Monday, June 29, 2009


We had a wonderful Sunday at Victory Baptist Church yesterday. The morning message from Pastor Lawrence was great. It came out of 1 Timothy 6, and the message was directed at the men of the church. The points were: we must flee sin; we must follow righteousness, patience, meekness, etc.; and we must fight for some important things in our lives.

Last night was a sweet service. Bro. James Allen, veteran missionary to Brazil, preached a great message on God's provision. I appreciate seeing a man and his family who have been faithful serving the Lord.

We are getting ready to start deputation. Pray for us, that God will give us wisdom and that He will direct us to the right churches. "Right churches" does not necessarily mean churches that will support us financially- it could be that the "right church" is a church that we can be a blessing to.

Friday, June 26, 2009


Praise the Lord, on June 25, 2009, the executive board approved for us to be a part of the Macedonia World Baptist Missions team! We had a great week of orientation, and learned many valuable lessons that will certainly help us on deputation. Dr. Wade, Bro. Hamby, Bro. Kindhart, Bro. Fenley, and Bro. Howeth were all a great blessing to us. Bro. Howeth is an awesome deputation director, and his personal challenge to me really motivated me to hit the phones hard in calling pastors this summer.

I want to thank my pastor, Derik Lawrence, for being willing to allow Victory Baptist Church to be our sending church. I also want to thank Pastor John Wilkerson for allowing me to work in the ministry of First Baptist Church of Long Beach, CA, for the past two years.

Thank you Mom and Dad for giving me a Godly home as a child- I don't think we would be where we are today without them.