Recent Ministry

August – September 2020

Stonebridge Campground Ministry:

Engaging people of all ages, from over fourteen states, with the Gospel of Christ, within the following activities:

Kidz Clubs, Fishing Tournaments, Field Games, Bonfire & S’mores, Basketball Tournaments, Washerboard & Cornhole Tournaments, Scavenger Hunts, Marriage Game, Movie Nights Outdoors, the DeYoung Family Singers, and Bible studies.

We praise God for three salvations and the opportunity to plant the Gospel seed, sharing the Gospel to over five hundred people through the activities, as well as one on one.  We have had many good Gospel conversations and many times of prayer for individuals.  God continues His work of transforming lives through this campground ministry.

Praying 4 the Nation at Organic Bean Coffee in Maggie Valley:

Organic Bean Coffee is a Christian owned coffee shop.  The owner uses the coffee shop as a place to share the loving Gospel of Christ to all who come in to enjoy a cup of coffee and pastry.  In her burden for the condition of our nation, she felt led to begin a time of prayer on Mondays after closing.  What a blessing it is for a group of believers to gather together to pray for our nation, to pray for forgiveness, to humble ourselves, to repent, and to cry out to God for this lost and dying world.  We are moved by the Spirit and compelled even more to be His “light” in this world of “darkness”.  

South Mountain Baptist Camp:

We are thankful to be able to share about “Missions & Evangelism” in the chapel servicesof these one day camps.  

Sharing/Preaching about God’s Work throughout the World in the following Churches:

Green River Baptist Association in Rutherfordton, NC

South River Baptist Church in Statesville, NC

New Hope Baptist Church in Rembert, SC

Calvary Baptist Church in Mooresboro, NC

Bethany Baptist Church in Forest City, NC

Revival at the following Churches:

“Revive us Again!”  What a great time of revival we experienced in these times of worship and the Word.  Many were drawn by the Holy Spirit unto repentance and renewal, being restored by Him into a wonderful and personal relationship with Christ.  

Henrietta First Baptist Church in Henrietta, NC

Reach Rutherfordton YOUTH Rally at Cornerstone Church in Forest City, NC

Trinity Baptist Church in Mooresboro, NC 

BASICS Food Pantry:

The hungry, the addicted, the homeless….this ministry provides food for an average of seventy families every Thursday in the Henrietta area.  We are blessed to come alongside them in providing physical food, but more importantly, to share with the people the life changing Gospel.  Each week we are able to share the Gospel and to pray with many of these individuals who need Jesus in their lives.  We are seeing God work in ways that only He can.  

We were also able to build an office, where we can have a more private setting to speak to the clients.  

Evangelism Conference:

Blackwelder Park Baptist Church in Kannapolis, NC.  We had a great time in the Lord, as nineteen came out for Biblical Evangelism training.  We have heard how God is using this training through the church in reaching their community and neighborhood.  

Lavonia Baptist Church in Mooresboro, NC.  The church prayerfully planned a community evangelism outreach and we were blessed to come alongside to help in sharing the Gospel.  

July 2020

Praise GOD 4 what HE is doing!

PRAISE GOD for the partnership with Stonebridge Campground in Maggie Valley, NC and the opportunities we are having;  

  • 8 Kidz Clubs- We are thankful for the seven to ten children who came out for a time of games, crafts, and Bible lessons/Gospel. 
  • 2 Fishing tournaments    Six men came out for a sausage biscuit and a devotion from John 15:4-5 & John 14:6. Then out to fish. 
  • 3 “Wet & Wild field games”  Average of twelve children came out to the field for fun water games.  We started with sharing the Gospel, prayer, then the water sports. 
  • 3 “Bonfire & S’mores”.  There was an average of thirty people of all ages who came out for free S’mores.  While there, they also heard the Gospel and we were available to have further conversation and prayer.  
  • 2 Washer Board tournament  – There was an average of thirty participants and many spectators.  Before playing, the Gospel was shared to the group.  Followed by personal conversations and prayer.  
  • 2 Cornhole Tournaments – There were twenty eight participants and a crowd to watch.  We started with scripture about faith in life’s storms and prayer.  Additional conversations took place through the night.
  • Bible Study – We had twenty four to come to Bible Study.  We looked at “the promise of His coming” out of 2 Peter 3.  
  • Whiffle Ballgame – On July 4th we played a game of whiffle ball.  We had eighteen that played with many spectators.  Before the game, we shared about the cost of freedom, both physically and spiritually.  We also had the National Anthem and recited the Pledge of Allegiance.  We prayed a prayer of thankfulness for the blessing we so enjoy.  
  • Movie Night – We showed the movie “Soul Surfer”, a Christian movie that shares a testimony of faith in Christ.  We had twenty-one to come.
  • Frisbee Golf – Five participated.
  • Marriage Game – There were eight couples who played and around twenty-five people watching.  We shared about Godly marriage and God’s origination of it.

PRAISE GOD for some of the children in the campground, that felt led on their own, to ask for donations to support those “missionaries/CC4U” in the campground.  They presented us with $368.  WOW!  We “melted like butter”.  These kids were a blessing!

PRAISE GOD for the opportunity to share at Lavonia BC, about Biblical Marriage at a Marriage Banquet and then preach God’s Word on that Sunday morning.  It was a great time of fellowship, praise and the Word!

PRAISE GOD for the opportunity to preach the Word at 1st Baptist Church in Bostic.  We enjoyed a time of fellowship and the Word that reminded and encouraged us in the promise of Christ’s coming again.  

PRAISE GOD for the opportunity to share about missions at South Mountain Baptist Camp for the Chapel service. 

PRAISE GOD for the opportunity to help collect food resources for BASICS food pantry.  We have been shopping for food, packing boxes, and giving it to those who are hungry and homeless.  We have been able to share the Gospel and Hope with many as well as praying for many.  Thank you BASICS for your faithfulness to the hopeless.  (Average 50 families per week).

