Second Week in America

We arrived in Ohio last Thursday evening and had several great days with family and friends there. Sunday morning, we were at North Pointe Baptist Church in Wooster, Ohio, which was started by older brother Harley several years ago. It was very encouraging to hear they decided to begin partnering with us. Sunday night, we were at Lifeway Baptist Church in […]

Week One of Travels in America

We made it to America safely and have had a great first week. We were able to see Teri’s brother and sister and their families in the Atlanta area as well as catch up with a lot of people at our sending church, Vision Baptist Church. Friday morning, we were involved in teaching a class at the training […]

What Is Wrong With Superficial, Marginally Biblical Preaching

The following points are taken from the Introduction of How to Preach Biblically by John MacArthur: Superficial, marginally biblical preaching is wrong for the following reasons: It usurps the authority of God over the soul. It removes the lordship of Christ from His church. It hinders the work of the Holy Spirit. It demonstrates an appalling […]

BBQ, Sunday Service, Cali’s Birthday, Trip to America

BBQ: Friday night, we had a free community BBQ at the church as a way to meet people in the community. We had a great turnout with around 100 people attending, probably over half of which would have been people who do not normally attend our church. It was very encouraging to meet lots of new people […]

Four Adults Complete Foundations Discipleship Level 1

Discipleship: This past Sunday, we recognised four adults in our church who completed Foundations Discipleship Level 1. We are so grateful for the commitment of Jeff, Heather, Susan, and Daniel. All of them are working on taking others through Foundations as well. Community BBQ: This Friday we are having a community BBQ and open day […]

Northwest Building Search Update

For the last four days, I have been in Northern Ireland, searching for buildings with Pastor James Wilson. We have a had a very profitable week. Here are a few of the things we have been doing: Contacting over twenty estate agents Viewing a number of potential properties Searching lots of websites for buildings Setting up […]

Discipleship, Youth, Work Day, Q & A Service, Mission Weekend

Discipleship: We spent a good deal of time this week printing out and assembling discipleship booklets to keep up with the demand for them. It is encouraging to see people grow as they are taught God’s Word and then to want to teach it to others. Youth Meeting: Every Friday night during the school term, we have […]

Trip to Derry & Sligo, Profession of Faith in London, Van Needed This Summer

DERRY: Last week, I spent Monday through Friday in Ireland. The first three days, I was in Northern Ireland with Pastor James Wilson looking for buildings to buy for Northwest Baptist Church. We looked at a number of potential buildings and talked with a few planning consultants and architects. Please pray for the following regarding the building project: Wisdom […]

British Missionaries, All Moved In, Profession of Faith, Building Fund Update

This month, our church began supporting two British Missionaries: Evan Williams (Honduras) and Hannah Neilly (Overseas missionary helping with church-planting, evangelism, and discipleship). Hannah is a lady from Northern Ireland that we have helped to train for missions. She is currently raising her support in the UK but will also be available for meetings in the […]