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(The following was written by Rob Smith for the newsletter, “Church Planters to Canada.” A resident of Bathurst, New Brunswick, Canada, he is the son of Lou Smith and the grandson of the late Herb and Edith Smith. His wife, Sarah, is the daughter of Violet Hardway of Mt. Zion and the late Gene Hardway.)

Philippians 1:6 - “Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:”

Time slips by fast as the work of the Lord continues. We have had a wonderful past few months serving the Lord here in Canada. God has shown Himself faithful time and time again. Through our Soul-winning efforts, we have seen two precious souls come to trust Christ as Savior. They have been coming faithfully and growing in the Lord. Continue to pray, as this has stirred those involved in Soul-winning.

Our fall schedule has been tremendous, and we have had visitors coming out from the community for various services. They have come because of the door knocking, seeing the church sign by the road, and personal invitations by those in the church. Our special services have produced fruit. We had a soul make a profession of faith in Christ at our anniversary service, and visitors come for other special meetings. Our first Missions Conference went wonderfully, with our church committing just over 4k to missions for the next year through Faith Promise. We have also started a Children’s ministry on Friday nights. It has been wonderful, as we have had 17-20 children attending. Many of them know little about Jesus Christ. Some have never even heard His Name, but God is working.

Our last letter mentioned a family who was possibly coming to help us start a French speaking church. Continue to pray that God will lead the person or family He desires to help us establish a French church plant. There are a few different areas around here that need a church that is French speaking.

Our basement is finally finished from the flood damage of last April. However, we continue to push on to finish the rest of the building as God allows us. We still have to finish three Sunday School/nursery rooms, redo the entry ramp, washroom, and build a baptistery, platform and pulpit. We had a special blessing as we sent out an update on the need for a steeple because people in the community still thought our building was a bar. We had a great outpouring of God’s people as He, through them, covered the cost of the engineering fees plus the materials to build it. What a Blessing! Needless to say, the steeple is complete and up on the roof. Amen!

On the home front, we are still waiting for Phebe’s surgery to be scheduled to remove her rib. We have also been trying to deal with a serious issue of mould in the house. It seems the former owners painted over and hid the problem. It is in several areas of our home, up and downstairs. Please make this a matter of prayer.

Thank you for all your prayers and notes that we receive. We are praying for you all.

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Publisher Helen Morris is now recuperating from knee surgery with her children, and is doing very well

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