Monthly Letters

Dear Praying Friends, On January 18th, Beth and I went to the hospital to begin chemo to try and stop the spread of metastatic bladder cancer.  I had a CT scan on the 14th and the doctor already had the results.  They found another tumor the size of a small grape in the middle lobe of the right lung. This...

Dear Friends and Laborers, We enter a new decade deeper in debt to our Lord and Saviour for His unspeakable gifts.  What a blessed year we had serving with you in planting fifteen new churches and helping others introduce a new pastor or restart struggling works.  God has allowed us to work with such a wonderful team of folks and churches. We...

Dear Friend, Beth and I met with the oncologist regarding the malignant tumor which was removed from my lung on December 17. This cancer is definitely from the bladder cancer which started in 1999.  The doctors are very puzzled as to how it got in the lung because the bladder cancer never broke the lining of the bladder.  However, they are...

Dear Praying Friends, Psalm 147:1  “Praise ye the LORD: for it is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is pleasant; and praise is comely.” Our family is praising the LORD for His goodness to us. We had a wonderful year in 2009. We had the opportunity of taking part in the planting of four churches in Canada and three...

Dear Friends of BCPM, I waited a few days to write the monthly letter for December because I wanted to wait until after my follow-up visit regarding the lung cancer.  The doctor said that the surgery was successful and that the entire tumor was removed.  The cancer is the same as the bladder cancer. I have had this cancer for the...

Greetings in the Name of our Blessed Redeemer, It is that time of year to once again say, “Where has this year gone!?” It does not seem possible that Christmas is just over two weeks away.  We are so thankful for God’s wonderful gift of Jesus, our Redeemer. It is looking like Christmas as I write.  It is snowing and getting colder. ...

Dear Praying Friends, Thank you to each person and ministry who has spent time in prayer on my behalf.  Your cards, letters, e-mails and phone calls have been very encouraging.  The surgery on November 2 to remove the cancer spot on my lung went smoothly.  After probing the lung, the surgeons decided there was no other cancer to remove, and they...

Dear Co-Laborers and Friends, Praise the Lord for His faithfulness and grace!! October got off to a busy start with a trip to the Branson,MO, area and opportunity to bring a report to Talking Rock Baptist Church. They were starting their mission conference. This church is doing many John/Romans for missionaries and others. We returned...

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...