Just before my family and I arrived in the U.S. in the middle of March, our ministry in Nigeria was excited to conduct the 6th Annual Soul-Winning and Leadership Conference. It was a high honor to host the founder of our board, Dr. Mike Cox, for the fourth time. Representatives from International World-Wide Evangelism, Evangelist Don Wattenbarger and Pastor Ken Shinn [pictured w/ Dr. Cox], also taught and preached in the conference, were a great blessing to our delegates from thirty churches, and accomplished a school outreach with over 1200 hearing the Gospel.
this time of flying back for furlough, our family planned an extended layover
in Frankfurt (Germany). For my wife and children, it was their first time to
step foot in Europe outside of an airport. We had a wonderful time learning the
train system, touring a castle in Heidelberg [pictured], and visiting a city on the Rhine
the first six weeks of our time in the States, I've already had the privilege
of preaching in three missions conferences [kids pictured during our travels]; two of them were the first
multi-day missions meetings at First Baptist Churches (in Hammond, Indiana and
Melbourne, Florida). Near my wife's hometown, I was gratified to preach a
church's second anniversary on Easter Sunday morning. Sabrina has had good doctor checkups, and we
are excited to be expecting another girl, due on July 16.
great victory last year was to see three churches from our ministry start third
generation churches (Truth Baptist: first generation; those we train or ordain:
second generation). It looks like this will take place again with a graduate of
our seminary who founded New Hope Baptist Church near his birth place two years
ago and now hopes to begin one in his home village. Much of this has been made
possible with the assistance of Global Baptist Church Planters, a local church
ministry that coordinates the funding and accountability of these church
plants, and almost 500 others throughout the world. We have enjoyed teaming
with them and would love for each church that receives this letter to consider
supporting their ministry, as any help given to GBCP will also be a blessing to
us. For more information, visit globalbaptist.net.