Sunday, April 25, 2021

Spring brings new things.

 The last few weeks have been busy with plans for new ministries and upcoming events. I have been working on an ESL class to help two of our African refugee ladies with English. One has attended church for several years and gets very little out of it because she cannot understand. She comes so her kids can be in church. We will begin classes next Saturday.

Yesterday, my dad had the kids practicing music and working with puppets. We hope to get the puppet ministry up and running again soon.

We have a ladies luncheon coming up in May. We are having an under the sea theme. The ladies are excited to have some fellowship.

At the end of May, we will have a revival. My dad has been preaching about preparing for revival for several weeks. Please pray that we have some life changing decisions happen that will effect our church's future growth.

In July, we will host a conference for millennials. So far, my dad has found no one else focusing on this group of people in our society. Please pray that God will allow many people from our area to attend.


Friday, April 9, 2021

April Showers Bring May Flowers

Except in Maine, the flowers may not bloom until June. I started some seeds from various vegetables, and I keep hoping the weather will be warm enough to plant the sprouts in the next week or two. Nine months of winter is not my cup of tea. It was warm enough today to go up to Popham Beach and watch the seals for awhile.

Mom is doing much better. We are still watching out for her due to the blood clot and her heart. She is doing more natural things now, so please pray these will disintegrate what is left of the clot. 

Throughout the last year, we have continually had visitors to our church in spite of all the fear and mandates spread  by our governor. I am teaching the teen and young ladies' Sunday school. In the next few weeks, we will begin an English language class for two African ladies who attend the church. We hope to expand this for other people needing help with English and use the class as a way to witness. I will be teaching, and as needed, we hope to find interpreters.

Please continue to pray for our state. The libs have decided to violate Maine law again. They are ignoring the budget voted on by the entire legislature and voting in a majority budget. They also plan to shut down the legislature and basically leave the governor as a dictator again. Maine lost 100,000 businesses between March and May last year. I have no idea how many more since then. I have read of many people leaving the state because they have homes elsewhere. Please pray that the people will take a stand against any more measures issued by the governor which violate the freedoms guaranteed the Maine and US Constitutions.

Please pray for me as several pastors have expressed interest in using me to teach English. There are several things that would need to happen before I would feel free to do this. One of those is that mom's health situation would need to be better.

Please pray for missionaries in Myanmar and Haiti as the political situations are dangerous at this time. Pray also for my friends the Coblentz family. They have a daughter with some health issues.