Dear Brother Lousley:
It would take 65 days after leaving the port at Plymouth, England, for William Bradford and a small group of passengers on the Mayflower Ship to see the land of the new world for the first time. After all those days of stormy seas, their voyage was a notorious success. It was a beautiful late fall morning, Thursday, November 9, 1620. The Mayflower’s passengers were joyful as they saw a goodly land and wooded to the brink of the sea. After much decision making, they settled after searching and making landfall at Plymouth Rock. This would be the future site of Plymouth Plantation. This would be the New England. Roger Williams later would create a haven for Baptists composed of the early colonies. The reason for leaving the motherland to sacrifice so much was for religious freedom from the tyranny and oppression of state-run religion in England during those days.
God provided a new world, a new land, and a new era in a time of oppression for the gospel to be propagated around the world. It was, and I believe still is, America. This generation needs to rekindle that flame once again to make good of the command of the gospel to reach lost souls here and abroad, to make a better hedge of protection against those who oppose the gospel and the freedom of religion. I trust that this year will be one of more souls reached for Christ and more church growth as a result of our obedience to God’s Great Commission in our communities.
In December, it was such a joy to be with Dr. Bob Ross and Open Door Baptist Church of Mesquite, TX, for TAYLOR-MADE SUNDAY. What an honor it was to preach with my sons Randy, Jr., and Ryan. Also, that month, I preached for Pastor Todd Lasseter and Trinity Baptist Church of Arlington, TX; Pastor Jeff York and Lakeland Baptist Church of Ft. Worth, TX; and Pastor Adam Thompson and Capitol City Baptist Church of Austin, TX. My wife, Donna, and I were with the Capitol City Baptist Church on the Sunday of their Christmas Music Celebration. This first class program was spectacular.
Thank you for your continued prayers and financial support to help the many ministries of Randy Taylor Revivals to reach the lost for Christ. We still believe in revival and we are still holding the line of old-time Fundamental, Independent, Bible-believing Baptists.
Because He lives,
Dr. Randy E. Taylor