September 2017 Prayer Letter


I hope and pray that this letter finds you all doing well, and laboring in the service our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. This month marks 3 years that my family and I have been at Open Bible Baptist Church here in Brunswick GA. The Lord has truly blessed our little church, and has continued to provide many opportunities for us to reach this community with the glorious gospel of Jesus Christ.

Last summer, we set a goal for ourselves to reach every front door in our county with a door hanger containing Scriptures, gospel tracts, and a church invitation. We have named this monthly ministry, “Operation Golden Isles,” and so far, our church has been able to distribute approximately 5,000 of these door hangers in our community. In April, a couple who had received one of these door hangers, began attending our services on Sunday Morning.  They have been in church every Sunday morning since then and seem to really be enjoying the church. We praise God for this response and are excited to see more fruit in the future.

Also, this year, a wonderful opportunity has come up for us to be able to preach on a local radio station.  We are able to provide 30 minutes of Bible preaching/teaching every Sunday Morning at 6:30am. The radio station that has given us this opportunity is a country music station, but the managers seem to very excited to have us on their station. Please pray that the Lord will continue to keep this door open for us in order to reach this area with the Scriptures. We have also decided to take this 30-minute program and put it online as a podcast. We have already begun to see a decent amount of interest in this program from folks both in our area and in other states.

This fall, we have a full schedule lined up to do more outreach here in the Golden Isles. We are planning to set up a booth at the Glynn county fair for the first time. We also are going to be making an effort to be at every festival/parade in our area to distribute tracts and preach the gospel. The church seems to be very excited about these upcoming endeavors and we ask that you pray that the Lord use these things to reach folks our community.

Lastly, I ask that you pray that the Lord will send laborers to work in this area with us to reach souls with the gospel and to establish a Bible-Believing and Christ honoring church here.  Truly the harvest here is great, but the laborers are few, so we ask that you pray that the Lord will send laborers to this harvest. Brethren, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for Brunswick is that they might be saved!!

God Bless,

Pastor Kenneth Seremak


Laundry and the Love of Christ

A few months ago, our washing machine decided that it was going to turn in its resignation and put an end to its clothes washing days. It was not alone in this endeavor, as the dryer had kicked the bucket a few years before. We had tried to buy cheap dryers on craigslist and yard sales, but each 50-dollar dryer only proved we had paid too much for it by its lack of ability to keep up with the laundry load of 6 people (four of which are little boys who can put some dirt on some clothes). So, we finally broke down and bought a brand-new matching washer and dryer set from a large box store. During our purchase, we were asked if we would like to have the set delivered, and having dropped, scratched, and dented enough appliances by moving them myself, I agreed to have the store deliver the washer and dryer (especially considering it was free). The only downside was that we had to wait almost 2 weeks until they could deliver it. We had a trip to go on and some other obligations that would hinder me being able to pick it up sooner, so we agreed.

Well, it wasn’t but a few days later that I realized how much laundry gets washed in our household every day. The pile of “dirty” clothes turned into a mountain and we soon realized that we would run out of clothes before our washer and dryer would arrive. My wife then decided to let me know about a place near the Publix shopping center in our town that would allow you to come use their machines for a minimal charge provided you brought your own detergents. This place was Golden Isles Laundry, a large laundry-mat. Now, I understood what a laundry-mat was and basically how it worked, but until this point in my life, it had never been a place I had frequented simply because it had not been necessary. So, we loaded up 5 trash bags full of dirty laundry and headed off for an evening of clothes washing/drying/folding.

When we arrived, the lady working there was very helpful in showing us how to load money on our card to use at the machines, showing us where the soap was loaded, and other various things that we were ignorant of. We loaded the machines up, paid the charge, and pressed the start button, and then we sat down to wait.

What I saw when I sat down is the reason for this article. I saw a large amount of other people doing the same thing we were doing, waiting. Some were waiting with phones glued to their faces, others gazed up at various televisions placed around the room, and others leaned back in their chairs with eyes closed trying to find some rest from what was obvious a tiresome day. I saw children running around or pushing each other in the rolling laundry carts in an attempt to fight boredom as well, only to inevitably hear a mother or grandmother bark for them to settle down. The majority of folks I observed did not appear to be what we would refer to as the “upper crust” of society, but instead seemed to be folks struggling to make it through another day.

As I looked around and took in all these things, I realized we had an awesome opportunity in front of us. I walked out to our van and grabbed as many tracts as I could find and when I came back inside, I divided them between my wife, myself, and the 3 of my boys who are old enough to hand them out, and we went on a mission to make sure everyone had one. The boys ran around that laundry-mat and handed out at least 30 to 40 gospel tracts and had absolutely nobody refuse to take one. When we all met back at our seat to continue waiting for our laundry to finish the spin cycle, we looked around the room and saw several folks reading intently the gospel tracts they had just been given. As we sat there, a couple of the little kids who had previously been running around came up and asked if they could have a tract as well. We gave them some tracts that had pictures and illustrations that would help them see the message trying to be conveyed to them. We repeated this scene a few more times over those 2 weeks, and even had the opportunity to speak with some folks about the Lord.

Well, our washer and dryer were delivered and we no longer have a need to use the services offered by Golden Isles Laundry, but I have been unable to shake the place from my mind and heart. My wife and I have discussed the possibilities of a place like that. Not only is it possible to distribute tracts there, but a man could stand in a strategic spot in the room, open his mouth and boldly proclaim the word of God. A family, or a group of folks could lift voices together and sing the glorious hymns of praise to our savior and the evangelistic songs of our faith to encourage a sinner to come to Jesus Christ. A lady could take books, flannel grafts, or even a craft and teach those “bored” children the stories of the Word of God. An average trip to the Laundry mat can take between 90 minutes to 2 hours, and during that amount of time, the gospel can be presented, explained and even discussed for sure.

My family and I are praying about this particular opportunity in order be sure we do it properly when we do it, but we are convinced that we are most certainly going to find a way to do it. I am curious to see if anyone reading this has done any “ministry” in a laundry-mat and if so, please let me know what seems to work best. Until then, we plan to make the Golden Isles Laundry a regular stop in our travels to distribute tracts and try to share the glorious gospel of Jesus Christ with a lost and dying world. I ask that you consider this opportunity as well in your area or town. I am sure the Lord will give you an open door of utterance if you are willing to go.


