Ministry Update

I am not  even sure I know where to begin with this update as I think about how incredibly good God has been! Not to mention, quite some time has passed since my last formal update as well. The summer has been very busy, yet very fruitful! My first meeting for the summer was a VBS with my good friend Pastor Jim Ogle at Emmanuel Baptist in Kings Mountain, NC , who was also one of my professors in college. It was a great joy to get to know him better as well as serve in his ministry. He was a blessing all throughout my college days, and currently is being greatly used of God in the ministry there.

From there, I went to be with my Dad, Pastor Bob Wrachford in Dunbar, Pa to conduct a Bible School. My siblings jumped right in and participated in helping to prepare things. This was a great opportunity to serve along side them this particular week for God’s glory. Several children made some solid decisions in their lives to get things right with God. If they will remain tender throughout their lives to the Word of God, it will be incredibly exciting to see what God will do in the years ahead with them!

 

After this week of meetings, I went to Meshoppen, Pa to serve with a Pastor I had never met before. But Pastor Myers is a wonderful man of God who has been there since beginning the church 40 years ago! He still has a fervor to reach out to his community there in the mountains of north central Pa. Several children accepted Christ and showed a wonderful understanding of the plan of Salvation! That right there was just so exciting!

 

Maineville, OH was my last VBS for the summer. and God clearly moved in a great way there as well. This was my second time to help out there under this good friend, and we are already beginning to toss some ideas around for next year! Following this time. I was able to preach a teen rally at my home church, in Taylors, SC , then go up to the annual Landmark Conference at Ambassador Baptist College.

 

Each week was marked by special answers to prayer! In fact, before I began the summer, I was praying for at least 20 souls to be saved. God went far above that! To my knowledge there were 27 that made profession of faith. And I have not even gone to Haiti yet! That trip will be from Aug 9 – 23. Please pray with me that more souls will be saved!

As I close this update, I just want to say, I covet your prayers above anything else! I want to be useful for the cause of Christ and to be yielded to Him in every way. Please pray for an unspoken prayer request I have. Second, please remember to keep the missions trip in prayer. The country of Haiti some years ago was officially dedicated to Satan, and there is a lot of witchcraft, and voodoo is their primary religion. This country, which is classified as fourth world is, indeed, in desperate need of the transforming power of the Gospel! It is a small nation, but God is a great God who cares even about the tiniest islands of people in the world! Third, please pray for God to guide in my car situation. It has been repaired several times recently and it is getting to the time to be considering what God would have for me to do with that. Just want to wait on Him, not running before or behind but exactly following His leadership in this area. I am absolutely thrilled at what God is doing! It is a joy to be a small part of God’s work and to let Him do the impossible as some exciting possibilities begin to present themselves. If I can ever pray for you in any way or be of help in any way whatsoever, I hope that you will feel free to contact me.

Joyfully Serving our Risen Saviour,

Stephen Wrachford

Micah 6:8

 

Faith

God has been really showing me some neat things in His Word recently regarding faith. In Hebrews 11, we find that faith is based on a convincement that comes from God’s Word. We have so many examples in the Bible of men and women who did something because they had God’s word on it. 1Jn 5:14 -15 says. “And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.”

We learn what God’s will is by the Word of God. So if we ask according to God’s Word, then, we should be able to pray fully expecting that we will receive that request!  If we as Christians were to get ahold of this simple truth, how radically would it change our prayer lives?

April Ministry

Dear Praying Friends,

It has been a great month of serving the King! The highlight of the month was the opportunity to preach a revival meeting for a long time family friend in Franklin, Pa. There was a sweet spirit all week and God blessed in each service. There was great liberty and people were receptive to God’s Word. There was one man in particular that God really seemed to be stirring in his heart, and he made some decisions that were needed! It was a great blessing to see that! There were also a few visitors who came throughout the week.

