Backpacking and Summer Ministry

Summer and Backpacking Ministry – 2018

Dear Friends,
The Lord is working as we walk with Him. It has been a busy spring. The time in Kent at Galilee Baptist Church was special. We celebrated the 75th anniversary of the church. The church has a rich heritage of building up people in the Lord. Many have been saved, taught, and continue in the work of the Lord through the ministry of Galilee. We had a good Sunday and then meetings through Wednesday.
From there, I went to Sonoma CA to be at Grace Baptist Church. Pastor Timothy Brower has been there for 20 years. The church is going through some difficulties and Pastor Tim has some serious health issues. They are looking for a pastor to come and help in this situation. Please pray for this church.
The first weekend of May, I was in Pendleton OR for meetings at Grace Baptist Church. Pastor Alan Chapman is doing well there and the church has been progressing in some good ways. We did a Friday through Sunday conference. I enjoyed the format with five speaking times and a Question and Answer session.
The end of May, I fly to South Africa and will be with Lakeside Baptist Church in Sedgefield. This is the church that some of you helped with finances when they purchased a building. They are doing well. A seminary has been started with a good number of students and they use the building too. Praise the Lord. I will be preaching at the church for the time I am there. I will be home the end of June.

BACKPACKING CAMPS –
This summer, we have two weeks of mountain trips scheduled but we could do some more if the interest is there. July 23rd through 27th is available but the first one scheduled this year is the 30th of July through the 3rd of August. This week, we are camping down below with day hikes into different areas for hiking and fishing. It should be a good week. The Arizona group is coming up for this week. The second scheduled week is August 13th through the 18th. We are doing a longer trip this week. We already have a few men going on this one too. If you are interested in a trip this year, let me know. I hope it works out for you.
Thanks for praying for us. The Lord is working. He is answering prayers.

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