God Bless,

Pastor Ken Seremak

A delightful desire

In September 2014, I accepted the offer extended to me by Open Bible Baptist Church in Brunswick, GA to take the office as their pastor. The idea that there would obstacles and struggles was not a foreign one to me. I knew that there would be folks who would leave angrily at the preaching of the righteousness of God’s Word, and draw away men and women with them. I knew there would be people who would visit, and once they heard the old-fashioned songs and Bible teaching, would also determine they would never return. I was also very aware that even within the folks who were to remain that there would be times of turmoil and disagreements that would require large amounts of charity from those who would receive much less charity then they are giving. I knew, that coming to a town in the American Southeast and attempting to reestablish a church via door knocking and public ministry would be a tremendous struggle considering the plethora of “churches” already here who would never call upon their members to engage in such “radical” practices. I knew that there would be people who would come and claim that our church was the place they had been searching for all along, and then realize very quickly that their search must continue. I knew that there would be people who would make it their goal in life to remind me that just because I was a pastor that I was no better then them while at the same time they held me to higher standard then they would ever dream of applying to their own lives. I knew all these things and more BEFORE I agreed to take the office of pastor. I may not have had the experience to deal with each of these issues, but I still knew they would inevitably show up on the scene.

Do not misunderstand, I am not complaining at all. I just want to point out that I was not ignorant to the struggle ahead of me. I personally had never experienced the issues I listed above, but I was informed enough about the ministry and church life to know that stuff would happen and continue to happen throughout the course of the ministry. But, simply knowing, didn’t cause it to be any easier.

Now, some may read this and say “well, you haven’t even began to understand the struggles, I’ve been doing this for a lot longer than you and I’ve been through worse things than you.” That may very well be true, but I am not trying to present myself as a “victim” or as if my struggles are the hardest that anyone has ever had to address or endure. Such a thought on my part would be extremely foolish and carnal to say the least.

I don’t mean to present the ministry in such a dismal light, but to pretend that it is all sunshine and roses is not fair to men who may be considering the ministry as a path in their own lives. It is easy for a man to get a desire to pastor or be a missionary when he believes that he will never suffer. Pastoring is more than preparing and presenting 3 sermons a week and going golfing with your other pastor friends(nothing wrong with that stuff, but that is not the entirety of the office.) Many a missionary letter has caused all too many young men and women to believe that a missionary’s life consists of residing in a tropical paradise where thousands of souls are eager to hear and receive the message of the gospel. It will never hurt young men to have the “struggles” of the ministry presented to them BEFORE they enter it and faint.

I believe that understanding that the ministry would be a daily struggle physically, spiritually, emotionally, financially, etc. is one of the greatest things that my pastor and other men in my life could have taught me. I was taught and shown by example that there would be good times, but the ministry would also be an uphill climb the entire way. I observed men in the  ministry who gave everything for people who only demand more from them. I watched a pastor who desired to teach people the Bible so they could live lives pleasing to their Saviour, and instead of being able to rejoice in their growth in Christ, he had to take that Bible and use to place those same folks under the discipline of the church, and I have watched that break his heart. I have observed the children of SOME very good men in the ministry walk out on the church and the Lord because they got bitter after watching the church folks abuse and take advantage of their father. I had never experienced any of that stuff personally, but I knew it all too often came with the ministry from observation.

So, you may be wondering where I am going with all this negativity, so let me get to it. 1 Timothy 3:1 says This is a true saying, if a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work. In the most common and thorough passage on the requirements and qualifications of those that hold the leadership of the church, it begins with such an important requirement, a desire. Now, it could be easy to get a desire if you think the path you are about to trod will be an easy one. It is easy to get a desire if you think you will be the exception to the trials, or that you will be the preacher that everyone, saved and lost, has been waiting with anticipated breathe to finally see go into the ministry so that they can flock to you like kids to an ice cream truck in August. But, if you know that there will be struggles that, all too often, will cause you to question whether it is even possible to continue on, you may not be so quick to starting unpacking your belongings in the office of bishop. The verse says that a bishop has a desire for a WORK, not a play-date.

After reading this, you may be wondering how a man would ever get such a desire after knowing the struggles lying ahead of him. Psalm 37:4 says Delight thyself also in the Lord: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Hopefully, you understand that this verse is not saying God will give you a mansion or a fancy car if you just read your Bible and attend church services. It is telling us that if we delight in the Lord and the things he has commanded us to do, He will give us something. What will He give us? A desire. When someone is saved and begins to grow in the Lord, their desires change, and the Lord will give different desires to different people within the body of Christ. I have good friends of mine who are missionaries in places that I have no desire to go to (I am not saying I am not willing), but they have such a desire and love to be in that place that they give up everything precious here in their native land and set off to take the gospel to folks who may or may not want to hear it. Knowing the struggles and the tribulation he is about to face, what causes a man to do that if it is not a desire from the Lord?

Many people have asked me how I know I am “called” into the ministry, and while I could answer with emotional answers or terminologies that we all have heard used over and over, I chose rather to recognize that I have a desire that I am convinced is from the Lord Himself. It is a desire that wont go away regardless of the sleepless nights spent agonizing and praying over whatever trial I or others in the church may be going through at that time. It is a desire that stays present even when those that are my closest of friends try to convince to just quit. It is a desire that I have, even though I know that more troubles and trials lie in wait for me in this life if I stay faithful to the Lord and the precepts of the Word of God.

Some may say that this desire is the call to preach while others say that there is no such thing, but I am convinced that if a man truly desires to perform the work that God has given him in the ministry even after he is made aware of the struggles, then he needs to dig in and get ready, because the “best is yet to come.




Sheila’s Testimony

 I know it has been almost a year since I have put anything on here and for that I apologize. It has been pretty crazy around here for the last year and I intend to write about those things in the upcoming weeks. I was looking through some old emails/attachments that I had stored on an old thumb drive and found my wife’s testimony of salvation that she wrote out herself when we were first considering the ministry(over 3 years ago now, although we updated the ages of kids and stuff at the end). I trust that you will enjoy. 

