Exciting Days: How the Months Fly By
Over the past months since our last letter, we have had the privilege to go through numerous incredible experiences. After moving back to Montana, we began planning and preparing for the arrival of our little baby. It seemed like time just crept by as we waited. In the meantime God was opening doors around us to preach in churches all around our area. It was a blessing to see God working in lives and hearts being softened to His Word.
Finally, after what seemed like an eternity of waiting, our little man finally arrived. On June 4th at 11:17 pm, Jayce Michael Gilstrap entered into our world weighing 8 pounds 1.2 ounces. It was an incredible experience to hold him in our arms for the first time. After years of being told that there was no experience quite like it, we finally had the opportunity to stand in awe our selves. Truly, God is an awesome God!
A few short weeks later, I was on a plane flying to Indiana to preach a junior week at Hoosier Hills Baptist Camp. What an incredible privilege to preach at the camp that had such a great impact on my life as a youth. Once again, God was gracious and we saw numerous life changing decisions made, including at least 9 young people who trusted Christ as their personal Saviour! Truly, we could sing along with the Psalmist in Psalm 92:5, "O LORD, how great are thy works!"
As we look at the days ahead, we are excited and anticipating all that God has in store! As He continues to open doors in evangelism, we will continue to strive to be a help and encouragement to the local church body. As the day grows darker, the light of the Gospel is shining brighter. May we as Christians seek to take the next step of obedience to Christ in each of our lives. There is no greater day than today to give everything to Him and tell others of the love of Christ!