Dear friends and supporters,
Thank you for being our co-workers by means of prayer and giving.
Deb and I returned home after a week out of town. While gone, we ministered to a supporting church, met with a new friend from China with whom we are having an on-line Bible study, visited with family and supporters, outran a blizzard, and, after not being able to reserve a flight, drove home from New York City. Although we missed our Sunday morning service, by all accounts, it went very well.
Things are as busy as ever. While Deb and I were traveling, library shelves were installed in our living room. This will allow us to remove the shelves from a second floor bedroom, which will make more room for our nursery (we had five children in church Sunday). This week I have fourteen Bible studies scheduled, and several counseling sessions. Pray for me.
Plans for our trip to China are continuing to develop. It appears we will have many opportunities to meet with new and old friends. Over three thousand dollars has been given towards our travel expenses. If you would like to help us with this trip, you can send a gift to our account at Baptist Mid-Missions. Please include a note designating the gift for passage. It would help if are able to let us know of your gift.
In 1975, I became a Christian when pondering John 3:36. A few months ago, I told you of a young disciple who placed his trust in the Savior when studying the same passage. Tonight it happened again. During a Bible study concluding with John 3:36, a young man realized his trust was in Jesus Christ. It was wonderful to hear him pray telling God thank you for his salvation. He will follow the Lord in believers baptism a few weeks from now. Praise the Lord!
Please pray for Toby and Susan Stevens. They have 33% of their support, but we desperately need them here now. In order to accomplish our God given goals in Boston, we must have a team of missionaries. Toby and Susan have already proved themselves. Their full time presence in Boston will surely result in the gospel being proclaimed in such a way that it will be heard globally. Please inconvenience yourselves in prayer for them.
If you are interested in our financial ministry needs you can visit our Supporters Website,where you will find more information than you may have ever wanted.
We love you,
Bill and Deb