I was born in Beaufort, S.C. to a lost military family. My sister is 16 months older than I am, so for the most part we were close growing up. She was the leader and I was the follower.
When I was about 5 years old, we lived in Augusta, G.A. because my dad was stationed at Fort Gordon. Two doors down from us was a pastor of a small Baptist Church. He began witnessing to my dad, and over time, my dad got saved! My mom, on the other hand, was not at all happy about it. My dad spent a lot of time studying the Bible and trying to change the way we lived. Eventually, my mom had enough.
While we were stationed in Virginia, our parents informed us that they were getting a divorce. I was one of those kids who thought that it would never happen to my parents, so it really hit me hard. I was only 8 at the time. My mom moved back to Georgia, because we still had a house there, and my dad moved back to Beaufort to the trailer that they lived in when I was born. My sister and I lived with my mom and only saw our dad every other weekend and a few weeks in the summer.
While my dad was in Beaufort, he found Calvary Baptist Church and became a member. I was 10 the very first time I ever walked into this church and it was for Grace Ann Gade’s funeral. She was a baby girl born into Neils Gade’s family with a disease that only allowed her 4 hours of life outside the womb. I remember asking my dad who the mother was, because I could not find anyone who looked like they had just lost a baby. When he pointed her out, I knew he most be wrong because Gwendy was smiling and talking to some other ladies like everything was fine. Dad had explained to me that the reason she was not weeping out of control was because one day she knew that she would see her baby again in Heaven. As a young girl that really impressed me, and to this day I still remember the look of joy and lack of sorrow on her face.
As I grew up, I wanted to be accepted in both homes, so I would dress the part for wherever I was at. I only wore skirts and dresses at dad’s house and pants and shorts at mom’s house. My conversation and attitude was also different. At dad’s house I was the perfect angel, who knew just what to say and do to fit in and not be that weird kid who has divorced parents. And at mom’s house I was less than perfect. My mom had started to date and I was not at all happy about it, so the devilish side of me came out in full bloom.
When I was 11, my sister said she had gotten saved and a few weeks later she was baptized. She also got rid of all her pants and anything that was wrong to have as a Christian. On top of that, she had asked to be homeschooled. Like I said before, I was the follower, so like her I got rid of everything and agreed to be homeschooled. As the months went on, she drew farther and farther away from our dad and Church. She stopped visiting him all together when she was 14 and she went back to public school. By the time she was 15 she was pregnant.
While I still lived somewhat of a double life, I never did go back to public school or wear pants for the most part, but I did do things at mom’s that I would never dream of doing with my friends in Beaufort. The Lord was very gracious to me by sparing me from all the boys around me as a teenager, at both of my parent’s homes. Because of that, I can honestly say my husband is the first and only man I have ever dated.
My sister’s fly- by- night Christianity scared me. I knew from watching the people in church, that what my sister had was not real. I also knew I wanted what they had but was unsure of how to get it. I knew I should be a good example to my lost family because I wanted one day to get saved and I wanted them to get saved as well. One day, my sister and I got into a little fight, I don’t even remember what it was about, but she said something to me that really hit home. She said ‘’You can’t serve 2 masters; you can’t be an angel with dad, and a little devil at mom’s, you need to choose one.’’ For her to say that to me, knowing she had made her choice, really hurt because I knew I would have to leave my sister, my baby brother and my mom, if I was to choose the right path.
Soon after that, while I was at my dad’s house, I started asking him some questions about how to be saved and how to know for sure it’s real. That night I could not fall asleep because my sister’s words kept going through my head…’’ You can’t serve 2 masters….’’ I knew it was time for me to get saved and give my heart fully to the Lord. So, at the age of 14, I accepted Jesus as my personal Lord and Savior.
Soon after I got saved, my dad and I went to Papua New Guinea for 6 months to help a missionary family, the Fairs. It was great to be part of a real Christian family {that was not broken} and watch and learn how they acted in everyday life. They were a true blessing to be around and I learned a lot from them.
By the time I was 16, I was able to live with my dad full time. My dad lived with another single guy and his 6 year old son, so I had my hands full, with not only my schoolwork, but cooking, cleaning, grocery shopping, babysitting and paying bills as well. My dad believed in ‘’Train up a child in the way he should go,’’ and his goal was to prepare me for married live. I enjoyed it and those years of training were a big help.
Kenny and I were engaged when I was 19 and we were married on Nov 15. 2008. Since then we have had 4 boys Donovan {6}, Marshall {5},  Jeremiah {4}, and Isaiah (2). We have been serving in our local church in Brunswick, GA where my husband is poastoring. We look forward to what the Lord might have us do, and we will continue to serve him where we are as best we can.
Sheila Seremak

Street Preaching Part 1

Now, I understand that some have already determined in their mind what they feel about “Street Preaching” just by reading the title of this blog, and nothing I can write here can change your mind. I am not mad at the fact some some people have a problem with this awesome method of preaching the gospel, disappointed maybe, but not mad. So therefore, the purpose of this post is not to convince you to join in the ministry, but to give those that are interested in Public Ministry a basic run down on the basic concepts involved.

Now, the very first and most important rule of this ministry is one that you HAVE to follow or this thing is a waste of time and a detriment to the cause of Jesus Christ. The most important thing you absolutely need to remember and prioritize is that we are to preach ONE thing, THE GOSPEL. I am sure some of you may have seen on YouTube, and other media outlets, videos of guys claiming to street preach, but in fact were only making a fool of themselves, by yelling about politics, dress codes, or mocking other religions by burning their books or just name-calling the people walking around. If your desire is to go around and act like an idiot then it is a free country, but don’t call it street PREACHING. Call it something like street stupidity, or a street waste of time. We, as Christians are commanded to preach the GOSPEL to every creature, not anything or everything else. I have seen guys get up on a corner and just yell about the American government, or women dressing wrong, or yell about how they have “rights” to stand there and yell. None of this is helping to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost and dying world, it only helps your ego, and we know that is never a good thing. People will hate and despise the message of the gospel without you giving them a reason.

So, Street Preaching can be done in basically 3 venues that we want to address in the next few posts. These are  1) Traffic intersections,  2) Public Corner(Includes downtown, college campuses, and other foot traffic)  3) Festivals (Includes sporting events and Parades). All three are great places to preach and I personally recommend doing all 3 regularly. You will realize quickly that each of these methods will bless you differently than the others.

