The Hendricks Family
August 31, 2017
Dear Faithful Brethren,
It is a joy to write to you again to give an update on what has been happening with us these two months. We have been busy with Prisons here in NC and SC over the summer. We have had 10 men saved in these days. TO GOD BE GLORY! Two weeks ago, I was in a Prison and the Chaplain’s Assistant came up to me smiling and said, “Preacher I am glad to see you here some men do not preach the word but when you come we get the word.” I said,” Amen, the Word works.”
Last week I was in a local Prison that we go to each month, and after the service the Officer followed us to our car. He said, “Brother Joe you helped me tonight.” He lost his wife of 35 years a year ago April. He said,” You had the message for me tonight.” WELL GLORY. We need to pray for the Staff as well. We often have an opportunity to speak with them before and after the service. Please pray for this man for leading in his life.
In July, the main Prison in Guyana, South America was set on fire buy the Inmates. It burned almost completely. This is a Prison I have preached at while in Guyana. Some men died and a few escaped. Please pray for all involved there.
With that being said, Becky and I were packing barrels to send to Guyana today. They will be on their way in a few days.
We packed 140 bibles, 300 John & Romans and a bunch of Gospel tracts. We also packed enough supplies to make 100 Hygiene item bags for the Inmates. We hope to carry these to the Prison while we are there in October. We were also able to send some small power tools to help in building.
I want to say thank you to everyone that helped purchase the items and pay for shipping. Our plan is while we are there, October 17-26, to go to Prison for a Revival, go into the Schools and preach and pass out John and Romans, and assist Anchor Baptist Church in a meeting. Please be praying for us.
August 14, we had a new addition to our family. Our Daughter, Tabitha gave birth to a precious little boy. Tabi and Andrew are doing fine. We are thankful to God for a healthy baby and Momma. He had his two week check- up this week and he is above his birth weight now. Praise the Lord.
We had our Mission Board Jubilee in July. It was a great time for us. A good number of our men from the Islands were here. It was a good time for all. I have been busy carrying some of the men around to preach for some of you while they were here. Most of them have returned to their homes and are busy serving the Lord there now.
Please remember our men in the Islands as this is hurricane season there now and they are experiencing a lot of rain and some bad weather. There are many needs still as several of our men are clearing land and building. Thank you to all who have partnered with them to see God’s churches built in the Islands. To the GLORY of GOD.
Becky and I will be leaving for Guyana, October 17-26. There will be 6 of us going on this trip. We will be taking one young Preacher on his first overseas mission trip. Please pray for us as we go. We ask you as always to pray for Provisions for the trip, Protection as we travel and Power as we minister there. Thank you for continuing to hold the ropes for us as we go.
We are looking to send some more barrels to at least one more Island this year, Lord willing. The cost will be around 500 dollars for the Barrels and shipping. Please help us pray for this need. I have more Bibles, John & Romans and tracts. We just need the funds to ship them to the Islands.
In closing, let me say thank you again for all you do for us. If I can help you in any way please give me a call. God bless.
In His Service;
Joe & Becky Hendricks