by Ivan and Dorinda Cardwell
God is really working in S.E. Ohio, and we were Blessed to join Him there for a couple of weeks in June and August of 2008.
The weeks in June were spent mostly just trying to establish contacts with churches, but we did make a couple of presentations and also set up at our Family Reunion……1 teenager was led to the Lord….the first soul saved at the reunion in 23 years!! PTL!
We went back in August to make further contacts…..the following is the report of this trip:
8/24 Attended Christ Community Church in Athens…..SS. and worship….spoke with Pastor about ministry.
8/24 Evening worship at small mission church in The Plains…..New young Pastor, Tim Coleman….made quick presentation after service to about 12….He was excited……
SOS to return to do training for future event.
8/25 Met with Missionary from Scioto Valley, Bill Wellman. He had invited several area Pastors…….one, Craig Brumbaugh attended from small country church in Hamden, OH……Gave presentation of “The Three Things God Cannot Do”, Both were excited. Craig requested training for his church…….set up for Oct.8……Don and Shirley Riegel agreed to travel down to S.E. Ohio to do the training at this church. Bill Wellman had lots of ideas where we could use SOS. He also said he would like make more contacts for SOS.
8/25 pm Met with Retired, former Scioto Valley Missionary, Cliff Coleman……gave him presentation and showed DVD. Very excited.
8/26 7:00pm Safe Harbor Church…….Pastor Herman and Donald Shupe…… training for Bean Dinner Event to be held Oct. 4. They will train other workers from their church….. Riegels to travel down and oversee the Event.
8/27 1:00pm Appointment with Pastor Cliff Curry at Good News Baptist Church, Galipolis, OH. He had invited several others to attend. We showed DVD and made presentation. They were excited about “The Three Things God Cannot Do” and wanted to use is at a scheduled Fall Event they had coming up on September 20th. We trained three. Don and Shirley agreed to come down and help with the Event. Pastor Cliff said that the three of them would practice several more times and gradually invite others to join them so they would have a nice group to work the Event with Don and Shirley…….PT
8/31 Attended morning SS and Worship at Rolling Hills Church, Athens. Pastor invited us to make presentation after service. About 12 people stayed……Will set up training at later date.
8/31 pm. Back to The Plains to present and train about 12 at the little Baptist Mission…..The church will hold an Event on Oct. 4th in the morning…….Don and Shirley have agreed to help with this Event before going in the evening to help with the Bean Dinner at Safe Harbor Church.
Thank you for your prayers and support of these churches and our ministry. Please keep Don and Shirley Riegel in prayer as they prepare for and travel two times to S.E. Ohio to help these little churches with training and Events.
In His Service,……..Ivan and Dorinda Cardwell.