I Timothy 1:11 says, "According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust." Click the link below to continue reading the update from Gary Ashley. The Ashleys - December 2018
Ministry Highlights It is hard to believe we are about to finish another year here in Australia. We have been in Australia going on 14 years. We have had many ups and downs in these 14 years but in all of it God has been so good to us. Click the link below to continue reading the update from the Chris Eckels The Eckels - December 2018
God has been so good to the Scripture Memory Ministry this year. We are very grateful and do not take all His blessings for granted. What a blessing to see souls saved, lives changed, and people getting into God's Word. To continue reading the update from Dave Barker please click the link below. Barkers - Scripture Memory
The two middle Sundays of November we had no meetings so we were able to catch up on some things as well as spend some time with our childrens' families in Greenville. Over the weekend we traveled to Chicago, and yesterday we reported to one of our supporting churches in the morning. Please click the link below to continue reading the update from the Alexanders. Ed Alexander update - November 2018
In September we welcomed two new interns to our ministry team. David Crego is a Fairhaven Baptist College student who will be with us until April. He is working primarily with the teens, in the music ministry, in our outreach and soulwinning ministry, and in our teaching/preaching ministry. Click the link below to continue reading the update from Adam Rich. The Rich Family November 2018
After a 13-hour flight from Dulles, a 6 hour layover in Beijing, China ,and another 12-hour flight and many rice meals later, we met Pastor Eckels and Yolanda in Melbourne Australia for two weeks of jam-packed ministry. Click the link below to continue reading the update from the Starrs. The Starrs - November 2018
Thanks to our Lord and to you who pray and give, ... Click the link below to continue reading the update from the Gordons. The Gordons - November 2018
This Thanksgiving week, we are praising God for the most successful evangelistic campaign we have ever had. I attribute it to God's working in the lives of our people and their spiritual growth and maturity in the last couple of years. Click the link below to continue reading the latest update from Clint Rardin. The Rardin Family November 2018 prayer letter
Click on the link below to read the latest update from Herb Curriden Curriden update - Christmas 2018
We were privileged to participate in Chesterton's Twilight Christmas Parade. We used this opportunity to pass out over 800 Christmas tracts and invitations (and many pieces of candy to the happy children lining the parade route.) We will also be a part of the Snowflake Parade in Michigan City this Saturday, December 8. If you are in the area, come on over!
This week's book review is from The Abundant Single Life by Joanna Jackson. Download a pdf of the review here. You can purchase the book here. Watch your inbox for more book reviews from Fairhaven. If you are not subscribed to our email newsletter, you can do so here. We join with Isaac Watts who once said, "Talking over the things which you have read with your companions fixes them on the mind."
Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the saxophone, piano, and harp concert performed by Seth and Moriah Custer. Dr. Seth Custer and his wife, Moriah, are both professional musicians. The music was beautiful and uplifting, and their burden to see God-honoring music in churches was evident. To purchase CDs, follow this link.
We enjoyed another wonderful Thanksgiving morning at Fairhaven with a special breakfast and testimony service. What a joy to come together to praise the Lord and thank Him for His goodness in our lives. "Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name" (Psalm 100:4).
A long-standing Thanksgiving tradition at Fairhaven Baptist Church involves our teens collecting food for those in need both in our church and in the area. Our youth group gathered over 10,060 pounds of food this year! "As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith" (Galatians 6:10).