June Greetings!

June Greetings!

After much rain, we were finally able to till the garden. It’s a small garden, but it’s in! J

Today I got an announcement of the college graduation of a young man who I had in Master Club when I was in Virginia. So yes, that had to be over a decade ago when I helped this then young elementary boy prepare to preach at a regional Master Club competition. What a blessing today  to find out that his degree is a Bachelor of Religious Education in Bible and Pastoral Theology. And the verse he has on his announcement is…

Not unto us, O LORD, not unto us, but unto thy name give glory,

for thy mercy, and for thy truth’s sake; Psalm 115:1.

And on top of that, the announcement also let me know that this “little boy” is engaged to be married! The things kids do these days! What a privilege to be an influence for Jesus Christ in anyone’s life. This week I was reading in Ecclesiastes 11:1—Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days.


And that verse dovetails right into the Revival Meetings we enjoyed with the Sivnksty Family. The theme was “Building Redemptive Relationships.” We enjoyed great preaching and fellowship as well as Charlie Alsheimer on Thursday night. On Friday, Marlin Plank opened his home and property for the men to have a clay bird shoot and Rhonda Harris hosted the ladies. We thank the Lord for the opportunities He gives us to plant and water His Word and we pray with expectation for the increase that only He can give.


We’re thankful to be following-up with two different couples that have visited SVBC over the last two weeks. Please pray with us about that, about another young person desiring to follow the Lord in believer’s baptism and about us all continuing to grow in the Lord and in building redemptive relationships! A special prayer request is for wisdom in planning tent meetings with a couple other churches for September 2018. Recently we received another opportunity to work with a church that has just changed/updated its doctrinal statement to what we believe is a biblical position on a doctrine we had disagreed with them about in the past. We would appreciate your prayer about the possibility of working with that church as well. God is working… always! Please join us in praising  and thanking Him.


And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life; 1 John 5:20.


In Christ’s Love,

Tom & Wanda MacAvoy