Sunday April 17th we were participating in the Faith Promise Missions Sunday at East Delavan Baptist Church. Steve Hollenbeck is the pastor of this local church ministry. Carole and I both taught Sunday School and we provided special music for the morning service. I preached a message on faith for the service to challenge the congregation as they prepare for their faith promise missionary commitment. East Delavan is doing a great job of outreach in the Delavan community with their regular church services and ministries, including an active deaf ministry under the leadership of Pastor Brian Lievens and a growing Spanish ministry led by Pastor Ray Paez.
Beth Hollenbeck was visiting her mother in Iowa who is having some health issues and so we missed seeing her. However, we did have a great time of fellowship with Pastor Hollenbeck at a local restaurant following the service. Thank God for this effective local church ministry.