PRAISE AND PRAYER REPORT - MARCH 2017
Dear Faithful Friends, Pastors and Supporting Churches,
Thank you for taking a moment to read and if applicable, to report to your people the praises of answers to prayer this past month of March as well as updated prayer requests!
Pastor Mike Aylestock reports from Virginia that his 2017 missions revival was a huge blessing in many levels. They took on 5 new missionaries to China, Israel, Scotland, South Africa and India. They have taken on two national church planters in our (First Bible International) goal to support preachers planting churches in unreached people groups of India! This makes a total of SEVEN churches we have planted since beginning this effort!
Mountain View Baptist Church in Calimesa, CA-also a new church plant responded in their missions conference with faith promise commitments coming in that enables them to support two new missionaries-the Burtons and the Ottosen’s going to Papua New Guinea!
The Lord saw fit to take Jill’s dad Home to Heaven after a full life of 93 years! He was a godly man who touched the lives of many over the years. He is reunited with his wife after two years as a widower.
The Lord opened two doors of travel for this year of 2017 to both Mongolia where we will celebrate the translation and printing of Mongolia’s first Bible! The President of Mongolia will be on hand to receive one of the copies of Scripture! The other is to Israel in October to view the sites of where our Savior walked and where the Bible comes to life! Both of these trips are being funded by the generous gifts of dear friends for which we are both humbled and deeply grateful!
Crosspointe Baptist Church in Santa Maria held its first ever missions conference as a new church two years old. They are adding two new missionaries to Ethiopia and to El Salvador. Pastor Jon Stone was thrilled to see God work in his people as they committed double over their goal for faith promise giving! To God be the glory!
God has seen fit to bring healing to both of us during this past month. Jill was able to regain use of her fingers suffering from arthritis to return to playing the piano for services as well as my constant dizziness suffered from a fall in India is completely gone!
I was able to win my barber to Christ while getting a haircut a few weeks ago!
Our missions conference in Milwaukee, WI-Souls Harbor Baptist Church with Pastor Paul Hoover April 17-24
Our time with the senior saints of Mt. Ave. Baptist Church-speaking to the seniors on April 15, 2017
Our missions conference at Victory Baptist Church in Fresno, CA with Pastor Ricky Owens- April 27-30, 2017
Yours for the Cause of all causes,
Pastor and Mrs. Dave Smith
Last Updated (Sunday, 09 April 2017 04:07)
Sent out from Gethsemane Baptist Church of Long Beach, California - Pastor Ely Reynolds