Category: Monthly Letters

Loren Steven – May 2016

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It has been a wonderful few weeks as we saw the birthing of two churches. Mid-April was the birthing of Gethsemane Baptist Church reproduced by Open Door Baptist Church in Lima, OH.
We have just finished assisting Pastor Rick Perrine and the Ripley Baptist Church in Ripley, WV, as they reproduced the church in Petersburg, WV, in spite of Bro. Rowland going to North Carolina to conduct a funeral for a family relative. God allowed men who have reproduced churches to be present to step in w…

Dr. Earl Jessup – May 2016

I have waited a few days into May to write my letter because I had an appointment with the oncologist May 5, and I thought I may have some news to pass along regarding my health situation.  We learned little regarding the condition in the lungs, but they are going to send me to a Chest Review Study to see if focused radiation is possible on the tumor that is pressing against the bronchial.  The biopsies and report from the bronchoscopy have not returned, but it showed no tumor in t…

Loren Steven – April 2016

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The month has flown by again. There have been many blessings from God to share. Last month we shared the blessing of being with the Midwest Bible Baptist Church in Rochester, MN. They were preparing to distribute 5000 invitations to the services on Easter. Folks from the church labored for many hours to make those distributions. Easter Sunday, the Lord blessed their faithfulness and over 300 folks were present to hear the Gospel message that Pastor Hansen preached. There were a number of…

Jeremy Rowland – April 2016

Thousands of John and Roman booklets, invitations, and tracts have gone out into the community of Wapakoneta OH announcing the good news of the gospel and the start of a new church. The Get Acquainted Meetings for Gethsemane Baptist Church will be held this Sunday, April 10 through Thursday, April 14. The reproducing church is Open Door Baptist in Lima, OH, under the leadership of Pastor William Turner. and the new pastor is Pastor Jerry Martin. Several other churches will also be involved…

Dr. Earl Jessup – April 2016

We are finally home from six weeks of travel. We were in five mission conferences, three other churches for services and a Pastors’ Luncheon for the church plant in Petersburg, WV. I think we have to face the reality that we cannot do this anymore. Six weeks is way too long to be on the road at one time. We were sooooo glad to be home. Thank you for praying for us as we traveled 4,500 miles by vehicle and 6,000 miles by air.
As I mentioned, we were in five Faith Promise Mission…

Jeremy Rowland – March 2016

We are now working on eight church plants that are scheduled to start between April and November of this year. Two will take place this spring with one in Wapakoneta, OH, April 10-14, and the other in Petersburg, WV, May 8-12. Please pray for the many details that go into these church plants such as printing deadlines, facility construction, coordination of other churches’ involvement, financial needs, and especially the mass evangelism with the John and Roman distribution. There is always…

Dr. Earl Jessup – March 2016

Please forgive me for not getting a prayer letter out the first of February. I must say, this is the first time I can remember this happening for many years. We have been traveling for over a month now and around the first of February, I was preaching each night and not doing well with a new medication the oncologist had given me. I believe it has made me very tired, and I do not seem to have a lot of stamina. I spent most of my time in meetings, resting or sleeping. I am doing a bit…

Clarence Moore – March 2016

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Feb 2008 we moved to Barrie, Ontario Canada to begin a full-time ministry with Baptist Church Planting Ministry. We began working with church plants and building projects while raising support in churches close to those locations. No doubt this was a huge leap of faith for us as a family. Our ministry began with responsibilities as “Canadian Church Plant Coordinator” with the agreed upon intentions to carry out a building ministry to assist new church plants and other churches when…

Loren Steven – February 2016

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Late in January, a group of pastors met at the Rockford Baptist Church in Rockford, MN, for some preaching and to spend some time in prayer for the State of Minnesota. These men were asking God for His leadership in reaching out from our churches to plant new churches and to help the people of their churches to grow in our walk with Him. Mrs. Louks, the pastor’s wife, had prepared a delicious lunch for all who could stay. It was a sweet time of fellowship.

Winter has finally arrived in…

Clarence Moore – Jan-Feb 2016

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The year is already well on the way. We have been so blessed by God’s goodness to us. We have had so many opportunities to serve churches in a building capacity. It seems lately so many we are having difficulty juggling the timing of them all. Whenever we have a building project at a church there are many factors that come into play. The service schedule is always the most crucial. We don’t want the meeting area  in chaos for service times. The other biggest problem is whenever we do churc…

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