February 2024 Newsletter

1 Peter 3:15 (NKJV) But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear;

While attending Baptist Bible Church in Sparta Michigan we have been challenged to be intentional in reaching out and building redemptive relationships. One of the tools that we have been using is the book, “Foundations: Bible Truths for Christian Growth”. Our family has endeavored to take on this challenge! Amanda has been meeting with a classmate, Ven, and going through this book. A couple weeks ago they did the study on eternal security and Amanda challenged Ven that she could be 100% sure of her salvation. A week later when they were again meeting, Ven told Amanda that she was now 100% sure of where she was going when she died! Praise the Lord, for His work in Ven’s life!

As a CBM builder, Brian was able to connect with one of the delivery guys and start a Bible Study going through the Foundations book. We met once and have struggled to align our schedules to meet again. Pray that we can continue to meet with them. We praise God for the opportunities He is providing!

The building project is moving along well. Drywall is hung and we are in the process of mudding and building cabinets. There is still a lot that needs to be accomplished, but we also need to start preparing for the next project. We will be moving to Valley Baptist Church in Eureka, MT, 1,800 miles away. A lot of decisions and tasks need to be finalized including: Luke’s graduation, Nathanael’s summer plans (will he work at camp in Michigan and fly out to Eureka?), what to bring, and 5th wheel maintenance (new tires, furnace repair, and damage from the tire blow out). The list can seem overwhelming, and yet we are encouraged to see how God is preparing our way! We just ordered a tool trailer that will hold & transport a scissor lift as well as tools, and other storage. Praise the Lord, that is paid for! Although God has directed people to give $3,750 towards the scissor lift, we still need about $10,000 before we can order one. We are trusting God’s timing.
We are also praising God that our support is at 84%! Three churches and an individual have increased our support and we have a new individual supporter. We are reminded that we cannot do this ministry without your prayer and financial support! Thank you!!

Hanging drywall in the warming pantry.
Hanging drywall in the auditorium.
Cutting drywall.
Building cabinets.

Fulfilling the great commission together,

Brian, Brenda, Amanda, Luke, Nathanael and Rebekah


  • Tool trailer ordered!
  • We are encouraged by the increase in support!
  • Drywall is hung!
  • Discipleship opportunities! (read the kids’ corner!)

Pray with us

  • Wisdom with decisions regarding the move to Montana and summer plans.
  • Continued safety for the builders as they work.
  • Schedule alignment for continuing the Bible Study with new family.

Build Site

Baptist Bible Church – Sparta, MI  


What have you enjoyed most about the discipleship 1-on-1 time?

  • Amanda (19)“Together learning more about God and how he wants us to live. It’s really cool to grow closer to God alongside someone else.”
  • Luke (18) “The fellowship.”
  • Nathanael (15) “The good discussions and the snacks :).”
  • Rebekah (13)) “The closer friendships.”


  • Raised: 84%

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