“The LORD hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad.” Psalm 126:3
Central Baptist Church in Yorktown, VA, has a long and rich heritage. In the past, this church was used of the Lord to start many other churches and have a great impact on their area. This past week, we were able to be a part of their first Faith Promise Missions Conference in many years. Pastor John Charles has a remarkable heart for missions, and has communicated that love to the faithful members there at Central. We were challenged all week by powerful preaching by Brother JohnO’Malley, and then on Sunday the much prayed-for Faith Promise commitments were taken. Praise God, this church topped their goal and will be increasing their missions giving by about 300%! Time spent with members of this and neighboring churches on the Virginia Peninsula encouraged and strengthened our hearts. We had the privilege of meeting a dear lady who served on the mission field of Japan for over 50 years. We are so thankful for the faithfulness of God’s people.
Many of you know that Nikki and I spent some time working at Chick-fil-A. In her role as the marketing director, Nikki had the chance to interact with many folks in the community. One family in particular took a great interest when they learned that God had called us to Cambodia. Little Jordan decided that she wanted to do what she could to help the children in Cambodia, and led the effort last week to raise some funds for the mission work over there. Thank God for the faith of a child!
In addition to all this, many dear friends have taken the time to learn about our calling, to encourage us, to help us, and to pray with us. Surely, God is in the business of doing great things.