The Hendricks Family
July 2, 2022
Dear Faithful Supporters and Praying Friends;
Greetings in Jesus name, we have had a blessed two months again this year. We have several pieces of exciting news to share with you in this letter.
We have been able to go back inside the Prison for services for two months now. We are currently in Wilkes Correctional and Lincoln Correctional. Little by little we are seeing the Prisons get back to normal. Today we were able to go to Lincoln Correctional to serve the Camp watermelons. This was done through the Lincoln County Prison Ministry. We were grateful to be a part of helping them love on the men for a couple of hours. We are hoping to do a Revival and serve snow cones to the men at this Camp one weekend through the summer. The Chaplain told me to call him next week to schedule it. Praise the Lord! Brother Jason has also told me that South Carolina will probably open up to us this month, so we are excited to be back inside the Prisons preaching and singing again.
I want to give an update on the Bible fund; we shipped a pallet of Bibles to Dominican Republic. Normally the price would be from $900 - $1200 dollars, so we thought we had sufficient money raised to pay for shipping the pallet. The Bibles have been shipped and many have been given out. But when the bill for shipping came, it was over $2100 dollars. It like everything else has gone up drastically. We still need about $650 dollars to cover the cost of this pallet. We would like to ship a pallet of Creole Bibles there this year as well. If you would like to help us with this, you can send the money to the Mission Board marked “Island Bible fund”. Thanks for helping us help these men get the Gospel out.
I have booked my ticket to return to Dominican Republic, August 27 - September 3. There are 5 other men going with me. The main purpose is to help build the Church there. We are getting excited about what God is doing there and are glad to be a part of this great work. Please pray for each of us, for the needed finances to go and stay there for the week while we help Brother David Jean and his people build on their Church. Also, an update on the building fund for the church, we still need about $13000 dollars for what we are trying to raise to help them build. We are thankful for everyone that has given and are praying about this building. Brother David’s people have been giving. Brother Destine’s people in Haiti have been giving and many of you have given with others showing interest in giving. THANK YOU TO EACH OF YOU. If you would like to help in this building, please send any money to the Mission Board marked “Island Building Fund.” We, by God’s grace, are trying to be your hands and feet in places where you may not be able to go, all for God’s glory. We feel blessed to be part of what God is doing in the Islands.
Please prepare to attend our FBHM 40th Annual Jubilee, held July 25 - 29 at 428 Costner School Road, Bessemer City, NC 28016. Services will begin Monday at 7.00 pm and then at 3.00 pm Tuesday - Friday. We would love to see some of our friends there. We will have great preaching and singing each night. Please come join us.
Please keep our Missionary family, Iliobert Destine, in prayer in Haiti. The unrest there seems to be getting worse. Pray for his family and our Christian brothers and sisters there. They need God’s protection and power in their lives.
In closing, I want to say again how blessed we are to be part of your Mission Outreach. THANK YOU for giving to the Lord and to our families in the Islands. If I can help you in any way or answer any questions, please feel free to contact me.
Your Missionaries in His Service;
Joe & Becky Hendricks