Latest Meldrums Update

Here’s the latest email received from The Meldrums in Maine. Please read, pray and do whatever else the LORD would have you do.

Thank you again for continuing to pray for us. Your prayer for us and your notes and thoughts are a huge encouragement to myself and my husband.

May was a month of mixed blessings. On the good side, the new medication to help with the chemical hormone imbalance is working nicely and Ron has had more good days than before. The doctor may be doubling the dosage at next week’s appointment in order to see if he can get even more benefit from it. It’s a strong medication with some serious possible side effects, but he has had none of the side effects and has been taking it for 2 months now.

I mentioned in last month’s update that they replaced one of his blood pressure meds because it had caused his feet and ankles to swell up and become extremely painful. It was a known side effect of the drug. However, coming off the medication did not help his feet and ankles, and because he is having shortness of breath when he lays down, his doctor is now concerned about congestive heart failure. He is now taking lasix, which has helped the swelling go down – and which looks like it may be a permanent addition to his med list.

He has a cardiology appointment next week, as well as an appointment with his primary care doctor and some lab work.

Ron is discouraged by what he sees as a rapid decline in his health and ability. 18 months ago he was shoveling snow to bring in extra money. Two years ago he was mowing lawns, cutting brush, stacking firewood, and doing minor carpentry work for customers all over the area. Now, just getting out and walking up and down the driveway every day is often a challenge.

With every challenge he has had in life, he has just worked harder and worked more and has overcome it. Now he can’t. He feels like he is a burden and a problem. Pray for him and for him to be encouraged. He has some very low days, and if it were not for the grace of our God and a closeness to our Lord, things would be very desperate.

We began a fund for a vehicle. Our previous car was totaled in a deer strike a year and a half ago and because of severely reduced income, we are unable to finance another one. We are attempting to raise $3000 to purchase a vehicle. We have been getting rides with other people, but when Ron missed a cardiology appointment last month because his ride showed up so late, we decided we really need to get some reliable transportation of our own. So far, $60 has been given toward this need.

If you would like to help toward the vehicle or toward general needs for the summer, you can do so at:

That web page allows folks to give on-line and also has an address for mailing gifts.

I wish I could thank everybody personally for their prayers for us. We have had many challenges in life and ministry, and this is definitely the biggest. I really don’t know where we would be without the prayer, encouragement, and support of God’s people.

Thank you so much!
Sister Mindy.


Northern Ohio Camp Meeting

The 2019 Northern Ohio Camp Meeting will be held at the North Lake Missionary Baptist Church, 323 North Lake street, South Amherst, Oh, August 4-9, with Sunday services at 11 and 6:30 and Monday-Friday at 7 pm nightly. Preaching and singing (please note, preachers listed, then singers), will be (Sunday) Doug Conner, (Monday) Jim McComas, with he and Robert Blankenship, (Tuesday) Billy Fields, with he and The Bobby Jones Family, (Wednesday) Charles Keesee and the church singers, (Thursday) Brian Baer and Tammy Jones Robinette and (Friday) Calvin Ray Evans and Brian Baer. For more information, call (440) 986-3172, email or visit Pastor Jayson Samons and members invite everyone to attend!

Romans 11:33-36 KJB

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Stinnett Ballew Obituary

Dr. Stinnett Davis Ballew
Dr. Stinnett D. Ballew, 77, of Resaca died Friday, May 31, 2019. The funeral service will be held Thursday, June 6th at 2:00 p.m. from Concord Baptist Church. Bro. Sammy Allen, Bro. Randy Sutherland, Bro. Andrew Campbell, Bro. Daniel Campbell, Bro. Clint Kerns, Bro. Marion Atkinson, and Bro. Joe Arthur will officiate. Burial will follow at Concord Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers serving are Dustin Ballew, Drew Campbell, Daniel Campbell, Ellis Heffington, Mike Winchester, and Adam Evans. Honorary Pallbearers are all preachers. The family will receive friend on Wednesday, June 5th at Concord Baptist Church from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Friends may sign the online guest register at Arrangements are under the care and direction of Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home of Calhoun.
A full obituary will follow.

