Dear Friends in Christ, After seven and a half years of traveling and working with Baptist Church Planting Ministry, we thank the Lord for what He has accomplished through the ministry. We have now been involved in helping start 56 churches and encouraged six churches with restarts or relocations. Many souls have been saved in the process and the Lord only...

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. ...

Sunday, November 1, 2009 We had a great first day here with the new Jordan Valley Baptist Church in East Jordan, MI. Pastor Silas Doctor was born and raised about five miles away in the little town of Ellsworth, and he barbered for many years before God called him into the ministry. It is always exciting to hear of God calling...

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...

Thursday, October 22, 2009 We had a great meeting here in Sydney for the new Harbour Light Baptist Church. There were thirty in attendance. Five were from the community and two were first time visitors. Pastor Stansford and his family were here from Newfoundland as well as Wes and Faith Bartley Missionaries to St Lucia. Please continue to pray for the meetings over...

Sunday, October 11, 2009 We wanted to let everyone know that the first Get-Acquainted Meeting went very well. God blessed with twenty-five people in attendance and seven first-time guests from the area! Everyone commented on how they enjoyed the service, and they are looking forward to being back for the next service! The church phone has been busy, and we look forward...

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 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 home and were there for the...

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...