"I will make you fishers of men."
Matthew 4:19

2018

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2018  brings new and exciting ministry opportunities. While working  bi-vocationally for the Southern Baptist of Texas Convention I have seen  and will continue to see great opportunities to encourage and assist  pastor's through out South Texas in carrying out the Acts 1:8 mandate.  God has blessed us with a busy preaching schedule for 2018, but there  are still several Sunday morning openings available for your church. 

​       The latter part of last year brought strategic challenges to our  ministry. First Hurricane Harvey struck hard along the coastline of  Texas and hundreds of hours were spent ministering to churches, pastors  and individuals in the worst hit areas. Much of this ministry was done  on behalf of the Southern Baptist of Texas, but our personal ministry  was also very much involved. We provided for immediate needs of pastors  whose personal homes were destroyed or received major damage. We  distributed many Wal-Mart gift cards in the amount of $100 each to  assist in providing for immediate needs such as personal toiletries,  basic clothing, food and water. In some cases we were able to provide  even more assistance through ministry grants. All of this was made  possible through your faithful giving to our ministry.

​      Additionally, through our association with the ministry of the  SBTC, we had a part in distributing over two million dollars to churches  and individuals struck by Harvey. Please continue to pray for those in  the Coastal Bend area of Texas. Recovery in not near complete and  assistance is still needed. If God leads you to participate in this  ministry through our ministry, you can simple mail us a check or you may  click on the "DONATE" button on our home page to make a contribution.

​      On November 5 of last year, tragedy struck one of the churches in  our area; a church in which I have preached multiple times. Everyone  knows the story of Sutherland Springs Baptist Church and I will not  repeat it here. As a Field Ministry Strategist of the SBTC, I spent  every day from November 5 through November 18 at the church. I worked  with Pastor Frank Pomeroy and other area pastors to facilitate the  logistics of the many funeral services. I worked with the DPS and Texas  Rangers to secure the premises. I was the primary coordinator charged  with cleaning, repairing and re-opening the church as a memorial to the  victims of the tragedy.  I guess you could say that for the first  fourteen days I became a Jack of All Trades, there to do whatever needed  to be done. That's what being a minister is all about. It was the most  burdening and difficult days of my ministry, but also the most  rewarding. Please continue to lift this wonder church up in your  prayers. 

Personal Update

 As many of  you know, after selling our house on the river we lived in a small one  room apartment while looking for a house. The house hunt did not go  well, so in July 2015 we broke ground on a new home in the Oak Creek  sub-division of Seguin. In January we moved in to our beautiful new  house. God has been so gracious to Reva and I throughout this  transitional period of our lives. We are blessed beyond