As a missionary family on deputation, one of our goals is to help people see the need of the field to which God has called us. It is always exciting to see others catch a glimpse of the vision we have for the field to which God has called us. People are often surprised at the great need of our field. The fact that approximately 4,475,000 (assuming that each of the 25 independent Baptist churches has an effective reach of 10,000 people) of the 4.59 million people in the city to which the Lord has … [Read more...] about America: The Missed Mission Field? (Part 1)
Focus on the Field: Jamaica Plain
This month for our Focus on the Field update, we are featuring one of Boston’s inner-city neighborhoods — Jamaica Plain. Jamaica Plain or JP was annexed into Boston in 1874. JP is known for its beautiful parks including: Jamaica Pond, the Arnold Arboretum, and portions of Franklin Park (Boston’s largest park). There are 3.3 sq. mi. of housing space (excluding public property and parks) in Jamaica Plain and according to the 2010 U.S. Census there were 37,468 people living in JP and not a single … [Read more...] about Focus on the Field: Jamaica Plain
Deputation: not really THAT scary
Going into deputation, I was really, really nervous. I'm sure you've heard the deputation horror stories like I have, and some of those scared me to death. You know, the nasty places you'll have to stay, the weird food people will feed you, how rude pastors can be, how you'll just barely scrape by with just enough gas to get to your next meeting. When we began deputation, I fully expected to have all kinds of terrible experiences, and I was going to just have to get through it and try to laugh … [Read more...] about Deputation: not really THAT scary
WV Flood Relief
Thank you for your continued prayers and support. We are so excited about how the Lord continues to provide. We have just reached 22% of our needed support and have a full schedule through December. Would you please continue to pray for safety as we travel and for wisdom as we present our ministry in churches, that the Lord might work in the hearts of the churches we are in, to support the ministry to which He has called us? The month of June was very eventful for us. We had the privilege to … [Read more...] about WV Flood Relief
Focus on the Field: Mission Hill
It has been an exciting two months since our last update. We were able to spend the month of April in New England and May in North Carolina. The Lord has continued to provide for our needs and keep us safe on our travels. We have just reached the 20% mark in our support and we are excited that several other churches and pastors have implied a desire to take us on in the future. In our last letter I promised an update on the field of Boston and to showcase some of the neediest areas of the … [Read more...] about Focus on the Field: Mission Hill
Back in New England!
Partners in Ministry, As I write this letter there are about 4 inches of snow on the ground here in New England. Lindsey is used to this kind of weather, but I am not. Growing up spring was like a mild summer rather than a mild winter. We were excited if it snowed 4 inches all year. After being in the South for February and March we had to dig out all of our long sleeved clothing when we got back in New England this past week. The Lord has been so good to us since our last prayer update. … [Read more...] about Back in New England!