October - We arrived at Queens Regular Baptist Church in NYC, joining Pastor Nimit Oliver and his wife Christa. Our time in New York provided many opportunities to minister in various ways. Jim utilized his talents as an electrician and handyman, while I enjoyed fellowship with ladies and children, teaching knitting and crocheting, teaching Bible lessons and encouraging.
Queens being our “base” for the month, we traveled to area churches for other ministry opportunities. West Hills Baptist Church with Pastor Crompton was a joy to join for fellowship and ministry. The next week was filled with numerous ministry projects and fellowship opportunities at Calvary Baptist Church in Bay Shore with Pastor Bud Hall. We loved the
time spent with the church members and treasure the quality relationships we were able to build with them. Thank you, Pastor Hall for giving us that joy!
We also enjoyed time in beautiful Rhode Island with Pastor Rob Clark at Cornerstone Church. God provided an opportunity for a fruitful conversation with a recently saved woman about discipleship and Christian living. Pray for her as she has many decisions and life changes to make as a new Christian
November - November was a wonderful time of ministry and fellowship in Northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. We joined Pastor Kimbrough and Grace Baptist Church in Kingsford, MI for an enjoyable meeting and several opportunities to attend Bible Studies and Prayer Meetings. We also traveled to Eagle River, WI for a meeting with Pastor Hawkins, which proved to be a wonderful blessing for us all.
December -December quieted down and we were able to spend some recovery time at home. Jim started working at Faith again and I started getting into the “normal” routine of being home. We enjoyed the exciting opportunity to hone in on our musical skills by joining the FBBC Chamber Orchestra for their Annual Festival of Carols Concert Ministry. It was an answer to prayer to be able to use our musical talents in that way as we hope to employ them as ministry tools in Germany!
As soon as we arrived home, we joined Pastor Shrader at Metro Baptist Church in Kansas City, MO. It was a joy to be around some familiar faces and we had a great time of fellowship with new people that truly blessed our hearts.
Our next trip will include Christmas in Denver and 2-3 months of meetings and scheduling meetings in Michigan and Ohio. As of now, we have three
meetings on the calendar and we’re praying hard for more! Please pray with us! During down time, we’re hoping Jim will be able to pick up some side jobs here and there. Pray for that as well.
As you can see, we’ve been quite busy, but we’ve loved every minute of it as we look back at God’s promises and works of faithfulness and look forward to His grace and blessing in the future!
Thank you all for your support and encouragement to us and have a truly Blessed and Merry Christmas!
Jim & Sarah Engle