Is a ministry out of the Calvary Baptist Church of Sanford Maine. Mark 1:38 is our theme verse. "And He said unto them, let us go into the next towns......" God is calling us to take the gospel of Jesus Christ to the Next Towns!!!!!
We painted all morning yesterday. The whole third floor got two coats of primer. Thanks to Pastor Dan and Bro. Parvis for staying still it was finished! The ladies and girls almost got the finish coat on everything to.
I flew down to Virginia in the afternoon. It was a great joy to preach and charter the new church. The God of Heaven stirred in the meeting. We got out around 10. Pastor Dave and Pastor Wiley also shared a charge.
We fly back this morning and Lord willing should be back by lunch. I will change clothes and be at church all day working. I can't wait till church tonight to see what God is going to do in our midst.
Still no power from CMP but plenty from the Holy Ghost (smile)!
Our day was a great blessing yesterday. I got 12 window frames finished and installed along with a lot of other things. Today I do more of that till lunch. Also we start priming at 7 this morning. Its going to be great!
Today at lunch we leave for Virginia to charter a new church. Praise God for this opportunity! Well Amen! Please pray for traveling mercies. Lord willing we are back around lunch tomorrow.
Please pray for the finances of the building. God knows! What a comfort!
Greetings in the Marvelous Name of the Lord Jesus Christ
I worked all morning on the sound booth. I have just a little bit more to do and then it will be done.
I took off in the plane around 11 to go get Mrs. Amy. She had driven with Elisabeth down to CT to drop her off at school. It was a bitter sweet moment. We love her and are so proud of her. The Lord gave Grace and we cried and hugged necks and got in the plane and flew home. We will see her in a few weeks at a conference there. Praise the Lord for having such a good school so close.
In the evening I spent time with the family.
Today I'm working at the church and around the house. I'm also in my study early this morning preparing for tomorrow.
Greetings in the wonderful Name of the Lord Jesus Christ
What a day of work I had on yesterday. I finished the trim in the church. After that I worked on the sound booth. All afternoon I worked on the heat. In the evening my wife and I went soul winning. It was a blessed day.
Today is a new page in our families life. We take our girl Elisabeth to college. We are so grateful for the Lords blessings on her and excited to see her grow. Please pray for a smooth transition. Amy will ride with her to CT and I will fly down to pick her up.
What a wonderful day I had on yesterday. God moved and helped us to get a lot done. The chair rail is almost up all around the sanctuary. The painting is finished on the inside. Sheet rock continues in the annex.
Today im finishing the chair rail, finishing the sound booth and doing the heat with Ron. Tonight is soul winning.
Oh yeah our services were blessed of God last night. We had a full house with a great spirit in our services. Bless the Lord for this.
Keep praying about the financial side of all of this. God knows!
Today is an exciting day because we get to go to church tonight. I can't wait to see what God is going to do in the meeting. Pray that the Power of God will be our portion and the liberty of the Spirit of God will be evident in the meeting tonight.
We got a lot accomplished on yesterday. More sheet rock went up, our two back doors went in, the church crew painted more in the sanctuary and a lot of other things were finished. Please pray for my wife and I. It gets very taxing day in and day out and we need the prayers of God's people.
Today I'm putting up the molding in the church and sheetrocking the sound booth. Others will be touching up some painting. It's going to be a wonderful day. This afternoon I'm studying and maybe find time to a play a few holes of golf.
I had a wonderful day on yesterday. I was in my study in the morning. After that my wife and I went soul winning. We had wonderful visits. In the afternoon I went to Yarmouth to encourage Brooks as he seeks the Will of God about where to plant a church. In the evening we had a cookout for Elisabeth. In the evening I studied some more preparing for today.
Today is church all day. I can't wait to see what God is going to do. We have services in Sanford and also in Jackman today. I am asking God for great power and great liberty as the Word of God is preached. I am praying that we can see people walk the aisle and get saved. I am praying for the saints to experience revival in their lives. I am just praying for a glorious day.
Next week is a huge week in our building program. So many things will be getting done. Also the church will get a fresh coat of paint. So much to do for Jesus! I love to work for Him!
