David Charles Spurgeon
Dear Praying friends,
Greetings in the name of our Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ. Time seems to be flying by like never before. In November I turned “twenty-two” in the Lord and this month I turned sixty years old in the flesh. Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I would live this long. Ever minute since the day the Lord saved me has been purely by the grace and goodness of the Lord.
First things first. On January third, Brett David Williamson was born to our daughter Rachael and her husband Daniel. What a miracle of God he is, seeing as he came over five weeks early. Thank you to those who prayed for Rachael during this difficult pregnancy. Baby and mother are doing fine. When I left Ohio to preach in Texas and Arizona, Susan stayed in Ohio to help out. She was a welcome sight at the Phoenix airport last week.
On a more somber note, Pastor Eric Brazelton of Miltonville Baptist Church in Miltonville, Ohio went home to be with the Lord late in November. He was the epitome of faithfulness and a great example to me and everyone else he came in contact with. I am glad the Lord allowed me to get to know him a little bit.
Though the church no doubt misses him greatly, I am happy to report that they are in good hands with Pastor Jesse Combs at the helm.
Since the last letter, we’ve been to Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Idaho, Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio. We had a front wheel come off the motor home in November. That was interesting, to say the least. After running up the Atlantic coast of Florida at 70 mph, in horrendous weather, neck and neck with Hurricane Sandy, we no sooner got off Interstate 95 when a wheel bearing gave out. AAA came to our rescue again. I’ve lost count how many times they have come to our aid. I need to check on a life membership. We were going a good 3 mph when it happened and we were right across the street from a truck repair joint. While they worked on it the next morning, Susan and I watched the thrashing waves of the angry ocean as the beach communities prepared for the storm to turn their way, which it never did. Good thing for us.
We will be very busy west of the Mississippi until the end of April. That’s a good thing. One time I mentioned to my mom about retiring someday and she said, “David, you took your retirement first. You are going to have to work until you die!” If that is indeed the case, I can’t imagine having a better Boss, or a better calling, or a better wife to provoke me unto love and to good works.
I am often asked how the book is going. I recently received a call about a biker in Texas who had cancer. After reading Bikin’ and Brotherhood: My Journey he got saved. Not long after that, he got to meet his Saviour. That made all the effort, expense, and prayers worth it right there. It is available on my website, davidspurgeon.org. Just click on the tab at the top, “Buy Now”, and I’ll send a signed copy to you, or to whoever you would like it to be sent. Please keep praying the Lord will use it.
Thank you for your prayers. The Lord has provided for every need, spiritual, physical, and financial, because of them. Susan and I are still amazed the Lord would let us serve Him. Please pray for our family.
Brother Dave Spurgeon
2 Corinthians 5:17