April 2017 Messick’s

Dear ones in Christ,

“God is so good, God is so good, God is so good, He’s so good to Me!”

The words of this chorus so well describe all that God has done and continues to do at Living Waters Baptist Church. In March we saw many times the goodness of our Great God!

*God in His goodness has brought new folk out to services.
One Sunday, a couple walked over a mile to church with three little boys. After services, while
Bev was teaching the children’s church, Naomi had the joy of leading the lady to a saving
knowledge of Christ, Paul counseled with the man, and Gary lead a teen boy to Christ! What a
blessing to see God working in hearts. Naomi has started an in-home Bible study with the lady.

A lady from the San Carlos Reservation has come to our reservation to care for her sister who
recently had back surgery. She drove by on a Saturday, and saw the church and has been
faithfully coming to services since and is bringing her sister, as well!

*God in His goodness blesses us with sweet times of fellowship.
Evangelist Bill Rice spoke at our church for a Sunday night service, and we enjoyed having he
and his wife, Mary, stay overnight at our home.

It was so good to also have Bev’s nephews and their wives, Allen & Terri Collier and Steve and
Becky Delph from Indiana visit us for a week.

Another time of fellowship was spent with our fellow IBIMI missionaries at our annual mission
retreat, held this year in San Diego, CA. What a blessing to hear reports from each missionary as
to how God has been working in their ministries, to share praises as well as prayer requests.

*And again, we are so thankful that God in His goodness sent Paul & Naomi as
fellow-laborers in the work here.
Paul is teaching adult Sunday School class and preaching one Sunday am service and one
Sunday pm service each month, and he and Naomi have the kids class on Wednesday nights.
Naomi is teaching the the teen girls’ class, and her twice – monthly Bible study lessons have been
a great blessing to the ladies.

Pray as Bev and Naomi will be taking several ladies to the West Branch Spring Getaway later in April
For the spiritual growth of the two recently saved
For Paul & Naomi as they make plans to go out for a time of deputation

Your praying and giving have been a huge encouragement to us. Thank you for coming alongside; we are grateful for you and to you!

In Him,
Gary & Bev