Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
“Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name
under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”
We would like to begin by thanking all of you for praying for our return trip to the US. It was one of the best flights that we have had. It was good to see and spend some time with Hannah and Joshua in Pensacola, Florida and then Philip, once we got to Tennessee. We are now settled in the apartment that our home church (Victory Baptist Church) has provided in Jasper, Tennessee. As usual, there is an adjustment to the way of things from one country to the next mostly just getting used to the colder weather.
We are now in the final preparations for Hannah’s wedding which is this Saturday (December 19th). We are excited for her and Jared and praying that God will bless and use them for His honor and glory.
We want to thank you for praying for Jedediah and Gloria (the missionaries that took over the work) and the church plant. God is using them in a great way. The work continues to grow, and they had the privilege of leading three souls to Christ. Continue to lift them up in prayer. They are busy with Bible studies with new converts and visiting those that have visited the church.
Also, since we have been back, we have started contacting supporting churches to schedule a time to come by and give an update. We have been able to schedule all Sundays for January and most of February with some scheduled for March and April. We know that Covid-19 has made things a bit more difficult, and we are so grateful for the doors the Lord has already opened. We still have open dates and especially Wednesdays. If we have not contacted you yet, and you would like for us to come by your church please contact me at (762) 399-0135 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is a link to our latest presentation of the work in Guarantã do Norte. https://vimeo.com/487295406. A special thank you to Travis Campbell at Macedonia World Baptist Missions for his help with the video.
We want to thank you for all the love that you have showed towards us through praying and giving toward the work that God has placed us in. A special thank you for the special Christmas offerings we have received.
We also want to wish you a Merry Christmas and a New Year
filled with new opportunities to serve Him.
Joyfully serving Him,
Stephen, Kelly, and family