Author Archives: Preacher Josh Owens

About Preacher Josh Owens

I'm an Independent Baptist Preacher, Jess's Husband and DaMaris Joy, Lydia Grace, Daniel Joshua, Cherith Brooke and Caleb Michael's Daddy! Jess and I are members of Pleasant View Baptist Church of McQuady, KY, where Brother Dale Massengale is our great Pastor! I work as an Assembler at Tamarlane Industries here in Beaver Dam, KY.

Who Preached?

Whenever someone tells me about a great meeting they were in, the question I ask is always the following. So, who preached? The LORD blessed us with a great Camp Meeting/Jubilee, with pleasant
fellowship, good food and great, right-down-the-line preaching! I praise Him for the help we all got and will get in the coming days. Off the top of my head, here’s a list of the preachers (and one Sunday School teacher) who gave us their hearts.

Evangelist Larry Raynes – Taylors, SC
Evangelist Terry Pace – Scottsboro, AL (Good to have his wife with us this year, for the first time.)
Evangelist Larry Wells – Newport, TN
Evangelist David Wells – McQuady, KY
Pastor Farrell Shepherd – Madisonville, KY
Missionary John Launderville – (from Waverly, VA, going to Ghana) presented Kevin Tucker – McQuady, KY
Pastor Barry Rackley – Rogersville, TN
Pastor Preston Young – Albemarle, NC
Pastor Jeff Ledbetter – Newport, TN
Pastor Terry Norris – Cunningham, KY
Pastor Chad Bailey – Slippery Rock, PA
Associate Pastor Randy Sutherland – Fairmount, GA
Evangelist R.G. Rose – Kingsport, TN

I believe that’s everybody. Please check our church’s website and Youtube channel, for messages/services, you’ll be glad ya did! ‘Til later, love and praying for y’all!

Romans 11:33-36 KJB

Josh
Podcast: http://www.jeremiah616.sermon.net
Callcast: (563) 999-3967
Google Group: http://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/preacher-friends

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MELDRUMS April Update And News

Found this email in my Spam folder the other day (don’t know how it got there) and forgot I moved it over. Subsequently, I forgot to let everyone else know what’s contained herein, for which I deeply apologize. Please continue praying and do whatever else the LORD would have you do, John 2:5 KJB.

Hello,

THANK YOU for praying for us.

Winter is nearly over. We are down to only about a foot of snow on the ground, and the snowbanks are shrinking fast, too. Most days are getting into the 40’s and a few have even got up into the 50’s. I am still in awe of how God provided for us through the winter, through the generosity of those whom He moved to help out.

God is so good. Every gift, every card, every e-mail came at just the right time.

In good news, it looks like Ron may have insurance coverage back in about a month, if everything goes well. This will lift a huge burden if/when it happens!

Ron’s birthday was April 4, but he spent it sick (but recovering). He was in the hospital over last weekend with ear infections in both ears, sinus infection, throat infection, and swollen voice box. He was unable to talk, and could not eat for 4 days.

The doctor put him on a run of antibiotics, and that has cleared up the infections but it gave him a yeast infection in his throat. Ron hasn’t taken antibiotics in over 30 years, so it is ironic that the time he finally uses them, he gets the yeast infection.

The hospitalist doctor said that Ron’s white cell count was among the highest he has ever seen and suggested he follow up with more tests to find out why. He felt it was more than what the infections alone would be responsible for. However, he saw his personal doctor on Monday and she said that it is not something to worry about. She believes that it was indeed just a result of all the infections. She is going to follow up in 3 weeks with another test to be sure, but she says she doesn’t think there is anything to worry about.

Ron has his third follow-up mammogram in 3 weeks. Yes, I did say “mammogram.” There is a spot they are watching. This appointment will be a little longer because they want to do an ultrasound afterwards. Our prayer is that they finally rule out the “bad stuff” and we can move forward with no more of these appointments. Although, with Ron’s sense of humor, he has enjoyed walking into the breast care center and watching people’s expressions when he says he is there for a mammogram.

Needs we are praying about are:

1. Medical Insurance. We pray that it goes through within the next month. If it does, it will pay retroactively for the hospital visit and doctor appointments last week. It will also allow us to pursue the heart issue and tumor in the brain much more appressively.

2. Health. We are still praying for complete healing so that life and ministry can begin moving forward again.

3. Transportation. As you may remember, our car was totaled in a deer strike about a year ago. We no longer have the income to qualify for financing. We have been sharing our son’s car up to this point, but he just took a job in southern Maine (2.5 hours away) so that is no longer an option.

4. Spetic System. Our septic will need to be replaced this summer. We have no idea how this is going to happen — but, we also went into the winter with no idea how we were going to make it through. God is good and knows every need.

5. Day-to-day expenses. Support is way down, and we understand that and do not bear any ill-will toward those who have found better investments for their missions dollars.

The year ahead holds many questions and many unknowns, but I am sure that our God will continue to hold our hands through the uncertaintly as we move ahead.

