God is moving in amazing ways in the United Baptist Church in Milo, ME. I have shared before how this is something of a frontier church, on the edge of “civilization” before you head into the deep words of northern Maine. Milo is a depressed area with all manner of spiritual darkness there. The spiritual war is as real, and tangible, in this town as any place I have ever been. God brought Pastor Phil and Becky there over five years ago now. It has been a long road of just loving the people, presenting Jesus, and standing in Him. The past six months have seen the beginning of the kinds of breakthroughs for which we have prayed. New people are coming to the church; people are responding to Jesus; families are growing spiritually; people are coming together. In a remarkable way, the Lord is beginning to establish this church in a new way in the community. People everywhere are beginning to know that if you want to hear about Jesus, just go to the United Baptist Church. Our services this time were from April 27-30, Sunday through Wednesday. The attendance and response were both greater than I have ever seen there. There are some remarkable signs of transformation taking place, and there is a noticeable difference in the spiritual atmosphere of the church. God is working powerfully among this church. However, as we saw in 2 Corinthians 4, there is a cost to being the vessels through which Jesus is demonstrated. Even during my visit, Pastor Phil experienced a significant episode with his health, and I would invite your prayer for him. The spiritual battle continues in Milo. But I am excited to report that the Word of the Lord is growing mightily and prevailing (Acts 19:20).
We deeply appreciate your time and care in reading this, and your fellowship in Christ. Please let us know any way we can pray for you. If the Lord leads, we would appreciate your continued prayer for us as a family and our precious days together this summer; for the preparing of the new book to go to print; for the sharing of the Word in the campmeetings in July; and for preparations for classes this fall.
In Jesus Christ our Lord,