Leavell’s Update – October 2020

Dear Friends,

            The Lord has been working greatly.  We have several answers to recent prayers.  We know God is working even when we do not see things happening, but a renewed excitement comes when you see direct answers to prayer.

            First, I went to WY for meetings at Central Baptist Church where Scott Clem is pastor.  The church hosted the Northern Plains Fellowship meetings this fall.  I spoke at the church on Sunday and then for each evening of the meetings.  It was a joy to see old friends and make some new ones.  The next Sunday I went to Upton WY to be at First Baptist Church where Randy Fowler is pastor.

            Secondly, after a few years of work, I finally finished the next Bible study.  I sent it to the publisher this week.  Now we go through the process of getting it published.  It may take about six months.  We will let everyone know when it available.  I’m looking forward to hearing how the Lord uses the material.

            Thirdly, Jeneen has been having trouble with her eyes and back.  She is doing better.  Also, she has been taking her mom to doctor appointments but she has not been able to go into the assisted living to help her due to Covid19.  She really wanted to be able to go in and spend time with her mom.  Well, the Lord answered prayer as she received permission to go in this week.  We are glad that the Lord has worked it out for Jeneen to help her mom.  Please pray for her mom as she has been physically struggling lately.

            Fourthly, I will be traveling to the Kansas City area for meetings starting November 1st at Olivet Baptist Church where Bruce Anderson is pastor.  It will be a busy week as they are the home of Shawnee Mission Christian School.  I am thankful to have the privilege of speaking in some of the chapels for school too.  I will be stopping by some friends on the way to and from Kansas.  I have Sunday, the 8th open for Iowa or Nebraska.

            As you can see, we have much to thank the Lord for answered prayer.  Thank you for your prayer support.  God is working.  Jeneen and I look forward to what the Lord has for us in the coming months.  January looks busy already.  The Lord will guide us into 2021.  As we all hope and pray, may it not turn out like 2020 has so far.

            Thank you all.  May God continue to work greatly in and through all of us for His glory.

Summer Update – 2020

Dear Friends,

We have faith in our God and His promises; faith for salvation and faith for life in Christ.  Faith makes the things hoped for substantial or solidly real, even though there is no visible proof.  Yes, I have been studying and teaching on faith.  Faith is hope based on the promises of God.  Without faith, it is impossible to please God.

During these times with Covid-19, BLM, Antifa, and all the personal issues we each are facing, faith in the promises of God must be our steadfast hope.  He will never leave us or forsake us.  His provision for daily living is ours.  His grace will always be sufficient.  He is our all in all.

These have been difficult times in the ministry of missionary evangelism just as they have been difficult times for the churches all around the world.  God is still working His plan but it certainly means changes for all of us.  I am glad for technology that has allowed us to continue ministering.  We certainly hope to be traveling to the churches soon.  We are glad for the various types of things God has done through us over the years.  It means even when we are not traveling, we are busy every day.

Ministry –

While we have been in quarantine, we have been busy with ministry.  It has involved studying, writing, counseling, teaching, preaching, working with churches, talking with pastors, and doing whatever God puts in front of us daily.

When we are not busy in other churches, we are busy in our home church.  Several of you have mentioned that you heard me in the livestream and on Zoom.  I am thankful for the opportunities that God gives us.  In June, we were able to minister in First Baptist Church in Notus, ID.  It was good to be with these folks again.  The camps we were to be in this summer were all canceled.  We were able to do the Men’s Backpacking Camp in July.  Our home church has a camp in August that we will be able to attend.

We had 11 men in our backpacking camp in July.  The Lord was really working in the hearts of those present.  We studied the mindset of the mature believer from the book of Philippians.  It is a great study.  We did catch some fish, hike over some ridges, and checked out several lakes.  It was a good time of soul refreshing in God’s creation.

Writing Ministry –

I am still working on the Bible Study.  There is a little more to finish.  It has been encouraging to see that some of the articles I have recently written have been read by many people.  One was viewed in 20 different countries by close to 1500 people.  I want to write more articles in the coming days.

