Re: Ministry Update from Evangelist David and Joy Corn
Dear Praying Friends,
God has given us a wonderful couple months of ministry! It’s been a great start to the 2018 year. We wanted to catch you up on the details of where we’ve been….
We started off the year with a Magic & Morality at our own home church, Christchurch Baptist Fellowship. It was so enjoyable to serve with our church family! God blessed mightily with 9 public school assemblies, around 850 visitors, and 39 saved! Praise the Lord! From there we went to Cleburne, TX to serve with Calvary Baptist Church. A new church to us, we enjoyed meeting the kind folks there! Our M&M had 75 visitors, including the dad and 3 sisters of Dallas Cowboys fullback #41 Keith Smith, Jr.! There were 38 saved that week – just incredible! Two of Keith Smith Jr’s sisters were among those saved that night! Next, we headed to New Braunfels, TX to be with Pastor Dave Beatty & our good friends, Steven & Emily Funes, at Calvary Baptist Church. It was a joy to be back with this church for our second M&M and a Christian school revival. God blessed again with 75 visitors and 8 saved for the week! Our next stop was in Clute, TX with Pastor Josh McGee & First Baptist Church. They worked hard, and the Lord answered by opening doors in 5 public schools. The M&M rally was blessed with a pretty full auditorium of ~450 visitors! There were 9 saved that night! Praise the Lord!
We spent the month of Feb. in LA & FL. We did a Revival & M&M Rally at Lighthouse Baptist Church in Slidell, LA with Pastor Denny Winborne. This sweet church has had us multiple times through the years and is always so encouraging! It was a wonderful week of nightly Revival services, and the rally had 20 visitors, with 5 saved! Praise God! We headed to FL next, to be with Pastor Kelley at West Jacksonville Baptist Church. It was tough getting into schools in this area, but God did open the door for 2 after school programs. At the M&M we had ~ 20 visitors, with 4 saved! God is good! Our next meeting was in Interlachen, FL at Faith Baptist Church with Pastor Mel Speicher. We’ve had a special friendship with this church for years! We did a Sun-Wed Revival, and a 2 night M&M on Thurs & Fri nights. We tried getting into these schools for weeks, but nothing opened. The Lord gave opportunity to hand tickets out on the streets, though, and there was a packed house both nights! One of the nights ended up being a record attendance for this church! God sure worked! There were 6 saved that week!
March took us to Valdosta, GA to be with Pastor Burt at Lighthouse Baptist Church. David preached the Sunday & Wednesday services, preached at their Pastor’s fellowship, and then we also did a show & gave the Gospel at their Power Pac Basketball Awards Banquet. This was a lot of fun to be involved in, because it’s such a great tool they use to reach out to the families in their community with the Gospel! They were 4 saved at that event! Praise the Lord! The next week, we went to Victory Baptist Church to be with Pastor Steve Ward for a similar event. This church has been so generous to us, and have really been supportive of our ministry over the last year, especially. We are so thankful for these sweet folks! They also had a Basketball Awards Banquet that we got to perform for & then give the Gospel. Again, such a great ministry to see all these families from the community there, hearing the Gospel and seeing the love of Christ! Washington Redskins linebacker Josh Harvey-Clemons actually attended the banquet! That is his home town. The church had been praying 2 years for a man to get saved, and he got saved that day! Isn’t God good?!
Last week we were in Loganville, GA with Pastor Mickey Oliver & New Testament Baptist Church. Pastor Brett Johnson worked hard to get us into schools, and God opened up 9 different opportunities throughout the week! We had 2 nights of our M&M Rallies & there were great attendances both nights, with a combined total of 375 visitors! Even more exciting, there were 38 souls saved last week!! A few of these church folks were able to lead their very first souls to Christ during these invitations, too! We really appreciated the focus this church put on praying for this event. It is evident that God moved in answer to those prayers! This week we were at Harvest Baptist Church with our sweet friends, Pastor Chad & Karen Crawford, in Eatonton, GA. It was a great week of both fellowship and ministry! We had 2 nights of our M&M rallies with a combined total of 200 visitors & 33 saved for the week! Hallelujah! Sunday we will be with Calvary Baptist Church in Avon Park, FL for special Easter Services, and then on Tues we will be flying to the Bahamas as a family on a missions trip to serve with Missionary Jason Lowe. We are very excited about this opportunity & would really appreciate your prayers! We are looking forward to being able to actually give the Gospel in the public schools there! We will be holding an evangelistic rally, and helping to boost a youth ministry. Please pray that God would bless with safety, good health, souls saved, many visitors to our evangelistic rally, and that we would be an encouragement to the church & missionaries there! Of course, we plan to enjoy some family time on the Island too, and we will get to celebrate our 7 year Anniversary & David’s birthday there as well! God certainly spoils us! Thank you for your continued prayers & support of our ministry in full-time Evangelism! We are so grateful to have so many friends lifting us up in prayer! Love y’all!
Preaching the Gospel,
Evangelist David, Joy, Carson, & Addisyn Corn
II Cor. 12:9