November 2017

Dear Praying partners,

God has been good to give souls, answers to prayer, and even summer-like weather in Chicago the past few months. Here is a short list of God's gifts:

  • A former faithful church goer back in church (result of Neighborhood Barbecue outreach!)

  • A formerly active couple re-activated in service via their gift of singing and teaching.

  • Others gifted in music now ready to serve.

  • Three new families with children involved – one joined church, one soon to join, one ready for baptism.

  • Two ladies now helping teach the children – great burden lifted for overworked pastor's wife!

  • Pastor led several of his neighbors to Christ.

  • Large financial gift for the building fund. Pray for land or building search.

Last month I preached at the annual mission conference of Heritage Baptist in Roscoe, IL (Pastor Dave Anderson). We spent an afternoon with his assistant pastor, fellowshiping and brainstorming about the church he will plant (probably next fall) in Crystal Lake, IL. Claudia and I may be assisting in this project, so please pray for God's leading. I also preached for Pastor Matt Barber at Woodriige Baptist (I love to beg for support) and Claudia spoke at a Ladies' Retreat, a ladies luncheon and the ladies' Bible studies here at Shorewood Baptist.

Please pray as:

  • We prepare for our free Pancake Breakfast to be held on Sunday, November 12 – promoted via social media, personal invitation cards, and posters in local businesses and libraries. We know from experience that this will attract new visitors and generate good gospel contacts. Pray!

  • We continue door-to-door work. I have met several excellent prospects in the last few weeks.

  • I work on plans to help start a Bible Institute in Antiqua next year.

  • My son Jeremiah, who recently moved his family to San Francisco, gets settled in a new job.

  • I continue to practice my banjo. (This is very scary, but could be an ice breaker in Antigua . . .or Antarctica.) I gave Claudia a banjo mute for her birthday. Don't go there.

Thanks much for your prayers and support. 

Press on!

Dave and Claudia

But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
Isaiah 53:5

I was 9 years old when I discovered my Dad's Kodak Duex camera in his bedroom closet. Capable of taking 16 pictures on size 620 film, it was a "miniature camera that makes album-size pictures." I shot a roll of film and had it developed at the corner drugstore. I was hooked. Though I enrolled in college to become a cinematographer, God changed my direction (and my heart). God's goodness has allowed me to remain a camera bug during all my years of ministry . . . so I will occasionally post a photo or two here for your perusal. Enjoy . . . and reflect on the Maker of all things.
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