The Lord has been doing much since our last update. We are in awe of God’s wisdom and power to direct His servants and open doors that only He can open. Over the last several months God has been working behind the scenes without our knowledge. We had told you in past letters that we thought that the Dudley Square area of Roxbury would be an ideal area for a church plant. A great need exists there and we are excited about the possibility of planting a church there one day. However, … [Read more...] about Open Doors in Lawrence Massachusetts
Praying Friends, We have been busy over the past few weeks! During April, Nick did daily door to door visiting for most of the day every day with an evangelist in the area who took a month of his schedule to help Lifeline Baptist Church with outreach. Nick was surprised with the good reception that they received, and ended up with several good contacts with which to follow up. Also in April, Nick’s brother and sister in law and their 2 children got to visit us and we enjoyed showing … [Read more...] about May Prayer Update
We have had a busy fall! Nick is still preaching a couple times a week, and this Thursday he is starting at the church’s new ministry to teen boys at the local juvenile detention center. The young men are there for anywhere from 1-30 days. Some of the men from the church go over every Thursday and attempt to build relationships and share the Gospel with them. This ministry started out slow, but we’ve seen real progress and last week one of the boys got saved! A few weeks ago, Nick got the … [Read more...] about Merry Christmas!
We have been busy over the past few weeks! Since our last prayer letter Nick has started teaching Teen Sunday School, and on Wednesday nights we teach the 3-5 year old class. The 3-5 year old age group is definitely a challenge but we’re really enjoying it! Gabe is in that class, and it is interesting to observe how he acts in a class with other kids his age. Nick and Pastor DiGiacomo and two other men from the church are beginning a ministry at a juvenile detention center nearby. They will … [Read more...] about Weddings, English Class, and Prison
We have been busy over the past few weeks! We traveled to North Carolina for our mission board’s family fellowship week and it was a huge blessing! It was wonderful to get to see many of our missionary friends and to make many more. Since we have been back at Lifeline, Nick has been preaching several times a week between church and nursing homes. He is also preparing to start visitation in the more urban side of Haverhill. Nick was recently preaching at one of the nursing homes and had the … [Read more...] about Geraldine and a Leaky Tub (Just read it. It will make sense.)
It was brought to my attention this week that our last two prayer letters (April 2018, and June 2018) were not posted to our website nor sent by email. I apologize for this and, other than just being busy in ministry here in Haverhill, MA, I am not sure how we missed this. Again we are sorry if you have missed these updates. However, we have sent physical copies of each update to all of the churches that we have been in during our deputation. If you are a pastor, a church staff member, or you … [Read more...] about Some bad news (it’s late) but also some GREAT news!