While backpacking, several of the men involved in the computer and software field challenged me to consider doing podcasts and maybe a YouTube channel with teaching and articles.  Some of them even offered to help me get started.  This could be another way of reaching people with the gospel and encouraging believers.  Please pray as we consider adding this avenue of ministry.

What’s Ahead?  –

We look forward to getting back on the road as soon as the Lord allows.  We would love to get back to a normal schedule and ministry in the churches.  As of now, we do not have much scheduled.  If we can, we hope to start traveling in September.  Only the Lord knows.  We have definitely been seeking His direction for the days ahead.  We must continue to live by faith in His promises.  While we are still here on the earth, He has ministry for us.  We want to be faithful in what God has for us.

Thank you all for your continued encouragement and support of the ministry God puts before us.

May God continue to work in our churches for His glory.  May He be glorified as He works in and through each of us.

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Our April 2020 Update

Dear Friends,

One month ago, we were still in AZ, still traveling in ministry. That has changed with the lockdown. We made it home just as restaurants were changing their dining-in policies. Now, Jeneen and I are staying close to home, ministering using the phone, emails, messaging, and doing ministry at our home church. On Resurrection Sunday, I had the privilege of teaching an adult Sunday school class from my study at home. I certainly appreciate the technology we are being forced to learn along with many other pastors and churches are too.

Who would have thought we would experience such a drastic change to our lives in such a short time? I purposely have waited to update because of the rapid changes every day. We are all going through the upheaval of life and routine. We hope and pray you are doing okay. Some say our country is overreacting while others say we are not doing enough. It is different when it hits close to home. My brother tested positive for Covid-19. His family has been sick too but thankfully, they had quarantined themselves. Our niece was pretty sick, developing pneumonia with it. She and their family are doing better now. We have heard of people dying from the virus who are extended friends. The Lord knows and our lives are in His hands. There is no better place to be, but that doesn’t mean we should be foolish with our lives, but can we go too far to protect and when do we cross that line? These are the questions so many are wrestling with these days.

How long will this last? Only the Lord knows. In the meantime, Jeneen and I have been keeping ourselves busy. We completed the process required for us to sign up for Medicare. There is one more phase to go through but as we both turn sixty five this year, we face new chapters in our lives.

MINISTRY –
We were glad to be able to go to AZ Just before the lockdown. While there we were able to stay with Joe and Rebekah. It is always a joy when we can combine ministry with seeing family. I think Grandma needed some grandchildren time, so did Grandad. We enjoy all our family.

We spent the weekends with Calvary Baptist Church in Kingman AZ. They are still searching for a pastor. The events around the world have not helped them but they are hanging in there. Please continue to pray for this wonderful church family. Also while in AZ, I was able to go to a pastor’s fellowship that met at Tri City Baptist. It was good to see many old friends, renew acquaintances and meet some new pastors. We are thankful for the opportunities God gives.

Of course, our schedule has been affected by the quarantine. We missed the men’s retreat at Grand View Camp in AZ, the Northern Plains Fellowship in WY, along with meetings in a couple of churches. We do not know how the summer will work but we do have two different camps on the schedule along with the men’s backpacking camp. Right now, the mountains seem like a good place to be away from the virus. No one should be within fifty feet of me when I am trying to cast my fly, flaying the air with my fly rod. I think they call that, fishing distancing.

WRITING –
We do look to the Lord for how He will put together life and ministry after this world situation is over. I have been able to do more writing. I should have the next Bible study done soon. I have been working on it for a long time. The editors I am using for this project have been very encouraging about the content. It is a study of the practical walk with God and what it looks like in the life of a believer. I will include the first three paragraphs from the introduction at the end of this letter. Please pray for the finishing of this project. It has taken a lifetime to get to this point.

THANK YOU –
Jeneen and I want to thank you for your prayers and continued support of what God is doing in and through our lives. You are a blessing to us. We certainly want to be a blessing to you. If there is anything we can do even though we are limited, let us know. Yes, we do have enough TP for now. Thank you for your prayers and concern.

Continue to pray as we minister. Just yesterday I had a conversation with our neighbor. He commented about me being a man of faith, opening the door for further talks about the Lord. He has never been open like that till now. God is working. Use the opportunities He gives.

