On Thursday, I had the honor of being ordained to the gospel ministry. It was a great time of encouragement for me and my wife, and I was honored to have so many men of God that I respect and admire participate in my ordination.
Three men preached during the service. Robert Canfield, one of the pastors at Vision Baptist Church, preached out of Revelation 2 about how I must never leave my first love, Christ. Then Mark Tolson, my co-laborer and veteran missionary to China, preached from Galatians 2 about how I must stay true to the Word of God. Finally, my pastor, Austin Gardner, preached from Philippians 2, explaining the importance of having boldness when I preach the gospel, even in a place like China.
It was also an honor to have my parents come and be a part of the service as well. My dad challenged me from 2 Timothy 4 to preach the Word. It truly was a great evening. I am so thankful for the Lord’s goodness toward me and my family.
We are also excited to share that we are now at just over 55% of the support that we need to return to China! This is another huge milestone for us! The Lord has been so gracious to us during every step of training and deputation.
We are praying that the Lord would have us back in China by the summer of 2020. Friends, would you please join us in praying that the Lord would help us to raise the remainder of our support so that we can hurry back to China with the saving message of Christ? We covet your prayers!