Missionary to Papua New Guinea
Ministry of Olmstead Baptist Church
2075 Olmstead Road Olmstead, Kentucky 42265
(270) 726-3954 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Roger Jones, Pastor
"For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen." Romans 1:36
We greet you once again from Port Moresby in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ and trust that all is well with you.
The Lord has enabled us to make some progress on our translation work this month. Brother Norman completed a rough draft of “The Trail of Blood” in the Melanesian Pidgin and I am now entering it into the computer. At the same time, I am re-checking the translation and editing it for grammar and spelling errors. We have also been able to reprint a number of gospel tracts that we give out at our market preaching.
The Lord saved an elderly man in our midst who had traveled from the highlands to Port Moresby and had been attending church services with us for several months. His main reason for coming to the city was to visit his nephew who he was close to like his own son and who also is a member of the church here. After the services on November 7th, he spoke to the church and told them how the Lord had saved him and asked if he could receive Scriptural baptism. The church happily received him as a candidate for baptism and it was intended to be done the following Lord’s Day at a nearby beach. However before this could be accomplished, the Lord took him home in a sudden and unexpected death on Friday the 12th. We were all somewhat amazed as he seemed to be strong and in good health. After hearing the details on the day he passed away, it sounded like his spleen may have ruptured due to a previous injury, but we are not sure. We were all saddened by this, but it also caused us to reflect upon the goodness of the Lord and upon His sovereignty in all things. He has determined the end from the beginning and has appointed for all the time of our birth and of our death. We rejoiced that before the day of death for this brother, Divine providence had brought him into the sound of the gospel and the Lord saved his soul. No human instrumentality brought all of these events about.
Progress continues to be made on the church building. We were able to complete the roof, which is a blessing with the seasonal rains starting up.
Thank you once again for your continued prayers, love, encouragement, and support for the Lord’s work in Papua New Guinea.
Love in Christ,
Brother Frank James
This mission is an integral and inseparable arm of Olmstead Baptist Church - Olmstead, Kentucky.
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