May-June 2022 Prayer Letter

Dear Pastor, Church Family, and Co-laborer,

            Greetings in the name that is above every name, we hope this letter finds each of you enjoying the goodness of our Saviour! We have been very busy in the work of the Lord since our last letter. The first weekend in May, Brother Gary Crisp and I traveled to Whitewater, MT to help one of our missionaries as they are turning the work they started over to a preacher that was called out of that church plant. It was a blessing to see how the Lord had blessed this work and to participate in their special services. From there I traveled to the Mt Logan Baptist Church in Mt. Logan, Utah to preach in their Vision Week. Four other men from our supporting churches traveled with us. We had a tremendous week. We helped at a new church plant in Ogden, UT and preached for PBMI Missionary Bro. Phillip More at his new work in Farmington, UT. 

            In June, Missy and I traveled to England to be with Missionary Roger Tooley. We had a wonderful time during this trip. I had the privilege of preaching a tent meeting for Bro. Tooley in Corby, England where his church is located. The Lord blessed the services and we had several visitors each night. The seed was planted and we are praying for the Lord to give the increase. Bro. Tooley and his precious wife have served faithfully in England for many years and are doing a great work for the Lord. Please pray for them as they try to reach others with the Gospel. As soon as we got back home, I traveled to the Yancey County Jail for our regular services. The Lord blessed and we were able to deal with a couple men that were struggling with some issues after the service. Please pray for these men that they would continue to seek the Lord in their lives. From there we were in AL and NC for revival meetings. We finished off the month of June at PBMI’s annual mission school. This was a great week of preaching and fellowship with all the other missionaries. 

            The next few months are going to be very busy. We have prison revivals, youth camp, church revivals, and a trip to Scotland. We are excited about the opportunities the Lord has given us to serve Him. Please pray for traveling mercies and that the Lord would bless these meetings and many souls will be saved for His glory. Also, continue to pray for the prisons to open up to full capacity. We know the Lord is able.  

            Thank you for your continued support, both prayerfully and financially! We love and appreciate each of you! It is humbling to know that God’s people give so we can do the work that God has called us to do. We don’t take that for granted and we pray for you continually that God would supply all your need according to his riches in glory! Please keep us in your prayers as we endeavor to reach others with the powerful Gospel of Christ! If anyone would like for us to come by and give an update on what God is doing, please contact us and we would be glad to come back by. May the grace of our precious Lord be with you always! God Bless!

                                                                                    

                                                              There Is Hope,

                                                                            Todd, Missy, and Emily

 

March-April 2022 Prayer Letter

Dear Pastor, Church Family, and Co-laborer,

             “Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: by whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.” Rom. 5:1-2. Faith is taking God at His word. The Gospel is the glad message of an accomplished redemption through the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. What a blessing it is to know that the work of redemption is finished and that we have a complete and glorious message to take into all the world. We are grateful for every opportunity He has given us to share the good news of redemption. 

            We have been very busy since our last letter. It is amazing at the doors the Lord has opened for us and continues to open. For years we have prayed for the Lord to enlarge our coasts and He has certainly done just that. In March, we started off in Dawsonville, GA for a mission conference with the fine people of Harvest B/C. We had a wonderful time and the Lord blessed during these days of meeting. From there we were in Louisville KY for a youth meeting and then to Amory MS for a bible conference. Since the prisons have still been slow to reopen fully, it is a blessing to be able to stay busy in the work of God. During the month of April, we traveled to several different churches in NC, VA, AL, & MS. At the end of April, Bro. Gary Crisp and myself traveled to Whitewater, MT to be with our PBMI missionary Bro Chad Wisher. Bro Chad is turning over his church plant to a man God has called out of that work. We were there for a few days to help in ordaining the gentleman and to witness this transition. We are grateful how God has blessed this work and are excited about what He is doing there.

            We have some very specific prayer requests that we would ask you to remember when you pray. First off, the prisons are experiencing the same problem that a lot of places are and that is a shortage in staffing. This is hindering them from opening up completely and allowing us to reenter at the same capacity as pre COVID. We are getting some opportunities to reach the incarcerated but not as much as we would like. Please help us pray that the staffing problems and the restrictions could be resolved soon. They are so many people sitting in a cell somewhere that are in desperate need of a Gospel witness and we desire to do all we can to reach them. Also, we have two trips planned to Europe this summer. One in London and the other in Scotland. We will be doing an evangelistic campaign in these two regions for the local missionaries. We are asking the Lord to bless these efforts, encourage these missionaries, and touch the lives of many for His glory! As you can imagine, the costs of these trips will be somewhat expensive. Traveling costs have went up substantially, like everything else, but we know our Lord is able to provide. Please help us pray that He will provide the needed funds. Lastly, we would ask you to pray for traveling mercies as we have an extremely busy schedule in the days ahead. 

