Monday, June 30, 2008

Whirlwind Week

We had a wonderful week, but it was VERY busy. It started at our home church, Crossroads Baptist Church in Tracy, California (always wonderful to be with our friends there), on Sunday morning. From there we went to the Sovereign Grace Baptist Church in Modesto, California and had a roasting good time holding services in the downstairs fellowship hall. We were blessed to get to know so many friends of Crossroads that we had not yet met, and it was great to see all that God has done in this church. If you get a chance, visit their website and read the story!

We left Modesto Sunday evening and traveled south to the San Dimas area on the way to our next meeting in Hesperia, California. While in San Dimas, we visited with some family who flew in to visit for the week. One of the highlights of the week, for the kids, was God's provision of a trip to Legoland - the most comprehensive marketing program ever devised by man. I'll let Martha tell that story sometime.

Last Saturday we arrived at the Mountain View Baptist Church in Hesperia, California, and we had a great time with the folks here. I had visited this church a long time ago, and it was great to see what God has been doing here over the years. We had a great time of fellowship with Pastor Webb and his wife and kids (they have more than us!). It has been a joy to be here.

I do appreciate your prayers this week as we have been having problems with our "reefer" (refrigerator) and our propane system. We will be working on this before heading back up to the bay area for a busy few weeks. We look forward to some great opportunities there!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

News and Plans

This past weekend we had a great time at Lighthouse Baptist Church's Jubilee. We enjoyed lots of singing and fellowship there, but we are looking forward to seeing the folks at our home church, Crossroads Baptist Church. We will be there, in Tracy, for a few Sundays before returning briefly to Southern California.

With the gas prices at 4 dollars a gallon, we are working to streamline our schedule to minimize our mileage, but we also know that God will provide what we need to minister where he sends us. Most of all, we appreciate your prayers for us as we continue to get things rolling with both Sermons in Song and the Veritas School of Theology.

This summer will be largely spent on two important projects. The first project is the final preparations for a counseling course that is scheduled to be offered in the Fall Semester at Veritas, and the second is our latest recording that will include songs from both the gospel of John and the Psalms. There is much work to be done!

Again, thank you all for your prayers to God on our behalf...