Byron and Judy Cromwell, Full-Time Fellow-Laborers
Sent from Fairhaven Baptist Church: 86 East Oak Hill Road, Chesterton, IN 46304 (219-926-6636)
In service with Fundamental Baptist World-Wide Mission: 6396 Main Road, Millington, TN 38053 (901-873-2146)
“…good news from a far country.” Proverbs 25:25
Judy and I arrived home from Mexico in mid-February and immediately packed for a five-week swing through New York state and New England. We started at Maranatha Baptist Church in Lyons, New York, under Pastor John Kuhn for their annual Missions Conference. Pictured with me are Pastor Kuhn, and Pastor and Mrs. Courtney Lewis of Chicago, with whom we presented our ministry and enjoyed fellowship.
The growing churches we visited in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts were an encouragement. Pastor Mitch Bickford of Lee Baptist Church in Lee, Maine, invited us to his first annual couples’ retreat before we presented our fellow-laboring ministry.
We then presented our ministry at Faith Baptist Church in Peru, Maine. Pastor Trent Filer is positioned to reach out to Rumford, Maine, an area economically depressed following paper-mill modernization, and now infested with drugs, crime, and broken homes. He also plans a Bible-printing ministry at Faith Baptist, which would be the only one of its kind in New England. While touring the print shop from which Filer intends to purchase his offset press, I met Pastor Matthew Jones of Bryant Pond Baptist Church in Bryant Pond, Maine. We presented our ministry to Bryant Pond, and then Lewiston Baptist Church in Lewiston, Maine, under Pastor Tim Kelly, during their Missions Emphasis Week.
Pastor Steve Bates of Bible Baptist Church of Nashua, New Hampshire, hosted us for a few days in the prophet’s chamber. They are expanding to a larger auditorium and classrooms for institute training. We were grateful for their reception and accommodations.
Pastor Chris DiGiacomo of Lifeline Baptist Church in Haverhill, Massachusetts, and Pastor Peter Chamberland of Granite State Baptist Church in Concord, New Hampshire, gave enthusiastic welcome to their expanding ministries. Five of the churches we visited had fresh construction underway to accommodate growth. Praise the Lord!
Please pray as we travel in the US to present our work.
Pray for our time in Zambia, Africa, during July and August as we work with Missionary Adam Rich; and during September and October in Ulen, Minnesota, with Pastor Caleb Mitchell at Walworth Baptist Church. After some prayer and counsel with Pastor Steve Damron, Judy and I believe God is leading us back to Maine to help Pastor Filer during November and December 2018. Please pray for safe travel, and Faith Baptist Church to be strengthened and edified during this time.
Byron and Judy Cromwell