            Thank you again for all you do for our family. We are so grateful to the Lord for allowing our paths to cross with so many great people and churches. If anyone would like for us to come by and give an update on what God is doing, please contact us and we would be glad to come back by. May the grace of our precious Lord be with you always! God Bless!

                                      

                                                                 There Is Hope,

                                                                           Todd, Missy, and Emily

 

Jan-Feb 2022 Prayer Letter

Dear Pastor, Church Family, and Co-laborer,

            Ephesians 3:20 “Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.” This is the verse that the Lord has placed on our hearts for this new year and we are excited about what He is going to do in the days ahead! We are asking the Lord for some big things and we are thankful that He is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think. 

            We began the month of January with a COVID outbreak in the Mckeehan household. Thankfully, were able to recover quickly and with mild symptoms. Then we were at the Riley Memorial Missionary B/C for a revival meeting. The Lord gave us a great week and we saw one young lady call on the Lord for salvation. From there we were at Mountain Top B/C for a special service on a Thursday night. The Lord moved in power and the pastor extended the services for two more nights. Another young girl called on the Lord for salvation in this meeting as well. We praise the Lord for His blessings on these services. 

            The jails and prisons are beginning to open back up and we praise the Lord for this answer to prayer. We are now back to having services at the Yancey County and Graham County jails. Also, we currently have some prison meetings scheduled and are doing what we need to do in order to get back into even more facilities. Please help us pray that the Lord will continue to open doors in this part of our ministry. They’re so many incarcerated people that have been without a gospel witness for two years now and it is exciting to think of the opportunity to evangelize these people again.     

            Our calendar is filling up with prison meetings, revivals, special services, youth camps, and mission meetings. We are praying for the Lord to bless these meetings and are we are asking Him to enlarge our coasts and allow us to do more for Him than ever before. Also, we have two overseas trips planned for this year. In June we will be traveling to England to help missionary Roger Tooley and in July we will be in Scotland helping missionary Howard Alverson. Both of these trips will be similar in that we will be canvasing the areas with the Gospel and also preaching in a tent meeting in each location. We are excited about these opportunities that the Lord has given to us and we ask that you would pray for God to bless our efforts and give us souls for our labors! Also, help us pray that the Lord would bring in the needed funds for these trips. We know God is able.

            Thank you for all you do for our family! We are truly grateful for all the support and the prayers that are prayed on our behalf! We could not do what God has called us to do without you. If anyone would like for us to come by and give an update or if we can be a help to you and your church in anyway, please contact us and we would be glad to work out a time to come by.  May the grace of our precious Lord be with you always! God Bless!

                                      

                                                                                               There Is Hope,

                                                                                                          Todd, Missy, and Emily

 

Nov-Dec 2021 Prayer Letter

Dear Pastor, Church Family, and Co-laborer,

       Greetings in the name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, we hope each of you had a wonderful holiday season and are excited about a new year to serve the Lord! God truly blessed our family with a prosperous year and a wonderful Christmas! We are so grateful for all the cards, gifts, and special offerings we have received during the holiday season. The goodness of God and His people have overwhelmed us again! Thank you so much for thinking of us during this busy season. 

       During November we had the privilege of returning to Eastman Youth Detention Center for revival services. Because of the continued trouble with Covid, we were not sure if we would be allowed to return there this year. However, the Lord worked it out and gave us some wonderful services. During three days of meeting one young man called on the Lord Jesus for salvation. Also, during November, we were allowed to continue our regular services at the Yancey County Jail. We are having to take extra precautions in order to be able to enter the facilities but it is worth it to be able to share the Gospel of the Lord Jesus. 

      For the last several years as we have worked in prisons, the Lord has opened doors in many other areas of ministry. From revivals, mission and youth meetings, and assisting missionaries both foreign and domestic. I am amazed at the doors the Lord has opened over the last twelve years. This year has been no different. Recently I was approached by our mission board (Prayer Baptist Missions International) about becoming the Assistant Director. After much prayer and consideration I have accepted that position. We will continue to work in the prison ministry and also help in assisting our General Director Bro. Gary Crisp. Also, we will be assisting our current missionaries and doing all we can to further the Gospel message to the world. This is not a complete change in ministry it is just another avenue to help reach the world with the Gospel. We are excited about the future and are looking forward to doing all we can for His glory.

      We are grateful to enter into a new year and are excited to see what the Lord has in store for us in the days ahead. Our schedule is already beginning to fill up with prison meetings, revivals, missions conferences, and youth camps. We ask that you would pray for God to bless our efforts and give us souls for our labors! Also, pray for our safety as we travel, health for our family, and even more open doors in the ministry! It is our desire to be used of the Lord more and more in these last days. 

      Thanks again for your faithful prayers and support. We could not do what we do without you. If anyone would like for us to come by and give an update to your church or if we can be a help in anyway, please feel free to contact us. God Bless you all!

