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Loren Steven – March 2014

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The old saying “March in like a lion and out like a lamb”certainly has started out that way for 2014. If it is accurate for the weather, as Christians, we will take it one step further. The Bible says in Ecclesiastes 9:10, “Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might.”Let us enter the month for our Lord like a “lion”and close it the same way.

February concluded as Beacon Baptist Church in Phoenix, AZ, was planted with much labor. Thirteen churches brought together over 225…

Loren Steven – January 2014

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The year 2013 is now in the history books. As the poet wrote, “Only one life, will soon be past, only what is done for Christ will last.” It is my prayer that what God has recorded for my life will show it has been done for Him. We are thankful for the six churches planted from Prince Edward Island to Montana. Along with planting the churches, over 125,000 copies of the books of John and Romans were distributed.
Bev and I are thankful for the blessings He poured upon us as the year 2013…

Loren Steven – December 2013

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Great comfort is available to each one of us as we read Luke 2:10. As men were “sore afraid,”  the angel said, “Fear not for I bring you good tidings of great joy.” Men’s hearts are filled with fear as they face the future without the Prince of Peace.
The year draws to a close with many surprises for Bev and me. The weekend before Thanksgiving, I was preaching a Faith Promise missions conference and was excited to see the Lord working in hearts. In spite of dealing with pain in my back that…

Loren Steven – November 2013

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We will end the last quarter of 2013 with lots of activity. There have been challenges and blessings.  God is so gracious to meet each circumstance.

We have spent much time on the phone visiting with pastors. Many are not familiar with our ministry. It has been encouraging to have a number say they were excited to find that there was a ministry that has had experience in encouragement and a willingness to assist in planting “old- fashioned, soul-winning, Bible-believing Baptist”…

Loren Steven – June 2013

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I believe we are finally beyond winter here in Minnesota, even though we are seeing temperatures in the forties often at night. At least we are having spring showers virtually daily! The grass is green, and the trees are leafing out. Our hearts go out to those who have lost loved ones, homes and practically all they own to destructive tornados. Minnesota has been spared that type of storm, thus far.

This very condition reminds us why we must be obedient to our Lord and plant churches. As…

Loren Steven – May 2013

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Dear Pastor and Church Family,

We have the blessed promise in Isaiah 1:18. “Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow…” We have been having daily reminders of that truth even though we are now in the month of May! I cannot remember a year like this where we have had recurring snow; just last week we saw up to ten inches of heavy, wet snow.

The spring church plants have in most cases been impacted by adverse weather in one way or another. Sometimes it has been…

Loren Steven – December 2012

Dear Pastor and Church Family,

What a marvellous time of year. As we have traveled and preached across many miles this year we have come to know a multitude of ethnic backgrounds. In spite of the many differences it only took One Babe to become sin for each of us and give His life’s blood that we might have redemption. As the Apostle Paul wrote in Romans 5:10 “For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall b…

Loren Steven – November 2012

Dear Pastor and Church Family,

It has been an exciting fall with the last of the church births completed for this year.  The last two plants have been in Thornton CO and the other was Marion, OH. Some of the new births have had just a few visitors from the community while others have seen well over one hundred. Which of the churches are the most successful?  God does not count success by numbers but by faithfulness to the one who redeemed us.

Plans are well under way to follow t…

Dr. Loren Steven – October 2012

October 16, 2012

Dear Pastor and Church Family,

It has been a busy church planting season!! The birth of the very first Baptist church in Markham, Ontario, took place the end of September. Pastors Brian Johnson and Pastor Scott Polhamus report that the reception of Hope Baptist Church by those who visited the Get-Acquainted Meetings was very positive. We praise the Lord for this report!

Pastor Chris Casillas, who will lead the Horizon Baptist Church in Thornton, CO, is busy…

Dr. Loren Steven – September 2012

September 3, 2012

Dear Pastor and Church Family,

As Baptist Church Planting Ministry enters the fall planting season, things are all in order and moving smoothly for the next five births.

Pastor Josh Irmler and the church family of Ambassador Baptist Church are preparing for Pastor Mark Irmler to birth the Crown Point Baptist church in Simi Valley, CA. Many hours a day have been invested for the past several weeks in distribution of the John/Romans in the area. Services will begin on…

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