October 2014 Report
Dear Pastor and Brethren:
On our return trip to Stillwater from Pennsylvania, we stopped on Sunday morning to attend services at Landmark Baptist Church, Bro. Darren Myers, Pastor, in Rolla, Mo. We had notified him ahead of time that we would be passing through his area and that we would be visiting on Sunday morning. The Pastor and church are associated with the BBF. Bro. Myers preached on “Witnessing,” and at the end of the service they baptized a former Muslim man into the church. After the service, Bro. Myers invited us to eat lunch with him and his family, and then we continued on our way home.
Bible Conference at Bethel
After about two weeks of getting back to our normal routine, we went down to Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, of Choctaw, Ok., Bro. Royce Smith, Pastor. They hosted their annual Bible conference the 16th through the 18th of October. It was a delightful conference with good singing, uplifting preaching, invigorating fellowship, and delicious food. I had been asked to preach on that Saturday morning, and did so on the subject, “Hannah’s Song.” Thank you Bro. Smith and Bethel Missionary Baptist Church for hosting a wonderful conference.
Back to Normal Activity
Since returning to our normal duties, we have had the opportunity to work with four Mexican people, Oscar, Daniel, Zuleidy and her mother Petra. Oscar and Daniel have done community service with us and Roxanne translated for Zuleidy and Petra during Zuleidy’s tonsillectomy and follow-up doctor visits. I continue to minister to both English and Spanish speaking men in our jail services on Sunday afternoons. The attendance at our regular services continues to run five on Sundays and three on Thursday evenings. We have had potential visitors contact us via e-mail and phone and are praying for them to visit with us. Bro. Royce Smith has promised to give us first choice on Bethel’s old pews as soon as they are ready to remodel their sanctuary. Such will be a blessing to us because we are presently using three old wooden pews and several metal folding chairs. The pews will look very nice in our old building, and everybody is excited about the prospect of it. It will greatly improve our seating needs especially when visitors come. Finally, we have received a financial blessing from the brethren of Sovereign Grace Baptist Church of Amarillo, Tx. Bro. Ron Pollan, former pastor of the church, went to be with the Lord. Sadly, the church had to disband because they couldn’t find a man to pastor them and some are moving away. They sold their building and gave us a wonderful love offering to help us with the Lord’s work here. Please remember them in prayer.
By His grace and in loving gratitude,
Tim & Roxanne Parrow
II Tim. 1:7