April is flying by, Tammy and I continue our travels. We have had numerous services, coffees, and lunches with friends and supporters here in our home District of Montana. It has been so great to see old friends and faces again. This past week we celebrated our annual Network Council by re-electing our superintendent Alan Warneke. During the council, I was asked to speak at the missions banquet on the value of Light for the Lost from the perspective of a missionary. It was a wonderful banquet and such an honor to share story after story of the value of Light for the Lost’s impact on our work in Madagascar. LFTL is the men’s ministries arm of missions and provides funds for Bibles and other evangelistic materials to spread the gospel. If your church does not already give to LFTL, let me encourage you to get involved.
Being asked to speak for this banquet got me thinking about the value of all the various missions programs that we have in the Assemblies of God. Not only is Light for the Lost a great support for missionaries like me, but so is Speed the Light and Boys and Girls Missionary Challenge.
Speed the Light is the youth ministries arm of A/G missions and it helps us greatly by providing essential transportation and communication to be as effective as possible on our field of service. Getting us where we need to go and equipping us to share once we do get there with PA systems, video projectors, and so much more! There is not a week that goes by that I do not thank God for the youth of America and STL as I crank up my Land Cruiser.
Boys and Girls Missionary Crusade (BGMC) is also a huge blessing. The BGMC program provides money to missions projects which are funded by the children of America’s A/G churches. We have had thousands of dollars given to Madagascar for various projects from translation and printing of Bible School curriculum to portable sound systems for the bush, and much more.
Recently BGMC made a promotional video based on one of our stories from Madagascar. It is entitled the End of the Road and it encourages children to be more Spirit led in their daily lives. You can download the story at this link THE END OF THE ROAD.
Tammy and I just cannot express our gratitude enough for the support that we receive as missionaries, not only in the great monthly giving that we receive from our partnering churches, but from the other great programs like Light for the Lost, Speed the Light and Boys and Girls Missionary Challenge. Together we are making a difference in the Kingdom! It’s a team effort!
Continue to pray for us, as we are just a few hundred dollars short of our goal for monthly support.
Our Upcoming Schedule
Sun. May 10 AM- Sidney Assembly of God, Montana
Wed. May 13 PM- Watford City A/G, North Dakota
Thus. May 14 PM- Scobey A/G, Montana
Sun. May 17 AM- Glendive A/G, Montana
Sun. May 17 PM- Faith A/G Circle, Montana
Wed. May 20 PM- First A/G Minot, North Dakota
Sun. May 24 AM- Freedom Church, Grand Forks, ND
Sun. May 31 AM- Christian Life Church Plymouth, WI