From the Missions Director

Hi, Crestwoodies,

I am happy to report that we surpassed our Lottie Moon Christmas Offering Goal of $1500.00, as we raised $1535.50! Thank you so much for your continued generosity and support. Our next big Baptist State Offering will be the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering. Please begin now and prayerfully consider your gift; as well, please pray for those around the world who need help.

I mentioned last month about a gentleman I’ve became acquainted with over the last few years from India. His name is Nayak and he runs an orphanage there. Currently he has 25 children in his care. While speaking to him he has told me that the winter this year in India is extremely cold. He has asked for our help in getting blankets for his orphans. The cost of each blanket is 2500 rupees, or about $39.00 US dollars. These blankets are big enough that 2 children can use one blanket. Pastor Ben has given his approval to use some of our Missions money to purchase a few blankets for these orphans, but I wanted to provide an opportunity for you to give as well, if the Lord leads you to do so. If you would like to help please see me.

Nayak has asked that we continue to pray for the orphanage and the children in his care, as well as his family and other pastors in his area. One of his close Pastor friends was arrested by anti-Christian police and charged with terrorism for sharing the Gospel. He awaits trial in an Indian jail. He has asked for us to specifically pray for this man and ask God to make a way for his freedom.

Please pray for our Dental Bus Ministry which will be on July 13, 2018. We are blessed to have the support of local dentists and their staff and all of you who make each and every Missions project a success. Please pray for the organization and planning this ministry entails and ask God to bless the patients and the volunteers in the way only He can. On April 29, 2018, (5th Sunday) we will have a Fundraiser Meal to help support the Dental Bus.

Also looking ahead, Vacation Bible School Planning will be underway soon. Please prayerfully consider how you might be a part of this vital ministry to children.

As you can see, we have hit the ground running and are looking ahead for ways that we can better serve Him. Thank you for all your dedication.

Much Love & Gratitude, Angie Stewart/Mission Director

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