South Pacific Baptist Outreach
October 30, 2019
Dear Members of Bible Baptist Church,
Throughout scripture, we are reminded that God is in control and that He alone directs the lives of His servants. We can know His will and faithfully pursue His plan, but in the end, it is God who determines the way and the when of ministry success — and this should bring comfort to our hearts!
Over the past year, this Biblical principle has proven true multiple times. We arrived in Fiji with a clear “mission plan,” but how the plan unfolded was very different than what was envisioned. God in His infinite wisdom chose to direct our steps by allowing spiritual warfare, setbacks, victories, failures, unexpected opportunities, and many other “unique to God” methods. And now looking back, what we saw as frustrations and delays, were simply God’s way of accomplishing His “mission plan.”
I’m thankful that the Lord has chosen to use the South Pacific Baptist Outreach to make an impact in people’s lives. If you’ve been following this ministry, then you’ve already heard the stories of those who have trusted Christ as their Saviour, the opportunities to grow and ground believers in the Word, and the numerous open doors for the furtherance of the Gospel. Only God could have orchestrated this!
As we look to the future, it is clear that focused evangelism and systematic training of men is not only a necessity but a priority. Many people in the South Pacific have “a form of godliness,” but little to no understanding of salvation and the scriptures. In the coming months, our efforts will focus on some new and exciting ways to get the Gospel to every island in order to lay a Biblical foundation on which to build. Please pray for wisdom concerning these pursuits; I am actively securing the resources necessary to accomplish this task and Lord willing, I will share specific details in the next report letter.
Our two Bible Training Institute classes will finish in two weeks and be on break for the summer holidays. Both groups have committed to continuing classes in 2020. Our weekly home Bible study groups have recently undergone some changes: the entire Chinese group — except for one man — has moved back to China. We are praying that God will use them to reach their families and friends. A few people have lost interest or allowed family obligations to affect their faithfulness, but in spite of these changes, God continues to bring new people to the Bible studies. Please pray for spiritual growth and maturity in the lives of those being taught God’s Word.
Once again, thank you for your faithful prayers and financial support — it is worth your sacrifice and efforts! Keep laboring with us for the advancement of the Word of God throughout the South Pacific.
In His Service,
Evangelist Jeremiah Sargent
“With a straight course”