Settling InFriday we arrived at Oregon Trail Baptist Church around noon. We unloaded our belongings and set to work setting things in order. It was a bit chilly and with a strong wind it felt very cold. Everything got moved in and we were surprised how much progress we were able to make. Christina, Rebecca's cousin, was a big help. Even Christina's daughter Annie helped out with the unpacking and keeping the kids happy. We were pleasantly surprised to find that the washing machine that was left in the shed worked and we were able to was some laundry.
Today the church members were excited about having us here. Twenty people attended the church service and I felt liberty preaching from Pilate's question in Matthew 27:22, " What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ?" After church we went to Pioneer Baptist Church for their 2:00 afternoon service and then to Douglas Baptist Church for the evening service. Many people were excited to see us and gave us groceries and supplies to help us get started. I have been so thrilled as I meet pastors in the area how many people are aware of the needs of our church and praying for it.
1 Thessalonians 5:25 - Brethren, pray for us.
I echo the words of Paul when he told the Thessalonians to pray for his group. We need the Lord's power, wisdom, and enabling as we begin our ministry here. Please remember to pray for us.
And don't forget to visit our church website at www.otbchurch.com.