Red Jeep Journal
April 13, 2017
Oneida Baptist Institute
This week I drove into the mountains of eastern Kentucky to speak at Oneida Baptist Institute for their annual Spiritual Emphasis Week. From Natural Bridge to Oneida the road follows the South Fork Kentucky River. The dogwoods were opening in the woods and the redbuds were showing off their purple blossoms all along the winding way. I walked to and from meals and speaking times across a swinging bridge over Goose Creek. It was a wonderful way to welcome spring into my soul.
My dear friend Sam Judd led the worship. The young men and women listened and responded well. Each night students came at the close of the messages to pray at the altar. I preached messages on what to do when life doesn’t make sense, what to do when life hurts, what to do when you feel unloved, and what to do when you are crushed by guilt. Oneida is a boarding school with students from around the world. The final night a young lady from Tanzania gave her life to Christ.
After chapel that night Dr. David Price, Sam Judd, and I prayed and said our goodbyes. As Sam and I stood and talked into the night a full moon rose over the mountains in the east. I will return to the area to speak at the Kentucky Mountain Mission in June for teen camp and to Oneida to speak at a pastor’s conference in July.
Our new ministry as an itinerant preacher has begun. Easter Sunday I will preach in Bremen, Indiana and Sunday, April 23rd I will preach in the morning service at Gilead Baptist Church in Taylor, Michigan.
Lois and I are so grateful for those of you where were able to send gifts to support our ministry. This is our full-time work. To be able to go wherever we are invited we depend on the monthly support of friends who believe in what we are doing. Thank you so much. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 734-626-9810 for instructions on how to give.
April 13, 2017