Today, I want to talk about the ministry at the traffic intersection. This is the best method for a beginner because it provides a lot of opportunities to preach in a short space of time. This is as simple as it sounds. Go find a BUSY intersection in your city or town. It is best to find one with a sidewalk adjacent to the road in order to give your self a place to stand without putting your self in immediate danger. When the light turns red, and the cars pull up to the light, start preaching, and preach until the light changes. An average stop light is between 1 and 2 minutes, which is the perfect amount of time, especially when you are starting out in this ministry. In this capacity, it is almost impossible to preach a sermon or 3 point outline, your best bet is to simply quote verses back to back to the cars.(well, to the people in the cars anyways) This will most certainly help with your Bible memorization in a major way.

There are a few reasons this works great for those just getting started in public ministry. First, although you may have alot of Bible memorized, when you get in a public arena, your mind will strangely forget them all, so it is good to bring notes or a highlighted Bible. But when you start to preach, you will, without a doubt, mess up. The great part about this venue is in 60 seconds those people who just saw you mess up, will pull away and another group of people will come to hear you preach. And during green lights, you will have a break to re-group and gather your thoughts. Another reason this is a great starting point for public ministry is the amount of response, both good and bad. Of course, people will flip you off, or curse you, or even ignore you but others will wave, honk, or yell out words of encouragement. Either way, they will not be there long enough to discourage you with offenses or on the other hand, puff you up too much with pride. remember, they are leaving in 60 seconds, but it will get you used to other situations we will talk about in posts to come with people who will oppose what you are doing in person.

The best thing to have with you in this ministry is a sign. Now, I don’t mean a sign like the homeless have, made of cardboard written in sharpie. Try to get the nicest sign possible in order to not appear to look like a bum. Surely, if you can spend fifty bucks on supper at the buffet for your family, you can afford to invest in a good sign or signs. Remember who we are representing, Jesus Christ our Saviour. This is a great way to include the women and children in this ministry too. My family goes with us on occasion and they enjoy holding up  their signs and watching the folks stop and read them. Some guys like the the ones with cute sayings or”Turn or Burn” signs, but I personally recommend to stay away from using those due to the fact that the Bible says preach the WORD, not your cute or catchy saying. I have found those with straight Scripture on them to be the best and most effective. With the radio on, the windows up, and talking on the phone, people will not always be able to hear what you are saying, but they will be able to see the sign(whether they want to or not). You can find those signs pretty cheap on the internet on various sites or you can even design or make your own.

Another thing that may help you is a megaphone or some other voice amplifier. This a great tool to help you save your voice, and send your voice further down the line of cars. There are not many towns that allow this though so I suggest you research the laws for your city or town in order to ensure that you are not going to be in violation. It is unconstitutional for a town to have a law against you preaching, but they can and do regulate the volume of your preaching under the clause of noise ordinances. I have found that it is best to not put a bad taste in mouth of the local law enforcement, considering you will probably be seeing them again and it is best to not have already irritated them. (Someone who is offended by the gospel, will undoubtedly call the law on you in order to appease their pricked conscience, and it is best to have not already ticked off the police officer.)

I encourage everyone of you to try this great way of representing your Saviour before you decide it is not for you. I never thought it would “be my thing,” but it is one of the most enjoyable things that I do in the ministry. Get yourself a partner if you need to (and we all pretty well need to) and I guarantee you the fellowship with be great. Until next time,

Bro Kenny Seremak.





December Prayer Letter

December 2015



As I write this letter, I think back over the last year and reflect on good God has been to us all. As 2015 comes to a close, I am encouraged to look forward into 2016, intent on doing even more for my Savior and getting closer to him in my daily life and service.

At the beginning of this month, we had a great time preaching at the first Friday festival here in Brunswick. There was a lot of people there and we were able to distribute a lot of tracts, as well as preach for a while to the many people gathered there. The next day, Brunswick held the annual Santa Claus parade. This was the first time that they had the parade in the evening time instead of a morning parade. We went with 2000 tracts and planned to walk the parade route in front of the parade and then preach to the crowd at the end. We got to the parade and began to hand out tracts to those waiting for the parade to start. As we went down the street, we quickly realized that there was many more people there than anyone had anticipated. (Including the police in Brunswick) There was easily close to 9,000 people there. We gave out all our tracts very quickly and then made our way to the end of the parade and preached until everyone went home. There were many people who recognized us from other places we preach and some even offered encouragement. For example, while we were preaching a lady walked up to Bro Mike Alford and told him that she and her husband own a dress shop across the street from where we normally  preach and every time they see us, they stop and pray for us. What an encouragement!!

We had a great time this month at the jail in Nahunta as well. We were able to present the gospel to the guys that are there plainly and boldly and many seemed to be very attentive.  Please pray for these guys that they would truly get saved and not just “jailhouse religion.”

This month, we have been able to make some progress on the church building repairs as well. The repairs have been interesting to say the least due to the years of neglect that the building has faced, but little by little we have been able to repair the almost all the eaves around the building. After we finish this, we will have to put a new roof on the building as well, so please pray that nothing will hinder this work from getting done.

We have had a few visitors to the church as well. We have not had any visitors come out in a while to the services, and to have these 2 guys come out was an encouragement to the church. Please pray that more folks will come out and get some help and that some will be saved as well.

This month we have been battling some sickness in the church folks that seems to not go away. Folks in our church have been sick for weeks. We seemed to get relief for a little while, but now it is back in full swing again. Please pray for this sickness to go away and that folks can get back to normal.

We covet your prayers in all things,

God Bless,

Kenneth Seremak Jr.



October/November Prayer Letter

October/November 2015


I am just finding the time to sit down and finally write an update on the ministry here in Brunswick. I apologize for failing to get a report out to everyone in the month of October, but it has been extremely busy lately. I do hope that this letter finds each and every one of you in faithful service to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

I mentioned in my previous letter that, at the Salvation Army, we seemed to have been experiencing some progress with those folks. There has still continued to be a good bit of progress in this regards.  When we first started going to hand out meals and preach to these people, many of them expressed an apathetic attitude towards the preaching and the gospel. As time has gone by, we have seen some folks show some interest, and, as I mentioned previously, we have had some good witnesses with some of these people. Well, recently, we have seen even more of an interest and an attentiveness to the preaching. Now, when folks finish their meal, many will stay at the table and pay close attention to what is preached and won’t leave until after we close in prayer. Many folks have come forward and asked us to pray for issues in their lives and shared some of their sorrows with us. We have yet to see anyone ask the Lord to save them, but we are excited to slowly see the Lord peal back the layers on some of these folks. Please continue to pray for us that this ministry be not hindered in any way, and that folks will come to the saving grace of Jesus Christ.

