US Church Planting
A Ministry of New Life Baptist Church in Columbia, SC

The Clarke Family

The Clarke Family is serving the Lord in Elbow Lake, Minnesota at Elbow Lake Baptist Church. 


Greetings in the wonderful name of Jesus!
Our revival meeting in April went great brother Sorenson did a wonderful job preaching about the biblical structure of a home; many families were helped by this meeting. I also benefitted from brother Sorenson’s experience with church planting a gained some new perspectives on how to lead our people.

At the end of April I and three other men from the church went to a mens adanvce over the weekend. The meeting went great, we were all fed spiritually, and I believe we grew closer by the two days of fellowship.

Brother Mitchel continues to grow in the Lord, the Lord recently answered a pray by blessing him with a  Job. Thankfully he is working with another man that goes to our church; he told me he didn’t think he would be able to work at this construction job if the other Christian man wasn’t there so, I thank God for his providence.

We met several new prospects this month their names are Jeremiah, Emily, and Leann. Emily promised us that she would come to church soon, and Leann has come several times and we have been able to talk with her about salvation. Continue to pray for Elizabeth and Chad. Elizabeth got a job so she has been hit and miss at our set free program, but Chad continues to come.

Early in May we had to rush Hope to the emergency room. They found that she had and ectopic pregnancy, which is when the baby attaches to the fallopian tube, rather than the uterus. The tube ruptured and she began to bleed internally, if we would have waited until morning it’s possible that she could have died, but by God grace we caught it in time, and now she is doing well, just a little light headed from the blood lose.
The church in Alexandria is doing good we go visiting every week for both churches and God had blessed us for that. We have two new people coming, their names are Mary-Kay, and Amy. We also just scheduled a tent meeting to be held in August in Alexandria with brother Van Billingsly.

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Church service at Elbow Lake. 

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Pastor John presenting Pastor Silas with his certificate of completion. 

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A young man following the Lord in believer's baptism.