What a wonderful time we had on our most recent trip! Preaching at churches, spending time with family and friends, and being able to do some neat things were just some of the blessings we enjoyed. We preached on Sunday, May 19, at Good News Baptist in Chesapeake, VA. Pastor Mike Ascher grew up at my home church here in Illinois, and so it was a real joy to be able to reconnect with him. The church people were so friendly and were an easy crowd to preach to. The Lord gave us a wonderful day and many folks indicated that God was working in their hearts.
The next week we had a revival meeting in Henderson, NC, at the church that my Grandfather pastored for many years. My Uncle is now leading the church and doing a fine job continuing the work in that community. Needless to say, it was very special for me to be able to hold meetings here. God blessed during the week with good liberty in preaching and tender hearts to receive the Word. We praise God for everyone who took care of us and graciously met every need we had. We were then able to preach the following Sunday at another sister church in the area, and we are so grateful for God’s people there who welcomed us and met our needs!
The Lord is so good in allowing us to do special things on our trips. We spent a few days in Williamsburg, VA. There is so much to see and do in this historical area that we couldn’t possibly do it all, but we did get to enjoy walking around colonial Williamsburg and going into some of the different buildings. The kids especially liked the carriage ride we took around the town!
On our way back home we stopped at the Ark Encounter and Creation Museum in Kentucky. What a blessing that two different individuals we’ve come across in our travels gave us free passes for both of these attractions! We very much enjoyed going through the Ark and the Creation Museum and learning more about the greatness and power of our awesome God! I encourage every believer to make the effort to go see these God-glorifying places.
We are back home for several weeks before we head to Pennsylvania for camp ministry in July. Thank you all for your prayers and interest in our ministry – keep pressing forward for Christ!