The Ruppels – June 2019

Conferences, camps, and special meetings with other churches of like mind can be so influential in the lives of individual members and pastors, but they can also be a huge "shot in the arm" to the whole church.  Christians may get discouraged.  Missionaries can lose their vision.  Pastors sometimes lose focus.  As a result, families and churches stop moving forward for Christ.  To continue reading the update from Rodney Ruppel, please click on the link below. The Ruppels - June 2019  

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The Ruppels – April 2019

We are staying as busy as we have ever been; translating songs and books, preparing materials, planning multi-church conferences, village works, government paperwork, mentoring and training pastors, etc.  But the most important part of our work is proclaiming the Gospel.  Nothing can change a person, a community, a culture, a country, or this world like the Gospel of Jesus Christ!  To continue reading the update from Rodney Ruppel, please click the link below. The Ruppels - April 2019

2019-08-12T14:10:12-06:00August 12th, 2019|Categories: Missionaries, The Ruppels|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The Richs – July 2019

In June we officiated two weddings at the church in Kabwe.   What a wonderful testimony it was to our community to see two young men who have grown up in this church following Biblical principles in the selection of a mate.  Pray with us for these young couples as they start their homes together. To continue reading the update from Adam Rich, please click the link below. The Richs - July 2019

2019-08-12T13:47:50-06:00August 12th, 2019|Categories: Missionaries, The Rich Family in Zambia|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The Gardners – July 2019

Thank you for your faithful support and prayers for the ministry in Japan, without it we would not be able to do what we do.  As I write this letter, we are trying to get things packed to return to Japan.  We will arrive in Japan on July 18, and we are greatly looking forward to it.   To continue reading the update from Dan Gardner, please click the link below. The Gardners - July 2019

2019-08-12T12:58:52-06:00August 12th, 2019|Categories: Missionaries, The Gardners|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The Hardecker Family – July 2019

Praise God for answered prayers.  We asked the Lord to do something that only He can do in the physical bodies of certain believers and God graciously blessed us.  Because of this, we are rejoicing in the goodness of the Lord.   To continue reading the update from Bill Hardecker, please click on the attached link. The Hardeckers - July 2019

2019-08-12T12:44:59-06:00August 12th, 2019|Categories: Missionaries, The Hardeckers|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Evangelist – Dr. Rodger Bottrell

We have traveled many places since our last letter and thank God we can still be of service to our Lord.  We were blessed to be able to attend Fairhaven's Preaching Conference where I preached Sunday evening and the Sustainer's Banquet.  This was a special time as sixteen of our children and grandchildren were present. To continue reading the update from Rodger Bottrell, please click the attached link. Dr. Rodger Bottrell - July 2019

2019-08-12T12:38:20-06:00August 12th, 2019|Categories: Missionaries, The Bottrells|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The Alexanders

This past week we held our 13th "Music in the Local Church" Conference.  On Monday evening our speaker, John Swedberg, arrived along with his wife Sarah, his sister Jennifer and his brother-in-law Ben Stillwell.  Missionaries Mark and Anita Swedberg also came along to help.  To continue reading the update from Ed Alexander, please click on the link below. The Alexanders - July 2019

2019-08-12T12:31:05-06:00August 12th, 2019|Categories: Missionaries, The Alexanders|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The Hall Family

Here at Shoalhaven Baptist Church in Nowra, Pastor Shellabear recently celebrated his 70th birthday.  As he continues to adjust to likfe and ministry without his dear wife (whom the Lord took Home late last year), the long-term need is for the Lord to bring another Aussie minister on site to begin making transition plans for continued pastoring of the church.  To continue reading the update from Jon Hall, please click on the link below. The Halls - July 2019

2019-08-12T12:25:44-06:00August 12th, 2019|Categories: Missionaries, The Halls|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Book Review – 12 Ways Your Phone Is Changing You

Do You Control Your Phone—Or Does Your Phone Control You? This week's book review is entitled 12 Ways Your Phone Is Changing You by Tony Reinke. Download a pdf of the review here. Purchase a copy of the book here.

2019-08-08T13:00:16-06:00August 8th, 2019|Categories: Book Reviews, Church, News|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Always Abounding – The Fairhaven Fundamentalist – Summer 2019

The latest edition of the Fundamentalist, Always Abounding, is complete. If you are not on our mailing list and would like to receive a copy, send an email to [email protected] The digital copy can be viewed here.

2019-07-29T09:46:40-06:00July 29th, 2019|Categories: Church, News|Tags: , , |0 Comments

CAMP ADVANCE UPDATE: Music & Outdoor Weeks

We recently finished up two specialty weeks at CAMP ADVANCE - Music & Outdoor Week.  We're already looking forward to next year. MUSIC CAMP 2020 - July 13-16 OUTDOOR WEEK 2020 - July 20-24 Outdoor Week Music Week Go here to view the full program.

2019-07-22T15:27:44-06:00July 22nd, 2019|Categories: Church, News|Tags: , , |0 Comments


We are grateful for God's working in hearts during Teen Camp Advance.  The 3-day trip was filled with lots of fun, food, and, of course, good preaching.  Highlights included a fun afternoon spent at Craig's Cruisers, attending Beth Haven Baptist Church in Sheridan, Michigan, and hearing a special message just for them from Pastor Kevin Crowell.  Thank you to all those who sponsored teens so they would be able to attend.  Please continue to pray for these teenagers that they will grow in the Lord. [...]

2019-07-18T14:37:46-06:00July 18th, 2019|Categories: Church, News|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The Gordons

The Heavenly Vision - Acts 16:19 FBWWM's AIM 2019 was a tremendous blessing!  Throughout the week, the services and class sessions were filled with verses from the theme hymn, Be Thou My Vision.  This hymn and the scripture verse above remind us that the VISION is not a thing - it is representative of the Lord Jesus Christ himself.  To continue reading the update from Pat Gordon, please click the link below. The Gordons

2019-07-15T16:01:06-06:00July 15th, 2019|Categories: Missionaries, The Gordons|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The Starrs

Praise Reports Praise the Lord for a wonderful Sunday morning meeting with Pastor Ron Royalty early May.  What rejoicing as two teen boys were saved in the worship service?  Brother Barth stocked us up again with the beautiful rugs he weaves in honor of his late wife.  Pastors' wives benefit from these gifts?  To continue reading the update from Randy Starr, please click the link below. The Starrs on the Road

2019-07-15T15:53:38-06:00July 15th, 2019|Categories: Missionaries, The Starrs|Tags: , , |0 Comments