PRAISE GOD for our trip to Texas to visit our son and daughter in law.  We haven’t seen them since Christmas, but enjoyed our time with them!

PRAISE GOD in meeting a retired New England Patriots defensive tackle.  As we engaged in conversation about Christ, he shared his testimony of salvation and the impact Christ is making in his life and his obedience to Christ in reaching out to young people and prisons.  We prayed together and it was a great time in the Lord.

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June 2020

JESUS IS STILL THE ANSWER FOR THE WORLD TODAY!  Just as Jesus demonstrated His love for us, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us (Romans 5:8); we as believers (the Church) should be demonstrating the love of Christ towards all people. In a world so consumed with hate and violence, we should be living out the LOVE & HOPE which is the person of JESUS.  May we let our LIGHT shine brightly in the darkness of this world.

We praise God for the man who professed faith in Christ and the many that are being drawn to Christ in this month.  This month, the Gospel has been clearly presented, in group meetings and one on one, to over 400 individuals.  Praise the Lord!   Gospel “seeds” planted, praying for a future harvest!

We are also thankful for Concord BC bringing a mission team to serve along side us for five days.  We saw God do His amazing work.    Praise GOD 4 what HE is doing!

PRAISE GOD for the partnership with Stonebridge Campground in Maggie Valley, NC and the opportunities we are having;  

  • 14 Kidz Clubs/VBS We are thankful for the seven to ten children who came out for a time of games, crafts, and Bible lessons/Gospel.  (Concord BC team did VBS)
  • 3 Basketball tournaments – Before each game, the Gospel was shared in various ways and some further conversations about Jesus afterwards.  Four to eight teens participated. (Concord BC team did one of these tournaments)
  • 4 fishing tournaments    Seven men came out for both of these.  Gospel devotions were shared along with a sausage biscuit.  Then out to fish.  Additional Gospel conversations and prayer continued.  (Concord BC -Pastor Travis did one of the devotions)
  • 4 “Wet & Wild field games”  Average of Fifteen children came out to the field for fun water games.  We started with sharing the Gospel, prayer, then the water sports.  (Concord BC team conducted one of these)
  • 5 “Bonfire & S’mores”.  There was an average of thirty people of all ages who came out for free S’mores.  While there, they also heard the Gospel through personal testimonies, live praise music, and some fun skits.  Many personal conversations were had – many seeds planted.  (Concord BC team conducted two of these)
  • Washer Board tournament  – There were ten participants and many spectators.  Before playing, the Gospel was shared to the group.  Followed by personal conversations.  
  • Women’s Spa time – Twenty ladies met together to make hand scrub.  Concord BC team shared the Bible lesson of Mary & Martha, along with the Gospel.
  • Glow Night –  Thirteen children along with their parents, came out for Glow night conducted by the Concord BC team.  It was a time of glow in the dark games and the sharing of how God is the Light.
  • Washer Board & Corn Hole Tournaments – We averaged thirty people to play or watch.  We share the Gospel before the play began and were available to continue to share or pray.
  • Marriage Game – A great night to encourage marriage and to share God’s word concerning godly marriage. Twenty -six people attended.
  • 2 Bible Study on Wednesday night sharing from 1 Peter.  A great time with an average of twenty in attendance.

PRAISE GOD for the opportunity to share the Gospel through song and personal interaction at Organic Bean Coffee shop.  The team from Concord BC sang praise songs while others held up signs on the sidewalks proclaiming the Hope one has in Christ.  One on One sharing and praying also happened.  

PRAISE GOD for the opportunity to be at Fellowship BC, Lake Lure BC, and Lily BC.  We shared about campground & India ministry along with the message of a Christ’s command to live out a testimony of Christ.

PRAISE GOD for the donation of a golf cart to CC4U.

PRAISE GOD for the opportunity to help collect food resources for BASICS food pantry.  We have been shopping for food, packing boxes, and giving it to those who are hungry and homeless.  We have been able to share the Gospel and Hope with many as well as praying for many.  Thank you BASICS for your faithfulness to the hopeless.  (Average 50 families per week)

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May 2020, Greetings to you our brothers and sisters; grace, mercy, and peace from our Lord Christ Jesus.  As we have moved into Stonebridge Campground, it has been exciting to see people/campers coming from many different states.  We have met and engaged many with the Gospel from Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, and North Carolina.  We have been able to share about Christ love with some of these in the midst of their personal health concerns and or anxieties of these days and times (COVID19).  AGAIN, we must say, these days are great days for the “CHURCH to be the CHURCH”.  People who don’t normally care about “spiritual things” or Jesus, suddenly desires to know TRUTH.  Here’s the “CHURCH’s” opportunity.  Don’t miss it.  We are thankful and excited to be part of God’s work and are thankful for all of you who are praying for the people we encounter.  We are continuing to pray for God’s will in regards to future international mission work.  Currently, India and most other countries are lockdown due to the Corona virus.  Thus, we will have to see when we would be allowed back to stay and serve.  We are praying about partnerships to the countries of India, South Sudan, Romania, South Africa, Tibet, Ecuador, and Myanmar.

Praise GOD 4 what HE is doing!

PRAISE GOD for the partnership with Stonebridge Campground in Maggie Valley, NC and the opportunities we are having;  

    Golf Cart Drive in Bible Study on Wednesdays.  We’ve had an awesome time sharing from God’s Word (1 Peter).  We have averaged 14 attendees.

  •   Prayer Walking the campground and praying with some concerning their burdens and need for Christ. 
  •   Engaging in conversations in the laundry center, campsites, and fishing times.  We are sharing through building relationships with the long term campers.
  • Starting June 4th, we will be able to start many “activities” such as Kidz Club, Bonfire & S’mores, Marriage Game, etc.   PRAY PLEASE.

PRAISE GOD for the opportunity to preach on Biblical Evangelism at Concord BC in Bostic, NC.  It was a beautiful Lord’s day to worship the Creator while having an outdoor service.  

