December 2023 Newsletter

Genesis 22:13-14, NKJV “Then Abraham lifted his eyes and looked, and there behind him was a ram caught in a thicket by its horns. So Abraham went and took the ram, and offered it up for a burnt offering instead of his son. And Abraham called the name of the place, The-LORD-Will-Provide [Jehovah Jireh]; as … Read more

June 2023 Newsletter

1 Corinthians 3:11 (NKJV) “For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.” In April we started the building addition for Baptist Bible Church in Sparta Michigan. As we labored on the foundation, it was very easy to meditate on verses like this. The building we are building will be … Read more

December 2022 Newsletter

Romans 1:12 “that is, that we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith, both yours and mine.” Through the years God has brought many of you into our lives to encourage our faith. We cannot do this ministry on our own and we want to thank you for the encouragement that you are and … Read more

October 2022 Newsletter

Psalm 90:17 “And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands for us; Yes, establish the work of our hands.”  This year has been challenging for us. Two builders retired from CBM. The project in Sparta was delayed because of a high voltage power line, … Read more

August 2022 Newsletter

“Therefore, if there is any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any  fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and mercy, fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.” Phil. 2:1-2 (NKJV) Our family has experienced joy serving Christ this summer. Amanda, Luke, … Read more

February 2022 Newsletter

“Count your blessings, name them one by one,Count your blessings, see what God has done!Count your blessings, name them one by one,And it will surprise you what the Lord has done.” Refrain from the hymn Count Your Blessings by Johnson Oatman, Jr – Public Domain What a great song to have stuck in your head!  … Read more

January 2022 Newsletter

“And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.” Matthew 1:21 (NKJV) Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!  It is exciting to reflect on the past year.  This year has been an adventure and here are some of the highlights: – … Read more

July 2021 Newsletter

Isaiah 41:10 (NKJV) Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’ As we begin our second build site as full-time missionaries, we want to take a few moments and reflect on all God has done. … Read more

April 2021 Newsletter

Proverbs 3:5-6 (NKJV) Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths. As we reflect on the last couple months, we stand in awe of what God has done. Sometimes, steps of faith are difficult. It is hard leaving a … Read more

October 2020 Newsletter

Colossians 3:1-2 If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. COVID-19 has had a big impact on “our plans” in many ways this year. Brian’s sister’s wedding was postponed. The … Read more