What a great day I had on yesterday. I was in my study in the morning and then flew to Jackman for a time of soulwinning. After that I checked on the workers at church. The sheetrock is still going up good and also the roof got patched yesterday
Today is soul winning and studying. This afternoon I will spend some time with Brooks Suttles as we pray about Yarmouth Maine for another church plant.
Greetings in the Mighty and Matchless Name of my Saviour the Lord Jesus Christ
What a wonderful day of work we had on yesterday. We insulated in the morning and then tore down the old sound booth. Also I did some plumbing with Ron in the morning. In the afternoon my wife and I went to N.H. to take care of some paperwork for our camper trailor. Were trying to get it on the road.
Today I'm going to Jackman to go Soul winning in the morning and then I will be back here to work some this afternoon. It's going to be a wonderful day!
Greetings in the Wonderful Name of the Lord Jesus Christ
But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
This is the wonderful promise that was given to the Philippian church after they had taken care of the Apostle Paul. When you love missionaries and do right by God in this area of missions God blesses you.
We as a local church are experiencing that even now. Our church has not been stingy with their money. We as a church are reaching out to around 30 missionaries each month and giving away right at 4,000 dollars a month to missions. We know God is going to meet each and every need.
Right now some pressing needs are......
1) Sheetrock 25,650
2) Paint 5,000
3) Carpet and vinyl 18,000
4) Sprinklers 10,000
5) 110 more chairs for sanctuary 5500 Well Glory we need more chairs
6) Kitchen set up 10,000
God knows and He said he would supply! What a mighty God we serve!
Today we work in the insulation a little bit. And then wait on contractors to get finished.
It's exciting to see it all come together.
Oh yeah our service last night was blessed of God. The Lord moved in power and glory on the meeting! We had a shouting time praising the Lord for He alone is worthy. Psalms 34 was a blessing to study!
Greetings in the Strong Name of the Lord Jesus Christ
Psalms 107:31 Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!
Can you be counted as one of these men the scripture is speaking about in this text? What a ministry and what a joy to praise the LORD for His goodness. What a great delight to praise the LORD for His wonderful works to each of us. The sweet Psalmist of Israel is looking for someone who will do this. Will he find that someone in you?
My my what a day we had on yesterday. So much was accomplished at the building site. We are going wide open on several fronts and it's so exciting to see things getting finished.
Our sprinklers passed inspection yesterday. Today the sheet rock starts. The insulation is complete. The ceiling in the church is complete. The sound booth will be built today. The screen is moved in front of the pulpit. I could go on and on. I love it!
Today we get to go to church tonight. What a great joy it's going to be! I'm excited about it right now as I type this blog out.
Also tonight we have another missionary with us to Maine. We welcome Chestor Ammons.
Tonight also we will be voting to charter the Blue Stone Independent Baptist Church in Clarksville Va. They are requesting that we be their mother church. It's going to be great!
A Servant for Christ
Pastor Todd Bell
P.S. Pardon the scattered comments we just have a lot going on. (smile)
Greetings in the Powerful and Precious Name of the Lord Jesus Christ
Nehemiah 6:3 And I sent messengers unto them, saying, I am doing a great work, so that I cannot come down: why should the work cease whilst I leave it, and come down to you?
Nehemiah had been commissioned by the God of Heaven to go and build the walls of Jerusalem. All through the process he was tempted on every side to give up what God had called him to do. Here in this text we find an exciting truth that we all need to grasp. The truth is that the work is to great to come down from what God has called us to do.
Brethren, what has God put in your heart to do? Do it with all your might and don't come down and compromise with the enemy. Stay the coarse and you will never regret it.
God has called me to a building ministry. My family has been building churches in Maine since 1996. I can't even imagine how many times the enemy has come to me and said come down and let's talk about this building program. I simply say, the work is to great to come down and talk to you. Why should I stop working and come down and talk with you. May the God of Glory help us all to be faithful and keep building in this day in which we live.