Roger Ogburn Obituary

Mr. Roger G. Ogburn, age 53, of Guston, KY, passed away on Friday, May 31, 2019, at the Norton Hosparus In-patient unit in Louisville, KY. Mr. Ogburn was a member of Pleasant View Baptist Church. He was foremost a loving husband, devoted father and overall family man. Roger was a farmer, helping many in our local communities as a Crop Advisor for Nutrien Ag Solutions. He also was an avid outdoorsman, who thoroughly enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Roger was preceded in death by his father, Donald Grant Ogburn. He is survived by his wife, Anna Stone Ogburn; six children, John Ogburn, Harned, KY, Bethany Wilfong, and her husband, Brandon, Hardinsburg, KY, Jacob Ogburn, Brandenburg, KY, Luke Ogburn, Caleb Ogburn and Joshua Ogburn, all of Guston, KY; four grandchildren, Kate, Kevin, Jesse and Waylon; his mother, Olivene Ogburn, Carrollton, KY; a sister, Becky Croxton, and her husband, Garry, Milton, KY; two brothers, David Ogburn, Carrollton, KY and Wesley Ogburn, and his wife, Brenda, Shelbyville, KY.
Funeral Services will be held at 3:00 PM EDT, on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, from Pleasant View Baptist Church, 6700 Highway 261, McQuady, KY 40153. Visitation will be held at Hager Funeral Home, 633 Bland Street, Brandenburg, KY 40108, from 4:00 PM until 9:00 PM EDT on Tuesday, and at the church, from 1:00 PM EDT until the time of service Wednesday.

Two NC Camp Meetings

The fifty-fifth annual Blue Ridge Baptist Camp Meeting will be held at their tabernacle located at 2049 Caudle Drive, Mount Airy, NC, June 3-7 and 10-14, services at 7:30pm nightly. Preaching June 3-7, will be from Pastor Leonard Fletcher and special singing will be (Monday) Narrow Road, (Tuesday) New Vision, (Wednesday) The Joyful Sounds, (Thursday) The Daughters Of Calvary and (Friday) The Brent Rochester Family. Preaching June 10-14, will be from Pastor Ken Bowman and special singing will be (Monday) Caleb and Rebekah Moore, (Tuesday) The Harrison Family, (Wednesday) The James Orange Family, (Thursday) The Nunn Sisters and (Friday) By Grace. The Camp Meeting Choir will be singing nightly as well. For more information, please call Pastor Tommy Nichols at (336) 789-0824 or log on to

The fifty-first annual High Point Baptist Camp Meeting will be held at their tabernacle located at 6607 Hayworth Springs Road, Jamestown, NC, September 9-13 and 16-20, services at 7:30pm nightly. Preaching will be (September 9-10) Chris Haizlip, (September 11-13) Pastor Steve Dagenhart, (September 16-18) Pastor Mark Stroud and (September 19-20) Evangelist Cody Shew. For more information, please call Pastor David Younger at (336) 689-6052, or visit the meeting online at

Romans 11:33-36 KJB

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June’s Broadcasts And A Related Announcement

Here are this coming month’s broadcasts, please feel free to share as the LORD leads.

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Due to Brianna Hope’s soon arrival, I’m trying to get ahead as possible, on broadcast production/posting. Therefore (LORD willing), I’ll maintain my current posting schedule with upcoming broadcasts, until what I have completed is up or the baby comes, whichever comes first. I’ll post the next month’s broadcasts here, as I get them posted up there, not when the month comes up. My personal posting up here will probably be altered as well, I trust you’ll understand. Thanks for listening, sharing and being there and a friend, love and praying for y’all!

Romans 11:33-36 KJB

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