Today is a great day in the fifty year history of Meadow Baptist Church. For the first time ever we will be formally commissioning a missionary family which will be sent overseas directly from our church without the use of any outside agency. About eight years ago, Meadow had a similar privilege when we commissioned the Meredith Ransom family to begin Harvesters Baptist Church in Sparta, GA.
That work continues on this day and we add to that privilege this week our very first international missionary as Nathan and Krystal Young begin their work at Stonehaven Baptist Church in Stonehaven Scotland. We began to pray nearly nine years ago that God would allow Meadow the privilege of sending a family to somewhere else in the world to herald the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We began working with another family and believed that somewhere in Africa would be the target. When God closed that door we waited upon Him until we recognized His providence raising up the partnership between Meadow and the Youngs. Tonight we will join with representatives of a handful of supporting churches and lay hands on the Youngs as we say a heartfelt goodbye to them for a season and rejoice with them as they say Greetings! to the work in Stonehaven. Blessings to you, Nathan, Krystal, Miles & Madeline – we are sending our best to Scotland!
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