February 1, 2018
Dear Pastors and Supporting Churches,
Hope this letter finds you well. Looking back on 2017, we had a good year, being in 13 states. We saw God do some good things, saving souls, preachers encouraged, and saints stirred. We used our tent in 2 different meetings last year, and assisted in a tent meeting in Maine, along with helping with efforts to start a couple churches in Maine. I preached 7 revivals and helped with a bible school. We knocked on doors with many churches while we were there. We also were part of many regular services and camp meetings. We just want to be pleasing to God and be a help to churches.
We have seen some struggles in our family. We have been taking some time off the road for a few months with counseling and seeing improvement in the family. We are seeing God working in our own family. With much prayer, we have been led to a new church home, Morning Star Bible Baptist Church, West Memphis AR. This is helping our family grow spiritually. I have led my oldest son to the Lord since being here, there has been good changes in his life since then. We are glad that God has given us a second chance to serve Him as he leads, trying to be a blessing and encouragement to others. We want to thank you who have been praying for us, and those that continue to financially support us. This means so much to us.
We are trusting the Lord in 2018 to be the best year! We are now booking meetings for 2018. If you would be interested in the Hawkins Family coming by, to be a part of your services, we would love to come and do a tent meeting, revival meeting, missions conference, special services, or fill your pulpit. My family plays instruments and sing, uplifting our Heavenly Father, and I open up the word of God to be an encouragement and blessing.
Because of Christ,
Evangelist Gary Hawkins