We were thankful to be able to take a trip to support the pioneer work in Middletown Ohio. God is blessing the efforts of Bro Kevin Allen and his family. Below you will find a testimonial from him concerning the recent Maranatha Missions trip.
Greetings in the name of the Lord Jesus! Just wanted to give a praise report for the great things God has done in our recent revival with Maranatha Missions. I am so thankful that the Lord is mindful of His people. I can honestly say the Lord answered my prayers in a great way. The first night bro. Josh Spurlock preached and had dealt with some issues that I had already been preaching to my people lately and it was a confirmation to several folks that God was desiring a deeper commitment from them.
Tuesday night the presence of the Lord just swept through the building in a special way! As a pastor, you just know of different situations going on with families in the church and as the service progressed and Bro. Joseph Snow preached I could see how God was working in so many different directions with different people all at the same time! It was so encouraging to watch our people step out and get the help that they needed from the Lord.
By Wednesday night we were all pumped and came expecting great things again. I can honestly say if God helped anyone that night He helped my family. My wife and I had been going through something specific that she felt like the Lord had given her a promise on and she had about given up because it wasn’t working out the way we thought it would. The preacher that night, Bro. Trent Blair, preached on "prepared promises" and through his message the Lord confirmed His word to my wife and I in ways that only He knew and revived out faith to believe Him again for our situation! That night many had an absolute breakthrough in their lives!
I really truly believe when we get further down the road we will be looking back to this revival and someone will testify that it all started from there. We ask that you would just keep us in your prayers that we can keep moving forward in the work of the Lord. We are praying for God to send us some dependable help in different areas that we may grow our Sunday school and more establish the church. There is a need here in our Sunday school and if we can get it filled I believe we can make some headway in the neighborhood. Our prayer is that which Christ requested when He said pray for laborers to enter into the harvest. May God bless each one that has taken time to seek the Lord on our behalf.
- Bro. Kevin Allen