FaithWORKS [January 2014]

PRAY AND PRAISE in this issue…

  • ODALI AND KATHY BARROS—PRAISE GOD for new roads and new villages near Manaus. PRAY that they will be sensitive to opportunities in these areas. PRAISE GOD for a young man who is interested in serving in river ministry.
  • MIKE AND BEV CREIGLOW—PRAISE GOD for a packed out sanctuary for their Christmas program. PRAY that they will have a roof over their new location by next Christmas. PRAISE GOD for good deals in Bolivia.
  • JOHN AND ALTA HATCHER—PRAISE GOD for a refreshing time with family. PRAISE GOD for His continuing grace at work in Manaus in churches started years ago. PRAY that God would give them strength as they keep preaching, baptizing, and planting churches.
  • JOHN MARK AND JUDY HATCHER—PRAISE GOD for Peggy Foster and her commitment to investing in eternal things. PRAY as they keep having discussions and sharing Christ with neighbors and friends. PRAISE GOD for the work He is doing in hearts of all ages.
  • JUDSON AND RAQUEL HATCHER—PRAISE GOD for packed services at Ativa. PRAY as they search for a new location. PRAISE GOD for chances to witness to friends from middle school.
  • AJ AND BARBARA HENSLEY—PRAISE GOD for new ministry opportunities with a local recovery center and also in hospitals and prisons. PRAY for the many physical and spiritual needs in their church. PRAY as they prepare to offer seminary courses for Brazilian pastors. PRAY as they prepare for an evangelism outreach and revival in February.
  • NATHAN AND CARRIE RADFORD—PRAISE GOD for furlough opportunities to share about the Lord’s work in Kenya. PRAY they would train up McKenna and Camille in the way they should go. PRAY they would redeem the time in 2014.
  • SHERIDAN AND ANITA STANTON—PRAISE GOD for the construction progress made at Calvary Baptist Mission. PRAY the Lord would provide funds to complete this building. PRAISE GOD for new believers and growing works around the country. PRAY that personal trials they are facing will soon be over.
  • ROGER AND JULIE TATE—PRAISE GOD for His faithfulness and growing ministries in 2013. PRAY for all the transitions their family is facing in 2014.
  • BOBBY AND CHARLENE WACASER—PRAISE GOD for a well received Christmas presentation and strong leaders who were able to keep the work going as they were away. PRAY for them as they are now empty nesters. PRAISE GOD for unique ministry opportunities through the arts.


After recording a record-low Monthly General Fund Offering in November 2013, the Lord gave Grace and you responded with a record-high Monthly General Fund Offering in December!  $50,922.21!  We praise God and thank you for responding to God’s Grace in such a generous manner.

First, there were all of your regular and faithful monthly offerings to the General Fund which supply all of our missionaries’ essential and basic needs month by month [such as salary, standard expense allowances, hospitalization premiums, etc].  I hope you will join us as we scan through all the monthly General Fund offerings and thank God for each one.

Then, others of you responded with most-gracious end-of-year gifts.  Please take the time right now to scan through those same offerings and thank God for them, too!  All of these offerings together will not only supply the missionaries’ Essential Maintenance Transactions for this month, but whatever “baskets of fragments” we have left over after this month will be carried over to future months to supply any lacks we may suffer in the Monthly General Fund Offering for that month.

You can give online by going to our website: and click on the ‘Donate/Support’ tab.  Designate your offering for ‘General Fund’.  Thank you on behalf of our missionaries!


We have received two months’ Thanksgiving Offerings:  November, $17,036.91 and December, $26,701.50.  That brings us to a total of $43,738.41.

Just to give you a little comparison perspective – the 2012-13 Thanksgiving Offering was $52,348.17 and we ran out of those funds before 2013 was completed.  This year’s offering so far – where it stands now – is still $9,000.00 below last year’s total amount.

So, will you please help us with your continued offerings to the Thanksgiving Offering?  We use the funds we receive from the Thanksgiving Offering to supply the other services, benefits, and commitments we make to our missionaries which are not supplied from the Monthly General Fund Offering.

When we don’t receive sufficient Thanksgiving Offering funds, we can’t grant the missionaries’ requests for those benefits we otherwise would give them to help relieve that additional financial burden on them.

2014 is shaping up to be a demanding year for those needs – so please help your missionaries all you can!

NOTE:  the Thanksgiving Offering is always open any time for your contributions.  Just designate your offering: ‘Thanksgiving Offering’ and it will be applied and included.  We must receive a very generous Thanksgiving Offering to give our missionaries the services and benefits we have committed to give them “as the Lord provides”.  The Lord provides through our sharing of the Grace He has given us.

“I speak not be commandment, but by occasion of the forwardness of others, and to prove the sincerity of your love.”  [2 Corinthians 8.8].

“For the administration of this service not only supplieth the want of the saints, but is abundant also by many thanksgivings unto God; whiles by the experiment of this ministration they glorify God for your professed subjection unto the Gospel of Christ, and for your liberal distribution unto them, and unto all men; and by their prayer for you, which long after you for the exceeding Grace of God in you.” [2 Corinthians 9.12-14].

You can also contribute online at on the ‘Donate/Support’ tab. Designate your offering for ‘Thanksgiving Offering’. Thank You! on behalf of our missionaries!

Click here to make a one-time donation.
Click here to set up a recurring donation.

April 28, 29, 30
Thompson Road Baptist Church – Lexington KY

Please mark these dates and plan to join us for times of refreshing from the Presence of the Lord, challenges from His Word, and opportunities for commitment and participation in taking Christ’s Gospel to the nations of the world!