Also, since my return home from the meeting, I have been doing a lot of pulpit supply for a needy little church in the area. Please continue to pray for Victory Baptist Church in Woodruff, SC that God would meet their needs! I have been trying to help them out as much as possible when I am not traveling.

The summer is fast approaching and VBS rallies will be in full swing. Please pray specifically that some souls will be saved this summer!

Hope you had a wonderful Easter

Easter is always my favorite time of the year! It provides a wonderful opportunity to reflect on what Christ has done for us! Yes, we can and should do this all the time, but Resurrection Sunday provides a little extra opportunity to pause and give God the thanks for what He has done! We serve a living Saviour! This is the touchstone of all Christianity!  No resurrection equals no hope! There was a wonderful attendance at my home church on Easter Sunday, and many visitors. My Pastor gave a clear testimony to the power of the Risen Christ! In my Dad’s Church, a young teenage girl accepted Christ on Sunday Evening! What a joy to see the power that the gospel has on sinners and saints alike!  I trust, you had a great time with family and friends, but most importantly with the friend closer than any brother, Jesus!

Upcoming Ministry

Things are getting ready to pick up a little as far as ministry opportunities abroad again this year! Looking forward to a Revival Meeting in just a couple of weeks at Baptist Temple of Franklin with Pastor David Foote! Please be in much prayer for this upcoming opportunity! We are a needy people, and this preacher needs God to show him exactly what messages to preach. Pray that God would give me a heart of compassion, and that souls will be stirred to revival and the lost will be pointed to Christ. We need to seek God daily for this meeting. I am anticipating what God can and will do! Please pray also for my home church which will be having a revival meeting this same week with Evangelist Morris Glieser. It is my prayer that God will do His work there as well, to stir up a genuine thirst for God!

In the last month, there have been some great opportunities that God has given. My summer continues to fill up with VBS events, and I am very much looking forward to this as well ! Please keep them in your prayers as you think of it. I still have several weeks available this summer, if there is a need that I can help you to meet in that capacity, it would be a great privilege to serve.

 

Visit to Indiana Baptist College and the Conference

The time at Indiana Baptist College went very well! It was a wonderful opportunity to see a couple of my siblings, and it was also a joy to preach in chapel. It was evident that God is at work in many hearts there. There was good response to the preaching of God’s Word, and a willingness to be broken and honest before Him! I am excited in the days ahead what God will do with many of these young people as they graduate and go on to serve God.

Also, the conference in Wisconsin was very good. It was convicting, but good! This year, the theme was on prayer, and there were some sweet prayer meetings there, as we had the privilege of seeking God’s face corporately. There were many Pastors and lay people from around the country who were serious about getting on their knees and seeking God for revival in this nation and in their ministries.

February Update

Praise God for a fruitful month of ministry! Although it has not been busy with preaching engagements, God has been blessing in other ways! So far, God has allowed me to book three Vacation Bible Schools as well as other possible opportunities in the near future! These little tokens of God’s blessing, are a reminder that God sees and cares! It has also been a busy time preparing the lessons for these Bible Schools as well as the program. I ask prayer specifically that souls would come to know Christ as their personal Saviour this summer. Please join me in fervent prayer for that! I would also like to say, if any of you reading this have an opportunity where you could use help in any way, please do not hesitate to contact me, I would love to serve in any way possible!

This month, I am attending a conference in Wisconsin on prayer! I am praying it will be a time of spiritual re energizing as well as a time to learn more about my Saviour! Looking forward to updating you more on that next month! It will be my joy during this time to preach in the chapel service at Indiana Baptist College. This is a very special place, as two of my siblings are currently studying there to serve God with their lives, and they have a true heart for revival!  If there has ever been a day in time where we need to see revival, it is today! Thank God for a place like Indiana Baptist College that has a zeal to see this truth implanted in the lives of their students. If anyone has a young person of college age, and they are considering ministry, I would invite you to check it out for yourself. It is located in Greenwood, Indiana. May God bless you all as you continue to serve Him!