May God comfort and keep you all through this time. May you experience His grace every day as He works in and through you.

Yours Friends in Christ,
Monte and Jeneen
First three paragraphs of the new Bible study introduction –

One stressful evening as a seventeen-year-old, I went running to work off my frustrations. Fourteen miles later, with stars emerging in the sky, darkness creeping across the landscape, I took a path through a large vacant lot on the outskirts of town. Weariness replaced my tensions. I sat down on the trail and gazed upon the vast expanse of the heavens, the innumerable stars, the surrounding mountain peaks outlined by the starlight. I was done, worn out, my thoughts from two hours of running finally coming to a focal point. “God, I know you are there. You’re bigger than all I see. I guess you can handle my problems and my life.”

I had accepted Christ as my Savior when I was a young child. Being taught how I should live and act, I tried to be a good Christian. That night in the middle of a field, sitting on the trail, looking at the enormity of the heavens, I began seeking more than just being a Christian – I wanted to walk with God, to experience all He had for me.

Running was one way of coping and thinking. I must have been quite upset that evening, because before that time I had never run fourteen miles. The experience of that night began a journey of learning about, walking with, and growing in my relationship with God. A drive arose in my soul and has never been satisfied. I want more. I want all God has for me. How does God and life work together? Over time, I found that we simply need to walk with God, living in His will, which produces contentment in life, with anticipation of all the Lord has for each day. God is building our lives as we walk with and depend upon Him. This study is about how we experience God after we are saved.

Ministry Update – October 2019

Dear Friends,
Fall is my favorite time of the year. The air is clean, cool, and crisp. The trees and flowers are giving their last efforts of growth before going dormant or dying. The leaves are changing colors and falling to the ground. We enjoy the beauty of the mountains, the animals, and the lowering of the snow levels. This month, I will be in Alaska beholding the beauty of the vastness in the scenery. God’s revelation through creation is a wonder to behold. As our son Chris said, “To be a worshipper of an unfathomable God is to continually be amazed.”

Where we have been –
I spent three weeks as the camp speaker for the camps at Victory Ranch in Southern CA. During the weekends, I was able to speak in three different churches, one of them twice, Wilmington, Santa Monica, and Beaumont. The camp recently sent out a newsletter with statistics of the camps. They recorded 19 decisions for salvation and other decisions too. It was a blessing to be a part of the camp and work with the fine people there.

Backpacking Camp went well. The men who went were very experienced in the mountains making a special week. Also, their interest in spiritual things was a joy as we had many deep discussions. These camps are always soul refreshing. We were able to explore a basin with no trail that I have always wanted to see. The benefits of the camps far exceed the pains of physical exertion. As the years go by, I am not sure how long I will physically be able to do the camps the way we have been doing them. I am thankful for each trip and the memories of the mountain trails and fellowship with good men.

September plans changed as I did not go to Alaska for the church graduation. We heard it went well but the event was scaled down from the original plans. Jeneen and I were able to go to a youth retreat/ladies retreat held in WA being held at the same time on the same campground. I spoke for the youth and Jeneen attended the ladies retreat. It was a joy for both of us. From there, we went to Kent where we were a part of the Sunday services at Galilee Baptist Church. We were able to see Pastor Hicks and his wife when they stayed with us while on vacation. It was a blessing to be with the fine people of Galilee.

God has been working greatly in the meetings. Some blessings we see but others we hear about later. God is faithful and we must be faithful too.

What is ahead –
I am heading to Alaska for meetings. First I will be speaking at Higher Ground Baptist Camp for a men’s retreat. It will be nice to work with the director, Eric Locker. From there, I will be at Immanuel Baptist Church in Palmer from Sunday through Saturday. Saturday will be a men’s meeting where I will be speaking three times. It will be good to be with Pastor Burtch and the church family. From there, I will be going to Pioneer Peak Baptist Church in the Butte area of Palmer for a Sunday through Wednesday meeting. Pastor Aron Schrepfer has been having some physical issues. Please be in prayer for him. It will be nice to be in Alaska again.

