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Dear Friends,                                                                                                                                                 

Recently, I read the following verses from Psalm 145:4-5:

One generation shall commend your works to another,

And shall declare your mighty acts.

On the glorious splendor of your majesty,

And on your wondrous works, I will meditate.”

As I read these verses, I spent some time meditating on the phrase, “one generation shall commend your works to another.”  It caused me to ask, “what works of God am I commending to the next generation?”  I thought of a few examples:

  • I know of a church that offered to buy a piece of property for $500,000 cash.  Their offer was rejected with a counter offer of over $1 million dollars.  The church moved on.  A few months later, the seller offered the same piece of land to the church for $440,000.
  • I know of a missionary who was approached by an acquaintance.  He asked the missionary, “How much support do you lack to be fully supported?”  The missionary replied, “$1,000 per month.”  The man replied, “Ok.  I can do that.” 
  • I know of a woman (my wife) who put her life in danger every time she got pregnant.  Today, we are blessed with four children.
  • I know of missionaries who have been evacuated out of difficult and unsafe situations.  In each case, these missionaries talk about the goodness of God in protecting them and directing their steps. 

This list could go on and on.  The “works of God” are countless.  They defy human logic.  At the same time, they should not be kept a secret!  We are to commend them to another generation.  We must tell these stories to those coming behind us.  We serve a great and powerful God and we should talk about Him and what He has done!  I challenge you today to commend the works of God in your life to another generation! 

Graduations and GARBC

Summer is quickly approaching.  Graduations have begun.  I am praising the Lord for finishing my Master of Divinity degree at Liberty University.  I have been working on this for about three and a half years and am thrilled to finally be done with this!  Many of you have prayed for me through this process and I am grateful for your prayers. 

My family and I are super excited to be attending the GARBC National Conference in Grand Rapids, MI.  This is always a great time to connect with many pastors and friends who partner with our missionaries.  If you are attending, please remember to stop by our booth. 

Mission Statement

The Mission Statement of FBM is:

“FBM exists to glorify God by obeying the Great Commission and caring for those we serve.”

Every day we strive to OBEY and CARE.  This includes caring for each of you.  If there is ever any way that we can serve or care for you, please let us know.  May God richly bless you all!

Stephen Simpson

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