14 Jan NTCP Newsletter – Forth Quarter 2021
New Testament Church Planting
Philippians 1:2-6 Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, Always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy, For your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now; Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:
The end of one year and the beginning of the new always causes us to pause and think about our partners in the work of the Lord. We have seen things which cause us great joy and those things which bring pain or challenges into our lives. In all things we praise God and trust Him that we will not faint or be weary in well doing.
We have so much to rejoice over as the Lord has given us wonderful people to work alongside as building projects are completed and others just starting.
Our crews have remained busy throughout the year and we begin the New Year with crews in Mississippi, Iowa, and New Mexico. There is still a great need for more workers and also those who can come and work for a week or two.
One highlight of the year was seeing the building of Bible Baptist in Nome, AK repaired with the ceiling in the auditorium fixed and two bathrooms completely remodeled which allowed pastors to stay in the apartment upstairs and services have been held every week since the work was finished. Please pray for a family God will call as a permanent pastor there.
Our funding comes from churches of like faith that have a burden to see more churches planted in areas where the gospel is not preached. We are grateful for all who support us and we are asking God to burden many more we have helped in the past to come onboard with the work.
Our loan fund continues to finance buildings and we are in the process of helping a church in Truman, AR. We are working with the pastor trying to answer all the questions about the best way to move forward.
On December 17th Pastor Moody was delivering Tornado Relief to cities in Northeast Arkansas. On the third stop near Monette, AR, while making a right turn, he was struck by a semi truck and trailer. After four Cat Scans, it was determined Pastor was only left with severe whiplash and for this we are very thankful. The truck is still in the shop and it has not been determined if it is totaled. The truck had less than 19000 miles on it but the problem will be in getting it replaced in a timely manner with much work yet to be done. We are following up on churches in the tornado devastated areas to see what assistance we can offer. Pray that all these matters can be settled in a timely manner.
We have tried to make everyone aware of the home going of Mrs. Barbra Perryman. This was the final chapter of the founders on New Testament Church Planting. Their vision was not only passed on to a new generation but the organization itself, which is based in a local church, still thrives and will continue to assist churches in acquiring their first building.
Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
The year ahead will find us with the same mission and an increased desire to see God glorified in the church.
Thank you for your prayers and faithful support.
New Testament Church Planting