We missed the May letter so we will catch up. In April, I went to Upton WY at Frist Baptist Church where Randy Fowler is pastor. The Northern Plains Fellowship meetings were at the same time. It was a good time with the pastors and friends who were able to be a part. Traveling there and back, I was able to see many pastors and friends. On the way home, I was able to speak at Truth Baptist Church in Dubois WY where Isaiah Desent is pastor. This is a new church plant and the Lord is blessing.
Resurrection Sunday, I started meetings at Chewelah Baptist Church in Chewelah WA where Dan Cleghorn is pastor. The church is growing and God is blessing. May was busy with our home church and a short time away. It was nice to spend a week away with Jeneen. We are also preparing for the work team going to CA.
The main purpose of going to Sonoma CA is to reroof Grace Baptist Church’s education building. We leave the 4th of June and will be there through the 10th for this revitalization work. Pastor Ron Sondergaard and his wife Sarah have been working on the church since he was called to pastor last year. The building is in need of much repair and updating. It is difficult for them especially since Pastor Ron is working outside the church to supplement their income. The demographics show a real need for a good church in the area with between 30,000 and 40,000 people within five miles of the church. The church has approximately two and a half acres. God has burdened Ron and Sarah to sacrifice in the establishment of a Christ-centered, thriving church in the community. We are glad the Lord has allowed us to be a part of this effort. Let us know if God burdens you to be a part of this revitalization project in some way.
Backpacking season starts soon. We have a couple of trips planned during the summer. It is nice to see how the Lord is putting things together. We have men coming from a couple of different areas.
Jeneen has been busy with her mom and with the many appointments. Her mom has been doing a bit better. We look forward to what the Lord has for us this summer.
Thank you for your prayers and support. We need God to continue to work greatly.
Grace Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. Sonoma, CA.