Never Too Old!
Dr. Pat Creed Sr.
June and I rejoice we can continue to be used in serving with church-
planting missionaries throughout the Caribbean and the mid-Atlantic area
of the United States. We are in the midst of a very busy missions conference
schedule this fall. It is exciting to see how God continues to work in the
hearts of people in giving to Faith Promise and surrendering to be used any
way God wants. We are also planning two trips in the near future, taking
pastors down to teach module classes in the Dominican Republic (DR) and
taking another church group to the DR for a missions trip.
I was recently in a missions conference with a missionary going to Sierra
Leone in Africa. He shared how he would have to teach the people how
to read before he could ever get them to understand the Bible. Then he
mentioned something that caught my interest, and later I asked him for
more details and this is what he shared.
After presenting our ministry to Sierra Leone at a church in
Washington State, a woman, age seventy-six, came up to me with
tears in her eyes and told me she had been praying since her husband
died last June for what God would like her to do with the remainder
of her life. She went on to tell me that together they had started three
Christian schools; she had taught in a Christian college and had
taught hundreds of people to be teachers, and had even written her
own literacy curriculum. When she heard me say Sierra Leone was an
English-speaking country, she knew that was where God wanted her
to go. She surrendered that same day. She talked to her pastor, called
her children, and began to make plans. She arrived in Sierra Leone on
September 3, 2013, for a three-month test trip and is currently teaching
four national pastors to read so they can be more effective in preaching
the Word of God.
I am also involved with a group of pastors in our area who meet every
couple of months with the purpose of planting new independent
Baptist churches. We are presently involved in starting new churches in
Rockville, Maryland; downtown Washington, D.C.; Easton, Maryland;
and Annapolis, Maryland. Praise the Lord for people young and old who
are still willing to listen and respond to the call of God.
Islander – November 2014