In regards to our public evangelism, we have had to make a few adjustments. The place where we normally preach (the pier at St Simons Island) is a big tourist area. Well, due to the lack of tourists here this time of year, we have had no people attend these outdoor meetings. So we have moved our preaching efforts to a busy intersection in Brunswick, and have been preaching to the folks waiting at the stoplight. We plan to go back to St Simons Island again in the spring, and at that time we will more than likely continue to preach at the intersection as well.

We are still preaching at the First Friday Festival every month in downtown Brunswick and it has been a great time. In October, the theme for the festival was Halloween so folks were all dressed up in costumes. That night a guy walked by with his kids, and they were dressed up like a vampire. He looked as us preaching, and seriously said to his kids, “Hey kids, look at those guys, they are scary!” What a crazy world we live in, that the ones preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ in “normal” clothes are “scary!!” Towards the end of the month, Brunswick made a deal with a group out of Hollywood to film a few scenes for a movie in the downtown district. They spent about a week filming, and finished the day before the first Friday Festival. The Mayor of Brunswick put a special invitation to everyone in Brunswick to come downtown to see the props on First Friday, and quite a few people came. We set up on our regular corner, and preached like normal, but this time to about three times the amount of people that are normally at the festival. We gave out quite a few tracts, and preached for 2 hours to the crowd gathered. What a blessing it is when the crowd assembles for you.

We have also been having a great time at the nursing home ministry. Although there are only about 7 or 8 people that regularly come, we have tremendous services with these folks. The folks really seem to enjoy to hear us singing the old hymns and many of them join in and sing with us. I really enjoy sharing some stuff with these folks out of the Bible after we sing as well, and I think many times they are more of an encouragement to us than we are to them. Please pray for these dear folks to stay encouraged and continue on in that place.

In October, I was called upon to preach a funeral for a man in our church who was in his 90’s. He was saved but many of his children are not. This was my first funeral that I was called on to preach. I was very nervous of course.  I was able to present the gospel to all those present. I preached out of Ecclesiastes 12:14 on the judgment of all secret things. Only a few weeks following this, I was called on again to preach another funeral for one of our “charter” member’s husband. He was in his mid 80’s and also claimed to be saved. Likewise there was a lot of lost family at the funeral that heard a very similar gospel message. Some of these folks have promised to come out and visit the church. Please pray that these families(the Redicks and the Hannahs) will find comfort and that folks will come to Christ through these deaths.


God Bless,

Kenneth Seremak Jr.



Why are we offended at a Red Cup?

I find it funny that “Christians” are offended at the red cup at Starbucks. It is about the stupidest thing I have heard for a while, and trust me, I have heard plenty of stupid stuff. I seriously believed this to be a joke or prank of some kind, but I am amazed(i don’t know why) to hear it is real. So let me share my view on this stupidity.

1) Why in the world are we demanding that a secular company, with no religious association to start with, put religious symbolism on their cups? I mean, I can understand if a religion, that we all were a part of, decided to remove its own distinction, but come on guys, this is a COFFEE SHOP!!! Do you really think Christianity is suffering because nobody is printing little Xmass trees on your coffee cup or saying Merry Christmas to you as you spend 3 times as much as you should for a cup of Joe?? I think not. If you honestly believe that this is an attack on Christ, then you really should do some reading. Read the Foxe’s Book of Martyrs, or even the Book of Acts. I doubt the Christians being eaten by lions were worried about such trivial matters as a cup’s color.

2) Also, Maybe, just maybe, Starbucks is not blaspheming Christ by removing symbolism, but instead actually representing the truth, without even realizing it. How? Well, let me explain. If you do some more reading, you will discover the same folks I just talked about who suffered for Christ in the early church, also suffered because they rejected this pagan holiday so wrongfully associated with Christ. I know it bothers you, but that is the honest truth. Early Christians were persecuted by the Roman Catholic Church for not partaking in the mass, and one of those masses was on December 25th in honor of the sun god, Baal originally. Seriously, men were BURNED at the stake for rejecting the mass, and now in our modern time, we are crying because the place were we get our caffeine fix, won’t let us have more of this pagan nonsense then we already have?

I, for one get sick of the Xmass songs played in EVERY store, restaurant, gas station, and bathroom in the USA. I get tired of seeing some fat goofball dressed in red with a white beard act like God and get more praise then my Saviour from “Christians.” Maybe I will go to Starbucks in December, give them my money for a cup of coffee, sit at one of their tiny tables, and enjoy an escape form all the Xmass stuff!!

Have a nice day, and remember as you get ready to comment, “If you cant say something nice, don’t say anything at all”

