24 October 2012

New Friends, New Materials

Josiah Takes a Horse Ride With an NTBC Family
We continue to work on developing relationships in Central New York and praying that the Lord would provide for us to leave for Kenya this coming May.
A couple of weeks ago, Jenny and I had an opportunity to meet with Pastor Steve Little of Heritage Baptist for lunch in an effort to share our ministry vision and begin to develop a relationship. As a missionary church planter both in Brazil and here in Central New York, he had some great biblical wisdom for us; I came away from the meal encouraged about the way we were doing our deputation and about the road ahead in Kenya. Please pray that our meeting with Heritage Baptist at the end of this month will result in further mutual edification and partnership in the gospel.
We also had the opportunity to serve Bible Baptist Church, in Cortland, NY, recently. I treasured the opportunity to get to know this church better and expose them to our ministry. I believe we will have more opportunities to serve with these folks in the near future.
Three weekends ago we were off to Boston, MA, to Church of the Open Bible. The pastor and I overlapped in seminary and even shared office space at my job during that time. My wife and I are looking forward to continuing to work with him and his family and making new friends at the church.
Last weekend we had the pleasure of serving alongside some extraordinary servants of God at New Testament Baptist's missions conference. I was most encouraged by the way the Lord Jesus is renewing a focus on training and equipping strong, servant-hearted, biblical leadership within the mission fields of the world.
Lately, much of my time has been invested in editing, recording, and updating web and multimedia material for use in the next several months of deputation and for the school in Kenya. We hope to be able to release these items this month, and I'm looking forward to it.
Thanks for praying for us!

Someone else has been busy too: Jamin took his first steps recently.