Pastor Hatfield, his wife Ruth, his granddaughter, Audrey Halverson and Elder Andy Carter, pastor of the Greenwood Primitive Baptist Church in Greenwood, MS will be traveling to Chernigov, Ukraine for 10 days of ministry among the saints there. They will be visiting with the five orphaned children that Pastor Alexander and his wife have been taking care of for the past year. Continue to pray they will be able to adopt these children and pray for the mission trip.
Aberdeen Primitive Baptist Church 201 S. Columbus Street Corner of Washington & Columbus St. Aberdeen, MS 39730
Dear Bro. John, Thank you for your prayers for out trip to Ukraine. The Lord was pleased to graciously bless and we had a great time of fellowship the saints there. I am now safely back home trying to get ready for Sunday services. As to your comments about the saints being scatter from Jerusalem, you are correct. I do believe that all of God's saints are to be witnesses for Him wherever they are. However, this is not to endorse women preachers or teachers in the Lord's churches.
You might find that the Apostles were all left in Jerusalem (Acts 8:1) at the persecution, so the preachers who went out (whom I call the Acts 8:4 preachers, and have written a lengthy article about) were unordained, ordinary men and women, members probably of the church in Jerusalem.
I shall remember this trip and others in prayer, certainly.
Yes, times are changing. God has been pleased to recover some Primitive Baptists from their error concerning Biblcal missions so that today we have Biblcal mission work going on in India, Ukraine, Phillipines, Africa and Cambodia.