Thanks to all who provided prayer coverage for the events of the past two weeks.
We started with Orientation for new members on May 18 and 19. Then on Monday a number of them willingly helped set up and prepare the grounds for Camp Week.
Almost all the members-in-training, and several field members, gathered for three days of fellowship, inspiration, and teaching at Camp Week, May 22-24. Each day began with a time of worship. We finished each morning with the main message. Those three messages really ministered to us all. They were as follows:
Tuesday: "The Importance of Biblical Languages in Translation," by Emanuel King, an ABT Board member
Wednesday: "An Emotionally Healthy Team," by Tim Stoltzfus, an ABT Board member
Thursday: "The Priority of Discipleship and Church Planting," by Joe Root, an ABT Advisory Council member
With all the rain that came on Tuesday, we ended up seeking another place for Wednesday's sessions. This provided a beautiful opportunity to practice flexibility and teamwork, as we moved from one location to another several times throughout the day. Bryant, who was coordinating this event, commented something like this, "We're not on Plan A or B anymore. This is Plan E!"
Friday and Saturday, May 25 and 26, we hosted around 150 people, including children, at EXPLORE ABT. We were blessed to have many ABT members stay around for this event. They were not only able to lend a helping hand to keep things running smoothly, but also interacted effectively with other event participants. We look forward to hosting this event again in 2019, Lord willing, on May 24 and 25. Contact us any time if you would like more information or wish to sign up.
Even with various challenges and trials along the way, we are very grateful to the Lord for pouring out His blessing on these recent events.
“Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” Romans 10:17
“Repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. And you are witness of these things.” Luke 24:47, 48
“Go therefore, and make disciples of all nations.” Matthew 28:19
“In you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” Genesis 12:3
“That the Gentiles should be fellow heirs, and of the same body, and partakers of His promise in Christ through the Gospel.” Ephesians 3:6
“That they all may be one; as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You, that they also may be one in Us; that the world may believe that You sent Me.” John 17:21
“Is it not written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations’?” Mark 11:17
“Ask of me, and I will give You the nations for Your inheritance.” Psalm 2:8
“Behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes.” Revelation 7:9
“Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may run swiftly and be glorified.” 2 Thessalonians 3:1
“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.” 2 Timothy 3:16
“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” Psalm 119:105
“As cold water to a weary soul, so is good news from a far country.” Proverbs 25:25
“More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.” Psalm 19:10
“All the ends of the world shall remember and turn to the LORD, and all the families of the nations shall worship before You.” Psalm 22:27
“Truly, as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the LORD.” Numbers 14:21
“Declare His glory among the nations, His wonders among all peoples. For the LORD is great and greatly to be praised; He is to be feared above all gods.” Psalm 96:3, 4
“For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.” Habakkuk 2:14
“That all the peoples of the earth may know that the Lord is God; there is no other.” 1 Kings 8:60
“For from the rising of the sun, even to its going down, My name shall be great among the Gentiles; in every place incense shall be offered to My name, and a pure offering; for My name shall be great among the nations.” Malachi 1:11
“All nations whom You have made shall come and worship before You, O Lord, and shall glorify Your name.” Psalm 86:9
“For as the earth brings forth its bud, as the garden causes the things that are sown in it to spring forth, so the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.” Isaiah 61:11
"Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!" Psalm 46:10
"This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth." 1 Timothy 2:3, 4
"You are worthy. . .; for You were slain, and have redeemed us to God by Your blood out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation, and have made us kings and priests to our God." Revelation 5:9,