Jon Jenks – January 20-22 Pocahontas Regular Baptist in Pocahontas, IA
January 23 Grace Baptist Church in Emmetsburg, IA
Chip Wood – January 20-22 – Brown Street Baptist Church, Alton Il (TJT Explore)
Scott Owen – January 20-22 Pocahontas Regular Baptist in Pocahontas, IA
January 29 First Baptist in Monroe, IA
January 31-February 3 Refresh Conference at FBBC
Tim Weeks – January 20-21 – Marsha facilitates a Grove Retreat at Faith Baptist, Dundee, NY
January 22 – visit Neiman’s Community Church, Mifflinville, PA
January 23-24 – Tim attends Shepherd’s Conf. with Faith Baptist of Dundee, NY @ Camp Susque, PA
Miguel and Annie Quintana – church planters serving Hispanics through Starkey Road Baptist Church
- Annual Meeting of members January 29.
- Pastor & Annie Quintana, Trip to Brandenton Florida, January 16-18, National Pastors Meeting.
- For the 3 new candidates for servants for the Hispanic ministry: Miguel Serra, José Diaz, & Álvaro Cubias.
- For the prayer meetings every Wednesday at the Hispanic ministry house.
- For wisdom for pastor Quintana in exposing the word of God.
- Health: Juanita Paz, Rene Sotolongo, Graciela Cruz.
- For discipleship one by one.
- For the people who have received the Lord in 2022, spiritual growth.
Reasons for Praise:
- Thanks to God for bringing our son Jonathan Quintana from South Korea for a week.
- For the December activities that attracted more Hispanics to the congregation.
- For the Rodríguez & Galvez families, who returned from work from Texas to Florida.
Jim and Janice Mitchell – church planters serving Grace Fellowship Church in Preston, ID
We are very thankful that we get to minister on your behalf here in Idaho. We are surrounded by “good people” who believe in a false gospel. Even when they reject the LDS church system they struggle greatly giving up the doctrine they have been taught all their lives. Pray for Ammon who trusted Christ last year after 12 years of trying to sort it all out. He is the only one in his immediate and extended family that is a believer. I am now meeting with him weekly.
On New Year’s Day we had a snowstorm and it snowed till midday, so between the holiday and the storm we had about half our people. Thankfully this week we were back up in attendance with two new visitors and also a man we have been praying for who is an alcoholic.
The Lord answered our prayers for a tech guy recently. A couple started attending before the holidays and he has jumped in helping us especially with our sound system.
This coming Sunday we will have our business mtg. We will be voting on a new elder and two new deacons. We are very excited for more answers to prayer in the area of leadership.
You have a part in all this, and we are very thankful for you.
Rob and Beth Worthington – church planters on sabbatical
This morning, I finished the book of Exodus in my devotions. The end of the book is God’s description and building of the contents and materials in the Tabernacle. As I have viewed this passage, I see the perfection of God in His desire in what the Tabernacle would look like and Moses’ desire to follow it to the letter. From the design of the candle holders to the breastplate placed on Aaron’s robe, every detail was important. As we look at God’s desire for the Tabernacle, we have to ask ourselves this question. Is this the type of desire that God has for each of our lives? God does have a standard of “perfection” for us as well; fortunately, when we fail, He has made a way for us to become reconciled to Him without being killed immediately. For that I am very thankful! God is not only perfect, He is also gracious and full of mercy.
For the past three and a half years, we have invested in a revitalization work in Hamlin, NY. The church had faced several incidents in the past which made advancing in the gospel ministry quite challenging, but the Lord can overcome all, and He gave some fruit. During the process of training the church leadership, several couples began to implement the things being taught and are now starting the discipleship process with others. This is a very positive step in their spiritual growth, and we are encouraged. However, it became that this season of ministry for this church had come to an end. The funds from the sale of the church property will be reallocated into starting the planting process in new churches, as well as growing discipleship efforts of other churches. Please continue to pray for the members as they seek to settle into churches of like faith and practice. There are many churches; however, every church has its own personality. We are praying for individuals to settle into churches where they will be able to use their gifts in their new church home for the glory of God.
Now, what about us? Under the direction of BCP leadership, we will be working temporarily with Faith Baptist Church in Dundee, NY, under the ministry of Pastor David Semans. Under his guidance, we will be working on two primary projects. The first project is a digital church program that allows the church to be able to track members, visitors, projects, send memos, etc. The second project will be a community connection program designed to let the community learn about the church and its desire to “help” the community in any way it can. This is a starting point in the evangelism and discipleship of each person in this community.
We will be at this location for at least the next six months. Right now there is no end date, but we will be seeking God’s will for our future during that time of personal revitalization. Please continue to pray for us during this time. Please pray that our spiritual gifts will be beneficial for Faith Baptist Church. Please pray for our support level.
Tim and Marsha Weeks – church facilitation director with a missionary care emphasis
We cannot serve as a church facilitator director and missionary care roles in isolation; we depend on a community of brothers and sisters in Christ who have invested in our lives and work in ministry. Especially when our washing machine and dryer require to be replaced five days before Christmas. The special gifts received was God supply for that need. We are grateful for each ones’ friendship and faithful support. Our common inheritance we presently share of the Holy Spirit until we see Christ face to face, unifies us and enable us to encourage one another as we strive together for the Gospel.
We see in Phil. 1:23 – to be with Christ… who is our ‘hope’. In Paul’s other letters he continues: “God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him” (1 Thessalonians 4:14).
->“We will be with the Lord forever” (1 Thessalonians 4:17).
->“whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with him” (1 Thessalonians 5:10).
->“The one who raised the Lord Jesus from the dead will also raise us with Jesus” (2 Corinthians 4:14).
->“by God’s power we will live with him in our dealing with you”(2 Corinthians 13:4).
->“ We died with Christ” (Romans 6:8).
->“He who did not spare his own son, but gave him up for us all – how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?” (Romans 8:32)
->“God made you alive with Christ” (Colossians 2:13).
->“Since you died with Christ” (Colossians 2:20).
“For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God” (Colossians 3:3).
->“ when Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory” (Colossians 3:4).
We are rejoicing in the Hope that unifies us with our partners!
- Please pray for wisdom for the Toomer’s as they labor in Grantsville, UT, reaching out to those in Mormon country.
2. Please continue to pray that we will be willing to go as sent ones to our neighbors these cold winter days in obedience to God’s great commission command.
- Pray for the Heinrich’s serving in Tracy, CA. Their men have completed the training in Leadership Journey and please ask God that they will have wisdom in taking their next steps.
- Continued prayer for our family, Naomi just celebrated another birthday and Tim’s birthday is this week.
5. Also pray that Tim and Marsha be filled with the knowledge of His will as they finish filling in the details for this year’s travel itinerary.
- Pray for Marsha as she facilitates an upcoming Grove retreat in Dundee, NY and Tim attending a Pastor’s retreat.
SALT (Senior Adults Living Triumphantly) update:
Please pray for our Retiree Coordinator, Peter Jenks, who will have shoulder surgery this Friday, January 13.