Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Mandy and I have really enjoyed being back with family here in Arkansas for the summer, but more has happened than just visiting with them. One of the things that we were looking forward to was a meeting that we were having with our church leaders, John David Smith (the Executive director of the Baptist Missionary Association of America), and Doug Schiable (a representative from New Tribes Mission). We discussed what it would look like for the BMAA and NTM to work together with us to see a mature church established among a people group that has never heard the good news of Jesus Christ. We also talked about what our vision is for First Baptist Church of Magnolia to be our sending Church and how intimately we want the whole body there to be involved in every step of the process. It was an awesome meeting and we are praising the Lord for how well things went. We are getting excited at looking towards the future and how the Lord might use us (even though He doesn't need us!) for His glory among the nations! I have three different preaching engagements coming up at three different churches in the next few weeks. We hope to clearly share what the Lord is leading us to do and to encourage the believers where we will I will be speaking. Please continue to keep us in your prayers.