It was a joy to be at Lake Blaine Baptist Bible Camp near Columbia Falls, MT for the winter retreat. The teens were very attentive to the messages. I had many spiritual discussions as the Lord was working in hearts. It was also a time to meet several pastors from the area. I had heard many good things about the group up there. Those things are true and I was thankful to have the opportunity to minister with them.
On the first of January, I had the privilege of speaking at First Baptist Church in Columbia Falls, MT. Pastor Marc Dobson was the interim pastor. They are considering him to be their pastor. The fellowship with the church family was sweet. They have wonderful facilities and a good core group. It will be exciting to see what the Lord has for them in the future. While there, we were able to drive up to Eureka MT to see Pastor Matt and Juanetta Schrepher of Valley Baptist Church. They are faithful church planters and the Lord is using them greatly. Pray as they seek God’s will in the building of facilities for the church.
The middle of January, Jeneen and I were able to go to Randolph UT to be at Grace Baptist Church. Paul and Robin Acree were our hosts. It was a joy to see what God is doing in this community through the families of the church. We have a special burden for this community and area. The only other church in the town and surrounding area is the LDS (Mormon) church. There is a need for a gospel witness in the valley. Praise the Lord for Grace Baptist Church. They are looking for a pastor to continue growing. They have land, a good start on a building fund, and people who are very gifted for ministry. They need a pastor who can walk with them through the steps ahead. Please pray for them as they seek God’s man.
Jeneen’s mom fell and broke her leg at the hip a few days after we came home. It was a very difficult time for her. Jeneen and I spent a few long days at her side. She had surgery and is now recovering in rehab. Jeneen has been extra busy with her. I’m glad we were both home when it happened. Please pray for her mom. We hope she will be well enough for Jeneen to go to AZ the last week of February. Plans can change?…. We will see what the Lord has.
Thank you for your prayers. It is so neat to see God’s working in and through our lives. May God be glorified.