Leslie and I were able to spend time with dear friends Brian and Kelly.
Leslie and I just got back from a 12 day summer journey. Our first stop was Houston, Texas, where we were able to visit with family and friends. Secondly, we visited Dallas, Texas. The North American Mission Board held their second SEND NORTH AMERICA church planting conference, and our church, www.secondbaptist.org , sponsored several church represented there. It was a great time of getting to connect with those men and their wives, and encourage them. We then flew from Dallas to Jacksonville, NC, where we were able to spend time with one church planting couple we support, Brian and Kelly O'Day. They are planting Pillar Church Jacksonville. Brian is a marine who heard the call of God to plant a church near Camp Lejeune Marine Corp Base. I was able to read scripture at their worship gathering on Sunday, and see what they are doing to reach this area. Brian and Kelly are doing a wonderful job, and are serving faithfully.
Matthew is 34 years old and currently lives in St Louis, Missouri with his wife Leslie. He serves as the Associate Pastor at The Groves Church, in Webster Groves, Missouri.