Dear Partners in the Lord:
Putting God in a Box. Now and then I see this happen to those who have a desire to do God’s work but do not count the cost. They often have a skewed misunderstanding of FAITH. When a man is at the end of his extremities he has come to the beginning of God’s opportunity. Hebrews 11:6 truly is a necessity, but one must count the cost. You don’t go out to purchase something before you have discerned how YOU are going to pay for it. I hear the voice say, “God will provide it!” When the time comes to make the first payment and there are no funds to do it, then what? Did God let you down? I don’t think so. You did not count the cost! You have put God in a box. I have seen God send in several thousand dollars through his people and I didn’t know why until several weeks later. Then something happened and the funds were there to meet the need. When Mission Central was purchased, I didn’t see how it could be done. God brought a Christian brother into the picture, and he said he would purchase the building for us. He encouraged us to seek a mortgage and I said, “I thought you were going to take care of the cost.” He said to see what a bank might do, and the Lord sent a Christian banker to us and he evaluated the Mission finances and said he would give us the money ($225,000). I asked the banker if we could have an open-end amount to give God’s people the opportunity to donate to this project. Over $100,000 came in for the project and in four years, the building was paid for.
National Pastors’ Training Development Conference (NPTDC). Please be in prayer for Pastor Edelfonso Cruz from the Philippines and Pastor Vijay K. Polimetla from India, as they come to the USA with their concerns for ministry. Pray that they will be a blessing to all their contacts. Pray that many will partner with them as they travel to churches (35+ combined) 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!
The Challenges Ahead. Like most of us in the world today, we are facing many financial challenges. It would seem like most politicians have lost all common sense. There are just so many times you can go to the well before it runs dry. Inflation is being seen in missions. Costs are soaring, the needs are greater, and the cry for help is roaring. We need to be reminded that each one of us have the command to reach out to the lost with the Gospel of Christ and to help the brethren. The problem is, we have trapped ourselves in the cares of self-satisfaction and not in the things of God. The question needs to be asked, “Are we really what we claim to be?” The day of reckoning is just around the corner. Jesus is coming for His bride!
Our Mission Council will be meeting on September 12th and it is a very important meeting. We will be counting the cost of moving forward for His Glory. These men need our prayers for wisdom to make the right decisions.
Newharts’ Forecast. Nancy and I are doing well and enjoying our journey together. The Lord truly becomes sweeter as the days go by and provides the strength for every moment. We look forward to being with the two men coming and helping them to have a safe and successful journey here in the US. A trip to Grenada with our new director is being set up the day after the two national church planter pastors exit the U.S. Nancy and I are expecting to travel to supporters, missionaries with IGM, and churches in the month of November here in the U.S.
Thank you from the depth of our being for your prayers and financial support. Without those two commitments, we would not be able to serve until Jesus comes!
Sincerely, In His Unconditional Love,
Gary and Nancy Newhart
Your Missionaries with IGM
- 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/or have been baptized.
January 1 – August 29, 2022:
Professions of faith – 5,451
Baptisms – 773
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 starts to book meetings for our Spring Tour, February 26 – April 2, 2023. 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 56% 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
Sept. 5-10 Pastors arriving and the Pastors’ Training
Sept. 11—October 16 – Teams Travel to Meetings
Sept. 12—Quarterly Council Meeting
Oct. 19 –Trip to Grenada
Nov. 5-6 Bald Eagle Baptist Church, Julian, PA
Nov. 7–26 Mixed Destinations
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 Maranatha Bible Baptist Ch., Watertown, NY
Oct. 2 – ES First Baptist Church, Three Mile Bay, NY
Oct. 5 – Wed. Grace Baptist Church, Syracuse, NY
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 Calvary Christian Fellowship, Churchville, NY
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