PRAISE GOD for the opportunity to teach an Evangelism Conference at Concord BC with over 20 in attendance.  Now, to “SEND FORTH the laborers unto the HARVEST”

PRAISE GOD for a designated gift to supply food for 87 widows living in the slum in Bangalore India.  

PRAISE GOD for the opportunity to help collect food resources for BASICS food pantry.  We have been shopping for food, packing boxes, and giving it to those who are hungry and homeless.  We have been able to share the Gospel and Hope with many as well as praying for many.  Thank you BASICS for your faithfulness to the hopeless.  (Average 50 families per week)

 

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April 2020

Hello to all of our prayer warriors and supporters!  We hope that you and your family are all well during this time of quarantine due to COVID 19.  We want to first say that we are thankful for the Sovereignty of God and the continued work that He is doing in the lives of the believers as well as the lives of the unbelievers.  God is ALWAYS at work.  

He is working in the lives of the believers in the growing and purifying of one’s faith.  Believers are being challenged to draw closer to Him, to be totally dependent on Him, and to rejoice in Him; acknowledging that JESUS is SUFFICIENT in His love and care for us!

For the unbelievers, this is a time that we find them seeking answers, spiritually.  They are seeking for understanding of these times and if there is a God.  This is a great time for the “true church” to be the church to this world of “lostness”; to be the testimony of faith and the Object of that faith- JESUS!

What does God have us doing?

PRAISE GOD for the opportunity to help collect food resources for BASICS food pantry.  We have been shopping for food, packing boxes, and giving it to those who are hungry and homeless.  We have been able to share the Gospel and Hope with many as well as praying for many.  Thank you BASICS for your faithfulness to the hopeless.  (Average 75 families per week)

PRAISE GOD for a Spirit filled, God glorifying Drive In Revival at Goodes Grove BC!  The theme was “Our Living Hope”!  God spoke greatly through the the times of worship, prayer, and preached Word!  We praise Him for all He did!

PRAISE GOD for the opportunity to show gratitude, thankfulness, and appreciation for our local nursing home, FAIRHAVEN- Bostic, by providing a supply of can drinks and baskets of snacks.  We pray for their constant service to the patients and the families of patients in their care during this time! 

PRAISE GOD for the opportunity to teach Biblical Evangelism at Lavonia BC.  There were eight who participated and we practiced social distancing.  What an awesome time in learning the Biblical way of sharing the Gospel of Christ.  We always enjoy teaching these truths!   

PRAISE GOD for the opportunity to preach at Shiloh BC via live stream. Pastor Paul and myself then recorded a Round Table Q&A to be played on social media that night.

PRAISE GOD for the opportunity to preach via ZOOM at the SRBA Pastor’s Conference.  We certainly enjoyed the time of prayer, fellowship, and the Word ONLINE together.  

PRAISE GOD for every opportunity to serve others in Jesus Name!  We thank God for ALL of you who faithfully PRAY for this ministry everyday.  YOU are apart of all these awesome praises of God’s work.

Praise GOD for the DRIVE IN Revival at Hick’s Grove BC.  This was a great time of refreshing and renewing in Christ!  Christ revealed Himself through the preached Word. There were many responses to the Lord’s work in their lives.

Praise GOD for the opportunity to help with the preparing of groceries to be distributed in the Lake Lure community.  Lake Lure BC gave seventy five bags of dry goods to those who came (drive in style).  Many expressed needs for personal prayer and were very appreciative.

Praise GOD the food pantry at Liberty BC as they also provide a bag of groceries to those in the community.  Ministering to community both physically and spiritually.

We want to thank you for those continuing to support this ministry financially during this time.  You are a blessing.

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March 2020

Praise God for every opportunity to share the Gospel and/or pray and encourage many people.  Praise God for those who responded in faith!

Praise God for the REVIVAL services at Calvary Baptist Church in Mooresboro, NC!  Jesus and the Holy Spirit was there moving in and through the lives of His people.  GLORY to His Name!  

Praise God for the ministry at BASICS in Henrietta.  Each week we enjoy helping give out food to the needy and in sharing with them the love of Christ.  We are thankful for the opportunity to pray with some of them. 

Praise God for the opportunity Terri had to speak at Lavonia Baptist Church for their Woman’s Day!  A great time of faith and fellowship. 

Praise God for the opportunity to preach the Word of God and to share of His great work at Sulphur Springs Baptist Church in Hiddenite, NC and Mt. Herman Baptist Church in Taylorsville, NC.  The Holy Spirit was at work in these services and we praise Him for all He did!

Praise God for the lunch meeting we had in Boone, NC with a fellow missionary!  Great fellowship and time of prayer.

Praise God for the sixteen Liberty University that helped us help BASICS with working on a home that’s being made into a Women’s Shelter; also, for ministering through drama skits and song to the many who came to the food pantry.

Praise God for the Drive In Revival at Camp McDaniel.  God is continuing to move in a great way through Worship and the preached Word each night.

Our trip to India was cancelled due to India suspending visas into their country due to Cornavirus.

Christ Cares 4 U Ministries INVITES YOU to Mark your Calendars & RESERVE a TABLE NOW!    2020 Christ Cares 4 U Ministries BANQUET Fundraiser

WHEN: Saturday May 30, 2020                               TIME: 6-8pm 

WHERE: Liberty Baptist Church        821 Webb Road Ellenboro, NC

Banquet includes a wonderful meal, worshipful music, testimonies and pictures of what God has done in 2019! NOTE: Reserve a table for $100. Then, invite people you know who have a heart for sending the Gospel to all people, to join you at your table.  Table seats eight people.  Contact us to reserve! 828-612-5021  RSVP is REQUIRED!  At the end of the Banquet, there will be a time of GIVING to CC4U to support evangelism in 2020.

February 2020, Praise the Lord!

Praise God for every opportunity to share the Gospel and/or pray and encourage many people.  Praise God for those who responded in faith!   

Praise God for the ministry at BASICS in Henrietta.  Each week we enjoy helping give out food to the needy and in sharing with them the love of Christ.  We are thankful for the opportunity to pray with some of them.  

