November 2, 2018
It has been a very busy fall. We traveled over 4,000 miles, speaking in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee, sharing the Grenada ministry and asking people to join us for a short term trip. Starting in November, we will be speaking in Illinois, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Missouri. We have a very heavy speaking schedule for 2019, with only a few Sundays still open. Thank You, Lord! On January 1, 2019, we fly to Grenada for our Evangelism trip. We are thankful for those who will be joining us. Lord willing, it will be group #68! The 2019 VBS trips in July are about 75% full, VBS for 2020 is about 30% full. Please contact us if you are interested in joining us for either of these. Please continue to pray for the pastors and their families in Grenada. As always, Satan does not like what is being done in Grenada for the cause of Christ!
Here is another salvation testimony from a Grenada national church planter, Pastor Kennedy Calliste: “My religious background was Roman Catholic. I attended church as regularly as I could. According to the custom of the church, I was communed, and by the age of fourteen, I had joined a church group called the Legion of Mary. I didn’t know if I would go to Heaven if I died. I didn’t know the Bible and could not quote any passage from it. When I saw two children who were in my class quote Scriptures, I was ashamed of myself for being religious and unable to do the same. I found out that one of the children was from a Berean church, so I told myself that when I grew up, I would like to become a Berean.
“In March of 1981, my aunt took me to a crusade at the Berean church in Marimount. I listened very attentively to the preacher as he gave the message. For the first time, I realized that I needed to be saved. When the invitation was given to accept Christ, I was too afraid to walk forward that night.
“On our way home, I asked my aunt if we could go back the next night, and I decided I would accept Christ at that time. The next night we did go back. Again I listened to the preacher. When the invitation was given, I was still afraid to go forward. A gentleman who was sitting behind me touched me on the shoulder and asked if I wanted to go forward.
I said, “Yes!” and he said, “Go on up!” So I did! A counselor took me aside and explained Ephesians 2:8-9 to me. At that moment I prayed and asked Jesus to save me! That was March 19, 1981. On December 27 that same year, I was baptized. I then began attending that church, became very active, teaching Sunday School, leading the youth group and eventually became Sunday School Superintendent, and finally became the pastor of that church in 1996.
“I continue to pastor Marimount Berean Church in Grenada to this day. My desire is to continue to serve the Lord until I have no more breath.”