We hit the ground running this semester! We started on the outskirts of sunny Miami, FL at Westwood Lake Baptist Church. Having 80 degree weather in January was wonderful! One of the fun activities we were able to do was go to the Everglades and look at the alligators. Everyone on team held a baby alligator, which required conquering fear for some of us.
Some exciting news on the Coffey team is having a new team member join us! Mitchel Beck is from Augusta, GA just graduated from Bob Jones University in December with a degree in Biology. His jobs include schooling Asher Coffey, vehicle maintenance and playing the ukulele in kids program (which is AWESOME by the way.)
Thank you for praying for us all on team! God has been so good to us in allowing our team to overcome so many hurdles. Currently, we have an urgent prayer request for the Coffey's trailer One of the supporting jacks broke and Aaron is having difficulty finding someone who can fix it or find parts. While this has been frustrating, we know God will continue to provide for the our every need and we are trusting God to provide for this specific need. Also, please continue to pray for Carol Anne. She and Asa are doing so well and God has carried them both so far. Carol Anne knows God is faithful and is good and has allowed her life to preach to us all on team everyday. Finally, please continue praying for our team as a whole. We are getting back into homeschooling, doing kids program, music practice, music lessons and so much more. We need God’s grace everyday and need Him in our every moment!
Pictures will be posted on Facebook ASAP of all our adventures and our meeting from last week so keep your eyes peeled!
It’s hard to believe that our semester has already come and gone. It’s been a crazy as we’ve
trained our three new members and as we’ve put the finishing details on our newest recording.
We have seen such tangible evidences of God’s grace in our lives and in our ministry as we’ve
continued through this journey of ministry, grief, and joy. We have witnessed God meet our
ministry’s needs, meet our grieving hearts with His always-faithful character, and give our team
a joy that can only come through a right relationship with Him. We have by no means made it
to the place of perfect relationships, but we know that God came to save sinners and to
minister to broken people. That’s us! Hallelujah! God is good!
Our team members had the unique opportunity of heading up two separate weeks of services
focusing on the teens. God was so gracious to give them many opportunities to share the
Gospel and encourage teens to take their next step spiritually.
Overall this semester has been full of unique opportunities. From getting to have team training
in Aaron and Stephanie’s new home in Detroit, being part of school camp in Ohio and then
being the guest performers for a Fall Festival later in the semester. It has been a joy to experience the road life this semester.
It has been one and a half months since we all joined up for the first time this year, and it’s been a wonderful start! Our team consists of two returners (Jade and Carol Anne) and three new team members (Ryan, Riley and Bethany.) We have loved spending time with each other laughing and having fun as well as growing deeper in our relationship with Christ together. After team training, we made our way to Calvary Baptist Church in Findlay, OH for two weeks. Our first week there was spent at Camp Penial where we were able to spend the week with the teens from Calvary as well as spend even more time solidifying our music before we started our meetings. A highlight for our team in Findlay was being able to watch one of the former team members, Dillon England, marry his beautify wife Anna. Seeing former team members is always a treat! Next, we made our way to Charlotte and Belding, MI. We love when we get to do events with the church people where we are able to make many connections and dear friends. This semester we are ending in the south where it’s WARM!!! While it is nice to not have the snow and cold weather, we are missing the fall colors!
Lastly, THANK YOU for praying for us! We could not do anything without God lavishing His grace on us. Please continue praying for us and the meetings we have coming up as we finish the rest of the semester. Happy fall, ya’ll!!
We are thankful for our full week at First Baptist Church. Not only did we enjoy the church body, the administrative staff, and the opportunity to serve at FBC, but we also got to eat some genuine buffalo wings. Since we were in the Buffalo, NY area, we thought that was the perfect opportunity to get the real deal!
Week two. Fresh off of a great week at Websterville, we travelled a few hours to Trinity Baptist in Williston, VT. Saturday set up went well, and were excited to see what God had in store for us during the week. Sunday morning, we were able to have a blast with the teens in Sunday School and Aaron preached to the adults. During the service, we were moved by the way the congregation was singing and worshipping. It really was a great start to the week.
As we drove through the mountainous terrain of Vermont, we couldn't help but be excited to see what God would do in our first full week of the semester. We arrived at Websterville Baptist just as a hard rain set in. After, getting everything set up, we were all soaked yet excited to see what God had in store. As we talked Pastor Brian Fecher, it was encouraging to see and hear his burden for his flock. Pastor Fecher continued to minister to our hearts through the week as did the church people.
It was wonderful being back at First Baptist Church in Mishawaka, IN with Pastor Pete Jones. Sunday morning, Easter Sunday, we had an incredible time worshipping our risen Savior and celebrating the new life we now have through Him. In Luke 24:5-6 the angels at the tomb say, “Why seek ye the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen”. What a privilege we have serving a risen Lord!
We had a wonderful time of ministry again with Pastor John Winders, at Fellowship Baptist Church in Linton, IN. We had a fruitful week of meetings that climaxed with a Good Friday service remembering the Lord’s death and celebrating His resurrection.
Our first week back from spring break was kicked off with services at First Baptist Church in Danville, IL. It was wonderful being back with Pastor Paul Rebert and the church people there. God has been faithfully building and growing His church, and it was a joy for us to see that growth first-hand.