                                                                                     

                                                                                                     There Is Hope,

                                                                                                                 Todd, Missy, and Emily

 

Sept-Oct 2021 Prayer Letter

Dear Pastor, Church Family, and Co-laborer, 

          1 Corinthians 15:58 “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.” What an encouragement it is to know that our labour for the Lord is not in vain. There is no doubt that only eternity will reveal all that has been accomplished for His glory! We are so grateful for each one that has partnered with our family in the work of the Lord and allowed us to labour in His field! We could not do what all that we do with out your faithful support and prayers! 

    With the recent resurgence of Covid, the prison ministry has still been very limited. However, we have not let that keep us from being busy in the work of the Lord. We have continued to do what we can to reach others with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus. We have been very busy in revival and missions meetings. The Lord has blessed we have saw several professions of faith in the last couple of months. One of these professions was the mother of the pastor at Jackson Creek B/C we were at for revival. On Tuesday night of the meeting, she left the service under deep conviction. The following night she came back and trusted Christ as her Savior. The pastor testified that he had been praying for her salvation for over nine years. On Friday night of the meeting, his twelve year old boy got saved by the grace of God. Needless to say, the pastor was beside himself. What a blessing to see God work in the lives of people. 

    During the month of October, we were at the Mt. Calvary B/C in Ronda NC for revival services. We had a tremendous week with these precious folk and on Friday night they surprised us with several bags that their young people had packed for our homeless ministry. This was a blessing and we have already distributed those bags to several of the homeless people. It is so heartbreaking to see the condition some are living in. We recently were passing through Asheville NC and saw four men behind a restaurant that were homeless. We approached them and offered them one of these backpacks and shared the Gospel with them. They all were so thankful for the bags and they were excited to discover that they had a Bible in them. Please help us pray that the Lord will work in the hearts of these men and that God would touch their hearts through His Word.  We closed out the month of October at Bible B/C for their missions Jubilee and then at the Pilgrims Way B/C for their fifth Saturday youth meeting. 

    The next couple months we will be on the road in several different meetings including a juvenile prison in GA. We are excited about the opportunities that the Lord has given us to serve Him in these days. We are beginning to work on our schedule for next year. If we can help you in any way or if you would like for us to come by to give an update on what the Lord is doing, just let us know. 

    Again, thank you for all you do for our family!  Please continue to pray that the Lord will use our family and that He will get the glory in all things! May the grace of our precious Lord be with you always! God Bless!

                                      

                                                                 There Is Hope,

                                                                           Todd, Missy, and Emily

 

July-August 2021 Prayer Letter

Dear Pastor, Church Family, and Co-laborer,

    We hope this letter finds each of you doing well and prospering in the goodness of  our Lord. He has certainly been good to our family! The Lord has always been faithful providing our needs and even giving us some of our wants and we are grateful for His kindness! 

    In spite of all that has been going on with COVID, this has been an extremely busy year to date. It is amazing how the Lord opens doors. We are grateful for every opportunity to share the glorious Gospel. We started out the month of July preaching a youth camp for Calvary Baptist Church of Amory MS. We have been involved in this meeting for the last several years and it is always a tremendous blessing! The Church and their precious pastor do a wonderful job putting on this camp and we are grateful they allow us the opportunity to be a part of it. The Lord moved in a mighty way in every service and we witnessed several young people call on the Lord for salvation. Also, we were able to hold revival services in a Juvenile facility in GA. This is the first time we’ve been allowed to hold in person services since the pandemic started. This is one of the institutions that we had written several devotional letters and sent into. The young men that attended the services were extremely hungry for the Word of God. One young man called on the Lord for salvation and others were encouraged during these services. We finished the month of July, at a supporting church where we helped in their VBS for the week! 

    In August the Lord allowed me the privilege of preaching a tent meeting in the Sandy Ridge community of NC. God moved in a might way in these services and several individuals  called on the Lord for salvation. We are grateful for the convicting power of the Holy Spirit. We were also able to help with another VBS in Morganton, NC during August. It is always a blessing to work with young people and encourage them to dedicate their lives to the Lord Jesus. From there we were in meeting in Culpepper, VA. Also, I am teaching in two separate Bible colleges and we have began the new year. This is a wonderful opportunity that I am grateful for. Our desire has been to stay busy for the Lord during these uncertain times that we are experiencing. He certainly has been faithful in opening doors in the ministry. 

    Please continue to pray for our family as we seek to serve in whatever capacity the Lord sees fit. We have another revival in a juvenile facility scheduled for the fall and we are praying for more prisons and jails to continue to open up for in person services. We also have several church revivals, mission conferences, and special Sundays on our schedule in the coming days. Please help us pray for the Lord too bless in these services. If you would like us to come by and give an update on the ministry or if we can be a help to your church in any way, just give us a call. Thank you again for your faithful support of our ministry. We could not do what we do without your help. May the grace of our precious Lord be with you always! God Bless!

                                      

                                        There Is Hope,

                                                         Todd, Missy, & Emily