Last Friday Anne Keith, Lu Overbeck, Jackie Lockwood and I attended the CBF of Virginia meeting at Poplar Baptist Church. Once again we were reminded of how we can accomplish more together for God’s Kingdom than we can accomplish alone.
At the meeting, Larry and Sarah Ballew, self-funded CBF field personnel, gave a presentation about their ministry among the hospitality workers in Macau, China. The Ballews have been in the States visiting churches on both the west and east coasts to raise financial support. The Ballews will be here on October 6 to share with us during the Bible Study hour and in worship.
This Wednesday night, Julie Perry, Chaplain of the Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women, will give a presentation about her ministry among the inmates at the center. Due to drastic budgetary cuts at the Chaplain Services of Virginia, all state prison chaplains have suffered pay cuts and reduction in work hours. More than ever, Julie needs churches like ours working together to ensure that this important work continues.
As we welcome Julie Perry and the Ballews, I hope we can be an encouragement and a support to these partners in sharing the Gospel to people in the next county and around the world.
~ Blessings, Michael