Charles Barnes: January 2024 Prayer Letter

Charles and Barbie Barnes – Church Planter in Maine, USA

“But as we were allowed of God to be put in trust with the gospel, even so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, which trieth our hearts.” (1 Thessalonians 2:4)

Dear Prayer Partners,

We want to, personally, thank all who prayed and encouraged us this past year of 2023. Please know that prayers form us are offered on behalf of your Pastor and church family.

We praise the goodness of the Lord for allowing us to purchase a small doublewide home, which has make a large difference this Maine winter. It is quite a change from living in a camper to actually having a warm place, in frigid conditions, and less cramped living arrangements. We thank God for those years in the camper, but we embrace this new chapter as we continue to mature in years (we are getting older).

This last quarter we saw a number of first-time visitors and one lady has returned to faithfully attending every Sunday. Our church continues to share the gospel by personal witness and by printed tracts. Recently, we took up an offering to support missionary work in the Philippines and I am delighted by the financial response of our members. They gave above and beyond to help with the need of materials and a gospel witness.

Our church building is in need of a new furnace. Please pray with us that we may see it replaced in the very near future. I believe God wants our own people to give by faith to meet this need.

Planting for Christ,

Chuch Barnes, Sr.

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