After the meeting at Delano, California, we drove to La Puente, California, and I preached at Bible Baptist Church where Gil DeRosas is the pastor. These churches are growing on a regular basis and the congregations are excited about soul winning and missions. March 4th we were in the services with Pastor Jorge Lemus and his wife, Laurie, at Harvest Baptist Church in Albany, Oregon. Brother Lemus is one of our supporting pastors and the church supports several GIBM missionaries.
Pastor Merve Goodrick put us in contact with his son, Darrin, who is the pastor of Yaquina Valley Baptist Church, Newport, Oregon. We spent a few days with them and I preached on Wednesday, March 7th at their church services. This church is in a beautiful coastal community that reminded us of our 27 years in New England. We had a wonderful experience staying in a beautiful cottage by the sea . We will be heading for the state of Washington this week end (time change Sunday-spring forward) to be with several of our supporting pastors and to participate in the Missions Conference at Yakima Bible Baptist Church where David Brown is the pastor.