Why Some Christians Dont Celebrate Christmas

I Normally write all my own stuff for this blog, but I decided to simply publish an article that my pastor wrote a few years ago in reference to the issue of Christmas. I think it is well written, but be warned, it is longer than most of the blogs I usually post. 
Should a Christian Celebrate Christmas?
     Having been a pastor for 30 years, from year to year I am confronted with the question of why are there Christians who do not celebrate or partake of the festivities of Christmas.  It seems unimaginable that a professor in Jesus Christ could find fault with Christmas: an apparent unique opportunity to present the coming of our Lord into this world as it’s Saviour.  Why would anyone want to oppose the undeniable recognition given to Him by the world that he came to redeem?  Could there be a negative aspect so strong as to override the tradition that could stir up an animosity against its observance from a true believer?  To protest the commercialization or a worldly reveling and such like seem understandable, but to totally reject any association at all with the holiday seems to be unrealistic for any real Christian.  Yet, there are those who don’t just let December 25th pass in quiet protest of inobservance, but rather openly express an attitude of intolerance as to write, preach and even suffer family disunity in their opposition of it’s observance.  What is it about December 25th that affects some Christians in this matter?  Is it fanaticism?  Is there a reasonable cause behind their actions?  Does the Word of God say anything that would provoke this minority’s views toward Christmas?  This pamphlet is intended to help answer these questions.
     The first thing to be considered is found within the title of this holiday itself.  Christmas is a compound word derived from two words: Christ and Mass that reveal a religious association with the Roman Catholic Church.  The institution of Christmas, therefore, is associated with a Roman Catholic Sacrament.  It should not be strange then, that Protestants or other Christian churches that do not believe in or practice masses could not be offended with associating Christ with what they consider unscriptural practices.  Those who would be opposed to Catholic doctrines, such as observing sacraments to obtain righteousness, would naturally be the ones, to some degree, that would be the most likely to disassociate themselves with this tradition.  Therefore, in most cases, although not all, those who have strong feelings against the Catholic Church and her doctrines will be the most likely ones to oppose this tradition.
       Another very important point to consider in assessing this matter is the fact that some Christians take the Bible literally when it comes to it’s revelation of what pleases God, and what doesn’t please Him, concerning how he is to be worshiped.  They believe the Bible to be a true revelation of the desires of a benevolent God that reveals, though His word, His will.  Tradition to them must have a sound, biblical reason for it’s acceptance.  Areas where tradition would contradict the Word of God would not be considered a light thing to these Christians.  To impose a method or time of observance to honor Him that He himself has not requested or commanded is presumptuous.  Did not Isreal, in Exodus 32:1-35, sin in the same manner when they made the golden calf?  Did not David, in II Samuel 6:1-11, transgress in the same manner when he tried to bring the ark up to Jerusalem?  When David followed the manner of the Philistines in his effort to honor God, rather than the due order revealed in God’s word, it caused death and confusion rather than joy and fellowship with God (I Chronicles 15:1-29).  Does not I Corinthians 10:1-14 warn us that we, in the same manner, can be displeasing unto God if we are not careful in this manner?  When Jesus said, “they that worship God must worship him in spirit and in truth” (John 4:24), was that not a revelation of His will? If Christmas is not the true birthday of His Son, how can God be pleased with its observance?  If Christmas is a day of our making for our pleasure, yeah, even a day mixed with error and things which He has revealed to be unpleasing to Him, why would any real Christian think that it is pleasing God?  Let me explain, according to all reliable sources, if there’s any day which we can reasonably be sure that Christ was not born on, it would be December 25th.  Without question, the majority of all Bible scholars and historical writers testify that the Western Church’s (Roman Catholic) purpose of using December 25th as the birthday of Jesus Christ was to facilitate the converting of Pagans to Christianity beginning at the latter part of the Fourth Century. There is no historical reference that the birth of Jesus Christ was celebrated before this time by any professing Christians. Furthermore, church history reveals that making December 25th the birthday of our Saviour was to assist the heathen’s acceptance of Jesus Christ as the “Sun of Righteousness,” because of their deification of the Sun, and its worship.
     The Encyclopedia Americana states, the reason for establishing December 25th as Christmas is somewhat obscured, but it is usually held that the day was chosen to correspond to pagan festivals that took place around the winter solstice, when the days begin to lengthen, to celebrate the ‘rebirth of the sun’. Northern European tribes celebrated their chief festival of Yule at the winter solstice to commemorate the rebirth of the sun as the giver of light and warmth. The Roman Saturnalia (a festival dedicated to Saturn, the god of agriculture, and to the renewed power of the sun), also took place at this time, and some Christmas customs are thought to be rooted in this ancient pagan celebration. It is held by some scholars that the birth of Christ as the ‘Light of the World’ was made analogous to the ‘rebirth of the sun’ in order to make Christianity more meaningful to pagan converts.” (Encyclopedia Americana)
     The Encyclopedia Britannica, on page 528 states, “the first mention of December 25th as the birth date of Jesus occurred in A.D. 336 in an early Roman calendar. The celebration of this day as Jesus’ birth date was probably influenced by pagan (unchristian) festivals held at that time. The ancient Romans held year-end celebrations to honor Saturn, their harvest god; and Mithras, the god of light. Various peoples in northern Europe held festivals in mid-December to celebrate the end of the harvest season. As part of all these celebrations, the people prepared special foods, decorated their homes with greenery, and joined in singing and gift giving. These customs gradually became part of the Christmas celebration.”
<title=”i chronicles?=””>    Alexander Hislop, in his work, The Two Babylon’s, states, “The festivals of Rome are innumerable; but five of the most important may be singled out for elucidation-viz., Christmas-day, Lady-day, Easter, the Nativity of St. John, and the Feast of the Assumption. Each and all of these can be proved to be Babylonian. And first, as to the festival in honour of the birth of Christ, or Christmas. How comes it that that festival was connected with the 25th of December? There is not a word in the Scriptures about the precise day of his birth, or the time of the year when He was born. What is recorded there implies that at what time so ever his birth took place, it could not have on the 25th of December. At the time that the angel announced his birth to the shepherds of Bethlehem, they were feeding their flocks by night in the open fields. Now, no doubt, the climate of Palestine is not so severe as the climate of this country; but even there, though the heat of the day be considerable, the cold of the night, from December to February, is very piercing, and it was not the custom for the shepherds of Judea to watch their flocks in the open fields later that about the end of October. It is in the last degree incredible, then, that the birth of Christ could have taken place at the end of December. There is great unanimity among commentators on this point. Besides Barnes, Doddridge, Lightfoot, Joseph Scaliger, and Jennings, in his “Jewish Antiquities, “who are all of opinion that December 25th could not be the right time of our Lord’s nativity, the celebrated Joseph Mede pronounced a very decisive opinion to the same effect. After a long and careful disquisition on the subject, among other arguments he adduces the following:- “At the birth of Christ every woman and child was to go to be taxed at the city whereto they belonged, whither some had long journeys; but the middle of winter was not fitting for such a business, especially for women with child, and children to travel in. Therefore, Christ could not be born in the depth of winter. Again, at the time of Christ’s birth, the shepherds lay abroad watching with their flocks in the night time; but this was not likely to be the middle of winter. And if any shall think the winter wind was not so extreme in these parts, let him remember the words of Christ in the gospel. ‘Pray that your flight be not in the winter.’ If the winter was too bad a time to flee in, it seems no fit time for shepherds to lie in the fields in, and women and children to travel in.” Indeed, it is admitted by the most learned and candid writers of all parties that the day of our Lord’s birth cannot be determined, and that within the Christian Church no such festival as Christmas was ever heard of till the third century, and that not till the fourth century was far advanced did it gain much observance. How, then, did the Romish Church fix on December 25th as Christmas-day? Why, thus: Long before the fourth century, and long before the Christian era itself, a festival was celebrated among the heathen, at that precise time of the year, in honour of the birth of the son of the Babylonian queen of heaven; and it may fairly be presumed that, in order to conciliate the heathen and to swell the number of the nominal adherents of Christianity, the same festival was adopted by the Roman Church, giving it only the name of Christ. This tendency on the part of Christians to meet Paganism half-way was very early developed; and we find Tertullian, even in his day, about the year 230, bitterly lamenting the inconsistency of the disciples of Christ in this respect, and contrasting it with the strict fidelity of the Pagans to their own superstition. “By us, “says he, “who are strangers to Sabbaths, and new moons, and festivals, once acceptable to God, the Saturnalia, the feasts of January, the Brumalia, and Matronalia, are now frequented; gifts are carried to and fro, new year’s day presents are made with din, and sports and banquets are celebrated with uproar; oh, how much more faithful are the heathen to their religion, who take special care to adopt no solemnity from the Christians.” Upright men strove to stem the tide, but in spite of all their efforts, the apostasy went on, till the Church, with the exception of a small remnant, was submerged under Pagan superstition. That Christmas was originally a Pagan festival is beyond all doubt. The time of the year, and the ceremonies with which it is still celebrated, prove its origin.” (The two Babylon’s, pages 91-93)