 

Ministry Update

I am not  even sure I know where to begin with this update as I think about how incredibly good God has been! Not to mention, quite some time has passed since my last formal update as well. The summer has been very busy, yet very fruitful! My first meeting for the summer was a VBS with my good friend Pastor Jim Ogle at Emmanuel Baptist in Kings Mountain, NC , who was also one of my professors in college. It was a great joy to get to know him better as well as serve in his ministry. He was a blessing all throughout my college days, and currently is being greatly used of God in the ministry there.

From there, I went to be with my Dad, Pastor Bob Wrachford in Dunbar, Pa to conduct a Bible School. My siblings jumped right in and participated in helping to prepare things. This was a great opportunity to serve along side them this particular week for God’s glory. Several children made some solid decisions in their lives to get things right with God. If they will remain tender throughout their lives to the Word of God, it will be incredibly exciting to see what God will do in the years ahead with them!

 

After this week of meetings, I went to Meshoppen, Pa to serve with a Pastor I had never met before. But Pastor Myers is a wonderful man of God who has been there since beginning the church 40 years ago! He still has a fervor to reach out to his community there in the mountains of north central Pa. Several children accepted Christ and showed a wonderful understanding of the plan of Salvation! That right there was just so exciting!

 

Maineville, OH was my last VBS for the summer. and God clearly moved in a great way there as well. This was my second time to help out there under this good friend, and we are already beginning to toss some ideas around for next year! Following this time. I was able to preach a teen rally at my home church, in Taylors, SC , then go up to the annual Landmark Conference at Ambassador Baptist College.

 

Each week was marked by special answers to prayer! In fact, before I began the summer, I was praying for at least 20 souls to be saved. God went far above that! To my knowledge there were 27 that made profession of faith. And I have not even gone to Haiti yet! That trip will be from Aug 9 – 23. Please pray with me that more souls will be saved!

As I close this update, I just want to say, I covet your prayers above anything else! I want to be useful for the cause of Christ and to be yielded to Him in every way. Please pray for an unspoken prayer request I have. Second, please remember to keep the missions trip in prayer. The country of Haiti some years ago was officially dedicated to Satan, and there is a lot of witchcraft, and voodoo is their primary religion. This country, which is classified as fourth world is, indeed, in desperate need of the transforming power of the Gospel! It is a small nation, but God is a great God who cares even about the tiniest islands of people in the world! Third, please pray for God to guide in my car situation. It has been repaired several times recently and it is getting to the time to be considering what God would have for me to do with that. Just want to wait on Him, not running before or behind but exactly following His leadership in this area. I am absolutely thrilled at what God is doing! It is a joy to be a small part of God’s work and to let Him do the impossible as some exciting possibilities begin to present themselves. If I can ever pray for you in any way or be of help in any way whatsoever, I hope that you will feel free to contact me.

Joyfully Serving our Risen Saviour,

Stephen Wrachford

Micah 6:8

 

Faith

God has been really showing me some neat things in His Word recently regarding faith. In Hebrews 11, we find that faith is based on a convincement that comes from God’s Word. We have so many examples in the Bible of men and women who did something because they had God’s word on it. 1Jn 5:14 -15 says. “And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.”

We learn what God’s will is by the Word of God. So if we ask according to God’s Word, then, we should be able to pray fully expecting that we will receive that request!  If we as Christians were to get ahold of this simple truth, how radically would it change our prayer lives?

April Ministry

Dear Praying Friends,

It has been a great month of serving the King! The highlight of the month was the opportunity to preach a revival meeting for a long time family friend in Franklin, Pa. There was a sweet spirit all week and God blessed in each service. There was great liberty and people were receptive to God’s Word. There was one man in particular that God really seemed to be stirring in his heart, and he made some decisions that were needed! It was a great blessing to see that! There were also a few visitors who came throughout the week.

