September 2021

Dear Friends,

Cassie and I greet you in the name of our wonderful Lord Jesus Christ.  As always we want to thank you for your prayers as well as your financial support.  We are honored to be a part of your missions family and count it a joy to labor with you to reach the world with the Gospel of Christ.

The Lord has been so gracious to allow us to be a part of several missions Sundays and conferences since our last letter.  We are so appreciative for your prayers as we travel.  Between meetings and missions trips we have traveled to or at least through sixteen different states this quarter.  We praise the Lord for every safe mile He has granted for His glory.  Thank you for praying for our safety on the road.

Throughout the course of our recent travels we were blessed to visit with one of our MWBM church planting families to South Dakota, Brother Jesse Hailey, his wife Melanie, and their children.   The Lord is using this family in a mighty way in the Northwest US.  Not only has God used Brother Hailey to plant a church in the state capital of Pierre, but having turned that church over to a pastor he has also planted the Elk Point Baptist Church of Elk Point, South Dakota, as well.  Now, as a result of ten faithful years of pastoring the church, the Haileys believe that God would have them stay as the church’s full time pastor.  It is always hard to see missionaries leave Macedonia, but I honestly do not mind losing them this way.  Cassie and I are thrilled to know that as a result of the Hailey’s faithfulness two independent Baptist churches have been planted.  Those churches not only continue to impact the state of South Dakota but the world  as well through their own missions outreaches for the cause of Christ.  To God be the glory!  That is what New Testament missions is all about.  Thank you for your faithfulness, Pastor Hailey!  Macedonia World Baptist Missions rejoices in the partnership that was forged with you and your sending church over twenty years ago.  My prayer is that God would raise up more families like yours in the days to come.

Another highlight of the quarter was to be able to preach the first missions conference of the Graceway Baptist Church of Washington DC, where Brother Brad Wells serves as the founding pastor.  Brother Wells and his family planted the church in DC just a few years ago.  What a great time to be in our nation’s capital: the week of July the fourth!  I enjoyed preaching every night of the conference, but Saturday night proved to be very special.   It was then I was able to stand and preach on the steps of the Supreme Court.  While using I Timothy 2:1-4 I preached on three ways we can be a blessing to America.  We can be a blessing to America by praying fervently, by living righteously, and by evangelizing faithfully.  Those truths will become very evident as you and I study the first four verses of I Timothy 2.  Are we really praying for our country?  Are we living in a way that pleases the Lord?  Are we busy about God’s business of reaching others with the Gospel?  Truly the hour is late and the need to do so has never been greater!  Thank you, Pastor Wells and Graceway Baptist Church, for a wonderful few days together.

In the home office, we not only continue our monthly services for our Macedonia families around the world, but we are also preparing for the MWBM conference September 26-29.  This year’s conference will be hosted by the Zion Hill Baptist Church of Greenville, SC, where Brother Danny Moore serves as the pastor.  Thus far, we have about thirty five missionary families planning on being a part.  Please help us pray for a time of refreshment and revival for each of our MWBM families who will attend.

In closing, Cassie and I were blessed to share the Gospel recently with a man by the name of Jim.  Jim is an older man that has never met Christ personally.  He was somewhat receptive of our message for which we are grateful.  Would you please help us pray that the seed of the Gospel that was sown in his heart would take root?  We also have others on our hearts we are trying to reach as well.  It is certainly our desire to be soul winners for God’s glory.  World evangelism begins across the street!

May we never forget that the King’s business requires haste!  Therefore, as a result of God’s good grace and your continued prayers and support, we will continue by faith.

For the sake of souls,

Dr. Scott Caudill