The Eckels – August 2020

2020-09-17T11:01:46-05:00September 17th, 2020|Categories: Missionaries, The Eckels|Tags: , , |

We are on our 26th week of Covid-19 lockdown and our 6th week of having 8:00 p.m. curfews.  I am thankful that during these times we can still meet as a church online.  I have been doing live streaming Sunday morning and evening services.  Our mid-week service is held on Zoom so we can see everyone and pray together.  To continue reading the update from Chris Eckels, please click on the link below. The Eckels - August 2020

The Halls – August 2020

2020-09-10T11:39:43-05:00September 10th, 2020|Categories: Missionaries, The Halls|Tags: , , |

In spite of Covid restrictions and fears, the Lord has been blessing and allowing us to conduct on-site and digital servies each week.  In Nowra at Shoalhaven Baptist Church, we meet on-site each week for Pastor Shellabear's adult Sunday School class, for our Wednesday Bible study and prayer meeting, and for two different Friday youth activities.  To continue reading the update from Jon Hall, please click on the link below. The Halls - August 2020

The Eckels – June 2020

2020-07-16T13:57:07-05:00July 16th, 2020|Categories: Missionaries, The Eckels|Tags: , , |

Our last prayer letter we were able to have our 11th anniversary as a church together, that has now been 14 weeks ago.  It is hard to believe and frustrating as we are not able to fellowship together as a church.  We are still staying busy with Livestreaming Sundays and mid-week zoom meetings.  We are grateful for being able to continue services during the Covid crisis. To continue reading the update from Christopher Eckels, please click the link below. The Eckles - June 2020

The Halls – June 2020

2020-07-02T11:25:41-05:00July 2nd, 2020|Categories: Missionaries, The Halls|Tags: , , |

Thank you for your continued prayers and financial support, especially during these times when many are out of work or working less.  In our lives here, we have seen the Lord to be bigger than the virus and its restrictions!  May the Lord grant to you the same as you obey and follow His leading. To continue reading the update from Jon Hall, please click on the link below. The Halls - June 2020

The Halls – May 2020

2020-05-07T14:06:47-05:00May 7th, 2020|Categories: Missionaries, The Halls|Tags: , , |

Greetings in the Lord from South Nowra in New South Wales, Australia, and thank you for your prayers and financial support!  We are thankful, too, for the Lord's blessing on our labours and His work in Aussie hearts. In the weeks leading up to the coronavirus restrictions, we had good evangelism contacts, visitors were coming to our church services, and attendees were considering steps of obedience and growth.  To continue reading the update from Jon Hall, please click the link below. The Halls - May 2020

The Eckels – April 2020

2020-04-16T11:39:59-05:00April 16th, 2020|Categories: Missionaries, The Eckels|Tags: , , |

It was smaller than usual considering we were just a few days from not being able to meet all.  We managed to stay under the 100-limit required by law at the time and God was gracious as we held our 11th anniversary with just members and some faithful attenders.  To continue reading the update from Chris Eckels, please click the link below. The Eckels - April 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 Eckels Family – February 2020

2020-03-02T15:07:23-06:00March 2nd, 2020|Categories: Missionaries, The Eckels|Tags: , , |

Ministry Highlights:  Apocalyptic headlines are everywhere we turn in our media.  The media is even using Biblical terms in describing these events in our world.  What a reminder that God's word is true.  Signs of the times are everywhere reminding the believer that Christ will soon return. To continue reading the update from Chris Eckels, please click on the link below. The Eckels - February 2020

The Eckels Family – November 2019

2020-01-14T13:25:11-06:00January 14th, 2020|Categories: Missionaries, The Eckels|Tags: , , |

Souls saved, baptism, new members added unto the church.  This is what has highlighted the Westside Baptist Church in 2019.  We started off 2019 with several families leaving us and discouragement in the church.  I am reminded that the church is the Lord's not mine.  Our theme was "God is Faithful" and we strived as a church to just be faithful and let God build His church. To continue reading the the update from Christopher Eckels, please click the link below. The Eckels - November 2019

The Halls – January 2020

2020-01-14T11:19:20-06:00January 14th, 2020|Categories: Missionaries, The Halls|Tags: , , |

Many have asked how we are doing as news of the Australian fires has spread.  Thank you for your care and your prayers.  So far, we are safe as the Lord allows it.  But the present fire situation in Australia has no equal in history.  Four million hectares have burned.  More than 500 fires are burning across the continent (which is almost the same size as America) in Australia's 6 states and 2 territories.  On January 4, the Sydney suburb of Penrith was the hottest place on earth at 120 degrees F! To continue reading the update from Jon Hall, please [...]

The Halls – November 2019

2019-12-05T13:49:33-06:00December 5th, 2019|Categories: Missionaries, The Halls|Tags: , , |

We dedicate this prayer letter to thanking the Lord for some of His many blessings including: salvation from sin and Hell; forgiveness, pardon, mercy and grace; the imputation of His righteousness by faith; an eternal home in Heaven; the privilege of serving the Lord in missionary ministry; and a faithful wife and children who serve the Lord with me. To continue reading the update from Jon Hall, please click the link below. The Halls - November 2019

The Eckels

2019-10-08T15:47:13-05:00October 8th, 2019|Categories: Missionaries, The Eckels|Tags: , , |

We continue to press on growing here a little there a little.  We see visitors still coming and some come from soulwinning.  We have a new family that has been coming that was reached through our Soulwinning ministry.  Peter, his wife and child have been attending faithfully as well as Simon a man whom I am discipling.  To continue reading the update from Chris Eckels, please click the link below. The Eckels

The Halls – September 2019

2019-10-01T11:37:31-05:00October 1st, 2019|Categories: Missionaries, The Halls|Tags: , , |

Thank you for your prayers and financial support, and for the cards, and letters, e-mails, and phone calls.  Your care for us and your prayer for us is much appreciated.  We truly count you as co-laborers in the work the Lord is doing through us here in Australia!  To continue reading the update from Jon Hall, please click on the link below. The Hall Family - September 2019

The Hall Family

2019-08-12T12:25:44-05:00August 12th, 2019|Categories: Missionaries, The Halls|Tags: , , |

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

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