     The Encyclopedia Americana says, under the title, “Development of Customs,” The English adapted many older folk festivals to their Christmas. In the middle ages, English Christmases were times of great hilarity and good cheer, and vast banquets and pageantry celebrated the occasion.  Burning the Yule log was adapted to English custom from theancient Scandinavian practice of kindling huge bonfires in honor of the winter solstice. The idea of using evergreens at Christmas time also came to England from pre-Christian northern European beliefs. Celtic and Teutonic tribes honored these plants at their winter solstice festivals as symbolic of eternal life, and the druids ascribed magical properties to the mistletoe.”
     What about the story of Christmas? When we read the scriptures we do not find “three” wise men, although we do find three gifts: gold, frankincense and myrrh, which typify of Christ being Prophet, Priest, and King (Mathew 2:11). The wise men do not worship a babe in a manger but rather a young child who is residing in a house (Mathew 2:11-15). We know that Christ is approximately 2 years old at this time, because Herod diligently inquired of the young child’s age in Mathew 2:7 and 8, and acted upon the time given by the wise men whom he had asked, (Mathew 2:16 )!
     We know the date of our Saviour’s death was on the 14th day of Niacin, which coincides with our March/April. From knowing that the Lord’s ministry was for 42 months according to Daniel 9, it can be conceded that six months preceding could not be the month of December, but rather, September/October, which would coincide with the Jewish month of the Feast of Tabernacles. The most logical conclusion that a Christian could come to, if he was looking for the birth date of our Lord, would not be December, but September/October. It should be a point of interest that our bodies are referred to as tabernacles in II Corinthians 5:1-5. Taking this to be so, it would complete the fulfillment of the Jewish Feasts as such: Christ our Passover being sacrificed for us (I Corinthians 5:7) we are therefore now keeping the Feast of Unleavened Bread (I Corinthians 5:8), waiting for the Feast of Trumpets which signifies the in gathering of the harvest (I Thessalonians 4:16), when Christ shall gather us unto Himself (I Corinthians 15:20-23).
     Isn’t it strange that we have adopted the same methods of Christ worship in our day as the Lord warned Israel not to adopt in their day? The only difference being, Israel changing a tree into the image of God and we’re changing the image of God into a tree.
Jeremiah 10:1-5: Hear ye the word which the Lord speaketh unto you, 0 house of Israel: Thus saith the Lord, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them.
For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe.  They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.  They are upright as the palm tree, but speak not: they must needs be borne, because they cannot go.  Be not afraid of them,-for they cannot do evil, neither also is it in them to do good.
     As Israel entered into a vain worship of God the Father, we have now entered into a vain worship of the Son through like methods of tradition. Jesus rebuked the religious leaders of his day, in Matthew 15:1-9 for making the word of God of none effect by their tradition, saying, that with their mouths they honor God but their hearts were far from him. Shall we not be just as guilty as them, if we adopt pagan customs and transform them into Christian traditions, unconcerned about what Paul has written to us in II Cor.6:14-7:1? Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness?  and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my Sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty. Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
    What about the words of Corinthians 10:1-14? Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea; And did all eat the same spiritual meat; And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ. But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness. Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lasted Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play. Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents. Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer. Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come. Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall. There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it. Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry.
     Aren’t we mixing Christ with Belial when we knowingly mix him with pagan customs? Are we not partaking of idolatry when we involve ourselves in the worldliness and revelry of the world’s celebration of a self-appointed birthday of Christ?
     What is the answer to these things? Historically Christians of every generation have tried to oppose this marriage of Christianity with Paganism, but the weight of the multitudes have prevailed to make the minority to look uncharitable or fanatic to a degree of such proportions to judge them as unworthy of notice or to downright rejection. It has not always been so. In the past, many prominent Christians tried to stem the tide of this transition from truth to traditional supremacy.
      In the Encyclopedia Britannica it states, “not until the late 300’s did Christianity become the official religion of the Roman Empire. Through its expansion (Roman Catholic) by 1600 A.D. Christmas became the most important religious festival in Europe. This popularity of Christmas grew until the Reformation, a religious movement of the 1500’s. This movement gave birth to Protestantism. During the reformation, many Christians began to consider Christmas a pagan celebration because it included non-religious customs During the sixteen hundreds, because of these feelings Christmas was outlawed in England and in parts of the English colonies in America. The old customs of feasting and decorating, however, soon reappeared and blended with the more Christian aspects of the celebration.”
      In the Encyclopedia Americana it states, “Christmas was not celebrated by the puritans or the Calvinist. When the puritans came to power in England under Oliver Cromwell ‘in 1642, Christmas celebrations were banded as evidences of anti-religious, royalist, sentiment. Penalties were exacted for celebrating Christmas and for staying home from work on Christmas day. The Puritan tradition was brought to New England, where Christmas did not become a legal holiday until 1856 In Europe, on the other hand, Christmas was being traditionally accepted as the papacy grew in influence. Even so, preachers of Leonia still preached against its observance and effect upon the protestant body of believers.”
     Charles Haddon Spurgeon of London, who preached to thousands each Sunday in the Metropolitan Tabernacle, in his message on December 24, 1881, preached against Christmas as, “a religious superstitious event that no Christian should celebrate because it is of no divine origin or commandment. That, no doubt all of its observance and inception is of Pagan origin.”  
     Considering the facts shown, can a Christian, in good conscience allow themselves to fellowship with such a worldly corruption or custom that perverts God’s person or violates scripture to this degree? Should we profane all that is holy to the level of commercialization and worldly observance as Christmas has done to the name of Jesus Christ? Hasn’t Santa Claus taken the place of God and corrupted his holy person to a level of blasphemy?
What do trees, reindeer, and elves have to do with the coming of our Lord? No more than Easter eggs and rabbits have to do with his resurrection! They are nothing but tale-tale signs of the apostasy that Paul forewarned us about that would precede the world’s appointment of the man of sin, as their God
(II Thessalonians 2:1-12).
     Is there a day our Lord desires to remember him by? If not his birthday, is he pleased to recognize him for any day? Yes, as a matter of fact, there is a day our Lord told us to remember him by! As his disciples, he has given us an ordinance of the day to remember him on, and it is, his death till he comes (I Corinthians 11:23-26). For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread: And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do show the Lord’s death till he come. Should we not keep his commandment rather than to enjoin ourselves to the tradition of men? Would it not please our Lord better when we submit ourselves to his desires?
     It is argued by some, that Romans 14, and especially in reference to verse 5 justify their celebration of Christmas as a Christian holiday, as long as they are doing it, unto the Lord. But is this not perverting the word of God to justify idolatry? Shall Romans 14:5 nullify II Cor.6:14-7 or  Cor 10:1-11? Have they not taken a verse out of context because of a pre-text? Romans 14:5 is not speaking of pagan practices in its worship of their gods being accepted by God, Romans 14:5 is in the context of a converted Jew who recognized the days and ceremonial laws of eating and drinking as was given him under the law of God. The context is a Jewish believer which was still weak in the faith (v.1) and was still having a problem transitioning over to the new covenant as far as eating any meats or drinking without guilt of conscience (v.14-23)! Peter had this problem in Acts 10:9-16, when the Lord revealed it to him. The weak of Romans 14 is not a pagan worshipping God in idolatry! God commanded us to repent of these vanities; Acts 14:8-18, Acts 17:22-3 1, I Cor. 10:1-14. Romans 14 therefore cannot be justifying Christmas anymore than I Timothy 5:23 justifies social drinking.
     Christmas is a deeply ingrained tradition in the lives of so many and to cease from its celebration no doubt will bring division and sometimes persecution from family and friends. But, where shall we draw the line before the Lord is no longer identifiable in the Word, much less the world. If tradition is going to have such precedence that can override the truth, how long will it be before we digress to the state of the Athenians, and our devotions be steeped in superstition rather than truth (Acts 17:16-31). How long before we who are supposed to be “children of light” are transformed back to the image that we came from? Whereas, before we knew we were living in darkness, now we are calling it light! We knew there was a devil, but now have allowed him to transform himself into that angel of light he desires to be (II Corinthians 11: 14)!
     Isn’t it strange how some Christians are not offended that the world is corrupting the things of God so badly for their covetous motives and yet, if a brother or sister in Christ cease to partake of it, they are seen more evil than them. Maybe it’s about time to take warning of the words of our Lord in Rev. 18 1-5?  And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies. And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.
     This information is for those who seek an answer to why some Christians have chosen to cease from the celebration of Christmas, it no doubt, will be opposed, rejected and in some cases abhorred. Yet, it is not intended to offend anyone; it is intended to inform everyone who would desire a sincere answer to a question of honest inquiry. Here it is, reject it if you please, receive it if you will, but be assured of this one thing; every one of us shall give account of himself unto God, to answer for the things we have done in his flesh, whether it be good or bad (Romans 14:11-12 and II Cor.5:9-l0), saved or lost.
May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your Spirit.
Karl M. Baker, Pastor Calvary Baptist Church Beaufort, S. C.

