Dear Prayer Partner and/or Supporter:
Our God, the Creator of us all, so graciously directs His children’s path as we trust in Him with our whole heart and acknowledge Him for who He is! Hopefully, you have seen your love for God grow in your lives. He takes care of each one of us through the journey as we seek His direction. Our God is THE God and only TRUE God regardless of the circumstances along the journey.
This summer has brought many events that are precious to the two of us. We celebrated our 60th wedding anniversary with our entire family, including grandchildren, etc. from July 1—7. We are now entering the birthday season. Our God has blessed us with the energy and strength to continue to serve Him. For Nancy and I, these are days of reflection, thanksgiving, and praise! The two of us love serving our Lord together and trust in His direction for our lives.
Keep praying for the transition here at IGM as things move forward for His Glory. Nancy and I rejoice that we can be of help to all the IGM family. There is much to share but we need the wisdom that only God can give for the when and the how. Please be in prayer for Dr. Reed in his search for the person to take Nancy’s place as office manager. Because of some unexpected events, I have stepped into scheduling meetings for the men coming to the USA this Fall and also in the Spring of 2023. (See Fall scheduled meetings on the back of this letter.) Change is never easy and learning to let the Lord direct the challenges of the moment calls for prayer, patience, and perseverance.
Please be in prayer for Pastor Edelfonso Cruz from the Philippines and Vijay Polimetla from India, as they come to the USA with their needs. Pray that they will be a blessing to all their contacts. Please pray that many will partner financially and with their prayers, as they travel to churches to present their ministries and needs. These men love the Lord and serve our Heavenly Father in difficult places to reach people with the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ!
We both appreciate your prayers and faithfulness in upholding us before the throne of grace. We thank you for standing with us financially as we continue with IGM. Philippians 1:3,9 “I thank my God upon every remembrance of you…..And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgement:…..”
Sincerely, In His Unconditional Love,
Gary and Nancy Newhart
- Lex & Shelley Reed & two children as the new IGM Executive Director family
- The Reeds are getting adjusted and settled at their home and at IGM.
- For our faithful prayer partners and supporters
- For daily strength, wisdom, and health to serve our Savior, especially through the transition.
- God’s continued work in bringing souls to the saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus
- Report from our National Church Planters of those who have declared a profession of faith and have been baptized.
January 1 – July 29, 2022:
Professions of faith – 5297
Baptisms – 760.
PERSONAL PRAYER REQUESTS:
- Continued health and strength as we continue our journey with IGM and beyond
- Continued financial support, both for personal and travel
MINISTRY PRAYER REQUESTS:
- Hire an Office Manager to take Nancy’s place
- Pray for Volunteers
- Willing to be of help in the office
- Willing to help with cleaning, etc.
- Maintain the six flower gardens.
- Paint the outside of the IGM house.
- Pray for more MSA (Mission Service Account) funds to operate the Mission.
- Pray for a vehicle that runs well and the body is in good condition. (Tax-deductible 501 c3)
- Pray for Gary Newhart, Executive Director Emeritus, as he is completing booking meetings for the Fall Team Tour – Sept. 11 — October 16, 2022. Presently, we will have two teams. If you are interested in booking a meeting, call Gary, cell – 585-943-9048.
Prayer Letter number three for the GROWING IN FAITH Campaign was sent out on May 25th. We want to let you know approximately 54% of the needed $100,000 has been received. We still need to reach the total goal of $100,000 during 2022 for sustainability.
Schedule and Events for the Year 2022
Aug 12 – Nancy’s Birthday
Sept. 6-10 – Pastors arriving and the Pastors’ Training Development Conference
Sept. 11—October 16 – Teams Travel to Meetings
Sept. 12—Quarterly Council Meeting
Dec. 13—IGM Annual Council Meeting
Dr. Gary Travels with Team 2 – Sept. 11-October 16, 2022
Pastor Vijay Kumar Polimetla, India
Sept. 11 – SS&MS Williamson Bible Baptist Church, NY
Sept. 11 – ES Faith Baptist Church, Rochester, NY
Sept. 14 – Wed. Charity Bible Church, Scottsville, NY
Sept. 18 – SS&MS Bible Baptist Church, Oswego, NY
Sept. 18 – ES Grace Baptist Church, Geneva, NY
Sept. 21 – Wed. Cornerstone Baptist Church, Geneseo, NY
Sept. 25 – MS Embassy of Christ Bible Ch., Rochester, NY
Sept. 25 – ES Bethel Baptist Church, Bergen, NY
Sept. 28 – Noon & ES Open Door Bap. Ch., Churchville, NY
Oct. 2 – SS&MS Calvary Baptist Church, Akron, NY
Oct. 2 – ES Need Meeting
Oct. 5 – Wed. Need a Meeting
Oct. 6 – Thurs. Men’s Bible St. Harvest Bible, Roch., NY
Oct. 9 – SS&MS Gage Community Chapel, Forestville, NY
Oct. 9 – ES Hedstrom Memorial B.C., Cheektowaga, NY
Oct. 12 – Wed. Glory to Glory Christ. Fell., Rochester, NY
Oct. 16 – SS&MS Faith Bible Church, Honeoye, NY
Oct. 16 – ES Need Meeting
Dr. Reed Travels with Team 1–Sept. 11-October 16, 2022 Pastor Edelfonso Cruz
Sept. 11 – SS&MS First Baptist Church, Wyoming, NY
Sept. 11 – ES First Baptist Church, Hamburg, NY
Sept. 14 – Wed. First Baptist Church, Holley, NY
Sept. 18 – SS&MS Bethel Baptist Church, Vestal, NY
Sept. 18 – ES West Caton Baptist Church, Corning, NY
Sept. 21 – Wed. Allegany Baptist Church, Allegany, NY
Sept. 25 – SS&MS First Baptist Church, Angelica, NY
Sept. 25 – ES Harvest Bible Fellowship, Rochester, NY
Sept. 28 – Need a Meeting
Sept. 29 – Emmanuel B.Ch.Penn Yan, NY Small Group
Oct. 2 – SS&MS Grace Baptist Church, Marion, NY
Oct. 2 – ES Faith Community Chapel, Batavia, NY
Oct. 5 – Wed. Charity Bible Church, Scottsville, NY
Oct. 9 – SS&MS Bradford Baptist Church, Bradford, NY
Oct. 9 – ES Delevan Baptist Church, Delevan, NY
Oct. 12 – Noon & Wed. Open Door Baptist Ch., Roc, NY
Oct. 16 – SS&MS – Bible Baptist Temple, Rochester, NY
Oct. 16 – ES Quackenbush Hill B.C., Corning, NY