Good bye Charlene

We are going to have a fellowship with cake and refreshments Wedneday night June 4th!

Be sure to be there to say good bye to Charlene!

June 4th is a very busy night: We have half a dozen or so 4BYAers involved in training for Summer ministries (during the 7 -8 hour) and half a dozen 4BYAers involved in choir practice that commences at 8:15 p.m.. Thus we will:

  • Shorten the Bible study time to end at about 7:45 &
  • Commence the fellowship time then.
  • Thus enablng us to have a relaxed fellowship time for all. We will ask if those involved in the Summer training activity can be dismissed a little early
  • I know this is perhaps NOT ideal, but I think we will need to try this!

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Justin Brumbaugh: Summer Camp Ministry Intern

Justin grew up in Chattanooga, Tennessee where his family lived while his father was a college and seminary student at Tennessee Temple University. Justin’s older sisters are Beth Stamper, and Amy Brumbaugh, who is engaged to be married to Mark Stamper.

Justin was saved at the age of five. He attended Calvary Baptist Church and Christian School. During his high school years he began working with an inner city bus ministry. During his senior year of high school he went on a missions trip to Ireland. In 2004 he began attending Northland Baptist Bible College. He is currently a junior pursuing a major in English.

During the past four years, Justin has been involved in a local church assisting with a teen Sunday school class, playing guitar for children’s church, and working with an outreach gym night for community kids. For two years he was part of a team of Northland students that led a Bible study at Northern Michigan University. Last summer he was able to spend five weeks in the Congo. While there, he assisted a missionary in the building of his house.

Justin’s interests include the outdoors, rock climbing, soccer, and playing guitar. He is open to any ministry to which God may lead him. He looks forward to continued involvement in local church ministry and is grateful for the opportunity to learn while contributing in the camp ministry this summer.

Casey Malloy: Summer Music Ministry Intern


Casey is 23 years old, having just finished his fourth year in a five-year program studying Sacred Music and Music Education at Faith Baptist Bible College in Ankeny, Iowa. Casey was born and raised in Carroll, Iowa. His parents divorced when he was 2 years old. Casey’s mother received Christ as her Savior around the time of the divorce, and she and the children began attending Faith Baptist Church. Casey accepted Christ when very young and as he grew, he got involved in the church youth group and the music ministry. His father enrolled him in Kuemper Catholic School where he attended for twelve years. This situation helped him to learn to take a stand in an unbelieving environment where people considered themselves religious.

Because of Casey’s interest and involvement in music, his frequent exposure to FBBC, and various scholarships, he enrolled at FBBC. His years at Faith Baptist Bible College have encouraged growth in his life and in his musical abilities. Casey has four sisters, Carey, Laura, Molly, and Katie, who have all graduated from FBBC and met their spouses there.

Casey has attended Saylorville Baptist Church near Ankeny during his college years and has been very involved in the music and visitation ministries. It has been a blessing for him to participate in evangelism with the man who led his mother to the Lord, Pastor Chuck DeCleene, and to see people come to faith in Christ. Casey participated in a music internship at Saylorville Baptist Church last summer.

Casey enjoys spending time outdoors, playing the piano, playing sports (especially golf), following Notre Dame sports teams, and spending time with his family.

Although Casey does not yet have specific goals for the future, he desires most of all to be used in ministry and to enjoy a close walk with the Lord. He is open to whatever God directs, but expects that music will always play a part in his service for Christ.

Casey’s goal for his summer internship is to gain practical experience in the music ministry and in ministry in general. He hopes to be a blessing to Fourth Baptist Church this summer as the church has shown kindness and generosity to him in providing this opportunity to learn and serve.

Housing for the Harmons

Please be in pray for Paul and Jo Anna and their housing need in Uruguay. Paul’s blog has the latest with a photo of the home they are trying to rent.

Updated on 5/21 from Paul Harmon:

We saw the Lord answer your prayers, Monday.

We found out that the overnight delivery service had been bouncing the document between Uruguayan departments. As a result we were able to have it picked up by a missionary at a central office. We then were able to connect with three different missionaries over the course of one day to get the various required signatures.


The paperwork on our end was submitted to the legal secretary and real estate agent Monday night at 7pm. As a result we were able to negotiate a preliminary contract. The legal secretary is verifying the information that we submitted so that she will be able to give us a final contract for both parties to sign.

Please pray that we will have keys in hand to our rental home early next week. We could really use some time to clean the house, install some basic security, a water heater, and some heating.

Thanks again for the prayers and the comments.