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September/ October 2010

Dear Pastor and Praying Friends,

                It has been an eventful last few months.  We have been traveling around visiting many of our supporting churches and also we have been in some new ones.  God has been good to us, and we have picked up some additional support.  The ministry has really grown, and we believe that it will continue to do so. 

                My wife and I took a trip to Morocco and also to Burkina Faso.  What a great need that Morocco and other Arab countries have for the truth.  Our visit to Burkina Faso was blessed in a great way.  I was so encouraged to see the young pastors step up and be used of God.  The Sunday morning that we were there, 135 people were present at our principle work, Living Water Baptist Church(LWBC).  I was thrilled to see many new faces that I have never seen before.  They will be baptizing 10 new believers very soon. 

                We also had our 4th missions conference in Burkina Faso.  We pulled all three of our churches in the city together to have this meeting.  God blessed, and we averaged around 100 in attendance.  I allowed all of the young pastors/preachers to preach 15 min. during the conference.  I was amazed at how well each one of them preached the Word.  Outside of salvation there is no greater feeling than watching a young man that you have lead to the Lord, discipled and trained stand up to preach the Word, and it touches your heart.

                Pastor Konate, my assistant at LWBC, wrote me to tell me about the increase in faith promise.  Last year our church gave around $100 a month to missions.  It doesn’t sound like much, but most of our people make less than that each month.  They pledged to give $130 a month.  I am excited about the 30% increase. 

                We unfortunately didn’t get to start our fifth work in Burkina Faso because of some problems.  The land was soaked because of the rain and a few other things happened.  We are in the process of building, and they should be starting this new church in November, the Lord willing. 

                I met with all our pastors/preachers multiple times.  We talked about the future and our vision for West Africa.  We want to have around 40 churches in the capital, Ouagadougou.  We want to start a Bible college in the local language in a town called Pissila.  This will help us to reach that region with the Gospel.  We want to send men to key cities in Burkina Faso and also in West Africa.  There is so much more.  I know, I dream big, but I do have a great God that loves to do the impossible.

If you would like for us to come by, you can e-mail me at or you can call me on my cell phone at 706-612-8675.  

Thanks again for all of your prayers and faithful support.  God has blessed and is blessing, and we know that you are a vital part of that.  It is amazing how God uses the body of Christ to accomplish His work around the world.   

                                                                His Servants,

                                Keith, Rebecca, Emily, Meredith, Isaac, and Caleb Shumaker

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    Pastor: Dr. Billy Goolesby
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