Also, since my return home from the meeting, I have been doing a lot of pulpit supply for a needy little church in the area. Please continue to pray for Victory Baptist Church in Woodruff, SC that God would meet their needs! I have been trying to help them out as much as possible when I am not traveling.

The summer is fast approaching and VBS rallies will be in full swing. Please pray specifically that some souls will be saved this summer!

Hope you had a wonderful Easter

Easter is always my favorite time of the year! It provides a wonderful opportunity to reflect on what Christ has done for us! Yes, we can and should do this all the time, but Resurrection Sunday provides a little extra opportunity to pause and give God the thanks for what He has done! We serve a living Saviour! This is the touchstone of all Christianity!  No resurrection equals no hope! There was a wonderful attendance at my home church on Easter Sunday, and many visitors. My Pastor gave a clear testimony to the power of the Risen Christ! In my Dad’s Church, a young teenage girl accepted Christ on Sunday Evening! What a joy to see the power that the gospel has on sinners and saints alike!  I trust, you had a great time with family and friends, but most importantly with the friend closer than any brother, Jesus!

Upcoming Ministry

Things are getting ready to pick up a little as far as ministry opportunities abroad again this year! Looking forward to a Revival Meeting in just a couple of weeks at Baptist Temple of Franklin with Pastor David Foote! Please be in much prayer for this upcoming opportunity! We are a needy people, and this preacher needs God to show him exactly what messages to preach. Pray that God would give me a heart of compassion, and that souls will be stirred to revival and the lost will be pointed to Christ. We need to seek God daily for this meeting. I am anticipating what God can and will do! Please pray also for my home church which will be having a revival meeting this same week with Evangelist Morris Glieser. It is my prayer that God will do His work there as well, to stir up a genuine thirst for God!

In the last month, there have been some great opportunities that God has given. My summer continues to fill up with VBS events, and I am very much looking forward to this as well ! Please keep them in your prayers as you think of it. I still have several weeks available this summer, if there is a need that I can help you to meet in that capacity, it would be a great privilege to serve.

 

Visit to Indiana Baptist College and the Conference

The time at Indiana Baptist College went very well! It was a wonderful opportunity to see a couple of my siblings, and it was also a joy to preach in chapel. It was evident that God is at work in many hearts there. There was good response to the preaching of God’s Word, and a willingness to be broken and honest before Him! I am excited in the days ahead what God will do with many of these young people as they graduate and go on to serve God.

Also, the conference in Wisconsin was very good. It was convicting, but good! This year, the theme was on prayer, and there were some sweet prayer meetings there, as we had the privilege of seeking God’s face corporately. There were many Pastors and lay people from around the country who were serious about getting on their knees and seeking God for revival in this nation and in their ministries.

February Update

Praise God for a fruitful month of ministry! Although it has not been busy with preaching engagements, God has been blessing in other ways! So far, God has allowed me to book three Vacation Bible Schools as well as other possible opportunities in the near future! These little tokens of God’s blessing, are a reminder that God sees and cares! It has also been a busy time preparing the lessons for these Bible Schools as well as the program. I ask prayer specifically that souls would come to know Christ as their personal Saviour this summer. Please join me in fervent prayer for that! I would also like to say, if any of you reading this have an opportunity where you could use help in any way, please do not hesitate to contact me, I would love to serve in any way possible!

This month, I am attending a conference in Wisconsin on prayer! I am praying it will be a time of spiritual re energizing as well as a time to learn more about my Saviour! Looking forward to updating you more on that next month! It will be my joy during this time to preach in the chapel service at Indiana Baptist College. This is a very special place, as two of my siblings are currently studying there to serve God with their lives, and they have a true heart for revival!  If there has ever been a day in time where we need to see revival, it is today! Thank God for a place like Indiana Baptist College that has a zeal to see this truth implanted in the lives of their students. If anyone has a young person of college age, and they are considering ministry, I would invite you to check it out for yourself. It is located in Greenwood, Indiana. May God bless you all as you continue to serve Him!