Weekly Devotion: Matthew 24:44-46

“Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh. Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season? Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.”

Jesus is coming back and we need to be ever watchful. We need to be faithful and wise servants, that are found diligently doing the work of the Lord when He returns.

Lord, thank You that Jesus is coming again. Help me to be a faithful and wise servant, one that is ready at His return. Help me to be busy getting the gospel out upon His return.

November 2018 Prayer Letter

Dear Pastors and Praying Friends,

October proved to be our most far-flung month of deputation yet, and the Lord was faithful to continue to pour out His blessings. We traveled to 14 churches in NC, GA, AL, MS, TX, TN, IL, and MO in a circuit of some 7,000 plus miles driven. We heard from four churches that committed to partner with our ministry over the course of the month, and five other churches began sending in support. We praise the Lord for His blessings and provision as we continue on the road back to China!

We will be circling back toward the Atlanta area beginning in November with meetings in KY, TN, NC, GA, and AL before swinging up north to PA and OH and then finally headed back south for meetings in MS and FL in time to be with my family for Thanksgiving. Please continue pray that the Lord would both allow us to be a blessing to churches and continue to raise our support as we travel and share our burden for the Chinese people.

Also coming up in November, our home church, Vision Baptist, is hosting its first monthly World Evangelism Fellowship. Scheduled for November 6, all are invited to come and be a part—missionaries, pastors, and laymen alike. Come wanting to learn more about and get involved in the cause of world evangelism! We will hear preaching from three of Vision Baptist Missions’ very own missionaries and are sure to have a great time around the Word of God. Can’t make it in November? There are three more on the calendar for January 8, February 12, and March 5. We even have an annual three-day conference scheduled for November 2019!

To learn more about the World Evangelism Fellowship, this event can be found on Facebook here. Information on the annual conference can be found here.

 

Weekly Devotion: Exodus 35:21

“And they came, every one whose heart stirred him up, and every one whom his spirit made willing, and they brought the LORD’s offering to the work of the tabernacle of the congregation, and for all his service, and for the holy garments.”

The Lord commanded through Moses that those with a willing heart bring an offering to Him to make the tabernacle, ark, and other things He commanded (35:4-19). Then they came bringing the offering commanded with a willing spirit. They did not bring the offering out of compulsion, but cheerfully.

Lord, help me to take the people of Israel as an example. May I give to You and Your work of getting the gospel around the world with a willing spirit. May I give as my heart stirs me up out of love for You, and not out of compulsion. I love You, Lord. May my offerings reflect that.