West Jefferson Missionary Baptist Church

Pastor Roger D. Reed

90 East Main Street

West Jefferson, Ohio 43162-1206

Telephone: (419)589-2398



October 2017 Report

Dear Church:

We pray that the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, will make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, and settle you in all things.

We are very excited once again to bring you news of our building progress and to let you know that this past Tuesday, November 3rd we were able to meet with the Architect, finally. He has given us a few changes that will help with the cost and he will be making some calls to the building inspector in West Jeff and maybe he can help with the Parking Area.

The Amish contractor, Albert Shrock, has been in touch with Brother Chuck with a few questions and may be real close in giving us some material pricing. We wanted to stop and see him while we were in the area Thursday but he was not in.

We were also excited to preach a four day Revival at our home church in Wayne, WV. We met some new folks there and had great fellowship with ones we had not seen for a while. It was very refreshing and I was revived as well as many of those who attended the services (Hebrews 4:12 KJV) “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” Praise the Lord for that!

Please pray for Sister Connie Travis, she fell and broke her hip, I believe the second Sunday in October. She had to have surgery and they put a plate and some screws in. She is home and doing very well with the Physical Therapy.

Many of the folks at the Mission have been sick and the three Green sister’s Aunt is back in the hospital and not expected to make it. She is the last Aunt on their mother’s side.

Our daughter had to have surgery and is recovering from that. But two days after she was home her father-in-law died. He lived next door to them and I was asked to do his funeral. I thank the Lord that he was saved. It was much unexpected and has left my son-in-law and his family in dismay. He also helped with our granddaughter whom my wife watches every day, so we have had to make a lot of adjustments to our schedules now. We were going to take a week off in December and take a vacation but have had to cancel that. My wife and I haven’t had a vacation together in over twenty years. But our daughter will be off work for another five weeks and can’t be left alone.

Again, we ask prayers for God’s elect that He would bring them to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ and add them to the church through the waters of Baptism, “such as should be saved” (Acts 2:47). We have three lost souls, maybe four that have been attending the mission, I would love to see them saved and added unto us. May God have mercy on them!


Love in Christ Jesus,

Roger D. Reed