By Karjor A. Caldwell
Greetings from Sturgis. We continue to enjoy good health and rejoice in God’s continued blessings. I thank God so much for good, faithful brethren who have sup-ported me financially in preaching the good news of Jesus Christ. This help came from all over the U.S.A. May the Lord of heaven bless everyone of you.
The work here in Sturgis, Mississippi is coming along slowly but just fine. I am doing all the preaching, teaching, song leading and praying but I do not mind that one bit. With God’s help, we’re working to change that situation. In the meantime, the Lord’s work must go on! Sometimes I get a little discouraged because I am alone (single) but with God’s help and your prayers I can make it. Please remember me in your prayers.
Our regular attendance is between 17-20 members every Lord’s day. Two weeks ago our attendance reached its highest at about 30. All praise unto God for that. The brethren here (mostly sisters) are growing in the Lord’s word every time we meet. We have just finished studying brother Roy E. Cogdill’s book on The New Testament Church and now we are studying Walking By Faith. These brethren have come a long way in a short time. We praise God for this. By building up our own faith, we are preparing ourselves to be able to convert others. That is our goal, make no mistake about it! I have done some out-of-town preaching in the last three months in Jackson, Mississippi; Louisville, Kentucky; Memphis, Tennessee; and Alabama. I am willing to preach the gospel of Christ anywhere I am needed, but at this point it is necessary for me to concentrate my efforts here at Sturgis. The Lord willing, now that the weather is warming up, I want to do some more personal work here in the Sturgis area. Pray for this effort.
Brethren, I wrote this letter to let all of you know how the work in Sturgis, Mississippi is coming along and how much I appreciate your help and financial support and prayers. Thanks to all of you brethren, I am now fully supported financially for this year. All praise and thanks go to God for his wonderful blessings. I will send a quarterly report to Guardian of Truth about the work here in Sturgis because of the interest already shown by its readers regarding our work. Thank you so very much for your help in everything.
Guardian of Truth XXXVII: 17, p. 19
September 2, 1993