Thursday, April 19, 2007

April Mission Letter from Gene McKinnley

Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Dear Pastor and praying Friends:
What a blessing it is to serve the Lord!

Last month we ordered the pew coverings and they said it would be 14+ days. We needed it earlier than that, so prayed that God would get it here sooner. God answered by having the materials in our hands within 8 days. I told the man at the shop that he was looking at an answer to prayer. I was able to give him a Gospel leaflet and briefly tell him of the God we serve.

We finished getting our building ready, and we had our first official meetings on Easter Sunday. We had 23 people present with 6 first time visitors. God answered prayer by bringing Tom and Luke’s Mother and Dad out for our Easter Morning service.
We are continuing to see God work on people’s hearts as we are out knocking on doors. We had 2 opportunities last week to give short presentations of the Gospel. I praise the Lord for each opportunity to share the truth of our sin, the penalty for that sin, and God’s glorious payment to redeem us from sin death and Hell.
We are very busy now trying to finish several things. Please pray for God’s wisdom and guidance in all that we do. Tom and I are trying to finish our assignments for our Baptist History 1 class, we are trying to get the next Good News Paper finished and ready for printing, and we have several visitors coming from the States at various times this summer.
Thank you so much for your prayers and support. Ephesians 6:18-20
Your servant in Christ,
Gene McKinnley