August 2020

Preaching Through the Gospel of John The Lord has blessed us richly through the study and preaching of the Gospel of John. In April of 2014, I began preaching and teaching this book, and next Sunday, Lord willing, I am preaching on the 20th chapter of John, verses 21...

July 2020

Partial Return to Normalcy We seem to be experiencing a partial return to normalcy here in Stillwater. However, medical mandates remain in place concerning mask wearing and social distancing. We have begun to translate for Latino men once again in court. We also had...

June 2020 Report

A Good Resuming! As I hoped in our May report, we have resumed our Sunday morning service beginning on the seventh of June. As we did not have a Sunday School session the first two Sundays, one of the children asked when we were going to have Sunday School again. So...

May 2020

Dear Pastor and Brethren: Hope in May We do hope to return to assembling, worshiping, and preaching in the month of June with Sunday morning, June 7th as our target date. Lord willing, I am planning on preaching on the resurrection of our Lord as told by the Apostle...

April Report

April Foolishness I thought that the first day of April was April Fools’ Day??? It seems like the whole month of April has become a month of medical, social, economic, and political foolishness. Who are those among us that thought that quarantining a complete...

March 2020

March Madness No, I’m not talking about basketball games. I’m talking about what is going on with the leadership of our federal and state governments. Talk of war against an invisible force attacking us on all sides causing many casualties, and deaths, and...

February 2020

Much Sickness The sickness that began toward the end of January has continued throughout the month of February within the body of believers and visitors that attend our services. Roxanne and I thank the Lord for His goodness to us since up until now we have not had to...

December 2019

Dear Pastor and Brethren: A Brief Summary of the Blessings of 2019 With the prospects of a new year before us, I think it would be profitable to see a summary of the Lord’s blessings during the old year. During 2019 the Lord sent us thirty first-time visitors to our...

November 2019

Dear Pastor and Brethren: A Month of Praise and Thanksgiving As last month we reported as being a somewhat difficult month, this month we have some answers to prayer to report. LaShonda Dale reported that the Lord has answered prayer for her concerning a new job. She...

October 2019

A Difficult Month The month of October was a difficult time for several of our regular attendees to the services. Sis. Elaine Maginnis has become very weak with what seems to be kidney problems and has not attended for several weeks. Bro. Ruben Torres’ wife...

September 2019

Dear Pastor and Brethren: Six New Visitors! The Cody and Jeanette Sworb family with baby and her daughter, Erica, visited with us one Sunday, and two OSU students, Ashton Mainord and Kaleb Vance visited with us on another Sunday. We have not had very many OSU...

August 2019

Three New Visitors! In August, we had three new visitors brought by Joe Ball to our Sunday morning service. They were Joe’s father and mother and grandfather. Joe said that it was the first time he had ever seen his parents in a regular church service outside of...

July Report

Two New Visitors. July has been a very hot month with real temperatures soaring up to as high as I():’) degrees in the afternoons. The humidity is also very high and that makes the heat index even higher. Thank the Lord for air conditioning which makes it...

June 2019

Dear Pastor and Brethren: Return Visitors On the thirteenth of June, our Thursday service, we had Angie visit with us again and on Sunday the twenty-third, LaShonda came without her two boys. We had thirteen in our service that Sunday morning, with Al Christian...

May, 2019

  Dear Pastor and Brethren: Unusual Weather Month The beautiful spring weather that blessed us in April turned into severe weather that swamped us in May. In the last three weeks of May we had over thirty inches of rain as measured in my rain gauge in our front yard....