Archives for 12.18.07

on a Sunday with the ‘outlaws’

This Sunday we had the privilege of having my son’s father-in-law, Brad Calhoun with us for our services. I searched the vast reaches of the internet to find a term to describe the relationship between parents of two people married to one another. Alas, I found none, hence my own ‘smart-alecky’ term, ‘outlaws’. We are delighted to expand the circle of our family to include these outlaws.

Brad and his wife Sarah have been Baptist Mid-Missions missionaries in Quebec for many years. They led their church in Matane, Quebec to the stage where the church has its own building and was able to call its own Quebecois pastor. We thank God for this, but for the Calhoun’s, it means leaving behind dear friends and disciples and moving to a new place of ministry. For them that means a move to the pastorate of a church in the mountains of western North Carolina, the place where Brad grew up. We ask the Lord to prosper them in this new ministry.

Rather than attempt to give you summaries, I will link you to the audio for each message. First, the morning message,

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

, a message in keeping with our Christ and the Nations series and giving some of the background information concerning the work in Quebec.

Next, Brad gave us his slide presentation, narrating the history of the work in Matane. Our church has been supporting the Calhoun’s in this work for a number of years, so we were very pleased to hear this report on

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

.

Last, we had our afternoon message on

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

, a message about following the light that we have and questioning the impulses of darkness around us and in us.

All in all, a good day. We had 67 in the service this week with a couple of interesting visitors (besides our own family visitors). It was one of those weeks where almost everyone connected with our church all showed up on the same day. Even with that there were a couple of people away. Nevertheless, we were blessed to see all those who did come. We also saw some pretty significant spiritual steps taken in a couple of lives, so we are grateful for that.

Regards
Don Johnson
Jer 33.3