Praise God for the opportunity to preach and share at Hawhammock BC in Swainsboro, GA; FBC in Swainsboro, GA; Kite Prayer Breakfast in Kite, GA; and Goodes Grove BC!  God was at work in motivating and challenging His church to be faithful in evangelism and missions.

Praise God for the opportunity Terri had to share with the women’s group at FBC Swainsboro, GA and Sandy Run Baptist WMU about missions, evangelism, and God’s awesome work!

Praise God for the opportunity to preach about the need for “Godly Men” at Lavonia Baptist Church men’s meeting.  What a challenge from God’s Word about godliness.  

Praise God for the opportunity to share with the students at the Master’s Academy in Forest City.  

Praise God for the opportunity to preach about “God’s Heart” at Pleasant Ridge in Walhalla, SC; followed by an afternoon of training thirty three believers in Biblical Evangelism.  

Praise God for the opportunity to preach on “Missions and the Family” at the Polk Baptist Association Pastor & Wife Conference.

Praise God for every opportunity to share the Gospel and/or pray and encourage many people.  May all of them know the love of Christ’s CARE.

Praise God for great times of worship and the preaching of the Word at Smith Grove BC, Walls BC, Crestview BC, Wilson BC & Mt Pleasant in Forest City!  praise God for the working of His Spirit in each service.   

Praise God for the opportunity to challenge the men of Walhalla, SC at their quarterly associational men’s conference at Pleasant Ridge BC.  We enjoyed a wonderful meal, fellowship, praise and Word about the need for godly men.

Praise God for the opportunity Terri had to share with the women’s group of Pleasant Ridge BC in Shelby, NC about missions, evangelism, and God’s awesome work!

Praise God for the opportunity to instruct a Marriage Enrichment Conference at Goodes Creek BC on Valentine’s weekend.  How wonderful and encouraging to know what the Bible says about the marriage God ordains!

Praise God for the many meetings with many individuals to discuss current missions and future ministry opportunities to get involved in.

January 2020

Praise God for the help of Attractions on Main & Rick Bowman’s Salon for raising the funds to give clothes to ninety- three children with AIDS/HIV.

Praise God for the time of praise and preaching of the Word at First Baptist Harrietts Bluff, Blackwelder Park BC, and Montford Cove BC. The Holy Spirit was at work in each place.

Praise God for the planning meetings involving Concord BC, Pastor Laflin, Pastor Willis, and ERSKIN. Looking forward to what God is going to do in these specific opportunities in campgrounds and India.

Praise God for every opportunity to share the Gospel and/or pray and encourage many people.  May all of them know the love of Christ’s CARE.

Praise God for the meeting with Samaritan’s Purse in Boone, NC about the possibility of helping with shoeboxes in the places we serve in India.  

Praise God for the ministry at BASICS in Henrietta.  We enjoyed helping give out food to the needy and in sharing with them the love of Christ.  We are thankful for the opportunity to pray with some of them.  

Praise God for the opportunity to preach and fellowship with the pastors in the Green River Association.  Great time of encouragement and fellowship.

Praise God for a ministry planning meeting at Stonebridge Campground for the Easter season and the month of June!

Praise God for the ministry planning meeting with Myrtle Beach Travel Park for this May.  

Praise God for the opportunity to share and preach at 1st Baptist in Bostic, 1st Baptist in Henrietta, 1st Baptist in China Grove, NC, 1st Broad in Bostic, Chase Baptist, and Liberty Baptist.  What an awesome time of worship, Word, and fellowship!

Praise God for the opportunity to teach an Evangelism Conference at 1st Broad Baptist Church.  A great time of Biblical truths in lifestyle evangelism.  

Praise God for the opportunity to share God’s Word at Fairhaven Nursing Home’s Memorial service for the clients of 2019.

 

PRAISE THE LORD FOR ALL HE DID IN 2019; BOTH IN CAMPGROUNDS, IN THE STATES, AND IN INDIA!  HERE’S THE PRAISE REPORT:

  •  236  New believers!
  • 4      Baptisms!
  • 6      Delivered from possession!
  • 300  Bibles given to new believers!
  • 70    Pastors taught/trained in Bible College!
  • 70    Pastors received a Christmas blessing!
  • 80    Pastor/wife trained in Biblical evangelism, discipleship, and church planting!
  • 2000+ Children heard the Gospel in Kids Club in Campgrounds, villages, and slums!
  • 300   Village Children received a Christmas blessing!
  • 100+ Opportunities to proclaim His Word (group settings) in churches, campgrounds, men conferences, revivals, and evangelism/missions training.  Also, in food pantries and homeless shelters.
  • 2000+ meals served!
  • 412  Widows and Handicapped people was given a months supply of rice!
  • 230  Received needed medical care and hygiene care.
  • 93    Children with HIV/Aids heard and was shown the Gospel, and given a new set of clothes.
  • 100  Ladies being taught to sew for a living, to leave prostitution.  Ladies heard the Gospel and continued to be taught about Christ’s love for them regularly.
  • 52    Watched the “Jesus” movie in the telegu language.
  • 5      People were supported to GO on a mission trip in obedience to God!
  • 2      Mission Teams hosted in India!
  • 3      New water wells were provided, along with bathroom 
  •         facilities.
  • 1      Church building constructed in handicap village.
  • 1      Scooter donated.
  • AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!!!!

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November 19-30, 2019

PRAISE GOD for FORTY-FOUR more salvations within this past week!

PRAISE GOD for the opportunity to share the love of Jesus with 55 children and 50 widows in the slum in Bangalore.  After sharing the Christmas story, a craft, prayer, songs of worship, and Biblical message; each was given a “physical blessing” that included a toothbrush, washcloth, and sweets.

