EZRA Ministries Update

Currently, we implement opportunities for EZRA ministries on a part-time basis. I assist Bethel Baptist Church in Britt, IA as their missionary pastor as well as work a 2nd job in the community. We are grateful that Bethel serves as our sending church in this new venture. I could not enter this new phase of ministry without the support of our local church. Neither could I invest myself even part-time without the help of Don Collings and Roger Crawford. These two men consecutively take the preaching responsibilities at Bethel on the 3rd and 4th Sunday of each month to free up my time to allow EZRA ministries to move forward. I work my second job beginning at 7am MondayTuesdayThursday, and Friday. Sometimes I am done by 4pm; many times I finish at 5pm or later. You can understand what a blessing Don and Roger are, considering that Wednesday, Saturday, and weekday nights are the hours set apart for family, local church preparations, and missionary endeavors. Yes, I also serve as a Chaplain with the Iowa State Patrol. I take one Wednesday a month to concentrate on communication with a trooper, a visit to the Post, or a daytime ride-along before the Wednesday evening church activity. Such tremendous potential exists in these ministry possibilities, my mind turns to Paul’s words in 1 Corinthians 19:9a, “For a great and effective door has  opened unto me…” Pray that God will continue to supply the strength necessary to carry out each responsibility. Pray too that God would enable us to utilize the 3rd and 4th Sundays in the up-coming months to connect with other local churches to hear more about EZRA ministries.

If you desire, please contact me at cbmpastorbaum@gmail.com