March 26: Milesburg, PA it was a joy to preach to the 31 in attendance. We appreciate the new ones coming into the church. Thank you, Bennett family and the congregation, for the generous love offering.
In the evening we went to Millmont, PA Revival Meeting. Rev. Stephen Cassady reminded us to be clear with God. We appreciated those who sought God and found victory!
March 27: GMYC board meeting. We appreciate the wonderful leadership and spiritual emphasis of our Youth Camp.
March 28: Home Missions board meeting. God’s working in great ways in each Home Mission Churches.
March 29: Penns Creek, PA we attended the Mountain Road Revival Meeting where Rev. Brian Black preached a powerful message on Daniel 2:28, “but there is a God in heaven”. It was challenging and encouraging. Bro. Jeffrey Anderson and wife shared a wonderful special song about the power of prayer.
March 30: I made several phone calls to preachers and sermon preparation for a weekend meeting. PVCA program to watch our granddaughter’s program.
March 31- April 2: Star Lake, NY for a weekend Revival Meeting. We appreciated the spirit of God in the services and the wonderful hospitality of the Hunter, Stump, and church family. Close to 50 different people from the community attended the services and the community meal.
April 3: On the way home from Star Lake we stopped by Rhoda’s dad’s grave and visited some of her family.
April 4-8: Greenville, PA area to visit Sis. Carol Hoskins who was in the hospital. I also went to Butler to visit Bro. Walborn. We really appreciate him and his wife. I had a meeting with President Daniel Durkee. My brother, Andy and family came out from Ohio unexpectedly, so I spent time visiting them.
April 9: Helfenstein, PA Easter Sunday Morning. What a privilege to worship our Risen Lord together!
April 10-14: Gatlinburg, TN, we praise God for the blessing of IHC and the spiritual benefit it has been to so many including myself.
April 16: Helfenstein, PA I preached the AM service. A special “Thank you” to each minister that has helped us fill the pulpit.
April 17-20: Administrative work, General Board meeting, PV Founders Banquet, I also visited Kent Straight in Geisinger Hospital. He attends our Helfenstein Church and has been a friend of ours for many years.
April 21-23: Rome, NY, for a weekend Revival Meeting. Pastor Matt Kilgore and people had prepared their hearts. We praise God for seekers and finders in each service.
April 24: Evangelical Hospital to visit Sis Ruth Cooley. We praise God for the progress she has made.
April 25-27: PV Missions Convention, Rev. Tim and Becky Keep did an excellent job sharing their hearts. The theme was “Open Doors”. I was also asked to share two sessions with a Home Mission thrust: 1. The open doors in our Backyard. 2. The open doors of Evangelism. Thank you to Mission Director Michael Mason and your missionary majors for a job well done.
April 28-29: Sermon & baby dedication preparation.
April 30: New Columbia, PA AM service for the baby dedication of Rosella Hubble. It was an honor to pray and dedicate her to the Lord. Thanks, Pastor Spangler, for your help too! Thank you, Dan and Roseanna, for dedicating her and yourselves to the Lord.
Camp Hill, for the evening service. Pastor Hunter Anderson asked if I would share a witness technique “F.O.R.M.” His desire is to equip his people to witness.
May 1: Penns Valley, PA for the funeral of Dick Grenoble. I loved to talk to him about his hunting out West for elk. He and his family and a friend took it to another level. Pastor’s Andy Cooley and Nathan Walter and family did a wonderful job of telling Dick’s life story. He will be missed at Mt. of Blessing Camp and church. Please keep his wife and family in your prayers.
May 2-3: Administrative work and I also went to the Lehighton Hospital to try to visit Amber Carter, one of our pastors’ wives. We praise God for answering prayer and she got out right before I arrived at hospital.
May 4: National Day of Prayer. Our Mountain Road Church sponsored a “Prayer Walk” from 6:00 am – 8:00 pm. Thanks to Sis Denise Fisher for overseeing this event.
May 5: Beavertown, PA Church for the Viewing and Funeral of Rev. William Tillis. He was in his 60th year as a God’s Missionary Church minister. Another faithful soldier is safely home. His family and friends shared many tributes of his life and ministry. They inspired us all to keep true to God.