August 27, 2013
We are in the midst of our fourth annual prophecy conference here at Greater Rhode Island Baptist Temple. August Rosado, director of Today in Bible Prophecy Ministries and member of Greater Rhode Island Baptist Temple, has been our keynote speaker. The church voted on Sunday night to add Brother Rosado to our missionary budget. Last night in our “I Love Israel” service, the deputy consulate of the Israeli government was in attendance, and the Lord blessed with a great service. The greetings from the Jewish representative quoted the book of Genesis and had more discernment than those who have espoused replacement theology.
My latest book, The Great Rift – Why Calvinism Is Such a Big Issue, is now off the press. We had the initial book signing after church on Sunday and sales were good. You can order a copy by sending $10 and a return address to The Great Rift, GRIBT, 671 Greenville Avenue, Johnston, RI 02919. Please make checks payable to Greater RI Baptist Temple.
Karen and I leave tomorrow to take April to Pensacola Christian College. Tomorrow night I will be preaching for Pastor Terri Moore at Capitol Baptist Church in Dover, Delaware. In my absence, my father-in-law, Pastor John Aspray, will be preaching at GRIBT. He is a great Bible teacher, and I am sure that the congregation is in for a treat. Do pray for our family to have safety in travel, and pray for April as she adjusts to college life at PCC. While in Pensacola, we will have the opportunity to visit our daughter Amy who teaches fourth grade at Pensacola Christian Academy. We will also be attempting to help Amy purchase her first car. Pray for discernment!
Our remodeling project is nearing completion. The carpeting of the back stairwell and downstairs, as well as the front office, should be completed this week. We are very thankful for Drew Needham with New Testament Church Planters who has done a tremendous job with the carpet installation. The church has voted to add the Needhams to our missionary budget. Amen!
Windows and other flooring should be done in October. The lobby painting should be accomplished within the month. Things are really looking nice!
Don’t forget that our First Responder Appreciation Day is taking place on September 8. Our local police chief has been very supportive, and we will be recognizing the detective team that recently solved a double homicide in Johnston. We have a great group of First Responders in our town, and we are excited about introducing them to the greatest First Responder – God Himself.
Souls continue to be saved each week on visitation. The baptistery is still being used on a consistent basis, and the Lord is blessing with new additions to the assembly. We continue to covet your prayers regarding our remaining outreaches for this year.
I have been asked to place on this update a special prayer request for a dear friend of our family who has been diagnosed with stage four ovarian cancer. The situation is serious, and we covet your petitions to the throne on her behalf.
Thank you for your continued prayers and support of this ministry. t does mean much.