Messick March 2022

The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. 2 Peter 3:9 
Dear Ones in Him, 
As we reflect back on the month of March, we have so many blessings to share with you. At the beginning of the month, we were privileged to have Brother Glen & Mary Jaspers here for a couple of days, during which Brother Jaspers shared with us very timely messages from God’s Word in the Sunday morning and evening services.
Two weeks later, Brother Bill and Mary Rice were with us overnight and we were blessed again with a Wednesday night message by Brother Rice.
For several months we have asked for your prayers on behalf of Gary’s brother, Jack. He had been battling cancer for several months and was placed in hospice. We all have prayed for many years for His salvation. On March 11th, Gary flew to Chicago to be with Jack for the weekend. While there, Gary began, once again sharing the gospel, and there, lying in his bed, Jack understood his need of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, prayed for the forgiveness of sin, and trusted Christ as Savior. On March 29th, God graciously took him to his heavenly home. Though we will miss him greatly, it is a such a comfort to know we will one day all be together again! Please uphold Jack’s wife, Cindy in your prayers.
When Gary called from Chicago to tell Bev of Jack’s salvation, she also had great news to share, because that morning God gave her the privilege of leading Sinai to a saving knowledge of Christ. You may remember we have asked for prayer for Bob and his three children who had been taken away from him due to false accusations. The children were returned to him about two months ago. Sinai is Bob’s nine-year-old daughter.
More good news! A week later, Naomi had the joy of leading, Robert, Bob’s 6-year-old son, to the Lord! 
In our last letter, we mentioned that Paul has been counseling with Bob and sharing a video series on godly parenting. Bob has been amazed at what he is learning. We have seen evidence of him putting it in to practice, and we see a positive change in the children. Please pray for the salvation of his eleven-year-old daughter, Sacred. What a joy it is to witness the hand of God working in hearts!
Thank you for praying and thank you for your support. We are truly encouraged to see God’s answers to your faithful prayers! May God bless you.

Prayer Requests:

*Cyrus’s spiritual growth 

*Simon – spiritual needs, alcohol addiction 

*To glorify God in all we do 

*Jack’s wife, Cindy – comfort

Praises:*Salvation of Jack, Sinai, Robert *For God’s abundant grace

In Christ’s Love,Gary & Bev