Summary of 2012 –
One phrase Jeneen and I would use to characterize the year 2012 would be “answered prayer.” God answered prayer for Calvary Baptist Church in Kingman, AZ. The church began to seek a new pastor after Pastor Bob Lenzi went to be with the Lord. Many people were praying for the church. The first Sunday of this year, Jeneen and I were able to meet their new pastor, Troy Lohmeyer and his family. Pastor Lohmeyer and his wife, Sylvia are answers to prayer.
Another answer to prayer was how God provided finances for Jeneen enabling her to go to South Africa for ministry. In February, Jeneen and I spent over three weeks in Sedgefield, South Africa. It was great to work with the church family there. Please pray for the Lord to provide this year too. We are scheduled to go back in May for about a month.
We saw more professions of faith in 2012 than we have seen for many years. It is evident God is working and answering prayers. Thank you for your prayers on our behalf. These are just a few of the answers we have seen.
About Us –
Jeneen and I are doing well. We have been in good health and look forward to what the Lord has for us in 2013.
Our family is doing well too. Peter’s book, Gideon’s Call, was released in October. He is busy working on other books. Chris is pastoring in Tempe AZ at Grace Baptist Church. Joe is working on his master’s degree in counseling. Our grandchildren, nine of them, are growing. We enjoy seeing them when we can.
Future Plans –
January 23rd, I will be at Grace Baptist Church in Rock Springs WY for the Wednesday evening service. On Friday, the 25th, I will be at Berean Baptist Church in Pella IA. They are beginning the search for a new pastor. I look forward to ministering with them. The 14th of February, the Christian Writer’s Guild Conference in Colorado Springs begins. From there, Jeneen and I will head to Minnesota for a Men’s Retreat and meetings at Faith Baptist Church in Sauk Centre where Ron Hemsworth is pastor. April 7th, we start meetings at Rapid Valley Faith Baptist Church with Pastor Ralph Silcott.
We have a few open weeks this spring. May and June are filled. I plan to leave for South Africa on the 13th or 14th of May and come back on the 12th of June.
Special Prayer Requests –
• Please pray for Berean Baptist Church as they seek a pastor.
• Please pray for souls to be saved and believers to grow.
• Please pray for finances enabling Jeneen to go to South Africa.
• Please pray for scheduling of meetings and ministry.
Thank You –
Jeneen and I would like to thank you all for your prayers. We are seeing God do great things. We also want to say thank you for those who financially support us. We are blessed to have so many churches and friends who enable us to do what God has called us to do. Your support is an encouragement to us to continue in the work. Thanks so much.
May God bless you all. Keep up the good work of faith. Only the Lord knows what will happen in the coming months. Trust Him each day and live the life He gives to the fullest.
Yours in Christ,
Monte & Jeneen Leavell