September 2016 Report

Dear Pastor and Brethren:

Our Postal Project Update

Victory Baptist Church of Loveland, Colorado, pastored by Bro. Justin Fulton, has sent us $700.00 for our postal advertising project in addition to their regular support of the work here. Now we have a total of $1,700.00 accumulated for that project which requires a total of $2,399.34 to be completed. Thank you brethren of Victory Baptist Church! Additionally, they think this project is a good idea and hope to implement it in their area. Please pray and give as the Lord directs your hearts and minds.

Visitors

I have mentioned Bro. Ruben Torres as being a faithful visitor to our services since he began coming in August. Since then he has brought two new visitors with him to our services, Al and Joshua. We now have a total of eight people attending our services, and they are a blessing to us. Please continue to pray that the Lord might send to us those of His bidding. Starting a church with the standards of worship and doctrinal beliefs to which we hold is not an easy thing these days. I believe that the Lord has written “Ichabod” over the doorway of many churches and religious institutions for in them the “Glory of the Lord” has departed. The glory of man has taken the place of the glory of the Lord, and He is much displeased. It is our desire to start a church in which the main purpose is to glorify the Lord and Him only in all things. Your prayers are needed!

Latino Ministry

In the Latino ministry, we have dealt with the following people whose lives we have tried to influence with the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. Miguel Angel and Alejandro are friends who were arrested together for alcohol abuses. Marisol is a young woman with two children who has left her second live-in boyfriend and moved to Tulsa. She had traffic violations. Jose Juan Aguilar Rosas was involved in child molestation. Julio Flores was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Salomon had his equipment stolen out of his truck and had to report it to the police. Finally, Ignacio was charged with larceny of a motor vehicle, no drivers license, public drunkenness, and two other abuses. As you can see, these people and many more like them desperately need the Lord. Please pray for Roxanne and me as we try to reach these people with the gospel of grace. It is not easy, as you can imagine. Sometimes I think that we are the only ones who have ever tried to reach these people with the true gospel of God’s grace. We are ambassadors of the Lord Jesus Christ, by His grace and calling.

By His grace and in loving gratitude,

Tim & Roxanne Parrow II Tim. 1:7

October 2016 Report

Dear Pastor and Brethren:

Sad Event

On October 8th, Roxanne’s father died. The event was very sad because Mr. William Robertson was not a believer, although both Roxanne and I had witnessed to him on several occasions. Furthermore her entire family is unregenerate and will have nothing to do with the Lord. Such conditions made it very difficult for us to be of any help or comfort spiritually to the family members because they were not interested in the promises of God’s Word or the consolations of the Holy Spirit through God’s Word. It was a sad event indeed. However, we thank you for your prayers for us during this difficult time. We did see the hand of the Lord at work in several different ways during the ten days of our involvement with the family and relatives. We did have a safe trip there and back to Stillwater without negative incidents. So the Lord was good, giving us wisdom to behave ourselves wisely throughout the event.

The Mission Work

While we were gone for the funeral, Bro. Dick Gaches filled the pulpit on both the 9th and the 16th for me. Our two visitors continue to come to the services and seem to be enjoying the fellowship with us. I resumed preaching on the 23rd, and we are back at work with our focus once again on the ministry of the Word and establishing a church here in Stillwater.

The Latino Outreach

We have worked with Vincente Leija, Pedro Nieto, Juan Munoz, Jose Rico, David Gonzalez, and Jose Talamantes among others this month. Brethren, this is a difficult work with the immorality involved with these people.

Other Activities

We had the joy of attending the annual Bible Conference of Bethel Baptist Church on Friday evening the 21st of October. We heard Bro. J. C. Fulton, pastor of Coweta Baptist Church of Coweta, Ok., and Bro. Dan Cozart, pastor of Grace Baptist Church of Tyler, Tx.

Our Postal Project

I want to keep everyone informed about our desire to advertise to the Stillwater community about our existence. Our building is on a side street off of the main thoroughfares of the city, and few know of our existence. If you would pray about this with us and give as the Lord leads, we would appreciate it. Perhaps the Lord might be pleased to bless. We now have $1,700.00 accumulated for that project which requires another $2,399.34 to reach the total needed to send out an informative postcard to our 74074 area zip code.

By His grace and in loving gratitude,

Tim & Roxanne Parrow II Tim. 1:7