The Lord has truly blessed the past week. We spent our Wednesday with Calvary Baptist Church in Sanford, ME. Pastor Todd Bell preached a great message on overcoming discouragement. God moved in a mighty way while sharing God's work in the UK. After the service we were surprised with a mighty blessing when Pastor Bell's dad offered to fix the massive dent in our car from Florida last year. (See Blog Post: "Thank you for your prayers" Archive: November 2012) We are so thankful for a family like this to show us the love of Christ in a special way.
On Friday, we came back to Sanford, ME and I had the privilege to preach in morning chapel at Sanford Christian Academy. At the end of the service Pastor Bell announced that the school was going to begin supporting us monthly. Praise the Lord, we are the academy's first missionaries! After lunch Pastor Bell took Brittany and me on an airplane ride. It is amazing to see the opportunity that God has given them through a "Wings Ministry".
As the weekend continued we had the privilege to catch up with some friends, Jimmy and Angela Noreau. Jimmy and I worked together at Beeches Road Baptist Chapel in Birmingham, England in 2008. God is now using them in a mighty way as they work with the youth at Westbrook Baptist Church and prepare to start a church in northern New York.
On the Lord's day we were so excited to see what God was doing at Westbrook Baptist Church. Pastor Jason Stoeber and his family were such an encouragement to us as we shared our burden for souls around the world. Please pray that God will continue to bless as this church is active in church planting ministries and reaching their community for the cause of Christ.
For the evening service on the Lord's day we traveled to Standish Baptist Church in Standish, ME. There we were encouraged to find people excited about serving God. Pastor Gary Wilkins and his family were sweet people. After the service we had a "Pie Pallooza" with all the church members. We have never eaten so much pie in our lives!