13 March 2017
Our ministry sends you greetings from Abuja, where we are in the midst of a new semester at Providence Baptist College & Seminary. Our training school has welcomed 5 new students, and we are planning a commencement in January for 10 graduates. The next semester will begin 9 August 2017.
We are pleased to announce the 9th Soul-Winning and Leadership Conference on 29 May—1 June 2017 here at Truth Baptist Church in Nyanya-Abuja. We are also thrilled to be welcoming again Dr. Mike Cox of Victory Baptist Missions (9th visit) and Missionary Evangelist Jim Belisle (6th visit). Each church represented will receive a "Pastor's Pack" of DVD's from Bible Believer's Radio, a Bible from BEAMS, and the Soul Winning and Leadership Conference manual from Dr. Mike Wells. There will be special forums for Pastors, Ladies, and Seminary Alumni. Everyone will also receive sample materials for a Discipleship Program that we have implemented in our church, and Bro. Belisle will be presenting a ministry training program called Teaching All Nations.
We are excited to publicize 3 Regional Conferences that will be held on the following dates:
* Soul Winning & Leadership Conference at Independent Baptist Church in Port Harcourt on 19-22 March 2017 with Evangelist Don Wattenbarger of Bibles Beyond Boundaries (6th visit)
* Soul Winning & Leadership Conference at Independent Baptist Church in Calabar on 4-7 June 2017 with Dr. Mike Cox and Missionary Evangelist James Belisle
* Spirit Renewal Meeting in Ibadan with Missionary Sonny McGuffee on 25-28 June 2017 (more details to come)
The 7th Student Missions Institute for Training in Evangelism (SMITE) is scheduled for 14-18 August 2017 in Nyanya-Abuja; SMITE Ambassador Bro. Sonny McGuffee, Pastor Jared Decker (6th visit), and Bro. Joshua Carr will be conducting the classes and preaching once again. This unique meeting equips teenagers to reach children through Bible Clubs while giving them the opportunity to practice what they have been taught. Please visit our website, missionaryholmes.blogspot.com, and click the “SMITE” page for much more information.
For the first time, we are preparing to conduct 2 other regional youth camps during the following times:
* SMITE at Berean Independent Baptist Church of Ogbomoso on 31 July-4 August 2017
* SMITE at Independent Baptist Church of Port Harcourt on 21-25 August 2017
For the 9th time in our ministry Truth Baptist Church will hold a Great Commission Meeting on 5-12 November 2017. Activities during that week will include an Open House for Providence Baptist College & Seminary, a luncheon on Saturday, and a missions meeting for Grace & Glory Baptist Church in Garki-Abuja. Our mission board’s field director, Bro. Jeremy Snipes, will preach the missions conference for us.