Hope in the Mountains – the Bruce Outreach Center
May is a month of celebration for us here at Bruce Outreach Center, though our schedule didn’t allow us to have “formal” celebrations! May marks three years since the church was launched here in the Appalachian mountain town of Westernport, Maryland. It also marks one year since Leslie and I have gone completely full-time in ministry while raising our own salary. It is because of the generosity of our financial partners that we are able to do what we do, and Leslie and I truly “thank (our) God every time (we) remember you” Philippians 1:3). Our partners make this happen. Thank you for being wonderful blessings and encouragers to our family and our ministry!
Another reason why we are so blessed at BOC is the gift of partners that God gives to us to help come alongside of us and help us expand and strengthen our ministries. In May, we were honored to have friends from Grace Baptist Church of Blue Bell (Blue Bell, PA) come to help us complete work on siding for our future cycle-breaking apartments and continue work on our future day care center (see photo of building worked on below). We will never be able to thank these dear folks enough for their efforts on our behalf and on behalf of the Kingdom of God. Thank you, Grace Baptist brothers and sisters. You blessed us!!
In regards to our ministry, please keep us in prayer as we look ahead to June, hoping to have our first baptism service in ten months using our brand new portable baptistery (thanks to a couple of generous donors and offerings from our revival services in April). Pray for our new believers as we have been blessed to witness seven professions of faith in May! God is moving and we want to be faithful so pray for us and know that YOU have a part in each and every life that is changed and transformed by the power of the Gospel!
Please continue to pray as we look ahead to two mission teams coming in June and send our youth to Skycroft on a summer retreat. We are also looking to send a mission team to Alabama in July and host our 13th annual basketball camp, second solo VBS, and first-ever Power Team Crusade in August. The work is starting to snowball so your prayers for resources, strength, wisdom, and fruit for the kingdom are greatly appreciated.
Thank you again for your partnership and support. Leslie and I are eternally grateful. Above all else, thank you for praying. Without God using us all in our lives, we wouldn’t be able to do what we do. THANK YOU!! Please never hesitate to let us know how we can pray for you and encourage you. You are genuinely family and we count it an honor to minister to each of you.
Your partners in the harvest,
Steffan and Leslie Carr