Wow did we get a lot done yesterday. The insulation crew is almost finished. The electric is almost finished in the sanctuary. The ceiling was put back up yesterday in the church. A lot of little things was finished on yesterday. The plumbing made great progress yesterday now headed to the second floor today. It's almost two much to list. What a great day.
Were hoping for the same kind of day today! We will be working like crazy to see us get into this building by September 1st! Well Glory!
Greetings in the Wonderful Name of the Lord Jesus Christ
I had a wonderful day on yesterday. God moved in my heart and life as I visited at the hospital. Also I flew down to Bedford and preached in the afternoon. Last night my wife and I went on a date. We called it a day around 10 p.m.
Today i'm thrilled to be able to preach the Word of God. I can't wait to see what God is going to do in the meetings. I would love to see someone saved! Please pray for many visitors this week and the power of God on the meetings.
What a wonderful day we had on yesterday. The insulation crew finished the third floor of the new building. Our crew tore out all the walls of the Sunday school classes. Wow! It's going to be an amazing sanctuary. We will have plenty of room for growth! Well Glory to God!!
Today we work all day again on the new ceiling in the Sanctuary. We might even get it done today. Also their is major cleaning that needs to be done. All hands on deck are needed.
This afternoon I'm preaching in Bedford Mass. at a Spiritual Warfare Conference. It's going to be exciting. I'm flying down to redeem my time. I can't wait to see what God is going to do there.
What a great day I had on yesterday. We got the fire permit and the building permit to renovate the church. Just in time for the crew to arrive on Friday. The Lord's timing is always perfect. Bless the Lord for this!
Today we work all day tearing out walls in the sanctuary. The fire marshal has told us we can seat 346 people. Now how bout that! It's going to be a wonderful day!
The insulation team starts today on the new building. Praise the Lord for all of this getting done. These are exciting days. You don't want to miss anything. Just come on down and hang around even if you don't want to work and take pictures for a visual memory of the Hand of God.
Greetings in the Precious and Powerful Name of the Lord Jesus Christ
I had a good day on yesterday. I worked quite a bit at the church fixing the strapping and getting it ready for the sheetrockers. I also flew up to Lewiston to get some plumbing supplies for the roof. In the afternoon I played in my golf league at our local golf course. It was a blessed day.
Today I'm working in my study this morning and then at the church also. This afternoon I will be back in my study preparing for our meeting tonight. I can't wait to see what the God of Heaven is going to do in the service. I'm excited about all that's going on. Only the Lord can bring this all together and I am trusting Him!
What a beautiful morning the Lord has given us today. This is the day the Lord hath made we will rejoice and be glad in it. Bless the Lord!
I worked all day yesterday on the sprinkler system. To God be the Glory we are back on schedule with a pressure test scheduled for Thursday. This is exciting to see it taking place. Please continue to pray for the financial and timing side of this project.
Today we work more at the site getting things ready for the insulators and sheetrock. It's going to be a good day.
What a joy and delight it was yesterday to be in the House of God. My cup runneth over. The Lord really spoke to me out of the Bible and the services. Bless His name for what was accomplished in the meetings!
Even though we had 6 or more families on vacation we still had a solid crowd. Praise the Lord for this.
Last night we honored Kyle our intern. What a blessing to see our church love on him last night. We have appreciated his help during these days!
Today I work all day at the building. I am asking God for a good day of work on the sprinklers.
It's a rainy day in Maine. I love it though because we really need some rain. Oh that God would send showers of blessings on the meetings today! I'm praying for their to be a mighty move of God in our midst.
We knocked doors yesterday. I had no one saved but the hearts of the people were open to the gospel as I shared it. Thank you for praying.
I went out on a family date last night. We had a good time together.
I'm studying now and seeking the face of God for the message today. Oh Lord send the power just now!
It's going to be a good and powerful day in the Work of God here in Sanford!
I worked all day at the church yesterday. I fixed the roof where the dump man hit it with his truck. Then I nailed up boards where the grab bars are going to go for the handicap bathrooms. After that I built a wall for the plumbing on the second floor. It was a great day of work.
Today I'm studying and going soul-winning this morning. Please pray for souls. My desire is to lead people to Christ. This is the reason God called me here and I want to be busy about the Father's buisness of souls!
