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Seven Welch College Ministerial students traveled to Eastern North Carolina September 7-8 to preach and represent the college in area churches, according to Christian Service Director John Murray.

The group left campus around 2:00 a.m. Saturday, September 7, to preach in churches belonging to North Carolina’s Coastal, Palmer, and Pamlico Associations. Mr. Murray said, “We were blessed with wonderful weather, welcoming pastors, and receptive churches.” In all, the preaching team traveled 1, 538 miles and ministered in ten churches.

Several student-preachers commented on the experience:

Mike Hollis: “God really used the service this morning. The people at Ahoskie FWB Church welcomed me and made me feel at home. Pastor Jeff Cockrell (Ahoskie FWB Church) was a godly example and encouragement. I praise the Lord for giving me the opportunity to preach the Word.”

Dustin Walters: “Every time I am presented with an opportunity to share Welch College, I consider it a true honor. God has used preaching trips like this to challenge and encourage me in my calling to ministry.”

David Dell: “It was a great privilege to travel for Welch College. God moved mightily during the service. The people of Peace Chapel FWB Church (Washington) were such an encouragement to me. I was blessed to have a wonderful church for my first preaching trip.”

Stephen Bozeman: “I had the privilege of being at Cove City FWB Church with Pastor Bobby Brogan. It is a great experience to see what is happening in different areas of our denomination.”

Cody Balfour: “I’m thankful to have gone on this preaching trip. Through the preaching of God’s Word, Christ is lifted up. The people at Cardinal Village FWB Church (Jacksonville) were gracious and attentive.”

Mr. Murray said, “These men are always exited about preaching God’s Word. I am encouraged about the future of the Free Will Baptist denomination when I experience the hearts of these young men and their ability to communicate God’s Word.”

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