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The Canavans – March 2020

2020-04-02T14:09:22-05:00April 2nd, 2020|Categories: Missionaries, The Canavans|Tags: , , |

Last year we had the best year in the history of the church with nearly 20 salvatin decisions and 14 baptisms.  This followed a major, multi-year battle to buy the building we had been renting.  The energy and potential for growth in the church is at a level I have never seen before.  To continue reading the update from Dan Canavan, please click the link below. The Canavans - March 2020

The Alexanders – March 2020

2020-04-02T14:00:39-05:00April 2nd, 2020|Categories: Missionaries, The Alexanders|Tags: , , |

On Tuesday and Wednesday our professors trained and prepared, and on Thursday we began distance education for all of our classes.  God was very gracious and within two days we had all 12 professors and 6 town students online and off the campus.  There have been a few hiccips, but overall, things are going well.  To continue reading the update from Ed Alexander, please click on the link below. The Alexanders - March 30, 2020

The Dunbars – March 2020

2020-04-02T13:51:32-05:00April 2nd, 2020|Categories: Missionaries, The Dunbars|Tags: , , |

Things down here in Brazil are going well.  The Lord has blessed with some visitors in the last month or so.  One Wednesday night we were blessed with two visitors from the neighborhood.  I had previously invited the man to come to our Special Service back in January.  To continue reading the update from Joel Dunbar, please click the link below. The Dunbars - March 2020

The Gordons – March 2020

2020-03-26T15:11:15-05:00March 26th, 2020|Categories: Missionaries, The Gordons|Tags: , , |

Victory in Jesus! Praise the Lord for the overcoming victory through faith in the Lord Jesus.  Through your prayers and support, the Lord continues to open doors of opportunity for us to minister around the country and around the world.  Thank you for the privilege to serve together and see victories in the lives of people. To continue reading the update from Pat Gordon, please click on the link below. The Gordons - March 2020

The Rodger Bottrell Family – March 2020

2020-03-26T15:04:09-05:00March 26th, 2020|Categories: Missionaries, The Bottrells|Tags: , , |

We finished up the year 2019 while preaching at Victory Baptist Church in El Paso, TX.  This is the church God allowed us to plant in 1984.  We were so blessed that there are still people in the church that we led to the Lord when we started 35 years ago.  To continue reading the update from Rodger Bottrell, please click the link below. The Rodger Bottrell Family - March 2020

The Smiths – February 2020

2020-03-26T14:59:15-05:00March 26th, 2020|Categories: Missionaries, The Smiths|Tags: , , |

As the new year descended upon us, we had no way of knowing all the blessings and challenges that would confront us. One opportunity that yielded manifold blessings was being able to visit several churches being planted/re-planted in Pennsylvania, Delaware and the D.C. area.  To continue reading the update from Mike Smith, please click the link below. The Smiths - February 2020

The Hardeckers – March 2020

2020-03-26T14:53:07-05:00March 26th, 2020|Categories: Missionaries, The Hardeckers|Tags: , , |

Praise God for magnifying His Word.  Trying times have always been times when God's Word has increased.  With the closing down of gatherings, yes the church assembly is temporarily negated, but through innovative technology, God's Word is proclaimed all over the world through the internet.  To continue reading the update from Bill Hardecker, please click the link below. The Hardeckers - March 2020

The Cromwells – March 2020

2020-03-26T14:45:11-05:00March 26th, 2020|Categories: Missionaries, The Cromwells|Tags: , |

Independent Baptist Church of Kabwe voted itself independent of missionary leadership in December 2019, but without a pastor.  At Pastor Damron's direction, we assisted IBC during most of March 2020 and discovered a familiar dynamic: absen of foreign leadership, the church unifies in service.  I filled the pulpit, and conferred with the pulpit committee.  Judy assisted with Sunday School and discipleship curricula, and led ladies' fellowship. To continue reading the update from Byron Cromwell, please click the link below. The Cromwells - March 2020

The Rardins – March 2020

2020-03-26T14:46:21-05:00March 26th, 2020|Categories: Missionaries, Rardins in Mexico|Tags: , , , |

From the 18th of January, when we returned from taking three of our kids back to the States to Bible college until the 15th of March, our church has had the best two months of its history.  We have had high days of attendance of up to 255, with many new visitors bouth from the routes and the neighborhood around us, and we are not even in an evangelistic campaign with our buses running the normal averag of about 100. To continue reading the update from Clint Rardin, please click the link below. The Rardins - March 2020

The Alexanders – March 2020

2020-03-12T11:27:48-05:00March 12th, 2020|Categories: Missionaries, The Alexanders|Tags: , , |

Our students began trickling onto campus last week.  On Thursday we registered 16.  On Friday and Saturday we had orientation for our 5 new students.  To be honest, we had prayed for more, and were counting on 3-4 more students who had indicated they would be coming.  But I often pray that the Lord would "send us who are prepared for what we have to offer." To continue reading the update from Ed Alexander, please click the link below. The Alexanders - March 2020

The Oetmans – March 2020

2020-03-09T13:02:07-05:00March 9th, 2020|Categories: Missionaries, The Oetmans|Tags: , , |

On January 17, I returned to Seoul to oversee our church's move to a different location.  It is quite an undertaking to move a church!  It was a blessing to see how hard our leadership and members worked in preparation of that move while I was away!  Praise God the move went very smoothly. To continue reading the update from Rob Oetman, please click the link below. The Oetmans - March 2020

The Ruppels – February 2020

2020-03-09T12:54:09-05:00March 9th, 2020|Categories: Missionaries, The Ruppels|Tags: , , |

There is never a shortage of things to be done in the ministry here in Cambodia.  Add a couple of special visitors and Christmas to the mix, and we are finding much to be done with all our might. To continue reading the update from Rodney Ruppel, please click the link below. The Ruppels - February 2020

The Halls – February 2020

2020-03-09T11:47:27-05:00March 9th, 2020|Categories: Missionaries, The Halls|Tags: , , |

Australia's raging fires have been brought under control as the Lord has sent much rain to the drought-stricken continent!  To those not afflicted with anti-God angst, a feeling of gratitude has been very evident in recent weeks.  It has given us opportunity to share the wonderful truths of the Lord's forgiveness and mercy, and to share the Gospel with some. To continue reading the update from Jon Hall, please click the link below. The Halls - February 2020

The Gardners – February 2020

2020-03-09T11:39:31-05:00March 9th, 2020|Categories: Missionaries, The Gardners|Tags: , , |

We are praying that God has brought you into the new year safe and sound.  One month has already passed and it seems like this year is going to fly by.  We want to thank you for your faithful support and prayers for the work here in Japan. To continue reading the update from Dan Gardner, please click the link below. The Gardners - February 2020

The Bottrells – February 2020

2020-03-09T11:22:50-05:00March 9th, 2020|Categories: Missionaries, The Bottrells|Tags: , , , |

I pray this letter finds you and your church doing well.  This month I am taking time to write each pastor a personal update from our church and the work God is doing here. The work continues; Knocking Doors, Praying, and Fighting the Devil!!!  It seems the harder you work the more difficult the work becomes.  To continue reading the update from Dan Bottrell, please click the link below. The Bottrells - February 2020