We left Lehigh Acres and drove up to Palm Harbor Florida, just north of Clearwater. We were privileged to serve with Dr. Billy Gotcher at his previous church ministry in Michigan, but this is the first time we have been with Berea Baptist Church since he has ministered here as pastor for the past nine years.  We were thrilled to be able to serve in this faithful Biblical ministry.
The Lord gave us a wonderful week together and the congregation was very faithful to the services. Berea was full on Sunday morning and there was a powerful sense of God’s presence as the people worshipped in spirit and in truth.  We had a special outreach with the teens on Thursday night, and were excited to see over 25 young people visiting from the neighborhood with about half responding to the Gospel that evening.
We finished with a great Irish Sacred Concert on Friday. It was a full house and there was a sense of anticipation before the service. I spoke that evening on the theme: The Two Religions in the World, and once again there was a positive response to the Gospel. We had an added blessing on Friday. The Will Galkin team was ministering that week at Clearwater Christian College so we were able to get with Will, Christy, and their kids for a meal and fellowship. It was once again a rekindling of love as we co-labor together in the Gospel.
We give thanks to God for the special time we had with the Gotchers and the good people of Berea Baptist Church.