PRAISE GOD for the Christmas Celebration for the Bible College pastors and their wives.  Not all could attend, but we had 71 in attendance for a time of laughter, of worship, of prayer, and Biblical message on “The HOPE that is CHRIST”.  Each pastor and their wife received a “Christmas Blessing” that included a new saree (dress), a new safari (suit), a financial gift, and wonderful supper with dessert.  ALL of them expressed their deep appreciation and thankfulness for such a blessing.  Special THANKS to Hawhammock BC for making this happen by your generous giving for this specifically.

PRAISE GOD for the Christmas Celebration for the children having AIDS/HIV.  Close to half of them could not make the gathered celebration due to fever and/or sickness; but we had 50 of them in attendance for a time of singing praise to Christ, making a candy cane craft, and hearing clearly the Gospel through sharing the Christmas story.  40 of them received Christ!   Each child received a hot meal and a new set of clothes (those not in attendance due to sickness will receive their clothes this week).  Special THANKS to Rick & Deborah Bowman (Attractions on Main) who raised the funds to provide the clothes for these children through the individual donations of their clients by way of an angel tree.  

PRAISE GOD for the family of FOUR, whom in their home, heard the Gospel, turned away from idols and were born again in Christ Jesus!

PRAISE GOD for our safe return to America, SURPRISE!  In 2019, we praise God for His work during our six months there (January-February, July-November).  It was great being able to surprise our family of Thanksgiving weekend!

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November 1-18, 2019

Praise the Lord for ALL He is doing in the lives of many people!  We are excited to share the following report of praise!

* 13 Salvations through the ministry of our Bible college pastors.  Pastors also completed their course with an exam.

*  105 Christmas blessings for the widows & children in the slum.

We praise God for the team who came from America to share the Gospel and love of Jesus along side us for 10 days; Here is the report of what GOD DID:

  • 246 (41 ave daily) Pastor & Wife training
  • 245 Village Children heard the Gospel, heard the true meaning of Christmas, and received a Christmas Blessing GIFT.  Thanks to all who gave towards their gift.
  • 45 Village Children heard the true meaning of Christmas, made candy cane craft, sang songs, and were given a real candy cane (never had a candy cane).
  • 40 attended service at Bethesda Church in Village
  • 70 CSW/Village Sewing ministry
  • 62 Widows in Slum
  • 708 heard the Gospel; 25 professed salvation, including 2 delivered from demon possession!
  • 4 Baptisms
  • 212 received a supply of rice
  • 396 hot meals served

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October 2019

We PRAISE our Lord CHRIST JESUS for all the work He is doing here in India.  We are so humbled of Christ’s call to be used by Him in His growing of the Kingdom.  Here’s a PRAISE report for October:

Pastors training in the Bible College finished two courses and took exams.  These pastors serve in small village churches/houses and are applying / demonstrating what they are learning.  They are experiencing both personal and spiritual growth.  We are training them to follow the Biblical model of pastoring, discipling, evangelism, church planting, and multiplication.

Sowing Gospel Seed – Many are being engaged “one on one” in personal evangelism.  THREE more have given their lives to Christ and many are still considering the Gospel.  We pray they will soon believe!  We are to SOW, Christ brings the INCREASE!

“Prayer & Fasting” Service – People gathered together on Easter Hill for a time of prayer, praise, and the Word.  Many received prayer!  Many testified!  One was brought that was demon possessed who was freed and saved!

Calvary Happy Church – We were honored to visit and preach at the village church of one of our Bible College pastors.  We shared the Word and prayed for the church and it’s future growth of the Kingdom.

Prayer Walking in specific areas – We took the Bible College pastors each morning to prayer walk specific areas for the move of God in these villages!  This encouraged and strengthened them.

Christ FREED TWO demon possessed people!  It was awesome seeing God’s transforming power!

CSW Ministry – Got to share the love of Christ and encouragement to the ladies known as Commercial Sex Workers.  They are being taught how to sew to support their family so they can leave the sex work.  Most are Hindu, but are receptive to the Gospel.

Handicap Village – There are so many needs, but God is doing His work always!  They now have water flowing and a church building almost complete.  There is still a need for a transformer so that they can have electricity and funds to provide a roof for the church.  There is need for learning a trade that they might be able to provide for themselves.  Many have received Christ with many still considering receiving Christ.

Children with AIDS/HIV – These children and families are the outcasts of all in society.  They are receiving the love of Christ through the church that is ministering to them.

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September 15-22, 2019

Praise God for the team that came from America to share Jesus for seven days.

Here is the Report of Praise:

  • NINE SALVATIONS!
  • Served 405 meals
  • Children ministry to 402 children; Gospel presentation, songs, memory verse, Biblical lesson, and craft!
  • Medical Clinic to 230 people from the area villages, handicap village, and CSW women (Commercial Sex Workers).  THANK YOU to all who gave the medical supplies for this ministry.  
  • Pastor & their wife conferences; ministered to 140 proclaimers of the Gospel.
  • Presented the Gospel, one on one, with 230 people, resulting in 9 professions of faith! 
  • Presentation of the Gospel to groups totaling 632 people!
  • Gave Bibles to thirteen believers!
  • Gave out 215 “hygiene bags” that included a wash cloth, soap, toothbrush, tooth paste, shampoo.  THANK YOU for all who gave the resources for this.
  • Dedicated the NEW WATER WELL in Handicap Village.
  • Prayed for the ongoing construction of the church building in the Handicap Village.

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September 1-14, 2019 

Praise God for the salvation of EIGHT MORE NEW BORN AGAIN BELIEVERS! 

Praise God for ALL He is DOING:

  1.  Seminary training of 30 pastors in Markapur and  40 pastors in Chittoor. These pastors/students are testifying of how they are learning in-depth Biblical teaching and how it is helping them in their personal walk as well as benefiting their ministry and discipling the believers.  They have finished their first course and have taken their final exam.

2.  CSW (Commercial Sex Worker) sewing class. These women want to learn to sew to earn income so they can leave the sex work. Terri prayed for a 16 yr old who is cutting her arms in trying to deal with anxiety and life.  We are grateful to God for the opportunity to share Christ’s love and His Gospel with them.  

