Dr. Earl Jessup

Dear Friends in Christ, As most of you know, Beth’s father, Willie Atkinson, passed away last month. He survived much longer than either the doctors (or we) thought he would. He passed away on September 22nd and was buried with full military honors, including a twenty-one gun salute and taps. This is not done very much anymore. He was wounded...

Dear Friends in Christ, As most of you know, Beth’s father, Willie Atkinson, passed away last month. He survived much longer than either the doctors (or we) thought he would.  He passed away on September 22nd and was buried with full military honors, including a twenty-one gun salute and taps. This is not done very much anymore.  He was wounded twice...

Dear Friend, Dr. John Goetsch recently said in a message, “The problems of life are God-filtered.” I have often said, “Nothing comes our way that God does not allow and if we will let Him, He will use it for our good.” We again are facing one of these “God-filtered” problems. In fact, right now we are facing a...

Dear Praying Friends, Dr. John Goetsch recently said in a message, “The problems of life are God-filtered.” I have often said, “Nothing comes our way that God does not allow and if we will let Him, He will use it for our good.”  We again are facing one of these “God-filtered” problems.  In fact, right now we are facing a couple...

Dear Friend, On August 1, 1993, my wife and I started BCPM with a desire to help churches reproduce churches. We never dreamed that we would be honored to help 107 churches start new churches in sixteen years. In the first year, we helped three churches get started and this year we helped eleven. One of the best decisions we...

Dear Friend, I have waited for a couple of days into July to write for a couple of reasons. First of all, I have just returned from my appointment at the Cardiac Clinic and the pacemaker is working fine. The upper chamber of the heart is using the pacemaker around 12% of the time and the lower chamber is using...

Dear Friend, You probably have never had one of the missionaries in which you invest start a prayer letter out this way, but here goes. I played golf this week for the first time in a year. Since I broke my back two years ago, I have been unable to really do very much. I made a decision about two...

Dear Friend, I want to thank you for praying for us this past month. We appreciate all the people who have called, emailed, and sent notes of encouragement. When I made calls this month, nearly every time, someone mentioned they were praying for my recovery. We appreciate so much the faithful prayer support of those concerned about our ministry and...

Dear Friend, This has been one different month for us and the ministry. I do not like talking about the physical problems I encounter along the way, but it is important for you to know what the Lord is doing in my life. I had to return home from church plants in Ohio because of chest pain. Within two...

Dear Friend, It was good to get away and get some rest during February. I did not realize until afterwards how helpful it would be for Beth and I to have some time to ourselves and also with some of our grandchildren. We are now prepared for a very busy spring. We have five church plants scheduled between now and...