Category: Letters to Supporters

April 30, 2012

Dear Friends and Supporters:

Since the early church days when the first body of believers gathered together, we have been reminding ourselves of the promise of Scripture, “Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.  And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers” (Acts 2:41 and 42).  We continue to remind ourselves of our responsibility to win people to Christ, to carry out our responsibility of teaching, fellowship, breaking of bread, and prayer.  That is God’s prescription for all churches.   It is a magnificent plan of God.  Does it work?  “And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart.  Praising God, and having favour with all the people.  And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved” (Acts 2:46 and 47).  The results are that believers who devote themselves to the truth of these essentials will see God’s church expand and grow.

-5000 more, Acts 4:4

-Multitudes of men and women, Acts 5:14

-Disciples increased and the great company of priests became obedient to

the faith, Acts 6:7

-The church continued to multiply throughout Judea, Galilee, and

Samaria, Acts 9:31

-Large numbers of people were brought to the Lord, Acts 11:21-24

-In Inconium there were large numbers of people that believed, both Jews

and Greeks, Acts 14:1

-The churches were strengthened in faith and increased in number daily,


-Many others believed and a number of prominent Greek women and

men as well, Acts 17:12

The numbers were remarkable and the growth was intense.  The growth was continual, but not without opposition and persecution.  Our adversary, the devil, as hard as he tried could not stop the early church.  And as much as the devil is trying to hinder today’s church, he will not succeed.

I am a believer in having revivals conducted in our local churches.  I love revivals and I love seeing what happens as a result of them.  I never tire of seeing somebody get saved while out soul winning or seeing someone walk down the aisle of the church.  It is thrilling to watch individuals and families join the church.  It is a command and commission from Christ for the church until He comes again.

I am grateful for the hand of God and the results that we see on a daily basis in our recent revival meetings.  I have been in revival services almost every night for several weeks in several different states, with the exception of the week I was home for the homegoing of my brother, Doyal Wayne Taylor.

For the last five years my brother has worked with us at Mt. Salem Revival Grounds and has lived on the properties.  On March 23, he passed away.  I thank the Lord for Doyal.  I had the privilege of leading him to Christ on a picnic table in the backyard of my house on September 7, 2007.  In the last six months, I lost my sister, Cindy at 56, and my brother, Doyal, at 58. Heaven’s sounding sweeter all the time!  I wanted to give you his obituary:  Doyal Wayne Taylor, 58 of Rt. 2, West Union (Morgan’s Run Community) departed this life on Friday, March 23, 2012, in his residence. He was born on July 2, 1953, in Dallas, TX.  Surviving are his parents, Alton Ray and Betty Jo “Brewster” Taylor, TX; one son, Nathaniel Wayne Chapman, Forney, TX; two brothers, Evangelist Randy E. Taylor, Morgan’s Run Community; Gregory Todd Taylor, Forney, TX; one sister, Diane McMillen, Mesquite, TX; three grandchildren, Elizabeth, Addison and Boston Chapman. One sister, Cindy Kay Taylor Bicknell preceded him in death.  Mr. Taylor was retired as a manager of Murphy’s Family Ventures, LLC, Sheldon, MO. A Memorial Service was conducted in the Mt. Salem Baptist Church, Morgan’s Run at 1:00 P.M. on Friday, March 30, 2012, with Pastor Randy Taylor Jr. presiding. Interment was in the Old Bethel Cemetery, Morgan’s Run Road. Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Salem Revival Grounds, PO Box 186, West Union, WV 26456. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family at Spurgeon Funeral Home is privileged to serve the Taylor family.

Because He lives,

Dr. Randy Taylor

Support Letter Febuary/March 2012

Dear Friends and Supporters:

During the winter months, I spent many hours overseeing the preparation for a cemetery at Mt. Salem Revival Grounds.  I have always wanted to have a place for our staff and church families to bury their loved ones.  Mrs. Ella Breedlove, who is one of our own, has stage four colon cancer.  Ella told me she wanted to be buried at Mt. Salem.  I promised her that I would work hard to complete the cemetery.

We had to remove trees, excavate the property, prepare the land for the survey, and had paperwork completed by our attorney. Finally, I was able to file our new cemetery at the West Union Courthouse.  The new cemetery is named “Old Bethel.”

I have recently been with Pastor Mark Biter and Heritage Baptist Church of Martinsburg, PA; Pastor Gary Lovens and New Heights Baptist Church of Ft. Wayne, IN; Pastor James West and Faith Baptist Church of Osterburg, PA; Pastor Merideth Sears and Coastal Light Baptist Church of Charleston, SC; and Pastor Ken Lance and Calvary Baptist Church of Bucyrus, OH.  I am so grateful for each one of these pastors who are making a difference for Christ in their city and I thank God for the harvest of souls the Lord has allowed us to see.

Thank you for your prayers and support of this ministry of evangelism.
Because He lives,

Dr. Randy E. Taylor

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