February is the start of the spring “mission conference season”. We have certainly started it off full speed, with several conferences back-to-back. A special blessing is the fact that almost all of our spring conferences are in or near our home area of coastal Virginia.
Maranatha Baptist in Yorktown, VA is an extremely missions-minded church. Missions Conference is obviously the highlight of their year, and we were greatly privileged to participate in it. We taught and presented our ministry, while also taking part in some fun activities, like the North vs. South penny offering and a very tasty BBQ cook-off. We were blown away by the generosity of this church and the kindness of Pastor Coffey, the staff, and friendly members there.
Another great conference began last Wednesday in Elizabeth City, NC, just over an hour south of our home base in Suffolk, VA. Pastor Pease and the people of Faith Baptist Church were so friendly and welcoming to us, we felt like we were part of the family there. Once again, we had the opportunity to testify of the Lord’s goodness in our lives, share our burden for Cambodia, preach, and teach some of the young people. Time out on visitation and wonderful fellowship with our kind hosts, fellow missionaries, and church members rounded out a full and exciting week. We are fired up to begin yet another local conference this Wednesday!
On our way back from Elizabeth City, we passed another milestone – our Altima now has over 200,000 miles on it! More than 30,000 of those have been since we began deputation 11 months ago, so we’re working it pretty hard. Please keep our vehicle in your prayers – we believe the Lord has His protective hand on it. Also, thanks to Maranatha Baptist Church we were able to make some much needed repairs, so it’s running like a champ. God is good, and serving Him is an honor. He has truly cared for all our needs, and we praise Him.