3.  Praise God for the opportunity that Terri had to share with 50 children about becoming a “new creation” in Christ.  Some of the children sang some songs they had learned in their Sunday School.  They made a craft to remind them of the lesson they had learned.  

4.  Thankful for the three children that came to the gate for Terri to pray for them.  They are from the Christian neighbor next door.  They wanted prayer for their studies.  

5.  Praise be to God for the work that is being done in the handicap village.  They have water now from a new well and a building is being built to be a place of Christian worship.  We had a time of prayer for the construction workers and people in the village.

August 2019

Praise the Lord for the 23 new brothers and sisters of faith!  We are so humbled to be apart of God’s work and to see so many lives changed, healed, and restored.  Here’s the praise report for August:

  1. Seminary – teaching and training seventy pastors in two locations.  We have focused prayer and worship time before class starts, preparing us to hear and learn clearly the Word of God.
  2. Evangelism Training, then taking the seminary students out to practice what they’ve learned.  We then discuss what happened as they went out.  Some get rejected, even threatened, while others are received with great curiosity, and others see a harvest!  We pray for every seed planted, watered; praying for a harvest.
  3. What a blessing to be invited to preach in two village churches!  We also were blessed to witness two new believers being baptized!
  4. Pray for the persecuted believers here.  We have personally heard personal testimony of several of our seminary students, who have been beaten, imprisoned, and even threatened with severe physical injury if they continue to preach the Gospel.  PRAY!
  5. What a blessing to preach on Easter Hill to a multitude of believers, specifically on a day set aside for “prayer & fasting”!  What an awesome time in the Lord in praise, prayer, the preached Word, and fellowship!
  6. We have been blessed to share and minister to 49 ladies who are learning to sew so that they can provide income for their families.
  7. We were humbled to meet with 29 children and their mothers, ALL having the HIV/AIDS virus.  These are the outcasts of the outcasts.
  8. We have been blessed to be able to share a few times, the Gospel and Biblical truths of Jesus to an average of 40 children plus some of their mothers.  They enjoyed Terri’s teaching, snacks, and attention.
  9. We also showed the JESUS movie one night on the porch of the house.  There was 50 in attendance.  It was a blessing to see their focused attention as they saw and listened to the movie translated in their respective language.
  10. We are thankful for each encounter with the diversity of people here and how God prepares each one to hear our story and God’s story.
  11. We are thankful to be able to minister to the physical and spiritual needs of many in the handicap village and other poverty places.
  12. We are thankful for the churches and individuals back home, who are prayerfully trying to raise the needed funds to bore two water wells, repair a storm damaged roof on a ministry shelter, and many other needs listed on our “GIVE” page.

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July 2019

We are now back “across the sea” sowing the Gospel seeds into many specific fields!  Praising our Father for His most wonderful and excellent work!  Here’s an update of PRAISE & PRAYER NEEDS

1.  22 salvations from one on one conversations this month! PTL!
2.  Began a seminary and began teaching two courses in two locations to a total of 70 young pastors who have little to no Bible knowledge. These are “hungry” men who are pastoring house churches in villages.  These men face being threatened and even beaten for the Gospel sake in their villages.
3.  We are training and going into these pastors villages to help train them on evangelism. Our Father is revealing Himself to them and to their small flocks.
4.  We are also sharing the love of Christ with these specific groups of people:
– children & mothers with hiv/aids – out casts
– prostitutes desiring a training to sew to leave prostitution.
– handicap and disabled persons in a field that they were forced to live on without shelter, electricity, or water.  They now have some shack like shelters and God has provided a welll. No electricity yet.  But we have seen over 100 of them receive Christ. PTL!

June 2019

Campground Ministry continued at Stonebridge Campground in Maggie Valley were we shared Christ with children in daily Kids Club.  We also shared with all ages around a bonfire with s’moores and at a family field games event.

Men’s Conference at Shiloh BC – Shiloh BC hosted a men’s conference to examine Biblical Manhood.  What a needed conference for the men in our day and time.  Dr Mack Tester of Liberty BC and I shared about the need for men to live lives of holiness/purity, humility and service; to live in full surrendered obedience to Christ.  Also, to understand that men are held accountable for the spiritual welfare of his marriage and home.  What a great time of worship and such strong Biblical truths!

We were blessed to have the opportunity to preach at Goodes Grove BC on Father’s Day and at Lake Lure BC for a Wednesday Bible study.

We began preparing to return to India, seeing family and friends, and packing up the camper for storage.

 

May 2019

Campground Ministry continued at Stonebridge Campground in Maggie Valley NC.  The first weekend in Maggie Valley in May is the “Thunder in the Smokies” Biker event.  We partnered with the Carolina Faith Rider ministry in engaging bikers with the Gospel while giving away hamburgers and hot dogs.  As many came through to eat, we were able to engage them about their need for Christ.  Some received the Good News, while some rejected.  Those who knew Christ, gave testimony and praise for their personal conversion.  We also were able to minister and share Christ with a homeless mother and son.  We shared about how Christ cares for them.  Then helped them with food and a place to stay.  Then God place another homeless man in our path.  We also shared with him about Jesus and helped him with food and lodging.  As we were leaving him, he said to us with tear filled eyes, “in my 30 years of life, no one has ever shown me love and care as y’all have today.”  We continue to pray for these who need the hope that is in the person of Christ.

Campground Ministry at North Myrtle beach Travel Park.  We were able to engage children with how Christ cares for them as we did games on the beach.  We also had times of sharing with different individuals.  In the campground laundry mat, at separate times, we were able to show the care of Christ to some elder adults who had loss so much in this life, and whose faith was almost depleted.  BUT God, as always, showed Himself to be faithful and loving to them!

Revival at Walls BC, Thank the Lord for all He did in the five services at Walls!  The times of worship were amazing and His Word greatly impacted all!  Its awesome when God shows up and shows out!

Thankful for the blessing of sharing God’s Word this month at Pleasant Ridge BC, Trinity BC, Goodes Creek BC, FBC Landrum, Mt Lebanon BC, and Crestview BC.  What a blessing to see God bring salvation to a 90+ year old woman!!