Greetings in the Precious Name of the Lord Jesus Christ
Personal Revival Psalms 51 It’s my desire as a missionary to the Northeast to see the God of Heaven move in power and glory. What I mean is that my prayer is that revival will sweep through every city, town, village, and community. I personally am willing by God’s good grace to do whatever it may take to see this happen. But, if God so wills not to move in revival blessings on a community be assured that there is hope. The answer I believe is personal revival. God is able in a very personal way to bring back to life that which is at the point of death. He’s able to rejuvenate the individual in such an extant that they will be on fire for Him. I’ve heard one preacher of ole say, “God will send the Holy Ghost to give you spiritual CPR if He has to so you don’t die out on Him.” Oh that He would do this for me and for those that are reading this devotional. I really do want to be filled with the Power of the Holy Spirit and experience personal revival each and every day of my life. God knows that I don’t want to be a dead Christian, dried up, with no life. God knows that I don’t want to be part of a church that ends up being a glorified social gathering. “Oh Lord send the power just now, oh Lord send the power just now,” is how the song goes. In our text before us today we see that David experienced this thing called personal revival. He no doubt needed it after all the sin that he found himself committing. You cannot help but notice God working with this man just from a simple reading of this text. In the next few devotionals we will look at some of the components that are a part of personal revival. We will see the things that David wanted through this time in his life. Verse one teaches us he wanted mercy, “Have mercy upon me, O God,.” David knew that if he got justice it wouldn’t be pretty. He had sinned and was begging God for mercy. Mercy is a prerequisite for personal revival. We are simply asking God to have pity and compassion on us. Will you not ask God for the same today? Join with me today as I personally ask God to have mercy on me. May God bless you until tomorrow.
I was blessed of the Lord yesterday to be able to bring all my tools home from the work site and organize them a little. We are nearing a place in the building process of wait and see. We are waiting now on the sprinkler guys to finish there work. Next week on Friday the insulation starts. After then it's the sheetrock. It's exciting to see it all coming together but also it's very nerve racking. "Casting all your care upon Him for He careth for you." Well Glory! Theirs the key.
Today Lord willing I'm going to Jackman to go soul-winning. Pray that God would give us souls and good flying weather!
I had a great day yesterday. The rough inspection for framing is complete. I got the o.k. yesterday by codes. All the steps on the back are complete. Praise the Lord for this. Ron got a lot done yesterday on the plumbing. Things are coming together.
Our services were blessed of the Lord on last night. We had a good crowd as I preached on Refreshment. My desire is to be a refreshment to people and the work of God.
Today we work all day at the church and home. I am asking God to give me a powerful day as I minister for Him!
Greetings in the Mighty and Precious Name of the Lord Jesus Christ my Saviour!
What a wonderful morning we have here in Maine. The temperature is 56 degrees. The air feels so good outside. I love the Lord because He first loved me!
We had a good day of work yesterday. All the steps are finished and the rails are up. The sprinkler guys worked hard yesterday. The plummah worked hard and is doing such a good job as usual. Things are coming together for this project. Praise the Lord for how HE is moving.
Today I'm excited because we get to go to church tonight. I can't wait to see what the Lord is going to do in the meeting. It's going to be wonderful to be able to preach the Word of God the feed the sheep! Wow what a God!
Also today I will be working at the new building. It's going to be a good day in the Lord!
Greetings in the Mighty Name of the Lord Jesus Christ
Can you believe that we are in another month. Wow does time really fly by. No wonder one of my life verses is redeeming the time because the days are evil. Lord teach us to number our days. I can say though it is a blessing to know that I'm living for the Lord Jesus Christ. What a joy and delight to live for Jesus Christ and serve Him.
We had a wonderful day yesterday at the Pastors fellowship. The messages were timely and God did a work in my heart. I loved the preaching and the singing. Bless the Lord oh my soul!
Today we work all day at the church. I'm praying for a profitable day at the work site. Please pray for all the mechanical work to get accomplished so we can get the insulation put in and the walls sheetrocked. What a wonderful thing to see it all coming together.