Dear Soldiers of the Cross,
We trust you are doing well and serving the Lord faithfully at your post of duty. On June 3rd Miss Sheril and I left the Fort Hall Reservation in Blackfoot, Idaho, and traveled over to Gillette, Wyoming, to attend the Western Missions Warehouse meeting with Bro Doug Baker. We had a very restful and refreshing time during our time there. Bro Randy Barton, pastor of Anchor Baptist Church in Pisgah Forest, North Carolina,
was our main speaker, and oh, how the Lord used him mightily to bring us God’s Word. There were missionaries from all over and also lots of locals attending the meeting. Bro Doug and Sister Robin are doing a great work in the West suppling missionaries with much needed supplies that enable them to stay faithful to their ministry. Please consider adding this warehouse ministry to your support. It is a very worthy missions work. You can contact us to get more info on this ministry.
During July 4th week we had opportunity to preach in a Native kids’ summer camp in Pottsville, Texas. The Lord met with us in a special way, touching the hearts of many of those kids. Most of the kids were from the Navajo Nation in Arizona and New Mexico. We had seven ask the Lord for salvation and two to seek the Lord for a revival of their hearts. This was a special time not only for the kids but also for me. This camp is owned by Temple Baptist Church and Crown College in Knoxville, Tennessee, where Clarence Sexton is pastor. They have so graciously given this week to our Native kids, and we are so thankful. Please keep this camp in your prayers that God will be pleased to use it to reach many souls for His glory. During our time in the area we preached at Corner Stone Baptist Church, a “Choctaw church” in Bennington, Oklahoma, where Bro Olin Williams is pastor. We had a great time visiting with him and his family, as well as the church family. Bro Olin and his family have been dear friends to us for a long time, and we treasure their friendship. The Lord also gave us opportunity to meet and fellowship with the Higginbotham family in Hugo, Oklahoma. It was a joy spending time with them. Along with their pastor and others from their church, we had a meeting with singing and preaching for a shut-in family in the area. It was a precious time.
We are getting ready to head out, back to the Fort Hall Reservation in hopes of finishing up the fellowship hall. Please keep us in your prayers as we travel, as well as the work. We are still in need of approximately $4,000 and laborers to help in the work with insulation, sheetrock and painting. Ask the Lord what HE would have you do.
As We Labor for Christ,
Gerry & Sheril Locklear