April 2019

Campground Ministry continued at Riverbreeze Campground, where we met several families.  We were able to pray for the specific needs of some, shared the Gospel with others, and had a time of sweet Christian fellowship with on couple.

Campground Ministry at Stonebridge Campground in Maggie Valley, NC – Praise the Lord for His awesome and continued work!  We were able to engage the children and adults camping over a two week period, focusing on the real meaning of Easter.  We shared about Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection through many activities.  Children’s crafts and Easter celebration, a special Communion service, a Sunrise service, Bonfire & S’moores and hot dog supper along with showing the film “Heaven” by Billy Graham.  As we remembered Christ’s greatest love demonstrated through His finished work, we saw Him work on many lives in the campground.  There were some awesome conversations which led to special times of prayer!  Many heard about the HOPE we all can have in a relationship with Christ alone!

Revival at Smith Grove BC, Oh, how we saw the work of God as we heard from Him through His divine word!  We experienced Christ as He worked in us, revealing the specific areas of needs that we needed brought to our attention.  What a special time we had, Lord send a Revival!

We are thankful for the opportunity to speak at FBC Statesville, Concord BC, Masters Academy, Shiloh BC & FBC Bostic.  What a blessing each of these church families are to us!

Praise the Lord for Biblical Marriage!  Thankful for Chase BC and for their Marriage Banquet.  Thankful for the opportunity to share what God’s Word says about marriage, His origination and purpose for marriage, as well as the specific roles for the husband and wife.

Camp McDaniel and Proactive Parenting Initiative – PPI hosts “Tea Spots” weekend designed to help with rebellious children.  They also offer to have training classes with parents who are at their “wits in” in raising their children.   We were thankful to have the opportunity to share about God’s love for them and how God has a specific plan for every individual life.

 

March 2019

We were blessed for the opportunity to share/preach at the following churches; Hicks Grove BC, Bethel BC, Cane Creek BC, Wilson BC, Chase BC, Hawhammock BC, FBC Swainsboro, Bethany BC, Stony Point BC, South River BC, and Lake Lure BC.  We thank God for these fellow brothers and sisters of faith and their love for the Gospel!

Race Path BC invited us to preach a five service Missions/Evangelism Conference this month.  This was a time of examining scripture and the mandate from Christ to GO, SHARE His Gospel to the world, starting at home.

We met with a group of ladies inquiring about going on a missions trip to India.

Throughout the month we were able  to engage many with the Gospel, as well as to pray for many.  We continue to see Christ change lives!  We praise and Glorify His name!

 

February 2019 Back in the USA!

Upon our return home, we visited our family, friends, and partners.  We also begin to share and preach about how awesome Christ is and about His marvelous work!  We shared with the following churches: Goodes Grove BC, Henrietta BC, Liberty BC,  & Mt Pleasant BC.  We are thankful for these churches and the great encouragement they are in joining us in the mission of Christ.

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January 16 – February 5, 2019

Bangalore Slum – Children Christmas:  Children were given a new set of clothes!  They also heard the CHRISTmas record of Christ coming!

Kalasthri Pastor’s Conference – Training of 53 pastors on “Biblical Pastoring” from 1 Peter 5:1-4.

Thiruvanamalai Pastor’s Conference – Training of 36 pastors on “Biblical Pastoring” from 1 Peter 5:1-4.

Markapur Pastor’s Conference – Training of 47 pastors on “Biblical Pastoring” from 1 Peter 5:1-4.

Chittoor Pastor’s Conference – Training of 39 pastors on “Making Disciples”.

Preached in two churches and witnessed the working of the Spirit as many responded to the Gospel and for specific prayer.

Discipleship Class on Missions – The discipleship class of students put into practice what they have been learning.  They did ministry (shared personal testimonies, sung, Gospel skits, cooked and served meals) in villages and in the handicap village helped in the dedication of a water well.

Shared the Gospel with many school children and to their teachers, a true God moment!

Thiruvanamalai Village ministry where we saw over 20 professions of faith!

January 1-15, 2019  Ministry in India   New Year – New Beginning! 

Bangalore:

January Christmas Celebration in the Park for the Widows of the slum – 76 widows was taken out of the slum to the park for games, singing, dancing, and the Word.  They received a wonderful meal and popsicle.  They also received a supply of rice for the month, and a new saree.

Sunday nights in the Bangalore slum – We have a time of music, craft, and Bible teaching with the children (60-100 average); then we have a time of praise, testimony, and preaching with 76 widows.  Testimonies of healing through faith and prayer.

Christmas Celebration for the children happening this month!  Children will receive new clothes!

Chittoor:

Saturday night Discipleship classes with thirty students!  God is growing these students and He is using them in a mighty way!

Preached in two Anglican churches and prayed with many.  Met with the elders about evangelism and the Gospel afterward.

Three night crusade in the village.  Over 200 in attendance nightly.  Many responded to the Gospel!

December Ministry in India!  (Pictures will be shown after Christmas)

Shared the truth of Christmas all month in different locations!  Hundreds heard the Gospel and more than seventy received Christ!

Chittoor:

Started a Discipleship class in a village in Chittoor with an average of 30 students attending regularly every Saturday night!

Worked on the ministry shelter (masonry, roofing, and electrical) in preparation for the Christmas celebration.

Shared the Gospel and prayed for many in several villages.

Christmas Celebration – Over 300 people came from the surrounding villages for a time of preaching, Christmas drama, and dancing.  After the program, a meal was provided.  The people in attendance was of different religious affiliations.  Some Christian, some Hindu, some Muslim.  God moved in a mighty way!  Many professed Christ and many were prayed for.

Preached in three different Anglican churches, sharing the Gospel.  Sixteen salvations and prayed with many about specific needs.

Worked on preparing Hands on Mission International School for 2019 admissions.

