Dear Family in Christ:
The summer time has proven once again to be the busiest time of the year, yet the most blessed. During this summer we have been preaching all over the country via camps, Vacation Bible Schools, youth rallies, and church revivals. The prayers of God’s people have been very evident. We are happy to report to our prayer and financial supporters that as of today there have been 104 precious souls that have been brought to Christ. This is a very special answer to prayer since we had prayed for the summer to be extremely evangelistic in nature. A simple letter cannot encapsulate all the exciting stories that go into a summer such as this, but nevertheless it can be summed up by saying, “God is still doing a work in this land today!”
Exciting changes are happening all the time personally, as well as, within the ministry. On the personal side, my wife and I are very happy to announce that we are expecting our first child on February 1. God has blessed and enabled my wife to continue to travel with me during her pregnancy. However, please keep her and the baby in special prayer that it will be a safe pregnancy and a delivery free from complications. There is also expansion on the ministry side. Many churches have already scheduled "Back to School Revivals" for their Christian schools, as well as, Fall teen rallies, to keep the fire hot within their youth groups. There is also a new program starting soon within the ministry called S.T.R.O.N.G.(Supporting Training Reclaiming Our Next Generation) Youth Ministries. More information concerning this exciting new aspect of our ministry will be available soon; therefore please start praying now, as it is our prayer that God use the ministry to not only reach the next generation but train the next generation in the things of God.
The Lord has seen fit to provide for the ministry in various ways for which I am very thankful, however, overseas trips and other equipment for campaigns cost a great deal. I would count it a great opportunity and privilege not only to be able to hold a revival or youth campaign at your church but also to further explain the ministry that God has placed on my heart via a missions conference or a regular church service. As David said in I Samuel 17:29, “Is there not a cause?” I challenge you to examine the youth in your church, in your community, are they on their way to being the Christian leaders that we need for the future? The need is there, we simply need your help. We look forward to hearing from you. Thank you so much for your time and consideration. May the Lord bless you!
Sending Church: Adrian Burden
Grace Baptist Church 520 Roberts Road Newport, NC 28570 www.grace4newport.com