in the spirit, joying and beholding your order, and the stedfastness of your faith in Christ. As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him:” Colossians 2:5-6

Furlough: We are reporting to several of our supporting churches in the U.S., as it has been five years since we have been back to them. We’ve been having good meetings, and it has been great getting to know new pastors and churches, as well as renewing old acquaintance. We won’t be able to get to all of our supporters at this time, but hope to report to the rest another time soon. We also have meetings in a few new churches to raise new support to keep up with the expenses of the ministry and the cost living. The Lord has been blessing and supplying our needs. We will be back in Mexico the first week of July, in time to take the teens to youth camp the end of that month.

Another missionary in the area, Warren Klenk, has been helping with services in our absence.

Anáhuac: The Iglesia Bautista Semilla Preciosa is continuing strong, with several of the men taking services and preaching, when Bro. Klenk can’t be there.
Last week, Manuel, a teenager who had been coming for a little while with his dad, got saved after the Sunday morning service. Amen!
The folks have had special activities on a couple occasions and it is good to see them working together.
The teens are staying faithful to the Lord, participating in all of the activities of the church. They are also working, doing different jobs, trying to raise money for camp.
Please continue praying that the Lord will provide the right man to pastor this church, so that we can move on to another place to start another church.

FM-3 Visas: Our Mexican work visas are back from the renewal process!

Family: Our second son, Andrew, married Shana MacQueen on May 14. It was beautiful!!

Praise: Safety in our travels; Church in Anáahuac remaining faithful; Manuel – salvation; FM-3 visas

Prayer: Our safety & that we’d be a blessing to the churches we visit; Youth camp; The right Mexican man to pastor the church

In His Service,