What a blessing it has been to begin visiting you! We began our church visit adventure at Bellevue Baptist in Chicago, where we started our fulltime ministry straight out of Bethel Seminary in 1978! It was a delight to be there and see dear friends from those years, and see many new faces!
We have also visited Faith Baptist in Washington, Iowa and were able to participate in an outreach to a a neighboring trailer park;
First Baptist of Sister Bay, Wisconsin, where we participated with the church in an outreach to international students;
and we attended an outdoor baptism and church family picnic after the morning service when we visited First Baptist of Byron, Il!
It is just a delight to re-connect with you and to make new friends as we visit and share what God is doing in Mexico and what we long to see Him do there! It was especially encouraging and humbling when a sister from Byron said ” I pray for you every day!”
We are still in the process of arranging visits with our churches, so please encourage your mission’s committees and pastors to respond to our scheduling requests!
Please keep Cosecha pastors and wives Elias and Susi, Mario and Elisa, Ezekiel and Paty, and Samuel and Neria in your prayers. God is at work in their midst, but there are still on-going power struggles. We ask you to join us in praying so that God’s grace, truth and love reign in power in each of these churches!!
September 1 is a BIG DAY in our family! Our son, Jeff, and Sarah Shannon will be married! Please join us in praying that God will be glorified in every detail of the wedding celebration, and that the new Johnson family will be used powerfully as agents for His Kingdom!
Please keep the Christians in Northern Iraq in your prayers!!!