September 2023 Armor Bearer

Dear Faithful Prayer Warriors and Supporters,
“Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.” I Corinthians 15:58.

Have you ever wondered how long God might be able to use you where you live and serve? In a recent letter, I shared with you about Missionary Martha Little. Sister Little is our longest serving active missionary, having joined AFBM with her husband John in 1973. In recognition of her 50 years of faithful service as an AFBM missionary, my wife and I shared a specially designed commemorative gift with her that included some extra exchangeable photos of her and her late husband from their years of serving God and our military.

God allowed them to serve in many locations during those years, culminating with service at Robinwood at Wendell, senior living apartments near Raleigh, North Carolina. Brother John started the Robinwood Church with the goal of reaching unbelievers with the Gospel and encouraging believers and helping them to grow in their faith. His focus on sharing the fundamental doctrines of the faith proved helpful to many. Brother Little is with His Lord now, but Robinwood Church continues to this day and Sister Martha is a faithful greeter in their Wednesday evening service. As she greets each attendee before the service, she recognizes guests with special treats that she prepares herself. For those who miss church for any reason, she stops by their apartment to drop off their special treat and to remind them they were missed. She is having a great impact as a faithful prayer warrior and a great encourager to the believers there. They know she loves God, and she loves them!

In the last letter, I also shared with you about the Scott McCain family, AFBM Missionaries near Lakenheath and Mildenhall in England. Thank you for praying for them. God’s answer may not always be what we prayed for, but it is always best. The McCain’s appeal of the new immigration law was denied, and they must now complete a more formal process for sponsorship in order to receive new visas. They will soon return to the US while that process unfolds. Please pray our home office can be a help to them. We know the need of the Gospel is still great in England, and we are asking God to direct the McCain family clearly.

For many, November is a special month because of an important gathering they will have with family and friends at Thanksgiving. Here at AFBM, we enjoy some special ministry opportunities because of the Veteran’s Day holiday. Please pray our missionaries will see fruit for their efforts as they seek to reach the military near them during special outreach efforts and services.
As always, contact us at AFBM if God is stirring your heart or the heart of someone you know about being more involved personally in getting the Gospel to our military servicemembers worldwide. The fields are white unto harvest!

On behalf of your grateful AFBM Missionary family, Kevin Brown