We will be in First Baptist Church of Wilmington CA on the first Sunday of November. Please be in prayer for them as the church does not have a pastor. We are also going to be ministering in Calvary Baptist Church in Kingman AZ in the future. Please pray for them. Pastor Morris left as a result of some family medical issues, regrettably leaving the church family without a pastor. We really appreciate the people there and would love to see someone come and stay long term as their pastor.

We are scheduling 2020. The Lord is opening doors and we anticipate good things. Please be in prayer for us as we schedule. Our desire in ministry has always been to be where God wants us, when He wants us there, doing what He wants us to do.

Thank you all –
We appreciate you praying for us. God’s hand has been easily evidenced in the meetings and ministry. We often do not know what He is doing in us and through us but when we look back, it is easily seen that God is working. Praise the Lord.

Writing –
I have not been doing the blog for a while but I hope to take it up soon. I have been working on the next Bible study book. It is coming together and I am working with Peter in the editing of it. The more I work, the more excited I get about the outcome. I hope and pray God does great things with it. Please pray as we try to get this project finished in the coming months. I do enjoy writing but it is a huge undertaking to get things done.

May God be glorified in and through us all as we walk with Him. May we be found faithful. Thank you for your prayers.

Leavell Trails – April 2019

Dear Friends,

While getting ready to write a ministry update, I searched for the last newsletter we had sent. It was a shock to realize it was in December. I thought we had sent one in February. Since I have a Facebook page at Monte Leavell and am keeping it updated with what we are doing, I have neglected to write an update to everyone. For regular updates, please “like” our Facebook page, Monte Leavell. Because it has been a while, this letter will be a bit longer, filled with information.

Where we have been –

In January, Jeneen and I were in Faith Baptist Church in Nyssa OR. Pastor Doug Sondergaard and family were traveling, visiting family. It was nice to be back at this church. The next week I was able to go to a pastor’s conference in Florida with our home church pastor, Jeff Estes. It was encouraging and they focused on disciple-making. It was good to hear from other men what God is doing around the nation.

February started with us at Grace Baptist Church in Delta UT where Bob Oswald is their new pastor. It is so encouraging to see what God is doing in the church and we praise the Lord for giving the church such a good pastor and family. We went to Pendleton OR to be at Grace Baptist Church where Alan Chapman is pastor. We had great meetings there. It is exciting to see what God is doing.

March found Jeneen and me in AZ. We were able to spend time with our son Joe and his family. We also saw some pastors and many friends during our stay. We went to Kingman to be at Calvary Baptist Church. We enjoyed connecting with the church family and their new pastor, Clinton Morris. From there, I went to CA to Victory Ranch Camp to speak for the Spring Men’s Retreat. Since I am scheduled for three weeks of camp this summer, it was nice to see the camp and spend time with the staff. What a joy! I look forward to ministry there this summer. I enjoyed getting to know the director, Paul Cayot. Kristi Carter, Steve and Joann’s daughter from AZ is also on staff there. It was good to see the Carters and to reconnect with missionary Don Fountain too. From there I went to Brawley CA to be at Western Avenue Baptist Church. The church does not have a pastor. Please pray for the church in Brawley.

After coming home, our church had a business meeting to vote on an Associate Pastor. The church unanimously voted to call Phillip Kliewer (Clever). We are excited to have him and his family a part of our church family at Fellowship Baptist Church.

What is ahead –

On April 21st, Resurrection Sunday, we start meetings in Chewelah WA at Chewelah Baptist Church where Dan Cleghorn is pastor. We will be there through Wednesday evening the 24th. From there, I will be going to Friendship Baptist Church in Thayne WY where Jay Sprecher is pastor. Starting the 29th, I will be speaking for the WY Foundations Baptist Fellowship and NWBM regional meeting at Grace Baptist Church in Kemmerer WY where Richard Hartman is pastor. I look forward to the fellowship with those able to attend. From there, I will be at Grace Baptist in Rock Springs for Wednesday evening. It will be good to see Pastor Hodgs and the church family again.

