The Byers Family

Preaching Jesus Christ to the Pacific Northwest

Dear Church,
Many of God’s people encouraged us last month by letting us know of their continued prayer and support for our family and the work we are called to in the Northwest. The Bible says, “A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.” Paul said, “Alexander the coppersmith did me much evil: the Lord reward him according to his works: Of whom be thou ware also; for he hath greatly withstood our words.” Two thousand years later in Oregon these words are as relevant as the day they were written. Some folks hurt the work but thank God others help!

We held our covenant signing service at the end of April and have officially joined together as an autonomous church. Dr. Rick Adams preached a wonderful and timely message on the kinds of members each church needs. Four qualified people besides our family joined and after the service we had a potluck and a nice time of fellowship. Much seed has fallen among thorns as Jesus described and cares of this world have chocked them out. Two terrible obstacles keep people from serving God in this area: alcohol or drugs and rebellion against God’s order in the home. Please continue to support Anchor Baptist Church prayerfully and financially as we press on in search of a building and more people to join our number. Pray Astoria will learn to fear the name of the Lord!

So far $4,377.72 has been raised towards the 3rd Annual Gospel Tent Meeting and we hope to raise at least $2,345 more before July. The kind folks at Summerville Baptist Church sent us two 20lb fire extinguishers for which we are very grateful! We invite soul-winners to come join us July 10-17 and spread the gospel here in town. Those who cannot evangelize could sponsor us in prayer.

Stacy and I are celebrating 25 years of marriage this May 17th. I’m more in love with her today that I was when we married and bless the day I met her! It is our joy to continue representing you as church planting missionaries!

No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.

Isaiah 54:17