Hello to everyone!
This email brings great tidings from the Caribbean! I want to thank each one of you for “holding the fort” while we took RU to the much needed area of Curacao, West Indies.
We attended the 51st annual West Indies Baptist Fellowship. The theme of this conference was “The Church and the Times”. We attended sessions in the mornings and in the evenings and heard from many different servants of Christ from all over the islands and some from the states.
God’s ways are truly divine! On Monday night, the opening of the conference, I was able to meet the Governor of Curacao and he would like to speak with me again about bringing RU to his island. He told me that the addiction of gambling is rampant in Curacao and he would like to possibly use RU to help his country. What a blessing!
On Thursday, Bro. Burks showed the video “Discovery of Recovery” and gave a testimony about the ministry. Following this session, the materials we brought from home were aggressively received with great hunger. On Friday (the last day of the conference) I was able to speak to the crowd on “The Church and Addiction”. Following this session, Bro. Burks and I met with every Pastor who was interested in bringing RU to their church. This meeting filled the entire balcony!!
Pastors from the islands of St. Martin, Barbados, Anguilla, Bahamas, St. Kitts, St. Croix, St. Eustatius, Jamaica, Aruba, Curacao, Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, as well as three cities in Florida (Ft. Lauderdale, Oakland Park, Palm Bay) gave us their contact information and are wanting us to help them with starting a Reformers Unanimous Ministry in their churches. And this is just the beginning!
Friends, God’s hand was evident. He is opening doors everywhere and WE have a great opportunity and responsibility. God has entrusted us with this ministry so that we may give it to others. Thank you again for making it possible for us to travel to this conference. We (Kingsbury, Burks, and Borah) may have been the faces they saw in Curacao, but God sees all of us…thank you for “hav[ing] compassion, making a difference.”