Dear Pastors, Churches, and Prayer Partners, March & April, 2021
As I sit to write this update I do so with an overwhelmed and humbled heart. It has been overwhelming the way the Lord has used churches to encourage us and provide for us for over a year now. We have met some wonderful people who are part of some great churches along the way that are seeking to reach their ‘Jerusalem’ as well as the regions beyond. It’s humbling to see these people give sacrificially so that we might take the Gospel to Western Australia. We have enjoyed the deputation trail up until this point. The months of March and April have for the most part been spent in MO, although the Lord did allow us to be a part of a Missions Sunday in TN and a Missions Conference in IN. It has been a blessing to have our travel trailer parked at our home church. This has allowed us to be in some midweek services these last two months at Berean. We were also privileged to be a part of Berean’s Missions Conference. So thankful to have the opportunity to have our hearts challenged for missions with our church family and be able to participate in the faith promise Sunday. We are excited what the Lord is going to do through Berean Baptist Church this year for world-wide missions. This time in MO has also allowed us to spend some time with our families. If you could pray for my parents we would greatly appreciate it, they are up in years and their health is failing.
It’s obvious that the devil is not in favor of more churches in Western Australia. he has had their minds blinded with religion and humanism for many years and desires to
keep it that way. The sponsor (from the East side) I mentioned in our last letter was denied permission. The Australian Government wasn’t satisfied with their plea to start a
‘franchise’ in Western Australia. We were hoping for different news, however we knew
that the devil wouldn’t make it easy to secure a permanent resident visa. So we continue to . pray and research other options as to enter the country. There is a way in and it’s called God’s way. We are confident He wants us there and that He will get us there in His time. Please hold this up to the Lord in prayer. He and He alone is the One who can move this paperwork through.
We are still scheduling meetings for 2021. We are still working towards the goal of being on the field by the end of this year. Please contact me if you would like us to share the burden God has placed upon our hearts for the people of Western Australia. I would like to thank those that pray for us and for those that have begun to support us financially. In the last couple months Tabernacle Baptist in Lebanon MO, Faith Baptist in Alamogordo NM, Harvest Baptist in Allen TX, Victory Baptist in Benton AR, Bible Baptist in Cassville MO, and Current River Baptist in Doniphan MO have added us to their missions family. We look forward to representing them and you on the field of Australia as soon as possible.
In Christ, The Mallards