Dear Pastor and Brethren:
The Lord is blessing us with a most beautiful spring, rain, moderate temperatures, and verdant lush plant growth. Spiritual blessings are ours also by His hand with attendance numbers climbing for three of the four Sundays of the month to 15, 14, 21, and 9 for each respective Sunday. We had two new visitors and several returning visitors on the Sundays and returning visitors that came to our midweek services. The service with 21 in attendance was, of course, Resurrection Sunday. The people that came that Sunday come once a year, and I preached as fervently as possible. It seems that they remain unmoved by the Holy Spirit of God for they have not returned. Roxanne has from three to four in her Sunday School class now, and that is a blessing to her as well as the rest of us. The children are well behaved and seem to enjoy her teaching.
Soon it will be graduation time, and we have already been invited to LaShonda Dale’s college graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 18th. Lord willing, we are planning to go and support her and her two sons in that event. LaShonda has been sporadic in her church attendance due to her heavy college and work load. We hope that will change after graduation.
On the last Sunday of the month we had a Native American attend our service. He asked some good questions and acted very interested. However, he has not returned since.
Additionally, several of us attended the Bible Conference of Covenant Baptist Church in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Bro. Daniel Chamberlin, Pastor. Bro. and Sis. Gaches were able to go this year and therefore invited us and Bro. Torres and his children to ride with them to the conference. We went over to the conference on Friday evening and were able to hear good preaching and renew friendships with other brethren who we do not see very often. The Bobby Wright family of six also came down from Bible Baptist Church of Columbus, Nebraska, to attend the conference and visited our midweek service on Thursday evening, ministering to us in word and song. They were a blessing to us, and we hope we were a blessing to them as well. They have an eight year old son, Levi, who actually accompanied the congregation on the piano in the singing of “What a Friend We Have in Jesus.” Although he played a little slowly, he did a great job of accompanying us – a blessing indeed!
By His grace and in loving gratitude,
Tim and Roxanne Parrow