Bangalore:

Sunday nights in the Bangalore slum – We have a time of music, craft, and Bible teaching with the children (60-100 average); then we have a time of praise, testimony, and preaching with 76 widows.  Testimonies of healing through faith and prayer.

Provided the 76 widows with a supply of rice!

Shared the Gospel and prayed in the homes of many in the slum.  God is at work!

50 Bibles given to new believers!

We will return to the Handicap village, sharing the love of Christ, along with the truth of Christmas.  There has been a commitment to purchase a water well for this village.  This will be a time of praise for God’s answering of prayer.

We will also spend time training pastors and encouraging them as they continue to preach the Gospel will intense pressure from the enemy.

….. and much much more!

 

November Ministry Began in India

 

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We THANK God for the partnership to India that we have with Hands on Missions in Shelby, NC.  We praise the Lord for what He has done and is doing in India. A team from the states served here in India from November 7-15.
Praise Christ Jesus for the following results;
– 229 professions of faith in the villages & slum
– 40 pastors trained in conference 
– 4 pastors wives ministered to
– 450 meals provided for children
– 76 widows received a month supply of rice, lentils, and oil
– 100 Bibles given
– A lame man walked!
– Two women was delivered from demons and received Christ!
PRAISE CHRIST!

September Ministry

  • Preached/Shared at Chase BC, Cliffside BC, Cane Creek BC, Bethany BC,        Stony Point BC, Liberty BC, Calvary BC, and Main Street BC; We thank God for each of these congregations and their love for the Word and for taking the Gospel to the “lost”.  We enjoyed our time worshipping & spending time with them.
  • India Team meeting – Four men (Pastor Paul Willis, Pastor Travis Laflin, Preacher Brian Cole, & Bobby Connor) will be going with us to India for a ten day trip.  They  will be able to share the Gospel with up to 1000 children/youth, teach up to sixty pastors in a pastors conference, and minister to the needs of widows and slum children.  Pray for this team as they take the Gospel to India. 
  • Preached at the Sandy Run Baptist Association.  It is always an encouragement to pray and fellowship with these God called men!
  • Camp McDaniel & Evacuees (1 Week) – As Hurricane Florence approached landfall, we partnered with Camp McDaniel in Rutherford County.  Many evacuees came for shelter, food, and help in the midst of uncertainty.  We were able to share Christ and to pray with many of them.  Many volunteers from area churches also  shared  and the  immediate results  were two  salvations.   
  • Stonebridge Campground (1 Week)– We were able to share the Gospel and to pray with campers.  We hosted a s’mores & hope time where many came for s’mores but heard the Gospel; the hope we have in Christ.     
  • B.A.S.I.C.S – We were able to help box up food for the clients and also pray with some with specific needs.  
  • Master’s Academy Chapel Service – Had the opportunity to preach the Word to the students at the Master’s Academy in Forest City, NC. 

August Ministry

 

 

 

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  • Stonebridge Campground in Maggie Valley, NC – Stonebridge Campground partnered with us to do the following ministries: 
  • Kids Club (daily) Bible lesson, craft, music, games.  We averaged eight children.  
  • Basketball tournaments, sharing the Gospel between games.
  • Family Field Day included sack races, three-legged race, water balloon toss, water sponge relay and the Gospel presented!  Twenty children plus parents.
  • Marriage Game, six couples participated with an audience of around thirty.  Spoke about godly marriage after the game.  
  • We were able to share the Gospel daily with many children and adults.  We saw God move in a mighty way
  • Shared about Missions at the Calvary Baptist Church VBS!

July Ministry

 

 

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God is at Work;

  • Shenandoah Acres Campground in Stuarts Draft, VA.  Shared the Gospel with a lady in the laundry area and prayed for her about assurance of salvation.  Talked and shared Biblical truth to a teen about the Christian life.  Shared about how Christ cares for us, with many people.
  • Cross Country Campground – Played Basketball with eight kids daily, building relationships, shared with them how Jesus cares for them (the Gospel)
  • Cross Country Campground – Engaged campers, going campsite to campsite, with cups of fresh popcorn and the Gospel/prayer.
  • Foothills Campground – Engaged campers, building relationships to share how Christ cares for them.
  • Preached Revival at Goodes Grove BC – One salvation and many came to the alter at each service.
  • Volunteered at BASICS ministry in Henrietta.  Giving out food, the Gospel, and prayers to the homeless, hopeless, and those with addictions.
  • Preached and Shared about CC4U ministries at Wilson Baptist Church & Trinity Baptist Church.
  • Met with India Team – November Trip
  • Stonebridge Campground in Maggie Valley, NC. (pics to come)

 

 

Thunder In The Smokies- Biker Weekend

 

 

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Hello Brothers and Sisters in Christ!  

Terri & I are so excited about what God is doing in this new journey that He has  called us to.   Here is an update for the month of May.

  • Thunder in the Smokies – We went to Maggie Valley, May 3-6, to do evangelism specifically to the “Biker” community.  We served free hamburgers (100) & hotdogs (70) to the people who visited the “Wheels of Time” museum.  As we served, we shared about Jesus’ love for them.  We were able to pray with some of them.  We also gave them Gospel  tracks and our “Christ Cares 4 U” bands.
  • Bikers came from all over the States.  Some of the prayer needs was for safe travel, cancer/health issues, and unspoken requests.  We planted Gospel “seeds” as we demonstrated the love of Jesus for each one.
  • We also did Campground ministry at Stonebridge Campground.  We talked to a family who was playing a   game we had never seen, the “Redneck Washer”game.  We also met and talked with Bill & Martha from Buffalo, Bart & Teresa from Missouri, and four young men who came for the biker weekend – camping in tents.  We had some good conversations with others that we believe, kept them thinking about Christ.  We pray that they will come to know Jesus.

Please Pray:

  • for all those who heard the Gospel and/or   that we prayed with.
  • for the upcoming revivals, campground ministry, and India. 
  • more financial partners (we are at 25%).

We commit to pray for you daily as well!  Thank you for your continued support!

Pastor Scott & Terri