Dear Friends In Christ,
Brenda and I thank you still for letting us share with you our brief letter again. We hope you are well, blessed and enjoying God’s beautiful new spring. Our year has started off well and we are thankful to be busy and about the Lord’s business. We continue to pray for revivals in the church. We’ve never needed revival more, so we are staying the course and preaching and singing the Gospel whether it’s a one-day pulpit supply engagement or a week of revival. We are grateful to all of you who stand with us and support this work that God has called us to do. You have blessed us in ways that you may never realize until we get to Heaven!
We are into our 19th year of this itinerant revival ministry. We give God all the glory for taking such care of us and opening doors for us to sing and preach the Gospel. Be assured that people are being saved and lives are being changed. I never fail to make the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus so plain and simple that a small child can understand. Your constant prayers and financial support means everything to us. And we say “thank you” from the depths of our hearts. We love you and lift you up in prayer every day.
As I get started, here’s a quick work about this year’s calendar. About half of the year has filled with a mixture of supplies, revivals, and a couple of banquets, etc. Anyone needing a date for revivals or other events, take a look at our 2018 Schedule and send me an email, or call/text me at 601-832-2458. Our next openings are late May and forward.
We started March (4th) at Salem Presbyterian Church, Sebastopol, Mississippi. We are always blessed to preach and fellowship with our friends there.
Our next date was a revival (11-14) at Noxapater Baptist Church, in Noxapater, Mississippi. The church is in the Winston Baptist Association, and Dr. Paul Blanchard is the AMD. We are grateful for Pastor Mike Fondren’s invitation. We were glad to be with him, Edna and the Noxapater Baptist family. Our friend, Chris Wells, is still doing a great job with the music program at Noxapater, but on Monday through Wednesday, Brad Brand was invited to lead the revival music. Brad is Minister of Music at Park Place Baptist Church in Pearl, Mississippi. We were blessed to meet Brad and Bethany, and work with them during the week. God blessed us with good liberty and response to the Word of God. It was a good week and God definitely showed up. Thanks again to my close friend Mike Fondren and the sweet folks at Noxapater!
Also, we were further blessed by having good friends visit with us during the week. Bill and Judy Davis (and Webster) made the trip in their motor home from Bainbridge, Georgia to Roosevelt State Park, Morton, Mississippi. They made some of the revival services with us. We’ve enjoyed good revivals, meals and fellowship at their church in Georgia through the years. It was good to have Bill and Judy as our guests during the week.
Also, on Sunday morning, March 25th, I was invited to speak at Sebastopol Baptist Church, for a Sunday School Appreciation Breakfast. It was well attended, the food was great and I thought God gave me a very practical message for the occasion. Thanks to Sunday School Director, Sandra Smith for the invitation.
I finished the last two Sundays of March by preaching again at Salem Presbyterian Church in Sebastopol, Mississippi. By the time some of you get and read this, you’ll see in next month’s bookings that we will have had Easter Sunrise service and breakfast with them.
As I close this month I feel like I must thank all of you for praying for our dear friend and precious sister in Christ, Joann Lowery. My relationship goes back about 37 years with Jerry and Joann Lowery, to our Clarke College days. I’ve enjoyed good fellowship, great food and much laughter at Joann’s table. I’ve stayed in their homes and preached in their churches, both in Alabama and Mississippi. Faced with liver failure, Joann needed a transplant and after waiting 7-8 months, received it about a month ago. Things went well for a while, then almost every imaginable hurdle came up. With her family by her side, she courageously battled the whole month of March. Then in our Lord’s wisdom, He decided to end her struggle, call her home and heal her body in Heaven. Brenda and I traveled to New Albany’s First Baptist Church, for the funeral last Thursday, March 29.
It’s been a sad time for sure, but you can’t help but rejoice for Joann, knowing where she is and WHO she has seen by now. On behalf of Joann’s family, we thank you for your prayers concern for her and them. I’m thankful for long-time, godly friends in ministry like Jerry and Joann Lowery. All who knew them, were blessed to call them friends. I’ve included a picture of them in the photo gallery for our online readers.
As I close, thanks to ALL of you for everything you have done to help advance God’s Kingdom. God bless you for your love, support and most of all… prayer. Now here is a look at our bookings for next month.
1 (6 am Easter) Salem Presbyterian Church Sebastopol, MS., no Pastor
1 (10 am Easter) New Pleasantdale Baptist Church Philadelphia, MS., no Pastor
8 (Revival) Liberty Baptist Church Noxapater, MS. Charles Rook, Pastor
15 Salem Presbyterian Church Sebastopol, MS. no Pastor
22-29 (Revival) Calvary Baptist Church Louisville, MS. Johnny Collins, Pastor
29 Clifton Baptist Church Forest, MS. Kenny Lang, Pastor
Bro. Randall & Brenda
“For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.” Hebrews 6:10