Deputation – Week 29

After we left FBC Mayville last Sunday, we headed down to North Carolina for a short trip. Grace Baptist Bible College was holding their Fall Missions Conference, and our team was presenting the ministry that God has called us to during the Conference. So we headed down first thing Monday morning, and got in late Monday afternoon. We stopped by my parents’ house to say “hi” as we were going through, then had dinner with our team at Pastor Steve’s house Monday night. Tuesday was spent visiting; we went to my Grandparents’ house as well as Mr. Cartwright’s house (who was celebrating a birthday!). Wednesday was the beginning of Missions Conference, and we spent all day Thursday and most of Friday at the conference as well. Friday night we spend with Emily’s brother Andrew, his wife Jessica, and our nephew, Titan. Luke and Ocean, our great friends, were there as well.

First thing Saturday morning we headed off for the North again. We were supposed to be in Corinth, which is a half-hour north of Albany, that evening. Actually, it was kind of funny. Emily and I were laying in bed at about 5:00 in the morning. We weren’t planning on getting up for a little while, but I rolled over and heard her awake, so I asked her, “You want to just get up?” So we hit the road early. We drove up right past Harrisburg, just north of Philadelphia, then just a half hour away from NYC. We got in to Glens Falls at about 6:00 that evening, and met up with Pastor Shupp and his wife for dinner that evening. We had a great time chatting with them and finding out about where God has taken them. Pastor Shupp’s parents actually worked with my Grandparents at a mission in Georgia for a few years. Also, Grandpa Wright, a friend of ours who passed away a number of years ago, pastored this church back in the ’70s. It was neat to make some of these connections.

Sunday we met the First Baptist Church of Corinth. We had a great time with them. They were a very friendly church and genuinely seemed interested in God’s Word and His plan. Emi and I presented the ministry during Sunday School, answering  a few questions as we went. Then I preached in the morning service. We had a fellowship dinner afterwards, and this provided us with a good opportunity to get to know some of them better. Emi and I tried to learn the kids’ names and ages…think we might have gotten it!…and enjoyed hearing church history and family history. Continue to pray with us for Pastor Shupp and his church family on the edge of the Adirondacks, that God will bless them and grow them as they seek after Him.

Somehow in the hubbub of the day, we forgot to take any pictures while we were at FBC Corinth. We realized this when we were about 100 miles down the road. We are very sorry. Maybe we’ll get back up that way and get pictures sometime in the future.

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