September Prayer Letter

September 2015


Praying that this letter finds you all doing well in your places of service for our Lord Jesus Christ.

This month, we were able to celebrate being here in Brunswick at Open Bible Baptist Church for a whole year. A lot has happened this last year, and many opportunities have been made available to preach the gospel. Our church has also grown this last year with folks coming to join up with us in the work for the Lord. It seems as if this last year has flown by, but the Lord has guided us through the entire year.

In September, we have been able to continue to preach at the Salvation Army on Friday evenings. We have noticed that quite a few folks have been taking their food and going to sit outside at the picnic tables instead of staying inside where we normally preach. So this month, while I preached to the folks that stay inside, Bro Mike Alford has been going out on the patio and preaching to those folks out there. Many of the folks that go outside have made it clear to us that they were going outside to “escape” the preaching. But some of them did make it a point to let us know that they appreciate the faithfulness to keep coming down there. So, we intend to continue to go to the Salvation Army to try to win souls to Christ. In fact, this month, we have had some tremendous witnesses with some of the folks there and have noticed that some of the regulars seem to be attentive to the preaching more than normal. Please pray that the Lord will give us wisdom to know how to reach these people with gospel.

The street preaching ministry has been going very well this month as well. At St Simons we have been able to freely preach to many folks and have been able to pass out quite a few tracts. On the first Friday, while we were preaching in Brunswick, we had a group of teenagers come up and heckle us. Initially, we thought we would get nowhere with this foolishness (most times they are simply trying to impress their friends). But, as we continued on with our preaching, the teenagers trickled away, with the exception of one guy about the age of 20 named Tristen. Once his “friends” were gone, we were able to reason with him about his soul and the need for him to be saved. We witnessed to him for about 45 minutes and saw him be dramatically convicted by the conversation. Although he did not get saved that night, we were able to give him a Bible and have prayer with him before he left. Please pray for him to be saved.

In Nahunta, at the jail this month, we were able to preach to a group of guys. I was able to preach, then Bro Mike Alford, and finally Bro Darnell Robinson. After the preaching, a guy came forward to get saved. After having the gospel explained to him, he bowed his head and asked the Lord to save him. A few days after we were there, he called and let us know that he had shared the gospel with his wife, and that she had gotten saved. Please pray for David and his wife Kenya to grow in the Lord and that we will be able to be a help to them in their spiritual growth.

Also, we were able to get some work done on our church building this month as well. We are going to be continuing the work as we are able to. Unfortunately, between our other church ministries and the rain, we have been limited to find time to get these repairs completed. But, slowly but surely, we are getting the repairs addressed.

Thank you all for your prayers

Kenneth Seremak Jr