September 2023

Dear Friends,

The psalmist declared in Psalms 126:3, “The LORD hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad.”  Today, Cassie and I make that same declaration.  The Lord has certainly done great things for us! Therefore, we too are glad.  We are glad to be involved in the service of the Lord.  We are glad to partner with you, our friends, to reach the world with the Gospel.  From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for your prayers and financial support.

Tuesday, August 15, Cassie and I returned to America after having filled in for MWBM missionary Jonathan VandenHurk at the Calvary Baptist Church of Peterborough, England.  Over the course of our six weeks there we not only ministered each Lord’s day at the church, we also participated in street evangelism, Bible studies, as well as children’s Sunday school.  CBC is an exciting, growing work with a heart to make a difference in the lives of families.  Please help us pray the Lord would provide this church plant with a more adequate place to assemble.  As the church continues to grow this will become an even more pressing need.

While using the UK as our home base, it was also our desire to visit with our other MWBM European church planters.  We were able to visit Brother Junior Haley and his family at the Ghent Baptist Church of Ghent, Belgium.  God is blessing the church!  The Lord has recently led them to acquire their own facility.  They are currently in the process of refurbishing it.  We were so impressed with how the church is working together to make a difference for Christ in Ghent.  We were also able to have a short but pleasant visit with Brother Jeremiah Cooley and his family.  They met us in Milan, Italy, where we were able to enjoy fellowship and hear firsthand about the triumphs and challenges of the unique ministry God has given them in Germany and the surrounding countries.  From Milan we traveled to Reggio Emilia, Italy, to visit with Brother Brandon Cook and his family.  The Cooks have planted the La Verita Baptist Church there and are being used of the Lord in a mighty way.  God has blessed them to learn the Italian language, and they continue to labor diligently to reach their city and beyond with the Gospel.  Our final visit was with Brother Jason Rongione and his wife Dana in Wales.  They have been in the town of Rhayner now for over a year and are hard at work in the weekly outreach of the Bethanaia Baptist Church.  Please join us in prayer over current issues that have arisen with their visas in order that they can stay in the country.  That is certainly their heart’s desire.

As we returned home our hearts were stirred yet again for the great need of the Gospel in the UK and Europe.  We have also gained a greater understanding of the daily challenges our missionaries face on the field.  Therefore, for each of you that invested in the this trip on our behalf, we can assure you your gifts have made a difference.  Again, from the bottom of our hearts we thank you!

Since returning to the states we have already been busy in missions Sundays and conferences.  We also praise the Lord for three new missionary families we have approved just since our last prayer letter to Spain, Brazil, and the Netherlands.  Praise the Lord!  We are also hard at work preparing for our Annual Conference at the Catoosa Baptist Tabernacle of Ringold, Georgia, October 15-18.  These are busy days but very good days.  Therefore by God’s grace and with your help, we will continue by faith.

For the sake of souls,

Scott Caudill