Pastor Steve Parker contacted me over the weekend. Brother Steve is planting Bible Baptist Church in New Braunfels Texas. He is a member of Marion Baptist Church in Marion Texas (one of our supporting churches).
Pastor Steve Parker and Family
We have been hosting the website for Marion Baptist Church since 2006. Pastor Rudy Elizondo suggested brother Steve give me a call to get a website going for him so he sent me an email.
Pastor Parker and I spoke briefly, and he decided on the domain name bbcnb.us for Bible Baptist Church in New Braunfels.
He provided me with some pictures, a logo and some information. I was able to get a WordPress website up with a Secure Certificate (SSL) and worked with Brother Parker to get the website tuned to his liking.
Sister Dawn Huff (a missionary out of Marion Baptist Church) set up a Facebook Page for Bible Baptist Church New Braunfels, and I was able to bring their Facebook page feed into their web page.
I also added a Bible Reading plugin, and a devotional plugin as well as a Gospel Tract to the website.
Bible Baptist Church will be holding their first meeting on March 4th 2018 at the Longhorn Café in New Braunfels Texas at 2:30 pm. We added a map to help people find their location.
Pastor Parker also wanted to add a calendar (although it is starting out sparsely populated for sure).
Please pray for this new church plant.
From a prisoner in NE…
Thank you FamilyNet Intl for my lessons and thank you also for sending them and all your hard work that you do. May God bless everyone at FamilyNet.
I received an email from a missionary friend of ours asking us to contact a missionary to Liberia to see if we could help him get a website online.
I called Steve Trexler who is a missionary to Liberia with his wife Jeanne through Global Faith Missions in Chattanooga.
Steve & Jeanne Trexler
We talked for a while, about his interesting ministry. Brother Steve is the Program Director for the Baptist College of Missionary Physicians Assistants in Liberia. They offer a three year Associate of Arts Degree, with Medical, Bible and liberal arts classes in every trimester. They do evangelism at the African Fundamental Baptist Mission Health Center every morning. The students have required weekend ministry assignments.
African Fundamental Baptist Mission Health Center
We discussed domain names, the choice was easy, their ministry is abbreviated as BC-MPA, and so we decided on bc-mpa.com as a domain name for the website. Brother Steve sent me his Power Point presentation so that I had some content and a feel for their ministry as a missionary to Liberia. I was able to gather information from the presentation and got a feel for their ministry.
Baptist College of Missionary Physicians Assistants in Liberia
I registered the domain and installed a WordPress website for Brother Steve to get the project rolling. We spoke briefly again on the phone and Brother Trexler will be getting more information and pictures together on his partners and their ministries so I can expand their website.
From a prisoner in MS…
To my wonderful Christian friends at FamilyNet Bible study correspondence school. I am writing to you this day to simply say thank you for all the wonderful Bible study lessons and Bible study courses that you have sent to me this past year. I also want to say thank you for taking the time to answer my letters. This is very kind of you to help me the way that you have. Again I say thank you. I hope that you had a very wonderful Christmas and I wish you a very happy new year. I look forward to 2018 and continuing the study of Gods Word with you with the Bible study courses you have to offer. I ask that you keep me in your prayers at FamilyNet and I will keep you in mine. Happy New Year. Your brother in the Lord…
From a prisoner in West Virginia…
I just completed lesson 5 in my studies on John. I am very grateful for your course of study. I am not sure how to express how these lessons are helping me or how I am applying their truth to my life. I will do my best though. I enjoy your studies, as they give me a point of anchor, and a focus for studying the word of God. In the hyper negative environment I find myself living in, this is truly a blessing. I am encouraged when studying, I recognize truths past studies have rooted in my mind. I study to come into a deeper more intimate knowledge of Gods Word, and his will for my life. As I grow in my knowledge of Gods word, I can better answer the questions, and witness to the seekers who come to me, looking for answers from God. All who see me reading, and studying daily, see in me the light of the gospel, Gods love. My daily conduct, also speaks of where my heart is, and where my priorities lie. Your studies help keep me rooted and grounded in the truth. They also help me to deepen my knowledge of Gods word, and of his love for all mankind. Thank you for providing these studies for me. May God bless you all and hold you all close in his loving arms forever. Your brother in Christ…
From a student in Nigeria who founded the Christian Literature Distribution Project and helps coordinate getting our lessons into schools.
Calvary greetings in His name hoping all is well with you, family and the Lord’s work. Find enclosed some of the complete courses by our school students. Sorry some of their handwriting are not very good, in case you can’t read them let me know. I have tried to rewrite some of them. Some of the students have not finished theirs. I have a teacher who is following them up to make sure they finish and submit the exam sheets. I am enjoying my own lesson and I am using the lessons to teach others. I thank God for those that prepared this course. May our able Lord bless the one. Thank you and God bless. Yours in HIM!
We were contacted by Pastor Paul Jones of Liberty Baptist Church in Eastland Texas around Thanksgiving. He found one of the “unofficial websites” we have up as a “placeholder” page for the Baptist Ministries Database.
Liberty Baptist Church in Eastland has a Facebook page and Pastor Jones wanted to know if he could “link the two together” and pursue putting up an official website for the church.
I sent Pastor Jones some information but never heard back from him. Last week Maureen and I took a road trip and dropped in to Liberty Baptist Church in Eastland for their evening service.
Liberty Baptist Church is a friendly little church. Pastor Paul said they ran 31 in the morning service. The church is a small church that needs a lot of prayer.
Brother Paul invited me to give a brief presentation of our ministry.
We spoke after the service and Pastor Paul decided on a domain name for the church (lbceastland.com). I took some pictures of the church and set up a starter website, and will be working with Pastor Jones on the website as he provides more content. Maureen spoke to Mrs. Jones (Pastor’s wife) and it looks like we will be providing Liberty Baptist Church some Bible Courses to use in their preschool Sunday school classes.
If you are looking for a church that needs laborers and are willing to roll up your sleeves for the Lord, I would recommend this church as a worthwhile investment of your time, resources and money!
Letter from student in MD
Dear FamilyNet International,
I hope in Jesus’ name that all is well with everyone and those in your family. I take not for granted your ministry and the materials you send me to study along with the Word of God. Life is challenging in these last days, but whose life isn’t? God is perfecting us for various reasons and various purposes. I have a lot of quiet days and I enjoy the quietness. I recall begging God for a balanced life where things slowed down and became quieted. I appreciate and love you all very much. Your brother in Christ…
I have a new Facebook page for our ministry – all ministry posts will be showing up there going forward. Our personal pages will be just that – personal Facebook pages. This will allow people that want to follow the ministry, but don’t want to see the personal posts to see just the ministry news. The new Facebook Page can be found at: @missionarytocyberspace.
Please go to that page and “Like” it and Follow it to continue to get updates via Facebook. Of course, you can continue to go to our Website at https://cyber-missions.org to continue to keep up to date on our ministry and read the archived posts.
I will be updating the “about us” and ministry information on the new Facebook Page shortly.
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