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MIKE AND BEVERLY CREIGLOW—PRAISE GOD for a full missions conference. PRAY for those who are waiting to be sent to the field. PRAISE GOD for saving Cosma! PRAY for all our missionaries as they are apart from their families.

JOHN MARK AND JUDY HATCHER—PRAISE GOD for the many opportunities Philip & Amanda have to minister to young people! PRAY for the college-aged girls who are studying 1 Peter. PRAISE GOD for using ordinary (and sometimes painful) things to deepen relationships with others!

Read about how missions is God’s work. PRAISE GOD for the wisdom God has given them that they gladly share with us!

PRAISE GOD for the baptisms of the four young ladies! PRAY their families would trust in Christ. PRAY also for the salvation of the young married man.

AJ AND BARBARA HENSLEY—PRAISE GOD for the man who was saved at their eye clinic! PRAY as they learn how to use the new sound system. PRAY God will provide the funds for the doors they need. PRAISE GOD for 50 years of marriage!

NATHAN AND CARRIE RADFORD—PRAISE GOD for His sovereignty! PRAY that Nathan would be able to wrap things up quickly in Kenya to join his family for furlough. PRAY that things in Kenya will settle.

ROGER AND JULIE TATE—PRAISE GOD for the opportunity to teach pastors and church leaders hermeneutics! PRAY specifically that the Lord would use the truths Samuel has learned to reach South Sudan for His glory.

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"As the Father has sent Me, so I send you."

- John 20:21


John Mark Hatcher Story



About 14 years ago we were caught somewhat by surprise by God moving in our lives and hearts to move us to France in order to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The general job description did not change, but the people to which we were now directed was a total surprise.

In my teen years I had often told the Lord that if He wanted me to pastor or be a missionary I would be glad to do so. In response, Heaven seemed to be silent. Had God spoken to me earlier on this subject, I think that my preparation would have been quite different. As it turned out, following God's general written directives and my interest in science, I prepared for a career as a doctor. My thinking was along these lines.people listen to their doctor so why not use this as a platform to communicate the Gospel.

I was totally upended by what seemed to be a clear call to be a proclaimer of the Gospel that came to me in the middle of my Junior year at the University of Kentucky. It occurred when I was with a number of other believers in prayer. This was not the topic that we had been pursuing in the discussions prior to the time of prayer and it took me totally by surprise. Up to this moment I thought that I was following God's will as I prepared for a career in Medicine. This new direction was confirmed in interesting ways from several different sources. After consulting with other believers, I said, "Lord, I am going to pursue this new direction assuming that it is Your will." Immediately, I had a sense of peace.

In retrospect, I realize that God wanted me to spend time on a public University campus in the field of natural sciences as part of the preparation for what He wanted me to do. God seems to be always using those who are willing in the present while simultaneously preparing them for service in the future. For brevity, we will skip forward through 26 years of preparatory service.

Once again, I was broadsided by this change in direction that God had in store for us. Within a relatively short period of time and through a number of confirming witnesses we became aware of the great spiritual need of the French people and were moved by a passionate desire to go and make disciples in this nation. A nation where over 50% of the people are atheist, 10% are Muslim, there is great despair and where all is tainted by general distrust. A nation where the number of believers is a fraction of a percent; one of the most unevangelized countries of the world. This country of 36,000 communities and a population over 60 million has just a few more than 100 Baptist churches with an average size of 30 members. Most of the people in these churches are immigrants. A nation for which I previously had no special interest!

We live and work in a city of 30,000. The only church besides ours is a small Catholic church. There is a synagogue that meets in a house. Our work includes several other communities in a radius of about 1 hour of driving time.

On arrival, we knew no one. God has marvelously intervened to bring people to Himself. Some of these have since moved away. There are people who were once a part of our congregation who now live in 7 different countries. There are about 35 people who meet in Tournefeuille. Of these, 19 have trusted in the Lord and followed Him in baptism. There are other interested people and believers who participate in Bible studies at other locations. We have meetings for teenagers several times during the year. This is a new area of opportunity. Seventeen young people were at the last meeting we held.

We have contact with many people who do not participate in meetings and to whom we are able to witness. We are here to help them come to Christ and our desire is to see many disciples doing the same as God uses us and you in this endeavor.

[written in January 2012]


Sunday - June 26, 2016
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