Furlough Update: I had the privilege to preach in Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, and present our ministry in Arkansas. We also attended Vision Baptist Mission’s annual week of orientation at the Wilds Camp in North Carolina. After that, Bekah and I had the opportunity to teach at my home church’s annual marriage retreat in Gatlinburg, TN for three days. We had a total of 18 days of meetings in April. This month, we have a little lighter schedule with only 10 meetings scheduled.
One of our objectives on furlough is to raise some additional ministry funds. As the ministry grows, so do the expenses. God is answering our prayers. We had two new churches take us on for support last month and two supporters contact us about increasing theirs. Between now and November 1st we are hoping to gain an additional 10-12 new supporters, specifically to help with the expenses of the christian school. Please pray with us that God will supply what we need to accomplish the work He’s laid on our hearts.
June 21-July 3, as has been mentioned in previous updates, I will be guiding a group to South Africa. There are 2 young couples, 4 young ladies, and a deacon from a supporting church who will be going. Pray the Lord uses this trip to open their eyes to the great need for more laborers, and for a specific understanding of how they can get more involved in reaching the world with the Gospel. Also, please pray that the two countries we will be stopping over in on the way (London, England and Frankfurt, Germany) will open for travel so that we will get to see more that just the airport for the 12 hour layovers we have in transit.
Bay Baptist Academy: This month, we topped $50,000 raised toward Bay Baptist Academy. During my trip in June, I plan to meet with a realtor and begin our search for the right property. Please pray God would guide us to the right location and supply what we need to start by January 2022 (i.e. faculty, facilities, and finances).
The churches in P.E. are getting back to a normal routine. Last week, my cousin, Mark Coffey, and the local pastors held a winter teen camp. There were over 120 teens from several of our churches who attended. A dear friend and director of the OGTC, Robert Canfield, preached the event and 6 teens were saved! Please pray for these young folks.
Thanks again for your faithfulness to pray and give. You are a vital part in all that God is doing in South Africa.
Jeremy and Rebekah Hall