Thank you for your prays, cards, and e-mails. I make sure Ron sees every one of them, and they have been a huge encouragement to him on those “down” days. Because of the way his pituitary gland is being affected, one of the symptoms we have to be always aware of is depression. Your cards, e-mails, and messages through Facebook Messenger have uplifted him greatly. Thank you.

Thank you.
Sister Mindy.

If God so moves, you can send support online through this web page: https://www.fundamental.org/2018/12/06/help-for-missionary-family/

You can also send letters, cards, and/or gifts to our mailing address at: Ron Meldrum
2393 New Vineyard Rd
New Vineyard, ME 04956

(From a previous update), the only email address he is monitoring regularly right now is ronmeldrum2011@gmail.com.

Romans 11:33-36 KJB

Josh
Podcast: http://www.jeremiah616.sermon.net
Callcast: (563) 999-3967
Google Group: http://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/preacher-friends

Links For The Season

The LORD brought this message to mind earlier today, while working and listening to another one. It’s from Ray Jordan, former Pastor of the now-dissolved Grace Baptist Tabernacle, Pell City, AL and I trust it’ll be a help/blessing. Brother Jordan is a humble and gracious man of God, with a precious family. His son Russell is a dear personal friend and I say the same qualities apply to him.

Dost Thou Not Fear God? http://jeremiah616.sermon.net/main/main/9791138

If unable to attend any or all of our upcoming Camp Meeting/Jubilee services starting this coming LORD’s Day, below are our church’s website and Youtube channel addresses, for live and/or archived services and/or messages. We’d love to have ya and understand if unable to attend, so glad to provide the following.

http://pleasantviewky.net/

https://www.youtube.com/user/Jscalloway

‘Til later, love and praying for y’all!

Romans 11:33-36 KJB

Josh
Podcast: http://www.jeremiah616.sermon.net
Callcast: (563) 999-3967
Google Group: http://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/preacher-friends

Revival Meetings In Madisonville, KY

Souls’ Harbor Baptist Church, 1105 West Center Street, Madisonville, KY, will be in Revival Meeting Sunday, April 14, through Wednesday, April 17. Sunday morning’s service will be at 10:30, with all night services at 6. Evangelist Harrell Noble will be preaching and there will be special singing in every service. For more information, call (270) 841-7600. Pastor Bill Crabtree and Congregation invite everyone to attend.

Island Ford Baptist Church, 1415 Island Ford Road, Madisonville, KY, will be in Revival Meeting, May 6-10, 7 pm nightly, with Pastor Jeff Plemons of Calvary Baptist Church, Kingston, TN preaching. Pastor Farrell Shepherd and members invite all to attend. If unable to attend, you may listen to the services live on WSOF, Madisonville, KY, WAJJ, McKenzie, TN, or http://www.wsof.org.
Thanks for being there and trusting y’all are well, love and praying for y’all!

Romans 11:33-36 KJB

Josh
Podcast: http://www.jeremiah616.sermon.net
Callcast: (563) 999-3967
Google Group: http://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/preacher-friends

Praise Report On Stephanie Wesco!

The following, is from tonight’s Prayer List Email, from Pastor Richard Owen of Midway Bible Baptist Church, Fishersville, VA. Praise the LORD , hallelujah and amen!

The Lord has wrought a miracle today in the life of Stephanie Wesco, She was told after they run some extensive test that the tumors were benign. Not only were her family rejoicing, but the doctors and nurses joined in. We serve a great God and He is still answering our prayers, Bless His holy Name.

Praise Report On Matthew!

As you may remember from before, Matthew had his first eye appointment this morning, at almost fifteen months old. When he and Jess finally got back there, his pupils were so small, that before dilation, he thought our prognosis (Nystagmus) was correct. Poor Little Guy, after they put the drops in, he went to sleep, so they had to wake him up so the doctor could look LOL! He determined that, he (like at least one of our other kids) is very far-sighted, causing the one eye to quiver and gave us two further options. We’re gonna try glasses out on him, providing he keeps ’em on LOL! We think that, once we put them on him and he says, “Hey, I can see!”, that he’ll be so enamored with it, that he’ll keep his glasses on him. Praise the LORD with us and please pray to that end. ‘Til later, love and praying for y’all!

Romans 11:33-36 KJB

Josh
Podcast: http://www.jeremiah616.sermon.net
Callcast: (563) 999-3967
Google Group: http://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/preacher-friends

A Must-hear On The Will Of God

Be blessed/challenged by this Sunday Night Service in it’s entirety! Preacher preached from his heart, from Romans chapter twelve (very needed) and even before he gets there, you’ll get some help I’m sure. I’m not gonna tell ya everything, just please watch!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKOsFvjQ2J0&feature=em-lbcastemail

Thanks for being there, love and praying for y’all!

Romans 11:33-36 KJB

Josh
Podcast: http://www.jeremiah616.sermon.net
Callcast: (563) 999-3967
Google Group: http://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/preacher-friends