The Hendricks Family December 18, 2019
Dear Praying Friends and Faithful Supporters,
Isaiah 9:6 “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace”. This is to me one of the most wonderful times of the year. I am thankful for the child that was born and the son that was given. In the turmoil of the world today we still know who is in charge, nothing takes our God by surprise. To God Be Glory, what a Savior. Becky and I want to wish each of you a very Merry Christmas. I pray you have time for your family this Christmas and most importantly have time for Jesus this year.
Since our last newsletter, we have had one prison revival at Livesay Correctional. We had good attendance each service, with men on the altar getting help each night. Great preaching and singing each night. Thank you to each man who helped by singing and preaching in this meeting. We have had good services in our regular prison meetings these days. We have 2 more services this year in the prisons. Pray for the men during these days, it is typically the hardest for them during Thanksgiving and Christmas.
We have our first prison revival, January 1-4, at Wilkes Correctional. We are looking forward to this meeting. We will have at least 5 revivals next year as well as our regular services in the camps we go to monthly. We are thankful for the opportunity to serve the Lord in this way. One need we have for the prison ministry is good KJV study bibles. At each revival we give away one study bible during the meeting. This year we gave away 5 Scofield Study Bibles; one at each Revival. If you would want to help purchase any of these it will be greatly appreciated, we need at least 5 for the upcoming year.
We have had to cancel out trip to Haiti next month due to the rioting and unrest there. Please pray for our Missionaries and their Churches there at this time. We know God is in control. I spoke to Brother Destine yesterday though WhatsApp, he says things are about the same. He had just returned from Dominican Republic, where he performed a wedding there for one of his young men that is there as a Missionary.
We are planning to be in Guyana, March 7-21, to help with working on a Church building as well as preaching some meetings there. Currently there are four of us planning to go: Becky and I, Pastor Jason Moore and Brother Tim Hartley. Please pray for us that the Lord will supply the funds needed for each of us for this trip and that we would be a blessing to our Brothers there.
Our Island Jubilee is going to be in St Lucia this year, April 14-21, with Brother Emmanuel Charles, at Faith Baptist Church. If you would like to go, please contact us. We have several more trips planned for 2020, we will share more of the details about them in upcoming letters.
Looking back over 2019, it has been a good year. We are thankful to each of you that have supported us, prayed for us and encouraged us in this year. We could not do what we do without you and we never want to forget that. If I can help you in any meetings or to give an update on our ministry, please contact me. We are thankful for several of you that have already contacted us about next year. Becky and I pray you have a MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR.
Your Missionaries in His Service;
Joe & Becky Hendricks