In May, Jeneen and I are planning on a trip to OR and WA in May. We will be visiting several churches and pastors. We hope to see many friends and to hear what God is doing in the churches. We have a couple of new pastor friends we want to see.

Men’s Backpacking Camps –

This year, we have a different trip planned for June 3rd through the 7th. It will be snowy in the high country so we will camp in a campground and do some day hikes. A group from AZ is coming for that week but let me know if you might be interested. We are also planning two other trips in August, 12-16 and 19-23.

Camps –

This year, I will be speaking at Victory Ranch Camp in CA. It will be for three weeks. I am excited to a part of the ministry there. The Camp Director, Paul Cayot has been a part of the ministry there since 1981. It will be nice to work with him and the staff at the ranch.

Our home church camp is August 5th-10th. I hope to get back for part of it too.

Fall Meetings –

The fall schedule is coming together. We have some open spots but will already be in WA, AK, UT, and CA. We are excited about what the Lord is doing.

Thank you –

Jeneen and I want to thank you for your prayers and support. God has been working in and through the meetings. It is a joy to serve. Thank you for your part in the ministry the Lord sets before us.

Merry Christmas 2018

Dear Friends and Family,

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Each of us has different circumstances of life as we enter this time of year. Jeneen and I are doing well but we are finally acknowledging getting older and are feeling the effects. We are not alone in this process. Everyone we know is going through it too. The more a person feels it, the more empathy they have for others. “But though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.” Every day, we trust you are finding the newness of life, which comes from the Lord.

Jeneen and I carry on in the ministry the Lord sets before us. It has been an extremely busy and fruitful year, for which we praise the Lord. We really appreciate the people the Lord has given to be a part of our lives, you being one of them.

Our family is doing okay, all of them being especially busy too. Peter’s family is busy with school, being either a student or teaching, and sometimes both. Michelle and the kids are busy with school, piano lessons, and church ministry. Joe’s family is busy with school, working, and ministry. We see them all when we can. With the busy schedules it means it is not as often as we would like.

We are going to celebrate Christmas this year with lots of decorations, activities, goodies, family, and friends. It is a special time of year. None of us knows how many more Christmases we will have, but while we still have today, live to the fullest, experiencing all God has for the day. We hope and pray you have a blessed Christmas with your friends and family. Our families are gifts from God.

May God give you a special Christmas this year and so, from our home to yours, Merry Christmas. May we never forget the reason for the season.

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Jeneen and I, Christmas 1979

Merry Christmas Everyone!

2018 Ministry Report

Dear Friends,
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! As we approach the end of 2018, reflection begins. God has given us a busy and productive year. We water and plant while trusting the Lord to bring forth fruit. Yes, we have seen some visible things God has done with some sharing how God has worked through us in ministry. It is a privilege to be in the service of the Lord.
People ask if we get tired of the travel. Our answer is no. We love seeing the people God puts into our lives. This year, we have been in UT, MT, CA, AZ, WY, CO, AK, WA, OR, KS, and South Africa. That list will make you remember state abbreviations. Along with the meetings in churches, we ministered at camps, backpacking retreats, two pastor’s conferences, seminars, and various other events. We thank the Lord for putting us into the ministry.
2019 is shaping up to be another good year. We are eagerly anticipating the Lord’s direction. We still have some open dates for meetings, seminars, and Sundays. We are praying about the possibility of a trip to India and going back to South Africa. The Lord is opening more doors.
The discipleship book, “Steadfast and Stable,” continues to be used in the U.S. and other countries. There is good news that we hope to reveal in the days ahead. I am encouraged because sales are increasing as more people find the value of the study. I continue to work on the next study. It is coming together, hoping to have it edited in the next few months, and then will be sending to Journeyforth for consideration of publication. We will let you know about it as we walk through the process.
Our health is letting us know we are getting older. Along with the regular issues, we are experiencing some age related things. I have a hip that is starting to wear out. With an Aleve once in a while or a Tylenol, I have been able to manage. Jeneen is getting some allergy testing done. She has good days and some bad days. Praise the Lord, it has not kept her from travel when circumstances allow. We hope to get some answers from the testing.
Both of our moms have been doing okay for now. We are glad of that. Jeneen’s mom will turn 90 next July. Our family is very busy with life. We praise the Lord for each one, seeing them whenever we can.
Thank you for your friendship and encouragement throughout the year. May God continue to work in and through you as you walk with Him.

