Missionary Steve Puckett
Here are just a few of the activities for the month –
- More professions of faith
- Additional evangelism training
- Continuation of discipleship
This is from Chris’s report –
As we celebrated the resurrection of our Savior, we were able to celebrate another resurrection story – the salvation of a young man named Dillon! Dillon lives behind me in our apartment complex and several weeks ago we struck up conversation in the parking lot and I asked him about his spiritual life. He expressed a lot of anger with God and he told me that his heart was hard against God – he frankly hated the one true God revealed in scripture. I thought there probably wasn’t going to be a lot of success in sharing the gospel, but I did anyway and encouraged him to read Isaiah 53 – a remarkable prophecy about Christ written several hundred years before His birth. A couple weeks later, Dillon walks into the Christian bookstore, Mardel, where I work! He came to the register and bought a bible dictionary and told me that after our conversation he prayed for 45 minutes and that he was so thankful that God put me in his path! Dillon has had a complete change of heart! A spiritual resurrection from the dead! Only God can do that – change a heart of stone to a heart of flesh, with new desires! He does this all through the Holy Spirit and the gospel of Christ. If only we will take the opportunity to speak the gospel to people, God will do the rest! I saw him again at Mardel that Saturday night when he bought a study bible, and then a week later, I saw him outside the apartment getting his mail, Bible in hand and eager to go back to reading. Praise God that Dillon has a new heart with a hunger for God’s word!
We are continuing our Evangelism Explosion (EV2) training with one new student and refreshing others who have been trained in the past. We’ve taken our on-the-job training to the mall, the park and more recently to a half-way house.
Our discipleship continues in a less structured approach and seems to be working better. I think that both evangelism and discipleship requires us to “improvise and adapt”, which we are trying to do.
Bro. Luis Santos and his wife Melissa are continuing with the Hispanic ministry. If you are interested in attending a bilingual service where Luis preaches in Spanish and Melissa translates to English you can attend at 10:30 am on the last Sunday of the month. My wife and I were privileged to present the New Generation Baptist Church mission work at Moorewood Missionary Baptist Church Leedey, OK. The folks there were excellent hosts. We also had the joy of speaking to the state WMA ladies at Purcell. These ladies were such a delight as they hosted us.
Please continue to pray for us! We appreciate your support both prayerfully and financially.
Sunday School – 9:30 am
Morning Service – 10:30 am
Evening Bible Study – 5:00 pm
Evening Bible Study (Family Reunion) – 7:30 pm