What a joyful privilege it is to join the Local Church Bible Publishers and Bearing Precious Seed ministry of Parker Memorial Baptist Church! As I think back on my salvation and the godly men who have influenced my life, I am overwhelmed by the goodness of God. God has always been so good to me.
Every salvation testimony is precious and unique. I was 27 years old when I came to know Jesus Christ as my savior. Basing my salvation on an insincere prayer made as a child, I struggled with doubts for many years until I trusted Christ on August 26,1980 . My wife has a very similar testimony. She was saved in August of 1977. I am so thankful for the faithful preaching of my pastors, Dr. Don Green and Pastor Lanny Hasbrook. Their preaching always pointed to the cross of Christ. I am thankful for my parents who kept me in a good church. Most of all, I am thankful to Jesus Christ who loved me first and became a propitiation for my sin! He loved me when I was unlovely. He forgave all my sin and set me on that narrow way leading to life. God has always been so good to me.
In the fall of 1988 the Lord led us to Massillon Baptist College, and then after graduation he led us to Utah. We started a church in Fillmore, Utah and served the Lord there for 26 years. We came to love the people of that little town and it was our great joy to serve there. We cannot mention Utah without talking about our sending church, Parkview Baptist Church of Livonia, Michigan. They supported us so faithfully and sent a group of builders to remodel our building. Pastor Steve Brown has been a faithful friend. God was so good to us in Utah.
Now after 47 years of marriage, seven children and nine grandchildren later, God has led me back to my childhood church, Parker Memorial Baptist Church. Parker Memorial and Pastor Don Green have blessed my life all of my life. It’s a joy to join the Bearing Precious Seed and Local Church Bible Publishers ministries. How great it will be to help print and distribute God’s Holy Word to the world. What more needed ministry could there be? Please let me come and present this ministry to your church. Join with us as we proclaim God’s Word and testify of his goodness to the world. You can reach me at (801)-390-4318.
Please send support to:Parker Memorial Baptist Church Attn: Merle Ayres
1902 East Cavanaugh Road
Lansing, MI 48910