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A Word From Pastor Mark

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Rev. Mark Stauffer and Lynn

Be My Witnesses

"You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

I'm blessed again to be sent by God to Cochabamba, Bolivia on Monday, November 3rd. Jesus calls us not only to be His witnesses in our own neighborhoods and across our state, but all around the world. I look forward again to travel with good friends from the Parkersburg, Beckley, and Greenbrier areas as together we'll construct what they call a "Cob House," a house made of mud blocks. In addition, we'll host a few medical and dental clinics for the children of Cochabamba.

I want to thank those who brought in toothbrushes, toothpaste, vitamins, and soccer jerseys - I had to buy a large canvas duffle bag to bring all of your gifts there. God is well pleased by your efforts. I'll be returning to Saint Albans on Friday, November 14th, with mixed emotions. Each time I go, the tears fill me eyes as we leave and say goodbye to good friends there. This year will be extra hard knowing our missionary Mario Morales' ministry to that region has come to an end. But I go knowing that it's not Mario's ministry, nor is it my ministry, but God's ministry. I go and leave with the assurances that God is using the Flores family, the House of Hope, and others to advance His kingdom in Cochabamba. He is doing a great thing there and will continue according to His plan.

So, may the Gospel continue to be spread throughout Bolivia and around the world, using each of us to do our part as His witnesses.


In the Name of the One who is Leading Mission,

Pastor Mark

To know Christ, and to make Christ known
Highlawn Baptist Church  *  2304 Jefferson Avenue  *  St. Albans WV  25177