Harold and Karen Watson - Dalton Spanish Church

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Fall Newsletter

 

Greetings in Christ from Iglesia Hispana Evangelica de Santidad.  I want to bring you up to date on the Summer and Fall happenings of the Dalton Hispanic work.  The Lord has exceeded abundantly our expectations for this work of faith.  Praise His name!

The English Class is going well with increased attendance.  The remodeling of the room is complete.  It is beautiful and spacious.  Thanks go to:

·         Carson Scarbrough and Bill Cooper – Sheet Rock

·         Ralph Raley and Joe Stewart – Carpentry and Painting

·         Gary Scharf – Donation and Laying of Carpet

·         Charles and Gwinn Thomas – Pre-hung 3ft. Metal Entrance Door

·         Bill and Bettie Beagan – Paint

Purchase of a Dodge passenger van - this is a great blessing and answer to a previous prayer request.  Though an older model, this van is in excellent condition with working air.  A big thank you goes to Bro. Beagan who first told us about it.  We soon hope to have it paint.

We had a Summer Picnic in the park at Dalton.  The Spanish people respond overwhelmingly to gatherings where food is included.  Many of them bring Spanish food.  The kids painted orange and green shirts with Christian slogans on them (a sly trick to be able to better keep track of them in a crowd.  Ha.)  This was a wonderful time of meeting many of the kids’ parents. 

The first VBS at the mission started with 40 and ended with 65, including workers and parents.  The Tim Eversole Family did an outstanding job.  They put hours of preparation into it and God honored their labor and commitment.  Thanks also go to the Vargas Family, Andrea, Whitney, Kyle, Sarah, Becky, Bill and Bettie Beagan, and Ralph and Ruth Raley.     

The Hickory Valley Church of the Nazarene Youth Group (two van loads with sponsors) presented a very good service with songs, stories, a message in Spanish, crafts, and refreshments.  They also brought 25 backpacks filled with school supplies for the school-aged children and toys for the smaller ones, plus a blanket for each family.  This was a great blessing to our people.  The parents were very impressed.  Josh Beagan started the ball rolling when he substituted for his grandmother when she had to be out due to a funeral.  This young man was so impressed, he went back and inspired his youth group to get involved.  Thank you Hickory Valley Youth and sponsors!

We have resigned the Green Pasture Community Church after 21 years as pastor.  The new pastor, Rev. Keith Fowler, with his wife and four children are now pastoring there.  Rev. Fowler is from Bedford, Indiana (Bro. Sankey’s church).

Well, you can see it has been a busy, but blessed, summer.  Pastoring two churches this past year has been a challenge.  God has answered many prayers in reference to preparing for the Fowlers’ coming and maintaining the needs of both works. 

Thanks to all who helped us by your offerings, prayers, and labors.  All moneys donated go to the work, as no one receives a salary.  We know God will bless your efforts.

Following are some prayer needs:

1. An Hispanic Pastor

2. he beginning of regular Sunday services

3. Financial needs for various maintenance projects

4. The Watson's as they learn Spanish

5. A spirit of conviction and revival

Again, thank you everyone for all you have done to make this work a success.

Following are some wants:

1. An overhead projector

2. Donations for paint for the van

3. Copier

We would like to visit your church and present the mission to your congregation.  Please contact us if you would like to know more about how God is helping His work in Dalton.  I can be reached at 423-991-2660 by cell phone or by 706-764-1374 at home.  Karen can be reached at 423-902-6483.

If you are receiving this newsletter by U.S. mail and would like to have it sent via e-mail, please send your e-mail address to kswat52@yahoo.com and put “Dalton Dialogues” in the subject line.  Likewise, if you are receiving this by e-mail and want it sent by U.S. Mail, please send an e-mail to that effect with your mailing address included.  If you would like your name removed from the mailing list, please let us know.

God Bless You,

Harold and Karen Watson

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