Dear Praying Friends, The last couple of months have been full of activity and excitement at Community Baptist Church. Since our last update we have seen another person saved. Tyler accepted Christ on his front porch several weeks ago and is now being discipled. The growth we have seen in Tyler’s life has been exciting. Please pray for him as he continues to grow in his walk with the Lord. In our last letter we told you about Ericka — a young lady that Lindsey was able to lead to the … [Read more...] about August 2020 Update
Dear Praying Friends, March 2020 As you know, much has happened since our last letter. Many of you are dealing with the fall out of the coronavirus epidemic. We have also been affected by this. In February we started to hold weekly, “get acquainted” Bible studies. In our first meeting we had a total of 15. Our meetings have maintained an average of 15 people consistently. We praise the Lord for the many … [Read more...] about What Coronavirus Means for Community Baptist
We trust that you had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. It has been a while since our last update and a lot has happened. Since God called us to the Boston area we have been praying for a family to work with us in starting the church. Ryan and Abi Baker are called to be missionaries to Chile but had been praying for more ministry experience be- fore launching out as missionaries. With Lawrence being a heavily Spanish speaking area, it is a great fit for them to be a help to us and for … [Read more...] about Busy New Year
Dear Praying Friends, Thank you so much for your prayers and support! We have had a busy couple of months. On October 8th, at 4:30 am, after a very quick labor, Lucy Charlotte Stelzig was born, weighing 7 lbs and 13 oz, and measuring 20 inches long. Lindsey is recovering well and we actually feel like this has been the easiest postpartum so far. Lucy is a very easy baby, rarely crying and eating and sleeping well. Gabe and Ellie have adjusted much better than we had expected. … [Read more...] about New Baby and Opportunities to Come See Her!
We continue to be amazed by the Lord’s leading and provision over the last several months. We are excited to announce that we have settled on a church name. As I mentioned in our last update, Lawrence has developed a reputation as being a difficult and dangerous town. As in any town Lawrence has its less desirable areas but those who live in Lawrence will acknowledge the deep sense of community you feel in the city of Lawrence. Particularly in the summer months, you can find people out and … [Read more...] about September Update
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