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OUR PURPOSE is to love Jesus and seek to put Him first.

When you see your father get promoted to heaven it makes you realize a few things.  One is that my dad was only 24 years older than me and he lived to be 89 years.  You immediately realize is that you and your generation are next in line for that promotion (or demotion depending on whom you are trusting)! 
 
In other words I can see the finish line very clearly now and that view has definitely made me want to finish the race with a greater determination to win as many souls for Christ as the Lord gives me strength.  After all, the only thing that we can take to heaven with us is the souls of men, everything else that we so greatly value in this life we must leave behind.  So, pray that I won’t lose focus on my purpose and mission!
This summer was a very trying time for our family in many different ways. We experienced the heavenly promotion of Vicki’s dad and then three weeks later my dad. They both knew and loved the Lord Jesus so we do look forward to being reunited with them forever in the life everlasting.  Please continue to pray for us as we seek to let the Lord have control of all things and in all things give thanks! God’s blessings are new every morning and great is His faithfulness!
 

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Briarwood Presbyterian and Headley Park Evangelical Churches reached out to the community called Headley Park in the southern part of Bristol, England. This partnership has been an annual event for several years now as the believers from Birmingham, Alabama and the believers from Bristol work together in reaching out with the gospel to the children of Headley Park through a holiday Bible Club. This year a large number from the singles ministry at Briarwood were a part of this outreach. Pray for the believers at Headley Park as they follow through in reaching out to the families that these children represent in the weeks and months to come. 
 

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This was the first of hopefully many opportunities to share the gospel in the Prior’s Park estate in Tewkesbury, England. Our GO TEAM (pictures above) worked with Pastor Nick Watkins at Prior’s Park Chapel.  It was a great joy to my heart to be able to serve on a team with our daughter Anne who is a missionary intern with Emmanuel & Associates.

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2013 Cardiff GO TEAM members from Birmingham, Alabama (Southcrest Baptist and Springville Road Community churches) that served with Minster Christian Fellowship in Cardiff, Wales this summer. The mission this year went very well and many people were reached with the gospel. Pray that there will be everlasting fruit from their missionary efforts.

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Pastor Alex Collins who was unable to join in the mission this summer because of a blood clot in one of his lungs. Alex and his wife, Jemima would appreciate your prayers for his full recovery!
 

I have had many opportunities to share the gospel with many different people along the way.  On a flight to London I struck up a conversation with a young man who was born in Russia, raised in Israel and said that he was a Jewish atheist.  Upon his statement that he was an atheist and not religious, I told him that was glad that he wasn’t religious but to me life made no sense to me without God. He looked at me like he had never been challenged to think in this manner. We were able to have a short conversation but we had to part ways after we landed in London. I did give him a gospel tract that he immediately began reading as he walked away from me in the airport. I pray that he will come to know his Messiah and I hope that someday I will meet him again, if not here then in eternity. 

 
Are you equipped and always ready to share the hope that is within you?  Please pray for me to be ready and I will pray for you that the Lord might use us in the winning of souls for His glory!