Dear Pastor and Praying friends,
“We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is meet, because that your faith groweth exceedingly, and the charity of everyone of you all toward each other aboundeth;” – 2 Thessalonians 1:3
Praise God from whom all blessings flow! As usual, our numbers have dipped for the summer. We are still praising God. This is an opportunity for us to get to know the “faithful few” a little better and for them to get to know us.
We have had two workdays since our last letter in which, among other things, the men have repaired our church sign which was damaged by termites and a severe storm; and the ladies finished some much needed cleaning in the church.
We also enjoyed our Mother’s and Father’s Day services. I took that opportunity to teach and remind our folks about their roles as Christian parents. Both holiday services brought visitors which we are always delighted to have.
I am excited about witnessing some spiritual growth in our church. One family who recently moved back to Newport has been visiting our services and even came and helped on our workday. They display a teachable spirit, and have expressed that they enjoy our services. Another blessing - a young lady (who has been with us for a while) recently gave a testimony about how the Word of God helped her overcome an obstacle in her life. A young man who was saved here at Lighthouse Baptist Church last summer has recently decided to trust the Lord with a tithe!
On a Personal Note - My wife is expecting our third child in about nine weeks! Everything thus far looks good. Also, the girls celebrated their fourth and second birthdays on the 17th and 18th of June. Aaliyah is really taking the fact that she is four and is now a “big girl” to heart. Thank you all for your prayers and much needed financial support! God Bless!!!
In His Service,
Pastor Raymond Beckles