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This past December, the lady called again and said she had finally sold the
land. After asking how Lighthouse Baptist Church (LBC) was doing, she
said she wanted to give the church some money and asked if we would
come pick it up. We drove to her house, and Ron visited with her for about
an hour. When he left, he held two checks in his hands. Combined, they
totaled $40,000! The Lord basically reimbursed us for our remodeling
costs! God’s plan is for the members of a local church to give their tithes and
offerings to support their church. However, sometimes the Lord uses
non-members, saved and unsaved alike, to provide for the needs of a
church. In this case, He chose a Christian lady from Phoenix, who is
a member of another church and has never even visited LBC, to be an
unexpected blessing to a small group of believers in Avondale.
This gift was a real boost to our people and to us as well, and it came
at just the right time. We encouraged our church to let this unexpected
blessing remind them to keep being faithful in their attendance,
witnessing, and giving!
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above
and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom
is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
Ron and Shelby Manuel are BIMI church planters in Arizona.
6 Reseeding America – Spring 2020
New Video from the
Ministry The Reseeding America Ministry, a division of Baptist International Missions, Inc.
(BIMI), is all about bringing biblical change back to America. Across this country,
BIMI Reseeding America church planters are busy starting and restarting churches.
We are convinced they are making a difference and we want to share this vital
ministry with you and your congregation.
Schedule a showing of this new video. We are now scheduling Sundays and
Wednesdays for 2020 and 2021 to show this video and introduce your church to the
BIMI Reseeding America Ministry of church planting and church restoration.
On a typical Sunday, we can do the following:
• Show the video Righteousness Exalteth a Nation in the morning service.
• Teach the lesson from the book of Acts on “Church Planting” in the adult
• Show the video Seeing the Multitudes (The need for church planting in our
metropolitan cities in America) in the evening service.
• Share the message “Motivation to Reach Our Nation” in the evening service.
Contact Bob Larson, USA Director, Baptist International Missions, Inc.
at 423-605-6098 for open dates and more information.
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