Fall Update 2018

Leavell’s Fall Update

Dear Friends,

The Lord gave us a good summer. The men’s retreat and camps were great. After spending the month of June in South Africa, I came home to work in our home church and camps. Also, we have been in some churches around the west, speaking, visiting, and encouraging. September has brought a busy schedule. The Lord is opening many doors.

OUR FALL SCHEDULE –
Jeneen and I start in Eureka MT at Valley Baptist Church where Missionary Pastor Matt Schrepfer has been working. We will be doing a youth activity, meetings, and fellowship. After that, I fly to Kansas City for the Mid Continent Fellowship meetings at Fair Haven Baptist Church. I look forward to being there and the fellowship.
I then fly home for a bit before flying to Alaska for meetings and a men’s retreat at Higher Ground Baptist Bible Camp. The first Sunday of October, I will be at Soldotna Baptist Church where Jon Craven is pastor. The next week, Jeneen will fly up for a week while we have meetings at Immanuel Baptist Church in the Wasilla-Palmer area where Ben Burtch is pastor. From there, I fly to Fairbanks to be at Hamilton Acres Baptist Church and Pioneer Bible Church. We will be with Pastor Bruce Hamilton and Marshall Hamilton. I will also be doing a joint seminar on discipleship with the churches using my book, Steadfast and Stable, finishing ministry in Alaska on the 4th of November.
After coming home, Jeneen and I will be heading to Washington for meetings at Lincoln Park Baptist Church where Pastor Brian Ernsberger is ministering. We will try to work out the next Sunday to be with another church. We hope the Lord will work things out for the rest of the winter schedule.

THANK YOU –
Jeneen and I want to thank you for your prayers and support and encouragement. God is working greatly. We are looking forward to what the Lord has in store for the days ahead. Thank you for your part in what the Lord is doing in and through our lives.

Our Latest Report – July 2018

South Africa Report and Backpacking Ministry – July 2018
Dear Friends,

I arrived in George, SA on Friday, June 1st, seeing my good friend, Peter Wood in the crowd of those waiting for the passengers from the plane. After loading my luggage, we started for Sedgefield, about 40 kilometers away, catching up on life. Just outside of George, traffic was stopped. We waited a few minutes while Peter checked on the situation, finding out that there was a bad accident in the canyon ahead and traffic was going to be stopped for hours while they cleared the road. There was another way around but it was out of the way and it soon became impassable. We opted to turn around and go to Mugg and Bean to eat and talk. While there, I saw several missionaries and friends who had stopped for the same reason. Hours later, we arrived in Sedgefield. This is the way my trip started. It was wonderful to see how the Lord worked every day through plans and circumstances, putting me together with people, fellowshipping, encouraging, talking, with deep discussions about the Lord and life.

Lakeside Baptist Church is moving forward. I did all the preaching and teaching at the church while there. This is a special group. They had a baptismal service for someone recently saved. What a joy to see the Lord working in lives. The Biblical Leadership Institute is meeting in their building with many students coming from the church.

We are already looking to next year for another trip to South Africa to be at Lakeside and possibly be with others as the Lord gives opportunity. I did not get to go to Cape Town or to spend time in Johannesburg or with others and I missed them. God is working in South Africa. It is a privilege to see what is happening as churches are established and growing. Discipleship is happening, training is being made available for those interested, and workers equipped. Praise the Lord for the people and the missionary efforts by those God has risen up from both within and outside South Africa.

This week of backpacking camp was canceled as the group was not able to come. But next week I will be with our church camp, followed by a week of backpacking camp and then possibly another week as I was approached about another week, the third full week of August. We will see what the Lord puts together. My hip is doing better and I trust I will be able to do it. This year could be very telling. I am getting older…

Thank you all for your prayers and continued support. Jeneen and I thank you so much. So far, for the fall we will be in Alaska, Montana, Utah, and Washington. May God be glorified.

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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