1. Update from the Mission Fields

    March 23, 2015 by Paul Chappell

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    One of the passions of my life and of our church is worldwide missions. Over the past two weeks, I had the opportunity to take a ten-day missions trip to Asia and Australia, preaching in two conferences and ministering to hundreds of pastors and missionaries. It was a joy to see God’s work in other places.

    Our trip began in Singapore where I preached and taught sessions at Spiritual Leadership Conference Asia. Niranjan Sundararaj, a godly businessman from Asia, did a tremendous job as conference coordinator in preparing the conference. Missionaries Terry Unruh (Sri Lanka) and Ray Crocker (Singapore) along with their wonderful congregations also invested much preparation into this time.

    This conference was amazing in terms of how many people came and, especially, the nations represented. Pastors and Christian workers from seventeen countries, including many who minister in the 10/40 window, attended. A highlight was seeing several missionaries our church supports on the field and meeting many missionaries from Asia to other nations in Asia, including several “closed” countries. (more…)


  2. 4 Reasons to Join Us on the Alaska Cruise

    April 25, 2014 by Paul Chappell

    Alaska-Cruise

    In just over three months our ministry is hosting an adventure of a lifetime—a cruise through the magnificent beauty of Alaska.

    The cruise takes place August 9–16, and there are plenty of reasons to jump on board. Here are just four:

    1. Breathtaking Beauty—Together we will depart from Seattle and enjoy seven days cruising the untouched natural beauty of Alaska—visiting Ketchikan, Juneau, Sawyer Glacier, Skagway, and Victoria, BC. We will experience the awesome majesty of God’s creation up close.
    2. Fellowship with Christian Friends—Bible-believing Christians across the country take part in this adventure, making it a time of sweet Christian fellowship where friendships are forged.
    3. Inspiring preaching and worship services—There’s nothing like being surrounded by the magnificence of God’s creation and then joining with others in worship. Each evening we will have encouraging music and helpful preaching. Special music will be provided by the Blunkall family and a West Coast Baptist College tour group. As the cruise host, I will be speaking, along with Dr. David Gibbs Jr., Dr. R.B. Ouellette, Dr. Dave McCoy, and Dr. Don Sisk.
    4. Memories of a lifetime—The trip is rich history in and memory-making opportunities. From whale sightings to fishing to on-shore excursions, this is a trip of unforgettable experiences. (View a full cruise itinerary at wcbc.edu/alaska-cruise.)

    This is our third time to host this adventure, and the first two trips were unforgettable. I hope you’ll consider joining us for this spiritually refreshing and absolutely awe-inspiring trip!

    To register or to find out more about the cruise, please visit www.wcbc.edu/alaska-cruise or give us a call at 800.688.6329 x135. Templeton Tours, our travel partner in this trip, has a flexible payment plan that will help you prepare for the journey.


  3. Another Update from the Philippines

    September 24, 2012 by Paul Chappell


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    I recorded the video update above for our Lancaster Baptist church family yesterday. I’m currently in another country, and I will not be updating on our meetings here. But I asked my staff to post this video for friends around the country who are praying for us. I appreciate your prayers, and it’s been exciting to see God answer them as our team has seen Him work in powerful ways this week. We look forward to being home soon.


  4. Missions Trip Update from the Philippines

    September 23, 2012 by Paul Chappell


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    After a few days in Korea, our team traveled on to the Philippines where we have met with several missionaries and pastors and seen great fruit to the glory of God.

    On Saturday we had the privilege of going out soulwinning into a neighboring village with missionaries Rick and Becky Martin. I am humbled by the sacrifice, humility, and faithfulness of the Martins and their family. They have ministered here in Iloilo for over thirty-five years, and yet, they personally are still ministering directly to the very needy people of this country. They have not only trained young Filipinos to minister and plant churches, but they themselves are out every week going into neighborhoods, soulwinning, holding kids Bible clubs, planting churches—loving people and sharing Christ’s love.

    Please continue to pray for our missionaries and to support them to take the Gospel of Christ to places around the world.


  5. Thoughts from Down Under

    August 6, 2012 by Paul Chappell

    Terrie and I have had the privilege of ministering in Australia for several days. We are wrapping up our meetings today and tomorrow in Rock Hampton, Australia, with Pastor Robert Bakss. It has been a great privilege to participate in several services during which God’s hand has been very evident.

    Sometimes when you’re away from home it is a little easier to gain perspective on some of the great things God is doing around the world. Following are some thoughts the Lord gave me in my devotional time this morning: (more…)